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William T. Grant Foundation: Research Grants on Improving the Use of Research Evidence

Grant Amount: Between $100,000 and $1 Million and cover two to four years of support
Deadline: Letter of Inquiry due January 9, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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The William T. Grant Foundation is inviting applications for Research Grants on Improving the Use of Research Evidence. The Foundation’s mission is to support research to improve the lives of young people ages 5-25 in the United States. One way the pursues this mission is by investing in high-quality field-initiated studies on improving the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth.

Studies on improving the use of research evidence should identify, build, and test strategies to ensure that research evidence is used in ways that benefit youth. The foundation welcomes ideas from social scientists across a range of disciplines, fields, and methodologies that can advance their own disciplines and fields and reveal insights about ways to improve the production and use of research evidence.

Measures also are needed to capture changes in the nature and degree of research use. The foundation welcomes investigations about research use in various systems, including justice, child welfare, mental health, and education. Research teams have drawn on existing conceptual and empirical work from political science, communication science, knowledge mobilization, implementation science, organizational psychology and other areas related to the use of research for improvement, impact, and change in research, policy, and practice institutions. Critical perspectives that inform studies’ research questions, methods, and interpretation of findings are also welcome. Broadening the theoretical perspectives used to study ways to improving the usefulness, use, and impact of research evidence may create a new frontier of important research.

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William T. Grant Foundation: Research Grants on Reducing Inequality

Grant Amount: Up to $600,000 over a period of up to three years
Deadline: Letter of Inquiry due January 9, 2020
Category: Health Sciences,
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The William T. Grant Foundation is inviting applications for its Research Grants on Reducing Inequality program. The program supports high-quality field-initiated studies from a range of disciplines and methodologies that are relevant to policies and practices that affect the lives of young people between the ages of 5 and 25 in the United States. Through the program, grants of up to $600,000 over a period of up to three years will be awarded in support of major research designed to build, test, or increase understanding of programs, policies, or practices with the potential to reduce inequality in the academic, social, behavioral, or economic outcomes of young people. Descriptive studies that clarify mechanisms for reducing inequality or elucidate how or why a specific program, policy, or practice operates to reduce inequality are welcomed.

The foundation prioritizes studies about reducing inequality on the basis of race, ethnicity, economic standing, language, minority status, or immigrant origin. It also welcomes studies from a range of disciplines, fields, and methodologies and encourages investigations into various systems, including justice, housing, child welfare, mental health, and education. Competitive proposals often incorporate data from multiple sources and often involve multidisciplinary teams. In addition to financial support, grantees receive significant time and capacity-building resources from the foundation. Projects led by African American, Latinx, Native American, and Asian Pacific American researchers are encouraged.

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The Simons Foundation: Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI)

Grant Amount: Up to $1.3 Million (includes indirect costs), up to four years
Deadline: January 10, 2020
Category: Health Sciences,
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The mission of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is to improve the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) by funding innovative research of the highest quality and relevance.

To that end, SFARI is inviting applications for the SFARI Research Awards. The award provides up to $1.3 million (including indirect costs) over a period of up to four years in support of investigations of key unresolved research questions in autism, particularly those that connect etiology to brain function and behavior. SFARI welcomes risk and novelty in proposals, but potential impact on the autism research field will be the most important criterion.

The following topics are neither exhaustive nor exclusionary but are illustrative of key research issues in autism that may be appropriate for investigation through a Research Award:

Biological Convergence — Given the ever-growing list of genetic risk factors for ASD, it is important to explore whether biological convergence occurs at the molecular, cellular, circuit, or behavioral levels. When convergence is observed, how does it relate to other levels of biological complexity and inform potential opportunities for intervention?

Developmental Trajectories — How do risk factors for ASD affect biological systems across different stages of development? What are the critical time points, and do they differ by biological mechanism or genetic etiology? How does this inform efforts to develop interventions?

Major Hypotheses — A number of intriguing hypotheses merit rigorous testing of their validity and generalizability, in addition to suitability for therapeutic follow-up. Examples include excitatory-inhibitory neural imbalance, etiological roles for sensory dysfunction in the development of social phenotypes in autism, and causative roles of certain cell types or brain areas such as glutamatergic cortical neurons or the striatum.

To be eligible, all applicants and key collaborators must hold a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree and have a faculty position or the equivalent at a college, university, medical school, or other research facility. In addition, eligible applicants must have independent lab space at their institution. Applications may be submitted by domestic and foreign nonprofit organizations; public and private institutions such as colleges, universities, hospitals, laboratories, and units of state and local government; and eligible agencies of the federal government. There are no citizenship or country requirements.

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Progeria Research Foundation: Research Grants

Grant Amount: $50,000
Deadline: January 2, 2020
Category: Health Sciences,
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The Progeria Research Foundation (PRF) is the only organization in the world dedicated to discovering treatments and the cure for Progeria and its aging-related disorders. Progeria is a rare, fatal, “premature aging” disease that affects children, who die of cardiovascular disease (heart failure or stroke) at an average age of 14 years — the same diseases that affect millions of normal aging adults (atherosclerosis and stroke). Investigation of the disease mechanisms causing Progeria will help not only children with Progeria, but also has implications for heart attacks, strokes and other aging-related conditions.

PRF’s research focus is highly translational. Topics must fall within any of the following research priorities: projects that are likely to lead to clinical treatment trials within five years, including the discovery and/or testing of candidate treatment compounds in cell-based or animal models of Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome; the development of gene- and cell-based therapies to treat Progeria; and/or assessments of the natural history of disease that may be important to developing outcome measures in treatment trials (preclinical or clinical).

Awards are typically for one to two years at a maximum of $75,000 per year.

Principal investigators must hold a faculty appointment or equivalent.

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Pfizer: Global Medical Grants – Inflammatory and Immune-Mediated Dermatologic Disorders

Grant Amount: Up to $150,000
Deadline: Letter of Intent due January 31, 2020
Category: Health Sciences,
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The intent of this program is to support preclinical, clinical and outcomes research through a competitive grant program with the intent to increase medical knowledge in the diagnosis and management of inflammatory and immune-mediated dermatologic disorders.Pfizer Global Medical Grants (GMG) supports the global healthcare community’s independent initiatives (e.g., research, quality improvement or education) to improve patient outcomes in areas of unmet medical need that are aligned with Pfizer’s medical and/or scientific strategies.

Pfizer’s GMG competitive grant program involves a publicly posted Request for Proposal (RFP) that provides detail regarding a specific area of interest, sets timelines for review and approval, and uses an external review panel to make final grant decisions. Organizations are invited to submit an application addressing specific gaps in research, practice or care as outlined in the specific RFP.

For all Investigator Sponsored Research and general research grants, the grant requester (and ultimately the grantee) is responsible for design, implementation, sponsorship, and conduct of the independent initiative supported by the grant, including compliance with any regulatory requirements. Pfizer must not be involved in any aspect of study protocol or project development, nor the conduct or monitoring of the research program.

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Parkinson’s Foundation: Clinical Research Grants

Grant Amount: Up to $200,000 over two years
Deadline: Letter of Intent Due January 21, 2020
Category: Health Sciences,
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Despite the projected increase in the number of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), there remains a shortage of those trained in the clinical research process necessary to advance therapies to benefit people living with the disease.

To that end, the Parkinson’s Foundation is inviting applications for its Clinical Research Award program. Through the program, grants of up to $200,000 over two years will be awarded in support of clinically oriented research involving people living with Parkinson’s. Clinician-scientists of any stage of their career (from fellows to established faculty) may apply but preference will be given to junior investigators.

Eligible applicants include all clinician-scientists who are licensed to care for patients regardless of nationality or location. Physicians must have completed a residency in neurology or be able to justify that their training pathway is of benefit to people with PD. Allied health professionals must hold an advanced research degree, typically a PhD. Applicants who are fellows, in a mentored status, or within two years of starting an independent position must identify an appropriate mentor with research experience to provide oversight of the proposed project.

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Orthopaedic Trauma Association: Resident Research Grant

Grant Amount: Up to $20,000
Deadline: January 13, 2020
Category: Health Sciences,
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The mission of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) is to promote excellence in care for the injured patient through provision of scientific forums and support for musculoskeletal research and education.

To that end, OTA is inviting applications for the OTA Resident Research Grant program. Through the program, grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded in support of basic or clinical trauma research that advances the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal injury.

To be eligible, the PI must be an orthopedic resident (co-PIs need not be a resident) and either the PI or co-PI must be an OTA member in good standing. In addition, the research must be conducted in North America.

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Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation: Arthritis Research

Grant Amount: $50,000
Deadline: December 13, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation is inviting applications for the OREF/Goldberg Arthritis Research Grant.

Through the program, grants of $50,000 will be awarded in support of research conducted by new investigators aimed at addressing issues related to the treatment of arthritis, with an emphasis on arthroplasty. Proposed projects should generate results that have a practical application. It is expected that upon completion of the proposed project, the principal investigator will be well poised to pursue NIH/DOD or the equivalent large-scale funding to continue to advance the area of research.

To be eligible, applicants must be a domestic, nonprofit, public, and private institution of higher education such as a hospital, medical school, university, or college. PIs must be a new investigators who has not received an R01 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant or its equivalent (e.g., VA, DOD, NSF) as a PI and be licensed to practice and be working in an institution in the United States.

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New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute: Early Career Awards

Grant Amount: $1.5M over 5 years
Deadline: February 19, 2020
Category: Health Sciences,
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NYSCF – Robertson Neuroscience Investigator Awards
The goal of these awards is to foster truly bold, innovative scientists with the potential to transform the field of neuroscience. Applicants are encouraged in all areas of neuroscience, and NYSCF is committed to supporting the field as broadly as possible through these awards.

Please note: applicants need not be working in areas related to stem cells.

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NYSCF – Robertson Stem Cell Investigator Awards
The goal of these awards is to support innovative scientists with the potential to transform the field of stem cell research and to advance the use of stem cells for the treatment of human disease. These awards are open to applicants around the world to explore the translational potential of stem cells. Physician scientists are highly encouraged to apply.

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National Psoriasis Foundation: Psoriasis Prevention Initiative

Grant Amount: Up to $250,000 with potential to renew for up to $3 Million
Deadline: Letter of Intent due December 13, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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The National Psoriasis Foundation has long recognized the importance of research to improve the lives of those living with psoriatic disease.

To that end, and inspired by the NIH Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP), NPF will invest an estimated $6.5 million over the next five years to establish the Psoriasis Prevention Initiative (PPI), a multi-institution, multi-disciplinary, team-based research network whose stated aim is to identify an intervention that will prevent the onset of psoriatic disease, disease relapse, or relevant comorbidities.

To that end, NPF has issued an RFP for th3 initiative. Priority will be given to proposals that show promise to establish or develop innovative collaborations among basic, translational, and clinical researchers; identify a multi-faceted, multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional collaborative  research approach; and have the highest likelihood of developing an intervention that will prevent the onset of psoriatic disease, prevent the onset of psoriatic disease relapse, or prevent the onset of related comorbidities.

NPF will fund proposals that have the potential to achieve significant progress toward this aspirational goal within five years, with funding to occur in three phases. Under the RFP, one to two grants of up to $250,000 a year will be awarded; upon demonstration of progress and promising future potential, one grantee will be awarded year-two funding of up to $1.5 million; and upon continued demonstration of progress the grantee will have the opportunity to renew their proposal for up $1.5 million annually for an additional three years of funding.

Applicants must include co-principal investigators from a minimum of two institutions and three different disciplines; there is no limit to the number of co-principal investigators proposed for the project. PIs must be eligible to apply for research grants under the guidelines of his/her host institution or organization, although they need not be a U.S. citizen and the research need not take place in the United States.

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National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Research on Effects of Aging on Multiple Sclerosis

Grant Amount: Up to $50,000
Deadline: Pre-applications due January 8, 2020
Category: Health Sciences,
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The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has issued a Request for Applications for its new Pilot Research Award.

Through this award, the Society seeks to advance understanding of how aging contributes to the pathogenesis and natural history of MS progression and to use that knowledge to reveal potential targets and develop strategies that slow down or stop disability progression. To that end, grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to innovative, cutting-edge ideas or untested methods aimed at understanding the impact of aging on MS and to gather enough preliminary data to apply for longer-term funding.

Areas of focus for this program include but are not limited to approaches directed at removing barriers to OPC maturation so as to improve remyelination and/or neuroprotection (including stimulation of endogenous repair and cell-based approaches); therapeutic regulation of senescence to enhance regenerative capacity of neural progenitor cells; determining the impact of senescence on microglial/macrophage functions such as clearance of myelin debris; evaluating T and B cell senescence and its contribution to the transition of MS from an inflammatory to a neurodegenerative condition; assessing astrocyte-endothelial integrity and maintenance of the blood-brain barrier; determining the contribution of senescent neurons/glial cells to neurodegenerative processes that lead to brain atrophy and disability progression; and understanding mechanisms whereby juvenile MS patients experience secondary progressive MS sooner than adult patients.

To be eligible for a grant, applicants must be a researcher who had completed his her post-graduate training and who is considered eligible by his/her institution to apply for a research grant.

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Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research: The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders

Grant Amount: $180,000 for a two year period
Deadline: December 13, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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Movement disorder specialists (neurologists with subspecialty training in Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders) serve as an important bridge between scientific advances in the lab and positive patient outcomes in the care setting.

While the demand for movement disorder specialists is increasing, not enough neurologists are receiving this vital training. To address this unmet need, The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF), in collaboration with longtime partner the Edmond J. Safra Foundation, introduced The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders. By funding academic centers to train new movement disorder clinician-researchers, this program aims to develop a network of highly trained specialists to be the next generation of leaders in Parkinson’s research and clinical care.

The program grants funding directly to academic centers, which then must identify and train a new movement disorder fellow over a two-year period. Grant support cannot be used for a fellow already enrolled or selected. The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders is open to academic centers worldwide; previously awarded centers qualify to apply.

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Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research: Ken Griffin Alpha-synuclein Imaging Competition

Grant Amount: Up to $8.5M for two years, possibility of additional $1.5M
Deadline: January 17, 2020
Category: Health Sciences,
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The Michael J. Fox Foundation has prioritized alpha-synuclein imaging as the most likely imaging approach to have an impact for therapeutic development. The goal of this program is to deliver a selective alpha-synuclein PET tracer for use in clinical studies.

Projects can include compound screening, tissue binding studies, lead identification and optimization, in vivo testing in appropriate models, and first-in-human testing of candidate tracers. Funding prioritization will be given to those teams that show the greatest promise for delivering a selective tracer for human testing at the end of the funding period.

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McKnight Foundation: Neuroscience Scholar Awards

Grant Amount: $75,000 per year for up to three years
Deadline: January 1, 2020
Category: Health Sciences,
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The Scholar Awards is a program of the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience, which supports innovative research designed to bring science closer to the day when diseases of the brain and behavior can be accurately diagnosed, prevented, and treated. The program seeks to support promising young investigators in the early stages of an independent research career and give them the opportunity to develop their work on critical problems in brain science.

To that end, up to six scholars will receive awards of $75,000 per year for up to three years in support of research with the potential to have immediate, significant impact on clinically-relevant issues. Funds may be used in any way that facilitates the development of the scholar’s research program but not for indirect costs.

To be eligible, applicants must have an MD, PhD, or other suitable doctorate; a full-time appointment at the rank of assistant professor (and have served in that position for less than four years); and, if not a citizen of the United States, documentation that the sponsoring institution has government approval for him/her to work in the U.S.

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McElhattan Foundation: Technological Innovation in End-of-Life Planning and Care Program

Grant Amount: Up to $1 Million
Deadline: Letter of Intent due December 13, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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The McElhattan Foundation is inviting proposals for its End-of-Life Planning and Care grant program from applicants with the potential to enhance the quality of end-of-life care through technological innovation.

The foundation believes that technology can play a role in improving the “quality of death” for people at the end of life. To that end, grants will be awarded in support of projects with applications for emerging or existing technologies (e.g., augmented reality). The foundation seeks to fund changemakers —visionary leaders and strong teams that can create dramatic, measurable improvement in how patients and their families experience the inevitable process of dying. The foundation is open to reviewing applications from EOL tech innovators anywhere in the United States.

In previous years, grant amounts have ranged from $5,000 to $1 million.

Letters of Intent must be submitted via the online application portal by December 13. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by January 31, 2020. If the foundation’s board of directors approves a proposal, a check will be issued by June 30, 2020.

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Johnson & Johnson: Diversity in Innovation QuickFire Challenge

Grant Amount: Up to $250,000
Deadline: January 9, 2020
Category: Health Sciences,
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The vision of Johnson & Johnson Innovation is for every person to use their unique experiences and backgrounds together to spark solutions that create a better, healthier world.

To that end, it is inviting applications for its Diversity in Innovation QuickFire Challenge. Through the program, grants of up to $250,000 will be awarded to multicultural innovator(s), including black/ African American, Hispanic/ Latino, and American Indian or Alaska Native, with the best idea, technology, or solution aimed at improving human healthcare. In addition to funding, awardees will be given access to the global JLABS network and mentorship from experts at the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.

While innovations in all aspects of healthcare are encouraged, J&J is particularly interested in the pharmaceutical, consumer healthcare, health technology, medical device, and cross-sectoral initiatives.

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Human Animal Bond Research Institute: Addressing Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Human-Animal Interaction

Grant Amount: $45,000 over 20 months
Deadline: February 13, 2020
Category: Health Sciences,
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The vision of the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) is for the human-animal bond to be universally embraced as an essential element of human wellness. To that end, HABRI works to establish the vital role of companion animals in the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities.

To advance this mission, the organization has issued an RFP for research on the health outcomes of pet ownership and/or animal-assisted activity or therapy, both for people and the animals involved. Proposals should have a strong theoretical framework and focus on innovative approaches to studying the health effects of companion animals on humans within the following broad categories: child health and development; healthy aging; and mental and physical health and wellness. On average, HABRI awards five grants of up to $45,000 each over twenty months.

In an effort to help address larger societal challenges, proposals that have potential to impact current public health crises or issues at the forefront of public concern are welcomed. Topics include but are not limited to social isolation and loneliness, suicide prevention, addiction, trauma and/or post-traumatic stress, obesity, and heart health.

While HABRI is interested in studies that focus on the impacts of interactions with dogs, in the interest of further contributing to the scientific field of human-animal interaction, HABRI welcomes studies that focus on interactions with other pet species, which may include but are not limited to cats, small animals (rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, and fish), and horses.

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Glenn Foundation for Medical Research: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Aging Research

Grant Amount: $60,000
Deadline: Letter of Intent Due January 22, 2020
Category: Health Sciences,
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The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, in partnership with the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), created the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Postdoctoral Fellowships in Aging Research to encourage and further the careers of postdoctoral fellows, who are conducting research in the basic biology of aging, as well as translating advances in basic research from the laboratory to the clinic. The award is intended to provide significant research and training support to permit these postdoctoral fellows to become established in the field of aging.

The Glenn Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship program supports research projects concerned with understanding the basic mechanisms of aging as well as projects that have direct relevance to human aging if they show the potential to lead to clinically-relevant strategies that address human aging and healthspan. Projects investigating age-related diseases will be considered, but only if approached from the point of view of how basic aging processes may lead to these outcomes. Projects concerning mechanisms underlying common geriatric functional disorders such as frailty will also be considered. Projects that are strictly clinical in nature such as the diagnosis and treatment of disease, health outcomes, or the social context of aging are not eligible.

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Foundation for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Research Awards

Grant Amount: Up to $25,000
Deadline: Letter of Intent due December 16, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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The Educational and Research Foundation for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is inviting applications for its Leslie Bernstein Grant program.

Through the program, grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded in support of research that advances the state of knowledge with respect to the theory, techniques, and application of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Proposals that aim to introduce new knowledge and methodologies from other disciplines to research in the field of facial plastic and/or reconstructive surgery, or that demonstrate collaborations with members of other related disciplines are encouraged.

Letters of Intent are due December 16. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by January 15, 2020.

To be eligible, applicants must be a physician (MD) in the United States or Canada and be an AAFPRS member in good standing.

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DKMS: Blood Cancer and Hematopoietic Transplantation Research*

Grant Amount: $270,000 over three years
Deadline: January 8, 2020
Category: Health Sciences,
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DKMS is an international nonprofit organization founded twenty-eight years ago in Germany by Dr. Peter Harf. Before he lost his wife Mechtild to leukemia, Dr. Harf promised her that he would help every blood cancer patient find a matching donor. Today, DKMS leads the fight against blood cancer and blood disorders by creating awareness, recruiting bone marrow donors, raising funds to match donor registration costs, supporting the improvement of therapies through research, and supporting patients from day one of their diagnoses.

To advance this mission, the organization is inviting applications for the John Hansen Research Grant for the study of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and cell therapies in hematologic malignancies. Through the program, grants of $270,000 over three years will be awarded in support of research focused on issues in blood cancer and hematopoietic transplantation. Various aspects of research include but are not restricted to transplant immunology, stem cell donation, cell manufacturing, and diagnostic and therapeutic strategies.

To be eligible, applicants must have a doctoral degree (MD, PhD, or equivalent) in a field pertinent to the award within the past eight years. Applicants do not have to hold a faculty position and can be in training (fellows, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty). Applicants from all countries are invited to submit an application.

*When applying for cancer-related funding opportunities, please contact Loren Savage, Executive Director of Major Gifts, at the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.

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Center for Retirement Research: Steven H. Sandell Grant Program

Grant Amount: $45,000
Deadline: January 31, 2020
Category: Health Sciences,
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The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College sponsors the annual Steven H. Sandell Grant Program for scholars in the field of retirement and disability research. The program is funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration to provide opportunities for junior or non-tenured scholars from all academic disciplines to pursue cutting-edge projects on retirement or disability issues.

The program is funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration to provide opportunities for junior or non-tenured scholars (within seven years of receiving their PhD) from any academic discipline to pursue cutting-edge projects on retirement or disability issues. Research focus areas include trends in disability and survey issues; informing long-term projections and models; state and local pensions for non-covered workers; actuarial adjustment of benefits; economic effects of totalization agreements; measuring sources of income; risks and resources in older age; induced entry; opioids; and claimant representatives.

Through the program, up to three grants of $45,000 will be awarded based on the quality of the applicant’s proposal and the proposed budget. Applicants are required to complete the research outlined in the proposal within a year of the award. Grant recipients may be required to present their work to the Social Security Administration in Washington, D.C., or Baltimore, Maryland.

For additional information, including proposal guidelines, a budget matrix, and two sample proposals, see the Center for Retirement Research website.

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Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation: Mentored Research Training Grants

Grant Amount: $300,000 over two years
Deadline: December 14, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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The mission of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) mission is to improve the safety of patients during anesthesia care by encouraging and conducting safety research and education, patient safety programs and campaigns, and national and international exchange of information and ideas.

To that end, APSF and the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) are inviting applications for the joint APSF/FAER Mentored Research Training Grant (MRTG) program. Through the program, grants of $300,000 over two years will be awarded to help anesthesiologists develop the skills and preliminary data they need to become independent investigators in the field of anesthesia patient safety. Patient safety research can be conducted in the laboratory or in real or simulated care environments. Depending on the research objectives, the project may be hypothesis-generating or -testing.

The organizations are interested in funding patient safety research directly relevant to the perioperative care of patients, as well as chronic pain and critical care medicine. While the PI of the proposal must be a board–certified anesthesiologist, patient safety research is usually a multidisciplinary endeavor and this should be reflected in the proposal and in the composition of the mentorship committee, as appropriate. A senior, experienced patient safety research mentor and a rigorous career development plan is essential.

To be eligible, applicants must be a citizen, permanent U.S. resident, or holder of H-1 visa with minimum of three years remaining; be a graduate physician with an unexpired, permanent, unconditional, and unrestricted license to practice medicine or osteopathy in at least one state or jurisdiction of the U.S.; be certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology or in the examination system; be an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA); hold or be eligible for a full-time faculty position in a Department of Anesthesiology (primary appointments only) at a U.S. academic institution; and be within ten years of their first faculty appointment.

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American Psychological Foundation: Walter Katkovsky Research Grants

Grant Amount: Up to $20,000
Deadline: January 1, 2020
Category: Health Sciences,
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Through the program, grants of up to $20,000 will support research on the benefits of combining psychotherapy with a psychoactive substance (either over-the-counter or some other legal substance or prescription medication), where the substance is an adjunct to the psychotherapy and not the primary intervention. Although determining the effectiveness of the psychoactive substance (whether it consists of a prescribed medication or other psychoactive substance) and its dosage may be intrinsic to the research, the hypotheses to be tested should not be related to the psychoactive substance per se but rather on conditions that may be associated with decisions to introduce or discontinue the substance in the treatment plan and with the outcomes of combining these treatments.

Examples include but are not limited to the following: individual differences in patient variables that may favor or contraindicate combining psychotherapy and a psychoactive substance; in-therapy variations in goals, structure, methods, theoretical orientation, therapist/patient interactions, and expected frequency and duration of meetings as they affect the appropriateness of combined treatments; and research to establish recommendations on process variables on how best to introduce alternatives that may include changing or discontinuing a medication or another psychoactive substance.

To be eligible, applicants must be a psychologist with up to twelve years of postdoctoral experience affiliated with a nonprofit charitable, educational, or scientific institution or a governmental entity operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.

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American Lung Association: Innovation Awards

Grant Amount: Up to $150,000 ($75,000 a year for up to two years)
Deadline: December 12, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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The American Lung Association works to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, with a focus on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases.

To that end, the organization is inviting applications for its Innovation Award program. Through the program, grants of $75,000 a year for up to two years will be awarded to highly promising investigators with stellar track records of accomplishment who have the potential to advance the field of lung disease science. Applicants must show evidence of prior excellence and productivity in the early stages of their careers and have held a K or R type award within three years prior of applying for an award.

To be eligible, applicants must hold a doctoral degree and have a faculty appointment (or equivalent) with demonstrated institutional commitment (salary support, research space as evidenced by a letter from a department chair or equivalent) in a recognized academic or other not-for-profit research institution.

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American Heart Association Institute for Cardiovascular Precision Medicine and Verily: Research Goes Red Award

Grant Amount: Up to $400K for two years (includes direct and indirect costs)
Deadline: January 15, 2020
Category: Health Sciences,
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The goal is to recruit and engage millennial women in Research Goes Red and utilize the platform and tools of Verily and the American Heart Association to increase awareness and inspire action in these women to prevent cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Researchers with expertise in the area of education, outreach, recruitment and/or engagement of millennial women, especially within underrepresented ethnic and racial groups should apply.

Population cohort:
Millennial women, especially within underrepresented ethnic and racial groups, will be recruited into Research Goes Red. The cohort may also include women who are already participating in Research Goes Red who identify as being from an ethnic and racial group.

Successful grantees will design and execute the study, which will include recruiting millennial women (women born between 1981 and 1996, ages 23 to 38 in 2019) within underrepresented ethnic and racial groups in Research Goes Red and may include asking women to answer surveys, join focus groups, and participate in additional activities to better understand how to raise awareness and inspire action about preventing heart disease and cerebrovascular disease.

Investigators will utilize the e-consent tools built by Verily for the study and, without costs to the investigators, may use additional tools, including surveys, engagement tools, and the community dashboard in the Baseline and/or Research Goes Red platform. Investigators may utilize AHA educational materials to increase awareness and inspire action in millennial women, especially within underrepresented ethnic and racial groups.
The awardees will be required to collaborate with each other, Verily, and the AHA via face-to-face meetings, conference calls, and teleconferences.

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American Heart Association: Youth Vaping and Nicotine Research Initiative

Grant Amount: $7-10M over two years
Deadline: January 7, 2020
Category: Health Sciences,
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The American Heart Association (AHA) is uniquely positioned to launch a bold research initiative addressing key gaps in basic, clinical, and behavioral science related to e-cigarette use and nicotine addiction in children and youth. Based on the latest available and emerging evidence, the AHA has identified a number  of  topics of priority interest; however, they should not be considered exclusive. Innovative, original research proposals leading to rapid discovery will be of the highest interest.

– Nicotine’s impact on adolescent brain development, intelligence and learning;
– The physiological impact of nicotine and other e-cigarette  chemicals;
– The role and influence of device type, flavors and other e-cigarette chemicals and byproducts on addiction;
– How to reverse nicotine addiction in youth using behavioral, pharmacological and/or mobile health technology solutions;
– Natural history and progression of  Electronic Non-Nicotine Delivery Systems use, including dual-use, transitions to/from combustible tobacco, and cessation effectiveness, with a focus on equity and variations among populations;
– The impact of policies eliminating flavors, imposing sales age restrictions and restricting marketing practices on youth e-cigarette use

It is recognized that the gap in research on children and youth is due to appropriately stringent legal and ethical standards that have made conducting these studies difficult. Nevertheless, major advances in understanding nicotine and e-cigarette use in children and youth are dependent on studies in these populations. Thus, studies must be in children and/or youth, or have direct applicability to addressing use in these populations. Proposals with animal studies will be considered if they demonstrate clear applicability to the problem in human populations.

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American Federation for Aging Research: Arthritis and Aging Grant

Grant Amount: $100,000 for one year, direct costs only
Deadline: Letter of Intent Due January 17, 2020
Category: Health Sciences,
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In a collaborative effort, the Arthritis National Research Foundation and the American Federation for Aging Research are seeking grant applications that focus on studying the underlying mechanisms by which aging processes contribute to the development of arthritis.

Studies are encouraged on the role of one or more of the hallmarks of aging that include mitochondrial dysfunction, genomic instability, epigenetic alterations, loss of proteostasis, deregulated nutrient sensing, cellular senescence, stem cell exhaustion, telomere attrition and altered intercellular communication. Successful applications will utilize cell, tissue and animal model systems or human populations that allow for the study of the aging aspects of the condition of interest.

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American Federation for Aging Research: Next Generation of Researchers in Alzheimer’s Disease (R03)

Grant Amount: $200,000 for two years
Deadline: February 16, 2020
Category: Health Sciences,
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This National Institute on Aging Small Research Grant Program supports important and innovative research in areas in which more scientific investigation is needed to improve the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

There are three Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs):
PAS-19-391 Area of Focus Archiving and Leveraging Existing Data Sets for Analyses (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
PAS-19-392 Area of Focus Basic Science (R03 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)
PAS-19-393 Area of Focus Systems Biology (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

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American Epilepsy Society: Clinician Research and Training Fellowships

Grant Amount: Up to $49,000 and $1,000 travel support
Deadline: January 8, 2020
Category: Health Sciences,
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One of the oldest neurological professional organizations in this country, the American Epilepsy Society (AES) seeks to promote interdisciplinary communications, scientific investigation, and exchange of clinical information about epilepsy.

To that end, the organization is inviting applications for its Research and Training Fellowships for Clinicians. Through the program, stipends of up to $49,000 will facilitate mentored support for clinical fellows or recently appointed clinical faculty who intend to pursue a career in epilepsy research. Proposals across the spectrum of basic, translational, and clinical research on the causes, treatments, and consequences of epilepsy, seizures, and related disorders and their treatment are welcome.

The award also includes $1,000 for travel support to attend the AES annual meeting, as well as complimentary registration for the annual meeting and one-year of complimentary AES membership.

To be eligible, applicants must hold an MD, PhD, ScD, DO, PharmD, or equivalent degree in a relevant clinical discipline and be a clinical fellow, postdoctoral fellow, or newly appointed clinical faculty member within five years of their first full-time appointment at an appropriate institution by the beginning of the project term. Researchers with appointments at the level of adjunct professor or associate professor are not eligible, nor are research assistants, graduate or medical students, medical residents, permanent government employees, or employees of private industry.

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American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation: Herbert Silverstein Otology/Neurotology Research Award

Grant Amount: $25,000 over two years
Deadline: Letter of Intent Due December 16, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAOHNSF) and the American Neurotology Society (ANS) are inviting applications for the Herbert Silverstein Otology/Neurotology Research Award.

Through the program, a single grant of $25,000 over two years will be awarded in support of a clinical or translational research project focused on diseases, disorders, or conditions of the peripheral or central auditory and/or vestibular system. Research supported by the award should be specifically directed toward the pathophysiology, diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of auditory and/or vestibular disease and must be either clinical/translational or basic, with a clear and demonstrable clinical relevance. While not specifically required, proposals are encouraged that are focused on otosclerosis or Meniere’s disease and/or which aim to introduce new knowledge and methodology from other disciplines to research in otology or neurotology, or that demonstrate collaborative effort with members of other related disciplines.

Priority will be given to fellows or junior faculty who have completed residencies or fellowships within four years of the application receipt date, although otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residents are eligible.

To be eligible, applicants must be a member of AAO-HNS and ANS in good standing at the time of the application and receipt of the award.

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American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: Access to Care Grants

Grant Amount: Up to $20,000
Deadline: December 20, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) Foundation is committed to supporting community-based initiatives that provide dental care and ultimately serve as a “dental home” to underserved/limited access children. The AAPD defines a “dental home” as the ongoing relationship between dentist and patient, inclusive of all aspects of oral health care, delivered in a comprehensive, continuously accessible, coordinated, and family-centered way.

To that end, the foundation is inviting applications for its Access to Care Grants program. Thorough the program, grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded in support of community-based initiatives that provide dental care and ultimately serve as a dental home to underserved/limited access children age 18 and under. The foundation encourages requests from organizations serving all children and also welcomes proposals for initiatives providing dental care to individuals with special health care needs.

Special consideration will be given to initiatives supporting the age-one dental visit; those emphasizing care to patients up to age 5; those addressing the needs of specific underserved demographic groups; and those incorporating systemic health (i.e. diabetes, cancer, etc.).

Eligible applicants include tax-exempt nonprofit organizations defined under sections 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue code; local health jurisdictions; county health departments; hospitals and clinics; state government agencies; colleges/schools of dentistry; colleges/schools of medicine (pediatric and family medicine departments only); and national, state and local dental societies.

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American Academy of Pediatrics: Community-Based Health Initiatives

Grant Amount: Up to $10,000
Deadline: January 15, 2020
Category: Health Sciences,
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The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics is to achieve optimal physical, mental, and social health, and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

To that end, it is inviting applications for its Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Planning and Implementation Grants. The CATCH Program is a national initiative of AAP that supports the efforts of pediatricians to inform and lead innovative, community-based initiatives that increase children’s access to optimal health and well-being. Through the program, grants up to $10,000 are awarded annually on a competitive basis to pediatricians who plan to build broad-based community partnerships that address unmet child health needs. Two types of grants will be awarded through the program:

Planning Grants — Up to $10,000 will be awarded biannually to individual pediatricians or fellowship trainees for the development of new, innovative, community-based initiatives that increase children’s access to optimal health or well-being.

Implementation Grants — Up to $10,000 will be awarded to individual pediatricians or fellowship trainees for the implementation of an initiative or to pilot a new, innovative, community-based initiative that increases children’s access to optimal health or well-being.

Activities should lead to a program that demonstrates creativity or innovation in the designated community; predominantly serves a population of children with unmet health needs or with demonstrated health disparities; develops strong, broad-based community partnerships; and assesses children’s health or well-being and/or increases access to needed health services not otherwise available.

Eligible applicants include general pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, pediatric surgical subspecialists, and fellowship trainees from the United States or its territories and Canada. National and chapter AAP memberships must be current before grant funds can be disbursed.

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Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s: Parkinson’s Research Grants

Grant Amount: Up to $9 Million over three years
Deadline: Pre-proposals due January 8, 2020
Category: Health Sciences,
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Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) has issued a request for applications from multidisciplinary research teams interested in forming and participating in the ASAP Collaborative Research Network. Through the network, ASAP seeks to fund research projects that address key knowledge gaps in the basic mechanisms that contribute to Parkinson’s development and progression.

Proposals must focus on one of the following scientific themes: biology of Parkinson’s Disease-associated genetics, and neuro-immune interactions.

Up to $9 million over three years will be awarded to teams selected to participate in the network. Applications must be submitted by multidisciplinary, multi-institutional research teams consisting of three to five investigators. Teams may be from the U.S. or international in nature, and can include public and private nonprofit groups, agencies of the U.S. federal government, and for-profit entities.

Pre-proposals are due by January 8, 2020. Teams invited to submit a full proposal will be notified by March 4 and their proposals will be due by April 15. Finalist interviews will be conducted in June 2020, and funding decisions will be made in July/August.

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Honda Foundation Grant (Limited Submission)

Grant Amount: $20,000 to $75,000
Deadline: February 1, 2020
Category: Education, Engineering, Mathematics,
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The American Honda Foundation engages in grant-making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs, and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. We support youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment.

Funding Priority:
– Youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training, and literacy.

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ALSF Crazy 8 Initiative: Pediatric Cancer Research

Grant Amount: up to $5,000,000
Deadline: January 20, 2020
Category: Health Sciences,
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The Crazy 8 Initiative Award will fund research into innovative and rigorous approaches that directly address the most intractable issues in pediatric cancer research today. This award is designed to coalesce cross-disciplinary cores of scientists working collaboratively in order to accelerate the pace of new cure discovery. The proposal should address a topic that is responsive to at least one of these four pediatric cancer research themes:

1. Developmental Origins of Pediatric Cancers
2. Drugging Currently Undruggable Pediatric Cancer Drivers
3. Developing Novel Immunotherapies
4. Discovery and Development of Novel Pediatric Cancer Drug Targets

Investigations may involve the exploration of a novel scientific hypothesis or the development of new model systems, tools or technologies that have the potential for a significant impact on the field of childhood cancer. Collaboration and data sharing is a priority for this research program. We expect successful applications to propose multidisciplinary teams with a very clear plan for collaboration that would empower the study of big ideas that would not be easily addressable otherwise.

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WT Grant Foundation: Research Grants on Improving the Use of Research Evidence

Grant Amount: Up to $1,000,000
Deadline: January 9, 2020
Category: Education, Humanities, Social Science,
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The Foundation’s mission is to support research to improve the lives of young people ages 5-25 in the United States. Over the past decade, a growing body of research has illuminated the conditions that facilitate the use of research evidence in policy and practice. For example, studies find that when research is relevant to decision-makers, deliberated over thoughtfully, and embedded in policymaking processes, routines, and tools, the findings are more likely to be used. Still, there remain many unanswered questions that are critical to understanding how to improve the production and use of research evidence.

Toward this end, we seek studies that identify, build, and test strategies to enhance the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth. We are particularly interested in research on improving the use of research evidence by state and local decision-makers, mid-level managers, and intermediaries.

The online application opens on November 14, 2019.

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WT Grant Foundation: Research on Reducing Inequality

Grant Amount: Up to $600,000
Deadline: January 09, 2020
Category: Education, Humanities, Social Science,
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The research grants programs support high-quality field-initiated studies that are relevant to policies and practices that affect the lives of young people ages 5 to 25 in the United States. Research proposals are evaluated on the basis of their fit with a given focus area; the strength and feasibility of their designs, methods, and analyses; their potential to inform change; and their contribution to theory and empirical evidence.

In our focus area of reducing inequality, we support research to build, test, and increase understanding of approaches to reducing inequality in youth outcomes, especially on the basis of race, ethnicity, economic standing, language minority status, or immigrant origins. We are interested in research on programs, policies, and practices to reduce inequality in academic, social, behavioral, and economic outcomes.

The online application opens on November 14, 2019.

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Pfizer Global Medical Grants: New Education in Smoking Cessation Award

Grant Amount: Up to $200,000
Deadline: December 9, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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Projects that will be considered for Pfizer support will focus on smoking
cessation education for adult patients in a rapidly changing environment
where dual use of e-cigarettes and combustible cigarettes is increasing.
Many adult smokers report using e-cigarettes as an approach to try to quit
smoking combustible cigarettes. However, most adult e-cigarette users do
not stop smoking combustible cigarettes and are instead using both products.

The following may apply: medical, dental, nursing, allied health, and/or
pharmacy professional schools; healthcare institutions (both large and
small); professional associations and medical societies; medical
education companies; patient advocacy organizations; and other entities
with a mission related to healthcare professional education and/or
healthcare improvement.
• If the project involves multiple departments within an institution and/or
between different institutions / organizations / associations. all institutions
must have a relevant role and the requesting organization must have a
key role in the project.
• For projects offering continuing education credit, the requesting
organization must be accredited.

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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: 2020 Career Development Award*

Grant Amount: $200,000 over two years
Deadline: December 13, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s (PanCAN) competitive Grants Program funds promising and meritorious research on pancreatic cancer. The organization’s grantmaking strategy recognizes the need to maintain a pipeline of researchers dedicated to studying pancreatic cancer and acknowledges an urgency to accelerate scientific and medical breakthroughs that benefit patients. Early-career grants are awarded with the goal of attracting researchers to the field of pancreatic cancer, while translational and clinical grants support research that is well-positioned for next steps and has the potential to drive improvements in clinical practice and patient outcomes.

The organization’s Career Development Award represents an effort to encourage and support junior faculty in launching a career in pancreatic cancer research. To that end, grants provide $200,000 over two years for junior investigators who have yet to secure their first major research funding. The research proposed for funding may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to pancreatic cancer.

Grant recipients not only receive financial support for their research but also are invited to join PanCan’s Community for Progress, a growing, robust mentorship program designed to connect grantees with leading scientists in the field.

*When applying for cancer-related funding opportunities, please contact Loren Savage, Executive Director of Major Gifts, at the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.

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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: Pre-doc, Dissertation, post-doc Awards

Grant Amount: Varies, see below
Deadline: Post-doc and Dissertation due December 10, 2019; Pre-doc applications due December 17, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the ethnic and racial diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties, maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Administered by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the foundation’s pre-doctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral fellowships are awarded to individuals who show superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Three types of fellowships are available through the program:

Predoctoral Awards — Stipends of $24,000 a year for three years will be awarded in support of individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a PhD or ScD degree. Approximately seventy fellowships will be awarded in this category.

Dissertation Awards — A one-year stipend of $25,000 will be awarded to individuals in the final year of writing and defense of his/her dissertation leading to a PhD or ScD degree. Approximately thirty-six fellowships will be awarded in this category.

Postdoctoral Awards — One-year stipends of $45,000 will be awarded in support of individuals engaged in postdoctoral study after the attainment of the PhD or ScD degree. Approximately twenty fellowships will be awarded in this category.

In addition to a stipend, fellows will receive an invitation to attend the Conference of Ford Fellows and access to Ford Fellow Regional Liaisons, a network of former Ford Fellows who have volunteered to provide mentoring and support to current Fellows, as well as additional networking resources.

Awards will be made for study in research-based programs within the following major disciplines and related interdisciplinary fields: American studies, anthropology, archaeology, art and theater history, astronomy, chemistry, communications, computer science, cultural studies, earth sciences, economics, education, engineering, ethnic studies, ethnomusicology, geography, history, international relations, language, life sciences, linguistics, literature, mathematics, performance study, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religious studies, sociology, urban planning, and women’s studies. Also eligible are interdisciplinary ethnic studies programs such as African American studies and Native American studies, and other interdisciplinary programs, such as area studies, peace studies, and social justice.

Eligible applicants include citizens, nationals, and permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card) of the U.S., as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, Indigenous individuals exercising rights associated with the Jay Treaty of 1794, and political asylees and refugees regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

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Klarman Family Foundation: Eating Disorders Research Grants

Grant Amount: Up to $750,000 over three years
Deadline: December 9, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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The Klarman Family Foundation is inviting applications for its Eating Disorders Research Grants Program.

Through the program, grants will be awarded in support of research that directly investigates the underlying biology of anorexia nervosa and the questions of how and why it develops and persists. The foundation seeks to fund well-controlled, sufficiently powered studies that explore important questions about the interface between behavior/cognition and neurobiology and encourages approaches that incorporate neurobiology with an up-to-date understanding of the symptoms and dysfunction associated with anorexia nervosa psychopathology.

Research to strengthen the connections between the epidemiology, genetic epidemiology, and molecular biology of this disease and to identify the mechanisms through which genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors lead to disease is encouraged. Researchers with a strong track record in another field who can bring a new approach to eating disorders research are encouraged, including those studying the neuro-circuitry of complex, motivated behavior (e.g., fear conditioning, reward behavior, and addiction research).

One-year pilot studies will be awarded up to $150,000 (inclusive of up to 10 percent indirect costs), while one- to three-year research projects will be awarded up to $250,000 per year (inclusive of up to 10 percent indirect costs).

To be eligible, applicants must hold a faculty appointment at a nonprofit academic, medical, or research institution in the United States, Canada, or Israel.

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The Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Investigator Program Awards

Grant Amount: ~$1 Million per year
Deadline: March 18, 2020
Category: Health Sciences,
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The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is seeking to appoint approximately 20 new Investigators through a national open competition. This effort will expand HHMI’s community of nearly 300 Investigators, who perform basic biological research across the nation.

HHMI Investigators receive a seven-year appointment, which is renewable pending favorable scientific review. HHMI encourages Investigators to push their research fields into new areas of inquiry. Investigators are employees of HHMI and receive salary and benefits from the Institute. Investigators are provided generous financial support for research as well as access to capital equipment funds. Appointments involve a collaborative agreement with the investigator’s host institution, where the researcher holds a concurrent appointment and the research is performed.

– Applicants must hold a PhD and/or MD.
– Applicants must plan to perform research at one of over 200 eligible U.S. institutions.
– Applicants must hold a position that represents substantial commitment by their institution, such as a tenure-track faculty position.
– Applicants must have a track record of peer-reviewed funding.
– Each competition defines a required length of post-training, professional experience prior to the application.
– Each competition defines the breadth of scientific disciplines to be considered; however, most competitions are open to most biological and biomedical disciplines.

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Hearing Health Foundation: Emerging Research Grants

Grant Amount: Up to $50,000 for one year and renewable for a second year
Deadline: February 10, 2020
Category: Health Sciences,
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Hearing Health Foundation’s Emerging Research Grants (ERG) program provides seed money to researchers with innovative approaches to hearing and balance science.

ERG Grantees advance scientific knowledge in the following under-researched areas: Hearing Loss in Children, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Hyperacusis, Tinnitus, Ménière’s disease, Usher syndrome, making cancer drugs less ototoxic, and the links between hearing loss and diabetes, heart and kidney disease.

Funding is up to $50,000 per year for each project for an initial period of one year, renewable for one additional year.

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Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and American Federation for Aging Research: Junior Faculty Awards

Grant Amount: Up to $100,000 over 1-2 years
Deadline: Letter of Intent due December 16, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and AFAR provide up to $100,000 for a one- to two-year award to junior faculty (M.D.s and Ph.D.s) to conduct research that will serve as the basis for longer term research efforts on the biology of aging. These investigators study a broad range of biomedical and clinical topics related to aging.

The major goal of this program is to assist in the development of the careers of junior investigators committed to pursuing careers in the field of aging research. GMRF and AFAR support research projects concerned with understanding the basic mechanisms of aging rather than disease-specific research. Projects investigating age-related diseases are supported if approached from the point of view of how basic aging processes may lead to these outcomes. Projects concerning mechanisms underlying common geriatric functional disorders are also encouraged, as long as these include connections to fundamental problems in the biology of aging. Projects that deal strictly with clinical problems such as the diagnosis and treatment of disease, health outcomes, or the social context of aging are not eligible.

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Glenn Foundation for Medical Research: Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) Award

Grant Amount: $300,000 over three years
Deadline: Letter of Intent due December 16, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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Sponsored by the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, in collaboration with the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), the “Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG)” initiative provides timely support to a small number of research projects that are relatively high risk but which offer significant promise of yielding transforming discoveries in the fundamental biology of aging. Projects which build on early discoveries that show translational potential for clinically-relevant strategies, treatments and therapeutics, addressing human aging and health span are also considered.

Projects that focus on specific diseases or on assessment of health care strategies will receive lower priority, unless the research plan makes clear and direct connections to fundamental issues in the biology of aging and/or on the translational aspects of basic discovery to human aging and healthspan.

Two three-year awards will be made in 2020, at the level of $300,000 total ($100,000 per year), of which a maximum of 8% may be used for indirect expenses or institutional overhead. The amount and the duration of the award may be modified if during the review process or at the funding stage it is evident that such modifications would better serve the objectives of the program.

Recipients of this award are expected to attend the AFAR Grantee Conference. The purpose of the meeting is to promote scientific and personal exchanges among recent AFAR grantees and experts in aging research.

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The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation: 2020 Physician Scientist Fellowship

Grant Amount: Up to $220,000 over two years
Deadline: January 7, 2020
Category: Health Sciences,
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Proposals are being sought from clinical investigators currently engaged in subspecialty fellowship training. This is not an award for researchers who are already faculty.

Grants of up to $220,000 over two years ($100,000 direct cost and $10,000 indirect costs per year) will be awarded to physician scientists (MD, MD/PhD, DO or foreign equivalent) in subspecialty fellowship training working at US medical institutions to support two years of clinical research that will strengthen their careers as biomedical investigators.

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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: Collaborative Pairs Pilot Project Awards

Grant Amount: Up to $150,000 with option to apply for additional four-year project development grants
Deadline: January 14, 2020
Category: Health Sciences,
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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invites applications for collaborative pilot projects to explore innovative, interdisciplinary approaches for addressing key challenges in the biology of neurodegenerative diseases. Awards are $150,000 in total costs per pair, and successful pilots will be eligible to apply for additional four-year project development grants. Collaborative Pairs teams will benefit from the support and resources of the CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network.

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Postdoctoral Enrichment Program

Grant Amount: Up to $60,000 over three years
Deadline: January 15, 2020
Category: Health Sciences,
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The Burroughs Wellcome Fund works to advance the biomedical sciences by supporting research and other scientific and educational activities.

To that end, BWF is inviting applications for its Postdoctoral Enrichment Program. Through the program, grants of $60,000 over three years will be awarded in support of career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance in biomedical or medical research. Up to twelve awards are granted annually.

In year one, $20,000 will be granted to support enrichment activities for the postdoctoral fellow ($10,000 for research supplies or equipment uniquely required to enhance the postdoctoral fellow’s research and $10,000 for education and training, including for mentors in the research lab where the postdoctoral fellow is assigned). Funds will be allocated in a similar fashion in year two. In year three, $20,000 will be granted to help the postdoctoral fellow advance his/her research efforts toward the professoriate and must be used to develop independent, innovative areas of research.

To be eligible, applicants must be a minority postdoctoral fellow conducting biomedical or medical research. Applicants with MD degrees who have secured a postdoctoral research appointment beyond the clinic will be considered.

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Buck Institute: Global Consortium for Female Reproductive Longevity and Equality Research Grants

Grant Amount: Up to $800,000 over two years (see below)
Deadline: December 15, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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With the establishment of the Center for Female Reproductive Longevity and Equality (CFRLE), the Buck Institute for Research on Aging has pioneered the first facility that focuses solely on female aging as it relates to equality.

In collaboration with the Bia-Echo Foundation, the Global Consortium for Female Reproductive Longevity and Equality (GCRLE) is soliciting applications from investigators worldwide for two-year projects focused broadly on understanding female reproductive aging. The goal of the initiative is to foster bold, innovative scientists with the potential to transform the field.

Two-year awards are open to researchers at national and international accredited academic and nonprofit research institutions. Funding mechanisms include:

Senior Faculty Awards ($400,000 per year) — Support for established investigators who are thought leaders in their fields and are recognized for substantial contributions of creative and productive research. Awards are intended to complement other major funders of research by putting emphasis on projects that may not be supported by traditional sources because of their novelty or high risk, or because the investigator is moving into female reproductive aging from a different research area.

Junior Faculty Awards ($250,000 per year) — Support for newly independent investigators with outstanding promise who are establishing their own labs and are malleable in the direction of their research. The awards are intended to enable bright young scientists to pursue bold ideas when they are at their most scientifically creative.

Pilot Awards ($100,000 per year) — Support for innovative collaborative or novel research projects that have the potential for high impact and high reward at an accelerated rate.

Postdoctoral Fellowships ($100,000 per year) — Support to increase the number of imaginative, well-trained junior scientists who can form the next generation of reproductive aging researchers. The awards are designed to facilitate the institute’s efforts to build the field and provide both training and networking opportunities for trainees.

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American Heart Association: 2020 Transformational Project Award

Grant Amount: $300,000 over three years
Deadline: January 22, 2020
Category: Health Sciences,
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The AHA funds basic, clinical, behavioral, translational and population research, bioengineering/biotechnology and public health problems broadly related to fulfilling our mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.

This award will support highly innovative, high-impact projects that build on work in progress that could ultimately lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will accelerate the field of cardiovascular and/or cerebrovascular research. Research deemed innovative may be built around an emerging paradigm, approaching an existing problem from a new perspective, or exhibit other uniquely creative qualities. Successful applications are likely to be those building on strong preliminary data supportive of the hypothesis.

This program aims to provide funding that should lead to successful competition for additional funding beyond the award period. The principal investigator (PI) is responsible for clearly and explicitly articulating the project’s innovation and the potential impact on cardiovascular and/or cerebrovascular research.

AHA awards are open to the array of academic and health professionals. This includes but is not limited to all academic disciplines (biology, chemistry, mathematics, technology, physics, engineering, etc.) and all health-related professions (physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists physical and occupational therapists, statisticians, nutritionists, etc.). Clinical, translational, population, and basic scientists are encouraged to apply.

AHA strongly encourages applications by women, underrepresented minorities in the sciences, and those who have experienced varied and non-traditional career trajectories.

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American Head and Neck Society: Young Investigator Research Development Award

Grant Amount: Up to $40,000 over two years
Deadline: Letter of Intent due December 16, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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The American Head and Neck Society and the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Foundation are inviting applications for the AHNS/AAO-HNSF Young Investigator Research Development Award program.

Through the program, a single grant of up to $20,000 a year for up to two years will be awarded in support of a research project that advances contemporary basic or clinical research skills focused on neoplastic disease of the head and neck. The award is intended as a preliminary step in a clinical investigator’s career development and is expected to facilitate the recipient’s preparation of a more comprehensive individualized research plan suitable for submission to the National Institutes of Health or comparable funding agency.

To be eligible, applicants must be either an otolaryngologist (head and neck surgeon) who is an active member of AAO-HNS; or a surgeon who is in head and neck fellowships, or has completed a head and neck surgery fellowship, and is an active or candidate member of AHNS. Applicants may be either a citizen of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residency at the time of application.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Interdisciplinary Research Leaders (IRL)

Grant Amount: $350,000
Deadline: March 11, 2020
Category: Education, Health Sciences, Humanities, Social Science,
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This call for applications (CFA) seeks teams of researchers and community members who are committed to working together to produce community-relevant, action-oriented research to improve health and well-being. The applicant organization (the one group that will accept and distribute RWJF funds) will be represented by the team members listed on its application.

The broad goal of the Interdisciplinary Research Leaders (IRL) program is to produce diverse interdisciplinary leaders who conduct and apply high-quality, community-engaged, action-oriented, equity-focused health research in order to drive improvements in the health of communities. Another central goal of the IRL program is to foster and support new interdisciplinary, action-oriented research collaborations that will help build the evidence base for effective community interventions to improve health for all.

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Spencer Foundation Large Research Grants on Education Program

Grant Amount: $500,000
Deadline: January 14, 2020
Category: Education, Humanities, Social Science,
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Limited Submission:

The Spencer Foundation invites proposals for its large research grants on education. These support education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. This program supports proposals with multiple disciplinary and methodological perspectives that develop new foundational knowledge that may also have a lasting impact on policy-making, practice or educational discourse.

The principal investigators and co-PIs must hold a doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field or have appropriate experience in an education research-related profession. They must also be affiliated with a college, university, school district, non-profit research facility or non-profit cultural institution. Graduate students are not eligible to apply as PI or co-PI. Proposals are accepted from the US and internationally.

PIs and Co-PIs may not submit more than one application for a given deadline in this program.

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Derek Harwood-Nash International Education Scholar Grant

Grant Amount: $150,000
Deadline: January 10 2020
Category: Health Sciences,
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Any area of education related to the radiologic sciences with an international scope is eligible for support. Projects may include, but are not limited to:
– Development, dissemination, and evaluation of printed or electronic education materials
– Research of teaching methods and evaluation processes
– Medical student, resident, fellow, CME participant or allied health professional education

Must be an RSNA member to apply.

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Ford Foundation 2020 Fellowship Program

Grant Amount: up to $72,000
Deadline: December 10, 2019 (dissertation and postdoc) and December 17, 2019 (predoc)
Category: Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Mathematics, Science, Social Science,
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Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral fellowships are awarded annually in a national competition. Award amounts vary by program between $25,000 to $72,000 total. Application deadlines also vary by program between December 10 to December 17, 2019.

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Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and AFAR Grants for Junior Faculty

Grant Amount: $100,000
Deadline: December 16, 2009
Category: Biology, Geriatrics, Neurology,
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The major goal of this program is to assist in the development of the careers of junior investigators committed to pursuing careers in the field of aging research. GMRF and AFAR support research projects concerned with understanding the basic mechanisms of aging rather than disease-specific research. Projects investigating age-related diseases are supported if approached from the point of view of how basic aging processes may lead to these outcomes. Projects concerning mechanisms underlying common geriatric functional disorders are also encouraged, as long as these include connections to fundamental problems in the biology of aging.

Examples of potentially fundable areas of research include, but are not limited to:

– Aging and immune function
– Stem cell aging
– Inflammation
– Genetic control of longevity
– Neurobiology and neuropathology of aging
– Invertebrate or vertebrate animal models
– Cardiovascular aging
– Aging and cellular stress response
– Metabolic and endocrine changes

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NED Grants Program

Grant Amount: $50,000
Deadline: January 10, 2020
Category: Humanities, Law, Social Science,
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Each year the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) makes direct grants to hundreds of nongovernmental organizations worldwide working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions.

NED is interested in proposals from local, independent organizations for nonpartisan programs that seek to:
– Promote and defend human rights and the rule of law
– Support freedom of information and independent media
– Strengthen democratic ideas and values
– Promote accountability and transparency
– Strengthen civil society organizations
– Strengthen democratic political processes and institutions
– Promote civic education
– Support democratic conflict resolution
– Promote freedom of association
– Strengthen a broad-based market economy

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W.M. Keck Foundation – Internal Call for Concept Papers

Grant Amount: Up to $1M
Deadline: December 5, 2019
Category: Engineering, Health Sciences, Science,
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The Vice President for Research is seeking interdisciplinary and transformative project concepts for the W. M. Keck Foundation. To apply, please submit a one-page concept paper here using the template. The deadline to submit concept papers is Thursday, December 5, 2019. The process is highly competitive. After the initial concept papers stage, the foundation receives 60-80 submissions for each Phase I call for proposals and ultimately funds 3-6 Phase II requests in each category. To learn more about the W. M. Keck Foundation, we invite you to attend one of two Q&A / Information sessions on either October 30 (1 – 2 pm) or November 7 (10 am – 11 pm). The sessions are designed to familiarize you with the Foundation and the submission process. If you are planning on submitting a paper, we recommend you attend either one of these sessions. Light refreshments and beverages will be available. Please RSVP to Chris Ostrander if you would like to attend.

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Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Competition for Recent PhDs

Grant Amount: $142,000
Deadline: March 13, 2020
Category: Humanities,
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This initiative, made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, aims to expand the role of doctoral education in the United States by demonstrating that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy. The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program allows PhDs to gain career-building experience in fields such as public policy, development, conservation, arts and culture, and media.

ACLS seeks applications from recent PhDs who aspire to careers in administration, management, and public service by choice rather than circumstance. Competitive applicants will be able to demonstrate a sincere interest in the field of work of their selected fellowship and will have a record of success in both academic and extra-academic endeavors.

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ACLS Digital Extension Grants

Grant Amount: $150,000
Deadline: January 8, 2020
Category: Humanities, Social Science,
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ACLS invites applications for ACLS Digital Extension Grants, which are made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This program supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. It is hoped that these grants will help advance humanistic scholarship by enhancing established digital projects, extending their reach to new communities of users, and supporting teams of scholars at all career stages as they participate in digital research projects.

ACLS will award up to five Digital Extension Grants in this competition year. Each grant carries a maximum possible award of $150,000. The funds support a range of project costs, including, where necessary, salary replacement for faculty or staff, software, equipment, travel, lodging, and meeting costs, and consultant fees. A portion of each proposed grant budget must be devoted to funding collaborations with and/or building networks among scholars of all career stages from US higher education institutions of diverse profiles.

Grants may support projects of 12-18 months in duration. Projects must be initiated between July 1 and December 31, 2020, and be completed no later than June 30, 2022.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Evidence for Action

Grant Amount: up to ~$500,000
Deadline: Open/Rolling
Category: Health Sciences, Social Science,
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Evidence for Action, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, funds research that expands the evidence needed to build a Culture of Health. A Culture of Health is broadly defined as one in which good health and well-being flourish across geographic, demographic, and social sectors; public and private decision-making is guided by the goal of fostering equitable communities; and everyone has the opportunity to make choices that lead to healthy lifestyles. The foundation’s Culture of Health Action Framework, which was developed to catalyze a national movement toward improved health, well-being, and equity, guides program strategy. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; there is no deadline. Applicants are notified within 6-9 weeks of their submission. Applicants invited to the full proposal stage will have 2 months to submit their proposal once they receive notification. There is not an explicit range for allowable budget requests. You should request the amount of funding you will need to complete your proposed research project – including both direct and indirect costs for the entire duration of your study. Typical grant durations may be up to 36 months, with some exceptions when durations of up to 48 months are justified. Visit the Grantee section of this website for a sense of the number and size of grants funded by E4A at http://www.evidenceforaction.org/grantees.

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