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Thrasher Research Fund: Early Career Awards for Children’s Health
Deadline: Concept Papers Due March 14, 2023
Category: Early Career; Children's Health,
The purpose of this program is to encourage the development of researchers in child health by awarding small grants to new researchers, helping them gain a foothold in this important area. The goal is to fund applicants who will go on to be independent investigators. The Fund will make up to 32 awards total with two funding cycles (16 awards each).
The Fund is open to a wide variety of research topics. We do not focus on a particular disease, but all our funded projects deal directly with children’s health.
In the Early Career Award Program, the Fund is particularly interested in applicants that show great potential to impact that field of children’s health through medical research. Both an applicant’s aptitude and inclination toward research are considered. The quality of the mentor and the mentoring relationship are also considered to be important predictors of success.
Those eligible to apply include:
1. Physicians who are in a residency/fellowship training program, or who completed that program no more than one year before the date of submission of the Concept Paper.
2. Post-doctoral researchers who received the doctoral level degree no more than three years prior to the date of submission of the Concept Paper.
Extensions may be granted for parental, family, or medical leave. Please contact the fund to discuss your specific case.
While the award is open to all who are eligible, we especially hope to encourage applications from those in the United States who are part of underrepresented minority groups in research. More information can be found at https://www.thrasherresearch.org/diversity.
There are no restrictions with regard to citizenship. The Fund is open to applications from institutions both inside and outside the United States. These eligibility guidelines were developed from the prospective of a US training system, we are happy to discuss eligibility under different training systems and encourage applicants from outside the US to apply.
An applicant who is supported, or has been supported in the past, by a National Institutes of Health (NIH) K award (including a K12 award) or a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) is not eligible to apply for the Early Career Award. An Investigator with an application pending for one of the above may apply to the Early Career Award Program, but if an award is received before the Thrasher full proposal submission deadline the application will be removed from consideration. If the award is received after the full proposal submission deadline you may keep both awards.
Each project needs to be under the guidance of a mentor. The qualifications and experience of the mentor will be considered in the evaluation of the application. A mentor may have only one Thrasher Research Fund Early Career Awardee at a time.
Samuel H. Kress Foundation: Conservation and Art History Grants (multiple opportunities)
Deadline: Letters of Inquiry Due March 1, 2023
Category: Art; Art History; Art Conservation,
The Kress Foundation devotes its resources to advancing the study, preservation, and enjoyment of European art, architecture, and archaeology from antiquity to the early 19th century. The following grant opportunities are accepting letters of inquiry until March 1, 2023:
Digital Art History Grants
The Digital Art History Grants program is intended to foster new forms of research and collaboration as well as new approaches to teaching and learning. Support may also be offered for the digitization of important visual resources (especially essential art history photographic archives) in the area of pre-modern European art history; of primary textual sources (especially the literary and documentary sources of European art history); for promising initiatives in online publishing; and for innovative experiments in the field of digital art history.
The Conservation Grants program supports the professional practice of art conservation, especially as it relates to European works of art from antiquity to the early 19th century. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, exhibitions and publications focusing on art conservation, scholarly publications, and technical and scientific studies. Grants are also awarded for activities that permit conservators and conservation scientists to share their expertise with both professional colleagues and a broad audience through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, exhibitions that include a prominent focus on materials and techniques, and other professional events.
History of Art Grants
The History of Art Grants program supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European works of art and architecture from antiquity to the early 19th century. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, museum exhibitions and publications, photographic campaigns, scholarly catalogues and publications, and technical and scientific studies.
Grants are also awarded for activities that permit art historians to share their expertise through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, and other professional events.
List of past grants with amounts.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Healthy Eating Research Grants
Deadline: Concept Papers Due April 5, 2023
Category: Health Policy; Healthy Eating; Nutrition,
Healthy Eating Research (HER) is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) committed to building a Culture of Health through identifying effective strategies to improve children’s nutrition and weight. HER’s mission is to support and disseminate research on policy, systems, and environmental strategies that promote healthy eating among children and advance nutrition security and health equity. Some goals of the program are to: build a vibrant, inclusive, interdisciplinary research base in the areas of healthy food access, nutrition security, diet quality, and healthy weight; and communicate research findings to accelerate policy, systems, and environmental changes. HER issues calls for proposals (CFPs) to solicit scientifically rigorous, solution-oriented proposals from investigators representing diverse disciplines and backgrounds.
This CFP hopes to generate evidence on supportive family policies and programs that have strong potential to impact equitable access to nutritious food in communities, nutrition security, diet quality, and improved nutrition and health outcomes. Programs that will be studied are in the areas of: federal nutrition assistance programs; hunger-relief programs; community-powered food systems efforts; and social and economic programs (nonfood policies). RWJF is especially interested in strategies to improve health outcomes for children ages 0 to 18 at highest risk for poor nutrition, specifically lower-income families, as well as the racially and ethnically diverse populations experiencing higher rates of health disparities.
Through this CFP, the foundation seeks to learn what does and does not work and why; under what circumstances, who most benefits from these policies and programs; and if disparity gaps are reduced. The foundation is interested in solution-oriented research that focuses on policy, systems and environmental (PSE) change at the national, state, local, and tribal levels. The PSE research strategies can focus on: how to strengthen existing policies or programs; evaluation of current policies or programs; or designing and pilot-testing new innovative programs that are policy-relevant. Findings will be used to guide and inform decision making about policy and system changes that can advance nutrition equity and improve health.
National Academy of Medicine: 2023 US NAM Catalyst Awards (in all fields of study)
Deadline: February 27, 2023
Category: behavioral and social sciences, Biology, Chemistry, data science, Engineering, medicine, policy, Technology,
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), with support from Johnson & Johnson Innovation, the Bia-Echo Foundation, and the Yun Family Foundation invites applications to the 2023 US NAM Catalyst Award competition.
NAM invites bold, new, and innovative ideas that aim to extend the human health span (i.e., the number of years lived in good health), especially approaches that challenge existing paradigms or propose new methodologies or concepts. High-risk ideas that could potentially yield high rewards and, in turn, dramatically change the field of healthy longevity are encouraged. Each Catalyst Award includes a $50,000 cash prize, exclusive access to additional funding opportunities, occasions to connect and collaborate with innovators from around the world, and amplification of the award and winning idea.
Applications may originate from any field or combination of fields (e.g., biology, chemistry, medicine, engineering, behavioral and social sciences, technology, data science, and policy). Examples of topic areas include but are not limited to behavioral health (e.g., social connectedness, engagement, and well-being); biology of aging and molecular pathways; built environment and urban planning; disease prevention, including biomarkers and indicators of disease; health care delivery (e.g., technologies simplifying access to care, elder care services); housing (e.g., smart-enabled homes, intergenerational housing models); physical health (e.g., mobility and functionality); policy (e.g., economic, health, and science); reproductive longevity and equality; and technology (e.g., artificial intelligence; robotics; medical, assistive, and information technology).
NAM accepts applications from any United States-based organization (e.g., colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit companies). For-profit companies, in particular, cannot have annual sales revenues of more than $10 million for each of their last two fiscal years. There is a strong preference for early-stage endeavors (e.g., seed investments, startups, social enterprises, and spinouts). The principal investigator must reside in the U.S. as a U.S. citizen, legal resident alien, or non-resident alien with a valid visa. Co-PIs are not required to reside in the U.S.
Mind and Life Institute: Prosociality, Empathy, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics (PEACE) Grants
Deadline: March 1, 2023
Category: Altruism, Compassion, Empathy, Ethics, Prosociality,
Research on contemplation offers a rich opportunity for understanding the mind and its capacity for change, and programs delivering contemplative training in various settings have expanded globally. Our knowledge of cognitive, physiological, and clinical effects of these practices has grown steadily, in large part due to the ongoing efforts of the Mind & Life Institute and our community of scholars. Expanding from awareness-based contemplative practices to the cultivation of virtuous, prosocial qualities and actions is clearly warranted to support not only individual well-being but also interpersonal well-being, societal flourishing, and human-earth connection.
To this end, Mind & Life is pleased to lead the development of this field through our PEACE Grants. This funding mechanism supports projects that advance our understanding of wholesome mental qualities and positive interpersonal and social action related to Prosociality, Empathy, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics (PEACE). Mind & Life PEACE grants will fund projects that advance our understanding of the mechanisms, implementation, and outcomes of contemplative approaches to promote well-being and prosocial behavior in individuals and communities.
This grant program encourages the active collaboration of scientists with contemplative scholars/practitioners in all phases of research. Two levels of funding are offered—$25,000 and $100,000—for projects that can be completed in a two-year time frame.
J.M. Kaplan Fund (Furthermore): Publishing Grants in Art, Architecture, and Design
Deadline: March 1, 2023
Category: architecture, Art, Design,
Furthermore grants assist nonfiction books having to do with art, architecture, and design; cultural history, the city, and related public issues; and conservation and preservation. We look for work that appeals to an informed general audience, gives evidence of high standards in editing, design, and production, and promises a reasonable shelf life.
The grants, ranging roughly from $1,500 to a maximum of $15,000, are awarded twice annually with application deadlines of March 1 and September 1. Funds apply to such specific publication components as writing, research, editing, indexing, design, illustration, photography, and printing and binding.
Book projects to which a university press, nonprofit or trade publisher is already committed and for which there is a feasible distribution plan are usually preferred. Recipients of Furthermore grants are located throughout the U.S. and abroad but mainly in New York City and New York State and its Hudson Valley.
Grant applicants must be 501(c)3 organizations; applications from individuals cannot be accepted. They have included civic and academic institutions, museums, independent and university presses, and professional societies. While grant recipients must have 501(c)3 status, the book projects assisted by Furthermore sometimes result in trade publication.
Human Frontier Science Program: Research Grant Program and Early-career Research Grants in the Sciences
Deadline: Obtain Letter of Intent ID number by March 21, 2023. LOI Submission Due March 30, 2023
Category: biophysics, Chemistry, computational biology, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, nanoscience, Physics,
HFSP Research Grants support innovative basic research into fundamental biological problems with emphasis placed on novel and interdisciplinary approaches that involve scientific exchanges across national and disciplinary boundaries (see guidelines).
Participation of scientists from disciplines outside the traditional life sciences such as biophysics, chemistry, computational biology, computer science, engineering, mathematics, nanoscience or physics is recommended because such collaborations have opened up new approaches for understanding the complex structures and regulatory networks that characterize living organisms, their evolution and interactions.
Research grants are provided for teams of scientists from different countries who wish to combine their expertise in innovative approaches to questions that could not be answered by individual laboratories. Preliminary results are not required and applicants are expected to develop new lines of research through the research collaboration.
It is understood that such research inherently contains risks and HFSP expects that teams of applicants address the risks and outline mitigation strategies for their research in case of failure and how they intend to achieve their goals.
Two types of grants are available:
Research Grants – Early Career
All team members are expected to direct a research group (however small) and must have a doctoral degree (PhD, MD or equivalent). They must be in a position to initiate and direct their own independent lines of research. The HFSP award is not intended to create scientific independence, this is a decision of the research institute prior to the application.
Research Grants – Program
Awarded to teams of independent researchers at any stage of their careers. The research team is expected to develop new lines of research through the collaboration. Applications including independent investigators early in their careers are encouraged.
Hillman Foundation: Serious Illness and End of Life Program Grants
Deadline: Letter of Intent Due February 28, 2023
Category: End of Life; Health Equity,
The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation’s mission is to improve the lives of all patients, families, and communities through nursing-driven innovation.
The foundation currently invites applications for its Hillman Serious Illness and End of Life Emergent Innovation (HSEI) program, which provides grants to accelerate the development of bold, nursing-driven interventions that will improve the health and health care of marginalized populations. These populations include the economically disadvantaged, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ people, people experiencing homelessness, low-income rural populations, and other groups that encounter obstacles to accessing quality health care services.
The HSEI program seeks proposals for innovative, early-stage nursing-driven interventions that: challenge conventional strategies for delivering and improving care to marginalized populations; demonstrate potential as a best-in-class intervention; narrow gaps in health equity; and show potential for scalability. Additional priority consideration will be given to proposals that include one or more of the following: build trust and credibility in programs or systems of care; engagement of patients, families, caregivers, and/or community organizations; inter-professional or multidisciplinary collaboration; institutional and community partnerships; provision of care in non-hospital settings; and measurable goals and outcomes.
Thanks partly to the ongoing partnership with the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, this program will award $50,000 over 12 to 18 months to up to 10 organizations. Applications are invited from institutions and care settings across the spectrum of care and from practitioners representing diverse backgrounds.
Eligible applicants include United States 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that are not classified as private foundations (proof of qualifying nonprofit status, such as a tax-exempt determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service, is required); international organizations that are the equivalent of U.S. 501(c)(3) organizations that are submitting a project that focuses within the U.S.; government entities; and faith-based organizations that welcome and serve all members of the community regardless of religious belief.
Craig H. Neilsen Foundation: Psychosocial Research for Individuals Living with Spinal Cord Injury (multiple opportunities)
Deadline: Letters of Intent Due March 2, 2023
Category: Spinal Cord Injury; Psycosocial,
The Psychosocial Research (PSR) portfolio supports research that prioritizes the interrelation of behavioral, social, psychological, and other factors that will increase the quality of life factors for individuals living with spinal cord injury. Examples of areas of interest include: Aging, caregiving, employment, health behaviors and fitness, independent living, self-management, and technology access.
Postdoctoral Fellowships – Up to $200,000 for two years
Two-year Postdoctoral Fellowships encourage early-career mentored training to increase professional interest in the field and to encourage researchers from related health disciplines to undertake training in psychosocial research focused on spinal cord injury.
Pilot Grants – Up to $300,000 for two years
Two-year Pilot Grants support psychosocial research projects that lay the groundwork to inform future studies, that test the feasibility of novel methods, and/or that collect psychosocial data that can enhance larger scale studies.
Studies and Demonstration Projects – $550,000 for three years
Three-year Studies and Demonstration Projects encourage substantive research that fill important gaps in the spinal cord injury field, that open new areas of psychosocial research, and/or that develop and evaluate interventions to address psychosocial issues after spinal cord injury.
American Psychological Foundation: Esther Katz Rosen Fund Grants (understanding of gifted children and youth)
Deadline: March 1, 2023
Category: Child Psychology,
The Esther Katz Rosen Fund* was established in 1974 by a generous bequest intended to support “…activities related to the advancement and application of knowledge about gifted children.”
Rosen Fund grants:
Enable and enhance development of identified gifted and talented children and adolescents
Encourage promising psychologists to continue innovative research and programs in this area
Support will be provided for activities on the advancement and application of knowledge related to identified gifted and talented children and adolescents, such as:
Proposals will be evaluated on conformance with stated program goals and qualifications, quality and impact of proposed work, innovation and contribution to the field, and applicant’s demonstrated competence and capability to execute the proposed work.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation: Historical Research on the Practices and Institutions of Social and Natural Science
Deadline: Letters of Inquiry Due March 16, 2023
Category: and economic behavior, Science, Technology,
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation supports basic research and public understanding of science, technology, and economic behavior. We believe that historical scholarship is valuable to understand the contemporary context of scientific research and that historical scholarship can be critically important to informing current and future research and policy practices. The Sloan Foundation is currently soliciting Letters of Inquiry for research projects to advance historical scholarship on thematic areas of interest to the Foundation as discussed below. A small number of full proposals will be invited based on submissions received in response to this Call.
Letters of Inquiry are invited between $75,000 – $250,000 and can be for the following types of research projects:
Faculty-led research projects of up to $250,000, with the aim of advancing original scholarship on a topic or theme of interest to the Foundation in the history of science, technology, economics, and social science
Dissertation improvement and completion projects of up to $75,000, to specifically support dissertation research expenses including travel, archival fees, and data collection, and up to one year of graduate student stipend (including summer funding, but not tuition) on a topic or theme of interest to the Foundation in the history of science, technology, economics, and social science. A faculty member must serve as the principal investigator for dissertation improvement and completion projects.
Themes and Topics of Interest
Through this Call for Letters of Inquiry, the Sloan Foundation is focused on advancing historical scholarship on the practices and institutions of natural and social science, engineering, and technology in order to better understand and strengthen the research enterprise.
Themes of interest include but are not limited to: the changing nature of interdisciplinary research and collaborative team structures; the role of instrumentation, data, and computational tools within and across disciplines; the changing nature of research organizations; the formation and development of professional societies, conferences, and scholarly communication systems; the establishment and evolution of fellowship and training programs; and the formation and development of research funding agencies. These themes are directly related to some of the Foundation’s current programmatic and strategic interests. Cutting across all topics and thematic areas is an interest in examining issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion and illuminating the role played by under-represented scholars and perspectives in the advancement and development of these areas.
Projects are expected to be predominantly focused on the United States, with a particular focus on the 20th and 21st Centuries. While broadly interested in the history of the natural and social sciences, engineering, and technology, we especially encourage projects that relate to current areas of grantmaking or previously completed programs.
Thomas Jefferson Fund: French American Cultural Exchange Foundation
Deadline: February 24 2023
Category: Engineering and Mathematics; and Science for Society, Humanities and Social Sciences; Science, Technology,
The Thomas Jefferson Fund supports cooperation among the most promising young French and American researchers, and fosters forward-looking collaborative research that addresses the most pressing global challenges. The Thomas Jefferson Fund aims to encourage innovative research of the highest quality and new collaborations, and especially seeks to support projects involving young researchers (post-docs, PhDs).
Applications are accepted in: Humanities and Social Sciences; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; and Science for Society (interdisciplinary STEM-HSS projects). Awards are up to $20,000 over two years.
Simons Foundation: Neuroscience Collaboration Project Awards
Deadline: March 8, 2023
The Simons Foundation has allocated $250 million to fund new collaborations that will conduct bold, transformational research into how our brains work. The foundation plans to fund up to three new collaborations, which together will split $25 million annually for 10 years.
The proposed collaborations should focus on cutting-edge idea-generating research that focuses on basic principles of brain function. The foundation is particularly interested in research overlooked or deemed too risky by other funding organizations.
Researchers with an idea for any such innovative collaboration should submit a vision statement by March 8, 2023. Such submissions should outline the big idea and related hypotheses the proposed collaboration will address, including high-level overviews of the methods and approaches that will be used.
The foundation will prioritize cross-disciplinary collaborations integrating many levels of analysis, methodologies, ways of thinking and scientific communities. The collaborations should encourage conversations within and across fields while bringing together diverse groups of researchers to investigate important questions about the basic principles of brain function. Investigators in a Simons Collaboration are expected to openly share data, code, analysis pipelines, protocols and reagents with the broader community. The foundation expects proposals to include junior investigators and investigators from a diversity of academic disciplines, genders, races and ethnicities.
Vision statements should clearly outline the big idea and hypotheses that the proposed neuroscience collaboration will address, including high-level overviews of the methods and approaches that will be used. Why is this work uniquely suited for Simons Collaboration funding? Why should this collaboration be funded now? Why is it difficult to obtain funding to investigate these questions from other funding agencies and foundations? Vision statements should address why and how the support of a large collaborative research project from the Simons Foundation will transform our understanding of how the brain works. Please propose investigators who may be included in the collaboration and an estimated anticipated overall yearly total cost.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Health Policy Research Scholars (doctoral students)
Deadline: March 15, 2023
Category: Health Policy,
Health Policy Research Scholars is a national leadership program for doctoral students in any academic discipline who are starting their second year of study and want to apply their research to help build healthier and more equitable communities.
Doctoral students from a variety of disciplines—such as urban planning, political science, economics, anthropology, education, social work, geography, and sociology—who are committed to using policy change to advance population health and health equity.
Applicants must be:
Full-time doctoral students who are starting the second year of their programs in fall 2023 and do not expect to graduate before spring/summer 2026.
From historically marginalized backgrounds and/or populations underrepresented in specific doctoral disciplines.
Pursuing a research-focused discipline that can advance a Culture of Health.
Interested in health policy and interdisciplinary approaches.
What do scholars receive?
Annual award funding of up to $30,000 for up to four years or until they complete their doctoral program (whichever is sooner).
Mentoring and training in health policy and leadership.
Professional ties to public health and policy leaders and innovators from diverse fields.
Opportunity to compete for an additional dissertationgrant of up to $10,000.
Membership in a network of scholars and alumni for research and advocacy collaborations.
New York Stem Cell Foundation: Stem Cell Investigator Awards (early career)
Deadline: February 15, 2023
Category: Stem Cell; Research,
NYSCF is soliciting applications from early career investigators for awards to support translational stem cell research. The aim of this initiative is to support highly innovative, emerging scientists whose pioneering approaches have the potential to transform the field of stem cell research, and that leverage stem cells to advance the understanding and treatment of human disease.
NYSCF is eager to support scientists who have just started their independent laboratories, and we strongly encourage applicants looking to secure their first major grant funding as an independent investigator. That being said, applicants will be evaluated first and foremost on scientific merit and the transformative potential and translational impact of their research for the stem cell field.
This career development award provides up to $1.5 million in flexible funding over 5 years. No institutional overhead is provided. NYSCF will accept applications from researchers based at domestic and international accredited non-profit research and academic institutions.
To be eligible, candidates must:
• Have completed one or more of the following degrees: MD, PhD, DPhil
• Be within 6 years of starting a faculty (professorship) or comparable position on June 1, 2023 (Note: an additional year of eligibility was added as a result of the COVID-19 crisis)
• Independently supervise a research team as head of group/laboratory
• Have a publication record containing articles that are innovative and high impact
Klingenstein/Simons Foundation: Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Awards in Neuroscience
Deadline: February 15, 2023
The Klingenstein-Simons Neuroscience Fellowship supports innovative research by early career investigators. The research should have relevance for understanding the mechanisms underlying any of a wide range of neurological and behavioral disorders, and it may lead to improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders. We recognize, however, that some of the most important contributions towards disease cures can come from basic research, without an immediate understanding of their relationship to disease, and will continue our support of basic research.
Several areas within neuroscience are of particular interest:
Cellular and molecular neuroscience. Studies of the mechanisms of neuronal excitability and development, and of the genetic basis of behavior.
Neural systems. Studies of the integrative function of the nervous system.
Translational research. Studies designed to improve our understanding of the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders
To qualify for an award, investigators must hold a Ph.D. and/or an M.D, and have completed all research training, including post-doctoral training. Candidates must also meet these four qualifications:
The candidate must have a tenure track appointment or equivalent. A letter indicating the commitment of institutional resources to establish the investigator and the prospects for long-term support by the institution must be provided by an institutional official (e.g., dean), including date of appointment.
The candidate must be an independent investigator at a university, medical center, or research institute with a maximum of four years between the completion of last postdoc and the application deadline.
U.S. citizenship is not a requirement, but it’s expected that candidates will be permanent residents of the U.S. and their research will be conducted in U.S. institutions.
Applicants must inform the Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund of other sources of funding. Although there’s no strict prohibition against holding more than one fellowship at one time, the Fund may take other funding into account when deciding whether to grant an Award.
Henry Luce Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies: Collaborative Programming Grants – Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs
Deadline: February 15, 2023
Category: Media; Religion,
The program aims to deepen public understanding of religion by advancing innovative scholarship on religion in international contexts, equipping individual scholars and institutions of higher education with the capacities to connect their work to journalism and the media, and engaging audiences beyond the academy.
Proposals are sought for collaborative projects hosted at US-based accredited institutions of higher education with research and curricular strengths in journalism and communication and in the humanistic and social science fields concerned with the study of global religions (including, but not limited to, anthropology, area studies, history, languages and literature, political science, religious studies, and sociology). Applicants must propose activities that connect humanities and social science programs within their institution with journalism schools, departments, or initiatives, or with external media organizations.
Henry Luce Foundation: Advancing Public Knowledge on Race, Justice, and Religion in America
Deadline: Concept Papers Due February 15, 2023
Category: Media; Race; Religion,
The Henry Luce Foundation’s Theology Program invites new inquiries for projects seeking to deepen public understanding of democracy, race, and religion in America.
The Foundation aims to support knowledge creation and public circulation in many forms, including (but not limited to) independent media, visual art, film and video, educational curricula, policy analysis, community advocacy, research and scholarship through collaborative and experimental initiatives that seek to deepen understanding of religion’s complex and contested place in public life, to envision and cultivate new religious and democratic possibilities, and to promote more curious and more generous public conversations. Projects should projects challenge received understandings and revisit accepted histories, amplify more capacious narratives of American religion, and alter the terms, tone, and terrain of public discourse.
The Foundation especially encourages the submission of ideas for projects that:
Deepen and extend efforts to build a more open, democratic, and equitable future,
Strengthen understanding of the role of religion in movements for racial justice,
Critically examine connections among religion, racism, and nationalism, and/or
Intersect with the aims and emphases of related Luce Foundation initiatives, including efforts to amplify AAPI stories, to support Indigenous knowledge makers, and to strengthen the fabric of democracy and civil society.
Hearing Health Foundation: Emerging Research Grants (seed funding)
Deadline: February 28, 2023
Category: Audiology; hearing,
Through the Emerging Research Grants (ERG) program, Hearing Health Foundation (HHF) provides seed money to researchers working on the entire spectrum of hearing research and balance research, including many underfunded areas of otology.
This grant opportunity supports projects across the broadest spectrum of hearing research and balance research, from improving audiological assessments and cochlear implants to gene editing, ototoxicity, sensory cues in maintaining postural balance, and links between hearing and other health issues, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. There are also dedicated disorder-specific grant opportunities for Age-Related Hearing Loss, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Hearing Loss in Children, Hyperacusis, Tinnitus, Ménière’s Disease, and Usher Syndrome.
ERG awards are for up to $50,000 per year, one year in length in the first instance, and renewable for a second year.
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts: Organization Grants (Media, Arts, and Humanities)
Deadline: February 25, 2023
Category: Media; Architecture,
Production and Presentation Grants assist organizations with the production-related expenses that are necessary to take a project from conceptualization to realization and public presentation in the field of architecture. These projects include, but are not limited to: publications, exhibitions, installations, films, new media projects, conferences/lectures, and other public programs.
If applying for publication support, the organization should have a committed publisher for the work, that is, a publisher with whom you have a contractual agreement to publish your project.
Global Learning for Health Equity Network: Health Equity Interventions from Overseas to the US
Deadline: February 8, 2023
Category: Health Equity,
Created in 2020 with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Global Learning for Health Equity Network (GL4HE) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore seeks to build a framework that will support the adaptation of health equity interventions from overseas to United States settings with a strong focus on community engagement and bidirectional learning.
GL4HE has issued a call for proposals for planning grants to help community-based organizations and health equity advocates learn about creative approaches, initiatives, or policies from countries around the world that can inform their efforts to advance health equity in the U.S.
This call for proposals is designed to support six to eight recipients with grants of between $30,000 and $50,000 at any stage of their global learning journey—whether they have already identified a global idea they would like to learn from or are just curious to explore what solutions exist beyond U.S. borders. This opportunity will provide grantees with mentorship, resources and funding to bring global inspiration to their communities.
This call is designed to support global learners at any of the stages represented in the model to help progress the learners forward in their global learning journey and to set them up for future funding. The goal of this seed funding program is to support community-based organizations, health equity advocates, academic institutions, or public health departments in applying the framework to their work. The grant will also equip grantees with mentorship and resources to seek further funding for their global learning idea.
Community based organizations, public health departments, academic programs, and other groups are eligible to apply.
Global Institute for Disease Elimination: Falcon Awards for Disease Elimination
Deadline: February 12, 2023
Category: Disease; Climate,
The Global Institute for Disease Elimination (GLIDE) is the result of a longstanding partnership between His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and Bill Gates, dating back to their pledge to fight diseases and put an end to polio in 2011. GLIDE helps build capability within the region and establishes a new epicenter of global health and development.
To that end, GLIDE invites applications for the Falcon Awards for Disease Elimination: The Climate Edit. This global initiative aims to expand the evidence base regarding the intersection of disease elimination and climate. Through the awards, GLIDE will catalyze researchers to examine new and under-explored areas of the climate and infectious disease nexus.
The program aims to elevate consideration of infectious diseases in the climate change discourse and drive momentum towards improved understanding of the intersection between infectious disease and climate, support formative research to enhance understanding of infectious diseases within the climate-health nexus, and inform potential intervention design, disseminate knowledge to increase understanding and catalyze action in the climate and health space, and cultivate partnerships with research institutions exploring the impacts of climate change on the transmission, control, elimination, and eradication of infectious diseases.
Up to 10 winners will be selected, with each winner to receive up to $50,000 to undertake a formative research project over six months in the run-up to COP28. The research outcomes must contribute to the evidence base regarding the intersection of disease elimination and climate and contribute to local understanding of climate and health issues.
To be eligible, applicants must be national or regional academic or research institutions; public, private, or non-governmental sector institutions; coalitions or networks of civil society organizations (CSOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs); philanthropic foundations and Coalitions or networks of CSOs, public-private partnerships (PPPs), or other interested parties with demonstrated experience relevant to the intersection of infectious disease and climate change.
Danone North America: Gut Microbiome Graduate Student Research Grants
Deadline: February 14, 2023
Category: Microbiome; Gut Microbiota,
Danone North America welcomes applications for its Gut Microbiome, Yogurt, and Probiotics Fellowship Grants.
Through the program, two grants of $25,000 will be awarded to graduate student researchers interested in exploring the gut microbiome, probiotics, and yogurt and how they help support and maintain human health and wellness.
Topics may include probiotics or yogurt’s role in brain function, growth and development, digestive health, weight management, heart health, and factors such as foods or nutrients that influence the gut microbiome.
The grant is not designed to investigate disease treatment or clinical management and should focus on health and wellness, long-term health and longevity, growth and development, and/or performance.
To be eligible, applicants must be incoming, current, and full-time enrolled graduate student who is at least 18 years of age and a citizen or permanent resident of the United States who is studying during the 2022-2023 academic year at an accredited institution in the U.S.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Innovations in Regulatory Science
Deadline: February 10, 2023
Category: Regulatory Science,
BWF’s Innovation in Regulatory Science Awards provides up to $500,000 over five years to academic investigators developing new methodologies or innovative approaches in regulatory science that will ultimately inform the regulatory decisions the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and others make. Individuals trained in mathematics, computer science, applied physics, medicine, engineering, toxicology, epidemiology, biostatistics, systems pharmacology, food safety and nutrition, etc, are encouraged to apply.
BWF strongly encourages applications from persons who have been historically underrepresented in the research enterprise, including but not limited to: women of any ethnic or racial group; any person identifying as Black or African American, Latino/a or Hispanic American, Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, indigenous to the Pacific Islands; persons with disabilities; persons from disadvantaged backgrounds (see https://grants.nih. gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-031.html for examples); and individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Evidence For Action: Innovative Research to Advance Racial Equity
Category: Health Policy, Racial Equity, Research,
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has issued a call for proposals for Evidence for Action: Innovative Research to Advance Racial Equity.
Evidence for Action (E4A), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, funds research that expands the evidence needed to build a Culture of Health, emphasizing advancing racial equity. According to RWJF, achieving racial equity is impossible without focusing on the foundational and structural drivers of health, often referred to as the social determinants of health (e.g., housing, education, built environment, economic opportunity, law enforcement, and others). Therefore, the fund partners with researchers, practitioners, community leaders, advocates, and policy makers to develop evidence about what works to dismantle or remedy unjust systems and practices and produce more equitable outcomes for people and communities of color.
Evidence for Action prioritizes research to evaluate specific interventions (e.g., policies, programs, practices) that have the potential to counteract the harms of structural and systemic racism and improve health, well-being, and equity outcomes. The foundation is concerned both with the direct impacts of structural racism on the health and well-being of people and communities of color (e.g., Black, Latina/o/x, Indigenous, Asian, Pacific Islander people, and other races and ethnicities)—as well as how racism intersects with other forms of marginalization, such as having low income, being an immigrant, having a disability, or identifying as LGBTQ+ or a gender minority.
This funding is focused on studies about upstream causes of health inequities, such as the systems, structures, laws, policies, norms, and practices that determine the distribution of resources and opportunities, which in turn influence individuals’ options and behaviors. Research should center on the needs and experiences of communities exhibiting the greatest health burdens and be motivated by real-world priorities. It should be able to inform a specific course of action and/or establish beneficial practices, not stop characterizing or documenting a problem’s extent.
Please contact Lynn Wong if you are interested in applying for this opportunity.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Investigator Program in Basic and Biomedical Research
Deadline: March 21, 2023
Category: Biomedical Research; Basic Science,
The HHMI Investigator competition is open to basic researchers and physician scientists from more than 300 eligible institutions who catalyze research in basic and biomedical sciences, plant biology, evolutionary biology, biophysics, chemical biology, biomedical engineering, and computational biology.
In addition to conducting original research, HHMI Investigators also:
Direct a research team and create a lab environment suited to tackling fundamental research questions
Commit to mentoring and training the next generation of scientists
Join an active community of HHMI scientists spanning career stages
Teach and play leadership roles at their host institutions
HHMI Investigators do research that radically changes our understanding of how biology works, from molecular, biochemical and cellular processes to genetics, development and disease mechanisms, in a wide range of organisms.
In general, to be eligible for the Investigator program, applicants must:
Have a PhD and/or MD
Plan to dedicate at least 75% of their time to research at an eligible US institution
Hold a position that represents substantial commitment by their institution, such as a tenure-track faculty position
Have a track record of peer-reviewed funding
Meet the required length of post-training, professional experience prior to applying
Please contact Lynn Wong if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.
Transformational Partnerships Fund: Institutions of Higher Education Exploration Grants
Institutions of higher education (IHEs) face a complex set of financial, technological, political, social and demographic challenges that have intensified significantly over the last decade.
Traditional focus on revenue generation has failed to address the fundamental need many institutions of higher education have to transform their educational and business models in ways that can help drive student success and social mobility, especially for students of color, students from low-income families, and other underserved populations.
The Transformational Partnerships Fund helps institutions explore partnerships in a thoughtful, timely way by offering:
- A safe, confidential space for IHEs to discuss and explore strategic partnerships;
- Information about the continuum of partnership options and support in identifying the strategies best suited to each institution’s unique circumstances;
- Referrals to appropriate experts who are well-versed in academic partnerships;
- Catalytic grants (up to $100,000 per exploration) to engage third-party technical assistance providers knowledgeable in law, finance, governance, fundraising, human resources, and other related fields;
- A visible advocate to share knowledge about the value of transformational partnerships and work in conjunction with other stakeholders interested in the success of IHEs.
TPF provides institutions with relevant resources collected from its advisors, its network, and other third parties. University and college leaders can approach TPF with the assurance that all discussions will remain confidential until an appropriate and mutually agreed time.
Each institution must determine how best to proceed; partnerships are not always the answer. Nevertheless, TPF seeks to build awareness of and advocate for the role partnerships can play as a proactive strategy to be considered by mission-driven, student-centered institutions.
Please contact Daniel Hadley if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.
Rising Tide Foundation: Freedom in Practice Grants To Improve Quality of Life
Deadline: Letters of Inquiry accepted on a rolling basis
Category: Societal Change; Quality of Life,
The Rising Tide Foundation, which aims to promote freedom to improve the quality of life everywhere, was created with the belief that those who are most vulnerable to critical issues and who are willing and ready to take on responsibility are the most effective agents of change and should contribute as members of society with a spirit of freedom to solve their own problems.
To that end, the foundation invites applications for its Freedom in Practice program, which will award grants in support of projects that articulate and promote the core beliefs of the foundation, have the potential to eliminate obstacles that impede creative individuals, and give a “hand-up” rather than just a “hand-out.” Specifically, the foundation seeks projects aimed at developing private-sector solutions to societal problems; offering solutions to the problems created by government and “crony capitalist” interventions; offering strategies for making such interventions unnecessary and unattractive going forward; enhancing individuals’ capacities for self-determination, individual choice, and peaceful, voluntary cooperation in society; and discovering methods to teach freedom in more effective ways or to new audiences.
Letters of Intent are accepted on a rolling basis, and selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.
Please contact Daniel Hadley if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.
Global Innovation Fund: Innovative Impact Grants
Category: Global; Innovation; Development,
The Global Innovation Fund invests in the development, rigorous testing, and scaling up of new products, services, business process, or policy reforms that are more cost-effective than current practice and targeted at improving the lives of the world’s poorest people.
GIF defines ‘innovation’ broadly to include new business models, policy practices, technologies, behavioural insights, or ways of delivering products and services that benefit the poor in developing countries — any solution that has potential to address an important development problem more effectively than existing approaches.
We accept applications working in any sector in any developing country.
Any type of organisation may apply. It is recommended that individual innovators, entrepreneurs, or researchers apply through an affiliated organisation.
We seek out innovations we believe have the greatest potential to improve the lives of millions of people living in poverty and only select those innovations which:
1. Are focussed on the poor.
2. Are novel approaches which are not commonplace.
3. Can improve upon alternatives solutions.
4. Are backed by evidence of potential impact.
5. Can be widely applied in many different settings.
6. Have the potential to scale to reach millions of people.
7. Are led by strong and dynamic teams.
8. Are ready for investment.
9. Will generate new knowledge on what works.
10. Have a clear role for GIF.
Please contact Daniel Hadley if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.
The Commonwealth Fund: Grants to Improve Health Care Practice and Policy
Deadline: Letters of Inquiry accepted on a rolling basis
Category: Health Equity; Health Policy; Medicare; Medicaid,
The mission of the Commonwealth Fund is to promote a high-performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society’s most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, and people of color.
Funding program areas include:
Health Care Delivery System Reform
Health Care Coverage and Access
Advancing Health Equity
Controlling Health Care Costs
Federal and State Health Policy
International Health Policy and Practice Innovations
Tracking Health System Performance
Within these programs, preference is given to proposals that seek to: clarify the scope of serious and neglected problems; develop, test, and evaluate the impact of practical, innovative models for addressing such problems; disseminate tools and models of care that have been proven to be effective; or analyze the impact of particular policies or trends. To review descriptions of funding priorities and lists of recently approved grants, please click on the programs above.
Please let Gwen Allouch know if you are planning to apply for this opportunity.
Dr. Howard W. Jones, Jr. Public Policy, Medical Education, or Scientific Advancement Prize
Category: Health Sciences; Reproductive Medicine, Public Policy; Medical Education,
The Jones Foundation supports vital research in reproductive medicine through annual and multi-year funding grants. At the direction of the Board of Directors, the Jones Foundation currently supports translational research projects, educational programs and ethical seminars.
This prize is designed to recognize those whose contributions to public policy and/or medical education have significantly advanced the specialty of reproductive medicine.
The Foundation strives to provide resources to the scientific community so that there may be intellectual, creative and well prepared scientific leaders in the global environment of the 21st century by:
- Fostering the development of innovative, high-quality research by new and established investigators in the field of reproductive medicine.
- Educating the general public, including physicians, administrators and legislators, about the issues of public policy topics that will assist the general public and others in making informed decisions regarding fertility treatment and reproductive medical issues.
- Serving as catalyst to scientific investigators by reviewing and selecting for an annual Award, one or more significant research projects that advanced the field of reproductive medicine.
The Medical Executive Committee of the Howard and Georgeanna Jones Foundation will review the credentials of the nominees and the awardee will be notified.
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI): Supplement to Enhance Equity and Diversity Award
Category: Diversity, Health Sciences; Autism; Equity,
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.
With the understanding that diversity in the scientific workforce is an important element for the goal of advancing autism science, SFARI announces a new program that will provide supplements to existing grants for the recruitment of new lab members from American underrepresented minority groups at the postdoctoral level. For the purposes of this supplement, eligible groups include the following: African American/Black; Latin American/Hispanic; Native American/Alaskan Native; Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander (including Filipino).
The goal of this award is to increase diversity and fight inequity. SFARI Principal Investigators (PIs) are encouraged to recruit candidates for this supplement not only at their home institution, but also at historically Black colleges and universities and other institutions with high minority enrollment. SFARI will not award supplements to fund current lab members, even if they are not funded by the original SFARI award.
To facilitate the academic success and independence of selected postdoctoral research associates, SFARI will organize networking opportunities with peer awardees, other SFARI grantees (including both early career and senior investigators) and SFARI staff.
As a condition for accepting the grant, the mentor and candidate must agree to work together to submit one or more applications for federal and/or non-federal postdoctoral fellowship awards before the end of the second year. Continuation of the award for a third year of funding is not contingent on success in these applications, but writing such proposals is an important part of training for future in science.
Level and Duration of Funding
Current PIs may request up to $100,000 per year for up to three years. This is intended to cover the full salary and fringe benefits of the selected postdoctoral research associate, travel and other professional development opportunities for the postdoctoral research associate, and the associated indirect costs. Funds may also be used to purchase additional lab supplies needed to accommodate the research plan but are limited to $10,000 per year.
PIs will be required to provide annual updates to SFARI on the new lab member’s productivity as part of their required project progress reports.
The Laura and John Arnold Foundation: Demonstrating the Power of Evidence-Based Programs on Major U.S. Social Problems
Category: Social Science, Social Work,
A central goal of U.S. evidence-based policy reform is to focus government and philanthropic funding on social programs and practices (“interventions”) that have credible evidence of meaningful positive effects on people’s lives. The imperative for doing so is clear: Most social interventions are unfortunately found not to produce the hoped-for effects when rigorously evaluated – a pattern that occurs not just in social spending but in other fields, such as medicine and business. Thus, without a strong focus on evidence-based interventions, it is hard to see how social spending can successfully address poverty, educational failure, violence, drug abuse, and other critical U.S. problems.
The Laura and John Arnold Foundation’s (LJAF) Moving the Needle initiative seeks to spur expanded implementation of such interventions in order to make significant headway against U.S. social problems. Specifically, the initiative is designed to encourage state or local jurisdictions, or other entities, to:
1. Adopt social interventions shown in well-conducted randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to produce large, sustained effects on important life outcomes;
2. Implement these interventions on a sizable scale with close adherence to their key features; and
3. Determine, through a replication RCT, whether the large effects found in prior research are successfully reproduced so as to move the needle on important social problems.
Public Understanding of Science, Technology & Economics
Category: Science, Social Science,
The program’s primary aim is to build bridges between the two cultures of science and the humanities and to develop a common language so that they can better understand and speak to one another–and ultimately to grasp that they belong to a single common culture.
The Foundation has established a nationwide strategy that focuses on books, theater, film, television, radio, and new media to commission, develop, produce, and distribute new work mainstreaming science and technology for the lay public.
– New Media
Carnegie Corporation of New York: Education
American public education prepares all students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions they need to be active participants in a robust democracy and to be successful in the global economy. Under this program, Carnegie has the following Focus Areas.
1. Leadership and Teaching to Advance Learning. Improving systems of preparing, recruiting, and developing teachers and education leaders to serve the needs of diverse learners;
2. New Designs to Advance Learning. Developing whole-school models that provide more effective learning environments for diverse learners;
3. Public Understanding. Supporting research on strategies that can drive parent and family engagement in education;
4. Pathways to Postsecondary Success. Improving alignment in student learning expectations between K-12 and postsecondary education; improving postsecondary education
5. Integration, Learning, and Innovation. Advancing integrated approaches across the Corporation’s portfolios and the field that enable greater collaboration, coherence, and dynamism;