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William T. Grant Foundation: Institutional Challenge Grant

Grant Amount: $650,000 over 3 years
Deadline: September 14, 2022
Category: Education; Justice; Child welfare; mental health; immigration; workforce development, Inequality,
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The William T. Grant Foundation invites applications for its Institutional Challenge Grant, which encourages university-based research institutes, schools, and centers to build sustained research-practice partnerships with public agencies or nonprofit organizations to reduce inequality in youth outcomes.

The award supports research institutions in building sustained research-practice partnerships with public agencies or nonprofit organizations to reduce inequality in youth outcomes. The partnership leadership team includes the principal investigator from the research institution and the lead from the public agency or nonprofit organization. Applications are invited from partnerships in youth-serving areas such as education, justice, child welfare, mental health, immigration, and workforce development. In leadership roles, proposals from teams with African American, Latinx, Native American, and Asian American members are especially encouraged.

Research institutions will need to address four important goals, grow an existing institutional partnership with a public agency or nonprofit organization, pursue a joint research agenda to reduce inequality in youth outcomes, create institutional change to value research-practice partnerships within research institutions, and enhance the capacity of both partners to collaborate on producing and using research evidence.

The award will provide $650,000 over three years, which includes: up to $50,000 for up to nine months of joint planning activities (e.g., refining protocols for partnering, selecting fellows, finalizing partnership and data sharing agreements, etc.); and funding for two years of a full-time equivalent fellowship. In addition, universities are required to fund one additional year of a full-time equivalent fellowship.

The minimum appointment level for a fellow is half-time for half of one year; up to three years of support for the partnership to conduct and use research to reduce inequality in youth outcomes; resources to advance the proposed institutional shifts and capacities of both partners; and indirect cost allowance of up to 15 percent of total direct costs.

Please contact Gwen Allouch if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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Wellcome Trust: Biological Vulnerability to Extreme Heat in Maternal and Child Health

Grant Amount: Up to £2 million per award (~$2,400,000) over 3-5 years
Deadline: August 8, 2022
Category: Maternal Health; Fetal Health; Research; Climate; Heat,
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This award will fund research teams to significantly advance understanding of the biological vulnerability to extreme heat in the context of maternal and child health. By the end of the award, successful applicants will have delivered new knowledge at this intersection and generated evidence with the potential to inform new interventions that can be used in real world settings.

You can apply for this award if you are a research leader who wants to pursue bold and creative research ideas that will significantly improve our understanding of biological vulnerability to extreme heat in the context of maternal and child health. This could include studies involving expectant and lactating mothers, foetuses, neonates, infants and children under 5 years of age.

Your research should generate evidence that may lead to new interventions to protect maternal and child health from the effects of extreme heat. We will prioritise funding for research in disadvantaged communities. This review of the current understanding of the effects of extreme heat on pregnancy outcomes details where the gaps in the evidence base are.  

You and your team must aim to make a significant contribution to this research area by:

  • generating new understanding of the biological mechanisms of increased vulnerability to exposure to extreme heat, and
  • developing methodologies, conceptual frameworks, tools or techniques that could benefit maternal and child health in the context of exposure to extreme heat.

We will prioritise funding for projects that generate research that is relevant to the needs of disadvantaged groups in a warming climate and that have potential opportunities for translation into policy and practice. Disadvantaged groups are not homogenous. They may include those with high exposure and vulnerabilities to extreme heat that results from the intersection of social factors such as age, race, ethnicity, co-morbidities, occupation and socio-economic status.

Please contact Lynn Wong if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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Templeton Foundation: 2019-2023 Strategic Priorities Funding in Science and “The Big Questions”

Grant Amount: Commensurate with project scope
Deadline: Online Funding Inquiry Due August 19, 2022
Category: Philosophy; Religion; Spirituality; Science,
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The Templeton Foundation will support exploration of the nature of religious belief and practice; they will invest in basic scientific research that could shape how we think about human existence; they will encourage theological and philosophical reflection on the fruits of scientific discovery; and ask whether certain virtues such as gratitude, curiosity, and humility contribute to human flourishing.

Across these priorities, the activities the foundation supports will take three distinct but complementary forms: first, research that aims to produce novel discoveries; second, public engagement that promotes dissemination of these insights; and third, programs that investigate intellectual humility and encourage its practice by fostering curiosity, open-mindedness, and civil dialogue.

Altogether, the foundation’s investment in these 12 priorities will account for 80 percent of grantmaking over the next five years in the Science & the Big Questions funding area, totaling approximately $325 million. At the same time, they will continue to accept innovative proposals that do not fit into these priorities in our Open Funding Track.

The12 strategic priorities for 2019-2023 are:

  • Dynamics of Religious Change
  • Intellectual Humility
  • Mathematics & Physical Sciences
  • Religious Cognition
  • Health, Religion & Spirituality
  • Cultural Evolution
  • Science of Character Virtue
  • Science of Purpose
  • Public Engagement
  • Science-Engaged Theology
  • Programs in Islam
  • Programs in Latin America

Please contact Daniel Hadley if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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Templeton Foundation: Spiritual Yearning Research Initiative–The Search for Meaning Among the Nonreligious

Grant Amount: Commensurate with project scope
Deadline: Online Funding Inquiry Due August 19, 2022
Category: Philosophy; Theology; Religion; Psychology,
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This initiative aims to address the spiritual yearnings, existential concerns, and search for meaning of spiritually curious but nonreligious individuals and communities. The overarching question is: How can those who experience a deep yearning for a meaningful spiritual life, but find traditional religion unsatisfying, fulfill that yearning? This question involves empirical, conceptual, and normative dimensions, calling for an approach that is cross-disciplinary in nature.

The Foundation’s aim in this funding competition is to arrive at a better understanding of spiritual yearning and flourishing among the spiritually curious but nonreligious, by supporting research by scholars within philosophy, theology, religious studies, and the psychological sciences.

The current funding competition focuses on the two broad themes of spiritual yearning and meaning-making for the nonreligious, with each of these themes covering a number of possible empirical and conceptual research questions. We invite proposals that make use of a variety of research methods, including but not limited to qualitative research, theory-construction, conceptual clarification, surveys, experimental research, and normative argument. While we anticipate funding at least one project consisting primarily or exclusively of new empirical research (i.e., data collection, data analysis, and/or experimental work), the majority of the successful proposals will include conceptual or cross-disciplinary dimensions.

Proposals may focus on (but are not limited to) the following themes:

  • The nature of spiritual yearning
  • The value of spiritual yearning
  •  The potential causes and effects of spiritual yearning
  • Addressing spiritual yearning
  • Spiritual yearning in practice

The Foundation will award up to $2,200,000 in grants in this competition, and we expect to fund between six and ten projects.

Please contact Daniel Hadley if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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Spencer Foundation: Small Research Grants on Education

Grant Amount: $50,000
Deadline: August 9, 2022
Category: Education Research,
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The Small Research Grants Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets up to $50,000 for projects ranging from one to five years.

This program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, or method. The Foundation’s goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research.

This program supports proposals from multiple disciplinary and methodological perspectives, both domestically and internationally, from scholars at various stages in their career.

Please contact Gwen Allouch if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Pathways to MS Cures Roadmap Grants

Grant Amount: Up to $600,000 over 3 years
Deadline: Pre-applications Due July 13, 2022
Category: Multiple Sclerosis; Research,
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The National Multiple Sclerosis Society invites applications for investigator-initiated proposals to support research focused on addressing research questions highlighted in the Pathways to MS Cures Roadmap.

The roadmap includes three pathways stopping MS disease activity, restoring function by reversing damage and symptoms and ending MS by preventing new cases. Applicants must clearly state the relevance of their proposals to at least one of the research questions outlined in the Roadmap.

The society supports all types of research, including laboratory models, human studies, population-based approaches, and data-intensive investigations that leverage researcher and patient-reported outcomes. The society values studies that promote synergies between researchers in diverse disciplines, adhere to principles of sharing data and resources, and focus on underserved and understudied ethnic and racial MS populations.

To be eligible, applicants must possess an MD, PhD or equivalent and be considered eligible by their institution to apply for grant support.

Please contact Lynn Wong if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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Foundation for Physical Therapy: Physical Therapy Research Grants

Grant Amount: Up to $40,000 for all opportunities 
Deadline: August 5, 2022
Category: Physical Therapy; Education; Research,
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The Foundation provides support to emerging investigators to promote scientifically based and clinically relevant research related to the effectiveness of physical therapy practice. Research projects in any specialty may be supported. The Foundation supports only those intervention studies in which the interventions are provided by physical therapists, or selected components of the interventions are provided by physical therapist assistants under the direction and supervision of physical therapists.

Opportunities in 2022:
Education Research Grant – Awarded to an emerging investigator for education research related to methods for promoting the uptake of research findings into education.

Foundation Research Grant – Awarded to an Emerging Investigator who seeks to conduct research with any area consistent with the APTA’s Research Agenda.

Geriatric Research Grant – Awarded to an Emerging Investigator for research that addresses an area of high impact and priority for improving the practice of physical therapy for the treatment of aging adults.

Snyder Research Grant – Awarded to support relevant clinical research projects aimed to investigate: a) those services delivered by physical therapists; and b) the development of new interventions that offer reasonable assurance that they will be clinically relevant and therapeutically effective.

Please contact Lynn Wong if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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BrightFocus Foundation: Macular Degeneration Research Grants

Grant Amount: Varies, see below. Up to $600,000 over 3 years
Deadline: Letter of Intent Due July 28, 2022
Category: Macular degeneration,
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The BrightFocus Foundation invites letters of intent for its Macular Degeneration Research Grants program. Grants will be awarded in three categories:

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program: Grants of up to $200,000 over two years will be awarded to young postdoctoral researchers during their final stages of mentored training. The award provides salary support for a young scientist to conduct postdoctoral studies in an established laboratory focused on research contributing to understanding the biological causes and/or new clinical treatment of macular degeneration and should also serve as the basis for the applicant’s own independent research career.

New Investigator Grant Program: Grants of up to $450,000 over three years will be awarded to investigators during their early years as independent investigators involved in studies that impact the causes and/or treatment of macular degeneration.

Innovative Research Grants: Grants of up to $600,000 over three years will be awarded to support high-risk/high-gain age-related macular degeneration research. The foundation hopes to attract established investigators to apply for this support, but the aims of the application must contain outside-the-box ideas that are novel in the field.

Please contact Gwen Allouch if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation: Early-career Clinical Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Research Grants

Grant Amount: $25,000
Deadline: August 1, 2022
Category: Nutrition; Metabolism,
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The ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation invites applications for its ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation Grants program. Through the program, grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded in support of research projects by early-career investigators with the potential to advance the science and practice of clinical nutrition and metabolism. Project goals should align with the priorities outlined in the ASPEN Research Agenda.

Future research should include both basic science-oriented investigations aimed at improving the understanding of the science of nutrient regulation in different disease states, and clinical and translational research to determine how the practice of nutrition support can continue to be refined and individualized to optimize clinical outcomes.

To be eligible, applicants must be within ten years of completing a terminal research degree, medical residency, or end of post-graduate clinical training (or the equivalent); be at or below the rank of assistant professor, and commit at least 20 percent of their time to research in a professional institute that conducts nutrition research.

Please contact Gwen Allouch if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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Arnold Ventures: Research Grants to Reduce Violence

Grant Amount: Commensurate with project scope
Deadline: Letters of Interest Due July 11, 2022
Category: Violence Prevention; Youth therapy; Violence Reduction,
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The Arnold Ventures (AV) Reducing Violence portfolio aims to reduce community violence, support a safe future for all community members, and minimize the fear that comes from living in communities without effective responses to violence.

In this RFP, the foundation is prioritizing funding research to address immediate crises of violence. Arnold Ventures will fund research on the following priority interventions:

  • Street outreach/violence interruption
  • Hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIPs)
  • Therapeutic supports to families (e.g., functional family therapy)
  • Youth cognitive behavioral therapy and summer employment
  • Focused deterrence
  • Improving the physical environment

The foundation is primarily interested in rigorous outcome evaluations that focus on the core question of whether the selected intervention works to reduce violence and build community safety. It will support experimental and non-experimental approaches that facilitate estimates of causal effects. The foundation is also interested in understanding the mechanisms associated with changes and welcomes mixed-method and multilevel data collection strategies. Cost-benefit analyses are also recommended where feasible.

Please contact Daniel Hadley if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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Wenner-Gren Foundation: Engaged Research Grant in Anthropology

Grant Amount: $20,000
Deadline: August 1, 2022
Category: Anthropology,
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Engaged Research Grants support research partnerships that empower those who have historically been among those researched in anthropology, rather than researchers themselves.  These partnerships bring together scholars and their interlocutors in the mutual production of anthropological knowledge aimed at combatting inequality and promoting the flourishing of human and more than human worlds.  The program supports projects that promise to make a significant contribution to anthropological conversations through collaborations in which engagement is a central feature of a project from the very start.

Please contact Daniel Hadley if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative: SPARK Research Match Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Program

Grant Amount: Up to $20,000
Deadline: June 30, 2022
Category: Autism,
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The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) invites applications for its SPARK Research Match Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity program. SPARK (Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge) is the world’s largest research study on autism to accelerate autism research and discovery by building an online research community of thousands of individuals with ASD and their family members. Participation in SPARK is simple, accessible, and open to individuals living in the United States with a professional diagnosis of ASD SPARK participants can consent to be contacted about other research opportunities in the future through SPARK Research Match.

This request for proposals encourages and supports applications for SPARK Research Match studies from principal investigators to ensure SPARK research opportunities are available to Black or African American participants. The program aims to address historical disparities in research participation by Black or African American individuals by soliciting studies on autism that recruit Black or African American participants. Funding will provide per-person participant incentives (e-gift cards) for online surveys or remote projects (e.g., phone interviews, focus groups, telehealth) that utilize SPARK Research Match to recruit participants for  new research studies. Funds will not be transferred directly to the institution but rather will be provided as part of the workflow built for the project. For example, for an online survey study, SPARK Research Match would build the surveys into an online workflow, and after completion, participants would receive an e-gift card.

Researchers may apply for a maximum of $20,000 in per-person incentive funding per study.

Please contact Lynn Wong if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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NIHCM Foundation: Investigator-initiated Health Services Research Grants

Grant Amount: Up to $500,000
Deadline: Letter of Inquiry Due July 1, 2022
Category: Health Sciences,
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The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the U.S. health care system’s effectiveness, efficiency, and quality. Since 2012, the foundation has awarded more than $3.6 million to support innovative health services research in healthcare financing, delivery, management, and policy.

The foundation invites letters of inquiry for the 2022-2023 funding cycle of its investigator-initiated research grant program to advance this mission. NIHCM will make up to $500,000 available to new and existing grantees in support of innovative investigator-initiated research with high potential to inform improvements to the U.S. healthcare system. Projects must advance the existing knowledge base healthcare financing, delivery, management and/or policy. Priority will be given to research studies that address issues of broad significance for the U.S. healthcare system and that have a high potential to produce timely results and reach key target audiences. Expected project impact is paramount.

Applications are invited from individual researchers and all types of organizations and institutions, including both nonprofit and for-profit entities. Multiple submissions are permitted from a single researcher, organization, or university department.

Brief letters of inquiry are due July 1, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. ET. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full ten-page proposal, due in September 2022.

Please contact Gwen Allouch if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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NASPGHAN Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Research

Grant Amount: $150,000 over 2 years
Deadline: July 1, 2022
Category: Hepatology; Nutrition; Gastroenterology,
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NASPGHAN invites applications for its Young Investigator Development Awards. Grants of $75,000 per year for up to two years will be awarded to junior faculty in support of research activities with the potential to lead to an independent research career in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, or nutrition. NASPGHAN welcomes applications in two categories:

NASPGHAN Foundation/NASPGHAN George Ferry Young Investigator Development Award: This grant will be awarded to support a meritorious clinical, quality improvement, translational, or basic science research project related to diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, pancreas, or nutritional disorders of children.

NASPGHAN Foundation/Reckitt /Mead Johnson Nutrition Research Young Investigator Development Award: This grant, generously supported by Reckitt / Mead Johnson Nutrition, will be awarded to support a meritorious clinical, quality improvement, translational or basic science research project relating to nutrition in infancy, childhood, or adolescence.

Investigators may apply for both grants, as long as the proposed studies adhere to all criteria for each grant.

To be eligible, applicants must be a NASPGHAN members in good standing for at least two years and have, or will complete, pediatric gastroenterology, advanced fellowship training, or basic post-doctoral training within five years of the application due date for this award. Applicants must also hold a full time faculty position below the rank of associate professor in an academic institution within the United States, Mexico, or Canada and hold an MD, DO, PhD, MD/PhD, or equivalent degree at the start of the award.

Please contact Lynn Wong if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund: Plant, Animal, and Fungi Species Conservation Grants

Grant Amount: Up to $25,000
Deadline: June 30, 2022
Category: Conservation; Plants; Animals,
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The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund is innovative philanthropy providing small grants to boots-on-the-ground, get-your-hands-dirty, in-the-field species conservation projects for the world’s most threatened species. It was established to provide targeted grants to individual species conservation initiatives, recognize leaders in the field, and elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate.

To that end, grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to support plant, animal, and fungi species conservation efforts without discrimination based on region or selected species. The fund is primarily interested in providing support to in situ conservation work (such as survey work and data gathering, direct action, recovery management, training, and the like) that focuses on the species in its natural habitat. However, the importance of ex-situ work (genetic analysis, workshops, ex situ populations, etc.) is also recognized; therefore, a few grants may be given to projects that focus on ex situ conservation work in certain circumstances.

Please contact Gwen Allouch if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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Brady Education Foundation: Promoting Positive Cognitive and/or Achievement Outcomes for Children

Grant Amount: Not specified (Grants have ranged from $25,000 to $790,000)
Deadline: Stage 1 proposal due August 1, 2022
Category: Education; Cognitive Learning; Pediatrics,
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The Brady Foundation seeks to support projects to develop and test the feasibility of new programs for promoting positive cognitive and/or achievement outcomes for children (birth through 18 years) from underserved groups and/or low-resourced communities (minority ethnic groups, low-income families), as well as projects that evaluate the effectiveness of such programs.

Existing Program Evaluation (EPE proposals):
Primary aim:

  • What works: The primary aim must concern evaluating the effectiveness of programs designed to promote positive cognitive and/or achievement outcomes for children (birth through 18 years) with the goal of informing ways to close the educational opportunity gaps associated with race, ethnicity, and income.

Secondary aims may also focus on one or more of the following:

  • What works for whom, under what conditions: Investigate variations in program effects; that is, test for moderation effects that inform whether effects are stronger for certain groups and/or under certain conditions than other groups or conditions.
  • Reasons for effects: Investigate mechanisms through which effects occur; that is, test for mediation effects that inform why the program is effective.
  • Cost-benefit analyses: Compare the total costs of the program (start-up and ongoing operational costs) with its estimated monetary benefits to determine the net cost or benefit associated with the program.

Research Project (RP) proposals:
Primary and secondary aims:

  • The Primary and any secondary aims must concern obtaining information that will inform how to address disparities in educational opportunities associated with race, ethnicity, and/or family income.

Please contact Lynn Wong if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation: Young Investigator Program in the Chemical and Life Sciences

Grant Amount: Up to $600,000
Deadline: Letter of Intent Due August 1, 2022
Category: Chemical Sciences; Life Sciences,
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The Beckman Young Investigator Program provides research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers in the chemical and life sciences, particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments, and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science.

The BYI program funds scientists early in their careers who have not yet received a major award from another organization and are pursuing projects that are truly innovative, high-risk, and show promise for contributing to significant advances in chemistry and the life sciences.

To be eligible, candidates must have achieved a tenure track appointment after 1/1/2018 and before 8/1/2022.

LOIs are due August 1, 2022. Invited full proposals will be due January 16, 2023.

Please contact Daniel Hadley if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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American Philosophical Association: Diversity and Inclusiveness Grants

Grant Amount: Up to $20,000
Deadline: June 30, 2022
Category: Philosophy; Diversity; Inclusion,
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The American Philosophical Association works to support the professional development of philosophers at all levels and foster greater understanding and appreciation of the value of philosophical inquiry.

To that end, the organization invites applications for two programs:

Small Grant Fund: Awards of up to $5,000 will be awarded to projects that benefit the field of philosophy. A total of $25,000 will be awarded through the program.

Diversity and Inclusiveness Funding: In keeping with the mission and goals of the association’s longstanding commitment to addressing a serious lack of demographic diversity in philosophy, a total of $20,000 is available to fund projects designed to increase the presence and participation of women, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, people of low socioeconomic status, and other underrepresented groups at all levels of philosophy. Projects must have a clear application to diversity in a U.S./Canada context. Priority will be given to programs that explicitly address more than one type of diversity (e.g., gender and race/ethnicity). Proposals totaling $10,000 to $20,000 are strongly preferred, as the APA anticipates funding either one or two projects through the program.

Applicants must be APA members to be eligible for a grant through either program.

Please contact Gwen Allouch if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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American Federation for Aging Research: McKnight Brain Research Foundation Innovator Awards in Cognitive Aging and Memory Loss

Grant Amount: $750,000
Deadline: August 1, 2022
Category: Cognitive Aging; Memory Loss,
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In partnership with the McKnight Brain Research Foundation, AFAR will make up to two awards to support studies focusing on clinical translational research and another award toward understanding basic biological mechanisms underlying cognitive aging and age-related memory loss. The major goal of the program is to build a cadre of outstanding research scientists across the United States to lead transformative research in the field of cognitive aging.

Research studies at the intersection of age-associated cognitive changes and disease-related cognitive impairment may be considered if a strong case can be made for their relevance to cognitive aging and age-related memory loss. However, research that is primarily focused on neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease) will not be supported.

Eligibility criteria include:

  • Completed training prior to the beginning of this award (October 1, 2022)
  • Independent investigator at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (appointed no earlier than October 1, 2019), who has received R01 funding (or equivalent)
  • Be tenure-track faculty or equivalent in an academic or non-profit institution with evidence of long-term institutional support as indicated by commitment of resources including independent laboratory space, start-up research funds and personnel. Candidates not in a tenure-track position are also eligible and should demonstrate similar evidence of long-term institutional support and not be in a time-limited appointment
  • Have a proven track record of research accomplishments in cognitive aging as indicated by their publications in high-impact journals, awards, and other metrics of peer recognition
  • Provide evidence of institutional matching funds as described in a form completed by the Dean or Department Chair
  • Be in full time employment at an academic or non-profit research institution in the United States.

Please contact Lynn Wong if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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American College of Psychiatrists: Award for Creativity in Psychiatric Education

Grant Amount: Commensurate with Project Scope
Deadline: June 30, 2022
Category: Psychiatry; Education,
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Comprising more than 750 psychiatrists who have demonstrated excellence in psychiatry and achieved national recognition in clinical practice, research, academic leadership, or teaching, the American College of Psychiatrists works to promote the highest standards in psychiatry.

ACP invites applications for its Award for Creativity in Psychiatric Education, which recognizes a teaching program that demonstrates innovation in psychiatric education to advance this mission. Trainees may include medical students, residents, other physicians, allied mental health professionals, or community members.

Programs must have been in operation for at least two years, including outcome data, and have been a part of an approved psychiatric residency training program in the U.S. or Canada approved by ACGME or The Royal College.

Please contact Lynn Wong if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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Aaron Copland Fund for Music: Performance Program Grants

Grant Amount: Up to $20,000
Deadline: June 30, 2022
Category: Music,
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The Aaron Copland Fund for Music supports performing and presenting organizations whose artistic excellence encourages and improves public knowledge and appreciation of serious contemporary American music through its Performance Program. General operating support grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to professional performing ensembles and presenting organizations with a history of substantial commitment to contemporary American music and plans to continue that commitment.

The program also provides project support for exceptionally important activities related to contemporary American music proposed by professional performing ensembles and presenting organizations that do not normally feature contemporary American music in their programming.

An eligible project is a clearly defined endeavor that includes one or more performances of contemporary American music and, often, other activities related to the performance(s) that improve the public’s knowledge of such music. Projects featuring only one contemporary American work on a single concert program are not eligible for support unless authorized in advance by the grants manager.

Support will be provided only for activities set to occur in the current season, designated as September 1, 2022, through August 31, 2023.

Eligible organizations include chamber-sized ensembles of any instrumentation; chamber orchestras; symphonic or other full-sized orchestras; opera companies; dance companies and/or ensembles (note the fund’s primary purpose is the quality of the music and performance, which must be done by live musicians); vocal ensembles and choruses; presenters; festivals; and presenter/ensemble hybrids.

To be eligible, applicants must be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and have a performance history as an ensemble or presenter of at least two years.

Please contact Daniel Hadley if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement: Cottrell Scholar Award in Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Grant Amount: $100,000
Deadline: July 1, 2022
Category: Physical Science; Mathematics,
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The Cottrell Scholar Award honors and helps to develop outstanding teacher-scholars who are recognized by their scientific communities for the quality and innovation of their research programs and their academic leadership skills. The Cottrell Scholar Award provides entry into a national community of outstanding scholar-educators who produce significant research and educational outcomes.

The Cottrell Scholar Award (CSA) is available to early career faculty at U.S. and Canadian research universities and primarily undergraduate institutions. Eligible applicants are tenure-track faculty who hold primary or courtesy appointments in chemistry, physics, or astronomy departments that offer bachelor’s and/or graduate degrees in the applicant’s discipline.

For the 2022 proposal cycle, eligibility is limited to faculty members who started their first tenure-track appointment anytime in calendar year 2019. Accommodations are made for faculty who have taken maternity or paternity leave, or who have experienced medical conditions that prompted a tenure clock extension. Please click here to submit a request for eligibility extension.

Please contact Daniel Hadley if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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Human Vaccines Project: Michelson Prizes – Next Generation Grants

Grant Amount: $150,000
Deadline: June 26, 2022
Category:
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Modeled after the Human Genome Project, which has transformed biomedical research, the Human Vaccines Project seeks to transform how we fight our most devastating diseases by unlocking the mechanisms of human immunity—accelerating the development of new vaccines, diagnostics, and treatments.

To that end, the organization is inviting applications for the Michelson Prizes: Next Generation Grants. Through the program, $150,000 grants will be awarded to support promising researchers applying disruptive concepts and inventive processes to advance human immunology, vaccine discovery, and immunotherapy research for major global diseases.

The committee seeks research to tackle the current roadblocks in human vaccine development and expand our limited understanding of key immune processes fundamental to the successful vaccine and immunotherapy development. The prize will support highly innovative and impactful research, with the potential to be applied across many diseases.

Applications are encouraged from the full spectrum of scientific disciplines related to immunology, vaccine, and immunotherapy research, including but not limited to clinical research, molecular biology, computer science, biophysics, bioengineering, environmental health, biochemistry, protein engineering, AI/machine learning, nanotechnology, microbiome, vector biology.

Early career independent investigators, postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows (including residents and interns), and other researchers currently in training positions are eligible. Applicants must be employed by or affiliated with an eligible organization (e.g., academia, biotechnology companies, foundations, government and non-governmental organizations, and research institutes). Applicants must be age 35 or younger at the time of submission.

Please contact Lynn Wong if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Infectious Disease and Climate Change/Human Health Grants (multiple opportunities)

Grant Amount: $50,000 or $500,000; See below
Deadline: Varies, see below
Category: Climate Change, Infectious Diseases; Health Sciences,
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Investigators in Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease
Amount: $500,000 over five years
Deadline: Pre-proposals due July 14, 2022
The Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (PATH) award provides $500,000 over five years to support accomplished investigators at the assistant professor level to study pathogenesis, with a focus on the interplay between human and microbial biology, shedding light on how human and microbial systems are affected by their encounters.

Climate Change and Human Health Seed Grants
Amount: $2,500 – $50,000
Deadline: June 29, 2022
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund aims to stimulate the growth of new connections between scholars working in largely disconnected fields who might together change the course of climate change’s impact on human health. Over the next two years, we will dedicate $1M to supporting small, early-stage grants of $2,500 – $50,000 toward achieving this goal.

Please contact Lynn Wong if you are interested in applying to these opportunities.

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Michelson Research Foundation: 2022 Michelson Prize in Immunology (under 35 years old)

Grant Amount: $150,000
Deadline: June 26, 2022
Category: Health Sciences; Immunology,
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The Michelson Prizes: Next Generation Grants are $150,000 research grants given annually to support promising researchers who are applying disruptive concepts and inventive processes to advance human immunology, vaccine discovery, and immunotherapy research for major global diseases.

The committee will be looking for research aimed at tackling the current roadblocks that exist in human vaccine development and expanding our limited understanding of key immune processes that are fundamental to successful vaccine and immunotherapy development. The Michelson Prizes are awarding research that is highly innovative and impactful, with the potential to be applied across many diseases.

While the Michelson Prizes are focused on research in the fields of immunology, vaccine and immunotherapy discovery, applicants from the full spectrum of related disciplines, including clinical research, biochemistry, molecular biology, protein engineering, computer science, artificial intelligence/machine learning, biophysics, nanotechnology, etc., are encouraged to apply.

Please contact Lynn Wong if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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Vilcek Foundation: 2023 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science and Music

Grant Amount: $50,000
Deadline: June 10, 2022
Category: Early career; immigrant researchers; music; biomedical medicine,
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The Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise recognize and celebrate the contributions of immigrants to the arts, culture, and society in the United States. The prizes are awarded to foreign-born scientists and artists whose early-career work represents a significant contribution to their field.

Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Medicine
The Vilcek Foundation will award three Creative Promise Prizes of $50,000 each to young, immigrant biomedical scientists who demonstrate outstanding early achievement. Immigrant scientists who hold full-time independent positions with universities or academic research institutions are invited to apply. Apply if:

  • You were born outside the United States to non-American parents
  • You are not more than 38 years old
  • You are a biomedical scientist who has conducted creative, independent research in basic, applied, and/or translational biomedical science

Prize for Creative Promise in Music
The Vilcek Foundation will award three Creative Promise Prizes of $50,000 each to young, immigrant musicians who demonstrate outstanding early achievement in music. Immigrant composers, songwriters, conductors, DJs, instrumentalists, producers, singers and vocalists with at least five years of professional experience in music are invited to apply. Apply if:

  • You were born outside the United States to non-American parents
  • You are not more than 38 years old
  • You have five years of professional experience in music and possess a strong track record of creative and innovative work

Please contact Lynn Wong if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute: Engagement Awards (multiple opportunities)

Grant Amount: $100,000 or $250,000 (See Below)
Deadline: Letters of Intent for All Awards Due April 4, 2022
Category: Health Sciences,
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The Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards support projects that encourage active, meaningful involvement of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders as integral members of the patient-centered outcomes research/comparative clinical effectiveness research (PCOR/CER) enterprise. These awards are for research support projects. This program does not fund research studies.

PCORI strongly encourages applicants to acquaint themselves with PCORI’s definition of PCOR/CER prior to submitting an application to the Engagement Awards. All proposed projects under this opportunity must demonstrate a connection to building capacity for PCOR and CER.

Engagement Award: Stakeholder Convening Support
This opportunity aims to support projects that include multi-stakeholder convenings, meetings, and conferences that align with PCORI’s mission and facilitate expansion of PCOR/CER through collaboration around such efforts. Applicants may propose projects for up to one year in duration and up to $100,000 in total costs. 

Engagement Award: Dissemination Initiative
This opportunity aims to support projects that help organizations and communities  plan for or actively bring pertinent PCORI-funded research findings to their specific audiences, including relevant patients, clinicians, communities, and others, in ways that will command their attention and interest and encourage use of this information in their healthcare decision making. Applicants may propose projects up to two years in duration and up to $250,000 in total costs.

Engagement Award: Capacity Building
This opportunity aims to support projects that help communities increase their facility with and ability to participate across all phases of the PCOR/CER process. Applicants may propose projects for up to two years in duration and up to $250,000 in total costs. 

Please contact Gwen Allouch if you are interested in applying to any of these opportunities.

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Transformational Partnerships Fund: Institutions of Higher Education Exploration Grants

Grant Amount: Up to $100,000
Deadline: Rolling
Category:
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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.

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Rising Tide Foundation: Freedom in Practice Grants To Improve Quality of Life

Grant Amount: Commensurate with project scope
Deadline: Letters of Inquiry accepted on a rolling basis
Category: Societal Change; Quality of Life,
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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.

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Charles Koch Foundation: Trade Policy Research Grants

Grant Amount: Commensurate with project scope
Deadline: Rolling
Category: Trade; Policy; Economy,
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The Charles Koch Foundation partners with social entrepreneurs to remove the barriers that prevent people from reaching their potential and supports research that explores the key issues of society and funding innovations in postsecondary education.

To that end, the foundation invites proposals for research and related projects aimed at bridging the gap between theory and practice and contributing to contemporary debates around important trade-policy issues. The foundation is especially interested in research related to the following topics:

Getting Our Approach to Trade with China Right: This includes examining the potential impact of China’s mega-initiatives on the United States, such as the Belt and Road Initiative or China’s large-scale investments in Africa. Efforts could be along economic, social, diplomatic, and/or security lines; exploring issues and topics related to U.S-China trade and foreign direct investment and implications for national security; examining how to better protect U.S. intellectual property in China and other markets; exploring the impact of Chinese tech theft and commercial espionage on American businesses; examining the real threat of China as compared to the threat claimed by domestic interest groups, businesses, think tanks, and the media; exploring opportunities for U.S.-China economic cooperation; and exploring the role of the WTO in dispute settlement.

National Industrial Policy: This includes assessing the historical track record of national industrial policy in the United States; conducting a comparative analysis of countries’ industrial policies, with a focus on possible lessons for the United States; and exploring alternative means of achieving the stated goals of national industrial policy, e.g., increasing innovation, productivity growth, unemployment gains, etc.

Free Trade and Flourishing: This includes examining the impact and value of free trade agreements, especially in comparison to managed trade agreements, and presenting solutions to any concentrated costs that free trade agreements may cause.

Please contact Daniel Hadley if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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Global Innovation Fund: Innovative Impact Grants

Grant Amount: $50,000 - $15 Million
Deadline: Rolling
Category: Global; Innovation; Development,
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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.

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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: Therapeutics Development Award Program

Grant Amount: $600,000 or $3-5 Million
Deadline: Rolling
Category: Cystic Fibrosis; Therapeutics; Drug Discovery,
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The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is accepting Letters of Intent for its Therapeutics Development Award Program.

By supporting early to mid-phase drug development activities with both financial and technical support, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Therapeutics Development Award (TDA) program is designed to stimulate and de-risk CF drug development of novel therapies for cystic fibrosis. The program provides companies with funding and other resources in support of studies that may include drug discovery, pre-clinical safety, pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics (PK/PD), and clinical studies in people with CF through Phase 2 development. Awards will be made for either discovery or preclinical and initial clinical development activities (all therapeutic areas relevant to CF).

Applications will be considered in any therapeutic area that could benefit people with CF but are particularly encouraged in areas related to treating CF infections, CFTR modulation, mucus clearance (mucolytics and airway surface hydration), inflammation, chronic lung allograft dysfunction, CF-related diabetes, CF liver disease, and nutrition.

The TDA program provides two mechanisms of support:

Component I Awards: Funds up to $600,000 over two years will be awarded for early exploratory, discovery, and/or preclinical development studies.

Component II Awards: Considered for more advanced programs that generally have identified a clinical candidate and are moving into investigational new drug (IND)-enabling studies such as PK/PD, GLP toxicology, and Phase 1/2 clinical trials in CF patients. Component II awards are typically supported at a level of up to $3 million to $5 million for two or more years and require substantial matching funds. Only direct costs are covered.

Both U.S.-based and non-U.S. based (i.e., international) companies engaged in research and development are invited to apply.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Innovative Research to Advance Racial Equity

Grant Amount: Commensurate with project scope
Deadline: Rolling
Category:
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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. Our focus on racial equity means we are 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, and other races and ethnicities), as well as the ways in which racism intersects with other forms of marginalization, such as having low income, being an immigrant, having a disability, or identifying as LGBTQ+2 or a gender minority.

This funding is geared toward 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 at characterizing or documenting the extent of a problem.

While RWJF will consider research on various aspects of health equity, we prioritize studies of interventions that are designed to reduce race-based disparities (e.g., by confronting a root cause of disparities or targeting benefits to those experiencing the greatest burdens). RWJF is particularly interested in strategies focused on developing healthy and equitable communities; supporting the needs of children, families, and caregivers; and fostering alignment among health care, public health, and social service systems.

Please contact Lynn Wong if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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Simons Foundation: Targeted Grants in Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Grant Amount: Commensurate with project scope
Deadline: August 31, 2022
Category: Mathematics; physical sciences,
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The New York-based Simons Foundation was co-founded in 1994 by Jim and Marilyn Simons to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics and the basic sciences.

To that end, the foundation invites applications for its Targeted Grants in Mathematics and Physical Sciences program, which is intended to support high-risk theoretical mathematics, physics, and computer science projects of exceptional promise and scientific importance on a case-by-case basis. It provides flexible funding for up to five years. The foundation strongly encourages applications from scientists from underrepresented groups.

Candidates must be established U.S. or international public and private educational institutions or stand-alone research centers. Principal Investigators and co-Investigators must have a PhD and a tenure-track or tenured position at said institutions or centers. There are no citizenship or department requirements for PIs.

Applicants will be notified of a decision within two months of the LOI submission and those selected will be invited to submit a full proposal.

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Charles Koch Foundation: Foreign Policy Research Grants

Grant Amount: Commensurate with project scope
Deadline: Rolling
Category: Social Science; Foreign policy,
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The Charles Koch Foundation partners with social entrepreneurs to remove the barriers that prevent people from reaching their potential and supports research that explores the key issues of society and funding innovations in postsecondary education.

To that end, the foundation welcomes applications for its Foreign Policy Research Grants program, which provides support to scholars and research institutions interested in challenging the current foreign policy approach of the United States, providing alternative visions for U.S. foreign policy, and engaging in research that can bridge the gap between ideas and policy. While the foundation is especially interested in foreign policy research projects from the fields of political science, international relations, history, or economics, proposals from all fields will be considered on their merits.

The foundation is especially interested in work that explores topics and issues related to a grand strategy of restraint; examines the role of values and ethics in the formulation of U.S. foreign policy; addresses the unintended consequences of U.S. military actions abroad and explores the costs and impact of engagements in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and other places where significant counterterrorism efforts have been conducted; considers the impact of U.S. military engagement abroad on American society — for instance, the effect of our foreign policy decisions on civil liberties or the health and welfare of veterans; explores the concept of threat inflation and identifies the problematic nature of theories of credibility and reputation in relation to U.S. foreign policy; analyzes executive–legislative relations in foreign policy, including the constitutional division of war powers; examines the impact of domestic interest groups, businesses, think tanks, and the permanent national security bureaucracy on U.S. foreign policy; explores the growth of the intelligence and national security establishments since 9/11; surveys the costs, risks, and impacts of foreign aid and alliance commitments; studies the costs and benefits of burden-sharing and burden-shifting with current allies; scrutinizes Pentagon spending, force structure, and the strategic demands of U.S. defense policy — including structural incentives for military expenditures; considers the consequences of an increasingly multipolar world, especially as concerns principal geostrategic regions (e.g., Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and the Western Pacific); and explores how changes in technology (such as anti-access and area deferral, commonly referred to as A2/AD) that impact the offense-defense balance can be leveraged to support a sound approach to grand strategy.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health

Grant Amount: Commensurate with project scope
Deadline: Rolling
Category:
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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is working alongside others to help build a better, more equitable future where everyone living in the United States has a fair and just opportunity to live the healthiest life possible. We call that future a Culture of Health.

Pioneer investments explore emerging cultural, scientific, technological, environmental, economical and healthrelated trends, and support cutting-edge ideas in and beyond the fields of health and health care that have the potential to help and/or hinder our progress toward advancing health equity. We do this with the explicit goal of understanding and influencing the trajectory of these trends, by accelerating positive outcomes and averting or mitigating negative consequences.

Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health welcomes proposals that are primed to influence health equity in the future. We seek ideas that address any of RWJF’s Pioneer team’s four current areas of focus described below: 1) Future of Evidence; 2) Future of Social Interaction; 3) Future of Food; and 4) Future of Work. Additionally, under Open Exploration, also described below, this call for proposals seeks ideas that might fall outside of these four focus areas but which offer unique approaches to advancing health equity and our progress toward a Culture of Health.

Please let Lynn Wong know if you are planning to apply for this opportunity.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health

Grant Amount: Commensurate with project scope
Deadline: Rolling
Category:
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Evidence for Action (E4A), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), 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. RWJF’s Culture of Health Action Framework, which was developed to catalyze a national movement toward improved health, well-being, and equity, guides E4A’s program strategy.

E4A’s mission is to support rigorously designed quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research that yields convincing findings about the population health, well being, and equity impacts of specific policies, programs and practices. We primarily target research that directly tests the impacts of interventions on health outcomes. Evidence generated through E4A should be useful to practitioners and policymakers in making decisions, setting priorities, and allocating resources. Accordingly, projects we fund should yield findings that are generalizable to other sites and/or populations. We are especially interested in research examining the health impacts of program or policy interventions that address factors outside the domain of health care services or public health practice.

Please let Lynn Wong know if you are planning to apply for this opportunity.

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The Commonwealth Fund: Grants to Improve Health Care Practice and Policy

Grant Amount: ~$180,000 for one year
Deadline: Letters of Inquiry accepted on a rolling basis
Category: Health Equity; Health Policy; Medicare; Medicaid,
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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
Advancing Medicare
Tracking Health System Performance
Medicaid

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.

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Cure Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Newborn Screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Grant Amount: $100,000
Deadline: Rolling
Category: Health Sciences; Pediatrics; Spinal Muscular Atrophy,
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Cure SMA works for a world without spinal muscular atrophy, the number-one genetic cause of death for infants, and funds and directs research that drives breakthroughs in treatment and care and provides individuals with SMA and their families the support they need.

To that end, the organization invites applications for funding to Implement Newborn Screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded in support of activities that enable states to pre-symptomatically identify and treat pediatric SMA patients through the implementation of newborn-screening programs. Through this funding, Cure SMA intends to facilitate the ability of state laboratories to implement and conduct newborn screening for SMA.

Possible funded activities include but are not limited to:

Screening Implementation Support — Such as pilot screening, assay validation, additional personnel and staff training, equipment needed to perform the assay, and IT resources to perform the assay.

Data Gathering/Patient Follow-up and Support — Such as collection of data on infants identified as SMA positive via NBS, including but not limited to collaborations with Cure SMA and appropriate personnel/resources needed to ensure adequate patient referral/counseling.

See the Cure SMA website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Dr. Howard W. Jones, Jr. Public Policy, Medical Education, or Scientific Advancement Prize

Grant Amount: $10,000
Deadline: Rolling
Category: Health Sciences; Reproductive Medicine, Public Policy; Medical Education,
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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.

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Postdoctoral Enrichment Program in Biomedical Sciences

Grant Amount: $60,000 over three years
Deadline: January 14, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Biomedical Sciences,
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The Postdoctoral Enrichment Program provides a total of $60,000 over three years to support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution in the U.S. or Canada whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance to stellar careers in biomedical or medical research.

Generally, up to 12 awards will be granted for enrichment activities annually. This grant is meant to supplement the training of postdocs whose research activities are already supported. It is not a research grant.

The program provides a total of $60,000 over three years as follows:

– Year one: $20,000 to support enrichment activities of postdoctoral fellow ($10,000 for research supplies or equipment uniquely required to enhance postdoctoral fellow’s research and $10,000 for education and training, including for mentors in research lab where postdoctoral fellow is assigned.)
– Year two: $20,000 (same as year one)
– Year three:  $20,000 to help postdoctoral fellow advance research efforts towards the professoriate.  Funds must be used to develop independent, innovative areas of research.

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Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI): Supplement to Enhance Equity and Diversity Award

Grant Amount: Up to $300,000 over three years
Deadline: Open/Rolling
Category: Diversity, Health Sciences; Autism; Equity,
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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.

Objectives
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.

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The Laura and John Arnold Foundation: Demonstrating the Power of Evidence-Based Programs on Major U.S. Social Problems

Grant Amount: $1M to $5M
Deadline: Continuous
Category: Social Science, Social Work,
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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.

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Public Understanding of Science, Technology & Economics

Grant Amount: Less than $4M
Deadline: Continuous
Category: Science, Social Science,
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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.

– Books
– Film
– New Media
– Radio
– Television
– Theater

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Carnegie Corporation of New York: Education

Grant Amount: Upper $1,250,000
Deadline: Continuous
Category: Education,
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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;

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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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