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Deadline: October 30, 2013 (Pre-proposals)
Amount: up to $250,000
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, which seeks to stimulate development of Parkinson's disease therapeutics, is accepting pre-proposals for its Target Validation program's Spring 2014 funding cycle.
Part of the foundation's annual Edmond J. Safra Core Programs for PD Research, the Target Validation program supports efforts by nonprofit, for-profit, and public entities to determine whether manipulating a novel biological target provides a disease-relevant beneficial outcome in a whole-animal mammalian model of PD. The target should be clearly defined (e.g., a specific gene or structural/functional feature of a protein), and applicants may propose a variety of methods to manipulate the target, including but not limited to use of pharmacological tools or biologic strategies. Applicants also may propose use of previously established genetically engineered animal models assessed for PD-relevant features or sensitivity to PD-associated factors.
The program supports two-year grants of up to $250,000 inclusive of both direct and indirect costs. No more than 25 percent (academic institutions) or 10 percent (for-profit organizations) of the direct costs may go to indirect costs.
Applications may be submitted by biotechnology/pharmaceutical companies or other for-profit entities, either publicly or privately held; and by public and private nonprofit entities such as universities, colleges, hospitals, laboratories, units of state and local governments, and eligible agencies of the federal government. Applicants may be based in the United States or abroad. Postdoctoral fellows are not eligible to apply as principal investigators to the program.
Deadline: October 30, 2013 (Pre-proposals)
Amount: up to $250,000 over 2 years
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, which seeks to stimulate development of Parkinson's disease therapeutics, is accepting pre-proposals for its Target Validation Program. Part of the foundation's annual Edmond J. Safra Core Programs for PD Research, the Target Validation program supports work seeking to determine if manipulating a novel biological target has impact in a Parkinson's disease-relevant animal model — an essential early step to the development of potentially promising therapies.
The program supports two-year grants up to $250,000 total (inclusive of both direct and indirect costs). The total annual direct costs cannot exceed $100,000. No more than 2 percent (academic institutions) or 10 percent (for-profit organizations) of the direct costs may go to indirect costs.
Eligible applicants include biotechnology/pharmaceutical companies, other for-profit entities, public and private nonprofit universities, colleges, hospitals, laboratories, and government agencies.
As therapeutic programs may require many kinds of expertise, MJFF encourages industry and academic collaborations when appropriate. Given the significant coordination and leadership necessary for the program, post-doctoral fellows are not eligible to apply as principal investigators.
For consideration, pre-proposals must be received no later than October 30, 2013. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposals by January 15, 2014.
Deadline: October 31, 2013
The maximum award request is $50,000 per granting period, including indirect costs. Renewal of this award is contingent on attending the next meeting of the DDD Collaboratory, a collaboration of laboratories dedicated to the study of this disease, demonstrating significant progress over the prior granting period, and describing proposed lines of investigation that will be completed over the next granting period. Meetings of the DDD Collaboratory are held every 24-30 months. Grants can be renewed for three periods. Renews are competitive. The project period is for one year with a beginning date of January 1. A project period may be extended for another 12 months without additional funds if requested by the Principal Investigator and approved by the Fund Advisory Board before the end of the project period.
The purpose of KIDNEEDS is to encourage and support research in sciences related to the investigation of Dense Deposit Disease/ Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis Type II. Appropriate areas of research include diagnosis, management and pathogenesis of this disease. These can involve physiological, biochemical, pharmacological, physical, genetic, environmental, or pathological investigations.
Awards are made to an institution on behalf of a grantee. The Grantee Institution is obligated to administer the grant in accordance with regulations and policies now in effect governing Public Health Service Grants. In accepting a research grant, the institution and the Principal Investigator (PI) are responsible for using grant funds for the purposes set forth. Grants are available to research scientists in North America and Europe.
Deadline: November 1, 2013
Amount: $85,000 for Milsten Program; $60,000 for Translational Research
The mission of the Milstein Medical Asian American Partnership Foundation is to improve world health by developing mutually beneficial partnerships among the United States, China, and countries in greater Asia. To that end, the foundation is inviting applications from mainland China for the Irma and Paul Milstein Program for Senior Health Fellowship Award and the Translational Research Project Award.
Irma and Paul Milstein Program for Senior Health Fellowship Award: The fellowship provides support for a Chinese scholar for one year of geriatric medicine and aging research training at a prominent sponsoring institution in the U.S. The fellowship will provide support for the fellow in the amount of $60,000, in addition to a $25,000 grant to the hosting U.S. institution. Applicants must have a career goal to become a distinguished researcher focusing on the challenges of aging and geriatric conditions. Translational Research Project Award: The award provides support for one translational research project in the areas of geriatrics, dermatology, and hematology with the potential for immediate impact on improving senior health in China. The award will provide $50,000 in support for the project to be conducted at the applicant's home institution in China and $10,000 in support for the U.S. partner institution.
For this first round of MMAAP Foundation awards, Johns Hopkins University will serve as both the hosting institution for the fellow and the partner institution for the translational research project. Chinese applicants should come from major medical centers with demonstrated excellence in geriatric medicine and gerontology. In addition, applicants must be under the age of 50 and hold the rank of instructor or above; possess an M.D. or Ph.D. within the specialty of geriatrics and gerontology; have significant research experience with a distinguished publication record; possess commitment to research and academics and demonstrated leadership skills; and have excellent proficiency in English.
Deadline: November 1, 2013 @ 3:00 P.M. E.T. (Letters of Intent)
Amount: up to $100,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is inviting Letters of Intent for the second round of its New Idea Award, a grant program intended to develop safer and more effective treatment paradigms for patients with hematological malignancies. Specifically, the program is offering concept grants in support of academic researchers with innovative therapy ideas that are substantially different from current standard treatments and may advance to clinical testing in the short-term.
The goal of the award program is to evaluate novel concepts that could lead to significant improvements in the clinical outcomes, including quality of life, of patients with hematological malignancies. Grants will support initial exploration of untested but potentially transformative research ideas and treatment approaches. Applicants must succinctly describe the innovative idea/approach and a method for testing it within a calendar year. Upon completion of the one-year grant period, applicants will be evaluated on the extent to which their concept has been substantiated by initial testing, and promising projects may be selected for extended funding. Up to eight grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded.
Investigators in academic laboratories are eligible to apply. Investigators must demonstrate that their research environment is equipped and suitable for the proposed study. Applicants need not be citizens of the United States or associated with a U.S.-based institution. Applicants should hold a Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M., or equivalent degree.
LOIs must be received no later than November 1, 2013. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit complete applications, which will be due on January 15, 2014.
Deadline: November 4, 2014 @ 11:59 P.M. E.S.T.
Amount: $75,000 over 2 yrs
An initiative of AIDS United, the Syringe Access Fund supports service providers and policy projects to reduce the risk of HIV, hepatitis C, and other blood-borne pathogens among injection drug users and their sexual partners through expanded access to sterile syringes.
In this eighth round of funding, the Syringe Access Fund will award approximately $2 million in new grants by the start of 2014 to support syringe exchange direct services (access to sterile syringes through syringe exchange programs) and policy/advocacy campaigns focused on improving public policy at local, state, and/or national levels.
Maximum grant awards of $75,000 will be divided equally over two years.
The primary goal of the Syringe Access Fund is to provide core support for programs that demonstrate an ability to provide high-quality syringe access services to one or more identified population(s), and/or an ability to conduct local, statewide, or national-level policy advocacy initiatives that demonstrate concrete objectives and activities to expand access to sterile syringes.
The fund will prioritize support for programs in geographic areas where access to sterile syringes can be dramatically improved through either greater programmatic capacity or policy improvement. Funding considerations include HIV/AIDS and HCV prevalence, injection drug use prevalence, overdose incidence, and areas where policy improvements can have local, state, and/or national impact. Strategic partnerships also are encouraged. Government agencies are eligible to apply if matching funds can be demonstrated.
Deadline: November 7, 2013 @ 12:00 P.M. P.S.T. (Pre-applications)
The Impact Fund provides grants to nonprofit legal firms, private attorneys, and/or small law firms working to advance social justice in the areas of civil and human rights, environmental justice, and poverty law. The fund provides support for public interest litigation that has the potential to benefit a large number of people, lead to significant law reform, and raise public consciousness of social justice issues.
The average grant amount ranges between $5,000 and $15,000. The maximum grant amount awarded to any single applicant is $25,000 per year.
Grants are made in the general areas of social and environmental justice, human and civil rights, and poverty. The fund is particularly interested in projects that address systemic deprivations of constitutional or statutory rights in post 9/11 cases involving denial of rights under the guise of "Homeland Security"; criminal justice and immigration; and education access and equity.
Grants will be awarded to private attorneys, small legal firms, and nonprofit legal entities that do not have sufficient access to funding sources. Specifically, grants are intended to support cases that could not be effectively prosecuted, and/or in which financial hardship would occur to the applicant if supplementary funding were not available. Grants may cover reasonable costs and out-of-pocket expenses (including non-recoverable costs) such as deposition expenses, expert fees, and investigation expenses.
The fund awards grants four times a year. Pre-applications are accepted on a continual basis. For the 2013 spring cycle, the pre-application deadline is November 7, 2013, and the application deadline is November 21, 2013.
Deadline: November 8, 2013
Grinnell College, a private four-year liberal arts college located in Grinnell, Iowa, has announced a call for nominations for the 2014 Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize.
The annual prize honors individuals under age the age of 40 from anywhere in the world who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change. Up to three awards of $100,000 will be presented, with half the prize money going to the individual(s) and half to social justice organization(s) selected by the winners.
The program hopes to attract nominations across a wide range of fields, including science, medicine, the environment, humanities, business, economics, education, law, public policy, social services, religion and ethics, as well as projects that cross these boundaries. Grinnell especially hopes to receive nominations of those who work in areas that may not be traditionally viewed as directly connected to social justice, such as the arts and business.
Nominations are open to United States citizens as well as nationals of other countries. Nominees may be U.S. citizens or nationals of other countries; no affiliation with Grinnell College is required.
Deadline: November 13, 2013 @ 3:00 P.M. E.S.T.
Amount: up to $165,000
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program is designed to provide a comprehensive fellowship experience at the nexus of health science, policy, and politics in Washington, D.C.
The program provides an outstanding opportunity for exceptional midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and healthcare policy. Fellows participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care, and health policy.
Exceptional candidates from academic faculties and nonprofit healthcare organizations are encouraged to apply. Applicants may have backgrounds in the disciplines of allied health, biomedical sciences, dentistry, economics or other social sciences, health services organization and administration, medicine, nursing, public health, social and behavioral health, or health law. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
Up to six grants of up to $165,000 will be made in 2014. Each fellow will receive up to $94,000 for the Washington stay (September 1, 2014, through August 31, 2015) in salary, plus fringe benefits or a fellowship stipend.
The complete call for applications and application instructions are available at the RWJF Web site.
Deadline: November 13, 2013
Amount: $225,000 over 3 yrs
The Prostate Cancer Foundation has announced another round of funding for early career prostate cancer researchers through its Young Investigators Awards program.
Consistent with the foundation's goal to end death and suffering from prostate cancer, the awards program seeks to help develop a gifted cohort of investigators to undertake the next generation of prostate cancer research. Investigators with diverse expertise from anywhere in the world are invited to apply.
Highly innovative basic science programs will be considered, but priority will be given to "bench to bedside" translational research proposals with the potential to deliver near-term benefit to patients. Applications are welcome from the global community. Applicants need not be trained specifically in clinical prostate cancer research. Young Investigators may be working in basic, translational, or clinical research, or in population sciences, bioengineering, or any other field that could contribute to the end of prostate cancer. However, successful applicants should be working in a research environment capable of supporting transformational prostate cancer research. Access to and interaction with a clinical environment, as well as translational prostate cancer physician-scientists, is highly desirable. Applicants should be within six years of completing a professional degree or clinical training such as an M.D., Ph.D., M.D.-Ph.D., M.P.H., or equivalent. The applicant may hold the title of senior postdoctoral fellow, instructor, research associate, assistant professor, or equivalent.
The awards will provide $75,000 per year for three years to advance the career and research efforts of the awardees. Funds may be used flexibly to advance the career and research efforts of the awardee. This includes, for example, funding "protected time" or direct costs for experiments. Documentation will be requested of any in-kind level of support, including dedicated space, equipment, institutional overhead, and core institutional resources. Mentorship is required for every PCF Young Investigator applicant and grantee. Awardees and their mentors will be required to attend the annual PCF Scientific Retreat in October 2014.
Deadline: November 15, 2013
Amount: $50,000/yr (renewable)
Launched in 2004, the program awards fellowships to female scientists from developing nations to help them pursue advanced graduate degrees and postdoctoral fellowships in scientific disciplines at leading universities around the world.
Fellowship amounts are based on actual costs up to a maximum of $50,000 per year and may be renewed through to completion of a fellow's studies subject to performance, self-evaluation, and recommendations from supervisors. Candidates should have applied to, have been admitted to, or be currently enrolled in a university abroad when submitting their Faculty for the Future grant application.
Fellowship recipients are selected as much for their leadership capabilities as for their scientific talents. Ultimately they are expected to return to their home countries to continue their academic careers, to further their research, to teach, and to become inspirational role models for other young women.
To be eligible, candidates must hold an excellent academic record and illustrate their commitment to teaching and research or to using their scientific knowledge in public policy advocacy. Candidates should demonstrate leadership skills and have a track record in encouraging young women to pursue the sciences.
Deadline: November 26, 2013 (Phase One Applications)
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Graduate Arts Award enables students or recent alumni with exceptional artistic or creative promise and financial need to pursue up to three years of study at an accredited graduate institution in the United States or abroad.
The Graduate Arts Award is for students who plan to pursue a career as a practicing artist in their field. Eligible fields of study include fine arts, performance or studio art, music (including vocal, instrumental, composition, or conducting), dance, drama and theater arts, creative writing, and television and film. Scholars are selected based on a range of criteria, including artistic or creative merit, academic achievement, financial need, desire to engage in and contribute to the world, self-confidence, and resilience.
Applicants must possess exceptional academic records and demonstrate unmet financial need. At a minimum, each candidate must have senior standing or have graduated from an accredited four-year U.S. college or university within the past five years; a cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of 3.2 or better on a scale of 4.0 (or the equivalent); demonstrated unmet financial need; a bachelor's degree by the start of the fall 2014 semester; and plans to begin their first full-time graduate degree program in the performing arts, visual arts, or creative writing at an accredited college or university in the fall of 2014.
U.S. citizenship is not required. Candidates, however, must have attended and be nominated by an accredited undergraduate institution in the U.S. The program has no age restrictions. Only individuals who have not already enrolled in graduate school or earned a graduate degree are eligible.
Awards can provide as much as $50,000 annually. In 2014, the foundation will select up to twenty recipients for this award.
For the first time this year, the award program will have a two-phase application process. College seniors and recent college graduates may apply directly to the foundation during the first phase. If a student is invited to continue in the second phase, he or she must be nominated by the foundation's faculty representative at their institution. Each college or university may nominate up to two students to be considered for the award, and must make all nominations by February 27, 2014.
Deadline: December 1, 2013
One fellowship will be awarded. The stipend will be $85,000, with an additional expense allowance of about $8,500. Acceptance of the fellowship cannot be postponed.
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This program makes awards annually to outstanding mathematicians to help further their careers in research. Work in all areas of mathematics, including interdisciplinary work, is eligible. The primary selection criterion for the Centennial Fellowship is the excellence of the candidate's research. Applications should include a cogent plan indicating how the fellowship will be used. The plan should include travel to at least one other institution and should demonstrate that the fellowship will be used for more than reductions of teaching at the candidate's home institution.
The selection committee will consider the plan in addition to the quality of the candidate's research, and will try to award the fellowship to those for whom the award would make a real difference in the development of their research careers. Work in all areas of mathematics, including interdisciplinary work is eligible.
Preference will be given to candidates who have not had extensive fellowship support in the past. Recipients may not hold the Centennial Fellowship concurrently with another research fellowship such as a Sloan or NSF Postdoctoral fellowship. A recipient of the fellowship shall have held his or her doctoral degree for at least three years and not more than 12 years at the inception of the award (that is, received between September 1, 2002, and September 1, 2011). Applications will be accepted from those currently holding a tenured, tenure-track, postdoctoral, or comparable (at the discretion of the selection committee) position at an institution in North America.
Deadline: December 2, 2013 @ 11:59 P.M. Applicants Time Zone (Letters of Intent)
Amount: $200,000 over 2 yrs
The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience supports innovative research designed to bring science closer to the day when diseases of the brain can be accurately diagnosed, prevented, and treated. To this end, the fund is inviting Letters of Intent for the 2014 McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Awards.
The awards program is designed to encourage and support scientists working on the development of novel and creative approaches to understanding brain function. The fund is especially interested in how a new technology may be used or adapted to monitor, manipulate, analyze, or model brain function at any level, from the molecular to the entire organism. The program seeks to advance and enlarge the range of technologies available to the neurosciences and to foster collaboration between the neurosciences and other disciplines; thus, collaborative and cross-disciplinary applications are encouraged.
Investigators who are United States citizens or lawful permanent residents conducting research at institutions within the United States are invited to apply. Eligible applicants must hold tenured or tenure-track faculty positions, and may not be employees of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute or scientists within the intramural program of the National Institutes of Health.
Up to three awards are made annually, each providing $100,000 per year for two years. Funds may be applied to a variety of research activities, but not the recipient's salary. Funding begins August 1, 2014.
For complete program guidelines and procedures for submitting a Letter of Intent, as well as information about past recipients, see the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience Web site.
Deadline: December 15, 2013
Amount: $55,000 for Post-doc Fellowship; $25,000 for Dissertation Fellowship
The D. Kim Foundation for the History of Science and Technology in East Asia in Lexington, Massachusetts, provides fellowships and grants to support graduate students and young scholars working in the area of the history of science and technology in East Asia from the beginning of the 20th century. Comparative studies of East Asia and the West as well as studies in related fields (mathematics, medicine and public health) are also welcome.
The foundation offers post-doctoral and dissertation fellowships as well as grants for travel/research and for group projects.
1) Post-doctoral Fellowship: One fellowship of up to $55,000 will be awarded annually to a distinguished young scholar who has received his/her doctoral degree within the past five years.
2) Dissertation Fellowship: One or two fellowships of up to $25,000 each will be awarded annually to Ph.D. candidates who are writing their dissertations.
The deadline for the receipt of fellowship applications is December 15, 2013. Successful recipients will be notified by e-mail in late-January. The fellowship term is September 1, 2014, through August 31, 2014, but can be adjusted with permission from the foundation.
1) Traveling/Research Grant: Several grants up to $2,500 each will be awarded annually to scholars who are traveling either to present papers at international conferences, workshops or annual meetings, or for short-term research projects (less than a month).
2) Group Grants: Several grants up to $5,000 each will be awarded to groups that organize workshops or international meetings.
The deadline for the receipt of applications is December 15, 2013. Grant recipients will be notified by e-mail in late January.
English is the official language of the foundation. All application materials (including sample chapters, papers or essays) should be written in English. All publications, workshops, and meetings supported by the foundation should be in English.
· Deadline: December 15, 2013 @ 3:00 P.M. E.T.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has issued a Request for Proposals through its Translational Research Program to support drug-discovery programs specifically directed toward medicinal chemistry and/or drug-target screening for hematological malignancies. LLS recognizes a significant need for investigators to receive resources for high-throughput screening and optimization of small molecules into drug-like compounds suitable for in vivo testing in a disease-relevant model that can be used for further preclinical proof-of-concept testing of a new drug target.
The goal of the RFP is the development of small molecules for in vivo proof of concept studies in disease-relevant animal models for hematological malignancies. Proposals should include strong scientific rationale for a new drug target in a hematological malignancy, provide information to assess existing intellectual property or the potential for novel chemical space, and demonstrate or explain how a screening assay can be developed to accommodate a high volume of compounds or indicate how a tractable lead compound can be further developed.
Investigators at academic laboratories are eligible to apply. Investigators must demonstrate that their research environment is equipped and suitable for aspects of the work plan that would be carried out at their facility or in their lab. Collaborations between multiple investigators to strengthen the work proposed will be considered favorably but are not a requirement. Applicants need not be United States citizens nor be associated with a U.S.-based institution, but they should hold a Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M., or equivalent degree.
Grant amounts will be determined on a project-by-project basis.
Deadline: December 15, 2013
Amount: $50,000 stipend over 2 yrs
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago are inviting outstanding doctoral students to apply for the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being.
The fellowships are designed to identify and develop a new generation of leaders interested in and capable of creating practice and policy initiatives that will enhance child development and improve the nation's ability to prevent all forms of child maltreatment.
Fellows can be based at any academic institution in the United States and are selected from a range of academic disciplines, including but not limited to social work, public health, medicine, public policy, education, economics, psychology, and epidemiology.
Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
Fellows receive an annual stipend of $25,000 for up to two years to support the completion of their dissertation and related research at their academic institution. Up to fifteen fellowships are awarded annually.
Deadline: December 16, 2013 @ 5:00 P,M. E.S.T. (Letter of Intent)
Amount: $500,000 over 4 yrs
Sponsored by the Ellison Medical Foundation and administered by the American Federation for Aging Research, the Julie Martin Mid-Career Award in Aging Research recognizes outstanding mid- career scientists who propose new directions of importance to biological gerontology.
Proposals in areas where support from the National Institutes of Health or other traditional funding sources is unlikely because the research is high risk are particularly encouraged if they have potential to lead to major new advances in the understanding of basic mechanisms of aging. Projects investigating age-related diseases also qualify, but only if approached from the point of view of how basic aging processes may lead to these outcomes. Projects concerning mechanisms underlying common geriatric functional disorders also are encouraged, as long as these include connections to fundamental problems in the biology of aging. Projects that deal strictly with clinical problems such as the diagnosis and treatment of disease, health outcomes, or the social context of aging are not eligible.
The applicant must be an associate professor who was promoted to that position (with or without tenure) after December 1, 2010. Scientists not previously engaged in aging research, but whose research could lead to novel approaches in aging are eligible. Scientists already engaged in aging research but whose proposed research represents a new high-risk direction of investigation with a potential high payoff in our understanding of basic aging processes, also are eligible.
The proposed research must be conducted at any type of not-for-profit setting in the United States. Individuals who are employees in the NIH Intramural program are not eligible, nor are recipients, past or present, of the Ellison Medical Foundation Senior Scholar Award in Aging.
Two four-year awards of $500,000 will be made in 2014 at the level of $125,000 per year. Up to 10 percent ($50,000) of the award may be requested for administrative/indirect costs.
Letters of Intent must be received no later than December 16, 2013. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal, which will be due no later than March 17, 2014.
Deadline: January 6, 2014
The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience supports innovative research designed to bring science closer to the day when diseases of the brain can be accurately diagnosed, prevented, and treated.
The fund is inviting applications for the 2014 McKnight Scholar Awards, which were established to encourage emerging neuroscientists to focus on disorders of learning and memory. Up to six McKnight Scholars will each receive $75,000 annually, beginning July 1, 2014. Funds may be used in any way that facilitates development of the scholar's research program, but not for indirect costs.
To be eligible, applicants must demonstrate interest in solving important problems in relevant areas of neuroscience, including the translation of basic research to clinical neuroscience. Awards are given to exceptional young scientists who hold the M.D. and/or Ph.D. degree and who are in the early stages of establishing an independent laboratory and research career. Traditionally, successful candidates have held faculty positions for at least one year.
In addition, applicants must have tenure-track status at a U.S.-based sponsoring institution (to which awards will be paid); a record of meritorious research in areas pertinent to the interests of the fund; no more than four years of experience in an independent/tenure-track faculty position (exceptions may be made to account for parental leave); evidence of a commitment to a career in neuroscience; and U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent resident status.
A review committee will evaluate applications and invite a select few applicants to interview with the committee. Applicants selected will be notified by March 28, 2014. The interviews are scheduled for Friday, April 25, 2014, in New York City. The committee will then recommend candidates to the board of directors of the fund for final decision. Awards will be announced on or before May 17, 2014.
Deadline: January 8, 2014 @ 3:00 P.M. E.S.T. (Letters of Inquiry)
The William T. Grant Foundation's Distinguished Fellows Program is designed to increase the supply of, demand for, and use of high-quality research in the service of improved youth outcomes. To accomplish this goal, the program gives influential mid-career researchers the opportunity to immerse themselves in practice or policy settings, and gives influential practitioners and policy makers the opportunity to work in research settings.
The program encourages mid-career researchers to submit proposals that are designed to deepen their understanding of policy processes and practice settings. The program also invites policy makers and practitioners to propose projects that will enhance their capacities to recognize and use high-quality research.
Proposed fellowships must fit the Grant Foundation's research interests. The foundation currently supports research to understand and improve the everyday settings of youth between the ages of 8 and 25 in the United States. Specifically, the foundation funds studies that enhance the understanding of how youth settings work, how they affect youth development, and how they can be improved; and when, how, and under what conditions research evidence is used in policy and practices that affect youth, and how its use can be improved.
To be eligible, applicants must be influential mid-career practitioners, policy makers, or researchers, and propose one or two tax-exempt private and governmental organizations that are willing to "house" and mentor the fellow. For the purposes of this program, a mid-career professional is defined as having eight to twenty years of cumulative experience in his/her current role as a researcher, policy maker, or practitioner.
The program generally selects between one and four fellows annually. Each fellow will receive up to $175,000 (including direct and indirect costs) for the total duration of the fellowship. Fellowships may range from six months to two years. The foundation also may provide a small grant of up to $25,000 to the fellowship site to defray the costs associated with hosting a fellow.
Letters of Inquiry must be received no later than January 8, 2014. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full applications.
The 2013-14 Distinguished Fellows Application Guide, containing a complete description of the fellows program, eligibility guidelines, and application instructions, is available at the William T. Grant Foundation Web site.
Deadline: January 8, 2014 @ 3:00 P,M. E.S.T. (Letters of Inquiry)
Amount: between $100,000 to $600,000 over 2 to 3 yrs
The William T. Grant Foundation seeks to fund high-quality empirical research with the goal of improving the lives of youth between 8 and 25 years of age in the United States. To help accomplish this goal, the foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry for its Request for Proposals on Understanding the Acquisition, Interpretation, and Use of Research Evidence in Policy and Practice.
Support will be provided for empirical theory-building studies of factors affecting policy makers' and practitioners' acquisition, interpretation, and use of research evidence. The foundation is interested in policy and practice directly relevant to youth in the U.S. Areas of focus can include education, juvenile justice, child welfare, health, family support, employment, mental health, and youth programs.
The foundation will consider applications for newly initiated studies as well as add-on studies to existing projects. Add-on studies must address research questions not covered by prior funding from the Grant Foundation or other funders, although they may cover secondary analyses of existing data or collection and analyses of new data.
The foundation encourages interdisciplinary projects and welcomes applications from researchers in various fields and disciplines, including anthropology, communications, economics, education, family studies, human development, organizational studies, political science, prevention research, psychology, public administration, public policy, public health, social work, and sociology.
To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be employed at a nonprofit institution, either in the U.S. or abroad.
The foundation will support research projects with awards ranging from $100,000 to $600,000 for direct and indirect costs over two to three years.
Deadline: January 10, 2014
Amount: Up to $50,000
The mission of the AUR Research and Education Foundation, the charitable arm of the Association of University Radiologists, is to encourage excellence in radiological laboratory and clinical investigation, teaching and clinical practice; to stimulate an interest in academic radiology as a medical career; to advance radiology as a medical science; and to represent academic radiology at a national level.
The foundation is currently accepting applications for its Ethics and Professionalism in Radiology Project grants, which are designed to improve patient care and safety and promote social responsibility in medical care and practice by providing funding opportunities for the study and teaching of ethics and professionalism in radiology.
Projects that address any aspect of ethics and professionalism in radiology will be considered. Examples of types of projects include but are not limited to research of ethical dilemmas faced by academic radiologists or radiology physicians-in-training and the methods by which the dilemmas are addressed and educational programs to teach ethics and professionalism to practicing radiologists, to radiology physicians-in-training, or to allied members of the academic radiology community.
Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded in a single year. The awards may be used for salary support and/or other project costs. The AUR Research & Education Foundation does not fund institutional indirect costs, overhead costs, or tuition through the program.
Any member of AUR is eligible to apply as principal investigator. However, it is not necessary for all members of the research or development team to be AUR members. Eligibility of the principal investigator must be maintained throughout the grant period.
Deadline: January 14, 2014
Amount: Up to $100,000
The National Forest Foundation, the nonprofit partner of the U.S. Forest Service, works to engage America in community-based and national programs that promote the health and public enjoyment of the National Forest System.
The NFF Matching Awards Program provides matching funds for direct on-the-ground and citizen-based monitoring projects benefiting America's national forests and grasslands. NFF is interested in action-oriented projects that enhance the viability of natural resources while benefiting and directly engaging surrounding communities. MAP funds can be used to support conservation and restoration projects in the areas of wildlife habitat improvement, recreation, watershed health and restoration, and community-based forestry. In addition to focusing on one or more of these four areas of stewardship, the foundation requires projects to show a strong commitment to civic engagement and community involvement through the direct involvement of the public in on-the-ground conservation, restoration, and monitoring projects.
NFF will consider applications from non-federal partners, community-based organizations, Native American tribes, and 501(c)(3) nonprofits implementing action-oriented on-the-ground conservation and citizen-based monitoring projects on or around national forests or grasslands.
Past award amounts have ranged from $500 to more than $100,000, with a mean of $30,000 and a median of $25,000. All MAP awards require at least a 1:1 cash match of non-federal funds. Projects must be completed within one year. MAP funding is available to support specific conservation and restoration projects and does not provide general programmatic support.
MAP projects are selected for funding through a two-stage process. Applicants must first complete the online pre-screening questionnaire. Those that successfully complete the questionnaire will be invited to submit a proposal. For the 2013 program, the proposal deadline is January 9, 2013, for round one, and July 17, 2013, for round two.
Deadline: January 15, 2014
The Charles Bronfman Prize annually recognizes Jewish humanitarians whose work, while inspired by personal Jewish values, is of universal benefit to all people. The award program seeks to honor next-generation leaders who have a vision for change that will better the world in a meaningful way, and who have created a mechanism for acting on that vision in ways that deliver measurable results.
The prize celebrates the vision and endeavor of an individual (or group of individuals) under the age of 50 whose humanitarian work has contributed significantly to the betterment of the world. The prize is designed to bring public recognition to young, dynamic individuals whose Jewish values infuse their humanitarian accomplishments and provide inspiration to future generations. The prize recipient(s) will join a cohort of recipients who exhibit leadership, innovation, and impact.
The prize accepts nominations from around the world in all areas of humanitarian endeavor across a broad spectrum of disciplines, including but not limited to medicine and science, education, human rights, conflict resolution, community development, and compassionate care. Past recipients represent a range of endeavors and accomplishments in the fields of genetics, the environment, medical education, humanitarian relief, the transformation of public education, and human rights.
Nominees should be individuals or teams (not organizations). Nominees should self-define as being Jewish, however that manifests itself to the individual nominee. While nominees must self-identify as Jewish, their endeavors may be universal, contributing to the betterment of the world at large. Nominators are encouraged to collaborate with their nominee to present a strong, well-informed nomination. Self-nominations are not accepted. The prize recipient(s) will receive an award of $100,000.
Amount: between $50,000 to $500,000
Applications for grants from the Toyota USA Foundation for programs that aim to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics and science. Grants typically range from $50,000 to $500,000 each and are awarded over one to three years to develop and implement programs. Who may apply: organizations classified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code that are located within and serve people in the United States. Organizations must be involved in pre-collegiate math, science, or environmental-science education.
Amount: between $100,000 to $200,000
The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations supports innovative professional development programs that strengthen teachers in grades 9-12 and their teaching.
Projects may cover a wide range of initiatives intended to improve teaching. For example, projects might be designed to improve professional development for in-service and pre-service teachers, strengthen teaching skills, support practical research in teacher and high school education, or encourage innovative use of technology and new techniques for presentation of classroom materials in high schools.
Projects should aim to develop solutions with potential for wide application or replication by others. Requests to support well-established programs should be for initiatives with the potential to improve the program significantly. Special consideration will be given to projects in their early stages that address the concerns and problems of secondary education on a national level. In considering proposals to support high school teaching, sustained partnerships between the faculties of colleges (e.g., arts and sciences and education) and school districts, or collaborative efforts involving reform organizations, colleges/universities, and high schools are encouraged.
Eligible institutions include but are not limited to public and private colleges and universities, graduate schools of education, and freestanding educational institutes.
Grants will range from $100,000 to an upper limit of $200,000