RFPs (MIT Only)

 

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Click on the links below to view guidelines and application information for active RFPs.

OFR staff members have extensive knowledge of many foundations, and can offer tailored advice on how to engage with them.  If faculty plan to approach a foundation or respond to an RFP issued by a foundation, please reach out to the relevant staff member in OFR.  For assistance with projects by school, please contact:

School of Architecture & Planning –  David Gordon
School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences –  David Gordon & Mary Hurley
Sloan School of Management & Media Lab – Stellar Kim
School of Engineering and Departments of Physics
and Mathematics –
 Kate Reynolds
Departments of Biology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics; IMES, Picower, McGovern and Koch Institute – Theresa Ulrich

The list below provides information about foundation funding opportunities. Since there does not appear to be a limit to the number of applications that may be submitted, there will be no internal competition process at MIT. Restricted funding opportunities will be circulated separately by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Please remember to add “Foundation Relations” to the Coeus Special Review Module when creating an application for funding from any private foundation.

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FOUNDATION FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

Please be aware that foundations may have policies for intellectual property and technology licensing that will require evaluation on a project by project basis at time of award to determine acceptability. If you have questions about compatibility of foundation policies with MIT’s intellectual property policies, please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP).

 

Architecture + Planning, Arts, Economics, Education, Humanities, Social Sciences

NOTE: Foundations working in this space often do not have a Request for Proposals process. If you are interested in exploring funding opportunities in these areas,please contact the Office of Foundation Relations at ofr-rfps@mit.edu.

  

Russell Sage Foundation: Behavioral Economics

If you are interested in applying, please contact David Gordon (drgordon@mit.edu) of the Office of Foundation Relations. 

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadlines: 5/24/18 & 8/20/18; Award Amount: up to $150,000 over a maximum of two years; inclusive of indirect costs up to 15% — award will incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

 

Russell Sage Foundation: Integrating Biology and Social Science Knowledge (BioSS)

If you are interested in applying, please contact David Gordon (drgordon@mit.edu) of the Office of Foundation Relations. 

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadlines: 5/24/18 & 8/20/18; Award Amount: up to $150,000 over a maximum of two years; inclusive of indirect costs up to 15% — award will incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

 

Russell Sage Foundation: Computational Social Science

If you are interested in applying, please contact David Gordon (drgordon@mit.edu) of the Office of Foundation Relations. 

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline: 5/24/18; Award Amount: up to $150,000 over a maximum of two years; inclusive of indirect costs up to 15% — award will incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

 

Russell Sage Foundation: Immigration and Immigrant Integration

If you are interested in applying, please contact David Gordon (drgordon@mit.edu) of the Office of Foundation Relations. 

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline: 5/24/18; Award Amount: up to $150,000 over a maximum of two years; inclusive of indirect costs up to 15% — award will incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

 

The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood: Early Childhood Education and Play

Letter of Inquiry (LOI) Deadline: 5/31/18; Award Amount: grants range from $25,000 – $100,000 over one year; the Foundation will not fund the general allocation of indirect expenditures to a project. The Board will only approve up to 15% of the project’s direct expenditures for general and administrative expenses that are required for the successful completion of the project – it will incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

 

*New* Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Evidence for Action – Making Health a Shared Value

RWJF will award up to $2.5 million through the program, with the majority of funding dedicated to research that is either specific to disadvantaged children and families, or that will benefit these groups.

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline: 6/1/18; Award Amount: there is not an explicit budget or project duration per grant. The Foundation’s approved rate for indirect costs is up to 12% of direct costs – it will incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

 

Spencer Foundation Small Research Grants 

If you are interested in applying, please contact David Gordon (drgordon@mit.edu) of the Office of Foundation Relations. 

Deadlines: 8/1/18 & 11/1/18; Award Amount: $50,000 for entire project (project length to be determined by applicant); Foundation does not provide support for indirect costs—this award will incur underrecovery. Proposals must be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

 

William T. Grant Foundation: Officers’ Research Grants

If you are interested in applying, please contact David Gordon (drgordon@mit.edu) of the Office of Foundation Relations. 

Research questions should inform programs, policies, and practices to reduce inequalities in youth development or study how to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth.

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline: 8/1/18; Award Amount: ranging from $5,000 to $50,000; inclusive of indirect costs up to 15% of the proposed direct costs – these awards will incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

 

William T. Grant Foundation: Research Grants   

If you are interested in applying, please contact David Gordon (drgordon@mit.edu) of the Office of Foundation Relations. 

Research questions should inform programs, policies, and practices to reduce inequalities in youth development or study how to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth.

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline: 8/1/18; Award Amount: research grants in the reducing inequality focus area typically range between $100,000 and $600,000 and cover two to three years of support. Research grants in the improving the use of research evidence focus area range between $100,000 and $1,000,000 and cover two to four years of support. Research grants are inclusive of indirect costs up to 15% of the proposed direct costs – these awards will incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

 

Russell Sage Foundation: Non-Standard Employment

If you are interested in applying, please contact David Gordon (drgordon@mit.edu) of the Office of Foundation Relations. 

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline: 8/20/18; Award Amount: up to $150,000 over a maximum of two years; inclusive of indirect costs up to 15% — award will incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

 

Russell Sage Foundation: The Social, Economic, and Political Effects of the Affordable Care Act

If you are interested in applying, please contact David Gordon (drgordon@mit.edu) of the Office of Foundation Relations. 

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline: 8/20/18; Award Amount: up to $150,000 over a maximum of two years; inclusive of indirect costs up to 15% — award will incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

 

Russell Sage Foundation: Future of Work

If you are interested in applying, please contact David Gordon (drgordon@mit.edu) of the Office of Foundation Relations. 

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline: 8/20/18; Award Amount: up to $150,000 over a maximum of two years; inclusive of indirect costs up to 15% — award will incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

 

Russell Sage Foundation: Social Inequality

If you are interested in applying, please contact David Gordon (drgordon@mit.edu) of the Office of Foundation Relations. 

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline: 8/20/18; Award Amount: up to $150,000 over a maximum of two years; inclusive of indirect costs up to 15% — award will incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

 

Rising Tide Foundation: Social/Education Grants

Supporting specific, time-limited projects that support marginalized individuals to better their lives for social and economic independence. 

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline: 8/25/18; Award Amount: this award does not specify funding limits; Foundation does not provide support for indirect costs – this award will incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

 

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation: Digital Resources Grants

The program awards grants for the digitization of important visual resources (especially photographic archives) in the area of pre-modern European art history and primary textual sources (especially the literary and documentary sources of European art history), as well as for promising initiatives in online publishing and for innovative experiments in the field of digital art history.

Deadline: 10/1/18; Award Amount: grant amounts will be determined on a project-by-project basis, but typically range between $12,000 and $70,000. Foundation does not provide support for indirect costs—this award will incur underrecovery. Proposals must be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

 

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation: History of Art Grants

The History of Art grant program supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture.

Deadline: 10/1/18; Award Amount: grant amounts will be determined on a project-by-project basis, but typically range between $10,000 and $50,000. Foundation does not provide support for indirect costs—this award will incur underrecovery. Proposals must be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

 

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation: Conservation Grants

The Conservation program supports the professional practice of art conservation, especially as it relates to European art of the pre-modern era.

Deadlines: 10/1/18; Award Amount: grant amounts will be determined on a project-by-project basis, but typically range between $10,000 and $25,000. Foundation does not provide support for indirect costs—this award will incur underrecovery. Proposals must be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

 

Wenner-Gren Foundation: Post-PhD Research Grant

The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas.

Deadlines: 11/1/18 & 5/1/19; Award Amount: $20,000; award does not provide support for indirect costs — it will incur underrecovery. Proposals must be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

 

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

Deadline: rolling; Award Amount: there is not an explicit range for allowable budget requests. As of July 2016, 10 grants had been awarded ranging in size from $46,000 to $500,000. Grant periods may be for durations of up to 36 months; the Foundation’s approved rate for indirect costs is up to 12% of direct costs – it will incur underrecovery. Proposals must be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

  

  

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Engineering, Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science, Environmental Science

 

Environmental Research & Education Foundation

Focus includes: residential, commercial and institutional solid waste; construction & demolition debris; certain industrial wastes (e.g. exploration & production waste, coal ash); and other wastes typically managed by the solid waste industry or generated by the public not included in the above items (e.g. electronic waste, disaster debris, etc.).

Pre-Proposal Deadlines: 6/1/18 & 1/6/19; Award Amount: $15,000 – $500,000+ (average is $160,000) over two years; the Foundation will support indirect costs of up to 25% of total direct costs – it will incur underrecovery. Pre-proposal does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

 

*New* The Ray C. Anderson Foundation: NextGen2018 Grant

The NextGen Committee seeks proposals for currently existing or new programs that would measurably reduce the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, measured by metric tons (or “tonnes”) of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e), either by preventing the emission of those gases or by sequestering gases presently in the atmosphere.

Deadline: 7/11/18; Award Amount: $90,000 over one year; inclusive of indirect costs up to 5% — it will incur underrecovery. Proposals must be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

 

For Junior Faculty:

 

Simons Foundation: Targeted Grants in Mathematics and the Physical Sciences

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline: rolling; Award Amount: this award does not specify funding limits; award may include up to 20% for indirect costs – it will incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission. 

 

 

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Biomedical Research (Cancer)

 

The Brain Tumor Funders’ Collaborative: Immunotherapy for Primary Human Brain Tumors

Pre-proposal Deadline: 5/11/18; Award Amount: a maximum of $250,000/year for three years; award does not provide support for indirect costs — it will incur underrecovery. Pre-proposal does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

 

*New* Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance: 2019 Collaborative Research Development Grant

The purpose of this grantmaking program is to provide funds for ovarian cancer research projects that may involve several investigators within one institution or collaborations between groups in multiple institutions.  Interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged. 

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline: 5/14/18; Award Amount: $300,000/year for up to three years; inclusive of indirect costs up to 10% — award will incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

 

*New* Brain Tumour Charity: Quest for Cures – Collaborative Discovery Teams

Multidisciplinary teams should be formed from the most talented and promising researchers across institutions to address the issues and utilise technological advances across fields. The creation of the multidisciplinary team should facilitate research which would not be achievable without such a collaboration.

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline: 6/25/18; Award Amount: £1.5million (~$2,091,832 USD) over five years; award does not provide support for indirect costs — it will incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

Eligibility Criteria: the award is open to international researchers but applications including a UK collaborator will be looked on favourably. Teams should be formed of researchers across at least two/three institutions and be comprised of both established and promising researchers from multidisciplinary backgrounds. Please review additional eligibility criteria here.

 

Elsa U. Pardee Foundation Grant

Supports research related to the detection, treatment, or cure of cancer. 

Deadlines: 8/31/18 & 12/31/18; Award Amount: awards range from $100,000 – $200,000 over one year; inclusive of indirect costs up to 15% (proposals requesting more are not likely to be considered)– award will incur underrecovery. Proposals must be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Eligibility Criteria: this award is intended for new cancer researchers, or new cancer approaches by established cancer researchers. 

 

A Kids’ Brain Tumor Cure Foundation (PLGA Foundation): Brain Tumor Research Grant

Letter of Intent Deadline: rolling; Award Amount: funding ranges from $100,000 – $500,000, depending on the project scope and duration; Foundation does not provide support for indirect costs — this award will incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

 

For Junior Faculty:

      

*New* Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance: 2019 Liz Tiberis Early Career Award

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline: 5/14/18; Award Amount: $150,000/year for up to three years; inclusive of indirect costs up to 10% — award will incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

Eligibility Criteria: candidates must have an M.D. or Ph.D. degree and should be in the first five years of their first academic appointment after having completed their fellowship or post-doctoral training (Assistant Professor or equivalent).  Individuals who will begin such a position by July 2018 are eligible for this award.  Liz Tilberis awards will not be granted to individuals who hold similar junior investigator awards from other funding agencies or foundations. Please review additional eligibility criteria here.

 

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation: 2018 Research Fellow Award

Deadline: 5/25/18; Award Amount: $75,000 over one year; inclusive of indirect costs up to 10% — award will incur underrecovery. Proposals must be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Eligibility Criteria: applicants at the post-doctorate, clinical fellow, or assistant professor level are encouraged to apply.

 

*New* The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research: Emerging Leader Awards

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline: 6/4/18; Award Amount: $250,000/year for up to three years; inclusive of indirect costs up to 10% — award will incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

Eligibility Criteria: Principal Investigator must be three to eight years from the start of their independent research appointment by December 31, 2018 (i.e., PI must have been appointed in 2015 or earlier, but no earlier than 2010).

 

*New* Lung Cancer Research Foundation: 2018 LCRF Scientific Grant Program

Deadline: 7/2/18; Award Amount: $75,000/year for two years; award does not provide support for indirect costs — it will incur underrecovery. Proposals must be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Eligibility Criteria: young and mid-career investigators with less than ten years’ experience since initial faculty appointment, students and fellows, and non-tenure track researchers, staff scientists and clinicians are eligible for this award.

 

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation: Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award

Deadline: 7/6/18; Award Amount: Stage 1 award will be for two years, $150,000 per year ($300,000 total) with the opportunity for up to two additional years of Stage 2 funding (up to four years total for $600,000). Award does not support indirect costs — it will incur underrecovery. Proposals must be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Eligibility Criteria: applicants may apply no more than two times, and must belong to one of the following categories: Tenure-track Assistant Professors, Clinical Instructors and Senior Clinical Fellows, or Distinguished Fellows. Please review additional eligibility criteria here.

 

Breast Cancer Alliance: Young Investigator Grant

Deadline: 7/20/18; Award Amount: up to $125,000 over two years; inclusive of administrative costs up to 8% — award will incur underrecovery. Proposals must be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Eligibility Criteria: applicants must have held a position for no more than four years following the completion of their training, as of February 1, 2019; have not been a principal investigator on an NIH R01 or equivalent national/international non-mentored award; and dedicate at least 50% of their work effort to research.

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Biomedical Research (General)

 

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: Pilot and Feasibility Awards

Deadlines: 5/7/18 & 12/3/18; Award Amount: up to $50,000/year for two years; inclusive of indirect costs up to 8%—award will incur underrecovery. Proposals must be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Please note that applications will be accepted during the spring and fall submission cycles in 2018. However, applicants may submit only one application in 2018 (either spring or fall cycle).

 

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: Research Grants

Deadlines: 5/7/18 & 12/3/18; Award Amount: up to $125,000/year for two years; inclusive of indirect costs up to 8%—award will incur underrecovery. Proposals must be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Please note that applications will be accepted during the spring and fall submission cycles in 2018. However, applicants may submit only one application in 2018 (either spring or fall cycle).

 

Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance Research Grants

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline: 5/7/18; Award Amount: a maximum of $75,000/year for up to two years; inclusive of indirect costs up to 10%—award will incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

 

Harrington Discovery Institute: Harrington Scholar-Innovator Program

Provides physician- scientists research and drug development support to help bridge the gap between basic discovery and the clinic.

Deadline: 5/10/18; Award Amount: $100,000 over two years with the opportunity to qualify for up to $700,000; award does not support indirect costs — it will incur underrecovery. Proposals must be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

 

Foundation for Prader-Willi Research: Research Grant

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadlines: 5/10/18; Award Amount: $100,000 for the initial year of support, with the possibility of a second year of funding; inclusive of indirect costs up to 8% — award will incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

Eligibility Criteria: Principal Investigators must have a primary faculty appointment at the level of Instructor or higher.

 

Gerber Foundation Research Award

Concept Paper Deadlines: 5/15/18 & 11/15/18; Award Amount: up to $350,000 over three years; inclusive of indirect costs up to 10%—award will incur underrecovery. Proposals must be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

 

Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation Research Grant

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline: 6/13/18; Award Amount: up to $50,000 over one year; award does not support indirect costs — it will incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

 

*New* Muscular Dystrophy Association: Discovery Research – Research Grant

Letter of Intent (LO) Deadlines: 6/15/18; Award Amount: $100,000/year for up to three years; inclusive of indirect costs up to 10%—award will incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

 

Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation: Biomarkers Development Program

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadlines: 7/13/18 & 10/12/18; Award Amount: $150,000-$300,000 over one year with the potential for follow-on funding; Foundation does not provide support for indirect costs — this award will incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

 

Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation: Drug Discovery Program

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadlines: 7/13/18 & 10/12/18; Award Amount: $150,000-$600,000 over one to two years with the potential for follow-on funding; Foundation does not provide support for indirect costs — this award will incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission

 

Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) General Research Grant

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadlines: 7/15/18 & 2/1/19; Award Amount: $150,000/year for one to two years; award does not support indirect costs — it will incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

 

Focused Ultrasound Foundation: External Awards Program

The Clinical Indication Track: Provides funding for preclinical and pilot clinical research projects that promise to lead to the development of a reimbursable clinical indication for focused ultrasound within the next five to seven years.

The High Risk Track: Provides funding for high-risk, early-stage, proof-of-concept research projects that are unlikely to receive funding from other sources but that, if successful, could have a profound impact on the advancement of the field of focused ultrasound.

Deadlines: 8/1/18, 11/1/18, 2/1/19 & 5/1/19; Award Amount: $100,000 over one year; Foundation does not provide support for indirect costs – this award will incur underrecovery. Proposals must be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

 

A-T Children’s Project Research Grant

The Foundation’s greatest interest is in funding translational and clinical research projects, particularly those projects focused on the neurological problems faced by all patients with A-T.

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadlines: 8/1/18 & 2/1/19; Award Amount: $75,000/year for up to two years; award does not support indirect costs — it will incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

 

*New* Migraine Research Foundation (MRF) and the Association of Migraine Disorders (AMD) Research Grants

Deadline: 8/3/18; Award Amount: $50,000 over one year; award does not support indirect costs — it will incur underrecovery. Proposals must be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

 

Whitehall Foundation Research Grant 

The Foundation is currently interested in basic research in neurobiology, defined as follows: Invertebrate and vertebrate (excluding clinical) neurobiology, specifically investigations of neural mechanisms involved in sensory, motor, and other complex functions of the whole organism as these relate to behavior. The overall goal should be to better understand behavioral output or brain mechanisms of behavior. The Foundation does not support research focused primarily on disease(s) unless it will also provide insights into normal functioning.

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadlines:  10/1/18, 1/15/19 & 4/15/19; Award Amount: ranging between $30,000 – $75,000 per year for up to three years; indirect costs are limited to no more than 25% of equipment and research supplies –  it will incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

 

Angelman Syndrome Foundation Research Grants

Deadlines: 10/15/18 & 4/15/18; Award Amount: $100,000/year for up to two years; inclusive of indirect costs up to 10%—award will incur underrecovery. Proposals must be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

 

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation CFF/NIH-Unfunded Grant Award

The objective of this award is to support excellent CF-related research projects that have been submitted to and approved by the NIH, but cannot be supported by available NIH funds. Applications must fall within the upper 40th percentile.

Deadline: January 5 – October 31 every year; Award Amount: up to $75,000 – $125,000; award does not provide support for indirect costs – it will incur underrecovery. Proposals must be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

 

The Morton Cure Paralysis Fund (MCPF) Research Grants

The development of effective therapies for chronic injury is a high priority for the organization. Basic research will be supported if it has clear potential to accelerate progress at the applied end of the continuum and/or if it reflects innovative research or a ‘change of direction’. Please find more detailed information about the Foundation’s funding interests here

Deadlines: 10/31/18 & 4/30/19; Award Amount: up to $75,000 over one year; Foundation does not provide support for indirect costs — this award will incur underrecovery. Proposals must be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

 

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation: Senior Research Award

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadlines: 11/1/18 & 5/1/19; Award Amount: up to $105,300/year for up to three years; plus, up to 10% is allowed for indirect costs (total award could be up to $115,830/year) — award will incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

 

Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation: ADDF/NIH Funding Initiative

The ADDF considers financial assistance for relevant grant applications that were submitted to the National Institute on Aging (NIA) or the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and were scored but not funded. Proposals that fall within the ADDF’s current funding priorities for drug discovery, clinical trials, biomarkers, and prevention will be considered.

Deadline: rolling; Award Amount: varies (multi-year).

 

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation: Litwin IBD Pioneers

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline: ongoing (except between Dec 1- Jan 13 & May 1- June 30); Award Amount: up to $130,000 over one to two years; inclusive of indirect costs up to 10%—award will incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

 

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative’s Explorer Award

Deadline: rolling; Award Amount: $80,000; award may include up to 20% for indirect costs – this will incur underrecovery; Proposals must be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs. 

 

The Charles A. Dana Foundation’s Clinical Neuroscience Research Grants

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline: rolling; Award Amount: up to $300,000 over three years; Foundation may include limited support for indirect costs—this will likely incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

 

Junior Faculty:

 

Huntington’s Disease Society of America: HD Human Biology Project

Award will provide support for young scientists to work collaboratively with HD Clinics from around the world.

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline: 5/22/18; Award Amount: $75,000 ($50,000 salary support and $25,000 research budget)/year for up to two years; award does not include support for indirect costs — it will incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

Eligibility Criteria: preference will be given to young investigators who are not yet independent.

 

National Ataxia Foundation: Young Investigator Award for SCA Research (Spinocerebellar Ataxia)

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline: 8/1/18; Award Amount: $50,000 over one year; Foundation does not provide support for indirect costs — this award will incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

Eligibility Criteria: candidates must have an appointment as a junior faculty member, senior post-doc or clinical fellow. Individuals at the Associate Professor level are not eligible. Clinicians must have finished their residency no more than five years prior to applying. PhDs must be no more than five years from end of the completion of their post-doc training.

 

Whitehall Foundation Grant-In-Aid

The Foundation is currently interested in basic research in neurobiology, defined as follows: Invertebrate and vertebrate (excluding clinical) neurobiology, specifically investigations of neural mechanisms involved in sensory, motor, and other complex functions of the whole organism as these relate to behavior. The overall goal should be to better understand behavioral output or brain mechanisms of behavior. The Foundation does not support research focused primarily on disease(s) unless it will also provide insights into normal functioning.

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadlines: 10/1/18, 1/15/19 & 4/15/19; Award Amount: up to $30,000 over one year; indirect costs are limited to no more than 25% of equipment and research supplies — it will incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

 

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America: Career Development Award

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadlines: 11/1/18 & 5/1/19; Award Amount: up to $90,000/year for up to three years; award does not provide support indirect costs—it will incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

 

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Postdoctoral/Student Opportunities (fellowships will not incur underrecovery)

Please be aware that the administration of these opportunities as “fellowship” funding is subject to confirmation by the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) in accordance with Institute policies. Please contact OSP if you have any questions.

 

Engineering, Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science, Environmental Science:

 

*New* James S. McDonnell Foundation (JSMF): 21st Century Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards in Understanding Dynamic and Multi-scale Systems

Deadline: 5/1/18 – 6/15/18; Award Amount: $200,000 over two to three years. Proposals must be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Eligibility Criteria: The JSMF Fellowship is a unique opportunity for students with complexity science training who are in the final stages of completing their Ph.D. looking to make a significant change in direction for their first postdoctoral fellowship (field of study, model organism, theory vs experimental, etc.) that will either be difficult or impossible without an external source of funding. The award is not intended for individuals that already have a Ph.D. or students that have already identified a postdoctoral position and a postdoctoral mentor as there are traditional funding mechanisms available for these students. For more detailed eligibility criteria, JSMF recommends taking the Eligibility Quiz.

Please note that once you have applied to the JSMF Postdoctoral Fellowship program you are not eligible to apply again in future years.

 

Simons Foundation: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Marine Microbial Ecology

Deadline: 6/15/18; Award Amount: an annual stipend of $62,000 plus an annual allowance of up to $25,000. Proposals must be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Eligibility Criteria: applicants should have received their Ph.D. or equivalent degree within three years of the fellowship’s start date. Preference will be for applicants with no more than one year of postdoctoral experience.

 

Biomedical Research (Cancer):

 

*New* Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance: 2019 Ann and Sol Schreiber Mentored Investigator Award

This grant provides funding for trainees who are working under the supervision of a mentor who is a recognized leader in the field of ovarian cancer research, or relevant area.  

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline: 5/14/18: Award Amount: $75,000 over one or two years; inclusive of indirect costs up to 10% — award will incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

Eligibility Criteria: PhD applicants must be no more than 5 years out of their terminal degree at time of application (e.g. terminal degree must have been awarded during 2013 or later); MDs must be currently enrolled in a fellowship program. Please review additional eligibility criteria here.

 

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation: 2018 Research Fellow Award

Deadline: 5/25/18; Award Amount: $75,000 over one year; inclusive of indirect costs up to 10% — award will incur underrecovery. Proposals must be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Eligibility Criteria: applicants at the post-doctorate, clinical fellow, or assistant professor level are encouraged to apply.

 

*New* Lung Cancer Research Foundation: 2018 LCRF Scientific Grant Program

Deadline: 7/2/18; Award Amount: $75,000/year for two years; award does not provide support for indirect costs — it will incur underrecovery. Proposals must be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Eligibility Criteria: young and mid-career investigators with less than ten years’ experience since initial faculty appointment, students and fellows, and non-tenure track researchers, staff scientists and clinicians are eligible for this award.

 

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation: Damon Runyon Fellowship Award

Deadline: 8/15/18; Award Amount: an annual stipend (Year 1: $52,000, Year 2: $54,000, Year 3: $57,000 and Year 4: $60,000) plus $2,000 for expenses over four years. Proposals must be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Eligibility Criteria for Basic and Physician Scientists (Level 1): applicants must have received their degrees no more than 18 months prior to the application deadline date, must not have been in their Sponsors’ labs for more than one year prior to the application deadline date and are expected to devote 100% of their time and effort to Damon Runyon-supported research activities. Eligibility Criteria for Physician Scientist (Level 2): applicants must have completed their residencies and clinical training, must be board eligible in the United States at the start date of the Damon Runyon Fellowship, and be able to devote at least 80% of their time and effort to Damon Runyon-supported research activities. Postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows and clinical instructors are eligible to apply. Please review additional eligibility criteria here.

 

*New* Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation: Damon Runyon Physician-Scientist Training Award

Deadline: 12/3/18; Award Amount: $460,000 over four years. Proposals must be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Eligibility Criteria: physician-scientist applicants (MDs only) must have completed their residencies and clinical training, be U.S. Specialty Board eligible prior to the award start date, and be able to devote at least 80% of their time and effort to Damon Runyon-supported research. MD/PhDs are not eligible to apply. Please review additional eligibility criteria here.

 

Biomedical Research (General):

 

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award

Deadlines: 5/7/18 & 12/3/18; Award Amount: provides $63,100 in year 1 and $65,450 in year 2 for stipend, travel, and research support. Proposals must be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Please note that applications will be accepted during the spring and fall submission cycles in 2018. However, applicants may submit only one application in 2018 (either spring or fall cycle).

 

Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance Postdoctoral Fellowships

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline: 5/7/18; Award Amount: a maximum of $75,000/year for up to two years; inclusive of indirect costs up to 10%—award will incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

 

Muscular Dystrophy Association: Discovery Research Development Grant

MDA Development Grants are awarded to senior postdoctoral researchers on the brink of becoming independent investigators, and are intended as seed money to help launch the scientific programs of promising new neuromuscular disease researchers.

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadlines: 6/15/18 & 12/15/18; Award Amount: $60,000/year for up to three years; award includes 10% for indirect costs—this will incur underrecovery. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

Eligibility Criteria: applicants must have an M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc. or equivalent degree; have a minimum of 18 months post-degree (Ph.D. or M.D.) research laboratory training at the time of application; be no more than 60 months from receiving their most recent advanced degree (e.g. Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent); and have not been funded under the Development Grant program in the past.

Please note that Development Grant applications are limited to one application per lab per application cycle.

 

A-T Children’s Project Research Grant

The Foundation’s greatest interest is in funding translational and clinical research projects, particularly those projects focused on the neurological problems faced by all patients with A-T.

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadlines: 8/1/18 & 2/1/19; Award Amount: $30,000 – $40,000/year for up to two years. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

 

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation: Research Fellowship Award

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadlines: 11/1/18 & 5/1/19; Award Amount: $58,250/year for up to three years. LOI does not need to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs; however, a full proposal must be reviewed by OSP prior to submission.

Eligibility Criteria: candidates holding MD degrees must have two years of experience after receiving their terminal degree —one year of which must be documented research experience relevant to IBD. Applicants holding PhDs must have at least one year of documented post-doctoral research relevant to IBD. MD applicants in excess of seven years and PhD applicants in excess of five years of receiving their terminal degree should explain how additional support in the post-doctoral phase would benefit their development beyond their current training.

 

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Prizes (prizes will not incur underrecovery; nominations/proposals do not need to be routed through OSP) 

        

*New* The NEC C&C Foundation: 2018 C&C Prize

To distinguished persons in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the development and furtherance of C&C technologies.

Nomination Deadline: 5/30/18; Award Includes: a cash award of 10,000,000 yen for each group (~$91,900), a certificate and a plaque.

 

The Franklin Institute: 2019 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science

This is an international competition for individuals who have made significant contributions to green and sustainable chemistry.

Nomination Deadline: 5/31/18 (an email of intent to nominate received by April 30, 2018 is appreciated); Award Amount: $250,000.

 

Vilcek Foundation: 2019 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

Deadline: 6/11/18; Award Amount: $50,000.

Eligibility Criteria: applicant must have been born outside the United States; must not be more than 38 years old as of December 31, 2018 (born on or after January 1, 1980); must hold a full-time position at an academic institution or other organization as either an assistant or associate professor, or equivalent independent position. Please review additional eligibility criteria here.

 

*New* The Holberg Prize

The Holberg Prize is awarded annually to scholars who have made outstanding contributions to research in the arts and humanities, social sciences, law or theology.

Nomination Deadline: 6/15/18; Award Amount: NOK 6 000,000 (~$760,000).

 

BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards

Prize categories include: Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics); Biology and Biomedicine; Information and Communication Technologies; Ecology and Conservation Biology; Climate Change; Economics, Finance and Management; Humanities and Social Sciences; Music and Opera.

Nomination Deadline: 6/28/18; Award Includes: €400,000 (~ $427,300) a diploma and a commemorative artwork in each of their eight prize categories.

 

2018 Kuwait Prize

The four fields for 2018 cycle of the Prize are: fundamental sciences, applied sciences, economics and social sciences, arts and literature.

Nomination Deadline: 6/30/18; Award Includes: K.D 40,000 (~$135,000)

Eligibility Criteria: the nominee must be from an Arab nationality and have a proof of Arabic origin; either an Arabic birth certificate or a valid Arabic passport.

 

*New* Harrington Discovery Institute: The Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine

The Prize honors a physician-scientist who has moved science forward with achievements notable for innovation, creativity, and potential for clinical application.

Nomination Deadline: 8/28/18; Award Amount: an unrestricted $20,000 honorarium.

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