Non-Federal Funding Foundations and Institutes

Sponsor Program/Title Deadline(s)
Alfred P.Sloan Foundation Sloan Research Fellowships September 15 2014
Kinship Foundation Searle Scholars Program September 26, 2014
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Beckman Young Investigators (BYI) Program September 30, 2014
Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Foundation Adherence to Oral Chemotherapy Research Grant (RE39) October 1, 2014
Elsa U. Pardee Foundation Cancer Research Grants Oct 1, Feb 1, Jun 1
American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) Wrigley Company Foundation The Wrigley Company Foundation Community Service Grant
Application
October 1, 2014
Association for International Cancer Research (AICR) Research Grants October 25, 2014
BD Biosciences BD Biosciences Research Grants – Immunology Research Grants October 31 2014
Osteology Foundation Grants December 1, 2014
Wallace H. Coulter Foundation Coulter Award December 1, 2014
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) QuadW Foundation-AACR Fellowship for Clinical/Translational Sarcoma Research December 11, 2014
American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) CORE Grants Program December 15, 2014
Health Resources in Action (HRiA) The Medical Foundation Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program December 16, 2014
Agilent Technologies Agilent Early Career Professor Award January 23 2015
American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) Investigator-Initiated Grants (IIGs) January 27, 2015
Patent Revenue Fund for Research in Preventive Odontology (Foundation) Grants for Research Projects With a Prevention Focus February 1, 2015
Sjogrens Syndrome Foundation Research Grants February 1, 2015
American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Foundation Richard J. Lazzara Fellowship in Advanced Implant Surgery February 1, 2015
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation, Inc. (PhRMA Foundation) Translational Medicine Research Starter Grant February  1, 2015
Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF) AAOMS Cleft Lip/Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies Grant February 15, 2015
Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF) CPF Clinical Research Grant February 15, 2015
Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF) Subtelny Clinical Research Grants February 15, 2015
American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) Research Grant Program February 28, 2015
Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome Foundation (SDSF) Research Grants March 12, 2015
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Early Career Fellowship Awards March 16, 2015
Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO) Young Investigators’ Grants March 27, 2015
Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO) Program Grants March 27, 2015
United States Pharmacopeia (USP) USP Global Fellowship Awards Program May 2, 2015
W.M. Keck Foundation • Science and Engineering Program
• Medical Research
January 1 to February 15 or July 1 to August 15
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) LOI (required)
June 15 (Cycle I);
Oct 15 (Cycle II);
Feb 15 (Cycle III)
Thrasher Research Fund E.W. “Al” Thrasher Awards No deadlines
Boston Biomedical Innovation Center B-BIC DRIVE GRANTS
B-BIC DRIVE GRANTS
Rolling
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Breakthrough Prize Rolling
The British Society for Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Small Research & Scholarship Grants Continuous
Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung/Foundation Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers Rolling
Amgen Foundation Foundation Grants Rolling
Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts Foundation Catalyst Fund Rolling
Pfizer Pfizer Investigator-Initiated Research Grants Rolling
Genzyme Corporation Investigator-Sponsored Studies Rolling
The G. Harold & Leila Y. Mathers Charitable Foundation Grants Rolling (LOI required)
Patterson Foundation Grants Rolling (LOI required)
Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT) CIMIT Innovation Grants To be announced
Mayo Clinic Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Varies
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Various awards for Faculty and Postdoctoral Fellows Varies
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Varies
American Cancer Society Multiple Awards Varies per award
International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Multiple Awards Varies per award
The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Multiple Awards Varies per award
DentaQuest Foundation Innovation Fund for Oral Health Fourth Thursday of each month

Sponsor: Alfred P.Sloan Foundation
Program: Sloan Research Fellowships
Deadline: September 15 2014
Purpose: The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These fellowships are awarded in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. Eligible fields include:
- Chemistry
- computational and evolutionary molecular biology
- Computer science
- Mathematics
- Neuroscience
Award: These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers. The size of the award is $50,000 for a two-year period. If unexpended funds remain at the end of two years, an extension of the termination date may be obtained. Extensions are limited to a maximum of two years. Funds may not be used to augment an existing full-time salary or for indirect or overhead charges by the Fellow’s institution. Expenditures must be approved by the Fellow’s department chair and must be in accord with the policies of the institution.
Eligibility: More than one candidate from a department may be nominated, but no more than three.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: Kinship Foundation
Program: Searle Scholars Program
Deadline: September 26, 2014
Purpose: The Searle Scholars Program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding young scientists who have recently been appointed as assistant professors on a tenure-track appointment.
Award: Grants are $300,000 for a three-year term with $100,000 payable each year of the grant, subject to the receipt of acceptable progress reports. Generally, the program makes 15 new grants each year.
Eligibility: Submissions are restricted to selected candidates from invited institutions only and are not open to individuals who have not been selected by their institution to participate in the competition. Eligibility Applicants for awards which will be activated in 2015 will be expected to be pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences. Candidates should have begun their first appointment as an independent investigator at the assistant professor level on or after July 1, 2013. The appointment must be a tenure-track position (or its nearest equivalent) at an invited institution. Potential applicants whose institutions do not have tenure-track appointments should consult with the scientific director of the Program regarding eligibility PRIOR to preparing an application.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
Program: Beckman Young Investigators (BYI) Program
Deadline: September 30, 2014
Purpose: The BYI Program is intended to provide research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of academic careers in the chemical and life sciences particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science.
Projects should show promise for contributing to significant advances in the research fields of interest to the Foundation. They should represent innovative departures in research rather than extensions or expansions of existing programs. Proposed research that cuts across traditional boundaries of scientific disciplines is encouraged. Proposals that open up new avenues of research in chemistry and the life sciences by fostering the invention of methods, instruments and materials will be given additional consideration.
Awards: No more than one candidate from any one institution, or its affiliates, will be selected for the BYI award in any particular funding cycle. Projects are normally funded for a period of four years. Grants may be in the range of $750,000 over the term of the project, contingent upon demonstrated progress following the first two years of the award.The Foundation does not provide for overhead or for indirect costs.
Eligibility: The BYI program is open to persons with tenure-track appointments in academic and non-profit institutions that conduct fundamental research in the chemical and life sciences.
Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States at the time of application. Persons who have applied for permanent residency but have not received their government documentation by the time of application are not eligible. To be eligible, an applicant should not have completed more than five full years in his or her tenure-track or other comparable independent research appointment. Regardless of eligibility under this rule, no individual may apply for a Beckman Young Investigator award more than three times.The BYI program is intended to provide funding to individuals with minimal or no external or internal funding from parent or other organizations. Proposals that have substantial funding will not be considered for the BYI award.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Foundation
Program: Adherence to Oral Chemotherapy Research Grant (RE39)
Deadline: October 1, 2014
Purpose: Applications are invited for research proposals that address nursing interventions to promote and maintain adherence to oral chemotherapy, including targeted therapies, a high-priority target area identified by the ONS Research Agenda. Pilot or feasibility studies and full studies or supplements to existing NIH grants will be accepted. . A major goal of the Foundation is to provide funding to support the ONS Research Agenda. The agenda’s focus is on areas where gaps exist in the knowledge base for oncology nursing practice. The Foundation research funding is expected to build on previous research findings and move the science forward.
Awards: Pilot studies will be funded up to $75,000 and grants up to $150,000 will be awarded with a funding period of up to two years. First year funding will be available by January 2014. “No Cost Extensions” will not be available
Eligibility: The principal investigator must be actively involved in some aspect of cancer patient care, education, or research and be PhD- and/or DNSc-prepared. At least one research team member must have recieved and completed research funding of greater than $100,000. Membership in ONS is not required for eligibility.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: Elsa U. Pardee Foundation
Program: Cancer Research Grants
Deadline: October 1, February 1, June 1
Purpose:The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation was established in 1944 under the terms of the will of Mrs. Elsa U. Pardee, whose life was taken by cancer on October 2, 1944. Mrs. Pardee provided a $1 million trust fund “for the promotion of the control and cure of cancer.” She directed that this bequest be used to support research in the field of cancer and to provide for others the advantages of new knowledge and techniques for the treatment of this related group of disabling and frequently lethal diseases.
Since 1944, this family-run foundation has proudly granted over $125 million to support two key areas:
• Research programs directed toward discovering new approaches for cancer treatment and cure.
• Financial support for cancer treatment
Eligibility: Investigators must be part of a U.S. nonprofit institution, and must be proposing research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) Wrigley Company Foundation
Program: The Wrigley Company Foundation Community Service Grant Application
Deadline: October 1, 2014
Purpose: The Wrigley Company Foundation Community Service Grant, in amounts of $2,500 or $5,000 per grantee, will be presented to applicants who are involved in a specific community health project. Applicants will need to demonstrate that the project is in harmony with the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) Institute for Oral Health Mission and vision. The project should demonstrate its capacity to improve the public’s oral health and provide oral health education. This grant program is designed to encourage dental hygienists to design and implement community health programs within the communities that they live and work
Award: Recipients will receive the following: $2,500-$5,000 per grantee
Eligibility: Eligibility for this grant allows a practicing dental hygienist, group of hygienists, or an interdisciplinary team of professionals that includes a dental hygienist, to apply on behalf of programs with these considerations:
• Demonstrate involvement in outstanding activities with a community health program or project, which includes oral health enhancement.
• Illustrate that oral health education is one element of the project.
• Show that these activities enhance the public view of the professional role dental hygienists play in health improvement.
• Each project may be submitted only once during the course of a year, and if not funded, may not be resubmitted until the following grant competition.
• More than one entry from an applicant will be allowed, but only if each application shows merit, and if they are not deemed duplicates.
• Funded programs may not receive (2) two consecutive years of funding from the Wrigley Company Foundation Community Service Grant. If funded, the awarded program will not be eligible for funding until one grant year has passed.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: Wallace H. Coulter Foundation
Program: Coulter Translarional Partnership (CTP): Coulter Award 2014-2015
Deadline: Pre-proposal: February 16, 2014; Full proposal: March 31, 2014
Purpose: The Boston University Coulter Translational Partnership (BUCTP) program in Biomedical Engineering (BME) aims to promote, develop, and support translational research collaborations between biomedical engineers and clinicians in order to accelerate the successful translation of appropriate innovations to improve patient care. The BUCTP program cultivates, evaluates and funds promising translational projects with the goal of moving innovative technologies to clinical application through commercialization. Projects are supported and mentored by a team of professionals that provide the additional guidance and expertise necessary to reach a successful commercial endpoint. The BUCTP program also seeks to foster and support a culture of translational research across the University, to create educational opportunities in translational research for our students, and to further the development of the field of biomedical engineering.
Award: Project plans should not exceed 12 months in duration. Teams which successfully achieve their first year milestones may apply for additional funding to meet additional commercialization objectives. Project budgets should not exceed $100,000, unless compelling justification is provided. Approximately 6 to 8 projects may be funded per year. Funds may be used for salary and fringe benefits for project personnel, materials and supplies (including animal costs for preclinical studies), consumable equipment (e.g. components for systems), and costs for human studies (e.g. IRB fees, patient recruitment fees, etc.).Funds may not be used for tuition, space, construction or renovations, meetings at local restaurants and indirect costs
Eligibility and Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
Program: QuadW Foundation-AACR Fellowship for Clinical/Translational Sarcoma Research
Deadline: December 11, 2014
Purpose: This fellowship represents a joint effort to encourage and support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct mentored sarcoma research and to establish a successful career path in this field. Research projects must be clinical or translational in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to sarcoma. Proposed research projects should be aimed toward developing personalized, therapeutic options for the treatment of sarcoma patients. Investigators utilizing novel experimental tools and techniques geared toward better understanding sarcoma in an effort to elucidate the mechanisms of currently available therapies, and/or to identify new therapeutic targets are encouraged to apply. Emphasis will be placed on proposals involving research with immediate clinical applications, including those with predictive biomarker studies.
Awards: The fellowship provides a one-year grant of $50,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on mentored sarcoma research. A partial amount of funds may be designated for non-personnel expenses, such as research/laboratory supplies, equipment, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project and other research expenses. It is anticipated that one fellowship will be funded. The grant recipient must attend the Annual Grants Reception and Dinner at AACR Annual Meeting 2015, April 8, 2015, and formally accept the grant. Grant funds may be used to support the grantee’s attendance at this Annual Meeting; complimentary registration will be provided. Start of grant term is July 1, 2015
Eligibility: Applicants must have a medical and/or doctoral degree (including Ph.D., M.D., D.O., D.C., N.D., D.D.S., D.V.M., Sc.D., D.N.S., Pharm.D., or equivalent doctoral degree) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral or professional degree. At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2015, applicants must be in the first five years of a postdoctoral or clinical research fellowship (i.e., must have started fellowship no earlier than July 2, 2010, and no later than July 1, 2015); and work under the auspices of a mentor at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world. (There are no citizenship or geographic requirements; however, an applicant applying from an institution located within a country where he or she is not a citizen or permanent resident, by submitting an application for this grant, assures that his/her visa status will provide sufficient time to complete the project and grant term from the institution of application.)
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF)
Program: CORE Grants Program
Deadline: December 15, 2014
Purpose: The CORE program is a collaboration between the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, senior/subspecialty societies, foundations and industry sponsors to provide a uniform centralized research grant application, review, and administration process. This process was designed to achieve three objectives:
• provide support for the most meritorious research in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery;
• educate young investigators to prepare competitive grant applications;
• and prepare more surgeon-scientists to serve as peer reviewers for NIH and other research agencies.
The CORE program brings greater scale and less fragmentation and overlap to otolaryngology-head and neck surgery research opportunities, reduces the aggregate costs of the individual grant programs, and enables a comprehensive overview of the spectrum of promising otolaryngology and head and neck surgery research/researchers to promote to NIH and other agencies.
Award: One grant is available. The award amount is $10,000 maximum total (direct and indirect) costs. The award period is one year, nonrenewable. The award may be activated as early as July 1 of the year of award, but no later than January 1 of the following year. Actual award of the grant will depend on the merit of the applications received. Award funds may be used for any legitimate costs associated with the purpose of the award, other than salary support for the Principal Investigator. If university policy stipulates that a portion of this very modest award must go toward institutional indirect costs, no more than 10% of the total costs may be applied for indirect costs. Allowable expenses include consultant fees (e.g., statistician, methodologist); salary support for research assistants or other supporting personnel; computer software or hardware; computer database access fees; and expenses related to presentation or publication of results. Equipment and supplies purchased with this award become the property of the recipient institution. The results of the supported investigation must be presented at the closest AAO-HNS Foundation Annual Meeting immediately following the award. The recipient(s) shall be free to publish the results afterwards, but the Foundation shall have the right of first refusal for publication in its journal, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Eligibility: Any resident of an accredited otolaryngology-head and neck surgery training program in the U.S. or Canada is eligible to apply for the Resident Research Grant sponsored by Alcon Foundation. All applicants must be members in good standing of AAO-HNS. Special consideration will be made to those projects using innovative products for pediatrics.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: Health Resources in Action (HRiA) The Medical Foundation
Program: Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program
Deadline: December 16, 2014
Purpose: The Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program is designed to support postdoctoral scientists in nonprofit academic, medical, or research institutions in Massachusetts. Each applicant must be working under the supervision of an established scientist who is the designated Mentor. The Program supports clinical or health services research scientists in the early to mid stages of their research careers and basic scientists in the later stages of their postdoctoral research training. The primary goal of the Program is to prepare postdoctoral fellows for academic careers as successful independent investigators.
Award: Two-year grants ranging from $43,500 to $51,000 per year, inclusive of a $2,000 expense allowance, will be awarded. Funding begins on July 1, 2015. A later start date is allowed but all awards must be activated by October 1, 2015. The fellowship award is for stipend only and is based on the number of years of completed full-time postdoctoral experience, as of July 1, 2015. The stipend does not increase in Year 2. At the discretion of the Award Recipient, up to $2,000 of the annual award amount may be designated for research supplies, equipment, health insurance and travel to scientific meetings that is the sole financial obligation of the Fellow. The Fellow and Mentor may elect to use the $2,000 or a portion of it to supplement the Fellow’s salary. This allowance or any portion of it may not be used for institutional overhead. Because the fellowship stipend may not cover total institutional compensation, supplementation by the Grantee Institution is permitted and also encouraged. The total of all competitive fellowship awards plus any institutional supplementation cannot, however, exceed the annual salary or total compensation for the Fellow’s position as determined by the Institution. The King Trust Award is for stipend only and will not change the use of funds to accommodate any supplementation. It is not acceptable to concurrently hold a named fellowship from another source that supports a full salary.
Eligibility: Fellows must meet all eligibility requirements:
1. Applicants must be working in an academic or medical research institution in the state of Massachusetts and have the required minimum/maximum years of experience. The Mentor must state the number of years of full-time postdoctoral experience that the Fellow will have completed by July 1, 2014, within his/her Letter of Support.
2. Applicants must apply for the fellowships under the guidance of a Mentor who is an established investigator with an active research program. Mentors are expected to be involved in the planning, execution, and supervision of the proposed research.
3. Only one applicant per Mentor may apply per application cycle; there are no institutional limitations on the number of applicants who may submit applications.
4. Mentors must confirm that degrees obtained outside the United States are equivalent to the M.D., D.M.D., Ph.D. or other doctoral degree.
5. United States citizenship is not required; visa documentation is not required.
6. Specific Eligibility Requirements, noted below, must be confirmed by the Mentor in his/her letter.
Clinical/Health Services Research Applicants are separated into two categories:
1. Fellows with Clinical Responsibilities: By July 1, 2014, Clinical/Health Services Research fellowship applicants holding the M.D., D.M.D., M.D./Ph.D., Ph.D. or comparable degrees with clinical responsibilities must:
- have protected time of at least 70% to devote to research;
- have completed clinical training;
- be enrolled in a postdoctoral research fellowship program. Although no minimum previous fellowship experience is required, the maximum is five years of full-time postdoctoral experience. Physicians remaining in a fellowship capacity who have the title of “Instructor” are eligible.
2. Fellows without Clinical Responsibilities: By July 1, 2014, Clinical/Health Services Research fellowship applicants holding the Ph.D. or other degrees without any clinical responsibilities must:
- commit at least 90% time to research;
- have completed at least three years and no more than five years of full-time postdoctoral research experience; eligible applicants will have begun their full-time work between July 1, 2009, and July 1, 2011.
By July 1, 2014, Basic Science fellowship applicants holding the Ph.D., M.D., D.M.D., M.D./Ph.D. or comparable degrees must commit at least 90% time to research and have completed at least three years and no more than five years of full-time postdoctoral research experience. Eligible applicants will have begun their full-time work between July 1, 2009 and July 1, 2011.
For Basic Science and Clinical Research/Health Service Research (HSR), applicants may not hold a K Award at the time of application (i.e. K08, K23 and K99). Applicants who receive a K Award before the funding start date of July 1st must withdraw their proposals or decline the King Trust Fellowship. After the fellowship has been awarded, The Medical Foundation will determine on a case-by-case basis whether awarded King Trust Fellows may continue to hold both a K Award and King Fellowship concurrently.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: Agilent Technologies
Program: Agilent Early Career Professor Award
Deadline: January 23 2015
Purpose: The purpose of the Agilent Early Career Professor Award is to promote and encourage excellent research enabling measurements of importance to Agilent Technologies and the world, establish strong collaborative relationships between Agilent researchers and leading professors early in their career and build the prominence of Agilent as a sponsor of university research.
Award: Recipients receive an unrestricted research award of $50,000 per year for 2 years to university in the professor’s name, the option to use all or part of award to obtain Agilent products at 50% discount, the option to accelerate payments to facilitate procurement of equipment with list price over $100k, an engraved plaque commemorating award and recognition on Agilent’s website .
Eligibility: The nominated professor must have completed the Ph.D. or M.D. less than 10 years before January 1, 2014.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)
Program: Investigator-Initiated Grants (IIGs)
Deadline: January 27, 2015
Purpose: The AICR Grant Program is dedicated to funding research on cancer prevention, treatment and survival through food, nutrition, physical activity and weight management (body fatness). Investigator-Initiated Grants (IIGs) should fall into one of more of the research priorities listed below.
1. Clarify the evidence on research areas of nutrition and cancer
2. Life course exposures in relation to cancer
3. The role of body fatness and physical activity in relation to cancer
4. Patterns of diet and physical activity in relation to cancer
5. Molecular/genetic research
6. Methodological research – AICR will not generally consider grants related to methodological research (covering improvement of dietary or physical activity assessment, cancer risk identification and/or dietary methodology) unless they address an issue that would allow an important area of research to move ahead. Preferably such projects
would propose novel approaches to characterize the relationship between short and long-term exposures and cancer risk, in particular on biomarkers of intake and of cancer risk, and their development and incorporation in large prospective studies of cancer. Applications that aim to identify new intermediate or surrogate endpoints may also be considered.
Awards: These grants are generally for a maximum of $150,000 for up to two years, plus 10% indirect costs, with a limit of $75,000 direct costs in any one year. A limited number of special IIGs will be awarded for up to three years for a maximum of $225,000, plus 10% in indirect costs, with a limit of $75,000 direct costs in any one year. These three-year grants will be awarded to support the start up of epidemiologic or intervention studies requiring additional time
Eligibility: The Principal Investigator must be based at an institution in North America, Central America including the Caribbean, or South America. The Principal Investigator must have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree and be a research staff or faculty member at a nonprofit academic or research institution at the level of an assistant professor (or its equivalent) or higher.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: Patent Revenue Fund for Research in Preventive Odontology (Foundation)
Program: Grants for Research Projects With a Prevention Focus
Deadline: February 1, 2015
Purpose: The Foundation annually awards research grants for dental prophylaxis research, primarily for Swedish applicants, but also to scientists in other Nordic countries. Grant recipients are assessed by prophylaxis value, scientific level of the project and the applicant’s own track record.
Award: The amount is unspecified. The Board acknowledges 2- or 3-annual budgets for major projects, which are expected to extend over several years. Projects are usually two years. Funds are granted only in exceptional circumstances for salary.
Eligibility: The Foundation’s purpose is met primarily through the distribution of grants to primarily Swedish, alternatively Nordic and thirdly non-Nordic scholars for such research referred to in its Purpose.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Program: Early Career Fellowship Awards
Deadline: March 16, 2015
Purpose: The Foundation encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention. Candidates must apply for the fellowship under the guidance of a Sponsor—a scientist (tenured, tenure-track or equivalent position) capable of providing mentorship to the Fellow. In addition to aiding in the planning, execution and supervision of the proposed research, the Sponsor’s role is to foster the development of the Fellow’s overall knowledge, technical and analytical skills, and capacity for scientific inquiry. The Sponsor is also expected to assist the Fellow in attaining his/her career goals.
Award: $150,000 – $180,000 for 3 years, dependent on Level 1 or 2 funding.
Eligibility: Candidates who have already accepted a postdoctoral research fellowship award are not eligible. •Applicants must have completed one or more of the following degrees or its equivalent: MD, PhD, MD/PhD, DDS, DVM. The applicant must include a copy of his/her diploma to confirm date of conferral. •Level 1 Funding: Basic and physician-scientists must have received their degrees no more than one year prior to the FAC meeting at which their applications are to be considered.* Applicants must not have been in their Sponsors’ labs for more than one year prior to the date of the FAC meeting at which their applications are to be considered* and are expected to devote 100% of their time and effort to Damon Runyon-supported research activities. Level 2 Funding: Physician-scientist applicants (MD, MD/PhD, DDS, DVM or the equivalent) must have completed their residencies and clinical training, must be board eligible 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. Candidates holding or awarded NIH K awards at the time of application are not eligible to apply.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: BD Biosciences
Program: BD Biosciences Research Grants – Immunology Research Grants
Deadline: October 31, 2014
Purpose: BD Biosciences immunology research grants provide vital funding to scientists pursuing innovative ideas that advance the scientific understanding of disease. Through the grant program, BD Biosciences works to support innovation in research and development, helping to define the next generation of scientific breakthroughs.
Award: A total of $140,000 worth of BD Biosciences research reagents are awarded annually to 14 scientists.
Eligibility: Only one grant application will be accepted per laboratory.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: Osteology Foundation
Program: Grants
Deadline: December 1, 2014
Purpose: The Foundation intends to promote applied research including new developments and treatment concepts which backed by sufficient testing can be made available more quickly. For this reason, the Foundation gives financial support of scientific projects in the field of hard and soft tissue regeneration in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Awards: In general, grants will be limited to CHF 100,000 (CHF = Swiss Francs) with a maximum project duration of two years. Only project-related costs may be requested. Overhead contributions are only made up to a maximum of 10% of the total project costs. The research projects must serve the purpose of the Foundation
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: Sjogrens Syndrome Foundation
Program: Research grants
Deadline: February 1, 2015
Purpose: The SSF Research Grants Program places a high priority on both clinical and basic scientific research into the cause, prevention, detection, treatment, and cure of Sjögren’s, with support provided to investigators at every career level from student to junior investigator to senior-level leader.
Award: Grants will be awarded in amounts ranging between $15,000 and $50,000 a year for two years, depending on satisfactory progress. A human study that reviewers deem to be the most innovative project will be eligible for a $50,000 grant. All investigators will submit a budget for$35,000 and revise the budget once an award offer is accepted.
Eligibility: SSF research grants are open to basic and clinical scientists holding an advanced degree (MD, DDS, DMD, or PhD) at any U.S. university or research institution. Both junior and senior investigators may apply. For physicians, advanced clinical training in a specialty related to Sjögren’s, such as rheumatology or ophthalmology, is desirable.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Foundation
Program: Richard J. Lazzara Fellowship in Advanced Implant Surgery
Deadline: February 1, 2015
Purpose: The fellowship is intended to provide educational and clinical experiences that reflect the most current techniques in implant dentistry. The fellowship takes place at the student’s training institution. It may begin upon completion of the fellow’s periodontal training program or when the fellow starts the last six months of his or her periodontal program.
Awards: Award in the amount of $50,000. The fellow receives half of the award upon selection and the other half in the fourth quarter. The program receives the award payment in the third quarter.
Eligibility: Application for the fellowship is made jointly by a student in his or her third year of an accredited periodontal post-doctoral training program in the United States and by the student’s periodontal program director.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation, Inc. (PhRMA Foundation)
Program: Translational Medicine Research Starter Grant
Deadline: February 1, 2015
Purpose: Translational medicine and therapeutics (TMT) is a discipline focused on bridging research and discoveries using experimental and computational technologies to their application in clinical practice. Examples of research activities include molecular and cellular biology, pathophysiology, systems biology, bioinformatics, modeling and simulation, and other quantitative sciences and the application of basic biological concepts and entities to directly address unmet medical needs. Using clinical observation as the basis for hypothesis generation in basic research, TMT’s goals are to efficiently advance the product of basic research to patients and physicians. This program focuses on supporting the career development of scientists engaged in bridging research and discoveries using experimental and computational technologies to their application in clinical research and the clinic. This program is not designed to support the application of standard technologies to experimental biology or medicine but specifically to explore innovative and collaborative projects across the non- clinical:clinical interface.
Awards: This grant offers financial support to individuals beginning their independent research careers at the faculty level. This program supports individuals beginning independent research careers in academia who do not have other substantial sources of research funding. This program is not offered as a means to augment substantially funded research efforts. It is intended to offer support for researchers who are starting their independent research efforts. The program provides a research grant of $100,000 for one year. The grant is made to the university on behalf of the applicant and with the understanding that the university will administer the funds. If significant external support for the proposed research is obtained after the application has been submitted, the Foundation must be so informed. Before an individual is eligible to apply for a PhRMA Foundation award, the applicant must first have a firm commitment from a U.S. university or research institution. These funds are not transferable. These grants can begin on July 1, 2015 or not later than December 1, 2015 for a period of 1 year.
Eligibility: Candidates typically hold the academic rank of Assistant Professor (or Research Assistant Professor) within a tenure track (or research track) appointment, or instructor, if eligible to apply for independent research funding by their institution. Further eligibility to apply for these starter grants requires that the proposed research is neither directly nor indirectly already being subsidized to any significant degree by an extramural support mechanism. Individuals receiving only intramural funding or start-up funding from their institution are eligible to apply for these grants. The program is not intended to support individuals in postdoctoral training programs. However, individuals completing postdoctoral training and who will hold an academic appointment by January 1, 2014 or the start of the grant period, may apply. Applicants must be sponsored by the department or unit in which the proposed research is to be undertaken as evidenced by letter of commitment from the department or unit head. Applications must be submitted in conjunction with an accredited U.S. university or research institution and all applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents by the time of initiation of
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF)
Program: AAOMS Cleft Lip/Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies Grant
Deadline: February 15 2015
Purpose: Since 1989 the CPF has funded research related to cleft and craniofacial anomalies. The purpose of the grant is to encourage scientific research to evaluate developmental and therapeutic issues relating to cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial anomalies. The grant is funded by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of Rosemont, Illinois.
Awards: This grant is $10,000. These funds are to be used for direct project support to the investigators, (i.e., technical assistance and supplies). Publication costs, purchase of reprints, books, subscriptions, manuscript preparation, expenses and travel are not authorized from these funds. Equipment, such as hand calculators, typewriters, computers, and cameras are not allowable expenditures. Indirect costs are not provided to the situation, and grant funds may not be used for this purpose. The funds may not be used for salary support. The period of the grant is one year. No-cost extensions are limited to one year only. Requests for additional awards by the same individual will be judged each year on the basis of a competitive continuation application.
Eligibility: Applicants must have attained a professional and/or scientific degree (MD, DDS, PhD, DVM) or equivalent. The candidate should have completed an accredited training program related to a discipline recognized by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) and must be a member of ACPA when the award is made
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF)
Program: CPF Clinical Research Grant
Deadline: February 15 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this grant is to promote scientific research regarding developmental and therapeutic issues related to cleft and craniofacial conditions. The grant is designated for clinical research projects only.
Awards: This grant is $5,000. These funds are to be used for direct project support to the investigators, (i.e., technical assistance and supplies). Publication costs, purchase of reprints, books, subscriptions, manuscript preparation, expenses and travel are not authorized from these funds. Equipment, such as hand calculators, typewriters, computers, and cameras are not allowable expenditures. Indirect costs are not provided to the situation, and grant funds may not be used for this purpose. The funds may not be used for salary support. The period of the grant is one year. No-cost extensions are limited to one year only. Requests for additional awards by the same individual will be judged each year on the basis of a competitive continuation application.
Eligibility: Applicants must have attained a professional and/or scientific degree (MD, DDS, PhD, DVM) or equivalent. The candidate should have completed an accredited training program related to a discipline recognized by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) and must be a member of ACPA when the award is made.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF)
Program: Subtelny Clinical Research Grants
Deadline: February 15 2015
Purpose: These grants recognize a lifetime commitment by the Subtelnys to clinical work, research and education in the cleft/craniofacial fields in orthodontics and speech pathology. The purpose of these grants is to promote effective orthodontic and speech and language pathology treatment modalities and strategies for patients with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial anomalies. One grant will be in orthodontics and one will be in speech language pathology. The grants are designated for clinical research projects only.
Awards: Each grant is for $5,000. These funds are to be used for direct project support to the investigators, (i.e., technical assistance and supplies). Publication costs, purchase of reprints, books, subscriptions, manuscript preparation, expenses and travel are not authorized from these funds. Equipment, such as hand calculators, typewriters, computers, and cameras are not allowable expenditures. Indirect costs are not provided to the situation, and grant funds may not be used for this purpose. The funds may not be used for salary support. The period of the grant is one year. No-cost extensions are limited to one year only. Requests for additional awards by the same individual will be judged each year on the basis of a competitive continuation application.
Eligibility: Applicants must have attained a professional and/or scientific degree (MD, DDS, PhD, DVM) or equivalent. The candidate should have completed an accredited training program related to a discipline recognized by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) and must be a member of ACPA when the award is made.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA)
Program: Research Grant Program
Deadline: February 28 2015
Purpose: This research grant program provides guidance for the research process and financial assistance on a competitive basis to dental hygienists who wish to implement research in dental hygiene. The general purposes of the program are
- to promote the oral health of the public by improving dental hygiene education and practice,
- to advance dental hygiene through the discovery and application of knowledge,
- to develop and expand upon the dental hygiene body of knowledge, and
- to promote the delivery of quality oral health care.
Awards: Proposals submitted through the RFP Grant Program are eligible for funding totaling up to $50,000 per grant award.
Eligibility: The principal investigator must be a licensed dental hygienists or a student pursuing a dental hygiene degree and a current member of ADHA or SADHA.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome Foundation (SDSF)
Program: Research Grants
Deadline: March 12, 2015
Purpose: Support may be provided for up to two years in an amount not to exceed $35,000 per year.
Award: Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome (SDS) is a multi-system autosomal-recessive disorder characterized by exocrine pancreatic dysfunction, and varying degrees of marrow dysfunction with cytopenias. Many associated clinical problems have also been described, including skeletal anomalies, metaphyseal dysostosis, rib abnormalities, cleft palate, dental abnormalities and others. SDSF is accepting grant requests for research relevant to this disease.
Eligibility: Persons applying for these grants must be in a faculty position with authority to hold an independent research grant (not a training position)
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO)
Program: Young Investigators’ Grants
Deadline: March 27 2015
Purpose: The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) supports innovative basic research into fundamental biological problems with emphasis placed on novel and interdisciplinary approaches that involve scientific exchanges across national and disciplinary boundaries. In the past decade biological research has become increasingly quantitative rather than descriptive. The participation of scientists from disciplines outside the traditional life sciences such as biophysics, chemistry, computational biology, computer science, engineering, mathematics, nanoscience or physics has contributed to this change and will continue to do so. Such collaborations have opened up new approaches for understanding the complex structures and regulatory networks that characterize living organisms, their evolution and interactions.
Award: Young Investigators’ Grants are awarded to teams of researchers, all of whom are within the first five years after obtaining an independent laboratory (e.g. Assistant Professor, Lecturer or equivalent). Applications for Young Investigators’ Grants will be reviewed in competition with each other independently of applications for Program Grants.
Eligibility: All members of a Young Investigators’ grant team must be within 5 years of obtaining an independent position but must have obtained their first doctoral degree (PhD, MD or equivalent) not longer than 10 years before the deadline for submission of the letter of intent. Exceptions may be made for periods of compulsory military service, parental leave or absence for medical conditions.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO)
Program: Program Grants
Deadline: March 27 2015
Purpose: The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) supports innovative basic research into fundamental biological problems with emphasis placed on novel and interdisciplinary approaches that involve scientific exchanges across national and disciplinary boundaries. In the past decade biological research has become increasingly quantitative rather than descriptive. The participation of scientists from disciplines outside the traditional life sciences such as biophysics, chemistry, computational biology, computer science, engineering, mathematics, nanoscience or physics has contributed to this change and will continue to do so. Such collaborations have opened up new approaches for understanding the complex structures and regulatory networks that characterize living organisms, their evolution and interactions.
Award: Program Grants are awarded to teams of independent researchers at any stage of their careers. The research team is expected to develop new lines of research through the collaboration. Up to $450,000 per grant per year may be applied for. Applications including independent investigators early in their careers are encouraged
Eligibility: All members of a Program Grant team must be in a position to initiate and direct their own independent lines of research. They must have responsibility for their own laboratories and show evidence of independence.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: United States Pharmacopeia (USP)
Program: USP Global Fellowship Awards Program
Deadline: May 2, 2015
Purpose: The USP Research Fellowship Awards will be presented to the students whose proposed research directly address specific USP scientific or research needs. This program offers up to three years of funding. Applicants must ensure that their research topic is in close alignment to USP research priorities as detailed below. The USP Research Fellows will be required to work closely with the assigned USP staff to ensure alignment with USP priorities. This will include quarterly meetings by telephone or web with assigned USP staff, a meeting with USP staff at the USP Headquarters at the start of the funding period, and a meeting with USP staff at a USP-sponsored meeting or event. Concerning research priorities, USP scientific staff has identified a number of areas in which USP could benefit from research assistance. USP Research Fellowship applicants are encouraged to choose one of these topics on which to focus their research. These topics are General Research, Small Molecules, Biologics and Biotechnology, Excipients, Dietary Supplements and Food Ingredients.
Awards: Three awards are available of $50,000.
Eligibility: Applicants for the USP Global Fellowship Awards must have been accepted for full-time study in a Ph.D. or Pharm.D. program or medical or dental school, have been accepted to a Fellowship Program; or have been awarded a postdoctoral research (non-faculty) appointment. Non-U.S. applicants must have a background in standards and currently be enrolled in an equivalent educational program. International students must possess the appropriate visa required to participate in the Global Fellowship Awards Program. USP will not assist students to obtain a visa for this purpose. USP may require proof of visa status as a condition of offering a Fellowship to a student. Applicants for Global Fellowship Awards may not currently be in receipt of funds from USP, or directly or indirectly under contract with USP, even if the activity is unrelated to applicant’s research proposal.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: W.M. Keck Foundation
Program: 1) Science and Engineering Program 2) Medical Research
Deadline: May 1, 2014 and Nov 1,2014
Purpose: The Research Program seeks to benefit humanity by supporting projects in two specific areas (1) biomedical research and (2) science and engineering, that are distinctive and novel in their approach, question the prevailing paradigm, or have the potential to break open new territory in their field. Past grants have been awarded to major universities, independent research institutions, and medical schools to support pioneering biological and physical science research and engineering, including the development of promising new technologies, instumenttation or methodologies. Historically, grants range from $500,000 to $5 million and are typically $2 million or less.
Eligibility: The foundation does not award grants to individuals. Awards are made to organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status only.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Deadline: LOI (required): June 15 (Cycle I); Oct 15 (Cycle II); Feb 15 (Cycle III)
Application: Aug 15 (Cycle 1); Dec 17 (Cycle II); April 15 (Cycle III)
Purpose: PCORI Funding Announcements (PFAs) are issued to support a portfolio of comparative clinical effectiveness research based on PCORI’s National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda. PCORI’s first Research Agenda includes five broad areas. Each area represents a line of research inquiry that addresses currently unmet needs of patients, their caregivers, clinicians and other healthcare system stakeholders in making personalized healthcare decisions across a wide range of conditions and treatments.
Eligibility: Applications may be submitted by any private sector research organization, including nonprofit and for-profit organizations, any public sector research organization, universities, colleges, hospitals, laboratories, … more »healthcare systems, and units of state and local governments. All U.S. applicant organizations must be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. Foreign organizations and non-domestic components of organizations based in the United States may apply, as long as there is demonstrable benefit to the U.S. healthcare system and U.S. efforts in the area of patient-centered research can be clearly shown. Individuals may not apply. Foreign organizations should consult the PCORI Application Guidelines because there is an extra step for such organizations to register within the PCORI online system.

Program:

  • Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options – for projects that address critical decisions that patients, their caregivers and clinicians face with too little information
  • Improving Healthcare Systems – for projects that address critical decisions that face health care systems, the patients and caregivers who rely on them, and the clinicians who work within them
  • Communication and Dissemination Research – for projects that address critical elements in the communication and dissemination process among patients, their caregivers and clinicians
  • Addressing Disparities – for projects that will inform the choice of strategies to eliminate disparities
  • Large Pragmatic Trials to Evaluate Comparative Clinical Effectiveness - for investigator-initiated large pragmatic clinical trials, large simple trials, or large-scale observational studies
  • Improving Methods for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research - for studies addressing gaps in methodological research relevant to conducting PCOR.

Successful applicants for PCORI funds must:

  • Have a research team that includes patients and/or caregivers, as well as clinicians, health system managers, or other potential end-users of the study findings, along with researchers – each contributing the expertise that they have and participating actively in the design and implementation of the study and the dissemination of its results. A key concept here is ensuring that the research remains true to the interests of those who would use it.
  • Be familiar with the four questions of our patient-centered outcomes research definition. These questions articulate the needs of people as they make health care decisions. Applicants must clearly explain how their proposed research aligns with one or more of these questions.
  • Demonstrate that the proposed research question and project has the potential to provide truly important information that patients need to make decisions but that is not currently available. Think about what kind of information patients, clinicians, or health systems need to affect interventions and changes that will bring us closer to the elimination of these disparities – and for an effort that makes it feasible to be adopted widely. What information would make the biggest difference to those who seek this change?
  • Propose to use PCORI resources efficiently in producing new knowledge. PCORI aims to stretch its resources as far as possible because PCORI recognizes the vast information needs of patients. PCORI is looking for approaches that are highly efficient without sacrificing methodological rigor. PCORI is also interested in the potential for findings to be applied in multiple areas, independent of the disease studied.
  • Make clear how they are accounting for individual differences among patients and patient groups. Average results are useful, but PCORI is also very interested in providing evidence that can be tailored to patient subgroups and individuals based on their clinical and demographic characteristics. PCORI wants products of the research that are scalable and generalizable – and can be customized for sites. PCORI recognizes that there are challenges in seeking evidence at these levels, but it hopes that many applications will seek to provide insights about how individual patients may make use of the products of the research.

Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: Thrasher Research Fund
Program: E.W. “Al” Thrasher Awards
Deadline: No deadlines. However, there is a two-step application process (concept paper and then if invited a full proposal), and the board meets to awards grants only three times a year (February, June, and October).
Purpose: The Fund awards grants for research that offers substantial promise for meaningful advances in prevention and treatment of diseases as they occur in infants and children (i.e., not only childhood diseases), particularly research that offers broad-based applications. The “Al” Thrasher Awards are intended to improve children’s health through medical research, with an emphasis on projects that have the potential to translate into clinically meaningful results within a few years. Ideal applications address significant health problems that affect children in large numbers and offer the potential for practical solutions to these problems. Such solutions should be innovative and have the potential for rapid and broad applicability with low financial and/or technical barriers to implementation.
Award: In 2011-2012 the median grant was $300,000 (total, not annually). The duration of the project can be up to three years.
Note: The Fund encourages interested researchers to contact one of its Research Managers to discuss how specific research ideas might fit within the Fund’s current interests. The managers’ contact info may be found here: Managers’ info
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: Boston Biomedical Innovation Center
Program: B-BIC PILOT GRANTS
Deadline: rolling
Purpose: The Boston Biomedical Innovation Center seeks collaborative research projects to develop technologies aimed at improving patient care in heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders. Technologies include diagnostics, therapeutics, and devices. Projects that are in the early stages of pre-commercial development will be considered. Applications must address unmet needs to improve healthcare outcomes and aim to generate viable diagnostic, therapeutic or device candidates for commercial development.
Awards: Applicants are encouraged to contact the domain expert in their area and/or their institutional site miner before submitting an application. The pilot grant application process begins with submission of a two-page pre-proposal. Pre-proposals may be submitted at any time during the year. There is no set deadline for pre-proposal submissions. To begin submitting a pre-proposal, go to the electronic submission system. Once you complete the requested fields, you must upload your two-page pre-proposal document as a single PDF-formatted file. Your pre-proposal document must be no more than two pages and should include your name and project title at the top of each page. The first page should include a brief description of your project idea. You may use images and provide references, but these must be included in the two page limit. The second page should contain a table listing the key personnel on your project, including the name, academic title, project role, and home institution for each collaborator. Applicants may request up to $50,000 for direct costs to support pilot grants. The NIH salary cap should be applied to personnel costs.
Eligibility: Faculty from the B-BIC member institutions are eligible to apply.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
Program: Breakthrough Prize
Deadline: Rolling
Purpose: The Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences is founded to recognize excellence in research aimed at curing intractable diseases and extending human life. The prize is administered by the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to advancing breakthrough research, celebrating scientists and generating excitement about the pursuit of science as a career. Prizes will be awarded for past achievements in the field of life sciences, with the aim of providing the recipients with more freedom and opportunity to pursue even greater future accomplishments. Going forward, each year’s prize winners will join the Selection Committee for future awardees. One of the distinguishing characteristics of the Breakthrough Prize will be a transparent selection process, in which anyone will be able to nominate a candidate online for consideration. Also, the prize can be shared between any number of deserving scientists and can be received more than once. In addition, there are no age restrictions for nominees. All Breakthrough Prize recipients will be invited to present public talks targeting a general audience. These lectures, together with supporting materials, will be made available to the public, allowing everyone to keep abreast of the latest developments in life sciences, guided by contemporary masters of the field.
Award: Five annual Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences – US$3,000,000 each.
Eligibility: No age restrictions. Anyone can nominate a candidate online. All submissions must be completed by a third party.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: British Society for Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (BSOMP)
Program/Title: Small Research & Scholarship Grants
Deadline(s): Continuous
Purpose:

  • To provide ‘pump-priming’ funds for the purchase of small items of equipment or consumables to support young researchers or new areas of research which are not yet ready for Research Council support.
  • To provide funds for small items of equipment or consumables needed for ongoing projects where funds may not be available, either from department sources or from other grant-awarding bodies.

The research scheme will not support costs of travel or subsistence for attending meetings or for visiting other departments or units. Funds for these may be applied for under the British Society for Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology Scholarship Scheme. The scheme will not meet indirect costs, or costs of such things as postage or items normally expected to be available in a department, e.g. stationery, photocopying or basic laboratory consumables.
Award: Upper £1,000GBP. The maximum single amount is £1,000.
The scheme will not meet indirect costs, or costs of such things as postage or items normally expected to be available in a department, e.g. stationery, photocopying or basic… more » laboratory consumables. The value of the prize is currently £150; the assessors, at their discretion, may divide the prize between two entrants. The winner/joint winners may apply for a contribution of up to £100 towards the cost of attending the Annual Meeting at which the verbal communication(s), based on the successful Prize Paper(s), will have been given.
Eligibility: The scheme is open to any individual working in the field of Head and Neck Pathology. It is the wish of the BSOMP particularly to support young researchers who may not yet have achieved a track record and who wish to… more » pursue a career in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Applicants must be members of the BSOMP or must be sponsored by a member of the BSOMP. There will be no age limit placed upon applicants, but applications from younger workers would be particularly welcomed.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung/Foundation
Program: Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers
Deadline: Rolling. Selection committee meetings take place three times a year, in March, July and November. Applications should be submitted at least four to seven months ahead of the prospective selection meeting.
Purpose: Submit an application if you are a researcher with above average qualifications, at the beginning of your academic career and only completed your doctorate in the last four years. A Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers allows you to carry out a long-term research project (6-24 months) you have selected yourself in cooperation with an academic host you have selected yourself at a research institution in Germany. The Humboldt Foundation grants approximately 600 Humboldt Research Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers and experienced researchers annually. Short-term study visits, participation in congresses and training courses cannot be financed.
Award: The fellowship is worth 2,250 EUR per month.
Eligibility: Scientists and scholars of all nationalities and disciplines may apply to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation as long as you have only completed your doctorate in the last four years. Scientists must have a good knowledge of German or English.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: Amgen Foundation
Program: Foundation Grants
Deadline: Rolling deadline throughout the year. The review committee meets quarterly.
Purpose: Philanthropic Focus: Each year, the Foundation receives hundreds of grant proposals. While it is not possible for every organization to receive funding, those that are in alignment with the Foundation’s guidelines and programmatic vision outlined below are given careful consideration. We welcome your ideas.
Area of focus: Quality of Care and Access for Patients
The Foundation funds programs dedicated to providing patients, caregivers and health care practitioners with information, education and access. The two areas given priority consideration within quality of care are:
• Patient Empowerment: Programs that enable patients to become active partners in their health care, make informed decisions and contribute to a wider perspective in the health care system.
• Health Care Disparities/Health Inequalities: Programs that aim to close gaps and address population-specific differences in the presence of disease, health outcomes, or access to health care – from prevention to survivorship.
Award: Amgen Foundation grants range from $10,000 to multi-million dollar commitments.
Eligibility: Link
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts Foundation
Program: Catalyst Fund
Deadline: Rolling deadline. Applications for a Catalyst Fund grant can be submitted at any time. Applications deemed complete by the 15th of each month will be reviewed later that same month. Funding decisions for reviewed applications will be announced by the 15th of the following month. Catalyst Fund applications are not reviewed during the months of July and August; applications received during those months will be reviewed at the next scheduled review meeting. Organizations can only submit one application per month and an organization cannot receive more than one Catalyst Fund grant within a twelve month period.
Purpose: Through the Catalyst Fund, the BCBSMA Foundation will provide small grants to support capacity building in health care organizations and community-based agencies with health care programs. Catalyst Fund grants will assist with one-time expenses needed to strengthen an organization’s ability to fulfill health care components of its mission. The Catalyst Fund is intended to help organizations pay for some of the activities that can move them forward, position them for future opportunities, and help spark innovation. Proposal examples (contact BCBSMA to discuss your idea): Hiring a grant writer; Technology enhancements including: website development, purchasing a laptop or personal computer and software; Medical equipment; Hosting community meetings to engage stakeholders and constituents; Engaging in leadership development opportunities for staff or board members; Undertaking strategic planning activities; Board development and staff training; Community outreach for health insurance enrollment, health prevention activities or health care education convening
Award: Non-renewable grant awards of $1,000 to $5,000 for capacity-building expense
Eligibility: Grants will only be made to Massachusetts-based organizations that serve the health care needs of uninsured and low-income residents of the state. No grants will be made to individuals, for-profit entities, or hospitals. No grants will be made to support social service programming.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: Pfizer
Program: Pfizer Investigator-Initiated Research Grants
Deadline: Rolling deadline
Purpose: Pfizer Inc. accepts applications for Pfizer Investigator-Initiated Research Grants. The mission of the Pfizer Investigator-Initiated Research (IIR) Program is to provide support for investigator-initiated research that advances medical and scientific knowledge about Pfizer products and generates promising medical interventions. This global program is open to all researchers who are interested in receiving support for conducting their own research.
Types of Research Eligible for Support:

  1. Clinical studies of approved and unapproved uses, involving approved or unapproved Pfizer drugs
  2. Observational studies, such as epidemiology studies and certain outcomes research studies where the primary focus is the scientific understanding of disease
  3. Other types of independent research on disease states, including novel diagnostic screening tools and surveys where Pfizer has no direct commercial interest
  4. In vitro or animal studies which include funding*

Pfizer support is typically provided in the manner of funding, and/or drug (either formulated or pure compound) depending upon the type of research.
Pfizer accepts Concept submissions and Full submissions for Investigator-Initiated Research grant requests. If a Concept submission is of interest, a follow up request for a Full Submission will be issued. A Full submission must be received in order for a request to be considered for approval.
Note: Applications are considered in the order received.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: Genzyme Corporation
Program: Investigator-Sponsored Studies
Deadline: Rolling
Purpose: Researchers may propose the following types of studies for evaluation:
• Prospective and retrospective clinical studies with approved Genzyme drugs or devices
• Observational studies, such as epidemiological research on diseases we treat
• Health outcomes research, especially related to diseases we treat
• In vitro and animal studies with Genzyme drugs or devices
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: The G. Harold & Leila Y. Mathers Charitable Foundation
Program: Grants
Deadline: Rolling deadline (LOI required)
Purpose: The foundation is primarily interested in supporting fundamental basic research in the life sciences. Support is provided for specific projects from established researchers at top universities and independent research institutions within the United States. Queries are recommended. General inquiries can be made via the internet to admin@mathersfoundation.org or by phone at 914-242-0465. Specific detailed queries must be received by mail. Accompanied by C.V.s and publication lists. Based on query reviews, formal requests are either discouraged or invited. Queries and requests are processed when received. There are no specified deadlines.
Eligibility: Grants are made to tax exempt independent and educational institutions for specific basic research projects.
There are no grants to individuals.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: Patterson Foundation
Program: Grants
Deadline: Rolling deadline (LOI required) January 1 to February 15 or July 1 to August 15
Purpose: Patterson Foundation is a private grantmaking foundation committed to investing in programs that strengthen communities by helping those most in need live healthy lives. The Foundation focuses its grants on human services and education programs related to oral health, animal health, and occupational and physical rehabilitation. Programs that relate directly to the primary interests stated in Patterson Foundation Guidelines are most likely to receive funding. At this time, funding for start-ups or new projects will be considered only if the grant will reduce operating costs or will expand capacity without increasing costs.
The Foundation requires an inquiry with a brief description of the program for which funds are sought. If your program appears to further the goals of Patterson Foundation as stated in our Guidelines, they will send you a Grant Application Form.
Eligibility and Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT)
Program: CIMIT Innovation Grants
Deadline: To be announced
Purpose: CIMIT Innovation Grants support early stage, collaborative research projects for improving patient care, with emphasis on devices, procedures, diagnosis, and the delivery of healthcare. CIMIT awards grants to principal investigators on faculty at an academic medical center or university in greater Boston.
Awards: Awards will be for up to $100,000 total cost. All awards will be for a performance period of one year
Eligibility: CIMIT awards grants to principal investigators on faculty at an academic medical center or university in greater Boston. However, most CIMIT grants are awarded to principal investigators within CIMIT Consortium institutions. Projects may include team members from other academic institutions and collaborators from industry.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: Mayo Clinic
Program: Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
Deadline: Varies
Purpose: Visit the link below to view nationwide Mayo Clinic departments advertising for various fellowships. Applications, including curriculum vitae and bibliography, summary of past accomplishments, and the names and email addresses of three references are required.
Award: Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit organization that integrates research with clinical practices and education in multi-campus environment. Mayo offers an attractive benefit package. Salary will be determined by the successful candidate’s experience.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Program: Various Programs – check website for updates
Deadline: Varies
Purpose: The BWF grantmaking strategies are to support biomedical scientists at the beginning of their careers and to make grants in areas of science that are poised for significant advancement but currently undervalued and underfunded. Awards for Postdoctoral Fellows include Career Awards for Medical Scientists and Career Awards at the Scientific Interface.
Eligibility and Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Program: Grand Challenges
Deadline: Varies. See Guidelines link
Purpose: Grand Challenges – Fostering innovation in global health research. The Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative fosters scientific and technological innovation to solve key health problems in the developing world. The initiative includes the Grand Challenges in Global Health grant program and the newer Grand Challenges Explorations grant program.
Grand Challenges in Global Health Opportunities:
The Grand Challenges in Global Health grant program, launched in 2003, began with the award of 45 grants totaling $458 million to scientists from 33 countries. Grants target an expanding set of Grand Challenges.
Grand Challenges Explorations Opportunities:
The Grand Challenges Explorations grant program funds early-stage discovery, awarding initial grants of $100,000 and potential follow-on grants of up to $1 million. Grants target an expanding set of topics.
Eligibility and Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: American Cancer Society
Program: Multiple Awards, see Purpose
Deadline: Varies, see Guidelines link
Purpose: The Society awards research grants and fellowships to promising early-career scientists with unique hypotheses for cancer prevention and study, fostering the next generation of cancer research and creating a strong foundation of preliminary evidence to make scientific advancements. Find information on ACS grants for independent investigators, mentored training and career development, pre-doctoral training, professorships, special initiatives, and international research programs .Visit the guidelines link below for a snapshot of available opportunities, including award amounts and deadlines.
Award, Eligibility and Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: International Association for Dental Research (IADR)
Program: Multiple Awards, see Purpose
Deadline: Varies, see PDF in Purpose or Guidelines link
Purpose: Through numerous sponsorships and donations, the IADR and is able to fund and administer several awards and fellowships. For additional information or inquiries, please contact Sheri S. Herren, Strategic Programs Manager at sherren@iadr.org
Visit the guidelines link below or open the PDF for a snapshot of available opportunities, including award amounts and deadlines.
Award, Eligibility and Guidelines: PDF
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Sponsor: The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation
Note: All programs below require a Letter of Intent before applying.
Board Grants are selected three times each year at our board meetings. Board grants are generally one to three years in duration. These are focused primarily on our priority areas: Interprofessional Education and Teamwork; Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, and System Performance; New Models for Clinical Education; Career Development for Underrepresented Minorities; and Education for the Care of Underserved Populations.
Board grants are evaluated on these key priorities:
•Relevance to our priorities;
•Importance and originality;
•Significance and generalizability; and
•Sustainability.
President’s Grants can be given at any time and are evaluated and awarded by the President. President’s Grants usually align with our priority areas and awarded amounts are no more than $35,000.
Macy Faculty Scholars program aims to identify and nurture the careers of educational innovators in medicine and nursing. Each Scholar will receive salary support at $100,000 per year over two years. Scholars must be nominated by the Dean of their institutions, who must commit to protecting at least 50 percent of the Scholars’ time to pursue education reform projects at their institution.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: Association for International Cancer Research (AICR)
Program: Research Grants
Deadline: October 25 2014
Purpose: AICR awards grants to support fundamental or translational research into the causes, mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer. AICR does not support clinical research. AICR will consider applications that include some clinical research in a project which is mostly basic or translational. However, completely clinical applications, such as intervention studies, clinical trials or health care delivery research are beyond the remit of AICR.
Awards: Projects are for a period between one and three years and can include funding for research staff (postdoctoral and/or Ph.D. students), consumables, essential items of equipment and travel.
AICR does not have a formal upper limit for the budget, but it should be noted that most of the three-year grants awarded have a total budget of £200,000 or less. If the applicants wants to apply for significantly more than this, they are strongly advised to contact the Scientific Coordinator in the first instance. AICR grants cover the direct costs of carrying out a research project, but not the indirect costs which should be met by the research institution.
Eligibility: AICR accepts applications from non-profit research institutions anywhere in the world. For collaborative projects involving multiple applicants and more than one research institution, one of the applicants must be designated as the PI. The PI should normally be based at the institution that will carry out most of the work on the project. AICR will not consider applications from anyone (either as principal investigator or co-investigator) who is currently applying for, or has received, funding from the tobacco industry, or bodies substantially funded by the tobacco industry, within the last 10 years.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Foundation
Program: Richard J. Lazzara Fellowship in Advanced Implant Surgery
Deadline: February 1, 2015
Purpose: The fellowship is intended to provide educational and clinical experiences that reflect the most current techniques in implant dentistry. The fellowship takes place at the student’s training institution. It may begin upon completion of the fellow’s periodontal training program or when the fellow starts the last six months of his or her periodontal program.
Awards: Award in the amount of $50,000. The fellow receives half of the award upon selection and the other half in the fourth quarter. The program receives the award payment in the third quarter.
Eligibility: Application for the fellowship is made jointly by a student in his or her third year of an accredited periodontal post-doctoral training program in the United States and by the student’s periodontal program director.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: DentaQuest Foundation
Program: Innovation Fund for Oral Healt
Deadline: Fourth Thursday of each month; concept papers due for review
Purpose: The DentaQuest Foundation envisions specific, longer-term changes, within the systems that we work to impact. Through the Innovation Fund for Oral Health, the Foundation seeks to identify and support programs that create movement toward the optimal oral health systems descriptors listed in the bullets below. Organizations across the United States that have promising, innovative solutions to improve the systems that impact oral health are invited to submit a proposal. The DentaQuest Foundation has developed the following guiding principles for the Innovation Fund consistent with our grantmaking strategy:

    1. Incorporate new ideas from planning to implementation and evaluation, and ultimately to achieve widespread impact
    2. Align grant goals and activities with the Innovation Model for Systems Change shown below,

o Draw from and contribute to the national network: grantees interact with and learn from each other
o See the whole: individual efforts contribute to something bigger

  1. Don’t reinvent resources that we already have (e.g. grantees working in the area of medical/dental collaboration should partner with the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health to leverage existing resources such as the Smiles for Life Curriculum)
  2. Engage a broad constituency to improve oral health: diversity of experience leads to better decisions and actions
  3. Participate in evaluation: balance accountability and learning

The Foundation has identified the following areas of interest. Prospective Innovation Fund grantees are encouraged to align their proposals with the following focus areas:

  1. Specific communities
  2. Non-Traditional partners
  3. Interprofessional collaboration
  4. Financing of care
  5. Technology

Award: A total of up to $4.45 million will be awarded from the Innovation Fund in 2013. The size of individual awards will be determined based on the scope and scale of the proposal. Grants made through the Innovation Fund will be for one (1) year. Recipients may be eligible to submit requests for renewed funding, contingent on successful implementation and demonstrated achievement of proposed goals.
Eligibility: Applicants must be based in the United States or its territories and may be either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code.
Guidelines: Link