Non-Federal Funding Foundations and Institutes

Sponsor Program/Title Deadline(s)
PHRMA Foundation Health Outcomes Research Starter Grant February 1, 2019
PHRMA Foundation Translational Medicine and Therapeutics Research Starter Grant February 1, 2019
Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) CFAR Developmental Grants Program April 1, 2019
W.M. Keck Foundation • Science and Engineering Program
• Medical Research
July 1 to August 15 or January 1 to February 15
The Hartwell Foundation Individual Biomedical Research Awards Varies
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Varies
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health Rolling
The Borrow Foundation Population based programmes for the prevention of dental disease Rolling
Delta Dental Foundation Contribution Requests Rolling
Thrasher Research Fund E.W. “Al” Thrasher Awards No deadlines
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Breakthrough Prize Rolling
The British Society for Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Small Research & Scholarship Grants Continuous
AO North America (AONA) AO North America Trauma and Fracture Care Travel
Preceptorship
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
Patterson Foundation Grants Rolling (LOI required)
Mayo Clinic Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Varies
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Various awards for Faculty and Postdoctoral Fellows Varies
The Hartwell Foundation Biomedical Research Fellowships Varies
The Hartwell Foundation Biomedical Research Collaboration Award Varies
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Varies
American Cancer Society Multiple Awards Varies per award

Sponsor: PHRMA Foundation
Program: Health Outcomes Research Starter Grant
Deadline: February 1, 2019 @ 11:59 PM EST
Purpose: To assist individuals beginning independent research careers in health outcomes at the faculty level. Health Outcomes research spans a broad spectrum of issues related to health-care delivery, from studies evaluating effectiveness of a pharmaceutical intervention, to the impact of reimbursement policies on outcomes of care. It also ranges from the development and use of tools to perform patient-based assessments to analyses of ways in which results of outcomes research are disseminated to providers or consumers to encourage behavior change.
Outcomes research incorporates a variety of methods from different disciplines. The application of outcomes research includes but isn’t limited to pharmacoeconomics, patient reported outcomes, burden of disease, comparative effectiveness research, patient preferences, patient centered outcomes research, compliance/adherence, cost–consequences analysis, cost–benefit analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, cost–utility analysis, health outcomes research, health-related quality of life, health services research, health technology assessment, and patient satisfaction.
Eligibility: Schools of medicine, pharmacy, public health, nursing, and dentistry are eligible for this award. This program is not intended for individuals in post-doctoral training. However, those enrolled in post-doctoral training programs scheduled to conclude by July 1, 2019, who will hold an academic appointment by that time, may apply. Those holding academic rank of instructor or assistant professor, and investigators at the doctoral level with equivalent positions, are eligible to apply—provided the proposed research is neither directly nor indirectly subsidized to any significant degree by an extramural support mechanism.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: PHRMA Foundation
Program: Translational Medicine and Therapeutics Research Starter Grant
Deadline: February 1, 2019 @ 11:59 PM EST
Purpose: This award assists individuals beginning independent research careers in translational medicine and therapeutics at the faculty level. Translational medicine and therapeutics is a discipline focused on bridging experimental and computational research and discoveries to their application in clinical practice. To be successful, this requires working with clinicians to identify critical unmet clinical needs. Examples of research components include activities in molecular and cellular biology, pathophysiology, systems biology, bioinformatics, modeling and simulation, and other quantitative sciences to connect basic biological concepts and entities to directly address such unmet medical needs. Clinical observation becomes the basis for hypothesis generation to further basic research and to efficiently advance the product of basic research to patients.
The goal of the PhRMA Foundation’s Translational Medicine and Therapeutics Program is to promote the development and use of experimental and computational methods in an integrative approach towards clinical needs in diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
Eligibility: Those holding 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, are eligible to apply for these research starter grants, providing their 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 RSG awards. Applicants will be judged on the scientific merits of the proposed research, and on the degree of need and fit within the scope and goals of the program. The program is not intended for those in postdoctoral training programs. However, individuals in postdoctoral training scheduled to conclude and who will hold an academic appointment by January 1, 2019, or the start of the grant period, may apply.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)
Program: CFAR Developmental Grants Program
Deadline: April 1, 2019
Purpose:The CFAR Developmental Grants Program provides support for three types of AIDS biomedical and behavioral research projects:

  • Initial AIDS Research Projects – applicants who have not yet received R01 type funding from NIH in the HIV/AIDS field
  • Pilot Projects testing new or innovative ideas – applicants who have received R01 type funding from NIH, but not in the HIV/AIDS field (new to HIV research)
  • Collaborative Projects – applicants would include at least one HIV investigator; collaborators must not have previous NIH R01 type funding together

The goal of the CFAR developmental program is to enable the grantee the opportunity to obtain sufficient original data to achieve NIH research funding in his/her area of investigation.
Award: Applicants are strongly encouraged to align their proposals with the NIH HIV/AIDS Research Priorities, and the NIMH Priorities for behavioral studies. Collaborative grants between Brown University and Boston University/Boston Medical Center faculty are particularly encouraged.

  • Each award of up to $40,000 is granted for one year.
  • Additional requirements apply if you are considering either a pilot or collaborative project. Please contact the CFAR office for more information.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to use the services available through the CFAR Cores. Services are provided either free or at substantially reduced rates for developmental applicants.
  • Biostatistical services are provided through the CFAR Biostatistical Core free-of-charge to developmental applicants that adhere to the consultation schedule (see attached).
  • Applicants are encouraged to contact the CFAR Community Engaged Research Council (C-CERC) to discuss proposals involving human subjects. The Council members are available to provide support in recruitment strategies, survey development, and application refinement ensuring that the community is represented in the research.

Eligibility: All applicants must have a full-time appointment at Brown University or Boston University. Faculty must have at least an appointment of Instructor/Investigator to apply. Applications from post-doctoral fellows will not be accepted unless a faculty promotion letter (e.g. a letter confirming the intent of the institution to promote the applicant to an eligible position by the activation of the award) is attached to the application. Projects considered a clinical trial by NIH will not be accepted. Please review guidelines carefully.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: W.M. Keck Foundation
Program: 1) Science and Engineering Program 2) Medical Research
Deadline: January 1 to February 15 or July 1 to August 15
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: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Program: Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health
Deadline: Rolling
Purpose: The program aims to provide individuals, organizations, communities, policymakers, and researchers with the empirical evidence needed to address the key determinants of health encompassed in the Culture of Health Action Framework. In addition, Evidence for Action will also support efforts to assess outcomes and set priorities for action. It will do this by encouraging and supporting creative, rigorous research on the impact of innovative programs, policies and partnerships on health and well-being, and on novel approaches to measuring health determinants and outcomes.
Award: 3-year grant program, with $2.2m being paid out in the first year for 5-12 30-month projects
Eligibility Link


Sponsor: The Borrow Foundation
Program: Population based programmes for the prevention of dental disease
Deadline: Rolling
Purpose: The Burrow Foundation has recently provided six grants to facilitate the development of sustainable population based programmes/interventions for the prevention of dental disease.
The grants were awarded for measures/activities that are designed to strengthen existing programmes or to support the implementation of new initiatives.
Award: Grants offered of US$ 5,000 – 25,000 per year for periods of 1-3 years.
Eligibility and 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: 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: AO North America (AONA)

Program: AO North America Trauma and Fracture Care Travel Preceptorship
Deadline: Continuous
Purpose: The preceptorship will provide a practicing certified orthopaedic, maxillofacial, spine, or veterinary surgeon with the opportunity to improve or refine his or her skills in fracture care. This will be done at an approved AO center or with an AONA member. The applicant is responsible for contacting the preceptor he or she wishes to work with and for designing a program to accommodate specific needs.
Award: The preceptorship will provide round-trip economy airfare for the individual as well as living expenses while participating in the preceptorship. Total reimbursable expenses shall not exceed $5,000.
Eligibility and 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: Delta Dental Foundation

Program: Contribution Requests
Deadline: Rolling
Purpose: The foundation provides support to programs or projects that help develop and heighten dental awareness among the public and that offer continuing dental education. Careful consideration is given to each request. Each request is reviewed in terms of its general eligibility and conformity with Foundation guidelines, the available funds, the amount needed to achieve the desired results, and program priority. Contributions are generally awarded for charitable programs designed to extend the benefits of dentistry to indigents and groups found to be dentally deprived; educational programs and research for the advancement of the science of dentistry; and programs designed to promote the dental health of the public.
Award: To make it possible to regularly consider new requests, the Delta Dental Foundation’s policy is to avoid making multi-year commitments for contributions to specific organizations. Exceptions may be made when a request states that a contribution will be used over a period of years. However, in no case will a multi-year commitment be made for more than three years.
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: 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: The Hartwell Foundation
Program: Biomedical Research Fellowships
Deadline: Varies
Purpose: The Foundation provides funding for postdoctoral training in biomedical science at select, qualifying research institutions in the United States. Hartwell Fellowships offer support to scientists in the early stages of their research careers by enabling them to pursue further specialized training as part of professional career development.
Qualifying institutions choose an individual to receive a Hartwell Fellowship, according to the following process. Each year The Hartwell Foundation announces its Top Ten Centers of Biomedical Research. Selected institutions hold an internal competition to nominate four principal investigators for a Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award that are eager to pursue early-stage, innovative, and cutting-edge biomedical research that that has the potential to benefit children but that has not yet qualified for significant funding from outside sources.
Award: Hartwell Fellowships offer support for two years at $50,000 direct cost per year.
Eligibility: The Foundation provides funding to US citizens.
Guidelines: Link


Sponsor: The Hartwell Foundation
Program: Biomedical Research Collaboration Award
Deadline: Varies
Purpose: he Foundation will evaluate proposals submitted for a Biomedical Research Collaboration Award through consideration of responses provided by the co-investigator(s) to both technical and non-technical requests for information. The Foundation will only consider funding proposals in applied biomedical research that reflect promise, have an unusual advantage accrued by the proposed collaboration, and that have a particular relevance in terms of potential benefit to children.
Award: The Hartwell Biomedical Research Collaboration Award will provide funds up to $100,000 direct cost per year for up to three years. The Foundation expects to fund no more than two such awards each year.
Eligibility: Eligibility for a Collaboration Award will be limited to situations where the Foundation currently funds at least one of the co-investigators as a Hartwell Investigator. All collaborating researchers submitting for the Award should be citizens of the United States, must hold a full-time appointment in the sponsoring institution, and must be eligible to serve as a principal investigator in biomedical research.
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