Featured Funding Opportunities
The Global Probiotics Council (GPC), a collaboration between Danone and Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd., has announced its eighth Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research (YIGPRO) award. The purpose of YIGPRO is to contribute to the advancement of probiotics and gastrointestinal research in the US. The deadline for applying is February 10, 2015.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges:
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and its Grand Challenges partners are now accepting applications for the following grant programs:
1. Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE):
- Surveillance Tools, Diagnostics and an Artificial Diet to Support New Approaches to Vector Control
- New Approaches for Addressing Outdoor/Residual Malaria Transmission
- New Ways to Reduce Pneumonia Fatalities through Timely, Effective Treatment of Children
- Enable Universal Acceptance of Mobile Money Payments to Create an Economic Ecosystem that Will Help Lift the Poorest Out of Poverty
- Explore New Ways to Measure Brain Development and Gestational Age
- New Ways of Working Together: Integrating Community-Based Interventions
Proposals will be accepted until November 12, 2014, at 11:30 am PST.
LOIs due by December 1, 2014, at 5:00 pm PST.
3. Grand Challenges:
- Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development
- Creating and Measuring Integrated Solutions for Healthy Birth, Growth, and Development (part of the All Children Thriving platform)
- New Interventions for Global Health
Proposals will be accepted until January 13, 2015.
Both the NSF and USAID have recently announced opportunities for research regarding Ebola and the recent outbreak. Boston University encourages any interested faculty to investigate the full call for proposals linked below and contact their OSP RA should they be interested in applying.
Investigators can also sign up for the USAID Ebola Grand Challenge email list for more updates.
Funding Opportunity Resources
Boston University offers a wide array of support for both internal and external funding opportunities. Listed below are a few of the major funding opportunities. Researchers interested in exploring these funding opportunities should contact their respective support offices: Sponsored Programs on the Charles River and Medical Campuses or Grants Administration at the Boston Medical Center.
Charles River Campus and Medical Campus Sponsored Programs
Sponsored Program’s mission is to provide comprehensive support to members of the Boston University research community. Faculty and staff may contact Sponsored Programs for assistance in locating external and internal sources of funding for research.
Boston Medical Center–Grants Administration
Boston Medical Center’s Grants Administration department is responsible for managing all of Boston Medical Center’s grants and contracts, in the research and service sectors, funded by federal, state, city, and private sponsors. Private funding announcements are not limited to any number of applications per institution. Limited submission announcements have a cap on how many applications each institution can submit.