Non-Federal Funding Foundations and Institutes

Award/Program Sponsor Deadline(s)
Integrative Research in Biology (IntBIO) National Science Foundation January 25, 2022; Fourth Tuesday in January, Annually Thereafter
Student Research Grant Application American Academy of Implant Dentistry Foundation June 15, 2021
Large Research Grant American Academy of Implant Dentistry Foundation July 15, 2021
Endodontic Educator Fellowship Award American Association of Endodontists May 15, 2021
AAP Teaching Fellowship American Academy of Periodontology June 1, 2021
Nevins Teaching and Clinical Research Fellowship American Academy of Periodontology June 1, 2021
AAP Educator Scholarships American Academy of Periodontology June 1, 2021
Science and Engineering Program & Medical Research Program W.M. Keck Foundation Varies
Biomedical Research Collaboration Award and Fellowships The Hartwell Foundation Varies
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Varies
Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Varies
Population based programs for the prevention of dental disease The Borrow Foundation Various
Contribution Requests Delta Dental Foundation Various
E.W. “Al” Thrasher Awards Thrasher Research Fund No deadlines
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Varies
Small Research & Scholarship Grants The British Society for Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Varies
Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung/Foundation Varies
Foundation Grants Amgen Foundation Varies
Catalyst Fund Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts Foundation Varies
Pfizer Investigator-Initiated Research Grants Pfizer Varies
Investigator-Sponsored Studies Genzyme Corporation Varies
Foundation Grants Patterson Foundation Varies
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Mayo Clinic Varies
Various awards for Faculty and Postdoctoral Fellows Burroughs Wellcome Fund Varies
Grand Challenges Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Varies
Multiple Awards American Cancer Society Varies

Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Program: Integrative Research in Biology (IntBIO)
Deadline: January 25, 2022; Fourth Tuesday in January, Annually Thereafter
Purpose: This solicitation invites submission of collaborative proposals that tackle bold questions in biology and require an integrated approach to make substantive progress. Integrative biological research spans subdisciplines and incorporates cutting-edge methods, tools, and concepts from each to produce groundbreaking biological discovery. The research should be synergistic and produce novel, holistic understanding of how biological systems function and interact across different scales of organization, e.g., from molecules to cells, tissues to organisms, species to ecosystems and the entire Earth. Such knowledge is critical to inform solutions to societal challenges, including natural resource management, resilience to environmental change, and global food security. Outcomes from integrative research will also inform and guide the development of new technologies that drive the nation’s bioeconomy. Integrative biological research depends on researchers who work in dynamic, diverse, and collaborative interdisciplinary teams. These teams should be fully engaged in the training and education of the next generation of scientists who will be future leaders in integrative research. A vibrant, inclusive, and integrative training environment will therefore produce a new generation of researchers who can navigate across subdisciplines and engage in integrative thinking.
Guidelines: Link

Sponsor: American Academy of Implant Dentistry Foundation
Program: Student Research Grant Application
Deadline: June 15, 2021
Purpose: The David Steflik Memorial Student Research Grants are available to all dental students and those in post-graduate and residency programs.
The Student Research Grants are appropriate for new investigators, post-graduate students or those resuming research careers.
Grants, up to $2,500, are awarded annually. Applicants may request up to $2,000 to fund the project up to a two-year grant period. The AAID Foundation will provide an additional $500 for travel expenses to attend a future AAID Annual Conference.
Guidelines: Link
Announcement Expires: June 16, 2021

Sponsor: American Academy of Implant Dentistry Foundation
Program: Large Research Grant
Deadline: July 15, 2021
Purpose: The American Academy of Implant Dentistry Foundation (AAIDF) Research Grants Program is intended to provide limited support for meritorious dental implant research projects which includes, but are not limited to the following purposes:
• To conduct research that determines the feasibility of a larger research project.
• To develop and test new techniques and procedures.
• To conduct small clinical or animal research projects.
• To analyze grant data.
Applicants may request up to $25,000 to fund a project for up to a two-year grant period. Successful applicants who require additional time to perform the proposed research may request an extension of the grant period without additional monetary support.
Guidelines: Link
Announcement Expires: July 16, 2021

Sponsor: American Association of Endodontists
Program: Endodontic Educator Fellowship Award
Deadline: May 15, 2021
Purpose: The Endodontic Educator Fellowship Award recognizes the critical role that educators play in strengthening the specialty. The award provides funding to individuals who agree to commit five years to a full-time academic career in endodontics at a dental school that is accredited by or has a reciprocal agreement with the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.
Guidelines: Link
Announcement Expires: May 16, 2021

Sponsor: American Academy of Periodontology
Program: AAP Teaching Fellowship
Deadline: June 1, 2021
Purpose: AAP Teaching Fellowships, made possible by a $1 million commitment from the American Academy of Periodontology, are intended to support the young periodontal educator’s commitment to a career in academia by providing debt relief to qualified applicants. The Fellowships are given to qualified faculty members within their first three years of teaching at a U.S. periodontal training institution. Funding for AAP Teaching Fellows is provided at the end of each year of full-time teaching.
Guidelines: Link
Announcement Expires: June 2, 2021

Sponsor: American Academy of Periodontology
Program: Nevins Teaching and Clinical Research Fellowship
Deadline: June 1, 2021
Purpose: The fellowship will be awarded to periodontal clinical researchers and educators early in their careers.
Guidelines: Link
Announcement Expires: June 2, 2021

Sponsor: American Academy of Periodontology
Program: AAP Educator Scholarships
Deadline: June 1, 2021
Purpose: AAP Educator Scholarships were created to stimulate the development of periodontal educators by providing financial relief to students intending to pursue a career as full-time teachers at U.S. periodontal programs upon graduation from U.S. periodontal postdoctoral training programs. The Educator Scholarship is intended to provide help with tuition and living expenses during the training period and may also be used for debt reduction.

The Educator Scholar must commit to spending one year as a full-time periodontal educator at a U.S. program for each year he/she receives the award. If the recipient fails to meet the teaching requirement, the award is considered a loan and must be repaid.
Guidelines: Link
Announcement Expires: June 2, 2021

Sponsor: W.M. Keck Foundation
Program: Science and Engineering Program & Medical Research
Deadline: Rolling
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, instrumentation 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: The Hartwell Foundation
Program: Biomedical Research Collaboration Award and Fellowships
Deadline: Varies
Purpose: The Foundation provides Biomedical Research Collaboration Awards and 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.
Award: Hartwell Fellowships offer support for two years at $50,000 direct cost per year. 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: The Foundation provides funding to US citizens.
Guidelines: Link

Sponsor: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Deadline: Varies
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.


  • 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 programs 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 programs/interventions for the prevention of dental disease.
The grants were awarded for measures/activities that are designed to strengthen existing programs 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: 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: 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: 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 and also 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 £1,000 GBP. 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: 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: 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