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The Corporate and Foundation Relations staff monitor nongovernmental funding agencies and maintain a database of current grant opportunities. This searchable database does not include all funders or all opportunities. It is limited to foundations and corporations that have invited Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) or Requests for Proposals (RFPs) in a specific discipline for submission by a specific deadline.

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Title Discipline(s) Funder Amount Deadline ^
Nurse Researcher Fellowship Life Sciences, Health and Medicine,
Young Career Faculty/Researchers
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation The Nurse Researcher Fellowship grant aims to support early career nurse researchers who will be guided in their projects by a mentor and their institution. The fellowship’s goal is to train Ph.D. and Master’s level nurse researchers to initiate and lead a multi-site research project. A Ph.D. prepared nurse must serve as the Principal Investigator (see website for further PI eligibility considerations). This grant totals $100,000 over 2 years. September 25, 2017
Targeted Research Initiative for Research Regarding Cannabinoids and Epilepsy Life Sciences, Health and Medicine,
Natural and Physical Sciences
Epilepsy Foundation The Foundation invites research grant applications from interested investigators to conduct pilot research in the following areas: Fundamental knowledge of anticonvulsant mechanism(s) of action of cannabidiol or other cannabinoids; Cannabinoid therapeutics; and Epidemiologic studies of those individuals using cannabinoids as anticonvulsant therapy. Applicants may request up to $50,000 for one year. See RFP for details. September 25, 2017
Postdoctoral Fellowships Arts and Humanities,
Engineering and Technology,
Environment and Sustainability,
Life Sciences, Health and Medicine,
Natural and Physical Sciences,
Social Sciences,
Young Career Faculty/Researchers
Michigan Society of Fellows The Michigan Society of Fellows was established in 1970 with endowment grants from the Ford Foundation and the Horace H. and Mary Rackham Funds. Each year the Society selects outstanding applicants for appointment to three-year fellowships in the social, physical, and life sciences, and in the professional schools. Eight fellowships are available, with an annual stipend of $60,000; four will be awarded in the humanities with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. September 26, 2017
Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars Arts and Humanities,
Social Sciences,
Young Career Faculty/Researchers
American Council of Learned Societies These fellowships support long-term, unusually ambitious projects in the humanities and related social sciences. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects. Winners receive $95,000 for one academic year, plus up to $7,500 for research costs and related scholarly activities and up to $3,000 for relocation costs. September 27, 2017
ACLS Fellowships Arts and Humanities,
Social Sciences,
Young Career Faculty/Researchers
American Council of Learned Societies ACLS invites research applications from scholars in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. Faculty appointments are not required. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant, which can take the form of a monograph, articles, digital publication(s), critical edition, or other scholarly resources. Awards range from $40,000-$70,000, depending on the applicant's title. See website for selection criteria. September 27, 2017
ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships Arts and Humanities,
Social Sciences
American Council of Learned Societies ACLS invites applications for the tenth annual competition for ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships, which support small teams of two or more scholars collaborating intensively on a single, substantive project in the humanities and related social sciences. Fellowships provide up to $60,000 in salary-replacement stipends for each collaborator to take a semester- or academic year-long supported research leave, as well as up to $21,000 in project funds. Total stipends may not exceed $180,000. September 27, 2017
Target Advancement Awards Engineering and Technology,
Life Sciences, Health and Medicine,
Natural and Physical Sciences
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research These awards support research characterizing promising, novel PD-relevant targets or continuing target biology work on established PD targets. Preferred targets for this program already demonstrate links to PD in human patient populations. These awards are well-suited to projects where hypothetical or experimental rationale for a target is compelling but limited, and study results can make the case for continuing (or discontinuing) a line of research. Awards provide $100,000 for one year of research. September 27, 2017
Mitochondrial Biomarkers for Parkinson's Disease Engineering and Technology,
Life Sciences, Health and Medicine,
Natural and Physical Sciences
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research seeks to support one-to-two year grants that will develop new or improved tools to identify mitochondrial biomarkers for Parkinson's disease. Up to $200,000 is available for 1-2 year projects. September 27, 2017
Simons Fellows in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics Natural and Physical Sciences Simons Foundation The Simons Fellows programs in both Mathematics and Theoretical Physics provide funds to faculty for up to a semester long research leave from classroom teaching and administrative obligations. Such leaves can increase creativity and provide intellectual stimulation. The Fellowship provides salary replacement for up to 50 percent (up to a maximum of $100,000) of the Fellow’s current academic-year salary, whether normally paid over 9 or 12 months, and up to $10,000 for expenses related to the leave. September 28, 2017
Physician-Scientist Institutional Awards Life Sciences, Health and Medicine,
Natural and Physical Sciences
Burroughs Wellcome Fund The Burroughs Wellcome Fund announces a new award program providing support to institutional programs designed to increase the number of M.D.’s who enter careers in research (physician-scientists). Initially the Fund will provide $30,000 for each of 20-25 institutions to develop full proposals for the award. Up to 10 institutions will receive awards of $2.5 million ($500,000/year over 5 years) to institute their proposed activities. September 28, 2017
Beckman-Argyros Vision Program Engineering and Technology,
Life Sciences, Health and Medicine,
Natural and Physical Sciences
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation The Beckman - Argyros Award in Vision Research rewards one individual annually who has made and is continuing to make significant transformative breakthroughs in vision research, particularly through the development of an innovative technology or fundamental scientific breakthrough that has been applied to, aided and/or improved the vision sciences. The Award consists of a research award of $400,000 to the Nominee’s laboratory, and a personal award of $100,000 paid directly to the Nominee. September 29, 2017
Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award Life Sciences, Health and Medicine,
Natural and Physical Sciences
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards support projects that encourage active integration of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders as integral members of the patient-centered outcomes research/clinical effectiveness research (PCOR/CER) enterprise. Awards of up to $250,000 over two years are available. September 29, 2017
Frederick V. Hunt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Acoustics Engineering and Technology,
Natural and Physical Sciences,
Young Career Faculty/Researchers
Acoustical Society of America The Frederick V. Hunt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Acoustics was established by the Society to carry out Professor Hunt's wish that his estate be used to further the science of, and education in acoustics. Fellows receive $60,000; of this sum, up to $5,000 will be reimbursable for health insurance coverage if the successful applicant must pay directly for coverage, and up to $5,000 will be reimbursable for travel, publication page charges, supplies and other costs as approved by the ASA. September 29, 2017
nCORE (nanoelectronic COmputing REsearch) Program Grants Engineering and Technology Semiconductor Research Organization The nCORE program's goal is to explore fundamental materials, devices, and interconnect solutions to enable future high-performance computing/storage paradigms beyond conventional CMOS technology, beyond von Neumann architecture, or beyond classical information processing/storage. The proposals should target funding size of $1,500,000 per year, with funding allocated on a yearly basis for up to three years, with a potential for a two-year extension pending performance funding availability. September 29, 2017
Early Childhood Research Education,
Life Sciences, Health and Medicine,
Natural and Physical Sciences,
Social Sciences
Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood is intended to be an incubator of promising research and development projects that may ultimately enhance the development, health, safety, education or quality of life of children from infancy through seven years of age across the country. Past grants have ranged from $25,000 to $100,000. September 30, 2017
Career Development Grants Life Sciences, Health and Medicine,
Natural and Physical Sciences,
Young Career Faculty/Researchers
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons The goal of the foundation's Career Development Award is to provide young surgeons with the support necessary for the initiation and development of an academic career in colorectal surgery. Grants of up to $75,000 per year for two years will be awarded through the program. October 1, 2017
Whitehall Research Grants Engineering and Technology,
Life Sciences, Health and Medicine,
Natural and Physical Sciences,
Young Career Faculty/Researchers
Whitehall Foundation The Whitehall Foundation, through its program of grants and grants-in-aid, assists scholarly research in the life sciences. Applications will be judged on the scientific merit and the innovative aspects of the proposal as well as on the competence of the applicant. Research grants normally range from $30,000 to $75,000 per year. Research grants of up to three years will be provided. A renewal grant with a maximum of two years is possible, but it will be awarded on a competitive basis. LOI deadlines are Jan. 15, April 15, and Oct. 1.
Kress Foundation Grants Program Arts and Humanities Kress Foundation The Kress Foundation supports scholarly projects that promote the appreciation, interpretation, preservation, study and teaching of European art from antiquity to the early 19th century. In 2015, grants ranged from $10,000-$70,000. Deadlines are January 15, April 1, and October 1 for art history and conservation grants, and April 1 and October 1 for digital resources funding.
National Geographic Society Grants Arts and Humanities,
Environment and Sustainability,
Natural and Physical Sciences,
Social Sciences
National Geographic Society The National Geographic Society awards grants for conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must be novel and exploratory, and be of broad interest. National Geographic Society grant-funded projects should be bold, innovative, and transformative. October 1, 2017
RTFCCR/LLS Patient-Focused Prevention Engineering and Technology,
Life Sciences, Health and Medicine,
Natural and Physical Sciences
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society The Rising Tide Foundation for Clinical Cancer Research and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society are partnering once again to launch an international competitive grant to advance breakthroughs in prevention for blood cancers. The grant is focused on addressing four critical topics and is endowed with a total of USD $3 million; 3-5 grants will be awarded ranging from $0.6 – 1.2 M each, covering a period of 3-5 years. October 1, 2017
Research Scholar Awards Life Sciences, Health and Medicine,
Natural and Physical Sciences,
Young Career Faculty/Researchers
American Skin Association The American Skin Association is accepting applications for its Milstein Research Scholar Awards for Melanoma/Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer, Calder Research Scholar Award in Vitiligo/Pigment Cell Disorders, and Research Scholar Awards for basic science and clinical research. Awards are aimed at early career investigators and provide $60,000 in funding for one year. October 1, 2017
Academy Scholars Program Social Sciences Harvard University The Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences or law with a command of the language and history or culture of non-Western countries or regions. Studies may focus on domestic, comparative or transnational issues, past or present. Postdoctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $67,000. Scholars without PhDs receive an annual stipend of $31,000 until the PhD is awarded. October 1, 2017
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Life Sciences, Health and Medicine,
Natural and Physical Sciences,
Young Career Faculty/Researchers
Life Sciences Research Foundation The award is $60,000/year for three years ($180,000 total) for a young career investigators in the life sciences. $50,000/year is for the fellow's stipend/salary and the remaining $10,000/year is a research allowance to be used for laboratory research supplies, scientific meeting registration and travel expenses (including the LSRF Annual Meeting), small equipment (including computer workstations, a laptop, printer) and up to $2,000/year may be applied toward the fellow's out-of-pocket health care costs. October 1, 2017
Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Engineering and Technology,
Life Sciences, Health and Medicine,
Natural and Physical Sciences,
Young Career Faculty/Researchers
Cancer Research Institute The CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowships provide support to fund and train the best young immunologists and cancer immunologists. Fellows work and continue their training under the guidance of a world-renowned immunologist, who mentors the fellow and prepares him or her for a productive and successful career in cancer immunology. Fellows receive up to $175,500 over three years to cover the cost of salary, insurance, and other research-related expenses, such as travel to conferences and meetings. October 1, 2017
Scoliosis Research Grants Engineering and Technology,
Life Sciences, Health and Medicine,
Natural and Physical Sciences
Scoliosis Research Society Standard Investigation Grants and Alf Nachemson Evidence Based Medicine Grants award $25,000/year for two years for research related to spinal deformities and the improvement of practice and care for patients with them. Smaller exploratory grants, continuation grants, and new investigator awards are also available. An additional funding source for grants focusing on the etiology of scoliosis is available in conjunction with the Cotrel Foundation. October 1, 2017