Funding Opportunities Archive

Updated: January 2023

 

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Type
Funding Source
Grant Name
Description
Deadline
Philanthropy
Gerber Foundation
2022 Novice Pediatric Research Grants
Applications for Novice grants follow the same process as regular grants and are limited to no more than $20,000 in total (inclusive of indirects). They are identified by the amount requested in the application. Eligible applicants include physicians, PhD candidates, PharmD candidates, and other similar degree candidates:
  • in a residency or fellowship training program or those who are no more than one year post training
  • have not received a K award from the National Institutes of Health
  • have an assigned mentor for the project and a current development plan
11/15/2021
Concept papers due
Pilot Projects
The Institute for Translational Medicine
National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C)
The Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM) will provide resources to access a National Institutes of Health (NIH) big data platform with more than 4 million COVID-19 case studies, and teams can now apply for up to 400 hours of data analyst services that the ITM will pay for in full. This is a $38,000 value that will be divided among up to four research projects. More information
03/01/2022
Application deadline
Pilot Projects
Swim Across America & Bears Care (Breast Cancer)
Cancer Research 
In the interest of providing seed funds to support cancer research at Rush University Medical Center, Swim Across America (SAA) and Bears Care have committed philanthropic funds to support investigator-initiated research. The intent of these grants is to encourage translational research by funding well-designed projects that could be competitive for future larger grants from a federal or private agency. Early-stage investigators, defined as individuals who do not have or have not previously received NIH R01 or equivalent funding, are encouraged to apply.
  • For Swim Across America, applications are being solicited to conduct innovative translational, basic science, or population-based research relevant to the cause, prevention, diagnosis, cure or improved treatment of cancer.
  • For Bears Care, only breast cancer research projects that are new to Bears Care will be considered.
02/22/2022
Registration deadline
03/25/2022
Proposal deadline
Pilot Projects
Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
Developmental Project
The Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (Rush ADRC; P30AG072975) is funded by the National Institute on Aging, and, as part of its program, offers competitive funding for developmental projects in Aging and Alzheimer’s disease research. More information
03/18/2022
5 p.m. CST
Application Deadline
Pilot Projects
Rush BMO Institute for Health Equity
Health Equity Research Scholars Program
The Rush BMO Institute for Health Equity is requesting applications for the inaugural RBIHE Health Equity Research Scholars Program to support the expansion of researchers conducting innovative, community-partnered health equity research to improve health across the lifespan. The Scholars Program supports RUSH faculty members to develop a program of research that will lead to the identification of evidence-based approaches to improve health equity. More information.
01/03/2022
at 5 p.m. CT
Submission Closes
Pilot Projects
Rush University Medical Center
The President’s Collaborative Research Awards (PCRA)
The University President’s Office is requesting applications for innovative projects that will inspire collaboration across colleges that align with the University’s mission across three areas - Learn, Discover, Thrive. The Presidents Collaborative Research Awards (PCRA) will support new ideas and pilot projects that may lead to expanded efforts and additional grant funding. They are intended to enable new and exciting alliances that contribute to and promote an enhanced research and educational environment at Rush. More information
11/15/2021    
Applications due
Pilot Projects
NIH Career Development (K) Awards
KL2 Clinical and Translational Scholar Awards
Are you a relatively new investigator at the faculty level of Assistant Professor or Instructor committed to a career in clinical and/or translational research? Don’t miss this opportunity to secure $75,000, protected research time, expert mentors, and more with the KL2 Clinical and Translational Scholar Awards, funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Science. Read more
9/24/2021
Applications Due by 11:59 pm CST
Pilot Projects
Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
RADC Developmental Project Applications 
The Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (Rush ADRC; P30AG072975) is funded by the National Institute on Aging, and, as part of its program, offers competitive funding for developmental projects in Aging and Alzheimer’s disease research. More information
10/15/2021    
Applications due
Philanthropy
Gerber Foundation
2022 Pediatric Research Grants
Priority is given to projects that improve the nutrition, care and development of infants and young children from the first year before birth to three years of age. The Foundation is particularly interested in fresh approaches to solving common, everyday problems or emerging issues within our defined focus areas: pediatric health; pediatric nutrition, and environmental hazards. Major target areas for research include:
  • New diagnostic tools that may be more rapid, more specific, more sensitive, less invasive
  • New treatment regimens that are improved or novel, less stressful or painful, more targeted, have less side effects, provide optimal dosing
  • Symptom relief
  • Preventative measures
  • Assessment of deficiencies or excesses (vitamins, minerals, drugs, etc.)
  • Risk assessment tools or measures for environmental hazards, trauma, etc.
Limit $350,000 on grants with no more than $125,000/year; includes indirect costs. More information
11/15/2021
Concept papers due
Philanthropy
Alpha Phi Foundation
Heart to Heart Grant
Through their annual Heart to Heart Grant, Alpha Phi Foundation helps fund research and educational programs that support the improvement of women’s heart health. The Heart to Heart Grant awards a $100,000 annually to medical professionals to better understand heart disease in women—specifically its symptoms, treatment, and prevention. More information
11/06/2021
Full proposals due
Philanthropy
Fahs-Beck Fund
Faculty/Post-Doctoral and Doctoral Dissertation Grant Programs
This fund provides grants for faculty members and post-doctoral researchers conducting research in developing, refining, evaluating or disseminating innovative interventions designed to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families or communities. Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded. Doctoral dissertation support of up to $5,000 will also be awarded for dissertation expenses of doctoral students. More information
11/01/2021
Full proposal due
Philanthropy
Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health
Group Psychotherapy Grant
The Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health is calling for grant proposals for original critical research reviews, either qualitative or quantitative (particularly meta-analyses), that focus on some selected area of group psychotherapy. The Group Psychotherapy Foundation is seeking research-focused, rather than program-focused, applications. Grants up to $5,000 are awarded; investigator salaries will not be funded. More information
11/01/2021
Full proposals due
Philanthropy
Bright Focus Foundation
Alzheimer’s Disease Research Grants
The Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program through Bright Focus Foundation offers two types of awards: Standard Awards and Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards. The standard awards provide $300,000 over three years for researchers who have already generated some amount of preliminary data, but are often required to demonstrate additional, significant progress before they can apply to governmental or industrial funding agencies. Postdoctoral fellowship awards are intended for young researchers in their final stages of mentored training. These awards of $100,000 over two years fund projects in an established laboratory that will serve as the basis for the applicant’s own independent research career. More information
11/01/2021
Full proposals due
Philanthropy
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
2022 Career Development Award
This program, which aims to encourage and support junior faculty in the pursuit of pancreatic cancer research and establish a career path in the field, provides grants of up to $200,000 over two years to junior investigators who have yet to secure their first significant research funding. Research projects may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature but must have direct applicability and relevance to pancreatic cancer. More information
10/25/2021
Full proposals due
Philanthropy
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
2022 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Career Development Award
Supports junior faculty to conduct pancreatic cancer research and establish successful career paths in the field. Proposed research may be basic, translational, clinical or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to pancreatic cancer. Special consideration will be given to understudied areas in pancreatic cancer research, minority researchers, and research focused on cancer health disparities. Grant of $250,000 over two years will be awarded.  Read more
10/25/2021
Full proposals due
Philanthropic
The Pew Charitable Trust
2022 Pew Scholars Program: Biomedical Sciences Award
The current grant level for this program is $300,000; $75,000 per year for a four-year period. For the 2022 award, one nomination will be invited from each institution. The awarded funds may be used at the discretion of the Pew scholar, for personnel, equipment, supplies, or travel directly related to the scholar’s research and as to best advance his or her research and career. More information.
4/19/2021
Internal application due
Philanthropic
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program
The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (MAFDP) offers four-year postdoctoral research awards to physicians, dentists, and nurses from historically disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to developing careers and achieving senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry, or nursing; fostering the development of succeeding classes of physicians, dentists, and nurses from historically disadvantaged backgrounds; improving the health of underserved populations; and/or working toward understanding and eliminating health disparities by achieving senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry, or nursing. RWJF will fund up to 10 four-year awards of up to $420,000 each in this grant cycle. Scholars will receive an annual stipend of up to $75,000 each, complemented by a $30,000 annual grant to support research activities. More information
3/17/2021
Application deadline
Philanthropic
Whitehall Foundation
Research Grants Program
The Whitehall Foundation supports scholarly research in the life sciences, especially in dynamic areas of basic biological research that are not heavily funded by federal agencies. Research grants are available to established scientists; applications will be reviewed on their scientific merit and the innovative aspects of the proposal. Research grants up to three years will be provided, ranging from $30K to $75K per year. More information
4/15/2021
Letter of intent due
Philanthropic
Foundation for Women’s Wellness
Women’s Health Research Awards
The Foundation is offering one-time, non-recurring $25,000 awards for research in the area of cardiovascular disease, top female cancers, hormones role in disease and/or stage-of-life health concerns like pregnancy and menopause, as well as other diseases disproportionately affecting women. More information
4/26/2021
Application deadline
Philanthropic
The Alternatives Research & Development Foundation
2021 Open Grant Program
This foundation promotes alternatives to the use of laboratory animals in research, testing, and education. The grant program provides opportunities for scientists who have interest and expertise in alternatives research. Preference is given to projects that use pathway-based approaches as exemplified by the 2007 National Academy of Sciences report, Toxicity Testing in the Twenty-first Century: A Vision and A Strategy. This award provides up to $40,000. Funds may not be used for the PI’s salary, fringe benefits, or travel. Full proposals are due online by May 1 for funding to begin in July. More information
4/30/2021
Full proposals due
Philanthropic
Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Various Research Grants
The Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is offering multiple research grant opportunities. The Spinal Bracing Research Grant, Pain Management Research grant and New Investigator Research Grant are awarded in the amount of $10K. Allergan Foundation Pain Management and Spine Care Research Grant is awarded in the amount of $20k. Scott F. Nadler PASSOR Musculoskeletal Research Grant is awarded in the amount of $30k. Full proposals for these opportunities, must be emailed or postmarked by May 1. More information
5/01/2021
Full proposals due
Philanthropic
Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness
2021 Research Grants
This funder awards grants to support research in eye and vision health, with priority granted to areas of inquiry with direct clinical relevance. Medical students, residents, fellows, assistant professors and junior faculty may apply. Grant budgets may not exceed $10,000for AMD awards and $5,000 for standard research grants; indirect costs will not be funded. More information
5/01/2021
Full proposals due
Philanthropic
William T. Grant Foundation
Research Grants
This funder awards grants to research that increases understanding in two areas: programs, policies and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes; and strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth. The Foundation focuses on studies affecting youth ages 5 to 25. Research grants about reducing inequality typically range between $100,000 and $600,000 and cover two to three years of support. Research grants about improving the use of research initiative will range between $100,000 and $1,000,000 and cover two to four years of support. More information
5/05/2021
Letter of intent due
Philanthropic
Lung Cancer Research Foundation
21 LCRF Grants02
LCRF grants are awarded for projects focused on one or more of the following areas of lung cancer research: lunch cancer biology, prevention and screening for early detection, identification of new biomarker and the development of targeted therapies, development of more effective and less toxic therapies, supportive measures for people with lung cancer and their families, and quality of care and outcomes research. Students/fellows, young and mid-career investigators with less than ten years’ experience since initial faculty appointment and non-tenure track researchers, staff scientists, and clinicians are eligible to apply. This grant provides $150,000 in total costs for up to two years, distributed at $75,000 per year. More information
5/07/2021
Full proposal due
Philanthropic
Brain Aneurysm Foundation
2021 Research Grant Program
The Foundation is accepting applications for basic scientific research in early detection, improved treatment modalities, and technological advances for improving outcomes of patients with brain aneurysms. Projects in translations, clinical/outcome, early detection, imaging, and SAH/SAH complications will be considered. Grants of up to $45,000 will be awarded. More information
5/07/2021
Application deadline
Philanthropic
Simons Foundation
Bridge to Independence Award
The Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain BTI Award program engages talented early-career scientists in systems and computational neuroscience by facilitating their transition to research independence and providing grant funding at the start of their professorships. This request for applications (RFA) is aimed at Ph.D. and M.D.-holding scientists who are currently in training positions but intend to seek tenure-track research faculty positions during the upcoming academic job cycle. Fellows will receive a commitment of $495,000 over three years, activated upon assumption of a tenure-track research professorship. Importantly, although eligible applicants must be currently in a training position, the BTI Award itself is not a training fellowship but a research grant to newly appointed faculty. More information
4/05/2021
Applications and letters of recommendation due
Philanthropic
Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation
Faculty/Post-Doctoral Research Grant Program
The Fahs-Beck Fund is accepting applications to support behavioral or psychological research studies based in the United States or Canada. Through its Faculty/Post-Doctoral Fellows program, the fund will award grants of up to $20,000 to studies designed to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate innovative interventions aimed at preventing or ameliorating major social, psychological, behavioral, or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities. Fringe benefits, indirect costs, purchase of major equipment or furniture and conference attendance are not allowed. More information
4/01/2021
Full proposals due
Philanthropic
American Cancer Society
The Role of Health Policy and Health Insurance in Improving Access to and Performance of Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment Services
A call for research that evaluates the impact of the many changes now occurring in the healthcare system with a particular focus on cancer prevention, control, and treatment. Research to be funded by this RFA should focus on the changes in national, state, and/or local policy and the response to these changes by healthcare systems, insurers, payers, communities, practices, and patients. This includes but is not limited to facilitators and barriers to care; unintended consequences; differential experiences and outcomes of patients seeking or receiving care; best practice models for quality care; and economic impact. Independent investigators at all stages of their career are eligible to apply. Awards are for $200,000 for up to 2 to 3 years, $165,000 for 4 years, and $200,000 for 5 years. Indirect costs of 20% per year are allowed. More information
4/01/2021
Applications due
Philanthropic
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Pilot Research Awards
The AACAP gives a number of grants to early career investigators conducting basic or clinical pilot research programs in the understanding, treatment and prevention of child and adolescent mental health disorders. Candidates must be enrolled in a general psychiatry residency and they must not have any previous significant, individual research funding in the field of child and adolescent mental health. These awards are granted in the amount of $15,000. More information
4/01/2021
Applications due
Philanthropic
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Junior Investigator Awards
The Junior Investigator Award offers an award of up to $30,000 per year for two years for one child and adolescent psychiatry junior faculty (assistant professor level or equivalent). The program is intended to facilitate innovative research. The research may be basic or clinical in nature but must be relevant to our understanding, treatment and prevention of child and adolescent mental health disorders. More information
4/01/2021
Applications due
Philanthropic
Acumed LLC
Fellowship Grants
These grants provide support for ACGME-accredited fellowship programs, or, for programs outside of the United States, accredited by the country’s ACGME equivalent. Fellowship Grants are intended to be used towards fellow stipends and direct educational expenses. The awarding of Fellowship Grants is limited to once per calendar year. More information
4/01/2021
Applications due
Pilot Project
The Searle Foundation
John G. Searle Innovator Awards
The Searle Foundation has committed philanthropic seed funds to support investigator-initiated research. Applications are being solicited to conduct innovative basic, translational/clinical, health services or community focused research.  More information
4/12/2021
LOIs due
Philanthropic
Melanoma Research Foundation
Young Investigator Research Team Award
The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is committed to advancing research across the spectrum of melanoma – from prevention through diagnosis, staging, treatment and survivorship. The MRF proactively partners with the NCI, Congress, the Department of Defense and other foundations to develop and collaborate on a broad agenda for melanoma research that takes full advantage of all opportunities, while also sharing challenges. The MRF, through its Breakthrough Consortium (the MRFBC), is pleased to offer the MRFBC Young Investigator Research Team Award to advance the field of translational immuno-oncology, generously funded by a grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS). This grant provides funding of up to $150,000 per year for two years to an investigative team consisting of junior investigators and senior mentors. More information
3/15/2021
Applications due
Philanthropic
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Fellowship Award and Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Award
These fellowship awards encourage all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention. The Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Award addresses pediatric cancer research, specifically. Candidates must have completed an MD, PhD, MD/PhD, DDS, DVM degree (or its equivalent) and 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. The award is for a period of four years and starts with $52,000 in the first year, building to $60,000 in the fourth year, plus a $2,000 allowance for educational and scientific expense and a $1,000 allowance for each dependent child each year. More information
3/15/2021
Full proposals due
Philanthropic
Thrasher Research Fund
Early Career Awards
Thrasher recognizes young investigators through funding medical research in a variety of topics related to children’s health. Eligible applicants include physicians in a residency/fellowship program or who have completed that program no more than one year before the date of submission of the Concept Paper. Post-doctoral researchers who received their doctoral degree no more than three years prior to the date of submission of the Concept Paper are also eligible. Grants up to $25,000 will be awarded over a maximum of two years. More information
3/16/2021
Concepts paper due due
Philanthropic
Sontag Foundation
Distinguished Scientist Awards
This award seeks to provide career and research support to early career scientists who demonstrate outstanding promise for making scientific and medical breakthroughs in the field of brain cancer research. Eligible applicants should be newly appointed faculty members with a doctoral degree. Applicants must be in their first full-time faculty position, appointed in this position no earlier than March 1, 2016 and no later than January 1, 2021. Grants will be awarded to proposals focused on research related to causes, cures or treatments of primary brain tumors/brain cancer. The award provides up to $600,000 in funding over a four-year period. More information
3/17/2021
Applications due
Philanthropic
Cures Within Reach
CureAccelerator Live! Repurposing Research to Create Patient Impact in Pediatric Rare Diseases
This Request for Proposals (RFP) from Cures Within Reach is seeking clinical trials using repurposed treatments for any rare pediatric disease for an upcoming CureAccelerator Live! event. CureAccelerator Live! is a philanthropic pitch event, raising awareness of and funding for innovative repurposing research projects, with up to $50,000 funding for the winning project announced that evening. This RFP seeks clinical repurposing trials, up to five of which will be selected to pitch at this live event, held virtually on June 10-11, 2021. More details about the event to come. More information
3/17/2021
Full proposals due
Philanthropic
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
Reach Grants
Reach Grants are designed to move hypothesis-driven research into the clinic. The $250,000, two year grant is intended to fund developmental therapeutic studies in the late stage of preclinical testing. A successful application will identify an unmet clinical need relevant to the care of pediatric patients with cancer and describe how the work performed will allow for the translation to the clinic within two years of completion. A plan and timeline for clinical testing and trial implementation is expected. This grant does not fund clinical trial expenses. More information
3/22/2021
Full proposals due
Philanthropic
American Epilepsy Society
Seed Grant Program
The AES Seed Grant Program provides support to established investigators to pursue new and innovative directions in epilepsy research, bring new research methods to their research programs and begin new collaborations with other investigators in epilepsy or in different, complementary disciplines. Seed grants may provide up to $20,000 for one year for direct costs only. Applications may come from individual investigators or from two or more collaborating investigators. Applicants must be established investigators with at least an Associate Professor or equivalent level appointment. At least one applicant must be an epilepsy-focused academic investigator and an AES member. More information
3/24/2021
Proposals due
Pilot Project
Center for Excellence in Aging
Center for Excellence in Aging
To support members across cores of the Center for Excellence in Aging (CEA) and disciplines in collaborating to collect pilot data for projects that advance the mission of the CEA and are likely to lead to an extramural grant to Rush from a foundation, State, or Federal government agency (e.g., National Institutes of Health [NIH], Health Resources & Services Administration [HRSA]). We recognize that the unique circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic may inform your proposal. It is at your discretion whether you propose a project specific to COVID-19. More information
6/15/2020
Applications due
Pilot Project
Rush University and RTI International Research Collaboration
Rush University and RTI International Research Collaboration
The R3 Initiative is intended to enable new and exciting collaborations that will enable Rush and RTI to attract future funding opportunities from extramural federal and non-federal sources (e.g. non-profits). The Initiative’s goal is to select one seed project that leads to a collaborative proposal to an external funder within 12 months of the project ending. The Initiative will focus on COVID-19 research given the significant impact this pandemic has had on local and global populations and the strong research positions that both Rush and RTI have taken to improve the response.
6/25/2020
Round 1 deadline
Round 2 by invitation only
Pilot Project
Schweppe Foundation and Armour Bequest
Early Career Investigators
Philanthropic funds are being matched equally by the Schweppe and Armour bequests to support investigator-initiated pilot research. Applications are being solicited that propose significant and innovative translational, clinical, basic science, behavioral or population-based research. The intent of these grants is to support well-designed projects that will allow development of preliminary data to enable the investigators to be competitive for future federal or private funding. Interdisciplinary proposals are of particular interest.
9/14/2020
Registration deadline
Pilot Project
Swim Across America & Bears Care (Breast Cancer
Cancer Research
In the interest of providing seed funds to support cancer research at Rush University Medical Center, Swim Across America (SAA) & Bears Care have committed philanthropic funds to support investigator-initiated research as follows:
  • SAA: Proposals to conduct innovative translational, basic science, or population-based research relevant to the cause, prevention, diagnosis, cure or improved treatment of cancer. Special consideration will be given to young investigators as well as investigators leveraging the organoid and data repositories at Tempus.
  • Bears Care: Proposals in only breast cancer research.
2/04/2020
Registration deadline
Pilot Project
n/a
Coronavirus Research Fund Awards
This funding opportunity is intended to solicit proposals that are focused on understanding, responding to, treating, predicting, and preventing illness and outbreaks caused by novel coronaviruses, such as COVID-19, as well as future like viruses. Projects that encompass basic, translational, and/or clinical research are encouraged. These awards provide flexibility for initiating well-defined projects that can realistically be completed in one year or discrete portions of larger projects of similar duration. A wide variety of proposals using a range of approaches are expected.
6/15/2020
Application deadline
Limited Applicant
The Mary Kay Foundation
Innovative/Translation Cancer Research Grants
The Mary Kay Foundation focuses on funding research for innovative grants for translational research in ovarian, uterine, breast or cervical cancer. Translational research is broadly defined as research that will provide a scientific link between laboratory research and the clinic. Ultimately, such research would lead to improvement in diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, or treatment of the cancer. The grant will be up to $100,000 (combined direct and indirect costs) for a two-year period. If indirect costs are requested, they cannot exceed 15%. The Foundation anticipates funding between ten and fifteen grants.
Rush may nominate one candidate. More information
12/4/2020
Registration deadline
12/11/2020
Applications due
Philanthropic
The Charles A. King Trust
Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program – Basic Science
The Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program is designed to support postdoctoral fellows and physician-scientists in non-profit academic, medical or research institutions in Massachusetts. Each applicant must be working under the supervision of an established scientist who is the designated Mentor. Two-year grants ranging from $109,408 to $127,600, inclusive of a $2,000 expense allowance, will be awarded October 1. More information
3/03/2021
Full proposals due
Philanthropic
Cures Within Reach
Clinical Repurposing Research to Impact Veterans
This Request for Proposals (RFP) is seeking repurposed treatments to address unmet and high priority medical needs of veterans, including mental health, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and brain injuries, with up to $50,000 in funding for a repurposing clinical trial. We are interested in generic or proprietary drugs, devices, nutraceuticals or diagnostics that could be repurposed to create “new” treatments to 1) reduce the symptoms, progression or incidence of; 2) restore function lost to; or 3) to reduce or eliminate severe side effects of currently used therapies for any unsolved medical need facing veterans, thereby improving patient outcomes and quality of life. More information
2/26/2021
Proposals due
Philanthropic
The International COVID-19 Data Alliance (ICODA)
Grand Challenges ICODA COVID-19 Data Science Grant Program
The International COVID-19 Data Alliance (ICODA) and theBill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Grand Challenges initiative are delighted to launch a new pilot Grand Challenges ICODA COVID-19 Data Science grant program focused on addressing major questions about how to reduce the harmful impacts of COVID-19 and future pandemics. More information
1/19/2021
Applications due
Philanthropic
International OCD Foundation
Michael Jenike Young Investigator Awards
The International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) is committed to research investigating the causes and treatment of OCD and related disorders. This RFP provides grants of up to $50,000 for early-career researchers pursuing projects investigating OCD, BDD, hoarding disorder, or other disorders related to OCD. The Jenike Awards are made possible by thousands of individual donors who contribute to our research grant fund. More information
3/01/2021
Full proposals due
Philanthropic
International OCD Foundation
Innovator Award
The International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) is committed to research investigating the causes and treatment of OCD and related disorders. This RFP provides $300,000 grants for senior researchers investigating OCD. The goal of these awards is to support research with the potential to revolutionize scientific understanding of OCD, accelerate progress toward new and more effective treatments, and discover ways to prevent OCD from taking hold in the first place. The Innovator Awards are made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor to the IOCDF. More information
3/01/2021
Full proposals due
Philanthropic
L’Oréal USA For Women in Science
L’Oréal USA For Women in Science - Fellowship Program Awards
The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations. More information
1/29/2021
Applications due
Philanthropic
The New York Stem Cell Foundation
Neuroscience Investigator Awards
Through the program, awards of up to $1.5 million over five years are made to early-career investigators in support of research in neuroscience. Applicants from any neuroscience field are invited to apply, and applications from neuroscientists whose research is focused on human systems are encouraged. This might include research on patient-derived model systems and approaches using samples or data (genomic, epidemiological, imaging, real-world data, etc.) collected from individuals or human populations. More information
2/17/2021
Applications due
Philanthropic
The New York Stem Cell Foundation
Stem Cell Investigator Awards
NYSCF is soliciting applications from early career investigators for Innovator Awards to be used for exploring the basic biology and translational potential of stem cells. The goal of this initiative is to foster bold and innovative scientists with the potential to transform the field of stem cell research, and advance understanding and use of stem cells in the development of treatments for human disease. In addition to providing funding, NYSCF partners with investigators to advance and translate their research. The award provides $1.5M USD over 5 years and is open to researchers based at both national and international accredited academic and nonprofit research institutions. More information
2/17/2021
Applications due
Philanthropic
Panacea Financial Foundation
Panacea Financial Foundation Award
Resident/Fellow Grant award winners will each receive $1,000. Approximately twelve (12) grants will be awarded per cycle. The grants can be applied to research, professional-related travel, professional memberships, study materials, medical journals, board examinations, or equipment. More information
3/15/2020
Submissions due
Philanthropic
PhRMA Foundation
Research Starter Grant in Health Outcomes Research
The PhRMA Foundation Research Starter Grant in Health Outcomes Research offers financial support to individuals beginning independent research careers in health outcomes research at the faculty level. The grant provides funding of $100,000 for one year. Those enrolled in postdoctoral training programs scheduled to conclude by the start of the funding, i.e. July 1, 2021 through December 1, 2021, who will hold an academic appointment by that time, may apply. More information
2/01/2021
Applications due
Philanthropic
PhRMA Foundation
Research Starter Grant in Translational Medicine
The PhRMA Foundation Research Starter Grant in Translational Medicine offers financial support to individuals beginning independent research careers in translational medicine at the faculty level. Translational Medicine awards provide funding of $100,000 for one year for advance training andsupport of career development of scientists engaged in research that significantly addresses specific clinician-defined problems and integrates innovative technologies with advanced biological, chemical, and pharmacological sciences and engineering methodologies in several areas. More information
2/01/2021
Applications due
Philanthropic
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Equity-Focused Policy Research: Building Cross-Cutting Evidence on Supports for Families with Young Children
The Equity-Focused Policy Research (EFPR) grant program seeks to fund a body of research that illuminates strategies and policies that enhance families’ equitable access to key resources for supporting their children’s healthy development. EFPR grants are guided by a research agenda that focuses on: (1) understanding the sources of inequities in families’ access to and use of key resources; (2) identifying and testing innovations to advance equity; and (3) strategies for scaling up policies and approaches that are effective in advancing equity. We expect to make up to 20 awards through this funding opportunity. We expect that awards will range from $50,000 to $200,000 each. More information
2/16/2021
Applications due
Philanthropic
Rheumatology Research Foundation
Innovative Research Awards
The Rheumatology Research Foundation is offering the Innovative Research award in the amount of $400,000 over two years and the Innovative Research Award for Community Practitioners in the amount of $50,000 to $200,000 per year over two years. These awards will help enable research that has the potential to improve treatment of rheumatic diseases, patient outcomes, and/or increase quality of care. An outstanding recipient of the Innovative Research Award for Community Practitioners will receive the Norman B. Gaylis, MD, Research Award for Rheumatologists in Community Practice designation. More information 
6/01/2021
Letter of intent due
Philanthropic
Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation
2021 Grant Programs
OREF is offering various grant opportunities ranging from $5,000 to $300,000. More information
6/06/2021
Letter of intent due
Philanthropic
James S. McDonnell Foundation
21st Century Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards: Understanding Dynamic and Multi-scale Systems
The Understanding Dynamic and Multi-Scale Systems program supports scholarship and research directed toward the development of theoretical and mathematical tools contributing to the science of complex, adaptive, nonlinear systems. JSMF is particularly interested in the continued development of complex systems science, and in projects attempting to apply complex systems approaches to coherently articulated questions.. This award is for $200,000 over two to three years. More information 
6/11/2021
Application deadline
Pilot Project
Rush Center for Excellence in Aging
Rush Center for Excellence in Aging – Pilot Grant
To support members across cores of the Center for Excellence in Aging (CEA) and disciplines in collaborating to collect pilot data for projects that advance the mission of the CEA and are likely to lead to an extramural grant to Rush from a foundation, State, or Federal government agency (e.g., National Institutes of Health [NIH], Health Resources & Services Administration [HRSA]). The Center for Excellence in Aging will fund one proposal up to $25,000.  Read more.
5/15/2021
Full proposal due
Philanthropic 
Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance
Kyle Bryant Translational Research Award
FARA accepts applications for pre-clinical and clinical investigations that will advance FA treatment. Specific focus areas for this award include: Identification of biomarkers for FA, development of tools and technologies, pre-clinical development and testing of potential therapeutics and clinical studies of patient outcome measures. FARA awards $250,000 per year for one or two years. More information
5/15/2021
Letter of intent due
Philanthropic 
Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance
Bronya J. Keats Award for International Collaboration in Research on FA
FARA accepts LOIs focusing on FA research that relies on international collaboration among investigators in at least two different countries. Special consideration will be given to proposals that bring new scientists to the FA community.The rationale for the collaboration needs to be convincing and must clearly demonstrate that the research goals could not be achieved by just one of the participating groups and that the synergy among the groups is essential for the success of the project.FARA awards $200,000 per year for one or two years. More information
5/15/2021
Letter of intent due
Philanthropic 
Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer Louisa M. McGregor Ovarian Cancer Foundation
2021 Medical Research Program
This program offers funding in support of ovarian cancer research studies that are most aligned with that mission, which is to promote public awareness of and education about the signs, symptoms, and risk factors of ovarian cancer, provide support to survivors, and raise funds for research in order to find a cure. Applicants must be affiliated with a not-for-profit institution within the U.S. Requests for funding of up to $50,000 per year will be considered. Indirect costs are not allowed. More information
5/31/2021
Full proposals due
Philanthropy
Pfizer
Long-acting Growth Hormone Research (Global) Competitive Grant Program
Pfizer Global Medical Grants (GMG) supports the global healthcare community’s independent initiatives (e.g., research, quality improvement, or education) to improve patient outcomes in areas of unmet medical needs that are aligned with Pfizer’s medical and/or scientific strategies. Individual projects requesting up to $50,000-$100,000/year for 1 to 2 years will be considered. Pfizer anticipates awarding up to 2-3 grants. Applicants must have a medical or postdoctoral degree (MD, PhD, or equivalent), an advanced nursing degree (BSN with a MS/PhD), or a degree in Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, or Social Work. More information  
6/01/2021
Applications due
Philanthropic
Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer Louisa M. McGregor Ovarian Cancer Foundation
2021 Medical Research Program
This program offers funding in support of ovarian cancer research studies that are most aligned with that mission, which is to promote public awareness of and education about the signs, symptoms, and risk factors of ovarian cancer, provide support to survivors, and raise funds for research in order to find a cure. Applicants must be affiliated with a not-for-profit institution within the U.S. Requests for funding of up to $50,000 per year will be considered. Indirect costs are not allowed. More information
5/31/2021
Full proposals due
Philanthropy
The Vilcek Foundation
Creative Promise in Biomedical Science
This foundation is seeking applicants for the Creative Promise in Biomedical Science prize, given to young, foreign-born researchers age 38 and under. Three winners will be awarded a $50,000 unrestricted cash prize. Interested applicants may apply directly to this opportunity, as the grant is awarded directly to investigators, rather than their institution. More information
6/11/2021
Application deadline
Philanthropy
Helen Hay Whitney Foundation
Basic Biomedical Research Fellowship
Candidates who hold, or are in the final stages of obtaining a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree and are seeking beginning postdoctoral training in all basic biomedical research are eligible to apply for a fellowship. This is a three-year fellowship that provides an annual $54-$60K stipend and $1.5K research allowance.  A two-day meeting of fellows is held in November of each year and travel expenses incurred are covered by the foundation. More information 
6/15/2021
Full proposal due
Philanthropy
Damon Runyon Cancer Research
Fellowship Award 
The fellowship award offers support for a fellow who has recently received their PhD, MD, MD/PhD, DDS or DVM. The foundation encourages theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanism, therapies and prevention. Applicants must work under the guidance of a sponsor. All fellows are sponsored for up to four years. Fellows receive an awarded amount that increases each year from $52,000-$60,000, in addition to a $2,000 expense allowance. More information  
6/15/2021
Full proposal due
Philanthropy
Johnson & Johnson
Advancing Joint Replacement Surgery QuickFire Challenge
Innovators are invited to submit concepts, prototypes and developed technologies that could potentially address current technology limitations in orthopaedic joint replacement surgery including reducing cost, increasing efficiency and improving usability, and simplifying procedures. Specific areas of focus for the challenge include advanced methods of bone tracking and registration to enable either smart surgical tools or a next generation robotic solutions, eliminating the need for line of sight tracking using pin-based optical arrays. Read more
6/18/2021
Application due
Philanthropy
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
COVID-19 Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists
The goal of this one-time set of grants in light of COVID-19 is to bolster medical schools’ wider efforts to support a research workforce with family caregiving responsibilities, with an emphasis on physician scientists’ research recovery from the impacts of COVID-19. Each institutional grant will provide funding for research supplements to be awarded to eligible faculty as outlined below. The purpose of the grants is not to cover caregiving costs but to support the advancement of promising research by early-career faculty whose productivity is challenged by increased family caregiving responsibilities brought about by COVID-19. Each institutional grant will consist of $500,000 total cost plus 10% indirect costs over two years to support approximately 10-15 research supplements of approximately $30,000-$50,000 each. The grant term accommodates for a timeline to launch a recruitment and selection process and support research projects for 12 months. Read more
6/22/2021
Letter of intent due
7/20/2021
Full proposal due
Philanthropy
Little Giraffe Foundation
2021 Neonatal Research Initiative 
This funder is offering neonatal research grants in the amount of $5,000-$10,000. Research may address either the long-term or immediate health needs caused by premature birth, or identify causes and means of preventing this condition.  Appropriate research subjects include basic biological processes governing development, genetics, clinical studies, reproductive health, environmental toxicology, and social and behavioral studies. More information
6/25/2021
Letter of intent due
Philanthropy
Johnson & Johnson
Decoding Disparities QuickFire Challenge
This challenge invites U.S.-based innovators – including entrepreneurs, health systems experts, technologists, researchers, academia, and students - to submit data-driven methodologies or technologies aiming to better detect, understand, or reduce the root causes of health inequities and inform the crucial next steps we need to take towards achieving equity.
In order to potentially accelerate promising methodologies or technologies, the innovator(s) with the best data-driven concepts, tools, or technologies aiming to better detect, understand, or reduce disparities prevalent in health care will receive grant funding in increments up to $200,000, $100,000, or $50,000, access to the global Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JLABS network and mentorship from experts at the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies. Read more
6/25/2021
Applications due
Philanthropy
NIHCM Foundation
Innovative Research Award Grants
The NIHCM Foundation is offering the Innovative Research Award Grants to support research that will advance the existing knowledge base in the areas of health care financing, delivery, management and/or policy. Studies must have strong potential to yield insights that can be used to have a positive impact on the U.S. health care system by reducing spending, improving quality of care, and/or expanding access to insurance coverage and health care services. This grant provides $500,000 in total for 8 to 9 different studies. Full proposals will be requested from selected groups in August; full proposals will be due in September. More information
6/30/2021
Letter of inquiry due
Philanthropy
Mazda Foundation
2021 Grants
The Mazda Foundation awards grants to programs promoting education and literacy; environmental conservation; cross-cultural understanding; social welfare; and scientific research. Full proposals are due July 1 for funding to be announced in December.  More information
7/01/2021
Full proposals due
Philanthropy
Damon Runyon Cancer Research
Innovation Award
The Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award provides support for the next generation of exceptionally creative thinkers with “high-risk/high-reward” ideas that have the potential to significantly impact our understanding of and/or approaches to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The research supported by the award must be novel, exceptionally creative and, if successful, have the strong potential for high impact in the cancer field. The Stage 1 award will be for two years, $200,000 per year ($400,000 total) with the opportunity for up to two additional years of funding (up to four years total for $800,000). Stage 2 support for years three and four will be granted to those awardees who demonstrate progress on their proposed research during years one and two of the award. More information
7/01/2021
Full proposals due
Philanthropy
American Psychological Foundation
Marian R. Stuart Grant
The APF is offering grants up to $20,000 to further the research, practice, or education of an early career psychologist on the connection between mental and physical health, particularly for work that contributes to public health. Applicants must be no more than 10 years post-doctoral. More information
7/01/2021
Full proposals due
Philanthropy
Cures Within Reach
Repurposing Research Led by a US-Based Racial / Ethnic Minority Principal Investigator
Cures Within Reach (CWR) is interested in both previously funded minority PIs and in supporting minority PIs who are early-stage investigators and who have received little or no extramural research funding to date. PIs who have not received extramural funding previously and / or who do not currently have their own lab should include a Letter of Support from a funded, senior researcher who will act as a mentor for the proposed clinical trial and the PI. At least 3 grants of up to $70,000 each will be funded through this RFP. Read more
7/09/2021
Proposals due
Philanthropy
Pfizer Global Medical Grants
Antibiotic Stewardship in Pediatrics
The purpose of this RFP is to support antibiotic stewardships in pediatrics. In resource limited settings, antibiotic use in children is common with evidence suggesting both overuse in many settings and underuse in others. Further, differences in usage based on gender and/or class suggest inequities that need to be addressed. Interventions are needed to ensure good stewardship practices are applied to children, one of the most vulnerable populations. Read more
7/8/2021
Applications due
Philanthropy
Amgen
Competitive Grant Program in Bone Research
The Amgen Competitive Grant Program in Bone Research will provide an opportunity for investigators from around the world to compete for individual grants of up to $150,000 USD for novel research proposals that seek to improve quality of osteoporosis care and patient outcomes. The program is global in reach and is open to proposals from established and junior investigators. Junior investigators should be within 5 years of completion of training. Total budgets should not exceed $150,000, including direct costs (e.g., labor and study costs), institutional overhead costs, and any other costs (e.g., additional expenses, such as software fees and travel costs). More information
TBD
Full proposals due
Last year’s award deadline was June 28th, so it will likely be close to that for 2021. Check the website for updates on deadline information.
Limited Applicant
Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust
Catalyst Awards Program
The Catalyst Research Award Program provides one year of seed funding to support high-risk, high-reward projects that address critical scientific and therapeutic roadblocks within the Program’s principal areas of focus. The Program is designed to enable planning and development of projects, teams, tools, techniques and management infrastructure necessary to successfully compete for two-year award through the Transformational Research Award Program. One-year awards of up to $300,000 will be awarded (inclusive of 10% indirect costs).Read more
6/14/2021
Registration to apply to fill this slot is required. Rush may nominate two candidates.
6/28/2021
Internal Applications due
Philanthropic
Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance
General Research Grant Program
The Foundation is currently accepting proposals for their General Research Grant program, which offers support for projects in drug discovery, drug development and clinical research that advances treatments for FA. Grants of $150K per year for 1 or 2 years will be awarded. More information
07/15/2021
Letter of intent due
Philanthropic
Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance
Postdoctoral Research Award
FARA offers a Postdoctoral Research Award as a mechanism to expand and retain young investigators in the FA biomedical research space. For this application type, the Postdoctoral trainee is the PI of the grant proposal. Postdoctoral trainees should focus their research proposal on projects that fall within FARA Research Priorities, as outlined here. Competitive candidates demonstrate qualities that will enhance FARA’s overall enterprise of understanding fundamentals of disease pathology and developing treatments and a cure for FA. $100,000 per year for 1 or 2 years. More information
07/15/2021
Letter of intent due
Philanthropic
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease
The Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (PATH) award provides $500,000 over five years to support accomplished investigators at the assistant professor level to study pathogenesis, with a focus on the interplay between human and microbial biology, shedding light on how human and microbial systems are affected by their encounters. This program provides opportunities for assistant professors to bring multidisciplinary approaches to the study of human infectious diseases. The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for accomplished investigators still early in their careers to study what happens at the points where the systems of humans and potentially infectious agents connect. More information
07/16/2021
Pre-proposal deadline
Philanthropic
Cures Within Reach
Repurposing Research to Address Racial /Ethnic Health Disparities in the Greater Chicago Area
Cures Within Reach (CWR) is seeking clinical repurposing trials from any research institution in the greater Chicago area to address racial/ethnic health disparities in communities of color as defined by the NIH (see https://www.nimhd.nih.gov/about/overview ) . While the funded institution must be in Chicagoland, patients and collaborators can be both within and outside the Chicago area. Clinical trials utilizing telehealth or other remote strategies are encouraged to apply. At least 3 grants for up $80,000 each will be funded through this RFP. Repurposed therapies can be used alone or in combination with other therapies or can be repurposed from an approved adult indication into a pediatric indication. Therapies must already be FDA, EMA or any other regulatory agency approved or otherwise readily available for human use. More information
07/30/2021
Proposals due
Philanthropic
Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research
Mentored Research Training Grants
These grants help anesthesiologists develop the skills, preliminary data for subsequent grant applications and research publications needed to become independent investigators. The proposed project must be in basic science, clinical and translational, or health services research. The amount of this award is $250,000 over a two-year period. More information
08/15/2021
Full proposals due
Philanthropic
Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research
Research in Education Grant
This grant advances the careers and knowledge of anesthesiologists interested in improving the concepts, methods and techniques of education in anesthesiology. The REG is focused on developing innovative approaches for anesthesia education. The amount of this award is $100,000 over a two-year period. More information
08/15/2021
Full proposals due
Philanthropic
Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research
Research Fellowship Grant
The Research Fellowship Grant is intended to provide anesthesiology residents and fellows with the opportunity to obtain significant training in research techniques and scientific methods. The amount of this grant is $75,000 per year for a one-year period. More information
08/15/2021
Full proposals due
Philanthropic
Kenneth Rainin Foundation
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Innovator Award
The Kenneth Rainin Foundation supports high-risk research and challenges investigators to push boundaries to advance their goal of predicting and preventing Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).  The program is open to researchers at all levels from any scientific discipline; typically they hold advanced degrees (MD, PhD or equivalent). Interdisciplinary collaboration is strongly encouraged. The program provides $200,000 grants for one-year research projects. Read more
09/13/2021
LOIs due
Philanthropic
Conquer Cancer
Career Development Award
The Career Development Award provides research funding to clinical investigators who have received their initial faculty appointments as they work to establish an independent clinical cancer research program. This research must have a patient-oriented focus, including a clinical research study and/or translational research involving human subjects. Proposals with a predominant focus on in vitro or animal studies (even if clinically relevant) are not allowed. The award is a three-year grant totaling $200,000. Read more
09/24/2021
Applications due
Philanthropic
Cancer Research Institute
Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
This program supports young scientists who wish to receive training in cancer immunology.  The Institute is seeking hypothesis-driven, mechanistic studies in both immunology and tumor immunology.  Applicants must have a doctoral degree and not have exceeded five years of postdoctoral experience by the start of the award.  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. Applications are due online by October 1 and applicants will be notified within 10-12 weeks. Read more
10/01/2021
Proposals due
Philanthropic
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Career Awards for Medical Scientists
The Career Awards for Medical Scientists is a highly competitive program that provides $700,000 awards over five years for physician-scientists who are committed to an academic career, to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service. Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, disease-oriented, or translational research. Proposals in health services research or involving large-scale clinical trials are not eligible. Read more
10/01/2021
Proposals due
Philanthropic
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Postdoctoral Enrichment Program
The Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) provides a total of $60,000 over three years to support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution in the U.S. or Canada whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance to stellar careers in biomedical or medical research. This grant is meant to supplement the training of postdocs whose research activities are already supported. Read more
01/12/2022
Full proposals due
Philanthropic
Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE)
2022 CURE Epilepsy Awards
This grant program seeks to push the envelope and accelerate promising research leading to disease-modifying breakthroughs for people living with epilepsy. CURE prioritizes highly innovative, risky, paradigm-shifting projects that address their mission to cure epilepsy. CURE has a variety of priority areas that they fund in relation to epilepsy research and multidisciplinary, collaborative projects are encouraged. This award is available to both established and early career investigators. Requests may be made for up to a total of $250,000 paid over 2 years; indirect costs are not supported. More information
01/17/2022
Letters of Intent due
Philanthropic
American Academy of Pediatrics
CATCH Planning and Implementation Grants; CATCH Resident Grants
Planning and Implementation Grants of up to $10,000 are awarded to individual pediatricians and fellowship trainees to plan innovative community-based child health initiatives that will ensure all children have medical homes, are properly immunized, and have access to health care services not otherwise available in their community. In addition, resident grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded to pediatric residents to plan and/or implement community-based child health initiatives. Read more
01/24/2022
Full proposals due
Philanthropic
Arthritis National Research Foundation
Research Grants
ANRF provides a variety of arthritis research grants for research scientists. They are currently asking for proposals in the areas of arthritis research, psoriatic arthritis, arthritis and aging and Ankylosing Spondylitis. Read more
01/17/2022
Applications due
Philanthropic
American Federation for Aging Research
Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Postdoctoral Fellowships in Aging Research
The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, in partnership with the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), created the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Postdoctoral Fellowships in Aging Research to encourage and further the careers of postdoctoral fellows, who are conducting research in the basic biology of aging, as well as translating advances in basic research from the laboratory to the clinic. The applicant must be a postdoctoral fellow (MD and/or PhD degree or equivalent) at the start date of the award (July 1, 2020). Awards of $60,000 will be awarded for a one-year fellowship. More information
01/25/2022
Letters of intent due
Philanthropic
Pablove Foundation
2022 Research Grants
Senior postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty who hold M.D.s or Ph.D.s are eligible for this career development award. In addition, established scientists who are re-directing their research are also eligible to apply for seed funding. $50,000 may be used for direct costs that cover investigators’ salaries, supplies, technical help and travel. In lieu of indirect costs, a maximum of 5% of the grant amount will be provided to sponsoring institutions upon submission of the progress report. The funds cover one year of funding. More information
12/01/2021
Letters of intent due
Philanthropic
Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research
2022 Scientific Scholar Awards and Pilot Study Awards
The Rivkin Center is seeking applications for two grant programs. For the Scientific Scholar Awards, grants of up $120,000 over two years will be awarded to promising laboratory and clinical scientists interested in pursuing a career as an independent investigator in ovarian cancer research. Eligible applicants must have an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree with career goals focused on ovarian cancer, and clinicians must have completed their residency. For the Pilot Study Awards, grants of $75,000 will be awarded for investigator-initiated studies in all areas of ovarian cancer research that pave the way for new avenues of ovarian cancer research and to expand our understanding of the disease. For both grants, funds are for direct costs only. More information
12/01/2021
Full proposals
Philanthropic
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Physician-Scientist Training Award
Awards of $460,000 over 4 years is awarded to physicians to encourage them to pursue research careers in cancer. Physician-scientist applicants (MDs only) must have completed their residencies and clinical training, be U.S. Specialty Board eligible prior to the award start date, and be able to devote at least 80% of their time and effort to Damon Runyon-supported research. MD/PhDs are not eligible to apply. More information
12/01/2021
Full proposals due
Philanthropic
Elsa U. Pardee Foundation
Research Grants
Research Grant applications are being accepted for a one year award which will allow the establishment of capabilities of new cancer researchers, or new cancer approaches by established cancer researchers. There are no limits set on the grant amount that can be requested. More information
12/31/2021
Full proposals due
Philanthropic
Alex’s Lemonade Stand
2022 RUNX1 Early Career Investigator Grant
The RUNX1 Early Career Investigator Grant promotes the establishment of a new generation of translational and clinical researchers interested in tackling inherited hematologic malignancy predisposition disorders with a focus on RUNX1-familial platelet disorder. $180,000 is awarded over 3 years (maximum of $60,000 per year may be requested). Read more
12/20/2021
Full proposals due
Philanthropic
International OCD Foundation
Research Grants
Michael Jenike Young Investigator Fellow Award 
Investigators in graduate school up through five years after finishing their terminal degree are eligible for this award. For those who are still in training IOCDF will need a letter from their mentor at the time of application. A maximum of $50,000 can be requested for this award.
Innovator Award
IOCDF will be awarding 2 grants for investigators with 5+ years of experience following completion of their terminal degree. Each grant will be for $300,000 and will be paid out in three installments over three years. Eligible research projects must investigate topics in the field of OCD, with a focus on finding a cure for OCD. This may include prevention. More information
TBD
Check back early January 2022
 
Full proposals due
Philanthropic
Help for Children
Help For Children/Hedge Funds Care (HFC)
Help for Children’s grants are made to charitable organizations that address child abuse through prevention or treatment. They provide support to ongoing program services, to programs looking to expand, and to new programs/projects. The organization focuses on four impact areas:  decreasing risk; reducing trauma; building individual strengths; and strengthening families. They fund direct services, education, advocacy, and research. The average grant size in Chicago is $35,000. More information
TBD
 
Last year’s award deadline was February 15, so it will likely be close to that for the 2022 period.
 
Letter of intent due
Philanthropic
The McKnight Foundation
2022 McKnight Scholar Awards
The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience supports innovative research designed to bring science closer to the day when diseases of the brain can be accurately diagnosed, prevented, and treated. Eligible applicants for the McKnight Scholar Awards must have an MD, PhD or other suitable advanced degree; a record of meritorious research; evidence of a commitment to a career in neuroscience; an appointment with tenure-track status; no more than four years of experience in an independent/tenure-track faculty position. Awards are $75,000 per year for three years; does not include indirect costs. Read more
Full proposals due: TBD, last year’s deadline was January 4th so it will likely be close to then for 2022.
Philanthropic
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Clinical Investigator Award
This award supports independent young physician-scientists conducting disease-oriented research that demonstrates a high level of innovation and creativity. The applicant must hold an independent assistant professor position or equivalent and must apply within the first five years of his/her initial full faculty appointment. The $600,000 award will be for a period of three years. More information
02/01/2022
Full proposals due
Philanthropic
Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research
Cancer Research Postdoctoral Fellowship
This funder supports early career scientists pursuing research into the causes and origins of cancer. 
Applicants should have no more than one year of postdoctoral research experience, and MDs should have received their degree after February 1. PhD degree must not have been conferred more than 18 months prior to February 1. PhD candidates that do not have their degree at time of application deadline are eligible to apply. If awarded, the applicant’s PhD degree must be conferred prior to the start of the Fellowship. This is a three year fellowship grant starting with $52,000 the first year, $52,500 the second year and $53,000 the third year. An additional $1,000 is awarded for each dependent child. This award also provides an annual allowance of $2,000 toward research materials and $1,800 for travel to science meetings.  More information
02/01/2022
Full proposals due
Philanthropic
Friends For An Earlier Breast Cancer Test
Medical Research Grants
To advance their mission of promoting awareness and education and to raise funds for research into earlier detection of breast cancer, this organization is requesting proposals for pilot research projects focused on new methods aimed at improving detection of early-stage breast cancer. Priority will be given to projects that lead to the development of new techniques in the areas of biological or immunologic methods of early detection. Grants of up to $40,000 over one to three years will be supported. Read more
02/01/2022
Full proposals due
Philanthropic
PhRMA Foundation
Health Outcomes Research
The PhRMA Foundation Research Starter Grant in Health Outcomes Research offers financial support to individuals beginning independent research careers in health outcomes research at the faculty level. More information 
02/10/2022
Full proposals due
Philanthropic
PhRMA Foundation
Research Starter Grant in Translational Medicine
The PhRMA Foundation Research Starter Grant in Translational Medicine offers financial support to individuals beginning independent research careers in translational medicine at the faculty level. Translational Medicine awards provide funding of $100,000 for one year for advance training and support of career development of scientists engaged in research that significantly addresses specific clinician-defined problems and integrates innovative technologies with advanced biological, chemical, and pharmacological sciences and engineering methodologies in several areas. More information
02/10/2022
Deadline
Philanthropic
The Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund, Inc.
Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Awards in Neuroscience
The Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Awards support highly promising, early career scientists engaged in basic or clinical research in neurological and psychiatric disorders. Candidates must hold a PhD or MD and be within 4 years of receiving their first tenure track appointment. This award of $225,000 is payable over a three-year period. More information
02/15/2022
Full proposal due
Philanthropic
American Federation for Aging Research
Small Research Grant Program for the Next Generation of Researchers in Alzheimer’s Disease (R03)
This National Institute on Aging (NIA) Small Research Grant Program supports important and innovative research in areas in which more scientific investigation is needed to improve the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (AD/ADRD). Awards are two years of funding totaling $200,000. More information
02/15/2022
Applications due
Philanthropic
The New York Stem Cell Foundation
Stem Cell Investigator Awards
NYSCF is soliciting applications from early career investigators for Innovator Awards to be used for exploring the basic biology and translational potential of stem cells. The goal of this initiative is to foster bold and innovative scientists with the potential to transform the field of stem cell research, and advance understanding and use of stem cells in the development of treatments for human disease. In addition to providing funding, NYSCF partners with investigators to advance and translate their research. The award provides $1.5M USD over 5 years and is open to researchers based at both national and international accredited academic and nonprofit research institutions. More information
02/16/2022
Deadline
Philanthropic
International OCD Foundation
Multiple
Michael Jenike Young Investigator Awards
Grants of up to $50,000 for early career researchers pursuing projects investigating OCD, BDD, hoarding disorder, or other disorders related to OCD. The Jenike Awards are made possible by thousands of individual donors who contribute to our research grant fund.
Innovator Award
$300,000 grants for senior researchers investigating OCD. The goal of these awards is to support research with the potential to revolutionize scientific understanding of OCD, accelerate progress toward new and more effective treatments, and discover ways to prevent OCD from taking hold in the first place. The Innovator Awards are made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor to the IOCDF. More information
02/28/2022
Deadline
Philanthropic
Melanoma Research Foundation
Research Awards
The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is committed to advancing research across the spectrum of melanoma – from prevention through diagnosis, staging, treatment and survivorship. The MRF proactively partners with the NCI, Congress, the Department of Defense and other foundations to develop and collaborate on a broad agenda for melanoma research that takes full advantage of all opportunities, while also sharing challenges.
Established Investigator Awards (EIA):  The EIAs provide funding of up to $100,000 per year for two years to established melanoma researchers, or senior researchers working in closely related fields who wish to move into melanoma research.
Career Development Awards (CDA): The CDAs provide funding of up to $50,000 per year for two years to junior investigators. Researchers who are beginning a research career focused on melanoma are eligible. This year, the MRF will also offer specific career development awards focused on Pediatric Melanoma (PED CDA). Available through a separate award mechanism (please refer to the MRF website for additional details)
Young Investigator Research Team Award: The MRF, through its Breakthrough Consortium (the MRFBC), is pleased to offer the MRFBC Young Investigator Research Team Award to advance the field of translational immuno-oncology, generously funded by a grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS). This grant provides funding of up to $100,000 per year for two years to an investigative team consisting of junior investigators and senior mentors.
03/01/2022
Application deadline
Philanthropic
Thrasher Research Fund
Early Career Awards
Thrasher recognizes young investigators through funding medical research in a variety of topics related to children’s health. Eligible applicants include physicians in a residency/fellowship program or who have completed that program no more than one year before the date of submission of the Concept Paper. Post-doctoral researchers who received their doctoral degree no more than three years prior to the date of submission of the Concept Paper are also eligible. Grants up to $25,000 will be awarded over a maximum of two years. More information
03/05/2022 (Noon Mountain Time)
Deadline
Philanthropic
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Fellowship Award and Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Award
These fellowship awards encourage all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention. The Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Award addresses pediatric cancer research, specifically. Candidates must have completed an MD, PhD, MD/PhD, DDS, DVM degree (or its equivalent) and 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. The award is for a period of four years and starts with $52,000 in the first year, building to $60,000 in the fourth year, plus a $2,000 allowance for educational and scientific expense and a $1,000 allowance for each dependent child each year.  More information
03/15/2022
Deadline
Philanthropic
Sontag Foundation
Distinguished Scientist Awards
This award seeks to provide career and research support to early career scientists who demonstrate outstanding promise for making scientific and medical breakthroughs in the field of brain cancer research. Eligible applicants should be newly appointed faculty members with a doctoral degree. Applicants must have received their first independent faculty appointment no earlier than March 1, 2017 and no later than January 1, 2022 at a tax-exempt academic, research, or medical institution within the United States or an equivalent institution in Canada. This award is $600,000; $150,000 per year for a four-year period. More information
03/16/2022
Application deadline
Philanthropic
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP)
The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP) offers four-year postdoctoral research awards to physicians, dentists, and nurses from historically disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to developing careers and achieving senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry, or nursing; fostering the development of succeeding classes of physicians, dentists, and nurses from historically disadvantaged backgrounds; improving the health of underserved populations; and/or working toward understanding and eliminating health disparities by achieving senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry, or nursing. RWJF will fund up to 10 four-year awards of up to $420,000 each in this grant cycle. Scholars will receive an annual stipend of up to $75,000 each, complemented by a $30,000 annual grant to support research activities. More information
03/16/2022
Deadline
Philanthropic
Parkinson’s Foundation
Stanley Fahn Faculty Scholar Award
This award acts as a bridge to ensure promising early career scientists stay in the Parkinson’s research field, helping us solve, treat and end the disease. Each award provides $300,000 in total costs over three years. Indirect costs of up to 10% are allowed. Applicant salary support of up to 40% of salary is allowed. Junior faculty members possessing a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent are eligible to apply. The typical applicant will hold an assistant professor level position with up to several years of experience. More information
TBD. Last year’s award deadline was December 4, so it will likely be close to that for 2021. Check the website for updates on deadline information.
Philanthropic
McKnight Foundation
Technology Awards
The program seeks to advance and enlarge the range of technologies available to the neurosciences. It does not support research based primarily on existing techniques. Awards provide up to $100,000 per year for two years. Each year, up to three awards are given. Funds may be used toward a variety of research activities but not the recipient’s salary. More information
TBD. Last year’s award deadline was December 7, so it will likely be close to that for 2021. Check the website for updates on deadline information.
Philanthropic
Parkinson’s Foundation
Fellowship and Career Development Grants
The Parkinson’s Foundation offers several different grants to encourage young scientists, clinicians, and students to devote their talents to the study of Parkinson’s disease (PD). This is a two-year fellowship award for young scientists, fresh from their Ph.D. training or neurology residencies. The award offers $110,000 over two years, consisting of $50k annually to be used as salary and $5k for an annual research allowance to be used at the fellow’s discretion. More information
TBD. Last year’s award deadline was December 4, so it will likely be close to that for 2021. Check the website for updates on deadline information.
Philanthropic
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Preterm Birth Initiative
Growing evidence suggests the interrelatedness of the duration of pregnancy, fetal growth, and adverse pregnancy outcomes such as preterm birth, preeclampsia, intrauterine growth restriction, stillbirth, and maternal medical complications including maternal mortality. We seek to expand the scope of this award mechanism to capture these and other pregnancy outcomes as we believe they will be mutually informative and accelerate discovery. Each award will continue to provide up to $500,000 over a four-year period ($125,000 per year). The initiative is designed to stimulate both creative individual scientists and multi-investigator teams to approach healthy and adverse pregnancy outcomes using creative basic and translation science methods. The formation of new connections between reproductive scientists and investigators who are involved in other areas is particularly encouraged. More information
12/01/2021
Applications Due
Limited Applicant
Warren Alpert Foundation
Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholars Fellowship Award
The Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholars program will support individual scientists of exceptional creativity who have an MD or PhD degree (or both) and who have completed a minimum of three years of a post-doctoral fellowship by July 1, 2021 in the field of neurosciences and hold a post-doctoral research position at a United States medical school, research institute or academic hospital. These awards are given as a transitional post-doctoral award for recipients to enable their advance to a full-time faculty member at the Assistant Professor level or higher and/or to assist in the development of a laboratory program that would lead to independent funding. The medical school, research institute or academic hospital appointing the scholar will be awarded $200,000 annually for two years to cover their salary, lab costs, and related expenses.  Under certain circumstances, the awardee may transfer funding to support their faculty position.  Indirect cost of up to 15% of direct costs, may be included in the $200,000.  All applicants are required to provide 75% effort. Read more
09/06/2021
Registration to apply to fill this slot is required. Rush may nominate one candidate.
 
09/20/2021
Internal Applications due
Philanthropy
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
Reach Grant
Reach Grants are designed to move hypothesis-driven research into the clinic. The $250,000, two year grant is intended to fund developmental therapeutic studies in the late stage of preclinical testing. A successful application will identify an unmet clinical need relevant to the care of pediatric patients with cancer and describe how the work performed will allow for the translation to the clinic within two years of completion. A plan and timeline for clinical testing and trial implementation is expected. This grant does not fund clinical trial expenses. More information
03/28/2022
Pilot Project
Institute for Translational Medicine
KL2 Clinical and Translational Scholar Awards
Are you a relatively new investigator at the faculty level of Assistant Professor or Instructor committed to a career in clinical and/or translational research? Don’t miss this opportunity to secure $75,000, protected research time, expert mentors, and more with the KL2 Clinical and Translational Scholar Awards, funded by the National Institutes of Health‘s  National Center for Advancing Translational Science.
04/19/2022
Application deadline
Pilot Project
Chicago Chronic Condition Equity Network (C3EN)
Research Project Pilot Grant Program
The Chicago Chronic Condition Equity Network (C3EN) is coordinating a Research Project Pilot Grant Program that aims to expand and cultivate the network of health disparities researchers throughout the Chicago region.  More information
04/29/2022
Application deadline
Philanthropic
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Junior Investigator Awards
The Junior Investigator Award offers an award of up to $30,000 per year for two years for one child and adolescent psychiatry junior faculty (assistant professor level or equivalent). The program is intended to facilitate innovative research. The research may be basic or clinical in nature but must be relevant to our understanding, treatment and prevention of child and adolescent mental health disorders. More information
Pilot Research Awards
The AACAP gives a number of grants to early career investigators conducting basic or clinical pilot research programs in the understanding, treatment and prevention of child and adolescent mental health disorders. Candidates must be enrolled in a general psychiatry residency and they must not have any previous significant, individual research funding in the field of child and adolescent mental health. These awards are granted in the amount of $15,000. More information
04/01/2022
Application deadline
Philanthropic
American Cancer Society
The Role of Health Policy and Health Insurance in Improving Access to and Performance of Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment Services
A call for research that evaluates the impact of the many changes now occurring in the healthcare system with a particular focus on cancer prevention, control, and treatment. Efforts focusing on improving access to care may also impact inequities that contribute to health disparities. New health public policy initiatives such as the new federal and state marketplaces that have expanded insurance coverage, as well as Medicaid expansion in some states, create natural experiments ripe for evaluation. Research to be funded by this RFA should focus on the changes in national, state, and/or local policy and the response to these changes by healthcare systems, insurers, payers, communities, practices, and patients.
Eligibility: Independent investigators at any career stage with a doctoral degree and a full-time faculty appointment or equivalent, who are evaluating changes in the health care system with a focus on cancer. More information
04/01/2022
Application deadline
Philanthropic
Foundation for Women’s Wellness
Women’s Health Research Awards
The Foundation is offering one-time, non-recurring $25,000 awards for research in the area of cardiovascular disease, top female cancers, hormones role in disease and/or stage-of-life health concerns like pregnancy and menopause, as well as other diseases disproportionately affecting women. More information
04/25/2022
Application deadline
Philanthropic
Acumed LLC
Fellowship Grant 
These grants provide support for ACGME-accredited fellowship programs, or, for programs outside of the United States, accredited by the particular country’s ACGME equivalent. Fellowship Grants are intended to be used towards fellow stipends and direct educational expenses. The awarding of Fellowship Grants is limited to once per calendar year. More information
05/01/2022
Application deadline
Philanthropic
Whitehall Foundation
Research Grants Program
The Whitehall Foundation supports scholarly research in the life sciences, especially in dynamic areas of basic biological research that are not heavily funded by federal agencies. Research grants are available to established scientists; applications will be reviewed on their scientific merit and the innovative aspects of the proposal. Research grants up to three years will be provided, ranging from $30K to $75K per year. More information 
04/15/2022
LOI Deadline
Philanthropic
The Alternatives Research & Development Foundation
2022 Open Grant Program
This foundation promotes alternatives to the use of laboratory animals in research, testing, and education.  The grant program provides opportunities for scientists who have interest and expertise in alternatives research.  Preference is given to projects that use pathway-based approaches as exemplified by the 2007 National Academy of Sciences report, Toxicity Testing in the Twenty-first Century: A Vision and A Strategy.  This award provides up to $40,000. Funds may not be used for the PI’s salary, fringe benefits, or travel.  More information
04/15/2022
Philanthropic
Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Various Research Grants
The Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is offering multiple research grant opportunities. The New Investigator Research Grant and Pediatric PM&R Research grant are awarded in the amount of $10K. Scott F. Nadler PASSOR Musculoskeletal Research Grant is awarded in the amount of $30k. Applications for these grants must be submitted through the online portal by May 1. More information
05/01/2022
Philanthropic
William T. Grant Foundation
Research Grants
This funder awards grants to research that increases understanding in two areas: programs, policies and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes; and strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth. The Foundation focuses on studies affecting youth ages 5 to 25. Research grants about reducing inequality typically range between $100,000 and $600,000 and cover two to three years of support. Research grants about improving the use of research initiative will range between $100,000 and $1,000,000 and cover two to four years of support. More information
05/04/2022
Philanthropic
Cures Within Reach
Drug Repurposing Clinical Trials to Impact Blood Cancers
This Request for Proposals is seeking repurposed treatments to address unsolved blood cancers. We are interested in generic or proprietary drugs that could be repurposed to create “new” treatments to 1) reduce the symptoms, progression or incidence of; 2) restore function lost to; or 3) reduce or eliminate severe side effects of currently used therapies for any blood cancer, thereby improving patient outcomes and quality of life. More information
05/06/2022
Philanthropic
Brain Aneurysm Foundation
2022 Research Grant Program
The Foundation is accepting applications for basic scientific research in early detection, improved treatment modalities, and technological advances for improving outcomes of patients with brain aneurysms as well as projects that are translational, clinical/outcome, early detection, imaging, and SAH/SAH complications focused. Any project with the potential to advance basic scientific, translational, and clinical brain aneurysm research will be considered. Grants will be awarded this year in varying amounts ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 each. More information
05/12/2022
Philanthropic
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Interdisciplinary Research Leaders
The Interdisciplinary Research Leaders program funds academic-community teams to “generate high-quality, community-engaged research useful for dismantling structural racism, improving health, and advancing health equity” and provides them with leadership development opportunities. Teams receive $125,000 for the research project and $225,000 in stipends. More information
05/04/2022
Philanthropic
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative/the National Academies
Science Diversity Leadership Program
The Science Diversity Leadership Program will fund “outstanding early- to mid-career researchers at U.S. universities, medical schools, or nonprofit research institutes who have a record of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in their scientific fields. They will have made significant research contributions to the biomedical sciences.” Each grantee receives $1.15 million over 5 years. More information
05/19/2022
Limited Applicant
Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust
Catalyst Awards Program
 
 
The Catalyst Research Award Program provides one to two year of seed funding to support high-risk, high-reward projects that address critical scientific and therapeutic roadblocks within the Program’s principal areas of focus. The Program is designed to enable planning and development of projects, teams, tools, techniques and management infrastructure necessary to successfully compete for two-year award through the Transformational Research Award Program. One to two year awards of up to $300,000 will be awarded (inclusive of 10% indirect costs).  Rush may nominate two candidates. More information
05/05/2022
Register for a slot by 5 p.m.  
 
05/19/2022
Internal Applications are due by 5 p.m.
Pilot Project
Searle Funds at the Chicago Community Trust
John G. Searle Innovator Awards
The John G. Searle Innovator Awards provide pilot funding for innovative, investigator-initiated research. These awards, generously funded by the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust, are designed to encourage translational research by funding well-designed projects that could be competitive for future larger grants from a federal or private agency. More information
04/15/2022
Letter of Intent Deadline by 5 p.m.
Pilot Project
Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
Rush Faculty Scholars Program
With the generous support of the Dean, the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center (RADC) is happy to announce the Rush Faculty Scholars Program.  The RADC has generated numerous resources that support dozens of grants at Rush, across the country and around the world. The Rush Faculty Scholars Program will provide two Rush faculty, in partnership with one or more RADC faculty members, funding to leverage RADC resources to support an application for external funding. More information
05/31/2022
8 a.m. CST
Application Deadline
Pilot Project
Rush Center for Excellence in Aging
Rush Center for Excellence in Aging – Pilot Grant
To support members across cores of the Center for Excellence in Aging (CEA) and disciplines in collaborating to collect pilot data for projects that advance the mission of the CEA and are likely to lead to an extramural grant to Rush from a foundation, State, or Federal government agency (e.g., National Institutes of Health [NIH], Health Resources & Services Administration [HRSA]). The Center for Excellence in Aging will fund one proposal up to $25,000 starting July 1, 2022.  More information
05/27/2022
Proposals Due
Philanthropic
Cures Within Reach
Repurposing Research to Address Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in the Greater Chicago Area
This Request for Proposals (RFP) is seeking clinical repurposing trials from any research institution in the greater Chicago area to address Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in clinical research. While the funded institutions and Principal Investigators (PIs) must be in Chicagoland, patients and collaborators can be both within and outside the Chicago area. Clinical trials utilizing telehealth or other remote strategies are encouraged to apply. Eligible submissions must EITHER: Address disease racial / ethnic health disparities in communities of color led by a greater Chicago area PI of any racial / ethnic background OR Be in any disease area and led by a greater Chicago area underrepresented racial / ethnic minority PI
AND
  • Be interventional clinical trials using repurposed therapies, including drugs, devices, nutraceuticals and diagnostics, that are already approved or generally recognized as safe by the US Food and Drug Administration, the European Medicines Agency or other regulatory agency.
  • Be conducted at greater Chicago area accredited academic, nonprofit and governmental research institutions and/or health systems significantly involved with medical research, where good scientific research and clinical practices can be assured
06/06/2022
Philanthropic
Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer Louisa M. McGregor Ovarian Cancer Foundation
Medical Research Grant
This program offers funding in support of ovarian cancer research studies that are most aligned with that mission, which is to promote public awareness of and education about the signs, symptoms, and risk factors of ovarian cancer, provide support to survivors, and raise funds for research in order to find a cure. Applicants must be affiliated with a not-for-profit institution within the U.S. Requests for funding of up to $10,000 per year will be considered. Indirect costs are not allowed. More Information
05/31/2022
Philanthropic
Cures Within Reach
Repurposing Research to Address Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in the Greater Chicago Area
This Request for Proposals (RFP) is seeking clinical repurposing trials from any research institution in the greater Chicago area to address Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in clinical research. While the funded institutions and Principal Investigators (PIs) must be in Chicagoland, patients and collaborators can be both within and outside the Chicago area. Clinical trials utilizing telehealth or other remote strategies are encouraged to apply. Eligible submissions must EITHER: Address disease racial / ethnic health disparities in communities of color led by a greater Chicago area PI of any racial / ethnic background OR Be in any disease area and led by a greater Chicago area underrepresented racial / ethnic minority PI
AND
  • Be interventional clinical trials using repurposed therapies, including drugs, devices, nutraceuticals and diagnostics, that are already approved or generally recognized as safe by the US Food and Drug Administration, the European Medicines Agency or other regulatory agency.
  • Be conducted at greater Chicago area accredited academic, nonprofit and governmental research institutions and/or health systems significantly involved with medical research, where good scientific research and clinical practices can be assured
06/06/2022
Philanthropic
Cures Within Reach
CureAccelerator Live! for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in Rare Diseases
This Request for Proposals (RFP) is seeking clinical repurposing trials in any rare disease from US-based Principal Investigators (PIs) to address Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, for an upcoming CureAccelerator Live! event. CureAccelerator Live! is a philanthropic pitch event, raising awareness of and funding for innovative repurposing research projects, with up to $70,000 total in clinical research funding (which includes the required 20% Institutional Match; see Important Funding Information below) for the winning project announced during the event. Up to five clinical repurposing trials will be selected to pitch at this event, likely held in Fall 2022. More specifics about the CureAccelerator Live! event to come. More information
06/06/2022
Philanthropic
The Vilcek Foundation
Creative Promise in Biomedical Science
This foundation is seeking applicants for the Creative Promise in Biomedical Science prize, given to young, foreign-born researchers age 38 and under. Three winners will be awarded a $50,000 unrestricted cash prize. Interested applicants may apply directly to this opportunity, as the grant is awarded directly to investigators, rather than their institution. More information
06/10/2022
Philanthropic
James S. McDonnell Foundation
21st Century Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards:Understanding Dynamic and Multi-scale Systems
The Understanding Dynamic and Multi-Scale Systems program supports scholarship and research directed toward the development of theoretical and mathematical tools contributing to the science of complex, adaptive, nonlinear systems. JSMF is particularly interested in the continued development of complex systems science, and in projects attempting to apply complex systems approaches to coherently articulated questions. This award is for $200,000 over two to three years. More information
06/11/2021
Letters of support and applications due
Philanthropic
Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation
2022 Grant Programs
OREF is offering various grant opportunities ranging from $5,000 to $300,000. More information
06/15/2022
Philanthropic
Helen Hay Whitney Foundation
Basic Biomedical Research Fellowship
Candidates who hold, or are in the final stages of obtaining a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree and are seeking beginning postdoctoral training in all basic biomedical research are eligible to apply for a fellowship. This is a three-year fellowship that provides an annual $54-$60K stipend and $1.5K research allowance.  A two-day meeting of fellows is held in November of each year and travel expenses incurred are covered by the foundation. More information
06/15/2022
Philanthropic
Rheumatology Research Foundation
Innovative Research Awards
The Rheumatology Research Foundation is offering the Innovative Research award in the amount of $400,000 over two years and the Innovative Research Award for Community Practitioners in the amount of $50,000 to $200,000 per year over two years. These awards will help enable research that has the potential to improve treatment of rheumatic diseases, patient outcomes, and/or increase quality of care. An outstanding recipient of the Innovative Research Award for Community Practitioners will receive the Norman B. Gaylis, MD, Research Award for Rheumatologists in Community Practice designation.  More information
06/01/2022
LOI Due
Philanthropic
The Patchwork Collective
The Maternal & Infant Health Award
The Maternal & Infant Health Award is a grant competition using the MacArthur Foundation’s Lever for Change platform, seeking to “improve and accelerate equitable maternal and infant health outcomes around the world.” A single initiative will receive $10 million. Successful projects will be community-led, impactful, durable, and feasible. More information
06/02/2022
Registration Deadline
Philanthropic
Little Giraffe Foundation
2022 Neonatal Research Initiative
This funder is offering neonatal research grants in the amount of $5,000-$10,000. Research may address either the long-term or immediate health needs caused by premature birth, or identify causes and means of preventing this condition.  Appropriate research subjects include basic biological processes governing development, genetics, clinical studies, reproductive health, environmental toxicology, and social and behavioral studies. More information
06/24/2022
LOI Due
Philanthropic
Johnson & Johnson
Advancing Health Equity QuickFire Challenge
Innovators are invited to submit potentially ground-breaking solutions that could advance the trajectory of population health research from basic detection to the design and implementation of interventions aiming to reduce healthcare inequities. The innovator(s) with the best potential solution can receive grant funding from a total pool of $400,000, access to the global Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS (JLABS) network and mentorship from experts at the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies (Johnson & Johnson). More information
06/24/2022
Philanthropic
Human Vaccines Project
2022 Michelson Prizes
The Michelson Prizes: Next Generation Grants are $150,000 research grants given annually to support promising researchers who are applying disruptive concepts and inventive processes to advance human immunology, vaccine discovery, and immunotherapy research for major global diseases. The committee will be looking for research aimed at tackling the current roadblocks that exist in human vaccine development and expanding our limited understanding of key immune processes that are fundamental to successful vaccine and immunotherapy development. The Michelson Prizes are awarding research that is highly innovative and impactful, with the potential to be applied across many disease.  More information
06/26/2022
Philanthropic
American Psychological Foundation
Marian R. Stuart Grant
The APF is offering grants up to $20,000 to further the research, practice, or education of an early career psychologist on the connection between mental and physical health, particularly for work that contributes to public health. Applicants must be no more than 10 years post-doctoral. More information
07/01/2022
Full proposals due
Philanthropic
Mazda Foundation
2022 Grants
The Mazda Foundation awards grants to programs promoting education and literacy; environmental conservation; cross-cultural understanding; social welfare; and scientific research. Full proposals are due July 1 for funding to be announced in December. More information
07/01/2022
Full proposals due
Philanthropic
NIHCM Foundation
Innovative Research Award Grants
The NIHCM Foundation is offering the Innovative Research Award Grants to support research that will advance the existing knowledge base in the areas of health care financing, delivery, management and/or policy. Studies must have strong potential to yield insights that can be used to have a positive impact on the U.S. health care system by reducing spending, improving quality of care, and/or expanding access to insurance coverage and health care services. This grant provides $500,000 in total for 8 to 9 different studies. Full proposals will be requested from selected groups in August; full proposals will be due in September. More information
07/01/2022
LOI due
Philanthropic
The Hope Foundation for Cancer Research
The SWOG/Hope Foundation Impact Award
The SWOG/Hope Foundation Impact Award is a funding program from The Hope Foundation that encourages novel and innovative SWOG research by supporting early and conceptual stages of these projects. The work proposed should use resources from completed SWOG trials or be directly translatable to clinical trials in SWOG and the NCTN in the foreseeable future. Individual projects are funded for up to $250,000 (total cost) and may be spent over a 2-year award period. Funding for smaller feasibility projects that are critical to the conduct of future SWOG trials are also encouraged. Indirect costs are included in the total award and limited to a rate of 25%.  More information
07/01/2022
LOI due
Philanthropic
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Rachleff Innovation Award
The Innovation Award is specifically designed to provide funding to extraordinary early career researchers who have an innovative new idea but lack sufficient preliminary data to obtain traditional funding. It is not designed to fund incremental advances. The research supported by the award must be novel, exceptionally creative and, if successful, have the strong potential for high impact in the cancer field. The Stage 1 award will be for two years, $200,000 per year ($400,000 total) with the opportunity for up to two additional years of funding (up to four years total for $800,000). Stage 2 support for years three and four will be granted to those awardees who demonstrate progress on their proposed research during years one and two of the award.  More information
07/06/2022
Applications due
Philanthropic
Pfizer
Treatment Optimization in ALK-positive Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Pfizer Global Medical Grants (GMG) supports the global healthcare community’s independent initiatives (e.g., research, quality improvement, or education) to improve patient outcomes in areas of unmet medical need that are aligned with Pfizer’s medical and/or scientific strategies.
Projects that will be considered for support will focus on latest clinical data updates relevant to the treatment of patients with advanced or metastatic ALK-positive NSCLC, Elements of optimal clinical management of these patients, e.g., mitigation of adverse events, and dose modification, and Role of the caregiver in clinical management, e.g., dose modification/compliance, adverse event identification. Priority will be given to educational programs that utilize unique learning formats, leverage collaborative platforms, promote case-based discussion, and are tailored to the needs of general/community oncologists and advanced practice providers (APPs).  Awards of up to $250,000 will be announced in October of 2022.More information
09/21/2022
Application due
Philanthropic
Cancer Research Institute
Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
This program supports young scientists who wish to receive training in cancer immunology.  The Institute is seeking hypothesis-driven, mechanistic studies in both immunology and tumor immunology.  Applicants must have a doctoral degree and not have exceeded five years of postdoctoral experience by the start of the award.  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. Applications are due online by October 1 and applicants will be notified within 10-12 weeks. More information
09/01/2022
Application due
Philanthropic
Kenneth Rainin Foundation
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Innovator Award
The Kenneth Rainin Foundation supports high-risk research and challenges investigators to push boundaries to advance their goal of predicting and preventing Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).  The program is open to researchers at all levels from any scientific discipline; typically they hold advanced degrees (MD, PhD or equivalent). Interdisciplinary collaboration is strongly encouraged. The program provides $200,000 grants for one-year research projects. More information
09/30/2022
Letter of Intent due
Philanthropic
Whitehall Foundation
Research Grants
Research grants are available to established scientists of all ages working at accredited institutions in the United States. 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 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. Research grants will not be awarded to investigators who have already received, or expect to receive, substantial support from other sources, even if it is for an unrelated purpose. The maximum budget is $100,000 per year for the two- and three-year research grants. More information
10/01/2022
Letter of Intent due
Philanthropic
Whitehall Foundation
Grants-in-Aid
The Grants-in-Aid program is designed for researchers at the assistant professor level who experience difficulty in competing for research funds because they have not yet become firmly established. Grants-in-Aid can also be made to senior scientists. All applications will be judged on the scientific merit and innovative aspects of the proposal, as well as on past performance and evidence of the applicant’s continued productivity. Grants-in-Aid are awarded for a one-year period and do not exceed $30,000. The majority of the applications received are for a three-year research grant. More information
10/01/2022
Letter of Intent due
Philanthropic
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Career Awards for Medical Scientists
The Career Awards for Medical Scientists is a highly competitive program that provides $700,000 awards over five years for physician-scientists who are committed to an academic career, to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service. Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, disease-oriented, or translational research.  Proposals in health services research or involving large-scale clinical trials are not eligible. More information
10/04/2022
Application due
Pilot Projects
Chicago Center on Musculoskeletal Pain
P30
This funding opportunity aims to fund pilot and feasibility studies focused on mechanisms underlying pain associated with musculoskeletal and rheumatic diseases (including - but not limited to - osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis, heritable connective tissue diseases, low back pain, intervertebral disc degeneration, fractures). Successful projects should provide the basis for subsequent applications for independent research support from the NIH and other funding agencies. More information
07/15/2022
Proposal due
Pilot Projects
Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases (CEID)
Pilot Projects - CEID
The Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases (CEID) is opening the application process for pilot proposals for projects developing innovative approaches to research, education and community outreach in areas related to infectious disease. Projects are intended to enable alliances between Rush researchers and others in the community focused on educational and research activities in infectious disease. More information
08/15/2022
Proposal due
Pilot Projects
RUSH Institute for Healthy Aging
Pilot Projects: Martha Clare Morris Emerging Investigator Award
The RUSH Institute for Healthy Aging, in Partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, is inviting applications for Martha Clare Morris Emerging Investigator Award.
 
The Martha Clare Morris Emerging Investigator Award aims to fund one early-career investigator focusing on dietary research and Aging or Cognitive Function or Brain Health. Dr. Martha Clare Morris was a pioneer in nutrition epidemiology who studied the link between diet and Alzheimer’s disease. Her research revealed various nutrients associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline. Taking results from her research, she developed the Mediterranean-Dash Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay (MIND) to prevent cognitive decline. This award is to honor her legacy and scientific research contributions. 
 
This program is to provide early-stage investigators funds to develop preliminary or pilot data, test procedures, and scientific hypotheses that will lay the groundwork for future research grant applications to federal or other funding entities. More information
09/15/2022
Proposal due

Philanthropic

Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy

2021 CURE Epilepsy Awards

The CURE Epilepsy Award (2 years / $250,000) reflects CURE Epilepsy’s continued focus on scientific advances that have the potential to truly transform the lives of those affected by epilepsy, with prevention and disease modification as critical goals. Key priority areas for the award include: 1) Basic mechanisms of epilepsy; 2) Acquired epilepsies; 3) Pediatric epilepsies; 4) SUDEP; 5) Treatment-resistant epilepsies; and 6) Sleep & epilepsy. More Information

01/10/2023

LOI due

Philanthropic

Conquer Cancer

Career Development Award

The Career Development Award provides research funding to clinical investigators who have received their initial faculty appointments as they work to establish an independent clinical cancer research program. This research must have a patient-oriented focus, including a clinical research study and/or translational research involving human subjects. Proposals with a predominant focus on in vitro or animal studies (even if clinically relevant) are not allowed. The award is a three-year grant totaling $200,000. More information

10/20/2022

Application

Philanthropic

Bright Focus Group

Alzheimer’s Disease Research Grants

The Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program through Bright Focus Foundation offers two types of awards: Standard Awards and Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards. The standard awards provide $300,000 over three years for researchers who have already generated some amount of preliminary data, but are often required to demonstrate additional, significant progress before they can apply to governmental or industrial funding agencies. Postdoctoral fellowship awards are intended for young researchers in their final stages of mentored training. These awards of $100,000 over two years fund projects in an established laboratory that will serve as the basis for the applicant’s own independent research career. More information

11/01/2022

Full proposal due

Philanthropic

Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health

Group Psychotherapy Grant

The Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health is calling for grant proposals for original critical research reviews, either qualitative or quantitative (particularly meta-analyses), that focus on some selected area of group psychotherapy. The Group Psychotherapy Foundation is seeking research-focused, rather than program-focused, applications. Grants up to $5,000 are awarded; investigator salaries will not be funded. More information

11/01/2022

Full proposals due

Philanthropic

Alpha Phi Foundation

Heart to Heart Grant

Through their annual Heart to Heart Grant, Alpha Phi Foundation helps fund research and educational programs that support the improvement of women’s heart health. The Heart to Heart Grant awards a $100,000 annually to medical professionals to better understand heart disease in women—specifically its symptoms, treatment, and prevention. More information

11/01/2022

Full proposals due

Philanthropic

Gerber Foundation

2023 Pediatric Research Grants

Priority is given to projects that improve the nutrition, care and development of infants and young childre from the first year before birth to three years of age. The Foundation is particularly interested in fresh approaches to solving common, everyday problems or emerging issues within our defined focus areas: pediatric health; pediatric nutrition, and environmental hazards. Major target areas for research include:

  • New diagnostic tools that may be more rapid, more specific, more sensitive, less invasive

  • New treatment regimens that are improved or novel, less stressful or painful, more targeted, have less side effects, provide optimal dosing

  • Symptom relief

  • Preventative measures

  • Assessment of deficiencies or excesses (vitamins, minerals, drugs, etc.)

  • Risk assessment tools or measures for environmental hazards, trauma, etc.

Limit $350,000 on grants with no more than $125,000/year; includes indirect costs. More information

11/15/2022

Concept papers due

Philanthropic

Gerber Foundation

2023 Novice Pediatric Research Grants

Applications for Novice grants follow the same process as regular grants and are limited to no more than $30,000 in total (inclusive of indirects). They are identified by the amount requested in the application. Eligible applicants include physicians, PhD candidates, PharmD candidates, and other similar degree candidates:

  • in a residency or fellowship training program or those who are no more than one year post training

  • have not received a K award from the National Institutes of Health

  • have an assigned mentor for the project and a current development plan

More information

11/15/2022

Concept papers due

Philanthropic

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Clinical Scientist Development Award

The Clinical Scientist Development Awards consist of $150,000 annual direct costs plus $15,000 (10%) annual indirect costs for three years. The priority of the Clinical Scientist Development Awards program is to fund outstanding individuals with potential for clinical research careers, substantial institutional commitments to mentorship and career development, and whose projects will address highly significant research questions and lead to career advancement. The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation does not have funding priorities based on disease area or research type.

In keeping with the wishes expressed in Doris Duke’s will, experiments that use animals or tissues derived from animals, including cell lines, will not be supported by this program. More information

11/17/2022

Pre-proposal due

Philanthropic

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

2022 Career Development Award

Supports junior faculty to conduct pancreatic cancer research and establish successful career paths in the field. Proposed research may be basic, translational, clinical or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to pancreatic cancer. Special consideration will be given to understudied areas in pancreatic cancer research, minority researchers, and research focused on cancer health disparities. More information

11/21/2022

Full proposal due

Philanthropic

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Preterm Birth Initiative

Growing evidence suggests the interrelatedness of the duration of pregnancy, fetal growth, and adverse pregnancy outcomes such as preterm birth, preeclampsia, intrauterine growth restriction, stillbirth, and maternal medical complications including maternal mortality.

Other areas of interest are climate change and environmental impact on pregnancy, complications associated with ART, and epigenome-wide association studies.

We seek to expand the scope of this award mechanism to capture these and other pregnancy outcomes as we believe they will be mutually informative and accelerate discovery. Each award will continue to provide up to $500,000 over a four-year period ($125,000 per year).

The initiative is designed to stimulate both creative individual scientists and multi-investigator teams to approach healthy and adverse pregnancy outcomes using creative basic and translation science methods. The formation of new connections between reproductive scientists and investigators who are involved in other areas is particularly encouraged. More information

12/01/2022

Full application due

Philanthropic

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Research Grants

Research grants are intended to support basic science research. Studies may be carried out at the subcellular, cellular, animal, or patient levels. To be considered, proposals must be hypothesis-driven and provide sufficient preliminary data to justify Cystic Fibrosis Foundation support.

For Fall submissions, support is available for $150,000 per year (plus 12% for indirect costs) for up to two years, at which time a grant may be competitively renewed for additional funding. More information

12/01/2022

Full application due

Philanthropic

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Physician-Scientist Training Award

Awards of $460,000 over 4 years is awarded to physicians to encourage them to pursue research careers in cancer. Physician-scientist applicants (MDs only) must have completed their residencies and clinical training, be U.S. Specialty Board eligible prior to the award start date, and be able to devote at least 80% of their time and effort to Damon Runyon-supported research. MD/PhDs are not eligible to apply. Candidates cannot have more than 3 years of post-doctoral research, cannot be holding or awarded NIH K funding, and must apply with a mentor. More information

12/01/2022

Full proposal due

Philanthropic

Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research

2023 Scientific Scholar Awards and Pilot Study Awards

The Rivkin Center is seeking applications for two grant programs. For the Scientific Scholar Awards, grants of up $120,000 over two years will be awarded to promising laboratory and clinical scientists interested in pursuing a career as an independent investigator in ovarian cancer research. Eligible applicants must have an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree with career goals focused on ovarian cancer, and clinicians must have completed their residency. For the Pilot Study Awards, grants of $75,000 will be awarded for investigator-initiated studies in all areas of ovarian cancer research that pave the way for new avenues of ovarian cancer research and to expand our understanding of the disease. For both grants, funds are for direct costs only. More information

12/01/2022

Full proposals due

Philanthropic

Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation

Project Grant

We welcome project grant applications from all researchers who want to move cerebral palsy research forward through their work, and who seek to build and expand their reputation in the cerebral palsy field. We strongly encourage applicants to include junior researchers on their teams to foster new talent in the field.

We will give special attention to applications that highlight a project’s direct and indirect effects on individuals, communities, and society. Impact includes knowledge advancement; improvements to health, equity, and capacity building; and other social, cultural, and/or economic benefits experienced by people with cerebral palsy, their families, and their care teams. Amount: Range between $70,000-$180,000. More information

12/01/2022

Pre-application due

Philanthropic

McKnight Foundation

Neurobiology of Brain Disorders Award

Technology Award has been discontinued. However, you can apply for the McKnight Neurobiology of Brain Disorders Award (NBD Award) assists scientists working to apply the knowledge achieved through basic research to human brain disorders, and who demonstrate a commitment to equitable and inclusive lab environments.

Each year, up to four awards are given. Awards provide $100,000 per year for three years. Funds may be used toward a variety of research activities. They may not be used for the recipient’s salary.

We are interested in proposals that address the biological mechanisms of neurological and psychiatric disorders. This includes proposals that provide mechanistic insights into neurological functions at the synaptic, cellular, molecular, genetic or behavioral level across different species, including humans and vertebrate and invertebrate model organisms. A new additional area of interest is the contribution of the environment to brain disorders. We are particularly interested in proposals that incorporate new approaches and in those that provide potential paths for therapeutic interventions. Collaborative and cross-disciplinary applications are encouraged. More Information

12/12/2022

LOI due

Philanthropic

Elsa U. Pardee Foundation
Research Grants
Research Grant applications are being accepted for a one year award which will allow the establishment of capabilities of new cancer researchers, or new cancer approaches by established cancer researchers. There are no limits set on the grant amount that can be requested, but last year’s award amounts range from $98,000-$187,000. More information
12/15/2022
Full proposal due

Pilot Project

The Brinson Foundation

Pilot Projects: Early Career Investigators - Brinson Medical Research Fellowship

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research is requesting applications from Early Career Investigators for a Brinson Medical Research Fellowship opportunity. These fellowship awards favor creative and innovative research that has the potential to lead to additional studies. The Foundation is open to supporting research in a wide range of specialties, but less interested in the following areas: Psychiatry/Behavioral health, Food Sciences, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s Disease, and qualitative research. These pilot awards are intended to provide resources to enable research projects that may be tangential to a major research focus or to expand the scope of a major project. Funding will be for a period of one year with the possibility of an additional year based on the progress attained during the first funding period.  More information

10/17/2022
Application due
Pilot Project
Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM
TL1 Postdoctoral Program in Clinical Research, Biomedical Informatics, and Health Equity
The TL1 Postdoctoral Program in Clinical Research, Biomedical Informatics, and Health Equity is a National Research Service Award (NRSA) funded training program comprising participating degree programs at the University of Chicago, Rush University, and Loyola University Chicago. The program will prepare postdoctoral trainees with clinical (MD, DNP, PharmD, DMD/DDS, etc.) or research degrees (PhD) with the skills to conduct independent and collaborative research that will transform the science and practice of medicine, improve clinical practice and health outcomes, and advance health toward health equity.
 
Trainees can be based at any ITM institution and will select one of three training pathways based on their research interests and training needs: 1) Clinical Research Pathway, 2) Medical Informatics Pathway, or 3) Public Health Pathway.  More information
10/21/2022
Application due
Pilot Project
Chicago Chronic Condition Equity Network (C3EN
Research Project Pilot Grant Program
The Chicago Chronic Condition Equity Network (C3EN) is coordinating a Research Project Pilot Grant Program that aims to expand and cultivate the network of health disparities researchers throughout the Chicago region.  More information    
12/01/2022
Application deadline