Grants for Junior Faculty

Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Technology and Engineering
Health and Medicine
Social Sciences
Arts

 

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Funder: Dreyfus Foundation
Title: New Faculty Awards program
Web page: http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/new_faculty_awards_program.shtml
Purpose: The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation supports the scholarly activity
of new faculty in PhD-granting departments with an award to help initiate their independent research programs. The New Faculty Awards Program provides an unrestricted research grant that is generally approved before the new faculty members formally begin their first tenure-track appointments.
Eligibility: *This grant is suspended until further notice.*
Discipline area: chemical sciences, including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering

Funder: Dreyfus Foundation
Title: Faculty Start-Up Grants for Undergraduate Institutions
Web page: http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/faculty_start-up_awards_program.shtml
Purpose: support the scholarly activity of new faculty at primarily undergraduate institutions with a Start-up Award designed to help initiate their independent research programs. The award provides an unrestricted research grant that is generally made before the new faculty members formally begin their first tenure-track appointments
Eligibility: *This grant is suspended until further notice*
Discipline area: chemistry, biochemistry or chemical engineering

Funder: National Science Foundation
Title: Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER)
Web page: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503214
Purpose: The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.
Eligibility: Detailed applicant information
Discipline area: science, mathematics, and engineering
Program areas: Polar Programs; Physics; Mathematical Sciences; Materials Research; Chemistry; Astronomical Sciences; Ocean Sciences; Earth Sciences; Atmospheric Sciences; Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems; Molecular and Cellular Biosciences; Environmental Biology

Funder: The Research Corporation
Title: Single Investigator Cottrell College Science Awards
Web page: http://www.rescorp.org/cottrell-college-science-awards/single-investigator-awards
Purpose: Cottrell College Science Awards provide direct expenses for support of the proposed research. Total requests for Research Corporation (RC) funds for the two-year award must be within the range of $25,000 to $45,000, depending on the needs of the proposed project.  The potential of a proposed research project to add to fundamental scientific knowledge is a prime criterion in its evaluation, as is its potential for developing into a long term viable program capable of attracting future support from other agencies. Other factors considered are the environment for research at the institution, student participation, and the contribution the research will make to the college's science programs.
Eligibility: The principal investigator must have a faculty appointment at a US college or university in a department of astronomy, chemistry or physics, or, if from another department, propose research that significantly overlaps with research in astronomy, chemistry or physics. The applicant’s home department must offer at least baccalaureate, but not doctoral, degrees. At the time of application the applicant must be within the first three years of her/his first tenure track appointment.
Discipline area: Astronomy, physics, chemistry

Funder: The School of Mathematics
Title: Institute for Advanced Study
Web page: http://www.math.ias.edu/  
Purpose: The Institute for Advanced Study is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. Each year scholars from around the world apply to come to the Institute to pursue their own research. The School of Mathematics is an international center of research and postdoctoral training in diverse aspects of mathematics, including pure mathematics, theoretical computer science, mathematical physics, and applied mathematics. Fifty to sixty mathematicians are invited to the School each year to study with the Faculty and to pursue research projects of their own. A small number of memberships for a longer period of time are also available.
Eligibility: Members are selected by the faculty of each school and come to the institute for one term or several years. During the period of residence at the institute, members are expected to produce original and significant work. Young applicants, applicants from nontraditional backgrounds who have outstanding promise, and senior scholars with established reputations are invited to apply. Recently the School has established the von Neumann Early Career Fellowships. To be eligible for the von Neumann Fellowships, applicants should be at least five years following the receipt of their Ph.D. but not yet eligible to receive their first paid sabbatical.
Discipline area: Mathematics and Physics

Funder: American Astronomical Society
Title: Chretien International Research Grants
Web page: http://aas.org/grants/chretien.php
Purpose: Supports individuals or groups of PhD astronomers throughout the world to further collaborative projects in observational astronomy with emphasis on long-term, international visits. Innovative technical approaches, including development & use of new optics, devices, & techniques, will count in the applicant's favor. Preference also for individuals of high promise who are unfunded. Awards of $20,000/year are for reasonable costs associated with astronomical observational research including travel, salary, publication costs, & small equipment. Annual deadline is 4/1.
Discipline area: Astronomy

Funder: Association for Women in Mathematics
Title: Travel Grants for Women Researchers
Web page: http://www.awm-math.org/travelgrants.html
Purpose: Travel Grants for Women Researchers (target dates are 2/1, 5/1, & 10/1 annually) enable women to attend select research conferences in fields supported by the Division of Mathematical Sciences of NSF. Maximum of $1,500 available for U.S. travel & $2,000 for foreign travel. Mentoring Travel Grants for Women (2/1 annually) provide up to 7 grants of up to $5,000 each to help junior women develop long-term working relationships with a senior mathematician.
Eligibility: Woman mathematician
Discipline area: Mathematics

Funder: Beckman (Arnold and Mabel) Foundation
Title: Young Investigators Program *NOTE: The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation will not be accepting applications for the Beckman Young Investigators Program until further notice.*
Web page: http://www.beckman-foundation.com/byi.html
Purpose: Supports research in chemistry & the life sciences, broadly interpreted, & particularly the invention of methods, instruments, & materials that will open up new avenues of research in science. Program is intended to provide research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of academic careers in the chemical & life sciences. Awards generally provide $300,000 over 3 years.
Eligibility: See above
Discipline area: Chemistry

Funder: Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Title: Early Career Scientist Program
Web page: http://www.hhmi.org/research/competitions/earlycareer2009/
Purpose: Supports scientists at early stages of their careers in all areas of basic biological & biomedical research & in areas of chemistry, physics, computer science, & engineering that are directly related to biology or medicine. $300 million will support aprox. 70 awardees with full salaries, research & equipment funding for a 6 year nonrenewable appointment at HHMI. Applicants must hold tenure-track faculty position for past 2-6 yrs. Required LOIs due April annually.
Eligibility: See above
Discipline area: Biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, and engineering

Funder: Sloan (Alfred P.) Foundation
Title: Sloan Research Fellowships
Web page: http://www.sloan.org/programs/scitech_fellowships.shtml
Purpose: Provides up to 118 two-year awards of up to $45,000 to stimulate fundamental research by early career scietists in chemistry; computer science; mathematics; economics; neuroscience; physics; & computational and evolutionary molecular biology. Candidates must be faculty members, nominated by department heads or other senior scholars. No more than three candidates per department can be nominated. Must also be no more than six years from completion of the most recent PhD as of the year of the nomination.
Eligibility: See above
Discipline area: chemistry; computer science; mathematics; economics; neuroscience; physics; & computational and evolutionary molecular biology

Funder: American Chemical Society
Title: Petroleum Research Fund
Web Page: http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PP_ARTICLEMAIN&node_id=1251&use_sec=false
Purpose: Supports fundamental research and education in the petroleum & energy fields. For faculty at Ph.D.-granting institutions: New Directions (competition cancelled) & Doctoral New Investigator (submission window September – October annually). For faculty from non-doctoral departments: Undergraduate Research (cancelled) & Undergraduate New Investigator (submission window September – October annually). ACS membership not required.
Eligibility: See above
Discipline Area: Chemistry

Funder: American Mathematical Society
Title: Centennial Research Fellowships in Mathematics
Web Page: http://www.ams.org/employment/centflyer.html
Purpose: Supports outstanding mathematicians with a 1-year fellowship of $77,000 plus $7,700 for expenses. Applicants must have earned a PhD within 3-12 years & must hold a tenured, tenure-track, or postdoctoral position at a US college or university. Proposals must include a cogent plan for how the fellowship will be used & must propose travel to at least 1 other institution. Preference is for candidates who have not had extensive fellowship support in the past.
Eligibility: See above
Discipline Area: Mathematics

Funder: Earthwatch Institute
Title: Research Program
Web Page: http://www.earthwatch.org/research/
Purpose: Each year Earthwatch supports 130 to 140 field research projects & provide roughly 4000 volunteer field assistants to scientists doing research around the world. Supports scholarly field research worldwide in the biological, physical, social, & cultural sciences. Interested in supporting research sustainable management of natural resources, climate change, sustainable oceans, & sustainable cultures. Grants cover cost of maintaining volunteers & principal research staff in the field. Application process begins with short preliminary proposal that should be submitted at least 1 yr in advance of anticipated fieldwork.
Eligibility: See above
Discipline Area: Biological, physical, social and cultural sciences

Funder: Fund for Astrophysical Research, Inc.
Title: Theodore Dunham, Jr. Grants for Research in Astronomy
Web Page: http://foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/fundastro/grants.html
Purpose: Provides small grants for research in astronomy & the acquisition of astronomical equipment, computer time, & computer hardware/software that will be used in astronomical research. Preference generally given to multi-user facilities. Does not fund equipment used only for teaching, publication costs, or travel costs for meetings. About 7-9 grants up to $3,000 each are made annually. In meritorious cases grants may be as much as $4,000 or $5,000. Cost sharing is encouraged. Proposals due first Monday in October.
Eligibility: See above
Discipline Area: Astronomy, physics

Funder: International Human Frontier Science Program Organization
Title: Human Frontier Science Program
Web Page: http://www.hfsp.org/how/appl_form.php
Purpose: Promotes interdisciplinary research on complex mechanisms of living organisms. Areas of interest are brain functions & molecular approaches to biological functions. Research Grant Program (3/20/09 registration deadline), including Young Investigators & Program Grants, supports international science team projects. Long-Term and Cross-Disciplinary (August registration deadline, September submission deadline, annually) & Short-Term Fellowships (no deadline) available.
Eligibility: See above
Discipline Area: Interdisciplinary

Funder: Luce (Henry) Foundation
Title: Clare Boothe Luce Program (Women in Science, Math, and Engineering)
Web Page: http://www.hluce.org/cblprogram.aspx
Purpose: Supports women in science, math, and engineering at three levels: 1) undergraduate scholarships & research awards; 2) graduate & postdoctoral fellowships; and 3) term support for tenure-track appointments at the assistant or associate professorship level. All awards must be used exclusively in the U.S. (not for travel or study abroad). Student recipients must be U.S. citizens and faculty recipients must be citizens or permanent residents. Deadline refers to completion of required information form. Applications accepted by invitation only.
Eligibility: See above
Discipline Area: Science, mathematics, engineering

Funder: National Science Foundation
Title: Research Initiation Grants (RIG)
Web Page: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=10676
Purpose: Supports development & retention of scientists from groups that are underrepresented in the biological sciences & scientists from minority-serving institutions. RIG supports new investigators in activities that will lead to development of competitive proposals. Awards are up to $150,000 over two years. Career advancement awards no longer eligible for support (beginning in FY 09).
Eligibility: See above
Discipline Area: Biology

Funder: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
Title: AFRI: Plant Biology
Web Page: http://www.csrees.usda.gov/funding/afri/afri.html
Purpose: Seeks projects that will provide fundamental knowledge for improvement and sustainability of agricultural plant and forestry production. Topic areas are Environmental Stress (January annually), Biochemistry (February annually), Growth and Development (March annually). Deadlines refer to required letters of intent.
Eligibility: See above
Discipline Area: Biology

Technology and Engineering

Funder: DARPA - Microsystems Technology Office
Title: Young Faculty Award
Web page: http://www.darpa.mil/mto/programs/yfa/index.html
Purpose: This Research Announcement offers a venue by which research ideas proposed by young faculty can be sponsored and promoted within the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) at DARPA. The Young Faculty Award (YFA) is expected to provide MTO with revolutionary research ideas that are critical to future technology developments. This solicitation is for single-author grant proposals for concept development and validation in one, or combinations of, the following thrust areas of interest to MTO: 1) electronics, 2) photonics, 3) micro and nano electro mechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS), 4) architectures, and 5) algorithms.
Eligibility: Open to all institutions
Discipline area: Research and Technology Development

Funder: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Title: Old Guard Early Career Award
Web page: http://www.asme.org/Governance/Honors/SocietyAwards/List_All_Society_Awards.cfm
Purpose: The Old Guard Early Career Award is aimed at furthering the goal of the Old Guard to help the young engineer bridge the gap between college and professional life. Its intent is to bring that individual closer to the activities of ASME by providing encouragement for graduating Student Members to upgrade to Associate Member and actively become involved in the work of the Society.
Eligibility: The applicant must be a Student Member who upgraded to Associate Member after graduation and is within 4-6 years after receiving a baccalaureate degree.
Discipline area: Engineering

Funder: National Science Foundation
Title: Faculty Early Career Development
Web page: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2008/nsf08557/nsf08557.htm?govDel=USNSF_25
Purpose: The intent of the program is to provide stable support at a sufficient level and duration to enable awardees to develop careers as outstanding teacher-scholars in the context of the mission of their organization. This program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers NSF’s most prestigious awards for new faculty members.
Eligibility: Detailed applicant information
Discipline area: Engineering and Research and Development
Program areas: Computer and Network Systems; Division of Human Resource Development; Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation; Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems; Engineering Education and Centers; Information and Intelligent Systems

Funder: SPIE
Title: Early Career Achievement Award
Web page: http://spie.org/x7066.xml
Purpose: SPIE presents several awards that recognize outstanding individual and team technical accomplishments and meritorious service to the society.
SPIE is currently accepting nominations for its new Early Career Achievement, which is to be given out for the first time in 2008. This award is given annually to an early career professional in recognition of significant and innovative technical contributions to any of the engineering or scientific fields of interests to SPIE. The Award will be given at an SPIE Conference devoted to the early career professional's field.
Eligibility: Any SPIE member whose highest earned degree has been awarded within 7 years of the date of nomination and has been working within any of the engineering or scientific fields of interests by SPIE is eligible. Prior winners of the SPIE Early Career Achievement Award are not eligible. Nominees will be judged by the SPIE Awards Committee according to their contributions as demonstrated by the creativity, technical accomplishments, and impact of their research.
Discipline area: Engineering and Science

Funder: Petroleum Research Fund
Title: Doctoral New Investigator (DNI) grant *CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING PROPOSALS*
Web page: http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PP_SUPERARTICLE&node_id=1264&use_sec=false&sec_url_var=region1&__uuid
Purpose: This program replaces the previous Petroleum Research Fund (PRF Type G) grant program. The emphasis of the Doctoral New Investigator (DNI) grants is focused on providing start-up funding for scientists and engineers who are within the first three years of their first academic appointment, those who have limited or no preliminary results for a research project they wish to pursue, with the intention of using the preliminary results obtained to seek continuation funding from other agencies. The DNI grants are to be used to illustrate proof of principle or concept, to test a hypothesis, or to demonstrate feasibility of an approach.
Eligibility: Regularly-appointed faculty members at U. S. academic institutions are eligible to apply. Research or adjunct faculty holding non-tenured, long-term scientific appointments also may be eligible.
Discipline area: Engineering and Science

Funder: Luce (Henry) Foundation
Title: Clare Boothe Luce Program (Women in Science, Math, and Engineering)
Web Page: http://www.hluce.org/cblprogram.aspx
Purpose: Supports women in science, math, and engineering at three levels: 1) undergraduate scholarships & research awards; 2) graduate & postdoctoral fellowships; and 3) term support for tenure-track appointments at the assistant or associate professorship level. All awards must be used exclusively in the U.S. (not for travel or study abroad). Student recipients must be U.S. citizens and faculty recipients must be citizens or permanent residents. Deadline refers to completion of required information form. Applications accepted by invitation only.
Eligibility: See above
Discipline Area: Science, mathematics, engineering

Funder: U.S. Dept. of Defense
Title: ONR Young Investigator’s Program
Web Page: http://www.onr.navy.mil/~/link.aspx?_id=CE12306E4C5342258ED1EA25FAE59FA2&_z=z
Purpose: Provides Young Investigator awards of $100,000 per year for three years. Awards are made to U.S. citizens who hold tenure track positions at U.S. colleges & universities & have held their Ph.D.s for five years or less to conduct research within the broad scope of Naval interests described in the ONR BAA. Applications must be submitted through university officials & demonstrate a strong institutional commitment to the researcher & project. Very competitive.
Eligibility: See above
Discipline Area: See above

Health and Medicine

Funder: National Institutes of Health
Title: 2008 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award Program
Web page: http://commonfund.nih.gov/newinnovator/
Purpose: Supports a small number of new investigators of exceptional creativity who propose bold and highly innovative new research approaches that have the potential to produce a major impact on broad, important problems in biomedical and behavioral research. The research proposed need not be in a conventional biomedical or behavioral discipline but must be relevant to the mission of NIH.
Eligibility: Open
Discipline area: Biomedical and behavioral research

Funder: American Diabetes Association
Title: Nationwide Research, Development, and Training Awards
Web page: http://www.diabetes.org/news-research/research/
Purpose: Supports new investigators, established investigators, and investigators new to the field of diabetes research.
Eligibility: Open  
Discipline area: Diabetes research

Funder: National Institutes of Health
Title: NIH Pathway to Independence Award
Web page: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/new_investigators/index.htm
Purpose: The Pathway to Independence Award program is intended to facilitate the ability of a new investigator to complete their supervised research work, establish independence, publish results, obtain an independent research position, and to prepare an application for NIH Research Project grant support. Initial mentored phase supports salary & research expenses for up to 2 years for new investigators (no more than 5 years of postdoctoral research training); & then applicant may request up to 3 years of support to transition to independent scientist.
Eligibility: Postdoctoral candidates who have terminal clinical or research doctorates (or equivalent doctoral degrees) and who have no more than 5 years of postdoctoral research training experience
Discipline area: Health

Funder: American Association for Cancer Research
Title: American Association for Cancer Research Travel Stipend
Web page: http://www.aacr.org/
Purpose: The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) offers a variety of travel awards that enhance the education and training of early career scientists by providing financial support for their attendance at the AACR Special Conferences. These awards are provided to offset a portion of the registration, travel, and subsistence expenses incurred in attending these conferences.
Eligibility: All graduate and medical students, postdoctoral fellows, and physicians-in-training who submit abstracts may be considered. Awards are restricted to Associate Members of AACR.
Discipline area: Cancer Research

Funder: American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
Title: Early Career Scientist Award
Web page: http://www.aagponline.org/
Purpose: The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) is a national association representing and serving its members and the field of geriatric psychiatry. It is dedicated to promoting the mental health and well being of older people and improving the care of those with late-life mental disorders. The AAGP invites members to apply for or nominate an individual for the following award. AAGP will present the Barry Lebowitz Early Career Scientist Award for the best original research paper submitted by an early-career scientist. Applicants must have an academic track record in the field of geriatric psychiatry evidenced by one or more of the following: publications in the area of geriatric psychiatry in peer-reviewed journals; research presentations at national or international meetings; and evidence of early-career funding from federal or private grant agencies.
Eligibility: To be eligible, an applicant must (1) be in a fellowship or hold an academic rank no higher than assistant professor; (2) be an AAGP member or affiliate of AAGP; and (3) have submitted, or agree to submit, his/her research paper for consideration by the AAGP journal, the "American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry."
Discipline area: Geriatric psychiatry

Funder: American Cancer Society
Title: Mentored Research Scholar Grants in Applied and Clinical Research
Web page: http://www.cancer.org/Research/ResearchProgramsFunding/FundingOpportunities/IndexofGrants/MentoredTrainingandCareerDevelopmentGrants/mentored-research-scholar-grant-in-applied-and-clinical-research
Purpose: Research Scholar Grants in Cancer Control: Psychosocial and Behavioral Research are directed at understanding and improving the motivational factors in cancer prevention and screening, and the social and emotional impact of cancer and its treatment on individuals, their families, and their caregivers. Applicants must be independent, self-directed researchers for whom their institution must provide space and other resources customary for independent investigators. The application must convey the commitment of the institution to the applicant and the proposed research activities. Research Scholar Grants in Psychosocial and Behavioral Research are available to independent investigators at any stage of their career. Applications are encouraged in which an individual at an early career stage is co-principal investigator with an established researcher. Research Scholar Grants in Psychosocial and Behavioral Research support research projects centered on the psychosocial and behavioral aspects of cancer.
Eligibility: Research Scholars must 1) have a Ph.D., M.D., or an appropriate degree in field of specialty; 2) be an assistant professor (or higher), research assistant professor, or comparable position (e.g., assistant member). Postdoctoral fellowships and residencies are not considered independent positions. However, no more than six years of postdoctoral training can be counted as non-independent research. Faculty appointments in foreign countries will be considered independent positions. Applicants must be, at the time of the application, citizens, noncitizen nationals, or permanent residents of the United States. Research Scholar Grants are made to not-for-profit institutions located within the United States, its territories, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Unsolicited grant applications will not be accepted from, nor will grants be made for the support of research conducted at for-profit institutions, federal government agencies (including the National Laboratories), or organizations supported entirely by the federal government.
Discipline area: Cancer Study

Funder: Berlex Foudnation, Inc.
Title: Bayer Droegemueller Scholar Award in Clinical Research
Web page: http://www.berlex-foundation.org/aw02.asp
Purpose: The Bayer Droegemueller Scholar Award in Clinical Research is intended to support studies that are specifically focused on clinical research in obstetrics and gynecology. Its goal is to promote excellent clinical research by young investigators in the areas of diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. This award is not intended for support of basic science research or animal studies. More than one of these awards may be presented annually.
Eligibility: As this award is intended to support early career development, the applicant must be in the last year of fellowship training or should be junior faculty. If not yet faculty, the individual should have reasonable assurance of such a position within a department of obstetrics and gynecology, as evidenced by a Letter of Endorsement from the department head.
Discipline area: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Funder: Berlex Foudnation, Inc.
Title: Bayer Scholar Award in Basic Science Research
Web page: http://www.berlex-foundation.org/aw01.asp
Purpose: The Bayer Scholar Award in Basic Science Research provides the opportunity for clinician-investigators who wish to initiate new studies or who are currently conducting promising basic science research in the area of reproductive medicine to continue work on their projects for an additional year. More than one of these awards may be presented annually, as determined by the Board of Trustees.
Eligibility: As this award is intended to support early career development, the applicant must be in the last year of fellowship training or should be junior faculty. If not yet faculty, the individual should have reasonable assurance of such a position within a department of obstetrics and gynecology, as evidenced by a Letter of Endorsement from the department head.
Discipline area: Reproductive medicine

Funder: Bayer Healthcare
Title: Bayer Hemophilia Awards Program
Web page: http://www.bayer-hemophilia-awards.com/submit_proposal/
Purpose: The Bayer Hemophilia Awards Program demonstrates Bayer's commitment to the bleeding disorders community and to advancing the state of the art of hemophilia care. The Bayer Hemophilia Awards Program supports basic and clinical research and education in hemophilia. Through grants provided to early career investigators, fellows in training, and other hemophilia care professionals, the program seeks to support the next steps for the next generation of care and treatment options for people with hemophilia worldwide. The Early Career Investigator Award funds salary support and research for a junior faculty member who wishes to undertake a mentored basic and/or clinical research project in the bleeding disorders field. The applicant would be expected to dedicate a significant amount of time to the project. Examples of topics for research projects that might be considered for these awards include, but are not limited to: clinical studies; properties and delivery of clotting factor proteins; assays and models; genetics and epidemiology; and molecular aspects and mechanisms of clotting factor inhibitor formation.
Eligibility: Applicants should have an entry-level academic or clinical appointment within his or her institution. This award is open to those with a medical degree and/or PhD. Applicants should have earned their terminal degree within the previous 10 years. Special dispensation may be considered for extenuating circumstances such as maternity leave, military duty, sickness, etc. The criteria by which applications will be judged include: scientific merit of hypotheses and experimental approach; innovation in design, methodology and objectives; impact on future clinical or scientific understanding of bleeding disorders; and mentor and research environment.
Discipline area: Hemophilia Study

Funder: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Title: Mentored Research Scientist Development Award
Web page: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-10-056.html
Purpose: The Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) provides support for an intensive, supervised career development experience in one of the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences leading to research independence. Potential applicants are strongly advised to contact the appropriate NIH staff contact at the end of this announcement to discuss their particular situation before developing an application. The National
Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK) invites applications for Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards (K01) from basic scientists interested in pursuing research careers in the areas of diabetes, endocrinology, metabolic disorders, digestive diseases, nutrition, obesity, and kidney, urologic, and hematologic disorders.
Eligibility: The NIDDK uses the K01 to support the early career development of research scientists as they transition to independence while engaged in research relevant to the mission of the NIDDK. Applicants should typically have at least 2, but no more than 5, years of postdoctoral experience at the time of application. The candidate must have a research or a health professional doctorate or its equivalent, and must have potential for productive independent research. The candidate must identify a mentor with extensive research experience, and must be willing to spend a minimum of 75 percent of full-time professional effort conducting research and research career development during the entire award period. The candidate must demonstrate and justify the need for a three, four, or five year period of additional supervised research. Current principal investigators on NIH career awards are not eligible. A candidate for the K01 award may not have pending nor concurrently apply for any other career development award. K01 recipients are encouraged to apply for independent research grant support during the period of this award. Applications may be submitted, on behalf of candidates, by domestic, non-federal organizations, public or private, such as universities, colleges, hospitals and laboratories. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or non-citizen nationals, or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible for this award.
Discipline area: Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Funder: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Title: Research Grant
Web page: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-021.html
Purpose: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) by the National Institute on Drug Abuse seeks to facilitate the entry of both newly independent and early career investigators to the area of drug abuse research on HIV/AIDS and seeks applications to support feasibility, secondary data analysis, and small, self-contained studies on drug abuse and HIV/AIDS. NIDA research on HIV/AIDS is multidisciplinary, domestic and international, and includes, but is not limited to, studies in the following areas: 1) Drug Abuse and HIV Prevention - Studies to prevent the acquisition and transmission of HIV among drug abusers, including studies to improve access to and utilization of HIV counseling and testing and linkage of HIV+ individuals to treatment and services as well as studies of community-based outreach, structural-level interventions, and studies of drug abuse treatment as HIV prevention. 2) Drug Use and HIV/AIDS Treatment - Basic, clinical, and applied research on the treatment of HIV/AIDS and co-occurring infections such as hepatitis C, TB, and STIs among drug abusers, including services research and research on adherence to therapeutic regimens. 3) Epidemiology and Natural History of HIV/AIDS Among Drug Using Populations - Research to improve monitoring of trends in the epidemic, follow the changing clinical manifestation of HIV disease and co-morbid conditions, and measure the effects of treatment regimens (i.e., antiretroviral and substance abuse) in drug using populations. Also, studies of changing social, behavioral, and demographic risk factors and health disparities associated with HIV/AIDS and drug abuse. 4) Drug Abuse Related HIV/AIDS and Its Consequences - Studies to better understand how HIV infection is established and maintained in drug using populations and research on the social, medical, and health consequences of HIV/AIDS among drug abusers, including interactions between drug use and altered HIV progression and AIDS pathogenesis, particularly within the nervous system.  Also, research on the complex interrelationships between drug abuse, impulsivity, and coping strategies that enhance risky behaviors associated with HIV transmission.
Eligibility: Eligible organizations include public/state controlled or private institution of higher education; nonprofit with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status; small business; for-profit organization; state government; U.S. territory or possession; Indian/Native American tribal government or designated organization; non-domestic entity or foreign organization; Hispanic-serving institution; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs); Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; regional organization; eligible agencies of the federal government; and faith-based or community based organizations.
Discipline area: Drug abuse

Funder: A.S.P.E.N. Rhoads Research Foundation
Title: Nutrition Research Grants Program
Web page: http://www.nutritioncare.org/wcontent.aspx?id=784
Purpose: Supports nutrition researchers at all stages of their careers. Goal is to assist nutrition investigators by providing preliminary funding for promising new research in the fields of nutrition and metabolic disease & related areas of clinical nutrition. Priority is given to multidisciplinary teams and the investigation of the efficacy of parenteral or enteral nutrition. Awards range from $5,000 to $25,000 for up to two years and include Nutrition Research Grants
Eligibility: N/A    
Discipline area: Nutrition

Funder: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Title: Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards
Web page: http://www.ahrq.gov/fund/
Purpose: Supports postdoctoral research training (F32) in the social, medical, management, or health sciences related to the delivery, financing, or quality of health care services. Fellowships provide opportunities for one or more years of academic training & supervised experience in applying research methods to the systematic evaluation of health services.
Eligibility: Eligibility is limited to applicants who have completed clinical or research doctoral degrees.
Discipline area: Healthcare

Funder: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Title: Small Research Grant Program
Web page: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-06-448.html
Purpose: Supports small grants (R03) for focused research projects, developmental studies & high risk projects in the areas of health care services & access to services. AHRQ is interested in research involving collaborative efforts between researchers & medical & public health or healthcare providers, purchasers or payer organizations. Call for details. Awards offer up to $100,000 for 24 months.
Discipline area: Health Care Services

Funder: Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation
Title: ABMRF Grants for Alcohol Research
Web page: http://www.abmrf.org/grant_program.asp
Purpose: Supports research in 4 areas: factors influencing transitions in drinking patterns & behavior; effects of moderate alcohol use on health & well-being; mechanisms underlying the behavioral & biomedical effects of alcohol; & biobehavioral & interdisciplinary research on the etiology of alcohol misuse. Approximately $2 million is available annually for awards of up to $50,000, including 15% indirect costs.
Discipline area: Alcohol research

Funder: Alzheimer's Association
Title: Research and Conference Grant Programs
Web page: http://www.alz.org/research/alzheimers_grants/overview.asp#program
Purpose: Supports projects covering full range of dementia research. 2008 program supports: New Investigator Research Grants of $60,000, Investigator-Initiated Research Grants of $100,000, Senator Mark Hatfield Award for Clinical Research of $112,500, Zenith Fellows Award of $150,000, and Everyday Technologies in Alzheimer Care award of $90,000. Deadline refers to required LOIs. Proposals are due by January annually. Conference Grants (no set deadlines) of up to $10,000
Discipline area: Clinical

Funder: American Academy of Family Physicians
Title: Joint Grants, Research Stimulation Awards, & Visiting Professorships
Web page: http://www.aafpfoundation.org/programs.xml
Purpose: Supports research in the area of family practice and offers 8 different awards, including: Joint Grant Awards Program (ddlns 6/1 & 12/1 annually) of up to $30,000 for 2 years for research projects of high relevance to family practice/medicine using rigorous design; Research Stimulation Grants (ddlns 3/1 & 9/1 annually) for smaller scale studies of no more than $5,000; and Practice Based Research Network Stimulation Grants (ddlns 3/1 & 9/1 annually) of up to $5,000.
Discipline area: Family Practice

Funder: American Brain Tumor Association
Title: Basic Research Fellowships and Translational Research Grants
Web page: http://www.abta.org/Research_Progress/ABTA_2010_Funding_Opportunities/292
Purpose: Basic Research Fellowships are two-year, $70,000 awards for post-doctorates who have the potential to conduct basic brain tumor research. Eligible candidates are MDs within 2 years of residency completion or PhDs with no more than five years' post-doctoral lab experience. Translational Research Grants are one-year $50,000 awards for pre-clinical research.
Eligibility: Eligible candidates are MDs who have up to five years' post-residency & have attained Junior Faculty to Assistant Professor stature or PhDs who have no more than five years' postdoctoral lab experience.
Discipline area: Neurology

Funder: American Diabetes Association
Title: Nationwide Research, Development, and Training Awards
Web page: http://professional.diabetes.org/Diabetes_Research.aspx?typ=18&cid=64376
Purpose: Supports new investigators, established investigators, and investigators new to the field of diabetes research. There are 5 Nationwide programs, 3 Development programs and 7 Training programs. Deadlines for the Research and Development awards are January and July annually (Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award January annually). Deadlines for Training awards are January annually. Continuing awards for minority internships and targeted awards may be available.
Discipline area: Diabetes Research

Funder: American Parkinson Disease Association
Title: Predoctoral/Postdoctoral Fellowships & Research Grants
Web page: http://www.apdaparkinson.org/userND/ViewFellowshipAndGrants.asp
Purpose: Supports six programs that have a 3/1/09 deadline unless otherwise noted: George C. Cotzios MD Fellowships: $80,000/3 yrs; Roger C. Duvoisin, MD Research Grants: $80,000/2 yrs for established investigators; APDA Research Grants: $50,000/1 yr for new investigators; Postdoc Fellowships: $35,000/1 yr for postdoc scientists; Centers for Advanced Research: $125,000/yr up to 5 yrs; & Med Student Summer Fellowships: $4,000/1 yr (December annually).
Eligibility: See above
Discipline area: Parkinson Research

Funder: American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Title: Basic Science Research Grants
Web page: http://www.assh.org/Professionals/Research/Grants/BasicScience/Pages/default.aspx
Purpose: Supports research projects related to the field of hand surgery to encourage young investigators. It is anticipated that the funding will enable these investigators to initiate projects that will lead to additional funding.There are no specific project guidelines within the framework of hand surgery. In the past, funding has been provided for a range of subjects. Seed grants of up to $20,000 available/year. Proposals must have IRB or Animal Research Review Board approval &/or exemption ltrs prior to submission.
Eligibility: See above
Discipline area: Surgical

Funder: American Society of Clinical Oncology
Title: Grant Programs
Web page: http://www.asco.org/
Purpose: Supports training of young ASCO oncologists in clinical oncology research & in cancer patient care, encourages optimal communication between the various specialties concerned with neoplastic disease & facilitates delivery of health care. Offers Young Investigator Award ($50K over 1 yr); Career Development Award ($200K over 3 yrs); Advanced Clinical Research Award ($450K over 3 yrs); & State Affiliate Grant Program (new initiative to sponsor state/regional affiliate activities) as well as other opportunities.
Eligibility: See above
Discipline area: Oncology

Funder: American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation
Title: Research Grants and Graduate Student Scholarships
Web page: http://www.ashfoundation.org/grants/default.htm
Purpose: Supports research and graduate scholarships in audiology & speech-language pathology. Programs include: Clinical Research Grant (June annually); New Century Scholars Research Grant (April annually); New Investigator Research Grants (May annually); Student Research Grant in Audiology (May annually); & Student Research Grant in Early Childhood Language Dev. (May annually); and New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship (April annually). Other programs are available.
Eligibility: See above
Discipline area: Speech, Language, and Hearing

Funder: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association
Title: Scientific Research Grant Program
Web page: http://www.alsa.org/research/
Purpose: Supports innovative research of high scientific merit & ALS relevance in areas of stem cell research, disease mechanism, therapeutic approaches, model systems, & genetics. Awards are in two categories: Multi-Year Grants ($60-80k/yr up to 3 years) for established investigators; & Starter Grants ($35-40k/year) for new investigators. Deadlines refer to required abstracts. Also supports Post-doctoral Fellowship program (up to $40,000/year for two years). ALSA generally reviews of 200-300 abstracts per year with 20-25 grants receiving funding.
Eligibility: See above
Discipline area: Medical

Funder: ASHP Research & Education Foundation
Title: Pharmacy Grant Programs
Web page: http://www.ashpfoundation.org/MainMenuCategories/ResearchResourceCenter.aspx
Purpose: ASHP's mission is to advance health-system pharmacy & improve public health by ensuring quality patient care & working to make medication-use processes safe & effective. Supports Junior Investigator Research Grants (February annually); Federal Services Junior Investigator Research Grants (January annually); and Pharmacy Resident Practice-Based Research (October annually).
Eligibility: See above
Discipline area: Pharmaceutical

Funder: Burroughs Welcome Fund
Title: Grant Programs
Web page: http://www.bwfund.org/programs/index.html
Purpose: Supports biomedical researchers at the beginning of their careers (w/exception of Translational Research awards for established physician-scientists) in areas of science that are underfunded and poised for significant advance. Fund makes grants within the following focus areas: Infectious Disease (November annually); Interfaces in Science (April annually); Medical Sciences (October annually); Translational Research (October annually); and Population and Lab Based Sciences (LOI March annually). Science Ed program also available for NC applicants only.
Eligibility: See above
Discipline area: Biomedical

Funder: Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
Title: Individual Research Grants
Web page: http://www.christopherreeve.org/site/c.geIMLPOpGjF/b.1101353/k.7DC9/Application_and_Guidelines.htm
Purpose: Supports senior scientists, young investigators, & postdoc fellows with 2-yr grants of up to $75,000/year for research on treating spinal cord injuries. Priorities include: strategies to promote restoration of a damaged central nervous system, evaluating efficacy of drugs & interventions, approaches for improving concomitant functions, & others. Applicants must submit an online application, along with five hard copies. Hardcopy applications mailed by June 17 annually. Online applications due June 16 annually.
Eligibility: See above
Discipline area: Spinal cord research

Funder: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Title: Research and Training Grants
Web page: http://www.cff.org/research/ForResearchers
Purpose: Supports research & training related to cystic fibrosis w/studies carried out at the subcellular, cellular, animal or patient levels. Pilot & Feasibility Awards (ddl September annually) support new investigators to develop or test new hypotheses & methods. Research Grants (ddl September annually) support development of new information to understand etiology & pathogenesis. Clinical Research Award (ddln LOIs June & December annually) supports projects related to treatment & care. Postdoc & Clinical Fellowships (ddlns September & October annually), Student Traineeships (no ddln), & other programs available.
Eligibility: See above
Discipline area: Cystic Fibrosis

Funder: Elsa U. Pardee Foundation
Title: Cancer Research Grants Program
Web page: http://www.pardeefoundation.org/grants.aspx
Purpose: Supports research that promotes the cure &/or control of cancer. Innovative, small-scale, short-term projects, especially those involving young or new investigators, are encouraged. Funds over $4 million dollars annually in cancer research & care. Most grants range from $25,000 to $150,000. Applications may be submitted at any time.
Eligibility: See above
Discipline area: Cancer Research

Funder: Foundation for Digestive Health and Nutrition
Title: Research Awards, Grants, & Fellowships
Web page: http://www.fdhn.org/html/awards/elect_app.html
Purpose: Supports basic & clinical research & young investigator research career development in areas related to gastroenterology & hepatology. Awards go to students, medical residents, & postdoc professionals at every level of their careers. Four categories of funding are available with various sub-categories. Applications for all awards must be submitted electronically. Deadlines vary by program.
Eligibility: See above
Discipline area: Gastroenterology & hepatology

Funder: Leukemia Research Foundation
Title: Hollis Brownstein Research Grants Program
Web page: http://www.leukemia-research.org/Page.aspx?pid=215
Purpose: Funds New Investigator grants of up to $100,000 for a grant period of one year. New Investigators are considered to be within 7 years of their first independent position (yrs as a resident physician, fellow physician, or post-doc fellow are considered to be training yrs). Grants must be used to conduct research, and cannot be used for capital support or PI salary.
Eligibility: See above
Discipline area: Leukemia research

Funder: March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
Title: Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Research Award
Web page: http://www.marchofdimes.com/professionals/691_14437.asp
Purpose: Provides $75,000/year over 2 years for new investigators holding recent faculty appointments (M.D.s & Ph.D.s) to conduct independent research on birth defects, including those caused by pre-conceptual events and premature birth. Awards do not cover recipient's salary, but do provide support for technical help & supplies.
Eligibility: See above
Discipline area: Birth Deftects

Funder: National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression
Title: Young, Independent & Distinguished Investigator Awards
Web page: http://bbrfoundation.org/narsad-grants-and-prizes
Purpose: Supports research programs related to severe psychiatric brain disorders & covering basic and/or clinical research. Young Investigator Awards (July annually) provide up to $60K over 2 years to advanced postdoc or assistant professors; Independent Awards (March annually) provide up to $100K over 2 years to associate professors who have prior national support; Distinguished Awards (May annually) offer full professors $100K over 1 year for innovative projects; Schizophrenia Research (December annually) & Rising Stars (April annually) Awards provide $250K over 3 years to assistant/associate profs.
Eligibility: See above
Discipline area: Brain disorders

Funder: Prostate Cancer Foundation
Title: Young Investigator Awards
Web page: http://www.prostatecancerfoundation.org/
Purpose: Consistent with goal of ending death & suffering from prostate cancer, these awards focus on developing a gifted cohort of investigators to undertake the next generation of prostate cancer research. Funding is $75K for 3 years & mentorship is required. Awardees must be within 6 years following professional degree/clinical training. Applicants need not be trained specifically in clinical prostate cancer research, but should be working in a research environment capable of supporting potentially high impact prostate cancer research.
Eligibility: See above
Discipline area: Prostate cancer

Funder: Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
Title: Small Research Grants
Web Page: http://www.awhonn.org/awhonn/?pg=874-2240 and click "journals, publications & research" for details.
Purpose: Designed for novice researchers who are AWHONN members. Program provides seed money, pilot funding, or total funding for small projects that offer promising contributions to nursing knowledge in clinical practice. Research must focus on women's health, obstetrics, or neonatal nursing. Studies that are clinically relevant & outcome-based are a priority. Projects that focus on the nurse's role in delivering cost-effective care will also be considered.
Eligibility: See above
Discipline Area: Women’s Health

Funder: Foundation for Child Development
Title: Young Scholars Program
Web Page: http://www.fcd-us.org/programs/programs_show.htm?doc_id=447982
Purpose: Supports fellowships for basic & policy-relevant research focused on early education, health & well-being of immigrant children in the U.S., particularly those who are living in low-income families. Proposals focused on children from 0-8 years are highly encouraged. Goal is to support career development of new investigators from the behavioral & social sciences & allied professional fields. Award will support 3-4 fellowships of up to $150,000 for up to three years. No phone inquiries accepted. E-mail: ysp@fcd-us.org.
Eligibility: New investigators
Discipline Area: Child development

Social Sciences

Funder: National Science Foundation
Title: Faculty Early Career Development
Web page: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503214
Purpose: The intent of the program is to provide stable support at a sufficient level and duration to enable awardees to develop careers as outstanding teacher-scholars in the context of the mission of their organization. This program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers NSF’s most prestigious awards for new faculty members.
Eligibility: Detailed applicant information
Discipline area: Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences; Social and Economic Sciences

Funder: Louisville Institute
Title: Lilly Endowment program
Web page: http://www.louisville-institute.org/
Purpose: The Louisville Institute is a Lilly Endowment program for the study of
American religion based at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary. The fundamental mission of the Louisville Institute is to enrich the religious life of American Christians and to encourage the revitalization of their institutions, by bringing together those who lead religious institutions with those who study them, so that the work of each might stimulate and inform the other. The Louisville Institute's First Book Grant Program for Minority Scholars seeks to assist junior, non-tenured religion scholars of color to complete a major research and book project, focusing on some issue pertaining to American Christianity related to the priorities of the Louisville Institute.
Eligibility: Applicants must be members of a racial/ethnic minority group; have an earned doctoral degree (normally the Ph.D. or Th.D.); be a pre-tenured faculty member in a full-time, tenure-track position at an accredited institution of higher education (seminary, college, or university) in North America; be able to negotiate a full academic year free from teaching and committee responsibilities; and be engaged in a scholarly research project leading to the publication of their first (or second) book, focusing on some aspect of Christianity in North America. For purposes of this grant program, the term "racial/ethnic minority group" includes African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Arab Americans, and Pacific Islanders.
Discipline area: Religion

Funder: Allstate Foundation
Title: Grants (Inclusion/Diversity, Safe Communities, Economic Empower)
Web page: http://www.allstate.com/citizenship/foundation/funding-guidelines.aspx
Purpose: Grants for: tolerance, diversity & inclusion; safe & vital comm.; & econ. empowerment. Diversity program should focus on: teaching tolerance to youth; alleviating discrimination; or reducing hate crimes. Safe comm. prog. should focus on: catastrophe response & mitigation; school anti-violence; or revitalization of comm. Economic empowerment should focus on: Financial & Insurance Ed.; Econ. Literacy; or Entrepreneurial & Small Business Skill Development for Women. Awards are up to $10,000. No deadline.
Discipline area: Social

Funder: American Association of University Women Educational Foundation
Title: Career Development Grants
Web page: http://www.aauw.org/education/fga/fellowships_grants/career_development.cfm
Purpose: Supports women who hold a bachelor's degree and are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force. Special consideration is given to AAUW members, women of color, and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. Funds are not available for doctoral-level work. The award range is $2,000 to $12,000.
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Discipline area: Any

Funder: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Title: Research Grant Programs
Web page: http://www.afsp.org/
Purpose: Supports research on suicide from a variety of disciplines: psychiatry, medicine, psychology, genetics, epidemiology, neurobiology, & others. Grants are awarded for 1-2 years under 5 programs: Young Investigator Grants ($85K); Standard Research Grants ($75K); Distinguished Investigator Grants ($100K); Postdoctoral Research Fellowships ($100K); and Pilot Grants ($30K).
Discipline area: psychiatry, medicine, psychology, genetics, epidemiology, neurobiology, & others.

Funder: American Numismatic Society
Title: Graduate Seminar, Fellowship, & Publication Grants
Web page: http://www.numismatics.org/Education/Education
Purpose: Supports study and research in numismatics through three mechanisms: Graduate Seminar provides a course stipend of $4,000 for graduate students and junior faculty to become familiar with numismatic methodology and scholarship (2/15 ddln, 08 seminar cancelled, will return in 09). Schwartz Fellowship (applications accepted any time) provides $5,000 for work and study of numismatic and museum methodology at the ANS museum. The Groves Fund is for publication in early American numismatics and may be used for travel and expenses.
Eligibility: See above
Discipline area: Numismatics

Funder: American Philosophical Society
Title: Phillips Fund for Native American Research (Grad. Students & PhDs)
Web page: http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/phillips
Purpose: Provides up to $3,000 over one year for research in Native American linguistics and ethnohistory in the continental U.S. and Canada. Program will not support work in archaeology, ethnography, psycholinguistics, or pedagogy. Covers travel, tapes, and informants' fees, but not general maintenance or equipment purchase. Preference will be given to young Ph.D. scholars, but applications are also accepted for support of masters theses or doctoral dissertations.
Eligibility: See above
Discipline area: Linguistics and ethnohistory

Funder: American Political Science Association
Title: Small Research Grant Program (non-PhD granting institutions)
Web page: http://www.apsanet.org/section_509.cfm
Purpose: Supports APSA members to conduct research in all areas of political science. The intent of these grants is to support the research of political scientists who are not employed at PhD granting institutions and to help further the careers of these scholars. Applicants must be APSA members. The average award is $2000. Many recipients also managed to use APSA support as seed money to obtain additional grant funding. GRC members have received awards in the past.
Eligibility: See above
Discipline area: Political Science

Funder: American Psychiatric Association
Title: Research and Training Awards
Web page: http://www.psych.org/MainMenu/Research/EducationFellowshipsandTraining.aspx
Purpose: Supports a variety of research programs for junior & senior researchers in psychiatry, psychology, neuroscience, & behavioral sciences. Programs include: APA/AACDP Research Mentorship Award ; Award for Research in Psychiatry; Early Career & Senior Scholar Health Services Awards; APA/AstraZeneca Young Minds in Psychiatry International Award; & APIRE/Lilly Psychiatric Research Fellowship. Other programs available.
Eligibility: See above
Discipline area: Psychiatry

Funder: Canadian Embassy
Title: Canadian Studies Faculty Enrichment Program for Course Development
Web page: http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/washington/studies-etudes/enrichment-complement.aspx?lang=eng
Purpose: Provides up to $6,000 to tenure-track faculty who are developing or modifying a course that has substantial (at least one third) Canadian content. Priority is for projects focusing on Canada-US relations issues such as border security, trade and economics, and the environment, as well as Canada-focused projects on strengthening social foundations, building a robust 21st century economy, and restoring Canada's role of pride and influence in the world.
Eligibility: See above
Discipline area: Political Science

Funder: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Title: East European Studies (EES)
Web page: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/index.cfm?topic_id=1422&fuseaction=topics.item&news_id=5989
Purpose: EES supports research on Eastern & Southeast Europe, or projects that can be linked to issues in the Western Balkans. Research Grants provide 3-4 months of support for new researchers or for scholars whose careers have been interrupted or delayed (12/1). The Junior Scholars' Training Seminar Program supports junior scholars to attend a seminar in Washington (4/14). Short Term Grants allow scholars residency for one month to use the library, archival and other resources (3/1, 6/1, 9/1, 12/1).
Eligibility: See above
Discipline area: International politics

Funder: American Psychological Foundation
Title: Grants for Gay and Lesbian Issues
Web Page: http://www.apa.org/apf/scholarships.html
Purpose: Supports the Wayne F. Placek Grants for empircal research in all fields of behavioral & social science to increase the general public's understanding of homosexuality and to alleviate the stress that gay men and lesbians experience; and the Roy Scrivner Research Grants for research by a graduate student with strong preference given to dissertation candidates. E-mail: foundation@apa.org.
Eligibility: See above
Discipline Area: Psychology

Funder: Association for the Sociology of Religion
Title: Fichter Research Grants (Research on Women and Religion)
Web Page: http://www.sociologyofreligion.com/FICHEXLP2004.html
Purpose: Applications are invited from scholars involved in promising research in either of two areas: women & religion, gender issues, & feminist perspectives on religion; & sociology of the parish. For the 2009 competition, a total of $24,000 is available to be awarded. Dissertation research qualifies for funding. Scholars at the beginning of their careers are particularly encouraged to apply. Membership is required for consideration. E-mail: bjdeni@ship.edu.
Eligibility: See above
Discipline Area: Women/Gender Studies, Religion

Funder: Foundation for Child Development
Title: Young Scholars Program
Web Page: http://www.fcd-us.org/programs/programs_show.htm?doc_id=447982
Purpose: Supports fellowships for basic & policy-relevant research focused on early education, health & well-being of immigrant children in the U.S., particularly those who are living in low-income families. Proposals focused on children from 0-8 years are highly encouraged. Goal is to support career development of new investigators from the behavioral & social sciences & allied professional fields. Award will support 3-4 fellowships of up to $150,000 for up to three years. No phone inquiries accepted. E-mail: ysp@fcd-us.org.
Eligibility: See above
Discipline Area: Social and Behavioral Sciences

Funder: National Science Foundation
Title: Alan T. Waterman Award
Web Page: http://www.nsf.gov/od/waterman/nsf_watermanaward_callfornominations_090904.pdf
Purpose: The Alan T. Waterman Award is the highest honor awarded by the National Science Foundation to a promising scientist or engineer at the dawn of their professional career. Since 1975, when Congress established the award to honor the agency’s first director, the annual award has been bestowed upon individuals who have demonstrated exceptional individual achievement in scientific or engineering research of sufficient quality to place them at the forefront of their peers. The annual award recognizes an outstanding young researcher in any field of science or engineering supported by the National Science Foundation. In addition to a medal, the awardee receives a grant of $500,000, over a three year period for scientific research or advanced study in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, social or other sciences at the institution of the recipient’s choice.
Eligibility: A candidate must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, 35 years of age or younger or not more than seven years beyond receiving a Ph.D. by December 31 of the year in which nominated. Candidates should have demonstrated exceptional individual achievements in scientific or engineering research of sufficient quality to place them in front of their peers. Criteria include originality, innovation, and significant impact on the field.
Discipline Area: Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Engineering, Social Sciences
 

Funder: National Science Foundation
Title: Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
Website: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503214
Purpose: The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from junior faculty members at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply. The minimum CAREER award, including indirect costs, will total $400,000 for the five-year duration of the award. NSF estimates making a total of 425 CAREER Awards NSF-wide. No salary support for other senior personnel is allowed.
Eligibility: Proposers must meet all of the following eligibility requirements: By the Directorate's July deadline for submission of CAREER proposals: (1) hold a doctoral degree; (2) be untenured; and (3) have not previously received an NSF PECASE or CAREER award (prior or concurrent federal support for other types of awards or for nonduplicative research does not preclude eligibility); AND (4) by
October 1st following the July deadline for submission of CAREER proposals: (5) be employed in a tenure-track position (or tenure-track-equivalent position) as an assistant professor (or equivalent title), at an institution in the U.S., its territories, or possessions, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, that awards degrees in a field supported by NSF; OR (6) be employed in a tenure-track position (or tenure-track-
equivalent position) as an assistant professor (or equivalent title) at an organization in the U.S., its territories, or possessions, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, that is a nonprofit, nondegree-granting organization such as a museum, observatory, or research lab.
Discipline Area: Social and Behavioral Sciences, Economics

Arts

Funder: American Musicological Society
Title: AMS Subventions for Publications
Web page: http://www.ams-net.org/pubs/subvention.php
Purpose: Supports approximately five individuals with expenses involved in the publication of works of musical scholarship, including books, articles, & works in non-print media. Goal is to defray costs not covered by publishers. Proposals that utilize newer technologies are encouraged. The society also encourages proposals from younger scholars in the early stages of their careers. Most awards range from $500 to $2,000 each. Deadlines are 3/15 & 9/15.
Discipline area: Music Literature

Funder: Music Teachers National Association: MTNA Foundation
Title: Teacher Enrichment Grant Program
Web page: http://www.mtnafoundation.org/Grants/TeacherEnrichmentGrantProgram/tabid/168/Default.aspx
Purpose: Provides support to music teachers, including faculty, for private study or special projects in performance, pedagogy, music theory, composition, etc. Support is also available for individual classes, small projects, workshops, master classes, and seminars for the enhancement of teaching skills. Membership in MTNA is not required. Most awards range from $250 to $1,000 each.
Discipline area: Music