The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
2013 Grand Challenges Explorations
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is accepting applications for Round 11 of its Grand Challenges Explorations initiative, an accelerated grant program that encourages bold approaches to improving the lives of the world's poorest people. Round 11 topics are: 1) developing the next generation of condom; 2) increasing interoperability of social good data; 3) One Health — bringing together human and animal health for new solutions; 4) labor-saving strategies and innovations for women smallholder farmers; and 5) new approaches for detecting, treating, and controlling selected neglected tropical diseases. Anyone — students, scientists, entrepreneurs — with a transformative idea is invited to apply.
Funding Amount: Initial grants of $100K with opportunity to receive additional grant of up to $1 million
Deadline: May 7, 2013
American Psychological Association
John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant for Psychologists Investigating Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED)
The American Psychological Foundation’s John and Polly Sparks Early Career grant program is accepting applications from early career psychologists conducting research on early intervention and treatment for serious emotional disturbance in children. Although APF does not allow institutional indirect costs or overhead costs, recipients may use their grant to cover direct administrative costs associated with the proposed project. To be eligible, applicants must be a psychologist with an Ed.D., Psy.D., or Ph.D. from an accredited university and be no more than seven years postdoctoral.
Funding Amount: $10,000
Deadline: May 15, 2013
The Chicago Booth Center for Decision Research
New Paths to Purpose Project
The New Paths to Purpose Project, an initiative of the Chicago Booth Center for Decision Research, is accepting Letters of Intent for projects that use behavioral science to explain or inform the ways in which people pursue, experience, or fulfill purpose in their lives. Submissions from individuals and research teams whose proposed work is grounded in, or bridges across the myriad disciplines that can be studied from a behavioral science perspective (including, but not limited to sociology, anthropology, psychology, finance, marketing, economics, political science, medicine, family and developmental studies, law, education, communication, social work, and religious studies) are encouraged. Projects must have a budget of at least $10,000 but not more than $125,000, and be accomplished within an 18-month time span, by June 30, 2015.
Funding Amount:Up to $250,000
Deadline: May 15, 2013 (Letter of Intent)
The John Merck Fund
Developmental Disabilities Translational Research Program
The John Merck Fund’s Developmental Disabilities Translational Research Program supports researchers in developing treatments and improving outcomes for individuals with developmental disabilities, particularly Down syndrome and Fragile X syndrome (and FX associated disorders). The awards will be made to the most highly innovative translational research projects that have the greatest potential of investigating rational and effective treatments and interventionsfor the particular condition being addressed. Scientists at any career stage who have a scholarly commitment to developmental disabilities are eligible to apply.
Funding Amount: $250,000/year for 4 years
Deadline: May 15, 2013, 12 noon EST (Preliminary Proposal)
Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education
2013 Call for Proposals
The Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education, an initiative of ELMA Philanthropies Services, the Human Dignity Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the MasterCard Foundation, and Wellspring Advisors, is accepting Letters of Inquiry for projects that address challenges in secondary education in East Africa, Nigeria, and India. The partnership will consider proposals for projects that aim to increase the demand for secondary learning, improve teacher effectiveness, and/or promote employment-relevant skills. In addition, projects to create alternative educational models that address access barriers to quality secondary education will be considered. Grants will be awarded in three categories: Pilot, Research, and Scale-Up.
Funding Amount: Up to $500,000 over 1-3 years (Pilot; Research); Up to $5 million for up to 5 years (Scale-Up)
Deadline: May 15, 2013 (Letter of Inquiry)
Innovative Approaches to Preventing Childhood Obesity Grant Program
The Safeway Foundation is accepting applications from community health programs and hospitals through its Innovative Approaches to Preventing Childhood Obesity grant program, which is conducted in partnership with Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Grants will be awarded to support efforts to expand and enhance services, increase capacity, and/or incorporate new strategies that support healthy body weight among children and/or adolescents; to identify promising approaches that can be replicated, adapted, implemented, and sustained in diverse communities nationwide; and to evaluate the impact of existing programs. Indirect costs are permissible up to 15% of the total costs.
Funding Amount: Up to $100,000
Deadline:May 15, 2013
Lupus Research Institute
2013 Distinguished Innovator Awards
The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) is accepting applications for its 2013 Distinguished Innovator Awards, a global program that provides outstanding scientists with support for up to four years to conduct novel research into the fundamental causes of lupus. The research proposal must aim to uncover the fundamental causes of lupus and present a compelling vision of how the discovery would lay the groundwork for a potential cure, prevention, or highly effective therapy. The LRI encourages applications from investigators in diverse disciplines including, but not limited to, immunology, genetics, molecular-, cell- and systems biology.
Funding Amount:Up to $250,000/year for up to four years
Deadline:May 16, 2013
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
2014 HHMI Professors Competition
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is searching for up to 15 leading scientist-educators with great ideas for transforming science education. As new HHMI professors, each of the scientists will receive $1 million over five years to create activities that integrate their research with student learning in ways that enhance undergraduate students’ understanding of science. There are no restrictions on the number of applications from an institution. An applicant must be a full-time, tenured faculty member of a baccalaureate degree-granting natural science department; have a full-time faculty appointment in the current home department for at least 3 consecutive years prior to the application deadline; teach undergraduates regularly; and be a principal investigator on one or more active, national peer-reviewed research award of at least 3 years duration.
Funding Amount: Up to $1 million over a five-year period
Deadline: June 4, 2013 (to establish eligibility); July 16, 2013 (all application materials)
The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation
Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences
The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry from nonprofit organizations for innovative projects consistent with the foundation's broad objective to advance the chemical sciences. Examples of areas of interest include projects that increase public awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the chemical sciences; innovative approaches to chemistry education at all levels (K-12, undergraduate, and graduate); and efforts to make chemistry careers more attractive. Research proposals will not be considered. In 2012, the foundation awarded sixteen grants ranging from $11,400 to $140,000.
Funding Amount: Request amount is determined by the applicant
Deadline: June 5, 2013 (Letter of intent)
Funding Amount: Up to $50,000
Deadline: June 6, 2013
The Spencer Foundation
Evidence for the Classroom Research Proposals
The Spencer Foundation is funding research projects that investigate how K-8 teachers use student performance data for instructional decisions and how organizational and individual factors affect that use. Past projects have covered a range of topics, from data use patterns through an online data management system to the effectiveness of capacity-building interventions. To be eligible, PIs must have earned a doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field, or appropriate experience in an education research-related profession. PIs also must be affiliated with a college, university, research facility, school district, or cultural institution that is willing to serve as fiscal agent if a grant is awarded.
Funding Amount: $50,000-$300,000
Deadline: June 11, 2013 (Preliminary Proposals)
The Ellison Foundation
EMF Neuroscience Scholar Award Program
The Ellison Foundation is accepting Letters of Intent for its 2013 EMF Neuroscience Scholar Awards, a program designed to provide researchers with the support and resources they need to gain insight into the fundamental molecular and cellular mechanisms that underlie normal biological function and, when dysfunctional, lead to illness. Up to five New Scholars and five Senior Scholars will be awarded grants to stimulate and nurture research that seeks to gain an understanding of the neurobiological basis of aggression and related behaviors, and of the environmental and genetic factors that contribute to violence and antisocial disorders. Candidates must hold regular full-time appointments (tenure or non-tenure) on the faculty of the sponsoring institution by June 15, 2013.
Funding Amount: Up to $100,000/year for 4 years (New Scholar); Up to $150,000/year for up to 4 years (Senior Scholars)
Deadline: June 21, 2013 (Letter of Intent)
Frontiers of Knowledge and Culture Awards
The BBVA Foundation is accepting nominations for its Frontiers of Knowledge and Culture Awards, which seek to recognize world-class research and artistic creation. The Awards span eight categories: Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics); Biomedicine; Ecology and Conservation Biology; Information and Communication Technologies; Economics, Finance and Management; Contemporary Music; Climate Change; and Development Cooperation (e.g. poverty alleviation, neglected diseases). An institution may nominate an unlimited number of candidates, but no candidate may be nominated for more than one award category. Self-nominations are not allowed.
Funding Amount: Prize of €400,000 (approx $515,000)
Deadline: July 1, 2013
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Vaccine Innovation Award
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is accepting nominations for the third annual Gates Vaccine Innovation Award, which recognizes, celebrates, and spurs transformative ideas for improving health through the delivery of vaccines. By focusing on the delivery of vaccines, the award is designed to complement other awards focused on scientific research and vaccine development. The foundation will recognize the winning innovation with a $250,000 prize, to be shared by the award winner and an organization that can further improve vaccine delivery. The nomination process is open to any individual or team from any sector. Nominees are assessed on the tangible health impact, creativity, and scale of their innovation in the science, delivery, and/or funding of vaccines.
Funding Amount: Prize of $250,000
Deadline: July 31, 2013
The American Educational Research Association
AERA Grants Program
The American Educational Research Association has announced the continuation of the AERA Grants Program, which provides small grants and training for researchers conducting studies of education policy and practice using quantitative methods, including the analysis of data from the large-scale data sets sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics and NSF. There are two categories of support. Research grants are available for faculty at institutions of higher education, postdoctoral researchers, and other doctoral-level scholars.
Funding Amount: Up to $20,000 for 1-year projects or up to $35,000 for 2-year projects
Deadline: September 1, 2013
American Honda Foundation
2013 Grants Cycle
The American Honda Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Honda Motor Company, is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations and schools for youth education programs with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Environmental projects, job training, and literacy programs also will be considered.
Funding Amount: $20,000-$75,000
Deadline: February 1, May 1, August 1, November 1
California Wellness Foundation
Responsive Grantmaking Program
The California Wellness Foundation’s Responsive Grantmaking Program is accepting letters of interest from nonprofit organizations that provide direct services in disease prevention, health promotion, and wellness education in California. Focus areas include: diversity in the health professions; environmental health; healthy aging; mental health; teenage pregnancy prevention; violence prevention; women's health; and work and health. In addition, funding for special projects that relate to emerging health issues or issues outside these eight priorities will be considered.
Funding Amount: $20,000-$300,000
Deadline: Letter of Interest accepted anytime
James S. McDonnell Foundation
21st Century Collaborative Activity Awards
The James S. McDonnell Foundation offers Collaborative Activity Awards to initiate interdisciplinary discussions on problems or issues, to help launch interdisciplinary research networks, or to fund communities of researchers/practitioners dedicated to developing new methods, tools, and applications of basic research to applied problems. In each case the focus of the collaborative activity must meet the program guidelines for one of the following program areas: Studying Complex Systems or Understanding Human Cognition. Strong preference will be given to applications involving multi-institutional collaboration.
Funding Amount: Not specified
Deadline: Letter of Intent accepted anytime
2013 Grants Cycle
The RGK Foundation is inviting proposals in the areas of education, community, and health and medicine. The Foundation's primary interests within education include programs that focus on formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science and reading), teacher development, literacy, and higher education. Within community, they support a broad range of human services, community improvement, abuse prevention, and youth development programs. Their current interests in the area of health/medicine include programs that promote the health and well-being of children, programs that promote access to health services, and Foundation-initiated programs focusing on ALS.
Funding Amount: Average grant size is $25,000
Deadline: Letter of Intent accepted anytime
Toyota USA Foundation
K-12 Math, Science, Environmental Science Initiatives
The Toyota USA Foundation is committed to enhancing the quality of K‐12 education by supporting innovative programs and building partnerships with organizations dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, science, and environmental science. Priority consideration for: 1) Creative and innovative programs which develop the potential of students and/or teachers; 2) Programs which are broad in scope and incorporate systemic approach; and 3) Cost‐effective programs that possess a high potential for success with relatively low duplication of effort.
Funding Amount: $50,000-$500,000
Deadline: Online application accepted anytime
School of Medicine Research
Funding Opportunities Information
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