Young Investigator Funding Opportunities

Young Investigator Funding Opportunities

Following are a variety of available funding opportunities, which are organized in chronological order according to their submission deadline. You can also search the page by using the search function below.

If you would like more information about any of these opportunities, please contact Claire Grezemkovsky at cgrezemkovsky@ucsd.edu or 858-246-2322. We are here as your partner during the cultivation and solicitation process and can help guide you through campus limited submissions when required.

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Organization/Grant Opportunity Deadline
McKnight Foundation, McKnight Scholar Awards January 9, 2017
American Federation for Aging Research, AFAR Research Grants 2017 Award Cycle has closed. 2018 Guidelines not yet available.
American Heart Association, Western States Affiliate Beginning Grant-in-Aid Program February 17, 2017
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research January 17, 2017, Letter of Nomination
American Diabetes Association, Junior Faculty Award, and Career Development Award April 17, 2017 8pm EST
Whitehall Foundation, Grants-in-Aid January 16, April 17, and October 2, 2017 Letter of Intent
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, Young Investigator Award February 27, 2017 11:59pm EST
Children’s Tumor Foundation, Young Investigator Awards January 9, 2017 Pre-Application
WM Keck Foundation

Internal Deadline: March 1, 2017

Application Deadline: May 1, 2017

Campus Contact: Jennifer Martin
jennifermartin@ucsd.edu

Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Awards February 10, 2017
National Kidney Foundation, Young Investigator Grant Program February 10, 2017
David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering Deadline for campus limited submission: February 2017
Funder Deadline: April 20, 2017 (Two applicants may move forward)
Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research February 1, 2017 5pm EST
ABMRF/The Foundation for Alcohol Research February 15, 2017
Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR), New Innovator in Food and Agricultural Research Nomination due: February 28, 2017 11:59pm EST

Application due: April 21, 2017 11:59pm EST

(this is a campus limited submission based on internal nomination by dept. leadership)
Leukemia Research Foundation, New Investigator Research Grants
March 15, 2017
Thrasher Research Fund, Early Career Awards

Concept papers due: March 14, 2017 12pm MST and September 19, 2017 12pm MST

Proposal due: April 28, 2017 12pm MST and November 3, 2017 12pm MST

Esther A. and Joseph Klingenstein Fund, Fellowship Awards in the Neurosciences March 1, 2017
Human Frontier Science Program, Young Investigators' Research Grants

Initiated Application online: March 20, 2017

Letter of Intent: March 30, 2017

March of Dimes, Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Research Award Letters of Nomination due: March 15, 2017

Full Application: July 17, 2017
James S. McDonnell Foundation, Studying Complex Systems Program Updated guidelines will be posted late March 2017
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Career Development Awards March 1, 2017
Sontag Foundation, Distinguished Scientist Award March 15, 2017
American Cancer Society, Research Scholar Grants in Basic, Preclinical, Clinical, and Epidemiology Research April 1, 2017 and October 15, 2017
Scoliosis Research Society, New Investigator Grant April 1, 2017 and October 1, 2017
Lupus Foundation of America, Career Development Award April 7, 2017 5pm EST
Health Effects Institute, Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award Preliminary Application due: February 15, 2017

Full Application Due: May 15, 2017

Vilcek Foundation, Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science


Application Deadline: May 31, 2017
Ray Thomas Edwards Foundation, Career Development Award in the Biomedical Sciences Updated deadlines are not yet availble as of Feb 2017

(this is a campus limited submission based on internal nomination by dept. leadership)
Research Corporation for Science Advancement, Cottrell College Science Awards Submission portal opens February 15, 2017

Pre-Proposal due: May 1, 2017

Proposal Deadline: July 19, 2017
William T. Grant Scholars Program, William T. Grant Foundation 2017 Guidelines not yet available
 
Society for Neuroscience Young Investigator Award 2017 Guidelines not yet available
American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Early Investigators Award 2017 Guidelines not yet available
International Life Sciences Institute, Future Leader Awards 2017 Guidelines not yet available
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences Updated deadlines will be announced in Spring 2017
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, Innovation Award July 6, 2017
American Heart Association, National Scientist Development Grant Program February 14, 2017
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Career Development Award 2017 Guidelines not yet available
Susan G. Komen, Career Catalyst Research Grants (CCR) Letter of Intent: June 7, 2017
The Kinship Foundation, Searle Scholars Program

2017 Guidelines not yet available

The Hartwell Foundation Individual Biomedical Research Program 2017 Guidelines not yet available
National Ataxia Foundation, Young Investigator Award Letter if Intent due: August 1, 2017
Full Application due: September 1, 2017
Theatre Communications Group – Program Development and Fellowships Varies by award, check individual dates on website
Research Corporation for Science Advancement, Cottrell Scholar Awards

Pre-Proposal due: May 1, 2017

Full Proposal due: July 19, 2017

SFARI, Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative, Bridge to Independence Award Proposal Due: August 7, 2017
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Harry Weaver Neuroscience Scholar Awards

Pre-Application due: August 9, 2017

Full Application due: August 16, 2017 5pm EST

Greenwall Foundation, Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics Letter of Intent due: November 1, 2016 12pm EST

Full Proposal due: January 17, 2017 12pm EST
Burroughs Wellcome, Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease

2017 Guidelines not yet available

Arthritis Foundation, New Investigator Grant for Arthritis Health Professionals 2017 Guidelines not yet available
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation, Research Starter Grants September 1, 2017 (Pharmaceutics)February 1, 2017 (Health Outcomes)
Genentech Age-related Macular Degeneration Research Fellowships September 1, 2017
Lymphoma Research Foundation of America, Clinical Investigator Career Development Award 2017 Guidelines not yet available
Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy, Young Investigators Award Abstract due: March 21, 2017 11am EST
Complete Application due: May 22, 2017 11am EST
Burroughs Wellcome, Career Awards at the Scientific Interface Pre-proposal due: September 6, 2017 4pm EDT
Proposal deadline: January 1, 2018 4pm EDT
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Sloan Research Fellowships Letter of Nmonation due: September 15, 2017 11:59pm EDT
Scleroderma Foundation, New Investigator Grant September 15, 2017 5pm EST
Microsoft, New Faculty Fellowship Program

2017 Guidelines not yet available

**Limited Submission

Alzheimer's Association, New Investigator Research Grants Letter of Intent due: March 1, 2017

Application due: April 18, 2017
Society for Conservation Biology, David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship Program Application due: September 8, 2017 5pm EST
The Lymphoma Research Foundation, Clinical Investigator Career Development Award September 6, 2017 5pm EST
Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society for Clinical Oncology, Young Investigator Award September 21, 2017
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, Beckman Young Investigator Program 2017 Guidelines not yet available
American Council of Learned Societies, Fellowships September 27, 2017 9pm EST

Scoliosis Research Society, New Investigator Grant April 1, 2017 and October 1, 2017
Whitehall Foundation, Grants-in-Aid

Letter of Intent due:

January 16, 2017 (Summer Session)
April 17, 2017 (Fall Session)
October 1, 2017 (Spring Session)

National Academy of Education, Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Application due: November 2, 2017 5pm EST
The GRAMMY Foundation – Arts/Science Research, and Archiving and Preservation Grants 2017 Award Cycle closed, 2018 Guidelines not yet available
Burroughs Wellcome, Career Awards for Medical Scientists 2017 Guidelines not yet available
MAP Fund (Multi-Arts Fund) – Performing Arts Grants 2017 Guidelines not yet available
Academic Pediatric Association, Young Investigator Awards 2017 Guidelines not yet available
American Chemical Society, Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral New Investigator Grants (DNI) March 17, 2017 5pm EST
American Association for Cancer Research, Career Development Awards Varies by award, check individual dates on website
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation, Research Fellowships 2017 Award Cycle closed, 208 Guidelines not yet available
Doris Duke Foundation, Clinical Scientist Development Award

Invitation to submit Full Proposal: January 20, 2017 5pm EDT

Full Proposal due: March 17, 2017 3pm EDT

A.P. Giannini Family Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program
2017 Guidelines not yet available
Young Investigator Grants, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention 2017 Guideline will be availble Spring 2017
Hilton Foundation, Marilyn Hilton Award for Innovation in MS Research Bridging Award for Physician Scientists 2017 Guidelines not yet available
Hilton Foundation, Marilyn Hilton Award for Pilot Innovator Grants 2017 Guidelines not yet available
Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) KL2, Career Development Award 2017 Guidelines not yet available, Contact: CTRI-education@ucsd.edu
American Liver Foundation, Liver Scholar Award No new announcement as of February 2017
American Mathematical Association, Centennial Fellowships 2017 grant cycle closed, 2018 applications will be accepted starting October 1, 2017
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, Young Investigator Awards 2017 Guidelines not yet available
The International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML) - Famliy Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation, Trainee Expansion Programme Decemeber 31, 2017; June 30, 2018
The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, The Allen Distinguished Investigator (ADI) Program Watch for new RFPs throughout the year.
Bayer Hemophilia Awards Program, Early Career Investigator Award LOIs accepted throughout the year
Research Corporation for Science Advancement, Scialog Varies by area
The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation Varies by area
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, Research Grant for New Investigators

Letter of Nomination due: April 7, 2017

Full Application due: April 27, 2017

International Osteoporosis Foundation-Servier, Young Investigator Research Grant No new announcement as of February 2017
Prostate Cancer Foundation, Human Capital Initiative - Young Investigator Awards 2017 Guidelines not yet available
The Milstein Awards, Young Investigator Award No new announcement as of February 2017
DuPont Center for Collaborative Research and Education Invitation-only grant application process; Contact: Philanthrophy@dupont.com
The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, Clinical Research Scholars Program Letter of Nomination for 2018 Award due: November 2017
Russell Sage Foundation, Small Grants Program in Behavioral Economics Applications accepted on rolling basis
Society of Nuclear Medicine, Pilot Research Grants in Nuclear Medicine/Molecular Imaging 2017 Grant Cycle closed; 2018 Guidelines not yet available
Sturge-Weber Foundation, Young Investigator Awards Funder is currently not accepting applications
Hope for Vision, New Investigator Award Emailed one page summary accepted at any time.
The Princess Grace Foundation – Production Grants and Scholarships Varies by award, check individual dates on website
Elizabeth George Foundation - Artistic Grants Initial Step: write to foundation to request brochure
Sundance Institute – Labs, Fellowships, Project Support, Mentorships Varies by award, check individual dates on website
Federal Grant Opportunities Deadline
Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Program
Army Research Office - ARO Young Investigator Program
Army Research Office Broad Agency Announcement – Young Investigator Program
DARPA Microsystems Technology Office, Young Faculty Award
NASA New Investigator Program in Earth Science
National Institute of Food and Agriculture - Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program
National Security Agency Mathematical Sciences Program (MSP) Young Investigators Grant
NIH New and Early Stage Investigator Policies
NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
NSF Directorate of Biological Sciences Outstanding Junior Investigator Program
Office of Naval Research, Young Investigator Program
Office of High Energy Physics Young Investigator Program
Office of Nuclear Physics, Early Career Research Program
Office of Science, Early Career Research Program
SINAM, Graduate Young Investigator

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