New This Week (06/29/15)

The following is a list of “new” federal and non-federal funding opportunities that have just been announced in the last week:

New Funding Opportunities for the Week of 06/29/15

*New – Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship
Internal Deadline: September 7, 2015
Please note that the process for applicants to request a Letter of Endorsement is being processed through the Harvard University Funding Portal (HUFP), a centrally managed system. The associated request form is enabled to accept requests from applicants who do not have a Harvard ID or PIN. Please reach out to your colleagues if they are planning to act as a host for a Banting applicant as this year, due to new requirements concerning the content of the Letters of Endorsement, the internal deadline is a hard stop for requests. For more information and to request a Letter of Endorsement, please click here.

*New – Internal Funding Opportunity: Climate Change Solutions Fund
Internal Deadline: November 1, 2015
The Harvard University Climate Change Solutions Fund is open. Applications are now being accepted for the second round of this innovative program. For more information and to apply, please click here.

National Institutes of Health

*New – NIH: Small Grant Program for NHLBI K01/K08/K23 Recipients (R03) 
Closing Date: June 16, 2018

*New – NIH: Exploration of the Roles of Brown and Beige Adipose Tissue in Humans (R01)
Closing Date: March 10, 2016

*New – NIH: The Pancreatic Cancer Detection Consortium (U01)
Closing Date: April 7, 2018

*New – NIH: Direct Phase II SBIR Grants to Support Extended Development, Hardening, and Dissemination of Technologies in Biomedical Computing, Informatics, and Big Data Science (R44)
Closing Date: April 6, 2017

Previously Announced Opportunities

Previously Announced – Canada Gairdner International Award 2016
Nomination Deadline: October 1, 2015
The international awards (5) are given to biomedical scientists who have made original contributions to medicine resulting in increased understanding of human biology and disease.  The global health award (1) is given to a scientist whose advances have (or will potentially have) a significant impact on health outcomes in the developing world.

Previously Announced – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: National Leadership Program Centers
Closing Date: July 29, 2015

Previously Announced – USAID: Ebola Response, Recovery and Resilience in West Africa
Closing Date: September 15, 2015

Previously Announced Limited Submission – Raymond P. Lavietes Foundation
Internal Deadline: July 10, 2015
Sponsor Deadline: August 15, 2015
For the twelfth year, The Raymond P. Lavietes Foundation has invited the Harvard Chan School to submit four potential research projects which the Foundation may choose one to fund at $50,000 ($40K direct; $10K indirect costs). Raymond Lavietes passed away after battling cancer, which has guided the Foundation to fund cancer-related research. The Foundation is particularly interested in work that can be leveraged for larger grants and projects that have a domestic focus. Successful proposals should be relatable and digestible to a lay audience. If you are interested in applying, please send a one-page project description to Anamarija (Ana) Kristic, akristic@hsph.harvard.edu by Friday, July 10th. The Harvard Chan School Office of Research Strategy and Development will coordinate the internal review and nomination process for Lavietes Foundation proposals. Past applicants are encouraged to re-apply.

Previously Announced – The Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists
Closing Date: August 1, 2015

Previously Announced – Meneghetti Award 2015 for research in economics, medicine, physics and philosophy
Closing Date: September 15, 2015