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 8/24/15:
*NEW: Internal Funding Opportunity: Taplin Equipment Grant Fund 2015
Application Deadline: September 25, 2015 at 5pm
Through a generous gift from the Taplin Family, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will offer an equipment grant program open to Chan School faculty. Applications of any amount up to $50,000 to support the purchase of equipment and related implementation expenses (e.g., cost of technical training, equipment installation and maintenance, and technical consulting fees) will be accepted.
*NEW: Limited Submission: The Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholars Program
Internal Deadline: September 15, 2015
The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics is a career development award to enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research.
Harvard University can nominate two applicants for this opportunity.
*NEW: American Asthma Foundation (AAF) Scholars Award
Application Deadline: December 1, 2015
The AAF Scholars Program is devoted entirely to early- to mid-career investigators who are within 10 years of their first independent faculty appointment. The program supports work in all investigative fields that may reveal new pathways in the pathogenesis of asthma. Studies may involve laboratory or clinical investigation, including genetic and epidemiological studies.
*New – Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health
Deadline: Open (Applications are accepted on a rolling basis)
Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health is a national program of RWJF that supports the Foundation’s commitment to building a Culture of Health in the United States. The program aims to provide individuals, organizations, communities, policymakers, and researchers with the empirical evidence needed to address the key determinants of health encompassed in the Culture of Health Action Framework. Additionally, Evidence for Action will also support efforts to assess outcomes and set priorities for action. It will do this by encouraging and supporting creative, rigorous research on the impact of innovative programs, policies and partnerships on health and wellbeing, and on novel approaches to measuring health determinants and outcomes. Approximately $2.2 million will be awarded annually. RWJF expect to fund between five and 12 grants each year for periods of up to 30 months.
National Institutes of Health
Previously Announced: Limited Submission: Limited Competition: Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, ADNI (U19)
Closing Date: October 28, 2015
If you are interested in applying for this award, please submit a brief notice of intent including your name and department to the Office of Research Strategy and Development (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than August 28, 2015. Based on the number of notices received, we will determine whether an internal competition will need to be held.
Previously Announced – Limited Submission: Nonhuman Primate Reagent Resource (U24)
Closing Date: December 12, 2015
If you are interested in applying for this award, please submit a brief notice of intent including your name and department to the Office of Research Strategy and Development (email@example.com) no later than August 27, 2015. Based on the number of notices received, we will determine whether an internal competition will need to be held.
*NEW: Abuse Liability Associated with Reduced Nicotine Content Tobacco Products (R01)
Closing Date: December 12, 2015
*NEW: Urinary Stone Disease Research Network: Scientific Data Research Center (USDRN-SDRC) (Collaborative U01)
Closing Date: November 19, 2015
*NEW: Urinary Stone Disease Research Network: Clinical Centers (USDRN-CCs) (Collaborative U01)
Closing Date: November 19, 2015
*NEW: BRAIN Initiative: Technology Sharing and Propagation (R03)
Closing Date: January 7, 2016
*NEW: Chemistry, Toxicology, and Addiction Research on Waterpipe Tobacco (R01)
Closing Date: November 21, 2015
*NEW: NIDA Translational Avant-Garde Award for Development of Medication to Treat Substance Use Disorders (UG3/UH3)
Closing Date: December 4, 2015
*NEW: NINDS Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research (K22)
Closing Date: September 8, 2018
Previously Announced Opportunities
Limited Submission: Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship 2016
Internal Deadline: October 5, 2015
The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship provides a generous stipend and yearly allowance for research and travel to support interdisciplinary research and original fieldwork in the social sciences and humanities.
Harvard University may nominate up to six applicants for consideration.
Beckman Foundation 2016 Young Investigators Opportunity (Important LOI Submission Update – See below)
Sponsor Deadline: September 2, 2015
While not a limited submission opportunity, the foundation requires institutional endorsements as part of the Letter of Intent submission process, one of which must be from the Vice Provost for Research. Details and LOI instructions can be found on their website. Eligible applicants are asked to contact ORSD (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request and coordinate the required endorsement forms.
Harvard Catalyst Pilot Funding: Open Translational Science in Schizophrenia
To be eligible to apply, you or a member of your team must attend an educational event (Register by September 14th at 12PM) to learn about the OPTICS project and received application instructions and further details.
The OPTICS Project demonstrates the value of an open-science approach to fostering collaborations that will lead to insights about schizophrenia, and therapeutic safety and efficacy. Funding of up to $50,000 will be available to support collaborative analysis of the open-source schizophrenia data sets. The goal of this opportunity is to support collaborations leading to insights about schizophrenia and 1) therapeutic safety and efficacy; 2) disease understanding including natural history, subtypes, etiologies, etc., and 3) statistical methods development.
Harvard Catalyst Pilot Funding: Human Oral Microbiome: Collaboration Opportunity
To be eligible to apply, you or a member of your team must attend an educational event (Register by September 14th at 12PM) to learn about the HOMD project and received application instructions and further details.
HOMD is an accessible, online data set with tools for analyzing the bacteria that live in the human oral cavity organized as a taxonomic reference for approximately 700 bacterial species that have been identified as inhabitants of the human mouth. HOMD includes 1,340 genomes representing 368 oral bacterial species. The goal of this opportunity is to support collaborations leading to insights about the human oral microbiome and 1) changes in systemic health status; 2) metagenome, transcriptome, and proteome studies of microorganisms present in the human oral cavity; 3) comparison with curated 16S rRNA data bases for human nose, vagina, gut, and skin microbiomes, 4) phylogenetic comparison and analysis; and 5) oral ecological and biogeographical studies. However, this opportunity is not limited to these areas of collaboration.
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.
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.
Charles H. Hood Foundation Child Health Research Awards Program
Sponsor Deadline: October 2, 2015
The intent of the Child Health Research Awards Program is to support newly independent faculty, provide the opportunity to demonstrate creativity, and assist in the transition to other sources of research funding. Grants support hypothesis-driven clinical, basic science, public health, health services research, and epidemiology projects focused on child health. Click here for additional information on this opportunity.