Foundation Funding

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  • The Mark Foundation – Emerging Leader Award

    Grant Amount:
    $750K
    Deadline:
    LOIs due April 29, 2024 – 5:00 PM EST
    Category:
    Cancer, Medical & Health Sciences

    Additional Information:

    The Mark Foundation Emerging Leader Awards support innovative cancer research from the next generation of leaders. These grants are awarded to outstanding early career investigators to support high-impact, high-risk projects that are distinct from their current research portfolio.

    Eligibility and Selection Criteria:  

    • MD, PhD, or equivalent is required.
    • Applicants must be employed by a U.S. or Canadian non-profit academic institution.
    • Applicants must be three to eight years from the start of an independent faculty research appointment as of December 31, 2024 (i.e., the official start date of the appointment must fall within the calendar years 2016-2021). Exceptions due to prolonged medical or family leave will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
    • This award is not intended to be the main source of funding for the applicant’s laboratory. Applicants must demonstrate multi-year independent funding that sustains the central activities of the laboratory (e.g., at least one or two grants such as NIH/R01, NSF/CAREER, or equivalently substantial multi-year awards). Individual eligibility will be determined during the review process.
    • Projects for this award must be centered on evidence-based laboratory, data, and/or medical science.
    • Proposed projects must not be supported by other sources of funding. Finalists will be asked to discuss any potential overlap with other current or pending awards during the interview.
    • Only one submission per applicant is permitted.

    For more information, please contact Melissa Anderson ande2476@msu.edu

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  • Brain & Behavior Research Foundation – 2024 Outstanding Achievement Prizes

    Grant Amount:
    up to $50K
    Deadline:
    Nominations due April 30, 2024
    Category:
    Behavioral Health, Children; Youth, Mental Health & Depression, Neuroscience

    Additional Information:

    The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) recognizes outstanding research leadership and contributions to mental health research with a number of annual prizes. Below are brief descriptions of each of our Outstanding Achievement Prizes. Nomination instructions can be downloaded in the links below.

    Lieber Prize for Schizophrenia Research

    This award of $50K given by the BBRF to an outstanding scientist carrying out work relevant to the causes, pathophysiology, treatment, or prevention of schizophrenia. The scientist to be recognized will be one who gives particular promise for advancing our understanding of schizophrenia, or of basic brain mechanisms, in schizophrenia.

    Patricia Goldman-Rakic Prize Cognitive Neuroscience Research

    This $40K award is specifically for excellence in neurobiological research at the cellular, physiological, or behavioral levels that may lead to a greater understanding of underlying psychiatric or neurological disease.

    Colvin Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorder Research

    This award of $50K is given to an outstanding scientist carrying out work on the causes, pathophysiology, treatment, or prevention of bipolar illness. The scientist to be recognized is one who gives particular promise for advancing our understanding of affective illness or it’s basic brain mechanisms that will lead to new treatment approaches.

    Ruane Prize for Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research
    This $50K award is given to an outstanding scientist carrying out research on the causes, pathophysiology, treatment, or prevention of severe child psychiatric illness. The scientist to be recognized is one who gives particular promise for advancing our understanding of psychotic, affective, or other severe psychiatric disorders having their onset in childhood adolescence.

    For more information, please contact Melissa Anderson ande2476@msu.edu.  If you are interested in learning about additional foundation funding opportunities, please visit the MSU Foundation Relations website.

     

     

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  • Elsa U. Pardee Foundation—Innovative Cancer Research

    Grant Amount:
    Up to $275,000 (Approximate)
    Deadline:
    12/15/2023 (For final review in May 2024)
    Category:
    Biomedical Sciences, Cancer, Medical & Health Sciences

    Additional Information:

    The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation funds research by investigators in United States non-profit institutions proposing research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer. The Foundation funds projects for a one-year period which will allow establishment of capabilities of new cancer researchers, or new cancer approaches by established cancer researchers. It is anticipated that this early stage funding by the Foundation may lead to subsequent and expanded support using government agency funding. Project relevance to cancer detection, treatment, or cure should be clearly identified.

    For more information, please contact Larry Wallach at wallach@msu.edu

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  • The Nathan Cummings Foundation – Venture, Advancement, and Enterprise Grants and PRIs

    Grant Amount:
    Up to $250K
    Deadline:
    LOI portal closes: April 30, 2024
    Category:
    Climate & Environment, Communication & Information, Elections & Politics, Gender; LGBTQIA2S+, Law & Legal Issues, Policy, Social Justice & Racial Equity, Water Research

    Additional Information: 

    The Nathan Cummings Foundation (NCF) has an open call for funding proposals, or LOIs from January 16, 2024 through April 30, 2024. There are two types of funding opportunities: Grants, Program Related Investments. The NCF is looking to support organization and innovators who are leading solutions that align with the foundation’s racial justice, economic justice, and/or environmental justice (REEJ) focus areas

    The three types of grants include: 

    Venture Grants: (up to $100K) These grants are short-term and designed to provide expedited support to social entrepreneurs with breakthrough and innovative solutions. 

    Advancement Grants: (up to $250K) These grants are designed to provide two-year support to project-based work and/or help scale organization and promising solutions. 

    Enterprise Grants: ($250K+) These grants are designed to provide multi-year, unrestricted funding to partners that have deep alignment across the REEJ focus areas and offer the most opportunity to use all the foundation’s financial and non-financial resources to support their solutions.  

    The foundation is focused on the following: 

    Racial Justice: 

    • Civic Engagement 
    • Racial Wealth Gap 
    • Racism + Oppression 

    Economic Justice: 

    • Economic Security 
    • Access to Capital 
    • Monopoly Power 

    Environmental Justice: 

    • Environmental Harms 
    • Inclusive Participation in the Green Economy 
    • Regenerative Economic Models 

    It is highly encouraged that interested applicants review the foundation’s FAQ page for more information including how the NCF is defining their areas of focus. LOIs and proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  

     For more information, please contact Melissa Anderson ande2476@msu.edu

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  • Spencer Foundation – Small Research Grants

    Grant Amount:
    Up to $50K
    Deadline:
    Application due by April 30, 2024
    Category:
    Education

    Additional Information:

    The Small Research Grants Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets up to $50,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. We accept applications three times per year.

    This program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, method, or location. Our goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in education.

    For more information, please contact Adam Kingston at kingsto9@msu.edu

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  • William T. Grant Foundation – Research Grants on Reducing Inequality

    Grant Amount:
    Up to $600K
    Deadline:
    Applications due by May 1, 2024
    Category:
    Education, Social Justice & Racial Equity, Social Science

    Additional Information:

    Our research interests center on studies that examine ways to reduce inequality in youth outcomes. We welcome descriptive studies that clarify mechanisms for reducing inequality or elucidate how or why a specific program, policy, or practice operates to reduce inequality. We also welcome intervention studies that examine attempts to reduce inequality. Finally, we welcome studies that improve the measurement of inequality in ways that can enhance the work of researchers, practitioners, or policymakers.

    We invite studies from a range of disciplines, fields, and methods, and we encourage investigations into various youth-serving systems, including justice, housing, child welfare, mental health, and education.

    Applications for research grants on reducing inequality must:

    1. Identify a specific inequality in youth outcomes, and show that the outcomes are currently unequal by engaging with the extant literature on the causes and consequences of inequality
      • We are especially interested in research to reduce inequality in academic, social, behavioral, or economic outcomes.
    2. Make a convincing case for the dimension(s) of inequality the study will address
      • We are especially interested in research to reduce inequality along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, economic standing, language minority status, or immigrant origin status.
    3. Articulate how findings from your research will help build, test, or increase understanding of a program, policy, or practice to reduce the specific inequality that you have identified

    For more information, please contact Adam Kingston at kingsto9@msu.edu

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  • William T. Grant Foundation – Grants on Improving the Use of Research Evidence

    Grant Amount:
    Up to $1M
    Deadline:
    Applications due by May 1, 2024
    Category:
    Children; Youth, Education, Social Science

    Additional Information:

    This program supports research on strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit young people ages 5-25 in the United States. We want to know what it takes to produce useful research evidence, what it takes to get research used, and what happens when research is used.

    Research evidence can be a powerful resource for policymakers, agency leaders, organizational managers, and others who make high-stakes decisions that shape youth-serving systems. In addition to informing policy formation and service delivery, evidence from systematic research can deepen decision-makers’ understanding of issues, generate reliable assessment tools, support strategic planning, and guide program improvement. But only if it is used.

    Studying ways to improve the use of research evidence will require new and innovative ideas, and we welcome creative studies that have potential to advance the field. Proposals for studies are evaluated on the basis of their fit with our interests; the strength and feasibility of their designs, methods, and analyses; their potential to inform improvements to research use; and their contribution to theory and empirical evidence.

    For more information, please contact Adam Kingston at kingsto9@msu.edu

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  • Wenner-Gren Foundation—Post Phd Research Grant

    Grant Amount:
    $25,000
    Deadline:
    May 1, 2024 (for project start dates between January 1st and June 30th 2025).
    Category:
    Arts & Culture, Humanities, Religion, Social Science

     Additional Information:

    This grant program funds individual research projects undertaken by doctorates in anthropology or a closely related field. Our goal is to support vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of what it means to be human. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, topic, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that integrate two or more subfields and pioneer new approaches and ideas.  Application portal opens March 1, 2024.

    For more information, please contact Larry Wallach at wallach@msu.edu

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  • Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) – Research Grants on Sustainable Solid Waste Management Practices

    Grant Amount:
    Up to $500K
    Deadline:
    Applications due by May 1, 2024
    Category:
    Agriculture & Natural Resources, Climate & Environment, Engineering, Natural Sciences, Science

    Additional Information:

    Pre-proposals must increase sustainable solid waste management practices and relate to at least one of our 3 Key Priorities. The Priorities are of equal importance and one Priority area will not be rated more strongly over another.

    3 Key Priorities:

    1. Climate Change Impacts/Greenhouse Gas Emissions
      1. We are especially interested in research on quantification of emissions, impacts & reduction strategies, and impact of waste management activities.
    1. Emerging Contaminants
      1. We are especially interested in research on potential impacts on operations, fate and transport/environmental health impacts, and best practices/effective management strategies during collection and disposal.
    1. Advancing Materials Circularity & Recycling
      1. We are especially interested in research on evaluation/efficacy of policies, assessment of trade-offs between environmental burdens, and understanding barriers/benefits across the value chain.

    Submittals must also meet EREF's definition of solid waste to include:

    • municipal solid waste (e.g., residential, commercial, institutional)
    • construction & demolition debris
    • certain industrial wastes (e.g., exploration & production waste, coal ash, batteries)
    • drilling/fracking waste (e.g., oil/gas waste)
    • renewable energy infrastructure (e.g., solar panels, wind turbines) and
    • other wastes typically managed by the solid waste industry or generated by the public not included in the above items (e.g., electronic waste, disaster debris, etc.).

    This definition does NOT include:

    • agricultural wastes (that aren’t handled by the waste industry),
    • mining wastes managed by the mining industry (e.g., tailings),
    • nuclear waste, and
    • land applied wastewater treatment sludge.

    For more information, please contact Jess Bitting at bitting7@msu.edu

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  • PhRMA Foundation – Drug Discovery Faculty Starter Grants

    Grant Amount:
    $100K
    Deadline:
    LOI due May 1, 2024 – 12:00 PM EST
    Category:
    Biomedical Sciences, Drug Development, Medical & Health Sciences, Technology; AI; Data Science; Computer Science

     Additional Information:

    These grants support individuals in academia who do not have other substantial sources of research funding. Applicants will be judged on the scientific merit of the proposed research and on the degree of financial need. Funding is available in three different areas, Drug Discovery, Drug Delivery, and Translational Medicine.

    Drug Discovery:
    For individuals beginning independent careers in drug discovery doing novel early-stage, exploratory drug discovery research with the potential for translation to humans, including biological validation of potential drug targets, signaling pathways or mechanisms of disease.
    Research topics could include, but are not limited to:

    • Cellular and Molecular Biology
    • Design and Generation of Pharmacological Tools
    • In Vitro and/or In Vivo Pharmacology
    • Protein Biochemistry
    • Molecular Modeling
    • Structural Biology
    • Cell Imaging
    • Single Cell Analysis
    • Artificial Intelligence and Computational Approaches

    Projects that focus exclusively on single aspects such as identification of and development of assays for single targets, chemical probes, biomarkers, chemical library screening, or diagnostics will not be considered for review.

    Eligibility:

    • Applicants (U.S. and non-U.S. citizens) must be full-time, promotion-eligible, research-intensive faculty employed at a PhD and/or MS degree-granting university.
    • You are not eligible if your faculty status began before January 1, 2022.
    • Applicants should not have other substantial sources of research funding.

    For more information, please contact Melissa Anderson ande2476@msu.edu

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  • PhRMA Foundation – Drug Delivery Faculty Starter Grants

    Grant Amount:
    $100K
    Deadline:
    LOI due May 1, 2024 – 12:00 PM EST
    Category:
    Biomedical Sciences, Drug Development, Medical & Health Sciences

    Additional Information:

    The Faculty Starter Grant in Drug Delivery offers financial support to individuals beginning independent careers at the faculty level in drug delivery research, including basic pharmaceutics, biopharmaceutics, pharmaceutical technology, pharmaceutical biotechnology, or biomedical engineering. Applicants must be within the first three years of their independent status.

    Drug Delivery:
    Successful proposals in Drug Delivery emphasize the quantitative understanding of the principles, pathways, and/or mechanisms underlying improved or optimized:

    • Formulation composition and delivery modalities/technologies that enable more favorable transport (absorption, targeting, elimination) of drugs; and/or
    • Drug dosage forms that can be manufactured to achieve higher quality, lower cost, and greater stability or flexibility.

    Today’s drugs include biologics, small molecules, and cell and gene therapy. Delivering increasingly complex drug demands thorough understanding of technologies and formulation approaches. Research that focuses on findings that can be generalized to other systems will be prioritized. Testing the delivery of a single drug by one approach is less preferred.

    Eligibility:

    • Applicants (U.S. and non-U.S. citizens) must be full-time, promotion-eligible, research-intensive faculty employed at a PhD and/or MS degree-granting university.
    • You are not eligible if your faculty status began before January 1, 2022.
    • Applicants who have taken leave from their career that puts them outside of the eligibility time frame can reach out to the foundation to see if the time frames can be adjusted. It is recommended that faculty reach out to MSU Foundation Relations to arrange.
    • Applicants should not have other substantial sources of research funding.
    • The Foundation will not consider multiple applications for similar efforts on the same project. For instance, if a predoc, postdoc, and faculty member from the same lab are all submitting applications for proposed efforts on the same project, the efforts must be separate activities and not duplicative.

    For more information, please contact Melissa Anderson ande2476@msu.edu

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  • PhRMA Foundation – Translational Medicine Faculty Starter Grants

    Grant Amount:
    $100K
    Deadline:
    LOI due May 1, 2024 – 12:00 PM EST
    Category:
    Biomedical Sciences, Medical & Health Sciences, Science

    Additional Information:

    The Faculty Starter Grant in Translational Medicine offers financial support to individuals beginning independent research careers at the faculty level at an accredited U.S. university.

    Translational Medicine:
    This program focuses specifically on novel research that uses the “bedside to bench” approach to address unmet needs in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. The foundation seeks research proposals that focus on identifying unmet clinical needs and developing new diagnostic, experimental, and computational approaches and technologies to improve patient care and management.

    Proposals should integrate innovative technologies, with advanced biological, chemical, diagnostic, and pharmacological sciences and engineering methodologies in areas that include but are not limited to:

    • Genetics and Epigenetics (Molecular, Pharmaco-, Population, Medical)
    • Omics (Functional, Structural, Toxico-, Pharmaco-, Comparative)
    • Systems (Biology and Pharmacology)
    • Pathways and Networks
    • Integrative Biology
    • Modeling and Simulation
    • Target Identification and Validation
    • Biomarker Identification and Validation
    • Molecular Epidemiology
    • Imaging
    • Disease Modeling

    Studies where the only human data is from a pre-existing biobank are non-responsive.

    For more information, please contact Melissa Anderson ande2476@msu.edu

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  • PhRMA Foundation – Postdoctoral Fellowships

    Grant Amount:
    $60K per year
    Deadline:
    LOI due May 1, 2024 – 12:00 PM EST
    Category:
    Biomedical Sciences, Drug Development, Medical & Health Sciences, Science

     Additional Information:

    These fellowships provide stipend support to promising postdoctoral trainees who seek to further develop and refine their research skills. This award is intended solely as a stipend and may not be used otherwise. Funds may not be used for tuition, fringe benefits, or indirect costs. Funding is available in three areas:

    Drug Discovery:
    The foundation seeks to fund novel early-stage, exploratory drug discovery research with the potential for translation to humans, including biological validation of potential drug targets, signaling pathways, or mechanisms of disease. Research topics could include, but are not limited to: Cellular and Molecular Biology, Design and Generation of Pharmacological Tools, In Vitro and/or In Vivo Pharmacology, Protein Biochemistry, Molecular Modeling, Structural Biology, Cell Imaging, Single Cell Analysis, Artificial Intelligence and Computational Approaches.

    Drug Delivery:
    Successful proposals in Drug Delivery emphasize the quantitative understanding of the principles, pathways, and/or mechanisms underlying improved or optimized:
    - formulation composition and delivery modalities/technologies that enable more favorable transport (absorption, targeting, elimination) of drugs; and/or
    - drug dosage forms that can be manufactured to achieve higher quality, lower cost, and greater stability of flexibility.

    Research that focuses on findings that can be generalized to other systems will be prioritized. Testing the delivery of a single drug by one approach is less preferred.

    Translational Medicine:
    This program focuses specifically on novel research that uses the “bedside to bench” approach to address unmet needs in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. The foundation seeks research proposals that focus on identifying unmet clinical needs and developing new diagnostic, experimental, and computational approaches and technologies to improve patient care and management.

    Eligibility:

    • Applicants (U.S. and non-U.S. citizens) must currently be at a PhD and/or MS degree-granting accredited U.S. university.
    • Applicants must have a firm commitment from a research supervisor or sponsor at their university.
    • Applicants must 1) hold a PhD, PharmD, MD, or appropriate terminal research doctorate in a field of study logically or functionally related to the proposed postdoctoral activities or 2) expect to receive the doctoral degree before activating the award. (Activation can begin as early as January 1, 2025 or as late as August 1, 2025.
    • You are not eligible if your doctoral degree was granted before January 1, 2022.
    • Only ONE postdoctoral applicant per lab may apply for this award. If multiple applicants apply, they will automatically be ineligible. Potential applicants and their mentors and/or lab managers should decide who should apply.

    For more information, please contact Melissa Anderson ande2476@msu.edu

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  • RRF Foundation for Aging—Research Grants-Spring 2024

    Grant Amount:
    $200,000 (Approximate)
    Deadline:
    LOI by May 1, 2024. Proposals (if invited) due by August 5, 2024
    Category:
    Aging & Seniors

    Additional Information:

    RRF funds research that seeks to identify interventions, policies and practices to improve the well-being of older adults and/or their caregivers. Preference is given to projects aimed at generating practical knowledge and guidance that can be used by advocates, policy-makers, providers, and the aging network. Of particular interest are:

    • Interventional trials; translational studies; and health services and policy research
    • Projects that build on the investigator’s past studies
    • Proposals that include robust dissemination plans, if appropriate, to assure that findings reach audiences positioned to act on them

    Research Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations that are:

    • Proposing applied research projects that have immediate and direct implications on the adult population, age 60 and older
    • Proposing a project that will have national relevance across the U.S. or regional relevance within the state of Illinois

    For more information, please contact Larry Wallach at wallach@msu.edu

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  • RRF Foundation for Aging—Advocacy Grants

    Grant Amount:
    $150,000 (Approximate)
    Deadline:
    LOI by May 1, 2024. Proposal (if invited) by August 5, 2024
    Category:
    Aging & Seniors

    Additional Information:

    RRF funds advocacy projects that focus on improving public policy for older persons. Of particular interest are projects that:

    • Advance policy issues of critical importance to older people such as economic security, caregiving, housing, etc.
    • Use clearly focused and strategic efforts to address systemic problems
    • Forge partnerships with organizations to achieve better use of resources and to share knowledge

    Advocacy Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations that are:

    • Proposing a project that has a significant impact on persons, age 60 and older
    • Focusing on achieving policy change throughout the U.S. or within the state of Illinois

    For more information, please contact Larry Wallach at wallach@msu.edu

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  • Wenner-Gren Foundation—Wadsworth International Fellowship in Ethnographic Film

    Grant Amount:
    Up to $40,000
    Deadline:
    May 1, 2024
    Category:
    Arts & Culture, Humanities, Postdoctoral

    Additional Information:

    Early-career scholars frequently lack the time and resources needed for film production. Through this program, we support projects that will impact the field of anthropology and beyond through innovative work in film and other media. The Foundation has no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. We encourage the use of novel production strategies in terms of technique, process, approach, and the integration of film and video with other media suitable to anthropology. We encourage new solutions to the challenge of ethically representing diverse communities—for instance, by seeking their permission through public forums, guaranteeing their right to the materials produced, and releasing copyrights to them.

    Doctorates in Anthropology, Doctorates in Related Fields, Independent Scholars are eligible.

    For more information, please contact Larry Wallach at wallach@msu.edu

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  • Wenner Gren Foundation—Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Grant Amount:
    Up to $40,000
    Deadline:
    May 1, 2024
    Category:
    Arts & Culture, Humanities, Social Science

    Additional Information:

    Recent PhDs in anthropology and related fields frequently lack the time and resources to publish their work. But their research is often the source of the discipline’s most exciting new ideas. This program supports emerging scholars whose work has the potential to transform our understanding of what it means to be human.  There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. Applicants can apply regardless of institutional affiliation, country of residence, or nationality. Independent scholars are encouraged to apply. Recipients can use the fellowship award while preparing a book, monograph, journal article(s), book chapter(s), or a combination of such publications. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that emphasize comparative perspectives, are likely to generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields. We also welcome proposals for writing projects that can stand as a model for new genres of scholarly communication.

    Doctorates in Anthropology, Doctorates in Related Fields, Independent Scholars are eligible.

    For more information, please contact Larry Wallach at wallach@msu.edu

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  • Simons Foundation - Simons Postdoctoral Fellowships in Marine Microbial Ecology

    Grant Amount:
    annual stipend of $70,000 and an annual allowance of up to $25,000
    Deadline:
    May 7, 2024
    Category:
    Agriculture & Natural Resources, Climate & Environment, Fellowship, Natural Sciences, Postdoctoral, Science

    Additional Information:

    Through the program, three-year fellowships with an annual stipend of $70,000 and an annual allowance of up to $25,000 will be awarded to candidates who intend to pursue a career in basic research on fundamental problems in marine microbial ecology, with an emphasis on understanding the role of microorganisms in shaping ocean processes, and vice versa. The foundation is interested in applicants with training in different disciplines, including modeling and theory development, and applicants already involved in ocean research. This fellowship is intended to support full-time research, and any exceptions, e.g., teaching positions, require advance approval from the foundation.

    The allowance may be spent on health insurance for the fellow and family, other benefits as required by the institution, research supplies, small equipment (including computers), attendance at scientific meetings, and other research-related travel. The stipend may be supplemented by the host institution or the mentoring principal investigator (PI). Funds from the annual allowance may be reallocated to the annual stipend if required to meet the institution’s minimum salary for postdoctoral fellows, at the institution’s discretion. The stipend may not be reallocated to increase the research allowance. Up to $2,000 of the allowance may be used for relocation of the fellow and family to the host institution. Relocation costs must be in accordance with the policies of the host institution.

    To be eligible, applicants should have received their PhD or equivalent degree within three years of the fellowship’s start date. Preference will be for applicants with no more than one year of postdoctoral experience. U.S. citizens may choose a postdoctoral research sponsor in the United States or Canada. Foreign applicants may choose a sponsor in the U.S. Awards may only be issued to nonprofit research universities or research institutions in the U.S. or Canada (on a campus within these countries).

    For more information, please contact Adam Kingston at kingsto9@msu.edu.  If you are interested in learning about other foundation funding opportunities, please visit the MSU Foundation Relations website.

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  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Career Transition Fellowships

    Grant Amount:
    $600K
    Deadline:
    Pre-applications due May 10, 2024 at 5pm Eastern
    Category:
    Medical & Health Sciences, Neuroscience

    Additional Information:

    Finding a way to stop MS, restore function and end MS forever will require a cadre of well-trained scientists engaged in MS-related research. The Society’s Career Transition Fellowship addresses this need by fostering the development and productivity of young scientists who have potential to make significant contributions to MS research and help ensure the future and stability of MS research. The award provides approximately $600,000 over five years to support a two-year period of advanced postdoctoral training in MS research and the first three years of research support in a new faculty appointment.

    The Career Transition Fellowship targets current postdoctoral trainees who demonstrate both commitment and exceptional potential to conduct MS-related research.

    ·       Applicants must hold a doctoral degree (M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent) and must be in a research-oriented postdoctoral training program at an academic, government, or non-profit research institution.

    ·       Applicants must have more than two years of postdoctoral research experience and no more than five years of postdoctoral research experience at the time of application. (Clinically related training periods such as medical residencies or sub-specialty fellowships will not be counted towards postdoctoral research experience.)

    For more information, please contact Jess Bitting bitting7@msu.edu

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  • MQ Mental Health Research – MQ Fellows Award 2024-USA

    Grant Amount:
    up to £225,000* ($285,000 is an estimated equivalent based on current exchange rates which can vary)
    Deadline:
    May 10, 2024 at 13:00 BST (GMT +1)
    Category:
    Aging & Seniors, Animal Related, Autism, Behavioral Health, Gender; LGBTQIA2S+, Medical & Health Sciences, Mental Health & Depression, Neuroscience, Nursing, Pediatrics, Policy, Social Science

    Additional Details: 

    MQ seeks to fund a diverse research portfolio that reflects a bio-psycho-social approach to mental health. The 2024 MQ Fellows Awards are open to researchers anywhere in the USA and from all disciplines related to mental health research. Research can be based in the laboratory, clinic or field and may involve theoretical, experimental, social science or medical humanities approaches. 

    MQ is particularly interested in the following highlight areas: 

    • Children and young people: research that explores adolescent mental health treatment and prevention including but not limited to, anxiety, depression, and ADHD. 
    • Public mental health: research that is focused on topics such as under-represented populations, the determinants of mental health, the distribution of mental illnesses across populations, community mental health, mental health within schools as well as on policy and equity issues. 
    • Prevention and treatment: research that detects targets for intervention, tests the effectiveness of interventions, culturally validates interventions, and develops new interventions or tailors existing interventions to improve effectiveness and reach to underserved populations. 
    • Suicide Treatment & Prevention: Research that considers novel interventions to reduce early mortality in those in mental distress. (See O’Connor et al. 2023) 
    • Psychosis: Research looking at mechanisms and treatments of early psychosis. 
    • Bipolar Disorder: Research looking at the mechanisms and improved treatments of bipolar disorder 

    For more information, please contact Allison Jones?jonesa70@msu.edu.?

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