Funding

Modified: December 21, 2015

Navigating the Research Enterprise - January 11th!

The next session for First Mondays Faculty Development Seminar Series, Navigating the Research Enterprise, will be on January 11th at 12pm in Baldwin Auditorium. This series is open for early career faculty members and postdoctoral fellows at Northwestern.

Modified: December 21, 2015

Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards

The application cycle for the 2nd round of Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards adminstered by the OPA will open January 15th and close February 19th!

Modified: December 8, 2015

2015 Lilly Innovation Fellowship Award (LIFA) program

Eli Lilly and Company is pleased to announce the opening of the 2015 Lilly Innovation Fellowship Award (LIFA) program, a competitive post-doctoral fellowship award. This program is designed to foster post-doctoral career development through the recognition of highly innovative pre-competitive post-doctoral research proposals by providing the recipient with up to 4 years of funding and a unique training experience. See full story for more details. Interested applicants must work closely with their department administrator and grants officer and Dean's level nomination is required. Preliminary proposals are due January 28th!

Modified: December 8, 2015

NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Individual Fellowship Funding Opportunities (& Important Notices)

The next deadline for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) F Series of Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships (F32) is April 8th.

Modified: December 7, 2015

2016-2017 IBM Herman Goldstine Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mathematical Sciences

Interested in advancing your postdoctoral training in pure and applied mathematics or theoretical and exploratory computer science at the Watson Research Center near New York City? Applications for this highly-selective fellowship award is now open, and the deadline is January 12th!

Modified: December 7, 2015

Northwestern Memorial Foundation - Current Funding Opportunities

NMF Research is accepting electronic executive summary submissions for the Friends of Prentice Special Projects Program Funding (Fiscal Year 2017). Executive summary submissions are due by January 29th by 5pm.

Modified: December 7, 2015

CBC Postdoctoral Research Grant Program

CBC Postdoctoral Research Grant Program LOI submissions are due January 28th by 5pm (mandatory). This program is designed to provide funding to postdoctoral fellows for research carried out under the supervision of the postdoctoral fellow’s faculty mentor/advisor in core research facilities at the CBC universities. The technology provided by the core facility MUST be NEW to the postdoctoral fellow’s faculty mentor’s laboratory.

Modified: December 7, 2015

Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research on Aging

The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, in partnership with the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), created the Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research on Aging to encourage and further the careers of postdoctoral fellows, who are uniquely capable of translating advances in basic research from the laboratory to the clinic. The award is intended to provide significant research and training support to permit these postdoctoral fellows to become established in the field of aging. Letter of Intent is due March 3rd!

Modified: December 7, 2015

2016 L'Oréal USA for Women in Science

The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program annually recognizes and rewards five U.S.-based women researchers for their outstanding contributions in science, technology, engineering and math fields. Recipients receive up to $60,000 each for their postdoctoral research. Please note: applicants must be American born, naturalized citizen or permanent resident. Applications are due by February 5th.

Modified: November 23, 2015

BioProfessionals Series

Join Bioprofessionals for upcoming panels/worksops and connect on LinkedIn!!

Modified: November 5, 2015

Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health (TL1)

NUCATS is pleased to announce a Call for Applications for the Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health (TL1). This novel training program seeks to promote interactions between pediatric mentors and trainees and other scientific disciplines, Funding for TL1 trainees selected during this award cycle is anticipated to begin on March 1st. The letter of intent is due November 10th and full applications are due December 1st.

Modified: November 4, 2015

Northwestern recipients of Burroughs Wellcome Fund Awards

Congratulations to Burroughs Wellcome Fund Award Recipients: Dr. Monica Laronda and Dr. Laura Dassama!

Modified: November 3, 2015

ASM/CDC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted for the ASM/CDC Program in Infectious Disease and Public Health Microbiology Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. The goal of this program is to support the development of new approaches, methodologies and knowledge in infectious disease prevention and control in areas within the public health mission of the CDC. Applications are due by January 15th.

Modified: November 3, 2015

Burrough's Wellcome Fund - Postdoctoral Enrichment

The Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) provides a total of $60,000 over three years to support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution (an institution includes its affiliated graduate and medical schools, hospitals and research institutions) in the United States or Canada whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance to stellar careers in biomedical or medical research. Full details are available here. Application deadline is January 15th.

Modified: November 3, 2015

2016 CURE Taking Flight Award

Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) seeks to promote the careers of young investigators to allow them to develop a research focus independent of their mentor(s). CURE encourages studies that will provide new directions for epilepsy therapy, prevention and, ultimately, a cure and that will allow applicants to collect the data necessary to support a National Institutes of Health grant application. Individuals from any country are eligible to apply; you do not have to be a US citizen or working in the US to apply for this award. All materials must be submitted in English. LOI deadline for cycle 1 is November 19th; cycle 2 deadline is March 16th.

Modified: November 3, 2015

Check out the current funding opportunities from the NSF!

NSF is now accepting proposals for Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships (EAR-PF). Proposals are due by January 12th!

Modified: November 3, 2015

NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)

LIMITED SUBMISSION funding opportunity for early investigators! Deadline for internal LOI (including Dept Chair letter) is due November 23rd!

Modified: November 3, 2015

NUCATS Funding Opportunity

The Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute is pleased to announce another funding opportunity: Multidisciplinary Mentored Career Development Program (KL2). Eligibility has been expanded to include applicants that will begin a faculty appointment within three (3) months of being awarded the KL2. The letter of intent deadline has been extended to November 15th and full applications will be due January 11th.

Modified: October 4, 2015

The Graduate School - Funding Opportunities

The Graduate School provides three funding opportunities: Faculty Research Grants (individuals), Professional Development Grants (postdoc groups), and Catalyst Grants (postdoc groups). There are multiple deadlines throughout the year, so be sure to submit your proposals by the appropriate deadline. The next deadline for these grants will be in January 2016. Read more about these grant opportunities today.

Modified: October 1, 2015

CBC High Throughput Screening (HTS) Award Program - March Deadlines

Mark your calendars for the next application cycle! The application will open November 4th and close on November 11th!

Modified: October 1, 2015

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center Travel Awards

These travel awards provide funding to postdocs and grad students that wish to present their work in the field of cancer research and prevention. Deadline to apply is November 6th (covers travel for conferences in December, January, February and March).

Modified: October 1, 2015

National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Education Research

This Fellowship Program supports early-career scholars working in critical areas of educational scholarship. Deadline to apply is November 5th!

Modified: October 1, 2015

Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies

The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies seeks to maintain the vitality of China Studies in North America through fellowships and grants designed primarily for scholars early in their careers. Studies on and in China have developed over the last 30 years in the United States and Canada into a robust field, but current conditions pose daunting problems. Applications are due November 4th.

Modified: October 1, 2015

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) announces the third year of an initiative supporting research and teaching in Buddhist studies funded by a three-year grant of $6.7 million from The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation. Working with the Foundation, ACLS offers an articulated set of fellowship and grant competitions that will expand the understanding and interpretation of Buddhist thought in scholarship and society, strengthen international networks of Buddhist studies, and increase the visibility of innovative currents in those studies. Applications are due November 17th by 8pm CST.

Modified: October 1, 2015

Keystone Symposia Scholarships

Keystone Symposia offer scholarships of up to $1,200 USD to Students and Postdoctoral fellows. To apply for a scholarship, you must apply via the Symposia Meetings Page and click the "apply for scholarship" link next to the meeting that you wish to attend. Meetings are coming up in October 2015 and January 2016.

Modified: October 1, 2015

The Writing Place Workshops

The Writing Place hosts a series of workshops focused on different aspects of writing. These workshops are open to postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. Check out an upcoming workshop on creating and getting the most from a peer writing group.

Modified: October 1, 2015

2016 Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Award - Open Call for Applications

The Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Award program which began in 2015 is intended to support postdoctoral scholars who are judged to have the highest potential for success in an independent academic career in chemistry and the life sciences, and who will become the next generation of leaders and innovators in science, engineering, and technology. Applications are due December 1st by 7pm (CST)

Modified: October 1, 2015

Fragile X Research Foundation

FRAXA aims to accelerate research directed at finding a specific treatment for fragile X syndrome, with the goal being to bring practical treatment into current medical practice as quickly as possible. There are a limited number of Postdoctoral Fellowships available at a fixed rate of $45,000 per year. Please read more about this opportunity on FRAXA's Grant & Fellowship on the program webpage. Next deadline is February 1st.

Modified: September 30, 2015

Grantsmanship for the Research Professional Course

Grantsmanship for the Research Professional Course through Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies will be held on November 23rd-24th from 9am to 5pm in Wieboldt Hall on Northwestern University's Chicago campus. Registration typically reaches capacity quickly, so if you are interested, register today!

Modified: September 22, 2015

Free webcast - Funding: Writing a Successful Grant Proposal

Becoming an independent researcher in academia is crucial to achieving future success. Part of that journey starts with getting your own funding. Join Nature Jobs for an informative live 60 minute webcast on September 30th from 10-11am CST.

Modified: September 8, 2015

Funding Resources - Finding Corporate/Foundation Funding

Looking to identify non-government funding resources? Check out these resources!

Modified: September 7, 2015

NIH Research Career Development (K Award) & Important Notices

The next deadline for K-series awards new submissions is October 12th.

Modified: September 7, 2015

NIH Extramural Loan Repayment Program (LRP)

Applications for the NIH Loan Repayment Program are now being accepted! The application cycle will close on November 16th!

Modified: September 7, 2015

NINDS Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research (K22)

The objective of this FOA is to support talented advanced postdoctoral investigators from backgrounds underrepresented in neuroscience research during their transition to independent research positions. This K22 program is designed to assist transition to secure faculty positions, increase research faculty diversity and enhance the skills needed to progress to independent NIH or other independent research support. Next application due date is October 12th.

Modified: September 7, 2015

Current Funding Opportunity from the Department of Defense

Check out the latest DoD Funding Opportunity: DoD Breast Cancer Breakthrough Award Levels 1 and 2 (pre-application due November 13th)!

Modified: September 7, 2015

ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships

The ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships is a fellowship program that aims to offer small teams of two or more scholars the opportunity to collaborate intensively on a single, substantive collaborative projecti in the humanities and related social sciences. Application materials are due September 23rd. More details are available.

Modified: September 7, 2015

2016 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Approximately 20 fellowships will be awarded to individuals that have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Applications are due November 13th by 4pm CST.

Modified: August 19, 2015

Grant Writing for Underrepresented Minorities seminar

The National Research Mentoring Network invites postdoctoral/post-residency trainees and junior faculty to apply for a Grant Writing for Underrepresented Minorities seminar: Help, Opportunity and Experience (GUMSHOE). The seminar will begin with an event on October 21st-23rd in Denver, and followed by mentoring over the subsequent 6-months.

Modified: August 17, 2015

Grantsmanship for the Research Professional

TGS will be sponsoring an upcoming grantsmanship workshop on the Evanston campus, from 9am to 5pm on October 1st and 2nd. Registration deadline is September 25th.

Modified: August 3, 2015

PhRMA Post Doctoral Fellowships

PhRMA Post Doctoral Fellowships provide stipend support to well-trained graduates from Ph.D. programs who seek to further develop and refine their research skills through formal postdoctoral training. Next deadline for applications is September 1st.

Modified: August 3, 2015

Check out these funding opportunities from the Spencer Foundation

The Spencer Foundation funding opportunities focus on funding research in the education sector. The next deadline for submitting proposals for the Small Research Grants program is August 20th, apply today!

Modified: August 3, 2015

Simons Collaboration on the Origins of Life 2016 Postdoctoral Fellowships

To advance knowledge of the processes that led to the emergence of life, the Simons Foundation established the Simons Collaboration on the Origins of Life. More information is available and letters of recommendation are due September 11th!

Modified: August 3, 2015

SFARI Bridge to Independence Award Program

The Simon Foundation Autism Research Initiative is seeking proposals for the Bridge to Independence Award program. This request for applications (RFA) is aimed at senior postdoctoral fellows who intend to seek tenure-track faculty positions during the 2015-16 academic year. The first-stage proposals are due by August 28th. More information is available.

Modified: August 3, 2015

International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA)

The purpose of the International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) is to provide support and protected time (three to five years) to advanced postdoctoral U.S. research scientists and recently-appointed U.S. junior faculty (at least two years beyond conferral of doctoral degree) for an intensive, mentored research career development experience in a low- or middle-income country (LMIC) leading to an independently funded research career focused on global health. Applications open on February 2nd, 2016 and are due on March 2nd by 5pm.

Modified: July 31, 2015

Fermilab: URA Visiting Scholars Program

The Universities Research Association (URA) Visiting Scholars Program at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory supports visits by researchers from the URA institutions to work at Fermilab for periods of up to one year in areas such as high energy physics experiments, astrophysics, theory, accelerator physics, materials science, and computer science. Students, postdocs, or faculty doing research in areas such as high energy physics experiments, astrophysics, theory, accelerator physics, materials science, and computer science, related to the Fermilab mission are eligible to apply. Applications are due August 31st.

Modified: July 20, 2015

Skin Disease Research Center

Come and learn about new services offered by the Skin Disease Research Center Skin Tissue Engineering, Morphology and Phenotyping, and DNA/RNA Delivery Cores on July 28th from 830am-1230pm in Baldwin Auditorium (303 E Superior, Lurie Research Building, Chicago campus).

Modified: July 6, 2015

Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards

The 2015 Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards adminstered by the OPA have been awarded to 55 postdoctoral fellows across both campuses! Congratulations!

Modified: July 2, 2015

Open Society Fellowship

The Open Society Fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of open society challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world. Applications are due August 3rd. More information is available.

Modified: July 2, 2015

Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

The core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program provides approximately 800 teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Applications are due by August 3rd. More details are available.

Modified: July 2, 2015

William T. Grant Foundation Research Grants

The William T. Grant Foundation seeks to improve the lives of youth between the ages 5 and 25. The foundation has launched a new initiative to support research that advances understanding in the area of inequalities in youth development. Letters of inquiry are due by 3pm on August 4th!

Modified: July 1, 2015

Giovanni Armenise-Harvard Foundation Career Development Award Program

The Giovanni Armenise-Harvard Foundation has funds to support the development of talented scientists and to contribute to the establishment of novel areas of research in biological sciences in Italy, while furthering collaborative relationships between Italian scientists and Harvard Medical School (HMS). Applicants must be interested in becoming part of the community of researchers in Italy.

Modified: July 1, 2015

Proof of Concept Funding Opportunity

The NUCATS Institute and the Innovation and New Ventures Office (INVO) are soliciting proposals for a pilot grant competition: Proof of Concept Funding for Biomedical Technologies. Pre-applications are required and must be submitted by July 17th at Midnight to INVO. More details are available.

Modified: June 3, 2015

Smith Richardson Foundation Strategy and Policy Fellows Program

The Smith Richardson Foundation seeks applications for their Strategy and Policy Fellows program. This program supports single-author book projects of young scholars and policy thinkers on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history. Applications are due June 15th by 4pm (CST).

Modified: June 3, 2015

Lung Cancer Research Foundation Request for Proposals

Through the Lung Cancer Research Foundation's Research Grant program, the foundation will support projects with a focus on basic science, translational research, clinical research, supportive care, and quality of care/outcomes. The program is open to all U.S. and international investigators, including graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, physicians, medical students, and nurse researchers. Deadline to apply is July 1st!

Modified: April 24, 2015

2015 PCF Young Investigator Award

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is now accepting applications for their Young Investigator Award program. Applicants must be under direct supervision of a mentor and within six-years following completion of a professional degree or clinical training. More details available in the RFA. Applications are due by June 3rd via online submission system.

Modified: April 15, 2015

Hartwell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship - (Brief) Internal Proposal due May 5th!

This is a limited submission funding opportunity: The Primary Mission of The Hartwell Foundation is to grant awards to individuals for innovative and cutting-edge biomedical applied research that will potentially benefit children. The individuals and children should be citizens of the United States. Internal proposals due to the Office of Research Development by May 5th!

Modified: April 4, 2015

Baxter Young Investigator Award Program

Baxter's Young Investigator Awards seek to stimulate and reward research applicable to the development of therapies and medical products that save and sustain patients' lives. Applications are accepted until June 30th! Apply today!

Modified: March 3, 2015

RWJF Funding Opportunity - Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program

Check out this new funding opportunity from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program. Deadline to apply is March 18th!

Modified: February 19, 2015

Helpful Tips from NIH: Insider's Guide to Peer Review for Applicants

Check out this Insider's Guide to Peer Review for Applicants. Please note, the guide does not cover the peer review process; rather it provides succinct tips on application development and writing.

Modified: February 16, 2015

Heidelberg Laureate Forum

Apply for funding to attend the 3rd annual Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Heidelberg, Germany, from August 23rd - 28th. The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) have announced that they will sponsor a maximum of 20 young researchers for this unique opportunity. Deadline to apply is February 28th!

Modified: January 28, 2015

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network Young Investigator Awards

The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2015 Young Investigator Awards. BCAN will fund up to 2 Young Investigator Awards ($100K/2yrs). More information is available.

Modified: January 28, 2015

Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research on Aging

The award is intended to provide significant research and training support to permit these postdoctoral fellows to become established in the field of aging. Letters of intent are due March 3rd!

Modified: January 28, 2015

Biocareers Institutional Membership has ended as of January 2015

For career resources, job fairs and professional development opportunities, please check out the OPA webpages along with our News and Events feeds!

Modified: January 7, 2015

Dirksen Center Congressional Research Grants

The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. Applications are due March 1st.