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Funding Opportunities for Faculty and Pre/Postdoctoral Fellows

Please check the funding agency’s web site for the most current information on eligibility, due dates, and availability of individual awards.

 

Pre/Post-Doctoral Fellowships and Awards 

Name

Topic

Eligibility

Award Information

Application Due Date

American Heart Association

 

Predoctoral Fellowship (Founders Affiliate)

Graduate student

2 years stipend

July 26, 2011

American Heart Association

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship (Founders Affiliate)

MD, MD/PhD, PhD

2 years, stipend based on PGY

July 26, 2011

American Heart Association

 

Clinical Research Program (Founders Affiliate and National)

MD, MD/PhD, PhD; early career investigator (may be fellow or junior faculty)

2 years, $50,000/year

July 26, 2011 (Founders) and July 8, 2011 (National)

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Career Awards for Medical Scientists

MD, MD/PhD: two or more years of research training, no more than 120 months past most recent doctorate, must be nominated by Tufts University to apply

Post-doc x 2 years, 3 years on faculty ($700,000 over five years)

October 1st (Internal Deadline has passed for 2011)

Charles A. King Trust

Postdoctoral Fellowship

MD, MD/PhD, PhD; must have completed at least 3 and no more than 5 years of full-time postdoctoral training

2 years stipend and research allowance

December 15th

Helen Hay Whitney Foundation

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Recent MD, MD/PhD, or PhD with no more than one year of postdoctoral training at time of application

3 years stipend and research allowance

July 14, 2011

 

Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund

Postdoctoral Fellowship

MD, MD/PhD, PhD with no more than one year of postdoctoral training at time of application

3 years stipend and lab research allowance

February 1st

Life Sciences Research Foundation

Postdoctoral Fellowship

MD, MD/PhD, PhD

Minigrant (stipend plus research allowance) for 3 years

October 1st


 

 

Faculty Fellowships and Awards  

Name

Topic

Eligibility

Award Information

Application Due Date

American Heart Association

Scientist Development Grant (Founders Affiliate and National)

MD, MD/PhD, PhD; Highly promising beginning scientists on path to independence

$70,000 directs/year for 3 or 4 years

July 26, 2011 (Founders) and July 8, 2011 (National)

American Heart Association

Grant-in-Aid (Founders Affiliate)

MD, MD/PhD, PhD; independent investigator

$60,000 directs/year for 3 years

July 26, 2011

American Heart Association

Established Investigator Award

Usually Associate Professor or above, with accomplished track record and unusual promise

$500,000 over 5 years

July 8, 2011

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation

 

Beckman Young Investigators Program -  Fundamental research in the chemical and life sciences

MD, MD/PhD, PhD; assistant professors in first three years of faculty appointment

$300,000 over 3 years; must be nominated by Tufts University to apply

On Hold

Charlton Award

Seed funds to provide support to projects likely to lead to extramural funding

Faculty appointment for no more than five years; TUSM appointment at  Assistant Professor rank or higher

~ $9,000

Generally in March of each year

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Clinical Scientist Development Award

MD, MD/PhD physician scientist within 5 years of first appointment to faculty pursuing clinical research

$150,000/yr for 3 years; must be nominated by Tufts University

Usually early November for nomination; proposal due mid-December

Ellison Medical Foundation

 

New Scholar Program in Aging

MD, MD/PhD, PhD; assistant professors in first three years of research career after post-doc training

Up to $100,000/year, for up to 4 years; must be nominated by Tufts Medical Center

Usually late February

Ellison Medical Foundation

Senior Scholar Award in Aging

MD, MD/PhD, PhD; substantial prior creativity and productivity, not necessarily related to aging

$150,000/year,  up to 4 years

Usually early March

Natalie V. Zucker Research Grant

 

Research grants for women scholars

TUSM junior faculty (up to and including Assistant Professor rank) and postgraduate fellows at TUSM/Sackler

~ $4,500

Generally in March of each year

NIH Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08)

Clinician-Scientist Development Award

MD, MD/PhD; full-time academic appointment, in beginning stages of biomedical or behavioral research career, including translational research

3-5 year award; amount varies based upon institute

Standard due dates for K awards

NIH Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23)

Patient-Oriented Research Development Award

MD, MD/PhD, PhD; full-time academic appointment, in beginning stages of patient-oriented research career

3-5 year award; amount varies based upon institute

Standard due dates for K awards

NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00)

 

New Investigators Program

MD, MD/PhD, PhD; no more than 5 yrs post-doc training at time of initial application or resubmission

up to $90k total costs/yr for 1-2 yrs of mentored phase (K99) and up to $249k total costs/yr for yrs. 3-5, the independent phase (R00)

Standard due dates for K awards

NIH Pioneer Award

Pioneer Award

High risk research programs

$500,000 total for 5 years

Can change, check notice for specifics

Pew Charitable Trust

Basic science; clinical science

MD, PhD; asst professor in first 3 years

$60,000/year x 4 years; must be nominated by Tufts Medical Center to apply

November 1st

Strategic  Program for Asthma Research (previously Sandler Program)

Asthma research by individuals outside the field

Asthma; preliminary results not required.

$250,000 per year for three years

Early February

Searle Scholars Program

Most areas of biomedical research

MD, PhD asst professor in first or second year.

$100,000 x three years, must be nominated by Tufts University

Usually late September

Smith Family Awards for Excellence in Biomedical Research

Basic biomedical research projects

MD, MD/PhD, PhD: within first 2 years of independent faculty appointment as of July 1st of application year

$100,000 for 3 years; must be nominated by Tufts Medical Center to apply

Internal Deadline June 29, 2011; Application due September 8, 2011

W.M. Keck Foundation

 

Distinguished young scholars in medical research; fundamental mechanisms of human disease

MD, MD/PhD, PhD: asst professor more than 1 year and less than 4 years in rank

Up to $1 million, duration up to 5 years

May 1 and November 1