Current Limited Submissions

Awards Award Description Internal Due Date Final Due Date
NSF: Enabling Quantum Leap: Convergent Accelerated Discovery Foundries for Quantum Materials Science, Engineering and Information (Q-AMASE-i) The "Quantum Leap: Leading the Next Quantum Revolution" is one of NSF's "Ten Big Ideas" which aims to empower U.S. scientists and engineers to propel the science and engineering of quantum phenomena through high-risk, high-pay off projects. As a part of the Quantum Leap, Q-AMASE-i Foundries are expected to produce advances such as: transformative breakthrough fundamental research; novel materials, tools, devices, algorithms, and simulations integrated with industrial technologies; quantum systems research; new application domains; and the next generation of a highly-trained workforce.  August 21, 2018 Required LOI due to OSP: September 10, 2018

Required LOI due to NSF: September 17, 2018

Full Proposals due to OSP: October 29, 2018

Full Proposals due to NSF: November 5, 2018
NIH Director's Early Independence Award The NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards provide an opportunity for exceptional junior scientists to accelerate their entry into an independent research career by forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period. By the end of the award period, the Early Independence investigator is expected to be competitive for continued funding of his/her research program and for a permanent research-oriented position. August 13, 2018 Letter of Intent (encouraged, but not required) due to NIH: August 27, 2018

Proposals due to OSP:
September 20, 2018

Proposals due to NIH: September 27, 2018 
The Schmidt Science Fellows Program MIT requests nominations of the most outstanding individuals, who plan to work in the areas of natural sciences (including life, physical, and earth sciences), engineering, mathematics, or computing, for this elite new postdoctoral fellowship program. August 16, 2018 MIT Nominations due to Sponsor: August 31, 2018

Applications packages due to Sponsor: November 30, 2018

2019 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Program The Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Program supports scientists in the early stages of their careers in the fields of cancer, immunology and neuroscience.  Awards are for innovative research with above-average risk and groundbreaking possibilities. August 13, 2018 LOI due date:
September 12, 2018

Proposal due to OSP:
October 17, 2018

Proposal due to Foundation:
October 24, 2018

2019 Searle Scholars Program The Searle Scholars Program supports research of outstanding individuals who have recently begun their appointment at the assistant professor level, and whose appointment is their first tenure-track position at one of the 163 participating institutions. (MIT is a participating institution) Department Head nominations due:
August 6, 2018
Proposals due to OSP:
September 21, 2018

Proposals due to Sponsor:
September 28, 2018