Past Opportunities

Awards

Award Description

Internal Due Date

Final Due Date

American Diabetes Association
PATHWAY to STOP DIABETES AWARDS: Initiator, Accelerator, and Visionary
Pathway will support creative scientists early in their diabetes research careers, or investigators who are established in other disciplines but would like to expand their focus to diabetes research. June 11, 2018 Proposals due to OSP:
June 25, 2018

Proposals due to sponsor:
July 2, 2018

2019 Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award The Brain Research Foundation’s Scientific Innovations Award Program provides funding for innovative science in both basic and clinical neuroscience. This funding mechanism is designed to support creative, exploratory, cutting edge research in well-established research laboratories, under the direction of established investigators. May 30, 2018

LOI due to OSP:
June 15, 2018

Required LOI due:
June 22, 2018

Takeda 2019 Innovators in Science Awards: Early-Career Scientist Award and Senior Scientist Award his global Award recognizes a promising Early-Career Scientist's and an outstanding Senior Scientist’s contributions to science in the therapeutic areas of Neuroscience, Gastroenterology, Regenerative Medicine, and Oncology, and is intended to support their commitment to innovative research. The 2019 Awards will recognize researchers in the field of Regenerative Medicine. May 21, 2018 Formal Nominations due:
June 25, 2018
NSF Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) This solicitation seeks unique ways to protect scientific instruments, resources, cyberinfrastructure and data that extend beyond building better perimeters and point solutions. May 11, 2018 Proposals due to OSP:
May 25, 2018

Proposals due to NSF:
June 4, 2018

2018 Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation The Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation will be awarded for global innovation or scientific or technological breakthrough in the field of alternative fuels for transportation. May 11, 2018 Submission due:
May 31, 2018

W.M. KECK FOUNDTION RESEARCH PROGRAM

 

The Keck Foundation Research Program seeks to benefit humanity by supporting basic science research projects in two specific areas (1) medical research and (2) science and engineering.  May 10, 2018 Phase 1 Proposals due: November 1, 2018

Proposal (Phase 2) due to OSP: February 8, 2019

Proposal -Phase 2 due: February 15, 2019

NSF: Partnerships between Science and Engineering Fields and the NSF TRIPODS Institutes
TRIPODS + X 
The NSF’s Directorates for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) and Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MPS) recently launched the Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS) Phase I program with the goal of promoting long-term, interdisciplinary research and training activities that engage theoretical computer scientists, statisticians, and mathematicians in developing the theoretical foundations of data science April 27, 2018 Proposal due to OSP:
May 21, 2018

Proposal due to NSF:
May 29, 2018

Department of Energy: Computational Chemical Sciences (CCS) Research (DE-FOA-0001912) The DOE SC program in Basic Energy Sciences (BES) is interested in receiving applications from Single principal investigators (PIs), small groups (2-3 PIs), and centers (integrated multidisciplinary teams typically from multiple institutions) in Computational Chemical Sciences (CCS).  May 3, 2018 Required LOI due to OSP:
May 9, 2018

Required LOE due to DOE:
May 16, 2018

Full Proposals due to OSP:
June 11, 2018

Full Proposals due to DOE:
June 18, 2018
NIH Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed) This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages Collaborative Program Grant applications from organizations that propose to conduct research to address complex and challenging biomedical p
roblems, important for the mission of NIGMS, through deeply integrated, multidisciplinary research teams. 
April 23, 2018 Proposal due to OSP:
May 18, 2018

Proposal due to NIH:
May 25, 2018
Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10) PAR-18-600 The Shared Instrument Grant (SIG) Program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated systems that cost at least $50,000. April 23, 2018 Proposals due to OSP: 
May 24, 2018

Proposals due to NIH: 
​May 31, 2018

Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program (S10) PAR-18-599 The Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program encourages applications from groups of NIH-funded investigators to purchase or upgrade scientific instruments necessary to carry out animal experiments in all areas of biomedical research supported by the NIH.  April 23, 2018 Proposals due to OSP: 
May 24, 2018

Proposals due to NIH: 
​May 31, 2018

High-End Instrumentation Grant (HEI) Program (S10) PAR-18-598 The ORIP High-End Shared Instrument Grant (HEI) program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated systems that cost at least $600,001. The maximum award is $2,000,000. April 23, 2018 Proposals due to OSP:
May 24, 2018

Proposals due to NIH:
May 31, 2018

Department of Energy: Materials and Chemical Sciences Research For Quantum Information Science  This funding opportunity supports fundamental research for public benefit in materials and chemical sciences to advance our understanding of quantum phenomena in systems that could be used for QIS, and the use of quantum computing in chemical and materials sciences research. April 19, 2018 LOI due to OSP:
April 26, 2018

LOI due to DOE:
May 3, 2018

Proposals due to OSP:
May 17, 2018

Proposals due to DOE:
May 24, 2018

Department of Energy: Research at the Frontiers of X-Ray Free Electron Laser Ultrafast Chemical and Materials Science This FOA supports fundamental research for public benefit in materials and chemical sciences enabled by new ultrafast x-ray free electron laser (XFEL) capabilities at LCLS-II and its prospective upgrades.  April 17, 2018 LOI due to OSP: April 23, 2018
LOI due to DOE: April 30, 2018
Proposals due to OSP: May 14, 2018
Proposals due to DOE: May 21, 2018
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS): Activating Community Opportunities Using Museums/Libraries as Assets – A National Leadership Grants Special Initiative (NLG-SI-CC-FY18) Activating Community Opportunities Using Museums/Libraries as Assets is a special NLG initiative with the goal of examining how LAMs can work with their communities to leverage their unique abilities to affect positive community change.  April 18, 2018 Proposals due to OSP:
May 7, 2018

Proposals due to IMLS:
May 14, 2018
DOE: Preliminary Design and Techno-Economic Analysis of MWe-Class Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems (Opportunity DE-FOA-0001850) This program supports the overarching goals of the Clean Coal and Carbon Management Research Program (CCCMRP) through the collaboration between the R&D that addresses the technical and economic barriers to commercial viability and the development and deployment of SOFC power systems that validate those solutions. April 12, 2018 Proposals due to OSP:
April 30, 2018

Proposals due to DOE:
May 7, 2018
Charles H. Hood Foundation's 2019 Major Grants Initiative to Advance Child Health The Charles H. Hood Foundation seeks to support outstanding investigators conducting innovative and transformative research in Neonatology or Brain Science and Child Development.  April 9, 2018
LOI due to OSP:
May 14, 2018
 
LOI due to Foundation:
May 21, 2018
Breast Cancer Alliance--Exceptional Projects Grants The research project must be directly related to the field of breast cancer. Areas of relevant research may include but are not limited to: diagnosis, etiology, immunology, genetics, therapies, prevention and clinical studies. March 19, 2018

LOI due to Foundation:
April 6, 2018

Proposals due to Foundation:
July 20, 2018

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship for Science and Engineering - 2018 TThe Foundation established the Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering to allow the nation's most promising early career professors to pursue their science and engineering research with few funding restrictions. March 2, 2018 Full Applications due to OSP:
April 12, 2018

Full Application due:
April 20, 2018 
Innovation Corps (I-Corps TM) - National Innovation Network Nodes Program (I-Corps Nodes) 17-533 Organizations may only be associated with one I-Corps Node that is receiving funding from NSF at a given time. MIT is currently in negotiation with NSF for one of these awards.

No proposals from MIT will be submitted at this time.
   
Regeneron Prize for Creative Innovation 2018 The Regeneron Prize for Creative Innovation is to recognize and honor Excellence in Biomedical Sciences conducted by postdoctoral fellows.  March 2, 2018 OSP Due Date: March 14, 2018
Due to Regeneron: March 29, 2018
NSF: Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)   CCE STEM research projects will use basic research to produce knowledge about what constitutes responsible or irresponsible, just or unjust scientific practices and sociotechnical systems, and how to best instill students with this knowledge. February 23, 2018 Proposals due to OSP:
April 9, 2018

Proposals due to NSF:
April 17, 2018
Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation: Odyssey Award 2018 The Smith Family Foundation Odyssey Award supports creativity and innovation in junior investigators in the basic sciences.  The Award funds the pursuit of high impact ideas to generate breakthroughs and drive new directions in biomedical research.  March 1, 2018 OSP Due Date:
March 7, 2018

Foundation Due Date:
March 15, 2018 (12:00 noon, Eastern Time)
NIH PAR 17-159 Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01) The National Library of Medicine seeks applications for novel informatics and data science approaches that can help individuals gather, manage and use data and information about their personal health. March 1, 2018 Full Application due to OSP:
March 12, 2018

Full Proposal due to NIH:
March 19, 2018
NEH: Infrastructure & Capacity Building Challenge Grants The mission of this Challenge Grants program is to strengthen the institutional base of the humanities by enabling infrastructure development and capacity building. Grants aim to help institutions secure long-term support for their core activities and expand efforts to preserve and create access to outstanding humanities materials. March 1, 2018 Applications due to OSP:
March 8, 2018

Applications due to NEH:
March 15, 2018
NSF 18-529 Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science: NSF INCLUDES Alliances The NSF Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) is a comprehensive initiative to enhance U.S. leadership in science and engineering discovery and innovation by seeking and effectively developing STEM talent from all sectors in our society. March 6, 2018 Proposals due to OSP:
March 28, 2018

Full Proposals due to NSF:
April 4, 2018 

The Vallee Foundation Scholars - 2018 Recognizing that outstanding, young, independent investigators are the source for future advances in the biomedical sciences and of their need for flexible, unrestricted funding to conduct their research, the Vallee Scholars program makes grants to junior faculty carrying out independent, basic biomedical research.  February 15, 2018 Proposals due to OSP:
February 23, 2018

Proposals due to Sponsor:
March 1, 2018
Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award - 2018 The Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR) seeks nominations for its New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award. With this program, FFAR intends to support and promote the future generation of exceptionally talented and creative new faculty who are conducting critical research and establishing research programs that will lead to expanded availability of food and facilitate the global practice of sustainable agriculture as the world’s population grows to more than 9 billion people by the year 2050. February 12, 2018 Proposals due to OSP:

February 23, 2018

Proposals due to Sponsor:
March 1, 2018

The Vallee Foundation Scholars-2018 This program provides a one-time, career development award of $300,000 to exceptional, early stage, independent investigators carrying out basic biomedical research. These funds must be expended over a period of four years or less. February 15, 2018 Proposals due to OSP:
February 23, 2018

Proposals due to Sponsor:
March 1, 2018
NSF: American National Election Studies Competition (ANES) The American National Election Studies (ANES) produce high quality data from its own surveys on voting, public opinion, and political participation. The mission of the ANES is to inform explanations of election outcomes by providing data that support rich hypothesis testing, maximize methodological excellence, measure many variables, and promote comparisons across people, contexts, and time. The ANES serves this mission by providing researchers with a view of the political world through the eyes of ordinary citizens. February 7, 2018 LOI due to OSP:
February 13, 2018

LOI due to NSF:
February 21,2018

Bilil & Melinda Gates Foundation: Networks for School Improvement (NSI)

The Gates Foundation is guided by the belief that all lives have equal value, and that all students—especially Black, Latino, and low-income students—must have equal access to a great public education that prepares them for adulthood.

Given that there is much to learn about how networks of secondary schools come together to increase outcomes for Black, Latino, and low-income students, the foundation will be issuing multiple RFPs in the coming years to establish NSIs.  The goal is for NSI’s to improve outcomes that are predictive of high school graduation and postsecondary success.

February 6, 2018 Initial Proposals due to OSP:
February 13, 2018

Initial Proposals due to Gates:
February 21, 2018
2018 Ono Pharma Breakthrough Science Initiative Awards Program Ono Initiative intends to support scientist Principal Investigators (“PIs”) with creative ideas in selected scientific research fields (2018 – chemical biology and oligonucleotide medicine) with the mission of seeking discoveries/solutions and development of high impact science. February 5, 2018 Required LOI due: February 28, 2018 
Invited proposals to OSP:

May 23, 2018
Proposals due to Sponsor:

May 31, 2018

The NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) RFA-CA-18-001 The objective of the NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) is to encourage outstanding, late-stage graduate students with a demonstrated potential and interest in pursuing careers as independent cancer researchers by facilitating the successful transition to their postdoctoral positions. January 31, 2018 Application due to OSP:
February 14, 2018

Application due to NIH:
February 22, 2018
Graham Foundation for the Advanced Studies i nthe Fine Arts The Foundation’s interests also extend to work being done in the fine arts, humanities, and sciences that expands the boundaries of thinking about architecture and space. In an effort to bridge communities and different fields of knowledge, the foundation supports a wide range organizations such as non-profit galleries, colleges and universities, publishers, and museums. January 29, 2018 Proposals due to OSP:
February 15, 2018

Proposals due to Sponsor:
February 25, 2018
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Request for Statements of Interest: DRL Internet Freedom Annual Program Statement (DRLA-DRLAQM-18-004) In support of the U.S. International Strategy for Cyberspace, DRL’s goal is to protect the open, interoperable, secure, and reliable Internet by promoting fundamental freedoms, human rights, and the free flow of information online through integrated support to civil society for technology, digital safety, policy and advocacy, and applied research programs. January 25, 2018 SOI due to OSP:
February 5, 2018

SOI due to sponsor:
February 12, 2018
St. Baldricks Grants The St. Baldrick’s Foundation (SBF) is a volunteer-powered charity committed to funding the most promising childhood cancer research. St. Baldrick’s is best known for its head-shaving events where volunteers go bald in solidarity with kids with cancer while raising money for research. January 18, 2018 by 5:00 pm LOIs due to Sponsor:
January 31, 2018

 
The Moore Inventor Fellows 2018 The foundation seeks to identify outstanding inventors and innovators who harness science and technology to enhance the conduct of scientific research, strengthen environmental conservation, or improve the experience and outcomes of patient care.  The Moore Inventor Fellows program focuses on supporting scientist-inventors at a critical stage of research to capture opportunities that otherwise might be missed. The Foundation seeks to provide freedom and support to promising inventors with the most compelling ideas to pursue creative work. January 17, 2018 Basic Nomination due to OSP: February 5, 2018

Basic Nomination due to Foundation:
February 12, 2018

Full Nomination due to OSP:
February 26, 2018

Full Nomination due to Foundation:
March 5, 2018

NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) NSF 18-511 The NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) Program offers researchers the opportunity to transform new knowledge into societal benefits through translational research and technology development efforts which catalyze partnerships to accelerate innovations that address significant societal needs. Please see announcemnt for six (6) broad goals. January 3, 2018 Proposals due to OSP: January 25, 2018

Poposals due to NSF:
February 1, 2018

NIH Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (R01) NIH-ES-18-001 The Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award is designed to identify the best new biomedical investigators across the spectrum of science supported by the NIEHS (i.e., including basic mechanistic, clinical and population based researchers) and facilitate their establishing a vibrant, independent research program in the environmental health sciences.  January 12, 2018 Proposals due to OSP:
February 20, 2018

Proposals due to NIH:
February 27, 2018
Dana Foundation-David Mahoney Neuroimaging Program–2018 The Dana Foundation’s Neuroimaging research program focuses on improving human brain and brain-immune functioning to promote health, and prevent and treat disease. Funds support pilot-testing by investigators, who are early in their research careers, to enable them to pursue promising, high-risk, and innovative ideas that have a direct clinical application.  January 16, 2018 by 9:00 am Proposals due to OSP:
January 29, 2018

roposals due to Sponsor:
February 5, 2018
National Endowment for the Arts: ART WORKS Art Works is the National Endowment for the Arts’ principal grants program. This project-based funding supports public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation, the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life. January 16, 2018 Applications due to OSP:
February 8, 2018

Appications due to NEA:
February 15, 2018
USAID: Long-term Assistance and SErvices for Research (LASER) Through LASER, USAID seeks to leverage and support international university networks, inclusive of universities from both the United States (U.S) and lower-middle income countries (LMIC), to improve development research opportunities, evidence generation, and uptake by development actors and policy makers. January 4, 2018 Required Concept Note due to OSP:
anuary 17, 2018

Concept Note due to sponsor:
January 24, 2018
DOE: Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) DOE-FOA-0001810 The EFRC program brings together the skills, talents, and expertise of teams of scientists to perform energy-relevant, basic research with a scope and complexity beyond what is possible in standard single-investigator or small-group awards. These multi-investigator, multi-disciplinary centers enable, encourage, and accelerate transformative scientific advances for the most challenging topics in materials sciences, chemical sciences, geosciences, and biosciences. EFRCs conduct fundamental research focused on one or more “grand challenges,” “transformative opportunities,” and “basic research needs” identified in major strategic planning efforts by the Basic Energy Sciences (BES) program (BES) and the scientific community. December 22, 2017

Required Pre-Application due to OSP: January 24, 2018

Required Pre-Application due to sponsor: January 31, 2018

Proposals due to OSP:
April 2, 2018

Proposals due to DOE:
April 11, 2018

National Science Foundation Major Instrumentation Program (MRI) (NSF 18-513) The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to multi-user scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education, not-for-profit museums, science centers and scientific/engineering research organizations. MRI provides support to acquire critical research instrumentation without which advances in fundamental science and engineering research may not otherwise occur and provides support to develop next-generation research instruments that open new opportunities to advance the frontiers in science and engineering research.  December 15, 2017 Proposals due to OSP: 
January 29, 2018

Final Proposals due: 
February 5, 2018
LUI Che Woo Prize – Prize for World Civilisation 2018 The Prize aims to build a better world by recognizing people or organizations who have made highly distinguished and commendable contributions to the welfare of mankind in the areas of Sustainability, Welfare Betterment and Positive Energy. December 18, 2017 Nominations due:
January 31, 2018
NIH Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) This funding opportunity supports highly integrated research teams of three to six PD/PIs to address ambitious and challenging research questions that are important for the mission of NIGMS and are beyond the scope of one or two investigators. Collaborative program teams are expected to accomplish goals that require considerable synergy and managed team interactions. Project goals should not be achievable with a collection of individual efforts or projects. Teams are encouraged to consider far-reaching objectives that will produce major advances in their fields December 15, 2017 Due to OSP:
January 18, 2018

Due to NIH:
January 25, 2018
NIH Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) (R25) The over-arching goal of this program is to support creative educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical research workforce with a primary focus on research experiences and courses for skills development. Applications are encouraged from research-intensive institutions that propose to develop recent baccalaureate science graduates from underrepresented backgrounds so that they have the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue Ph.D. degrees in biomedical sciences. December 18, 2017 Due to OSP:
January 17, 2018

Due to NIH:
January 24, 2018
Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program The purpose of this program is to provide startup funds for new research projects in the field of neuroscience that are both innovative and will likely lead to extramural funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or other outside funding sources.

The objective of the BRF Seed Grant Program is to support new and innovative projects, especially those of junior faculty, who are working in new research directions. BRF Seed Grant awards are not intended to supplement existing grants.
December 11, 2017 LOI Due to OSP:
December 29, 2017

Required letter of intent due: January 8, 2018 

Full Proposal due to OSP:
March 21, 2018

Full Proposals due:
March 28, 2018

2018 Mallinckrodt Scholar Award The Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation is a private foundation that funds basic biomedical research in St Louis and throughout the United States. Each year thirty institutions are invited to submit candidates to compete for the Mallinckrodt Scholar Award. The institutions are selected by the Mallinckrodt Board based on their history of quality grant applications and award selection.   December 11, 2017 Proposal due to OSP:
January 5, 2018

Proposal due to Sponsor:
January 15, 2018
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. November 30, 2017 LOI due date: ​December 8, 2017
P
roposal due to OSP: January 12, 2018
Proposal due to Foundation: January 19, 2018
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program (NSF 18-507) The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for STEM graduate education training. The program is dedicated to effective training of STEM graduate students in high priority interdisciplinary research areas, through the use of a comprehensive traineeship model that is innovative, evidence-based, and aligned with changing workforce and research needs.  November 10, 2017 Required LOI due to OSP:
November 29, 2017

Required LOI due to sponsor:
December 6, 2017

Full Proposals due to OSP: January 26, 2018

Full Proposals due to sponsor: February 6, 2018

The Schmidt Science Fellowships The Schmidt Science Fellows program is an elite postdoctoral program that aims to create a new generation of scientific leaders by giving the world’s best aspiring scientific minds a broader perspective, the ability to engage in an interdisciplinary way, and the opportunity to make a lasting impact on society. The fellowship includes the opportunity to conduct postdoctoral research study focusing on a discipline in the natural sciences, engineering, mathematics, or computing that is different from the individual's existing area of expertise and is a planned area of future focus November 6, 2017 Nominations due to Sponsor:
November 13, 2017
Applications due:
December 31, 2017
Johnson & Johnson Partners with Leading Universities to Advance Women’s Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design (STEM2D) MIT will not be submitting proposals for this funding opportunity because MIT is unable to accept the award agreement terms.    
NSF 17-591: Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science: NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub The NSF Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) is a comprehensive initiative to enhance U.S. leadership in science and engineering discovery and innovation by seeking and effectively developing STEM talent from all sectors in our society.  November 6, 2017 Internal Proposals due:
November 6, 2017

Full Proposals due to OSP:
November 20, 2017

Full Proposals due to sponsor:
November 27, 2017 

Mid-Scale Innovations Program in Astronomical Sciences (MSIP)
NSF 17-592
The Mid-Scale Innovations Program (MSIP) is designed to fill the need for a well-defined budgetary and competitive selection process to support astronomical projects of intermediate to large cost. This solicitation fills part of the midscale gap, from $4M to $30M. The demand in this funding range covers a wide variety of activities, from highly focused short-term science experiments to long-term multi-use facilities. Other opportunities for support include major new instruments for existing telescopes, and design and development programs for possible future mid-scale and MREFC initiatives October 20, 2017 Required Preliminary Proposals due to sponsor:
November 20, 2017

Full Proposals (if invited) due to OSP:
March 30, 2018

Full Proposals (if invited) due: 
April 6, 2018

2018 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists The Blavatnik National Awards honor America’s most innovative young faculty-rank scientists and engineers. These awards celebrate the past accomplishments and future potential of young faculty members working in three disciplinary categories of science and engineering.  Every year, one nominee will be named a Blavatnik Laureate in each category: Life Sciences; Physical Sciences & Engineering; and Chemistry. October 13, 2017 Nominations due:
Novemmber 15, 2017
Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics is a career development award to enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research.  Each year around three Greenwall Faculty Scholars are selected to receive 50 percent salary support for three years to enable them to develop their research program. October 18, 2017 LOI due: ​November 1, 2017

Proposals due to OSP: Jan. 8, 2018

Full Proposals due: Jan. 15, 2018

Invited Interviews: April, 2018

National Endowment for the Humanities: Division of Educational Programs: Dialogues on the Experience of War This program supports the study and discussion of important humanities sources about war, in the belief that these sources can help U.S. military veterans and others think more deeply about the issues raised by war and military service. 

The program will support facilitation of discussion programs; and the creation of a preparatory program to recruit and train program discussion leaders (NEH Discussion Leaders).

October 20, 2017

Applications due to OSP:
October 27, 2017

Applications due to sponsor:
November 2, 2017
Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) NSF-17-573 AISL seeks to (a) advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning in informal environments; (b) provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; (c) advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and (d) engage the public of all ages in learning STEM in informal environments. September 27, 2017

Internal Proposals due:
September 27, 2017

Proposals due to OSP:
October 30, 2017

Proposals due to NSF:
November 6, 2017

CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI)-Institutional Infrastructure (II) Proposals The goal of CRI is to enable transformative research at the frontiers of core CISE research disciplines and to provide unique opportunities for current and future generations of CISE researchers. September 28, 2017 Prelim. Proposal due to OSP:
October 26, 2017

Prelim. Proposal due to NSF:
November 2, 2017

Proposals due to OSP:
January 4, 2018

NSF deadline:
Janualry 11, 2018 
SIMONS FOUNDATION:  2018 Simons Investigators in Mathematics & Physical Sciences

The Simons Foundation invites nominations for Simons Investigators in Mathematics, (Theoretical) Physics, (Theoretical) Astrophysics and Theoretical Computer Science. The aim of the Simons Investigators programs is to identify and support the most active and creative researchers during the years when they are developing into and serving as the intellectual leaders of the field and to provide them with resources to undertake new and creative investigations.

September 13, 2017 Nominations due to OSP:
October 24, 2017

Final Nomination due to Foundation:
October 31, 2017
SIMONS FOUNDATION: 2018 Simons Investigators in Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems (MMLS)

The Simons Foundation invites nominations for Simons Investigators in the Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems (MMLS). Investigators in MMLS are outstanding scientists, often with mathematics or theoretical physics backgrounds, now engaged in research based on mathematical modeling in the life sciences.

The intent of the program is to help launch the research careers of outstanding scientists in the early stages of their research career (within first eight years of first faculty position). Nominations will be evaluated on the basis of nominees’ potential for scientific accomplishments.

September 13, 2017 Nominations due to OSP:
October 24, 2017

Final Nomination due to Foundation:
October 31, 2017
SIMONS FOUNDATION: 2018 Math+X Investigators  The Simons Foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences Math+X Investigators program is designed to encourage novel collaborations between mathematics (Math) and other fields in science or engineering (X) by providing funds to professors to establish programs at the interface between mathematics and other fields of science or engineering.

The X partner should be a department or institute of science or engineering at the Investigator’s university that will engage in significant collaboration with the mathematics department in an area where such collaboration is not the norm. Both departments must have doctoral programs. The foundation will accept proposals for Applied Math+X; but not Statistics+X.

September 13, 2017 Nominations due to OSP:
October 24, 2017

Final Nomination due to Foundation:
October 31, 2017
Advancing Digitazation of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) NSF 15-576--TCN Proposals Two-to-four year awards to digitize existing specimens based on a particular research theme. This research theme may be a grand challenge for biodiversity, a part of a grand challenge, or another important research theme requiring information from existing collections. Specimens to be digitized should be of critical importance to the research theme and the criteria for the specimen assessment should be indicated in the proposal. September 13, 2017 Proposals due to OSP:
October 5, 2017

Proposals due to NSF:
October 13, 2017
Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) NSF 17-858 The Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative approaches to STEM graduate education training. IGE projects will generate potentially transformative models for improvements in graduate education that prepare the next generation of scientists and engineers for the full range of possible STEM career paths to advance the nation’s STEM enterprise. September 9, 2017 Proposals due to OSP:
October 17, 2017

Proposals due to NSF:
October 25, 2017
National Endowment for the Humanities-Summer Stipends Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. September 5, 2017 Due to Sponsor:
September 27, 2017
2018 Wolf Prize in the Sciences and Arts The Wolf Prize in the Science and Arts is awarded to outstanding artists and scientists for their achievements for the benefit of mankind and brotherly relations among peoples, regardless of nationality, race, color, religion, sex or political views August 16, 2017 Full Nomination Materials due to VPR: September 8, 2017

Due to Foundation: September 15, 2017

NIH: Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program (R25) The over-arching goal of this National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical research workforce. The Bridges to Baccalaureate Program is intended to provide these activities to community college students to increase transition to and completion of Bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences.   August 24, 2017 Proposals due to OSP:
September 18, 2017

Proposals due to sponsor: 
September 25, 2017

NIH: NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25)  The over-arching goal of this NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce by (1) increasing the pool of current and future Ph.D.-level research scientists from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical neuroscience research; and (2) facilitating the career advancement/transition of the participants to the next step of their neuroscience careers. August 24, 2017 Proposals due to OSP:
September 18, 2017

Proposals due to sponsor: 
September 25, 2017
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation: Building Bridges 2017-2018 The Building Bridges 2017-18 Grants Program will support planning and implementation of programs or projects that engage U.S.-based Muslim and non-Muslim populations in arts- and culture-based experiences that advance relationships and understanding. Through this approach, the program’s larger aim is to contribute toward a more just civil society and greater well-being among people. August , 2017
 
Proposals due to OSP:
September 18, 2017

Proposals due to sponsor: 
September 25, 2017

2017 Banting Fellowship The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to Canada’s economic, social and research-based growth. August, 14, 2017 Due to OSP:
September 13, 2017

Due to the Sponsor:
Sepbember 20, 2017

2018 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) August 11, 2017 Due to OSP:
September 21, 2017

Due to Sponsor:
September 29, 2017
NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5) 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 10, 2017 Due to OSP:
September 14, 2017

Due to Sponsor:
September 22, 2017
Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications (BD Spokes) NSF 17-546 NSF 17-546, is the second call for BD Spoke proposals. The proposals will be awarded in FY 2018. Collaborating with BD Hubs, each BD Spoke will focus on a particular topic that requires Big Data approaches and solutions. The regional BD Hub Steering Committee will provide general guidance to each BD Spoke and will assist the BD Spoke in coordinating with the national BD Hub network, with other BD Spokes, and with the broader innovation ecosystem. August 10, 2017 Due to OSP:
September 11, 2017

Due to Sponsor:
September 18, 2017
Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) NSF 15-577 The Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) Program provides funds: 1) for improvements to secure and organize collections that are significant to the NSF BIO-funded research community; 2) to secure collections-related data for sustained, accurate, and efficient accessibility to the biological research community; and 3) to transfer ownership of collections. July 25, 2017

Due to OSP:
August 7, 2017

Due to sponsor:
August 14, 2017

 

2018 Millennium Technology Prize The prize encourages further cutting-edge research and development and is thus not intended as a reward for lifetime achievement. The Prize also highlights the Finnish practical and solution-focused mindset — one of the great strengths of Finland — to the whole world. NA Due: July 31, 2017
2018 Beckman Young Investigators Award The Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Program provides research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers in the chemical and life sciences, particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science. July 17, 2017 Due to Foundation:
August 14, 2017
W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program

The Keck Foundation Research Program seeks to benefit humanity by supporting basic science research projects in two specific areas (1) medical research and (2) science and engineering. This research should be distinctive and novel in its approach, question the prevailing paradigm, or have the potential to break open new territory.

July 13, 2017

Phase I deadline:
November 1, 2017

Phase II deadline:
February 15, 2018

2018 Mallinckrodt Grant Applications The funds are designed to provide faculty members who hold M.D. and/or Ph.D. degrees, and who are in the first to fourth year of a tenure-track position, with support to move the project forward to the point where R01 or other independent funding can be obtained. Applicants with current R01 funding should not apply. June 22, 2017

Due to OSP: July 21, 2017

Due to Foundation:
August 1, 2017

ETH Zurich Materials Research Prize for Young Investigators The ETH Materials Research Prize for Young Investigators recognizes outstanding contributions of young investigators that advance materials from fundamental to applied research. These contributions could include, for example: the discovery of new classes of materials, the observation of novel phenomena leading to either fundamentally new applications and insights, and work that substantially impacts our understanding or applications of existing materials and phenomena. June 19, 2017 Due to ETH Zurich: July 31, 2017
2018 Pew-Stewart Scholars Program for Cancer Research The Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Program supports Assistant Professors of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of a cure for cancer. Nominees should be conducting innovative, cutting-edge, cancer research that may accelerate and advance progress toward a cure for cancer. June 16, 2017

Due to OSP: Oct. 10, 2017

Due to Foundation: Oct. 16, 2017

2018 Pew Biomedical Scholars The Pew Biomedical Scholars Award supports Assistant Professors of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The Award provides funding for early career candidates whose research is based on biomedical principles, but brings in concepts and theories from more diverse fields. June 19, 2017

Due to OSP: Oct. 16, 2017

Due to Foundation: Oct. 23, 2017