Past Opportunities

Awards

Award Description

Internal Due Date

Final due date

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.

The intent of the program is to support these scientists in their most productive years, when they are establishing new research directions, providing leadership in the field and effectively mentoring junior scientists.

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.

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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. IGE is dedicated solely to piloting, testing, and validating innovative approaches to graduate education and to generating the knowledge required for the customization and implementation of the most successful, transformative ones. The primary target population for IGE projects must be masters and/or doctoral STEM students in a research-based degree program that requires a thesis or dissertation. 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

2018 Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award Brain Research Foundation has invited MIT to nominate one senior faculty member to submit a Letter of Intent for the Scientific Innovations Award (SIA). 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. June 8, 2017

Due to OPS: June 22, 2017

LOI to Foundation: June 29, 2017

NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant Programs

PAT-17-074 and PAR-17-076

The NIH has released their solicitations for Shared Instumentation Grants ($50K to $600K) and High-End Instrumentation Grants ($601K to $2M). The objective of the Program is to make available to institutions expensive research instruments that can only be justified on a shared-use basis and that are needed for NIH-supported projects in basic, translational or clinical areas of biomedical and bio-behavioral research. May 8, 2017

OSP: May 23, 2017

NIH: May 31, 2017

2017 ONO Pharma Breakthrough Science Initiative Awards Program Ono Initiative intends to support Principal Investigators (“PIs”) with creative ideas in selected scientific research fields (2017 – chemical biology and oligonucleotide medicine) with the mission of seeking discoveries/solutions and development of high impact science. May 5, 2017

LOI: May 15, 2017

OSP: June 23, 2017

Foundation: June 30, 2017

2017 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 April 14, 2017 May 1, 2017
2018 Charles H. Hood Foundation 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. The overall goal of the Program remains the funding of translational or clinical research that will improve child health, children’s clinical outcomes or improve health care access, affordability, and quality. April 5, 2017

Due to OSP:

May 5, 2017

2017 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 27, 2017 Due to OSP: April 24, 2017
Vallee Foundation Scholars 2017 Recognizing that outstanding, young, independent investigators are the source for future advances in the biomedical sciences and appreciating that flexible funding for basic research is needed, the Vallee Foundation will once again accept nominations for Vallee Scholars (formerly known as Vallee Young Investigators). January 27, 2017 Due to OSP: March 8, 2017
Dana Foundation - David Mahoney Neuroimaging Program 2017 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 20, 2017

Due to OSP:

January 30, 2017

The Moore Inventor Fellows 2017 The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation seeks 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. January 12, 2017

Due to OSP:

February 22, 2017

AXA Research Fund Award on "Responsible Artificial Intelligence” These award are aimed at stimulating breakthrough scientific production for mid-career researchers recognized by their peers for their extremely high potential for innovation in their fields.

December 7, 2016 at NOON

 

December 9, 2016
W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program The Foundation is seeking proposals for its Research Program. Research areas supported: Science, Engineering, Medical Research

December 2, 2016 

Phase I deadline: May 1, 2017

Phase II deadline: July 15, 2017

2017 Mallinckrodt Scholar Award Supports faculty in 5-8th year engaged in basic biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis or treatment of disease. November 21, 2016 January 15, 2017
2017 Agilent Early Career Professor Award Award focus: Techniques for the detection of nucleic acids, proteins or other biomolecules. November 18, 2016 Company due date: January 13, 2017
2017 Brain Research Foundation Seed Grant Program Purpose of the program is to provide start-up monies for new research projects in the field of neuroscience. November 16, 2016 Foundation deadline: January 4, 2017
NSF 15-504 Major Research Instrumentation Program MRI program serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education. November 15, 2016

NSF deadline:

January 11, 2017

2017 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award Supports scientists in the early stages of their careers in the fields of cancer, immunology and neuroscience. November 14, 2016

LOI due: December 9, 2017

Foundation deadline: January 20, 2017

NSF 16-594 ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Womane in Academic Science and Engineering Careers The goals of the ADVANCE program are (1) to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM careers; (2) to develop innovative and sustainable ways to promote gender equity that involve both men and women in the STEM academic workforce; and (3) to contribute to the research knowledge base on gender equity and the intersection of gender and other identities in STEM academic careers. November 11, 2016  NSF deadline for LOI: December 14, 2016
NSF 17-501 IUSE/PFE: Revolutionizing Engineering and Computer Science This funding opportunity enables engineering and computer science departments to lead the nation by successfully achieving significant sustainable changes necessary to overcome longstanding issues in their undergraduate programs and education inclusive communities of engineering and computer science students. November 9, 2016 

NSF deadline:

December 9, 2016

NSF 16-604 - Scalable Nanomanufacturing for Integrated Systems  (SNM-IS) Competitive proposals are expected to address the training and education of students in nanomanufacturing, system integration and related areas. Since Scalable Nanomanufacturing for Integrated Systems research will involve addressing multiple scientific and engineering challenges in the design and manufacture of complex nano-enabled integrated systems, an inter-disciplinary approach is strongly encouraged.  November 7, 2016 

NSF deadline:

January 13, 2017

NSF 16-503 Research Traineeship Program (NRT) The program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for STEM graduate education training.

October 19, 2016

 

NSF deadline:

February 7, 2017

NSF 16-593 Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN), Supporting the next phase of NCN Nodes Program
Develop compelling new computational and simulation tools and to cultivate communities of users in energing areas of nanoscale science and engineering

October 12, 2016

 

NSF LOI deadline: November 3, 2016
2017 Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists recognizes the country’s most promising faculty-rank researchers in the Life Sciences, Physical Science and Engineering and Chemistry.

October 5, 2016

 

Foundation deadline: November 16, 2016
2017 Simons Investigators in Math, Theoreteical Physics, Astrophysics and Computer Science The award aims to provide a stable base of support for outstanding scientists enabling them to undertake long-term investigations of the fundamental theoretical questions in their fields. The intent of the Investigator in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics and Theoretical Computer Science programs is to support outstanding scientists in their most productive years, when they are establishing creative new research directions, providing leadership to the field and effectively mentoring junior scientists.

September 28, 2016

 

Foundation deadline: October 31, 2016
NSF 16-591 - Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC) supports academe-industry partnerships, which are led by an interdisciplinary academic research team collaborating with at least one industry partner to carry out research to advance, adapt, and integrate technology(ies) into aspecified, human-centered smart service system. The selected service system should function as a technology test bed.

September 23, 2016

 

NSF Deadline: November 16, 2016