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Modified: September 6, 2017

Travel and Childcare Support Awards for the 2018 Annual Conference

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is pleased to offer travel and childcare support awards for postdoctoral scholars to attend our 16th Annual Conference, which will be held at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio, April 6 - 8, 2018. Applications will be accepted through Monday, October 2, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Modified: August 23, 2017

Sparrho Early Career Researcher Prize 2017-2018

Sparrho, a London-based science startup, is offering a global conference funding opportunity for PhDs and postdocs. The deadline to apply is August 31st.

Modified: August 22, 2017

NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices for July 28, 2017 (The NIH Guide TOC)

The NIH has released an update on their funding opportunities.

Modified: August 22, 2017

TGS Funding Opportunities

The Graduate School is currently accepting applications for Catalyst and Professional Development Grants. The next application deadline is September 11, 2017.

Modified: August 18, 2017

AISES Engineering Faculty Career Workshop

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society has an exciting professional development opportunity for underrepresented, particularly American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian, graduate students, post-docs, and early career faculty. Deadline for applications is August 23, 2017.

Modified: August 15, 2017

Changing policies impact NIH-funded studies involving human subjects

Check out the lates notice from the NIH regarding changing policies impact NIH-funded studies involving human subjects.

Modified: August 11, 2017

NIH Extramural Loan Repayment Program (LRP)

Applications for the NIH Loan Repayment Program are now being accepted! The application has been extended to December 1st! Please review the updated announcements!

Modified: August 9, 2017

SACNAS Travel Funds for Potential Engineering Faculty and Math Postdocs

2017 SACNAS is accepting applications for their October 19-21 conference in Salt Lake City.

Modified: July 24, 2017

Banting Fellowship for International Scholars

The objective of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship program is to attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internally, to develop their leadership potential and to position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow, positively contributing to Canada’s economic, social and research-based growth through leadership in a research-intensive career. Canadian and international candidates are eligible to apply for a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. Each Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship is valued at $70,000 (taxable) per annum for two years. Apply by September 20th at 7pm.

Modified: July 24, 2017

Alvin H. Baum Clinical Simulation Faculty Fellowship - Deadline: Friday, August 11, 2017

The Alvin H. Baum Clinical Faculty Fellowship is now accepting proposals!

Modified: July 14, 2017

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center Travel Awards

These travel awards provide funding to postdocs and grad students who wish to present their work in the field of cancer research and prevention. The next deadline is November 3.

Modified: June 21, 2017

Opportunities for students & postdocs at 2017 SACNAS

Two exciting opportunities are now open to students and postdocs for 2017 SACNAS: Travel Scholarships and Research Presentations. Apply before July 14th!

Modified: June 20, 2017

Request for Applications - Dixon Translational Grants Initiative - Deadline August 14, 2017

The Dixon Translational Research Grants Initiative is seeking proposals for highly innovative, multi- disciplinary clinical and translational research collaborations at Northwestern Medicine to facilitate research that can make a meaningful impact in medical science at a national level. See full story for complete details and eligibility requirements. Applications are due by August 14.

Modified: June 19, 2017

2017 Best Postdoc Mentor Award

This award recognizes senior postdoctoral fellows who help mentor and support the development of researchers. Proteintech is offering a $1000 award and a mentor care package ($100 Visa gift card, notebook, pen, and commemorative mug). The 2017 award nomination cycle will open on June 9 and close on July 9.

Modified: June 1, 2017

Apply for up to $10,000 to complete your research

NUCATS is accepting applications for pilot awards. Applications are due June 15, 2017.

Modified: June 1, 2017

Alvin H. Baum Clinical Simulation Research Grants Initiative - Deadline: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Attached please find the request for proposals for this program and note that the submission deadline is Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

Modified: May 22, 2017

Apply for a Partnership Development Grant

These grants support newly developed or expanding collaborations that create the foundation for future research or practice changes that are important to the delivery of primary care and health. The deadline for discussing an idea with PBR Leadership is June 15th.

Modified: May 10, 2017

Call for Application – Fellowships at the Zukunftskolleg

The Zukunftskolleg is an Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Konstanz (Germany) for the promotion of outstanding postdoctoral researchers in the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences.

Modified: May 10, 2017

Kaplan Grant Writing Workshop - Humanities Postdocs

For faculty and postdoctoral fellows who plan to write individual grant proposals in the near future. In this hands-on practicum, we'll review and discuss the merits/flaws of sample proposals with a select group of Northwestern faculty who have won and/or reviewed national grants in humanities areas.

Modified: May 4, 2017

Lasker Clinical Scholars

The NIH Office of Intramural Research is happy to announce the 2017 NIH-Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program (Si2/R00). The program supports a small number of exceptional clinical researchers in the early stages of their careers, to promote their development to fully independent positions. Deadline to apply is August 25.

Modified: May 3, 2017

New NIH Approach to Grant Funding Aimed at Optimizing Stewardship of Taxpayer Dollars

On May 2, 2017, Dr. Lawrence Tabak, Principal Deputy Director of the NIH, led a conference call regarding a coming change in the NIH’s grants policies. The NIH has been considering ways to address several problematic trends: 1) increasing funding challenges for junior- and mid-career investigators, including a recent marked decline in the share of awards to mid-career scientists; 2) data that suggest faculty with multiple R01 grants are relatively less productive with each new grant beyond the first; and 3) a limited number of investigators who receive a disproportionate amount of the NIH’s funding (i.e. 10% of investigators receive 40% of the total funding). Read more here.

Modified: April 28, 2017

Grantsmanship for the Research Professional Course - May 2017

Grantsmanship for the Research Professional Course (PHIL_NP 380-0) through Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies will be held on Monday and Tuesday, May 22-23, from 9am to 5pm in Wieboldt Hall Room 406 (339 E. Chicago Ave, Chicago campus). Registration is open; space in the class is limited and tends to reach capacity quickly. See the website for a course description and to register!

Modified: April 27, 2017

LIMITED SUBMISSION: NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)

LIMITED SUBMISSION funding opportunity for early investigators! Please review the detailed instructions. Deadline for internal LOI (including Dept Chair letter) is June 19!

Modified: April 26, 2017

Learn how to prepare a budget for an industry sponsored clinical trial

Attend Budget Development Training for Industry Sponsored Clinical Trials to learn about the components and process of developing a study budget.

Modified: April 13, 2017

Science Careers Virtual Job Fair: Research Opportunities in Germany

Science Careers has teamed up with Research in Germany to offer an exciting job fair focused on career opportunities in Germany. Meet online with representatives of German universities and research and funding organizations to learn about positions for Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers, funding opportunities, and studying and research in Germany. Presentations and the job fair will take place on May 4 from 9am-1pm. For more details and to register, visit: ScienceCareers.org/virtualcareerfair.

Modified: April 13, 2017

Gates Foundation Global Health Fellow

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Health Program (GHP) harnesses advances in science and technology to save lives in poor countries. They focus on the health problems that have a major impact in developing countries but get too little attention and funding. Where proven tools exist, they support sustainable ways to improve their delivery. Their strategies are supported by functional teams that focus on Discovery and Translational Sciences, Vaccine Development, and Integrated Development. Candidates will be reviewed in May and applicants should submit materials no later than April 23rd. Final decisions will be made in June and start dates will be rolling throughout the remainder of 2017.

Modified: April 12, 2017

Hartwell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship - (Brief) Internal Proposal due May 9!

This is a limited submission funding opportunity that has US Citizenship eligibility requirements: 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. Internal proposals due to the Office of Research Development by May 9!

Modified: March 23, 2017

AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy Early-Career Research Scholar Program

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Center for Science Diplomacy is accepting applicants for its early-career research scholar program to conduct short-term (up to 6 months) independent research in policy aspects at the intersection of science and technology (S&T) and diplomacy. For more information please visit the program webpage. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and scholars are selected depending on their fit for the program, research proposal and timing.

Modified: March 22, 2017

Upcoming webinar for the NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) training program through NRMN

The NIGMS PRAT Program is a three-year program providing outstanding laboratory research experiences in the NIH Intramural Research Program, access to NIH's extensive resources, mentorship, career development activities and networking. The program places special emphasis on training fellows in all scientific areas supported by NIGMS, including cell biology, biophysics, genetics, developmental biology, pharmacology, physiology, biological chemistry, computational biology, immunology, neuroscience, technology development and bioinformatics. Appointments are made at competitive salary levels, commensurate with experience and recognition of selection for this program.

Modified: March 15, 2017

Armenise-Harvard Career Development Award

The Armenise-Harvard Career Development Award consists of three-to-five years of funding allocated to an independent investigator at a host institute in Italy. The program is aimed at young and talented scientists, to enable them to contribute significantly to their areas of research. Funding will become available July 1, 2018. Applications are due July 15.

Modified: March 11, 2017

Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program

The Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program offers scientists and engineers from a wide variety of disciplines unique opportunities to conduct research in a wide range of topics relevant to the Intelligence Community. The research is conducted by the Postdocs, while working in partnership with a Research Advisor and collaborating with an advisor from the Intelligence Community. Read more about the program and application guidelines on the program website. US citizenship is required. Applications are now being accepted and are due by March 31!

Modified: March 9, 2017

Congratulations to Cycle 2 Travel Award Recipients!

Congratulations to the 2nd round of awardees for the 2016-17 Postdoc Professional Development Travel Award. We appreciate the time everyone took to submit applications. We received 85 applications, which is the largest cycle yet! We will continue to discuss ways in which we can expand the number of awards we can offer annually. Please stay tuned for updated information for the 2017-18 award cycle that will be announced of the summer.

Modified: March 9, 2017

Thomas Jefferson Fund - 2017 Call for Proposals

The Thomas Jefferson Fund team is delighted to announce that the 2017 Call for Proposals from the Thomas Jefferson Fund is now open. This new program, launched by the Embassy of France in the United States and the FACE Foundation with the support of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, aims to encourage and support cooperation among the most promising young French and American researchers, and foster forward-looking collaborative research projects.

Modified: March 9, 2017

Keystone Symposia-Diversity in Life Science Fellows Programs: Call for Applications for 2018

The Keystone Symposia-Diversity in Life Science Programs is now accepting applications for the 2018 Keystone Symposia Fellows Program. Visit keystonesymposia.org/fellows to apply.

Modified: March 8, 2017

Open NRMN Grant Writing Coaching Groups

The National Institute of Health (NIH)-funded National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) was created to address the unmet need for greater diversity in the biomedical and bio-behavioral research workforce. Grant Writing Coaching Groups for Postdocs and Junior Faculty Actively Writing NIH-style Proposals is one of four professional development training programs that is committed to increasing the number of people from diverse backgrounds successfully obtaining NIH grants. There is a new grant writing cohort opening that will kick-off in June (June 6-7th) at Northwestern University (Chicago campus + online sessions). Researchers with US citizenship or permanent residency are eligible to apply to participate if they are ready to write at program start, preparing new or resubmitting a revised NIH K- or R- series proposals. Applications are due by April 10th.

Modified: March 2, 2017

LIMITED SUBMISSION: American Diabetes Association Pathway to Stop Diabetes Program

Pathway to Stop Diabetes is a bold, innovative initiative designed to radically transform diabetes research. Our Vision is simple yet revolutionary: find a new generation of brilliant scientists at the peak of their creativity, and provide them with freedom, autonomy, and the financial and professional resources to set them on the road to breakthrough discoveries. Eligible applicants must currently be in research training positions (post-doctoral fellow, research fellowship), have authorization to work in U.S. or U.S. possessions and have no more than seven years of research training following terminal doctoral degree. Applicants cannot concurrently hold an NIH K99/R00 grant. This is a limited submission funding opportunity, please read the limited submission guidelines. The letter of intent is due March 20.

Modified: February 22, 2017

Eleanor Wood-Prince Grants Initiative

The Woman’s Board builds upon its century-plus tradition of supporting the hospital’s leadership in patient care, education, research, and community service. The Eleanor Wood-Prince Grants Initiative is seeking proposals that will advance prominent clinical programs and promote the Northwestern Medicine vision. In awarding grants, The Woman’s Board seeks to support Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s strengths and areas of focus. Applications are welcome from all departments and disciplines. Prospective proposals may address, among other topics, cost effectiveness in improved clinical expertise and educational programs for patients, family, or health care providers; research on clinical outcomes; and translational research. Please see the complete story for the full announcement and application for this program and note that the deadline is Friday, April 7, 2017.

Modified: February 17, 2017

Evergreen Invitational Women's Health Grants Initiative

The Evergreen Invitational is seeking proposals that will advance women’s health programs in patient care, education, translational or clinical research and community service. Please see complete story for more information. Applications are due March 3rd.

Modified: February 17, 2017

Friends of Prentice Call for Applications - DEADLINE: April 5, 2017

Friends of Prentice (FOP) is seeking proposals from the greater Northwestern medical community that will advance women’s or infant’s health programs in research, patient care, education and community service. As part of its grants program, FOP is seeking proposals that advance the quality of care provided to women or infants by investing in emerging technologies and medical advancements including groundbreaking research and clinical care programs. Projects in understudied areas of women’s health research are encouraged. Proposals are also sought that provide a community benefit to Prentice Women’s patient population through access to community networks and enhanced neighborhood relations. All submissions that advance women’s or infant’s health and have relevancy to Prentice Women’s Hospital are welcome. Submissions are due by April 5th.

Modified: February 17, 2017

Northwestern Memorial Foundation Funding Opportunities

Northwestern Memorial Foundation has released an updated listing of all available grant funding opportunities for this fiscal year. Please see full news story to access the complete listing. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tiffany Lamar, Northwestern Memorial Foundation, at tlamar@nm.org or 312-926-6183.

Modified: February 9, 2017

Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health (TL1) Program Now Accepting Applications

The Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health (TL1) Award is now accepting applications for a July 1 start date. This award provides mentoring, protected research time and professional development opportunities to postdoctoral fellows in pediatrics, engineering and data science who are interested in conducting child health research. The goal of the program is to train young investigators for a career as independent researchers while also working to solve pediatric health problems. LOI deadline is March 17 and the full application deadline is April 14. See the full story to learn more.

Modified: February 9, 2017

NIH - New Peer Review Videos for Applicants and Reviewers

NIH’s Center for Scientific Review (CSR) posted recordings of their most recent webinar series on peer review for fellowship (F) and R01 grants. Check out these webinars as you prepare your next NIH grant application! A link to the webinars is provided in the complete news story.

Modified: February 8, 2017

Apply for NUCATS Voucher Funding to Jumpstart Your Research

Funding to cover critical gaps in clinical and translational science research is available through the NUCATS voucher program. The NUCATS voucher (tier 1: $2,500) and pilot (tier 2: $10,000) programs are a new funding mechanism designed to accelerate research by providing rapid, targeted funding to address small, but critical gaps in clinical and translational research work that is otherwise at present not funded by another source.

Modified: January 23, 2017

Navigating the Research Enterprise

Navigating the Research Enterprise – Now Every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month! Please note: the January 23rd seminar has been rescheduled for February 6th at noon and will take place in Gray Seminar Room.

Modified: January 20, 2017

2017 Bloorview Research Institute Pursuit Awards

The Bloorview Research Institute at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (Toronto, Canada) is pleased to announce the 2017 Pursuit Award competition. This international award recognizes outstanding achievements in childhood disability research by current PhD students and those who have defended their PhD thesis in the last year. Nomination application is due by February 3rd!

Modified: January 19, 2017

Universities Research Association, Inc. (URA) Visiting Scholars Award Program

The Visiting Scholars Award Program provides financial support for faculty and students to work at Fermilab for periods of up to one year. Proposed visits can range from attendance at conferences or summer schools held at Fermilab to year-long research stays.

Modified: January 18, 2017

The James Marshall Public Policy Fellowship

The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) James Marshall Fellowship in Public Policy trains early career scientists to 1) contribute to the effective use of scientific knowledge about social issues in the formation of public policy at the federal level; 2) educate the scientific community about how research can contribute to the development of public policy; and 3) establish a more effective liaison between social scientists and various policy-making mechanisms. Deadline for submission of all application materials is February 1, 2017. Notification of selection is expected on or around March 15, 2017

Modified: January 12, 2017

AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program

The AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program places science, engineering, and mathematics students and postdocs at media organizations nationwide. Fellows have worked as reporters, editors, researchers, and production assistants at media outlets that include the Los Angeles Times, WIRED, National Public Radio, National Geographic Society, and Scientific American.

Modified: January 12, 2017

BRAIN Initiative NRSA F32 Fellowships

The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative is aimed at revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain.

Modified: January 12, 2017

Dannon Fellowship Grant program

The Dannon Company, Inc. announces the 5th Gut Microbiome, Yogurt and Probiotics Dannon Fellowship Grant program. Applications are due by February 15th!

Modified: January 12, 2017

Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program

The Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program seeks to increase diversity in the biomedical research community by recruitment and retention of individuals from groups underrepresented in the life sciences. Through their successful careers as academic scientists, Hanna H. Gray Fellows will move science forward and inspire the next generation of scientists from America’s diverse talent pool. The Institute will select and support up to 15 Fellows in this first competition, which is now open for applications. Please review the program announcement for application guidelines and eligibility requirements. Applications are due by February 15th, 2pm (CST).

Modified: January 12, 2017

L'Oreal: USA For Women in Science Fellowship

Awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations.

Modified: January 12, 2017

Small Business Postdoctoral Research Diversity Fellowship

For current graduate students near PhD completion and recent postdoctoral fellows who may be interested in an industry postdoc: the NSF has a Small Business Postdoctoral Research Diversity Fellowship opportunity available that would like to receive more applicants. Fellows propose a research topic. Salary is $75,000. It is open to US citizens, nationals, and permanent residents.

Modified: January 12, 2017

2017 Lilly Innovation Fellowship Award (LIFA) program

Eli Lilly and Company is pleased to announce the opening of the 2017 Lilly Innovation Fellowship Award (LIFA) program, a competitive postdoctoral fellowship award. This program is designed to foster postdoctoral career development through the recognition of highly innovative pre-competitive postdoctoral research proposals by providing the recipient with up to 4 years of funding and a unique training experience. See the program webpage for complete details, including the application process overview and program overview.

Modified: January 12, 2017

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Collaborative Research Travel Grant (CRTG) Program

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund Collaborative Research Travel Grant (CRTG) program provides up to $15,000 in support for relatively unrestricted travel funds to academic scientists (faculty and postdocs) at U.S. or Canadian degree-granting institutions.

Modified: January 4, 2017

Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards

The next application cycle for the Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards administered by the OPA is now open and will close on February 3rd at 5pm! Applications for travel taking place between March 1st and August 31st will be considered during this cycle. Read more for additional information.