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limited submissionsSearle Scholars Program
Internal Submission Deadline: Thursday, May 16, 2019
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The Searle Scholars Program is a limited submission award program which makes grants to selected academic and research institutions to support the independent research of outstanding early-career scientists who have recently been appointed as assistant professors on a tenure-track appointment. Grants are $300,000 for a three-year term with $100,000 payable each year of the grant, subject to the receipt of acceptable progress reports. Generally, the program makes 15 new grants annually.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. The Searle Scholars Program Scientific Advisory Board is primarily interested in the potential of applicants to make innovative and high-impact contributions to research over an extended period of time.
  2. Applicants for the 2020 competition (awards we anticipate will be activated onJuly 1, 2020) are expected to be pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences.
  3. Applicants should have begun their appointment as an independent investigator at the assistant professor levelon or after July 1, 2018. The appointment must be their first tenure-track position (or its nearest equivalent) at an invited institution.
  4. The Searle Scholars Program does not ordinarily support purely clinical research but has supported research programs that include both clinical and basic components. Potential applicants who are unsure if their research is appropriate for our Program are encouraged to examine the research interests of present and former Searle Scholars on this website.
  5. Applicants who were nominated for awards in the previous competition year but were not awarded may still meet the eligibility criteria for the current competition.

***Faculty members are responsible for reviewing the full program details. Please click on the website link to access the full program details and eligibility requirements***


William T. Grant Scholars Program
Internal Submission Deadline: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Funding Organization’s Deadline: Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 3:00pm
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The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports career development for promising early-career researchers who work in one of the foundation focus areas of reducing inequality and improving the use of research evidence. The program funds five-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand researchers’ expertise in new disciplines, methods, and content areas.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be nominated by their institutions.
  • Applicants must have received their terminal degree within seven years of submitting their application. We calculate this by adding seven years to the date the doctoral degree was conferred. In medicine, the seven-year maximum is dated from the completion of the first residency.
  • Applicants must be employed in career-ladder positions. For many applicants, this means holding a tenure-track position in a university. Applicants in other types of organizations should be in positions in which there is a pathway to advancement in a research career at the organization and the organization is fiscally responsible for the applicant’s position. The award may not be used as a post-doctoral fellowship.
  • Applicants outside the United States are eligible. As with U.S. applicants, they must pursue research that has compelling policy or practice implications for youth in the United States.
  • Applicants of any discipline are eligible. 

***Faculty members are responsible for reviewing the full program details. Please click on the website link to access the full program details and eligibility requirements***


Pathway to Stop Diabetes Program
Internal Submission Deadline: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Funding Organization’s Deadline: Monday, July 1, 2019 at 3:00pm
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Pathway accepts nominations for exceptional investigators with medical and scientific backgrounds who propose innovative basic, clinical, translational, behavioral, epidemiological and health services research relevant to any type of diabetes, diabetes-related disease state or complication. Pathway solicits nominations for candidates in all disciplines as applied to diabetes including medicine, biology, chemistry, computing, physics, mathematics and engineering. In addition, nomination of scientists from diverse backgrounds, including minority groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research, is strongly encouraged.

Each institution is allowed a maximum of one nomination per grant cycle to one of the Pathway Program Award types: Initiator, Accelerator or Visionary. 

  • Pathway Program Award types: Initiator, Accelerator or Visionary:
  • Initiator (for researchers in postdoctoral training)
  • Accelerator (for early-career diabetes investigators)
  • Visionary (for established investigators, new to diabetes)

Please indicate which award type you are applying for in your internal submission.

***Faculty members are responsible for reviewing the full program details. Please click on the website link to access the full program details and eligibility requirements***


Pew Biomedical Scholars
Internal Submission Deadline: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Funding Organization’s Deadline: Thursday, October 17, 2019
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For the 2020 Pew Biomedical Scholars Award, one nomination will be invited from each of the participating institutions

  • Candidates must have been awarded a doctorate in biomedical sciences, medicine or a related field.
  • As of Oct. 17, 2019, nominees must hold full-time appointments at the rank of assistant professor. (Appointments such as research assistant professor, adjunct assistant professor, assistant professor research track, visiting professor or instructor are not eligible.)
  • On June 14, 2019, candidates must have been in such an appointment for less than three years (not appointed before June 14, 2016), whether or not such an appointment was on a tenure track. Time spent in clinical internships, residencies, in work toward board certification, or on parental leave does not count as part of this three-year limit. Candidates who took parental leave should contact Pew’s program office to ensure that application reviewers are aware of their circumstances.
  • Candidates may be nominated by their institution two times in total. ALL applicants must be nominated by their institution and must complete the 2020 online application.

***Faculty are responsible for reviewing the full program details. Please click on the website link to access the full program details and eligibility requirements***


Brain Research Foundation (BRF) Annual Scientific Innovations Award
Internal Submission Deadline: Thursday, May 16, 2019
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Brain Research Foundation has invited eligible US academic institutions to nominate one senior faculty member (Associate and Full Professor) 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.

***Faculty are responsible for reviewing the full program details. Please click on the website link to access the full program details and eligibility requirements*** 


Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr Foundation Grants
Internal Submission Deadline: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Funding Organization’s Deadline: Thursday, August 1, 2019
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The Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr Foundation Grant 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.

Institutions may submit one proposal annually.

***Faculty is responsible for reviewing the full program details. Please click on the website link to access the full program details and eligibility requirements***

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Last Updated: 4/18/19