Current calls, week 12, 2018
Tips from KI Grants Office about current calls
Swedish and Nordic Grants
Doktorandtjänster inom strålskydd vid radiologiska nödsituationer Swedish Radiation Safety Authority
Dessa stöder forskning kopplad till strålskydd vid radiologiska nödsituationer, för att bidra till utvecklingen inom området och till kompetensförsörjningen inom strålskyddsberedskapen i ett nationellt perspektiv. Bidrag för två doktorandtjänster, värda upp till SEK 3.2 miljoner var, är tillgängliga.
Closing date: 13 April 2018
Joint transnational call on closing the water cycle gap – sustainable management of water resources – Water JPI
Joint transnational call on closing the water cycle gap – sustainable management of water resources Water JPI This supports research and innovation projects for the implementation of EU water policy, in particular on the thematic area of closing the water cycle gap and improving sustainable water resources management. The total budget is €19.3 million. Each project may receive up to €1.5m.
Closing date: 25 April 2018
Individrörlighet för innovation och samhällsnytta – utbyte mellan verksamhetsutveckling och forskning – Vinnova
Dessa ger forskare och personer veksamma inom FoU och innovations-arbete möjlighet att tillbringa tre månader vid en samarbetsorganisation i annan sektor, med syfte att nå ny eller förnyad samverkan mellan nationella eller internationalla organisationer. Bidrag uppgår till SEK 300,000.
Closing date: 27 April 2018
Planeringsanslag för forskning med fokus på arbetsmiljö och säkerhet – Handelsrådet
Detta syftar till att underlätta för forskare och näringsliv att frisätta tid för nätverksbyggande och för att ta fram forskningsansökningar inom området arbetsmiljö och säkerhet för handelsnäringen. Målet med utlysningen är att stimulera till starka forskningsansökningar för att attrahera forskningsmedel från olika forskningsfinansiärers utlysningar med fokus på arbetsmiljö och säkerhetsfrågor. Den totala budgeten är SEK 1 miljon. Upp till 10 projekt kan tilldelas anslag värda SEK 100,000 var.
Closing date: 15 May 2018
Health Care Science 2018 – Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (FORTE) and Swedish Research Council (VR)
The purpose of the initiative is to strengthen the long-term development of the field and to support and expand research environments. The initiative should enable research groups to tackle new research questions and work with them during longer periods of time. Grants are awarded for three years, with the possibility of a three-year extension (2018–2023). The primary aim of this call for proposals is to generate knowledge which directly can contribute to the improvement of the care for patients and users. Areas of particular interest are: Development of innovative treatment methods and/or processes related to healthcare (prevention, care, rehabilitation); E-health (new technology to enable and promote self-management of health-related conditions) and Co-creation of knowledge between researchers, users/relatives and professionals in health and social care. The total budget of the call is SEK 180 million and the grants will amount to SEK 3-5 million per year for up to six years.
Closing date: 23 May 2018
Heinrich Wieland prize - Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds
The Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation invites nominations for the Heinrich Wieland prize. This recognises research on biologically active molecules and systems in the areas of chemistry, biochemistry and physiology and their clinical importance. Self-nominations are not permitted. The prize is worth €100,000.
Closing date: 1 June 2018
Project grants - European Society of Anaesthesiology
The European Society of Anaesthesiology invites abstracts for its project grants. These promote anaesthesia related research in Europe and encourage anaesthesiologists to extend the frontiers of their practice. Proposals may address clinical or translational research, experimental research, patient safety and research on education or training of anaesthesiologists.
Closing date (pre-applications): 13 April 2018
Young investigator start-up grant - European Society of Anaesthesiology
The European Society of Anaesthesiology invites applications for its young investigator start-up grant. This encourages young investigators up to 35 years old in anaesthesia research. Proposals may address clinical or translational research, experimental research, patient safety and research on education or training of anaesthesiologists.
Closing date (pre-applications): 13 April 2018
Levi-Montalcini biomedical sciences award - European Society of Intensive Care Medicine
In order to foster progression of women in academic careers, this prize supports the development of research activities undertaken with the active contribution of a female applicant. The specific intent is to provide support for young and talented female physicians/scientists who have the potential to become outstanding independent investigators in the field of intensive care and emergency medicine. The research proposal may focus on approaches in topics ranging from basic cellular responses to outcome research, and may include clinical applications as well as translational science.
Closing date: 1 May 2018
Research grants - Velux Foundation
The Velux Founadtion invites applications for its research grants. These support innovative projects addressing the effects of daylight on humans and nature, healthy ageing or ophthalmology research. Basic or applied research projects are eligible.
Closing date: 15 May 2018
Federal Funding agencies
Research Answers to National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Provocative Questions (R01, R21): NIH
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support research projects designed to solve specific problems and paradoxes in cancer research identified by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Provocative Questions initiative. Some of these "Provocative Questions" (PQs) stem from intriguing but older, neglected observations that have never been adequately explored. Other PQs are built on more recent findings that are perplexing or paradoxical, revealing important gaps in current knowledge. Finally, some PQs reflect problems that traditionally have been thought to be intractable but that now may be open to investigations using new strategies and recent technical advances.
The current issuance of the PQ Initiative includes an updated set of 12 PQs. Each research project proposed in response to this FOA must be focused on addressing one particular research problem defined by one specific PQ selected from the list. Projects proposed to address specific PQs may use strategies that incorporate ideas and approaches from multiple disciplines, as appropriate. Transdisciplinary projects are encouraged as long as they serve the scientific focus of the specific PQ chosen.
Closing date: June 29, 2018 and October 30, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): RFA-CA-18-019 (R01), RFA-CA-18-020 (R21).
Innovative Basic Research on Adducts in Cancer Risk Identification and Prevention (R01, R21): NIH
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), encourages research projects focused on adducts to cellular macromolecules as indicators of exposures to cancer risk factors relevant to human populations. The priority is on projects that will focus on adductomic approaches, i.e., address some aspects of the totality of adducts. These projects should explore the basic aspects of adducts/adductomics that may have a potential utility in cancer detection, cancer prevention, and/or assessing cancer risks. The projects should be relevant to adducts in humans and human populations but may be conducted using various model systems (e.g., cultured cells, animals, etc.). NIEHS may support projects with a focus on innovative technology and method development.
Closing date: July 11, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): PAR-18-704 (R01), PAR-18-703 (R21).
Basic and Translational Oral Health Research Related to HIV/AIDS (R01, R21): NIH
The objective of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage innovative basic and translational research into mechanisms of HIV transmission, persistence, pathogenesis and co-morbidities in the oral cavity. Research supported by this FOA will help address gaps in our knowledge and could encourage development of improved local and systemic therapies for HIV-related oral infections and other complications in the era of combination anti-retroviral therapy (cART).
Closing date: Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization until January 8, 2021.
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): PA-18-699 (R01), PA-18-695 (R21).
Investigations on Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases/Inborn Errors of Immunity (R01, R03, R21): NIH
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to advance the discovery and characterization of primary immunodeficiency diseases, also referred to as inborn errors of immunity, to understand the causes and mechanisms of disease, to enable early detection and molecular diagnosis, and to support the development of strategies to treat and eventually cure these disorders.
Closing date: Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization until May 8, 2021.
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): PAR-18-712 (R01), PAR-17-333 (R21), PAR-17-332 (R03).
Selective Cell and Network Vulnerability in Aging and Alzheimer's Disease (R01): NIH
The goal of this FOA is to define and characterize neural cell populations, neural circuits, and brain networks and regions that are vulnerable to brain aging and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Understanding mechanisms underlying selective vulnerability from cells to networks in AD is critical to fully define the disease process and to develop effective therapies.
Closing date: Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization until November 6, 2019.
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): PAR-18-706 (R01).
Swiss Bridge award
Swiss Bridge is a private foundation associated with the Swiss Cancer League, the Swiss Cancer Research foundation and the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), and supports high-quality cancer research in Europe. This year, young investigators* with projects focusing on immuno-oncology biomarkers** are eligible for application.
* Please note that the term young investigator refers to early stage researchers under the age of 45 holding a PhD or MD and having obtained an independent position at a hospital, university, or research institute in Europe (e.g. junior group leaders, assistant professors, lecturers, scientists establishing their own research group).
** Any kind of biomarker relevant for prognosis, treatment prediction or response to cancer-immunotherapy (e.g. immune response markers, gene expression signatures, exosomes, non-coding RNAs, immune cell populations, cf-DNA/ct-DNA, cytokine profiles, etc.).
Investigators from academic and cancer research institutions in Europe are invited to submit a note of intent for a new cancer research project.
Closing date: April 30, 2018.
Small Research Grants from Spencer Foundation
The Spencer Foundation invites proposals for its small research grants. These support smaller scale or pilot projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. The following areas are suggested for project proposals:
field-initiated; the relationship between education and social opportunity; teaching, learning and instructional resources; the new civics; organisational leaning in schools, school systems and higher education systems; purposes and values of education.
Closing date: 4:00pm CST, May 1, 2018. The online application will be open on April 3, 2018. The following deadlines will fall on August 1, 2018, November 1, 2018, and February 1, 2019.
Senior Research Awards from Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America
The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America invites applications for its senior research awards. These provide established researchers with funds to generate sufficient preliminary data to become competitive for funds from other sources, such as the National Institutes of Health.
Closing date: 5:00pm EST, May 1st and November 1st, 2018 (LOI), 5:00pm EST July 1st, 2018 and January 14th 2019 (Application deadline).