Current calls, week 17, 2017
Tips from KI Grants Office about current calls
Swedish and nordic grants
Nordic medicine prize – Folksam
Folksam invites applications for its Nordic medicine prize. This is awarded to recognise scientific achievements in the field of medicine and to support continued scientific activities. The aim is to promote medical research with a focus on areas which are characterised by long-term illnesses and impaired working ability. Research about dementia diseases are an area that is of major importance to human health.
Closing date: 2 June 2017
Research funding for national genomics studies - SciLifeLab
SciLifeLab welcomes applications for Swedish research projects based on next generation DNA sequencing. In total, this third call will provide 30 million SEK in support for sequence analysis of sample collections to study either the genetic basis of disease or environmental effects on biodiversity.
Closing date: 15 June 2017
Etableringsanslag – Jeanssons Stiftelser
Jeanssons Stiftelser inbjuder ansökningar om etableringsanslag. Dessa ges till yngre forskare som planerar att etablera sin egen forskargrupp inom medicinsk forskning. Sökande bör ha någon form av institutionsanknuten tjänst och disputerat 2011 eller senare. Anslag ges företrädesvis till sökande som ännu ej beviljats större anslag.
Closing date: 15 June 2017
Research grants – Nordic Cancer Union
The Nordic Cancer Union invites proposals for its research grants. These support collaborative cancer research within the Nordic countries. Research projects must be related to cancer, be uniquely suited to be carried out within the Nordic countries and the effect of collaboration should be synergistic. Projects must include participants from at least two different Nordic countries. Grants are provided for one year, but may be renewed to last up to three years.
Closing date: 1 September 2017
OPENING SOON: ERC advanced grants, 2017 – European Research Council
ERC Advanced grants provide long-term funding for established research leaders, with a track-record of significant research achievements in the last 10 years, to pursue ground-breaking, high-risk projects. Applications can be made in any field of research, and grants are worth up to €2.5 million over five years (an additional € 1 million may be provided to cover eligible start-up costs).
Closing date: 31 August 2017 (predicted)
Bayer invites applications for its Grants4Targets – novel targets for drug development initiative. The initiative aims to encourage research on novel targets and disease-related biomarkers in the fields of oncology, gynaecology, cardiology and haematology. Grants are worth €5,000 €10,000 (support grants for early-stage projects) or €10,000 - €125,000 (focus grants).
Closing date: 31 August 2017
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 as well as their clinical importance. Self-nominations are not permitted. The prize is worth €100,000.
Closing date: 1 June 2017
NICHD Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21) - NIH
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Exploratory/Developmental Grant program supports exploratory and developmental research projects that fall within the NICHD mission by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research.
Closing dates: Applications due by 5pm local time of applicant organisation every 16th February, 16th June and 16th October until 8th May 2020.
PsychENCODE: Non-coding Functional Elements in the Human Brain and their Role in the Development of Psychiatric Disorders (U01) - NIH
The objective of this FOA is to support research in the discovery and characterization of the full spectrum of human-specific non-coding functional genomic elements across brain regions, cell types, and developmental time periods to elucidate their role(s) in the molecular pathophysiology of mental illness. It is expected that projects under this FOA will apply unbiased genome-wide approaches, computational methods, and experimental assays to identify and characterize functional genomic elements in both healthy and diseased human brains to correlate findings with development of mental illnesses and outcomes relevant to brain function and dysfunction.
Closing dates: 6 July, 2017, 6 June, 2018, 6 June, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
Breakthrough Prize Nomination – Life Science
The Breakthrough Prize celebrates transformative advances toward understanding living systems and extending human life, focusing on advances during the past 15 years. Up to five Breakthrough Prizes will be awarded to exceptional researchers in the field of Life Sciences. Four prizes will be awarded in any area in basic or medical life sciences, and one prize will specifically recognize advances in Parkinson’s disease or other neurological disorders. Each Breakthrough Prize is valued at $3M. The deadline is May 31 and anyone can make a nomination.
Closing date: 31 May , 2017
David Wechsler early career grant for innovative work in cognition - American Psychological Foundation
The David Wechsler Early Career Grant for Innovative Work in Cognition supports early career psychologists pursuing innovative work in neuropsychology, intelligence and/or the assessment aspects of cognition. Those who work on positive applied neuropsychology are encouraged to apply.
Closing date: 15 June, 2017
Bruce and Jane Walsh Grant in Memory of John Holland - American Psychological Foundation
The Bruce and Jane Walsh Grant in Memory of John Holland supports scientific, scholarly or applied research and/or educational activities investigating how personality, culture and environment influence work behavior and health (mental and physical).
Preference will be given to early career psychologists (ten years or less postdoctoral), and pilot projects that, if successful, would be strong candidates for support from major federal and foundation funding agencies, and "demonstration projects" that promise to generalize broadly to similar settings in other geographical areas and/or to other settings.
Closing date: 15 September, 2017
Linked Standard Research Innovation Grants - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention invites applications for its linked standard research grants. These enable investigators at three or more sites to implement a common research project on suicide. They must support research on suicide from a variety of disciplines including psychiatry, medicine, psychology, genetics, epidemiology, neurobiology, sociology, nursing and health services administration.
Closing dates: 15 September, 2017 (LOI).
Request for Blepharospasm/Meige Research Proposals - Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation (BEBRF)
Funds up to $100,000 are available for support of research directly related to blepharospasm or Meige's Syndrome, both forms of cranial dystonia. Research proposals must relate specifically to benign essential blepharospasm and Meige to include new treatments, pathophysiology and genetics, photophobia and dry eye.
Closing dates: 31 August, 2017.
Mantle Cell Lymphoma Research Initiative - Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)
This is a milestone-driven research program with an overarching goal to move discoveries quickly from the bench to the clinic. The program is intended to bring together at least 3 independent research projects that are integrated and supported by scientific cores. Inter-institutional or intra-institutional synergistic collaborations to greatly advance research progress and clinical application are expected.
Closing dates: 15 May, 2017 at 3:00 PMET (LOI), 1 August, 2017 at 3:00 PMET (Full Application).
Bronya J Keats award for international collaboration in research on Friedreich’s Ataxia - Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA)
FARA accepts LOIs focusing on FA research that relies on international collaboration among investigators in at least two different countries. Special consideration will be given to proposals that bring new scientists to the FA community. The rationale for the collaboration needs to be convincing and must clearly demonstrate that the research goals could not be achieved by just one of the participating groups and that the synergy among the groups is essential for the success of the project. The applicants may request a combined budget of up to $200,000 per year for one or two years.
Closing dates: 15 May, 2017 (LOI), 15 July, 2017 (Full Application).
William E Paul innovator awards – Lupus Research Alliance
The Lupus Research Alliance invites applications for its Dr. William E. Paul Distinguished Innovator Awards in Lupus and Immunology, a global program that will provide outstanding scientists with substantial support for up to four years to conduct novel research into the fundamental causes of lupus and so provide new directions toward cure or prevention. Annual funding of up to $250,000 per year, for a term of up to four years, will be awarded for approved projects.
Closing dates: 24 May, 2017
Engagement Awards – PCORI
The Patient-Centred Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) invites applications for its engagement awards. These support projects that encourage active integration of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders as integral members of the patient-centred outcomes and clinical effectiveness research enterprise. Awards are worth up to USD 250,000 for a maximum of two years.
Closing dates: 1 June, 2017 (LOI). Full proposals are due 40 days after review and approval of the LOI.