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April 7, 2017  

Funding Opportunities

American Chemical Society - Nominations for Award Recognizing Individuals Encouraging Women into Chemical Science Careers
The American Chemical Society is accepting nominations for its ACS Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences.

The annual award recognizes significant accomplishments by individuals who have stimulated or fostered the interest of women in chemistry, promoting their professional developments as chemists or chemical engineers.

The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. In addition, a grant of $10,000 will be made to an academic institution, designated by the recipient, to strengthen its activities in meeting the objectives of the award. Up to $1,500 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed. The Women Chemists Committee of the American Chemical Society will organize the award address.

Nominees for the award may come from any professional setting, including academia, industry, government, or other independent facility.

Application Deadline: November 1, 2017

For more information visit the ACS website.

American Tinnitus Association
For more than forty years, the American Tinnitus Association has helped patients understand and manage the "ringing in their ears" and raised resources for advanced tinnitus research. Since 1971, ATA has contributed nearly $6 million to medical research projects focused on curing tinnitus.

In 2017, ATA will award a grant of up to $50,000 for innovative and high-quality research that substantively contributes to the scientific understanding of tinnitus and advances the search for a cure. The program focuses on providing seed grants for the most innovative areas of tinnitus scientific exploration. Proposals are measured against ATA's "Roadmap for a Cure," a framework for how tinnitus research can best — and most rapidly — be used to achieve a definitive cure for tinnitus.

Scientists, academics, and healthcare professionals affiliated with a nonprofit medical and research institution are eligible to apply.

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2017

For more information visit the ATA website.

The Cleveland Digestive Diseases Research Core Center
The Cleveland Digestive Diseases Research Core Center (DDRCC), supported by NIH/NIDDK 1P30DK097948, the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation announces a program to support new research initiatives in digestive diseases. The primary goal of the Pilot/Feasibility Award is to provide the Awardee with initial funds to develop new digestive health related research initiatives leading to submission of competitive grant applications to traditional funding agencies.

Limited awards of up to $30,000/year will be made to eligible applicants. Awards are intended to support preliminary data collection, which will be used in applications for future independent research grants in areas related to digestive diseases. A second year of funding may be requested and requires submission of a competing renewal application to the Cleveland DDRCC with demonstration of satisfactory progress and justification for a second year of funding.

The DDRCC sponsors innovative research through its Pilot and Feasibility (P&F) Program Partnership with the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) for full-time faculty from any of their partnering institutions. Eligible applicants may receive up to $10,000 CTSC Core matching funds. This may be subject to change contingent on future funding of the NCATS award.

Letter of Intent Deadline: April 21, 2017

Full Proposal Deadline: June 16, 2017

For more information visit the program webpage.

Department of Commerce - Great Lakes Bay Watershed Education and Training Program (B-WET) FY18
The NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries is seeking proposals under the Great Lakes B-WET Program. The Great Lakes B-WET Program is a competitive grant program that supports existing, high quality environmental education programs, fosters the growth of new, innovative programs, and encourages capacity building and partnership development for environmental education programs throughout the entire Great Lakes watershed. Successful projects provide Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs) for students and related professional development for teachers, while advancing regional Great Lakes education and environmental priorities. This program addresses NOAA's Long-Term Goal of "Healthy Oceans: Marine fisheries, habitats, and biodiversity are sustained within healthy and productive ecosystems" and "NOAA's Engagement Enterprise Objective for An engaged and educated public with an improved capacity to make scientifically informed environmental decisions".

The Great Lakes NOAA Bay-Watershed Education and Training (Great Lakes B-WET) Program is an environmental education program that supports experiential K-12 learning through local competitive grant awards. Great Lakes B-WET is part of the national B-WET Program found in each of the following geographic regions: Chesapeake Bay, California, Hawaiian Islands, New England, Gulf of Mexico, Pacific Northwest, and Great Lakes. The Great Lakes B-WET program was established in 2011 with funding provided by the Environmental Protection Agency through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

For the purposes of this solicitation, the Great Lakes region includes counties in the Great Lakes watershed in the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Applicants may be physically located in any U.S. state; however, education projects must target teachers and/or students in the above defined Great Lakes watershed.

Application Deadline: June 02, 2017

For more information visit the Grants.Gov webpage.

DOD: Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences Broad Agency Announcement for Basic Scientific Research (2017)
This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the Foundational Science Research Unit (FSRU) of the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI) solicits new proposals for its fiscal year 2017 program of basic research in behavioral science. The U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences is the Army’s lead agency for the conduct of research, development, and analyses for the improvement of Army readiness and performance via research advances and applications of the behavioral and social sciences that address personnel, organization, training, and leader development issues. The basic research program supports research projects that are designed to expand fundamental knowledge and discover general principles in the behavioral and social sciences. In addition to looking for proposals that provide for programmatic efforts to develop and evaluate psychological and behavioral theory, we strongly encourage Applicants to propose novel, state-of-the-art, and multidisciplinary approaches that address difficult problems. A key consideration in the decision to support a research proposal is that its findings are likely to stimulate new, basic behavioral research, which in turn, will lead to improved performance of Army personnel and their units. Proposals may address both traditional behavioral issues as well as psychophysiological (to include neuroscience) and network science approaches to social phenomena, memory, cognition, and personality. Collaboration is encouraged among institutions of higher education (IHE’s), non-profit organizations, commercial organizations, and the other U.S. Military Services. Funding of basic research proposals within ARI areas of interest will be determined by funding constraints and priorities set during each budget cycle. A proposal should describe its contribution to theory and how its results might lead to basic behavioral research that would be meaningful to the Army.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2017

For more information visit the Grants.Gov website.

National Endowment for the Humanities - Digital Projects for the Public
Digital Projects for the Public grants support projects that cogently interpret and analyze humanities content in formats that will attract broad public audiences.

Digital platforms—such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments—can reach diverse audiences and bring the humanities to life for the American people. The program offers three levels of support for digital projects: grants for Discovery projects (early-stage planning work), Prototyping projects (proof-of-concept development work), and Production projects (end-stage production and distribution work). While projects can take many forms, shapes, and sizes, your request should be for an exclusively digital project or for a digital component of a larger project.

All Digital Projects for the Public projects should
  • present analysis that deepens public understanding of significant humanities stories and ideas;
  • incorporate sound humanities scholarship;
  • involve humanities scholars in all phases of development and production;
  • include appropriate digital media professionals;
  • reach a broad public through a realistic plan for development, marketing, and distribution;
  • create appealing digital formats for the general public; and
  • demonstrate the capacity to sustain themselves

All projects should also demonstrate the potential to attract a broad, general, nonspecialist audience, either online or in person at venues such as museums, libraries or other cultural institutions. Applicants may also choose to identify particular communities and groups, including students, to whom a project may have particular appeal.

Application Deadline: June 07, 2017

For more information visit the NEH website.

Pfizer - 2017 Global ASPIRE Young Investigator Research Awards in Endocrinology
As competition for research funding opportunities increases, the ASPIRE program underscores Pfizer's commitment to supporting promising young investigators with an interest in advancing their academic research careers in Endocrinology.

The mission of the 2017 Global ASPIRE Young Investigator Research Awards in Endocrinology is to advance the medical knowledge of the fundamental mechanisms of disease, mechanisms of action of current and potential future treatments, and to improve the care of patients with endocrine disorders.

The ASPIRE Program demonstrates Pfizer’s commitment to supporting promising young investigators with an interest in advancing knowledge in defined disease areas of endocrinology.

Scientific research continues to advance our knowledge and understanding of endocrine disorders and their treatments. The 2017 Global ASPIRE Young Investigator Research Awards in Endocrinology is designed to:

a) Support young investigators working in the field of endocrinology.
b) Advance the understanding of disease mechanisms or treatments through translational basic science or clinical research in order to enhance the clinical care of pediatric and young adult patients with endocrine diseases.

Pfizer invites junior investigators to apply for the 2017 Global ASPIRE Young Investigator Research Awards in Endocrinology. Funding will be provided to research proposals that seek to explore translational or clinical research in the area of endocrine disease in children and young adults to address:
1. Morbidity and mortality in Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency or Acromegaly
2. Impact and/or needs of the patient with Growth Disorders during the pediatric and transitional years/young adult life
3. Novel strategies including Quality of Life and Patient Reported Outcomes to evaluate and treat acromegaly or Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency.
4. Early diagnosis and treatment of Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency or Acromegaly

Pfizer is funding 5 awards of up to $50,000 USD each for one year to conduct basic science, translational or clinical research generating data that will help advance the science of endocrine diseases in children and young adults.

Application Deadline: June 02, 2017

For more information visit the Pfizer website.

Samsung Global Research Outreach
The GRO Program is Samsung Electronics and affiliates’ (SAMSUNG) academic research collaboration platform. We annually call for innovative research proposals, open to world leading universities to foster collaborative research relationships.

Selected proposals will receive financial support up to USD $ 100,000 per year. Contracts may be renewed up to three years, based on research outcomes and necessity for further research partnership determined by SAMSUNG. Visit program webpage for a list of suggested research themes.

Application Deadline: June 12, 2017

For more information visit the GRO webpage.

Thome Memorial Foundation Awards Program in Alzheimer’s Disease Drug Discovery Research
Please note the UPDATED FOCUS in bold text
The goal of the Thome Memorial Foundation Awards Program in Alzheimer's Disease Drug Discovery Research is to support innovative drug discovery research that will lead to improved therapies for individuals suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Researchers dedicated to the validation and testing of target compounds andtherapeutic agents including biologics and small molecules, are encouraged to apply. Consideration will be given to research focused on pathogenic mechanisms including inflammatory response, synaptic toxicity, neuronal toxicity, and endosomal/lysosomal trafficking defects.

Basic research or new target discovery, genetic studies, biomarker research, neuro-imaging and clinical studies are currently outside the scope of this Program.

Applicants must hold a faculty appointment at a non-profit, academic, medical, or research institution in the United States. Eligibility is not limited to investigators working only in Alzheimer's Disease research. U.S. citizenship is not required.

Proposal Deadline: June 2, 2017

For more information visit the HRIA website.

Limited Submission Reminder: Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation: Mallinckrodt Grants Applications

Key Deadlines: April 21, 2017, 5:00pm (CWRU Letter of Intent), August 1, 2017, 5:00pm EST (external application).

The Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation is a private foundation that funds basic biomedical research in St Louis and throughout the United States.

Mallinckrodt Grants are competitively provided to investigators based on their proposals, selected from applicants on an annual basis. These awards are usually $60,000 per year for three years, provided an annual progress report is submitted and approved.

The mission of the Foundation is to support early stage investigators engaged in basic biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis or treatment of disease.

Number of Applications Allowed: One

For more information on this limited submission opportunity, visit the Office of Research Administration website.

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