GrantsNet Funding News - Featured Grants
Here are the top science research and funding opportunities from this month's Funding News, compliments of GrantsNetAlvin J. Siteman Cancer Center. Medical, Pre-Med and Undergraduate Student Summer Opportunity.
The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine announces opportunities for premed and medical students, and undergraduate students intending to pursue graduate (M.D./Ph.D.) training, to apply to work on cancer research projects during the summer of 2011. Applicants selected for the program will receive a $3500 stipend for a 10-week summer research period from 31 May through 5 August 2011, though some flexibility is available. Approximately 12 students will be selected.2011-03-01National Science Foundation. Ethics Education in Science and Engineering
The Ethics Education in Science and Engineering program funds research and educational projects that improve ethics education in all fields of science and engineering that the National Science Foundation (NSF) supports, with priority consideration given to interdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and international contexts. Although the primary focus is on improving ethics education for graduate students in NSF-funded fields, the proposed programs may benefit advanced undergraduates as well. The maximum award amount is expected to be $300,000 inclusive of indirect costs. The maximum duration is expected to be 36 months.2011-03-14; 2012-03-01National Science Foundation. Biophotonics
The Biophotonics program supports innovative photonic research for applications in human health. Basic research and innovation in photonics that is very fundamental in science and engineering is needed to lay the foundation for new technologies beyond those that are mature and ready for application in medical diagnostics and therapies. Developing molecularly specific sensing (molecular photonics), imaging, and monitoring systems with high sensitivity and resolution would be an enormous accomplishment with powerful applications to both biology and medicine. The duration of unsolicited awards is generally 1 to 3 years. The average annual award size for the program is $100,000 for individual investigators and $200,000 for multiple investigators.
2011-03-03; 2011-09-15Ajinomoto Co., Inc. Ajinomoto Amino Acid Research Program
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. will consider Exploratory Research Grant applications from individuals or groups from non-profit institutions that explore novel functions/properties of amino acid structure, biology, nutrition, physiology and/or pharmacology. Ajinomoto Co., Inc. will accept applications for a maximum of U.S. $100,000 in direct costs per annum for up to 2 years of total support. Ajinomoto Co., Inc. will also consider Young Investigator Research Grant applications from investigators who are within 5 years of their first appointment as independent investigators by the deadline for receipt of full applications. Ajinomoto Co., Inc. will accept Young Investigator Research Grant applications for a maximum of U.S. $100,000 in direct costs per annum for up to 2 years of total support.
2011-03-31Foundation Fighting Blindness. Career Development Awards in Support of Research
The Foundation Fighting Blindness is soliciting applications for Career Development Awards from clinical research scientists of superior dedication and talent. The award is for junior investigators to pursue vigorous research programs to drive the research that will find the therapies and cures for retinal degenerative diseases (RDDs), i.e., inherited orphan retinal degenerative diseases and non-exudative age-related macular degeneration. The goal of this program is to (1) facilitate advances in laboratory and clinical research; (2) elucidate the mechanisms for the etiology and pathogenesis of RDDs; and (3) develop innovative strategies to prevent, treat and cure these diseases.2011-04-15Avon Foundation. Breast Cancer Research Program
The Avon Foundation for Women continues to seek new preventive strategies to address the growing number of breast cancer cases around the globe. To develop new strategies to prevent breast cancer we need to understand (1) the causes of breast cancer in women, (2) the changes in breast cells that give rise to cancer, (3) the markers for disease, and (4) how breast cancer progresses. The 2011 Avon Foundation Research Program seeks proposals in these areas to advance understanding of causes of breast cancer and prevention. Proposals may request up to $150,000 total costs per year (this limit is inclusive of 10% indirect costs), for up to 2 years in duration.2011-05-06