Funding from Foundations, Industry and Other


Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) 2020 Research Award  Grants awarded through this program are intended to provide support for the investigation of key unresolved research questions in autism, particularly those that connect etiologies to brain function and behavior. SFARI welcomes risk and novelty in Research Award proposals, but potential impact on the autism research field will be the most important criterion. Competitive applications will have preliminary data or other relevant groundwork that justifies substantial investment on the proposed topic.  Deadline:  January 10

ACVS Foundation Research Grants The American College of Veterinary Surgeons Foundation research grant programs consider funding for surgically related clinical and basic research. All applications are submitted online to the ACVS Research Committee, which compiles an evaluative ranking of the applications for the ACVS Board of Regents (BOR). Deadline: Jan 15, 2020

Arthritis, Rheumatology, and Autoimmune Diseases research grants  Arthritis National Research Foundation announced a variety of arthritis research grants for researchers working on arthritis and related autoimmune diseases including but not limited to: osteoarthritis,  rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile arthritis, lupus, psoriatic arthritis, gout,  ankylosing spondylitis, scleroderma, fibromyalgia and uveitis (shown in relationship to autoimmune forms of arthritis). Deadline:  January 17, 2020 at 5:00 PM Pacific time.

Grants for Laboratory Animal Science The mission of the AALAS (American Association for Laboratory Animal Science) Grants for Laboratory Animal Science (GLAS) Program is to enhance scientific knowledge in laboratory animal health and welfare through research, and to further promote collaborative efforts by the AALAS membership within the broader scientific community. The GLAS Program provides competitive short-term research grants in the laboratory animal science field. Deadline: February 1

Morris Animal Foundation - Veterinary Student Scholar The Veterinary Student Scholars program awards stipends to veterinary students who are selected by their institution to participate in clinical or basic animal health research. To participate and submit application please contact Dr. Harm HogenEsch, Associate Dean for Research, Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine. Deadline: February 12

AAV Research Grants: The Association of Avian Veterinarians is a diverse global professional organization dedicated to advancing and promoting avian health, welfare, and conservation through education, advocacy, and science. AAV provides educational and research grant opportunities to avian veterinarians worldwide. The following funds are available through this program:  1) Support Of Avian Research (SOAR) 40K Grant Opportunity Research proposals are being solicited for addressing significant areas of need for research in avian species. Following a survey of avian specialists, AAV established three distinct topics to be covered under this unique grant opportunity: Atherosclerosis and cardiac disease;  Avian bornavirus; and Feather-damaging behavior. Deadline: Preproposal February 15; Final proposals, upon invitation only by May 1. 2) AAV Wild Bird Health Fund Pre-proposals for research projects addressing wild bird health are now being accepted for consideration for funding by the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV). Projects of interest include but are not limited to epidemiology of disease in wild populations, ecotoxicology, diagnostic testing and treatment of wild birds, and conservation medicine. Deadline: Preproposal February 15; Final proposals, upon invitation only by May 1

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) Bridge to Independence Award   The Bridge to Independence Award program engages talented early-career scientists in autism research by facilitating their transition to research independence and providing grant funding at the start of their professorships at a U.S. or Canadian research institution.  Deadline:  March 2

Beckman Foundation Advanced Light-Sheet Microscopy Program  The Beckman Foundation is requesting proposals for a one-time grant opportunity for the procurement and potential further development of groundbreaking advanced light-sheet instrumentation capabilities, including establishment of robust multidisciplinary science/technology teams involving data scientist collaborations within the research group. The Foundation will provide support of up to $1.2 million per site, which can be used for instrumentation acquisition, development, and maintenance; support for data science collaborations within the research teams; and costs for the proposed research programs.  Applicant institution(s) must demonstrate their commitment for additional funding beyond the $1.2 million support from the Foundation, if necessary to complete the objectives of the program.  Deadline:  March 6

Smithsonian Institute Fellowship Opportunities  The Smithsonian Institution offers a wide range of fellowship opportunities for researchers, students, fellows, interns, partnership-builders, and anybody else who is interested better navigate research and study opportunities at the Smithsonian.  OFI is interested in facilitating scholarly interactions between SI experts and students/scholars at universities, museums, cultural organizations, and other research institutions around the world.  OFI administers Institution-wide research support programs, and encourages and assists other Smithsonian museums, research institutes, and research offices in the development of additional fellowship, internship, and research associate appointments. Deadline:  varies by opportunity

Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Foundation The mission of the G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Foundation is to advance knowledge in the life sciences by sponsoring scientific research and applying learnings and discoveries to benefit mankind. Basic scientific research, some with potential translational application, is central to this goal and fundamental to the foundation’s operating principles. Prior to submitting a proposal, potential applicants must contact the foundation to determine if their project is of interest.  Deadline:  On-going

Alfred P Sloan Foundation  the Foundation is a not-for-profit grantmaking institution that supports high quality, impartial scientific research; fosters a robust, diverse scientific workforce; strengthens public understanding and engagement with science; and promotes the health of the institutions of scientific endeavor.  Deadline:  On-going

  Hearing Health Foundation  HHF has funded groundbreaking research to find cures and treatments for hearing and balance disorders. The Foundation offers programs in Hearing Restoration, Emerging Research, and Meniere’s Disease.  Deadline:  Varies by program

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