American University of Beirut

External Funding Opportunities

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Faculty members applying for external funding are required to channel their proposal, through the AUB online transmittal form, to campus administrators (Department Chair, Research Committee Chair, and Dean) for review and approval before they are submitted to the OGC and the Office of the Provost for the final review and transmittal. In planning the external proposal submission, please take into account the internal review process in order to allow time for completion.

For information on AUB policies and procedures on external grants, please consult the OGC website.


    Funding Opportunities



    [Natural Sciences: Biology]
    Title: 2024 Pilot Award
    Funding agency: Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative
    Award amount: Up to $300,000
    Application deadline: June 13, 2024
    Full announcement h​e​re

    The goal of the Pilot Award is to provide early support for exploratory ideas considered higher risk but with the potential for transformative results, particularly t​​​​hose with novel hypotheses for autism. This funding mechanism is particularly suitable for investigators new to the autism field, though the foundation encourages applicants to consult with experts in autism research to ensure their projects are relevant to the human condition. They encourage applications that propose research to link genetic or other ASD risk factors to molecular, cellular, circuit or behavioral mechanisms and set the stage for development of novel interventions, including work in human subjects. 

    Eligibility: All applicants and key collaborators must hold a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree and have a faculty position or the equivalent at a college, university, medical school or other research facility. ​



    [Social Sciences: Psychology]
    Title: Steven O. Walfish Competition
    Funding agency: American Psychological Foundation
    Award amount: $2,500
    Application deadline: October 2, 2024
    Full announcement h​e​re

    The Steven O. Walfish Grants, supported by the APA Division 42 Next Generation Fund, promotes and supports the next generation of student and early career practitioner psychologists to expand the knowledge base in the practice of psychology. 

    Applicants are required to submit manuscripts on clinical, practical, or research innovations that address evolving standards, practices, and methods in psychological practice. Topics may include population‐based practice issues, procedure or technique‐based practice issues, diagnosis‐based practice issues, or service delivery models describing a practice innovation. 

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a graduate student or an early career psychologist, within 10 years of earning the doctoral degree. ​



    [Social Sciences: Psychology]
    Title: Social Psychology
    Funding agency: National Science Foundation
    Award amount: to be specified
    Application deadline: July 15, 2024, January 15, 2025
    Full announcement h​e​re

    The Social Psychology Program at NSF supports research and research infrastructure to advance basic knowledge in social psychology. Projects funded by the Social Psychology Program support the NSF mission to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; and to secure national defense. Proposals considered by the Social Psychology Program must communicate both the intellectual merit of the science and its broader societal impacts. 

    Proposed research should carry strong potential for creating transformative advances in the basic understanding of human social behavior. Among the many research topics supported are: social cognition, attitudes, social and cultural influence, stereotypes, motivation, decision making, group dynamics, aggression, close relationships, social and affective neuroscience, social psychophysiology, emotions, prosocial behavior, health-related behavior, and personality and individual differences. Proposals that develop new theories or methods for understanding social behavior are highly encouraged. Research samples should represent substantial ranges of ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, cultures, and other dimensions of human populations. ​​ ​



    [Humanities]
    Title: Targeted Research Area Grants
    Funding agency: American Society for Theater Research
    Award amount: Up to $3,000
    Application deadline: July 16, 2024
    Full announcement h​e​re

    This grant is intended to support specific projects by scholars working in areas important to ASTR's mission that are currently under-represented in its various activities. Such areas include, but are not limited to, the following: pre-1900 research and Asian, African, Latin American, and Middle Eastern theatre, dance, and performance. Translations of important theatre documents, including plays, will also be considered. This award is not intended to support curriculum development.

    Eligibility: Any independent, tenured, or untenured scholar who holds a terminal degree, or any graduate student who is applying in support of a project that is not directly related to her/his dissertation. Rank and institutional affiliation are not considered. All applicants must be ASTR members at the time of application. ​ ​



    [Humanities: Archaeology]
    Title: Conservation and Heritage Management Award
    Funding agency: Archaeological Institute of America
    Application deadline: September 15, 2024
    Full announcement h​e​re

    The Conservation and Site Preservation Committee invites nominations for the Conservation and Heritage Management Award. This award is made in recognition of an individual’s or institution’s exceptional achievement in any of the following areas:

    1. Archaeological conservation (the conservation of an artifact, monument, or site);
    2. Archaeological conservation science (an advance in deterioration analysis or treatment of archaeological materials);
    3. Archaeological heritage management (the overall management of a site or group of sites including their preservation and interpretation to the public);
    4. ​Education/public awareness of archaeological conservation through teaching, lecturing, and exhibition, or a publication.

    The Award is open to any individuals, institutions, or organizations, public or private, who merit recognition for their contributions to the preservation of our archaeological heritage. Eligibility is not restricted to members of the AIA or to U.S. citizens. ​ ​



    [Humanities]
    Title: Digital Project Grants
    Funding agency: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
    Award amount: Up to £40,000
    Application opens: August 5, 2024
    Application deadline: September 30, 2024
    Full announcement h​e​re

    The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art invites applications for its digital project grants. These help institutions support a curator or research scholar undertaking a digital research project which will lead to a digital or online project. Projects may include:

    • online exhibition or curation of a digital project relating to British art or architectural history;
    • online catalogue or database of a collection or archive, or an online catalogue or database of a specific part of a collection or archive;
    • research using digital technologies, for example 3D scanning or modelling.

    The funding programme supports scholarship, academic research and the dissemination of knowledge in the fields of British art and architectural history, and of British visual culture understood more broadly, from the medieval period to the present day. All supported topics must have a clear art-historical perspective, including those that focus on recent or contemporary artistic practice. All applications must demonstrate that British art, architecture or visual culture provides a substantial focus for their project. 

    Eligibility: Applications are open to international as well as national institutions. ​ ​



    [Natural Sciences: Biology]
    Title: ISAC Project Grants
    Funding agency: International Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
    Award amount: Up to £15,000
    Application deadline: September 1, 2024
    Full announcement h​e​re

    The International Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy invites applications for its project grants. These support antimicrobial research in low- to middle-income countries. Projects should address one of the following areas: 

    • feasible and effective prevention strategies to prevent transmission of pathogens in low resource settings. 
    • basic laboratory support for a healthcare system minimally needed to tackle infectious diseases.
    • improving antimicrobial use worldwide to ensure it is delivered only to those who need it. 

    Eligibility: Principal applicants must be members of an ISAC member society. At least one investigator involved must be from a low-to-middle income country. The principal applicant must be the principal investigator on the intended research. ​ ​



    [Humanities: Archaeology]
    Title: Ellen And Charles Steinmetz Endowment For Archaeology
    Funding agency: Archaeological Institute of America
    Award amount: Up to $8,500
    Application deadline: November 1, 2024
    Full announcement h​e​re

    The Steinmetz Endowment supports the use of technology in archaeological research by providing grants to archaeological projects that make innovative use of technological tools and methods. Normally, such projects will have a fieldwork element. However, research conducted in a laboratory setting that employs technology may also be eligible for a grant. While all are encouraged to apply, priority will be given to new projects proposed by archaeologists at an early stage in their careers (within 8 years of the receipt of the PhD). 

    Projects may concern any location in the world and any time period, but must be designed to address important questions about the human past specifically through technological means. “Technology” should be understood broadly to include not only ​​digital tools and approaches, but also those developed in engineering, chemistry, biology, physics, etc. 

    Eligibility: Applicants must be AIA members at the graduate student or professional level at the time of application, with a PhD in archaeology or a related field, and are expected to have an academic affiliation. ​ ​



    [Social Sciences: Economics, Psychology, Sociology; Political Studies and Public Administration]
    Title: Behavioral Science and Decision Making in Context
    Funding agency: Russell Sage Foundation
    Award amount: Up to $200,000
    Application deadline (Letter of Inquiry): July 24, 2024
    Full announcement h​e​re

    This Russell Sage Foundation’s (RSF) core program on Behavioral Science and Decision Making in Context merges its long-standing program on Behavioral Economics and its special initiative on Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context. This program encourages perspectives from multiple disciplines, including economics, psychology, political science, sociology, law, public policy, and other social sciences, to further our understanding of economic, social, political decision-making processes, attitudes, behaviors, and institutional practices in public and private contexts such as policing/criminal legal systems, employment, housing, politics, racial/ethnic relations, and immigration. 

    The kinds of topics and questions that are of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: Biases and Misperceptions; Institutions; Policies, Social Structures and Networks; Motivations; Incentives and Choice Architecture; Habits, Time Preferences, Mental Bandwidth and Behavior Change; Affect and Emotions. 

    Funding can be used for research assistance, data acquisition, data analysis, and investigator time for conducting research and writing up results. Trustee Grants are capped at $200,000, including 15% indirect costs. Presidential Awards are capped at $50,000 (no indirect costs). However, when research projects have special needs for gathering data (e.g., qualitative research or survey experiments), gaining access to proprietary or restricted-use data, or when the proposal budget includes salary support for multiple assistant professor PIs, applicants may request up to $75,000 (no indirect costs). Projects are limited to no more than two years. 

    Eligibility: All nationalities are eligible to apply and applicants do not have to reside in the U.S., but the focus of the proposed research project must be on the U.S. All applicants (both PIs and Co-PIs) must have a doctorate. More detailed information on eligibility and policies here. ​ ​



    [Social Sciences: Economics, Social and Behavioral Sciences]
    Title: Future of Work
    Funding agency: Russell Sage Foundation
    Award amount: Up to $200,000
    Application deadline (Letter of Inquiry): July 24, 2024
    Full announcement h​e​re

    The Russell Sage Foundation’s program on the Future of Work supports innovative research on the causes and consequences of changes in the quality of jobs for low- and moderately paid workers and their families in the U.S. They seek investigator-initiated research proposals that will broaden their understanding of the role of changes in employer practices, the nature of the labor market and public policies on employment, earnings, and job quality. They are especially interested in proposals that address questions about the interplay of market and non-market forces in shaping the wellbeing of workers. 

    The kinds of topics and questions of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: Emerging Technologies and the Future of Work and Workers; “The Big Shift”? Changes in Labor Force Participation and Increased Turnover During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic; Labor Market Power and Institutions; Workforce Development, Training, and the 21st Century American Workplace; Changes in Employer Practices and Alternative Work Arrangements; Changing Economies, Changing Families and Policy Responses. 

    Funding can be used for research assistance, data acquisition, data analysis, and investigator time for conducting research and writing up results. Trustee Grants are capped at $200,000, including 15% indirect costs. Presidential Awards are capped at $50,000 (no indirect costs). However, when research projects have special needs for gathering data (e.g., qualitative research or survey experiments), gaining access to proprietary or restricted-use data, or when the proposal budget includes salary support for multiple assistant professor PIs, applicants may request up to $75,000 (no indirect costs). Projects are limited to no more than two years. 

    Eligibility: All nationalities are eligible to apply and applicants do not have to reside in the U.S., but the focus of the proposed research project must be on the U.S. All applicants (both PIs and Co-PIs) must have a doctorate. More detailed information on eligibility and policies here ​.



    [Social Sciences; Political Studies and Public Administration]
    Title: Immigration and Immigrant Integration
    Funding agency: Russell Sage Foundation
    Award amount: Up to $200,000
    Application deadline (Letter of Inquiry): July 24, 2024
    Full announcement h​e​re

    The Russell Sage Foundation’s program on the Future of Work supports innovative research on the causes and consequences of changes in the quality of jobs for low- and moderately paid workers and their families in the U.S. They seek investigator-initiated research proposals that will broaden their understanding of the role of changes in employer practices, the nature of the labor market and public policies on employment, earnings, and job quality. They are especially interested in proposals that address questions about the interplay of market and non-market forces in shaping the wellbeing of workers. 

    The kinds of topics and questions of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: Emerging Technologies and the Future of Work and Workers; “The Big Shift”? Changes in Labor Force Participation and Increased Turnover During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic; Labor Market Power and Institutions; Workforce Development, Training, and the 21st Century American Workplace; Changes in Employer Practices and Alternative Work Arrangements; Changing Economies, Changing Families and Policy Responses. 

    Funding can be used for research assistance, data acquisition, data analysis, and investigator time for conducting research and writing up results. Trustee Grants are capped at $200,000, including 15% indirect costs. Presidential Awards are capped at $50,000 (no indirect costs). However, when research projects have special needs for gathering data (e.g., qualitative research or survey experiments), gaining access to proprietary or restricted-use data, or when the proposal budget includes salary support for multiple assistant professor PIs, applicants may request up to $75,000 (no indirect costs). Projects are limited to no more than two years. 

    Eligibility: All nationalities are eligible to apply and applicants do not have to reside in the U.S., but the focus of the proposed research project must be on the U.S. All applicants (both PIs and Co-PIs) must have a doctorate. More detailed information on eligibility and policies here ​.



    [Social Sciences; Political Studies and Public Administration]
    Title: Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration Program
    Funding agency: Russell Sage Foundation
    Award amount: Up to $200,000
    Application deadline (Letter of Inquiry): July 24, 2024
    Full announcement h​e​re

    The Russell Sage Foundation’s program on Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration supports innovative investigator-initiated research that examines the roles of race, ethnicity, nativity, legal status —and their interactions with each other and other social categories—in the social, economic, and political outcomes for immigrants, U.S.-born racial and ethnic minorities, and native-born whites. RSF encourages multi-disciplinary perspectives and methods that both strengthen the data, theory, and methods of social science research and improve our understanding of how to foster the ideals of a pluralist society. Proposals may focus on any one or more of the issues—race, and/or ethnicity, and/or immigration. RSF prioritizes analyses that make use of newly available data or demonstrate novel uses of existing data. They support original data collection when a project is focused on important program priorities, projects that conduct survey or field experiments and qualitative studies. RSF encourages methodological variety and inter-disciplinary collaboration. Proposed projects must have well-developed conceptual frameworks and rigorous research designs. Analytical models must be well-specified and research methods must be appropriate. 

    The kinds of questions that are of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: Racial and Ethnic Diversity, Intergroup Relations, and Social Inclusion; Immigration Policy and Immigrant Integration Policies; The Role of Legal Status in Immigrant Outcomes; Social Movements and Responses to Diversity; The Politics of Racial and Ethnic Competition and Coalition Building; Criminal and Civil Justice in Law Enforcement; History, Race, Immigration, and the Law. 

    Funding can be used for research assistance, data acquisition, data analysis, and investigator time for conducting research and writing up results. Trustee Grants are capped at $200,000, including 15% indirect costs. Presidential Awards are capped at $50,000 (no indirect costs). However, when research projects have special needs for gathering data (e.g., qualitative research or survey experiments), gaining access to proprietary or restricted-use data, or when the proposal budget includes salary support for multiple assistant professor PIs, applicants may request up to $75,000 (no indirect costs). Projects are limited to no more than two years. 

    Eligibility: All nationalities are eligible to apply and applicants do not have to reside in the U.S., but the focus of the proposed research project must be on the U.S. All applicants (both PIs and Co-PIs) must have a doctorate. More detailed information on eligibility and policies here ​.



    [Social Sciences: Economics, Education, Political Studies and Public Administration]
    Title: Social, Political, and Economic Inequality
    Funding agency: Russell Sage Foundation
    Award amount: Up to $200,000
    Application deadline (Letter of Inquiry)​​: July 24, 2024
    Full announcement h​e​re

    The Russell Sage Foundation invites letters of inquiry for its social, political, and economic inequality program. It supports research on the factors that contribute to inequality in the US, and the extent to which social, political, and economic inequalities affect social, psychological, political, and economic outcomes, including equality of access and opportunity, social mobility, civic participation and representation, and the intergenerational transmission of advantage and disadvantage. RSF is particularly interested in analyses that make use of newly available data or demonstrate novel uses of existing data. They also support original data collection when a project is focused on important program priorities. Proposals to conduct field experiments, in-depth qualitative interviews, and ethnographies are also encouraged. 

    The kinds of questions that are of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: Economic Wellbeing, Equality of Opportunity, and Intergenerational Mobility; Inequality and Policymaking; Political Institutions and the Democratic Process; Neighborhoods and Communities; Criminal Justice and the Legal System; Psychological and/or Cultural Changes; Educational Attainment. 

    Funding can be used for research assistance, data acquisition, data analysis, and investigator time for conducting research and writing up results. Trustee Grants are capped at $200,000, including 15% indirect costs. Presidential Awards are capped at $50,000 (no indirect costs). However, when research projects have special needs for gathering data (e.g., qualitative research or survey experiments), gaining access to proprietary or restricted-use data, or when the proposal budget includes salary support for multiple assistant professor PIs, applicants may request up to $75,000 (no indirect costs). Projects are limited to no more than two years. 

    Eligibility: All nationalities are eligible to apply and applicants do not have to reside in the U.S., but the focus of the proposed research project must be on the U.S. All applicants (both PIs and Co-PIs) must have a doctorate. More detailed information on eligibility and policies here​. ​



    [Humanities: Art History and Studio Arts]
    Title: Research and Development / Long-term Research Grants
    Funding agency: Henry Moore Foundation
    Award amount: Up to £20,000
    deadline: June 1, 2024; September 1, 2024; December 1, 2022; March 1, 2025
    Full announcement h​e​re

    The Henry Moore Foundation invites applications for its long-term research grants. These grants support extended research projects requiring funding for more than one year, e.g. a permanent collection catalogue. Grants can be awarded up to £20,000.​​ ​



    [Social Sciences; Humanities]
    Title: Associate Research Directors: DEA Programme
    Funding agency: Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme
    Award amount: Up to €3,400 per month
    deadline: June 21, 2024
    Full announcement h​e​re

    Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme (FMSH) invites applications for its associate research directors (DEA) programme. This enables foreign scientific professionals from all continents to be invited for a period of four to six weeks to support their work in the humanities and social sciences in France, as well as to promote the creation of international research networks and contact with local researchers. Priority is given to projects requiring fieldwork (surveys, work in libraries or archives, etc.) in France. A monthly allowance of €3,400 is awarded for transport and living expenses. In addition, FMSH provides support for visa applications and logistics (accommodation and access to libraries). 

    Eligibility: Applicants must hold a professorship or equivalent position in higher education and research institutions. They must be under 65 years of age at the time of their stay. ​



    [All disciplines]
    Title: Wellcome Career Development Awards
    Funding agency: Wellcome Trust
    Award amount: to be determined
    deadline: July 25, 2024
    Full announcement h​e​re

    This scheme provides funding for mid-career researchers from any discipline who have the potential to be international research leaders. They will develop their research capabilities, drive innovative programs of work and deliver significant shifts in understanding that could improve human life, health and wellbeing. Interested applicants can apply for a Wellcome Career Development Award if they are a mid-career researcher and are ready to lead a substantial and innovative research program. They must aim to make a key contribution to their field by generating significant shifts in understanding, and/or developing methodologies, conceptual frameworks, tools or techniques that could benefit health-related research. During the award, successful applicants are expected to: 

    • develop their research capabilities and leadership skills
    • support others to undertake research responsibly and promote a positive and inclusive culture
    • start training the next generation of researchers and develop their research skills and careers. 

    Applicants’ research can be in any discipline – including science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), experimental medicine, humanities and social science, clinical/allied health sciences, and public health – as long as it has the potential to improve human life, health and wellbeing, and aligns with the organization’s funding remit. They should ask for their salary (if required) and the resources they need for their research program. Further details on funding can be found here. 

    Successful applicants must be able to contribute at least 80% of their research time to the award. The award usually lasts for 8 years, but may be less for some disciplines, such as humanities and social science. The award may be held on a part-time basis. The organization will extend the duration of the award to reflect this. 

    Eligibility: Interested investigators can apply for a Wellcome Career Development Award if they are mid-career researchers. They must aim to make a major contribution to their research field by generating significant shifts in understanding, and/or developing methodologies, conceptual frameworks, tools or techniques that could benefit health-related research. ​



    [All disciplines]
    Title: Wellcome Discovery Awards
    Funding agency: Wellcome Trust
    Award amount: to be determined
    deadline: July 30, 2024
    Full announcement h​e​re

    This scheme provides funding for established researchers and teams from any discipline who want to pursue bold and creative research ideas to deliver significant shifts in understanding that could improve human life, health, and wellbeing​. A Wellcome Discovery Award provides funding for research expenses. The award usually lasts for 8 years, but may be less for some disciplines, such as humanities and social science. The award may be held on a part-time basis. The organization will extend the duration of the award to reflect this. Applicants should ask for a level and duration of funding that’s appropriate for their proposed research. They will need to justify these costs in their grant application. The research can be in a single discipline or multidisciplinary. An award can be held by an established researcher or a team of researchers led by an established researcher.

    Eligibility: Interested investigators can apply for a Wellcome Discovery Award if they are researchers who want to pursue creative research ideas. They must aim to make a major contribution to their research field by generating significant shifts in understanding, and/or developing methodologies, conceptual frameworks, tools or techniques that could benefit health-related research. Lead applicants, whether they are applying as the sole applicant or the lead applicant for a team, must have: 

    •  international standing as a research leader in their field
    •  experience of leading innovative and creative research
    •  a track record of managing and training others. 

    If applicants are based in a low- or middle-income country, they can ask for a contribution to their salary if they hold a permanent, open-ended or long-term rolling contract that states that they have to get their salary from external grant funding. Successful applicants must be able to contribute at least 20% of their research time to the program. ​



    [Humanities]
    Title: Digital Art History Grants
    Funding agency: Samuel H. Kress Foundation
    Award amount: Unspecified
    Application opens: August 15, 2024
    LOI deadline: September 1, 2024
    Full announcement h​e​re

    The Digital Art History Grants program is intended to foster new forms of research and collaboration as well as new approaches to teaching and learning. Support may also be offered for the digitization of important visual resources (especially essential art history photographic archives) in the area of pre-modern European art history; of primary textual sources (especially the literary and documentary sources of European art history); for promising initiatives in online publishing; and for innovative experiments in the field of digital art history.​ ​



    [Natural Sciences; Social Sciences; Humanities]
    Title: Research in Group Grants
    Funding agency: Bielefeld University
    Award amount: Up to €50,000 for visiting groups, and up to €200,000 for long-term groups
    Application deadline: April 23, 2024; November 28, 2024
    Full announcement h​e​re

    Bielefeld University’s Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) invites proposals for its research in group grants. These support the establishment of interdisciplinary research groups. Projects must have an interdisciplinary approach, academic quality, and originality on an international level. The following two different grant schemes are available: 

    • Visiting Groups: 1 to 3 months - Funding Amount: up to €50,000 to cover the costs for travel and accommodation as well as workshops and conferences; personnel expenses (buy-outs) cannot be covered. Visiting Groups can, for example, explore new research topics and partnerships, finalize interdisciplinary publications or conduct small research projects during a joint stay at ZiF. 

    • Long-Term Groups Duration: several visits to ZiF over a period of up to three years; these recurring visits may add up to a total of ten months. Funding Amount: up to €200,000 to cover the costs for travel and accommodation as well as workshops and conferences; personnel expenses (buy-outs) cannot be covered. 

    Eligibility: ZiF is open to scholars from all disciplines post-PhD, based in Germany and abroad. They can propose a research project to be conducted with a curated group of (preferably) international colleagues. If their collaborative application is successful, ZiF will host the group on its campus, offering ideal working conditions. 

    Further details can be found here​.



    [Social Sciences: Anthropology]
    Title: Global Initiatives Grants
    Funding agency: Wenner-Gren Foundation
    Award amount: Up to $20,000
    Application deadline: May 15, 2024
    Full announcement h​e​re

    Each year, the Wenner-Gren Foundation funds a small number of initiatives designed to meet a need not already addressed by the foundation’s other programs. Global Initiatives Grants, which can be as small as $5,000 and as large as $20,000, help support innovative projects that benefit the discipline as a whole by creating the conditions for anthropologists to do better work. The foundation looks for initiatives in which a small amount of money can have a wide and lasting impact, building capacity for the discipline to thrive. 

    Eligibility: Applicants of any nationality or country of residence may apply. Applicants must have a PhD in anthropology at the time of application and be affiliated with a school or organization that can carry forward the lessons learned through the project. The foundation prioritizes applications from individuals based in countries, regions, and communities where anthropology is disadvantaged or under threat .



    [Humanities: Archaeology]
    Title: Site Preservation Grant
    Funding agency: Archaeological Institute of America
    Award amount: Up to $15,000
    Application deadline: November 1, 2024
    Full announcement h​e​re

    The Site Preservation Grant is intended to fund projects that uphold the AIA’s mission to preserve and protect the world’s archaeological heritage for future generations. The goal of the grant, which carries a maximum award of $15,000, is to enhance global preservation efforts and promote awareness of the need to protect threatened archaeological sites. The AIA seeks to support projects that not only directly preserve archaeological sites, but those that also include public outreach and education components that create a positive impact on the local community, students, and the discipline of archaeology as a whole. 

    Applications eligible for consideration for a Site Preservation Grant should fit one or more of these categories

    • Planning for conservation: involves documentation including photography and digital applications, assessment of significance and condition, and drawing up a conservation plan in coordination with the local authorities
    • Conservation interventions: physical hands-on treatments, materials and labor
    • Preventive measures: reburial, shelters, fences, walkways, water management (drainage, flood prevention)
    • Monitoring and maintenance of sites • Training of personnel in conservation and site management
    • Public outreach and education


    [Humanities: Archaeology]
    Title: Julie Herzig Desnick Endowment Fund for Archaeological Field Surveys
    Funding agency: Archaeological Institute of America
    Award amount: Up to $4,500
    Application deadline: November 1, 2024
    Full announcement h​e​re

    The Julie Herzig Desnick Fund provides grants to archaeologists to start new archaeological survey projects. The awards are intended for projects involving field survey on the ground or a combination of field survey and remote sensing methods, rather than those based entirely on satellite imagery or other remote sensing data. Geophysical survey projects are also eligible. While all are encouraged to apply, preference will be given to archaeologists at an early stage in their careers (within 8 years of the receipt of the PhD). 

    Projects may concern any location in the world and any time period. Each project should make innovative use of technology, and the fieldwork proposed should be designed to address important questions about the human past.

    Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be AIA members in good standing at the time of application, with a PhD in archaeology or a related field, and are expected to have an academic affiliation. Applicants should also be the primary permit holders for the project proposed; if the applicant is not the primary permit holder, the application should be accompanied by a letter of support from the primary permit holder. Awardees must have the permit in hand before funds will be disbursed.



    [Social Sciences: Education]
    Title: Research Grants on Education: Large – Spencer Foundation
    Funding agency: Spencer Foundation
    Award amount: Up to $500,000
    Application opens: April 3, 2024
    Intent to Apply form submission deadline: May 22, 2024 12:00 noon Central Time
    Application deadline: June 18, 2024, 12:00 noon Central Time
    Full announcement h​e​re

    The Large Research Grants on Education Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets ranging from $125,000 to $500,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. Intent to Apply forms are accepted twice a year. 

    This program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, method, or location. The goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in education. 

    Eligibility: Proposals to the Research Grants on Education program must be for academic research projects that aim to study education. Proposals for activities other than research are not eligible (e.g., program evaluations, professional development, curriculum development, scholarships, capital projects). Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs applying for a Large Research Grant on Education must have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field, or appropriate experience in an education research-related profession. Proposals are accepted from the U.S. and internationally, however all proposals must be submitted in English and budgets must be proposed in U.S. Dollars.



    [Humanities]
    Title: Research and Development
    Funding agency: National Endowment for the Humanities
    Award amount: Up to $100,000 (Tier I); up to $350,000 (Tier II)
    Application deadline: May 21, 2024
    Full announcement h​e​re

    The Research and Development program supports projects that address major challenges in preserving or providing access to humanities collections and resources. These challenges include the need to find better ways to preserve materials of critical importance to the nation’s cultural heritage—from fragile artifacts and manuscripts to analog recordings and digital assets subject to technological obsolescence—and to develop advanced modes of organizing, searching, discovering, and using such materials. 

    This program supports projects at all stages of development, from early planning and stand-alone studies to advanced implementation. Research and Development projects contribute to the evolving and expanding body of knowledge for heritage practitioners, and for that reason, outcomes may take many forms. Projects may produce any combination of laboratory datasets, guidelines for standards, open access software tools, workflow and equipment specifications, widely used metadata schema, or other products. 

    Research and Development supports work on the entire range of humanities collection types including, but not limited to, moving image and sound recordings, archaeological artifacts, born digital and time-based media, rare books and manuscripts, archival records, material culture, and art. 

    Research and Development projects are encouraged to address one or more of the following areas of special interest:
    • Furthering theory and practice in core heritage collections work
    • Preserving audiovisual and digital heritage
    • Applying artificial intelligence to collections-based activities
    • Conserving the material past
    • Protecting cultural heritage
    • Stewarding collections by and with underrepresented communities
    • Responding to the impact of climate change 


    Further details can be found here​​​.



    [Natural Sciences: Biology]
    Title: PROJECT CURE CRC 2024 Request for Proposals
    Funding agency: Colorectal Cancer Alliance
    Award amount: Up to $1,000,000 per year for two years
    Application deadline: Rolling Call
    Full announcement h​e​re

    The Colorectal Cancer Alliance (the Alliance) is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for preclinical and clinical translational research with the potential for high impact on diagnosis, treatment, or survivorship of colorectal cancer. Project Cure CRC will prioritize proposals that embrace moving colorectal cancer research to a curative science. 

    Senior Investigator Awards will fund potentially transformative ideas that will accelerate the translation of new therapies and technologies. Proposals may include investigator-initiated clinical trials and do not require IRB approval at the proposal stage. Collaborations are highly encouraged. 

    Eligibility: Principal Investigator must be a senior researcher, past the initial five years of their first academic faculty appointment. ​​.



    [Social Sciences]
    Title: Racial Equity Research Grants
    Funding agency: Spencer Foundation
    Award amount: Up to $75,000
    Intent to Apply Form Deadline: May 29, 2024
    Application deadline: June 27, 2024
    Full announcement h​e​re

    The Racial Equity Research Grants program supports education research projects that will contribute to understanding and ameliorating racial inequality in education. They are interested in funding studies that aim to understand and disrupt the reproduction and deepening of inequality in education, and which seek to (re)imagine and make new forms of equitable education. Thus, they are interested in research projects that seek to envision educational opportunities in a multiplicity of education systems, levels, settings, and developmental ranges and that reach beyond documenting conditions and paradigms that contribute to persistent racial inequalities. 

    Their goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious, and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in relation to racial equity in education. In this cycle of funding, the organization will continue to fund scholarship focused on a range of communities and issues with respect to equity. They encourage proposals from across the methodological spectrum, including qualitative methods, mixed-methods, and quantitative methods. They want to especially encourage Racial Equity proposals that focus on the following areas: (1) innovative forms of measurement and assessment, (2) artificial intelligence (AI), and (3) current political challenges in k-12 and higher education around diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

    As with other Spencer grant programs, this program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not required to be developed around a particular research topic, discipline, design, method, or geographic location. Applications will be accepted for projects ranging from one to five years with budgets up to $75,000. 

    Eligibility: Proposals to the Racial Equity Research Grants program must be for academic research projects that will contribute to understanding and ameliorating racial inequality in education, broadly conceived. Proposals for activities other than research are not eligible (e.g., program evaluations, professional development, curriculum development, scholarships, capital projects).



    [Natural Sciences: Biology]
    Title: Basic Neurodevelopmental Biology of Circuits and Behavior (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    Funding agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    Award amount: Up to $500,000
    Application deadline: June 15, 2024; October 5, 2024
    Full announcement h​e​re

    This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages research projects focused on the dynamic and mechanistic links between the maturation of brain circuits and behaviors across development in rodents and non-human primates. The goal is to build a foundation for understanding how interactions within and among brain regions change over pre- and post-natal development, allowing for the emergence of cognitive, affective and social behaviors. To this end, projects supported will focus on neurodevelopmental trajectories and investigate questions using in vivo neural measures in awake, behaving animals. Application budgets are limited to $500,000 direct costs, annually. The maximum project period is 5 years.

    Eligibility: Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.



    [Natural Sciences: Biology]
    Title: BRAIN Initiative: Development of Novel Tools to Probe Cell-Specific and Circuit-Specific Processes in Human and Non-Human Primate Brain (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional)
    Funding agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    LOI deadline: 30 days prior to application due date
    Application deadline: June 7, 2024
    Full announcement h​e​re

    The purpose of this Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative Funding Opportunity Announcement is to encourage applications that will develop and validate novel tools to facilitate the detailed analysis and manipulation of complex circuits in large brains. Critical advances in the treatment of brain disorders in human populations are hindered by the lack of ability to monitor and manipulate circuitry in safe, minimally-invasive ways. Clinical intervention with novel cell- and circuit-specific tools will require extensive focused research designed to remove barriers for targeted circuit manipulation. In addition to identification and removal of barriers, the need to delineate dysfunctional circuitry poses additional challenges. Neuroscience has experienced an impressive influx of exciting new research tools in the past decade, especially since the launch of the BRAIN Initiative. However, the majority of these cell- and circuit-specific mapping, monitoring, and manipulating tools has been developed for use in model organisms, primarily rodents, fish and flies. These cutting-edge tools are increasingly adaptable to larger mammalian brains and, more importantly, are emerging as potential human therapeutic strategies for brain disorders. A pressing need to develop tools for use in large brains or those that are more directly relevant to the human brain is the focus of this initiative. The initiative will support initial proof of principle studies aimed at demonstrating the feasibility of using the cutting-edge approaches in humans and other mammalian species (e.g., non-human primate [NHP]/sheep/pigs).
    Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

    Eligibility: Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.



    [Social Sciences; Humanities]
    Title: U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon PDS Annual Program Statement
    Funding agency: FY24 Public Diplomacy Funding
    Award amount: Up to $250,000
    Internal AUB deadline: May 13, 2024 (for cycle II)
    External submission deadline: June 21, 2024 (for cycle II)
    Full announcement ​​h​e​re

    PDS Beirut invites proposals for projects that address one or more of the thematic priorities listed below. All projects must include an American cultural element or a connection with American expert(s), organization(s), or institution(s) in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. values, policies, and/or perspectives. Proposals with diversity, equity, inclusion, and/or accessibility components are highly encouraged. Applicants are only allowed to submit one proposal per organization. 

    Priority Program Themes:
    PDS Beirut seeks proposals that address the following priority program themes:

    • Inclusive/creative approaches to civic engagement, good governance, free speech/expression, and/or advancing human rights.
    • English Language learning and programming.
    • Educational partnerships between Lebanese and American academic institutions.

    Eligibility: PDS Beirut encourages applications from Lebanon and the United States, including:

    • Registered U.S. and Lebanese not-for-profit organizations, think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience in Lebanon.
    • Individual U.S. or Lebanese citizens.
    • U.S. and Lebanese non-profit or governmental educational institutions 

    Interested faculty members are requested to submit to the OGC (contact Ms. Leen Haydar lh44@aub.edu.lb) their concept note including potential partnership by May 13, 2024 for the second cycle. The received concept notes will be forwarded to the Provost’s Office for review and selection. Following the selection, OGC representatives will reach out to the chosen applicant, providing guidance on the necessary steps to submit the full proposal. The external full application deadline is June 21, 2024 (cycle II).



    [Natural Sciences]
    Title: The Conservation, Food & Health Foundation-Grants
    Funding agency: The Conservation, Food & Health Foundation
    Award amount: Up to $50,000
    Application deadline: July 1, 2024
    Full announcement ​​ h​e​re

    The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation seeks to protect the environment, improve food production, and promote public health in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Middle East. The Foundation supports projects and applied research that: 

    • Generate local or regional solutions to problems affecting the quality of the environment and human life;
    • Advance local leadership and promote professional development in the conservation, agricultural, and health sciences;
    • Develop the capacity of local organizations and coalitions; and
    • Address challenges in the field.

    The Foundation prefers to support projects that address under-funded issues and geographic areas. The foundation supports special projects and programs of non-governmental organizations in three areas: conservation, food, and health.

    Examples of areas of interest within these fields follow, but are not meant to be exclusive.

    Conservation: Conservation grants promote environmental conservation through field research, projects, and advocacy that:
    • Protect biodiversity and preserve natural resources.
    • Help mitigate the adverse effects of climate change.
    • Build the scientific and technical capacity of local conservation organizations and promote local, regional, and international partnerships.
    • Increase engagement between scientists, local communities and organizations, and decision-makers.
    • Partner with indigenous communities and local people.

    Food: Grants in the food and agriculture program area focus on research-based projects that build capacity for self-sufficiency and resilience to climate change, strengthen local food systems, and support healthy nutrition through projects that:
    • Enhance food security.
    • Develop and promote sustainable agricultural practices • Build the capacity of small-scale farmers.
    • Advance farmer research and research partnerships.
    • Develop environmentally sound and affordable approaches to control pests and diseases affecting important local food crops.
    • Promote indigenous food sovereignty and knowledge systems.
    • Address challenges of uptake and scalability through new methods of extension, education, and technology transfer.

    Health: The Foundation supports efforts that test new ideas and approaches that promote public health, with a special emphasis on reproductive health and family planning and their integration with other health promotion activities. It favors community-level disease prevention and health promotion projects and efforts that help strengthen regional and country public health systems over disease diagnosis, treatment, and care provided by clinics, hospitals, and humanitarian aid programs. Activities that help increase capacity include applied research, program development, technical assistance, and training projects that:
    • Promote reproductive health and family planning.
    • Address issues related to mental and behavioral health.
    • Address issues relating to pollution and environmental health.
    • Increase the understanding of zoonotic and neglected tropical diseases.
    • Address issues relating to nutrition and health.


    [Natural Sciences: Biology]
    Title: Cellular and Molecular Biology of Complex Brain Disorders (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    Funding agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    Award amount: Up to $275,000
    Application deadline: June 16, 2024; October 16, 2024; February 16, 2025; June 16, 2025; October 16, 2025; February 16, 2026; June 16, 2026
    Full announcement ​​ h​e​re

    This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) encourages research on the biology of high confidence risk factors associated with complex brain disorders, with a focus on the intracellular, transcellular and circuit substrates of neural function. For the purposes of this NOFO, the term “complex” can refer to a multifactorial contribution to risk (e.g., polygenic and/or environmental) and/or highly distributed functional features of the brain disorder. Studies may be either hypothesis-generating (unbiased discovery) or hypothesis-testing in design and may utilize in vivo, in situ, or in vitro experimental paradigms, e.g., model organisms or human cell-based assays. Studies should not attempt to “model” disorders but instead should aim to elucidate the neurobiological impact of individual or combined risk factor(s), such as the affected molecular and cellular components and their relationships within defined biological process(es). 

    Eligibility: Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with their organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and women are always encouraged to apply for NIH support. ​



    [Natural Sciences]
    Title: Supporting Excellence & Innovation in Anti-doping Science
    Funding agency: Partnership for Clean Competition
    Award amount: Up to $130,000
    Pre-Application deadline: August 1, 2024
    Application deadline: September 1, 2024
    Full announcement ​​ h​e​re

    With an emphasis on original work that focuses on improving existing analytical methods for detecting particular drugs, developing new analytical methods to test for substances not currently detectable, and discovering cost-effective approaches for testing widely abused substances across all levels of sport, the following areas of investigation reflect the PCC’s current research priorities: 

    • Developing methods of cost-effective testing to detect and deter the use of prohibited substances and methods.
    • Developing novel testing protocols to detect and deter new or designer substances or methods used to evade detection (e.g., micor-dosing) for doping purposes.
    • Improving existing chromatography-mass spectrometry and other analytical chemistry or biomedical methods to detect particular drugs, ex. GH, IGF-1, EPO, hCG.
    • Developing new analytical methods to detect performance enhancing drugs not currently detectable.
    • Examination of pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamics of doping substances through human administration studies examining longitudinal urinary excretion patterns, metabolism, and dose-concentration, including confounding factors that may influence excretion, detection, or performance-enhancing impact. This also includes studies which aim to differentiate between sources of contamination and doping by identifying novel discriminate urinary or blood markers or metabolites, or ratios thereof, through well-designed human administration studies.
    • Critical reviews to support interpretation of laboratory data.
    • The application of alternative specimens, (ex. oral fluid, dried blood/plasma spots) for testing and analysis.
    • Discovery and validation of specific and sensitive biomarkers in urine and/or blood for the purposes of the Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) that aim to indirectly identify the use of doping substances or methods.
    • Detection of prohibited gene doping, gene editing, gene silencing technologies, as well as the detection of prohibited stem cell therapies.
    • Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other related research that leads to optimization of anti-doping testing programs.
    • Development of effective quantitative and qualitative measures of doping deterrence and education through well-designed survey methods applicable to multiple athlete domains and social science research. 


    There are no maximum or minimal amounts for grant applications, though the average funding amount is roughly $130,000. 

    Eligibility: Investigators worldwide contributing to the detection or deterrence of performance-enhancing drugs are eligible for PCC Grants. ​



    [Humanities]
    Title: Scholarly Editions and Scholarly Translations
    Funding agency: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
    Award amount: Up to $300,000
    Application available: August 27, 2024
    Application deadline: November 27, 2024
    Full announcement ​​ h​e​re

    The Scholarly Editions and Scholarly Translations program provides grants to organizations to support collaborative teams who are editing, annotating, and translating foundational humanities texts that are vital to learning and research but are currently inaccessible or are available only in inadequate editions or translations. Typically, the texts are significant literary, philosophical, and historical materials, but other types of work may also be the subject of an edition.​



    [Natural Sciences: Biology]
    Title: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Using Targeted Degradation of Protein and non-Protein Targets for the Development of Novel Anti-Infectives
    Funding agency: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
    Award amount: Up to $50,000
    Application deadline: July 16, 2024
    Full announcement ​​ h​e​re

    The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) is to invite applications for research on the use of targeted protein and nonprotein degradation (e.g., RNA) as it relates to the development of anti-infective strategies against viral, bacterial, parasitic, and fungal pathogens and/or their toxins (e.g., Lethal and Edema Toxins of Bacillus anthracis). Both novel monofunctional (e.g., Molecular Glues) and hetero-bi/tri-functional (e.g., PROTAC or PROTAC-like) strategies will be considered. 

    This notice applies to due dates on or after January 5, 2024, and subsequent receipt dates through July 16, 2026. Applications for this initiative can be submitted using one of the following notices of funding opportunities or any reissues of these opportunities through the expiration date of this notice. 

    •  PA-20-185 – NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    •  PA-20-195 – NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    •  PA-20-200 – NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    •  PA-23-232 – PHS 2023-2 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42] Clinical Trial Not Allowed).
    •  PA-23-230​ – PHS 2023-2 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC and FDA for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44] Clinical Trial Not Allowed). 

    Eligibility: Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support. ​​



    [Quantitative Thought]
    Title: Allen Newell Award
    Funding agency: Association for Computing Machinery
    Award amount: $10,000
    Application deadline: December 15, 2024
    Full announcement ​​ h​e​re

    The Association for Computing Machinery, with funding from the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, invites nominations for the Allen Newell award. This recognizes an individual for career contributions in computer science or work that bridges computer science and other disciplines. Key factors in evaluating nominations thus include both the quality of the contributions and their breadth across computer science – with contributions to artificial intelligence being of particular note – plus the significance of the bridges created to other disciplines.​​



    [Humanities: Archaeology]
    Title: Julie Herzig Desnick Endowment Fund for Archaeological Field Surveys
    Funding agency: Archaeological Institute of America
    Award amount: Up to $4,500
    Application deadline: November 1, 2024
    Full announcement ​​ h​e​re

    The Julie Herzig Desnick Fund provides grants to archaeologists to start new archaeological survey projects. The awards are intended for projects involving field survey on the ground or a combination of field survey and remote sensing methods, rather than those based entirely on satellite imagery or other remote sensing data. Geophysical survey projects are also eligible. While all are encouraged to apply, preference will be given to archaeologists at an early stage in their careers (within 8 years of the receipt of the PhD). 

    Projects may concern any location in the world and any time period. Each project should make innovative use of technology, and the fieldwork proposed should be designed to address important questions about the human past.

    Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be AIA members in good standing at the time of application, with a PhD in archaeology or a related field, and are expected to have an academic affiliation. Applicants should also be the primary permit holders for the project proposed; if the applicant is not the primary permit holder, the application should be accompanied by a letter of support from the primary permit holder. Awardees must have the permit in hand before funds will be disbursed.



    [Natural Sciences: Biology; Social Sciences]
    Title: Developing Novel Theory and Methods for Understanding the Genetic Architecture of Complex Human Traits (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    Funding agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    Award amount: to be determined
    Application deadline: February 5, 2024; June 5, 2024; October 5, 2024; February 5, 2025; June 5, 2025; October 5, 2025; February 5, 2026; June 5, 2026; October 5, 2026
    Full announcement ​​ h​e​re

    The goal of this NOFO is to support applications for novel theory and methods development that enable better understanding of how genetic and non-genetic factors contribute to complex trait variation across individuals, families, and populations. Approaches should be interdisciplinary drawing from the natural and social sciences, account for interdependencies across scales of biological, social, and ecological organization, and make extensive use of theory, modeling, and validation with available large-scale datasets. 

    Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The scope of the proposed project should determine the reques​ted project period. The maximum project period is 5 years. 

    Eligibility: Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with their organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and women are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.



    [Natural Sciences: Biology]
    Title: Mechanistic Research on Neuromodulation for Substance Use Disorders Treatment (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    Funding agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    Award amount: to be determined
    LOI deadline: 30 days prior to application due date
    Application deadline: January 16, 2024; August 14, 2024; January 16, 2025; August 14, 2025; January 16, 2026; August 16, 2026
    Full announcement ​​ h​e​re

    The purpose of this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is to encourage clinical research that will identify and validate

    • Novel targets for non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) and
    • Substance use disorder (SUD)-relevant neurobiological, cognitive, and behavioral responses to NIBS that may precede clinical outcomes like reduced craving or substance use

    Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The scope of the proposed project should determine the requested project period. The maximum project period is 5 years.

    Eligibility: Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with their organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and women are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.


    [Natural Sciences: Biology, Chemistry]
    Title: Bobst International Fellowship for Citizens of Lebanon
    Funding agency: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Application deadline: Rolling Call
    Full announcement ​​ h​e​re

    Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center offers full scholarships or fellowships for candidates of Lebanese birth and nationality to work in an educational capacity at MSK. These scholarships can be in clinical care and/or research.

    An absolute requirement of the fellowship is that each fellow agrees to return and work in Lebanon or on behalf of a Lebanese government agency for a period of four years. Any applicant applying must fulfill all requirements for compe​titive fellowships at MSK such as the USMLE examination for any clinical fellowships. All candidates will be screened for eligibility by the Senior Vice President of the International Center. A specific list of fellowship programs is not available; it is dependent upon the clinical / research slots available.

    Please submit complete PDF grant applications along with a Curriculum Vitae, Two Original Letters of Recommendation, and Copy of Passport via email to Krystal Hasan at hasank@mskcc.org and CC tabarv@mskcc.org. Please do not ​​​​send pieces individually.



    [Quantitative Thought: Mathematics]
    Title: Individual Travel Research Program
    Funding agency: International Mathematical Union-Commission for Developing Countries
    Award amount: Up to €5,000
    Application deadline: January 15, 2024; April 15, 2024; July 15, 2024; October 1, 2024
    Full announcement ​​ h​e​re

    The Individual Travel Research Program supports mathematicians from developing countries to travel to an internationally known mathematical center of excellence (worldwide) for collaborative research (minimum stay of four weeks). The grant is intended to cover travel costs of the grantees for up to €2,500 while host institutions are generally responsible for covering the local living expenses. 

    This program does not support travel cost to any conference, summer school or workshops. CDC programs do not cover the cost of accompanying family members. 

    Additional information about the deadlines:

    • January 15th, 2024 for research visits between May 15th, 2024 and May 15th, 2025 (Decisions will be made by March 15th, 2024) - The call and application form for this deadline will open on October 15th, 2023).
    • April 15th, 2024 for research visits starting between August 1st, 2024 and August 1st, 2025 (Decisions will be made by June 15th, 2024)
    • July 15th, 2024 for research visits starting between November 1st, 2024 and November 1st, 2025 (Decisions will be made by September 15th, 2024)
    • October 1st, 2024 for research visits between January 15th, 2025 and January 15th, 2026 (Decisions will be made by November 15th, 2024) 

    Eligibility: Applicants must hold a PhD in Mathematics, and must be based (place of work) in a developing country. They should be employed as a faculty member of a university or an equivalent institution. Moreover, they should have already established contact with a mathematician in the host institution and should have a definite research plan at the time of applying for the grant. The applicant should have been granted appropriate leave of absence from his/her institution for the period of visit. Minimal length of visit should be one month.



    [Natural Sciences: Biology]
    Title: Small Research Grants
    Funding agency: Fisheries Society of the British Isles
    Award amount: Up to £7,500
    Application deadline: January 7, 2024; June 1, 2024; October 1, 2024
    Full announcement ​​ h​e​re

    The Fisheries Society of the British Isles invites applications for its small research grant scheme. These support small research projects into any aspect of fish biology and fisheries science that is relevant to the society’s objectives​

    Eligibility: Applicants based anywhere in the world may apply. They must be members of the society.



    [Social Sciences: Anthropology]
    Title: JI Staley prize
    Funding agency: School for Advanced Research
    Award amount: Up to $7,500
    Application deadline: October 1, 2024
    Full announcement ​​ h​e​re

    The School for Advanced Research invites nominations for the JI Staley prize. This recognizes a book that has had a significant impact on the field of anthropology. Nominations can be made by individuals or academic departments. To be eligible for the prize, a book must currently be in print. It must have been in publication for at least two years before it is nominated and for no longer than eight years. Co-authored books are eligible for the prize, but edited volumes and textbooks are not. Second or subsequent editions are not eligible for consideration. A panel of scholars evaluates books nominated for the J. I. Staley prize by the following criteria: 

    • Innovative and rigorous thinking in terms of theory, research methods, and/or application of findings
    • Superior integration of sub-disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary perspectives
    • Significant contribution to our understanding of humankind
    • Exemplary writing and clarity of expression; and
    • Demonstrated or anticipated impact on the field of anthropology


    [Natural Sciences: Biology]
    Title: Identifying Host Cell Death Pathway Targets for Host-Directed Therapies for Treatment of Mtb and Mtb/HIV Co-Infection (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    Funding agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    Application deadline: December 7, 2023; December 7, 2024
    Full announcement ​​ h​e​re

    The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support mechanistic studies on host cell death pathways and their effect on immune responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) and Mtb/HIV co-infection to identify immune targets for development of host-directed therapies. Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. 

    Eligibility: Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.



    [Natural Sciences: Biology]
    Title: Building in vivo Preclinical Assays of Circuit Engagement for Application in Therapeutic Development
    Funding agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    Award amount: Up to 250,000$
    Application deadline: October 5, 2023; February 5, 2024; June 5, 2024; October 5, 2024; February 5, 2025, June 5, 2025
    Full announcement ​​ he​​re

    The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to identify, in animals, in vivo neurophysiological and behavioral measures for use as assays in the early screening phase of treatment development. This FOA will support efforts to optimize and evaluate measures of neurophysiological and behavioral processes that may serve as pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) markers of neural processes of clinical interest based on available knowledge of the neurobiology of mental illnesses. The screening assays developed from this FOA are expected to build upon systems neurobiology and clinical neuroscience to enhance the scientific value of preclinical animal data contributing to a therapeutic development pipeline in which treatment candidates and therapeutic targets can be evaluated for their ability to impact neurobiological mechanisms of potential clinical relevance to mental illnesses. 

    Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. It is expected that budgets of $250,000 direct costs per year or less will be adequate for most projects proposing to optimize just one measure. 

    Eligibility: Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and women are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.



    [Humanities]
    Title: Digital Humanities Advancement Grants
    Funding agency: National Endowment for the Humanities; Institute of Museum and Library Services
    Award amount: Up to $350,000, with an additional $50,000 in matching funds
    Application deadline: January 11, 2024; June 13, 2024
    Full announcement ​​ he​re

    The Digital Humanities Advancement Grants program (DHAG) supports innovative, experimental, and/or computationally challenging digital projects, leading to work that can scale to enhance scholarly research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities. 

    DHAG applicants must respond to one or more of these programmatic priorities:

    • research and refinement of innovative, experimental, or computationally challenging methods and techniques;
    • enhancement, design, or maintenance of digital infrastructure that contributes to and supports the humanities, such as open-source code, tools, or platforms;
    • evaluative studies that investigate the practices and the impact of digital scholarship on research, pedagogy, scholarly communication, and public engagement 

    Further information on the funding opportunity can be found here.



    [Social Sciences: Psychology]
    Title: Marian R. Stuart Grant
    Funding agency: American Psychological Foundation
    Award amount: Up to $20,000
    Application deadline: July 10, 2024
    Full announcement ​​ he​re

    The Marian R. Stuart Grant will further the research, practice, or education of an early career psychologist on the connection between mental and physical health, particularly for work that contributes to public health. Examples include but are not limited to research-based programs that teach medical doctors counseling skills; research-based programs on the effect of behavior on health; and research-based programs on psychologists’ role in medical settings for the benefit of patients.

    Eligibility: APF encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds with respect to age, race, color, religion, creed, nationality, ability, sexual orientation, gender, and geography. Applicants must be an early career researcher (no more than 10 years postdoctoral), be affiliated with a nonprofit charitable, educational, or scientific institution, or governmental entity operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, and have demonstrated competence and capacity to execute the proposed work.



    [Social Sciences: Psychology]
    Title: Wayne F. Placek Grants
    Funding agency: American Psychological Foundation
    Award amount: Up to $15,000
    Application deadline: June 12, 2024
    Full announcement ​ he​re

    The Wayne F. Placek Grant encourages research to increase the general public’s understanding of homosexuality and sexual orientation, and to alleviate the stress that lesbian women, gay men, bisexual women, bisexual men, and transgender individuals experience in this and future civilizations. The Wayne F. Placek Grant encourages research that addresses the following topics: 

    •  heterosexuals’ attitudes and behaviors toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQIA+) people, including prejudice, discrimination, and violence
    •  family and workplace issues relevant to LGBTQIA+ people
    •  special concerns of sectors of the LGBTQIA+ population that have historically been underrepresented in scientific research 

    Eligibility: APF encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds with respect to age, race, color, religion, creed, nationality, ability, sexual orientation, gender, and geography. Applicants must be either a doctoral-level researcher or graduate student affiliated with an educational institution or a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research organization.



    [Natural Sciences: Biology]
    Title: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Assembling the Addiction Organelle Interactome
    Funding agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    Application deadline: September 8, 2026
    Full announcement ​ he​re

    This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) encourages innovative studies on the role of organelle interactions and communications, and how organelle dynamics affect cellular homeostasis in the context of addiction.

    Research Objectives

    • Characterize organelles and molecules involved in protein trafficking
    • Develop tools and functional probes to interrogate inter-organelle communications
    • Develop organelle targeted agents for selective delivery to the site of action in the cells 

    This notice applies to due dates on or after June 5, 2023 and subsequent receipt dates through September 8, 2026 ​.



    [Natural Sciences: Biology]
    Title: Building in vivo Preclinical Assays of Circuit Engagement for Application in Therapeutic Development (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    Funding agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    Award am​ount: Up to $250,000
    Application deadline: June 5, 2023; October 5, 2023; February 5, 2024; June 5, 2024; October 5, 2024; February 5, 2025; June 5, 2025
    Full announcement ​ he​re

    The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to identify, in animals, in vivo neurophysiological and behavioral measures for use as assays in the early screening phase of treatment development. This FOA will support efforts to optimize and evaluate measures of neurophysiological and behavioral processes that may serve as pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) markers of neural processes of clinical interest based on available knowledge of the neurobiology of mental illnesses. The screening assays developed from this FOA are expected to build upon systems neurobiology and clinical neuroscience to enhance the scientific value of preclinical animal data contributing to a therapeutic development pipeline in which treatment candidates and therapeutic targets can be evaluated for their ability to impact neurobiological mechanisms of potential clinical relevance to mental illnesses.
    Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. It is expected that budgets of $250,000 direct costs per year or less will be adequate for most projects proposing to optimize just one measure.​


    Eligiblity: Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and women are always encouraged to apply for NIH support. ​



    [Natural Sciences: Biology]
    Title: Accelerating the Pace of Child Health Research Using Existing Data from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study (R01-Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    Funding agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    Award am​ount: Up to $250,000 per year
    LOI deadline: 30 days prior to the application due date
    Application deadline: February 5, 2023; June 5, 2023; October 5, 2023; February 5, 2024; June 5, 2024; October 5, 2024; February 5, 2025
    Full announcement ​ he​re

    The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study is collecting data on health and mental health, cognitive function, substance use, cultural and environmental factors, and brain structure and function from youth starting when they are 9-10 years-old and following them longitudinally to early adulthood. These data will be made available to the scientific community through the NIMH Data Archive. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage applications proposing the analysis of this public use dataset to increase knowledge of adolescent health and development.

    Eligibility:
    Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.



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    [​Natural Sciences: Biology]
    Title: Transgender People: Immunity, Prevention, and Treatment of HIV and STIs (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    Funding agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH); National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
    Award am​ount: Up to $275,000
    Application deadline: December 7, 2022, December 7, 2023, December 7, 2024
    Full announcement ​ he​re

    The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases invites applications for its transgender people – immunity, prevention and treatment of HIV and STIs (R21 clinical trial not allowed) funding opportunity. This supports research on transgender people to characterize the biological and immunological impact of interventions used for gender reassignment and their impact on susceptibility to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Grants are worth up to USD 275,000 for two years, with no more than USD 200,000 requested in any given year.

    Eligibility:
    Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.



    [​Quantitative Thought: Mathematics]
    Title: Mathematical Biology Program
    Funding agency: National Science Foundation
    Award am​ount: To be determined
    Application deadline: Rolling call
    Full announcement ​ he​re

    The National Science Foundation invites applications for its Mathematical Biology Programme. This supports research in areas of applied and computational mathematics with relevance to the biological sciences. Proposals must demonstrate mathematical innovation, biological relevance and significance, and strong integration between mathematics and biology.

    Eligibility:
    Foreign organizations may apply provided they do so in consortium with US organizations. The proposer must explain why local support is not feasible and why the foreign organization can carry out the activity more effectively.



    [Natural Sciences: Geology​]
    Title: Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology
    Funding agency: National Science Foundation
    Award am​ount: to be determined
    Application deadline: Rolling call
    Full announcement ​ he​re

    The National Science Foundation invites proposals for its Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology funding opportunity. This supports innovative research that advances understanding of the deep-time sedimentary crust and investigates environmental change and evolution of the biosphere through the pre-Holocene geologic record. The programme seeks to fund projects that focus on:

    • the evolution of life, ecology, environments, and biogeography based on the study of fossils, sediments and/or geochemical proxies;
    • geological processes forming and shaping the Earth's sedimentary lithosphere – including the study of mechanisms leading to rich organic and inorganic resources locked in rock sequences;
    • new geochronological projects aiming to measure the rate and sequence of events of pre-holocene sedimentary and biological fossil processes;
    • the production, transportation, and deposition of physical, bioclastic, and chemical sediments of the geologic record.

    The total budget is $10,4 million to fund between 20 and 30 awards. Annual estimated program budget, number of awards, and average award size/duration are subject to the availability of funds and the quality of the proposals.

    Eligibility:
    Foreign organizations may apply provided they do so in consortium with US organizations. The proposer must explain why local support is not feasible and why the foreign organization can carry out the activity more effectively.



    [Social Sciences​]
    Title: Fund for Innovation in Development Grant Program
    Funding agency: Fund for Innovation in Development
    Award am​ount: Up to €4 million
    Application deadline: Rolling call
    Full announcement ​ he​re

    The Fund for Innovation in Development (FID) is an initiative to support innovation that contributes to reducing global poverty and inequality. Through flexible grant funding, FID enables innovators and researchers to test new ideas, build rigorous evidence of what works, and scale the highest-impact and most cost- effective solutions.

    FID assesses every application against three core criteria: rigorous evidence of impact; cost-effectiveness; and potential for scale and sustainability. The fund accepts applications for five types of grants:

    • Prepare Grants (up to €50,000)
    • Stage 1: Pilot Grants (up to €200,000)
    • Stage 2: Test and Position for Scale Grants (up to €1,500,000)
    • Stage 3: Transition to Scale Grants (up to €4,000,000)
    • TPP Grants (up to €150,000)

    FID accepts applications for innovations in any sector, and specifically encourages applications for solutions in education, health, climate change, and gender equality, for innovations in all low- and middle-income countries. Nearly any type of applicant, including researchers, governments, NGOs and for-profit companies are eligible to apply at any time provided that they are not submitting their applications as an individual (i.e. the application is being made on behalf of or within an established organization), and on behalf of a multilateral or international public institution.

    Further details can be found he​re.



    [Natural Sciences: Biology​]
    Title: Research Grant Program
    Funding agency: A-T Children’s Project
    Award am​ount: Up to $75,000
    Application deadline: rolling call
    Full announcement ​ he​re

    The focus of this program is in funding translational and clinical research projects, particularly those projects focused on the neurological problems faced by all patients with ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T). The fund is interested in disease-modifying strategies that would prevent, slow, or stop the progression of the disease as well as symptom-improving strategies that address neural circuit function, immune system health and lung function. One- and two-year proposals are funded up to a maximum total direct cost of $75,000 per year.

    Eligibility:
    Proposals from young investigators, established principal investigators and clinicians, scientists from other disciplines, and individuals with innovative new ideas for A-T research are encouraged, from academia as well as industry. Scientists from the US and around the globe are welcome to apply for the funding.



    [Quantitative Thought; Artificial Intelligence​​]
    Title: GoodAI Grants
    Funding agency: GoodAI
    Award am​ount: to be determined
    Application deadline: rolling call
    Full announcement ​ he​re

    GoodAI is continuously awarding grants to research projects that push the boundaries of artificial intelligence. Its long-term goal is to build general AI that will automate cognitive processes in science, technology, business, and other endeavors. The organization believes that big picture thinking and a grass-roots collaborative effort are key for achieving this ambitious goal. Through the grants program, they share their vision of a roadmap towards general AI and invite researchers across the world to tackle the key milestones with them.

    The grant money is being awarded to researchers or research groups for work that can build on and improve Badger architecture. Below is a list of suggested topics: Agent as a society of sub-agents; cultural evolution; artificial life; lifelong learning; modular meta-learning; open-endedness; recursive self-improvement; multi-agent learning; multi-agent reinforcement learning; learned communication; emergent languages; decentralized learning; learned optimizers; optimization in modular systems.

    However, money may also be awarded for “wild card” submissions that don’t fit within these topics. The project proposals have to demonstrate that they will contribute to pushing forward the ideas related to Badger architecture.

    Eligibility:
    Grants are open to individuals and groups of individuals based in any country. Applicants can be independent researchers or be affiliated to universities, non-profits, or businesses.

    The expected duration of the projects is between 12 and 24 months. Successful proposals will include a timetable of the project and the money will be awarded in semi-annual installments throughout the duration of the project. Successful applicants will be required to report twice per year on the progress of their research and must demonstrate that the project is progressing appropriately, and continues to be consistent with the original proposal or updates approved by GoodAI.



    [Natural Sciences: Biology; Chemistry]
    Title: Drug Discovery For Nervous System Disorders (R21 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)
    Funding agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    Award amount: Up to $275,000
    Application deadline: February 16, 2022; June 16, 2022; October 16, 2022; February 16, 2023; June 16, 2023; October 16, 2023; February 16, 2024; June 16, 2024; October 16, 2024
    Full announcement ​ he​re

    This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) supports the discovery of novel compounds for the prevention and treatment of nervous system disorders. Through this FOA, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the National Institute of Alcohol and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) wish to stimulate research in:

    1. Identification, design, synthesis, and preclinical testing of small molecules for their potential as candidate therapeutics
    2. Initial hit-to-lead chemistry to improve activity of compounds against the target of interest
    3. Later stage lead optimization to improve efficacy and pharmacokinetics
    4. Initial drug metabolism and pharmacokinetic properties (DMPK).

    Emphasis will be placed on projects that provide novel approaches for identifying potential therapeutic agents.​

    This FOA will also support applications proposing preclinical discovery of biotechnology products and biologics with potential as candidate therapeutics including, but not limited to, large biologic macromolecules, (e.g., proteins, antibodies, and peptides), gene-based therapies (i.e., oligonucleotide- and viral-based), cell therapies, and novel emerging therapies (e.g., microbial and microbiome therapies).

    Eligibility:
    Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.



    [Natural Sciences: Biology]
    Title: Basic Research in Cancer Health Disparities (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    Funding agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)/ National Cancer Institute (NCI)
    Award amount: Up to $275,000
    Application deadline: February 16, 2022; June 16, 2022; October 16, 2022; February 16, 2023; June 16, 2023; October 16, 2023; February 16, 2024; June 16, 2024
    Full announcement ​ he​re

    This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages grant applications from investigators interested in conducting basic research studies into the biological/genetic causes and mechanisms of cancer health disparities. These awards will support pilot and feasibility studies designed to investigate biological/genetic bases of cancer health disparities, such as (1) mechanistic studies of biological factors associated with cancer health disparities, (2) the development and testing of new methodologies and models, and (3) secondary data analyses. In addition, the FOA will further the development of scientific areas, providing support for early-stage exploratory projects that lead to future in-depth mechanistic studies (such as R01 projects) of the biology of cancer health disparities.

    Eligibility:
    Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.​



    [Social Sciences: Sociology and Anthropology]
    Title: Engaged Research Grants
    Funding agency: Wenner-Gren Foundation
    Award amount: Up to $20,000
    Application deadline: August 1 (available annually)
    Full announcement ​ he​re

    Engaged Research Grants support research partnerships that empower those who have historically been among those researched in anthropology, rather than researchers themselves. Designed in alliance with individuals who have born the impact of various kinds of marginalization, these partnerships bring together scholars and their interlocutors in the mutual production of anthropological knowledge aimed at combatting inequality and promoting the flourishing of human and more than human worlds. The program supports projects that promise to make a significant contribution to anthropological conversations through collaborations in which engagement is a central feature of a project from the very start.

    In the projects funded under the Engaged Research Grant, interlocutors are not simply participants in this research; they have an active role in determining the problems explored. The program targets research that has more potential when done together. The partnerships funded through it begin with the formulation of research questions and can extend to data gathering, skill sharing, scholarly communication, and public mobilization. The engaged research occurs in a broad range of settings, from communities to courtrooms, government offices, and laboratories. It results in findings that are meaningful and potentially transformative for research participants and others with a stake in the collaboration. Through this program, the Foundation seeks to demonstrate how engagement can foster innovation and further anthropological thought. Applications must be submitted using the Foundation's Online Application​.

    Eligibility:
    Applicants must have doctorates in anthropology or a related field or currently be enrolled for a doctoral degree in anthropology or a related field. Applicants enrolled in doctoral programs must apply jointly with an academic mentor. The academic mentor should be the dissertation supervisor or other scholar willing to provide scholarly supervision. All applicants must submit evidence of commitment from the community, such as a letter of support from community leaders, minutes from a community meeting, a research permit, and/or other appropriate indications of support. This evidence must take a form consistent with community processes, policies, and protocols. It should include detailed information on what the stakeholders have agreed to do in support of the project. Qualified postdoctoral researchers and doctoral students are eligible without regard to nationality or institutional or departmental affiliation.
    Further eligibility details to be found here



    [Social Sciences; Humanities; Archaeology]
    Title: Program in Support of Archaeological Field Research in the Development of Early Civilizations
    Funding agency: Curtiss T. Brennan & Mary G. Brennan Foundation
    Award amount: Up to $5,000
    Application deadline: April 15 and October 15 (Annually)
    Full announcement ​ he​re

    The Curtiss T. Brennan & Mary G. Brennan Foundation, a non-profit organization, was established in 1988 to provide funding support for archaeological field research, emphasizing in particular those regions of the world in which early centers of complex culture or civilization originated. Those areas and periods of the Mediterranean world qualifying include the Bronze Age and earlier of Egypt, Anatolia, the Levant, Near East, Greece, Crete, Cyprus, Italy and the Aegean. Funds are available to a maximum of US$5000 to support independent research projects, initial research designed to establish the significance of proposed projects and the feasibility of carrying them to completion, or to fund ancillary portions of ongoing projects important to an understanding of the project as a whole. Application must be made by the sponsoring institution through the principal investigator. Individuals are not eligible, and dissertation research does not qualify. Support of active field archaeology, particularly excavation, is emphasized. Post-excavation analysis, processing and publication, or other archaeological activities supportive of field research will only be considered in connection with previously funded field projects. Proposals should be made in letter form. The proposal and comments will then be considered by the Foundation's board. If funds are awarded, a report from the institution detailing the expenditure of the Foundation funds, and a report from the principal investigator discussing the results of the investigations should be submitted within six months of the end of the grant period.



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    [Natural Sciences: Biology]
    Title: Basic Neurodevelopmental Biology of Circuits and Behavior (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    Funding agency: National Institute of Health (NIH)/ National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
    Award amount: Up to $500,000
    Application deadline: February 05, 2022; June 05, 2022; October 05, 2022; February 05, 2023; June 05, 2023; October 05, 2023; February 05, 2024; June 05, 2024; October 05, 2024.
    Full announcement ​ he​re

    This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites research projects focused on the dynamic and mechanistic links between the maturation of brain circuits and behaviors across development in rodents and non-human primates. The goal is to build a foundation for understanding how interactions within and among brain regions change over pre- and post-natal development, allowing for the emergence of cognitive, affective and social behaviors. To this end, projects supported will focus on neurodevelopmental trajectories in rodents or non-human primates and investigate questions using in vivo neural measures in awake, behaving animals. This FOA uses the R01 grant mechanism, whereas PAR-22-067, the companion funding opportunity, seeks shorter, more exploratory or higher-risk R21 grant applications.

    Eligibility:
    Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.



    [Humanities]
    Title: Museums & Galleries Research Award
    Funding agency: Society for Renaissance Studies
    Application deadline: December 1 (available annually)
    Award amount: Up to £1000
    Full announcement ​ he​re

    To foster research on the Renaissance in the museum, archive and library community, the Society for Renaissance Studies is offering a bursary scheme to enable scholars to develop advanced research in the history of art, material culture, ​museum studies, and related disciplines, ​related to the making and collecting of works of arts and objects during the Renaissance period (c.1300-1700), now in museums and galleries. This may include research into new methods of interpreting and communicating the Renaissance, and preference may be given to subjects growing out of a current museum project with a cross-disciplinary approach. Individual awards are offered to provide financial assistance to undertake original research which may inform a publication, exhibition or display. There will be one application deadline per year.

    Eligibility:
    Applications will be accepted from members of the Society, regardless of whether they hold a full time academic post, and from applicants at all stages of their careers. Applicants can apply for any amount between £200 and £1000. This award is tenable for a maximum of 12 months, and it can only be used for one project.



    [Natural Sciences: Biology]
    Title: Exploratory Grants in Cancer Control (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
    Funding agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI)
    Application deadline: June 07, 2022; October 07, 2022; June 07, 2023; October 09, 2023; June 07, 2024; October 8, 2024
    Award amount: Up to $275,000
    Full announcement ​ he​re

    Through this funding opportunity announcement (FOA), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) encourages the submission of exploratory/developmental research grant (R21) applications that focus on different aspects of cancer control by modifying behavior, screening, and understanding etiologic factors contributing to the development of cancer, and developing ways to control cancer. The overarching goal is to provide support to promote the early and conceptual stages of research efforts on novel scientific ideas that have the potential to substantially advance population-based cancer research, such as the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of cancer research (e.g. epidemiologic, biomedical, behavioral, health care delivery or clinical).

    Eligibility:
    Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.​



    [Social Sciences: Psychology]
    Title: Study Visit Grants
    Funding agency: Experimental Psychology Society (EPS)
    Application deadline: March 1, June 1, September 1, December 1 (available annually)
    Award amount: Up to £3,500
    Full announcement ​ he​re

    The Study visit grants’ aim is to help finance postgraduate and postdoctoral research in experimental psychology (as defined by the content of The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology). Awards will pay for travel to and accommodation at another institution outside an individual’s academic base. The purpose of the visit is to develop the applicant’s research skills, and may involve learning at firsthand about experimental procedures employed in the host laboratory, or designing and running studies that cannot already be carried out in the applicant’s home department. Awards will not be granted for work which forms an integral part of an existing PhD research project, nor for work which would normally be funded by other bodies (e.g. the applicant’s award-granting body or home institution). Grants will be for a maximum of £3,500 to any individual. In addition, the Society will, on receipt of appropriate invoices, reimburse the institution visited by the student for actual costs incurred as a consequence of the visit up to a maximum of £100.

    Eligibility:
    To apply for an EPS Study Visit, you must be an EPS postgraduate member or a postdoctoral worker who received their PhD within the last five years. Applicants may be of any nationality. It is a further condition of the award that either the researcher’s home institution or the institution to be visited, or both, must be in the UK. Preference will be given to applicants supervised by an EPS member, or whose visit involves a project with an EPS member.



    [Social Sciences: Psychology]
    Title: Small Grants
    Funding agency: Experimental Psychology Society (EPS)
    Application deadline: June 1, December 1 (available annually)
    Award amount: Up to £10,000
    Full announcement ​ he​re

    The Small Grants provided by EPS enable ordinary members of the Society to pursue small-scale research projects that require funding for part-time research assistance and/or other expenses incurred in the running of one or more empirical studies. Applicants are encouraged to consider including participation of undergraduate or postgraduate students on an ad-hoc basis. Awards will not be granted for work that is a central part of an already-funded project.
    It is possible for an ordinary member to submit an application with a co-PI, though the co-PI is listed on the application for informational purposes only. The co-PI need not be a member of the EPS. The maximum value of the EPS Small Grant is £10,000. This sum can be used to offset research expenses associated with the project. Allowable expenses include payments to employ a research assistant, participant expenses (or, for research with animals, costs associated with the use of animals), technical fees, costs associated with the use of neuroimaging facilities, and the purchase of minor pieces of equipment essential to the running of the funded research project.

    Eligibility:
    Any ordinary member of the EPS is eligible to apply for such an award so long as they have not been awarded an EPS Undergraduate Research Bursary, EPS New Graduate Research Bursary or an EPS Small Grant in the current or immediately preceding calendar year. Preference will be given to first time applicants, those at an early stage of career and/or without current grant funding. Preference will also be given to high quality projects that include participation of undergraduate or postgraduate students on an ad-hoc basis. Awards will not be granted for work that is a central part of an already-funded project or PhD.​​



    [Computer Science]
    Title: Tech for Healthcare 
    Funding agency: Cisco Research
    Award amount: -
    Application deadline: No deadline
    Full announcement ​ he​re

    Technology has already started to make significant inroads into improving healthcare for one and all especially in this post-pandemic world, where the dependence on technology has only grown more significantly, in areas such as remote monitoring, diagnosis, and other forms of administering healthcare to patients that cannot be reached physically easily. In addition, technology has the potential to provide timely and more efficient healthcare at reduced cost that can benefit patients, hospitals, employers, employees and other stakeholders. Cisco is actively soliciting proposals that aim to conduct research in many applications of technology for healthcare applications. Specific areas of research include but are not limited to the following: Techniques for early detection of several acute or chronic diseases (e.g., Alzheimers), including mental and psychological disorders (e.g., bipolar);sensor technologies for continuous monitoring of vitals or other bio-markers for early detection and diagnosis of diseases and issues; privacy-preserving techniques for monitoring and prioritizing patient healthcare in hospitals and public health environments; novel applications of smartphone sensors towards healthcare…​



    [Natural Sciences: Biology]
    Title: Basic Research in Cancer Health Disparities 
    Funding agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    Award amount: Up to $500,000
    ​LOI Deadline: 30 days prior to receipt date
    Application deadlines: February 5, 2022; June 5, 2022; October 5, 2022; February 5, 2023; June 5, 2023; October 5, 2023; February 5, 2024; June 5, 2024
    Full announcement ​ here

    This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages grant applications from investigators interested in conducting basic, mechanistic research into the biological/genetic causes of cancer health disparities. These research project grants (R01) will support innovative studies designed to investigate biological/genetic bases of cancer health disparities, such as (1) mechanistic studies of biological factors associated with cancer health disparities, including those related to basic research in cancer biology or cancer prevention strategies, (2) the development and testing of new methodologies and models, and (3) secondary data analyses. This FOA is also designed to aid and facilitate the growth of a nationwide cohort of scientists with a high level of basic research expertise in cancer health disparities research who can expand available resources and tools, such as biospecimens, patient derived models, and methods that are necessary to conduct basic research in cancer health disparities​​.

    Eligibility: Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.​​



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    [Humanities; Social Sciences]
    Title: CBRL Networking Partnership Awards
    Funding agency: Council for British Research in the Levant​
    Award amount: ​Up to​ £2,000
    Application deadline: Rolling call
    Full announcement here

    CBRL is offering its new Networking Partnership Awards for 2021-22. These awards are offered towards the establishment or development of research partnerships in the humanities, social sciences, and related disciplines between the UK and Levant-based researchers (Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria) at any career stage. Funds are available to support researchers undertaking initial exp​loratory meetings or research, with a view to preparing a later application for funding from a research council, the British Academy or similar. Awards may be used to cover round tables, seminars, and/or initial exploratory research costs, including travel and direct costs of primary research including research assistance. CBRL encourages applications under the following research themes: Levantine prehistory: landscape; settlement and networks; cultural heritage: protection, tourism and sustainability; urbanism and empire; identities past and present; Middle Eastern migration and displacement; politics and processes in the Middle East and North Africa.

    Eligibility: Networking Partnership Awards are open to post-doctoral scholars. There must be one named co-investigator (co-I) who is ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom, and one named co-I who is a Levant based scholar. At least one applicant must also be a CBRL member (you may apply for membership when you submit your application for the award). Lead applicants from the UK and Levant must have institutional affiliations. Awards are not available for the support of courses of study leading to professional qualifications. Postgraduate students and PhD candidates are not eligible to apply. Awards cannot be made retrospectively for research or activities that have already commenced.​



    [Social Sciences: Sociology and Anthropology]
    Title: Post-Ph.D. Research Grants
    Funding agency: Wenner-Gren Foundation
    Award am​ount: Up to $20,000
    Application deadline: May 1 and November 1 annually
    Full announcement ​ ​ here

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    The program contributes to the Foundation's overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity's cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields. Grants are for research expenses. Applications must be submitted using the Foundation's Online Application​

    There are two application deadlines each year. The May deadline is for those ​applicants requesting funding starting in January through June of the following year. The November 1 deadline is for applicants requesting funding starting in July through December of the following year.

    Eligibility: Applicants can apply regardless of institutional affiliation, country of residence, or nationality. There is no time limit on the duration of the grant and funding may be requested to cover distinct research phases (for example, two summers) if this is part of the research design. Applications are accepted from scholars who are close to completing their doctorate or equivalent degree; however, the grant cannot be awarded until the degree is completed. Note that the Foundation expects the degree to have been completed before the start date for the proposed project given by the applicant on the application form.



    [Computer Science; Mathematics;​ Physics]
    Title: Targeted Grants in Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS)
    Funding agency: Simons Foundation
    Letter of Intent deadline: Rolling
    Award level: Flexible (funding for up to five years)
    Full announcement here

    The Simons Foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS) division invites applications for its Targeted Grants in MPS program. The program is intended to support high-risk theoretical mathematics, physics and computer science projects of exceptional promise and scientific importance on a case-by-case basis.



    [Social Sciences; Humanities]
    Funding agency: The Violet Jabara Charitable Trust
    Application due date: Applicants must submit a letter of inquiry followed by a full project proposal, if approved
    Full announcement here

    The Trust makes grants to organizations which work in countries in the Middle East including Lebanon. The Trust welcomes innovative ideas in the fields of International Economic Development, Reproductive Health, and Women’s Welfare. Organizations which promote or produce, for example, films, film series, art exhibitions, blogs or popular books are encouraged to apply. Academic research may also be funded. Applicants must present a strong case that their projects will have a broad, positive, and lasting impact on American attitudes towards the people or culture of the Middle East.

    The Trust looks for non-traditional approaches to the challenge of sustainable development on the one hand, and cultural education on the other, but it leaves it to the grant-seeker to come up with and present those approaches. New and emerging methodologies that can use modest amounts of funding to “jump start” larger efforts will be given priority.



    [Humanities]
    Title: Humanities Program – The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
    Funding agency: The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
    Application deadline: The Foundation reviews proposals throughout the year
    Full announcement here

    The Foundation intends to further the humanities along a broad front, supporting projects which address the concerns of the historical studia humanitatis: a humanistic education rooted in the great traditions of the past; the formation of human beings according to cultural, moral, and aesthetic ideals derived from that past; and the ongoing debate over how these ideals may best be conceived and realized.

    Programs in the following areas are eligible: history; archaeology; literature; languages, both classical and modern; philosophy; ethics; comparative religion; the history, criticism, and theory of the arts; and those aspects of the social sciences which share the content and methods of humanistic disciplines. The Foundation welcomes projects that cross the boundaries between humanistic disciplines and explore the connection between the humanities and other areas of scholarship. There are no deadlines for organizational applications.



    [Humanities; Social Sciences]
    Title: JustFilms – Ford Foundation
    Funding agency: Ford Foundation
    Application deadline: JustFilms accepts letters of inquiry for grants year round
    Full announcement here

    The Ford Foundation seeks to reduce inequality in all of its forms, and artist-driven documentary and emerging media projects are crucial to this effort. As part of the Creativity and Free Expression program, Jus​tFilms funds social justice storytelling and the 21st-century arts infrastructure that supports it. We strive to increase resources in the field, develop artists as leaders, and connect storytellers with the tools and talent they need to do their best work, amplify their message, and extend the impact of their projects.​














    Fellowships



    [Social Sciences; Humanities]
    Title: Humanities and Social Sciences Fellowships
    Funding agency: Harvard University
    Award amount: a stipend of $78,000 with an additional $5,000 to cover project expenses; support for relocation expenses
    Application deadline: September 12, 2024
    Full announcement ​ he​​re

    Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study invites applications for its creative arts, humanities and social sciences fellowships. These support scholars and artists who wish to be in residence at the Radcliffe Institute and pursue an independent project in humanities and social sciences for a period of nine months from September 2025 through May 2026. 

    Eligibility: Applicants in the humanities and social sciences must:
    1. Have received their doctorate (or appropriate terminal degree) in the area of their proposed project at least two years prior to their appointment as a fellow (December 2023 for the 2025-26 fellowship year).
    2. Have published a monograph or at least two articles in refereed journals or edited collections. ​



    [​Natural Sciences; Quantitative Thought]
    Title: Science and Mathematics Fellowships
    Funding agency: Harvard University
    Award amount: a stipend of $78,000 with an additional $5,000 to cover project expenses; support for relocation expenses
    Application deadline: October 3, 2024
    Full announcement ​ he​​re

    Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study invites applications for its science and mathematics fellowships. These support scholars and artists who wish to be in residence at the Radcliffe Institute and pursue an independent project in sciences and mathematics for a period of nine months from September 2025 through May 2026. 

    Eligibility: Applicants in science, engineering, and mathematics must:
    1. Have received their doctorate in the area of the proposed project at least two years prior to their appointment as a fellow (December 2023 for the 2025-26 fellowship year).
    2. Have published at least five articles in refereed journals. Most science, engineering, and math fellows have published dozens of articles.



    [​Humanities; Social Sciences]
    Title: Getty Scholars Program
    Funding agency: The Getty Foundation
    Award amount: Up to $65,000 stipend
    Application opens: July 1, 2024
    Application deadline: October 1, 2024
    Full announcement ​ he​​re

    The Getty Scholars Program supports innovative research about art, conceived in the broadest terms, and its histories, by providing a locus for international scholars to forge collaborations across disciplines and professional practices, while also developing new audiences for their work. For 2025–2026, Getty invites scholars and arts professionals to apply for a residential fellowship on the topic of repair, a theme that bridges time periods, world geographies, and professional practices. Situated between the forces of creation and destruction, the act of repair can be deeply transformative, with the potential to heal, alter, and renew the material environment. Scholars are asked to think critically about repair, questioning interpretive assessments about the ideal state of any object or site, in addition to querying what constitutes damage or whether to repair the ruined or the broken. Beyond such physical interventions, art and sites of commemoration are often mobilized to heal a fractured social fabric. Indeed, art itself may be offered as reparation to address past wrongs or to recuperate loss. The issue of repair has deep bearing for the arts, conceived in the broadest sense, and especially for institutions that aim to preserve and share global cultural heritage. 

    Scholar Grant recipients at the Getty Center may be in residence from three to nine months and receive varying stipends as detailed below:

    • Three-month residency: September–December/January–March; $21,500 stipend
    • Six-month residency: September–March/January–June; $43,000 stipend
    • Nine-month residency: September–June; $65,000 stipend 

    Recipients also receive a relocation stipend of $2,000. 

    Eligiblity: Applications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities or places of residence who are working in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Scholars who are citizens of countries other than the United States are especially encouraged to apply, as are scholars who have experience studying, teaching, and/or conducting art historical research in non-US contexts.



    [​Social Sciences: Economics]
    Title: Research Fellowship
    Funding agency: Bank for International Settlements
    Application deadline: September 30, 2024
    Full announcement ​ he​​re

    The Bank for International Settlements invites applications for its research fellowship. This supports research on monetary and financial stability, monetary economics, macro-economics and finance, financial markets, central bank governance and other institutional issues. Fellows are invited to the organization’s monetary and economic department for periods ranging from a few days to three months, and are expected to complete one or more research papers of a theoretical or empirical nature for presentation at internal seminars and external conferences and for publication both as a BIS Working Paper and in a leading refereed journal. Research fellows will be based at the BIS Head Office in Basel, Switzerland, or at the BIS Representative Office in either Hong Kong SAR or Mexico City. Successful candidates will be offered accommodation, reimbursement of travel costs, and a monthly or daily honorarium.

    Eligibility: The programme is aimed at internationally recognized economists from academia and research institutions. Candidates should have an outstanding publication record and hold a PhD from a leading university.



    [Humanities; Social Sciences; Natural Sciences]
    Title: Fellowships
    Funding agency: National Humanities Center
    Award amount: to be determined
    Application opens: July 1, 2024
    Application deadline: October 3, 2024
    Full announcement ​ he​re

    Conceived with the needs of humanists in mind, the National Humanities Center provides scholars with an environment and resources conducive to generating new knowledge and furthering understanding of the human experience. The stipend amounts for Fellows are individually determined, according to the needs of the scholars and the Center’s ability to meet them. 

    Eligibility: Applicants must have earned a doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials at least five years prior to applying for the fellowship. Mid-career and senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work may also apply. In addition to all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts applications from scholars in the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. All candidates must be engaged in scholarly research that will result in pu​​blication.



    [​Natural Sciences: Biology, Chemistry​]
    Title: Bobst International Fellowship for Citizens of Lebanon
    Funding agency: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Application deadline: Rolling Call
    Full announcement ​ he​re

    Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center offers full scholarships or fellowships for candidates of Lebanese birth and nationality to work in an educational capacity at MSK. These scholarships can be in clinical care and/or research. 

    An absolute requirement of the fellowship is that each fellow agrees to return and work in Lebanon or on behalf of a Lebanese government agency for a period of four years. Any applicant applying must fulfill all requirements for competitive fellowships at MSK such as the USMLE examination for any clinical fellowships. All candidates will be screened for eligibility by the Senior Vice President of the International Center. A specific list of fellowship programs is not available; it is dependent upon the clinical / research slots available. ​

    ​Please submit complete PDF grant applications along with a Curriculum Vitae, Two Original Letters of Recommendation, and Copy of Passport via email to Krystal Hasan at hasank@mskcc.org and CC tabarv@mskcc.org. Please do not ​​​​send pieces individually.



    [​Social Sciences; Humanities]
    Title: Senior Fellowships
    Funding agency: International Research Center for Cultural Studies (IFK)
    Award am​ount: Monthly allowance of up to €2,325 monthly; rent allowance; one-time travel costs
    Application deadline: July 7, 2024
    Full announcement ​ he​re

    The International Research Center for Cultural Studies (IFK) invites applications for its senior fellowships. These support senior scholars, who are advanced in their academic careers, and want to pursue their own research at the IFK while fostering intellectual cooperation with the IFK_Fellows and other Austrian colleagues. 

    A thematic link to the IFK’s current research focus of “cultures of translation” or the newly introduced topic “different work” is desired but not required for application. The IFK will also accept independent projects within the realm of humanities and social sciences unrelated to the present research focus. Applications can be submitted in either German or English.

    IFK Senior Fellowships include an expense allowance of max. € 2,325 monthly (€ 75/per day) as well as a workstation at the IFK. For Fellows with a proper residence outside Vienna, the one-off arrival and departure costs to and from Vienna and a rent allowance are covered. All Fellows are responsible for their own health insurance and social security.

    Eligibility: Qualified applications for this fellowship will be accepted from individuals of all nationalities regardless of institutional or professional affiliation. Applicants with an international reputation and a publication profile that identifies them as leading experts in their respective scientific fields are particularly encouraged to apply. Further details can be found here​​.​



    [​Humanities: Sculpture]
    Title: Research and Development / Long-term Research Grants
    Funding agency: Henry Moore Foundation
    Award am​ount: Up to £20,000
    Application deadline: December 1, 2023; March 1, 2024; June 1, 2024; September 1, 2024; December 1, 2024
    Full announcement ​ he​re

    Henry Moore Grants support sculpture across historical, modern, and contemporary registers, and seek to fund research that expands the appreciation of sculpture. Available to organisations only, these grants support extended research projects requiring funding for more than one year, e.g. a permanent collection catalogue. Grants can be awarded up to £20,000.



    [​Social Sciences: Sociology and Anthropology]
    Title: Fejos Postdoctoral Fellowships (ethnographic film)
    Funding agency: Wenner-Gren Foundation
    Award am​ount: Up to $40,000
    Application deadline: May 1 (available annually)
    Full announcement ​ he​re

    Fejos Postdoctoral Fellowships (ethnographic film) provide funds towards the completion of an ethnographic film that is based on anthropological research already accomplished by the applicant. The fellowship is awarded to early career scholars, who frequently lack the time and resources they need for film production. A maximum of four full Fejos Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded annually. By providing funds for scholars to devote themselves to full-time work on a research-related film, the Foundation aims to enable a new generation of scholars to present their work via this medium. Broadly speaking, we seek to support projects that will have an impact on the field of anthropology -- as well as outreach beyond the academy -- through the support of exciting new and innovative work in the field of ethnographic film. There is no preference in this fellowship for any particular underlying research methodology, research location or subfield. The main requirements are that the proposed film is firmly rooted in the applicant’s completed research, is innovative in approach, and has the potential for a broad impact both within and beyond the discipline. Applicants requesting shorter time periods will receive a pro-rated award as appropriate (e.g., a six-month project would be awarded $20,000). Note that this Fellowship is not for film journalism or new film projects that are not derived from the applicant’s prior academic research.

    The application deadline is May 1 for fellowships beginning between January 1 and December 31 of the following year. The application portal opens 2 months before the deadline.​ Applications must be submitted using the Foundation's Online Application​.

    Eligibility:
    Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in anthropology or a related discipline at the time of application. Applicants should be no more than ten years beyond their PhD, with allowances made for periods of caregiving, and have a doctorate in anthropology or an equivalent field. Qualified scholars are eligible without regard to nationality, institutional, or departmental affiliation, although preference is given to applicants who are untenured or do not yet have a permanent academic position. Independent scholars are eligible to apply. Further details on eligibility to be found h​e​re.​



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    [All disciplines]
    Title: Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral and Experienced Researchers
    Funding agency: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation / Federal Foreign Office and Federal Ministry of Education and Research
    Application deadline: In advance of March, July, or November
    Award amount: €2,670 per month for postdoctoral researchers; €3,170 per month for experienced researchers
    Full announcement ​ he​re

    Through the Humboldt Research Fellowship, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation sponsors researchers of all nationalities and research areas with above-average qualifications. This will enable qualified researchers to conduct their own research at various stages of their career in collaboration with a host at a German research institution of their choice.
    Deadlines: The Selection Committee responsible for reviewing applications to this programme meets every March, July and November. Interested applicants must send their completed application form, including any additional documents required, well in advance of the desired selection date.

    For postdoctoral researchers:
    In providing Humboldt Research Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables highly-qualified scientists and scholars from abroad who are just embarking on their academic careers and who completed their doctorates less than four years ago1 to spend extended periods of research (6–24 months) in Germany. Scientists and scholars from all disciplines and countries may apply. The research outline is carried out in cooperation with academic hosts at research institutions in Germany. Applicants choose their own topic of research and their host in Germany. Details of the research outline including information on the intended duration of the fellowship must be agreed with the intended host before applying. Short-term visits for study and training purposes or for attending conferences are not eligible for sponsorship. Applicants from natural sciences discipline must have a good knowledge of German or English. Those from humanities or social sciences must have a good knowledge of German if this is necessary for conducting your research successfully. Otherwise, good knowledge of English will suffice.
    The complete funding guidelines can be accessed he​re

    For experienced researchers:
    In providing Humboldt Research Fellowships for experienced researchers, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables highly-qualified scientists and scholars from abroad, who completed their doctorates less than twelve years ago to spend extended periods of research (6-18 months) in Germany. Candidates are expected to have their own, clearly defined research profile. This means they should usually be working at least at the level of Assistant Professor or Junior Research Group Leader or be able to document independent research work over a number of years. Scientists and scholars from all disciplines and countries may apply. The research outline is carried out in cooperation with academic hosts at research institutions in Germany. Applicants choose their own topic of research and their host in Germany. Details of the research outline including information on the intended duration of the fellowship must be agreed with the intended host before applying. The duration of the research fellowship (6-18 months) may be divided up into a maximum of three visits lasting a minimum of three months each. No more than 36 months may elapse between the beginning of the first stay and the end of the last stay. Short-term visits for study and training purposes or for attending conferences are not eligible for sponsorship. Applicants from natural sciences discipline must have a good knowledge of German or English. Those from humanities or social sciences must have a good knowledge of German if this is necessary for conducting your research successfully. Otherwise, good knowledge of English will suffice.
    The complete guidelines can be accessed he​re



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    [All disciplines]
    Title: Georg Forster Research Fellowship for Researchers from Developing and Transition Countries
    Funding agency: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation / Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
    Application deadline: In advance of February, June, and October
    Award amount: €2,670 per month for postdoctoral researchers; €3,170 per month for experienced researchers
    Full announcement ​ he​re

    Through the Georg Forster Research Fellowship, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation sponsors postdoctoral and experienced researchers from all disciplines with above-average qualifications, and supports them with their research in Germany. These researches must come from developing and transition countries, and have direct relevance for the further development of their region of origin.
    Deadlines: The Selection Committee responsible for reviewing applications to this program meets every February, June and October. Interested applicants must send their completed application form, including any additional documents required, well in advance of the desired selection date.

    For postdoctoral researchers:
    In providing Georg Forster Research Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables highly-qualified scientists and scholars from abroad who are just embarking on their academic careers and who completed their doctorates less than four years ago to spend extended periods of research (6-24 months) in Germany. The research outline must deal with issues of major relevance to the future development of the candidate’s country or region of origin. The research is carried out in cooperation with academic hosts at research institutions in Germany. Applicants choose their own topic of research and their host in Germany and prepare their research outline independently. Details of the research outline including information on the intended duration of the fellowship must be agreed with the intended host before applying. Short-term visits for study and training purposes or for attending conferences are not eligible for sponsorship. Applicants from natural sciences discipline must have a good knowledge of German or English. Those from humanities or social sciences must have a good knowledge of German if this is necessary for conducting your research successfully. Otherwise, good knowledge of English will suffice.
    The complete funding guidelines can be accessed he​re

    For experienced researchers:
    In providing Georg Forster Research Fellowships for experienced researchers, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables highly-qualified scientists and scholars from abroad, who completed their doctorates less than twelve years ago to spend extended periods of research (6-18 months) in Germany. Candidates are expected to have their own, clearly defined research profile. This means they should usually be working at least at the level of Assistant Professor or Junior Research Group Leader or be able to document independent research work over a number of years. The research is carried out in cooperation with academic hosts at research institutions in Germany. Applicants choose their own topic of research and their host in Germany and prepare their research outline independently. Details of the research outline including information on the intended duration of the fellowship must be agreed with the intended host before applying. The duration of the research fellowship (6-18 months) may be divided up into a maximum of three visits lasting a minimum of three months each. No more than 36 months may elapse between the beginning of the first stay and the end of the last stay. Short-term visits for study and training purposes or for attending conferences are not eligible for sponsorship. Applicants from natural sciences discipline must have a good knowledge of German or English. Those from humanities or social sciences must have a good knowledge of German if this is necessary for conducting your research successfully. Otherwise, good knowledge of English will suffice.
    The complete funding guidelines can be accessed he​re



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    [Quantitative Thought; Mathematics]
    Title: Simons CRM Scholar-in-Residence Program
    Funding agency: Simons Foundation
    Application deadline: January 10, April 1, July 1, October 1
    Full announcement ​ he​re

    The Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) continues its call for proposals for its scholar-in-residence program. This program is directed towards exceptional researchers in mathematics and related areas at both the junior (less than 10 years since PhD) and senior levels, and will permit the CRM to invite such researchers for extended visits. During their visit, senior researchers will hold the title Simons CRM Professor; junior researchers will be designated as Simons CRM Scholars.

    The scholars-in-residence will be chosen to enhance the manifold research activities held at the CRM. In particular, they will participate in and enrich the CRM thematic programs. They will also contribute to the collaborative research activities of the thirteen CRM research laboratories.

    The visits of scholars-in-residence will be between one and six months in length. The support covers round-trip travel to Montréal and the costs of local accommodation, including family accommodation when needed. Senior researchers will additionally be provided with a research budget for the purpose of inviting collaborators to visit them during their residency. In exceptional circumstances, the CRM may also be able to facilitate visits by paying the home institutions of scholars-in-residence for a one-course teaching release.



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    [Social Sciences; Humanities]
    Title: Resident Scholars Fellowship
    Funding agency: School for Advanced Research (SAR)
    Application deadline: First Monday in November yearly
    Award amount: Up to $40,000
    Full announcement here

    The School for Advanced Research invites applications for its resident scholars fellowships. These support scholars in preparing a manuscript or dissertation for publication on a topic important to the understanding of humankind for a period of nine month. The following fellowships are available:

    • Two Weatherhead fellowships – for scholars with doctorates writing a book, worth $40,000, or PhD students writing their dissertation in the humanities or social sciences, worth $35,000;
    • One Paloheimo Foundation fellowship – for scholars working in the humanities or social sciences who plan to write their dissertations, worth $35,000;
    • One Katrin H Lamon fellowship – for a Native scholar working in the humanities or social sciences, worth $35,000 for PhD students or $40,000 for applicants holding a PhD;
    • Two Andrew W Mellon Foundation fellowships – for scholars at the level of assistant professor, worth $50,000, or PhD students, worth $35,000, for research in Latino studies;
    • One Wenner-Gren fellowship in anthropology and black experiences – for scholars whose research draws on Black studies, critical race studies, diasporic Africana studies, the vernacular insights of communities of colour, and other sources of inspiration growing out of global Black experiences to advance new lines of scholarship in any of anthropology’s subfields, worth $50,000.

    Resident scholars are provided with an office, low-cost housing, a stipend (amount varies according to award), library assistance, and other benefits. Fellowships involve a nine-month tenure, from September 1 through May 31.

    Eligibility:
    Applicants for doctoral level fellowships must have their PhD in hand at time of application. If not, you must apply as a PhD candidate and will receive the pre-doctoral level stipend award. Resident scholars may approach their research from the perspective of anthropology or from related fields such as history and sociology. Scholars from the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to apply.











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