Research Management Group (RMG)

Graduate Student Funding Opportunities

Questions about this webpage? Please contact Jeanne Heschele at jheschele@stanford.edu.



What's new

Master List of Graduate Student Funding Opportunities
The RFPs on this webpage are also on this master list. Programs are arranged by category.
Download Excel Spreadsheet  excel  (03/08/2017)

 

 

Other resources


Stanford Biosciences Grant Writing Academy
(link to separate webpage)


Internal Stanford funding opportunities

Upcoming funding opportunities and training programs are arranged by category: for multiple positions (including faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral and clinical fellows), residents and medical students. (link to a separate webpage)


Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities
Links to upcoming postdoctoral funding opportunities and a master list of over 200 funding opportunities (foundation, association, NIH, NSF)
(link to a separate webpage)


Funding information resources homepage
Links to searchable funding databases (Pivot, NIH, Grantsgov), limited submission programs, NIH resources, and webpages devoted to various topics.
(link to a separate webpage)

 


limited submission programs


PhRMA Foundation
Pre-doctoral Fellowship in Pharmacology/Toxicology

Limited program: Only ONE applicant is permitted.
$20K stipend per year for up to 2 years
Purpose: Pharmacology/toxicology awards support career-development activities of scientists prepared to engage in research that integrates information on molecular or cellular mechanisms of action with information on the effects of an agent observed in an intact organism, either in experimental animal or clinical studies or both.
Eligibility:
Applicants must be full-time, in-residence pharmacology or toxicology students enrolled in U.S. schools of medicine, pharmacy, public health, dentistry, or veterinary medicine. Eligible candidates will have completed most of their pre-thesis requirements (at least two years of study) and be engaged in thesis research as Ph.D. candidates by the time the award is activated.
All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Timeline:
Internal deadline: July 11, 2017, 5 p.m.
Internal submission guidelines:
http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/funding/phrma_predoc.html

 

PhRMA Foundation
Pre-doctoral Fellowship in Informatics

Limited program: Only TWO applicants are permitted
$20K stipend per year for up to 2 years
Purpose: The goal of the Informatics program is to promote development and use of novel informatics in an integrative approach toward understanding normal processes of human biology and disease processes. Informatics awards support career development of scientists engaged in research that significantly integrates state-of-the-art information technology developed with advanced biological, chemical, and pharmacological sciences in the following areas:
Genetics Proteomics; Molecular Systems Biology; Medical (human) Pathways and Networks; Pharmaco- Integrative Biology; Population Modeling and Simulation; Novel approaches to the analysis of Big Data
Eligibility:
This program supports full-time, in-residence students who will have completed most of their pre-thesis requirements (at least two years of study) and be engaged in thesis research as Ph.D. candidates by the time the award is activated. For applications to be considered, proposals must contain innovative informatics components and not solely apply bioinformatics methodologies to experimental data analysis. The use of non-human model systems must be described in terms of its relationship to human biology and disease Emphasis will be placed on the development of new informatics technologies that facilitate translation of data into an elucidation and understanding of human biological and disease processes. This includes the applicant’s identification of unmet clinical needs and a proposed solution.
All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Timeline:
Internal deadline: July 11, 2017, 5p.m.
Internal submission guidelines:
http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/funding/phrma_predoc.html

 

 

 

Update-limited submission program:


Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
International Student Research Fellowships-suspended

Sept. 2016: HHMI suspended it's HHMI International Pre-Doctoral Student Research Fellowship Program and will not offer this program this fall (for 2017). This will not affect the 2016 or previous/current recipients of the fellowships.

 

 

INstitutional representatives & stanford's internal proposal deadline policy


For PIs in the School of Medicine:

Institutional representatives and Stanford's Internal Proposal Deadline Policy
Important: The institutional representative (Research Process Manager in RMG or RMG Fellowship Office and the internal proposal deadline are included for each announcement on this webpage AND on the master list. The institutional representative deadline is the "complete by date", per the School of Medicine/RMG internal proposal deadline policy on this webpage >>.


Institutional representatives identified for each RFP:
if the RFP is a fellowship, you must submit your applications and completed PDRF form to the RMG Fellowship Office per the procedures on the RMG Fellowship Office webpage >>
if the RFP is a mentored career development grant (some are called fellowships but are actually grants), then you must contact your department’s or division’s Research Process Manager (RPM in RMG >>) asap so they can help build your budget. Your completed PDRF forms and application materials must be submit to your RPM per the internal proposal deadline policy.

For PIs in other Schools:

The institutional representative for these announcements is your Department's Contract and Grant officer (CGO) in the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR). To download the pre-award OSR department assignment list and the OSR internal proposal deadline policy, please see this DoResearch webpage >>.

 

 


NIH and AHRQ DISSERTATION GRANTS



Institutional representatives for your R36 application:



R36 Program Announcements:


NOTE:
Applicants are stronlgy encouraged to contact the Scientific Program officer in the program announcement to discuss their dissertation project and eligibility.


NIDA Drug Abuse Dissertation Research (R36) (PA-16-443)

National Institute on Drug Abuse
The goal of this FOA is to enhance the diversity of the drug abuse research workforce by providing dissertation awards on topics related to the study of basic and clinical neuroscience, development, epidemiology, prevention, treatment, services, or women and sex/gender differences as they relate to drug abuse. This award is for up to two years of support for the completion of the doctoral dissertation research project.
Eligibility: The PD/PI must have an appointment at the applicant institution (e.g., research assistant). Eligible PD/PIs are predoctoral students at the dissertation stage of training with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research. The applicant must have an approved dissertation proposal (at the time of award), show evidence of high academic performance in the sciences, and a commitment to a career as an independent research scientist, or as an independent physician-scientist or other clinician-scientist (dual-degree training).
The applicant must be currently enrolled in a PhD or equivalent research degree program (e.g., EngD, DNSc, DrPH, DSW, PharmD, PsyD, ScD), a formally combined MD/PhD program, or other combined professional/clinical and research doctoral (e.g., DDS/PhD) in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences.
For the purpose of this announcement, institutions must identify applicants who will enhance diversity on a national basis as defined in the program announcement.
Citizenship: U.S. citizenship or permanent residency required.
See the guidelines for eligibility criteria.
Standard R36 deadlines: Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16
Standard AIDS-related deadlines: May 7, Sept. 7, Jan. 7
Expiration date: Jan. 8, 2020
Guidelines:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-443.html
Institutional representative- RPM/RMG and SoM internal proposal deadline policy see above >>


AHRQ Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation Program (R36) (PA-15-318)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Purpose: provides support to individuals who are conducting research undertaken as part of an accredited academic program to qualify for a research doctorate degree
Applications for dissertation research grants must be responsive to AHRQ’s mission, AHRQ’s specific priority areas of focus are: Improve health care quality by accelerating implementation of Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR); Make health care safer; Increase accessibility by evaluating expansions of insurance coverage; Improve health care affordability, efficiency and cost transparency
Eligibility:
Candidates are eligible to apply for this award provided that they:
Are U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents by the time of the grant award;
Are full-time students (as defined by the student's institution) in good standing, who are enrolled in an accredited research doctoral program in such fields as behavioral sciences, health services research, nursing, social sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy, health informatics, engineering, and mathematics; Will have completed all non-dissertation requirements for their doctoral degree by the time of submission of the application, including completion of their qualifying exams. The only exception allowed will be the completion of required clinical internships that follow completion of the dissertation
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1 annually
Expiration date: Nov. 2, 2018
Guidelines
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-15-318.html
Institutional representative- RPM/RMG and SoM internal proposal deadline policy see above >>


NIH NIMH Mental Health Research Dissertation Grant to Increase Diversity (R36) PAR-15-181
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
To increase the diversity of the mental health research workforce by providing dissertation awards in all areas of research within the strategic priorities of the NIMH to individuals from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in mental health research to support the completion of the doctoral research project.
Eligibility: Individuals are eligible to apply for this award provided that they: are registered in an accredited research doctoral degree program; are in good-standing in that program; have an approved dissertation proposal at the time of the award; are U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals (e.g., residents of U.S. territories), or permanent residents by the time of award.
Remaining Deadlines:  April 27, 2017, August 22, 2017, December 22, 2017, April 23, 2018
AIDS-related deadlines: May 7, Sept. 7, Jan. 7
Expiration date: May 8, 2018
Guidelines:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-181.html
Institutional representative- RPM/RMG and SoM internal proposal deadline policy see above >>

 

NIH NIA Aging Research Dissertation Awards to Increase Diversity (R36) (PAR-17-025)
National Institute on Aging
To provide dissertation awards in all areas of research within NIA’s strategic priorities to increase diversity of the scientific research workforce engaged in research on aging and aging-related health conditions.
Eligibility: The applicant must have a baccalaureate degree and be enrolled in a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral-degree program (e.g., Dr. PH., D.NSC. and Sc.D.), a formally combined M.D./Ph.D. program or other combined professional/clinical and research doctoral program in the biomedical, behavioral and social, and clinical sciences at an accredited domestic institution.
For the purpose of this announcement, institutions must identify applicants who will enhance diversity on a national basis as defined under “Eligible individuals” in the program announcement.
Citizenship: Are U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents by the time of the grant award
Standard R36 deadlines: Feb. 16, June 16, Oct. 16
Standard AIDS-related deadlines: May 7, Sept. 7, Jan. 7
Expiration date: Jan. 8, 2020
Guidelines:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-025.html
Institutional representative- RPM/RMG and SoM internal proposal deadline policy see above >>

 

 

 

foundation and associatoin funding opportunities


*Note: PIs in other schools: submit your completed PDRF forms and application materials to your department’s OSR Contract Officer: Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) internal deadline policy, FAQs, and Contract Officer department assignments: DoResearch webpage >>

 

Foundations and associations  


 

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Microbiology of the Built Environment (MoBE) Fellowship Program

Applications will be accepted from graduate students for their first postdoctoral fellowship, and the fellowship must begin within one year of completion of the Ph.D. degree. Awards are open to applicants in academic and other not-for-profit organizations, the states, districts, and territories of the United States of America and Canada.
No citizenship requirement.
Letter of intent (required) deadline: TBA
Guidelines:
https://sloan.org/programs/science/microbiology-of-the-built-environment#apply
*Institutional representative: Submit your completed PDRF form and application materials to the RMG Fellowship Office per the proposal checklist/guidelines on this webpage >>

 

American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Educational Foundation
American Fellowships Dissertation Fellowship
s
The program provides fellowships for women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks. American Fellowships are open to women scholars in all fields of study. The fellowship is intended for applicants who are completing their first doctoral degree.
Citizenship: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents as of the application deadline
Deadline: Nov. TBA
Guidelines:
http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/american-fellowships/af-dissertation-application/ *Institutional representative: Submit your completed PDRF form and application materials to the RMG Fellowship Office per the proposal checklist/guidelines on this webpage >>

 

American Epilepsy Society
Pre-doctoral Training Fellowship

Amount of funding: $20,000
The Predoctoral Research Training Fellowship supports pre-doctoral students with dissertation research related to epilepsy, thus strengthening their interest in establishing epilepsy research as a career direction.
Eligibility: Graduate students must be matriculating in a full-time doctoral (Ph.D.) program with an academic career focus. Areas of interest considered include, but are not limited to neuroscience, physiology, pharmacology, psychology, biochemistry, genetics, nursing, or pharmacy. They must have a defined dissertation research project an a qualified mentor with expertise to supervise and provide guidance on epilepsy related research.
Citizenship: U.S. citizenship is not required; however, research must be conducted in the U.S.
Letter of intent (required): Oct.
Institutonal representative (RMG Fellowship Office*): 5-working days prior to the sponsor's deadline
Full proposal (by invitation only) deadline: Feb. via proposal central
Guidelines
*Institutional representative: Submit your completed PDRF form and application materials to the RMG Fellowship Office per the proposal checklist/guidelines on this webpage >>

American Heart Association
Clinical Health Profession Student Training Program
*new*
Purpose: To enhance the integrated research and clinical training of promising students who are matriculated in a clinical health professional degree training program and who intend careers as physician-scientists or other clinician-scientists.
Research broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease and stroke, or to related clinical, basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems.
Proposals are encouraged from all basic, behavioral, epidemiological, and community and clinical investigations that bear on cardiovascular and stroke problems.
Eligibility: At the time of application, the applicant must:
Be a post-baccalaureate M.D., D.O., D.V.M., Pharm.D., DrPH, or Ph.D. in nursing (or equivalent clinical health science) doctoral student who seeks research training with a sponsor/mentor prior to embarking upon a research career.
Be a full-time student working towards his/her degree.
Have completed initial coursework and be at the stage of the program where he/she can devote full-time effort to research or activities related to the development into an independent researcher.
Sponsor (mentor): It is imperative that the fellow receive counsel and direction from a sponsor who is an established investigator invested in the progress of the project.
Citizenship: U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and others with certain visas (see the guidelines for details)
Institutional representative (RMG Fellowship Office*) deadline: TBA
Deadline: TBA
http://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/ApplicationInformation/UCM_489785_Clinical-Health-Profession-Student-Training-Program.jsp
*Institutional representative: Submit your completed PDRF form and application materials to the RMG Fellowship Office per the proposal checklist/guidelines on this webpage >>

 


American Heart Association
Predoctoral Fellowship

Amount of funding: $23,844, plus $1,000 per year for health insurance x 2 yrs ($53,768 total)
To provide predoctoral students with individualized, mentored research training to initiate careers in cardiovascular and stroke research. All basic, clinical, and population research broadly related to cardiovascular disease and stroke. Proposals are encouraged from all basic, behavioral, epidemiological, and community and clinical investigations that bear on cardiovascular and stroke problems.
Eligibility:
at the time of the application the applicant must:
- be a post baccalaureate, pre-doctoral Ph.D. (or equivalent) student who seeks research training with a sponsor/mentor prior to embarking on a research career
-be a full-time student working towards his/her degree.
-have completed initial coursework and be at the stage of the doctoral program where he/she can devote full-time effort to research or activities related to the development into an independent researchers.
Mentor: It is imperative that the fellow receives counsel and direction from a sponsor who is an established investigator interested in the progress of the project. The sponsor/co-sponsor may mentor no more than two AHA-funded fellows (pre-doctoral and postdoctoral) concurrently. Fellows who are part of an AHA Strategically Focused Research Network are excluded.
Citizenship: U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and others with certain visas (see the guidelines for details)
Institutional representative (RMG Fellowship Office) deadline: TBA
Deadline:TBA
Application guidelines:
http://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/ApplicationInformation/UCM_443316_Predoctoral-Fellowship.jsp
*Institutional representative:
Submit your completed PDRF form and application materials to the RMG Fellowship Office per the proposal checklist/guidelines on this webpage >>

 

 

American Lung Association
Lung Health Dissertation Grant

$21,000 per year for 2 years
Eligibility: At the time of application, the applicant must be a matriculating student in good standing in a full-time academic program leading to a doctoral degree in one of the fields below*. Nurses pursuing a doctoral degree in any field are eligible. Individuals with a MD degree who wish to acquire a PhD or those conducting bench research not involving patients or patient data are not eligible to apply.
No citizenship restrictions-see visa requirements in the guidelines.
To support pre-doctoral dissertation research in the various disciplines* of social science examining risk factors affecting lung health including psychosocial, behavioral, health services and health policy, epidemiology/biostatistics and public health education research.
Institutional representative (RMG Fellowship Office* or OSR**) deadline: Dec.
Full proposal (by invitation only) deadline: Dec. via proposal central
http://www.lung.org/finding-cures/grant-opportunities/
Institutional representatives:
*School of Medicine: You must process be ready to submit your application materials for your institutional representative (RMG Fellowship Office) at least 5 working days prior to the sponsor's deadline per the fellowship proposal checklist on this webpage >>
SoM Internal proposal deadline policy, best practices and FAQs webpage >>

 

 

American Lung Association
Senior Research Training Fellowship

$32,500 per year for 2 years
To support the training of recently graduated MDs and PhDs seeking further academic training as scientific investigators researching the mechanisms of lung disease and general lung biology.
No citizenship restrictions-see visa requirements in the guidelines.
Eligibility: The intent of the Research Training Fellowship Award is to provide support of first-time post-doctoral research fellows as they transition toward tenure track faculty positions. At the time of application, an applicant must hold a doctoral degree and must work in an academic or not-for-profit institution.
MD or DO applicants must also have completed their clinical training, have some research experience, and be in their 3rd or 4th year of fellowship training at the time of application. Fellows with small amounts of clinical training to complete or clinical activity are eligible as long as they have a minimum of 75% effort devoted to research.
PhD applicants must be in their 1st or 2nd year of postdoctoral training at the time of application.
Persons with medical degrees, whose credentials show that they are on a career track which will not include the practice of medicine, must be in their 1st or 2nd year of full-time postdoctoral research.
Individuals completing a secondary post-doctoral training, residency training or who have been appointed to a tenure track position or equivalent (e.g. commitment of start-up funds, independent laboratory space) are not eligible for this award.
Full proposal (by invitation only) deadline: Dec. via proposal central
http://www.lung.org/finding-cures/grant-opportunities/
Institutional representatives:
*School of Medicine: You must process be ready to submit your application materials for your institutional representative (RMG Fellowship Office) at least 5 working days prior to the sponsor's deadline per the fellowship proposal checklist on this webpage >>

 

 

Arthritis Foundation
Dissertation Award

Deadline: not currently offered
http://www.arthritis.org/arthritis-cure/for-researchers/
Institutional representatives:
*School of Medicine: You must process be ready to submit your application materials for your institutional representative (RMG Fellowship Office) at least 5 working days prior to the sponsor's deadline per the fellowship proposal checklist on this webpage >>

 

 

Autism Science Foundation
Pre-doctoral and Postdoctoral Training awards
Medical Student Gap Year Research Training Awards
Eligibility: for graduate students, medical students and postdoctoral fellows interested in pursuing careers in basic and clinical research relevant to autism spectrum disorders. See the guidelines for additional criteria.
Citizenship: no citizenship requirement.
Deadline: Dec. TBA
http://autismsciencefoundation.org/what-we-fund/apply-for-a-fellowship/
Institutional representatives:
*School of Medicine: You must process be ready to submit your application materials for your institutional representative (RMG Fellowship Office) at least 5 working days prior to the sponsor's deadline per the fellowship proposal checklist on this webpage >>

 

 

Autism Speaks
Dennis Weatherstone
Predoctoral Fellowship Program
.
See areas of research in the guidelines
Eligibility: The candidate must be enrolled in Ph.D. or Sc.D. or a combined degree such as an M.D./Ph.D. program and must be able to spend at least 80% of his/her professional time engaged exclusively in Autism Speaks' research activities for the duration of the award and cannot simultaneously hold another named fellowship.
Prior to application, predoctoral candidates must have identified a mentor for their fellowship.
No citizenship requirement. There are no geographic restrictions on these applications. International applicants are encouraged.
Letter of intent deadline (required): Jan. TBA
If invited to submit a full proposal:
Institutional representative (RMG Fellowship Office* or OSR**) deadline: TBA
Full proposals (by invitation only): March TBA
Guidelines
https://www.autismspeaks.org/science/grants-program
Institutional representatives:
*School of Medicine: You must process be ready to submit your application materials for your institutional representative (RMG Fellowship Office) at least 5 working days prior to the sponsor's deadline per the fellowship proposal checklist on this webpage >>

 

 

Cancer Research Institute
Student Training and Research in Tumor Immunology (STaRT) Grant

STaRT Grants provide up to two years of support for graduate students conducting thesis research in the area of tumor immunology. Applicants for CRI’s STaRT Program must be pursuing doctorate research directly related to cancer immunology. Research must be focused on immunology with direct relevance to solving the cancer problem. Proposals outside of this area will not be considered.
Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time graduate students who will be engaged in thesis research as Ph.D. Candidates and who will have successfully completed all of their host institution's requirements for advancement to candidacy by the time the award is activated. The award typically funds students in their 3rd and 4th years of graduate school.
Citizenship: check the guidelines when they are posted
Deadline: TBA (not currently offered)
Guidelines:
http://www.cancerresearch.org/grants-programs/grants-fellowships

Institutional representatives:
*School of Medicine: You must process be ready to submit your application materials for your institutional representative (RMG Fellowship Office) at least 5 working days prior to the sponsor's deadline per the fellowship proposal checklist on this webpage >>

 

 

Children's Tumor Foundation
Young Investigator Award--neurofibromatosis (NF)

Eligibility: A postdoctoral fellow (MD, Ph.D. or equivalent) but no more than 8 years past the completion of their first doctoral degree at the time that this funding begins, OR a graduate student pursuing their Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
Pre-application (required):Jan. TBA
Full application by invitation only
Guidelines: (check the website in December)
http://www.ctf.org/CTF-Awards-Grants-and-Contracts/CTF-Young-Investigator-Award/
Institutional representatives:
*School of Medicine:
You must process be ready to submit your application materials for your institutional representative (RMG Fellowship Office) at least 5 working days prior to the sponsor's deadline per the fellowship proposal checklist on this webpage >>

 

 

Ford Foundation
Pre-doctoral, Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowships

To promote ethnic and racial diversity. See the guidelines for eligibility.
Citizenship: This is open to all citizens, nationals and permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card) of the United States, and individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation. Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.
Deadline: Nov. (for pre-doctoral fellowships)
Deadline: Nov. (for postdocs & dissertation fellowships)
http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships/index.htm
Institutional representatives: not applicable. Awards are paid directly to the Fellow. Applications are submitted directly by the individual researcher to the sponsor.

 

 

Gerber Foundation
Novice Research Awards

$20K total costs per project (for physicians, PhD candidates, and PharmD candidates:in a residency or fellowship training program or those who are no more than one year post training; have not received a NIH K award from the National Institutes of Health
No citizenship restriction
Concept paper deadlines: June 1, 2017* and Dec. 1, 2017
If invited to submit a full proposal:
Institutional representative deadline (RPM in RMG) deadline: Aug. 8, 2017 and Feb. 8, 2018
Full proposal (by invitation only) deadline: Aug. 15, 2017 and Feb. 15, 2018
http://www.gerberfoundation.org/how-to-apply/
*Institutional representative: Postdocs and clinical fellows, Ph.D. candidates: because this is a mentored career development grant and not a fellowship, you must submit a Career Development PI waiver to your Research Process Manager (RPM in RMG >>) at least 1-2 weeks prior to the Concept Paper submission. If invited to submit a full proposal, please alert your RPM asap so he/she can begin to build your budget.

 

 

Grass Fellowship Program at the Marine Biological Laboratory
Grass Fellowships at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA, support investigator-designed, independent research projects by scientists early in their career. Supported approaches include neurophysiology, biophysics, integrative neurobiology, neuroethology, neuroanatomy, neuropharmacology, systems neuroscience, cellular and developmental neurobiology, and computational approaches to neural systems. The Foundation also has a longstanding interest in epilepsy-related research.
(14 week summer program at Woods Hole)
Eligibility: late stage pre-doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows planning careers in neurobiological investigations.
Citizenship: Applicants who are not US citizens or resident aliens must hold a valid J-1 or H-1B visa for the entire duration of the fellowship
Application: Dec.
http://www.grassfoundation.org/grass-fellowship/grass-fellowship-overview
FAQ webpage: http://www.grassfoundation.org/faq
Institutional representatives: not applicable. Applications are submitted directly by the individual researcher to the sponsor.

 

 

James S. McDonnell Foundation
Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards in Studying Complex Systems

$200,000 to be awarded over 2-3 year*
Note: The program provides selected pre-doctoral students with “letters of intent to fund” which students in the final phase of graduate school can use in negotiations with potential postdoctoral training institutions.*JSMF Fellowships are not awarded until the student applies to and is accepted as a postdoctoral fellow at a qualified 501(c)(3) institution or foreign equivalent and the institution submits an acceptable application to JSMF.
Purpose: The Complex Systems program supports scholarship and research directed toward the development of theoretical and mathematical tools that can be applied to the study of complex, adaptive, nonlinear systems. It is anticipated that research funded in this program will address issues in fields such as biology, biodiversity, climate, demography, epidemiology, technological change, economic development, governance, or computation.
Eligibility: This fellowship is intended for Ph.D. students with theoretical and/or experimental training in Complex Systems Sciencethat anticipate completing their graduate training in late 2017 or in 2018. The earliest start
date for a fellowship will likely be November 1, 2018.
Citizenship: No ciitizenship requirement.
Deadline: June 26, 2017
Guidelines:

https://www.jsmf.org/apply/fellowship/details.htm
Institutional representative: not applicable. Send your applications directly to the foundation.


PhRMA Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowships in Pharmacology/Toxicology and
PhRMA Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowships in Informatics
Limited program-because only one applicant is permitted for each program an internal selection process is required.
See the webpage below for eligibility criteria
U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency required
Internal deadline: July TBA
For applicants selected to represent Stanford.
Full proposal deadline: Sept. TBA
Internal submission guidelines

 

 

PhRMA Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowships in Pharmaceutics
U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency required
See the guidelines for additional criteria
Deadline: Sept. TBA
Guidelines:
http://www.phrmafoundation.org/2017-awards/pre-doctoral-fellowship-awards/
Institutional representatives:
*School of Medicine: You must process be ready to submit your application materials for your institutional representative (RMG Fellowship Office) at least 5 working days prior to the sponsor's deadline per the fellowship proposal checklist on this webpage >>


PhRMA Foundation in Health Outcomes
U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency required
See the guidelines for additional criteria
Deadline: Sept. TBA
http://www.phrmafoundation.org/2017-awards/pre-doctoral-fellowship-awards/
Institutional representatives:
*School of Medicine: You must process be ready to submit your application materials for your institutional representative (RMG Fellowship Office) at least 5 working days prior to the sponsor's deadline per the fellowship proposal checklist on this webpage >>

 


Society for Interventional Radiologists
Allied Scientist Grant

To provide support to trainees enrolled in graduate level training programs outside the clinical realm of
Interventional Radiology but are still considered crucial to the future of Interventional Radiology and create
collaborative research training environments that benefit from the unique perspectives of established scientists
and Interventional Radiologists.
Applications from graduate students enrolled in a wide variety of disciplines such as engineering, informatics, cellular and molecular biology will be considered.
Applicant's mentors must a SIR member. Grant funding will be made to trainees enrolled in graduate level, degree seeking programs (Masters, Doctor of Philosophy or equivalent) at educational institutions in the United States or Canada.
Deadline: Dec.
https://www.sirfoundation.org/grants_awards/current-opportunities/allied-scientist-grant/
Institutional representatives:
*School of Medicine: You must process be ready to submit your application materials for your institutional representative (RMG Fellowship Office) at least 5 working days prior to the sponsor's deadline per the fellowship proposal checklist on this webpage >>

 

 

United Negro College Fund (UNCF) - Merck Science Initiative
Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowship
To help African American graduate students complete coursework, conduct research, and prepare the dissertation required for a doctoral degree in the biomedically relevant life or physical sciences and engineering.
Citizenship requirement: applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
Deadline:   TBA
Guidelines:
http://umsi.uncf.org/sif
Institutional representatives:
*School of Medicine: You must process be ready to submit your application materials for your institutional representative (RMG Fellowship Office) at least 5 working days prior to the sponsor's deadline per the fellowship proposal checklist on this webpage >>

 

 

University of California
President's Postdoctoral Fellowships

Individuals must find mentors at one of the UC campuses).
Applicants must receive a Ph.D. from an accredited university before the start of their fellowship.
Successful applicants must present documents demonstrating that they are legally authorized to work in the United
States without restrictions or limitations.
Deadline: Nov.
http://ppfp.ucop.edu/info/how-to-apply/index.html
Institutional representatives: not applicable. Individuals apply directly to the University of California.

 



 

Proposal central - helpful application tips

 

This section is applicable only to funding opportunities that require that applications be submitted through Proposal Central.

IMPORTANT:
How to delegate the authority to submit your proposal to the RPM.
In order for RPMs to review and submit grants through Proposal Central, the PI has to go to the section of the application titled "Enable Other Users to Access this Proposal." The PI should scroll to the bottom of the page, enter the RPM's email address, then give the RPM"administrative" permission. The "administrative" permission allows the RPM to view, edit and submit the application. If the RPM is not given "administrative" permission, the RPM will not be able to access the submit button.
Special Note: Selecting the Institution's Name
School of Medicine PIs: Med. School PIs should select item #6 (following the “MDA clinic” listing) when they search for Stanford University. This one has the RMG Porter Drive address.
PIs in other schools: Select "the Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University" which will display the OSR address.
Selecting a signing official: the "Stanford University" profile will include the list of RPMs. If "the Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University" is selected, this profile will show the OSR signing officials.

 

 

 


National science foundation (NSF) doctoral Dissertation grants

 

Note: NSF may reissue any RFP during the year. If the RFP is reissued the program announcement will display a red highlighted link to the new RFP at the top of the webpage.

 

Institutional representative: for the PI (faculty dissertation advisor)
School of Medicine PIs: Research Process Manager RPM in RMG >>
PIs in Other schools: Contract and Grant Officer in OSR for the PIs department see this DoResearch webpage >> for pre-award assignments

NSF 13-568 Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for Biological Sciences
A student must have advanced to candidacy for a Ph.D. degree before the submission deadline to be eligible to submit a proposal.
Note: This is submitted by the dissertation advisor (PI=faculty mentor*)
Deadline: Oct. 17, 2017
Guidelines:
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5234



NSF 17-506 Biological Anthropology Program Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (BA-DDRIG)

A student must have advanced to candidacy for a Ph.D. degree before the submission deadline to be eligible to submit a proposal.
Note: This is submitted by the dissertation advisor (PI=faculty mentor*)
Deadlines: July 20, 2017, Jan. 22, 2018, etc.
Guidelines:
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505067

NSF 15-556 Cultural Anthropology Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (CA-DDRIG)
A student must have advanced to candidacy for a Ph.D. degree before the submission deadline to be eligible to submit a proposal.
Note: This is submitted by the dissertation advisor (PI=faculty mentor*)
Deadlines: Aug. 15, 2017 and Jan. 15, 2018, etc.
Guidelines:
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505057

 

 

 

National science foundation (NSF) Graduate resesarch fellowships

 

NSF 16-588 Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education.
NSF especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, veterans, and undergraduate seniors to apply.

Confirmation of acceptance in a graduate degree program in science or engineering is required at the time of Fellowship acceptance, no later than May 1 of the year the award is accepted. Prospective Fellows must enroll in a university, college, or non-profit academic institution of higher education accredited in, and having a campus located in, the United States, its territories, or possessions, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico that offers advanced degrees in STEM or STEM education no later than fall of the year the award is accepted. See the guidelines for details.
Citizenship: Applicants must be United States citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States by the application deadline
Per the program announcement, graduate students are limited to only one application to the GRFP, submitted either in the first year or in the second year of graduate school.
Guidelines:
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201

Institutional representatives: not applicable. Applications are submitted directly to the NSF by the individual via FASTLANE.

Deadlines:

Life Sciences, Geosciences:
Oct. 23, 2017 and Oct. 22, 2018

Computer and information science and engineering, engineering, Materials research:
Oct. 24, 2017and Oct. 23, 2018

Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning:
Oct. 26, 2017 and Oct. 25, 2018

Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy deadlines:
Oct. 27, 2017 and Oct. 26, 2018

 

 

 

 

Prizes (not sponsored projects)



Collegiate Inventors Competition [prize]

The invention, a reduced-to-practice idea or working prototype, must be the work of a student or team of students with his or her university advisor. If it is a machine, it must be operable. If it is a chemical, it must be complete with evidence of successful application of the idea. If it is a new plant, color photographs or slides must be included in the submission. If a new or original ornamental design for an article of manufacture is submitted, the entire design must be included in the application. In addition, the invention should be capable of being reproduced.
$15,000 top prize (graduate student); $12,500 prize (undergraduate); The student's advisor wins a cash prize as well.
No citizenship requirement.
Deadline: June
Guidelines: http://collegiateinventors.org/about-us/
http://collegiateinventors.org/enter-the-competition/
Important FAQ's: http://collegiateinventors.org/faqs/
Institutional representative: not applicable [because this is a prize and not a sponsored project, you do not need to submit your application through your department's institutional representative in the Research Management Group (RMG/School of Medicine) or Office of Sponsored Research (for all other schools)]
Note: Inventions are subject to Stanford’s Intellectual Property policies, if applicable.

 

Lemelson-MIT Student Prizes
Amount of awards:
$10,000 winning undergraduate team in each of the prize categories
$15,000 to the winning graduate student in each of the prize categories
The Lemelson-MIT Student Prize honors promising collegiate inventors around the country.
The student prize is open to teams of undergraduate students and individual graduate students who have inventions in categories that represent significant sectors of the economy.
Prize categories: http://lemelson.mit.edu/studentprize
The “Cure It” Prize
“Cure it!” rewards students working on technology-based inventions that can improve healthcare.
The "Drive It" Prize
"Drive it!" rewards students working on technology-based inventions that can improve transportation.
The "Eat It" Prize
"Eat it!" rewards students working on technology-based inventions that can improve food and agriculture.
The “Use it” Prize
“Use it!”rewards students working on technology-based inventions that can improve consumer devices.
Eligibility: Be a full-time, matriculated, degree-seeking student in the Spring semester of 2016 at a U.S. college or university. Postdocs, audit students, and alumni are not eligible.
Undergraduate Team Prize: Be an undergraduate student-founded and led team from the same U.S. university comprised of two or more students with the majority of team members being undergraduate students. Individual undergraduate students cannot apply without a team. The student completing the application should be one of the undergraduate co-founders/leaders. Undergraduate teams apply to one prize category with a tested prototype of their single invention.
Individual Graduate Prize: Individual graduate students must have tested prototypes of at least two inventions to be eligible for the competition. Graduate students choose a primary invention from their portfolio and apply to the prize category that best matches the field/industry of their primary invention. Their second and additional (more than two, if applicable) inventions do not need to be in the same field as the primary invention. There is no Graduate Team prize.
Initial application deadline (required): Oct.
Category deadline (by invitation only): Nov.
Finalists (by invitation only)- deadline: January
http://lemelson.mit.edu/studentprize
Institutional representative: not applicable [because this is a prize and not a sponsored project, you do not need to submit your application through your department's institutional representative in the Research Management Group (RMG/School of Medicine) or Office of Sponsored Research (for all other schools)]


 

 






 

 

 


 




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