Finding Funding

Finding Funding

Johns Hopkins University has a regularly updated list of federal and private funding opportunities for postdoctoral investigators. You can search by funding amount and subject matter. You can visit that site here.

PIVOT

This database includes current funding opportunities worldwide, from a wide variety of sources such as government agencies, private foundations, research institutions, and educational institutions such as museums. Opportunities listed in PIVOT range from small travel grants to large multi-year research projects to "mini grants" for community outreach.  Almost any subject area or type of project has some funding opportunity in PIVOT.
PIVOT is funded by the Office of Sponsored Projects. 

How to use it:

1. Anyone accessing PIVOT from the Dartmouth network can use the search functions to find funding opportunities.  When you select Advanced Search, you will see drop down menus for search criteria.

2.  You can set up a personal account and request automatic updates on funding opportunities of interest to you to be sent via email. First see if you have a profile - most Dartmouth people already do.  You can edit that profile once you claim it. 
 

Current Opportunities

Parkinson’s Foundation/APDA — Summer Student Fellowships
$4,000, with opportunity for $1,000 in conference travel
Deadline: December 4, 2017
Ten-week summer fellowships of clinical or laboratory work for undergraduates and medical students
 
Parkinson’s Foundation/APDA — Visiting Scholars Fellowship
$4,000, with opportunity for $1,000 in conference travel
Deadline: December 4, 2017
For Ph.D. students to expand their skills for their Parkinson’s thesis research. No first-year students.
 
National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine — Ford Foundation Fellowships
$45,000 Postdoctoral (24 awards will be made)
$25,000 Dissertation (36 awards will be made)
$24,000 Predoctoral (65 awards will be made)
Deadlines:
December 7, 2017 (Dissertation/Postdoctoral)
December 14, 2017 (Predoctoral)
For study in research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and sciences (eligible fields). Practice-based programs (e.g., business and medicine) are ineligible.
 
National Geographic Society — Early Career Grants
Up to $10,000; usually less than $5,000
2018 deadlines: January 3; April; July; October
Broad areas of interest:
The Human Journey (origins and development; landscape modification and adaptation; evolution of cultures and societies; cultural, linguistic, and genetic diversity)
Wildlife and Wild Places (discovery and identification of species and ecosystems; mitigation of threats; understanding biological diversity, including behavior, life history, evolution, ecology, and habitat requirements)
Our Changing Planet (reduce negative impacts on ecosystems, Earth processes, and human societies)
Projects must be focused in one of these areas:
conservation
education
research
storytelling
technology
Eligibility: no advanced degree; or advanced degree with no project-lead experience
 
Doris Duke Foundation — Clinical Research Mentorship
$70,400
Deadline: January 9, 2018
For previously funded Doris Duke investigators to mentor a medical student for one year
 
Parkinson’s Foundation/HHMI — Medical Fellows Initiative
$43,000
January 11, 2018
For medical students to engage in full-time Parkinson’s research under a mentor
 
The Branco Weiss Fellowship — Society in Science
$100,000 over five years
Deadline: January 15, 2018
For unconventional projects in new areas of science, engineering and social sciences.
Eligibility: postdoctoral researchers after their PhD and before their first faculty appointment (current postdocs eligible)
 
The Wistar Institute — Caspar Wistar Fellows
One award each in cancer and vaccine/immunology
Deadline: January 29, 2018
Three-year postdoctoral research fellowships, with possibility of one or two additional years:
Wistar Institute Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center
Wistar Institute Cancer Center
For candidates whose work is based on biological principles, but incorporates concepts from diverse fields
 
Sir Foundation — Culp Student Research Grant
Up to $4,000
Deadline: February 1, 2018
For summer research by medical students in interventional radiology and patient care
 
PhRMA Foundation — various
Pre-doctoral Fellowships (up to $50,000 over two years)
Post-doctoral Fellowships (up to $110,000 over two years)
Deadline: February 1, 2018
Program areas on this deadline:
Health Outcomes (design, delivery, and effectiveness of pharmaceuticals)
Translational Medicine and Therapeutics (experimental and computational methods in an integrative approach towards clinical needs in diagnosis, treatment and prevention)
 
American Philosophical Society — Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research
$5,000
Deadline: February 1, 2018
For doctoral student to collect specimens and data. For disciplines dependent on field studies, e.g.: archaeology, anthropology, biology, ecology, geography, geology, linguistics, paleontology, and population genetics.
 
American Philosophical Society — Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research in Astrobiology
Up to $5,000
Deadline: February 1, 2018
For graduate students and postdocs to conduct field studies in any area of interest to astrobiology, including:
astronomy
chemistry
evolutionary biology
field and population biology
geology
microbiology
molecular biology
oceanography
paleontology
planetary science
 
Burroughs Wellcome Fund — Collaborative Research Travel Grants
Up to $15,000
Deadline: February 1, 2018
For faculty scientists and postdocs to travel to another lab to learn new research techniques, or begin or continue a collaboration to address biomedical questions. For cross-disciplinary collaboration between biology on one hand, and mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, statistics, or engineering on the other.
 
American Philosophical Society — Library Short-Term Resident Research Fellowships
Deadline: February 2, 2018
One- and two-month fellowships for Ph.D. candidates, holders of the Ph.D., and degreed independent scholars, within any field of study that requires using the collections of the APS Library