Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Opportunities

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now inviting applications for three new Grand Challenges:

  • Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development
  • Creating and Measuring Integrated Solutions for Healthy Birth, Growth, and Development (part of the All Children Thriving platform)
  • New Interventions for Global Health

Applications for these new challenges will be accepted beginning on November 4, 2014. Please also note that we are still accepting applications for six Grand Challenges Explorations topics.

For links to more information on these challenges, please visit the grant opportunity page at,

The National Endowment for the Humanities Federal Grants Workshop

The National Endowment for the Humanities invites you to a Federal Grants Workshop hosted by Senator Cory Booker at Rider University on September 24th from 9am to 12pm. The workshop will include presentations from NEH staff and staff from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. The event will conclude with a networking session, during which you will have the opportunity to meet the presenters and fellow community members working in the arts and humanities

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Grant opportunities from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Dear Colleagues,

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now inviting applications to Grand Challenges Explorations, which has awarded over 1070 grants in over 58 countries to date.

Grand Challenges Explorations seeks innovative global health and development solutions. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations as well as for-profit companies.

Two-page proposals are being accepted online from September 4, 2014 until November 12, 2014 on the following topics:

–    Surveillance Tools, Diagnostics and an Artificial Diet to Support New Approaches to Vector Control.
–    New Approaches for Addressing Outdoor/Residual Malaria Transmission
–    New Ways to Reduce Pneumonia Fatalities through Timely, Effective Treatment of Children
–    Enable Universal Acceptance of Mobile Money Payments to Create an Economic Ecosystem that Will Help Lift the Poorest Out of Poverty
–    Explore New Ways to Measure Brain Development and Gestational Age
–    New Ways of Working Together: Integrating Community-Based Interventions

Initial grants will be US $100,000 each, and projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to US $1 million. Full descriptions of the new topics and application instructions are available at:

American Academy of Neurology Institute Invites Applications for 2014 Medical Education Research Training Fellowship

The American Academy of Neurology Institute is accepting applications for its 2014 Medical Education Research Training Fellowship.

Through the program, AANI will award one-year grants of $65,000 each in support of education and research activities at the applicant’s institution or elsewhere. Supplementation of the stipend with other grants or by the fellowship institution is permissible, but fellows may not accept other fellowships, similar awards, or have another source of support for more than 50 percent of their research salary while holding an AANI Medical Education Research Training Fellowship. Only direct costs will be funded by this fellowship.

To be eligible, applicants must be AAN members (Active or Junior) embarking on a career in medical education research, and must have completed a neurology, child neurology, or neuro-developmental disabilities residency or neurology fellowship within the past five years.

For more information refer to the original posting:

For the RFP:

Applications for New Awards; Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program

The purpose of  the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented
Students Education (Javits) program is  to carry out a coordinated program of  scientifically based research,  demonstration projects, innovative  strategies, and similar activities  designed to build and enhance the  ability of elementary and secondary  schools nationwide to meet the special  educational needs of gifted and talented

Type of Award: Discretionary grants.

Estimated Available Funds:  $4,000,000.
Contingent upon the availability of  funds and the quality of applications, Additional awards in FY  2015 from the list of unfunded applications from this competition.

Estimated Range of Awards:
Estimated Average Size of Awards:
$400,000 per year

For more information please refer to:



Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Accepting Applications for Early Career Fellowship Awards

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation seeks to accelerate breakthroughs in research by providing the best young scientists with funds to pursue leading-edge cancer research.

To that end, the Damon Runyon Fellowship Award is designed to provide early career scientists with resources to hone their cancer research skills and explore their own ideas while working with mentors in top universities and cancer research centers. Candidates must apply for the fellowship under the guidance of a sponsor, who must be a scientist (tenured, tenure-track, or equivalent position) capable of providing mentorship to the fellow. Awards are intended to support the fellow under direct supervision of the sponsor.

The foundation encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies, and prevention.

The award provides a stipend of $50,000 per year for three years for Level I funding, and $60,000 per year for three years for Level II funding.

Deadline: August 15th 2014

For more information please refer to:

Sloan Foundation Accepting Nominations for 2015 Research Fellows

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is inviting nominations for the 2015 Sloan Research Fellowship, a two-year program designed to stimulate fundamental research by early career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise.

Through the program, fellowships of $50,000 will be awarded to a hundred and twenty-six researchers in recognition of their distinguished performance and unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. Funds may be used for equipment, technical assistance, professional travel, trainee support, or any other activity directly related to the fellow’s research.

For more information about requirements and deadlines please refer to the original posting link:

Chronic Wounds: Advancing the Science from Prevention to Healing

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks to stimulate research that will increase the understanding of biological and psychosocial factors associated with development, progression, and repair of chronic wounds (e.g., diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, venous and arterial ulcers) and associated adverse outcomes, and to develop and test interventions aimed at preventing the onset of chronic wounds, expediting the healing process, or alleviating wound-related symptoms.

It is anticipated that the findings from this research will expand the body of knowledge needed to identify individuals at the highest risk for developing chronic wounds and to inform the search for tailored treatments to improve outcomes and quality of life for millions of persons at risk for or suffering from chronic wounds.


For more information about specifics and deadlines please refer to:


Funding Opportunity: Information Sharing and Its Effect on Tracking Sex Offenders and Community Awareness

As part of a collaborative effort with and funding from the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing,  Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART), the National Institute of Justice  (NIJ) seeks creative and innovative proposals for research that examines how information  sharing, a key function of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification (SORNA) Act, may  have evolved since its implementation.

Specifically, NIJ is interested in assessing how  information sharing has changed how criminal justice agents, for example, law enforcement,  public safety administrators, correctional administrators, and prosecutors, track, monitor, and  prosecute offenders; what types of information are collected and shared; how the public  accesses and uses information about sex offenders in their community; and the cost of inter- and intra-jurisdictional information sharing. This research will further the SMART Office’s  mission to monitor the impact of SORNA and NIJ’s goal of partnering with federal agencies to  improve knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science.

The  deadline to apply for funding under this announcement is 11:59 p.m. eastern time on July 7,

For more information please refer to:

Research Grant: Undiagnosed Diseases Gene Function Research

This Exploratory/Developmental Research Funding Opportunity intends to support gene function studies in collaboration with the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) building upon the NIH Intramural Research Programs Undiagnosed Diseases Program (NIH-UDP).

Responsive applications will propose to investigate the underlying genetics, biochemistry and/or pathophysiology of newly diagnosed diseases in association with the respective gene variant(s) identified through the UDN. In recent years, gene function studies combined with genetic and genomic analyses and metabolic studies have greatly improved diagnoses of these very rare diseases and advanced scientific knowledge of the underlying pathogenesis.

This initiative is funded through the NIH Common Fund, which supports cross-cutting programs that are expected to have exceptionally high impact.

Due Date: June 23rd 2014, 5:00 PM

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