Funding Opportunites

Funding Opportunities

The current SRN Grant Opportunities page features readily available web links of sleep-focused funding mechanisms. These grants/fellowships are supported by several societies, foundations and institutes, as an effort to encourage future grant applications from all researchers and clinicians, especially those at the junior level. The page is updated every 6 months. Click on the links below for more information.


Societies

Sleep Research Society

SRSF Career Development Research Awards

Amount up to $50,000

Deadline September

Duration 1 year

Eligibility Criteria

1. Doctoral level degree. 2. Applicants should normally be within 3 years of having completed post-doctoral training, as of the application deadline. Time spent away from research in clinical training does not count towards this timeline but should be specifically documented in the application. Similarly, any other extenuating circumstances resulting in time spent away from research (e.g. maternity/paternity leave or care of dependents) should be documented. Please contact Barbara Hoeft at bhoeft@srsnet.org prior to submitting an application if you are beyond three years after completing post-doctoral training due to clinical training or other extenuating circumstances. 3. Documented history of commitment to sleep/circadian research – publications, other grants (Not to exceed $75K/year), service to the field, etc. 4. Current or prior federally funded career development award (CDA) recipients are not eligible to apply for this award. If a federally funded CDA or other federally funded grant is awarded during the funding period, the recipient can submit a revised budget and request continued support through the end of the original funding period. The revised budget must demonstrate no overlap with the federally funded grant budget. 5. Mentor's Letter (see section G. of the application for details).Two mentors may be appropriate if they provide complimentary expertise. 6. Complete Application, including all components noted on the Application form. 7. SRS Member in good standing.

Grant Description

The SRS Foundation recognizes the challenges of transitioning from post-doctoral training to independent research funding. The goal of these mentored awards is to invest in promising early career researchers and assist with their transition into independence as junior investigators. The awards will be funded up to $50,000. The awards will provide one year of support for two (2) or more SRS Members. Recipients are expected to apply for a mentored or independent federal research award within the funding period. A second year of funding is not available in this award cycle.

Website

http://www.sleepresearchsociety.org/srsfcda.aspx?id=1

Contact Info

Please contact Barb Hoeft at bhoeft@srsnet.org or (630) 737-9700 with any questions

 

Society For Neuroscience

Neuroscience Scholars Program

Amount Not available on website

Deadline Applications open April 19, 2017 and close on May 24 at 5 p.m. EDT.

Duration 2 year

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and enrolled in a degree-granting program or postdoctoral fellowship. According to the guidelines of the the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Diversity Research Education Grant, candidates must be from a group recognized as underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences. These include Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders and individuals with disabilities, defined as physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.

Grant Description

To enhance career development and professional networking opportunities for underrepresented diverse undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in neuroscience.

Website

http://www.sfn.org/Awards-and-Funding/Individual-Prizes-and-Fellowships/Fellowships/Neuroscience-Scholars-Program

Contact Info

nsp@sfn.org or call 202-962-4000.

 

American Academy of Otolaryngology - CORE grant program

AAO-HNSF Resident Research Grant (sponsored by Cook Medical)

Amount $10,000

Deadline All applicants must submit a Letter of Intent online no later than midnight Eastern Standard Time December 15th.

Duration 1 years non-renewable

Eligibility Criteria

Any resident of an accredited otolaryngology-head and neck surgery training program in the U.S. or Canada is eligible to apply for the Foundation's Resident Research Grant(s). All applicants must be members in good standing of AAO-HNS.

Grant Description

Proposed projects may be related to paranasal sinus disease, salivary gland disease, sleep medicine, voice therapy, airway, ultrasound and tissue engineering

Website

http://www.entnet.org/sites/default/files/uploads/PracticeManagement/Research/_files/2017_aaohnsf_resident_research_grant.pdf

Contact Info

Stephanie Jones (sljones@entnet.org) or Sarah O'Connor (soconnor@entnet.org) at the Academy

 

AAO-HNSF Maureen Hannley Research Grant 

Amount $50,000

Deadline All applicants must submit a Letter of Intent online no later than midnight Eastern Standard Time December 15 (if 12/15 falls on a weekend, the deadline will be the Monday immediately after)

Duration 1 year, non-renewable

Eligibility Criteria

Otolaryngologists in the United States or Canada and members in good standing of the AAO-HNSF. Applicants must have demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching and a serious commitment to an academic research career in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. Priority will be given to junior faculty members who have completed residencies or fellowships within 7 years of the application receipt date. All candidates must be sponsored by the Chairperson of his/her Division or Department.

Grant Description

The purpose of this grant is to provide support for patient-oriented research such as comparative effectiveness research (CER) and observational cohort studies designed to fill "research gaps" identified by the AAO-HNS/F clinical practice guideline panels and AAO-HNSF clinical and scientific committees. (To view these research gaps listed by subspecialty, go to http://www.entnet.org/content/clinical-practice-guidelines and click on Research Gaps".) Applicants are strongly encouraged to develop projects which address highlighted gaps (Appendix 1 includes examples of possible projects aimed at identified research gaps that would ideally fit this grant mechanism). Applicants may also choose to develop their own research question(s).

Website

http://www.entnet.org/sites/default/files/uploads/PracticeManagement/Research/_files/2017_aaohnsf_maureen_hannley_grant.pdf

Contact Info

none specified

 

AAO-HNSF Percy Memorial Research Award  

Amount $25,000

Deadline All applicants must submit a Letter of Intent online no later than midnight Eastern Standard Time December 15th.

Duration 1 year, non-renewable

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates for this grant must reside in the U.S. or Canada and be members in good standing of AAOHNS. Applicants should be experienced independent otolaryngologist investigators affiliated with academic or similar institutions eligible to apply for and administer Federal research awards. Fellows with substantial research experience are eligible to apply, as are individuals who have already competed successfully for independent research grant support from a private or Federal funding agency.

Grant Description

The Percy Memorial Research Award is an annual grant-in-aid of a worthy research project proposed in any area within the scope of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery

Website

http://www.entnet.org/sites/default/files/uploads/PracticeManagement/Research/_files/2017_aaohnsf_percy_memorial_research_award.pdf

Contact Info

Stephanie Jones (sljones@entnet.org) or Sarah O'Connor (soconnor@entnet.org) at the Academy

 

AAO-HNSF Health Services Research Grant 

Amount $10,000

Deadline All applicants must submit a Letter of Intent online no later than midnight Eastern Standard Time December 15th.

Duration 1 year, non-renewable

Eligibility Criteria

Any otolaryngologist in the United States or Canada is eligible to apply for the Health Services Research Grant. Applicants may be independent practitioners, residents or fellows in an approved training program, or practitioners affiliated with academic or similar institutions. All applicants must be members in good standing of AAO-HNSF; Associate and Corresponding Members are not eligible to apply as Principal Investigator, but may participate actively in the proposed project. Past recipients of AAO-HNS Foundation grants are eligible to apply, as are individuals who have competed successfully for independent research grant support from a private or Federal funding agency.

Grant Description

The purpose of the Health Services Research Grant is to foster research that will improve the effectiveness and appropriateness of medical practice. Projects supported under this program will develop and disseminate scientific information on the effects of otolaryngology services and procedures on patients' survival, health status, functional capacity, and quality of life. The award is intended to promote increased participation by otolaryngologists in the rapidly expanding area of health services research.

Website

http://www.entnet.org/sites/default/files/uploads/PracticeManagement/Research/_files/2017_aaohnsf_health_services_research_grant.pdf

Contact Info

Stephanie Jones (sljones@entnet.org) or Sarah O'Connor (soconnor@entnet.org) at the Academy

 

Bobby R. Alford Endowed Research Grant

Amount $30,000

Deadline All applicants must submit a Letter of Intent online no later than midnight Eastern Standard Time December 15th.

Duration 1 year, non-renewable

Eligibility Criteria

Any otolaryngologist in the United States or Canada is eligible to apply for the Bobby R. Alford Endowed Research Grant (Bobby R. Alford ERG). Applicants may be independent practitioners or practitioners affiliated with academic or similar institutions who have completed their residency within the past 7 years. All applicants must be members in good standing of AAO-HNS; Associate and Corresponding Members are not eligible to apply as Principal Investigator, but may participate actively in the proposed project. Senior faculty mentorship and/or collaboration is encouraged. Past recipients of AAO-HNS Foundation grants are eligible to apply, as are individuals who have competed successfully for independent research grant support from a private or Federal funding agency.

Grant Description

The purpose of the Bobby R. Alford Endowed Research Grant is to support innovative research in the specialty and help facilitate the career development of young investigators. This mentored research award is intended to promote research that could ultimately lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will translate into improved understanding into the cause, treatment or outcome for diseases of the head and neck. Proposed projects may be related to any area of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, but must have direct or potential clinical significance for patients seen by otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons. Basic science, translational, and clinical research projects may be funded

Website

http://www.entnet.org/sites/default/files/uploads/PracticeManagement/Research/_files/2017_alford_award_foa.pdf

Contact Info

Stephanie Jones (sljones@entnet.org) or Sarah O'Connor (soconnor@entnet.org) at the Academy

 

AAO-HNSF Resident Research Grant sponsored by Cook Medical 

Amount $10,000

Deadline All applicants must submit a Letter of Intent online no later than midnight Eastern Standard Time December 15th.

Duration 1 year, non-renewable

Eligibility Criteria

Any resident of an accredited otolaryngology-head and neck surgery training program in the U.S. or Canada is eligible to apply for the Resident Research Grant sponsored by Cook Medical. All applicants must be members in good standing of AAO-HNS.

Grant Description

The purpose of this grant is to stimulate original resident research with a preference for proposals related to paranasal sinus disease, salivary gland disease, sleep medicine, voice therapy, airway, ultrasound, tissue engineering, dysphagia and the cranial base.

Website

http://www.entnet.org/sites/default/files/uploads/PracticeManagement/Research/_files/2017_aaohnsf_cook_medical_resident_research_grant.pdf

Contact Info

Stephanie Jones (sljones@entnet.org) or Sarah O'Connor (soconnor@entnet.org) at the Academy

 

Foundations

American Heart Association

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Amount: $51,660-$62,560 per year (stipend amount varies depending on years of experience)

Deadline: Usually two rounds annually (February / July) - check website for details

Duration: 2 years. May apply for a second 2-year award.

Eligibility criteria: At the time of award activation, the candidate must hold a post-baccalaureate Ph.D. degree or equivalent. At the time of award activation, the candidate may have no more than five years of postdoctoral research training or experience (excluding clinical training). The awardee will be expected to devote at least 80 percent of full-time work either to research or to activities pursuant to independent research (instead of administrative, clinical, or teaching responsibilities). This award is not intended for individuals of faculty rank. At the time of award activation, the awardee may not be pursuing a doctoral degree.

Grant Description: Objective: To empower postdoctoral trainees who are not independent with assistance and training from a mentor to initiate careers in cardiovascular and stroke research.

Website: https://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/ApplicationInformation/UCM_443314_Postdoctoral-Fellowship.jsp

Contact info: apply@heart.org

Allows foreign applicants holding a United States visa.

 

Mentored Clinical and Population Research Award

Amount: Up to $77,000 per year plus 10% indirects

Deadline: Usually two rounds annually (February / July) - check website for details

Duration: 2 years

Eligibility criteria: Healthcare professional with a masters or post-baccalaureate doctoral degree, including M.P.H., R.N., Pharm.D., M.D., D.O. or Ph.D. Interdisciplinary research teams are eligible.

Grant Description: Objective: To encourage early investigators with supportive mentoring relationships to conduct introductory pilot studies that will guide future strategies for reducing cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Website: https://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/ApplicationInformation/UCM_443302_Mentored-Clinical-and-Population-Research-Award.jsp

Contact info: apply@heart.org

Allows foreign applicants holding a United States visa.

 

Scientist Development Grant

Amount: Up to $77,000 per year plus 10% indirects

Deadline: Usually two rounds annually (February / July) - check website for details

Duration: 3 years

Eligibility criteria: 

Healthcare professional with a masters or post-baccalaureate doctoral degree, including MPH, R.N., Pharm.D., M.D., D.O. or Ph.D. Interdisciplinary research teams are eligible.

Grant Description: Objective: To support highly promising beginning scientists in cardiovascular and stroke research between their initial research training and their complete independence.

Website: https://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/ApplicationInformation/UCM_443318_Scientist-Development-Grant.jsp

Contact info: apply@heart.org

Allows foreign applicants holding a United States visa.

 

Grant-in-Aid

Amount: Up to $77,000 per year, including 10% indirects

Deadline: Usually two rounds annually (February / July) - check website for details

Duration: 2 years

Eligibility criteria: At the time of award activation: Hold a faculty or staff appointment and be conducting independent research. Hold a M.D., Ph.D., D.O., D.V.M. or equivalent post-baccalaureate doctoral degree. While no minimum percent effort is specified, the principal investigator must demonstrate that adequate time will be devoted to ensure successful completion of the proposed project.

Grant Description: Objective: To support independent investigators with innovative and advanced projects related to cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Website: https://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/ApplicationInformation/UCM_443304_Grant-in-Aid-Program.jsp

Contact info: apply@heart.org

Allows foreign applicants holding a United States visa.

 

Predoctoral Fellowship

Amount: $26,844 per year

Deadline: Usually two rounds annually (February / July) - check website for details

Duration: 2 years

Eligibility criteria: At the time of 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.

Grant Description: Objective: To help students initiate careers in cardiovascular and stroke research by providing research assistance and training.

Website: https://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/ApplicationInformation/UCM_443316_Predoctoral-Fellowship.jsp

Contact info: apply@heart.org

Allows foreign applicants holding a United States visa.

 

Fellow to Faculty Transition Award - REINSTATED

Amount: Training Stage: $65,000 per year. Faculty Stage: $132,000 per year.

Deadline: Usually two rounds annually (February / July) - check website for details

Duration: 5 years

Eligibility criteria: At the time of application, the applicant must: hold a M.D., M.D./PhD., D.O. or equivalent doctoral degree and seek additional research training under the supervision of a sponsor/sponsor prior to embarking on a career of independent research. be enrolled in or have completed an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-approved residency or a clinical fellowship program associated with an ACGME-approved residency. have completed the clinical portion of their training program by the time of award activation. the applicant is responsible for identifying and working with a sponsor/sponsor to develop the application. not have more than five years of postdoctoral research training (beyond clinical training). not have faculty/staff rank. At the time of award activation: the applicant may not hold a faculty/staff appointment. (Exceptions: M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. with clinical responsibilities who hold a title of instructor or similar due to their patient care responsibilities but who devote at least 80 percent full-time effort to research training.) the sponsor may hold a M.D., PhD., D.O. or other equivalent degree. Because of the strong sponsoring component of this award and the importance of developing a meaningful relationship between awardee and sponsor; an individual sponsor may sponsor only one applicant to the program per year.

Grant Description: Objective: This program provides funding for trainees with outstanding potential for careers as physician-scientists in cardiovascular or stroke research during the crucial period of career development that spans the completion of research training through the early years of the first faculty/staff position.

Website: https://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/ApplicationInformation/UCM_431606_Association-wide-Fellow-to-Faculty-Transition-Award.jsp

Contact info: apply@heart.org

Allows foreign applicants holding a United States visa.

 

AHA Merit Award - NEW

Amount: $200,000 per year

Deadline: LOI November; Full Submission February

Duration: 5 years

Eligibility criteria: It is anticipated this award will be given to applicants with the following or equivalent credentials: Have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. (or the equivalent). Hold a tenured or tenure-track position as associate professor or higher academic rank at an eligible nonprofit U.S. institution or, if at an eligible institution that has no tenure track, hold an appointment that reflects a significant institutional commitment at the time of the application deadline. Federal government employees are not eligible. Be the principal investigator on multiple active, national peer-reviewed research awards of at least three years duration, such as an NIH R01 grant, at the time of application. Mentored awards, career development and training grants do not qualify.

Grant Description: Objective: To fund highly promising investigators with stellar track records of accomplishment, demonstrated by federal or equivalent funding [NIH, AHRQ, HRSA, etc.] from multiple sources and excellent publication records with accelerating impact, who have the potential to move a field of science forward with creative approaches that are aligned with the mission of the American Heart Association.

Website: https://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/UCM_475359_Merit-Award.jsp

Contact info: apply@heart.org

Allows foreign applicants holding a United States visa.

 

Mentor/AHA Mentee Award

Amount: If two mentees, $45,000. If three mentees, $60,000.

Deadline: Usually two rounds annually (February / July) - check website for details

Duration: 3 years

Eligibility criteria: At time of application, applicants must fulfill the following requirements: Independent investigator holding a faculty/staff appointment equivalent to Associate or full Professor. Independent investigator holding a faculty/staff appointment equivalent to Associate or full Professor. M.D., Ph.D., D.O. or equivalent doctoral degree. Current national-level funding as principal investigator on an R01 grant or its equivalent (e.g. VA Merit Award, NSF Grant, or PI on Program Project Grant from NIH). NIH "K" series awards are not considered equivalent to an R01. Current or past AHA research funding as a principal investigator is a plus. AHA Professional Member. U.S. citizen or foreign national holding a permanent residence visa (e.g., in possession of an alien registration receipt card), or foreign national who has applied for permanent residency (form I-485 on file with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) and who has received authorization to legally remain in the U.S. (having filed an Application for Employment form I-765), an exchange visitor (J-1), temporary worker in a specialty occupation (H-1, H-1B, E-3), Canadian or Mexican citizen engaging in professional activities (TC, TN) or temporary worker with extraordinary ability in the sciences (O-1) visa, family member of employee of international organizations and NATO (G4). Student visas are not acceptable. Awardee must meet American Heart Association citizenship criteria throughout the duration of the award.

Grant Description: Objective: To provide enhanced mentoring opportunities for early-career faculty from experts within fields of study important to their career development.

Website: https://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/ApplicationInformation/UCM_460460_MentorAHA-Mentee-Award.jsp

Contact info: apply@heart.org

Allows foreign applicants holding a United States visa.

 

Collaborative Sciences Award - NEW

Amount: $250,000 per year

Deadline: LOI November; Full Submission February

Duration: 3 years

Eligibility criteria: An application must be submitted jointly by at least two co-principal investigators. Co-PIs must each hold faculty/staff appointments of any rank (or equivalent). Co-PIs must be independent researchers. (This award is not intended for individuals in research training or fellowship positions.) Co-PIs must have received independent funding and be experts in their respective fields, as evidenced by relevant publications. Co-PIs may be from the same institution, or from different institutions. Co-PIs must be from different disciplines. For example: A partnership between a clinician and a basic scientist or other collaboration that would not arise otherwise (organically). The applicants should adequately convey the uniqueness of the collaboration for the benefit of the study section. Co-PIs must hold a M.D., Ph.D., D.O., D.V.M. or equivalent post-baccalaureate terminal degree. One of the Co-PIs' institution must be designated as the institution of record, agreeing to accept award payments and ensuring that annual progress reports and expenditure reports are submitted to AHA.

Grant Description: Objective: To foster innovative, new collaborative approaches to research projects which propose novel pairings of investigators from at least two broad disciplines.

Website: https://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/UCM_460459_Collaborative-Sciences-Award.jsp

Contact info: apply@heart.org

Allows foreign applicants holding a United States visa.

 

Clinical Health Profession Student Training Program - NEW

Amount: $26,844 per year

Deadline: Usually two rounds annually (February / July) - check website for details

Duration: 2 years

Eligibility criteria: 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.

Grant Description: Objective: 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.

Website: https://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/ApplicationInformation/UCM_489785_Clinical-Health-Profession-Student-Training-Program.jsp

Contact info: apply@heart.org

Allows foreign applicants holding a United States visa.

 

Clinical Scientist Training Award - NEW

Amount: $51,484 per year

Deadline: Usually two rounds annually (February / July) - check website for details

Duration: 1 or 2 years

Eligibility criteria: At the time of award activation, the candidate must hold a doctoral-level clinical degree, such as M.D., D.O., D.V.M., Pharm.D., or Ph.D. in nursing, public health, or other clinical health science. At the time of award activation, the candidate may have no more than five years of research training or experience since obtaining a post-baccalaureate clinical degree (excluding clinical training). The awardee will be expected to devote at least 80 percent of full-time work either to research or to activities pursuant to independent research (instead of administrative, clinical duties that are not an integral part of the research training program, or teaching responsibilities). This award is not intended for individuals of faculty rank. Exceptions: M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. with clinical responsibilities who needs instructor or similar title to see patients, but who devote at least 80% full-time to research training. R.N./Ph.D. with faculty appointment. Awardee will be expected to devote his/her time to research or activities directly related to the development into an independent researcher. All other eligibility criteria apply. At the time of award activation, candidate may not be pursuing a doctoral degree.

Grant Description: Objective: To support cardiovascular and stroke research training to post-baccalaureate clinicians who are not yet independent.

Website: https://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/ApplicationInformation/UCM_489792_Clinical-Scientist-Training-Program.jsp

Contact info: apply@heart.org

Allows foreign applicants holding a United States visa.

 

Established Investigator Award

NO LONGER OFFERED

 

Innovative Research Grant

NO LONGER OFFERED

 

The Medical Foundation

Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Amount: $43,700-$53,175 per year

Deadline: Next grant cycle launches October 2017

Duration: 2 years

Eligibility criteria:

Basic Science Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements by the funding start date: 1. Hold a Ph.D., M.D., D.M.D., M.D./Ph.D., or comparable degree and work in an academic or medical research institution in the state of Massachusetts; 2. Must have completed at least three (3) years and no more than five (5) years of full-time postdoctoral research experience; 3. Must commit at least 90% time to research; 4. Must have at least one in-press, or published peer-reviewed research article based on his or her postdoctoral work. Mentors must specifically address exceptions; 5. Apply under the guidance of a Mentor who is an established investigator with an active research program. Mentors are expected to be involved in the planning, execution, and supervision of the proposed research; 6. Only one applicant per Mentor may apply per application cycle; there are no institutional limitations on the number of applicants who may submit applications; 7. United States citizenship is not required; visa documentation is not required. Clinical/Health Services Applicants must meet the following Eligibility Requirements by the funding start date: 1. Hold a M.D., D.M.D., M.D./Ph.D., Ph.D., or comparable degree and work in an academic or medical research institution in the state of Massachusetts; 2. Applicants must fall into one of the following categories: a. Applicants with Clinical Responsibilities: • Have protected time of at least 70% to devote to research; • Have completed clinical training (e.g., residency and the first year(s) of ACGME- approved subspecialty training); • Be engaged in mentored postdoctoral research; • Have no more than five (5) years of full-time employment (see definition below) since completion of residency training. b. Applicants without Clinical Responsibilities: • Commit at least 90% time to research; • Have completed at least three (3) years and no more than five (5) years of full-time postdoctoral research experience; 3. Apply under the guidance of a Mentor who is an established investigator with an active research program. Mentors are expected to be involved in the planning, execution, and supervision of the proposed research; 4. Only one applicant per Mentor may apply per application cycle; there are no institutional limitations on the number of applicants who may submit applications; 5. United States citizenship is not required; visa documentation is not required.

Grant Description: The Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program is designed to support postdoctoral scientists in non-profit academic, medical or research institutions in Massachusetts.

Website: https://hria.org/tmf/king/

Contact info:

Erin Johnstone; 617-279-2240 extension 710; ejohnstone@hria.org

Allows foreign applicants holding a United States visa.

 

Francis Family Foundation

Parker B. Francis Fellowships Program

Amount: $50,000-$54,000 per year

Deadline: October (exact date varies each year)

Duration: 3 years

Eligibility criteria:

Applicants are eligible to apply for a PBF Fellowship if at the time of application they are: 1. Scientists holding a relevant doctoral degree (e.g., M.D., Ph.D., Sc.D., D.V.M., Dr. P.H.) who are embarking on a career in clinical, laboratory or translational science related to Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at a U.S. or Canadian university or research institution. 2. A citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada or have a permanent residency application on file at the time of application with the U.S. or Canadian Immigration Services. 3. A Ph.D. or other non-M.D. scientist no more than seven years beyond completion of their doctoral degree or an M.D. scientist no more than seven years beyond clinical training (i.e., residency, internship, clinical fellowship) at the time of application. Candidates with greater than seven years since the doctoral degree require approval for continued training from the Scientific Director of the PBF Fellowship Program. 4. Applicants must be approved by their department to apply for the PBF Fellowship. Institutions may have no more than three Parker B. Francis Fellows in a single department at a given time, a department may submit nor more than two applications annually, and a mentor may sponsor only one application annually. 5. Individuals are not eligible for a PBF Fellowship if, at the time of application, they are or have been principal investigator on an NIH K or R series research award or other nationally competitive research award at the comparable level. 6. PBF Fellows in the second or third year of their Fellowship, who receive an NIH K or R series award or similar grant, may request approval to retain the Fellowship and to reallocate a portion of the Fellowship salary support to supplies or other research costs. 7. PBF Fellows are required to have at least 75 percent of their time available for research. Most successful candidates have two-to-five years of research experience and a minimum of two or three research publications at the time of fellowship application.

Grant Description: The Parker B. Francis Fellowship provides research support to clinical and basic scientists embarking on careers in clinical, laboratory or translational science related to Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at a U.S. or Canadian university or research institution.

Website: http://www.francisfellowships.org/apply-for-the-fellowship/

Contact info: Deborah Snapp; 206-240-7121; dsnapp@uw.edu

Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the US or Canada, or have a permanent residency application on file at the time of application.

 

Helen Hay Whitney Foundation

Whitney Fellowship

Amount: $51,000 - $53,000 per year

Deadline: July (exact date varies each year)

Duration: 3 years

Eligibility criteria: Candidates who hold, or are in the final stages of obtaining a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree and are seeking beginning postdoctoral training in basic biomedical research are eligible to apply for a fellowship. The Foundation accepts applications from candidates who have no more than one year of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the deadline for submitting the application (June 30, 2017), and who have received a PhD (or D.Phil. or equivalent) degree no more than two years before the deadline, or an M.D. degree no more than three years before the deadline. Fellowships may be awarded to US citizens planning to work in laboratories either in the US, Canada, or abroad and also to foreign citizens for research in laboratories in the US only. We expect that most applicants will reside in North America at the time of application. Foreign Students will need to obtain appropriate visa documentation, as required by US Immigration. Applications from established scientists or advanced fellows will not be considered. The fellowships are for early postdoctoral training only. Clinical house-staff training does not count as "postdoctoral laboratory training."

Grant Description: To attain its ultimate goal of increasing the number of imaginative, well-trained and dedicated medical scientists, the Foundation grants financial support of sufficient duration to help further the careers of young men and women engaged in biological or medical research.

Website: http://www.hhwf.org/HTMLSrc/ResearchFellowships.html

Contact info: Phone: (845) 639-6799 Fax: (845)-639-6798 or (646) 304-7133 Email: hhwf@earthlink.net

US citizens may apply with a goal of working anywhere worldwide; non-US citizens may apply with a goal of working in the US only.

 

American Sleep Medicine Foundation

Physician Scientist Training Award 

Amount: $75,000 per year

Deadline: January

Duration: 1 year

Eligibility criteria: Physicians (MD or DO) who are certified in sleep medicine by a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties, or have completed their sleep medicine fellowship within the past 10 years, or who are currently enrolled in an ACGME-accredited sleep medicine fellowship program are eligible to apply. Applicants must identify a primary research mentor with the skills, knowledge and resources to provide mentorship to the applicant in sleep research. Applicants are encouraged to join the American Academy of Sleep Medicine at the time of application. Successful applicants must be members of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine at time of acceptance of the award, and membership must be maintained for the duration of the award. Individuals who have received an ASMF SRA 1 or 2 as PI are not eligible to apply for career development awards or junior faculty awards (except mid-career awards). Individuals may receive only one CDA/Junior Faculty award from the ASMF. Individuals may apply for multiple awards, but may accept only one. Note: Individuals who have received a CDA/Junior Faculty Award are encouraged to apply for ASMF strategic research awards; however, the investigator must demonstrate that there is no budgetary or scientific overlap between the CDA and SRA projects. Individuals who have received independent research funding of more than $150,000 are not eligible to apply. This does not apply to post-doctoral/fellowship level training grants primarily covering the applicant's salary (e.g. NRSAs).

Grant Description: The ASMF seeks to provide research training for physicians who wish to pursue careers as physician scientists in sleep medicine.

Website: http://www.discoversleep.org/physicianscientist.aspx

Contact info: Laura Bentley, ASMF Coordinator: Phone (630)-737-9700  or Email: lbentley@aasmnet.org Allows foreign applicants holding a United States visa.

 

ABSM Junior faculty research award

Amount: $37,500 per year

Deadline: December (exact date varies each year)

Duration: 2 years

Eligibility criteria: Physicians (MD or DO) who are certified in sleep medicine by a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties, are within 10 years post sleep medicine fellowship and hold a faculty appointment are eligible to apply. Successful applicants must be members of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine at the time of acceptance of the award, and membership must be maintained for the duration of the award. Individuals who have received an ASMF SRA I or II as PI are not eligible to apply for career development awards or junior faculty awards (except mid-career awards). Individuals may receive only one CDA/Junior Faculty award from the ASMF. Individuals may apply for multiple awards, but may accept only one. Note: Individuals who have received a CDA/Junior Faculty Award are encouraged to apply for ASMF strategic research awards; however, the investigator must demonstrate that there is no budgetary or scientific overlap between the CDA and SRA projects. Individuals who have received independent research funding of more than $150,000 are not eligible to apply. This does not apply to post-doctoral/fellowship level training grants primarily covering the applicant's salary (e.g. NRSAs).

Grant Description: Through this award, the ASMF aims to assist new faculty in the development of a career in academic sleep medicine.

Website: http://www.discoversleep.org/awardjrfac.aspx

Contact info: Laura Bentley, ASMF Coordinator: Phone (630)-737-9700  or Email: lbentley@aasmnet.org Allows foreign applicants holding a United States visa.

 

Bridge to Success Award for Early Career Development

Amount: $75,000 per year

Deadline: January

Duration: 1-2 years

Eligibility criteria:

Sleep scientists (MD, DO, or PhD) who have applied for a multi-year career development award from the NIH, VA or another awarding body in the field of sleep or circadian science in 2015 or 2016 that was scored in the peer-review process but fell below (or is likely to fall below) the funding agency's pay line. Applicants must have received a summary statement and priority score reflecting that their application is unlikely to receive funding and a revision will be necessary. Successful applicants must be members of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine at time of acceptance of the award. Individuals who receive funding through the Bridge to Success mechanism must plan to resubmit their K/CDA or equivalent application within one year of receipt of initial funding from the ASMF, and this timeline must be included within the application materials (see below). Since these grants are intended as bridge support, if the NIH/VA or equivalent award is received, the applicant must notify the ASMF and any unspent funds at the start of the other award must be returned to the ASMF. Individuals who have received an ASMF SRA 1 or 2 as PI are not eligible to apply for career development awards or junior faculty awards (except mid-career awards) through the ASMF. Individuals may receive only one CDA/Junior Faculty award from the ASMF. Individuals may apply for multiple awards, but may accept only one. Note: Individuals who have received a CDA/Junior Faculty Award are encouraged to apply for ASMF strategic research awards; however, the investigator must demonstrate that there is no budgetary or scientific overlap between the CDA and SRA projects. Individuals who have received independent research funding of more than $150,000 are not eligible to apply. This does not apply to post-doctoral/fellowship level training grants primarily covering the applicant's salary (e.g. NRSAs). Through this award, the ASMF aims to assist investigators at a critical juncture in their career where bridge funding can determine whether or not a promising sleep scientist stays in the sleep field or moves to a different career track. This award amount is up to $75,000 per award, with the possibility of a full or partial second year of funding for awardees with further documented need. The awards can be used for research expenses such as salary support, and supplies, as well as institutional overhead (up to 8%). Please review the eligibility criteria for further details.

Grant Description: The American Sleep Medicine Foundation (ASMF) "Bridge to Success Awards" are designed to provide 'bridge funding' to promising sleep scientists who have applied for an entry level career development award such as a K grant from the NIH, a CDA-1 from the VA, or equivalent but whose applications are unlikely to be within the funding cutoff and who need additional time and resources to collect further data and respond to the funding institution's critique, thereby increasing the chances of a successful grant resubmission.

Website: http://www.discoversleep.org/bridgetosleepearlycareer.aspx

Contact info: Laura Bentley, ASMF Coordinator: Phone (630)-737-9700  or Email: lbentley@aasmnet.org Allows foreign applicants holding a United States visa.

 

Bridge to Success Award for Mid-Career/Senior Investigators

Amount: $75,000 per year

Deadline: January

Duration: 1 year

Eligibility criteria:

Sleep scientists (MD, DO, or PhD) who have been independently funded for at least five of the last seven years. Applicant has submitted at least one NIH grant proposal (or the equivalent in the VA or other federal system) during 2015 or 2016. Note: The proposal must have been for a grant suitable for a mid-career or senior investigator and must have involved a primary focus on basic, translational or clinical sleep or circadian rhythms research. The application was scored at or above the 40th percentile. The applicants must have received a summary statement and priority score reflecting that their application is unlikely to receive funding and a revision will be necessary. Successful applicants must be members of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine at time of acceptance of the award. Individuals who receive funding through the Bridge to Success mechanism must plan to resubmit their application within one year of receipt of initial funding from the ASMF, and this timeline must be included within the application materials (see below). Since these grants are intended as bridge support, if the application is funded during the Bridge to Success award period, the applicant must notify the ASMF and any unspent funds at the start of the other award must be returned to the ASMF. Applicants with more than one, current federally funded grants (e.g., >1 currently funded R01 and/or VA Merit Review) are not eligible to apply for bridge funding through this mechanism. Applicants with one current, federally funded grant must provide clear justification for why the bridge funds are needed to continue the program of research.

Grant Description: The Bridge to Success for Mid-Career/Senior Investigator Award is designed to assist established sleep investigators who have been independently supported by the NIH or other government research grants for at least five years, but whose current grant proposals are unlikely to be funded. A Bridge to Success Mid-Career/Senior Investigator Award will provide support for one year to help an independent investigator stay in the field of sleep research while reapplying for external funding.

Website: http://www.discoversleep.org/bridgetosleepmidlatecareer.aspx

Contact info: Laura Bentley, ASMF Coordinator: Phone (630)-737-9700  or Email: lbentley@aasmnet.org Allows foreign applicants holding a United States visa.

 

Strategic Research Award (Category I and Category II)

Amount: Up to $250,000 (Category I) or up to $100,000 (Category II)

Deadline: Letters of intent due September; Full submission due December

Duration: 1 year

Eligibility criteria:

The applicant must be a member of the AASM in good standing. The applicant must possess a masters level degree or higher. The applicant must have access to the necessary resources (including the proposed patient population), facilities and other resources needed to perform the proposed work. Projects must be performed by United States based investigators and institutions. No projects outside the United States will be funded. Individuals (PIs) may not simultaneously hold more than one ASMF SRA or Focused Project Award. Individuals may apply for multiple awards in a calendar year, but may accept only one. In the case that an individual is offered more than one ASMF funded award, they may accept only one.

Grant Description: The goals of the SRA program are to foster health services research and patient-oriented research in sleep medicine, improve outcomes, and demonstrate value. Check the website for details, as some years there is a specific RFA focused on a specific research topic.

Website: http://www.discoversleep.org/researchaward.aspx

Contact info: Laura Bentley, ASMF Coordinator: Phone (630)-737-9700  or Email: lbentley@aasmnet.org Allows foreign applicants holding a United States visa.

 

Focused Projects Award

Amount: Up to $20,000

Deadline: December

Duration: 1 year

Eligibility criteria:

Individuals such as physicians (MD, DO), psychologists, individuals with doctoral degrees (PhDs), advanced practice nurses, physicians assistants, or other health care providers interested in sleep and sleep health (NOTE: Awards made in response to successful applications from individuals will be made as a contract with the individual's host institution rather than directly to the individual.) Charitable organizations (e.g., non-profit patient organizations) with tax exempt status, in collaboration with (an) individual(s) listed in #1 above, who must be clearly identified in the application

Grant Description: Proposed projects can involve a wide variety of topics or problems relevant to sleep medicine and supportive of the broad mission of the ASMF to enhance sleep health for all through research, education and humanitarian aid. Focused Projects proposals can involve outcomes, quality metrics or other aspects of health services research but are not limited to these topics. Small pilot research projects, humanitarian projects, or educational projects and other projects that do not fit under the larger Strategic Research Awards may be considered under this mechanism.

Website: http://www.discoversleep.org/focusedprojectsaward.aspx

Contact info: Laura Bentley, ASMF Coordinator: Phone (630)-737-9700  or Email: lbentley@aasmnet.org Allows foreign applicants holding a United States visa.

 

AADSM/ASMF Research Award (Category I and Category II) - NEW

Amount: Up to $100,000 (Category I) or up to $30,000 (Category II)

Deadline: Letters of intent due October; Full submission due January

Duration: 1-2 years

Eligibility criteria:

The applicant must be a member of the AADSM in good standing. The applicant must possess a master's level degree or higher. The applicant must have access to the necessary facilities and resources to perform the proposed work. Projects must be performed by United States or Canadian-based investigators and institutions. The applicant must not have a financial conflict of interest or incur significant financial benefit from the proposed work above and beyond the work itself.

Grant Description: The goal of the program is to foster research and advance the field of dental sleep medicine. This initial program is intended to support applications focused on specific areas where research findings are limited.

Website: http://www.discoversleep.org/dentalresearchaward.aspx

Contact info: Laura Bentley, ASMF Coordinator: Phone (630)-737-9700  or Email: lbentley@aasmnet.org Allows foreign applicants holding a United States visa.

 

Bridge to K Research Award

NO LONGER OFFERED

 

American Thoracic Society Foundation Research Program

Unrestricted grant

Amount: $40,000

Deadline: Letters of intent due April; Full submission due September

Duration: 1 year

Eligibility criteria: Applicants must have completed their primary research training (PhD or sub-specialty fellowship training) by July 1, 2016 and have a firm commitment from their home institution for a faculty position. Partnerships between junior and senior investigators are strongly encouraged, particularly for new investigators who are within 1 to 5 years of the completion of their research training. At least one of the key personnel must be an ATS member at the time of application, and the principal investigator must be an ATS member at the time that the grant is awarded. Individuals may submit multiple letter of intent (LOI) applications, but ATS will extend at most one invitation to submit a full grant application to each applicant. Consistent with our intention to support early career investigators, applicants shall not be over 12 years beyond their doctoral degree or equivalent (i.e., MD, PhD, DVM). **Please note sub-specialty training is not considered in the cutoff determination, it must be from the date of your last awarded degree.

Grant Description: The primary goal of these awards is to provide much-needed support during the critical phase of transition between Fellowship and initial faculty appointment.

Website: http://www.thoracic.org/professionals/research/research-program-portfolio/unrestricted-grants-loi.php

Contact info: Erin Marie; emnebel@thoracic.org. Allows foreign applicants holding a United States visa.

 

US Government - Sponsored

National Institutes of Health

Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award

Grant ID: K 08

Amount: See link

Deadline: standard dates apply, see link

Duration: Varies

Eligibility criteria: Candidates with clinical doctoral degrees (e.g., M.D., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.O., D.C., O.D., N.D., D.V.M., Pharm.D., or Ph.D. in clinical disciplines

Grant Description: This grant provides support and "protected time" to individuals with a clinical doctoral degree for an intensive, supervised research career development experience in the fields of biomedical and behavioral research, including translational research

Web site: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-191.html

Contact info:

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-191.html

 

Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award

Grant ID: K23

Amount: See link

Deadline: standard dates apply, see link

Duration: Varies

Eligibility criteria: Candidates with clinical doctoral degrees M.D., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.O., D.C., Pharm.D., D.S.W., or the Ph.D. including those in disciplines such as clinical psychology, nursing, clinical genetics, and rehabilitation.

Grant Description: This award supports the career development of investigators who are committed to patient-oriented research.

Web site: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-198.html

Contact info:

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-198.html

 

NIH Pathway to Independence Award

Grant ID: K99

Amount: See link

Deadline: standard dates apply, see link

Duration: 5 years

Eligibility criteria: Postdoctoral investigators

Grant Description: This program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions, and to provide independent NIH research support during the transition that will help these individuals launch competitive, independent research careers

Web site: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-042.html

Contact info:

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-042.html

 

Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Individual Fellowship Funding Opportunities

Grant ID: F

Amount: See link

Deadline: Varies

Duration: Varies

Eligibility criteria: Pre and post doctoral fellows

Grant Description: This grant is regarded as a training opportunity that will increase the number of future investigators with both clinical knowledge and skills in basic, translational or clinical research.

Web site: https://researchtraining.nih.gov/programs/fellowships?CFID=102261824&CFTOKEN=1231b3509a4fd6ab-4451DFCB-5056-9439-7EA78F184675E000

Contact info: see link

 

National Institutes of Health, Sleep-specific RFAs

Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award

Grant ID: R:21

Amount: See link

Deadline: Varies

Duration: Varies

Eligibility criteria: All qualified applicants;

Grant Description: Sleep and circadian researchers should consider collaborating with experts in obesity research to develop the most competitive proposal

Web site: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-15-163.html

Contact info: see link

 

Defense

Peer Review Medical Research

Grant ID:

Amount: See link

Deadline: Varies

Duration: Varies

Eligibility criteria: All qualified applicants

Grant Description: Varies

Web site: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-15-163.html

Contact info:

see link

 

The National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR)

Various; see link

Grant ID: See link

Amount: See link

Deadline: Varies

Duration: Varies

Eligibility criteria: See link

Grant Description: This grant upports research and research training related to sleep disordered breathing, and the fundamental functions of sleep and circadian rhythms. The center also stewards several forums that facilitate the coordination of sleep research across NIH, other federal agencies and outside organizations,

Web site: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/dld/index.htm

Contact info:

Michael Twery, Ph.D., Director
twerym@nhlbi.nih.gov
301-435-0199

 

International Grants

US Department of State

Fullbright

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Duration: Varies

Grant Description:

Eligibility criteria: Fulbright offers competitive, merit-based grants for Students, Scholars, Teachers, and Professionals. Enquires should be directed to the Fullbright office in the country of origin (in a small country it is usually the US Embassy).

Website: http://fulbright.state.gov/index.html AND http://www.cies.org/vs_scholars/

Contact info: 202 686-4000

 

South America

Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

Fellowships

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Duration: Varies

Grant Description:

Eligibility criteria: Fapesp offers fellowships for undergraduates (scientific initiation), masters and doctorate candidates and post-doctoral fellows. The candidate must have an appointment at an institution based in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Website: http://fapesp.br/en/

Contact info:

 

Young Investigators in Emerging Institutions Grants

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Duration: Up to 4 years

Grant Description:

Eligibility criteria: This grant supports the development of young researches affiliated with an emerging institution in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Website: http://fapesp.br/en/

Contact info:

 

Thematic Project

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Duration: Up to 5 years

Grant Description:

Eligibility criteria: Thematic Projects support research to be developed under the responsibility of a Principal Investigator, associated with higher education or research institutions in the State of São Paulo.

Website: http://fapesp.br/en/

Contact info:

 

Regular Grant

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Duration: Up to 2 years

Grant Description:

Eligibility criteria: FAPESP Regular Grants support research to be developed under the responsibility of a Principal Investigator, associated with higher education or research institutions in the State of São Paulo.

Website: http://fapesp.br/en/

Contact info:

 

Visiting Researchers fellowship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Duration: Up to 1 year

Grant Description:

Eligibility criteria: FAPESP Visiting Researchers fellowship aims to promote the participation of experienced researchers from Brazil or abroad, for a maximum of one year, in research activities. The projects are developed under the responsibility of a Principal Investigator, associated with higher education or research institutions in the State of São Paulo.

Website: http://fapesp.br/en/

Contact info:

 

Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq)

Fellowships

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Duration: Varies

Grant Description:

Eligibility criteria: CAPES offers fellowships for undergraduates (scientific initiation), masters and doctorate candidates and post-doctoral fellows at Brazilian and International institutions

Website: http://cnpq.br

Contact info:

 

Visiting Professor

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Duration: Up to 30 days

Grant Description:

Eligibility criteria: CNPq offers a visiting professor fellowship for brazilian or foreing scientists to collaborate with brazilian research institutions

Website: http://cnpq.br

Contact info:

 

Individual Project

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Duration: Up to 30 days

Grant Description:

Eligibility criteria: Varies

Website: http://cnpq.br

Contact info:

 

CAPES

Fellowships

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Duration: Varies

Grant Description:

Eligibility criteria: CAPES offers fellowships for undergraduates (scientific initiation), masters and doctorate candidates and post-doctoral fellows at Brazilian and International institutions

Website: http://capes.gov.br

Contact info:

 

Australia

Australian Sleep Association

Rob Pierce Grant in Aid

Amount: $10,000 (AUD) per year

Deadline: July 31

Duration: 1 year

Grant Description: The purpose of this annual Grant in Aid is to facilitate a project in the field of sleep research for a new investigator who is a member of ASA or ASTA.

Eligibility criteria: Applicants must (i) be actively training in the fields of sleep health or sleep science and/or undertaking sleep-related research and/or involved in a clinical sleep discipline; (ii) not have received competitive research funding of greater than $50,000 as a chief investigator or equivalent from any source apart from institutions at which the researcher is or has been employed at the time of that employment; (iii) not be more than five years post doctorate, except in extenuating circumstances.

Website: http://www.sleep.org.au/jobs/rob-pierce-grant-in-aid

Contact info: Stephanie Blower, email: stephanie@sleep.org.au

 

Helen Bearpark Scholarship

Amount: $7500 maximum (AUD)

Deadline: July 31

Duration: 1 year

Grant Description: The purpose of this scholarship is to facilitate international travel and exchange in order to develop skills in sleep research or clinical sleep medicine. The scholarship is not aimed at allowing individuals to travel to conferences or move overseas for employment (e.g., postdoctoral positions greater than 12 months in duration) but rather to visit institutions in order to develop new or extend previously acquired skills.

Eligibility criteria: The applicant must have been a member of ASA or ASTA for no less than 2 years. The scholarship may be available to a non ASA or ASTA member residing outside of Australia or New Zealand who wishes to travel to an institution(s) in Australia or New Zealand for similar purposes, provided the proposed supervisor is an ASA or ASTA member of at least two years.

Website: http://www.sleep.org.au/jobs/helen-bearpark-scholarship

Contact info: Stephanie Blower, Email: stephanie@sleep.org.au

 

ASA International Travel Award

Amount: $5000 maximum (AUD)

Deadline: July 31

Duration: 1 year

Grant Description: Two international travel awards of $5,000 each are offered to ASA Members to support early and mid-career sleep researchers. The intention of this award is to provide an opportunity for outstanding early- or mid-career researchers who may otherwise find it difficult to support their travel costs to showcase their sleep research at an international meeting.

Eligibility criteria: Researchers should be no more than 10 years post-Ph.D. or equivalent training.

Website: http://www.sleep.org.au/awards/internationaltravelaward

Contact info: Stephanie Blower, Email: stephanie@sleep.org.au

 

Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand

TSANZ / AstraZeneca Grant-In-Aid for Severe Asthma Research

Amount: $5000 maximum (AUD)

Deadline: 17th January 2017

Duration: 1 year

Grant Description: To support severe asthma research in Australia and New Zealand.

Eligibility criteria: 1. Be a current member of the TSANZ , 2. Be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand, and 3. Be a non-prescribing health practitioner or scientist.

Website: http://www.thoracic.org.au/researchawards/tsanz-research-and-career-development-awards

Contact info: Please direct enquires to TSANZawards@thoracic.org.au or contact the Awards Coordinator on 02 9222 6206.

 

Peter Phelan Travel Grant

Amount: $7500 maximum (AUD)

Deadline: 14th October

Duration: 1 year

Grant Description: The grant may be awarded to any medical practitioner and respiratory scientist undertaking research in the area of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine. The grant will support travel nationally or internationally to further develop specific aspects of training (e.g. to undertake a research fellowship, to learn a specific technical skill for a research project) and/or to make a presentation at a major scientific meeting relevant to respiratory research.

Eligibility criteria: 1. A financial member of the TSANZ , 2. A citizen or permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand, 3. Currently undertaking or having recently (within 2 years) completed the Advanced Training Program in Respiratory Medicine of the RACP and be intending to pursue a career in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, or 4. Currently undertaking paediatric respiratory research and have completed a research higher degree within the last five years.

Website: http://www.thoracic.org.au/researchawards/tsanz-research-and-career-development-awards

Contact info: Please direct enquires to TSANZawards@thoracic.org.au or contact the Awards Coordinator on 02 9222 6206.

 

Rob Pierce Grant-In-Aid for Indigenous Lung Health Award

Amount: $15,000 (AUD)

Deadline: 14th October

Duration: 1 year

Grant Description: This Grant-In-Aid, to honour the memory of the late Prof. Rob Pierce, will be awarded to a member of the TSANZ for a project focused on understanding and improving the lung health of Indigenous people in Australia and/or New Zealand. The Grant-In-Aid to the value of AUD 15,000 for one year, will support a project relevant to the lung health of Indigenous people. The project will contribute to the delivery of better health care and/or to the professional development of the applicant in this field.

Eligibility criteria: 1. A financial member of the TSANZ. 2. A citizen or permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand.

Website: http://www.thoracic.org.au/researchawards/tsanz-research-and-career-development-awards

Contact info: Please direct enquires to TSANZawards@thoracic.org.au or contact the Awards Coordinator on 02 9222 6206.

 

Maurice Blackburn GIA for Research on Asbestos Related Diseases

Amount: $20,000 (AUD)

Deadline: 14th October

Duration: 1 Year

Grant Description: To foster the development of research in the area of occupational and environmental lung disease, with preference being given to studies on asbestos-related diseases.

Eligibility criteria: 1. A financial member of the TSANZ. 2. A citizen or permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand.

Website: http://www.thoracic.org.au/researchawards/tsanz-research-and-career-development-awards

Contact info: Please direct enquires to TSANZawards@thoracic.org.au or contact the Awards Coordinator on 02 9222 6206.

 

Vertex Adult Cystic Fibrosis Fellowship

Amount: $50,000 (AUD)

Deadline: 7/30/2017

Duration: 2 years

Grant Description: The TSANZ Vertex Adult Cystic Fibrosis Fellowship will support a health practitioner or research scientist working in respiratory medicine who wishes to undertake research into adult cystic fibrosis, accompanied with professional development and/or clinical training in adult cystic fibrosis in Australia or New Zealand. This is a unique opportunity to secure a fellowship that supports both research and clinic based training and/or professional development in the adult cystic fibrosis specialty area. For the non-health practitioner this may be used for training in research techniques or research dissemination.

Eligibility criteria: 1. Be a financial member of the TSANZ , 2. Be a citizen or permanent resident in Australia/New Zealand, 3. Have 6 months experience in cystic fibrosis or equivalent, 4. Be a medical or other health practitioner or scientist who; a. Is currently undertaking, or has completed training in respiratory medicine within the last five years, or b. Is currently undertaking or has completed a research higher degree in an area directly relevant to respiratory research within the last ten years. 5. Have excellent communication skills and a demonstrated ability to liaise effectively with other health and science professionals, 6. Have an ongoing commitment to further education and professional development, and 7. Have an understanding of research methodology, have research experience and a willingness to undertake research proposal.

Website: http://www.thoracic.org.au/researchawards/tsanz-research-and-career-development-awards

Contact info: Please direct enquires to TSANZawards@thoracic.org.au or contact the Awards Coordinator on 02 9222 6206.

 

Vertex Cystic Fibrosis Paediatric Clinical Fellowship

Amount: $50,000 (AUD)

Deadline: 7/30/2017

Duration: 2 years

Grant Description:

The TSANZ Vertex Cystic Fibrosis Paediatric Clinical Fellowship supports an articulated training program for Paediatricians who are currently, or who wish to sub-specialize in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, specifically to conduct the research, diagnosis and management of cystic fibrosis in Australia and New Zealand. This is a unique opportunity to secure a fellowship that supports clinic based training in a Paediatric specialty area.

Eligibility criteria: 1. Be a financial member of the TSANZ , 2. Be a citizen or permanent resident in Australia/New Zealand, 3. Currently, or planning to, undertake the Advanced Training Program in Respiratory Medicine of the RACP and be intending to pursue a career in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, 4. Be MBBS or equivalent, currently registered or eligible to be registered with the relevant medical board, 5. Have 3-6 months experience in cystic fibrosis or equivalent, 6. Have excellent communication skills and a demonstrated ability to liaise effectively with other health professionals, 7. Have an ongoing commitment to further education and professional development, and 8. Have an understanding of research methodology, have research experience and a willingness to undertake research proposal.

Website: http://www.thoracic.org.au/researchawards/tsanz-research-and-career-development-awards

Contact info: Please direct enquires to TSANZawards@thoracic.org.au or contact the Awards Coordinator on 02 9222 6206.

 

TSANZ and National Asthma Council Australia – Asthma and Airways Career Development Fellowship

Amount: $60,000 (AUD)

Deadline: October 14

Duration: 1 year

Grant Description: To facilitate the establishment of mid-career investigators as independent, self-directed researchers and to foster the development of high-quality research in respiratory research in Australia and New Zealand.

Eligibility criteria: 1. Be a current member of the TSANZ , 2. Be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand, 3. Have completed a research higher degree by thesis or publication in an area directly relevant to respiratory medicine more than 2 but less than 10 years ago (time taken for career disruptions should be stated and will be considered), 4. Be capable of undertaking high quality research, demonstrated by past performance, and 5. Be affiliated with an Australian or New Zealand University.

Website: http://www.thoracic.org.au/researchawards/tsanz-research-and-career-development-awards

Contact info: Please direct enquires to TSANZawards@thoracic.org.au or contact the Awards Coordinator on 02 9222 6206.

 

D Boehringer Ingelheim Research Award for COPD Research

Amount: $30,000 (AUD)

Deadline: November 18

Duration:

Grant Description: m To build capacity and foster the development of research in the area of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease through the support of pilot studies, proof of concept and feasibility studies.

Eligibility criteria: 1.The research must be undertaken in Australia or New Zealand. 2.The Research Award must be used to fund research cost and not salary support.3. All applications must include a senior researcher as an investigator. 4.The recipient of this award must present their research at the following TSANZ ASM and provide a report summarising the outcomes of the research within six months after completion. 5. Boehringer Ingelheim must be acknowledged in any reports or publications arising from the research.

Website: http://www.thoracic.org.au/researchawards/tsanz-research-and-career-development-awards

Contact info: Please direct enquires to TSANZawards@thoracic.org.au or contact the Awards Coordinator on 02 9222 6206.

 

Australian Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust 2017 Innovation Grant

Amount: $80,000 (AUD)

Deadline: January 21, 2017

Duration: 1 year

Grant Description: The purpose of the Innovation Award is to allow a CF researcher to explore novel concepts at the initial feasibility stage. Innovative applications on any aspect of CF are welcome, even those lacking pilot data. The aim of the Innovation Award is for the researcher to generate sufficient data within the one year period to be able to apply for additional support from an appropriate funding body to continue the research.

Eligibility criteria: To be eligible for the award, the applicant must: 1. Be a current member of the TSANZ1 , 2. Be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand, 3. Be affiliated with an Australian or New Zealand University, 4. Have completed a research higher degree in an area directly relevant to respiratory medicine within the last 10 years (time taken for career disruptions should be stated and will be considered), 5. A post‐doctoral researcher currently working in, or proposing to work in cystic fibrosis research and, 6. Be capable of undertaking high quality research, demonstrated by past performance. To be eligible for the award, your research proposal must: 1. Be research in the cystic fibrosis field 2. Be a 'Novel Concept' 3. Not be currently funded from another source

Website: http://www.thoracic.org.au/researchawards/tsanz-research-and-career-development-awards

Contact info: Please direct enquires to TSANZawards@thoracic.org.au or contact the Awards Coordinator on 02 9222 6206.

 

Royal Australasian College of Physicians Research and Education Foundation

Varies

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Duration: Varies

Grant Description: The Royal Australasian College of Physicians Research and Education Foundation offers over 50 Scholarships and Fellowships a year, funding a broad range of areas and specialties relevant to physicians.

Eligibility criteria: he RACP Foundation Awards support Physicians at all stages of their career. Awards are available for: RACP Fellows, RACP trainees, Medical students, Medical graduates. For more information about the types of Awards including who should apply or nominate, see the RACP Awards Overview.

Website: http://www.racp.edu.au/about/racp-foundation-awards

Contact info: Email: foundation@racp.edu.au Phone: (+61) 02 9256 5444

 

North America

Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

Various types of grants, including operating grants, fellowships.

Funding opportunities for four themes of health research:

  • Biomedical
  • Clinical
  • Health systems services
  • Social, cultural, environmental and population health

Amount: Varies but average is around $300,000

Deadline: March and September of each calendar year

Duration: Average is 3 years

Grant Description: Varies but website has extensive information but have to be affiliated with a Canadian Institution

Eligibility criteria:

Website: www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca

Contact info:

 

Sleep and Biological Rhythms Toronto

Post-doctoral Fellowships and Stipend for Graduate students

Amount: varies

Deadline: Feb 15th and Oct 15th

Duration: 1 year

Grant Description: Varies with full details avavailabe on the website

Eligibility criteria:

Website: http://www.utoronto.ca/sleepandrhythms/index.html

Contact info:

 


Sleep Research Funding Links Sub-committee

Chair

Madalina Macrea, MD, MPH, PhD. Salem, VA

Members

Jessie Bakker, PhD  Boston, MA
Bradley Edwards, PhD, Melbourne, Australia 
Rachel Jen, MD, San Diego, CA

Last Reviewed: May 2017