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Upcoming Deadlines for all Scholar Awards

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Our new website will "go live" soon. In the interim, please visit our "development" site at http://dev.grants.yale.edu/funding-opportunities/scholar-awards for up-to-date information on Scholar Awards and other funding information.

Recent Updates . . .

  • The following programs are or remain suspended for FY14:
       The Brookdale Foundation ~ Leadership in Aging Fellowship Program
       The Dana Foundation ~ Program in the Neuroimmunology of Brain Infections and Cancers
       The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation ~ Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award
       Pfizer Medical & Academic Partnerships ~ Fellowships
  • For questions, please contact Melanie Smith at 785-4978 or by email.
Note: * = anticipated deadline.

Please check back frequently to assure that you have both the correct internal deadline date and agency deadline date. Internal application dates and agency deadline dates and program information are each subject to change.

Internal Competition Procedures are available at:

Please note:
(1) letter of recommendation instructions are specific to each award announcement
(2) on the face page for your internal application, list the individuals you will ask to write letters of recommendation on your behalf if you are selected as a nominee.
Internal Deadline Agency Name / Program Title Program Information
Aug 5, 2013 The Hartwell Foundation
2013 Individual Biomedical Research Award
$100,000 per year for 3 years. ($300,000)
For faculty members at any level who hold U.S. citizenship. Support is for early-stage projects which are innovative, high risk, highly promising and have potential to be transformative if successful. They should not be part of currently funded work. Projects should be collaborative in nature and must be relevant to advancing childhood health in the United States. Proposals should be from appropriate areas of the basic and applied life sciences, across a broad range of biomedically-related disciplines. The Foundation will not consider research in public health, epidemiology, the social sciences, public health, or anthropology, nor will it consider applications from permanent residents.
Agency deadline: September 16, 2013.
deadline passed
Aug 30, 2012
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Career Awards for Medical Scientists
$700,000 over 5 years. ($700,000)
For physician-scientists who will have completed at least 2 years, but not more than 10 years of postdoctoral research training by October 1, 2012. Awards provide bridging support for 1-2 years of advanced postdoctoral training and the initial 3-4 years as faculty.
Agency deadline: October 1, 2012.
deadline passed
Sep 6, 2012
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Investigators in Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease
$100,000 per year for 5 years.  ($500,000)
To provide new opportunities for accomplished investigators still early in their careers to study pathogenesis, with a focus on the intersection of human and pathogen biology. Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada at the time of application.
Agency deadline: November 1, 2012.
deadline passed
Sep 6, 2012
Jose Carreras International Leukaemia Foundation
E.D. Thomas Fellowship
$50,000 per year for 3 years.  ($150,000)
For investigators with the MD or PhD who have completed at least 3 years of postdoctoral training and are less than 10 years beyond receipt of the first doctoral degree at commencement of the award period. Proposed research must be conducted under the sponsorship of a leading senior scientist. No citizenship restrictions.
Agency deadline: November 2, 2012.
deadline passed
Sep 6, 2012
Greenwall Foundation
Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics

Awards provide 50% salary support and benefits for 3 years. This career development award enables outstanding junior faculty members to carry out original research that will help resolve important policy and clinical dilemmas at the intersection of ethics and the life sciences. This research will also put Faculty Scholars in a position to help set public policy and standards of clinical practice. Priority will be given to applicants who are below the rank of associate professor, who have not received a comparable career development award, and whose work will have an impact on public policy or clinical practice.
Agency deadline for preliminary applications: November 1, 2012
deadline passed
Sep 6, 2012
Microsoft Research
Faculty Fellowship Program
Cash award, unspecified over a period of 2 years.
For faculty in the first, second, or third year of the first tenure-track faculty appointment to conduct research involving novel approaches with "computing at the heart of the research."
Agency deadline: October 29, 2012.
deadline passed
Dec 3, 2012
Rita Allen Foundation
Rita Allen Foundation Scholars
$100,000 per year for up to 5 years. ($500,000)
For junior faculty who are fully independent and show extraordinary promise in basic or translational research in cancer, immunology, neuroscience, and pain.
Agency deadline: January 25, 2013.
deadline passed
Dec 3, 2012
Brain Research Foundation
2013 Seed Grant Program
$50,000 direct costs over 1 year. ($50,000)
For full-time tenured or tenure track faculty at the rank of assistant of associate professor. Awards provide start-up monies for new innovative research projects in the field of neuroscience that will likely lead to extramural funding from NIH or other large-scale funding sources. Of particular interest to the Foundation are projects in the area of studies of brain function. This includes molecular and clinical neuroscience as well as studies of neural, sensory, motor, cognitive, behavioral, and emotional functioning in health and disease.
Agency deadline for letters of intent: January 9, 2013.
deadline passed
Dec 3, 2012
Ellison Medical Foundation
New Scholars Program in Aging 2013
$100,000 per year for 4 years. ($400,000)
For support of new investigators of outstanding promise in the basic biological sciences relevant to understanding aging processes and age-related diseases and disabilities. The Foundation supports biomedical research (including basic biology, basic biomedicine, and epidemiology) on aging.
Agency deadline: February 28, 2013.
deadline passed
Dec 3, 2012
The Mary Kay Foundation (formerly known as the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation)

Innovative/Translational Cancer Research

$100,000 over 2 years. ($100,000)
For junior and senior faculty conducting innovative translational research in ovarian, uterine, breast or cervical cancer. Translational research is broadly defined as research that will provide a scientific link between laboratory research and the clinic. Ultimately, such research would lead to improvement in diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, or treatment of the cancer. U.S. citizenship/permanent resident status is not required.
Time required to be devoted to research: Not restricted.
Agency deadline:
February 4, 2013.
deadline passed
Dec 3, 2012
The Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation

The Fellowship in Child & Adolescent Depression

The Fellowship in Child & Adolescent ADHD
$30,000 per year for 2 years. ($60,000)
To support young clinical and basic researchers as they gather pilot data, serving as a bridge to secure financial support for potentially larger projects involving federal funding and/or other national research awards (such as a K or R01 award from NIMH). Eligibility is open to candidates who by commencement of the award are, in general, expected to be associate research scientists, instructors, or in the beginning years of an assistant professorship or associate professorship, not yet tenured.
This is not intended to be a postdoctoral fellowship.
Agency deadline for pre-proposals: January 11, 2013.
deadline passed
Dec 3, 2012
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award
$450,000 over 3 years + up to $100,000 medical school loan repayment. ($450,000 +)
$300,000 awardee stipend + $150,000 research allowance -- for use over 3 years, plus up to $100,000 in medical school loan repayment. U.S. citizenship or permanent legal resident status is required. Applicants must be board eligible. Applicants may apply during the final year of the subspecialty training or within the first four years of their assistant professorship appointment.
Applicants must commit a minimum of 80% of professional time to the program of clinical research and research career development outlined in the application.
Agency deadline:
February 15, 2013.
deadline passed
Jan 15, 2013
The David & Lucile Packard Foundation
Fellowships in Science & Engineering
$875,000 over 5 years. ($875,000)
For faculty members in the first 3 years of their appointment who have demonstrated unusual creative ability in their research work. Candidates must be engaged in research in physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, astronomy, computer science, earth science, or any branch of engineering. Funds are directed to less generously supported fields of inquiry.
Anticipated agency deadline: April 20, 2013.
deadlines passed
Jan 21, 2013 for PhDs

Jan 23, 2011 for MDs
and MD/PhDs
Yale University School of Medicine
James Hudson Brown - Alexander Brown Coxe Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Medical Sciences 2013
$39,264 stipend plus fringe benefits for 1 year. Candidates should not have more than 2 years of postdoctoral research experience as of July 1, 2013.
No citizenship requirements.
Non-binding letter of intent due:
January 14, 2013 for PhDs and January 16, 2013 for MDs and MD/PhDs.
deadline passed
Feb 13, 2013
The Dana Foundation Program in Brain & Immuno-imaging:
Using Brain and Immune System
Imaging Innovations to
Improve Human Health
Up to $200,000 over 3 years. ($200,000)
For conventional imaging (anatomical imaging of white or gray matter and measures of physiological functioning) or cellular and molecular imaging of biochemical actions of specific brain cells, or their interactions with immune cells. Awards are for candidates without the first R01 or who have received only one R01 at time of application. Awards are designed to support pilot testing of promising but high-risk innovative ideas that have direct clinical application. No citizenship restrictions. Support is aimed at researchers at the Assistant Professor or early Associate Professor levels.
Agency deadline: February 21, 2013.
deadline passed
Mar 12, 2013
Breast Cancer Alliance
Exceptional Project Grants 2014
$100,000 for one year. ($100,000)
For clinical doctors and research scientists whose primary focus is breast cancer. The award recognizes creative, unique, and innovative research by applicants at any stage of their careers. Areas of relevant research may include, but are not limited to: diagnosis, etiology, immunology, genetics, therapies, prevention, and clinical studies.
Agency deadline for preliminary letters of intent: April 5, 2013.
deadline passed
Jun 6, 2013
William T. Grant Foundation
William T. Grant
Scholars Program
$70,000 per year for 5 years. ($350,000)
For junior scholars, not yet tenured, whose research is focused on youth development; programs, policies, and institutions affecting young people ages 8-25. No citizenship restrictions.
Agency deadline: July 8, 2013.
deadline passed
Jun 18, 2013
Brain Research Foundation
Scientific Innovations Award in Neuroscience
$150,000 over 1 or 2 years. ($150,000)
For professors and associate professors working in the area of studies of brain function in health and disease. Funding will support a unique project for senior investigators who are encouraged to stretch their imagination into areas that can substantially change an area of research. Includes molecular and clinical neuroscience as well as studies of neural, sensory, motor, cognitive, behavioral, and emotional functioning in health and disease.
Agency letter of intent deadline: July 1, 2013.
deadline passed
Jun 28, 2013
Smith Family Awards Program for Excellence in Biomedical Research $300,000 to be used over a period of 3 years. ($300,000)
Awards support promising young scientists engaged in new and innovative basic research in all areas of biomedical science. Candidates must be full-time independent investigators who have completed not more than 2 years of an independent junior faculty appointment and will have been appointed between July 1, 2011 and December 1, 2013.
Agency deadline: September 12, 2013.
deadline passed
Jun 28, 2013
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences $60,000 per year for 4 years. ($240,000)
For individuals who will hold a full-time appointment at the rank of assistant professor by November 1, 2013, but who will not have been in such an appointment form more than 3 years as of July 1, 2013. Support is for basic and clinical investigations relevant to the advancement of human health. Strong preference for innovative approaches; risk-taking is encouraged.
Agency deadline: November 1, 2013.
deadline passed
Jun 28, 2013
Searle Scholars Program $100,000 per year for 3 years. ($300,000)
Assistant professors who began their first appointment on or after July 1, 2012. Applicants must be pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, or related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences.
Agency deadline: September 27, 2013.
deadline passed
Jun 28, 2013
Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research
Medical Research Grants
$75,000 per year for 3 years. ($225,000)
For junior faculty with the MD or PhD to conduct innovative and insightful medical research on the hematologic malignancies. Funds are provided for clinical or basic science research that will lead to novel therapeutic approaches that could replace, or be used in combination with existing effective therapies for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, and related cancers. Such therapeutic approaches could include alternative or complementary medicine.
Agency deadline: September 13, 2013.
no longer requires an internal competition

new guidelines were issued in early October 2012
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Clinical Scientist Development Award
$150,000 per year for three years ($450,000)
For assistant professors with the MD or MD/PhD working in ANY disease area as they begin their careers as independent clinical researchers. Candidates must be have been appointed to their first full-time faculty level position between January 1, 2008 and January 1, 2013. At least 75% of professional time must be devoted to research, overall. (Not open to candidates who have served as PIs on an R01, P01 or P50 research projects, or U01 cooperative agreements.) Note: Experiments that utilize animals or primary tissues derived from animals will not be supported.
Agency deadline for formal applications: October 29, 2012.
suspended for FY 2014
The Brookdale Foundation
Brookdale Leadership in Aging Fellowship Program
Up to $125,000 per year for 2 years.  (up to $250,000)
To foster the career development of emerging leaders in aging. For junior academics in a broad range of disciplines, including, but not limited to: medical, biological, and basic sciences, nursing, social sciences, the arts and humanities. Recipients must devote at least 75% of professional time to a project that will help establish the candidate in an area of aging research and enhance leadership skills.
Program suspended for 2011 and 2012 application periods. Deadline is usually November 1, annually.
suspended for FY 2014
Pfizer Medical & Academic
2012 Pfizer
Bioethics Research Fellowships

for non-tenured junior faculty MD or PhD
$50,000 per year for 2 years. ($100,000)
For researchers to explore ethical issues that arise in the everyday practice of contemporary medicine. This includes issues such as doctor-patient confidentiality, genetic testing, stem cell research, professional boundaries, conflicts of interest, informed consent for treatment and research, and end-of-life care.
Agency deadline: February 10, 2012.
suspended for FY 2014
Pfizer Medical & Academic
2012 Pfizer
Clinical Fellowships in Amyloidosis

for candidates enrolled in a clinical fellowship program
$50,000 per year for 2 years. ($100,000)
For the career development of nurses, physicians and pharmacists. Proposals should focus on patient care, patient and family education, and clinical and/or laboratory-based research related to the recognition, diagnosis and treatment of patients with amyloidosis, especially those of the hereditary/familial type. Special consideration will be given to institutions and programs that serve disadvantaged patient populations. Candidates are expected to be board eligible at the conclusion of this fellowship.
Agency deadline: February 10, 2012.
last update:
  Please check back frequently to assure that you have both the correct internal deadline date and agency deadline date. Internal application dates and agency deadline dates and program information are each subject to change.