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Select Recurring and Prestigious Opportunities

Listed below are a selection of funding opportunities available for select prestigious or recurring competitions, that fall outside of the Limited Submissions competitions. Please click on the link to the program page for more information. This list is not an exhaustive list of all funding opportunities available.

Subject Area
ACLS September Humanities Collaborative Fellowship Program Up to $201,000 for 2 years. This program offers small teams of two or more scholars the opportunity to collaborate intensively on a single, substantive project in the humanities and related social sciences. The fellowship supports projects that produce a tangible research project (such as joint print or Web publications) for which two or more collaborators will take credit.
ACLS September Humanities Fellowship Program Various - see guidelines. The Fellowship program invites applications in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g. novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects.
AFOSR June Basic research Young Investigator Research Program $120,000 for 3 years. The objective of this program is to foster creative basic research in science and engineering; enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators; and increase opportunities for the young investigator to recognize the Air Force mission and related challenges in science and engineering.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation September Basic/Life Science Fellowship Program $60,000 This year the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will award $60,000 fellowships to each of 126 early-career scientists for use in their research.
DoD July Equipment Defense University Research Instrumentation Program $50,000 - $1.5 million The program seeks proposals to purchase equipment and instrumentation in support of research areas of interest to the DoD. A central purpose is to provide equipment and instrumentation to enahnce research-related education in areas of interest and priority ot the DoD.
DoD August/November High risk basic research Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI) $1.25 - $1.5 million up to 5 years. The MURI program addresses high risk basic research and attempts to understand or achieve something that has never been done before. The program has regularly produced significant scientific breakthroughs with far reaching consequences to the fields of science, economic growth, and revolutionary new military technologies.
DoE September Basic Sciences Early Career Research Program $750,000 for 5 years. The purpose of this program is to support the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and to stimulate research careers in the areas supported by the DOE Office of Science.
Fulbright August Various Scholar's Program The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2017-2018 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. Between 2 and 12 months duration.
HHMI July Natural Science Professors Program $1 million for 5 years. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute announces a new competition for HHMI Professors. HHMI expects to appoint up to 15 professors and award each professor up to $1 million over a five year period. Grants will enable professors to develop and implement science education activities. In addition to grants to individual professors, this opportunity includes the option of teams of two eligible scientists from the same institution to apply for collaborative awards, each team award totaling $1.5 million over five years.
Human Frontier Science Program March Biomedical Young Investigator Grants and Program Grants $450,000 max per year. The Human Frontier Science Program is a program of funding for frontier research in the life sciences. It is implemented by the International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO) with its office in Strasbourg. There are two types of grants: Young Investigator Grants and Program Grants. Investigators from around the world can apply.
IBM October Computer Science Ph.D. Fellowships Awards Program See guidelines. The IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards Program is an intensely competitive worldwide program, which honors exceptional Ph.D. students who have an interest in solving problems that are important to IBM and fundamental to innovation in many academic disciplines and areas of study.
John Simon Guggenheim Foundation September Arts Fellowship Program See guidelines. Often characterized as “midcareer” awards, Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. The applicant must be for a single project. Applications that attempt to span too many disparate disciplines, or that include too many objectives, are less competitive than those that propose a balanced, focused goal. Awards are for a minimum of six months and a maximum of twelve months.
Northeastern IPM December Pest Management IPM Partnership Grants $50,000 Projects funded through the IPM Partnership Grants Program must further the mission of the Northeastern IPM Center, address or identify regional IPM stakeholder priorities, and benefit the region at large. Extension projects are encouraged.
NSF December Next-gen healthcare solutions Smart and Connected Health program $500,000 per year for 5 years. The goal of the National Science Foundation’s Smart and Connected Health program is to accelerate the development and use of innovative approaches that would support the much needed transformation of healthcare from reactive and hospital-centered to preventive, proactive, evidence-based, person-centered and focused on well-being rather than disease.
NSF/USDA April Plant Biology Plant-Biotic Interactions $50,000-$300,000 Projects 2-4 years. The Plant-Biotic Interactions (PBI) program supports research on the processes that mediate beneficial and antagonistic interactions between plants and their viral, bacterial, oomycete, fungal, plant, and invertebrate symbionts, pathogens and pests. This joint NSF-NIFA program supports projects focused on current and emerging model and non-model systems, and agriculturally relevant plants.
ONR August Basic research National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowships $3 million for 5 years. NSSEFF is oriented towards bold and ambitious “blue sky” research that may lead to extraordinary outcomes such as revolutionizing entire disciplines, creating entirely new fields, or distrupting accepted theories and perspectives.
Samsung June Engineering/Computer Science 2016 Samsung Global Research Outreach (GRO) Program $100,000 per year for 3 years. The Samsung Global Research Outreach (GRO) Program is an academic research collaboration platform seeking to partner with leading university professors and researchers.
Toyota Material Handling North America August Engineering University Research Program $500,000 per year for up to 3 years. Advancing the Science of Supply Chain, Logistics and Material Handling.
USDA-NIFA April Food, agricultural, natural resources, and human sciences education Higher Education Challenge (HEC) Grants Program Various - see guidelines. Projects supported by the Higher Education Challenge Grants Program will: (1) address a State, regional, national, or international educational need; (2) involve a creative or non-traditional approach toward addressing that need that can serve as a model to others; (3) encourage and facilitate better working relationships in the university science and education community, as well as between universities and the private sector, to enhance program quality and supplement available resources; and (4) result in benefits that will likely transcend the project duration and USDA support.
Vilcek June Biomedical Prizes for Creative Promise in the Biomedical Sciences $50,000 The Vilcek Foundation will award three prizes of $50,000 each to young foreign-born biomedical scientists who demonstrate outstanding early achievement. Eligible work may be in basic, applied, and/or translational biomedical science.