American Society for Investigative Pathology, October 2011, Vol 3, No. 3




Graduate and Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities!
Search grant opportunities offered by 26 federal agencies.

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA)
The Kirschstein NRSA for Individual Predoctoral/Postdoctoral Fellows provides support to promising applicants with the potential to become productive, independent investigators in scientific health-related research fields relevant to the missions of participating NIH Institutes and Centers. Applicant fellows must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States or permanent residents.

Pathway to Independence Award
Provides up to 5 years of support consisting of two phases. The initial phase will provide 1-2 years of mentored support for postdoctoral research scientists. This phase will be followed by up to 3 years of independent support contingent on securing an independent tenure-track or equivalent research position.

American Heart Association Funding Opportunities
Medical Student Research Programs, Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships, Clinical Research Program, Undergraduate Student Research Programs, Fellow-to-Faculty Transition Awards, Beginning Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid, & Scientist Development Grants

American Institute for Cancer Research - Research Grants
AICR provides funding for research investigating cancer prevention and treatment through Investigator-initiated grants, post doctoral awards and matching grants.

American Lung Association
Senior Research Training Fellowships offer postdoctoral support for MDs and/or PhDs. Research areas of particular interest are: adult pulmonary medicine, pediatric pulmonary medicine and lung biology.

Independent Investigator Awards provide funds for for investigators researching the mechanisms of lung disease and general lung biology.

Cancer Research Institute
Supports qualified young scientists at leading universities and research centers around the world who wish to receive training in cancer immunology or general immunology.

American Liver Foundation Research Awards Program
Since 1979, the Research Awards Program has provided more than $24 million in research funding. Over 750 qualified scientists and physicians have pursued careers in liver disease research and treatment as a result of receiving these grants early in their careers.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Offers five types (mechanisms) of grants to support breast cancer research. Career Catalyst Research (CCR), Investigator Initiated Research (IIR), Post Baccalaureate Training in Disparities Research (PBTDR), Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF), and Promise Grants

United Negro College Fund
UNCF/Merck awards and fellowships are intended to provide support to African American undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to obtain training or continue to conduct research projects. 

New and Early Stage Investigators

Department of Defense Young Investigator Program, Office of Naval Research
This program supports academic scientists and engineers who have received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees within the last five years. The objectives are to attract outstanding faculty members to the Department of the Navy's research program, to support their research, and to encourage their teaching and research careers.

Department of Defense Medical Research Programs
Funding program areas vary and may include: Food Allergies, Lung Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Peer Reviewed Cancer, Orthopaedic, Spinal Cord Injury, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Autism, Bone Marrow Failure, Breast Cancer, Deployment Related Medical, Gulf War Illness, Minority & Underserved Populations, Neurofibromatosis, Ovarian Cancer, Peer Reviewed Medical, Prostate Cancer, Psychological Health/Traumatic Brain Injury, Tuberous Sclerosis Complex.

Army Research Laboratory Post Doctoral Research Programs

National Institutes of Health Office of Extramural Research

National Science Foundation Funding Opportunities

Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy
The Fund for Discovery awards up to $500,000 to Young Investigators [tenure track assistant professors] conducting innovative exploratory research

Alzheimer's Association Grants

American Association for Cancer Research
Funds cancer researchers at various stages in their careers, from fellowships to career development awards to grants for independent investigators.

American Cancer Society Research Programs and Funding
Synopsis: Grants provide support for independent, self-directed researchers in the first six years of their independent research careers to conduct basic, preclinical, clinical, and epidemiology research projects.

American Diabetes Association Funding for Research Programs