Published: 2021-05-05 15:09 | Updated: 2021-05-05 15:18

Current calls, week 18, 2021

Tips from Grants Office, regarding current calls.

Swedish and Nordic calls


Kerstin Hejdenbergs stipendium - Astma- och Allergiförbundet 

Främjar forskning om psykologiska och sociala dimensioner i den allergiska sjukdomen, samt prioriterar forskning som kan leda till förbättrad kommunikation mellan vårdpersonal och patient. Fonden stöder gärna tvärvetenskaplig forskning. 

Closing date: 26 May 2021

Kerstin Hejdenbergs stipendium - Astma- och Allergiförbundet (


Athena prize – Vinnova and Dagens Medicin

Awarded to research or innovations that have been made possible through cross-sectoral collaboration between healthcare, academia and business. The prize is worth SEK 100,000.

Closing date: 30 May 2021

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Bror-Axel Lamberg prize - Minerva Foundation

Recognises a Finnish or Nordic scientist in the field of endocrinology. The prize is worth €10,000.

Closing date: 31 May 2021

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Scholarship - Catherine Everts Forskningsstiftelse

Supports medical scientific research mainly concerning cancer which is intended to facilitate the development of new medical treatment methods to promote human health.

Closing date: 31 May 2021

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Fellowship i cancerforskning inom primärprevention - Cancerfonden

Syftar till att främja cancerforskningen inom området primärprevention genom att ge forskare vid svenska institutioner möjlighet att, under tre års tid, ägna sig åt forskning inom detta område. Anslaget kan också användas för att under del av eller hela perioden bedriva forskningsstudier vid en institution utomlands.

Closing date: 16 June 2021

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Strategisk mobilitet - Stiftelsen för Strategisk Forskning

Syftet med programmet är att öka personlig rörlighet, kunskapsöverföring och korsbefruktning mellan sektorer. Anslaget finansierar lönekostnaden för personer som under en period vill röra sig mellan industri/näringsliv/myndighet/sjukhus och akademi/forskningsinstitut.

Closing date: 7 September 2021

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European calls


Postdoctoral fellowships - Human Frontier Science Program

The Human Frontier Science Programme invites applications for its postdoctoral fellowships. These enable early-career scientists to broaden their research skills by moving into new areas of study while working in a new country conducting research in the life sciences. Two different fellowship programmes are available:

•long-term fellowships – for applicants with a PhD in a biological discipline to broaden their expertise by proposing a project in the life sciences which is significantly different from their previous PhD or postdoctoral work;

•cross-disciplinary fellowships – for applicants with a PhD from outside the life sciences, such as physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering or computer sciences.

Applicants must have at least one lead author paper accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed international journal where they are either single, first or joint first author by the application deadline. Fellowships last for three years and include living, relocation, research and travel support, as well as child and parental leave allowances.

Closing date: 26 May 2021

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Research grants - Osteosynthesis and Trauma Care Foundation

The Osteosynthesis and Trauma Care Foundation invites applications for its research grants. These provide trauma surgeons and basic scientists with seed and start-up funding for promising research projects in the field of orthopaedic trauma surgery. Both laboratory and clinical projects are suitable, but in either case clinical relevance must be explicitly and clearly described. Topics for this year include:

•clinical management of acute fracture and delayed union or non-unions – mechanical and biological factors;

•monitoring of fracture healing – smart implants, biomarkers and innovative technologies;

•stimulation of fracture repair – mechanical influences and implant technologies.

A trauma or orthopaedic surgeon must serve as either the principal or co-principal investigator. Non-trauma or non-orthopaedic surgeons, MDs, PhDs or DVMs may serve as the PI or co-PI if they are affiliated with a trauma or orthopaedic department with an orthopaedic surgeon as the co-PI. Grants are worth up to USD 50,000 over a maximum of two years.

Closing date: 31 May 2021

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Project support programme - Society for the Study of Addiction

The Society for the Study of Addiction invites applications for its project support programme. This funds work that increases scientific understanding of addiction and its treatment among clinicians and policy makers. The objective is to support projects in the following areas:

•dissemination of existing research findings;

•bringing together groups of experts or papers, or collating existing material for the purpose of disseminating;

•convening a group to review work in a particular area, or on a particular drug or phenomenon in a geographic location, in order to produce material for dissemination.

Members and students associates of the society may apply. Co-sponsors and joint initiatives with other international bodies or groups of international researchers are welcomed.

Closing date: 13 June 2021

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Prize - Roger De Spoelberch Foundation

The Roger De Spoelberch Foundation invites nominations for the Roger De Spoelberch prize. This recognises a clinical and basic scientific research project within the field of neurodegenerative diseases and psychiatric disorders.

Applicants must hold a PhD and be under the age of 55 when the application is submitted. They must be nominated by a person who is duly qualified to assess the value of the candidate’s work. Previous prize winners are not eligible.

The prize is worth up to €750,000, at least two-thirds of which must be spent directly on research and development costs. Funding may be used to cover the staff, investment and operating costs.

Closing date: 30 June 2021

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Reminder: Call for Entries: Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology 2021

Are you or one of your colleagues doing great research? If so, then we encourage you to apply for the prestigious Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology.

The annual Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology is an international award which honors young scientists for their outstanding contributions to neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology.

The winner and finalists are selected by a committee of independent scientists, chaired by Science’s Senior Editor, Dr. Peter Stern. Researchers who are not older than 35 years are invited to apply.

The Grand Prize Winner receives

  • Prize money of US$25,000
  • Publication in Science of an essay by the winner about his/her research
  • Full support to attend the Prize Ceremony held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in the USA
  • 10-year AAAS membership and online subscription to Science
  • Complimentary products worth US$1,000 from Eppendorf
  • An invitation to visit Eppendorf in Hamburg, Germany
  • Up to three finalists are honored, too!

Application deadline: June 15, 2021

It’s easy to apply! Write a 1,000-word essay and tell the world about your work.

Learn more at Eppendorf & Science/prize 

US calls

Federal Funding agencies

Systems Approach to Understand Mechanisms of Heterogeneous Response to Influenza (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed), NIH

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support the identification of mechanisms behind heterogeneous responses in the population to influenza infection and/or vaccination through development and application of computational tools. 

Deadline: September 8, 2021. All applications are due by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): RFA-AI-21-017

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Toward elucidating mechanisms of HIV pathogenesis within the mission of the NIDDK (R01 clinical trial optional), NIH

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support multidisciplinary research teams with complementary expertise in HIV and pathobiology, pathophysiology, and/or metabolism in organs, tissues, and/or biological systems of specific interest to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). These teams will comprehensively interrogate fundamental mechanisms underlying HIV-associated comorbidities, coinfections, and complications relevant to the mission of the NIDDK and advance progress toward alleviating them.

Deadline: November 17, 2021. All applications are due by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): RFA-DK-20-022

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Investigation of the Transmission of Kaposi Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus (KSHV) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional), NIH

Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) intends to advance our understanding of: the modes of transmission of Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV), also called human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8); the biology of the initial steps of infection; and the risk factors for infection. Such studies should inform and advance efforts to reduce or eliminate KSHV transmission and thus prevent Kaposi sarcoma (KS), KSHV-associated multicentric Castleman disease (MCD), primary effusion lymphoma (PEL), and other KSHV-induced diseases in populations living with HIV or at high risk of HIV infection.

Deadline: December 14, 2021. All applications are due by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): RFA-CA-20-046

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Research grants, Foundation for Prader-Willi Research, US

The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting research to advance the understanding and treatment of Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), announces the availability of funds to support innovative PWS research.  FPWR is particularly interested in supporting projects that will lead to new treatments to alleviate the symptoms associated with PWS.  Funding priorities include:

  • Genotype to phenotype: understanding PWS genetics / how loss of PWS-critical region genes leads to the phenotype
  • Neurobiology of hunger / feeding behavior in PWS
  • Neurobiology of cognitive deficits, maladaptive behavior and mental illness in PWS
  • Clinical care research: evaluation of existing drugs and interventions to improve health and quality of life in PWS
  • Therapeutics development for PWS- Genetic therapies; novel pharmaceuticals; drug repurposing for PWS

Budget: Up to $100,000 USD in direct costs for the initial year of support, with the possibility of a second year of funding upon competitive renewal. Indirect costs of up to 8% are allowed.

Eligibility: Principal Investigators must have a primary faculty appointment at the level of Instructor or higher.  This grant program will be useful for junior faculty in the early stages of their careers, established investigators in other areas of research who wish to enter the field of PWS research, or investigators in the PWS field who are seeking funding to support pilot studies in a new area of PWS research. FPWR seeks to support innovative, high-risk/high reward research.

Deadline: Letters of Intent due September 10th, 2021. Proposals due November 19th, 2021

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