Current calls, week 22, 2022
Tips from Grants Office regarding current calls
Swedish and Nordic calls
Sustainable Development Goals Collaborative Funding Call – Formas
Formas is participating in a pilot call together with 10 funding agencies from four continents. The call is aimed at accelerating achievement of the SDGs by implementing results of ongoing or recently finalised research and projects.
Closing date: 25 August 2022
Impact 2022: funding for enhancing the impact of Forte-funded research - Forte
The call is open to applications in all Forte’s main areas: health, working life and welfare. The aim is to help ensure that the results of research funded by Forte are put to use. The projects must address societal challenges in Forte’s main areas and contribute to the Swedish implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
Closing date: 1 September 2022
Nilsson-Ehle endowments - Royal Physiographic Society in Lund
Support theoretical and applied research in genetics. Grants may cover costs for materials, laboratory animals and other running costs.
Closing date: 26 Septeamber 2022
Upcoming ERC Synergy call
The tentative deadline for applications to the next ERC Synergy Grant call (officially ERC-2023-SyG) is 8th November 2022. The dates and details may change and cannot be confirmed until the corresponding annual ERC Work Programme and guide for applicants is released (mid-summer 2022), but the ERC does not anticipate any major changes in this funding scheme. These are very competitive grants, and preparations for applying should be made well in advance. Please contact Tamsin Lindström at KI Grants Office if you are interested in applying for an ERC Synergy Grant.
What proposals are eligible?
Applications can be made in any field of research but must demonstrate that the proposed research cannot be carried out by a single PI working alone. Synergy projects should enable substantial advances at the frontiers of knowledge, stemming, for example, from the cross-fertilisation of scientific fields, from new productive lines of enquiry, or new methods and techniques, including unconventional approaches and investigations at the interface between established disciplines. Proposals will be evaluated on the sole criterion of scientific excellence, including outstanding synergy. These are very competitive grants. Please consult the ERC Synergy project summaries.
Who can apply?
ERC Synergy Grants fund small groups of two to four PIs working in an integrated fashion to bring together different skills and resources to tackle ambitious research problems. PIs must present an early achievement track-record or a ten-year track-record, whichever is most appropriate (please consult the lists of ERC Synergy grantees). One PI per 'Synergy Grant group' at any one time can be hosted or engaged by an institution outside of the EU or Associated Countries.
Synergy Grants can be up to a maximum of € 10 million for a period of 6 years. An additional € 4 million can be requested under certain circumstances.
Follow this link to register for the national ERC Synergy webinar webinar on June 15th.
Frontiers of knowledge awards-- BBVA Foundation, ES
The BBVA Foundation invites nominations for its frontiers of knowledge awards. These recognise contributions in a broad array of areas of scientific knowledge, technology, humanities, and artistic creation. Awards are available in eight categories, including ‘biology and biomedicine’.
Nominees may be one or more natural persons of any nationality. Organisations may nominate more than one candidate, but each candidate may only be nominated for one category.
Awards are worth €400,000 each. In the event of an award being shared by more than one person, its monetary amount will be divided equally among all recipients.
Closing date 30 June 2022
Roger De Spoelberch prize -- Roger De Spoelberch Foundation | Fondation Roger De Spoelberch, CH
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.
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 2022
Primary bone cancer consortium funding support -- Bone Cancer Research Trust, GB
This supports high-impact collaborative research to improve outcomes for patients with primary bone cancer. The trust will support all stages or research, from pilot projects through to more substantive research and the essential infrastructure that underpins this research. Research should include patient and public involvement.
UK and international academic institutions may apply. However, applicants from outside the UK will need a UK-based co-applicant and collaborators. Consortia must include at least five participating countries.
Funding is worth up to £240,000 for at least three years.
Closing date 1 July 2022
Quest for cures – collaborative discovery teams -- Brain Tumour Charity, GB
These support projects with innovative approaches to address the critical questions that could present a paradigm shift for brain tumour research or use unexplored paths to allow for new discoveries to be made. The scheme aims to fund preclinical studies that:
•foster a collaborative research process;
•strengthen the ties between basic and clinical research;
•promote transformational brain tumour research advances with the potential for rapid clinical translation.
Applicant teams must include both established and promising researchers from multidisciplinary backgrounds and they should be formed of researchers across at least two or three institutions. The collaborative team must have the relevant expertise of laboratory and clinical researchers to demonstrate how discoveries will be translated and taken forward to patient benefit. The call is open to international researchers, but applications including a UK collaborator will be looked on favourably.
Closing date 12 July 2022
Research grants -- Tom Wahlig Foundation, DE
These support research into, or with conceptual connections to, the hereditary spastic paraplegias. Topics to be covered may be clinical, genetic or functional in nature, and projects may represent self-contained small studies or be intended to generate preliminary data that enable alternative subsequent funding for a larger follow-up study.
Junior scientists within five years of their thesis for PhDs, or eight years of their thesis for MDs, are especially encouraged to apply.
Two to three grants, worth between €25,000 and €35,000 each, are available.
Closing date 15 July 2022
ECCO grants and fellowships -- European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation, EUR
Ecco Pioneer Award
This aims to encourage and support innovative basic or clinical scientific research in inflammatory bowel diseases across Europe. Projects must be new, original, and not yet be launched.
A multi-centre project group or a single centre may apply. All applicants must be members of the organisation.
One award worth €300,000 for a duration of two years is available.
These support innovative scientific research in inflammatory bowel diseases in Europe.
Young basic or clinical scientists up to the age of 40, or above if within five years of finishing gastrointestinal training or PhD graduation. They must be members of the society. Research is usually undertaken at the applicant’s home institution.
A total of eight awards, worth €80,000 each, are available for one year.
These encourage young individuals in their career and to promote innovative scientific research in inflammatory bowel diseases in Europe.
Applicants must not be older than 40 years or still in training at the time of application. They must have a hosting institute outside their own country which has accepted to host and supervise them, and both the applicant and their hosts must be ECCO members. Applications are not restricted to individuals from ECCO member countries and applicants may be from non-European countries.
A total of two awards worth €60,000 each, over one year are available.
Closing date 1 August 2022
Federal Funding agencies
Research grant, DoD Funding Opportunities for Military Burn Research Program (MBRP): Department of Defense
In order to meet the MBRP mission “to identify and address gaps in burn trauma care through military focused research,” the program seeks to fund research that enhances the ability to prevent burn complications, assess burn injuries, and/or treat burns and burn-associated complications which ultimately facilitates the improvement of health and performance outcomes of burn-injured Service Members, Veterans, military beneficiaries, and/or the American public. Within this context, the MBRP is interested in research proposals that address specific gaps in the area of military-relevant burns; therefore, the proposed research must address at least one of the following FY22 MBRP Focus Areas:
- Atypical Burns: Development and/or validation of methods to prevent, triage, and/or treat burns resulting from exposure to cold, radiation, directed energy, or high voltage (especially military duty-related) electrical injuries. Novel interventions that focus on technology or therapeutics other than topical agents or dressings are of particular interest.
- Burn Injury During Mass Casualty: Development and/or validation of methods/techniques to improve triage, delivery of care, or capacity capabilities after burn mass casualty events. Methods/techniques must be specific to events where large numbers of burn casualties are expected.
- Burn Injury-Related Complications: Development and/or validation of methods to prevent, assess, and/or treat burn injury related complications. Studies must address at least one of the following burn injury complications:
- Over/under fluid resuscitation to include limited- or low-volume resuscitation
- Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
- Inhalation injuries
Deadlines: Clinical Translational Research Award; Technology/Therapeutic Development Award – LOI due 27th June, 2022 (5:00pm, ET); Full proposal due 11th October, 2022 (11:59pm, ET)
Research grant, DoD Funding Opportunities for Chronic Pain Management Research Program (CPMRP): Department of Defense
Per the FY19 CPMRP congressional appropriation, chronic pain is defined as pain that occurs on at least half the days for 6 months or more, and which can be caused by issues including, but not limited to, combat- and training-related physical or mental stress and trauma, migraines and chronic headaches, traumatic brain injury (TBI), arthritis, muscular-skeletal conditions, neurological disease, tick and vector-borne disease, other insect-transmitted or tropical disease, and cancer. To meet the intent of the award mechanism, applications must address at least one of the FY22 CPMRP Clinical Exploration Award (CEA) Focus Areas:
- Chronification of pain: understanding mechanisms of, and developing models for studying the transition from acute to chronic pain following trauma either physical and/or psychological; development of mechanistically justified therapies to prevent and treat chronification; identifying risk or protective factors or biomarkers for patients susceptible to chronification, including relevant subpopulations; investigating relationships between pain and its comorbidities that can contribute to the development/progression of chronic pain.
- Effectiveness or observational studies of novel treatments or untested techniques/approaches/ pathways to chronic pain management: pilot/preliminary studies; potential clinical effectiveness.
- Additionally, the incorporation of one or more of the following into the proposed research approaches is encouraged but not required: pain informatics; pragmatic approaches; patient expectations, preference, and goals of treatments at point of care; multiple ecological levels of stakeholder engagement in study designs with human participants; high prevalence in military populations; established models of pain assessments that include pain interference in emotional and physical functioning.
Deadlines: Clinical Exploration Award; Investigator-Initiated Award; Translational Research Award – LOI due 12th July, 2022 (5:00pm, ET); Full proposal due 13th October, 2022 (11:59pm, ET)
Notice of Special Interest: Disease Mechanisms of Prenatal and Pediatric Hydrocephalus, NIH
This Notice invites hypothesis-driven research projects that focus on deciphering the molecular, cellular and developmental mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of prenatal and/or pediatric hydrocephalus. A greater understanding of the disease mechanisms of prenatal and/or pediatric hydrocephalus is critical for the establishment of preventative measures and new therapeutics. Topics of interest include 1) understanding the pathogenesis of prenatal and/or pediatric hydrocephalus due to intrinsic factors including genetic factors; and 2) understanding the pathogenesis of prenatal and/or pediatric hydrocephalus due to extrinsic factors including hemorrhage and infection.
Deadlines: Standard deadlines apply. Expiration date: 10th December, 2025.
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): PA-20-183; PA-20-185; PA-21-219
Research grant, VoxNations Schelling Grant in Support of Primary Data Collection in Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan, VoxNations, US
VoxNations is an independent private full-service public opinion research company focusing on difficult environments. Through its Research Grant, VoxNations promotes and facilitates scientific opinion research in complex societies. VoxNations Schelling Grant is an internal partial matching grant that aims to promote and facilitate impactful and methodologically sound opinion research. The research grant is currently accepting applicants for primary data collection in Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and aims to assist doctoral students, scholars, and faculty with research costs of primary data collection (both quantitative and qualitative) in those countries. Diverse range of primary data collection methods are eligible including quantitative (telephone surveys or online panels) and qualitative (focus groups, in-depth interviews, or cognitive interviews).
Eligibility: Applicants for VoxNations Schelling Grant must plan on primary data collection in Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Applicants must either be a doctoral student, faculty (any rank) in an institution of higher education, or a scholar/researcher affiliated with a research institute or a think tank.
Budget: $15,000 - $25,000
Deadline: The applications are due by the 15th day of each quarter (15th of March, 15th of June, 15th of September, and 15th of December).
Research grant, 2023 Allen Discovery Center for Neuroimmune Interactions, US
We request letters of intent for Allen Discovery Center proposals that will answer large, paradigm-shifting, and fundamental biological questions at the intersection of immunology and neuroscience. We seek a project with an innovative team and approach that would allow for breakthrough insights and understanding of immune–nervous system interactions.
Proposed research with a strong focus on one or several of the following is encouraged: peripheral immune and nervous system interplay (e.g., neurotransmitters and peripheral immune system interactions); two-way communication between the immune and nervous system (including inter-organ interactions, the peripheral and central systems, etc.); and human biology. Projects can be inclusive of additional actors (endocrine system, microbiome, etc.).
Approaches could include and leverage systems biology and/or technology development. The core research program should focus on fundamental biological mechanisms and normal physiology (homeostasis). Proposed research programs may include work on a specific disease or diseases as a way to elucidate fundamental mechanisms. Lesser preference will be given to proposals focused primarily or solely on central nervous system–immune system interactions.
Eligibility: Leaders must possess at least seven years of independent research experience (e.g., level of associate professor or similar positions). PIs may not currently hold significant leadership positions in other centers or similar efforts. Current Allen Institute employees or advisors are not eligible to apply during their tenure at the Allen Institute.
Budget: There will be up to one award made for up to $10M in total funding support provided over four years.
Deadline: LOI – 7th July 2022 (12 noon Pacific Time); Full application – 3rd October 2022 (tentative).
Research grant, 2023 Early Career Research Grant, Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation, US
Recognizing that the symptoms and the severity of Myotonic Dystrophy (DM) vary widely among affected people and often severely impact activities of daily living, mobility and independence, the MDF is soliciting scientific proposals for Early Career Research awards, which include research focused on improving treatment, care, and support of DM patients and their families, as well as the molecular biology and basic science of DM.
Proposals may be submitted for basic, clinical, or applied research directly related to myotonic dystrophy in:
- Molecular basis underlying phenotype differences (Type 1, 2, congenital).
- Development of diagnostics and biomarkers.
- Progression/natural history.
- Identification and validation of drug treatment endpoints.
- Standards of care and care integration, including nursing, social work, and psychology.
- Epidemiology, economics, and support services.
- Therapeutic development, particularly, but not limited to, early stage projects where success can leverage larger investment.
Eligibility: PIs must hold a Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Science or equivalent degree. The terminal degree must have been received no more than ten years prior to the time of the award. If you have completed both residency and a PhD, your eligibility is based on when you completed residency, and you must have completed your residency no more than ten years prior to the time of the award. If you completed a fellowship of any kind after residency, your eligibility is still based on the date you finished residency. Exceptions to the ten-year limit include any periods of family or medical leave.
Budget: $95,000 per year for 2 years; $190,000 total.
Deadline: 9th September 2022 (5PM Pacific Time)
Research grants, BrightFocus Foundation, US
The BrightFocus Foundation supports research into age-related macular degeneration. The Foundation is awarding funding over 3 research programs:
Postdoctoral Fellowship: This fellowship program is intended to support young postdoctoral researchers during their final stages of mentored training. The award provides salary support for a young scientist to conduct postdoctoral studies in an established laboratory focused on research contributing to understanding the biological causes and/or new clinical treatment of macular degeneration and should also serve as the basis for the applicant's own independent research career. Budget: $100,000 per year (total value $200,000). Eligibility: Applicants should be young scientists conducting postdoctoral studies in an established laboratory. Deadline: 28th July, 2022 (5pm EST).
New Investigator Grant: This research grant is intended to support investigators during their early years as an independent investigator involved in studies that have an impact on the causes and/or treatment of macular degeneration. Budget: $150,000 per year (total value $450,000). Eligibility: New and early investigators who have received their MD, PhD or equivalent degree within the past 10 years at the time of application are eligible. Deadline: 28th July, 2022 (5pm EST).
Innovative Research Grant: This program is intended to provide support for high-risk/high-gain age-related macular degeneration research. We hope to attract established investigators to apply for this support, but the aims of the application must contain outside-the-box ideas that are novel in the field. Budget: $200,000 per year (total value $600,000). Eligibility: Established investigators may apply. Applicants who are experts in another field are encouraged to apply their talents to proposing innovative research in the macular degeneration field. Deadline: 5th December, 2022 (5pm EST).