Grants and Resources for Research

A list of current and past grant funding opportunities and useful resources for NGOs for research.

Stroke Association: Inviting Applicants for Project Grants!

Deadline: 3 February 2016

Stroke Association is inviting applicants for the project grants that is a most popular funding stream and covers the whole spectrum from prevention and risk factors, through to treatment and rehabilitation in a clinical setting and longer-term in the community. Two types of application can be submitted for project grants funding stream.

  • Clinical Trial Project Grants
  • Developmental Research Project Grants

Stroke Association has wide range of research awards offer a variety of opportunities for stroke researchers to gain funding and to support at different levels of your career and establish supporting your own research team.

Project Grants are normally awarded for a period of up to three years. In very exceptional circumstances grants may be awarded for up to five years.

Grant Information: Up to £210,000 over up to three or five years.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applications will not be accepted from those who have outstanding reports for other awards held with the Stroke Association.
  • Awards are tenable only at Universities, NHS Trusts, Statutory Social Care Organisations or other Research Institutions within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can send their complete applications electronically and also by post at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Project Grants.

Royal Geographical Society Small Research Grants of up to £3,000 for Early Career Researchers

Deadline: 18 January 2016

Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG) is inviting for original desk and/or field based research in any area of geography. Preference will be given to early career researchers.

RGS-IBG is the UK’s learned society and professional body for geography, founded in 1830. It is a world leader in advancing geography and supporting its practitioners in the UK and across the world.  As the learned society and professional body for geography, RGS-IBS work champions and advances the discipline with many different audiences, both nationally and internationally, enhancing a shared understanding of their inter-dependent world.

Three RGS-IBG Small Grants

  • Small Research Grants: Several awards of up to £3,000 for original desk and / or field-based research. Aimed at scholarly researchers early in their career, these awards are available to Society members and Fellows.
  • Jasmin Leila Award: An award of £250 will be given as a supplement to one of the supported Small Research Grant projects, or to an independent project, with one or more of the following research themes:
    • Medical and health geography
    • Performance (especially any aspects of music, theatre, fashion and dance) and their geographies
    • Transnational communities.
  • 20th International Geographical Congress Fund: This fund was established following the 20th International Geographical Congress held in London in 1964. Each year one grant of up to £3,000 will be made available. Preference will be given to projects by individuals that advance geographical research and will lead to publications.

Eligibility

  • Applicants wishing to be considered for a Small Research Grant must be a Fellow or member of the society. For the 20th IGC and stand alone Jasmin Leila Award this does not apply
  • Applicants are expected to hold a PhD at the time of application
  • Applicants must be affiliated with a UK Higher Education Institution
  • Preference is given to early career researchers (within 6 years of applicants completing their PhD) Grants are available to individuals only, and only one application is accepted per individual per annum  Preference will be given to those who have not received this support before
  • Re-application for the same project is not permitted
  • Awards cannot be made retrospectively
  • Postgraduate research, conferences and conference attendance and replacement wages will not be funded
  • For the 20th International Geographical Congress Fund, equipment grants cannot be made

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit their applications via mail at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Royal Geographical Society Small Research Grants.

Swiss Network for International Studies: Call for Project Grants 2016

Deadline: 13 January 2016

The Swiss Network for International Studies SNIS is offering project grants for pluri-disciplinary research teams that run for two years.

The Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) was founded in 2008 as the successor institution of the former Geneva International Academic Network (GIAN). While the former GIAN was mostly active in Geneva due to the mandatory research collaboration with International Organizations, the SNIS was set up by joint decision by the Canton of Geneva and the Swiss Confederation (State Secretariat of Research and Education) with the mandate to extend its activities and funding activities to academic institutions and researchers all over Switzerland.

Institutions of Swiss higher education and research can submit project proposals that qualify as:

  • International studies: Projects carry out research on global issues that are either relevant in the international arena or at least concern multiple countries simultaneously. The SNIS considers that International Studies deal not only with the analysis of international relations, but also with political, economic, social, environmental, legal, health, scientific and development issues.
  • Pluri-disciplinary studies: Projects are pluri-disciplinary and they can include disciplines from the social and natural sciences.

In addition to the above criteria, the SNIS strongly encourages collaborations with International Organizations and NGOs.

Focus Areas

  • Academic research in the interdisciplinary area of International Studies with an interest in phenomena that transcend traditional nation-state boundaries.
  • It supports different perspectives by valuing contributions from a diverse group of academic researchers.
  • SNIS Research Grants: through an annual tender and on a competitive basis, project proposals are evaluated and selected based on academic excellence, policy-relevance, financial viability and feasibility.
  • SNIS Awards: two distinguished prizes award young researchers for their outstanding scientific work.
  • SNIS conferences & workshops on issues related to international studies.
  • Development of synergies between academic disciplines, as well as collaboration between Swiss organisations of higher education and with international organisations/NGOs, with the aim of building a network.
  • International conferences organised by Swiss universities and academic organisations.

Grants Information: The project grants range from 100’000 to 300’000 Swiss Francs.

Eligibility Criteria

  • At least one Swiss university or other Swiss institution of tertiary education or research must be involved as the leading institution in the project.
  • The project coordinator must be a full-time professor or full-time post-doctoral academic staff member employed on a multiple-year contract or a post-doctoral scientist employed at least 40% by an eligible Swiss academic institution for the duration of the project.
  • Projects carry out research on global issues that are either relevant in the international arena or at least concern multiple countries simultaneously. Projects where a Swiss research team investigates a research question in a single foreign country without at least comparing these insights with data collected (on the same question) in Switzerland will not be funded.
  • Research questions and teams must be at least pluri-disciplinary and can include disciplines from the social and natural sciences The applicants must demonstrate the value added of the pluri-disciplinary approach and the team must be composed of experts from different academic backgrounds. It does not suffice that one person claims proficiency in many disciplines.
  • The project must demonstrate its originality and value added against the corpus of established literature.
  • The proposal needs to show that the team has the necessary skills and experience to answer the research question.
  • Applicants must demonstrate that they have the infrastructure and equipment for carrying out the project.
  • Cooperation / joint research with international organisations and/or NGOs.
  • Policy relevance.
  • Involvement of two or more universities in Switzerland.
  • Involvement of researchers from abroad.
  • Interdisciplinary approach (which goes beyond the required pluri-/multi-disciplinarity).
  • Co-funding from other sources.
  • Involvement of PhD students and post-docs.
  • Involvement of local partners / researchers for case / field studies.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Swiss Network for International Studies

AIAS-COFUND (Marie Curie) International Fellowships for Talented Researchers

Deadline: 5 February 2016

Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS) has announced 10 to 12 COFUND fellowships for talented researchers. The scheme is cofounded by Aarhus University and the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme and provides research opportunities for the most talented researchers from around the world.  Junior and Senior AIAS-COFUND Fellowships are available.

The duration of a fellowship varies from 6 to 36 months, commencing in the period from September 2016 to February 2017. A fellowship includes funds for travel, research expenses and a competitive salary.

The mission of the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies is to advance highest quality research at Aarhus University (au) by attracting talented, highly qualified fellows worldwide and within all disciplines. An AIAS fellowship offers excellent researchers a unique opportunity and the freedom to pursue their own scientific research in an inspiring international multidisciplinary environment.

The programme encompasses two types of fellowships:

  • AIAS-COFUND Junior Fellowships (a duration of 12 to 36 months): postdoctoral research careers of 2-10 years.
  • AIAS-COFUND Senior Fellowships (a duration of 6 to 18 months): postdoctoral research careers of +10 years.

Eligibility Criteria

The target group of the programme is talented researchers with at least two years of fulltime research experience after completing their PhD.

Applicants can choose their research topic freely within all academic areas. Eligible applicants must comply with the following mobility demands:

  • Incoming fellowships
    • Open for all nationalities.
    • At the time of the deadline, applicants shall not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies etc.) in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline.
  • Reintegration fellowships
    • Open for European researchers returning to Denmark/the EU from a country outside the European Union.
    • At the time of the deadline, applicants shall not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies etc.) in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit AIAS-COFUND (Marie Curie) Fellowships.

Cuban Heritage Collection: Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program 2016-2017

Deadline: 1 February 2016

Cuban Heritage Collection is seeking applications for the Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program that will provide assistance to doctoral students who wish to use the research resources available in the University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) in support of dissertation research.

The goal of the Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowships is to engage emerging scholars with the materials available in the CHC and thus contribute to the larger body of scholarship in Cuban, American, [email protected], hemispheric, and international studies.

Launched in 2010 with a grant from the Goizueta Foundation, the program has grown to support the research of 67 emerging scholars from 35 universities. In 2015 the Foundation made a $1 million gift to endow the program as part of the University’s Momentum2 campaign, allowing the CHC to continue awarding research funding to doctoral candidates from across the United States. The 2016-2017 award recipients will be the first class of Goizueta Fellows.

 Award Categories

  • Graduate Pre-Prospectus Summer Fellowships: Pre-Prospectus Summer Fellowships will allow doctoral students to determine how the Cuban Heritage Collection may serve their research needs as they prepare the dissertation prospectus. These are exploratory fellowships to determine if research resources in the CHC will support a dissertation.
    • Grants Information: Fellowships of $1,500 will be granted for one month in residence between June 1 and August 31 of 2016.
  • Graduate Research Fellowships: Research Fellowships will support doctoral students who wish to use the Cuban Heritage Collection as a primary resource for a dissertation. Doctoral students applying for these fellowships will have completed their course work and passed their qualifying examinations. They will be prepared to pursue research based on an approved prospectus.
    • Grants Information: Fellowships of $3,000 per month will be granted for periods of one to three months. These fellowships will take place between June 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017.

Eligibility Criteria

  • All U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the United States who are doctoral candidates enrolled at a university in the U.S. are eligible to apply.
  • Foreign nationals residing in the United States on F-1 student visas who are doctoral candidates enrolled at a university in the U.S. are eligible to apply.
  • Former Graduate Pre-Prospectus Fellows may apply for a Graduate Research Fellowship.
  • Applicants may be required to provide positive proof of residence.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program.

Call for Proposals: Northern Contaminants Program 2016-17

Deadline: 12 January 2016

The call for proposals for the Northern Contaminants Program 2016-17 are now open. The Northern Contaminants Program (NCP) engages Northerners and scientists in researching and monitoring of long-range contaminants in the Canadian Arctic, that is, contaminants that are transported to the Arctic through atmospheric and oceanic processes from other parts of the world and which remain in the Arctic environment and build up in the food chain.

The Northern Contaminants Program (NCP) was established in 1991 in response to concerns about human exposure to elevated levels of contaminants in wildlife species that are important to the traditional diets of northern Aboriginal peoples.

Northern Contaminants Program works to reduce and, wherever possible, eliminate contaminants in traditionally harvested foods, while providing information that assists informed decision making by individuals and communities in their food use. The 2016-2017 call for proposals is focused on high priority issues in communities where people are exposed to contaminant levels of concern to health authorities.

There are five subprograms of the Northern Contaminants Program:

  • Human Health
  • Environmental Monitoring and Research
  • Community-Based Monitoring and Research
  • Communications, Capacity and Outreach
  • Program Coordination and Aboriginal Partnerships

Funding Information

The program funds about $4.1 million in research annually.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Northern Contaminants Program 2016-2017.

12th Annual Meeting of the International Water Resource Economics Consortium (IWREC)-Call for Papers

Deadline: 31 January 2016

World Bank in Washington, DC is inviting applicants for its 12th Annual Meeting of the International Water Resource Economics Consortium (IWREC) which will held on 11th-13th September, 2016.  The overall theme of the meeting will be “Water Security in a Changing World.”

The International Water Resource Economics Consortium (IWREC) was established in the early 1990’s with the goal of forming a platform for water economists that would promote economic work on water resources, exchange of information and research findings, initiate joint research, disseminate individual and joint work, and create a core of experienced teachers that may provide support for training and short courses, both at the academic and policy levels.

The goal of the IWREC is the promotion economic work on water resources, the exchange of information and research findings, initiation of joint research, dissemination of research results, and the creation of a core of experienced teachers that can provide support for training and short courses, at both the academic and policy levels.

Focus Topics

Submissions of papers are now being accepted on the following topics:

  • Addressing the food-energy-health environment and water nexus
  • Assessing large- and small-scale irrigation investments
  • Moving toward integrated urban and basin management
  • Dealing with groundwater depletion
  • Ensuring environmental flows
  • Managing floods and droughts and their economy-wide impacts
  • Improving transboundary water management

Within these topics, papers with a focus on economic growth and/or poverty linkages are encouraged.  Papers on other topics that fall under the theme of the meeting will also be considered.  The papers should be policy-oriented and analytically rigorous.

Eligibility Criteria

The Organizing Committee will consider only papers submitted by members of IWREC.

How to Apply

Interested candidates can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit International Water Resource Economics Consortium.

Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation-AACR Grant: Promoting Innovative Cancer Research

Deadline:  12 January 2016

Applicants are invited to submit their applications for Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation-AACR Grant program, it’s a joint effort to promote and support innovative cancer research. This grant is available to full time, independent junior and senior investigators to develop and study new ideas and innovative approaches.

The mission of the American Association for Cancer Research is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication, and collaboration.

Funding Information

The grant provides $250,000 over two years ($125,000 per year) for expenses related to the research project, which may include salary and benefits of the grant recipient and any collaborators, postdoctoral or clinical research fellows, graduate students, and/or research assistants, research/laboratory supplies, equipment, travel, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, and other research expenses.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must have a doctoral degree (including PhD, MD, DO, DC, ND, DDS, DVM, ScD, DNS, PharmD, or equivalent doctoral degree) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral or professional degree.
  • Applications will be accepted from independent investigators at all levels who are affiliated with an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.
  • Employees or subcontractors of a U.S. government entity or for-profit private industry are not eligible. Employees or subcontractors of a U.S. government entity or for‐profit private industry may serve as Collaborators, but no grant funds may be directed towards these individuals.
  • Postdoctoral or clinical research fellows or the equivalent who are working under the auspices of a scientific mentor are not eligible to apply.
  • Members of the Scientific Review Committee are not eligible to apply for a Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation-AACR Grant.

How to Apply

Interested applicants may send their electronic applications via given website.

Note: There is no citizenship or geographic requirements. However by submitting an application for this grant, an applicant applying from an institution located in a country in which he/she is not a citizen or a permanent resident assures that the visa status will provide sufficient time to complete the project and grant term at the institution from which he/she applied.

For more information, please click here.

Applications Open for Various Research Grants by Schlesinger Library!

Deadline: 1 February 2016

The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Havard University is offering grants for the following programs:

  • Research Support Grants
  • Dissertation Grants
  • Oral History Grants

Research Support Grants

The Schlesinger Library invites postdoctoral or independent scholars whose research requires use of the library’s collections to apply for research support.

Grants Information

Grants of up to $3,000 will be given on a competitive basis.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must have a doctoral degree or equivalent research and writing experience.
  • Priority will be given to those who have demonstrated research productivity and whose projects require use of materials available only at the Schlesinger Library.
  • Non-US citizens are eligible but should contact the library regarding visas and other required paperwork prior to applying.

Dissertation Grants

The Schlesinger Library invites scholars whose dissertation research requires use of the library’s collections to apply for research support.

Grants Information

Grants of up to $3,000 will be given on a competitive basis.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must have advanced to candidacy in a doctoral program from any college or university in a relevant field and have an approved dissertation topic.
  • Priority will be given to those whose projects require use of materials available only at the Schlesinger Library.
  • Non-US citizens are eligible but should contact the library regarding visas and other required paperwork prior to applying.

Oral History Grants

The Schlesinger Library invites scholars who are conducting oral history interviews relevant to the history of women or gender in the United States.

Grants Information

Grants of up to $3,000 will be provided.

Eligibility 

Non-US citizens are eligible but should contact the library regarding visas and other required paperwork prior to applying

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Schlesinger Library.

Apply for the Sloan Fellowship Program: Inviting Postdoctoral Researchers!

Deadline: 7 December 2015

The Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies (HCPDS) has launched the “Sloan Fellowship on Aging and Work” to provide opportunities for research and leadership training in a two-year, non-degree program for postdoctoral researchers in the field of aging population and the labor force.

The Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies (HCPDS) uses a multidisciplinary approach, integrating population health, and social and economic sciences to provide the best empirical evidence about the causes and consequences of population aging to labor policies, family dynamics and community resilience. The HCPDS is uniquely positioned to identify and mentor junior scholars who will explore when and how demographic conditions create opportunities for people to work longer and to lead healthier lives in old age.

The Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies (HCPDS) aims to provide an individualized, tailored training experience for each Sloan Fellow.

Benefits

  • Fellows have access to the full range of resources offered by Harvard University and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
  • Each fellow is provided with shared office space at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies in Harvard Square, Cambridge, plus library privileges, health benefits, a research and travel budget, and
  • a salary of $60,000 /USD.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This program is open to U.S. and Canadian citizens only.
  • Research questions should address issues pertaining to the United States only.
  • Those with degrees equivalent to a PhD such as MDs, JDs, ScDs, etc. are also eligible to apply.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit their applications electronically with all the required documents at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Sloan Fellowship Program.