Faculty Fellowships

Faculty Fellowships/Awards – Non-Federal Opportunities


ProgramSummaryInternal deadline (if limited)External deadline
The Alzheimer’s Association Research GrantThe Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant aims to fund investigators who are less than 10 years past their doctoral or post residency or investigators that are new to Alzheimer’s and related dementia field of research even if past the 10yrs. Each AARG total award is limited to $150,000 for up to three years. Applicants must be Assistant Professors or above at their respective institution.N/ALOI: September
American Federation for Aging Research: Grants for Junior Faculty AFAR provides up to $100,000 for a one- to two-year award to junior to conduct research that will serve as the basis for longer term research efforts. AFAR-supported investigators study a broad range of biomedical and clinical topics. AFAR supports research projects concerned with understanding the basic mechanisms of aging, investigating age-related diseases, and concerning mechanisms underlying common geriatric functional disorders. N/ALOI: December
American Federation for Aging Research: New Investigator Awards in Alzheimer's DiseaseThe major goal of this program is to support important research in areas in which more scientific investigation is needed to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Alzheimer's disease. The program also serves to encourage junior investigators in the United States and Israel to pursue research and academic careers in the neurosciences, and Alzheimer's disease and healthy brain aging in particular. The program will fund applications in basic, translational and clinical research related to Alzheimer’s disease and healthy brain aging. N/ALOI: March
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation New Investigators GrantThe New Investigators Research Grant competition is designed to help further new investigators' research activities by funding preliminary studies that could launch larger-scale research investigations. Research, while not limited in topic, should be focused to match the one-year scope and should have clinical relevance to audiology and/or speech-language pathology.N/AUpdated soon
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD Young Investigator GrantsThe NARSAD Young Investigator Grant provides support for the most promising young scientists conducting neurobiological research. Two-year awards up to $70,000 are provided to enable promising investigators to either extend research fellowship training or begin careers as independent research faculty. Basic and/or clinical investigators are supported, but research must be relevant to serious brain and behavior disorders such as schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders or child and adolescent mental illnesses.N/AFebruary
Beckman Young InvestigatorsThe Beckman Young Investigator Program provides research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers in the chemical and life sciences, particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science.N/AAugust
Burroughs Wellcome Career Awards at the Scientific InterfaceThe Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (PATH) award provides $500,000 over five years to support accomplished investigators at the assistant professor level to study pathogenesis, with a focus on the interplay between human and microbial biology, shedding light on how human and microbial systems are affected by their encounters. N/APre-proposal: July
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program*The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained in the early years of their appointment, and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching. The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program provides an unrestricted research grant of $75,000.November 15February
Cottrell Scholar AwardThe Cottrell Scholar program develops outstanding teacher-scholars who are recognized by their scientific communities for the quality and innovation of their research programs and their academic leadership skills. The Cottrell Scholar program champions the very best early career teacher-scholars in chemistry, physics and astronomy by providing significant discretionary awards for research. N/APre-proposal: May 1
Keck Foundation Research Program in Science and Engineering, Research Program in Medical Research*The Research Program seeks to benefit humanity by supporting projects in two specific areas (1) medical research and (2) science and engineering, that are distinctive and novel in their approach, question the prevailing paradigm, or have the potential to break open new territory in their field. Past grants have been awarded to support pioneering biological and physical science research and engineering, including the development of promising new technologies, instrumentation, or methodologies. Grants range from $500,000 to $5M and are typically $2M or less.May 15 and November 15
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Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship AwardsThese awards are among the nation’s oldest and most illustrious fellowships for young investigators in neuroscience research. Aimed at advancing cutting-edge investigations, the awards are presented to highly promising, early career scientists. At this critical juncture in young investigators’ careers, when funding can be a challenge, the fellowship awards promote higher-risk, and potentially higher-reward, projects.N/AMarch 1
Google Faculty Research AwardsGoogle Faculty Research AwardsAugustSeptember
HHMI Investigator ProgramHHMI Investigator ProgramN/AJune
Human Frontier Science Program and Young Investigator AwardsThe Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) supports innovative basic research into fundamental biological problems with emphasis placed on novel and interdisciplinary approaches that involve scientific exchanges across national and disciplinary boundaries. Successful projects often involve an element of risk. The participation of scientists from disciplines outside the traditional life sciences such as biophysics, chemistry, computational biology, computer science, engineering, mathematics, nanoscience or physics is encouraged. The HFSP places special emphasis on encouraging scientists early in their careers. Applicants are expected to develop new lines of research through the collaboration.N/ALOI: March 30
The McKnight Scholar AwardsSupports neuroscientists in the early stages of their careers to focus on disorders of learning and memory. The Endowment Fund especially seeks applicants working on problems that, if solved at the basic level, would have immediate and significant impact on clinically relevant issues. Awards are $75,000 per year for three years.N/AJanuary
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences*The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding individuals who are in their first few years of their appointment at the assistant professor level.June 23Nomination: July 7
Application: October 23
Searle Scholars Program*The Searle Scholars Program is a limited submission award program that makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding early-career scientists who have recently been appointed as assistant professors on a tenure-track appointment. Fields of interest include: biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences. Grants are $300,000 for a three-year term Generally, the program makes 15 new grants annually.July 1September
Simons Fellows in Mathematics and Theoretical PhysicsThe Fellows Programs provide funds to faculty in mathematics or theoretical physics for up to a semester long research leave from classroom teaching and administrative obligations. Grants will be restricted to sabbatical-eligible faculty who wish to use the grant for the purpose of extending a single term sabbatical leave to a full academic year.N/ASeptember
Sloan Research Fellowships*The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists of outstanding promise. Two-year, $60,000 fellowships are awarded to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and unique potential to make contributions to their field. Candidates must hold the Ph.D. (or equivalent) in chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, economics, neuroscience or computational and evolutionary molecular biology, or a related interdisciplinary field.Requires nomination from department (up to 3 each)September
Whitehall Foundation Research Grants/ Grants-in-AidThe Whitehall Foundation assists scholarly research in the life sciences. The Foundation emphasizes the support of young scientists at the beginning of their careers and productive senior scientists who wish to move into new fields of interest. The Foundation is currently interested in basic research in neurobiology, defined as follows: Invertebrate and vertebrate (excluding clinical) neurobiology, specifically investigations of neural mechanisms involved in sensory, motor, and other complex functions of the whole organism as these relate to behavior. The overall goal should be to better understand behavioral output or brain mechanisms of behavior.N/AThree times/year

Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

ProgramSummaryInternal deadline (if limited)External deadline
The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations AwardsThe Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) promotes and supports digital research and teaching across all arts and humanities disciplines, acting as a community-based advisory force, and supporting excellence in research, publication, collaboration and training.Various, check website for individual awards
American Council of Learned Societies Fellowships The ACLS Fellowship program invites research 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 by the applicant. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects. ACLS Fellowships are intended as salary replacement to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing.N/ASeptember
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowships*New Directions Fellowships assist faculty members in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who seek to acquire systematic training outside their own areas of special interest. The program is intended to enable scholars in the humanities to work on problems that interest them most, at an appropriately advanced level of sophistication. In addition to facilitating the work of individual faculty members, these awards should benefit scholarship in the humanities more generally by encouraging the highest standards in cross-disciplinary research.September 1October
Robert Wood Johnson New Connections ScholarsNew Connections is a career development program for early- and mid-career researchers from underrepresented groups. New Connections has funded a range of evaluation and research activities including qualitative methods, environmental scans, mixed methods, or other approaches to research and/or evaluation. At the present time, the program’s preference is studies that employ secondary data analysis. All proposed work should reflect RWJF’s vision to build a Culture of Health for all Americans. N/AMay
Smith Richardson Foundation Strategy and Policy FellowsTo support young scholars and policy thinkers on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history. The purpose of the program is to strengthen the U.S. community of scholars and researchers conducting policy analysis in these fields. The Foundation will award at least three research grants of $60,000 each to enable the recipients to research and write a book. N/AJune
William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts Johnson PrizeThe Johnson Prize is awarded annually to an early-career African-American artist working in the areas of painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, installation, and/or new genres. The recipient will receive $25,000.N/ANovember
Woodrow Wilson Foundation Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholars AwardApplicants will be assistant professors in tenure-track appointments who are pursuing tenure and have successfully passed the standard third-year review by the deadline. Malkiel Scholars may be working in any field of the humanities or social sciences. Preference will be given to topics related to 20th- and 21st-century American history, politics, culture, and society, with emphases including but not limited to African American issues, women’s issues, and/or higher education. The selectors will focus on and privilege service and leadership activities that address and ameliorate underrepresentation on campus, and give preference to candidates who embody a high standard of excellence.N/ADecember
W.T. Grant Scholars Program*The William T. Grant Scholars Program is for early-career researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. We encourage Scholars to tackle important questions that will advance theory, policy, and practice for youth. Applicants identify new methods, disciplines, or content they want to learn, and propose five-year research plans that foster their growth in those areas. Potential Scholars should have a promising track record of conducting high-quality research, but want to pursue a significant shift in their trajectories as researchers.Requires nomination from School/College (1 each)July
Brookings Institution David M. Rubenstein FellowshipsThe Rubenstein Fellowships are open to individuals generally with 5-15 years of experience from a broad range of professional, academic, international, and personal backgrounds who have demonstrated a commitment to improving governance and advancing public policy. Beginning in 2017, Brookings will award up to 10 Rubenstein Fellowships every two years, with each fellow appointed for a two-year period in one of the Institution’s five research programs (Economic Studies, Governance Studies, Foreign Policy Studies, Metropolitan Studies, and Global Economy and Development Studies), or for a joint appointment across programs. N/AMay 16


ProgramSummaryInternal deadline (if limited)External deadline
Foundation for Child DevelopmentThe Young Scholars Program (YSP) supports policy and practice-relevant research that is focused on the early learning and development needs of the nation’s children who are growing up under conditions of economic insecurity and social exclusion. YSP encourages applications from scholars who are: from historically disadvantaged or underrepresented groups, e.g., first-generation college graduates, and those from low-income communities; Scholars who represent a variety of disciplines and methodological approaches. All proposed research should focus on the ways in which the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of the early care and education workforce can support young children’s growth and development across the birth through age eight continuum.N/A
The Kauffman Foundation Junior Faculty FellowshipThe Kauffman Foundation will award up to five Faculty Fellowship grants to junior faculty members whose research has the potential to make significant contributions to the body of research in the field of entrepreneurship. Fellow's receive $50,000 over two years to support research activities. Nominees must be tenured or tenure-track junior faculty members who received a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. N/AJanuary

* Limited submission opportunities. The Office of Foundation relations will circulate announcements for each to eligible faculty via e-mail, which will include instructions and exact deadlines for internal submissions as well as information regarding the selection process.

For more information on these fellowships, contact Melissa Whipps at mjwhipps@syr.edu.