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The Schlumberger Foundation Call for Applications for the 2021-2022 Faculty for the Future Fellowships for women in STEM

Oct. 19, 2020—The Schlumberger Foundation Call for Applications for the 2021-2022 Faculty for the Future Fellowships for women in STEM, both in English and in French Applications will be received online at www.fftf.slb.com until November 9th, 2020

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2021 Moore Inventor Fellows limited submission apps due Oct. 15

Oct. 1, 2020—Are you a postdoc with an invention idea? Vanderbilt (VU + VUMC combined) may nominate up to 2 candidates for the Moore Inventor Fellows competition. The Moore Foundation aims to support scientist-inventors who create new tools and technologies with a high potential to accelerate progress in the foundation’s areas of interest: scientific discovery, environmental conservation and patient care.. Each fellow will...

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NIH Loan Repayment Programs Now Accepting Applications

Sep. 16, 2020—The NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) are a set of programs established by Congress and designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers. The escalating costs of advanced education and training in medicine and clinical specialties are forcing some scientists to abandon their research careers for higher-paying private industry...

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Ford Foundation Fellowship Applications Being Accepted Now

Aug. 31, 2020—The Ford Foundation Fellowships is now accepting applications for fellowships that provide one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement,...

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PEO Scholarship for female US and Canada resident doctoral students, 2020 applications

Aug. 5, 2020—Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) is a unique advocacy group for women that has roots dating back to the 1860′s. The sisterhood runs several projects designed to advance education among women, including its International Peace Scholarship, Program for Continuing Education, Doctoral Scholar Awards, and the P.E.O. STAR Scholarships for high school seniors.  As if that were not enough,...

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Interactive Webinar on BWF Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI)

Jul. 28, 2020—Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI) provide $500,000 over five years to bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of faculty service. These awards are open to U.S. and Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and temporary residents. Learn more and join us as we welcome Dr. Louis Muglia, MD...

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NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5 Clinical Trial Optional)

Jul. 15, 2020—Eligible candidates interested in being one of VU’s or VUMC’s nominees should contact LSO@vanderbilt.edu as soon as possible. Institutional nomination is required.   Overview: VUMC may submit two applications to the NIH Director’s Early Independence Award. The award, part of the NIH High-Risk High-Reward Research program, supports exceptional investigators who wish to pursue independent research essentially after completion...

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Tips for international postdocs on finding funding for your research

Apr. 8, 2020—Scholars who come to the U.S. to conduct postdoctoral training often seek help from our office to find funding for their research. International postdocs are not eligible to apply for NIH F32 NRSA postdoctoral fellowships or NSF postdoctoral fellowships, two major sources of funding for US citizens and permanent residents. Thus, we have compiled the...

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Giovanni Armenise Harvard Foundation Career Development Award

Apr. 3, 2020—The Giovanni Armenise – Harvard Foundation supports basic scientific research at Harvard Medical School and in Italy with several different programs (http://www.armeniseharvard.org for more information). In particular, the Career Development Award (“CDA”) is designed to foster young, newly independent researchers, making it possible for them to join and enhance the Italian scientific community, and to strengthen and develop collaborative relationships between...

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Applications open for 2020 NASW Diversity Summer Fellowship

Feb. 19, 2020—Making ends meet on an intern’s salary can be hard. Stipends, even the more generous ones being offered, don’t always cover the full costs of temporarily relocating to a new city. To make these job opportunities accessible to a more diverse pool of talent, the National Association of Science Writers is pleased to offer a...

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The Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Community Scholars Awards, 2020-2021

Feb. 18, 2020—MEHARRY-VANDERBILT COMMUNITY ENGAGED RESEARCH CORE COMMUNITY SCHOLARS AWARD DUE DATE: April 24, 2020 The Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core announces a new round of Community Scholars Awards for the 2020-2021 school year. The Community Scholars Award provides support for two graduate or post graduate trainees to perform a community engaged research project collaboratively with a...

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Rita Allen Foundation LOI process now open

Jan. 31, 2020—The Rita Allen Foundation accepts Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) that fit with our guidelines during specific review periods. While the majority of our grantmaking is conducted through the Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Program, including the Rita Allen Foundation Award in Pain, and through the Foundation’s research and consultation with sector experts in areas related to civic science, communication and...

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SFARI 2020 Bridge to Independence Award – Request for Applications

Dec. 17, 2019—The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is pleased to announce the 2020 Bridge to Independence Award request for applications (BTI RFA). The BTI Award program engages talented early-career scientists in autism research by facilitating their transition to research independence and providing grant funding at the start of their professorships. Fellows receive a commitment of...

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NIH announces new K99/R00 to promote diversity

Dec. 2, 2019—The NIH has recently announced a new type of K99/R00, the MOSAIC K99/R00 [Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity]. You can find details at the following links: Program announcement: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/par-19-343.html Additional tips / guidance from Edge for Scholars: https://edgeforscholars.org/nih-offers-new-type-of-k99-r00/

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The Chateaubriand Fellowship is now accepting applications!

Oct. 24, 2019—The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, through a collaborative process involving expert evaluators in...

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2019 Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholar Fellowships

Jul. 9, 2019—2019 Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholars  This is a joint competition for VU and VUMC investigators. All investigators should follow these instructions. Vanderbilt (VU+VUMC, collaboratively) may nominate one candidate for the 2019 Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholars. This program supports individual scientists of exceptional creativity who have an MD or PhD degree and who have completed a minimum of...

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SFARI Bridge to Independence Award available for Postdocs

May. 15, 2019—The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is pleased to announce the 2019 Bridge to Independence Award request for applications (BTI RFA). The BTI Award program promotes talented early-career scientists by facilitating their transition to research independence and providing grant funding at the start of their professorships. Awardees will receive a commitment of $495,000 over...

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Professional and Career Development Programs from ASCB

Feb. 7, 2019—ASCB announces two professional and career development programs for the cell biology community in 2019: the Faculty Research and Education Development (FRED) grant funding program and a new Accomplishing Career Transitions (ACT) career transitions program. Both programs offer vital resources and training to senior postdoctoral students and junior faculty. These programs are aimed at those...

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NCI posts new funding announcement for K99/R00 awards

Jan. 17, 2019—The NIH’s National Cancer Institute (NCI) posted new Funding Opportunity Announcements for NCI Pathway to Independence Awards for Outstanding Early Stage Postdoctoral Researchers (K99/R00) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed and Clinical Trial Required). While the objective remains similar to the NIH parent award, the NCI-specific awards have some key differences, such as “applicants must have no...

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Call for Applications: Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award

Nov. 16, 2018—Each year, the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) recognizes graduate students in the biological sciences who are demonstrating an interest and aptitude for working at the intersection of science and policy.   Recipients of the AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award receive: ·  A trip to Washington, DC, to participate in the AIBS Congressional Visits...

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