Directorate for Mathematics and Physical Sciences/NSF: Chemical Structure, Dynamics and Mechanisms (CSDM-B)

Deadline: September 30, 2014

The CSDM Program supports research on the nature of molecular structure and its consequences for reactivity, intermolecular interactions, and dynamics. Chemical dynamics is defined to encompass reaction kinetics and mechanisms, intramolecular rearrangement or conformational changes, and changes induced via electromagnetic excitation.

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Carnegie Institution for Science: Department of Embryology – Graduate Studies

Deadline: Not Specified

Support is provided for graduate training in any of seven laboratories within the Department of Embryology. Each lab has a different scientific focus.

Although each lab has a separate scientific focus, the department as a whole maintains a broad scientific base in biological sciences through numerous scientific exchanges and interactions (departmental seminars and symposia, journal clubs and progress reports). These and more informal interactions provide students and postdocs with broad training in biological sciences. The department also provides extensive opportunities for scientific collaboration. (tld)

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Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy: 2014 Young Investigator Award

Abstract Deadline: September 16, 2014

Invitation to Submit Application Deadline: October 2, 2014

Completed Application Deadline: October 30, 2014


Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy, Inc. (ACGT) funds research aimed at furthering the development of cell and gene therapy approaches to the treatment of cancer. To this end, ACGT offers its Young Investigator Award to qualified scientists at the Tenure Track Assistant Professor level.


Candidates for a Young Investigator Award must hold an MD, MPH, PhD, or equivalent degree, and be a TENURE TRACK Assistant Professor within FIVE YEARS of their initial appointment to this rank at the time of award activation. (January 2015). The investigator must be conducting ORIGINAL research as an INDEPENDENT faculty member reporting DIRECTLY to the Department Chair or Division Chief, with DEDICATED laboratory space allocated by the Department Chair. ACGT has no citizenship restrictions, and research supported by the award must be conducted at medical schools and research centers located in the United States (including Puerto Rico) or Canada. ACGT will accept a maximum of one resubmission of an application. Please indicate date of submitted application. Note: LOIs are not considered applications. Applicants who fail to receive funding after two submissions may resubmit but only if the application is fundamentally revised to qualify as new. A new application is expected to be substantially different in content and scope with more significant differences than are normally encountered in an amended application.


The award for The Young Investigator Award provides up to a maximum of $250,000 distributed up to 2-3 years, inclusive of a maximum of 10% indirect costs. The funds may be used at the recipient’s discretion for salary, technical assistance, supplies, animals or capital equipment, but may not support staff not directly related to the project, e.g. secretaries or administrative assistants. Purchase of equipment is not allowed in the final year of the grant. Continued support is contingent upon submission and approval of a non-competitive renewal application each year.

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National Science Foundation: Alan T. Waterman Award

Deadline: October 24, 2014

Congress established the Alan T. Waterman Award in August 1975 to mark the 25th Anniversary of the National Science Foundation and to honor its first Director. The annual award recognizes an outstanding young researcher in any field of science or engineering supported by the National Science Foundation. In addition to a medal, the awardee receives a grant of $1,000,000 over a five year period for scientific research or advanced study in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, social, or other sciences at the institution of the recipient’s choice.

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Directorate for Mathematics and Physical Sciences/NSF: Biomaterials (BMAT)

Deadline: October 31, 2014

The Biomaterials program supports fundamental materials research related to (1) materials of biological origin, (2) materials that mimic or are inspired by biological materials, (3) synthetic materials intended for applications in biological systems, and (4) the processes through which biological materials are produced in nature.

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Directorate for Engineering/NSF: Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET)

Deadline: November 5, 2014

The Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems Division (CBET) supports research and education in the rapidly evolving fields of bioengineering and environmental engineering and in areas that involve the transformation and/or transport of matter and energy by chemical, thermal, or mechanical means.

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