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Funding Opportunities

This listing of available research funding resources is provided to all investigators at Tufts University and its affiliates. Investigators may search for funding opportunities directly or request assistance from the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.

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Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program
Posted: September 18, 2013

The Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program is designed to support postdoctoral scientists in non-profit academic, medical or research institutions in Massachusetts. Each applicant must be working under the supervision of an established scientist who is the designated Mentor. Two-year grants ranging from $43,500 to $51,000 per year, inclusive of a $2,000 expense allowance, will be awarded.

Clinical/Health Services Research: By July 1st of each funding cycle, applicants with clinical responsibilities must have completed residency and be enrolled in a postdoctoral fellowship program. Applicants without clinical responsibilities must have completed at least three years of full-time postdoctoral research experience and no more than five years of postdoctoral experience.

Basic Science: By July 1st of each funding cycle, applicants holding the Ph.D., M.D., D.M.D., M.D./Ph.D. or equivalent degrees must have completed at least three years of full-time postdoctoral research experience and no more than five years of postdoctoral experience.

Application submission deadline is Monday, December 16, 2013, at noon (EST).

Click here for application guidelines.


Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease Research Funding
Posted: May 7, 2013

Funding and Fellowships Sponsored by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH):

Other Fellowships
http://www.astmh.org/Non_Sponsored_Fellowships/4807.htm


Federal Programs and Fellowships
Posted: March 19, 2013

Lewis-Burke Associates LLC has provided the following lists of federal programs and fellowships that support postdoc research:


Applications for the TEACRS (Training in Education And Critical Research Skills) Postdoctoral Program
Posted: January 10, 2013

This NIGMS-funded IRACDA program is designed to prepare talented young scientists for the multiple demands of an academic career in biomedical research. Trainees will spend on average 75% of their time conducting bench research and 25% of their time in career development activities. Teaching skills will be developed through programs involving mentored classroom assignments at minority-serving institutions in the Boston area. The training will be supplemented by workshops on teaching methods, career opportunities in academia, and essential skills such as grant writing, mentoring, and scientific presentations. The training components are sequenced to allow trainees to balance the activities and to build on previous experiences. TEACRS fellows receive up to four years of salary support and a yearly travel and supply allowance.

The application deadline for positions beginning in the fall of 2013 is March 1, 2013. However, later applications will be considered if positions are available. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with less than three years of postdoctoral training at the time of their appointment to the program. Commitment to the goals of the program, strong academic and research credentials and prior experience with teaching will be important criteria used in the selection process. Mentors must be members of the Tufts faculty who can supervise the trainee in a biomedically related research projects. For additional information on the TEACRS program and application procedures, please visit our website.


2013 Lilly Innovation Fellowship Award
Posted: December 14, 2012

This prestigious award program is designed to foster post-doctoral career development through the recognition of highly innovative post-doctoral research proposals by providing the recipient with up to 4 years of salary, benefits, limited travel support, and a unique training experience while participating in the program. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2013.

For more information about the program, and applying, please see announcement, FAQs, or contact Dean Rosenberg's Office.


L'Oréal USA Fellowships for Women in Science
Posted: November 20, 2012

L'Oréal USA is accepting application for the 2013 Women in Science fellowships from November 5, 2012 to December 20, 2012. These fellowships are avilable to female scientists who will have completed their PhD and started in a postdoctoral research position by September 1, 2013. Applicants must be involved in life or physical/material sciences, engineering, technology, computer science or mathematics. See FAQs here.

For more information and application click here.


Federal Programs and Fellowships Guide – Lewis-Burke Associates
Posted: October 10, 2012

This report contains a list of federal government fellowship programs that provide support for postdoctoral researchers working at universities or other non-government institutions.

The federal government programs are organized by the agency that runs the program and divided into those that provide money for institutions to provide training to postdoctoral researchers and those that provide money directly to individual postdoctoral fellows. For each opportunity, there is provided a program summary, eligibility requirements, size of the program, approximate size and type of award, citizenship requirements, annual due dates, and other special factors. The program websites are provided as a source for more detailed information.

Please click here to view the report.


AAAS Science and Policy Fellowships Information Session – October 11, 2012
Posted: October 4, 2012

AAAS Science and Policy Fellowships are highly competitive awards that provide trainees an opportunity to participate in federal policy making processes and are an excellent way to prepare for a career in this arena. An information session for graduate students and postdocs will be held on October 11, 2012 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm in M&V 702.

If you are interested in attending the information session, please RSVP to Rachael Kacos at rachael.kacos@tufts.edu by Tuesday, October 9, 2012.

For more information on the fellowships please click here.


Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program
Updated: September 14, 2012

The Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program is designed to support postdoctoral scientists in non-profit academic, medical or research institutions in Massachusetts. Each applicant must be working under the supervision of an established scientist who is the designated Mentor. Two-year grants ranging from $43,500 to $51,000 per year, inclusive of a $2,000 expense allowance, will be awarded.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Basic Science: By July 1, 2013, applicants must have completed a minimum of three years, but not more than five years, of full-time postdoctoral research.

  • Clinical/Health Services Research: By July 1, 2013, applicants must be at the postdoctoral research training level and enrolled in a research fellowship program.

Application is due on Friday, December 14, 2012, 12:00pm (EST). Click here to submit your application.


UNICF/Merck Science Initiative Scholarship/Internships/Fellowships
Updated: September 14, 2012

The UNCF/Merck Science Initiative awards scholarships and fellowships at three levels:

  1. UNCF/Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards are intended to help African American undergraduate students who are interested in science to further their science education and potentially pursue science and engineering careers. The UNCF/Merck awards provide tuition support and opportunities for research experience in a state-of-the-art research facility.

  2. UNCF/Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowships will help African American graduate students complete coursework, conduct research, and prepare the dissertation required for a doctoral degree in the biomedically relevant life or physical sciences and engineering.

  3. UNCF/Merck Postdoctoral Science Research Fellowships are intended to provide support to African American post-graduate students to obtain postdoctoral training and to prepare for a career in biomedical research.

For eligibility information, please visit their website.


Collaborative Research Travel Grants from Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Updated: September 14, 2012

This award supports Ph.D. candidates, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty researchers traveling to laboratories domestically or internationally to acquire new research techniques, facilitate or begin collaborations, or attend courses.

The anticipated application deadline will be February 1, 2013. Updated information and eligibility requirements will be posted approximately three months in advance of the deadline. Visit their website for more information.


NRC Research Associateship Programs
Updated: September 14, 2012

The objectives of the National Research Council Research Associateship Programs are (1) to provide postdoctoral and senior scientists and engineers of unusual promise and ability opportunities for research on problems, largely of their own choice that are compatible with the interests of the sponsoring laboratories and (2) to, thereby, contribute to the overall efforts of the laboratories. For recent doctoral graduates, the Research Associateship Programs provide an opportunity for concentrated research in association with selected members of the permanent professional laboratory staff. For established scientists and engineers, the Research Associateship Programs afford an opportunity for research without the interruptions and distracting assignments of permanent career positions.

Detailed program information, including instructions on how to apply online and a list of participating laboratories, is available on the NRC Research Associateship Programs website.

There will be four review cycles annually:

Application Deadline Support Documents Deadline Review Notification Date
February 1 February 15 March 20
May 1 May 15 June 29
August 1 August 15 September 28
November 1 November 15 January 14

Please direct application inquiries to the Research Associateship Programs at rap@nas.edu or by phone at (202) 334-2760.


 

 

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