Calendar of Award Deadlines

Summary of major awards, mainly limited awards that require an internal review process

 

EXTERNAL AWARDS CALENDAR
Sponsor Due Date (UNC due date) Sponsor/ Award Name Eligibility Criteria Award Amount; Research Focus UNC Contact/ Internal Application 
Rolling Deadlines
Quarterly-based on event date  
(Not Limited)
NC Biotechnology Center - Biotechnology Event Sponsorship [BES] Any faculty-PI; advance understanding or application of bioechnology; local audience $3K for direct event costs, e.g. travel, site rental and publicity [not honorarium or food]  NA
Quarterly-based on meeting date  
(Not Limited)
NC Biotechnology Center - Biotechnology Meeting Sponsorship [BMG] Any faculty-PI; Focus national and international attention on NC scientific or business communities $10K for direct event costs, e.g. travel, site rental and publicity [not registration fees or food] NA
January 
LOI-Jan. 30th          (December 1st) St. Baldricks Fdn - St. Baldricks Scholar 1/institution;/ Jr. faculty, <5 yrs post-fellowship; MD or PhD or DO; can't have R01, K23, K08 Up to $110K/yr for 3-5 yrs, salary & benefits only; Pediatric cancer
 
SOM Office of Research
LOI-Jan. 30th          (December 1st) St. Baldricks Fdn - Research Grant 2/institution;/ Any faculty level $100K per yr; Pediatric cancer; hypothesis driven; lab, clinical or epidemilogically-based SOM Office of Research

Early January           (October/November) Brain Research Fdn - Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program 1/institution; Tenure-track Asst-tenured Assoc Prof; Asst-new res. proj to generate pilot data; Assoc-pursing new directions $40K/yr for 2 yrs; New & innovative projects in neuroscience that will lead to extramural funding Center for Faculty Excellence

Early January   
(Not Llimited)

McNight Endowmwnt Fund for Neuroscience-Scholar Award Jr Faculty, <4 yrs in tenure track postion $75K/yr, up to 3yrs; neuroscience with clinical impact NA
LOI-January 15
(Not Limited)
K Rainin Foundation--Health Innovator Award Any tenured/tenure-track faculty $100K for 1 yr; Irritable Bowel Disease NA
January-2nd              (Early-Mid Oct.) NSF--Major Research Instrumentation Prog. 2 acquisition of instrument/ institution + 1 for instrument development; any PI $100K-4M; cost-share of 30%; science, engineering or mathematics 
February
(V Fdn letter sent to LCCC) V Foundation - Grants in Translational Clinical Research 1/institution; Any faculty level Cancer res./ facilitate transtion from lab to clinic; speed up bringing basic knowledge to clinical treatment
 
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Early February       (Mid-November) Mary Kay Fdn - Cancer Res. Grant 1/SOM & 1/SPH; Any faculty level $100K for 2 yrs/ Innovative, translational in ovarian, breast or cervical cancer  SOM-Off of Research            
Early February        (Early January) Damon Runyan Foundation--Clinical Investigator 5/institution, MD or MD/PhD; within  4 yrs of 1st faculty appointment $450K for 3 yrs; cancer research on human subjects or material of human origin SOM Office of Research

Mid-February
(Early January)

Dana Fdn - David Mahoney Neuroimaging Program 1/institution; Asst-Assoc [just promoted] Professor $200K over 3 yrs/ Neuroimaging with direct clinical application; imaging in patients or patient tissues

Mid-February
(Mid-December) 

Josiah Macy Jr. Fdn - Macy Faculty Scholars 1/institution; Faculty teaching health professions students and fellows; Dean must commit to protecting 50% of Scholar's FTE to pursuit of education reform projects  $100K/yr over 2 yrs; To accelerate needed reforms in health professions education; projects focus on education reforms within the Scholar's institution
Mid-Feb/Mid-July       (Not Limited) NC Biotechnology Center--Biotechnology Innovation Grant Academic scientist + Commercial advisor $100K 6-18 months, 10% match; enable commercialization of early-stage life science inventions Carolina Kickstart
Mid-February NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) 1/institution; 3rd-4th yr grad student doing cancer research + mentor New RFA in 2016, not sure it will be annual; RFA-CA-16-005; up to 6 yrs of support in 2 phases--1-2 yrs of dissertation research + up to 4 yrs of mentored postdoc research
March
Mid-March            (TBA)             David & Lucile Packard Fdn - Fellowship for Science & Engineering 2/institution; Jr. Faculty, <3 yrs as Asst. Prof, not currently well funded $875 over 5 yrs/ Natural & Physical Sciences & Engineering; creative approach to research Center for Faculty Excellence
Mid-March
(Not Limited)
Damon Runyan Cancer Research Fdn - Sohn Pediatric Felloship Award MD, PhD, MD/PhD, DDS or DVM; 1) PhD received <1 yr prior to application review, 2) Other degrees must have completed residencies & clinical training--80% FTE on awarded research Stipend [PhD-$50K, Other degrees $60K] + $2k for 4 yrs; apply with a Mentor; Pediatric cancer research NA

Mid-March
(Not Limited)

New York Stem Cell Foundation- Stem Cell Investigator Awards Jr. Faculty-within 5 yrs of 1st tenure-track position; MD, PhD or DPhil up to $300K/yr for 5 yrs; career development funds; basic biology and translational potential of stem cells NA
Mid-March
(Not Limited)
New York Stem Cell Foundation-Neuroscience Investigator Awards Jr. Faculty-within 5 yrs of 1st tenure-track position, MD, PhD or DPhil up to $300K/yr for 5 yrs; career development funds; bold, innovative scientists who will transform the field of neuroscience NA
Mid-March
(Not Limited)
The Sontag Foundation-Distinguished Scientist Award Hold doctorate in discipline relevant to research on brain cancer; in 1st tenure-track position Up to $600K spread over 4 yrs; career track and proposed research demonstrate potential to generate new knowledge relating to causes, cure or treatment of primary brain tumors/cancer. Off. of Corp. & Fdn Relations can help with proposals. 
Late March                 (February 1st) Society of Vascular Surgery Fdn - Wylie Scholar Program 1/institution; Any level Vascular surgeon at a Med. School, ABS certified, practicing physician, not NIH funded, 40% time for research $50K per yr for 3 yrs/ basic, translation, clinical, outcomes-health services, teaching, community services or patient care
 
Dept. of Surgery
April
Early April  
(Not Limited)
The McKnight Foundation - Memory & Cognitive Disorders Award Tenured or tenure-track faculty, may not hold another McKnight award that would overlap $100K/yr for 3 yrs; Innovative efforts to solve problems of neurological & psychiatric diseases NA
Invitation sent to LCCC  The V Fdn - The V Scholar Program 1/institution; Jr. faculty establishing a lab $200K over 2 yrs/ Cancer research Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
May
Early May
(Early March) 
The Gordon and Betty Moore Fdn - Moore Inventor Fellows 2/institution; Within 10yrs of receiving terminal degree; postdocs, tenured & non-tenured faculty; commit at least 50% FTE on project; Institution must commit $50K in direct support of the fellow [Provost will commit 1/3] $200K/yr for 3 yrs to the fellow & $25K to the institution in F&A; Interest areas: natural science, environmental conservation, patient experience & care; inventors who harness science and technology to enhance the conduct of scientific research; inventions should be in the early stages of development to could lead to proof-of-concept or advance an existing prototype toward application
May & November     (January & July - concept papers) Keck Foundation - Keck Fdn grant     (All UNC contact thru Brooke Church, UNC Dev. Off.) 1 biomed & 1 science & engineering/institution; Any tenured or tenure-track faculty $500K-2M/ Cutting edge, innovative basic research to solve an important problem  UNC Development Off. -Brooke Church
Late-May    
(Not Limited)
NIH-Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Any faculty or Core Director $50-600K, no match required, acquisition of shared instrumentation Office of Research (for LOS for SOM PIs)

Late-May every 2 yrs (Not Limited)

NIH-High end Instrumentation Grant Any faculty or Core Director $100K-2M, no match required, acquisition of shared instrumentation Office of Research (for LOS for SOM PIs)
June
         
July
LOI-July 1st                    
(Late April/ Early May)
Brain Research Fdn - Scientific Innovations Award 1/institution; Assoc.-Full Professor, NIH funding preferred  $150K for 2 yrs/ Basic & Clinical neuroscience, exploratory, normal-disease states of the brain/ http://thebrf.org/Grants/Scientific+Innovations+Award Center for Faculty Excellence

Early July
(Late April) 

William T. Grant Scholars Program Received terminal degree within 7 years [for MD 7 yr max from completion of 1st Residency]; tenure-track faculty; track record of 1st author pubs in peer-reviewed outlets; award will expand applicant's expertise; 1 applicant per School [e.g. 1/CAS, 1/SPH and 1/SOM] $350K over 5 yrs; 4-6 Scholars selected/yr; working in the area of reducing child/youth [5-25 yrs old] inequality to improve or promote better youth outcomes; applications should establish a clear link between a particular dimension of inequality [e.g. race, ethnicity, economic standing, and/or immigrant origins] and specific youth outcome [e.g. academic, social, behavioral and/or economic outcomes]

Early July   
(Not Limited)

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Fdn - Rachleff Innovation Award Jr. Investigators-3 categories: 1) Tenure-track Asst Prof <4 yrs from initial Asst Prof position, 2) Clin. Instruc./Sr. Clin. Fellow in final yr of sub-specialty, 3) Distinguished Fellow with exceptional record of research & have dedicated lab space Initially $150K/yr for 2 yrs, opportunity for 2 additional yrs; "high-risk, high-reward" ideas to impact understanding or approaches to prevention, diagnosis or treatment of cancer NA
Early July                      (Late April) American Diabetes Assoc.--Pathway to Stop Diabetes 1/institution--3 pathways: 1) Initiator (postdoc), 2) Accelerator (Jr. faculty), 3) Visionary (established investigator-new to diabetes)  The institution can only submit 1 pathway/yr up to $325/yr for 5 yrs; Medicine, Biology, Chemistry, Math & Physics Center for Faculty Excellence
Mid-July Preproposal (Invited full proposal early Nov.)
(Not Limited)
Burroughs Wellcome Fund-Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Tenure-track Asst. Prof.; US citizen or green-card holder; 75% of time spent in research activities $500K over 5 yrs; interplay between human and microbial biology, multidisciplinary approach to study of human infectious diseases UNC Development Office
Mid-July/     Mid-February           (Not Limited) NC Biotechnology Center--Biotechnology Innovation Grant Academic scientist + Commercial advisor $100K 6-18 months, 10% match; enable commercialization of early-stage life science inventions Carolina Kickstart
Mid-Late July            (June) The Pew Charitable Trust - Pew Biomedical Scholars 1/institution; <3 yrs in 1st Tenure Track posiion; biomedical PhD or MD; can apply max. of 2x $60K/yr for 4 yrs// creative & innovative science relevant to human health Center for Faculty Excellence
Late July     
(Not Limited)
HHMI/Bill & Melinda Gates Fdn/Simmons Fdn - Faculty Scholars Program Tenured faculty with 4-10 yrs post-training professional experience $100-400K/yr up to 5 yrs; computational approaches to fundamental problems in diverse areas of biology NA
August
Early August 
(Not Limited)
Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Career Award for Medical Scientists Fellow, Resident or Post doc with MD, DDS, DVM or DO & not > 11 yrs from clinical degree + at least 2 yrs postdoc res. experience & 2 yrs from 1st faculty appt, 1st author on at least 1 pub $700K for 5 yrs; basic biomedical, disease-oriented, or translational research NA
Early August       (TBA) The Pew Charitable Trust - Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research 1/institution; MD or biomedical PhD; Tenure-track Asst Prof for <3 yrs; can be nominated 2x $60K/yr for 4 yrs; research related to a cure for cancer Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Mid-Aug/Mid-March  (No Limit)  Damon Runyon Cancer Research Fdn - Fellowship Award MD, PhD, MD/PhD, DDS or DVM; 1) PhD received <1 yr prior to application review, 2) Other degrees must have completed residencies & clinical training--80% FTE on awarded research Stipend [PhD-$50K, Other degrees $60K] + $2k for 4 yrs; apply with a Mentor; Cancer research NA
September
Early September-Eligibility application, full application by invitation
(Not Limited) 
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Career Development Programs Postdoc & Early Career, independent investigators; Multiple tracks - 1) Scholar Prog: up to 5 yrs, have active grant(s), independent position < or = 8 yrs as of 1/1/17; 2) Scholar in Clin. Res. Prog: substantial pub record, tenure-track faculty < or = 10 yrs as of 1/1/17; 3) Special Fellow: any scientific discipline, between 2-4.5 yrs of oral defense as of 1/1/17; 4) Fellow: any scientific discipline, within 2 yrs of oral defense as of 1/1/17. Scholar applicants must have blood cancer research experience.  Scholar Program $110K/yr up to 5 yrs. Scholar in Clinical Research Program $110K/yr up to 5 yrs (only salary support) and must have a sponsor at UNC. Special Fellow $67K/yr for 2-3 yrs. Fellow $60K/yr.
Early September 
(Not Limited) 
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Fdn - Beckman Young Investigators Early career, <3 yrs of 1st tenure-track appointment $750K over 4 yrs; Innovative, high-risk in chemistry & the life sciences UNC Development Office
Late September       (July) Chicago Community Trust - Searle Scholars Program 2/institution; Early career, <3 yrs as Asst. Prof. in 1st tenure-track postion $300K for 3 yrs; Innovative, high-risk, usually basic research, can combine basic and clinical Center for Faculty Excellence
September 25th
(Late August) 
NIH Bridges to Doctorate (R25) 1/institution [as lead institution].  Must involve at least 2 institutions, 1 has the Masters as the terminal degree. $300K for 5 yrs; Includes faculty support as PD/PI and for developing new courses, workshops; some participant support [not = to T32 stipend support]; Goal--to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce. Center for Faculty Excellence
October
October                 (TBA) Paul G. Allen Fdn - Investigators & Fellows 2/institution; Any tenured faculty Groups of investigators pursuing pioneering research to answer broad scientific questions Center for Faculty Excellence
Early October         (b/f Sept 8th to request matching $ from CFAC) NC Biotechnology Center--Institutional Development Grant No application limit, but only 1 of the same instrument/institution; any tenure-track or tenured faculty or core director Up to $200K, 25% match of request to NCBC; acquition of shared instruments SOM Office of Research
Mid-October Preproposal due Michael J. Fox Fdn - Funding Programs Parkinson's Disease research; Any tenured or tenure-track faculty 3 areas: 1) Target Advancement [$100K for 1 yr] - build robust evidence to rationalize biological pathways and targets for further translation into new Parkinson's treatment. 2) Therapeutic Development [pre-clinical $200-400K, clinical awards commensurate with stage and goals] - Parkinson's disease therapeutic development along the pre-clinical and clinical path. 3) Outcomes Measures [Amount varies] - research that will develop biomarker tools and clinical outcome measures to assist in target validation.
Late October
(Not Limited)
Doris Duke Charitable Fdn - Clinical Scientist Development Award MD; Tenure-track Asst Prof within 5 yrs of 1st faculty appointment $486K over 3 yrs; clinical research in any disease area (no animal research) UNC Development Office
November
LOI Early Nov. (Late Sept.) The Greenwall Fdn - Faculty Scholars Prog. 2/institution; Non-tenured faculty 50% salary support for 3 yrs; Bioethics research Center for Faculty Excellence
Early Nov.-late Jan.      
(October)
Rita Allen Fdn - Foundation Scholars Program 1/institution; < 3 yrs in 1st Tenure-Track position; can't have Pew, Searle, Beckman, Ellison or Kimmel Award $110/yr up to 5 yrs; basic research in cancer, immunology, neuroscience Center for Faculty Excellence
November            (September) NY Academy of Sciences - Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists 3/institution; Jr. faculty <4 yrs in 1st tenure-track appt; made significant & innovative contributions to the field $250K total, unrestricted; 3 areas: 1) Life sciences, 2) Physical Sci. & Engineering, 3) Chemistry UNC Development Office
November & May      (July & January - Concept papers) Keck Fdn - Keck Fdn grant (all UNC contact thru Brooke Church) 1 biomed & 1 science & engineering/institution; Any tenured or tenure-track faculty $500K-2M; Cutting edge, innovative basic research to solve an important problem  UNC Development Office
December
Early December  (Not Limited) Damon Runyon Cancer Research Fdn - Physician-Scientist Training Award MDs only, completed residencies & clinical training, be US Specialty Board eligible, able to devote 80% FTE to awarded research, cannot have >3 yrs of postdoc lab experience or NIH K award Yr1-$100K, Yr 2-$110K, Yr 3-$120K, Yr 4-$130K; must apply with a Mentor [1 app/mentor]; Cancer research NA
Early December    (Not Limited) The McKnight Fdn - Technological Innovations in Neurscience Award Any tenured or tenure-track faculty $100K/yr for 2 yrs; new and unusual approaches to understanding brain function; how technology may be used or adapted NA
December                (September) The Duke Endowment - Grants # of applications varies; Any tenured or tenure-track faculty Projects that improve quality of care, access to care, prevention of illness and injury in the Carolinas; requires 1:1 match UNC Development Office