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 Office of Research Development
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  

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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 Office of Research Development
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 N/A
LOI-January 15
(Not Limited)
K Rainin Foundation–Health Innovator Award Any tenured/tenure-track faculty $100K for 1 yr; Irritable Bowel Disease N/A
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 Office of Research Development
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 N/A
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 Office of Research Development
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 Office of Research Development
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] Office of Research Development
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 Office of Research Development
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 Corporation and Foundation Relations
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 Office of Research Development
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 N/A
Late July

(February)

Breast Cancer Alliance Young Investigator Grants Applicants must (i) have held a faculty position for no more than four years, (ii) have not been a PI on an NIH R01 or equipvalent award, and (iii) dedicate at least 50% of their work efforts to research. Grants provides salary support and project costs for a total of $125,000 distributed over a 2-year period; to encourage a commitment to breast cancer research for early career scientists. 2 grants per institution are permitted. Office of Research Development
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 Office of Research Development
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 Office of Research Development
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
October 28
LOI Sept. 28(Limited 1/inst.)
NIEHS Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) R01 Clinical Trial Option Early stage investigators who intend to make a long-term commitment to research in the environmental health sciences, understanding environmental exposure effects on health $250K DC/yr, 5 award period; A variety of scientific disciplines, including basic, mechanistic, clinical, epidemiological, computational, engineering, and/or health risk communication approaches 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 Office of Research Development
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