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The funding opportunities listed on this site either require an institutional nomination or have a sponsor-imposed limit on the number of applications that may be submitted per institution. The Baylor College of Medicine Faculty Committee on Awards oversees the institutional nomination process. For more information on an award or to apply as BCM’s nominee for one of these awards, please click on the award link. If you have questions about an award or about the application process, please contact the Office of Research at

2020 Macy Faculty Scholars Program : Open (Deadline: 12/18/2019 17:00)

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Sponsor name The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation
Sponsor deadline 02/05/2020 14:00
Abstract The Macy Faculty Scholars Program is designed to identify and nurture the careers of promising educational innovators in medicine and nursing. The program will support the Macy Faculty Scholars in leading new educational innovations at their home institutions and will provide opportunities for further career development through national meetings and participation in other Macy activities. The program will provide salary support for each Scholar up to $100,000 (plus fringe) per year, which will protect at least 50% of the time of the Scholar over two years. The Scholar will devote this time to a mentored educational innovation project and other appropriate career development activities.
Specific limitation One application per institution. Please note the applicant eligibility requirement, “Have an institutional commitment for the protection of at least 50% of the candidate’s time.” Meaning, BCM’s selected nominee’s Department Chair/Center Director will need to commit protecting the effort and cost sharing of any uncovered salary before submitting the application to the sponsor.
Internal application requirements The following materials are due in the portal by 5pm Wednesday, December 18, 2019: 1. Letter of Support from a Department head or Chair (self-nominations not permitted) 2. A two-page (max) research summary covering similar to what the instrument covers. For example, career objectives and personal goals for this program, description of the educational innovation project to be undertaken, etc. 3. Current NIH biosketches of all the PIs involved. (Please note: you will have to combine all Biosketches into one PDF file for the portal upload field.)

Brain Research Foundation 2020 Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program: Closed (Deadline: 11/25/2019 09:00)

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Sponsor name Brain Research Foundation
Sponsor deadline 01/07/2020 16:00
Abstract Brain Research Foundation’s (BRF) Annual Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program was initiated to provide start-up monies for new research projects in the field of neuroscience that will likely lead to extramural funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or other outside funding sources. The objective is to support new and innovative projects, especially those of junior faculty, who are working in new research directions.
Specific limitation Brain Research Foundation has invited eligible US institutions to nominate one (1) faculty member to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the 2020 Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program.
Internal application requirements BCM is allowed to nominate one (1) faculty member to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program; therefore, all interested parties must submit the following in the BCM submission portal by 9 AM on Monday, November 25: (1) NIH Biosketches of involved investigators (2) Research Summary (two-page maximum) (3) Letter of Support from a Department head or Chair (self-nominations not permitted)

2020 NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00): Closed (Deadline: 10/14/2019 08:00)

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Sponsor name National Cancer Institute
Sponsor deadline 12/04/2019 17:00
Abstract The purpose of the NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) is to encourage and retain outstanding graduate students recognized by their institutions for their high potential and strong interest in pursuing careers as independent cancer researchers. The award will facilitate the transition of talented graduate students into successful cancer research postdoctoral appointments, and provide opportunities for career development activities relevant to their long-term career goals of becoming independent cancer researchers. The F99/K00 award is intended for individuals who require 1–2 years to complete their Ph.D. dissertation research training (F99 phase) before transitioning to mentored postdoctoral research training (K00 phase). Applicants are expected to propose an individualized research training plan for the next 1–2 years of dissertation research training and a plan for 3–4 years of mentored postdoctoral research and career development activities that will prepare them for independent cancer-focused research careers. The F99/K00 award is meant to provide up to 6 years of support in two phases. The initial (F99) phase will provide support for 1-2 years of dissertation research (final experiments, dissertation preparation, and selection of a postdoctoral mentor). The transition (K00) phase will provide up to 4 years of mentored postdoctoral research and career development support, contingent upon successful completion of the doctoral degree requirements and securing a cancer-focused postdoctoral position.
Specific limitation - The applicant must have a baccalaureate degree and be currently enrolled as a graduate student in the 3rd or 4th year of a mentored Ph.D. or equivalent research degree program (e.g., DrPH, ScD) in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences at a domestic institution. - Each institution is allocated one nomination
Internal application requirements BCM is allowed one (1) nominee to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) by November 4, 2019; therefore, all interested parties must submit the following documents by 5:00 PM on Friday, October 11 in the BCM online submission portal: 1) Current NIH Biosketch 2) Letter of Nomination/Support (self-nominations are not permitted) 3) Research Strategy (2-page maximum). Please provide a summary of a research strategy similar to what the sponsor’s RFA requests, including these Specific Aims: a. Aim 1 / The Dissertation Research Project: provide a description of the research to be completed in the F99 phase—background, goals, rationale, hypotheses, approaches, and progress thus far b. Aim 2 / The Postdoctoral Research Direction: identify the research direction to be pursued for the K00 phase—a general description of how the research will be conducted c. Research Strategy: if proposing to gain experience in a clinical trial as part of the research training, describe the relationship of the proposed research project to the clinical trial

2020 Moore Inventor Fellows: Closed (Deadline: 10/02/2019 17:00)

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Sponsor name Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Sponsor deadline 12/13/2019 23:59
Abstract The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announces the 2020 competition for Moore Inventor Fellows. Inspired by Gordon Moore’s passion for discovery, this competition seeks to identify outstanding early-stage inventors who harness science and technology solutions to enhance scientific research, strengthen environmental conservation, or improve the experience and outcomes of patient care.
Specific limitation Candidates must be faculty, research scientists, postdocs or other full-time staff at eligible institutions. Candidates must be no more than 10 years past receiving the terminal advanced degree in their field (M.S., Ph.D. or M.D.).
Internal application requirements Internal nomination materials must be submitted via the online portal by 5PM CST on October 2, 2019 and include the following: • Letter of nomination (self-nominations not permitted) describing why the nominee is the best person to advance their proposed invention • Current NIH biosketch • 2-page summary of the proposed invention, which should include a description of the potential for impact in an area of interest to the foundation

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