NameFunding AmountPurpose Eligibility
Career Starter Research Grants - Knights Templar Foundation$65,000 for 1 yearSupports research that can help launch the careers of clinical or basic researchers committed to the understanding, prevention and cure of vision threatening diseases in infants and children. Applicant must be below the rank of Associate Professor.
Limited - Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics50% salary support and benefits for 3 yearsSupports research that goes beyond current work in bioethics to help resolve pressing ethical issues in clinical care, biomedical research, and public policy.
Research Scholar Grant - Radiological Society of North America$75,000 for 2 years as salary supportHelps establish the recipient as an independent investigator, and to collect preliminary data that could lead to further funding through established mechanisms such as the NIH. Applicant must be an RSNA Member at the time of application. •Applicant must be within 5 years of initial faculty appointment with an academic rank of instructor or assistant professor, (or equivalent).
McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience$75,000 per year for 3 yearsCandidates should be no more than 4 years into a independent/tenure-track appointment.
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Mallinckrodt Scholar Program
$100,000 per year for 4 yearsSupports early stage investigators engaged in biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of disease. Candidates should be in their fifth to eighth year of a tenure track faculty position.
Limited - Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award$450,000 over 3 years, plus $100K toward retiring medical school debt
L’Oréal USA for Women in Science$60,000Honors female scientists at a critical stage in their careers with $60,000 grants to advance their postdoctoral research. Current postdoc or begin your postdoct position by February 2, 2018.
Limited -The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program  $75,000 - funds are normally expended over a 5 year period.Supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Nominee must be in a tenure-track appointment that began no earlier than mid-2012.
Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research$50,000 for one yearContributes to the advancement of probiotics and gastrointestinal microbiota research in the United States and to impact academic and career development of young investigators.Candidates should be senior fellows with a committed faculty appointment or early faculty members within a maximum of 5 consecutive years of his/her first faculty appointment.
Limited - Dana Foundation Clinical Neuroscience Research Grants$300,000 over 3 yearsResearchers who are interested in receiving an invitation to apply send a description of the proposed research and CV.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) - Hannah H. Gray Fellows ProgramNon-renewable grant of $80,000 annually for up to four years of postdoctoral training support followed by a non-renewable grant of $270,000 annually for up to four years of the faculty phase, if program criteria are met.Recruits individuals who are from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, early in their careers. Candidates from disadvantages backgrounds are also eligible, as are any persons who are from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences.
Limited - Dana Foundation David Mahoney Neuroimaging ProgramUp to $200,000 over 3 years
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation - Clinical Scientist Development AwardUp to $495,000 over 3 years ($150,000 direct cost and $15,000 indirect costs per year)Provides grants to junior physician scientists to facilitate their transition to independent clinical research careers.
The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award$100,000 per year for 3 yearsSupports innovative efforts to solve the problems of neurological and psychiatric diseases, especially those related to memory and cognition.S
Limited - Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program$80,000 for 2 yearsThe goal is providing start-up money for new and innovative research projects that have the potential to become competitive for an NIH grant or other external funding sources.LOI must be submitted with institutional signature as verification of nomination.
Prostate Cancer Research Foundation - Young Investigator Awards$75,000 per year for 3 yearsIdentifies a cohort of future research leaders who will keep the field of prostate cancer research vibrant with new ideas. Should be within six-years following completion of a professional degree or clinical training such as MD, PhD, or MD-PhD. Recipent will be supervised by a mentor.
Cancer Research Institute - Irvington Postdoctroal Research FellowshipsUp to $175,000 over 3 yearsSupports qualified young scientists at leading universities and research centers around the world who wish to receive training in cancer immunology.Candidates must have no more than 5 years of postdoctoral experience except for M.D. applicants, who should not include years of residency in this calculation.
Limited - 2018 Packard Fellowships in Science and Engineering $875,000 over 5 years
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Brinson Foundation Junior Investigator Award
$100,000 for one year
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance - Liz Tilberis Scholars$150,000 per year for 3 yearsCandidates must have an M.D. or Ph.D. and should be in the first five years of their first academic appointment after their fellowship or postdoctoral training (Assistant Professor or equivalent).
Limited - William T. Grant Scholarship Program$350,000Advances the understanding of programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth age 5 to 25 or the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth.
Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award$150,000 per year for 2 yearsSupports for the next generation of exceptionally creative thinkers with “high-risk/high-reward” ideas that have the potential to significantly impact our understanding of cancer.Faculty and clinical fellows doing research are eligible.
Limited - Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences$240,00 over a four-year period) for personnel, equipment, supplies, or travel directly related.Provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. Individuals who are in their first few years of their appointment at the assistant professor level.
Limited - Keck Foundation Research Grants in Science and Engineering and in Medical Research $500K to $5M, and are typically $2MSupports emerging areas of research at the forefront of science, engineering, or medicine that have the potential to lead to breakthrough technologies, instrumentation, or methodologies.Research universities, medical colleges and major private independent scientific and medical research institutes are eligible.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund's Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Scholars Program$500,000 over 5 yearsProvides support accomplished investigators at the assistant professor level to study pathogenesis, with a focus on the interplay between human and microbial biology.
Limited - Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Research Trust Awards Program -Catalyst Award$300,000 for 1 yearProvides one year of seed funding to support high-risk, high-reward projects that address critical scientific and therapeutic roadblocks within the Program’s principal areas of focus.Invited institutions may nominate up to 2 applicants
Limited - Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research$75,000 per year for 3 yearsApplicants must be an Assistant Professor and in the position not longer than 5 years.
Cancer Research Foundation - Young Investigator AwardCandidates must be no more than 10 years post terminal degree, and who have not obtained major outside funding.
The Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Program$600,000 over 4 yearsProvides research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers in the chemical and life sciences, particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science.Applicant must be in first three years of a tenure-track position.
Spencer Foundation Midcareer Grant Program$150,000 for one year Focus is on advancing our understanding of a compelling problem of education by acquiring new skills, substantive knowledge, theoretical perspectives or methodological tools.Applicants should be are seven to twenty years post doctorate.
Sloan Research Fellowships$65,000 for a two-year periodCandidates must be nominated by a department head or other senior researcher.
Limited - Searle Scholars Program$100K per year for 3 yearsMakes grants to selected academic and research institutions to support the independent research of outstanding early-career scientists.Applicants should be in the initial years of their first assistant professor appointment at an invited institution.
Cancer Research Institute - Irvington Postdoctroal Research FellowshipsUp to $175,000 over 3 yearsProvides funding to ensure that the most promising postdoctoral scientists receive the critical financial support and continued career training needed to pursue their lifesaving work.Candidates must have no more than 5 years of postdoctoral experience except for M.D. applicants, who should not include years of residency in this calculation.
Troland Research Award (NAS)$75,000Given annually to recognize unusual achievement by young investigators (defined as no older than 40) and to further empirical research within the broad spectrum of experimental psychology.
NSF: Alan T. Waterman AwardUS Citizens or permanent residents who are , 40 years of age or younger, or no more than 10 years beyond receipt of their Ph.D. degree
Limited - Simons Investigators in Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems$100,000 per year over 5 years; plus $10K to department and 20% indirect to institutionNominees should be within the first eight years of their first faculty appointments.
Melanoma Foundation: Young Investigator Award and Academic-Industry Partnership Award$75,000 per year for 3 years (Young Inv.); $100,000 per year for 2 or 3 years (Partnership)Solicits high-impact research that will lead to therapeutic targeting of acral melanoma
Melanoma Foundation - Young Investigator Award for Women in Scientific ResearchUp to $225,000 over 3 years
Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research (CSCTR) Early Career Development Award$10,000Provides an annual award to outstanding new investigators to supplement any combination of salary and/or lab support.Must hold an MD, DO, MD/PhD, or PhD; PhD applicants must be conducting translational research within a clinical department or hold an appointment in clinical department;
American Asthma Foundation Scholar Awards $450,000
Limited - Damon Runyon Physician Scientist Training Award$460,000 over 4 years, plus $100K toward retiring medical school debtProvides today’s best young scientists with funding to pursue innovative cancer research.Award support assistant professors, clinical fellows or posdoctroal fellows who are MDs and Board-certified and wish to gain laboratory research experience. MD/PhDs are not eligible.
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR): Hong Award for Translational and Clinical Research$10,000Candidates must have not yet reached 51 years of age at the time the award is received.
American Society for Clinical Investication (ASCI): Seldin-Smith$1MSeeks to recognize and connect the next generation of physician-scientist leaders with the legacies of two of the ASCI’s most esteemed members, Drs. Donald W. Seldin and Lloyd H. “Holly” Smith Jr. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; 40 years of age or younger, OR not more than 10 years beyond receipt of the Ph.D. degree, by December 31st of the year in which they are nominated. 
Limited - Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists$250,000Recognizes the country’s most promising faculty-rank researchers in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry. Have been born in or after 1976.
Hold a doctorate degree (PhD, DPhil, MD, DDS, DVM, etc.);
Currently hold a faculty position at an invited institution in the United States.
Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research (CSCTR) Early Career Development Award$10,000Must hold an MD, DO, MD/PhD, or PhD; PhD applicants must be conducting translational research within a clinical department or hold an appointment in clinical department
Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS): Presidents' AwardPlaque, a citation, and a cash honorariumUnder age 41 throughout the award calendar year, or under age 46 throughout the award calendar year and will have received a terminal statistically-related degree no more than 12 years prior to that year.
Society for Epidemiological Research (SER): Early Career Epidemiologist$5,000SER member who is an early career epidemiologist, defined as < 7 years from terminal degree
Limited - Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholars Program50% salary support and benefits for 3 yearsEnables junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research.EApplicants must be junior faculty members holding at least a 60% appointment in a tenure series or its equivalent at a university or non-profit research institute.
American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI): Young Physician Scientist AwardTravel support to annual meeting, etc.Recognizes physician-scientists who are early in their first faculty appointment and have made notable achievements in their research.
Society for Molecular Biology & Evolution (SMBE): Allan Wilson Junior Award for Independent Research$2,000 + travel awardIntended for outstanding members of the SMBE community who are in the early stages of an independent research career.Three to seven years post Ph.D.* on the nomination deadline and in a senior postdoc, assistant professor, or equivalent positions prior to tenure.
Barancik Prize for Innovation in Multiple Sclerosis Research $100,000Recognizes an exceptional scientist or a team of scientists whose work in MS research has demonstrated outstanding innovation and originality. Any investigator(s) active in MS research is eligible; nominees should have no more than 20 years of experience as an independent investigator or team leader.
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) - Breast Cancer Research$10,000Investigator of no more than 50 years of age whose novel and significant work has had or may have a far-reaching impact on the etiology, detection, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of breast cancer. 
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB): Women - Junior$1,000 and will speak in a Minisymposium at the Annual MeetingWithin seven years of appointment to an independent position at the nomination deadline; making exceptional scientific contributions to cell biology, developing a strong independent research program
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB): Early Career Life Scientist$1,000 and will speak in a Minisymposium at the Annual MeetingAn outstanding scientist who has served as an independent investigator for no more than seven years as of May 15.
American Psychological Association (APA): Early Career Nomintations are sought in animal learning and behavior, comparative; cognition and human learning; developmental psychology; health psychology, and psychopathology.Up to 10 years after receiving their doctorates.
AAAS: Science & SciLifeLab Prizes for Young Scientists$30,000 grand prize and three prizes of $10,000Awarded annually to four young scientists for outstanding life science research.The scientist must have earned a doctoral degree in the previous two years.
Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award$25,000 per year over 3 yearsA career development research award of to 2 young woman geneticists from anywhere in the world.Awards are given every three years, and applications will reopen in 2018
Nature Research Awards: Inspiring Science Award $10,000 toward their research or initiative and up to $5,200 in APC or event fundingFor researchers or academics who are female or identify as female, who have made an exceptional contribution to scientific discovery and the literature, sometimes in spite of resources, location or language skills, who also exhibits the potential for developing and leading an independent research group.- Female or identify as female
- Up to 10 years since completion of PhD (this is regardless of any maternity leave(s) or other leaves of absences, therefore the 10 years of research does not have to be continuous)
- Applicants not yet in a tenured position (tenure-track positions are suitable) and those who may have secured first or second round of post-doctoral or individual funding are eligible.