NameStatusFunding AmountPurpose Eligibility
Duchossois Family Institute (DFI): Multidisciplinary Research Grant LimitedUp to $250K, renewable for a second year pending review of the first year’s accomplishmentsFacilitates productive research collaborations between clinical investigators studying patients in whom the microbiome and immune system are contributing to disease states and laboratory investigators focusing on mechanisms of immune and microbiome-mediated disease resistance.Must hold a faculty appointment at the level of Instructor or higher. 
Duchossois Family Institute (DFI): 2020 Fellowship Grant LimitedUp to $120K per year that can be used to cover the fellow’s salary and support for supplies/staffSupports promising, research-oriented clinical fellows during the transition from fellowship to junior faculty status.  Provides opportunities to conduct clinical research focusing on the impact of the microbiome and/or immune system on clinical outcomes in patients receiving care at UChicago. Clinical fellows and early junior faculty members at the Instructor level
Career Starter Research Grants - Knights Templar Eye FoundationAwarded AnnuallyUp to $70,000 per grantSupports 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.Applicants for these grants are at the beginning of their academic careers and must have received a M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent degree.
Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholars Program in BioethicsLimited
Awarded Annually
50% salary support and benefits for 3 years awarded annuallySupports research that goes beyond current work in bioethics to help resolve pressing ethical issues in clinical care, biomedical research, and public policy.Applicants 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.
Research Scholar Grant - Radiological Society of North AmericaAwarded Annually$75,000 for 2 years as salary support Helps 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 NeuroscienceAwarded Annually$75,000 per year for 3 years Assistant Professors with no more than 4 years into an independent/ tenure-track appointment.
Mallinckrodt Scholar ProgramLimited
Awarded Annually
$100,000 per year for 4 years Supports 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.
Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award OverviewLimited$600,000 over three years, plus $100,000 toward retiring medical school debt. Supports independent young physician-scientists conducting disease-oriented research. MD, DO, or MD/PhD within first five (5) years of their initial full faculty appointment.
L’Oréal USA for Women in ScienceAwarded Annually$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.
The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program  Limited
Awarded Annually
$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 ResearchAwarded Annually$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.
Dana Foundation Clinical Neuroscience Research GrantsLimited$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 ProgramAwarded AnnuallyNon-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.
Dana Foundation David Mahoney Neuroimaging ProgramLimitedTBATBA
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation - Clinical Scientist Development AwardAwarded AnnuallyUp 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
Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant ProgramLimited
Awarded Annually
$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.PI must be a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor working in the field of neuroscience.
Packard Fellowships in Science and Engineering$875,000 over 5 years Early careers researchers in physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, astronomy, computer science, earth science, ocean science, & engineering.Engaged in research in the natural and physical sciences or engineering and within the first three years of their faculty careers.
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance - Liz Tilberis ScholarsAwarded Annually$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).
William T. Grant Scholarship ProgramLimited
Awarded Annually
$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. Applicants must have received their terminal degree within seven years of submitting their application.
Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award$400,000 for two years or $800,000 for four 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.Tenure-track Assistant Professors within the first five (5) years of obtaining their initial Assistant Professor position and clinical fellows doing research.
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical SciencesLimited$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.
Keck Foundation Research Grants in Science and Engineering and in Medical Research Limited$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.
Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Research Trust Awards Program -Catalyst AwardLimited
Awarded Annually
$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
Gabrielle's Angel Foundation Medical Research AwardLimited$75,000 per year for 3 yearsFunds basic or clinical research that will lead to novel therapeutic approaches to leukemia, lymphoma, and related cancersMust be an Assistant Professor (Associate Professors may apply for *Integrative* projects only)
Cancer Research Foundation - Young Investigator AwardAwarded Annually$100,000Nurturing young scientists in the pursuit of independent hypothesis and enable them to develop the preliminary data necessary to successfully complete for major research grants.First years of initial faculty appointment (instructor, assistant professor).
The Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) ProgramAwarded Annually$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.
Sloan Research Fellowships$65,000 for a two-year periodCandidates must be nominated by a department head or other senior researcher.
Searle Scholars ProgramLimited$300,000 for a three-year period Supports the independent research of young faculty in the biomedical sciences and chemistryBegan their appointment as an independent investigator at the assistant professor level on or after July 1, 2018. Must be first tenure-track position.
Cancer Research Institute - Irvington Postdoctroal Research FellowshipsAwarded AnnuallyUp 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)Awarded Annually$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 AwardAwarded AnnuallyUS 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
Simons Investigators in Mathematical Modeling of Living SystemsLimited$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 AwardAwarded Annually$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
Damon Runyon Physician Scientist Training AwardLimited$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): Waun Ki 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. 
Blavatnik National Awards for Young ScientistsLimited
Awarded Annually
$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.
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 EpidemiologistAwarded Annually$5,000SER member who is an early career epidemiologist, defined as < 7 years from terminal degree
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 ResearchAwarded Annually$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 Awarded Annually$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 Society for Cell Biology (ASCB): Women - JuniorAwarded Annually$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 ScientistAwarded Annually$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 AwardAwarded Annually$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.