Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) PROGRAM SOLICITATION

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) application period is now open! NSF is soliciting applications for the GRFP until the posted deadlines in late October and early November 2014. Since 1952, GRFP has provided Fellowships to individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. Three years of support is provided by the program for graduate study in science or engineering and leads to a research-based master’s or doctoral degree. The NSF expects to award 2,000 Graduate Research Fellowships under this program solicitation pending availability of funds:


Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) PROGRAM SOLICITATION (NSF 14-590)


GRFP is also soliciting reviewers for the GRFP applications.  Disciplinary and interdisciplinary scientists and engineers, and other professionals with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduate education expertise, are invited to serve as reviewers for the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). This opportunity is described in a Dear Colleague Letter:


Dear Colleague Letter – NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program – Invitation for Reviewers (NSF 14-107)

Searle Scholars Program

Internal Deadline:  August 22, 2014

Submit application to the Office of Vice Chancellor for Research


The Searle Scholars Program supports research of outstanding individuals who have recently begun their appointment at the assistant professor level, and whose appointment is their first tenure-track position at a participating academic or research institution. Today, 153 institutions are invited to participate in the Program.

The Program was established at The Chicago Community Trust in 1980 and has been administered by Kinship Foundation since 1996. The Program is funded from the estates of Mr. and Mrs. John G. Searle. Mr. Searle was the grandson of the founder of the world-wide pharmaceutical company, G.D. Searle & Company. It was Mr. Searle’s wish that certain funds be used to support “…research in medicine, chemistry, and the biological sciences.”

Each year 15 new individuals are named Searle Scholars. Awards are currently set at $100,000 per year for three years. Since its inception, 542 Scholars have been named and over $115 million has been awarded.


Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Dear Researcher,

This notice is to inform you of the deadline for grant proposals to Alzheimer’s Disease Research (ADR), a program of BrightFocus Foundation.  Applications for 2015 awards are due on October 14, 2014. Information and instructions for applying online is available on our website at:

BrightFocus provides research funds for U.S. domestic as well as international researchers pursuing pioneering research leading to a greater understanding of Alzheimer’s disease.

The maximum award value of the ADR Standard Award is US $250,000, payable over three years.

Interested post doctoral researchers should apply for the ADR Research Fellowship, a two year award with a maximum value of US $100,000.

All submitted proposals are subjected to peer-review by a qualified Scientific Review Committee, consisting of active academic and clinical researchers from within the Alzheimer’s disease research field.

Preference is made for exciting, cutting-edge type projects that would not, at their present stage, be competitive for large government or industry awards. Typically these awards are made to junior investigators, or to more established investigators who are proposing particularly innovative research.

Eligibility is limited to non-profit institutions, or government research facilities.

For information regarding other BrightFocus funding programs for glaucoma and macular degeneration research, please visit us at:


Alzheimer’s Disease Research