Research Funding

Searle Scholars Program

Internal Submission Deadline:  Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The University of Nebraska has been invited to select one candidate to apply for the 2019 Searle Scholars Program Competition.  The Program awards funding for research related to medicine, chemistry, and the biological sciences.  Awardees receive $100,000 per year for three years.

Detailed eligibility information may be found at:  Searle Scholars

Last year’s Searle Scholars Program awardees may be found at: Searle Scholars 2018 Awardees

Individuals who were nominated for awards last year but were not awarded still may meet the eligibility for criteria for the 2019 competition.  If you wish to nominate such an individual, please notify Dr. David Jackson in the Provost’s Office, and he will contact Searle’s scientific director to discuss the situation.

The Searle Program provided a sample application form in order to get an advanced view of the questions that will appear in the online application (contact the provost office to obtain a copy).  NOTE: This is NOT the actual application form.

Those who are eligible and wish to apply should plan to submit their current CVs and answers to the following questions using the format requested on the draft application form.  The UNMC applicants should be submit their draft to Deborah Hawkins in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research by email no later than 5:00 PM, Wednesday, August 1st.

  • Contact & Abstract (pages 5-7 of PDF):
    • Name
    • Campus address, phone number, and email (instead of “Institution Where Award will be Held”)
    • Title of Proposed Research
    • Major Areas of Doctoral and (if applicable) Post-Doctoral Research
  • Application (pages 9-10)
    • Dissertation:  List the title of doctoral dissertation and provide brief summary and its importance to its field of study
    • Post-Doctoral Research:  Provide brief summary of post-doctoral research, telling its importance to its field of study (if applicable)
  • Application (pages 14-15)
    • Research: Anticipated Activities during Award Period (percent effort out of 100)
    • Research Program
    • Research Proposal
  • Application (page 16)
    • Career Goals

Each institution will forward to the Provost’s Office up to three candidates for consideration no later than August 17, 2018, based on their internal selection process.  Materials should be sent electronically to Cathy Robertus with a carbon-copy to David Jackson.

The Provost will ask the Selection Committee to review the applications and provide a recommendation no later than September 7.  The Provost’s Office then will submit the NU nominee through Searle’s online application system.  Once nominated, the NU applicant will receive an email with instructions to access the online system; once notified, the applicant will be able to refine his/her application materials with the assistance of campus proposal/award support staff.

The NU nominee should plan to submit his/her application online so that it is received prior to the September 28 deadline.  A copy of the nominee’s submitted materials also should be forwarded to the Provost’s Office.

Fullbright Scholar Program

Regional Highlights: East Asia & the Pacific | Europe | MENA | Western Hemisphere

East Asia & the Pacific

The East Asia and the Pacific region offers over 50 award opportunities, and close to 150 grants, for U.S. faculty, researchers, and professionals at every stage of their career through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

Many awards welcome applications from any field of study, and two awards allow for multi-country opportunities within the region, the ASEAN Research Program and the Cross-Strait Studies Research Program. Awards for the 2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program include:

Australia: Fulbright Senior Award (Sponsored by Central Queensland University)
China: Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts (Research)
Japan: Study of the United States (Teaching in Social Sciences and Humanities)
Macao: All Disciplines
Philippines: Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization

Application Deadline: August 1, 2018

For more information about awards to East Asia and the Pacific, visit the 2019-2020 Catalog of Awards or contact us at


The Europe and Eurasia region offers a wide range of opportunities for U.S. academics and professionals to engage in original research and have impactful teaching experiences through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

With 273 awards in 45 European and Eurasian countries, there is diverse range of opportunities: from multi-country opportunities in the European Union to discipline specific awards such as Migration Studies in Marseille, STEM opportunities in Ukraine and France, an Interfaith award in Albania to Early Career and Flex option awards. Awards for the 2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program include:

Belgium: Hasselt University All Disciplines Award
Croatia: Business Administration and Economics
Estonia: Multiple Disciplines
France: Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair
Italy: Fulbright Lectureship in Sustainability & Circular Economy at the University of Bologna
United Kingdom: Fulbright-Cancer Research UK Scholar Award
Finland: Fulbright-Aalto University Distinguished Chair
Iceland: Fulbright-National Science Foundation Scholar in Cyber-Security and Critical Infrastructure

Application Deadline: August 1, 2018.

For more information about awards to Europe and Eurasia, visit the 2019-2020 Catalog of Awards or contact us at


Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar program to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) offers unique opportunities for scholars to immerse themselves in one of the most dynamic cultural and social landscapes in the world. Fulbright Scholars to MENA contribute to the region’s legacy of excellence in scholarship through a wide range of awards. From pursuing postdoctoral research in Israel, to training the next generation of educators in Bahrain, to a myriad of All-Discipline awards, MENA Fulbright Scholars have a diverse range of research and teaching options at all career levels and in a variety of fields. MENA-based Fulbright Scholars may also consider a multi-country research grant and also may apply for intraregional travel grants while on the program.



Application Deadline: August 1, 2018.


For more information about awards to the MENA region, visit the 2019-2020 Catalog of Awards or contact

Western Hemisphere

The United States is linked to the countries of the Western Hemisphere by physical proximity, shared values, and vast cultural, commercial, and demographic ties. Through decades of collaboration and partnership, Western Hemisphere nations have built strong networks that facilitate the efficient movement of knowledge, ideas and technology throughout the region.

With close to 60 awards in over 30 countries there is diverse range of opportunities in the Western Hemisphere: from a series of research awards in Canada, a border award with Mexico, to a wide variety of All Disciplines awards throughout Central America and the Caribbean, and a large range of compelling opportunities throughout South America! Awards for the 2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program include:

Application Deadline: August 1, 2018.

For more information about awards throughout the Western Hemisphere, visit the 2019-2020 Catalog of Awards or contact us at

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation RFP

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation continues to accelerate research focused on priority areas to address unmet clinical needs in IBD. With that goal, the Foundation has launched two new research initiatives:


Submission deadline: September 7th, 2018.

Additional Funding opportunities:

Senior Research Awards
Litwin IBD Pioneers Initiative
Career Development Award
Research Fellowship Awards
Visiting IBD Research Fellowship Award
Student Award

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For key dates and application guidelines, please visit our website.