Research Funding

RWJF Health Policy Fellows Program

Deadline: November 9, 2020

Gain valuable, career-building experience in health policy with the United States’ most influential leaders and decision makers.

COVID-19 continues to underscore the importance of accessible, equitable health care and building a Culture of Health in every community. Ensuring everyone has the opportunity to lead a healthier life requires a diverse network of professionals equipped to lead, addressing the nation’s most pressing health policy challenges. Even more, it is essential that policy decisions are informed by those on the front line of health care and public health.

RWJF’s Health Policy Fellows [] program seeks the United States’ best and brightest mid-career health professionals, behavioral and social scientists, and others interested in health and policy to join its 2021-2022 class. This non-partisan fellowship offers exclusive, hands-on experience with the most influential congressional and executive branch offices in the nation’s capital. As a fellow, you will use your expertise and front line knowledge to engage directly with members of Congress and the executive branch, and help inform the future of health care in this country.

This is a unique opportunity to grow your leadership experience while working at the center of health, tech, and policy in Washington, D.C.

Apply by 3 p.m. on November 9, 2020 > []

Register to join one of our informational webinars [] on September 23rd at 11 a.m. ET or October 27th at 2 p.m. ET for a program overview and answers to frequently asked questions.

Glaucoma Research Foundation Welcomes Proposals for High-Impact Research

Deadline: July 15, 2020
Link to RFP

The Glaucoma Research Foundation is accepting preliminary proposals for its Shaffer Grants for Innovative Glaucoma Research program.

Through the program, one-year grants of $50,000 will be awarded in support of new, high-impact clinical, epidemiological, and laboratory glaucoma research projects aligned with the foundation’s strategic goals and overall mission to cure glaucoma and restore vision through innovative research.

Grant applicants must possess at least a graduate degree. Interdisciplinary teams and collaborations that may lead to new glaucoma treatments are encouraged.

For more information and a link to the online application, visit the Glaucoma Research Foundation website.

American Association for Cancer Research Invites LOIs for Cancer Research

Deadline: July 13, 2020
Link to RFP

The American Association for Cancer Research is inviting applications for its AACR-The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research “Science of the Patient” (SOP) Grants Program.

The program represents a joint effort to stimulate novel research aimed at understanding the influence of the biology of the host (i.e., patient) on the genesis, development, treatment, and survivorship of cancer. Successful projects should emphasize the interplay of host physiological systems with the tumor and/or tumor microenvironment. With a focus on harnessing powerful approaches to examining cancer not as an isolated phenomenon but as a systemic disease that affects and is affected by both the normal and pathological functions of the patient’s body, the grants are expected to yield important advancements in the understanding of cancer development, progression, and treatment.

Grants of up to $750,000 over three years will be awarded in support of highly innovative approaches to a major problem or challenge in cancer research. Individuals with innovative ideas that have the potential to affect future clinical practice are particularly encouraged to apply. 

To be eligible, applicants must have a doctoral degree (including PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree. Investigators may be employed by an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world. Postdoctoral or clinical research fellows or the equivalent who are working under the auspices of a scientific mentor are not eligible to apply. (Qualified fellows are invited to apply for an AACR Fellowship.)

Letters of Intent are due July 13. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by October 6, 2020.

See the American Association for Cancer Research website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.