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.

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St. Baldrick’s Foundation Invites Applications for Pediatric Oncology Fellows

LOI Deadline: July 10, 2020
Link to RFA

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer- and donor-powered charity committed to supporting the most promising research aimed at finding cures for childhood cancers and allowing survivors to long and healthy lives.

To advance this mission, the foundation is welcoming applications for its Fellowship Awards. Through the program, grants of up to $75,000 per year for up to two years, with up to an additional 30 percent of the salary amount for fringe benefits (total yearly maximum of $97,500), will be awarded in support of pediatric oncology researchers, with an opportunity for one additional year of funding based on need, significant accomplishment, and approved application. Fellows must have completed at least two years of fellowship training prior to becoming a St. Baldrick’s Fellow.

Letters of Intent are due July 10. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposals by August 28, 2020.

To be eligible, applicants should hold an MD or DO degree by the date the grant becomes effective and may not hold an appointment of assistant professor or above. Applicants must have a fellowship mentor who provides supervision, facilities, and research support at an American Board of Pediatrics-approved fellowship program in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. Principal investigators affiliated with U.S.-based academic, medical, or nonprofit institutions are eligible to apply, although applicants need not be a citizen of the United States.

See the St. Baldrick’s Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.


Society for Neuroscience Invites Nominations for Drug Addiction Research Award

Deadline: June 5, 2020

The vision of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is to advance breakthrough discoveries in neuroscience and promote innovative translation of scientific advances to improve the health of people everywhere.

To that end, SfN seeks nominations for the Jacob P. Waletzky Award, which will supports a young investigators whose independent research has led to significant conceptual and empirical contributions to the understanding of drug addiction and who intends to continue to make significant contributions to addiction research and treatment. Both basic and clinical researchers are eligible. Recipients will receive a $30,000 prize and complimentary registration, transportation (economy air or ground), and two nights hotel accommodations for the SfN annual meeting.

To be eligible, applicants must be within fifteen years of his/or PhD or MD degree. Nominees need not be SfN members. Self-nomination is not permitted.

See the Society for Neuroscience website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.Link to Complete RFP