Research Funding

James S McDonnell Foundation Invites Applicants for Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards

Deadline: June 12, 2020

The James S. McDonnell Foundation is currently accepting applications for its Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in Understanding Dynamic and Multi-Scale Systems program.

The program supports scholarship and research directed toward the discovery and refinement of theoretical and mathematical tools that can contribute to the continued development of the study of complex, adaptive, non-linear systems. The program’s emphasis is on the development and application of theory and tools used in the study of complex research questions and not on particular fields of research per se.

To that end, fellowship awards are designed to provide students with opportunities to pursue postdoctoral training that might not otherwise be available and are aligned with their interest in obtaining additional skills and experience that can further their pursuit of a career in complex systems science.     

Grants of $200,000 (to be expended in no less than two and no more than three years) will be awarded to students in the final stages of completing a PhD who are committed to acquiring new skills and experience in a multi-disciplinary field such as complex systems science and who are looking to make a change in direction for their first postdoctoral fellowship (field of study, model organization, theory vs. experimental, etc.) that is either difficult or impossible without an external source of funding. Typically, JSMF can support up to ten fellowships per year.

Fellowship grants will not be awarded until a recipient applies, and is accepted as, a postdoctoral fellow at a qualified institution and the institution submits an acceptable request to JSMF to initiate the grant.

See the James S. McDonnell Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.Link to Complete RFP

NLN Foundation for Nursing Education Scholarship Awards

Deadline: May 18, 2020

The NLN Foundation Scholarship Awards program supports the goal of attracting more seasoned and ethnically diverse nurses to become nurse educators. Through the program, scholarships of up to $8,000 will be awarded to assist in nurses the completion of their graduate education, which could include tuition costs, support for a dissertation or thesis, or travel for attendance at an onsite internship or classes.

To be eligible, applicants must be a nurse pursuing an advanced degree in preparation for a career as a full-time academic nurse educator. In addition, applicants must be a member of NLN either as an individual or through their institution.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the NLN Foundation website.

Link to Complete RFP

CONDA Mini Grant RFA

Deadline: May 15, 2020

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Development and Aging (CONDA) Center is pleased to announce two opportunities
for research funding through an NIH/NIGMS mechanism. The CONDA Center is a new Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) that focuses on the cognitive Neuroscience of lifespan development and strives to support and develop all neuroimaging and human neuroscience research in the region.

The goal of the Mini Grants Program is to provide support to promising research projects led by graduate students and post-doctoral research associates. These projects can be largely independent from the mentor’s ongoing projects, or can substantially build on the same theme. Acceptable examples would include adding a study group (e.g., un-medicated patients) to an ongoing study of several patient groups, adding a new measure (e.g., MRI or blood test) to an ongoing study, adding an additional follow-up visit, or similar scenarios. The main goals of the program are to enhance graduate student and postdoctoral research projects across the Omaha academic community. Total budgets should range from $5,000 to a maximum of $20,000 and we anticipate funding several mini grants in 2020. Note that the project period should be less than one year and that the average budget is expected to be about $10,000. Successful applicants will also receive access to resources of the Center for professional development and project support.

For questions pertaining to whether your research would qualify for Center support, please contact Melissa Welch-Lazoritz, email.