Research Funding

Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation Welcomes Proposals for Musculoskeletal Transplant Research

Deadline: February 21, 2020

The Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation in partnership with the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF Biologics) welcomes proposals for the OREF/Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation Research Grant.

Through the program, a single grant of $98,000 over two years will be awarded in support of research in the science of biologic allografts, including stem cells for graft transplantation. Multidisciplinary research proposals are strongly encouraged.

Eligible applicants include domestic, nonprofit, public, and private institutions of higher education such as hospitals, medical schools, universities, and colleges. The PI must be a new investigator (defined as an individual who has not received an R01 National Institutes of Health grant or its equivalent).

See the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Klingenstein Fund and Simons Foundation Invite Applications for Fellowship Awards in Neuroscience

Deadline: February 15, 2020

The Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund and the Simons Foundation are inviting applications for the Klingensten-Simons Fellowship Awards in Neuroscience, among the nation’s oldest and most illustrious fellowships for young investigators in neuroscience research.

Through the program, fellowships of $225,000 over three years will be awarded to young investigators in support of basic or clinical research that leads to a better understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Areas of particular interest within the neurosciences include:

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience — Studies of the mechanisms of neuronal excitability and development, and of the genetic basis of behavior.

Neural Systems — Studies of the integrative function of the nervous system.

Translational Research — Studies designed to improve the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and our understanding of the causes of neurological and psychiatric disorders.

To be eligible, applicants must hold a PhD and/or MD degree and have completed all research training, including postdoctoral training; and have a tenure track appointment or the equivalent.

See the Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

T32 Cancer Control Fellowship Opportunity at University of Rochester

Deadline: February 1, 2020
T32 Cancer Control Fellowship Opportunity at the University of Rochester Poster

Now in its 16th year, the NCI-funded T32 Clinical and Translational Cancer Control Research Training Program at the University of Rochester and Wilmot Cancer Institute is seeking outstanding candidates for our upcoming group of post-doctoral fellows starting in summer, 2020.

Our program eagerly seeks highly motivated individuals with doctorates (Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent) who are committed to developing a successful research career in cancer control as independent investigators.

The program features exceptionally diverse research opportunities and professional guidance by several NCI-funded mentors. Core program mentors include: Drs. Michelle Janelsins, Ph.D., M.P.H., Gary Morrow, Ph.D., M.S., Karen Mustian, Ph.D., M.P.H., Supriya Mohile, M.D., M.S., Luke Peppone, Ph.D., M.P.H., Charles Kamen, Ph.D., M.P.H., Sarah Kerns, Ph.D., Ian Kleckner, Ph.D., M.P.H., and Eva Culakova, Ph.D. An additional 15 affiliate mentors join our core mentors in providing broad multi-disciplinary mentorship experiences for trainees.

Several key training resources are offered including the University of Rochester NCI-funded Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Research Base and several specialty laboratories. Cancer control programmatic specialty training areas of our training program include: conduct of Phase I-III clinical trials in both academic and local and nationwide community oncology research settings, geriatric oncology, cancer care delivery research, behavioral interventions, exercise oncology, health equity, nutraceuticals, mobile health, translational science (e.g., protein biomarker, genetics, epigenetics, immunology, physiology, etc.), and biostatistics. A more detailed description of the program, description of mentors, didactic courses and other research training opportunities, and application materials can be found at:

Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents. Candidates must have completed their doctoral training and have their degree conferred prior to starting the program. Candidates with prior post-doctoral training are also eligible.

Two years of funding with salaries of $60,000 per year are offered along with tuition, health insurance, research support, travel to scientific meetings and a Research Assistant Professor position.  Applications require three letters of recommendation, a personal statement of your research interests and how you think the program will help your research career along with your CV. Applications received on or before February 1, 2020 will receive priority for review. For questions, please email Co-Directors Drs. Janelsins and Morrow at

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