Research Funding

BrightFocus Travel Fellowships

The BrightFocus Foundation is pleased to announce sponsorship of 4 travel fellowships (in the areas of glaucoma or Age-related macular degeneration) for Young Investigators to attend the upcoming 12th biennial AOPT Conference (Association for Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics Conference) in Charleston, SC Feb. 26-Mar. 1, 2015. Eligibility is restricted to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows (within 5 years of terminal degree), and junior faculty (within 10 years of terminal degree). BrightFocus travel fellowships are restricted to researchers pursing projects with relevance to AMD and glaucoma.  See the AOPT website for other fellowship opportunities. Application deadline is November 21. So, don’t delay submitting an application if you qualify.

This represents an exciting opportunity for young investigators to attend the meeting and present their research. Abstract submission is a requirement. The best abstracts submitted for this award will be selected for a platform session dedicated to young investigators.

In addition to an exciting platform program that covers many areas of ocular pharmacology and therapeutics, the conference organizers have a dedicated program for young investigators including: a young investigator platform session, pizza with the professor lunch, panel discussion “Collaborations between academia and industry”, and a hot topics poster session. Lastly, this year’s keynote speaker is Professor Krzysztof Palczewski from Case Western Reserve University. His lecture is titled “Application of systems pharmacology to retinal degenerative disorders”.

PDF Postdoctoral Fellowship (for Basic Scientists and Neurologists)

LOI Deadline: December 1st, 2014

he Parkinson’s Disease Foundation has several grant opportunities for the upcoming 2014-2015 grant cycle. Letters of intent for our PDF Postdoctoral Fellowship (for Basic Scientists and Neurologists) open Saturday, November 1st, and are due Monday, December 1st. We also have summer fellowships for medical and undergraduate students to conduct research, travel awards for graduate and medical students to present data at PD-related conferences, conference awards for established investigators to organize a meeting on PD, and partnership awards with the Parkinson Study Group and Howard Hughes Medical Institute for clinicians.

Please see the attached document for deadline details, as well as our website for eligibility:

PDF Research Grant Deadline Factsheet-2014-15 Final


Cystic Fibrosis Clinical Fellowships

Clinical Fellowships

Application Deadline for 1st & 2nd Yr Fellowships: First Wednesday of October
Application Deadline for 3rd & 4th: First Wednesday of September
Application Deadline for 5th Yr Fellowships: First Wednesday of September

The intent of this award is to encourage specialized training early in a physician’s career and to prepare candidates for careers in academic medicine. Training must take place in a CF Foundation-accredited care center and must encompass diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, comprehensive care and CF-related research. Applicants must be eligible for Board certification in pediatrics or internal medicine by the time the fellowship begins.

Awards are $47,600 (first year) and $49,250 (second year) for stipend. Also, fellowships are available for additional basic and/or clinical research training in the third, fourth, and fifth years to qualified applicants. Recipients are expected to be subspecialty Board eligible at the completion of the program.

Applicants and sponsors must submit a proposal of the research studies to be undertaken and other specialized training that will be offered during this third year. Up to $68,250 may be awarded: $58,250 for stipend and $10,000 for research costs (indirect costs not allowed).

Recipients who do not enter a career of academic medicine will be subject to payback provisions. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required.

Please review the appropriate Policies and Guidelines for complete submission information: 1st Year, 2nd Year, 3rd year, 4th year, or 5th year.