These faculty scholar awards provide funding for early career professors to jump start an independent research career. They are often limited submission, requiring nominations by a candidate’s department or the university. Please visit this space as well as the limited submission page for information on submitting your name for consideration for one of these limited programs. If you are aware of any other awards of this type, please contact the research development office so they can be advertised and listed here.
|Program||Subject Area||Eligibility Criteria||Limited?||Deadline|
|Moore Inventor Fellows||Scientific research, environmental conservation, and patient care.||Candidates must be faculty, research scientists, postdocs or other full-time staff at eligible institutions.||2 per institution||Deadline Passed for 2019.|
|Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Programs||Chemical Sciences, including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering.||Nominees must hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment, and are normally expected to have been appointed no earlier than mid-year 2010.||1 per institution||Internal Nomination deadline passed.
Sponsor deadline 2/6/2020
|Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists (National Award)||Three categories: Life Sciences / Physical Sciences & Engineering / Chemistry.||Faculty who serves as a primary PI in one of the subject areas||1 in each category||Deadline Passed for 2019.
|Takeda Innovators in Science Award||Rare diseases.||Early Career Scientists must have been engaged in active research for 10 years or less since gaining a doctorate or equivalent, and must hold a junior level post-doctoral or faculty position at an invited academic institution. Senior Scientists must have been engaged in active research for 10 years or more since gaining a doctorate or equivalent, and must hold a senior level faculty position at an invited academic institution.||1 Early Career Scientist;|
1 Senior Scientist per institution
|Deadline Passed for 2019.|
|Beckman Young Investigator Award||Chemical & Life Sciences.||Candidate must be within the first three years of a tenure track position. U.S. citizens or permanent residents only.||No limit for the LOI stage||Deadline Passed for 2019.|
|Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program||Bioethics research that helps resolve pressing ethical issues in clinical care, biomedical research, and public policy.||Junior faculty members holding at least a 60% tenure track appointment.||2 per institution||Deadline Passed for 2019.|
|Sloan Research Fellowships||Chemistry, computational or evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, ocean sciences, physics, or a related field.||Candidates must hold a tenure-track position with a teaching requirement. Candidates' most recent Ph.D. (or equivalent) must have been awarded on or after September 1, 2011.||3 per department||Deadline Passed for 2019.|
Biomedical Scholar Awards
These programs all support research in biomedical fields and are all limited. The internal competitions for these programs typically run in the early summer. Submission guidelines will be posted on the limited submission website.
|Program||Subject Area||Eligibility Criteria||Application Deadline|
|Pew Biomedical Scholars||Science relevant to the advancement of human health||As of Sept. 10, 2020, candidates must hold a full-time appointment at the rank of assistant professor. (Appointments such as research assistant professor, adjunct assistant professor, assistant professor research track, visiting professor, or instructor are not eligible). See the program website for all eligibility criteria||Department head nomination deadline: 4/16/2020
|Mallinckrodt Foundation Grants||Biomedical research||Applicants should be in the first to fourth year of their tenure track faculty position and not have current R01 funding.||Deadline passed for 2019.|
|Searle Scholars Program||Biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences||Applicants should have begun their appointment as an independent investigator at the assistant professor level on or after July 1, 2018. The appointment must be their first tenure-track position.||Deadline passed for 2019.|