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.

ProgramSubject AreaEligibility CriteriaLimited?Deadline
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards ProgramsChemical 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 institutionNOI deadline 12/5/19

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 areas1 in each categoryDeadline Passed for 2019.
Takeda Innovators in Science AwardRare 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
Internal NOI deadline passed.

Sponsor deadline 11/22/2019
Moore Inventor FellowsScientific research, environmental conservation, and patient care.Candidates must be faculty, research scientists, postdocs or other full-time staff at eligible institutions.2 per institutionInternal NOI deadline passed.

Sponsor deadline 12/13/2019
Beckman Young Investigator AwardChemical & 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 stageDeadline Passed for 2019.
Greenwall Faculty Scholars ProgramBioethics 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 institutionDeadline Passed for 2019.
Sloan Research FellowshipsChemistry, 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 departmentDeadline Passed for 2019.

Biomedical Scholar Awards

These programs all support research in biomedical fields and are all limited. The internal competitions for these programs are typically run jointly in the early summer. Submission guidelines will be posted on the limited submission website.

ProgramSubject AreaEligibility CriteriaApplication Deadline
Pew Biomedical ScholarsScience relevant to the advancement of human healthAs of Oct. 17, 2019, nominees must hold full-time appointments at the rank of assistant professor. On June 14, 2019, candidates must have been in such an appointment for less than three years (not appointed before June 14, 2016), whether or not such an appointment was on a tenure track.Internal Nomination deadline passed for 2019
Mallinckrodt Foundation GrantsBiomedical researchApplicants 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 ProgramBiochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciencesApplicants 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.