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
Takeda Innovators in Science AwardGastrointestinal disorders.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
Notification of Interest (NOI) forms are no longer being accepted.

Award submission deadline: 5/27/2021

Beckman Young Investigator AwardChemical and 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 stageNext cycle anticipated in Summer 2021
Sloan Research FellowshipsChemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, molecular biology, neuroscience, ocean sciences, physics, or a related field.Candidates must hold a tenure-track position with a regular teaching obligation. 3 per departmentNext cycle anticipated in Summer 2021
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 (or its equivalent). 1 per institutionNext cycle anticipated in Summer 2021
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 institutionNext cycle anticipated in Fall 2021
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 institutionNext cycle anticipated in Fall 2021
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 categoryNext cycle anticipated in Fall 2021

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.

ProgramSubject AreaEligibility CriteriaApplication Deadline
Mallinckrodt Foundation GrantsBiomedical researchApplicants should be in the first to fourth year of their tenure track faculty position and not have current R01 funding. Department heads are invited to submit a nomination package for the 2021 program cycle.
Pew Biomedical ScholarsScience relevant to the advancement of human healthAs 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 criteriaThe 2021 nomination period is closed for internal review and selection.

Nomination due date: 5/17/2021
Application due date: 9/1/2021
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.2020 Deadline Passed.