Early Career

Early Career RFPs are listed below for all research categories. 

RFP Listings:

National Academy of Medicine—Scholars in Diagnostic Excellence

March 03, 2021

Funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, this collaborative program with the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) supports up to 10 scholars in a one-year, part-time remote experience to enhance the scholars’ knowledge and skills in diagnostic quality and safety, and accelerate their career development in becoming national leaders in the field.   

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation—Psychosocial Research (PSR) of Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)

March 03, 2021

The PSR portfolio supports studies that develop and disseminate sound data that inform best practices and produce better outcomes and improve quality of life for people living with spinal cord injury. PSR explores the interrelation of behavioral, social and psychological factors that influence participation, health practice, lifestyle, and support systems in community and clinical settings. 

Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation—2021 Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research Opportunities

March 08, 2021

The Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (NETRF) is the leading non-profit organization supporting basic, translational and clinical NET research. Their mission is to accelerate scientific discovery that will help create new and more effective therapies for NETs.  

Muscular Dystrophy Association—MDA Development Grants

March 15, 2021

The purpose of Development Grants is to expand the number of scientists conducting meritorious neuromuscular disease research from among investigators who may be part of a team in the laboratory of a senior investigator under whose guidance the researcher will be given flexibility to work independently or as part of a collaborative effort. 

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation—Fellowship Award

March 15, 2021

The Foundation encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention. 

The Sontag Foundation—Distinguished Scientist Award (DSA) for Brain Cancer Research

March 17, 2021

The Distinguished Scientist Award (DSA) seeks to provide career and research support to early career scientists who demonstrate outstanding promise for making scientific and medical breakthroughs in the field of brain cancer research. 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation—Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP)

March 17, 2021

The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP) offers four-year postdoctoral research awards to physicians, dentists, and nurses from historically marginalized backgrounds. Scholars should be committed to working toward eliminating health disparities by achieving senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry, or nursing. 

The Whiting Foundation—Public Engagement Fellowship, 2022-23 Cycle

March 22, 2021

The Whiting Public Engagement Programs, including the Public Engagement Fellowship and the Public Engagement Seed Grant, celebrate and empower early-career humanities faculty who embrace public engagement as part of their scholarly vocation. This opportunity pertains to the Public Engagement Fellowship. (The Whiting Public Engagement Seed Grant is listed in InfoReady separately.)

The Whiting Foundation—Public Engagement Seed Grant, 2022-23 Cycle

March 22, 2021

The Whiting Public Engagement Programs, including the Public Engagement Fellowship and the Public Engagement Seed Grant, celebrate and empower early-career humanities faculty who embrace public engagement as part of their scholarly vocation. This opportunity pertains to the Public Engagement Seed Grant. (The Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship is listed in InfoReady separately.)

American Psychological Foundation—Visionary Grants

April 01, 2021

The APF Visionary Grants seek to seed innovation through supporting research, education and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems in the following priority

Prostate Cancer Foundation—2021 Young Investigator Awards

April 12, 2021

PCF seeks applications from the global biomedical research community. Applicants traditionally under-represented in science and medicine are highly encouraged. The Foundation seeks applications from early-career basic scientists, medical oncologists, pathologists, urologists, radiologists, radiation oncologists, public health experts, bioinformaticians, bioengineers, or professionals from any other field that could contribute to the end of prostate cancer.  

The Pew Charitable Trusts—Pew Biomedical Scholars Program

April 13, 2021

The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding individuals who are in their first few years of their appointment at the assistant professor level.

The John A. Hartford Foundation—Health and Aging Policy Fellowship 2021-2022

April 15, 2021

This program provides a unique opportunity for professionals in health and aging to gain the experience and skills necessary to make a positive contribution to the development and implementation of health policies that affect older Americans. The Fellowship is open to professionals in all disciplines and at all career stages. 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation—Systems for Action: Systems and Services Research to Build a Culture of Health

April 30, 2021

Systems for Action (S4A) is a signature research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that builds a Culture of Health by rigorously testing new ways of connecting the nation’s fragmented medical, social, and public health systems. 

Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation and National Medical Fellowships—Diversity in Clinical Trials Career Development Program (DCTCDP)

July 02, 2021

In partnership, the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation and National Medical Fellowships have created the Diversity in Clinical Trials Career Development Program (DCTCDP) aimed at increasing diversity in clinical trials.

Glaucoma Research Foundation—Shaffer Grants

July 15, 2021

The Glaucoma Research Foundation supports new high-impact clinical, epidemiological and laboratory research based on their strategic research goals. 

Thrasher Research Fund—Early Career Awards

September 14, 2021

The Fund recognizes that young investigators may find it difficult to remain in pediatric research because of a lack of funding. Therefore, the purpose of this program is to encourage the development of medical research in child health by awarding small grants to new researchers, helping them gain a foothold in this important area. The goal is to fund applicants who will go on to be independent investigators. The Fund will make up to 30 awards total with two funding cycles (15 awards each).