Funding Announcements

ONR FY 2019 Young Investigator Program (YIP)

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) released its 2019 funding announcement for the Young Investigator Program (YIP), which is awarded to promising young tenure-track faculty in their first or second year who demonstrate the ability to deliver innovative research aligned with ONR’s research priorities. This popular program provides early career university faculty a path into the Navy’s research enterprise through multi-year research grants.

Deadline: Proposals should be submitted no later than August 31, 2018 at 11:59 EST.
Funding: Individual awards will be funded at a maximum of $500,000 for a two-year base period, with a possibility to extend for one more year for an additional $250,000.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the ONR Program Managers in their technical area to discuss their research ideas before submitting a proposal. Review information about ONR’s research focus areas here. View the Full FOA under solicitation number “N00014-18-S-F009” at Grants Gov.

Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Program

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation’s Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Program provides research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of academic careers in the chemical and life sciences, particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments, and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science.

Funding: $600,000 over four years, contingent upon demonstrated progress after the second year of the award. The Foundation does not provide for overhead or for indirect costs.
Eligibility: The BYI program is open to those within the first three years of a tenure-track position, or an equivalent independent research appointment, in an academic or non-profit institution that conducts research in the chemical and life sciences. Tenure-track start date for the 2019 competition must be after August 15, 2015.

Internal Process: All completed materials must be routed through the Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Research to facilitate endorsement from the Provost. Interested applicants should send complete applications to Kat Tokarz, Research Communications Manager, by Monday, July 16, 2018. Applicants are responsible for obtaining signatures from their deans.  For assistance with proposal development, please contact George Kosa, Director of Foundation Relations.

Deadlines: Completed Application Due for Provost Approval: Monday, July 16, 2018. Sponsor Deadline: Monday, August 6, 2018

NIH Launches Pilot Program to match unfunded applicants with Private Funders

The new Online Partnership to Accelerate Research (OnPAR) is a collaboration between NIH and the contractor Leidos that will allow researchers upload unfunded NIH proposals to an online portal where potential funders can review the scores received from reviewers, and decide whether to provide money for the study.

The goal of OnPAR is to match quality biomedical research projects with priority areas of interest of private foundations, and pharmaceutical and biotech companies and/or other private biomedical research funders. OnPAR will eventually provide access to a global pipeline of research projects that can either supplement internal projects or provide innovative new ideas for future medical products.

If an applicant scored in the top 30% and is not funded by NIH, he/she is welcome to submit an abstract for consideration. Qualified applicants are invited to register with OnPAR and participate in the submission and review process. It is not necessary to re-write an application. OnPAR will accept the NIH abstract that was submitted by the applicant, and if invited, his/her submitted NIH application and Summary Statement.

For more information on the registration process click here.