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Natural Science and Engineering Opportunities, by Funding Program

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Funding Program Deadline
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Fellowships
Promote academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from abroad and in Germany
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Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Sloan Research Fellowships
Two-year research fellowships of $50,000 for early-career faculty (tenure-track, though untenured) in chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, economics, neuroscience, relevant fields in the biological sciences, or in a related interdisciplinary field
September
American Association of University Women
American Fellowships
Postdoctoral research leave and short-term publication grants for pre-tenure women scholars in all fields
November
American Chemical Society
Petroleum Research Fund - Undergraduate Research (UR) 
Provides funding for scientists and engineers with established programs of research at non-doctoral departments. Grants are intended as seed money to initiate a new research direction. The following research areas are supported: Synthetic Organic Chemistry; Geochemistry; Inorganic Chemistry; Physical Organic Chemistry; Surface Science; Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry; Polymer Science; Geology and Geophysics; Chemical and Petroleum Engineering; and Materials Science.
March
American Chemical Society
Petroleum Research Fund - Undergraduate New Investigator Grants (UNI) 
Provides funding for scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent careers in academia and have limited or no preliminary results for a research project they wish to pursue. Grants are intended to initiate a new research program. The following research areas are supported: Synthetic Organic Chemistry; Geochemistry; Inorganic Chemistry; Physical Organic Chemistry; Surface Science; Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry; Polymer Science; Geology and Geophysics; Chemical and Petroleum Engineering; and Materials Science.
March
American Heart Association
Awards and grants for research related to cardiovascular health. 
Various
American Mathematical Society
Centennial Fellowships
One-year fellowships for research in mathematics awarded to scholars who have held a doctoral degree for at least three years and not more than twelve years at the inception of the award
December
American Philosophical Society
Franklin Research Grants
Small grants to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge
October & December
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
Beckman Young Investigators Program
Provides research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of academic careers in the chemical and life sciences
September
Bayer USA Foundation
Research Awards
Supports research that leads to a better understanding of the diseases, conditions, and treatment strategies of today and tomorrow
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Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards
Supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences (must be nominated by institution). Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained within the first five years of their appointment as independent researchers and a demonstrated commitment to education. Provides an unrestricted research grant of $100,000
February
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards
Supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences (must be nominated by institution). Awards based on accomplishment in scholarly research with undergraduates, as well as a compelling commitment to teaching. Provides an unrestricted research grant of $75,000
August
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
Machine Learning in the Chemical Sciences and Engineering
The Dreyfus program for Machine Learning in the Chemical Sciences and Engineering provides funding for innovative projects in any area of Machine Learning consistent with the Foundation’s broad objective to advance the chemical sciences and engineering. The Foundation anticipates that these projects will contribute new fundamental chemical understanding, insight, and innovation in the field.
April
The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation
New Investigator Program
Provides research support for innovative scientists in Pennsylvania who have a full-time, tenure track position, are not yet tenured, and earned a Ph.D. within the past eight years. 
January
The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation
New Initiative Research Grants 
The goal of the New Initiative Research Grants program is to stimulate existing investigators with strong records of research accomplishments to establish collaborations that facilitate innovative interdisciplinary approaches towards a common research question and that require expertise beyond that of any single researcher. Investigators may be at different institutions in Pennsylvania or in the same department and institution in Pennsylvania, provided that different approaches are combined to address a new research initiative. 
January
Council of American Overseas Research Centers
Fellowships for Advanced Multi-Country Research
Awards of $12,000 for research overseas in the Near and Middle East and South Asia, on issues of multinational significance in the social sciences, humanities, and related natural sciences
January
Council for International Exchange of Scholars
Traditional Fulbright Scholar Program
Grants for U.S. faculty and professionals to lecture and conduct research abroad in a wide variety of academic and professional fields
August
Council for International Exchange of Scholars
Fulbright Senior Specialists Program
Short-term academic opportunities (two to six weeks) for U.S. faculty and professionals
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Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Education (EE) Grants
Provides financial support for projects that design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques
January
Ford Foundation (via the National Research Council)
Ford Postdoctoral Fellowships
Fellowships to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties and to maximize the educational benefits of diversity
November
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
One- to two-year awards ($15,000 to $40,000) for research in the natural and social sciences and the humanities to increase understanding of violence and aggression
August
Huntington Library
Short-Term and Long-Term Awards
Fellowships for research on British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicine
November
Institute for Citizens & Scholars
Career Enhancement Fellowships for Junior Faculty
Program seeks to increase the presence of minority junior faculty and other junior faculty committed to eradicating racial disparities in core fields in the arts and sciences.
October
Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences
Funds 4 week to 6 month projects to be completed at INI in Cambridge, England.
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James McKeen Cattell Fund
Cattell Sabbatical Awards
Support for the science and the application of psychology
December
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Fellowships in all fields for "advanced professionals"
September
John Templeton Foundation
Supports bold ideas that engage the "big questions" and draw in multiple disciplines, including natural and human sciences, philosophy, and theology. The foundation’s core funding areas are: Science and the Big Questions; Character Virtue Development; Freedom and Free Enterprise; Exceptional Cognitive Talent and Genius; and Genetics.
October & April
National Geographic Society
Research and Exploration Grants
Awards ($15,000 to $20,000) for scientific field research in anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, biology, botany, geography, geology, oceanography, paleontology, and zoology
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National Humanities Center
Residential Fellowships
The National Humanities Center offers residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities. In addition to scholars from all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. Fellowships are individually determined, according to the needs of the Fellow and the Center's ability to meet them.
October
National Institutes of Health
NIH is the primary federal agency responsible for biomedical and behavioral research to improve the health of the nation; grants include the Trailblazer R21 Award for new and early stage investigators. 
Various
National Institutes of Health
Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15)
AREA awards support biomedical and behavioral research projects proposed by faculty members at institutions that provide baccalaureate or advanced degrees, but have not been major recipients of NIH support
Various
National Institutes of Health
Individual Fellowships for Senior Fellows (F33)
F33 fellowships provide up to two years of support for experienced scientists (at least seven years of research experience beyond the doctorate) who wish to make major changes in the direction of their research careers or who wish to broaden their scientific background by acquiring new research capabilities. In most cases, this award is used to support sabbatical experiences. Individuals must arrange for acceptance by an institution and sponsor who is an active investigator in the area of the proposed research. Please review the program announcement for the list of participating institutes.
Various
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Broad Agency Announcement
Grants for research on NOAA priorities of climate adaptation and mitigation, weather readiness, healthy oceans, and coastal communities. 
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National Research Council
Research Associateships
Opportunities in government labs - NIH/NIST/NRL
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National Science Foundation
NSF funds research and education in most fields of the natural sciences and engineering. Most grants are funded through program solicitations or program announcements (unsolicited applications with no deadlines)
Various
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)
Faculty Research Opportunities
Fellowships, research experiences, and sabbaticals funded by government agencies
Various
Organic Syntheses
Research Grants for Faculty at Principally Undergraduate Institutions
Each grant award provides $8,000 to a faculty member who subsequently chooses an undergraduate coworker from among the students in their department for summer research
October
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Environmental Education Grants
Supports education programs designed to empower and engage residents and officials of Environmental Justice communities (as defined by the U.S. Census) in developing meaningful solutions that address local environmental issues and public health concerns.
December
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Fellowships
Fellowships in the natural sciences and mathematics, in residence in Cambridge, MA
November
Research Corporation for Science Advancement
Cottrell College Science Awards
Summer support in astronomy, physics, or chemistry, with emphasis on early career faculty (pre-proposals are due 60 days before the deadline). The Cottrell College Science Awards also encourage multiple investigator awards.
May
Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program
Residential fellowships for independent research projects in association with Smithsonian staff
Various
USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative 
Foundational and Applied Science Program
Supports grants in six priority areas to advance knowledge in both fundamental and applied sciences important to agriculture. The six priority areas are: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; Animal Health and Production and Animal Products; Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health; Bioenergy, Natural Resources, and Environment; Agriculture Systems and Technology; and Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities.
November
Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF)
U.S. Faculty Scholar Grants Program
The VEF Faculty Scholar Grants aim to contribute to building capacity in science and technology in Vietnam, to help Vietnamese institutions address specific educational challenges, and to build positive relationships between U.S. and Vietnamese institutions of higher education and their faculty. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, holding an academic position of Associate Professor, Professor, or Emeritus. Supported fields for this teaching program include science, engineering, mathematics, public health, medicine, and technology. The maximum grant is $55,000
February
William Penn Foundation
Grants support performing arts in Philadelphia and watershed conservation in the Delaware River watershed. Grants are invitation-only, but the Foundation accepts unsolicited inquiry requests. 
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