Research Awards

Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)  

ACRP Graduate Research Award Program  
The Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP), a program of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, offers $12,000 Graduate Research Awards that include mentoring by national experts assigned by the ACRP, facilitation of access to ACRP resources, an expense-paid research presentation at the Transportation Research Board annual meeting in Washington, DC, and publication in the Transportation Research Record.  Students must be supervised by a faculty member and be attending an accredited higher education institution in the U.S. or Canada.  U.S. and Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible as are students who have an active student visa throughout the award period.

Early Application February 22 , 2022 |  Electronic Application Due May 15, 2022

RFP - National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative - Science Diversity Leadership Award invite applications for Science Diversity Leadership program 

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is partnering with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative in support of new funding opportunities aimed at recognizing and furthering the leadership and scientific accomplishments of excellent biomedical researchers who—through their outreach, mentoring, and teaching—have a record of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in their scientific fields.

The Science Diversity Leadership (SDL) program will support projects led by outstanding early- to mid-career faculty at U.S. universities, medical schools, and nonprofit research institutes who advance research and act as mentors, sponsors, and role models for underrepresented groups in biomedical science.

Applicants should have made significant research contributions to the biomedical sciences, shown promise for continuing scientific achievement, and demonstrated leadership in diversifying the sciences. Principal investigators and laboratory staff who are leading projects supported by these grants will participate in annual in-person meetings and online webinars organized by CZI and will be connected to national and international scientific leaders through CZI convenings.

Each grant recipient will be awarded a total of $1.15 million over five years, with the first two cohorts of grantees selected in 2022 and 2023. Investigators leading the grantees’ projects will use funds to support research programs and outreach, mentoring, and teaching activities. Direct costs of $200,000 per year may be used to support the principal investigator's research and their outreach, mentoring, and teaching activities.

To be eligible, the principal investigator must be someone who:

  • performs research relevant to the biomedical sciences and holds an MD, PhD, ScD, MD/PhD, DDM, DVM, or equivalent degree;
  • leads an independent research laboratory—defined as having control of its budget, grants, and space—in a university, medical school, or nonprofit research institution in the U.S. or a U.S. territory; and
  • started their first independent laboratory no earlier than January 1, 2012.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine website.

Deadline: May 19, 2022

Nature Awards for Inspiring Women in Science
Organization: Nature and Springer Nature Group Women’s Network, in partnership with The Estée Lauder Companies

Summary: There are two categories of award. Science Outreach is presented for initiatives that support girls or young women to engage with, enjoy and study STEM subjects OR to increase the retention of women in STEM careers. Scientific Achievement recognizes early-career women researchers. The successful applicant will have made an exceptional demonstrable contribution to scientific discovery, and may have faced significant challenges, personal or professional. The applicant will also exhibit the potential for developing and leading an independent research group. Awards for both categories is $50,000.

WebsiteDeadline: May 6, 2022 

Transforming Trajectories for Women of Color in Tech: A National Symposium 
Organization: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Summary: Join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for a virtual symposium on March 16, 2022 that will highlight the findings and recommendations of the committee authored consensus study report Transforming Trajectories for Women of Color in Tech. This report uses current research, as well as information obtained through four public information-gathering workshops, to provide recommendations to a broad set of stakeholders within the tech ecosystem for increasing recruitment, retention, and advancement of women of color.

Date: May 16, 2022, 12 – 5 EST  Website

National Institutes of Health - Bioengineering Partnerships with Industry
Supports research partnerships formed by academic and industrial investigators to accelerate the development and adoption of promising bioengineering tools and technologies that can address important biomedical problems. The objectives are to establish these tools and technologies as robust, well-characterized solutions that fulfill an unmet need and can enhance the understanding of life science processes or the practice of medicine. Awards will focus on supporting multidisciplinary teams that apply an integrative, quantitative bioengineering approach to developing technologies. The program goal is to support technological innovations that deliver new capabilities which can realize meaningful solutions within five to 10 years.

Awards:  Multiple awards of negotiable amounts
Eligibility:  Unrestricted
Deadline:  05/26/2022