New Investigator Award Programs


In recent years there has been an increase in the number of programs designed for new investigators, including the NIH New Investigators initiative. The selected opportunities below are especially relevant to our faculty and researchers.

Basic Science - General
National Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists Blavatnik Family Foundation/NY Academy of Sciences
Career Awards at the Scientific Interface Burroughs Wellcome Foundation
Irma T. Hirschl/Monique Weill-Caulier Trusts Research Awards
Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program NSF
Alan T. Waterman Award NSF
Pew Scholars Program in Biomedical Sciences Pew Charitable Trusts
Searle Scholars Program Kinship Foundation
Scholars Award Alexandrine and Alexander L Sinsheimer Fund
Sloan Research Fellowships Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Basic Science - Specific research areas/disorders
Scholars Award Program Rita Allen Foundation
New Investigator Research Grant Alzheimer's Association
Scholar Award American Asthma Foundation
Pathway Awards American Diabetes Association
National Scientist Development Grant American Heart Association
Liver Scholar Award American Liver Foundation
Scholar Awards American Society of Hematology
New Investigator Awards Arthritis Foundation
Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Burroughs Wellcome Foundation
Career Development Awards Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
*Program in Brain and Immuno-imaging Dana Foundation
Career Development Awards Dermatology Foundation
*New Scholar Program in Aging Ellison Medical Foundation
Young Investigator Grant Human Frontier Science Program
Brian D. Novis Junior Research Awards International Myeloma Foundation
Fellowship Awards in the Neurosciences The Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund, Inc
McKnight Scholar Award McKnight Foundation
NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5) NIH
NIH Director's New Innovator Award (DP2) NIH
NIAMS Small Grant Program for New Investigators (R03) NIH
NIDCD Small Grant Program (R03) NIH
NIDCR Small Grant Program for New Investigators (R03) NIH
Support Opportunity for Addiction Research (SOAR) for New Investigators (R03) NIH
NARSAD Young Investigator Award Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (formerly NARSAD)
Young Investigator Grant Program National Kidney Foundation
*Neuroscience Investigator Awards New York Stem Cell Foundation
*Stem Cell Investigator Awards New York Stem Cell Foundation
Innovation Award Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
New Investigator Grant Scleroderma Foundation

Clinical/Translational Research
Clinician Scientist Development Award American Academy of Neurology Foundation
Mentored Research Scholar Grant in Applied & Clinical Research American Cancer Society
National Clinical Research Program American Heart Association
Career Development Award American Society of Clinical Oncology Cancer Foundation
Young Investigator Award American Society of Clinical Oncology Cancer Foundation
Career Awards for Medical Scientists Burroughs Wellcome Foundation
*Clinical Scientist Development Award Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Career Catalyst Research Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Clinical Investigator Award Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Research Scholar Award Foundation for Digestive Health and Nutrition
Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program (SI2) NIH


Other Resources
NIH New Investigators Program
NIH/NIAID Grant Support for New and Early-Stage Investigators
Grant Writing Tools
Grant Seeking Resources
Community of Science

Funding Database (In-house)
University of Michigan Medical School Mentored Research Academy - R01 Boot Camp

*Contact Development Office for these programs

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