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Funding Opportunities for August


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Request for Application for top autism investigators aimed at senior postdoctoral fellows who intend to seek tenure-track faculty positions during the 2016-17 academic year.

Letter of recommendation

First-stage proposals




August 1, 2016

August 8, 2016

Falk Catalyst Research Award Program

Request for Application

The Catalyst Research Award Program provides one year of seed funding to support high-risk, high-reward projects that address critical scientific and therapeutic roadblocks within the Program's principal areas of focus.

Please visit for eligibility requirements and more information on the Transformational Award Program.

August 3, 2016


U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund

Letters of Intent

The third cycle of the U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund will prioritize innovation in manufacturing processes for textiles manufacturing including weaving, fabric dyeing, and cut-and-sew with an emphasis on sustainability. Direct questions to:

For more information please visit:

August 25, 2016

Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation

Up to $85,000 in competitive grants through several programs - please visit to learn more about our process and priorities.

AAACF grant programs available during this first fall round include:

All prospective applicants are required to contact AAACF staff before submitting a proposal to ensure appropriate focus and scope. Please contact Maryellen Ferro to schedule a phone call by September 8th.

September 13, 2016

5 p.m. EST

Michigan State University's (MSU)
Department of Forestry and USAID LESTARI

Funded Sabbatical in Indonesia

MSU is leading an initiative on university engagement for capacity building in low-carbon forest management and REDD+ in Indonesia. This is part of the large USAID LESTARI project focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and conserving biodiversity in carbon rich and biologically significant forest and mangrove systems in Indonesia.

Direct inquiries to Dr. Larry Leefers, or review document for details. 

Fall 2016

The Gairdner Foundation

Nominations for the 2017 Canada Gairdner International Award

The Gairdner Foundation are accepting nominations from qualified scientists from any branch of biomedicine. The award recognizes an original, seminal contribution or discovery to biomedicine. Review information for details.

October 1, 2016
American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF)

Request for Applications

Fellowships and Grants Program for the 2017/2018 academic year. The ASF will offer around $300,000 to outstanding American students, scholars, professionals, and artists for study and/or research in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden. Fellowships of up to $23,000 are intended to support an academic year-long stay, and priority is given to students at the graduate level who need to spend time at foreign academic or research institutions. Grants of up to $5,000 are considered more suitable for shorter research visits, both on the graduate or post-doctoral level. Funding is available to candidates in all fields.

November 1, 2016
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