- Database of Funding Programs Open to European Researchers
- National Institutes of Health
- NIH Announces 79 Awards to Encourage Creative Ideas in Science
- National Research Council
Database of Funding Programs Open to European Researchers
The LINK2US database lists funding programs within US federal government entities that are open to European Union researchers. To access the database, please go to:
NSF Grant Opportunity in International Research and Education: Planning Visits and Workshops Awards
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is offering support for its International Research and Education: Planning Visits and Workshops awards, which are designed to support the “early phases of developing and coordinating a research and education activity with a foreign partner(s).” Eligible activities “can be in any field of science and engineering research and education supported by NSF” and priority is given to “encouraging and supporting the participation of students, recent Ph.D.'s, junior faculty members, women, and minority and disabled scientists and engineers.” While funding is not provided for U.S. scientists and engineers to participate in international conferences per se, it can be used to support workshops immediately before or after such meetings when they focus on building research collaboration. Individual NSF geographic region/country program managers will be able to assist applicants in determining specific funding opportunities for a workshop in that particular region or area.
The next due date is May 20; approximately 50 awards are granted each year.
National Institutes of Health
Foreign Investigator/Student Eligibility (in the United States)
Extramural Research (outside the NIH)
Grants (i.e., R01, R03, R21, etc.): Non-US citizens may apply for research programs as principal investigators on NIH research grants. The employment arrangement relating to the terms of the individual’s visa during the period of the grant is the responsibility of the grantee organization.
Training (i.e., F31, F32, T Series, K Series): Non-US citizens are eligible for the K99/R00 training http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-133.html
Intramural Research (within the NIH)
NIH Visiting Program for Foreign Scientists The NIH Visiting Program provides opportunities for foreign scientists to train and conduct collaborative research at the NIH and is open to scientists at all career levels. Categories of this program participants are: Visiting Fellows who receive awards for research training, and Visiting Scientists who receive appointments to conduct research.
NIH’s John E. Fogarty International Center (FIC): http://www.fic.nih.gov/index.html
Types of Grant/Training Programs: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/funding/funding_program.htm
Policy Guidance: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/policy/nihgps_2003/NIHGPS_Part4.htm#Toc54600059
NIH Awards to Encourage Creative Ideas in Science
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched in 2011 a new program of funding to challenge the status quo with innovative ideas that have the potential to propel fields forward and speed the translation of research into improved health for the American public. These awards are granted under three innovative research programs supported by the NIH Common Fund: the NIH Director's Pioneer, New Innovator, and Transformative Research Projects Awards. The Common Fund, enacted into law by Congress through the 2006 NIH Reform Act, supports trans-NIH programs with a particular emphasis on innovation and risk taking.
Non-US nationals are eligible to apply for the Pioneer and New Innovator Awards, as long as they are affiliated with a U.S. institution.
Non-US nationals are eligible to apply for the Transformative Research Projects Award, including applicants who are affiliated with U.S.- based and non-U.S. institutions.
For more information on:
- The Pioneer Award: http://commonfund.nih.gov/pioneer
- The New Innovator Award: http://commonfund.nih.gov/newinnovator
- The Transformative Research Projects Award is at http://commonfund.nih.gov/T-R01
The National Research Council
Postdoctoral Research Awards, Senior Research Awards and Summer Faculty Fellowships
The National Research Council (NRC) administers competitive postdoctoral and senior research awards on behalf of 28 U.S. government research agencies with facilities at over 100 locations throughout the U.S. and abroad. Awardees have the opportunity to
- Conduct independent research in an area compatible with the interest of the sponsoring laboratory;
- Devote full-time effort to research and publication;
- Access the excellent and often unique facilities of the federal research enterprise;
- Collaborate with leading scientists and engineers at federal research laboratories.
Awards are available for scientists and engineers at all stages of their careers. Applicants should hold, or anticipate receiving, an earned doctorate in science or engineering. Degrees from universities abroad should be equivalent in training and research experience to a degree from U.S. institutions. Most awards are open to foreign nationals as well as to U.S. citizens.
Applications for awards are reviewed by panels of distinguished scientists and engineers, four times a year. Most sponsoring programs participate in all reviews.
Awards are initially for 12 months with renewal for a second or third year determined by evaluation of the Associate’s progress, and the need to continue the research; Senior awards may be for shorter periods. Summer Faculty awards are for 8-14 weeks, renewable for up to 3 successive summers. Research is conducted in collaboration with an Adviser who is a member of the senior professional staff at the laboratory. Research Advisers provide guidance, advice, and support for the Associate during their tenure.
Stipend and Benefits The Award covers an annual stipend, health insurance, relocation benefits and an allowance for professional travel. The host laboratory provides research facilities, equipment and funding for supplies to support the Associate’s research.
Detailed information, including application deadlines and instructions on how to apply, is available at www.national-academies.org/rap