External Funding Opportunities

The VP&S Office for Research often receives invitations for our investigators to apply to external research funding opportunities. When these opportunities specifically target our researchers or request the Office for Research to nominate a specific candidate, they are posted below.

Michelson Prizes 

The Michelson Prizes are scientific awards of $150,000 given annually to young investigators who are applying disruptive concepts and inventive processes to advance human immunology, vaccine discovery, and immunotherapy research across major global diseases.

The 2020 Michelson Prizes will focus on transformative research in human immunology, with trans-disease applications to accelerate vaccine and immunotherapeutic discovery. We will be looking for high-impact and highly innovative research that has the potential to be applied across many diseases and to significantly expand our understanding of the human immune system.

Deadline for initial applications: October 31, 2019

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2020 Innovators in Science Award in Rare Diseases - Limited Submission

Program Guidelines

The Innovators in Science Award, proudly sponsored by Takeda and administered by the New York Academy of Sciences, was established in November, 2016. It recognizes a promising Early Career Scientist and an outstanding Senior Scientist’s contributions to science in the therapeutic areas of Neuroscience, Gastroenterology, Regenerative Medicine, and Oncology. The award is intended to support their commitment to innovative research. The 2020 Innovators in Science Award will recognize scientists from around the globe for their exceptional research in Rare Diseases.

Two prizes of $200,000 are awarded each year, in a specific therapeutic area: one to an Early Career Scientist and the other to a well-established Senior Scientist from around the world who have distinguished themselves for their creative thinking and impact of research in Rare Diseases.

Internal deadline: November 4, 2019

Funding organization deadline: November 22, 2019

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