Category Archives: Funding Resources

HHMI’s grants program

â€?The largest privately funded education initiative of its kind in the United States, HHMI’s grants program is enhancing science education for students at all levels, from the earliest grades through advanced training. Since 1988 HHMI has awarded approximately $1.5 billion in grants.
Grants awarded by HHMI fit within two general categories: research grants for individuals and science education grants for institutions. Most HHMI grants are awarded through competitions that have specific objectives and eligibility criteria; thus, HHMI does not encourage and rarely funds unsolicited grant proposals.�

Molecules, Genes and Cells

“The Wellcome Trust is an independent charity funding research to improve human and animal health. The Molecules, Genes and Cells stream supports research that aims to increase understanding of the fundamental biology and specialist functions of molecules, genes and cells; their interactions with one another; and their roles in normal function and disease processes. The stream supports basic molecular and cellular studies, as well as developmental biology, biochemistry, structural biology, genetics, bioinformatics, mathematical biology, and the interface between these areas and chemistry or physics.�

BBSRC funding

�The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is the UK’s principal funder of basic and strategic biological research. To deliver its mission, BBSRC supports research and research training in universities and research centres throughout the UK, including BBSRC -sponsored institutes; and promotes knowledge transfer from research to applications in business, industry and policy, and public engagement in the biosciences.�

Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science

Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science
“The Human Genome Project (HGP) has produced a wealth of genomic data. The next challenge is to discover and analyze the vast amount of biological information contained within it. The Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science (CEGS) program supports the formation of multi-investigator, interdisciplinary research teams to develop novel and innovative genomic research projects, using the data sets and technologies developed by the HGP.�
“Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science Awarded Grants Information – The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) plans to establish a total of about 10 CEGS, at a rate of three to four grants per year during a three-year period.â€?

Funding for researchers

Funding for researchers from EPSRC, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
“We fund research in several different ways. You can apply at any time for responsive mode funding. We also have other funding opportunities for particular activities, and calls for proposals in specific research areas. All current calls for proposals are available on the website and you can register for a weekly email of new calls for proposals.�

The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR)

Grant opportunities
“The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) is an independent global programme of scientific collaboration. Established in 1975 and co-sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO), it aims to help coordinate, support and influence global efforts to combat a portfolio of major diseases of the poor and disadvantaged.â€?