GrantsNet is a searchable, continuously updated, database of research funding opportunities, with listings of programs for undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty. The following list is a sampling of current opportunities in neuroscience found in GrantsNet, presented in order of deadline closing-dates.

FRAXA Research Foundation
These programs promote research aimed at finding a specific treatment for fragile X syndrome. FRAXA's goal is to bring practical treatment into current medical practice as quickly as possible. Therefore, preference will be given to research projects that have a clear practical application where results of which will be shared quickly with other qualified researchers.

- FRAXA Postdoctoral Fellowships
Deadline: December 1, 2005

- Investigator Initiated Grants
Deadline: December 1, 2005

National Institutes of Health/NIH

- Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows (F32)
Deadline: December 5, 2005
National Research Service Act (NRSA) program helps ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists will be available in adequate numbers and in appropriate research areas to carry out the nation's biomedical and behavioral research agenda. In 2002, the National Research Service Award Program was renamed the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Program as a tribute to Dr. Kirschstein's years of exceptional service to the Nation.

- Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Program for NIGMS MARC Predoctoral Fellowships (F31)
Deadline: December 5, 2005
MARC Predoctoral Fellowships are individual National Research Service awards made to outstanding graduates of the MARC U*STAR Program (Minority Access to Research Careers/Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research) to help them pursue a graduate degree in the biomedical sciences. Support is not available for individuals enrolled in medical or other professional schools unless they are enrolled in a combined-degree (e.g., M.D.-Ph.D., D.D.S.-Ph.D., or D.V.M.-Ph.D.) program.

Advancement of Research for Myopathies
Research Grants
The program's purpose is to accelerate biomedical research aimed at developing treatments for Autosomal Recessive Vacuolar or Inclusion Body Myopathies associated with GNE mutations and skeletal muscle regeneration. ARM's mission is to accomplish this goal is the most efficient manner possible, with special emphasis on considerations of results/duration/cost value of proposed research.
Deadline: December 15, 2005

American Federation for Aging Research
AFAR Research Grants
The major goal of this program is to assist in the development of the careers of junior investigators committed to pursuing careers in the field of aging research.
Deadline: December 15, 2005

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

- Distinguished Investigators
The Distinguished Investigator Award has been created for investigators with a proven history of research in the area of suicide.
Deadline: December 15, 2005

- Pilot Grant Awards
The Foundation's Pilot Grants Program awards support for up to two years for studies of the clinical, biological, or psychosocial aspects of suicide. These grants enable established investigators to pursue promising leads that emerge from their other investigations and help investigators develop preliminary data for the submission of larger funding requests to granting agencies.
Deadline: December 15, 2005

- Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are training grants designed to enable young investigators to qualify for independent careers in suicide research. The training can be in either basic or clinical research.
Deadline: December 15, 2005

- Standard Research Grants
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention awards research grants for one or two years for studies of the clinical, biological, or psychosocial aspects of suicide.
Deadline: December 15, 2005

- Young Investigators Award
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention provides support for investigators for one or two years studying the clinical, biological, or psychosocial aspects of suicide.
Deadline: December 15, 2005

Huntington's Disease Society of America

- Research Fellowships
Fellowship awards are designed to help promising postdoctoral investigators in the early stages of their careers. This program can be instrumental in encouraging a young investigator to enter the field of HD research.
Deadline: December 15, 2005

- Research Grants
The research grant awards serve as seed monies for new or innovative research projects with the expectation that they will develop sufficiently to attract funding from other sources. These grants answer an important need in funding HD research.
Deadline: December 15, 2005

Muscular Dystrophy Association
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) supports research aimed at developing treatments for the muscular dystrophies and related diseases of the neuromuscular system. These are the muscular dystrophies (among which are Duchenne and Becker); motor neuron diseases (including ALS and SMA); the peripheral nerve disorders (CMT and Friedreich's ataxia); inflammatory myopathies; disorders of the neuromuscular junction; metabolic diseases of muscle as well as other myopathies.

- MDA Research Development Grant
Deadline: December 15, 2005

- MDA Research Grant
Deadline: December 15, 2005

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
Department of Commerce Internship for Postsecondary Students
This program provides opportunities to participate in hands-on education and training related to the Department of Commerce mission.
Deadline: December 31, 2005

Myoclonus Research Foundation
Research Support
The Myoclonus Research Foundation Inc. invites grant for research in myoclonus, with special emphasis on posthypoxic myoclonus.
Deadline: January 1, 2006

American Heart Association
AHA-National Fellow to Faculty Transition Award
This program provides funding for trainees with outstanding potential for careers as physician-scientists in cardiovascular or stroke research during the crucial period of career development which spans the completion of research training through the early years of the first faculty/staff position. The intent of the award is to provide a supportive mentored experience during this period of transition. It is anticipated that this award will (1) greatly enhance the awardee's chances of obtaining a high-quality faculty/staff appointment, (2) improve the awardee's success and retention in an investigative career in cardiovascular science, and (3) develop the mentoring skills of the awardee as a potential future mentor.
Deadline: January 9, 2006

American Heart Association - Beginning Scientist Programs
The following programs are designed to support promising beginning scientists in their progress toward independence by encouraging and funding research projects that can serve to bridge the gap between completion of research training and readiness for competition as an independent investigator.

- AHA-Scientist Development Grant
Deadline: January 9, 2006

- Northeast Affiliate - Scientist Development Grant
Deadline: January 13, 2006

- Mid-Atlantic Affiliate - Beginning Grant-in-Aid
Deadline: January 12, 2006

- Pennsylvania Delaware Affiliate - Beginning Grant-in-Aid
Deadline: January 12, 2006

- Pennsylvania Delaware Affiliate - Physician-Scientist Fellowship
Deadline: January 12, 2006

- Heritage Affiliate - Scientist Development Grant
Deadline: January 13, 2006

American Heart Association - Grants-in-Aid
The Grant-in-Aid award will be given to MDs, PhDs, DOs or equivalent. The program's objective is to encourage and adequately fund the most innovative and meritorious research projects from independent investigators.

- Mid-Atlantic Affiliate - Grant-in-Aid
Deadline: January 12, 2006

- Pennsylvania Delaware Affiliate - Grant-in-Aid
Deadline: January 12, 2006

- Florida/Puerto Rico Affiliate - Grant-in-Aid
Deadline: January 11, 2006

- Heritage Affiliate - Grant-in-Aid
Deadline: January 13, 2006

- Northeast Affiliate - Grant-in-Aid
Deadline: January 13, 2006

American Heart Association - Cardiovascular Research Fellowships
These fellowships help a trainee initiate a career in cardiovascular research while obtaining significant research results.

- Pennsylvania Delaware Affiliate - Predoctoral Fellowship
Deadline: January 12, 2006

- Northeast Affiliate - Postdoctoral Fellowship
Deadline: January 13, 2006

- Northeast Affiliate - Predoctoral Fellowship
Deadline: January 13, 2006

- Mid-Atlantic Affiliate - Postdoctoral Fellowship
Deadline: January 12, 2006

- Mid-Atlantic Affiliate - Predoctoral Fellowship
Deadline: January 12, 2006

- Pennsylvania Delaware Affiliate - Postdoctoral Fellowship
Deadline: January 12, 2006

- Heritage Affiliate - Postdoctoral Fellowship
Deadline: January 13, 2006

American Diabetes Association

- Clinical Research Awards
Clinical Research Awards support research directly involving humans. Support will be provided for studies that focus on human subjects in which the effect of a change in the individual's external or internal environment is evaluated.
Deadline: January 15, 2006

- Research Award
Research Awards provide grant support to new and established investigators. Investigators who have not previously worked in the field of diabetes and have an imaginative proposal related to any aspect of diabetes research are encouraged to apply for this award.
Deadline: January 15, 2006

American Psychological Association
The APA Minority Fellowship programs are designed to support postdoctoral training in neuroscience. An important goal of the program is to increase representation of Black/African American, Alaskan Native, American Indian, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino, and Pacific Islander students within neuroscience.

- APA Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuroscience
Deadline: January 15, 2006

- APA Minority Predoctoral Fellowship Program in Neuroscience
Deadline: January 15, 2006

Friday Harbor Laboratories
Fellowships and Scholarships
Scholarship and fellowship support is available to qualified students in need. This funding derives from generous donations from alumni and friends of the Laboratories. Financial aid is awarded on the basis of need and merit, and admission decisions are not influenced by financial aid requirements.
Deadline: January 15, 2006

Sigma Delta Epsilon Graduate Women in Science
Nell I. Mondy Fellowship
The Nell I. Mondy Fellowship awards are for research in all the natural sciences, including: physical, environmental, mathematical, computer, life sciences, anthropology, psychology and statistics, with preference given to applications in the areas of food science, nutrition, and toxicology.
Deadline: January 15, 2006

Society for Pediatric Research
APS/SPR Student Research Program
The APS and SPR offer a medical student research training program to encourage gifted medical students to consider careers in research related to pediatrics. This program is specifically designed for students seeking a research opportunity at an institution other than their own medical school.
Deadline: January 27, 2006

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation

- Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Awards
The AIAA Foundation Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Awards have been established by the AIAA Evolution of Flight Campaign and the AIAA Foundation in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of powered flight. The AIAA Foundation Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Awards provide these grants annually to four graduate-level students participating in research endeavors as part of their engineering/science graduate studies.
Deadline: January 31, 2006

- AIAA Foundation Graduate Awards
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation, in conjunction with AIAA Technical Committees (TCs), is seeking applications for the AIAA Foundation Graduate Awards. These awards are intended for graduate-level students who indicate, by their approved department research, an interest in any of the areas listed. The purpose of this program is to provide awards to qualified students actively participating in these specific research endeavors as part of their graduate studies. These endeavors include master's or doctoral thesis research and master's (non-thesis option) research projects.
Deadline: January 31, 2006

CFIDS Association of America
Research Grants
The CFIDS Association of America's Research Grants Program provides financial support to researchers in various medical disciplines studying CFS. The purpose of the Association's peer-review Research Grants Program is to provide financial support to the highest-quality pilot research studies and thus enable investigators to collect sufficient data to seek future support from government or private funding sources.
Deadline: January 31, 2006

Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research
Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research awards fellowships to suitably qualified individuals for full time postdoctoral studies in the medical and related sciences bearing on cancer.
Deadline: February 1, 2006

Pasteur Foundation
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Paris
In collaboration with the Institut Pasteur, the Pasteur Foundation has launched a program to bring U.S. post-doctoral researchers to work in Institut Pasteur laboratories in Paris thanks to the generosity of U.S. donors.
Deadline: February 3, 2006

National Institutes of Health/NIH- Fogarty International Center
International Research Scientist Development Awards
The International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) is offered by the Fogarty International Center (FIC) for U.S. postdoctoral biomedical scientists, in the formative stages of their careers, who seek an opportunity to continue research in, or extend their research experience into, developing countries. It provides the successful candidate with a period of mentored research as part of a strong, established collaboration between a U.S. sponsor and leading developing country scientist at an internationally recognized research institution.
Deadline: February 13, 2006

Foundation for Psychocultural Research
The Foundation for Psychocultural Research will competitively award limited dissertation research fellowships aimed at advancing interdisciplinary research projects and scholarship at the intersection of psychology, culture, neuroscience and psychiatry, with emphasis on psychocultural factors as central, not peripheral.

- Doctoral Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture and Neuroscience
Deadline: February 15, 2006

- Post Doctoral Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture and Neuroscience
Deadline: February 15, 2006

More Sources of U.S. Government Funding in Neuroscience

National Science Foundation

- Cognitive Neuroscience
The Cognitive Neuroscience emphasis seeks highly innovative and interdisciplinary proposals aimed at advancing a rigorous understanding of how the human brain supports thought, perception, affect, action, social processes, and other aspects of cognition and behavior, including how such processes develop and change in the brain and through evolutionary time.
Deadlines: January 15 and July 15, 2006

- Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience
Supports collaborations among computer scientists, engineers, mathematicians, statisticians, theoreticians and experimental neuroscientists, which are imperative to advance our understanding of the nervous system and mechanisms underlying brain disorders and have a significant impact on the theory and design of engineered systems.
Deadlines: Letter of Intent: December 1, 2005. Full Proposal: January 5, 2006

National Institutes of Health

- NIH Neuroscience Blueprint

- National Institute of Mental Health

- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke