Grants Submission Policy & Funding Opportunities

Grants Submission Policy

Grants Deadline Policy

  1. Notify your grants manager that you plan to submit a grant - Minimum 2 weeks before due date; ideal is 2 months ahead so staff can plan work and time off.
  2. Submit all but the scientific portion* of your grant  – Minimum by NOON 7 business days before due date. We are required to submit the documents to ORPA 5 days in advance, but we need time to review the documents internally first.
  3. Complete all portions of the grant (finalized for submission to ORPA) - Minimum by NOON 5 business days before due date.

*Scientific portion: Specific Aims, Research Plan, Abstracts, Progress Report, and Bibliography/Reference (see document list for NIH proposals

The goal is to begin the routing process for Departmental and ORPA approval by the Close of Business on the 5th day to ensure adequate time to review your proposal and address any required changes.

Grants managers will notify the chair of late submissions, and will be instructed to decline the grant if the above deadlines are not met.

Funding Opportunities

Princeton Research Funding Gateway logo

Hosted by the Dean for Research, the Princeton Research Funding Gateway is a curated database of funding opportunities selected for their relevance to the University research community. The Gateway is intended to help Princeton faculty, postdocs, graduate students and staff discover Princeton internal funding, as well as possible support from industry, foundations and government. Funding opportunities relevant to researchers in Molecular Biology will be posted on the Gateway site.

The following is list of grant-awarding agencies:

  • AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships - - Fellowships in Congress
  • AAUW-International Fellowship
  • Alpha-1 Foundation
  • ALS Association
  • Alternative Research and Development Foundation
  • American Association of Cancer Research
  • American Association of University Women - American Fellowship
  • American Association of University Women (International Fellowships)
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Diabetes Association: Mentor-Based Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
  • American Federation for Aging Research: Ellison Medical Foundation/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellows in Aging Research Program
  • American Health Assistance Foundation - Alzheimer's Disease Research
  • American Heart Association
  • American Institute for Cancer Research
  • American Lung Association
  • American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program
  • American Society for Microbiology: ASM/CDC Program in Infectious Disease and Public Health Microbiology
  • American Society for Microbiology-Congressional Science Fellowship Application
  • Angelman Syndrome Foundation: The Dr. Joseph E. Wagstaff Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
  • Arthritis Foundation - Investigator Award
  • Arthritis National Research Foundation
  • Autism Science Foundation
  • Autism Speaks
  • AWIS Educational Foundation Predoctoral Award
  • AXA Research Fund Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2011
  • Bone Marrow Failure Research Program (BMFRP) Post-doctoral Award
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Career Awards at the Scientific Interface
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Career Awards for Medical Scientists
  • Cancer Research Institute
  • CCFA: Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
  • Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Research Fellowship
  • Damon-Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
  • Davis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Eating Disorders Research
  • DoD - Department of Defense - Breast Cancer Research Program
  • DoD - National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
  • DoE - Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
  • DoD Prostate Cancer Research Program
  • Dystonia Medical Research Foundation: Cure Dystonia Initiative Fellowship
  • Epilepsy Foundation of America
  • European Molecular Biology Organization
  • Fannie and John Hertz Foundation
  • Fogarty International Center- International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA)
  • Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowships For Minorities
  • Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities
  • Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for Minorities
  • FRAXA Research Foundation
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center-Harold M. Weintraub GS Award
  • Graduate Women in Science – Sigma, Delta & Epsilon
  • Helen Hay Whitney Foundation
  • Hereditary Disease Foundation-Wasmuth Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • HHMI International Student Research Fellowship
  • Hope Funds for Cancer Research
  • Hope Street Kids
  • Human Frontier Science Program - Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships
  • Huntington's Disease Society of America
  • Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund
  • Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Life Sciences Research Foundation
  • Liver Foundation
  • L'Oreal
  • Lymphoma Research Foundation of America
  • Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America
  • National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression-Young Investigator Award
  • National Ataxia Foundation
  • National Psoriasis Foundation
  • NCI Mentored Research Scientist Development Award to Promote Diversity -K01
  • New Jersey Commission on Brain Injury Research
  • New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research
  • New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research-Breast Cancer Fund
  • New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research
  • NIH - K99/R00: Pathway to Independence
  • NIH - Research Scholar Development Award (K22)
  • NIH: Career Development Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research (K01)
  • NIH-Individual Posdoctoral National Research Service Award Fellowships (F32)
  • NIH-Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award
  • NIH - Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD Fellows
  • NIH: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships (F31) to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
  • NIH-Individual Predoctoral Fellowship
  • NSERC - Canada Graduate Scholarships
  • NSF-Graduate Research Fellowships
  • NSF – Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology
  • Parkinson's Disease Foundation
  • PhRMA Foundation - Informatics
  • PhRMA Foundation - Pharmaceutics
  • PhRMA Foundation - Pharmacology/Toxicology
  • PRCRP: Visionary Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
  • PRCRP: Discovery Award
  • Prevent Cancer Foundation
  • Princeton University-Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship Program
  • Princeton University-School of Public and International Affairs
  • Robert D. Watkins Minority Graduate Fellowship
  • SMART: Science, Mathematics, & Research for Transformation (part of the National Defense Education Program)
  • Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Fellowship
  • The American Foundation for Aging Research
  • The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund
  • The Lalor Foundation, Inc.
  • The New York Academy of Sciences - Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists
  • United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation
  • United Negro College Fund and the Merck Research Laboratories