Fellowships and Research Funding Opportunities


Many organizations and professional societies in healthcare offer fellowships and research funding in fields that overlap with current areas of interest within the focused ultrasound community. By sharing these opportunities, the Foundation aims to further focused ultrasound research in a wide array of specialties and for a variety of disorders.

Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2023

Seed Grant Program ($75,000 for a single investigator award and $100,000 for a two-investigator collaborative award)
The Foundation Seed Grant program has been extremely successful in providing research support to basic and clinical scientists and investigators in the United States and overseas. The Seed Grant program funds research in the following areas: treatment/therapy, patient care, early diagnosis, detection, cancer biology, basic science, prevention/metabolism and research core facilities. The goals of the program are: to provide start-up funding for basic scientists and clinicians who intent to test innovative ideas for improving diagnosis and to develop new treatment modalities for pancreatic cancer, to obtain preliminary data required for additional funding from other agencies for pancreatic cancer research, to impact on the understanding of pancreatic cancer cell biology, biochemistry, physiology, morphology, and response to therapy, to establish collaborations within the field for mutual projects that can be considered for further funding.

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

Submission Deadline: August 18, 2023

Research Grant ($25,000)
Grants of up to $25,000 will be available for research taking place within Canada for any type of primary or metastatic brain tumour, adult or pediatric.

Cancer Research Institute (CRI)

Submission Deadline: September 1, 2023

Postdoctoral Fellowship
The CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports qualified young scientists at leading universities and research centers around the world who wish to receive training in fundamental immunology or cancer immunology. CRI seeks hypothesis-driven, mechanistic studies in both immunology and tumor immunology. The applicant and sponsor should make every effort to demonstrate the potential of the proposed studies to directly impact our understanding of the immune system’s role in cancer.

Postdoctoral Fellowship to Promote Racial Diversity
The CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship to Promote Racial Diversity supports qualified young scientists from underrepresented minorities at leading universities and research centers around the world who wish to receive training in fundamental immunology and cancer immunology. Fellows train under the guidance of a world-renowned immunologist, who sponsors the fellow and prepares him or her for a productive and successful career in cancer immunology. The program will provide additional support for mentoring and career advancement to these individuals, as we work to build a more racially diverse and inclusive community of scientists working in immuno-oncology.

American Academy of Neurology

Submission Deadline: September 1, 2023

Practice Research Training Scholarship ($65,000 per year for two years )
The American Academy of Neurology is pleased to offer a two-year award to support practice-based research, which is defined as “clinical research that evaluates translation of evidence into best clinical practice.” This may include evaluation of health services, quality of care, implementation of therapies, physician performance, or patient adherence. It is intended to create unique training opportunities previously difficult to access for neurologists. This award aims to recognize the importance of good practice-based research or comparative effectiveness research (CER) and encourage young investigators to use studies to improve health systems and services. The AAN Research Program demonstrates the AAN Board of Directors’ dedication to promoting neurology and neuroscience research and training.

American Heart Association (AHA)

Submission Deadline: September 7, 2023

AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship
The AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship is intended to enhance the training of postdoctoral applicants who are not yet independent. The applicant must be embedded in an appropriate investigative group with the mentorship, support, and relevant scientific guidance of a research mentor. Recognizing the unique challenges that clinicians, in particular, experience in balancing research and clinical activity, this award mechanism aims to be as flexible as possible to enable applicants to develop academic careers in research alongside fulfilling clinical service commitments.

ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2023

Fellowship Grant ($300,000 over three years for post-doctoral fellows; $200,000 over 3 years for pre-doctoral fellows)
The Fellowship Grant is awarded to outstanding pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellows under the guidance of a mentor to help develop the next generation of leaders in DIPG research.

Grant Opens: August 1, 2023
Submission Deadline: February 8, 2024

New Investigator Grant ($400,000 over three years)
The New Investigator Grant supports newly independent DIPG researchers working to establish DIPG research labs or established researchers (who have not previously conducted brain tumor research) to encourage them to start DIPG research.

Game Changer Grant ($600,000 over three years)
The Game Changer Grant funds hypothesis-driven research projects that represent an innovative approach to a major challenge in DIPG research, with a potential to lead to groundbreaking discoveries in the field.

Share your funding opportunity!

If you would like to include your organization’s funding opportunity on this list, please contact Emily Whipple, PhD, the Foundation’s Strategic Initiatives Director.