American Heart Association: Funds research broadly related to cardiovascular disease and stroke. The association supports research in clinical and basic sciences, bioengineering, biotechnology and public health. Average awards are from $50,000 to $75,000.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Invites applications from scientists who study significant biological problems in all of the biomedical discplines as well as adjacent fields, such as chemical biology.
Marine Biological Laboratory Fellowships: Offers a variety of fellowships for summer research at MBL. Areas of research include cell biology, ecology, evolution, and microbiology.
National Science Foundation: Exists as an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense." Programs include:
- Biological Sciences: Provides support for research to advance understanding of the underlying principles and mechanisms governing life. Research studies range across progressively more complex systems and scales encompassing the structure and dynamics of biological molecules, cells, tissues, organs, organisms, populations, communities, and ecosystems up to and including the global biosphere.
Social Finance - Seed Fund: Seeks innovative solutions to furthering the field of social finance, or to address such issues in one of three focus areas, including Food & Agriculture or Ecological Stewardship.