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American Cancer Society: Offers grants for independent investigators, mentored training and career development, professorships, special initiatives, and international research programs. Awards are up to $200,000. 

American Chemical Society: Offers funding and awards, specifically the Petroleum Research Fund, which supports innovative fundamental research, advanced scientific education, and the careers of scientists, to aid in significantly increasing the world's energy options. Research grants range from $50,000 to $65,000. 

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.

Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation: Supports young faculty of exciting potential or early accomplishment, develops leadership in environmental chemistry, supports undergraduate research with emeritus faculty, and openly solicits for projects that advance the chemical sciences at all levels. 

Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Invites applications from scientists who study significant biological problems in all of the biomedical disciplines as well as adjacent fields, such as chemical biology.

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:

  • Division of Chemistry: Supports innovative research in chemical sciences, integrated with education, through strategic investment in a globally engaged workforce reflecting the diversity of America.

Research Corporation - Cottrell College Science Awards: Single or Multi-Investigator (2-3 faculty) awards available. Funds research in astronomy, chemistry, physics, and closely related fields at predominantly undergraduate institutions. The overall goal is to provide seed funding for significant research that will enhance the professional and scholarly development of beginning faculty. Awards range from $35,000 to $100,000.