List of Grants Resources and Funding Agencies
No matter what stage of your career you are in, we all need money to do competitive research. Fortunately, there are many funding agencies to choose from. Navigating through all of the funding options, however, can be complicated. Different options are available depending on where you do your research and research area. The Young Investigator Committee compiled a list separated by region and subject area.
Click on a region below to learn more.
Feel free to ask questions or comment about different funding opportunities on our Young Investigator Career Advice Blog.
All grants that appear on the IFMRS website (including EU funding)
(Italian Society for Osteoporosis, Mineral Metabolism and Skeletal Diseases)
Rare Genetic Diseases (including bone)
Cancer (including bone primary tumors and metastases):
(Italian Association for Cancer Research)
(recently obtained PhD)
No specific bone or cartilage-related grant options in the Netherlands
UK (Foundation Fellowships)
Department of Veteran’s Affairs
(For junior faculty, research track, etc. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements on time post-training, and be a US citizen. Those interested must contact their local VA ACOS and apply for eligibility)
(Must apply for eligibility). These grants are only available to investigators who are associated with a VA facility
The Department of Defense (DOD)/Congressionally Defined Medical Research Program The Department of Defense (DOD)/Congressionally Defined Medical Research Program
If your research doesn’t fit specifically under one of these noted above there are many other programs that might fit your work.
This is the institution where most cancer work is funded. However, some is funded by NIAMS and other institutes including the Dental Institute may fund specific cancer related projects.)
The (for breast cancer and bone in the US; postdoc fellowships available most years)
The (for cancer and bone in the US; postdoc fellowships available most years)
The Department of Defense (DOD)/Congressionally Defined Medical Research Program These include:
IBMS Young Investigator International Travel Award
Dana Bliuc, PhD, a Research Officer at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, Australia was selected as the recipient of the 2015 IBMS Young Investigator International Travel Award.
Dr. Bliuc's award was presented to her during the closing ceremony of the ECTS-IBMS 4th Joint Meeting in Rotterdam by IBMS Young Investigator Co-chairs Michelle McDonald, PhD and Michaela Reagan, PhD.
Dana Bliuc (center) displays her award with YI Co-chairs Michaela Reagan (left) and Michelle McDonald (right)
This award is proudly sponsored by PerkinElmer and Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.