The works to advance scholarly research in the life sciences through its research grants and grants-in-aid programs. It is the foundation's policy to support dynamic areas of basic biological research that are not heavily supported by federal agencies or other foundations with specialized missions. The foundation emphasizes the support of young scientists at the beginning of their careers and productive senior scientists who wish to move into new fields of interest.
1) Research: Research grants of up to $225,000 over three years will be awarded to established scientists of all ages working at accredited institutions in the United States. Grants will not be awarded to investigators who have already received, or expect to receive, substantial support from other sources, even if it is for an unrelated purpose.
2) Grants-in-Aid: One-year grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded to researchers at the assistant professor level who experience difficulty in competing for research funds because they have not yet become firmly established. Grants-in-Aid can also be made to senior scientists.
To be eligible, applicants must hold the position of assistant professor or higher; have principal investigator status; and be considered an "independent investigator" with his/her own dedicated lab space or with lab space independent of another investigator.
Letters of Intent must be received no later than January 15, 2019. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by June 1, 2019.
For complete program guidelines, information about previous grant recipients, and application procedures, see the Whitehall Foundation website.