Awards and Grants

To announce an award or RFP to Lipid Research Division members, please email us at lipidcorner@asbmb.org

Research Awards

Nominate a colleague for the Heinrich Wieland Prize

Researchers who have published outstanding work on “biologically active molecules and systems in the areas of chemistry, biochemistry and physiology” are eligible for the 100,000 euro 2020 Heinrich Wieland prize. Learn more here.

L’Oreal Women in Science Fellowship

The For Women in Science competition, which supports women who are American citizens or permanent residents and who are pursuing postdoctoral research in the basic sciences, is accepting applications for its 2020 awards now through January 31. You can read the selection criteria and submit an application here.

Funding opportunities

Lipid Signaling in Longevity

This Request for Proposals from the National Institute on Aging calls for studies “to enhance our understanding of mechanistic links connecting lipid metabolism and signaling to aging and longevity regulation.” The deadline to submit a letter of intent is January 3, 2020. Read more.

American Heart Association Transformational Project Award

The American Heart Association is sponsoring a three-year $100,000/year grant to researchers in a broad range of fields and disciplines to “build on work in progress that could ultimately lead to critical discoveries… (in) cardiovascular and/or cerebrovascular research.” Applications open on January 1 and are due by January 22, 2020. Read more here.

Metabolic changes in aging and Alzheimer’s disease

One of the many biochemical changes associated with aging is a change in lipid metabolism. This request for proposals from the NIA calls for research into changing insulin regulation as well as metabolomic or lipidomic studies that might identify possible new targets for Alzheimer’s disease. The deadline is rolling, but the RFP expires May 8, 2020.

Determinants of childhood obesity

If you investigate emerging determinants of obesity, such as hormones, microbiome or epigenetic modifications, and how they relate to childhood obesity, this RFP from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute may be for you. Stemming from an NIH workshop on preventing obesity back in 2013, the grants aim to fund work aimed at explaining or reducing excessive weight gain in the first two years of life. More detailed instructions for applying can be found here.

Aging and osteoarthritis

The NIA and NIAMS have announced new high-priority research areas in osteoarthritis, including crosstalk between adipose and other types of tissue in the joint. Researchers studying adipose-tissue-derived mediators of inflammation may wish to learn more. Applications are now open.

Nutrigenetics

If you study genetic variants in nutrient absorption, transport or metabolism, this RFP issued by NIDDK and NCCIH to announce their interest in nutrigenetics may be right for you. It is available from the February 2020 R01 submission deadline through 2022.