Research funding programs, resources and Fellowship grants

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International Max Planck Research Schools
Half of the fellowships available are to be allocated to foreign applicants and the programmes will be run largely in English.The Ph.D.s are granted by the participating universities
Eurasia Foundation  
The Eurasia Foundation is a privately managed grantmaking organization dedicated to funding programs that build democratic and free market institutions in the twelve New Independent States (NIS) of the former Soviet Union -- Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
International Research and Exchanges Board
The International Research & Exchanges Board is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting advanced field research and professional training programs between the United States and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Eurasia, China, and comparable contiguous societies.
From Inserm, France
Mainly fellowships & fundings in health science including biomaterials and biomechanics. Visiting Felloships for foreign Researchers  F
AIST Fellowship program
Get a fellowship for research to Japan
The site provides also links to other Japanese felloship programs
International Cooperation & Research Exchange Fellowship program from Japan Science and Technology Corporation (JST)
NATO Science Programme
Funding opportunities for: Science Fellowships, Cooperative Science and Technology, Research Infrastructure support
Soros Organization


The IBM PhD fellowship programme
The National Science Foundation (NSF)
The NSF funds research and education in science and engineering, through grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements. The Foundation accounts for about 20 percent of federal support to academic institutions for basic research. Funding opportunities, Proposal preparation Awards and Grants 
National Institutes of Health
Grants, Research Contracts, Research Training, Peer Review and the NIH Guide
Penn State Office of Sponsored Programs  
Excellent resource pages
SBIR Small Business Innovation Research
Funds environmental research and development through a competitive process. Because both government and private sector parties may compete for SERDP funds, there are two announcements for each solicitation: (1) a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the private sector and (2) a Call For Proposals to the Federal Sector. There are two solicitations annually.
Funding opportunities for training in the biological and Medical Sciences
Directory of more than 800 programs
by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.   
Grants and Awards (USA)  
NIST Grants/awards supporting research at industry, academic, and other institutions.


European Union Research Fellowships
Pre- and Post-Doctoral research positions available through the Marie-Curie and Research Training Networks fellowships programs.
Information about the last calls for proposals
European community
The Fifth Research Framework Programme
Documentation for other programmes
Education and Culture Directorate  
ESPRIT - Information Technology page
European R&D programs
ESF - European Science Foundation (UPDATED September 30, 2002)
Funding for research scientists  
from the Royal Society
New Materials for Key Technologies of the 21st Century
Matech program in Germany
TMR - Training and Mobility of Researchers
Research Training Networks includes:  Access to Large-Scale Facilities,  "Marie Curie" Research Training Grants,  Euroconferences, Summer Schools and Practical Training
BBSRC Industrial Partnership Grants (UK) 
Biotechnology and biological science Research Council
BBSRC fund research in various areas including Agri-Food , Biochemistry and Cell Biology , Biomolecular Sciences, Engineering and Biological Systems. 
Facilitates exchange between university researchers and BBSRC sponsored Institutes and UK industrials. No closing dates for applications