Each year the Foundation distributes approximately $250,000 in grants to local organizations or institutions through the eight Medical Funds. The Foundation relies on a small group of researchers and community-based physicians to provide peer review of the applications and make funding recommendations to the Board of Trustees. Due to the variety of scientific questions being addressed and medical equipment being requested, Foundation staff looks to the committee for their expertise and advice as to which applications are of strong scientific merit in an effort to best meet the intent of the donors.
Two types of grant funds are available to organizations/institutions through the Medical Funds program:
Medical Research Projects
Grants are available in the fields of cancer, cardio-pulmonary disease, multiple sclerosis and diabetes. Special consideration will be given to research projects related to immunology, oncology, neurology, molecular biology and genetics.
Projects Addressing the Healthcare Needs of Low-Income Children
Grants are also available to organizations that are administering projects addressing the healthcare needs of low-income children. Grants will be given to requests for specific equipment and support for capital campaigns or facility renovation projects.
The Seattle Foundation administers the Medical Funds program to support medical research of potential benefit to the community and to address specific healthcare needs.
Please note: Medical Research equipment grants provided by The Seattle Foundation may provide full or partial support (usually half or more). Consideration should be given to alternate funding sources that may be required to complete the purchase of equipment requested in the proposal. Grant acceptance may require formal documentation of fundraising plans and/or the identification of other funding sources.
1) Complete Narrative sections I, II, and III of the Medical Funds Application Form. Information provided on the cover sheet and in Section I (Organization Background) should reflect your home department. Narrative sections should be written in clear and concise scientific language and be limited to no more than five pages (eight pages total including the application form).
2) Attach equipment estimates, if available.
3) The UW Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations will provide institutional attachments and supporting documentation requested in the application; investigators selected for submission will be asked to supply a CV and any IRB documentation ahead of submission.
4) A brief endorsement letter from the Department Chair must accompany each proposal and should be suitable for submission to the Foundation. In cases where more than one proposal is submitted from a school or department, the Chair’s letter must rank the proposals.
5) The deadline for internal submission is 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2013. Please send proposals and endorsement letters to firstname.lastname@example.org Please do not submit hardcopies of proposals, slides, or other attachments.
6) Proposals selected for submission will be required to complete and submit the eGC1 form to the Office of Sponsored Programs.
7) The UW Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations will submit the applications to The Seattle Foundation.
Investigators who identify a grant, award or fellowship program that restricts the number of applications that can be submitted from an Institution should immediately contact their Chairperson, Associate Dean for Research (or Dean, if no ADR) and the Office of Research (see below) if they intend to prepare a response. Failure to do so, or to meet the deadlines for submission of pre-proposal, will preclude submission of the application through the Office of Sponsored Programs.
For general inquiries, or to request a listing of a limited submission opportunity that should be but is not already listed, please email us at email@example.com.