Office of Research

Annual Grants 2014

Grants are considered on an annual basis. The Dr. Scholl Foundation application form can be submitted between November 1 and March 1 of the following year. All applications are acknowledged by mail. Prospective grantees are notified in November and, if approved, grant payments are made in December of the grant year.


Applications for grants are considered in the following areas:

  • Education
  • Social Service
  • Healthcare
  • Civic and cultural
  • Environmental


The categories above are not intended to limit the interest of the Foundation from considering other worthwhile projects.  In general the Foundation guidelines are broad to give us flexibility in providing grants. Over the past decade, approximately 35% of our grants have been related to education, 15% to social services, 27% to hospitals and healthcare, 19% to civic and cultural with the remaining percentage spread out in the above categories.  During the same period, 68% of our grants have been made in Illinois.  However, like Dr. Scholl, we recognize the need for a global outlook.  Non-U.S. grants are given to organizations where directors have knowledge of the grantee.

Application Instructions

Please submit a two-page letter of intent with a list of all anticipated investigators, description of proposed aims and approach, Biosketch of the PI, and a letter of support from the Dean or Chair to by 5:00 PM Thursday, October 1, 2013. This letter of support signifies that the Dean or Chair have ensured that the nominee and application are likely to be of sufficient quality to be competitive nationally. Full proposals are due to the sponsor on 3/1/14, so you will need to have your materials in to the Office of Sponsored Programs by 2/21/14 for processing, if given the go ahead by the Proposal Review Committee.

Opportunity Details

Program web page

Program Announcement No.


10/10/2013 UW Internal Deadline Closed
02/21/2014 OSP Deadline
03/01/2014 Sponsor Deadline

Dr. Scholl Foundation

Funding amount


Maximum Number of Applications


Eligible groups
  • All campus

Inquiries and Contact Information

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