Corporate & Foundation Relations

Corporate and foundation funding opportunities

Corporate and foundation funders frequently issue requests for proposals in a wide variety of topic areas. Below you will find current open opportunities for which UW faculty, researchers and programs may be eligible. We do our best to keep this list up to date, but please visit the sponsors’ websites for the most recent information.

We highly recommend reaching out to the corporate and foundation relations partner in your unit, who can help answer questions as well as develop timelines, determine feasibility, offer insight, provide supporting attachments, help with processes (e.g. determining if the project needs to go through the Office of Sponsored Programs, when you should use the UW Foundation information, when the project is a gift) and more.

Note that this list does not include limited submission opportunities, which can be found on the Office of Research’s website.

** Added as of 12/02/2020.

College/School CFR Contacts

Arts & Sciences: Felicia Gonzalez

Foster: Joseph Sherman

Engineering and the Allen School: Erin Schwartz

Environment: Liz Exell

Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Social Work: Lene Hansen

Medicine: Chris Thompson

UW Bothell: John Naumann

Others: Lauren Honaker

Overview

 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Lever for Change and W.K. Kellogg Foundation Racial Equity 2030

  • Organization: W.K.Kellogg Foundation, Lever For Change
  • Award amount: three Awardees receiving grants of $20 million each, and at least two Awardees receiving grants of $10 million each
  • Deadline: 1/28/2021
  • Description: Racial Equity 2030 is a global challenge in honor of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s 90th anniversary. It is a call for bold solutions to drive an equitable future for children, their families and communities. This $90 million challenge seeks ideas from anywhere in the world and will scale them over the next decade to transform the systems and institutions that uphold inequity. Solutions may tackle the social, economic, political or institutional inequities we see today. Teams of visionaries, change agents and community leaders from every sector are invited to join.
  • Eligibility: see complete RFP for more information

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future

  • Organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Award amount: The average Pioneer grant in 2019 was $315,031. However, there is not an explicit range for budget requests. Grant periods are flexible, though generally range from 1 to 3 years.
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Description: Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health seeks proposals that are primed to influence health equity in the future. We are interested in ideas that address any of these four areas of focus: Future of Evidence; Future of Social Interaction; Future of Food; Future of Work. Additionally, we welcome ideas that might fall outside of these four focus areas, but which offer unique approaches to advancing health equity and our progress toward a Culture of Health.
  • Eligibility: Preference will be given to applicants that are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations. Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories. Submissions from teams that include both U.S. and international members are eligible, but the lead applicant must be based in the United States.
  • Link to complete RFP

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) Supplement to Enhance Equity and Diversity (SEED)

  • Organization: Simons Foundation
  • Award amount: The budget is up to $100,000 per year for up to three years.
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Description: The goal of this award is to increase diversity and fight inequity. SFARI Principal Investigators (PIs) are encouraged to recruit candidates for this supplement not only at their home institution, but also at historically Black colleges and universities and other institutions with high minority enrollment.
  • Eligibility: Principal Investigators from institutions in the United States with a current SFARI grant that has at least 18 months remaining on the project are eligible to apply for this supplement. See the complete RFP for more information.
  • Complete RFP

 

Education

**JAMS Foundation Pre-K-12 Conflict Resolution and Training

  • Organization: JAMS Foundation, Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Award amount: up to $40,000
  • Deadline: 1/11/2021
  • Description: The initiative seeks to support conflict resolution education and training (CRE) for pre-K-12 students and youth. Grants may support both pre-K-12 youth as well as adults working with these populations in ways that directly transfer CRE skills to youth populations. Projects may take place in community, schools, alternative education settings (online education, charter schools, afterschool programs), government sites (juvenile justice facilities, courts), and NGO settings. While some proposals may be able to secure and guarantee access to or cooperation from traditional K-12 school districts/schools, this funding opportunity is intended to provide potential financial support for CRE work in other contexts as well.
  • Eligibility: Eligible organizations include those designated as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, educational institutions, and public agencies working in conjunction with nonprofit educational institutions or organizations.
  • Link to complete RFP

 

Environment

**National Forest Foundation Matching Awards Program (MAP)

  • Organization: National Forest Foundation
  • Award amount: Not Disclosed
  • Deadline: 1/13/2021
  • Description: the NFF Matching Awards Program (MAP) provides funding for on-the-ground results-oriented projects that enhance forest health and outdoor experiences in national forests and grasslands.
  • Eligibility: Eligible applicants include nonprofits with tax exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, universities, and Native American tribes. Organizations may also use an eligible fiscal sponsor.
  • Link to complete RFP

 

Engineering, Computer and Data Sciences

Trinity Challenge

  • Organization: Gates Foundation, Facebook. University of Cambridge, Google. etc.
  • Award amount: will award the best contributions to first round of The Trinity Challenge with prices from a pool of at least £10M.
  • Deadline: Applications asking for support from our Founding Members and Members (“collaborative applications”) will have to be submitted by 11:59pm GMT on November 8, 2020 in order to enable timely matching. Submissions beyond that data cannot be guaranteed to be regarded for support from our Founding Members and Members. Applications not requiring additional support (“independent applications”) will have to be submitted by 11:59pm GMT on January 30, 2021.
  • Description: To protect one billion more people from health emergencies, The Trinity Challenge will focus on generating, identifying and recognizing insights through data and analytics. To be accepted into The Challenge, all applicants will have to provide ideas and concepts addressing at least one of three areas in which to improve our approach towards pandemic prevention & control: Better identification, better response and better recovery.
  • Eligibility: see complete RFP for more information

Google Research Scholar Program

  • Organization: Google
  • Award amount: The funds granted will be up to $60,000 USD and are intended to support the advancement of the professor’s research.
  • Deadline: 12/2/2020
  • Description: The Research Scholar Program aims to support early-career professors who are pursuing research in fields relevant to Google.
  • Eligibility:
    • Open to professors (assistant, associate, etc.) at a university or degree-granting research institution.
    • Applicants must have received their PhD within seven years of submission (e.g. applicant in 2020 must have received PhD in 2013 or later). Exceptions will be made for applicants who have been teaching seven years or fewer and had delays, such as working in industry, leave of absence, etc.
    • Applicants can submit one application per round, and apply a maximum of three times.
  • Link to complete RFP

XPRIZE and Cognizant Pandemic Response Challenge

  • Organization: XPRIZECognizant
  • Award amount: $500,000
  • Deadline: 12/8/2020
  • Description: This is a competition aimed at harnessing the power of data and AI to equip policy makers, health officials, and business leaders with the insights and guidance needed to implement public safety measures that maximize their ability to keep local economies open while minimizing potential virus breakouts.
  • Eligibility: XPRIZE teams come from all around the world, in every shape and size. Teams can be comprised of university groups, high school students, startups and innovators, small to midsize companies, families or individuals. Registering to create or join a team, is one of the first steps you can take to help create a better future for all.
  • Link to complete RFP

**NetGain Partnership Small Grants for Digital Misinformation

  • Organization:  NetGain Partnership
  • Award amount: $25,000~$100,000
  • Deadline: 1/11/2021
  • Description: The program, which is managed by the Media Democracy Fund, will support projects that catalyze or build on ideas that emerged from NetGain years Four and Five around digital threats to democracy, mis/disinformation, and public interest research on dominant platforms, including projects that investigate, reveal, and/or explain the extent and impact of mis/disinformation facilitated by big platforms, or other projects that advance knowledge on societal harms caused by platform companies or that provide policy, legal, public education, or technological interventions as counterweights to growing platform power.
  • Eligibility: Eligible activities include research, collaborative projects and/or campaigns, virtual convenings, and creative interventions (i.e., tech tools, art, or cultural projects).
  • Link to complete RFP

Intel Research Initiative Opportunity – Cryptographic Frontiers CFP

  • Organization: Intel
  • Award amount: N/A
  • Deadline: 1/18/2021
  • Description: Cryptography Frontiers:  Intel’s University Research & Collaboration Office (URC) invites proposals to establish the new Intel Crypto Frontiers Research Center, whose mission is to advance and develop cryptographic technologies demanded by emerging applications and the development of future device, edge, and cloud architectures. More specifically, proposals are solicited in one of the three research vectors – post quantum cryptography primitives and systems, privacy preserving cryptographic solutions, and lightweight low-latency cryptographic technologies.
  • Eligibility: This RFP is open only to academic researchers and institutions that have been specifically invited to participate in the proposal process. However, invitees may freely select additional academic collaborators.
  • Complete RFP: Cryptographic-Frontiers-Center-RFP-Release

Internet Society Foundation Research on the Future, Sustainability of the Internet

  • Organization: Internet Society Foundation
  • Award amount: up to $200,000 over two years
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Description: The Internet Society Foundation has announced a new grants program in support of researchers worldwide who are studying the future and sustainability of the Internet. Through the program, grants of up to $200,000 over two years are available for research focused in one of two categories:
    • Greening the Internet — The Internet both affects and is affected by the environment and climate change. Having a critical awareness of this impact is key to the Internet’s resilience and ensures its sustainability for generations to come. This awareness may include an assessment of energy consumption by the Internet, or the toxins and waste generated by its use.  It may consider the enabling effect the Internet has on other sectors to limit greenhouse gas emissions. It may examine the ways in which climate change and extreme weather threatens Internet infrastructure and limits connectivity. Research focused on Greening the Internet should promote an awareness of these and other issues concerning the Internet’s environmental footprint and the sustainability measures needed for it and the planet to thrive.
    • The Internet Economy — New and emerging Internet-based activities have the power to disrupt the economic landscapes and lead to unpredictable economic futures. Having a firm grasp of the interactions that create the Internet Economy has the potential to reshape this uncertainty. Unpacking how the Internet transforms traditional ideas about competition, production, and consumption of goods and services could be useful in allowing for equitable and gainful participation of everyone in a rapidly digitizing global economy. Research proposals focusing on the Internet Economy should present an analysis of past or present ecosystems that yields insight into the future of the Internet and its dependent market(s).
  • Eligibility: To be eligible, researchers should have a postgraduate research degree (PhD, Masters) and publications/patents in the relevant area, Research institutions should be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (or equivalent) and should have a mission that is aligned with that of the foundation.
  • Link to complete RFP

 

Health Sciences

Tourette Association of America Young Investigator Award

  • Organization: Tourette Association of America
  • Award amount: $80,000 a year for up to two years
  • Deadline: 12/4/2020
  • Description: The Tourette Association of America (TAA) aims to encourage early career researchers to invest their efforts and expertise in increasing our biological understanding of Tourette Syndrome (TS), pursing clinical research aimed at improving patient care, and developing and testing new therapies.
  • Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must have an advanced degree (e.g., PhD, MD, or equivalent) and be a postdoctoral fellow and/or independent clinical/research faculty member within five years of their first independent faculty appointment. Investigators from outside the U.S. are eligible to apply.
  • Link to complete RFP

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Research Grants

  • Organization: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Award amount: $125,000 for up to two years
  • Deadline: 12/7/2020
  • Description:. Through the program, grants of up to $125,000 per year for up to two years will be awarded in support of research with potential to contribute to the understanding of the basic etiology and pathogenesis of CF, as well as projects that provide insight into the development of information that may contribute to the development of new therapies for CF.
  • Eligibility: United States residents and applicants from outside the United States are welcome to apply. Applicants must be independent investigators (an individual who is out of fellowship training and whose institution allows them to submit applications for research funding as a Principle Investigator). Candidates who are clinical fellows should apply to the CFF Clinical Fellowship program for the appropriate year. Candidates who are postdoctoral fellows should apply to the CFF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship program.
  • Link to complete RFP

American Lung Association Innovation Award

  • Award amount: $75,000 a year for up to two years
  • Deadline: 12/10/2020
  • Description: To help advance this mission, ALA is inviting applications for its Innovation Award program. Through the program, grants of up to $75,000 a year for up to two years will be awarded in support of highly promising investigators with stellar track records of accomplishment and the potential to advance the field of lung disease science.
  • Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be a citizen of the United States or a foreign national and must hold a doctoral degree and a faculty appointment or equivalent with demonstrated commitment from a recognized academic or other not-for-profit research institution.
  • Link to complete RFP

American Society for Breast Surgeons Research Awards

  • Organization: American Society for Breast Surgeons
  • Award amount: up to $5,000
  • Deadline: 12/11/2020
  • Description: the organization will award grants of up to $5,000 in support of activities focused on and/or related to patient breast care and patient education. Eligible activities include those associated with a project (e.g., the purchase of educational materials, brochure development, printing, etc.) and/or expenses related to the development and hosting of an educational meeting or conference; partnerships with community-based nonprofit organizations to provide education on breast health and screening to underserved, uninsured, and/or low-income populations; and research activities.
  • Eligibility: Grant consideration is not limited to members of ASBrS. While nonprofits that are tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code are encouraged to apply, any organization may submit an application.
  • Link to complete RFP

Foundation for a Smoke-free World RFP for Research at Nexus of COVID-19, Smoking

  • Organization: Foundation for a Smoke-free World
  • Award amount: Grants of up to $150,000 for scoping/pre-clinical studies, up to $250,000 for epidemiological studies, and up to $500,000 for clinical studies will be awarded. Recommended duration of the grant funding is up to three months for scoping/pre-clinical studies, three to six months for epidemiological studies, and up to twelve months for clinical studies.
  • Deadline: 12/15/2020
  • Description: The Foundation for a Smoke-free World seeks to conduct research at the nexus of COVID-19, smoking, and nicotine that requires significant collaboration and research involving outside experts and organizations.

Selected organization(s) will be expected to implement a range of projects relevant to the global pandemic, including well-designed and comprehensive pre-clinical, clinical, and epidemiological studies, to better understand the associations between smoking and/or nicotine use, and COVID-19 infection and outcomes.

  • Eligibility: The foundation encourages participation by groups whose work aligns with the foundation’s mission to eliminate smoking within a generation. These groups include institutions of higher education, nonprofits, commercial enterprises, governmental agencies, or other research-based organizations. Applicants should have a proven track record suitable for the area of research proposed. Previous research of tobacco and/or nicotine is appreciated but is not a requirement for funding. Successful applicants will likely have an interdisciplinary group of key personnel who can approach this project from their individual fields of expertise (e.g. epidemiologists, clinicians, behavioral economists, basic scientists, and public health specialists). The foundation expects successful applicants to conduct research and publish findings according to Open Science principles, including: declaring hypotheses and proposed analyses up front; making raw data available for analysis; publishing all results, whether positive or negative; and publishing in journals that offer open access.
  • Link to complete RFP

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Women’s Health Policy Research Award

  • Organization: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Award amount: $10,000
  • Deadline: 12/15/2020
  • Description: This research award will provide $10,000 to support research which explores an aspect of health care policy that assists, defines, or restricts the ability of a physician to deliver health care to women in the general population, or in a specific area.
  • Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be a Junior Fellow or Fellow of the college at the time of the application.
  • Link to complete RFP

American Association for Cancer Research Midcareer Female Investigator Grant

  • Organization: American Association for Cancer Research
  • Award amount: $225,000 over three years
  • Deadline: 12/17/2020
  • Description:. The American Association for Cancer Research invites proposals for its AACR-Bristol Myers Midcareer Female Investigator Grant, a joint effort of the organization and drug company to encourage and support mid-career female physician-scientists and researchers conducting immuno-oncology research and foster their career advancement on the road to becoming a senior investigator.
  • Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must have a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree. Applicants must also have received their first NIH R01 (or equivalent) award within the past ten years (i.e., the grant cannot have been awarded before July 1, 2011). At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2021, applicants must hold an appointment at the level of associate professor but may work at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.
  • Link to complete RFP

**Children’s Tumor Foundation Young Investigator Award

  • Organization: Children’s Tumor Foundation(CTF)
  • Award amount: up to $32,000 a year for two years and postdoctoral support of up to $58,000 a year for up to three years will be awarded to young scientists early in their careers.
  • Deadline: 1/1/2021
  • Description: Through the program, predoctoral salary support will be awarded to young scientists early in their careers. Research scope includes manifestations of all types of NF1, NF2, schwannomatosis, including neurofibromas, schwannomas, malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors, and other brain and nervous system tumors; bone abnormalities; cardiovascular abnormalities; learning disorders; and pain.
  • Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be a postdoctoral fellow (MD, PhD, or equivalent) no more than seven years past completion of their first doctoral degree, or a graduate student pursuing their MD, PhD, or equivalent. Applicant must be affiliated with the laboratory of a senior researcher who can serve as a research sponsor.
  • Link to complete RFP

McKnight Foundation Scholar Award

  • Organization:  McKnight Foundation
  • Award amount: $225,000 paid in equal installments of $75,000 in 2021, 2022, and 2023
  • Deadline: 1/4/2021
  • Description: The Scholar Awards support young scientists who: hold an M.D. and/or Ph.D. degree; have completed formal postdoctoral training; and demonstrate a commitment to neuroscience. The Endowment Fund especially seeks applicants working on problems that, if solved at the basic level, would have immediate and significant impact on clinically relevant issues.
  • Eligibility: A candidate for a McKnight Scholar Award must work as an independent investigator at a not-for-profit research institution in the United States, and must hold a faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, and must have served at that rank for less than four years at the application deadline. Those holding other titles such as Research Assistant Professor, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Professor Research Track, Visiting Professor or Instructor are not eligible, and time spent in service in those ranks does not count against the four years of service for determining eligibility. If the host institution does not use professorial titles, a letter from a senior institutional official (e.g., Dean or Director of Research) must confirm that the applicant has his/her own dedicated institutional resources, laboratory space, and/or facilities.
  • A candidate may not hold another award from the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience that would overlap in time with the Scholar award. A candidate cannot apply in more than two rounds of competition for a Scholar Award.
  • Link to complete RFP

American Psychological Association APA Congressional Fellowships

  • Organization: American Psychological Association
  • Award amount: $75,000 to $90,000,
  • Deadline: 1/4/2020
  • Description: The fellowship provides psychologists with a one-year public policy learning experience during which they are expected to contribute to the more effective use of psychological knowledge in government and help broaden awareness about the value of interactions between psychologists and federal government bureaucrats.
  • Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be a psychologist, a member of APA (or applicant for membership), a U.S. citizen, and have a doctorate in psychology (from an APA-accredited doctoral program and internship if in the area of professional psychology) or related field by the application deadline.
  • Link to complete RFP

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation 2021 Physician Scientist Fellowship

  • Organization: The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
  • Award amount: The 2021 Physician Scientist Fellowship consists of $100,000 direct costs plus $10,000 (10 percent) indirect costs each year for two years.
  • Deadline: 1/5/2021
  • Description: The Physician Scientist Fellowship (PSF) award aims to support research during the final years of subspecialty fellowship and aid in the transition into an academic faculty appointment. The specific goals of the PSF program are to: 1) support physician scientists in subspecialty fellowship to conduct an outstanding clinical research project; 2) ensure research time protection to enable development of research skills; and 3) facilitate strong mentorship relations.
  • Eligibility: see the complete RFP for more information
  • Complete RFP

Klingenstein Philanthropies Request for Proposals Addressing Access to Care

  • Organization: Klingenstein Philanthropies
  • Award amount: $50,000 per year over a two-year period, for a total of $100,000 per grant.
  • Deadline: 1/10/2020
  • Description: The principal objective of this initiative has been to fund academic research in the development of innovative models of service delivery such as those that leverage technology, non-traditional treatment settings, and professional and paraprofessional treatment providers or others (e.g. teachers, parents, primary care physicians). With COVID-19, access to mental health care has become even more challenging, especially for children of low-income families. As a result, in 2020 we will be reissuing our Request for Proposals addressing Access to Care.
  • Eligibility:
    • Academic researchers from universities or research institutions that provide mental and behavioral health programs for children and adolescents are eligible. Investigators can be at any stage in their career but must have collected enough pilot data to inform the development of the proposed research project and must be well enough established to lead an effort such as this. For investigators who are relatively early in their career, we recommend partnering with a more senior academic researcher who has expertise in program development and dissemination.

**Orthopaedic Trauma Association Full Research Grant

  • Organization: Orthopaedic Trauma Association 
  • Award amount: up to $40,000
  • Deadline: 1/11/2021
  • Description: Through the program, grants are awarded in support of research any issue related to musculoskeletal trauma. Grants of up to $40,000 a year for up to two years will be awarded for clinical research; grants of up to $25,000 a year for up to two years will be awarded for basic research; and grants of up to $40,000 a year for up to two years will be awarded for directed topic research on any of the following topics: indications, utilization, and safety of local antibiotic delivery in orthopaedic trauma care and muscle and tendon regeneration or repair after musculo-skeletal trauma.
  • Eligibility: To be eligible, either the PI or co-PI must be an OTA Active, Associate, Clinical, or Research member in good standing, and the research must be conducted in North America.
  • Link to complete RFP

**National Psoriasis Foundation ‘More Than Skin Deep’ Grant

  • Organization: National Psoriasis Foundation
  • Award amount: up to $100,000
  • Deadline: 1/13/2021
  • Description: The foundation seeks grant applications from researchers interested in conducting research focused on mental health and psoriatic disease. Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded to projects focused on, but not limited to, investigation of psoriatic disease on mental health, as well as interventions for addressing this comorbidity, inflammatory processes, stigma, psychosocial impact of psoriasis, barriers to care, financial burden of chronic disease, or other related areas.
  • Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must hold a PhD, MD, DO, or equivalent degree, be personally and actively responsible for the conduct of the proposed research, and be eligible to apply as principal investigator for a research grants under the guidelines of his/her host institution. The applicant need not be a United States citizen and the research need not take place in the United States
  • Link to complete RFP

**American Epilepsy Society Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

  • Organization: American Psychological Association
  • Award amount: up to $50,000
  • Deadline: 1/13/2021
  • Description: The program awards stipends of up to $50,000 to postdoctoral trainees conducting research into the causes and consequences of, and treatments for, epilepsy under the guidance of a mentor with expertise in epilepsy research. Proposals are welcomed across the spectrum of basic, translational, and clinical epilepsy research. Fellows also receive travel support to the AES annual meeting for one year, as well as a one-year membership in AES.
  • Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must hold an MD, PhD, ScD, PharmD, RN, or equivalent degree.
  • Link to complete RFP

**Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge on Mental Health Series

  • Organization:  Johnson & Johnson,  American Psychiatric Nurses Association
  • Award amount: $100,000
  • Deadline: 1/15/2021
  • Description: the challenge invites nurses and nursing students worldwide to submit novel nurse-led concepts, education programs, protocols, prevention or treatment approaches, screening tools, or consumer product ideas with the power to potentially transform mental health care and well-being for their fellow healthcare professionals or the patients they are serving during the current pandemic and beyond.
  • Eligibility: Each Challenge has its own terms & conditions that it requires you to accept and that can be found prior to filling out the application.
  • Link to complete RFP

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health

  • Organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Award amount: Not specified
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Description: Evidence for Action (E4A), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), funds research that expands the evidence needed to build a Culture of Health. A Culture of Health is broadly defined as one in which good health and well-being flourish across geographic, demographic, and social sectors; public and private decision-making is guided by the goal of fostering equitable communities; and everyone has the opportunity to make choices that lead to healthy lifestyles. RWJF’s Culture of Health Action Framework, which was developed to catalyze a national movement toward improved health, well-being, and equity, guides E4A’s program strategy.
  • Eligibility:
    • Preference will be given to applicants that are either institutes of higher education, public entities, or nonprofit organizations that are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations. Other types of nonprofit and for-profit organizations are also eligible to apply. The Foundation may require additional documentation. Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories. Submissions from teams that include both U.S. and international members are eligible, but the lead applicant must be based in the United States.
  • Link to complete RFP

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) Supplement to Enhance Equity and Diversity (SEED)

  • Organization: Simons Foundation
  • Award amount: The budget is up to $100,000 per year for up to three years.
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Description: The goal of this award is to increase diversity and fight inequity. SFARI Principal Investigators (PIs) are encouraged to recruit candidates for this supplement not only at their home institution, but also at historically Black colleges and universities and other institutions with high minority enrollment.
  • Eligibility: Principal Investigators from institutions in the United States with a current SFARI grant that has at least 18 months remaining on the project are eligible to apply for this supplement. See the complete RFP for more information.
  • Complete RFP

Washington Research Foundation (WRF) Technology Commercialization Grants

  • Organization: Washington Research Foundation
  • Award amount: up to $50,000.
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Description: WRF supports translational research in STEM, with a focus on life sciences. Researchers are encouraged to submit a pre-proposal for initial funding of up to $50,000. WRF’s goal is to accelerate the advancement of products and services with public benefit.
  • Eligibility: see complete RFP for more information

Simons Foundation Targeted Grants in MPS

  • Organization: Simons Foundation
  • Award amount: Flexible
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Description: The program is intended to support high-risk theoretical mathematics, physics and computer science projects of exceptional promise and scientific importance on a case-by-case basis.
  • Eligibility: Applications may be submitted by established U.S. and foreign public and private educational institutions and stand-alone research centers. PIs and co-Investigators must have a Ph.D. and a tenure-track or tenured position at said institutions or centers at the time of application. There are no citizenship or department requirements for PIs. Funding to U.S. national labs or salary support of scientists employed at these labs is not allowed. Scientists employed at national labs may be non-funded participants in a proposal/project and funding may be used to support travel or local expenses related to the participation of the lab-based scientist in activities related to the project.
  • Complete RFP

 

Science

Simons Foundation Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians

  • Organization: Simons Foundation
  • Award amount: $8,400
  • Deadline: 1/28/2020
  • Description: The goal of the program is to substantially increase collaborative contacts between accomplished, active mathematicians in the United States who do not otherwise have access to funding that could provide support for travel and visitors.
  • Eligibility: To be eligible to apply, an individual must
    • have a Ph.D. degree and hold a tenure-track or tenured position with a full-time appointment in a mathematics department with a Ph.D.-degree-granting program, at an institution in the United States (those with an appointment solely in a statistics department are not eligible);
    • have a current record of active research and publication in high-quality journals; and
    • not currently hold any other external PI or co-PI grants, as outlined below, with an end date after September 1, 2021.

The Welch Foundation The Robert A. Welch Award

  • Organization: The Welch Foundation
  • Award amount: $500,000
  • Deadline: 1/31/2021
  • Description: The purpose of The Robert A. Welch Award in Chemistry is to foster and encourage basic chemical research and to recognize, in a substantial manner, the value of chemical research contributions for the benefit of humankind as set forth in the will of Robert Alonzo Welch. The founder was interested in chemistry and in its service to both the betterment and the understanding of human life. We also believe this award plays an important role in aiding and strengthening the other programs of the Foundation.
  • Eligibility:Any person can submit a nomination for consideration, but no self-nominations are allowed. see the complete RFP for more information

Washington Research Foundation (WRF) Technology Commercialization Grants

  • Organization: Washington Research Foundation
  • Award amount: up to $50,000.
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Description: WRF supports translational research in STEM, with a focus on life sciences. Researchers are encouraged to submit a pre-proposal for initial funding of up to $50,000. WRF’s goal is to accelerate the advancement of products and services with public benefit.
  • Eligibility: see complete RFP for more information

 

Social Science & Humanities

Sidney Hillman Foundation 2021 Hillman Prizes

  • Organization:  Sidney Hillman Foundation
  • Award amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: 1/30/2021
  • Description: The prizes celebrate investigative reporting and deep storytelling that highlights social or economic injustice and contributes to meaningful public policy change.
  • Eligibility: To be eligible for consideration, entries must have been published/broadcast in 2020 and have been made widely available to a U.S audience. There is no fee to enter.
  • Link to complete RFP

Center for Retirement Research Steven H. Sandell Grant Program

  • Organization: Center for Retirement Research at Boston College
  • Award amount: $45,000
  • Deadline: 1/31/2020
  • Description: The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College sponsors the annual Steven H. Sandell Grant Program for scholars in the field of retirement or disability research and policy. The program is funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration to provide opportunities for junior or non-tenured scholars (within seven years of receiving their PhD) from all academic disciplines to pursue cutting-edge projects on retirement or disability issues.
  • Research focus areas include trends in disability; determining disability; requirements of work in the modern economy; informing long-term projections and models; improving communication and outreach; state and local pensions for non-covered workers; modernizing totalization agreements; economic security of SSA beneficiaries; work-activity retention of disabled beneficiaries with overpayments; and improving service delivery.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health

  • Organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Award amount: Not specified
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Description: Evidence for Action (E4A), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), funds research that expands the evidence needed to build a Culture of Health. A Culture of Health is broadly defined as one in which good health and well-being flourish across geographic, demographic, and social sectors; public and private decision-making is guided by the goal of fostering equitable communities; and everyone has the opportunity to make choices that lead to healthy lifestyles. RWJF’s Culture of Health Action Framework, which was developed to catalyze a national movement toward improved health, well-being, and equity, guides E4A’s program strategy.
  • Eligibility: Preference will be given to applicants that are either institutes of higher education, public entities, or nonprofit organizations that are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations. Other types of nonprofit and for-profit organizations are also eligible to apply. The Foundation may require additional documentation. Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories. Submissions from teams that include both U.S. and international members are eligible, but the lead applicant must be based in the United States.

 

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