Requests for Proposals

A list of requests for proposals (RFPs) appears below. Before submitting proposals for these opportunities, please review OFR's list of restricted foundations.

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January

Environmental Research & Education Foundation: Solid Waste Management Research Grants

  • Award: Previous awards have ranged from $15,000 to more than $500,000
  • Deadline: January 6, 2018
  • This program supports research projects related to sustainable solid waste management practices. EREF's long-term strategic plan is to address all areas of integrated solid waste management, with a strong focus towards research that increases sustainable solid waste management practices.
  • Link to opportunity

The McKnight Foundation: Neuroscience Scholar Awards

  • Award: $75,000
  • Deadline: January 8, 2018
  • The McKnight Scholar Awards encourage neuroscientists in the early stages of their careers to focus on disorders of learning and memory. These awards support young scientists (MD and/or PhD), who have completed formal postdoctoral training, and who demonstrate a commitment to neuroscience. Candidates should have no more than four years of experience in an independent, tenure-track position. Awards are $225,000 ($75,000 per year for three years).
  • Link to opportunity

HHMI: Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program

  • Award: $60,000 per year (Postdoctoral training phase); $250,000 per year (Faculty phase)
  • Deadline: January 10, 2018
  • The Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program supports early-career life scientists in academic labs across the U.S. The program is open to individuals from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences at the career stages targeted by this program, including those individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. This includes, but is not limited to, women of any ethnic or racial group as well as any individual identifying as Hispanic, Black, Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaska Native.
  • Link to opportunity 

American Council of Learned Societies: Digital Extension Grants

  • Award: Up to $125,000
  • Deadline: January 10, 2018
  • This program supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences.
  • Link to opportunity

William T. Grant Foundation: Research Grants

  • Award: Ranges from $100,000 to $1,000,000
  • Deadline: January 10, 2018
  • The W. T. Grant Foundation funds research that increases our understanding of the programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes, and strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth.
  • Link to opportunity

Arthritis National Research Foundation: Arthritis Research Grants

  • Award: Up to $100,000
  • Deadline: January 12, 2018
  • ANRF a variety of arthritis research grants for research scientists working on arthritis and related autoimmune diseases. ANRF funds projects in the areas of Arthritis Research, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Arthritis & Aging.
  • Link to opportunity

Rita Allen Foundation: Investing in Young Leaders and Promoting Civic Literacy and Engagement

  • Award: Undefined
  • Deadline: January 15, 2018 (LOI)
  • The foundation will accept letters of inquiry in the areas of investing in young leaders in science and social innovation and promoting civic literacy and engagement. The foundation gives priority to organizations working on early-stage, innovative, collaborative projects within its grantmaking domains.
  • Link to opportunity

Whitehall Foundation: Life Science Research Grants and Grants-in-Aid

  • Award: Up to $225,000 over three years (Research Grants); $30,000 for one year (Grants-in-Aid)
  • Deadline: January 15, 2018
  • The Whitehall Foundation assists scholarly research in the life sciences. The Foundation is currently interested in basic research in neurobiology. The Foundation does not support research focused primarily on disease(s) unless it will also provide insights into normal functioning.
  • Link to opportunity

Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Biomedical Postdoctoral Enrichment Program

  • Award: $60,000 over three years
  • Deadline: January 16, 2018
  • The Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) provides support for the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance to stellar careers in biomedical or medical research.
  • Link to opportunity

Kauffman Foundation: Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurial Research

  • Award: $35,000
  • Deadline: January 16, 2018
  • This award recognizes tenured or tenure-track junior faculty members at accredited U.S. universities who are beginning to establish a record of scholarship and exhibit the potential to make significant contributions to the body of research in the field of entrepreneurship. The foundation encourages insights across disciplines and fields, including but not limited to anthropology, biology, computer science, finance, geography, economics, law, management, mathematics, psychology, public administration and policy, and sociology.
  • Link to opportunity

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Program: Core Requests for Proposals

  • Award: Varies by RFP
  • Deadline: January 19, 2018 (LOI)
  • The ADDF offers funding to researchers for Alzheimer's drug discovery and preclinical development, clinical trials, and biomarker development research. Core request for proposals include: Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials (PACT), Biomarkers Development, Prevention Beyond the Pipeline, and Preclinical Drug Discovery.
  • Link to opportunity

American Federation for Aging Research: Breakthroughs in Gerontology Award

  • Award: $300,000
  • Deadline: January 22, 2018
  • Sponsored by the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, in collaboration with the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), the "Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG)" initiative provides timely support to a small number of research projects that are relatively high risk but which offer significant promise of yielding transforming discoveries in the fundamental biology of aging. Projects which build on early discoveries that show translational potential for clinically-relevant strategies, treatments and therapeutics, addressing human aging and health span are also considered.
  • Link to opportunity

Simons Foundation: Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians

  • Award: $42,000 
  • Deadline: January 31, 2018
  • This grant is intended to stimulate collaboration in the field primarily through the funding of travel and related expenditures. The foundation will make a large number of collaboration grants to accomplished, active researchers in the United States who do not otherwise have access to funding that allows support for travel and visitors.
  • Link to opportunity

February

Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Biomedical Collaborative Research Travel Grants

  • Award: $15,000
  • Deadline: February 1, 2018
  • Grants must be used for domestic or international travel to another lab to learn new research techniques or begin or continue a collaboration to address biomedical questions. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have doctorate level training in the physical, mathematical, or engineering sciences and are working on biomedical problems.
  • Link to opportunity

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation: Clinical Investigator Awards

  • Award: $450,000
  • Deadline: February 1, 2018
  • The Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award supports independent young physician-scientists conducting disease-oriented research that demonstrates a high level of innovation and creativity. The goal is to support the best young physician-scientists doing work aimed at improving the practice of cancer medicine.
  • Link to opportunity

Ruth K. Broad Biomedical Research Foundation: Award for Advancing Understanding of Neurogenerative Disorders

  • Award: $250,000
  • Deadline: February 1, 2018
  • The Ruth K. Broad Foundation seeks applications focused on advancing understanding of neurogenerative disorders, with particular interest in the potential relationship to Alzheimer’s disease. 
  • Link to opportunity

Spencer Foundation: Small Research Grants

  • Award: $50,000
  • Deadline: February 1, 2018
  • The Small Research Grants program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. Proposals are encouraged from scholars across a variety of disciplines in an effort to fund field-initiated education research.
  • Link to opportunity

Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Awards in the Neurosciences

  • Award: $225,000
  • Deadline: February 15, 2018
  • These awards are presented to highly promising, early career scientists and are aimed at advancing cutting-edge investigations in basic or clinical research that may lead to a better understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders. The fellowship awards promote higher risk projects.
  • Link to opportunity

New York Stem Cell Foundation: Neuroscience Investigator Awards

  • Award: $1,500,000
  • Application deadline: February 21, 2018
  • The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) is soliciting applications from early career investigators for Innovator Awards in Neuroscience. The goal of this initiative is to foster truly bold, innovative scientists with the potential to transform the field of neuroscience. Applicants are encouraged in the fundamental areas of developmental, cellular, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, broadly interpreted.
  • Link to opportunity

New York Stem Cell Foundation: Stem Cell Investigator Awards

  • Award: $1,500,000 
  • Application deadline: February 21, 2018
  • The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) is soliciting applications from early career investigators for Innovator Awards to be used for exploring the basic biology and translational potential of stem cells. The goal of this initiative is to foster bold and innovative scientists with the potential to transform the field of stem cell research, and advance understanding and use of stem cells in the development of treatments for human disease.
  • Link to opportunity

March

American Psychological Foundation: Wayne F. Placek Grants for LGBT Issues

  • Award: $10,000
  • Deadline: March 1, 2018
  • The Wayne F. Placek Grant encourages research to increase the general public's understanding of homosexuality and sexual orientation, and to alleviate the stress that lesbian women, gay men, bisexual women, bisexual men and transgender individuals experience in this and future civilizations. 
  • Link to opportunity

Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Career Guidance for Trainees

  • Award: $30,000 to $50,000
  • Deadline: March 6, 2018
  • The Burroughs Wellcome Fund will support pilot projects that demonstrate practical approaches to readying scientists for career transitions. Projects may be meant to enhance trainees’ understanding of jobs beyond the Academy, or of career trajectories within academe, or of the flexibility of scientists’ intellectual skill set.
  • Link to opportunity

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation: Damon Runyon Fellowship Awards

  • Award: $215,000
  • Deadline: March 15, 2018
  • The Foundation encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies, and prevention.
  • Link to opportunity

The Sontag Foundation: Distinguished Scientist Award

  • Award: $600,000
  • Deadline: March 14, 2018
  • The Distinguished Scientist Award (DSA) seeks to provide career and research support to early career scientists who demonstrate outstanding promise for making scientific and medical breakthroughs in the field of brain cancer research.
  • Link to opportunity

Human Frontier Science Program: Life Science Research Grants

  • Award: Teams will receive up to $450,000 per year for the whole team depending on the size of the team.
  • Deadline: March 28, 2018
  • Human Frontier Science Program supports international, preferably intercontinental, collaborations in basic life science research. Applications are invited for grants to support innovative approaches to understanding complex mechanisms of living organisms. 
  • Link to opportunity

Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Innovation in Regulatory Science Awards

  • Award: $500,000 over five years
  • Deadline: Expected March 2018
  • BWF’s Innovation in Regulatory Science Awards provide up to $500,000 over five years to academic investigators developing new methodologies or innovative approaches in regulatory science that will ultimately inform the regulatory decisions the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and others make.
  • Link to opportunity

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation: Psychosocial Research Program

  • Award: Typical grants are between $25,000-$100,000
  • Deadline: Expected March 2018
  • The goal of this program is to develop sound data to inform and disseminate best practices that produce better outcomes, improving quality of life for people living with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). This research explores the interrelation of behavioral, social and psychological factors that influence participation, health practice, lifestyle, and support systems in community and clinical settings.
  • Link to opportunity

April

American Psychological Foundation: Visionary Grants

  • Award: $20,000
  • Deadline: April 1, 2018
  • These grants seed innovation through supporting research, education, and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social programs in the following priority areas: applying psychology to at-risk, vulnerable populations; preventing violence; understanding the connection between behavior and health; and understanding and eliminating stigma and prejudice.
  • Link to opportunity

Samuel H. Kress Foundation: History of Arts Grants Program

  • Award: Up to $99,000
  • Deadline: April 1, 2018
  • The History of Arts program supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture.
  • Link to opportunity

Samuel H. Kress Foundation: Conservation Grants Program

  • Award: Up to $99,000
  • Deadline: April 1, 2018
  • The Conservation program supports the professional practice of art conservation, especially as it relates to European art of the pre-modern era.
  • Link to opportunity

Samuel H. Kress Foundation: Digital Resources Grants Program

  • Award: Up to $99,000
  • Deadline: April 1, 2018
  • The Digital Resources program is intended to foster new forms of research and collaboration as well as new approaches to teaching and learning.
  • Link to opportunity

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Program: Core Requests for Proposals

  • Award: Varies by RFP
  • Deadline: April 13, 2018 (LOI)
  • The ADDF offers funding to researchers for Alzheimer's drug discovery and preclinical development, clinical trials, and biomarker development research. Core request for proposals include: Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials (PACT), Biomarkers Development, Prevention Beyond the Pipeline, and Preclinical Drug Discovery.
  • Link to opportunity

American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation: New Century Scholars Research Grant

  • Award: $25,000
  • Deadline: Expected April 2018
  • The New Century Scholars Research Grant program is designed to advance the knowledge base in communication sciences and disorders. Proposal type and content area are not restricted, however this funding mechanisms supports studies that are innovative, have a promise of a major impact, or can meet research needs not yet addressed. 
  • Link to opportunity

American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation: Clinical Research Grant

  • Award: $50,000 to $75,000
  • Deadline: Expected April 2018
  • These research grants are intended to encourage research that will impact the delivery of services to individuals with communication disorders. Research should directly advance our knowledge of the efficacy of treatment and assessment practices in speech-language pathology and audiology, or investigate the implementation of evidence into practice.
  • Link to opportunity

Whitehall Foundation: Life Science Research Grants and Grants-in-Aid

  • Award: Up to $225,000 over three years (Research Grants); $30,000 for one year (Grants-in-Aid)
  • Deadline: April 15, 2018
  • The Whitehall Foundation assists scholarly research in the life sciences. The Foundation is currently interested in basic research in neurobiology. The Foundation does not support research focused primarily on disease(s) unless it will also provide insights into normal functioning.
  • Link to opportunity

Elsa U. Pardee Foundation: Cancer Research Grants

  • Award: Average award is $150,000
  • Deadline: April 30, 2018
  • The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation funds research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer.
  • Link to opportunity

May

The Lalor Foundation: Anna Lalor Burdick Program

  • Award: Up to $35,000
  • Deadline: May 1, 2018
  • The Anna Lalor Burdick Program seeks to empower young women through education about healthy reproduction in order to broaden and enhance their options in life. The program focuses particularly on young women who have inadequate access to information regarding sexual and reproductive health.
  • Link to opportunity

Spencer Foundation: Small Research Grants

  • Award: Up to $50,000
  • Deadline: May 1, 2018
  • The Small Research Grants program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. Proposals are encouraged from scholars across a variety of disciplines in an effort to fund field-initiated education research.
  • Link to opportunity

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation: Spinal Cord Injury Research on the Translational Spectrum

  • Award: Typical grants are between $25,000-$100,000
  • Deadline: May 1, 2018
  • The goal of this program is to address gaps in the field and advance novel approaches to improving function and developing curative therapies after Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). This research is designed to improve understanding and advance the treatment of acute and chronic SCI and includes mechanistic, preclinical, translational and/or clinical studies.
  • Link to opportunity

Russell Sage: Regular Programs

  • Award: Up to $150,000
  • Deadline: May 24, 2018
  • Grants will be made under the following programs: Race, Ethnicity & Immigrations / Behavioral Economics
  • Link to opportunity

Russell Sage Foundation: Immigration and Immigrant Integration

  • Award: Up to $150,000 (including overhead)
  • Deadline: May 31, 2018
  • This initiative will support innovative research on the effects of race, citizenship, legal status and politics, political culture and public policy on outcomes for immigrants and for the native-born of different racial and ethnic groups and generations.
  • Link to opportunity

Russell Sage Foundation: Integrating Biology and Social Science Knowledge

  • Award: Up to $150,000 (including overhead)
  • Deadline: May 31, 2018
  • This initiative will support innovative research on social and economic outcomes that improves our understanding of the mechanisms by which environmental influences affect biological mechanisms, and vice versa.
  • Link to opportunity

Russell Sage Foundation: Computational Social Science

  • Award: Up to $150,000 (including overhead)
  • Deadline: May 31, 2018
  • This initiative will support innovative innovative social science research that brings new data and methods to bear questions of interest in its core programs in Behavioral Economics, Future of Work, Race, Ethnicity and Immigration, and Social Inequality.
  • Link to opportunity

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: Grant Program for Projects on Multicultural Activities

  • Award: Up to $15,000
  • Deadline: Expected May 2018
  • This grant program provides support for the infusion of multiculturalism into clinical, educational, and professional programs; and the activities of allied/related associations and organizations. Proposals must have a multicultural focus. Multicultural is defined to include issues dealing with race, ethnicity, language, gender or gender identity, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and ability.
  • Link to opportunity

William T. Grant Foundation: Research Grants

  • Award: Ranges from $100,000 to $1,000,000
  • Deadline: Expected May 2018
  • The W. T. Grant Foundation funds research that increases our understanding of the programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes, and strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth.
  • Link to opportunity

Research Corporation for Science Advancement: Cottrell Scholars Award

  • Award Amount: $100,000
  • Deadline: Expected May 2018
  • The Cottrell Scholars (CS) program champions the best early career teacher-scholars in chemistry, physics, and astronomy by providing discretionary awards for research.
  • Link to opportunity

The Donaghue Foundation: Greater Value Portfolio

  • Award: Up to $600,000
  • Deadline: Expected May 2018
  • The goal of this program is to test new approaches and tools that organizations can readily use to improve the value of the healthcare they provide to their patients and communities.
  • Link to opportunity

June

Capita Foundation Auditory Research Grants

  • Award:Up to $10,000, often renewable annually for up to two additional years.
  • Deadline: June 1, 2018
  • The Capita Foundation mission is to support innovative research that works toward the prevention and cure of hearing disorders.
  • Link to opportunity

Environmental Research & Education Foundation: Solid Waste Management Research Grants

  • Award: Previous awards have ranged from $15,000 to more than $500,000
  • Deadline: June 1, 2018
  • This program supports research projects related to sustainable solid waste management practices. EREF's long-term strategic plan is to address all areas of integrated solid waste management, with a strong focus towards research that increases sustainable solid waste management practices.
  • Link to opportunity

Susan G. Komen: Career Catalyst Research Grants

  • Award: Up to $450,000
  • Deadline: Expected June 2018
  • Career Catalyst Research Grants provide opportunities for scientists who have held faculty positions for no more than five years. This program supports hypothesis-driven research projects that have significant potential to advance our understanding of breast cancer, lead to reductions in incidence and mortality, and move us toward the goal of a world without breast cancer.
  • Link to opportunity

Foundation for Child Development: Young Scholars Program

  • Award: Up to $225,000
  • Deadline: Expected June 2018
  • This program supports policy and practice-relevant research that is focused on the early learning and development needs of the nation's children who are growing up under conditions of economic insecurity and social exclusion.
  • Link to opportunity

Spencer Foundation: Research-Practice Partnership

  • Award: Up to $400,000
  • Deadline: Expected June 2018
  • The Spencer Foundation supports research conducted by place-based research alliances, design research teams, and networked improvements communities that over the long-term, will result in improved outcomes for students, teachers, schools, and communities.
  • Link to opportunity

The Gerber Foundation: Pediatric Research Grants

  • Award: Up to $350,000
  • Deadline: June 1, 2018
  • Grant-making interests are focused on nutrition and/or health-related research having a significant impact on issues facing infants and young children from the first year before birth to age 3.
  • Link to opportunity

American Psychological Foundation: David Wechsler Early Career Grant for Innovative Work in Cognition

  • Award: Up to $25,000
  • Deadline: June 15, 2018
  • This grant supports early career psychologists pursuing innovative work in neuropsychology, intelligence and/or the assessment aspects of cognition.
  • Link to opportunity

Smith Richardson Foundation: Strategy & Policy Fellows Program

  • Award: $60,000 to enable recipients to research and write a book
  • Deadline: Expected June 2018
  • The Smith Richardson Foundation sponsors an annual Strategy and Policy Fellows grant competition to support young scholars and policy thinkers on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history.
  • Link to opportunity

July

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation: Core Requests for Proposals

  • Award: Varies by RFP
  • Deadline: July 13, 2018 (LOI)
  • The ADDF offers funding to researchers for Alzheimer's drug discovery and preclinical development, clinical trials, and biomarker development research. Core request for proposals include: Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials (PACT), Biomarkers Development, Prevention Beyond the Pipeline, and Preclinical Drug Discovery.
  • Link to opportunity

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation: Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Awards

  • Award: $300,000 for Stage 1 award with the opportunity for an additional $300,000 in Stage 2
  • Deadline: Expected July 2018
  • The Innovation Award is designed to provide support for the next generation of exceptionally creative thinkers with "high-risk/high-reward" ideas that have the potential to significantly impact our understanding of and/or approaches to the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of cancer.
  • Link to opportunity

Helen Hay Whitney Foundation: Biomedical Research Fellowships

  • Award: $167,500 (Stipend/Research allowance) over three years
  • Deadline: Expected June 2018
  • The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation supports early postdoctoral research training in all basic biomedical sciences.
  • Link to opportunity

Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease

  • Award: $500,000 over five years
  • Deadline: Expected July 2018
  • The Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (PATH) award supports investigators at the assistant professor level to study pathogenesis, with a focus on the interplay between human and microbial biology, shedding light on how human and microbial systems are affected by their encounters.
  • Link to opportunity

National Ataxia Foundation: Research Grants

  • Award: $15,000 - $30,000
  • Deadline: Expected July 2018
  • Research grants support new and innovative studies that are relevant to the cause, pathogenesis, or treatment of the hereditary or sporadic ataxias.
  • Link to opportunity

August

Spencer Foundation: Small Research Grants

  • Award: Up to $50,000
  • Deadline: August 1, 2018
  • The Small Research Grants program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. Proposals are encouraged from scholars across a variety of disciplines in an effort to fund field-initiated education research.
  • Link to opportunity

William T. Grant Foundation: Research Grants

  • Award: Grants range from $100,000 to $1,000,000
  • Deadline: August 1, 2018
  • The W.T. Grant Foundation funds research that increases understanding of programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes, and research that identifies, builds, and tests strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth.
  • Link to opportunity

Foundation for Physical Therapy Grants

  • Award: $40,000 - $50,000
  • Deadline: August 2, 2018
  • Research grant awards will be made under the following programs: Foundation, HSR Pipeline Grant, and Snyder Research Grant.
  • Link to opportunity

National Ataxia Foundation: Young Investigator Awards

  • Award:$35,000-$50,000
  • Deadline: Expected August 2018
  • This award was created to encourage young clinical and scientific investigators to pursue a career in the field of ataxia research.
  • Link to opportunity

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation: Beckman Young Investigator Program

  • Award: $600,000
  • Deadline: Expected August 2018
  • The Beckman Young Investigator Program provides research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers in the chemical and life sciences, particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments, and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science.
  • Link to opportunity

American Hearing Research Foundation: Regular Grants

  • Award: $20,000 or $40,000
  • Deadline: Expected August 2018
  • The American Hearing Research Foundation seeks to support research related to the hearing or balance functions of the ear, including both basic clinical studies that investigate aspects of the auditory and vestibular systems, including but not limited to genetics, neurotology, anatomy, auditory processing, molecular and cellular biology, therapeutic studies, and investigations of current or experimental devices (i.e., cochlear implants).
  • Link to opportunity

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation: Damon Runyon Fellowship Awards

  • Award: $223,000
  • Deadline: Expected August 2018
  • The Foundation encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies, and prevention.
  • Link to opportunity

Russell Sage Foundation: Regular Programs

  • Award: Up to $150,000 (including overhead)
  • Deadline: Expected August 2018
  • Grants will be made under the following programs: Race, Ethnicity & Immigrations / Behavioral Economics
  • Link to opportunity

Russell Sage Foundation: Integrating Biology and Social Science Knowledge

  • Award: Up to $150,000 (including overhead)
  • Deadline: Expected August 2018
  • This initiative will support innovative social science research on social and economic outcomes that improves our understanding of the mechanisms by which environmental influences affect biological mechanisms, and vice versa.
  • Link to opportunity

Russell Sage Foundation: Immigration and Immigrant Integration

  • Award: Up to $150,000 (including overhead)
  • Deadline: Expected August 2018
  • This initiative will support innovative research on the effects of race, citizenship, legal status and politics, political culture and public policy on outcomes for immigrants and for the native-born of different racial and ethnic groups and generations.
  • Link to opportunity

Russell Sage Foundation: Computational Social Science

  • Award: Up to $150,000 (including overhead)
  • Deadline: Expected August 2018
  • The Russell Sage Foundation’s initiative on supports innovative social science research that brings new data and methods to bear on questions of interest in its core programs in Behavioral Economics, Future of Work, Race, Ethnicity and Immigration, and Social Inequality.
  • Link to opportunity

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: Collaborative Computational Tools for the Human Cell Atlas

  • Award: The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative will work closely with successful applicants to arrive at a suitable budget after review.
  • Deadline: Expected August 2018
  • The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invites applications to develop computational tools, algorithms, visualizations, and benchmark datasets in support of the Human Cell Atlas. Participants in this project will collaborate with each other and with Chan Zuckerberg Initiative scientists and engineers to accelerate progress, facilitate communication, and maximize open dissemination of the resulting tools.
  • Link to opportunity

John Templeton Foundation: Small Grants

  • Award: Up to $217,400
  • Deadline: August 31, 2018
  • The Foundation welcomes proposals that address Core Funding Areas: Science and the Big Questions; Character Virtue Development; Individual Freedom & Free Markets; Exceptional Cognitive Talent and Genius; and Genetics.
  • Link to opportunity

John Templeton Foundation: Large Grants

  • Award: More than $217,400
  • Deadline: August 31, 2018
  • The Foundation welcomes proposals that address Core Funding Areas: Science and the Big Questions; Character Virtue Development; Individual Freedom & Free Markets; Exceptional Cognitive Talent and Genius; and Genetics.
  • Link to opportunity

Elsa U. Pardee: Cancer Research Grants

  • Award: Average award is $150,000
  • Deadline: August 31, 2018
  • The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation funds research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer.
  • Link to opportunity

September

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Career Development Program

  • Award: Varies by subprogram
  • Deadline: Expected September 2018
  • The Career Development Program offers the opportunity to take part in basic, clinical, or translational research to help understand and treat hematologic malignancies and relevant premalignant conditions.
  • Link to opportunity

Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Career Awards at the Scientific Interface

  • Award: $500,000
  • Deadline: Expected September 2018
  • These grants are intended to foster the early career development of researchers who have transitioned or are transitioning from undergraduate and/or graduate work in the physical/mathematical/computational sciences or engineering into postdoctoral work in the biological sciences, and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research.
  • Link to opportunity

Simons Foundation: Simons Collaboration on the Origins of Life 2017 Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • Award: $276,000
  • Deadline: Expected September 2018
  • The Simons Collaboration on the Origins of Life is now inviting applications for postdoctoral fellowships to support independent research on topics related to the origins of life.
  • Link to opportunity

Spencer Foundation: Midcareer Grant Program

  • Award: $150,000
  • Deadline: Expected September 2018
  • This targeted program provides support for midcareer scholars who are seven to twenty years post doctorate. This targeted program provides support for those who are interested in advancing their understanding of a compelling problem of education by acquiring new skills, substantive knowledge, theoretical perspectives, or methodological tools.
  • Link to opportunity

Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships

  • Award: $65,000
  • Deadline: Expected September 2018
  • The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. Fellowships awarded for scholars whose research is in one of the eight SRF fields: Chemistry, Computer Science, Computational & Evolutionary Molecular Biology, Economics, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Ocean Science, and Physics. Note: In order to be considered for a Sloan Research Fellowship, a candidate must be officially nominated by a department head or other senior researcher.
  • Link to opportunity

Conquer Cancer Foundation: Career Development Award

  • Award: $200,000
  • Deadline: Expected September 2018
  • The Career Development Award provides research funding to clinical investigators, who have received their initial faculty appointment, as they work to establish an independent clinical cancer research program.
  • Link to opportunity

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Specialized Center of Research Program

  • Award: $1,000,000
  • Deadline: Expected September 2018
  • LLS’s Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) grant program is intended to bring together established investigators from one or several institutions to develop a focused research program, foster new interactions and cooperation, and enhance interdisciplinary research among the participants. The overall goal of this mechanism is to enhance the development of innovative strategies for the treatment, diagnosis or prevention of blood cancers. Strategies that move discoveries from the bench to the clinic are of high importance as are integrated translational projects.
  • Link to opportunity

American Council of Learned Societies: Fellowships

  • Award: Salary replacement ($40,000-$70,000) based on academic rank
  • Deadline: Expected 2018
  • The ACLS Fellowship program invites research applications in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. ACLS Fellowships are intended as salary replacement to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing.
  • Link to opportunity

American Council of Learned Societies: Collaborative Research Fellowships

  • Award: Depends on number of collaborators and project duration but will not exceed $201,000
  • Deadline: Expected September 2018
  • These fellowships support small teams of two or more scholars collaborating intensively on a single, substantive project in the humanities and related social sciences. The goal of the project should be a tangible research product.
  • Link to opportunity

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research: Core Funding Programs

  • Award: Varies by Program
  • Deadline: September 27, 2018
  • The MJFF supports promising research toward breakthroughs for Parkinson's patients. The Foundation's emphasis is on funding translational and clinical research, they also support high-risk/high-reward discovery work. Core Funding Programs include: Target Advancement, Therapeutic Development, and Outcome Measures. 
  • Link to opportunity

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research: Mitochondrial Biomarkers for Parkinson's Disease

  • Award: Up to $200,000
  • Deadline: Expected September 2018
  • The MJFF seeks to support one-to-two year grants that will develop new or improved tools to identify mitochondrial biomarkers for Parkinson's disease. The purpose of the Mitochondrial Biomarkers RFA is to seek proposals that focus on human biospecimen-derived data to identify relevant PD biomarkers that would inform disease diagnosis, disease progression, patient stratification, and/or pharmacodynamic readouts.
  • Link to opportunity

Simons Foundation: Simons Fellows Program in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

  • Award: Up to 50% (max of $100,000) of the Fellow's current academic-year salary
  • Deadline: Expected September 2018
  • The Simons Fellows program is intended to make research leaves more productive by enabling their extension from one academic term to a full academic year.
  • Link to opportunity

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Translational Research Program

  • Award: $200,000
  • Deadline: Expected September 2018
  • The Translational Research Program (TRP) puts recipients on the bench-to-bedside fast track when it comes to finding better treatment and cures for leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society funds new and innovative research that shows high promise for translating basic biomedical knowledge to clinical application.
  • Link to opportunity

October

GRAMMY Foundation: Archiving and Preservation Projects

  • Award: Up to $20,000
  • Deadline: Expected October 2018
  • The GRAMMY Foundation awards grants to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas for future generations.
  • Link to opportunity

GRAMMY Foundation: Scientific Research Projects

  • Award: Up to $20,000
  • Deadline: Expected October 2018
  • The GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program awards grants to organizations and individuals to support research on the impact of music on the human condition.
  • Link to opportunity

Laura and John Arnold Foundation: Randomized Controlled Trials Aimed at Helping Individuals Who Cycle Through Multiple Systems

  • Award: Specify the amount of funding requested
  • Deadline: Expected October 2018
  • The Foundation is interested in randomized controlled trials focused on testing programs to help people who repeatedly cycle through the criminal justice, healthcare, and social service systems in their communities. 
  • Link to opportunity

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Program: Core Requests for Proposals

  • Award: Varies by RFP
  • Deadline: October 12, 2018 (LOI)
  • The ADDF offers funding to researchers for Alzheimer's drug discovery and preclinical development, clinical trials, and biomarker development research. Core request for proposals include: Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials (PACT), Biomarkers Development, Prevention Beyond the Pipeline, and Preclinical Drug Discovery.
  • Link to opportunity

Whitehall Foundation: Life Science Research Grants and Grants-in-Aid

  • Award: Up to $225,000 over three years (Research Grants); $30,000 for one year (Grants-in-Aid)
  • Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • The Whitehall Foundation assists scholarly research in the life sciences. The Foundation is currently interested in basic research in neurobiology. The Foundation does not support research focused primarily on disease(s) unless it will also provide insights into normal functioning.
  • Link to opportunity

Samuel H. Kress Foundation: History of Art Grants Program

  • Award: Grants range from $10,000-$90,000
  • Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • The History of Arts program supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture.
  • Link to opportunity

Samuel H. Kress Foundation: Conservation Grants Program

  • Award: Grants range from $10,000-$90,000
  • Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • The Conservation program supports the professional practice of art conservation, especially as it relates to European art of the pre-modern era.
  • Link to opportunity

Samuel H. Kress Foundation: Digital Resources Grants Program

  • Award: Grants range from $10,000-$90,000
  • Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • The Digital Resources program is intended to foster new forms of research and collaboration as well as new approaches to teaching and learning.
  • Link to opportunity

Life Sciences Research Foundation

  • Award: $180,000 
  • Deadline: Expected October 2018
  • The Life Sciences Research Foundation aims to identify and fund exceptional young scientists at a critical juncture of their training in all areas of basic life sciences.
  • Note: Individuals who have held a PhD or MD degree for more than 5 years at time of application are not eligible.
  • Link to opportunity

Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Career Awards for Medical Scientists

  • Award: $700,000 
  • Deadline: Expected October 2018
  • The Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) is a highly competitive program that provides awards for physician-scientists, who are committed to an academic career, to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service. Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, disease-oriented, or translational research.
  • Link to opportunity

Simons Foundation: Simons Collaboration in Mathematics and the Physical Sciences

  • Award: $2,000,000
  • Deadline: Expected October 2018
  • The aim of the Simons Collaborations in Mathematics and the Physical Sciences (MPS) program is to stimulate progress on fundamental scientific questions of major importance in mathematics, theoretical physics and theoretical computer science. The questions addressed by the collaboration may be concrete or conceptual, but there should be little doubt that answering them would constitute a major scientific milestone. The project should involve outstanding researchers with a range of career stages. Excellence of the scientific leadership is one of the main criteria in the selection process. The project should be organized and managed in a manner engendering a high level of collaboration.
  • Link to opportunity

Spencer Foundation: Lyle Spencer Research Awards: Advancing Understanding of Education Practice and Its Improvement

  • Award: Up to $1,000,000
  • Deadline: Expected October 2018
  • The Advancing Understanding of Education Practice and Its Improvement program aims to support intellectually ambitious, large-scale education research projects. It encourages proposals initiated by scholars across a variety of disciplines and fields in an effort to create much needed-space for creative and ambitious research projects that promise to advance our understanding of educational practice and its improvement.
  • Link to opportunity

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Building Trust and Mutual Respect to Improve Health Care

  • Award: Up to $250,000
  • Deadline: Expected October 2018
  • This opportunity will fund empirical research studies to help better understand how to build trust and mutual respect to meet vulnerable patients’ health care needs.
  • Link to opportunity

Simons Foundation: Targeted Grants to Institutes (Mathematics and Physical Sciences)

  • Award: A typical targeted grant provides $100,000 to $200,000 per year for 3-5 years
  • Deadline: Expected October 2018
  • The Targeted Grants to Institutes program is intended to support established institutes or centers in mathematics and physical sciences through funding to help strengthen contacts within the international science community. The aim is to enable institutes to extend and enhance their missions; this program will not provide primary support for operating or establishing an institute.
  • Link to opportunity

Bright Focus Foundation: Alzheimer's Disease Research

  • Award: $300,000
  • Deadline: Expected October 2018
  • Grants will be awarded to researchers for innovative investigator-initiated research projects. The program is designed to give scientists the opportunity to develop the preliminary data necessary to be considered competitive for larger government or corporate types of sponsorship.
  • Link to opportunity

AARP Foundation: Scaling Evidence-Based Solutions for Vulnerable Older Adults

  • Award: Not specified
  • Deadline: Expected October 2018
  • The foundation seeks to scale interventions, with independent evaluations demonstrating evidence of effectiveness, which serve vulnerable older adults, to increase economic opportunity and social connectedness.
  • Link to opportunity

November

Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation: Faculty/Post-Doctoral Research Grant Program

  • Award: Up to $20,000
  • Deadline: Expected November 2018
  • Grants support studies to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate innovative interventions designed to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral, or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities.
  • Link to opportunity

The Lalor Foundation: Anna Lalor Burdick Program

  • Award: Up to $35,000
  • Deadline: Expected November 2018
  • The Anna Lalor Burdick Program seeks to empower young women through education about healthy reproduction in order to broaden and enhance their options in life. The program focuses particularly on young women who have inadequate access to information regarding sexual and reproductive health.
  • Link to opportunity

Spencer Foundation: Small Research Grants

  • Award: Up to $50,000
  • Deadline: Expected November 2018
  • The Small Research Grants program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. Proposals are encouraged from scholars across a variety of disciplines in an effort to fund field-initiated education research.
  • Link to opportunity

National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

  • Award: $70,000 for one academic year of research
  • Deadline: Expected November 2018
  • NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports early career scholars working in critical areas of education research. This non-residential postdoctoral fellowship funds proposals that make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education.
  • Link to opportunity

Simons Foundation: Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution Awards

  • Award: $180,000 per year for 3 years
  • Deadline: Expected November 2018
  • The purpose of these awards is to help launch the careers of outstanding investigators who will advance our understanding of marine microbial ecology and evolution through experiments, modeling or theory. Projects focusing on the microbiomes of invertebrates or vertebrates or on paleontological records will not be considered this year. Investigators with backgrounds in different fields are encouraged to apply.
  • Link to opportunity

Bright Focus Foundation: National Glaucoma Program

  • Award: $150,000
  • Deadline: Expected November 2018
  • Grants will be awarded to researchers for innovative investigator-initiated glaucoma-related research projects. The program is designed to give scientists the opportunity to develop the preliminary data necessary to be considered competitive for larger government or corporate types of sponsorship.
  • Link to opportunity

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation: Core Requests for Proposals

  • Award: Varies by RFP
  • Deadline: Expected November 2018
  • The ADDF offers funding to researchers for Alzheimer's drug discovery and preclinical development, clinical trials, and biomarker development research. Core request for proposals include: Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials (PACT), Biomarkers Development, Prevention Beyond the Pipeline, and Preclinical Drug Discovery.
  • Link to opportunity

American Sleep Medicine Foundation: Bridge to Success Award for Early Career Investigators

  • Award: $100,000
  • Deadline: Expected November 2018
  • The American Sleep Medicine Foundation (ASMF) “Bridge to Success” awards are designed to provide ‘bridge’ funding to promising early-career sleep scientists who have applied for a career development award such as a K-award grant from the NIH, a Career Development Award from the VA, or an equivalent career development grant from another federal or non-federal entity. Individuals who previously submitted an application for review, but whose applications are unlikely to be within the funding range, are eligible to apply.
  • Link to opportunity

American Sleep Medicine Foundation: Bridge to Success Award for Mid-Career/Senior Investigators

  • Award: $100,000
  • Deadline: Expected November 2018
  • The Bridge to Success for Mid-Career/Senior Investigators Award is designed to assist established sleep investigators who have been independently supported by the NIH or other government research grants for at least five years, but whose recent grant proposals are unlikely to be funded. A Bridge to Success Mid-Career/Senior Investigator Award will provide support for one year to help an independent investigator stay in the field of sleep and circadian research while reapplying for external funding.
  • Link to opportunity

Parkinson's Foundation: Stanley Fahn Junior Faculty Award

  • Award: $300,000
  • Deadline: Expected November 2018
  • The Parkinson’s Foundation seeks clinical, pre-clinical or basic research proposals that will directly impact the understanding of Parkinson’s or its treatment from promising early career scientists. Successful projects should include novel PD research hypotheses and be inventive in methodology or approach. The award acts as a bridge to ensure promising early career scientists stay in the Parkinson’s research field, helping to solve, treat, and end the disease.
  • Link to opportunity

Russell Sage Foundation: Regular Programs

  • Award: Up to $150,000
  • Deadline: Expected November 2018
  • Grants will be made under the following programs: Future of Work / Social Inequality / Behavioral Economics.
  • Link to opportunity

Russell Sage Foundation: The Social, Economic, and Political Effects of the Affordable Care Act

  • Award: $150,000
  • Deadline: Expected November 2018
  • This initiative will support innovative social science research on the social, economic and political effects of the Affordable Care Act. The foundation is especially interested in funding analyses that address important questions about the effects of the reform on outcomes such as financial security and family economic well-being, labor supply and demand, participation in other public programs, family and children’s outcomes, and differential effects by age, race, ethnicity, nativity, or disability status.
  • Link to opportunity

December

Brady Education Foundation: Promoting Positive Cognitive and/or Achievement Outcomes for Children

  • Award: Not specified (has ranged between $25,000 and $792,000 in prior years)
  • Deadline: Expected December 2018
  • The foundation seeks to support projects to develop and test the feasibility of new programs for promoting positive cognitive and/or achievement outcomes for children (birth through 18 years) from underserved groups and/or low-resourced communities (minority ethnic groups, low-income families), as well as projects that evaluate the effectiveness of such programs.
  • Link to opportunity 

CART Fund Grants

  • Award: Up to $250,000
  • Deadline: Expected December 2018
  • The goal of the Coins for Alzheimer's Research Trust (CART) fund is to encourage exploratory and development Alzheimer's Disease research projects within the United States. This is accomplished by providing financial support for the early and conceptual plans of those projects that may not yet be supported by extensive preliminary data but have the potential to substantially advance biomedical research. These projects should be distinct from those designed to increase knowledge in a well established area unless they intend to extend previous discoveries toward new directions or applications.
  • Link to opportunity

Doris Duke Foundation: Clinical Scientist Development Award

  • Award: $150,000 per year for three years
  • Deadline: Expected December 2018
  • The Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award provides grants to junior physician scientists to facilitate their transition to independent clinical research careers.
  • Link to opportunity

The Gerber Foundation: Pediatric Research Grants

  • Award: Up to $350,000
  • Deadline: Expected December 2018
  • Grant-making interests are focused on nutrition and/or health-related research having a significant impact on issues facing infants and young children from the first year before birth to age 3.
  • Link to opportunity

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation: Physician Scientist Training Awards

  • Award: $460,000
  • Deadline: Expected December 2018
  • The Foundation established a program designed to recruit outstanding U.S. Specialty Board-eligible physicians into cancer research careers by providing them with the opportunity for a protected research training experience under the mentorship of a highly qualified and gifted mentor after they have completed all of their clinical training.
  • Link to opportunity

Hearing Health Foundation: Emerging Research Grants

  • Award: Up to $30,000
  • Deadline: Expected December 2018
  • The Hearing Health Foundation is accepting applications for its Emerging Research Grants program in seven priority areas: general hearing health, central auditory processing disorders, hearing loss in children, hyperacusis, Meniere's disease, tinnitus, and Usher syndrome.
  • Link to opportunity

Retirement Research Foundation: Responsive Grants

  • Award: Not specified
  • Deadline: Expected December 2018
  • The Advocacy Program funds advocacy projects that have a regional or national impact for older Americans. Of particular interest are projects that advance policy issues of critical importance to our nation’s seniors (economic security, health care, housing, etc); use clearly focused and strategic efforts to address systemic problems; and forge partnerships with organizations to achieve better use of resources and to share knowledge.

    The Research Program funds research projects that have a regional or national impact on older Americans. Of particular interest are projects that seek causes and solutions to significant problems facing older adults, ages 65 and older, through support of applied and policy research for which federal funding is not available.
  • Link to opportunity

Simons Foundation: Pilot and Research Awards

  • Award: $330,000 (Pilot Awards); $975,000 (Research Awards)
  • Deadline: Expected December 2018
  • Grants awarded through this RFA are intended to provide funding for investigators conducting bold, creative and rigorous research into the underlying biology, causes and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.

    Pilot Awards
    are intended for investigators who are requesting support for small-scale projects or early-stage experiments that will build on preliminary data or a prior track record and lead to competitive applications for funding by SFARI or other organizations.

    Research Awards are intended for investigators with demonstrated experience who are requesting support for compelling, high-impact research on an experimental hypothesis for which preliminary data have already been gathered.
  • Link to opportunity

Spencer Foundation: Conference Grants for Advance Education Research

  • Award: Up to $50,000
  • Deadline: Expected December 2018
  • The Spencer Foundation’s Conference Grant program is designed to provide support to scholars for small research conferences and focused symposia. The foundation seeks proposals from scholars whose interests are related to creating and sustaining equitable educational spaces.
  • Link to opportunity

The McKnight Foundation: 2018 Technology Awards

  • Award: $100,000 per year, for two years
  • Deadline: Expected December 2018
  • The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience supports innovative research designed to bring science closer to the day when diseases of the brain can be accurately diagnosed, prevented, and treated. These awards encourage and support scientists working on the development of novel and creative approaches to understanding brain function. The Endowment Fund is interested in how a new technology may be used to monitor, manipulate, analyze, or model brain function at any level, from the molecular to the entire organism. 
  • Link to opportunity

Rita Allen Foundation: Award in Pain

  • Award: $150,000
  • Deadline: Expected December 2018
  • Proposed research projects should be directed towards the molecular biology of pain and/or basic science topics related to the development of new analgesics for the management of pain due to terminal illness. Candidates should be in the early stages of their career with an appointment at faculty level. 
  • Link to opportunity

American Federation for Aging Research: AFAR Grants for Junior Faculty

  • Award: Up to $100,000
  • Deadline: Expected December 2018
  • AFAR provides awards to junior faculty (M.D. and Ph.D.) to conduct research that will serve as the basis for longer term research efforts.
  • Link to opportunity 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Developing Solutions for Social Isolation in the United States: Learning From the World

  • Award: $250,000-$750,000
  • Deadline: Expected December 2018
  • The foundation seeks ideas from around the world that address social isolation and promote positive, healthy social connection, and well-being. Applications are encouraged from both U.S.-based applicants to adapt an overseas idea, and from international applicants with ideas that could work in the U.S. Preference will be given to projects focused on children, adolescents, young adults, mothers, and families at risk. 
  • Link to opportunity

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation: Creating Opportunity & Independence Grants

  • Award: Typical grants are between $25,000-$100,000
  • Deadline: Expected December 2018
  • The goal of this program is to enhance quality of life for individuals and their families living with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) through grants to support innovative programs/projects that improve participation and independence. Areas of focus include: assistive technology, education, employment, independent living, rehabilitation, and arts, sports and recreation.
  • Link to opportunity

Elsa U. Pardee Foundation: Research Grants

  • Award: No limit specified
  • Deadline: Expected December 2018
  • The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation funds research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer. It is anticipated that this early stage funding by the Foundation may lead to subsequent and expanded support using government agency funding. Project relevance to cancer detection, treatment, or cure should be clearly identified.
  • Link to opportunity

Rolling Deadlines

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI): Explorer Awards

  • Award: Up to $70,000 over one year
  • Deadline: Rolling deadline
  • This award program is designed to enhance autism research by providing timely resources to enable focused experiments highly relevant to the mission of improving the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.
  • Link to opportunity

Simons Foundation: Targeted Grants in Mathematics and Physical Sciences

  • Award: Up to $70,000 over one year
  • Deadline: Rolling deadline
  • 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.
  • Link to opportunity

Public Welfare Foundation Grants

  • Award: Up to $70,000 over one year
  • Deadline: Rolling deadline
  • This award program accepts inquiries throughout the year, and it's three core programs include: Criminal justice, Youth Justice, and Workers' Rights.
  • Link to opportunity

Surdna Foundation: Sustainable Environments Program

  • Award: Varies
  • Deadline: Rolling deadline
  • The Sustainable Environments Program works to overhaul our country’s low performing infrastructure, much of it outdated and crumbling, with a new approach that will foster healthier, sustainable, and just communities. We believe in the potential of what we call “next generation infrastructure” to improve transit systems, make buildings more energy efficient, better manage our water systems and rebuild regional food systems.
  • Link to opportunity

Surdna Foundation: Strong Local Economies Program

  • Award: Varies
  • Deadline: Rolling deadline
  • The Strong Local Economies Program supports the development of robust and sustainable economies that include a diversity of businesses and access to quality jobs. We work to spur the growth of local businesses, encourage equitable economic development, and improve the quality and availability of jobs for low-income people, communities of color, immigrants, and women.
  • Link to opportunity

Surdna Foundation: Thriving Cultures Program

  • Award: Varies
  • Deadline: Rolling deadline
  • The Thriving Cultures Program believes that communities with robust arts and culture are more cohesive, prosperous and benefit from the rich cultural diversity of their residents. We support efforts to encourage teens to explore the arts, involve artists in community development projects and foster the growth and success of local artists as economic engines and agents for social change.
  • Link to opportunity