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Foundation Grants and Awards Calendar

Contact: Margaret Sobczak, Director for Corporate and Foundation Giving, at 955-4739 or

This calendar identifies opportunities for funding from private foundations in the areas of basic biomedical research, translational research, medical education and health. Status refers to the application process:

Open - Open to all Medical College of Wisconsin investigators who meet eligibility requirements. Investigators must complete an internal application by the Medical College deadline where indicated.

Closed - No longer accepting applications

Internal application dates, RFA deadlines and program descriptions are subject to change. Please check back frequently to confirm information. In some cases, anticipated deadlines are used for planning purposes only until the RFA is available. Information may refer to previous year's RFA.

This page lists frequently applied for non-federal funding opportunities and other sources of private support that may be of interest to investigators. It is not intended to be comprehensive. Suggestions for adding funding opportunities to the list are welcome. 

Last Updated 04/18/2014



Foundation Grant or Award





May 6, 2014


Ovarian Cancer Research Fund

Liz Tilberis Early Career Award

Area: ovarian cancer research

Amount: $150,000 per year for 3 years

Description:see web site

Eligibility: candidates should be in their first five years of their first academic appointment (assistant professor or equivalent)



May 23 and May 30, 2014 Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer

Area: childhood cancers

Amount: see web site

Description:see web site for description of A award and Reach Award

Eligibility: see weib site

June 3, 2014 Deadline for LOI Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Quest for Cures grant program

Area: blood cancers

Amount: $200,000 to $400,000 over 2 years

Description: see web site

Eligibility: see weib site



June 6, 2014

The Children's Heart Foundation


Area: congential heart defects

Amount: $100,000

Description: supports clinical and basic research in congential heart disease

Eligibility: See web site




June 16, 2014


Lung Cancer Research Foundation

Area: lung cancer research

Amount: $50,000 for one year

Description: basice science, translational research, clinical research, supportive care, quality of care/outcomes

Eligibility: See web site



June 30, 2014


Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation


Area: diabetes research

Amount: $50,000

Description: research

Eligibility: See web site



September 2, 2014 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards at the Scientific Interface

Area: for postdocs in physical, chemical, or computational science doing work in biomedical sciences

Amount: RFP not yet available

Description: RFP not yet available

Eligibility: See web site when RFP is available


October 1, 2014

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards for Medical Scientists

Area: career award for physician scientists

Amount: $700,000 over 5 years

Description: RFP not yet available

Eligibility: See web site when RFP is available

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