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:

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 09/05/2014

Deadline Foundation Grant or Award -Link- Description Status

September 15, 2014

Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships

Area: for promising early career scientists

Amount: $50,000

Description:  Candidates must hold a PhD in economics, computer science, chemistry, computational or evoluntionary biology, mathematics, neuroscience, ocean science, physics

Eligibility: See web site for eligibility guidelines


September 20, 2014

Prostate Cancer Foundation

Global Treatment Sciences Challenge Award for Lethal Prostate Cancer


Area: prostate cancer

Amount: $1 million per team

Description:  Support for large scale team science research projects concerning lethal prostate cancer over 2 to 3 years. See RFA for more details.

Eligibility: See RFA for eligibility guidelines



September 26, 2014 Saving Tiny Hearts Society

Area: funding for research into congenital heart defects

Amount: $75,000

Description: Seed funding for research in CHDs

Eligibility: See web site for eligibility guidelines



October 1, 2014

(deadline for LOI)

Hearing Health Foundation

Area: Otolaryngology

Amount: $30,000 for one year

Description: Research funding for emerging issues in otolaryngolgoy

Eligibility: See web site for eligibility guidelines



October 1, 2014

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards for Medical Scientists

Area: career award for physician scientists

Amount: $700,000 over 5 years

Description: For physician-scientists who are committed to an academic career; proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, disease-oriented, or translational research. 

Eligibility: See web site for eligibility guidelines

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