Funding Database

A list of select funding opportunities highlighted by our staff

Welcome to GW Funding Opportunities. Search current RFPs by the categories listed to the left of this screen, including limited submission opportunities on campus. This database is updated regularly, so please bookmark it and check back. 

RFP listings within each category are arranged by deadline. RFPs with rolling deadlines appear at the bottom of the list.

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Please see additional information if you intend to apply for a limited submission opportunity or to a GW priority foundation or corporation.

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Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education—Small Grants Program

October 22, 2019

CASJE (Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education) is an evolving community of researchers, practitioners, and philanthropic leaders dedicated to improving the quality of knowledge that can be used to guide the work of Jewish Education.

American Council of Learned Societies—Religion, Journalism, & International Affairs Fellowships for Scholars

October 23, 2019

ACLS invites applications for fellowships offered by the Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs, made possible by the generous support of The Henry Luce Foundation. The program aims to deepen public understanding of religion by advancing innovative scholarship on religion in international contexts and equipping individual scholars and institutions of higher education with the capacities to connect their work to journalism and the media and to engage audiences beyond the academy. 

American Association for Cancer Research—Anna D. Barker Basic Cancer Research Fellowship

October 24, 2019

The AACR Anna D. Barker Basic Cancer Research Fellowship encourages and supports postdoctoral or clinical research fellows to establish a successful career path in cancer research. The research proposed for funding may be in any area of basic cancer research.  

VMware—Computer Science Systems Research Awards

October 25, 2019

The objective of this award is to call attention to a valuable and promising body of emerging computer science systems research, and provide support for continued advances by an emerging research l

Carl and Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation—Research and Travel Awards in Spanish Colonial Art

October 25, 2019

Congruent with the Marilynn Thoma Fellowship, the Thoma Foundation offers annual grants to scholars, curators, art historians and advanced graduate students working on MA or PhD dissertations in support of projects and research initiatives that will advance the field of colonial art of Spanish America. These grants are meant to help defray the costs of research-related expenses. Funding is provided each year to several scholars selected by an international jury of undisclosed experts in the field, with travel commencing within one year + one month from the date of notification. 

Carl and Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation—Fellowship in Spanish Colonial Art

October 25, 2019

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation offers Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral fellowships annually in support of projects and research initiatives that will advance the field of Spanish colonial art. The Marilynn Thoma Fellowship is the only unrestricted research funding in the United States devoted exclusively to the field of Spanish Colonial art. Applicants should propose projects that exhibit original scholarship and/or will make a significant contribution to the understanding of colonial Spanish American art and its history. 

Blavatnik Family Foundation—Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists

October 28, 2019

The Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists recognize the United States' most promising faculty-rank researchers in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry.

Pfizer—PARP-inhibitors in Prostate Cancer

October 30, 2019

Projects that will be considered for Pfizer support will focus on increasing the understanding of PARP inhibitors and the future of their use in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer. Topics of interest include Mechanisms of Action of PARP inhibitors, selection of appropriate patients, biomarker testing process, analytical platforms and result interpretation to inform decision-making, and management of patients treated with PARP inhibitors. 

Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation—P/Arts Program Grants

October 31, 2019

Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded in support of programs dedicated to strengthening and rebuilding visual and performing arts programs, as well as ideas that create or expand on existing art

Human Vaccines Project—Michelson Prizes

October 31, 2019

The Michelson Prizes are scientific awards given annually to young investigators who are applying disruptive concepts and inventive processes to advance human immunology, vaccine discovery, and immunotherapy research across major global diseases. The 2020 Michelson Prizes will focus on advances in human immunology to accelerate the development of more effective vaccines and immunotherapies. They will be looking for high-impact and highly innovative research that has the potential to be applied across many diseases and to significantly expand our understanding of the human immune system. 

Council on Foreign Relations—International Affairs Fellowship

October 31, 2019

The International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) program of the Council on Foreign Relations aims to bridge the gap between the study and making of U.S. foreign policy by fostering the next generation of scholar-practitioners.  

Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation—Faculty/ Postdoctoral Research Grant Program

November 01, 2019

Grants support the research of faculty members or post-doctoral researchers to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate innovative interventions designed to prevent or ameliorate major social, psy

Spencer Foundation—Small Research Grants on Education Program

November 01, 2019

The Small Research Grants Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived.  

The Lalor Foundation—Advancing Research and Innovation in Reproductive Health

November 01, 2019

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.

ENTELLIGENCE—Young Investigator Program

November 01, 2019

ENTELLIGENCE is a program designed for basic science, translational and clinical research in the field of cardiopulmonary medicine. The ENTELLIGENCE program provides opportunities for individual young investigators to promote quality medical care and enhance patients' lives by supporting research (basic science, translational and clinical research) in the area of pulmonary hypertension (PH) related to expanding our knowledge of the pathways involved in pulmonary vascular pathobiology and ultimately, to improve treatment for patients with pulmonary hypertension. 

American Association of University Women—American Fellowships

November 01, 2019

AAUW American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication.  

Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation—Mid-Career Research Grant

November 01, 2019

The Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is requesting applications for its Mid-Career Investigator Research Grants program. The grant is to be used as seed money for new research projects that extend an established investigator’s work in new directions. 

Facebook Research—Systems for Machine Learning

November 01, 2019

“To sustain traditional computing at scale for ever-growing machine learning workloads in our data centers, we continue to call for impactful solutions in the areas of developer toolkits, com

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses—Impact Research Grants

November 01, 2019

The AACN Impact Research Grants are funded and supported by AACN. The AACN encourage experienced clinicians and researchers to propose projects that support inquiry and systematic research that generates new knowledge. The grants are designed to ensure a vital source of clinically relevant research for creating the evidence-based resources that influence high acuity critical care nursing practice. 

American Psychological Foundation—LGBT Research Grant

November 01, 2019

Lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans (LGBT) people face many challenges in forming, defining and maintaining families.  This program seeks to encourage the study of LGBT family psychology and therapy through its support of promising young investigators whose graduate research is oriented toward issues in this general area.  Preference is given to advanced students who have demonstrated their commitment to this area through their dissertation research plans.