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.

If you would like assistance in preparing and applying for grants, please contact us at [email protected].

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

All RFP Listings

American Association for Cancer Research and Johnson & Johnson—Lung Cancer Innovation Grants

July 19, 2019

A grant of $1 million over three years will be awarded to a multi-institutional team in support of a new idea and/or innovative approach that has direct application and relevance to lung cancer pre

Global Lyme Alliance (GLA)—Proposal to study Lyme and other tick-borne diseases

July 22, 2019

Global Lyme Alliance (GLA) has awarded more than $10 million in grants to scientists at more than 40 academic institutions to study Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative—Rare as One Network

July 23, 2019

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is inviting patient-led 501(c)(3) organizations focused on a rare disease to apply for a two-year funding opportunity to develop and launch collaborative research net

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation—Building Evidence on Access to Early Care and Education for Low-Income Families

July 25, 2019

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support action-oriented research that advances health equity, builds the knowledge base, and informs policymaking to increase access to early care and education (ECE) for low-income families.

Ford Foundation—Building Evidence on Participatory Grantmaking

July 25, 2019

As part of its philanthropy portfolio, the foundation has allocated $300,000 to support research that can help make the case and build a body of evidence for participatory approaches to grantmaking

Johnson & Johnson—Quickfire Challenge: Nurses Innovate in Perioperative Care

July 26, 2019

Nurses around the world are invited to submit innovative ideas with the goal to improve perioperative care and change human health, including solutions that aim to address the physical and psychological impact of patients throughout pre, intra, and post-operative care.

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation—Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems Initiative: Investigator Award

July 26, 2019

The EPiQS experimental investigator awards support U.S. experts in experimental studies of quantum materials to pursue discovery of new emergent electronic and magnetic phenomena in materials, elucidate the origin of previously known emergent phenomena, develop new experimental techniques for probing quantum materials, or significantly improve the performance of the existing techniques.

Pfizer Global Medical Grants—Educational Needs Assessment for Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis

July 29, 2019

Pfizer will provide a grant to an organization or organizations to conduct a thorough educational needs assessment in the area of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

National Multiple Sclerosis Society—Research Grants

July 31, 2019

We welcome applications for studies related to multiple sclerosis that may serve to advance our mission of stopping MS progression, restoring function and improving quality of life, and preventing

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation—Healthy Eating Research

July 31, 2019

Through its grant-making the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks to support actionable research that advances health equity in the areas of nutritional disparities, nutrition, and food security.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation—Validation of T-Cell Biomarkers and Assays for T1D

August 01, 2019

JDRF is soliciting projects to validate high priority candidate T cell biomarkers for T1D and to transition associated assays to fit-for-purpose status.

A-T Children's Project—Ataxia-telangiectasia Research Grants

August 01, 2019

The A-T Children’s Project provides competitive awards for basic science, translational and clinical research grants related to ataxia-telangiectasia.

William T. Grant Foundation—Research Grants on Reducing Inequality

August 01, 2019

In our focus area of reducing inequality, we support research to build, test, and increase understanding of approaches to reducing inequality in youth outcomes, especially on the basis of race, eth

William T. Grant Foundation—Research Grants on Improving the Use of Research Evidence

August 01, 2019

In our focus area of improving the use of research evidence, we support research to identify, build, and test strategies to ensure that research evidence is used in ways that benefit youth.

Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative—Essential Open Source Software for Science

August 01, 2019

The Chan Zuckerberg initiative invites applications in support of open source software projects that are essential to biomedical research.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention—Focus Grants

August 01, 2019

There are three foci for Focus Grants in this round: Short-Term Risk, Reaching 20% by 2025, and the Blue Sky Research Grant.

Brady Education Foundation - Education Program Evaluation

August 01, 2019

Funding to evaluate the effectiveness of programs designed to promote positive cognitive and/or achievement outcomes for children (birth through 18 years) from underserved groups and/or low-re

Rheumatology Research Foundation—Career Development Awards: K Supplement

August 01, 2019

The purpose of this award is to encourage junior investigators to expand promising research by providing additional support to cover research costs and help investigators become independent.

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation—Diagnostic Excellence Initiative

August 02, 2019

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity as a part of its Diagnostic Excellence Initiative.

Migraine Research Foundation—2019 Seed Grants

August 02, 2019

MRF is committed to discovering the causes of migraine disease and improving its treatments, and AMD has a particular interest in better understanding migraine variants.