Funding Database

A list of select funding opportunities highlighted by our staff

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

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Pfizer—Optimizing Patient Access to CDK 4/6 Inhibitors in the Armamentarium Against Metastatic Breast Cancer

September 27, 2021

The intent of this RFP is to increase healthcare professionals’ knowledge and understanding of the clinical trial and real world evidence for the CDK 4/6i class. Independent education proposals should include a plan for providing information on clinical trial design and results, real-world study design and results, real-world clinical experience, and best-practices in the treatment of HR+/HER2- mBC. 

The Warren Alpert Foundation—Distinguished Scholar Award

September 28, 2021

These awards are given as a transitional post-doctoral award for recipients to enable their advance to a full-time faculty member at the Assistant Professor level or higher and/or to assist in the development of a laboratory program that would lead to independent funding. Projects must be in the field of neurosciences

Simons Foundation—Simons Fellows in Theoretical Physics

September 28, 2021

The Simons Foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS) division invites applications for the Simons Fellows in Theoretical Physics program to make sabbatical research leaves more productive by extending them from a single term to a full academic year. For awards made in 2022, the foundation encourages applications from those severely impacted by COVID-19 and for whom travel during the sabbatical period will be difficult. The foundation aims to support these sabbatical eligible mathematicians, even if remaining at their home institution is the only option. The foundation also strongly encourages applications from scientists from underrepresented groups. 

Simons Foundation—Simons Fellows in Mathematics

September 28, 2021

The Simons Foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS) division invites applications for the Simons Fellows in Mathematics program to make sabbatical research leaves more productive by extending them from a single term to a full academic year. For awards made in 2022, the foundation encourages applications from those severely impacted by COVID-19 and for whom travel during the sabbatical period will be difficult. The foundation aims to support these sabbatical eligible mathematicians, even if remaining at their home institution is the only option. The foundation also strongly encourages applications from scientists from underrepresented groups. 

Constellation, an Exelon Company—E2 Energy to Educate

October 01, 2021

Through the E2 Energy to EducateSM grant program, Constellation offers students in grades 6-12 and college opportunities to experience problem-solving today’s and tomorrow’s energy challenges. Grant funds support projects designed to enhance students’ understanding of science and technology, and inspire them to think differently about energy. 

VentureWell—Course & Program (C&P) Grants

October 07, 2021

VentureWell Course & Program (C&P) Grants of up to $30,000 are awarded to US higher education institutions to support curriculum that engages students in science and technology innovation and entrepreneurship.

Pfizer—Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Peer-to-Peer Education & Support

October 11, 2021

The goal of this RFP is to improve and build confidence in the mitigation and management of Veno-Occlusive Disease (VOD) in order to optimize outcomes for Relapsed/Refractory (R/R) ALL patients who are hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT)-eligible. Broader objectives and goals within R/R ALL are also encouraged such as optimizing treatment selection, sequencing, dosing, multidisciplinary communication and decision-making, and patient point-of care (in-patient versus out-patient.) 

Pfizer—PARP-inhibitor Combination Treatments in Prostate Cancer

October 13, 2021

Projects that will be considered for Pfizer support will focus on: 

The New York Academy of Sciences and the Blavatnik Family Foundation—2022 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

October 13, 2021

The Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists recognize the United States' most promising faculty-rank researchers in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry. One Blavatnik National Awards Laureate in each disciplinary category will receive $250,000 in unrestricted funds, and additional nominees will be recognized as Finalists

Johnson & Johnson—Packaging Design QuickFire Challenge: Unit Dose Technologies

October 15, 2021

To inspire innovators to bring potentially groundbreaking unit dose packaging options to the market – with a focus on child-resistant, user-friendly, non-reclosable designs - Johnson & Johnson Innovation together with the packaging innovation team within Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. is launching the Packaging Design QuickFire Challenge: Unit Dose Technologies. Potential innovations can include both solids (tablets, capsules and powders) and liquids (solutions and suspensions) in unit-dose formats (e.g. blisters, sachets and stick packs). Primary and secondary packaging or combination of the two are in scope of the challenge. 

Brady Education Foundation—Proposals for Program Evaluations

December 01, 2021

The Foundation is currently accepting proposals focused on evaluating programs that have the potential of helping to close the opportunity and resulting achievement gaps associated with race and family income. 

The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience—2022 McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience

December 06, 2021

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. The technology may take any form, from biochemical tools to instruments to software and mathematical approaches. Because the program seeks to advance and enlarge the range of technologies available to the neurosciences, research based primarily on existing techniques will not be considered. 

IBSA Foundation for Scientific Research—Fellowships 2021

December 31, 2021

With the aim of promoting and allowing young and talented researchers to do great science, IBSA Foundation offers 6 fellowships of € 30,000 in the following research fields: dermatology, endocrinology, fertility and urology, orthopaedics and rheumatology, pain medicine and for the 2021 special edition “regenerative medicine” 

Cisco Research and Open Innovation - Career/ Life Paths of Women in Engineering

Career/ Life Paths of Women in Engineering, Computer Science, and Data Science/ Applied Mathematics

Rising Tide Foundation—Cancer Research

Primary consideration in granting support is given to truly innovative, unique, patient-centered research that has the potential to positively impact the lives of cancer patients at the earliest opportunity. As time is not a luxury afforded to cancer patients, we demand that research projects approved for funding are activated within 6 months of funding upon official award notification and that they exert a patient impact within 3 years or less.

Bristol-Myer Squibb - Independent Medical Education

Focused on our Mission to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

Amgen—Independent Medical Education

As part of Amgen's mission to further the advancement of medicine and healthcare, Amgen supports Independent Medical Education ("IME").

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.—Educational Grants

Johnson & Johnson Vision is committed to supporting education and activities that further the advancement of the profession and patient care. Find out if one if these opportunities is right for you.

  • Fellowship & Scholarship Grants: J&J is dedicated to providing educational opportunities and support for activities that are intended to improve patient care.
  • Educational Grants: Do you believe that education is important to your success? Interested in funding for continuing education? Visit J&J's Educational Grants section to learn more.
  • Investigator-Initiated Studies: J&J is always looking for ways to support independent individuals with their research. J&J is currently ONLY accepting applications for Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision (IOLs, refractive surgery, ocular surface disease, etc.). No Johnson & Johnson Vision Care (contact lenses, contact lens care products, and eye drops) applications are being accepted at this time.

Lilly Grant Office—Healthcare professional education/Patient advocacy and Consumer education programs

As a commitment to improving patient care and providing valuable information to the medical and  broader healthcare community, Lilly will accept the following grant requests:

  • Healthcare professional education (priority will be given to accredited programs)
  • Patient advocacy and Consumer education programs (e.g., disease-state education and awareness, screenings, etc.)

Funding may be requested in the form of support for an educational program, scientific awards, select fellowships, or charitable contributions. Lilly does not provide unrestricted grants or grants to individuals or 
group practices.

The focus of the Lilly Grant Office (LGO) will be on healthcare-related CME/CE programs as well as  patient education and advocacy in the following therapeutic areas:

  • Autoimmune
  • Endocrine
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Neuroscience - Migraine and Headache Disorders
  • Oncology
  • Chronic pain associated with osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain

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