Requests for Proposals

A variety of funding resources are available to members of the University research community. Here are highlights of select opportunities that are of wide appeal or applicability to University researchers. For a list of governmental funding opportunities, please visit the Office of Research and Project Administration.

If you are interested in any available non-governmental opportunity, please read Guidelines for Limited Submission RFPs or Guidelines for Open Call RFPs.

An archive of non-governmental  funding opportunities by category that have expired since August 2018 is found below. You may also view an older archive of past funding opportunities from companies and foundations here.


 

Corporate & Foundation Funding Opportunities

2020 Michelson Prizes

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.
Audience: Engineering, Natural Sciences

2020 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award – $100k – Internal Deadline: November 4, 2019

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY. The University invites nominations for the 2020 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program. The program provides an unrestricted grant of $100,000 to support the research and teaching of faculty at an early stage in their careers who work in the chemical sciences, including biochemistry, materials...
Audience: Request for Proposals, Early Career, Natural Sciences, Various Research Areas

2020 Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program — $80k — Internal Deadline 11/15/2019

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY. The University invites nominations for the 2020 Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program. Provides $80,000 over two years to support new and innovative projects, especially those of junior faculty, who are working in new research directions.
Audience: Request for Proposals, Early Career, Life Sciences, Natural Sciences

2020 Mallinckrodt Scholar Award – $400k – Internal Deadline: November 18, 2019

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY. The University invites nominations for the 2020 "Mallinckrodt Scholar Award program. The program provides $400k over four years to early stage investigators engaged in biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of disease.
Audience: Early Career, Life Sciences, Various Research Areas

Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water

The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) is an international award focusing on water-related scientific innovation and judged by leading scientists from around the world.
Audience: Open to the Public, Higher Ed, Various Research Areas

2019 Comcast Cable Innovation Fund

The Comcast Innovation Fund offers funding for researchers at leading academic institutions and elsewhere to support research that is of mutual interest to Comcast and the research community.
Audience: Engineering

Simons Targeted Grants in Mathematics and the Physical Sciences

The Simons Foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS) division invites applications for its Targeted Grants in MPS program. The deadline is rolling and an applicant can submit at any time.
Audience: Natural Sciences

Cisco RFP for Secure and Private Internet of Things

This Cisco RFP with a rolling deadline (an applicant can submit at any time) requests researchers to propose innovative approaches to address various issues in technology.
Audience: Engineering

Comcast Innovation Fund Research Grants and Open Source Development Grants

The Comcast Innovation Fund offers $150K Max Anticipated. The external deadline is rolling.
Audience: Various Research Areas

Smith Richardson Foundation’s Programs in International Security & Domestic Public Policy

The Smith Richardson Foundation offers funding for research in the area of public policy. The application deadline is rolling.
Audience: Humanities, Social Sciences

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) Explorer Awards

The Explorer Awards offers up to $80,000, including indirect costs for one year, non-renewable. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.
Audience: Life Sciences

Audacious Project

The Audacious Project attempts to address a major frustration faced by the world’s change-makers. Without access to venture capital or stock markets, social entrepreneurs have to pitch donors one-by-one, often a deeply inefficient process for all involved.

Audience: Request for Proposals, Various Research Areas