Requests for Proposals


 

Corporate & Foundation Funding Opportunities

Expo ‘90 Foundation: 2020 International Cosmos Prize – $363K – Due Date April 10, 2020

The prize shall be awarded for outstanding research work and/or achievement concerning all life phenomena on earth embodied in flowers and greenery, which is devoted from a global perspective to the clarification of the true nature of the interrelationship and integration among such life forms
Audience: Request for Proposals, Engineering, Humanities, Life Sciences, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Various Research Areas

W.M. Keck Foundation June, 2021 Science & Engineering and Medical Research Program Grants – Awards up to $1M – Nominations Due: April 13, 2020

The University requests internal nominations for the June, 2021 cycle of the W.M. Keck Foundation Science & Engineering and Medical Research Programs. The programs focus on innovative, distinctive, high-risk and interdisciplinary research that falls outside the mission of public funding agencies. The research should have the potential to...
Audience: Request for Proposals, Engineering, Life Sciences, Natural Sciences, Various Research Areas

CSL Behring: 2020 Open Call RFP: Science Center Research Acceleration Initiative – $400K – Due Date: April 13, 2020

Open Call RFP: The Initiative will fund up to three proposals in 2020. Successful applicants will receive up to $200,000 per year for up to two years (maximum $400,000 funding) to accelerate translation of their research. Because the funding will be in the form of research partnerships, interested investigators must engage their institution’s...
Audience: Request for Proposals, Engineering, Industry, Life Sciences

Facebook Research AI System Hardware/Software Co-Design – $50K – Due Date: April 15, 2020

Facebook is inviting university researchers to respond to this call for research proposals on AI System Hardware/Software Co-Design (applications are now open). Co-design implies simultaneous design and optimization of several aspects of the system, including hardware and software, to achieve a set target for a given system metric, such as...
Audience: Request for Proposals, Engineering

Nokia Bell Labs: 2020 Bell Labs Prize – $100K – Due Date: April 27, 2020

The Bell Labs Prize is an open competition for innovators from participating countries around the globe that seeks recognize innovation that solve the key challenges facing humanity and provides selected innovators the unique opportunity to collaborate with Bell Labs researchers to help realize their vision.
Audience: Request for Proposals, Engineering, Various Research Areas

Environmental Research & Education Foundation: Sustainable Solid Waste Management Research – Upt to $500K – Due Date May 1, 2020

The Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) will begin accepting pre-proposals online from April 16 to May 1 for its research in sustainable solid waste management grants program. The program supports research projects related to sustainable solid waste management practices, including waste minimization; recycling; waste conversion...
Audience: Request for Proposals, Engineering, Natural Sciences, Various Research Areas

Open Technology Fund (OTF) Funding Opportunities – Up to $900K – Due Date: May 1, 2020

The mission of the Open Technology Fund (OTF) is to support open technologies and communities that increase free expression, circumvent censorship, and obstruct repressive surveillance as a way to promote human rights and open societies.
Audience: Request for Proposals, Engineering, Social Sciences, Various Research Areas

2021 Robert Bosch Stiftung Junior Professorship – Up to €1M – Due Date: May 3, 2020

Opportunity:
Audience: Engineering, Life Sciences, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Various Research Areas

Simons Foundation: 2020 Postdoctoral Fellowships in Marine Microbial Ecology – Due Date: May 15, 2020

The Simons Foundation invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships to support research on fundamental problems in marine microbial ecology with an emphasis on understanding the role of microorganisms in shaping ocean processes, and vice versa. The foundation is particularly interested in applicants with training in different fields who want...
Audience: Request for Proposals, Early Career, Engineering, Life Sciences, Natural Sciences, Various Research Areas

Russell Sage Foundation: Research Grants (Core Programs & Special Initiatives) – Up to $175K – Due Date: May 21, 2020

The Russell Sage Foundation is an operating foundation dedicated to programs of social science research. The foundation is devoted exclusively to strengthening the methods, data, and theoretical core of the social sciences as a means of improving social policies and currently sponsors a number of core programs, working groups, and special...
Audience: Social Sciences

2021 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science – $250K – Due Date: April 30, 2020

The Franklin Institute seeks nominations for the 2021 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science of individuals who have made significant contributions to the scientific understanding of decision-making-i.e., the mechanisms through which individuals and groups choose among competing possibilities and how these mechanisms guide behavior.
Audience: Request for Proposals, Engineering, Government, Humanities, Industry, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Various Research Areas

The Water Research Foundation: Paul L. Busch Award – $100K – Due Date: June 1, 2020

The Water Research Foundation (WRF) Endowment for Innovation in Applied Water Quality Research recognizes outstanding achievement and creative vision through the Paul L. Busch Award. Each year, the award seeks to distinguish individuals poised for greater recognition of their innovative, ongoing contributions to water quality advancements.
Audience: Request for Proposals, Engineering, Natural Sciences, Various Research Areas

Vilcek Foundation: 2021 Creative Promise Prizes in Biomedical Science – $50K – Due Date: June 10, 2020

The Vilcek Foundation will award three Creative Promise Prizes of $50,000 each to young foreign-born biomedical scientists who demonstrate outstanding early achievement. Eligible work may be in basic, applied, and/or translational biomedical science.
Audience: Early Career, Life Sciences, Various Research Areas

2020 James S. McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards – $200K – Due Date: June 12, 2020

The James S. McDonnell Foundation (JSMF) will soon begin accepting applications for its Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in Understanding Dynamic and Multi-Scale Systems. The program supports scholarship and research directed toward the discovery and refinement of theoretical and mathematical tools that can contribute to the continued development of...
Audience: Request for Proposals, Early Career, Natural Sciences, Various Research Areas

Smith Richardson Foundation’s Programs in International Security & Domestic Public Policy – $60K – Due Date: June 15, 2020

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

Smith Richardson Foundation: 2020 Strategy & Policy Fellows – $200K – Due Date: June 12, 2020

The Smith Richardson Foundation sponsors an annual Strategy and Policy Fellows grant competition to support young scholars and policy thinkers on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history. The purpose of the program is to strengthen the U.S. community of scholars...
Audience: Request for Proposals, Social Sciences, Various Research Areas

Simons Targeted Grants in Mathematics and the Physical Sciences – Up to $200K – Due Date: September 25, 2020

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

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