Requests for Proposals


 

Corporate & Foundation Funding Opportunities

Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD Bank Group; TD): 2020 Ready Challenge — Up to $745K — Submission Due: August 13, 2020 4:00p.m. ET

The TD Ready Challenge is an annual North American initiative, which supports organizations developing innovative solutions for a changing world. Recipients must be organizations that have impactful and measurable solutions focused on helping to open doors for a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow.
Audience: Request for Proposals, Engineering, Life Sciences, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Various Research Areas

John Templeton Foundation: 2020 Small & Large Grants — Up to >$234,800 — Applications Due: August 14, 2020

Opportunities:

The John Templeton Foundation is inviting you to submit your project idea through an Online Funding Inquiry (OFI). The Foundation distinguishes between small and large financial requests.

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

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellowship Awards – Up to $62K – Application Deadline: August 17, 2020

The Foundation encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention.
Audience: Request for Proposals, Life Sciences, Various Research Areas

Samsung AI Researcher of the Year – $30K – Nominations Due: August 23, 2020 ET

he program recognizes individuals who have made outstanding research or contributions to the field of AI. Fields of Research:
Audience: Request for Proposals, Early Career, Engineering, Various Research Areas

Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology: 2020 Global Research Outreach — Funding, Variable — Applications Due: August 24, 2020, 8:00 p.m. ET US

Samsung offers a specific collaboration platform to global universities, the Global Research Outreach (GRO) program. The GRO program is an annual call for proposals that invites the world's leading universities to propose innovative research ideas which will be evaluated for their novelty and alignment with Samsung's various research fields.
Audience: Engineering, Various Research Areas

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — Evidence for Action: Approaches to Advance Gender Equity From Around the Globe, CFP — Up to $250K — Full Proposals Due: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 03:00 PM ET

Despite tremendous progress toward gender equity in the United States, bias and discrimination, harmful social norms, and practices and policies at all levels have created deep-rooted barriers to good health for women, girls, and other groups marginalized based on gender or sexual identity, and hold back society as a whole.
Audience: Request for Proposals, Diversity, Social Sciences, Various Research Areas, Women

Merck KGaA: 2020 Research Grants – Up to €1,500,000 (€500K/year for 3 years) – Applications Due: August 31, 2020 (Rolling for Pandemic Preparedness)

In 2020, Merck KGaA is offering a series of research grants to stimulate innovative research in challenging areas of future importance in the areas of: Drug Discovery, Bioreactor Design for Cultured Meat, Next Generation Machine Learning and Pandemic Preparedness.
Audience: Engineering, Life Sciences, Natural Sciences, Various Research Areas

Pivotal Ventures/Lever for Change: 2021 Equality Can’t Wait Challenge — Up to $10M — Register by September 1, 2020

Pivotal Ventures, Melinda Gates’ investment and incubation company, with additional support from MacKenzie Bezos, and in collaboration with Lever for Change, is launching the Equality Can’t Wait Challenge (ECWC), which will award $30 million to help expand women’s power and influence in the United States by 2030. Grants will be awarded to the...
Audience: Diversity, Various Research Areas, Women

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Sciences or Chemical Instrumentation

March of Dimes Foundation: 2020 COVID-19 Fund – Up to $125K – Applications Due: September 4, 2020

Opportunity:
Audience: Request for Proposals, Engineering, Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Various Research Areas

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation: 2021 Sloan Research Fellowships – $75,000 – Nominations Due: September 15, 2020

Opportunity:
Audience: Request for Proposals, Early Career, Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Various Research Areas

Sony Research Award Program: 2020 Faculty Innovation & Focused Research Awards – Up to $150K – Applications Due: September 16, 2020

The Sony Research Award Program is an academic awards program created to provide U.S. and Canadian universities funding for emerging and innovative technology research projects in collaboration with Sony's own research division.
Audience: Request for Proposals, Engineering, Various Research Areas

Simons Foundation: 2021 Simons Fellows in Mathematics & Theoretical Physics – Up to $125K – Proposals Due: September 24, 2020

Opportunities:
Audience: Request for Proposals, Early Career, Natural Sciences, Various Research Areas

Simons Foundation: 2021 Targeted Grants to Institutes – Up to $200K – Proposals Due: September 25, 2020

Opportunity:

Audience: Request for Proposals, Natural Sciences, Various Research Areas

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine: Jefferson Science Fellowships – Expense + Relocation $ – Applications and MOU Due: October 16, 2020

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

Google Cloud Platform: COVID-19 Research Credits Program — $ in Accordance with Research Requirement — Rolling Due Dates

Google’s Cloud Platform (GCP) team has partnered with the Harvard Global Health Institute to fund companies, government agencies, non-profit organizations and academic institutions working on COVID-19 research. Researchers in approved countries are eligible to apply for COVID-19 related research credits.
Audience: Request for Proposals, Engineering, Life Sciences, Natural 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

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health – Average Grant Funding: $315K – Rolling Submission Dates

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) new call, Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health, seeks proposals that are primed to influence health equity in the future. The Foundation is interested in ideas that address any of these four areas of focus: • Future of Evidence • Future of Social Interaction • Future of...
Audience: Engineering, Humanities, Life Sciences, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Various Research Areas