Requests for Proposals

Please note: Requests for Proposals are now being posted to the Princeton Research Funding Gateway

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As of December 17, 2020, this page, "Requests for Proposals", will no longer be updated. 



Corporate & Foundation Funding Opportunities

Lever for Change/W.M. Kellogg Foundation: Racial Equity 2030 ‒ $1M Planning Grants/Up to $20M Grants ‒ Register by 1/28/2021

Lever for Change, an affiliate of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, announces its 2030 Racial Equity Challenge, a global challenge in honor of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s (Challenge Sponsor) 90th anniversary. It is a call for bold solutions to drive an equitable future for children, their families and communities.
Audience: Request for Proposals, Humanities, Social Sciences, Various Research Areas

Scandinavian-American Foundation: 2021 Awards for Research/Study in Scandinavia and Grants for Visiting Lecturers from Norway – Up to $25K – Applications Due: November 1, 2020 & February 15, 2021


The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) is a publicly supported, nonprofit, organization that promotes international understanding through educational and cultural exchange between the U.S. and the Nordic countries.

Audience: Request for Proposals, Early Career, Engineering, Humanities, 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