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 more detailed list of funding opportunities, please visit the Office of Research and Project Administration.

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

You may also view an archive of past funding opportunities.


Funding Opportunities

2019 Mallinckrodt Scholar Award – $400k

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY. The University invites nominations for the 2019 Mallinckrodt Scholar Award.
Audience: Request for Proposals, Early Researcher, Natural Sciences

RSF/Carnegie Corporation Initiative on Immigration and Immigrant Integration

The Russell Sage Foundation (RSF)/Carnegie Corporation Initiative on Immigration and Immigrant Integration seeks to support innovative research on the effects of race, citizenship, legal status, politics and political culture, and public policy on outcomes for immigrants and the native-born of different racial and ethnic groups and generations.
Audience: Early Researcher, Humanities, Social Sciences

Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) Program on Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration

The RSF program on Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration seeks investigator-initiated research proposals on the social, economic, and political effects of the changing racial and ethnic composition of the U.S. population, including the transformation of communities and ideas about what it means to be American.
Audience: Early Researcher, Humanities, Social Sciences

2019 Dan David Prizes

The Dan David Prize covers three time dimensions - Past, Present and Future - that represent realms of human achievement. Each year the International Board chooses one field within each time dimension. Following a review process of individuals nominated for the Prize, by independent Review Committees comprised of renowned scholars and...
Audience: Campus Community, Various Research Areas

2019 Lemelson-MIT Prize

Each year, the Lemelson-MIT Program awards the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize to outstanding mid-career inventors who have developed a patented product or process of significant value to society, which has been adopted for practical use, or has a high probability of being adopted.
Audience: Engineering, Natural Sciences

2019 Clay Research Fellowships & Enhancement & Partnership Program

Clay Research Fellows are selected for their research achievements and their potential to become leaders in research mathematics.
Audience: Engineering, Natural Sciences

2018 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award – $100k

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY. The University invites nominations for the 2019 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 Researcher, Engineering, Natural Sciences

2019 Blavatnik Regional Postdoctoral Awards – up to $30k – Internal Deadline: Monday, December 3, 2018

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY. The 2019 Blavatnik Regional Postdoctoral Competition is open to postdoctoral-rank scientists and engineers from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut working in disciplines within the life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and engineering.
Audience: Request for Proposals, Engineering, Life Sciences, Various Research Areas

2019 Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience

The Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience is awarded annually by the McGovern Institute to recognize outstanding advances in the field of neuroscience.
Audience: Engineering, Natural Sciences

Google AI Impact Challenge is issuing an open call to organizations around the world to submit their ideas for how they could use AI to help address societal challenges. Selected organizations will receive support from Google’s AI experts, grant funding from a $25M pool, credit and consulting from Google Cloud, and more.
Audience: Open to the Public, Early Researcher, Engineering, Higher Ed, Industry, Natural Sciences, Various Research Areas

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