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

Human Frontier Science Program 2020 Research Grants

The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) is an international program of research support, funding frontier research on the complex mechanisms of living organisms.
Audience: Engineering, Natural Sciences

2019 EPiQS Materials Synthesis Investigator Awards

The Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems Initiative is soliciting pre-applications for its second competition for materials synthesis investigators.
Audience: Early Career, Natural Sciences

2020 King Faisal Prize

The King Faisal Prize (KFP) is one of the world's most prestigious international prizes to be awarded every year in five main categories.
Audience: Diversity, Various Research Areas

2019 Data Science Research Grant Program

Bloomberg invites academic researchers worldwide to apply for the 2019 Data Science Research Grant Program that provides unrestricted gifts to support research in data science.
Audience: Engineering

2020 Breakthrough and New Horizon Prizes

The Breakthrough Prize will honor top scientists, handing out up to four prizes in Life Sciences, one in Fundamental Physics and one in Mathematics. In addition New Horizons Prizes will be presented to early-career researchers in the fields of Physics and Mathematics.
Audience: Early Career, Natural Sciences

Microsoft's AI for Earth Grants

Microsoft’s AI for Earth program awards grants to support projects that change the way people and organizations monitor, model, and ultimately manage Earth’s natural systems.
Audience: Engineering, Natural Sciences

2020 June W.M. Keck Foundation Science & Engineering and Medical Research Program Grants – Awards up to $1M

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY. The University requests internal nominations for the 2020 June Cycle of the W.M. Keck Foundation Science & Engineering and Medical Research Programs.
Audience: Request for Proposals, Various Research Areas

Research Corporation for Science Advancement

The Cottrell Scholar (CS) program develops outstanding teacher-scholars who are recognized by their scientific communities for the quality and innovation of their research programs and their academic leadership skills.
Audience: Early Career, Natural Sciences

2020 William T. Grant Scholars Program – up to $350k

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY. The University invites nominations for the 2020 William T. Grant Scholars program. The program provides up to $350,000 over five years to support promising early-career researchers working on projects relating to improving the lives of young people in the United States.
Audience: Request for Proposals, Social Sciences

2019 American Diabetes Association’s Pathway to Stop Diabetes program – Awards up to $1,625,000

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY. The University requests internal nominations for the 2018 American Diabetes Association’s Pathway to Stop Diabetes program. Pathway supports innovative basic, clinical, translational, epidemiological, behavioral, or health services research relevant to any diabetes type, diabetes-related disease state, or...
Audience: Request for Proposals, Engineering, Natural Sciences

2019 Bell Labs Prize

The Bell Labs Prize seeks to recognize proposals that ‘change the game’ in the field of information and communications technologies.
Audience: Engineering

The J.M.K. Innovation Prize

The J.M.K. Innovation Prize seeks to identify, support, and elevate innovators who are spearheading transformative early-stage projects in the fields of the environment, heritage conservation, and social justice.
Audience: Natural Sciences

Whitehall Foundation Research Grants & Grants-in-Aid

The foundation emphasizes the support of young scientists at the beginning of their careers and productive senior scientists who wish to move into new fields of interest.
Audience: Open to the Public, Early Career, Higher Ed, Natural 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

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