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Corporate & Foundation Relations

The Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations raises funds from corporations and private foundations for faculty research, academic excellence, and community outreach.  We are guided by the academic priorities identified by chancellors and deans across the 10 UH campuses.  We support UH by:

  • Working with faculty and academic leaders to develop funding opportunities.
  • Assisting in identifying potential funders.
  • Building relationships with funders and serving as a point of contact.
  • Reviewing proposals and budgets before they are submitted to ensure that funders' guidelines are followed.
  • Developing stewardship plans to encourage continued or new funding.

Corporate & Foundation Relations Staff

  • Jung Song
    Director
    t (808) 956-9303

  • Laurie Komatsu
    Associate Director
    t (808) 956-9402

  • Lisa Ottiger
    Associate Director
    t (808) 956-3592

  • Sylvia Flores
    Development Coordinator
    t (808) 956-3121

Grant Opportunities

The following is a list of RFPs which is frequently updated and organized in chronological order according to submission deadline.

If you would like to learn more or partner with us on any of these opportunities, please contact us in the UHF Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations.

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Pancreatic Cancer Action - Early Detection Targeted Grant Program

Grant Amount: Up to $1M
Deadline: 02/22/2017
Category: Health/Medical Research

This Request for Applications is to support ancillary research studies that identify promising blood biomarkers or imaging approaches that will eventually facilitate the use of specimens and/or participants in a cohort of new-onset diabetics and validate components of a protocol for the early detection of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Applicants may propose up to four Units, (or projects) with a specific goal and clearly defined, quantifiable outcome measures. Each Unit must indicate a separate budget, not to exceed $250,000, for a period of up to two years. The total amount requested may not exceed $1 million total for a total time period of four years.

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Doris Duke Charitable Foundation - Fund for National Projects to Strengthen Performing Arts

Grant Amount: Between $60,000 - $200,000
Deadline: 02/24/2017
Category: Arts & Culture

DDCF’s Fund for National Projects supports projects that: Strengthen the national infrastructure of the professional nonprofit dance, jazz, presenting and/or theater fields; or Improve conditions for the national community of performing artists in professional nonprofit dance, jazz and theater. National projects engage a broad national constituency, occur once (or periodically) rather than annually, and have the potential to significantly impact a field. Organizations are encouraged to submit letters of inquiry for projects that strengthen the national infrastructure of the professional nonprofit dance, jazz, presenting and/or theater fields, or that improve conditions for the national community of performing artists in dance, jazz and theater.

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National Book Foundation - Innovations in Reading Prize

Grant Amount: Up to $10,000
Deadline: 02/28/2017
Category: Arts & Culture

The National Book Foundation's 2017 Innovations in Reading Prize will award $10,000 to an individual or organization that has developed an innovative project which creates and sustains a lifelong love of reading in the community they serve. In addition, the Foundation will recognize four projects, which will receive honorable mention. Applicants should share our mission to expand the audience for literature in America. NBF is most interested in programs that focus on reading, rather than strictly literacy skills.

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American Psychological Foundation - Wayne F. Placek Grant

Grant Amount: $15,000
Deadline: 03/01/2017
Category: Health/Medical Research

The Wayne F. Placek Grant encourages research to increase the general public's understanding of homosexuality and sexual orientation, and to alleviate the stress that lesbian women, gay men, bisexual women, bisexual men and transgender individuals experience in this and future civilizations. The Wayne F. Placek Grant encourages research that addresses the following topics: Heterosexuals' attitudes and behaviors toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, including prejudice, discrimination and violence; Family and workplace issues relevant to LGBT people; Special concerns of sectors of the LGBT population that have historically been underrepresented in scientific research. Applicants must be either a doctoral‐level researcher or graduate student affiliated with an educational institution of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research organization. Graduate students and early career researchers are encouraged to apply.

 

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American Psychological Foundation - Research on Gifted, Talented Youth

Grant Amount: Up to $50,000
Deadline: 03/01/2017
Category: Health/Medical Research

The Ester Katz Rosen Fund was established in 1974 by a generous bequest intended to support “…activities related to the advancement and application of knowledge about gifted children.”
Rosen Fund grants Enable and enhance development of identified gifted and talented children and adolescents and Encourage promising psychologists to continue innovative research and programs in this area. Support will be provided for activities on the advancement and application of knowledge related to identify gifted and talented children and adolescents, such as Research, Pilot projects, and Research-based programs. Graduate students and early career psychologists (10 years or less postdoctoral) are encouraged to apply. APF also supports pilot projects that, if successful, would be strong candidates for support from major federal and foundation funding agencies, and “demonstration projects” that promise to generalize broadly to other geographical areas and/or to other settings.

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Society for Vascular Surgery Foundation - Vascular Disease Clinical Research Seed Grant Program

Grant Amount: Society for Vascular Surgery Foundation - Vascular Disease Clinical Research Seed Grant Program
Deadline: 03/01/2017
Category: Health/Medical Research

The Clinical Research Seed Grant program has the following goals: Encourage the interest and development of clinical investigators among the SVS membership, particularly junior members or those with limited prior experience as Principal Investigators; and Provide direct support for pilot clinical projects that have potential to develop into larger studies fundable by industry or governmental sources. Clinical research, preferably patient-oriented: research conducted with human subjects or on material of human origin such as tissues, specimens and cognitive phenomena for which an investigator directly interacts with human subjects.Applications addressing one of the SVS Clinical Research Priorities are particularly encouraged. Small-scale clinical trials and ancillary studies in the setting of existing clinical trials (industry or NIH-supported) will be accepted.

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J.M. Kaplan Fund - Furthermore Grants to Nonprofit Publishers

Grant Amount: Up to $15,000
Deadline: 03/01/2017
Category: Arts & Culture

Furthermore grants support nonfiction books having to do with art, architecture, and design; cultural history, the city, and related public issues; and conservation and preservation. The Fund looks for work that appeals to an informed general audience, gives evidence of high standards in editing, design, and production, and promises a reasonable shelf life.The grants are awarded twice annually with application deadlines of March 1 and September 1. Funds apply to such specific publication components as writing, research, editing, indexing, design, illustration, photography, and printing and binding. Book projects to which a university press, nonprofit or trade publisher is already committed and for which there is a feasible distribution plan are usually preferred. 

 

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American Society for Reproductive Medicine - Junior Investigators

Grant Amount: Up to $50,000
Deadline: 03/07/2017
Category: Health/Medical Research

The primary purpose of the ASRM and SREI Research Grant Programs is to provide funds for new investigators to establish independent research programs. New investigators are those who have completed their training within the past three years and have independent faculty appointments at the commencement of the research. In special cases, ASRM will consider applications for bridge funding (i.e., between grant funding periods) for projects that are of benefit to other members of the Society, or for funding of new, highly innovative research projects by established investigators.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Interdisciplinary Research Leaders

Grant Amount: Up to $125,000
Deadline: 03/08/2017
Category: Health/Medical Research

Interdisciplinary Research Leaders is a leadership development opportunity for teams of researchers and community partners, including community organizers and advocates. These teams use the power of applied research—informing and supporting critical work being done in communities—to accelerate that work and advance health and equity. Their innovation helps build a Culture of Health, one that enables everyone in America to live longer, healthier lives.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Clinical Scholars

Grant Amount: $35,000
Deadline: 03/08/2017
Category: Health/Medical Research

Clinical Scholars is a leadership development opportunity for practitioners from diverse fields of health care. Interdisciplinary teams of clinicians collaborate across sectors, tackling complex health problems in their communities, and building a Culture of Health nationwide. The Clinical Scholars program seeks audiologists, clinical counselors, dentists, dieticians, nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, physical therapists, physicians, physician assistants, psychologists, social workers, speech therapists, veterinarians and others working in community, clinical or academic settings.

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Voya Foundation - STEM and Financial Literacy Programs

Grant Amount: Varies
Deadline: 03/10/2017
Category: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Voya Foundation provides grants and establishes signature partnerships under the umbrella of Financial Resilience: ensuring that youth are equipped with the STEM expertise necessary to compete in the 21st century workforce and the financial literacy skills necessary to make smart financial decisions that lead to a secure retirement. Voya Foundation grants are focused on Financial Resilience, working to ensure that youth are equipped with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) expertise and financial knowledge necessary to compete in the 21st century workforce and make smart financial decisions that lead to a secure retirement. They seek programs that provide innovative and experiential K-8 STEM learning opportunities to promote an early interest in STEM career fields, and improve teachers’ capabilities in STEM; or provide financial education curriculum to grade 9-12 students focused on navigating major financial milestones including student debt, credit, home ownership, financial products and services/financial capability, and family needs.

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Klarman Family Foundation - Anorexia Research

Grant Amount: $750,000
Deadline: 03/14/2017
Category: Health/Medical Research

The Klarman Family Foundation will award grants to research that directly investigates the underlying biology of anorexia nervosa, and the questions of how and why it develops and persists. The Foundation seeks a scientific foothold in anorexia nervosa research, and hopes that by narrowing the focus of their research funding they may increase the likelihood of substantially advancing knowledge of the underlying biology of this disease.  

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Thrasher Research Fund - Early-Career Grants

Grant Amount: Up to $25,000
Deadline: 03/14/2017
Category: Health/Medical Research

The Fund recognizes that young investigators may find it difficult to remain in pediatric research because of a lack of funding. Therefore, the purpose of this program is to encourage the development of medical research in child health by awarding small grants to new researchers, helping them gain a foothold in this important area. In the Early Career Award Program, the Fund is particularly interested in applicants that show great potential to impact that field of children's health through medical research. Both an applicant's aptitude and inclination toward research are considered. The quality of the mentor and the mentoring relationship are also considered to be important predictors of success.

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Kessler Foundation - Signature Employment Grants

Grant Amount: Up to $500,000
Deadline: 03/17/2017
Category: Community

Kessler Foundation presents Signature Employment Grants yearly to support non-traditional solutions that increase employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities. Signature Employment Grants are awarded nationally to fund new pilot initiatives, demonstration projects, or social ventures that lead to the generation of new ideas to solve the high unemployment and underemployment of individuals with disabilities. Preference is given for interventions that overcome specific employment barriers related to long-term dependence on public assistance or advance competitive employment in a cost-effective manner. Signature Grants are not intended to fund project expansions or bring proven projects to new communities, unless there is a significant scale, scope, or replicable component.

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Alport Syndrome Foundation - RFP for Basic Research Projects

Grant Amount: Up to $100,000
Deadline: 03/20/2017
Category: Health/Medical Research

The Alport Syndrome Foundation, Inc. (ASF), Pedersen Family and the Kidney Foundation of Canada (KFOC) are pleased to announce the availability of funding for research to find novel treatments to prevent kidney failure and hearing loss in all patients with Alport Syndrome. Research proposals with the potential to accelerate the development of new treatments to prolong kidney function and prevent hearing loss including: Identification and investigation of target pathways in disease progression; Drug repurposing of existing approved drugs or other new approaches to improve the current standard of care.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Health Policy Research Scholars

Grant Amount: Varies
Deadline: 03/29/2017
Category: Health/Medical Research

Health Policy Research Scholars is a leadership development opportunity for first- and second-year full-time doctoral students from underrepresented populations and/or disadvantaged backgrounds—students whose ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, and other factors allow them to bring unique and diverse perspectives to their research. They want to apply their research to advance health and equity, and their innovation helps build a Culture of Health, one that enables everyone in America to live longer, healthier lives. The Health Policy Research Scholars program includes scholars from disciplines as diverse as psychology, architecture, transportation, sociology, social welfare, environmental health and many others. For this year’s cohort, we’re looking for even broader representation from any research-focused discipline that can advance a Culture of Health.

 

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Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation - Mental Health Research

Grant Amount: Up to $20,000
Deadline: 04/01/2017
Category: Health/Medical Research

Grants are available to help support the research of faculty members or post-doctoral researchers affiliated with non-profit human service organizations in the United States and Canada. Areas of interest to the Fund are: studies to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate innovative interventions designed to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities, or studies that have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about such problems. Faculty members of accredited colleges or universities or individuals affiliated with accredited non-profit human service organizations in the United States or Canada are eligible to apply.

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American Psychological Foundation - 2017 Visionary Grants

Grant Amount: $20,000
Deadline: 04/01/2017
Category: Health/Medical Research

The APF Visionary Grants seek to seed innovation through supporting research, education and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems in the following priority areas: Understanding and fostering the connection between behavior and physical health to ensure well-being; Reducing stigma and prejudice to promote unity and harmony; Understanding and preventing violence to create a safer, more humane world; Supporting programs that address the long-term psychological needs of individuals and communities in the aftermath of disaster. Applicants must:
Be a graduate student or early career researcher (no more than 10 years postdoctoral); Be affiliated with a nonprofit charitable, educational or scientific institution, or governmental entity operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes; Have demonstrated competence and capacity to execute the proposed work.

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American Cancer Society - Role of Healthcare and Insurance in Improving Outcomes in Cancer Prevention

Grant Amount: $200,000 per year, up to 5 years
Deadline: 04/01/2017
Category: Health/Medical Research

ACS as released a call for research that evaluates the impact of the many changes now occurring in the healthcare system with a particular focus on cancer prevention, control, and treatment. Efforts focusing on improving access to care may also impact inequities that contribute to health disparities. New health public policy initiatives such as the new federal and state marketplaces that have expanded insurance coverage, as well as Medicaid expansion in some states, create natural experiments ripe for evaluation. Research to be funded by this RFA should focus on the changes in national, state, and/or local policy and the response to these changes by healthcare systems, insurers, payers, communities, practices, and patients. Visit the website for more detailed information.


 

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National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Pilot Programs

Grant Amount: Up to $44,000
Deadline: 04/05/2017
Category: Health/Medical Research

The MS Society funds high-risk pilot grants to test novel ideas. Funding is provided for one year to test innovative, cutting-edge ideas or untested methods, and to gather sufficient preliminary data to apply for longer-term funding. The Society welcomes applications for studies related to multiple sclerosis that may serve to advance our mission of stopping MS progression, restoring function and improving quality of life, and preventing MS. The Society supports fundamental as well as applied studies, non-clinical or clinical in nature, including projects in patient management, care and rehabilitation.

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American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation - 2017 Immunization Grant Awards

Grant Amount: $11,500
Deadline: 04/12/2017
Category: Health/Medical Research

The AAFP Foundation’s 2017 Immunization Awards Program will consider 2 categories: (1) 2017 Adolescent Immunization Awards support for quality-improvement projects that aim toward improving immunization rates in people 11-21 years of age for the following vaccine-preventable diseases: influenza; tetanusdiphtheria-pertussis; human papillomavirus; and meningitis; and  (2) 2017 Senior Immunization Awards support quality-improvement projects that include a community-based component, which aim toward improving influenza and pneumococcal immunization rates in people age 65 and older.

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American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation - 2017 Immunization Grant Awards

Grant Amount: $11,500
Deadline: 04/12/2017
Category: Health/Medical Research

The AAFP Foundation’s 2017 Immunization Awards Program will consider 2 categories: (1) 2017 Adolescent Immunization Awards support for quality-improvement projects that aim toward improving immunization rates in people 11-21 years of age for the following vaccine-preventable diseases: influenza; tetanusdiphtheria-pertussis; human papillomavirus; and meningitis; and  (2) 2017 Senior Immunization Awards support quality-improvement projects that include a community-based component, which aim toward improving influenza and pneumococcal immunization rates in people age 65 and older.

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American Psychological Foundation - Alexander Gralnick Research Investigator Prize

Grant Amount: $20,000
Deadline: 04/15/2017
Category: Health/Medical Research

The APF Alexander Gralnick Research Investigator Prize recognizes “exceptional individuals working in the area of serious mental illness,” including but not limited to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and paranoia (delusional disorder). Goals of the award are To encourage psychologists to assume a leadership role for psychology in the area of serious mental illness, To encourage the training of future psychologists to become leaders in this field, and To provide funding for recipients to ensure that psychologists work to advance understanding and treatment for those who are affected by serious mental illnesses.

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Patagonia - Grassroots Environmental Campaigns

Grant Amount: Up to $15,000
Deadline: 04/30/2017
Category: Environment

Patagonia is most interested in making grants to organizations that identify and work on the root causes of problems and that approach issues with a commitment to long-term change. Patagonia supports small, grassroots, activist organizations with provocative direct-action agendas, working on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect the environment. They help local groups working to protect local habitat, and think the individual battles to protect a specific stand of forest, stretch of river or indigenous wild species are the most effective in raising more complicated issues—particularly those of biodiversity and ecosystem protection—in the public mind. Patagonia looks for innovative groups that produce measurable results, and they like to support efforts that force the government to abide by its own—our own—laws.

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Sigma Theta Tau International - Global Nursing Research Grant

Grant Amount: Up to $10,000
Deadline: 05/01/2017
Category: Health/Medical Research

Annual funding for this grant is provided by the Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing's Patricia E. Thompson Giving Circle donors. Preference will be given to Sigma Theta Tau members, other qualifications being equal.  The proposed nursing research should meet the following criteria:
The project should focus on responding to health disparities globally; The principal investigator(s) should be registered nurses (or country equivalent) with current license and have at least a master's in nursing (or country equivalent).

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American Music Therapy Association - Arthur Flagler Fultz Award

Grant Amount: $15,000
Deadline: 05/05/2017
Category: Health/Medical Research

The purpose of the Arther Flagler is to encourage, promote, and fund music therapy research and to explore new and innovative music therapy treatments. The fund supports research in the field of music therapy in the areas of clinical research and health services research. 1) Clinical research: Grants in this category support projects that are designed to assess the efficacy of music therapy interventions and help define best practice. 2) Health services research: Grants in this category support projects that are designed to assess the role of music therapy practice in the context of emerging healthcare delivery models. To be eligible, the project's primary investigator must be an AMTA member in good standing.

 

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Princess Grace Foundation-USA - Student Film Grant

Grant Amount: Varies
Deadline: 06/01/2017
Category: Arts & Culture

Scholarships are awarded to help support students’ thesis film projects at the undergraduate and graduate level. The category of Film is comprised of (but not limited to): narrative/documentary/experimental/animation/hybrid work, as well as new work including media installations, transmedia, webisodes, interactive web work and other projects where the moving image is the primary component. These grants will be made in accordance with the student’s thesis project budget; no administrative charges, overhead or indirect costs incurred by the school may be charged against the grant.

 

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Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation - Innovation Award

Grant Amount: Up to $300,000
Deadline: 07/06/2017
Category: Health/Medical Research

The Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award is designed to provide support for the next generation of exceptionally creative thinkers with “high-risk/high-reward” ideas that have the potential to significantly impact our understanding of and/or approaches to the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of cancer. The Innovation Award is designed to provide funding to early career researchers who have an innovative new idea but lack sufficient preliminary data to obtain traditional funding. The research supported by the award must be novel, exceptionally creative and, if successful, have the strong potential for high impact in the cancer field.

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Camille and Henry Dreyfus - Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry

Grant Amount: $120,000
Deadline: 08/01/2017
Category: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation seeks to further the development of scientific leadership in the field of environmental chemistry with a postdoctoral fellowship program. The Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry provides a principal investigator with an award of $120,000 over two years to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow in environmental chemistry. Applications are accepted from principal investigators who have well-established research efforts in environmental science or engineering. These research activities need not be located in traditional departments in the chemical sciences, and collaboration across departments and institutions is encouraged. The postdoctoral fellow is usually not already identified nor in the principal investigator's lab at the time of application. Note: award recipients must wait two years from the conclusion of an award before being eligible to reapply.

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John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation - Fellowship Applications From Artists and Scholars

Grant Amount: Varies
Deadline: 09/19/2017
Category: Arts & Culture

Often characterized as “midcareer” awards, Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. Guggenheim Fellowships are grants to selected individuals made for a minimum of six months and a maximum of twelve months. Since the purpose of the Guggenheim Fellowship program is to help provide Fellows with blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible, grants are made freely. No special conditions attach to them, and Fellows may spend their grant funds in any manner they deem necessary to their work. The Foundation understands advanced professionals to be those who as writers, scholars, or scientists have a significant record of publication, or as artists, playwrights, filmmakers, photographers, composers, or the like, have a significant record of exhibition or performance of their work.

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RGK Foundation - Grants in Education, Community, and Health/Medicine

Grant Amount: Up to $25,000
Deadline: Rolling
Category: Health/Medical Research

RGK Foundation awards grants in the broad areas of Education, Community, and Health/Medicine.

The Foundation's primary interests within Education include programs that focus on formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science and reading), teacher development, literacy, and higher education. Within Community, the Foundation supports a broad range of human services, community improvement, abuse prevention, and youth development programs. The Foundation's current interests in the area of Health/Medicine include programs that promote the health and well-being of children, programs that promote access to health services, and Foundation-initiated programs focusing on ALS. All applicants must complete an electronic Letter of Inquiry from the Web site as the first step. RGK Foundation will entertain one electronic Letter of Inquiry (LOI) per organization in a twelve-month period.

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Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood - Invites Letters of Intent for Early Childhood Welfare, Early Childhood Education and Play, and Parenting Education

Grant Amount: Unknown
Deadline: Rolling
Category: Education

The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood provides grants for innovative, creative projects and programs that will significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education or quality of life of children from infancy through five years of age. The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood prefers funding specific projects with distinct goals and targets grants that will have a notable impact and make a material difference.

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Public Welfare Foundation - Letters of Intent for Juvenile Justice Programs

Grant Amount: Varies, Median: $5,000
Deadline: Rolling
Category: Social Sciences/Public Affairs

The foundation awards grants to groups that are working to advance policy reforms that reduce youth incarceration rates in the juvenile justice system by, for example, limiting the use of incarceration, expanding the use of community-based alternatives to incarceration, reducing lengths of stay, and/or decriminalizing minor misbehaviors or otherwise diverting youth from the juvenile court system; ending the practice of trying, sentencing, and incarcerating youth as adults; and promoting fairer and more equitable treatment of youth of color by the juvenile justice system. Grant amounts are determined by the scope of the project.

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Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative - SFARI Explorer Awards

Grant Amount: Up to $70,000
Deadline: Rolling
Category: Health/Medical Research

This award program is designed to enhance our existing support of autism research by providing timely resources to enable focused experiments highly relevant to our mission. A deeper understanding of the mechanisms underlying autism spectrum disorders or potential therapeutic approaches will require investigation at multiple levels, including but not limited to studies focused on gene discovery, molecular mechanisms, circuits, anatomy, and cognition and behavior. We will consider proposals at all of these levels. Explorer Awards are intended to provide resources to support exploratory experiments that will strengthen hypotheses and lead to the formulation of competitive applications for subsequent larger-scale funding by SFARI or other organizations. Innovative, high-risk/high-impact proposals are encouraged. They especially encourage applications from investigators who are new to the field of autism, but who have expertise that could be brought to bear on this complex disorder.

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Luce Foundation - LOIs for Theology Program Responsive Grants

Grant Amount: Varies
Deadline: Rolling
Category: Education

The Foundation’s Theology program currently supports projects in two grant categories: responsive grants and the Luce Fund for Theological Education. Letters of inquiry for responsive grants may be sent at any time. Inquiries should be no more than two pages, and should include: a description of the project, its goals and significance; anticipated participants; proposed timeframe; the project’s total budget and the amount requested from the Foundation; and other existing or potential sources of funding. Letters of inquiry should show succinctly how the project emerges from serious interests and work already in progress. They should situate the work within a broader field, indicate how the project will advance that field, and display a commitment to ensuring the work’s long-term sustainability.

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Public Welfare Foundation - LOIs for Social Justice Programs

Grant Amount: Varies
Deadline: Rolling
Category: Social Sciences/Public Affairs

The Public Welfare Foundation supports efforts to advance justice and opportunity for people in need. To that end, the foundation is accepting Letters of Intent for projects in its focus areas of criminal justice, juvenile justice, and workers’ rights. LOIs are accepted on a rolling basis. If, after review, a full proposal is invited, applicants will be assigned a deadline for the proposal submission.

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Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative - Applications for Explorer Awards

Grant Amount: Up to $70,000
Deadline: Rolling
Category: Health/Medical Research

This award program is designed to enhance our existing support of autism research by providing timely resources to enable focused experiments highly relevant to our mission. A deeper understanding of the mechanisms underlying autism spectrum disorders or potential therapeutic approaches will require investigation at multiple levels, including but not limited to studies focused on gene discovery, molecular mechanisms, circuits, anatomy, and cognition and behavior. Explorer Awards are intended to provide resources to support exploratory experiments that will strengthen hypotheses and lead to the formulation of competitive applications for subsequent larger-scale funding by SFARI or other organizations. Innovative, high-risk/high-impact proposals are encouraged.

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HMSA Foundation - Reducing Native Hawaiian Health Disparities

Grant Amount: Varies, Median: $5,000
Deadline: Rolling
Category: Health/Medical Research

Applications can be submitted four times per year: Jan 1, April 1, July 1, October 1.

This RFP is looking for innovative proposals that promote health and encourage Native Hawaiians to make sustainable healthy choices. We are particularly interested in school-based projects, community-based projects, and health care setting approaches. This funding opportunity is designed to increase the likelihood of individuals making sustainable healthy choices by focusing on one or more of the following approaches: School-based projects, Community-based projects, Health care setting approaches.

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RGK Foundation - Grants in Education, Community, and Health/Medicine

Grant Amount: Up to $25,000
Deadline: Rolling
Category: Community

RGK Foundation awards grants in the broad areas of Education, Community, and Health/Medicine.

The Foundation's primary interests within Education include programs that focus on formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science and reading), teacher development, literacy, and higher education. Within Community, the Foundation supports a broad range of human services, community improvement, abuse prevention, and youth development programs. The Foundation's current interests in the area of Health/Medicine include programs that promote the health and well-being of children, programs that promote access to health services, and Foundation-initiated programs focusing on ALS. All applicants must complete an electronic Letter of Inquiry from the Web site as the first step. RGK Foundation will entertain one electronic Letter of Inquiry (LOI) per organization in a twelve-month period.

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Partnership for Clean Competition - Doping Research Projects

Grant Amount: Varies
Deadline: Rolling
Category: Health/Medical Research

Pre-Applications are reviewed three times per year: March 1, July 1, and November 1.

PCC is accepting applications for its grants program, which supports original projects focused on improving existing methods for detecting particular drugs, developing new analytical methods to test for substances not currently detectable, and discovering cost-effective approaches for testing widely abused substances across all levels of sport. The programs areas of interest include developing methods of cost-effective testing to detect and deter the use of banned and illegal substances; developing testing protocols to detect designer substances used for doping purposes; improving existing analytical methods to detect particular drugs (e.g. GH, IGF-1, EPO, hCG); developing analytical methods to detect performance enhancing drugs not currently detectable; critical reviews that support interpretation of laboratory data; and alternative specimens, (e.g., oral fluid, dried blood/plasma spots) for testing.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health

Grant Amount: Varies, a total of $2.2 million will be awarded
Deadline: Rolling
Category: Health/Medical Research

Currently accepting LOIs

RWJF is launching a new initiative, Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health program to support rigorous, high-impact, creative research projects to build and disseminate information for evidence-based approaches to building a Culture of Health. The program will also support efforts to assess outcomes and set priorities for action by encouraging and supporting creative, rigorous research on the impact of innovative programs, policies and partnerships on health and well-being, and on novel approaches to measuring health determinants and outcomes. Next informational session is July 22.

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Simons Foundation - LOI for Targeted Mathematics and Physical Sciences Grant Program

Grant Amount: Varies
Deadline: Rolling
Category: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

The Simons Foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS) division invites applications for its new Targeted Grants in MPS program. The program is intended to support high-risk projects of exceptional promise and scientific importance on a case-by-case basis. For projects with principal investigators at different institutions, the LOI should be submitted by the lead PI and his/her institution.

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RGK Foundation - Grants in Education, Community, and Health/Medicine

Grant Amount: Up to $25,000
Deadline: Rolling
Category: Education

RGK Foundation awards grants in the broad areas of Education, Community, and Health/Medicine.

The Foundation's primary interests within Education include programs that focus on formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science and reading), teacher development, literacy, and higher education. Within Community, the Foundation supports a broad range of human services, community improvement, abuse prevention, and youth development programs. The Foundation's current interests in the area of Health/Medicine include programs that promote the health and well-being of children, programs that promote access to health services, and Foundation-initiated programs focusing on ALS. All applicants must complete an electronic Letter of Inquiry from the Web site as the first step. RGK Foundation will entertain one electronic Letter of Inquiry (LOI) per organization in a twelve-month period.

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James S McDonnell Foundation - 21st Century Science Collaborative Activity Awards

Grant Amount: Flexible
Deadline: Rolling
Category: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

The Foundation offers Collaborative Activity Awards to initiate interdisciplinary discussions on problems or issues, to help launch interdisciplinary research networks, or to fund communities of researchers/practitioners dedicated to developing new methods, tools, and applications of basic research to applied problems. In each case the focus of the collaborative activity must meet the program guidelines for one of the following program areas: (1) Studying Complex Systems, (2) Understanding Human Cognition, (3) Mathematical & Complex Systems Approaches for Brain Cancer. Collaborative Activity Awards developed from questions or topics discussed at JSMF-sponsored meetings may be initiated by JSMF Advisory Panel members, particularly when the outcome of collaborative discussions assists with Foundation program planning.  Collaborative awards will not be awarded in support of large, program-project style research proposals.
 

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