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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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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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Breakthrough Prize Foundation - 2018 Breakthrough Prizes in Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences, and Mathematics

Grant Amount: $100,000 up to $3M
Deadline: 03/31/2017
Category: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

The Breakthrough Prize Foundation is accepting nominations for their 2018 awards. Recognized as the world’s largest science prize, these awards will recognize top scientists in Life Sciences, Fundamental Physics, and Mathematics.  The foundation will also present New Horizons prizes of $100,000 to early-career researches in Physics and Mathematics. The Life Sciences prize will recognize individuals who have made transformative advances in understanding living systems. The Fundamental Physics award will recognized those who have made contributions to the physics field. The Mathematics prize will recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field.

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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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Brady Education Foundation - Program Development Grants and Existing Program Evaluation Grants

Grant Amount: Varies
Deadline: 04/01/2017
Category: Education

The Brady Education Foundation seeks to close the achievement/opportunity gap for children at risk for poor school outcomes due to environmental factors associated with living in poverty. The Foundation pursues its mission by promoting collaboration between researchers and educators via the funding of program development and program evaluations in education. Currently, the Foundation is particularly focused on the development and evaluation of programs that are consistent with a strength-based approach and show promise of being feasible, effective and sustainable.

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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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Harrington Discovery Institute - 2018 Harrington Scholar-Innovator Awards

Grant Amount: Up to $700,000
Deadline: 04/05/2017
Category: Health/Medical Research

Each year, the Harrington Scholar-Innovator Program selects up to 12 physician-scientists to be awarded Harrington Scholar-Innovator awards. These accomplished researchers are chosen from institutions across the country through a highly competitive selection process. The award provides funding and drug development support to the scholar-innovators and their institutions to help bring their research from basic discovery to clinical introduction. The Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award selection committee seeks breakthrough discovery defined by innovation, creativity, and potential clinical impact including discoveries deemed to address unmet medical needs, novel targets, and potential to be developed into a commercial program.

 

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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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Wildlife Conservation Society - Nature-Based Climate Change Adaptation Projects

Grant Amount: Varies
Deadline: 04/07/2017
Category: Environment

Through the Climate Adaptation Fund, the Wildlife Conservation Society will support projects that implement effective interventions for wildlife adaptation to climate change. This year, the society will consider urban-based work, as well as communications based projects that broaden awareness for climate adaptation, in addition to regular funding priorities. The program supports actions that anticipate and respond to climate change impacts and maximize long-term conservation success.

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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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Harpo Foundation - New Work Project Grants

Grant Amount: Up to $10,000
Deadline: 04/14/2017
Category: Arts & Culture

The Harpo Foundation seeks New Work Project Grant proposal that support new work by artists 21+ who are under recognized. Proposals that directly support the production of new work by visual artists or collaborative teams who are under recognized in the arts field. Art productions may take place in the context of installations, public intervention, residency, or exhibition.

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McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation - Academic Enrichment Grants

Grant Amount: Up to $30,000 over 3 years
Deadline: 04/15/2017
Category: Education

The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation offers Academic Enrichment Grants that develop in-class and extra-curricular programs to improve student learning. Proposals must foster understanding, deepen knowledge, and provide opportunities to expand awareness of the world around students. Programs should nurture the intellectual, artistic, and creative abilities of children from low-income households. Applicants should have a unique project or idea that will supplement regular classroom learning or after school activity. Educators must be employed by a school or non-profit organization.

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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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Doctors Company Foundation - Patient Safety Research

Grant Amount: Varies; previous grants for topic are around $35,000
Deadline: 04/15/2017
Category: Health/Medical Research

The Doctors Company Foundation provides support for patient safety education for professionals in healthcare training and practice. The 2017 grants program will support research that has the potential to enhance patient safety, and will be granted based on the proposal budget and availability of funds, although clinical research projects are not supported.

 

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Whitehall Foundation - Bioscience Research Projects

Grant Amount: From Up to $30,000 to $225,000
Deadline: 04/15/2017
Category: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

The Whitehall Foundation assists scholarly research in the life sciences through its research grants and grants-in-aid programs. It is the foundation's policy to support those dynamic areas of basic biological research that are not heavily supported by federal agencies or other foundations with specialized missions. Research grants are available to established scientists of all ages working at accredited institutions in the United States. Applications will be judged on the scientific merit and the innovative aspects of the proposal as well as on the competence of the applicant. The Grants-in-Aid program is designed for researchers at the assistant professor level who experience difficulty in competing for research funds because they have not yet become firmly established. Grants-in-Aid can also be made to senior scientists. All applications will be judged on the scientific merit and innovative aspects of the proposal, as well as on past performance and evidence of the applicant’s continued productivity.

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Child Neurology Society - Young Academic Researchers Award Program

Grant Amount: Varies, up to $50,000
Deadline: 04/15/2017
Category: Health/Medical Research

careers, including the Philip R. Dodge Young Investigators Award, the Child Neurology Shields Research Grant, and the Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation Scientific Research Grant. The Philip R. Dodge Young Investigator Award is an award for basic science or clinical research by promising young investigators who are members of the Child Neurology Society. Applications will be judged on the basis of originality, scientific merit, succinctness and relevance. The Child Neurology Shields Research Grant supports translational or clinical research by a child neurologist or developmental pediatrician early in his/her academic career. The Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation (PERF) Scientific Research Grant supports clinical or basic science research by a child neurologist or developmental pediatrician early in his/her academic career.


 

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American Diabetes Association - Innovative Basic Science Awards.

Grant Amount: Up to $115,000
Deadline: 04/17/2017
Category: Health/Medical Research

The ADA’s Innovative Basic Science Awards support innovate projects that hold high promise for advancing the prevention, cure, and/or treatment of diabetes. The ADA seeks to support proposals that have high-impact results that extend existing knowledge into new areas, and that use novel technology or cross-disciplinary approaches. Both early and established investigators are eligible to apply.

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Hawaii Community Foundation - RFP for the Community Restoration Partnership (CRP) program

Grant Amount: Up to $50,000
Deadline: 04/17/2017
Category: Environment

Kamehameha Schools, the Marisla Foundation, and the Weissman Family Foundation--are pleased to announce the seventh year of the Community Restoration Partnership (CRP). This funding opportunity provides support for on-the-ground lower watershed and coastal restoration projects in Hawai‘i that involve community stewardship activities and focus on durable and sustainable positive impacts on coastal and near shore marine areas. CRP complements the State’s goal of 30% healthy functioning near shore areas by 2030.

 

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James S. McDonnell Foundation - Teachers as Learners

Grant Amount: Varies, Up to $100,000
Deadline: 04/26/2017
Category: Education

The James S. McDonnel Foundation’s Teachers as Learners program is a new program that will fund education research to cognitively understand teachers as learners and agents of change in education. The program addresses contemporary challenges to research-based educational reform focusing on a scientific understanding of how teachers acquire knowledge, new curricula, and new professional practice approaches. The Foundation is issuing a call for pre-proposals that focus on supporting team based research that addresses teachers facilitating communication in the classroom.

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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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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Raising Places: Building Child-Centered Communities

Grant Amount: 60,000
Deadline: 05/05/2017
Category: Community

RWJF’s Raising Places program supports collaboration within diverse cross-sector partners to build healthier communities that allow children and their families to thrive. This program will bring together community stakeholders to move ideas to action for long term sustainable change. The process will allow communities to explore symptoms and root causes of local challenges and find tangible solution to address these issues at differing levels and types of impact, to prioritize a “healthy, child-centered community.” An optional webinar to discuss questions takes place on April 17, 2017 (4:15 p.m. ET), details will be released in April.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Raising Places: Building Child-Centered Communities

Grant Amount: 60,000
Deadline: 05/05/2017
Category: Community

RWJF’s Raising Places program supports collaboration within diverse cross-sector partners to build healthier communities that allow children and their families to thrive. This program will bring together community stakeholders to move ideas to action for long term sustainable change. The process will allow communities to explore symptoms and root causes of local challenges and find tangible solution to address these issues at differing levels and types of impact, to prioritize a “healthy, child-centered community.” An optional webinar to discuss questions takes place on April 17, 2017 (4:15 p.m. ET), details will be released in April.

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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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Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer Louisa M. McGregor Ovarian Cancer Foundation (T.E.A.L.) - 2017 Medical Research Program

Grant Amount: Up to $60,000
Deadline: 05/31/2017
Category: Health/Medical Research

The Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer Louisa M. McGregor Ovarian Cancer Foundation 2017 Medical Research Program aims to support ovarian cancer research studies that align with their mission to promote public awareness and education about the signs, symptoms, and risk factors of ovarian cancer. 

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Environmental Research and Education Foundation - Research in Sustainable Solid Waste Management

Grant Amount: $15,000 - $500,000; Average award ~ $160,000
Deadline: 06/01/2017
Category: Environment

This foundation is accepting pre-proposals for Research in Sustainable Solid Waste Management. Projects related to sustainable waste management, including waste minimization, recycling, waste conversion to useful products, strategies to promote diversion to better uses, and landfilling. Some topics may require approval before a pre-proposal will be considered - see RFP for more details.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 - 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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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