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Foundation Funding Opportunities

The Office of Foundation Relations has identified private foundation funding opportunities of interest to the Hopkins community. While this list is not intended to be exhaustive, it provides a range of opportunities across academic disciplines.

We encourage faculty and researchers to contact us at if interested in applying for any of the opportunities listed below. We would be happy to learn about your work and discuss potential strategies for securing foundation support. We can provide background on individual foundations, guidance on developing competitive proposals and endorsement letters, and serve as a liaison to program officers.

Please note, some foundations require that any approach for funding be made through our office and some limit the number of proposals received from Johns Hopkins University in a given grant cycle. In some cases, Johns Hopkins has maintained long-standing institutional relationships with key funders. To help identify those foundations that merit a more strategic approach, our office maintains a list of centrally managed foundations. We strongly encourage contacting our team before communicating with or submitting a proposal/letter of inquiry to those selected foundations.

For all funding opportunities specific to COVID-19, please visit this listing maintained by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.

Foundation Funding Opportunities

wdt_ID Submission Deadline Opportunity Sponsor Maximum Award Amount Description
56 09/15/2022 AACR-St. Baldrick's Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Pediatric Cancer Research American Association for Cancer Research See Solicitation This award was established to bring attention to major research discoveries to the pediatric cancer research community and to honor an individual in any sector who has significantly contributed to any area of pediatric cancer research, resulting in the fundamental improvement of the understanding and/or treatment of pediatric cancer.
57 09/28/2022 Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program Howard Hughes Medical Institute $2,000,000 HHMI is seeking creative and innovative early career faculty for our new Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program. They're looking for outstanding basic researchers, including physician-scientists, who have strong potential to become leaders in their fields and to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through their mentorship and understanding of the experiences of trainees from races and ethnicities underrepresented in US science.
65 09/15/2022 (Hopkins Internal Deadline) Margaret Q. Landenberg Research Foundation Grants Margaret Q. Landenberg Research Foundation $200,000 The Margaret Q. Landenberger Research Foundation is a non-profit private foundation which focuses its support on promising early stage medical researchers. The ideal candidate is affiliated with an outstanding medical research institution and works under the supervision of experienced mentors.
67 09/30/2022 (LOI Deadline) Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation $3,000,000 The PACT RFP supports IND-enabling studies and early-phase clinical trials that test promising pharmacological interventions and devices for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related dementias. Both disease-modifying and symptomatic agents will be considered. This funding opportunity prioritizes diverse drug mechanisms and modes of action related to the biology of aging and other emerging therapeutic areas for dementia.
68 09/30/2022 (LOI Deadline) Neuroimaging and CSF Biomaker Program Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation $600,000 The aim of this RFP is to further develop and validate established biomarkers for which there is a clear clinical need in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. This RFP prioritizes biomarkers with a defined context of use, a clear advantage over other relevant biomarkers, and a path to commercialization and/or clinical use.
69 09/30/2022 (LOI Deadline) Drug Development Program Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation $600,000 The Drug Development RFP seeks to support in vivo preclinical studies that advance lead molecules developed for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias to IND-enabling studies. The proposed studies should be structured to deliver a compound with strong potential for clinical and commercial application.
70 10/31/2022 Advancing Climate Mitigation Policy Solutions Wellcome $2,000,000 This award will fund collaborations between researchers and policy actors who have a clear opportunity to influence climate mitigation policies with substantial health effects. Successful applicants will generate evidence that will support policymakers in G7 countries to advance transformative health-centred changes in the food systems, transport, energy or housing sectors. This call is focused on G7 countries as a group of states with high levels of historical emissions and large economies.
71 10/15/2022 Postdoctoral Fellowships American Cancer Society See Solicitation This award is to support the training of researchers who have received a doctoral degree to provide initial funding leading to an independent career in cancer research (including basic, preclinical, clinical, cancer control, psychosocial, behavioral, epidemiology, health services and health policy research)
72 09/13/2022 Resident Faculty Scholar Program Burroughs Wellcome Fund See Solicitation The Resident Faculty Scholar Grant Program will support a faculty member, or small groups of faculty members, at institutions in the United States or Canada, to utilize BWF Headquarters as a site for mini-sabbaticals/project incubation allowing the dedicated protected time to initiate or accelerate their work when aligned with BWF priorities and goals.

Last updated: September 8, 2022

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