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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 foundationrelations@jhu.edu 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.

Current Foundation Funding Opportunities

wdt_ID Submission Deadline Opportunity Sponsor Maximum Award Amount Description
4 Rolling (LOI can be submitted at any time) Targeted Grants in MPS (Mathematics and Physical Sciences) Simons Foundation See Solicitation The program is intended to support high-risk theoretical mathematics, physics and computer science projects of exceptional promise and scientific importance on a case-by-case basis.
438 Rolling Deadline Supplement to Enhance Equity and Diversity (SEED) SFARI $300,000 This program provides supplements to existing grants for the recruitment of new lab members from American underrepresented minority groups at the postdoctoral level.
588 10/15/2021 Clinical Scientist Development Grant American Cancer Society $135,000 The Clinician Scientist Development Grant (CSDG) fosters the development of clinicians to clinician scientists. Clinician scientists are investigators licensed to provide patient care and trained to conduct research.
592 10/08/2021 Drug Development Program Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation See Solicitation This RFP seeks to support in vivo preclinical studies that advance lead molecules developed for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias to IND-enabling studies.
601 10/15/2021 Grants Abell Foundation See Solicitation The Foundation accepts requests for programs serving disadvantaged communities, with a particular focus on Baltimore City.
602 10/29/2021 Hertz Fellowship Hertz Foundation $250,000 The Hertz Fellowship is awarded annually to the nation’s most promising graduate students in science and technology. The program provides five years of funding, valued at up to and the freedom to pursue innovative ideas wherever they may lead.
603 11/10/2021 Core Funding Programs Russell Sage Foundation $150,000 RSF will accept letters of inquiry (LOIs) under these core programs and special initiatives: Social, Political and Economic Inequality; Future of Work; Behavioral Economics; and Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context.
604 11/15/2021 Research Award Gerber Foundation $350,000 The Foundation’s mission focuses on infants and young children. Accordingly, priority is given to projects that improve the nutrition, care and development of infants and young children from the first year before birth to three years of age.
605 10/30/2021 Building Opportunities/Leveraging Technology (BOLT) Program Internet Society Foundation $200,000 The BOLT Grant Program is designed to support teams of innovators working to expand the possibility of Internet connectivity and access globally through the development of prototypes and pilots.
606 12/01/2021 Next Gen Pregnancy Initiative Burroughs Wellcome Fund $500,000 The initiative is designed to stimulate both creative individual scientists and multi-investigator teams to approach healthy and adverse pregnancy outcomes using creative basic and translation science methods.

Last updated: August 27, 2021

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