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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.

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.
558 07/28/2021 Immigration and Immigrant Integration Russell Sage Foundation See Solicitation This program invites proposals for new research that will strengthen the theory, methods and empirical knowledge about the effects of race, citizenship, legal status, and the interplay of politics and policy on immigrant outcomes.
559 08/16/2021 Fellowship Award Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation See Solicitation The Foundation encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention.
560 08/31/2021 Cancer Research Grants Elsa U. Pardee Foundation See Solicitation The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation funds research to investigators in United States non-profit institutions proposing research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer.
570 07/19/2021 Opioid Crisis Innovation Challenge 2021 Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) $600,000 The Opioid Crisis Innovation Challenge 2021 will support projects that use an innovative approach to address long-standing and complex issues related to all aspects of stemming the tide of the nation’s opioid crisis.
571 08/01/2021 Single Ventricle Research Fund Additional Ventures $600,000 The Single Ventricle Research Fund is an annual research award program that is solely focused on accelerating research and improving care for those with single ventricle heart defects through multi-year, high impact grants.
572 08/04/2021 Research Grants on Improving the Use of Research Evidence William T. Grant Foundation $1,000,000 This program supports research to improve the lives of young people ages 5-25 in the U.S. One way that they pursue this mission is by investing in high-quality field-initiated studies on improving the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth.
573 09/08/2021 Clinical Investigator Career Development Award Lymphoma Research Foundation $225,000 This program is designed to support physician investigators at the level of advanced fellow or junior faculty member who will contribute to the development of new lymphoma therapies and diagnostic tools.
575 07/29/2021 napari Plugin Accelerator Grants Chan Zuckerberg Initiative $50,000 This program plugin supports projects for the napari image analysis platform to generate an extensible plugin ecosystem, providing easy access to reproducible, quantitative bioimage analysis.

Last updated: July 15, 2021

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