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 email@example.com 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.
|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.|
|496||04/14/2021||Bridge Grants||National Psoriasis Foundation||$100,000||Supports researchers who have submitted meritorious but unfunded K-type (career development) and R-type applications to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), or similar funding body, with a focus on psoriatic disease or related comorbidities.|
|513||04/15/2021||2021 Pilot Award||Simons Foundation||$400,000||This program aims to expand our understanding of the role of internal brain processes in the arc from sensation to action, thereby discovering the nature, role and mechanisms of the neural activity that produces cognition.|
|514||04/30/2021||Systems for Action: Systems and Services Research to Build a Culture of Health||Robert Wood Johnson Foundation||$500,000||LOI: Systems for Action (S4A) is a signature research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that builds a Culture of Health by rigorously testing new ways of connecting the nation’s fragmented medical, social, and public health systems.|
|517||04/15/2021||Research Grants||White Hall Foundation||$75,000||Research grants are available to established scientists of all ages working at accredited institutions in the U.S. Applications will be judged on the scientific merit and the innovative aspects of the proposal.|
|518||04/26/2021||Crazy 8 Initiative||Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation||$2,000,000-$5,000,000||This program funds research into innovative and rigorous approaches that directly address the most intractable issues in pediatric cancer research today in order to accelerate the pace of discovering new cures.|
|519||04/30/2021 (LOI)||LCRF Pilot Grant Program||Lung Cancer Research Foundation||$150,000||The LCRF Pilot Grant Program supports high-risk, high-reward research projects investigating a wide variety of topics related to lung cancer.|
|520||04/25/2021||Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems Initiative||Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation||See Solicitation||Through EPiQS, the foundation strives to accelerate progress in the field of quantum materials — solids and engineered structures characterized by novel quantum phases of matter and exotic cooperative behaviors of electrons.|
Last updated: April 9, 2021