Private Foundation Limited Submission Opportunities

Foundations sometimes limit the number of applications an institution may submit for a specific funding program. When a private foundation's call for proposals is "limited," Foundation Relations  will send out an email announcement to the relevant campus constituents. If more than the "limit" express interest, an internal review committee composed of the deans of applicants' respective schools and colleges or their designees and, if necessary, the Provost, Vice Chancellor for Research Engagement, and/or faculty with relevant expertise — with advice from Foundation Relations — determine which application(s) would be most competitive. Nominees are selected based on the quality of the materials submitted to the review committee, and on the likelihood of being funded by the sponsor per the funder guidelines and the history of previous awardees.

Below are the current Private Foundation Limited Submission Opportunities. If you are interested in one of these programs, you must email Foundation Relations by the internal deadline stated in the announcement. Please note that the dates shown below may shift annually.

Foundation Relations will make every effort to identify Limited Submissions Opportunities and provide timely information about them. If you have identified a private foundation limited submission opportunity that is not posted on the below list, please email Foundation Relations. For public opportunities like the National Science Foundation, please visit RD's Limited Submission Awards & Grants webpage

Sponsor Award Range Grant Title Internal Deadline Sponsor Deadline Sponsor's Website
W.M. Keck Foundation $500,000 - $5 million (typically $2 million or less) W.M. Keck Foundation Science/Technology and Medical Research Programs January 4, 2019 May 1, 2019

http://www.wmkeck.org

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation $675,000 Moore Inventor Fellows (Invitation Only) January 11, 2019 March 4, 2019

https://www.moore.org

Smith Family Foundation $300,000 (over 2 years) Odyssey Award February 1, 2019 March 18, 2019

https://hria.org

Amelia Peabody Foundation $10,000 - $50,000 Peabody Grants February 12, 2019 April 9, 2019

http://www.ameliapeabody.org

William T. Grant Foundation $350,000 (one applicant per college, per year) William T. Grant Scholars Program March 29, 2019 July 2, 2019

http://wtgrantfoundation.org

Whiting Foundation $10,000 - $50,000 Whiting Public Engagement Fellowships and Seed Grants April 12, 2019 June 14, 2019

https://www.whiting.org/scholars/public-engagement-programs/about

Brain Research Foundation $150,000 Scientific Innovations Award May 13, 2019 June 25, 2019

www.thebrf.org

Smith Family Foundation $300,000 Smith Family Foundation Awards for Excellence in Biomedical Research June 22, 2018Late June 2019 Late July 2019

https://hria.org/tmf/smith

Pew Charitable Trusts $300,000 Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences Early June 2019 Mid October 2019

http://www.pewtrusts.org

W.M. Keck Foundation $500,000 - $5 million (typically $2 million or less) W.M. Keck Foundation Science/Technology and Medical Research Programs Mid June 2019 Early November 2019

http://www.wmkeck.org

Searle Scholars Program $300,000 Searle Scholars Program Late June 2019 Late September 2019

http://www.searlescholars.net

The Greenwall Foundation 50% of salary support for 3 years Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics Early August 2019 Early October

http://www.greenwall.org/faculty-scholars-program

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation $175,000 to $250,000 (maximum of $300,000) Mellon New Directions Fellowships Mid Aug. (by invitation only) Early October

https://mellon.org

 

Simons Foundation $660,000 (over 5 years) Simons Investigators in Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems (MMLS)/Math+X Investigators Mid September Late October

www.simonsfoundation.org

Blavatnik Family Foundation $250,000 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists Late September 2019 Mid November 2019

http://blavatnikawards.org

The Carnegie Corporation of New York $200,000 over 1 or 2 years Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program Early October 2019 Early November 2019

https;//www.carnegie.org

Brain Research Foundation $80,000 (over 2 years) Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program Mid November 2019 Early January 2020

https://www.thebrf.org

 

Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation $100,000 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award Progam Mid-December 2019 Early February 2020

http://www.dreyfus.org

Limited Submissions Archive

April 2019

Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award

 

February 2019

Whiting Public Engagement Fellowships and Seed Grants

 

January 2019

Smith Family Foundation: Odyssey Award

Amelia Peabody Foundation Peabody Grants

 

November 2018

W.M. Keck Foundation Science/Technology Medical Research Programs

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards

Moore Inventor Fellows

 

October 2018

Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program

 

September 2018

The Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program

Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics

 

August 2018

Simons Investigators in Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems

 

July 2018

 

June 2018

Searle Scholars Program

Mellon New Directions Fellowship

 

May 2018

Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences

William T. Grant Scholars Award

Smith Family Awards for Excellence in Biomedical Research

 

April 2018

W.M. Keck Foundation Science/Technology Medical Research Programs

Innovators in Science Award in Regenerative Medicine

Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award