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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 call for proposals is "limited", Corporate & Foundation Relations (CFR) collaborates with Research Development (RD) to send out a call for interest to the relevant campus constituents. If more than the "limit" express interest, an internal review committee, comprised of faculty, Associate Deans of Research, and others, with advice from the Senior Foundation Relations Director, 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 Michelle Wonsey by the internal deadline stated in the announcement. Please note that the dates shown below may shift annually.

CFR and RD 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 Linda Sopp. For public opportunities like the National Science Foundation, please visit RD's Limited Submission Awards & Grants webpage. Thank you!

Sponsor Award Range Grant Title Internal Deadline Sponsor Deadline
Burroughs Wellcome Fund $500,000/ 5 years Infectious Disease 09/19/2014 11/01/2014
American Diabetes Association $1.6 million/ 5-7 years Pathway Program 05/15/2014 07/01/2014
Simons Foundation $555,000/ 5 years Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems 09/12/2014 10/28/2014
The Mary Kay Foundation $100,000/ 1 year Innovative, translational research in ovarian, uterine, breast, or cervical cancer 12/19/2013 02/03/2014
American Honda Foundation $60,000/ 1 year Youth Education Projects 11/19/2013 02/01/2014
Simons Foundation $555,000/ 5 years Investigators in Mathematics, Physics and Theoretical Computer Science 09/12/2014 10/28/2014
Microsoft Research $200,000/ 3 years Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship 09/12/2014 10/07/2014
The Greenwall Foundation 50% Salary + benefits/3 years $200,000 Faculty Scholars in Bioethics 08/29/2014 10/31/2014
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation $300,000/ 3 years New Directions 07/31/2014 10/10/2014
Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts $2,000-$15,000/1 year Community Projects for Hampden County 02/12/2014 02/26/2014