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," Corporate & Foundation Relations (CFR) 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 CFR — 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 CFR by the internal deadline stated in the announcement. Please note that the dates shown below may shift annually.

CFR 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 CFR. 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
Brain Research Foundation $40,000/year over 2 years Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program November 30, 2017 January 8, 2018

https://www.thebrf.org

 

Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation $75,000 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award Progam December 21, 2017 February 8, 2018

http://www.dreyfus.org

W.M. Keck Foundation $500,000 - $5 million (typically $2 million or less) W.M. Keck Foundation Science/Technology and Medical Research Programs January 5, 2018 May 1, 2018

http://www.wmkeck.org

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation $675,000 Moore Inventor Fellows January 8, 2018 March 5, 2018 (Nominations Due February 12, 2018)

https://www.moore.org

Smith Family Foundation $600,000 Odyssey Award February 1, 2018 March 15, 2018

https://hria.org

Brain Research Foundation $150,000 Scientific Innovations Award May 11, 2018 June 22, 2018

www.thebrf.org

William T. Grant Foundation $350,000 (one applicant per college, per year) William T. Grant Scholars Program May 25, 2018 July 5, 2018

http://wtgrantfoundation.org

Smith Family Foundation $300,000 Smith Family Foundation Awards for Excellence in Biomedical Research June 22, 2018 July 27, 2018

https://hria.org/tmf/smith

Pew Charitable Trusts $300,000 Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences June 8, 2018 October 15, 2018

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 June 15, 2018 November 1, 2018

http://www.wmkeck.org

Searle Scholars Program $300,000 Searle Scholars Program June 22, 2018 September 28, 2018

http://www.searlescholars.net

Amelia Peabody Foundation $10,000 - $15,000 Peabody Grants Early August 2018 Early October 2018

http://www.ameliapeabody.org

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation $175,000 to $250,000 (maximum of $300,000) Mellon New Directions Fellowships August 17, 2018 October 5, 2018

https://mellon.org

 

Simons Foundation $660,000/$1.5 million Simons Investigators in Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems (MMLS)/Math+X Investigators Mid-September 2018 Late October 2018

www.simonsfoundation.org

Blavatnik Family Foundation $250,000 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists Late September 2018 Mid-November 2018

http://blavatnikawards.org

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation $675,000 Moore Inventor Fellows (Invitation Only) Early January 2019 Mid-February 2019

https://www.moore.org

Limited Submissions Archive

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

 

January 2018

Smith Family Foundation: Odyssey Award

 

December 2017

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

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards



November 2017

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Inventor Fellows

Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant

 

September 2017

Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Program

Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

 

August 2017

Simons Investigator in Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems

 

July 2017

 

June 2017

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

Amelia Peabody Foundation

Searle Scholars Program

 

May 2017

Smith Family Foundation Awards for Excellence in Biomedical Research

Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences

April 2017

Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award

William T. Grant Scholars Program 

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017