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 a call for interest to the relevant campus constituents. If more than the "limit" express interest, an internal review committee comprising faculty, Associate Deans of Research, and others — 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. Thank you!

Sponsor Award Range Grant Title Internal Deadline Sponsor Deadline
Blavatnik Family Foundation $250,000 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists 09/29/2017 11/15/2017
Brain Research Foundation $40,000/year over 2 years Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program 11/08/2017 01/08/2018
The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation $75,000 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award Progam 12/08/2017 02/08/2018