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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 Titlesort descending Internal Deadline Sponsor Deadline
Pew Charitable Trust $240,000/ 4 years Biomedical Sciences Scholars Program 06/16/2015 09/15/2015
Blavatnik Scholars $250,000/year Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists 09/19/2014 11/22/2014
The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation $75,000/ 5 years Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program 10/21/2014 02/10/2015
Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts $15,000-$20,000/ 1 year Community Projects for Hampden County 02/01/2015 02/23/2015
The Greenwall Foundation 50% Salary + benefits/ 3 years $200,000 Faculty Scholars in Bioethics 08/15/2015 11/01/2015
Searle Scholars Program $300,000/ 3 years Funding Exceptional Young Scientists 06/16/2015 09/26/2015
Burroughs Wellcome Fund $500,000/ 5 years Infectious Disease 09/19/2014 11/03/2014
Simons Foundation $550,000/ 5 years Investigators in Mathematics, Physics and Theoretical Computer Science 08/15/2015 10/28/2015
Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation $180,000/ 3 years Mallinckrodt Biomedical Grant 05/15/2015 08/01/2015
Simons Foundation $550,000/ 5 years Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems 08/15/2015 10/28/2015