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
William T. Grant Foundation $350,000 (one applicant per college, per year) William T. Grant Scholars Program April 12, 2020 July 1, 2020

http://wtgrantfoundation.org

Pew Charitable Trusts $300,000 Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences April 20, 2020 September 10, 2020

http://www.pewtrusts.org

Brain Research Foundation $150,000 Scientific Innovations Award Mid May 2020 June 25, 2020

www.thebrf.org

Whiting Foundation $10,000 - $50,000 Whiting Public Engagement Fellowships and Seed Grants May 31, 2020 June 29, 2020

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

Searle Scholars Program $300,000 Searle Scholars Program June 29, 2020 at 9 a.m. September 30, 2020

http://www.searlescholars.net

Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation $180,000 Mallinckrodt Biomedical Research Grants June 29, 2020 at 9 a.m. August 1, 2020

www.emallinckrodtfoundation.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 29, 2020 at 9 a.m. November 1, 2020

http://www.wmkeck.org

Smith Family Foundation $300,000 Smith Family Foundation Awards for Excellence in Biomedical Research Early July Early August

https://hria.org/tmf/smith

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

 

The Greenwall Foundation 50% of salary support for 3 years Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics Late August Mid September

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

Blavatnik Family Foundation $250,000 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists Early October Mid November

http://blavatnikawards.org

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

https;//www.carnegie.org

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation $675,000 Moore Inventor Fellows (Invitation Only) Mid October Mid December

https://www.moore.org

Brain Research Foundation $80,000 (over 2 years) Seed Grant Program Mid November Early January

https://www.thebrf.org

 

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

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 Early January May 1

http://www.wmkeck.org

Smith Family Foundation $300,000 (over 2 years) Odyssey Award Late January Mid March

https://hria.org

Amelia Peabody Foundation $10,000 - $50,000 Peabody Grants Mid February Mid March

http://www.ameliapeabody.org

Limited Submissions Archive

January 2020

Smith Family Foundation Odyssey Award

 

November 2019

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Program

 

October 2019

Brain Research Foundation Seed Grant Program

Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program

 

September 2019

Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

Moore Inventor Fellows

 

August 2019

Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics

 

June 2019

Smith Family Awards for Excellence in Biomedical Research

Mallinckrodt Biomedical Research Grants

 

May 2019

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

Pew Scholars Program

Searle Scholars Program

 

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