Non-Federal Funding


This page lists an array of non-federal sponsors with open funding opportunities.  Please click on the sponsor hyperlink for a listing of open funding opportunities.

Please note that some sponsors require institutional nomination and/or limit the number of applications that will be accepted from HSPH/the university. These opportunities are tagged as “Limited Submissions.”  To see a complete listing of current limited submission opportunities, visit Current Limited Submission Opportunities and access additional information about internal nomination processes.


*New – Simons Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Announce 2016 Faculty Scholars Competition
Closing Date: July 28, 2015
The three philanthropies will award a total of $148 million over the program’s first five years, awarding up to 70 grants every two and a half to three years. The awards are intended for basic researchers and physician scientists who have already demonstrated significant research accomplishments and show potential to make unique and important contributions to their fields.

*New – Limited Submission – Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award 2015
Closing Date: May 4, 2015
The objective of the Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award is to support projects that may be too innovative and speculative for traditional funding sources in the areas of basic and clinical neuroscience, but still have a high likelihood of producing important findings.Because only one application will be accepted from Harvard, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research will coordinate an internal review and selection of the institution’s nominee.

*New – Limited Submission – Mallinckrodt Foundation Funding
Internal NOI Date: April 20, 2015
The mission of the Foundation is to support early stage investigators engaged in basic biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis or treatment of disease. Mallinckrodt Foundation funding is designed to provide faculty members who hold M.D. and/or Ph.D. degrees, and who are in the first to fourth year of a tenure-track position, with support to move the project forward to the point where R01 or other independent funding can be obtained.  (Applicants with current R01 funding are not eligible to apply.) The regular grants provide $60,000 per year for a period of up to three years.  The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health may submit a maximum of two proposals annually; applicants must be nominated by the Harvard Chan School. If you are interested in applying for this award, please submit a brief notice of intent to the Office of Research Strategy and Development ( no later than April 20, 2015. 

*New – Limited Submission – Searle Scholars Program
Closing Date: June 8, 2015
The Searle Scholars program supports research of individuals who have recently begun their appointment at the Assistant Professor level in the areas of in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences. Institutions are only permitted to submit two applications for this award. The Office of the Vice Provost for Research will coordinate an internal review and selection of the institution’s nominees.

Open Society Foundation – Advancing Human Rights through Higher Education
Closing Date: April 30, 2015

Charles H. Hood Foundation – Child Health Research Awards Program
Closing Date: March 30, 2015

See all RWJF Active Calls for Proposals

Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Accepting Applications for Class of 2015-2016

 Call for Proposals: Public Health Workforce Interest and Needs Survey

Limited Submission: 2014 Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)/ NSF 13-569
Deadline: September 15, 2015

PCORI Offers New Funding Support for Meetings and Events

PCORI – Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards Program

PCORI Funding Opportunities