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 – HBS-HMS Health Acceleration Challenge
Application Deadline: 29 September, 2014


*New – American Diabetes Association – Boehringer Ingelheim Research Award: Chronic Kidney Disease and Renal Insufficiency in the Setting of Diabetes
Deadline: October 15, 2014


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


*New – 2014 Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Allen Distinguished Investigators Program
Deadline: September 24, 2014


*New – Limited Submission – 2015 Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship
In anticipation of an announcement from Microsoft concerning the 2015 Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship opportunity the Office of the Vice Provost for Research is posting information on HUFP based on details of the 2014 competition. We hope that doing so provides eligible applicants more time to begin the internal application process.


Harvard – Climate Change Solutions Fund
Deadline: October 1, 2014


The Program on the Global Demography of Aging at Harvard University – Call for Pilots
Deadline: 5pm on September 3, 2014


Burroughs Wellcome Fund –  Career Awards at the Scientific Interface
Advancing the careers of physical, chemical, or computational science researchers and engineers whose work addresses biological questions. The Burroughs Wellcome Fund’s Career Awards at the Scientific Interface provide $500,000 to bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first years of faculty service.  Awards are intended to foster the early career development of researchers with backgrounds in the physical/mathematical/computational sciences and engineers whose work addresses biological questions. Preproposal Deadline: September 1, 2014.


Burroughs Wellcome Fund – Career Awards for Medical Scientists
Awards foster the development and productivity of physician-scientists who are early in their careers and help them make the critical transition to becoming independent investigators.
Application Deadline: October 1, 2014.


Burroughs Wellcome Fund -  Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease
Awards for assistant professors to study infectious disease pathogenesis, with a focus on the intersection of human and pathogen biology. This program is intended to shed light on how infectious disease systems work by encouraging assistant professors to take on fundamental biological questions at the intersection of human and microbial biology. Application Deadline: November 3, 2014. Note: Application link will go live on August 7, 2014


Limited Submission – The Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholars Program Funding for junior faculty in the field of Bioethics
Deadline: September 29, 2014


Limited Submission – Simons Investigator Awards
Funding for individual investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, and Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems. Information available on request from Liz Langdon-Gray<> Deadline: September 9, 2014.


Arnold and Mable Beckman Foundation Young Investigators Program
Deadline: September 3, 2014


PCORI Offers New Funding Support for Meetings and Events


Art because Breast Cancer Foundation – Seed the Scientist Award 2014


Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar – RFP: The Gulf Family


American Psychological Foundation -Lizette Peterson-Homer Injury Prevention Grant Award


PCORI – Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards Program


PCORI Funding Opportunities


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Active Calls for Proposals