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.


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations


Announcement Regarding Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative
The OVPR has learned that the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative has opened for the fourth round of competition. Harvard, as on institution, is limited to submitting one (1) application. HSPH is not eligible to apply due to successfully receiving funding in 2013.


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


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


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


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


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. Pending/ Internal Deadline has been extended to 9/29/14. For more information, click here


Harvard – Climate Change Solutions Fund
Deadline: October 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


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


PCORI Offers New Funding Support for Meetings and Events


American Psychological Foundation -Lizette Peterson-Homer Injury Prevention Grant Award
Deadline: October 1, 2014


PCORI – Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards Program


PCORI Funding Opportunities


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Active Calls for Proposals