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.


The Passano Foundation – 2015 Passano Award
Nomination Deadline: November 1, 2014

2015 Brain Research Foundation Seed Grant Program
For Assistant and Associate Faculty in the field of neuroscience. For more information and to apply, please click here. HMS applicants should work with the HMS Foundation Funds office as an entry point into the internal process facilitated by the OVPR. Deadline: December 1, 2014

Limited Submission –  65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
Taking place June 28 to July 3, 2015 in Lindau, Germany, the 2015 meeting focus is on Physics, Physiology, Medicine and Chemistry. For more information and to apply, please click here . Internal Deadline: October 16, 2014** Please note that the OVPR has changed the  internal deadline date. Please notify ORSD if you are interested in applying for this LSO.

Limited Submission – 2015 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Program
Supports basic biomedical research in the fields of cancer, immunology and neuroscience. For more information and to apply, please click here
Internal Deadline: November 3, 2014

Please Note: HMS applicants should apply through the HMS Foundations Funds program for this opportunity.

Limited Submission – Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Life Science Focus on Alzheimer’s Disease  Seeking proposals whose focus would provide insights into the basic biological foundations of Alzheimer’s Disease, with an emphasis on cellular biology. For more information and to apply, please click here
Internal Deadline: November17, 2014
2015 PGA ADI Life Science RFP-Alzheimers
PGA 2015 Alzheimer Focus Budget Template

Limited Submission – 2015 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award
Supports the research and teaching careers of young faculty in the chemical sciences. For more information and to apply, please click here
Internal Deadline: December 1, 2014

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Announces 2015 Clinical Scientist Development Award Competition
Pre-Proposals Due: October 31, 2014

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows
Deadline: Thu, 13 Nov 2014, 3:00 p.m. ET

NJHI 2015: Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey—Communities Moving to Action
Deadline: Thu, 15 Jan 2015, 3:00 p.m. ET

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations
Deadline: November 12, 2014

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.

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

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 01/26/15. For more information, click here

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

PCORI Offers New Funding Support for Meetings and Events

PCORI – Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards Program

PCORI Funding Opportunities

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Active Calls for Proposals