Private Foundation Funding Opportunities


GATES FOUNDATION GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

Proposals are solicited twice a year for an expanding set of global health and development challenges. Applications are only two pages, and no preliminary data is required. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline.

Grand Challenges India: New Approaches to Characterize the Global Burden of Antimicrobial Resistance (DEADLINE: May 25, 2018)

Grand Challenges Explorations – Brazil: New Approaches to Characterize the Global Burden of Antimicrobial Resistance. (DEADLINE: May 28, 2018)

Grand Challenges Africa: New Approaches to Characterize the Global Burden of Antimicrobial Resistance. (DEADLINE: May 16, 2018)

Grand Challenges South Africa: New Approaches to Characterize the Global Burden of Antimicrobial Resistance. (DEADLINE: May 16, 2018)

Grand Challenges: Campylobacter spp. Transmission Dynamics in Low and Middle-Income Countries. (DEADLINE: May 2, 2018)

Grand Challenges Explorations – Brazil: Data Science Approaches to Improve Maternal and Child Health in Brazil. (DEADLINE: May 2, 2018)

Misk Grand Challenges: Activating Global Citizenship: Building the Next Generation of Global Citizens for the Global Goals. (DEADLINE: May 2, 2018)

Misk Grand Challenges: Reinventing Teach and School Leadership: Preparing the Youth with the 21st Century Skills Needed for a Knowledge Economy (DEADLINE: May 2, 2018)


ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

Surdna Foundation – Sustainable Environments

DEADLINE: OPEN – ACCEPTING LETTERS OF INQUIRY

The Sustainable Environments Program is working to overhaul our country’s outdated and crumbling infrastructure with a new approach that will foster healthier, sustainable, and just communities.  We believe in the potential of what we call “next generation infrastructure” to improve transit systems, make buildings more energy efficient, better manage our water systems and rebuild regional food systems…

William + Flora Hewlett Foundation – Climate Change

DEADLINE: OPEN DATE TBA

The foundation’s commitment will support nonpartisan, nonprofit organizations working on transitioning energy systems from fossil fuels to renewable energy, with the goal of limiting global temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius by 2050. Funding will be focused on the biggest emitting countries and regions of the world — the United States, China, India, and Europe — as well as organizations that conduct scientific research and policy analysis, provide policy makers with much-needed technical expertise, advocate on behalf of a wide range of communities and constituencies, promote public-private partnerships working to achieve national and state clean energy goals, and convene leaders through best-practice and expertise-sharing networks.


EPIDEMIOLOGY


HEALTH

 

Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Promote Health and Well-Being Among Children

DEADLINE: July 18, 2018

Healthy Eating Research (HER) is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) national program, which supports research on policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) strategies with strong potential to promote the health and well-being of children at a population level. Specifically, HER aims to help all children achieve optimal nutrition and a healthy weight. HER grantmaking focuses on children and adolescents from birth to 18, and their families, with a priority on lower-income and racial and ethnic minority populations that are at-risk of poor nutrition and obesity. Findings are expected to advance RWJF’s efforts to ensure that all children and their families have the opportunity and resources to experience the best physical, social, and emotional health possible, promote health equity, and build a Culture of Health.

 

St. Baldrick’s Foundation – Various Grants

DEADLINE: VISIT LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION, MULTIPLE OPPORTUNITIES

These grants are not for a specific research project, but rather for resources to allow more research to be done. Support Infrastructure, Fellowships, Scholars in Career Development, International Scholars in Career Development, Research, Supportive Care Research, Summer Fellows, and Consortium Research. Please feel free to email us at research@uw.edu with questions or information…

 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Various Leadership Development Programs

DEADLINE: VARIOUS, VISIT LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

Policies for Action: Policy and Law Research to Build a Culture of Health: for those from any field-to help understand how policies influence, both positively and negatively, the many potential drivers of population health, well-being, and equity. DEADLINE: June 07, 2018

Culture of Health Leaders: for people from all sectors–from leaders in technology and business to architects and urban planners.

Clinical Scholars: for clinicians from all disciplines, from occupational therapists and pharmacists to dentists and nurses.

Interdisciplinary Research Leaders: for researchers and community partners, particularly those working in rural health.

Evidence for Action: Making Health A Shared Value – CFP to improve our understanding of the Action Area 1 drives and outcomes related to health, well-being and equity, particularly with respect to disadvantaged children and families.

DEADLINE: June 01, 2018


HEALTH SYSTEMS

Nathan Cummings Foundation – Racial and Economic Justice

DEADLINE: OPEN – ACCEPTING LETTERS OF INQUIRY

To combat inequality, NCF will fight economic marginalization and challenge policies that damage families and communities and excessively criminalize communities of color and the poor. We invest in leaders, organizations and coalitions working to expand economic opportunity and racial justice by eradicating racial discrimination and implicit bias…


MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH


MULTIDISCIPLINARY

Amazon Catalyst

DEADLINE: OPEN

We are pleased to announce that CoMotion and the Office of Research are collaborating with Amazon to launch Amazon Catalyst, a program that will seek to fund bold, disruptive, globally-impactful projects proposed by members of the UW community by providing grants directly to students, faculty and staff. Through this collaboration, we hope to nurture and develop the local entrepreneurial ecosystem for all people in the greater Seattle area.

Amazon Catalyst awards grants to individuals or teams that submit proposals for projects that make a big difference in the world. UW students, faculty and staff from all disciplines – not just technology fields – are encouraged to apply.

 

The Task Force for Global Health

DEADLINE N/A: OPPORTUNITIES FOR STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

The Task Force consists of eight programs focused on neglected tropical diseases, vaccines, field epidemiology, public health informatics, and health workforce development. The Task Force plays essential convening roles for the programs and helps them advocate to funders and partners. It also provides an agile and responsive platform for programmatic success…

 


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UW Resources:

View UW’s list of Limited Submission Funding Opportunities

View UW Office of Research’s Research Guide & Funding Opportunities