Foundation Funding Opportunities

For application guidance and assistance, contact Becky Pfordresher, Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations at (202) 687-1067 or

Sponsor: Pioneer Academics PBC
Program: Pioneer Faculty Research Awards
Goal: Provides research and teaching support to investigators by enabling them to explore their research interest using a distance-learning framework with international high school students. Courses that are interdisciplinary or internationally oriented are of particular interest. One semester and two semester academic courses are both eligible.
Amount: $24,000 over one year
Deadline: Letters of Intent accepted on a rolling basis

Sponsor: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF)
Program: 2018-2019 Clinical Research Mentorship Program
Goal: Supports the next generation of clinical researchers by funding a mentored research experience for medical students. Applicant must be a past or present DDCF principal investigator; have identified a medical student to mentor for one year; and must apply as a team.
Amount: 10 awards of $70,400 each over one year for each team, including a $30,000 stipend for each medical student mentee
Deadline: Full application due January 9, 2018

Sponsor: American Gastroenterological Association
Program: AGA-Elsevier Pilot Research Award
Goal: Supports investigators at any career stage performing research in gastroenterology- or hepatology-related areas. The objective is to aid early career investigators in establishing their research careers or to support a new research direction for established investigators.
Amount: Two awards of $25,000 over one year
Deadline: Full application due January 12, 2018

Sponsor: National Psoriasis Foundation
Program: 2018 Discovery Grants
Goal: Funds researchers exploring innovative preliminary ideas and conducting proof-of-concept experiments into psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and related comorbidities.
Amount: Up to eight awards of $75,000 each over one year
Deadline: Full application due January 19, 2018