Foundation Funding Opportunities – July 2018
For application guidance and assistance, contact Becky Pfordresher, Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations at (202) 687-1067 or Becky.Pfordresher@georgetown.edu (new window)
Sponsor: Cures Within Reach
Program: CureAccelerator Live! Pitch Competition
Goal: Supports innovative clinical repurposing of research trails from the Mid-Atlantic region via a philanthropic pitch competition to be held on October 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. Repurposed therapies can be used alone or in combination with other therapies. All clinical trial designs that have the opportunity to create a robust and well-defined outcome that will show reproducible clinical impact are welcome. Therapies must already be FDA approved or otherwise readily available for human use.
Amount: Up to $50,000
Deadline: Project proposal summary due July 9, 2018
Details: More information about CureAccelerator Live! Pitch Competition (new window)
Sponsor: Cures Within Reach
Program: Repurposing Research in Retinitis Pigmentosa
Goal: Supports the repurposing of generic or proprietary drugs, devices, nutraceuticals or diagnostics to create “new” treatments to: 1) reduce the symptoms, progression, or incidence for Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP); 2) restore function lost to RP; or 3) to reduce or eliminate severe side effects of currently used therapies for RP. Repurposed therapies can be used alone or in combination with other therapies. Therapies must already be FDA approved or otherwise readily available for human use.
Amount: Up to $75,000
Deadline: Project proposal summary due July 16, 2018
Details: For more information about Repurposing Research in Retinitis Pigmentosa (new window)
Sponsor: The Little Giraffe Foundation
Program: 2018 Neonatal Research Initiative
Goal: Supports research projects to address both long-term and immediate health needs caused by premature birth. Research subjects supported by the Foundation include basic biological processes governing development, genetics, clinical studies, studies of reproductive health, environmental toxicology, and social and behavioral studies.
Amount: Up to $10,000
Deadline: Letter of intent due July 20, 2018
Details: For more information on 2018 Neonatal Research Initiative (new window)
Sponsor: Global Lyme Alliance
Program: 2018-19 Research Grants Award Program
Goal: Encourages basic/translational and preclinical research proposals that explore regulation of Lyme disease and other tick-borne disease pathogenesis, with an emphasis on the role of an individual’s microbiome as well as genetic and epigenetic factors that might inform a “personalized medicine” approach to treatment.
Amount: Up to $525,000 over 3 years
Deadline: Full application due August 1, 2018
Details: For more information on the 2018-19 Research Grants Award Program (new window)
Sponsor: Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
Program: 2018 Beckman Young Investigators Program
Goal: Supports the most promising early career investigators in the chemical and life sciences, particularly to stimulate the creation of methods, instruments and materials that open up new avenues of research in these disciplines. Innovative, high-risk projects should represent a departure from current research rather than an extension or expansion of existing programs.
Amount: Up to $600,000 over 4 years
Deadline: Letter of intent due August 6, 2018
Details: For more information on the 2018 Beckman Young Investigators Program (new window)
Sponsor: Amyloidosis Foundation
Program: Research Grants
Goal: Supports junior research scientists whose basic biomedical or clinical research relates to systemic amyloidosis. Candidates will have completed doctoral studies or clinical fellowship within ten years prior to application.
Amount: Up to $50,000 over 1 year
Deadline: Full application due September 14, 2018
Details: For more information on the Amyloidosis Foundation Research Grants (new window)
Sponsor: The Gerber Foundation
Program: Pediatric Research Awards
Goal: Supports new research projects that improve the health, nutrition and/or developmental outcomes for infants and young children in the U.S. from the first year before birth to age three. Successful proposals will produce “new” information, treatments or tools that effectively change practices.
Amount: 10-15 awards annually of up to $350,000 over 3 years, including Novice Research Grants which have a maximum of $20,000
Deadline: Concept paper due November 15, 2018
Details: For more information on the Gerber Foundation 2018 Beckman Young Investigators Program (new window)