November Foundation Grant Opportunities

Please note the following grant opportunities. For application guidance and assistance contact
Maryam Henson, Director, Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations at (202) 687-1067 or

Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation  
Program: 2017-2018 Health Policy Fellows Program
Goal: Supports exceptional midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy. 
Amount: Up to 6 awards of up to $165,000 each
Deadline: Application due November 15, 2016

Sponsor: Brightfocus Foundation  
Program: National Glaucoma Research Program
Goal: Provides pilot funding for researchers who have already generated preliminary data, but require additional significant progress before applying to governmental or industrial funding agencies.
Amount: Up to $150,000 over 2 years
Deadline: Full application due November 16, 2016

Sponsor: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Program: Clinical Scientist Development Awards
Goal: Supports early-career physician-scientists who address highly significant research questions in any disease area as they transition to independent clinical investigators.
Amount: Approximately 16 awards of up to $495,000 (plus 10% indirect costs) over 3 years
Deadline: Pre-proposal due November 29, 2016

Sponsor: American Kidney Fund
Program: 2017-2018 Clinical Scientist in Nephrology Fellowship
Goal: Supports the training and education of nephrologists to pursue an academic career with the goal of improving quality of care for kidney patients and promoting clinical research in nephrology. 
Amount: Up to $160,000 over 2 years
Deadline: Full application due December 1, 2016

Sponsor: Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Program: Preterm Birth Initiative
Goal: Supports investigators to approach the problem of preterm birth using creative basic and translation science methods. Goal is to increase the understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying parturition and spontaneous preterm birth. 
Amount: Up to 6 awards of $600,000 each over 4 years
Deadline: Full application due December 1, 2016

Sponsor: Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Program: Physician-Scientist Training Award
Goal: To transform individuals into highest quality physician-scientists, capable of conducting research with the potential to transform the diagnosis, treatment and/or prevention of cancer and to eliminate the financial disincentive to entering this career path. 
Amount: 3 awards up to $460,000 over 4 years
Deadline: Full application due December 1, 2016

Sponsor: National Blood Foundation
Program: 2017 NBF Scientific Research Grants
Goal: Supports early-career investigators undertaking research in transfusion medicine, cellular therapies and patient blood management. Grants provide seed funding to allow researchers to enhance preliminary data and subsequently apply for larger grants.
Amount: $75,000 over 1-to-2 years
Deadline: Full application due December 1, 2016

Sponsor: The Plastic Surgery Foundation  
Program: National Endowment for Plastic Surgery Grant
Goal: Supports projects that translate clinical or basic science research findings into clinically-relevant advancements or tools with a high likelihood of impacting daily practice and patient care.
Amount: Up to $50,000 over 2 years
Deadline: Full proposal due December 1, 2016

Sponsor: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology  
Program: Allergic Respiratory Diseases Research Award
Goal: Funds researchers holding a primary faculty appointment in an allergy/immunology division who conduct research that advances the understanding of allergic respiratory disease.
Amount: $150,000 over 2 years
Deadline: Full proposal due December 15, 2016

Sponsor: Laura and John Arnold Foundation  
Program: Ideas to Improve Mental Health Research
Goal: Funds evidence-based, multi-disciplinary approaches that will improve the state of mental health research, including clinical psychology and psychiatry research. 
Amount: Project-to-project basis
Deadline: Letter of Interest due December 15, 2016

Various resources are available to Georgetown investigators.  We encourage you to visit the Office of the Dean for Research, Research Development Services, and the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations.