Other Highlighted Funding Opportunities

Other Special Funding Opportunities
Sometimes UCSF leadership receives an invitation to compete for funding from a private foundation. Or, NSF might have an initiative that is of particular strategic interest on campus but might not typically be on a PI’s radar. In such cases, we maintain a table listing these opportunities by submission due date.

Below is a list of special funding opportunities. Please click the associated link in the table for more information on either the application or nomination process for a specific funder. The goal of this resource is to encourage grant submission to funding opportunities outside of the more typical NIH streams and to encourage recommendation of deserving colleagues for distinguished awards. Note that a larger list of distinguished awards can be found through the EVCP link in the above section.

If you intend to submit an application or nomination to an opportunity listed here, please inform us by email to rdoinfo@ucsf.edu



Due Date

Award Amount

Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) at UCSF Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) Pilot & Feasibility Program 10/31/2016 Up to $50,000
UC CAI University of California Center for Accelerated Innovation UC CAI NHLBI Technology Development Award 11/18/2016 Up to $200,000
Rosenman Institute 05/09/16 Total value of the two awards is estimated at $50,000
UCSF Program for Breakthrough Biomedical Research (PBBR) PDF iconANNUAL BYERS AWARD IN BASIC SCIENCE 05/13/16 Nomination - $150,000
Vilcek Foundation 2017 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science 05/10/16 $50,000
Multicampus Research Program and Initiatives
2017 UC Multicampus Research Funding Opportunities
LOI: 05/24/16
Due: 07/21/16
~6 Million annually available
across all awards types
California Wellness Foundation Bridging the Gaps in Access and Quality Care On-going Open ended
California Wellness Foundation Promoting Healthy and Safe Neighborhoods On-going Open ended
California Wellness Foundation Expanding Education and Employment Pathways On-going Open ended
California Wellness Foundation Opportunity Fund On-going Open ended
National Institute of Health (NIH)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Complex Integrated Multi-Component Projects in Aging Research (U19)
LOI: 04/25/16, 08/25/16
Due: 05/25/16, 09/25/16
Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.
Edward A. Dickson Emeriti Professorship The Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award Annually due in January $10,000
National Science Foundation National Science Foundation (NSF) Issues RFP for Ebola Research (NSF 15-006) On-going Up to $200,000
Partnership for Clean Competition Funding Opportunity


Pre-app: 07/01, 11/01
Full app: 08/01, 12/01
$10K to more than $400K

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network  NEW! Precision Medicine Targeted Grant



February 15, 2017 Up to $1,000,000 over up to two years
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network  NEW! Early Detection Targeted Grant pancan.org/grants2017 February 22, 2017 Up to $1,000,000 over up to four years in milestone-driven units of $250,000 each
BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards


June 30, 2017, at 23.00h GMT.

400,000 Euros