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 this EVCP link.

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

Elton John AIDS Foundation 2018 RFP Annual Open RFP LOI: 6/30/2018
Invited full proposals:Due August 2018 (TBD)
$20,000 to $100,000 for first year
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Innovation Award LOI due July 6, 2018 1 PM PDT
$300,000 over 2 years
C-DOCTOR Summer 2018 ITP Team Award C-DOCTOR RFP July 27, 2018 (2 page pre-proposal due 5:00 pm PDT) Up to $150,000 over 1 year
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Beckman Young Investigators LOI Opens 5/15/2018
Due August 6, 2018
 ~ $600,000 over 4 years
St. Baldrick's Foundation RFA for high-impact research for Pediatric Osteosarcoma

LOI 7/2/2018 5:00 pm Eastern
Proposal 8/17/2018 5:00 pm Eastern

$450,000 over 3 years
The Mark Foundation's Emerging Leader Awards Emerging Leaders Award LOI: 6/4/18 at 5:00 pm Eastern $750,000 over 3 years
2019 UC Multicampus Research Program and Initiative  ucop.edu 2019 MRPI_RFP

LOI: 05/24/18 at noon Pacific Time

Due: 08/02/2018 at noon Pacific Time
$8 million in total available funding across all awards and award types for the two-year period
Shurl and Kay Curci Foundation (SKCF) and Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) Curci Faculty Scholar 2018 April 30, 2018 $179,000 over two years
Spring UCSF-Pfizer Call (2 pg proposals) Pfizer CTI Spring 2018 (template)
Program Description
April 23, 2018 $100,000 - $150,000 for up to 12 months
$200,000 - $500,000 up to 12 months
BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards www.fbbva.es/awards
Award PDF - 11th Edition
06/28/2018, at 23.00h GMT. 400,000 Euros
Vilcek Foundation 2018 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science 06/11/2018 $50,000
Rosenman Institute 2018 Rosenman Innovation Award 04/19/2018 Total value of the two awards is estimated at $50,000
UC CAI University of California Center for Accelerated Innovation UC CAI NHLBI Technology Development Award 03/23/2018 Pre-Application due
04/30/2018 Full Application
See website for ALL Submission dates
Up to $200,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Pancan Translational Research Grant pancan.org/grants2018 01/15/2018 Up to $500,000 up to two years
Edward A. Dickson Emeritis Professorship Award The Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award Annually due in January $10,000
Partnership for Clean Competition Funding Opportunity cleancompetition.org Pre-app: 03/01; 07/01, 11/01
Full app: 04/01; 08/01, 12/01
$10K to more than $400K
Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) at UCSF 10/31/2016  Up to $50,000
UCSF Program for Breakthrough Biomedical Research (PBBR) PDF iconANNUAL BYERS AWARD IN BASIC SCIENCE 05/13/16 Nomination - $150,000
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.
National Science Foundation National Science Foundation (NSF) Issues RFP for Ebola Research (NSF 15-006) On-going Up to $200,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network  Pancan Catalyst Grant pancan.org/grants2018 12/15/2017 Up to $500,000 up to three years