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 [email protected]

Funder

Mechanism

Due Date

Award Amount

Johnson & Johnson Innovation Award Program for Neuroscience Johnson & Johnson Innovation Award Program for Neuroscience August 15, 2018
(questions contact [email protected])
TBD
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Systems for Action Application Deadline September 12, 2018
12 pm PST (email intention to [email protected])
Up to $250,000 over four years
Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation Diagnostics Accelerator Application Deadline September 14, 2018
2 pm PST (email intention to [email protected])
Proof-of-principle awards up to $500,000
William T. Grant Foundation Institutional Challenge Grant Application Deadline September 7, 2018
12 pm PST (email intention to [email protected])
up to $650,000 over 3 years
Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) TRDRP Call for Applications 2019A LOI: Aug. 16, 2018 12 pm PT
Please see website for more details
Award Amounts
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards for Medical Scientists Application Deadline October 1, 2018
1 pm PDT (email intention to [email protected])
$700,000 over five years
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards at the Scientific Interface Application Deadline September 5, 2018
1 pm PDT (email intention to [email protected])
$500,000 over five years
UCSF Wolfe Meningioma Program Project Award UCSF Wolfe Meningioma Program Project Award RFA September 7, 2018 $45,000 for one year
California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine (CIAPM) CIAPM Request for Proposals 2018 LOI July 27, 2018 For 2-4 projects, approximately $1.8 million to $3.5 million total per project
PhRMA Foundation 2019 Award - Informatics Informatics Awards September 1, 2018 at 11:59 pm EDT $20,000 per year up to two years
PhRMA Foundation 2019 Award - Pharmaceutics Pharmaceutics Awards September 1, 2018 at 11:59 pm EDT $20,000 in stipend support per year for up to two years
PhRMA Foundation 2019 Award - Pharmacology/Toxicology Pharmacology/Toxicology Awards September 1, 2018 at 11:50 pm EDT $20,000 per year up to two years
Robert L. Fine Cancer Research Foundation Robert L. Fine Cancer Research Foundation Application August 31, 2018 $250,000 over a two year period
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
([email protected])
$300,000 over 2 years
C-DOCTOR Summer 2018 ITP Team Award C-DOCTOR RFP July 31, 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
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 Science Foundation National Science Foundation (NSF) Issues RFP for Ebola Research (NSF 15-006) On-going Up to $200,000