Philanthropic Funding Opportunities

Updated: January 2023

 

To apply for an opportunity listed below, submit your proposal through the Rush Research Portal. Select “Non-Profit: Philanthropy” as the “Funding Source” when creating a new master project and grant within the portal.

If you are unsure which office can coordinate a particular application, just ask! Members of either team will be happy to direct you to the right place:

Archived philanthropic RFPs from the past year can be found here.

 

Funding Source Grant Name Description Deadline
Acumed LLC Professional Medical Education Grants
Professional Medical Education Grants provide funding for independent medical educational programs for health care professionals, including congresses, conferences, symposiums, or courses, with or without labs, that are sponsored by professional medical associations, societies, or continuing education providers and academic institution labs. This includes support requested for cadaveric labs intended to educate fellows or residents at an academic institution. More information
Rolling Deadline:  Completed application, including all required supporting documentation, must be received at least 60 days before the scheduled date of the event, activity, or program.
Pablove Foundation
2022 Research Grants
Senior postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty who hold M.D.s or Ph.D.s are eligible for this career development award. In addition, established scientists who are re-directing their research are also eligible to apply for seed funding. $50,000 may be used for direct costs that cover investigators’ salaries, supplies, technical help and travel. In lieu of indirect costs, a maximum of 5% of the grant amount will be provided to sponsoring institutions upon submission of the progress report. More Information

 

TBD
LOI due 
(Previous cycle deadline was 12/01/2021; check website)
Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research
2023 Scientific Scholar Awards and Pilot Study Awards
The Rivkin Center is seeking applications for two grant programs. For the Scientific Scholar Awards, grants of up $120,000 over two years will be awarded to promising laboratory and clinical scientists interested in pursuing a career as an independent investigator in ovarian cancer research. Eligible applicants must have an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree with career goals focused on ovarian cancer, and clinicians must have completed their residency. For the Pilot Study Awards, grants of $75,000 will be awarded for investigator-initiated studies in all areas of ovarian cancer research that pave the way for new avenues of ovarian cancer research and to expand our understanding of the disease. For both grants, funds are for direct costs only. More information
TBD
Full proposal due
(Previous cycle deadline was 12/01/2021; check website)
Parkinson’s Foundation
Community Grants
The Foundation funds programs that are impactful, sustainable, scalable and measurable. Programs may be new and existing grant-supported areas and/or pilot programs. All funded organizations and institutions must demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
The 2023 community grant cycle focuses on programs that:
  1. Educate and deliver exercise specifically designed for people with Parkinson’s
  2. Reach individuals who are newly diagnosed
  3. Address mental health and Parkinson’s
TBD
Full proposal due
(Previous cycle deadline was 12/04/2021; check website)
McKnight Foundation
Technology Awards
The program seeks to advance and enlarge the range of technologies available to the neurosciences. It does not support research based primarily on existing techniques. Awards provide up to $100,000 per year for two years. Each year, up to three awards are given. Funds may be used toward a variety of research activities but not the recipient’s salary. More information
TBD
Full proposal due
(Previous cycle deadline was 12/01/2021; check website)
Rotary
CART (Alzheimer’s Research)
The goal of CART is to encourage exploratory and developmental AD research projects within the United States by providing support for the early and conceptual plans of those projects that may not yet be supported by extensive preliminary data, but have the potential to substantially advance biomedical research. This proposal should be distinct from those projects designed to increase knowledge in a well-established area unless it is intended to extend previous discoveries toward new directions or applications. Amount: $250,000 over two years. No indirect costs allowed More information
TBD
LOI due
(Previous cycle deadline was 12/01/2021; check website)
Arthritis National Research Foundation Research Grant ANRF provides a variety of arthritis research grants for research scientists. They are currently asking for proposals in the areas of arthritis research, psoriatic arthritis, arthritis and aging and Ankylosing Spondylitis. More Information
TBD
LOI due
(Previous cycle deadline was 01/15/2022; check website)