Corporation/Foundation Funding

RFPRequests for Proposals in Medical Research from various private funding sources are posted below. These are updated regularly with grants with the shortest deadlines or that require letters of intent posted first.

Contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for submission assistance, eligibility questions, or other grant  funding questions.

Contact Stephen Schafer, Ph.D., Executive Director of Development, UAMS Office of Corporations and Foundations, for questions about  a specific corporation or foundation.

Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation Seeks Proposals for New Alzheimer’s Drug Trials
POSTED: January 13, 2015
The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation is accepting proposals for clinical trials of innovative drugs to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Award grants of up to $1.5 million for biomarker-based pilot clinical trials of Alzheimer drugs at the proof-of-concept phase. Particularly interested in projects aimed at testing drugs approved for other indications in Alzheimer’s disease, as well as therapies that address energy utilization/mitochondria function, insulin sensitivity, protein degradation/autophagy, ApoE function and cholesterol metabolism, vesicular trafficking, inflammatory pathways, synaptic function/morphology, calcium regulation, myelin changes, ischemia and oxidative stress, vascular injury, and the blood-brain barrier interface. Nonprofit academic institutions and for-profit biotechnology companies are eligible to apply. Deadlines in 2015 for full proposals are March 10, June 16, September 22, and December 10. Letters of Intent are required at least two weeks prior to the application deadline.

SFARI Invites Applications for Explorer Awards
POSTED: December 15, 2015
DEADLINE: Rolling (response time as early as thirty days)
The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative seeks to improve the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders by funding novel research of the highest quality and relevance. SFARI is inviting applications for its SFARI Explorer Awards program, which is designed to enhance the foundation’s existing support of autism research by providing timely resources to focused experiments highly relevant to its mission. The foundation seeks to increase the scientific community’s engagement and understanding of the mechanisms underlying autism spectrum disorders or potential therapeutic approaches at multiple levels, including but not limited to studies focused on gene discovery, molecular mechanisms, circuits, anatomy, and cognition and behavior. Explorer Awards are intended to provide resources to support the exploratory stage of projects with the potential to develop into competitive applications for subsequent larger-scale funding by SFARI or other organizations. Novel, high-risk/high-impact proposals are encouraged. Applications from investigators who are new to the field of autism but who have expertise that could be brought to bear on this complex disorder are encouraged.
One-year grants of up to $70,000, including indirect costs, will be awarded. All applicants and key collaborators must hold a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent and have a faculty position or the equivalent at a college, university, medical school, or other research facility. No citizenship or country requirements.



Scleroderma Foundation Seeks Applications for Established Investigator Grant Program
POSTED: March 24, 2017
DEADLINE: September 15, 2017
The Foundation seeks applications from promising established investigators both inside and outside the field of scleroderma research for pilot studies designed to obtain preliminary data concerning an innovative and/or highly relevant disease-related approach. The grant will support research that is likely to lead to more substantial unlimited research project grants from federal or non-federal sources. Applicants may request up to $75,000 per year for up to two years.


American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Accepting Applications for Career Development Grants
POSTED: March 11, 2017
DEADLINE: October 1, 2017
The primary mission of the Research Foundation of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons is to raise and award funds to support research and educational programs related to colon and rectal diseases. The goal of the foundation’s Career Development Award is to provide young surgeons with the support necessary for the initiation and development of an academic career in colorectal surgery. The CDA focuses on career development and mentorship of the individual rather than solely on the research proposal. The award is intended for the academic investigator demonstrating significant creativity in research relevant to the pathophysiology or management of diseases of the small bowel, colon, rectum, or anus. Grants of up to $75,000 per year for two years will be awarded through the program.
Applicants must be within five years of their first full-time faculty appointment in the United States or a Canadian government agency or public or private nonprofit medical institution; be a U.S. or Canadian citizen who has completed an approved colorectal surgery training program; and be a member of ASCRS. In addition, applicants must not currently have or have previously received a career development award from another external funding source.


Syngenta Fellowship Award in Human Health Applications of New Technologies
POSTED: March 25, 2017
DEADLINE: October 8, 2017
The Society of Toxicology is accepting applications for the Syngenta Fellowship Award in Health Applications of New Technologies. The annual award, presented to either a third year (or later) graduate student or a postdoctoral trainee, is designed to support mode-of-action research aimed at characterizing dose-dependent effects of xenobiotics on mammalian systems in such a way that the causal sequence of key events underlying toxicity is elucidated. The work should permit a quantitative basis for extrapolation of the results from animal bioassays or animal models (in silico, in vitro) to humans at relevant human doses.

The award consists of a plaque, $15,000 in fellowship funds, and travel support to the SOT annual meeting to accept the award and for travel to a Syngenta facility to present the results. This is a one year, non-renewable award.
To be eligible, applicants must be third year (or later) graduate student or postdoctoral trainee employed by an academic institution, federal/national laboratory, or research institute. The applicant must be member of the society, or have membership pending by the application deadline of October 8, 2017.


Aniara Seeking Applications for 2017 Coagulation Research Grant Program
POSTED: March 20, 2017
DEADLINE: November 1, 2017
Diagnostic and research company, Aniara is inviting applications from established investigators for its 2017 Aniara Coagulation Research Grant program. A single twelve-month grant of up to $10,000 will be awarded in support of specialized coagulation/hematology research. In 2017, Aniara will consider projects that deal specifically with EDS — Ehlers-Danlos syndrome — and its effects on hemostasis and thrombosis. Funding is restricted to North America, South America, and Latin America, and Nordic countries. The program does not pay educational tuition, nor does it offer scholarships or fellowships of any kind. Applicants are expected to have an advanced degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) and be associated with an educational organization or institution.


American Tinnitus Association Accepting Proposals for Research Projects
POSTED: April 4, 2017
DEADLINE: December 15, 2017
For over 40 years, the American Tinnitus Association has helped patients understand and manage the “ringing in their ears” and raised resources for advanced tinnitus research. Since 1971, ATA has contributed nearly $6 million to medical research projects focused on curing tinnitus.
in 2017, ATA will award a grant of up to $50,000 for innovative and high-quality research that substantively contributes to the scientific understanding of tinnitus and advances the search for a cure. The program focuses on providing seed grants for the most innovative areas of tinnitus scientific exploration. Proposals are measured against ATA’s “Roadmap for a Cure,” a framework for how tinnitus research can best — and most rapidly — be used to achieve a definitive cure for tinnitus.