Corporate and Foundations funding opportunities

The University of Utah Corporate and Foundation Relations program can help build a relationship between you and potential private funding partners. Our team can advise on strategic approaches, arrange visits, review draft proposals and help translate ideas into fundable projects or programs. Please contact Lynn Wong, 801-587-1066 if you are interested in applying for an opportunity listed below, or on the CFR Funding Opportunity website.

Simons Foundation — Fellows in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics 

Amount: Up to $100,000

Deadline: September 24, 2020

The Simons Foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS) division invites applications for the Simons Fellows in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics programs, to make sabbatical research leaves more productive by extending them from a single term to a full academic year.

A Simons Fellowship provides salary replacement for up to 50 percent (up to a maximum of $100,000) of the Fellow’s current academic-year salary, whether normally paid over 9 or 12 months, and up to $10,000 for expenses related to the leave. The Fellow’s home institution will receive an additional 20 percent overhead on allowable expenses. Please note that the foundation’s indirect cost policy allows up to 20 percent of direct cost expenditures.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Community Solutions for Health Equity

Amount: Up to $300,000 over 3 years

Deadline: October 7, 2020 (letter of inquiry)

Community Solutions for Health Equity is a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation launched in the summer of 2019. It is focused on elevating the voices of communities of color and other communities left out of discussions when local health care systems in the United States are creating policy. Racism and bias are often at the root of communities of color and other communities being excluded from policy considerations, often by design. This program attempts to address those issues directly: by supporting communities to identify a problem that negatively affects consumers, envision solutions, and partner with health care systems to implement them.

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Russell Sage: Social, Political, and Economic Equality

Amount: Up to $175,000

Deadline: Noon on November 11, 2020 (letter of inquiry)

The Russell Sage Foundation’s program on Social, Political, and Economic Inequality supports innovative research on the factors that contribute to social, political and economic inequalities in the U.S., and the extent to which those inequalities affect social, psychological, political, and economic outcomes, including educational access, job opportunities, social mobility, civic participation and representation, and the transmission of advantage and disadvantage within and across generations. Funding can be used for research assistance, data acquisition, data analysis, and investigator time for conducting research and writing up results. This round, the foundation is especially interested in research on the social, political, economic, and psychological consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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