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.

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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Doris Duke Charitable Foundation: 2021 Clinical Scientist Development Award

Deadline: November 13, 2020 (pre-proposal applications)

Amount: $495,000 over 3 years

Pre-proposal applications are being sought from physician scientists in their first faculty position conducting clinical research in any disease area. Approximately 12-18 grants of up to $495,000 each over 3 years ($150,000 direct cost and $15,000 indirect costs per year) will be awarded to early-career physician scientists (MD, MD/PhD, DO or foreign equivalent degree) at the Instructor or Assistant Professor rank working at US degree-granting institutions to support clinical research that will enable their transition to independent research funding.

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Research Education (REd)

The Office of Research Education (REd) provides “comprehensive training and learning opportunities and resources for faculty, students and staff engaged in responsible conduct of research at the University of Utah.”  The primary goals of the REd Office are to:

  • Offer up-to-date courses and seminars linked to the research enterprise
  • Ensure that faculty, students, and staff develop the necessary skills to implement best practices for research
  • Provide faculty, students, and staff with access to resources and tools to implement best practices for research

Please contact Research Education with questions regarding the below events and resources. For more information about REd classes and certificates, please visit Research Education website.

Upcoming REd Classes & Best Practice Networks:

Class Title Date Time
Preparation for Investigator-Initiated Drug and Device Studies Wednesday, October 7th 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Fundamentals of Effort Reporting, Audit and Recharge Centers Thursday, October 8th 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Getting Published: Responsible Authorship and Peer Review Tuesday, October 13th 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Proposals: How to Prepare and Submit Wednesday, October 14th 10:00am – 11:00am
Rigor, Transparency, and Reproducibility in Research Wednesday, October 14th 2:00pm – 3:00pm