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 Chris Ostrander at 5-7220 if you are interested in applying for an opportunity listed below, or on the CFR Funding Opportunity website.


2021 Sloan Research Fellowships
Amount: $75,000 over two years
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2020

The Sloan Research Fellowship Program recognizes and rewards outstanding early-career faculty who have the potential to revolutionize their fields of study. Successful candidates for a Fellowship generally have a strong record of significant independent research accomplishments that demonstrate creativity and the potential to become future leaders in the scientific community. Nominated candidates are normally several years past the completion of their Ph.D. in order to accumulate a competitive record of independent, significant research. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in chemistry, computer science, Earth system science, economics, mathematics, molecular biology, neuroscience, physics or a related field.

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Simons Foundation: Fellows in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
Amount: Up to $100,000
Deadline: Sept. 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% (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% overhead on allowable expenses. Please note that the foundation’s indirect cost policy allows up to 20% of direct cost expenditures.

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