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Here you will find a complete list of all available funding opportunities broken out by topic.  Each opportunity has a date, funding and a clickable link to learn more.


It is important that anyone submitting check with the  Office of Research  to ensure that any other internal requirements are met before submitting. Don’t forget to check with the  Office of Technology Management   to make sure your IP is suitably protected.

Health Resources in Action has recently launched the Odyssey Awards Program supported by the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation. We encourage you to disseminate this opportunity to eligible junior faculty at your institution.

  • Basic biomedical researchers
  • Based at a research institution in Massachusetts or at Brown University or Yale University
  • 4-9 years from appointment to Assistant Professor and have not yet received tenure
  • Receive less than $750,000 per year in external funding

Purpose: To fuel creativity and drive new directions in biomedical research. Applicants must propose lines of research that are distinct from current research directions. The preliminary proposal format is intended to give applicants the freedom to dream big and to be creative and ambitious. 

Award amount: $300,000 over two years 
Preliminary proposal deadline: Tuesday, January 4th at 12:00 PM ET

Please don’t hesitate to contact if you have any questions about this program.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has launched four requests for proposals – all now open for applications – through the Grand Challenges Global Call-to-Action, inaugurating this new member of the Grand Challenges family of initiatives, and one request for proposals through Grand Challenges, building on an earlier program. Please check the website at the links below for the application deadlines and more information.

2021 Grand Challenges Annual Meeting:
Browse videos from the 2021 Grand Challenges Annual Meeting and read the associated blog post and press release.
Perspective on COVID-19:
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation continues to work with the public and private sectors in the global response to COVID-19. To learn more about the foundation’s broader work and how COVID-19 is being addressed across the foundation, please visit the foundation’s website and also sign-up for The Optimist newsletter.
Grand Challenges Partnership Network:
We invite you to read summaries of the grants awarded to date through Grand Challenges initiatives with the Gates Foundation