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Funding Forecaster



The Funding Forecaster listings below are updated regularly and include internal (CHOP/Penn), federal, and foundation funding opportunities. 


Due dates on the immediate horizon:

  • Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award "For innovative science by senior faculty in both basic and clinical neuroscience" Internal (PSOM) application due to Connie Weinstein clw [at] pennmedicine.upenn.edu by 9AM on Monday, May 11, 2020
  • The Donaghue Foundation Greater Value Portfolio  "To test approaches and tools that organizations can readily use to improve the value of the healthcare they provide to their patients and communities." Letter of Intent (LOI) due Monday, May 11, 2020
  • CHOP Foerderer Award "To allow on-going research to move into new and productive areas, or allow investigators to apply new research techniques toward novel investigations.Projects should be designed to result in preliminary data to support extramural funding applications. Appplication to Michael Campbell campbellm [at] chop.edu or 215-590-0664 due by 4 PM on April 23, 2020  Deadline extended to ,Thursday, May 14, 2020
  • The Office of Entrepreneurship & Innovation (OEI) in the Research Institute invites all CHOP employees, regardless of department or location, to apply for funding and business support with their unique and innovative pediatric healthcare-related idea with commercial potential (e.g. medical devices, novel therapeutics, digital health or software solutions.")  Questions to ShahS21 [at] email.chop.edu  Apply here: OEI's Call for Ideas Application by 11:59PM on Friday, May 15, 2020
  • 2020 ADDF-Harrington Scholar Award  "To develop drugs to prevent, treat and cure Alzheimer’s disease. Letter of intent (LOI) deadline extended to Monday, May 18, 2020 
  • Edward Mallinckcrodt  Jr. Foundation Grant Program  "To support early-stage investigators engaged in biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of disease."  Contact Phyllis Quail at (x4-1418) for a copy of the Preliminary Application Guidelines.  An Adobe pdf of your proposal must be sent to quail [at] email.chop.edu by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 29, 2020
  • The Hartwell Foundation Individual Biomedical Research Award program  "For innovative, early-stage, transformative biomedical research with the potential to benefit children of the United States."  The University has been invited to submit 2 applications. The internal (Penn) competition is being overseen by the Vice Provost for Research. Submission guidelines. Contact Josie Rook, rookj [at] upenn.edu  with questions. Internal due date Monday, June 8, 2020

A more extensive list, dedicated to foundation grants, appears in the next section below.


Foundation Grants

  • NEW DUE DATES ADDED FOR MAY and JUNE!   Upcoming due dates for foundation funding applications (RFAs) HERE
  • Foundation funding opportunities for the entire year, by month typically due HERE
  • List of foundation grants awarded to CHOP PIs HERE  (Successful colleagues on this list may be able to provide you with insight on a particular foundation.)


Federal funding announcements:   

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

(See link at top of Funding Forecaster for NIH funding relating to COVID-19)

Department of Defense (DOD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Cyclical pilot and limited application grants:


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