Competition Calendar

Anticipated Annual Internal Application Deadlines for Non-Federal Limited Submission Opportunities*

January - March

Foundation Funding Opportunity
Aetna Foundation Aetna Foundation Cultivating Healthy Communities
Charles H. Hood Foundation Charles Hood Major Grant Initiative

April - June

Foundation Funding Opportunity
W. M. Keck Foundation Keck Research Grants
The New York Academy of Sciences Takeda Innovators in Science Award
American Diabetes Association ADA Pathways Award
Brain Research Foundation Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award
William T. Grant Foundation William T. Grant Scholars
Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation Smith Family Awards Program for Excellence in Biomedical Research
Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust Falk Catalyst Research Awards
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Mallinckrodt Grants
The Pew Charitable Trusts Pew Biomedical Scholars
Searle Foundation Searle Scholars
The Hartwell Foundation Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Awards
Rita Allen Foundation Rita Allen Scholars

July - September

FOUNDATION FUNDING OPPORTUNITY
Greenwall Foundation Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program
Simons Foundation Simons Investigators
The Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation Fellowship Program
Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists Blavatnik National Awards

October - December

Foundation Funding Opportunity
Brain Research Foundation Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Mallinckrodt Scholars
Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists Blavatnik Regional Awards
The Dana Foundation David Mahoney Neuroimaging Grant Program
W. M. Keck Foundation Keck Research Grants
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Moore Inventor Fellows
The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program
Ono Pharma Foundation Ono Pharma Breakthrough Science Initiative Awards Program
The David & Lucile Packard Foundation Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering
The Charles H. Revson Foundation Charles H. Revson Senior Fellowship in Biomedical Science 
Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation Smith Family Foundation Odyssey Awards
The Vallee Foundation Vallee Scholars
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation RWJF Climate and Health

*Deadlines are provided for planning purposes and are subject to change based on each foundation’s priorities and application process.¬† Consult each foundation’s website directly for up-to-date information.¬†

Funding

For funding opportunities that limit the number of applications per institution, Yale University holds internal competitions to select the candidates who will submit applications to the sponsoring agencies.

Internal competition procedures are specific to each funding opportunity. For most opportunities, this includes a required Letter of Intent (LOI) followed by an Internal Application (IA).

Please review important guidance provided in the Yale Limited Submission Process.

Questions about Limited Submissions (including Scholar Awards) may be directed to Dr. Gina Della Porta, Funding Opportunities Program Manager, at internal.proposals@yale.edu.

Internal Deadlines and Submission Instructions for Limited Submission Funding Opportunities

Step ONE

Letter of Intent (LOI):

Required for non-federal limited submission funding opportunities.

The LOI is used to aid in review planning. Funding opportunities and LOI instructions will be available at the Yale InfoReady Review.

Requirements typically include:

  • PI name/department
  • Tentative proposal title
  • Screening/eligibility questions

Step TWO

Internal Applications:

Required for all limited submission funding opportunities.

Funding opportunities and LOI instructions will be available at Yale InfoReady Review.

Requirements typically include:

  • PI name/department
  • Tentative proposal title
  • Project summary (2 pages)
  • Letter of support from Department Chair or other member of leadership

The Internal Application is reviewed by internal Yale reviewers, selected based on each specific funding opportunity. These reviewers may include members of the Science Scholar Awards Committee as well as various Deans and other scientific leaders.