Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations

Washington University’s Foundation Relations serves as a link between the University and private foundations for the advancement of education and research. Before applying, please contact:

McKelvey Industry Relations

The Office of Industry Relations can help your organization make connections, facilitate relationships, and engage with world-class faculty and students.

Candid
Subscription site with some free content that may help you identify funding

Internal Selections

An internal selection is required when an external sponsor limits the number of applications that can be submitted by a single institution. Many foundation opportunities are limited competitions.

Private Sponsors

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Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

A not-for-profit grantmaking institution that supports high quality, impartial scientific research; fosters a robust, diverse scientific workforce; strengthens public understanding and engagement with science; and promotes the health of the institutions of scientific endeavor.

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Arch Grants

Arch Grants is a nonprofit organization that accelerates economic development and community revitalization by providing $50,000 equity-free grants and pro bono support services to entrepreneurs who locate their early-stage businesses in St. Louis.

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Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation provides grants to researchers and non-profit research institutions in chemistry and life sciences to promote scientific discoveries, and particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments, and materials that will open up new avenues of research.

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Global Grand Challenges- fosters innovation to solve key health and development problems.

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Brain Science Foundation

Dedicated to finding a cure for meningioma and other primary brain tumors and to understanding of brain function as it relates to these tumors.

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Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation

Camille Dreyfus directed that the Foundation’s purpose be “to advance the science of chemistry, chemical engineering and related sciences as a means of improving human relations and circumstances throughout the world.”

*Internal Selections deadline applies*

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Cancer Research Foundation

Providing resources to make groundbreaking cancer research possible.

*Internal Selections deadline applies*

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Cortex

Innovation hub of bioscience and technology research, development and commercialization, serving as the anchor of St. Louis’ growing ecosystem for innovative startup programs and established companies.

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Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Fosters new generations of elite scientists and fill gaps in traditional funding that threaten future breakthroughs.

*Internal Selections deadline applies*

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Dana Foundation

Committed to advancing brain research.

*Internal Selections deadline applies*

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David & Lucile Packard Foundation

Uses grants to improve the lives of children, enable creative pursuit of science, advance reproductive health, and conserve and restore the earth’s natural systems.

*Internal Selections deadline applies*

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Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation

Funds basic biomedical research in St. Louis and throughout the United States.

*Internal Selections deadline applies*

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Elsa U. Pardee Foundation

Grants devoted to cancer research

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Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Encouraging early-career research and recognizing ground-breaking research.

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Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Fosters path-breaking scientific discovery, environmental conservation, patient care improvements, and preservation of the special character of the San Francisco Bay Area.

*Internal Selections deadline applies*

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Klingenstein Philanthropies

Supports early career investigators engaged in basic or clinical research that may lead to a better understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders.

*Internal Selections deadline applies*

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McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience

Seeks scientists whose research shows promise in bringing society closer to preventing, treating, and curing diseases of the brain and behavior.

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Searle Scholars Program

The Searle Scholars Program makes grants to selected universities and research centers to support the independent research of exceptional young faculty in the biomedical sciences and chemistry.

*Internal Selections deadline applies*

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Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research

Provides funding to young cancer researchers at the start of their careers, creating the next generation of cancer researchers.

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Simons Foundation

The Simons Foundation’s mission is to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics and the basic sciences.

*Internal Selections deadline applies*

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The Pew Charitable Trusts

The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health.

*Internal Selections deadline applies*

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Whitehall Foundation

Assists scholarly research in the life sciences.