Funding Opportunities

Featured Funding Opportunities

Jefferson Science Fellowships:
The Jefferson Science Fellowship (JSF) program serves as an innovative model for engaging the American academic science and engineering communities in US foreign policy. Tenured academic scientists, engineers, and physicians are eligible for selection. Each Fellow will spend one year at the US Department of State or the US Agency for International Development (USAID) for an on-site assignment in Washington, D.C. that may involve extended stays at US foreign embassies and/or missions. The deadline for applying is January 12, 2015.

Probiotics Research:
The Global Probiotics Council (GPC), a collaboration between Danone and Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd., has announced its eighth Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research (YIGPRO) award. The purpose of YIGPRO is to contribute to the advancement of probiotics and gastrointestinal research in the US. The deadline for applying is February 10, 2015.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges:
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and its Grand Challenges partners are now accepting applications for the following grant programs:

1. Grand Challenges in Global Health: Preventing Preterm Birth

LOIs due by December 1, 2014, at 5:00 pm PST.

2. Grand Challenges:

Proposals will be accepted until January 13, 2015.

Ebola Outbreak:
Both the NSF and USAID have recently announced opportunities for research regarding Ebola and the recent outbreak. Boston University encourages any interested faculty to investigate the full call for proposals linked below and contact their OSP RA should they be interested in applying.

Investigators can also sign up for the USAID Ebola Grand Challenge email list for more updates.

Funding Opportunity Resources

Boston University offers a wide array of support for both internal and external funding opportunities. Listed below are a few of the major funding opportunities. Researchers interested in exploring these funding opportunities should contact their respective support offices: Sponsored Programs on the Charles River and Medical Campuses or Grants Administration at the Boston Medical Center.

Funding Databases
Federal Agencies
Local and Internal Sources for Support
Non-Federal Sponsors

Foundation and Other Non-Federal Databases
Translational Funding
Undergraduate Research Opportunities


Charles River Campus and Medical Campus Sponsored Programs

Sponsored Program’s mission is to provide comprehensive support to members of the Boston University research community. Faculty and staff may contact Sponsored Programs for assistance in locating external and internal sources of funding for research.

Boston Medical Center–Grants Administration

Boston Medical Center’s Grants Administration department is responsible for managing all of Boston Medical Center’s grants and contracts, in the research and service sectors, funded by federal, state, city, and private sponsors. Private funding announcements are not limited to any number of applications per institution. Limited submission announcements have a cap on how many applications each institution can submit.

Medical Campus Private Funding Announcements

Medical Campus Funding Announcements—Limited Submissions