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NIAID's List of Foundations and Other Funding Sources

This page lists grant funding opportunities outside NIH that cover the same areas of science as the NIAID Funding Opportunities List.

Quick Links to the Top Organizations on the List

Full List of Foundations and Other Funding Sources

Use this list to launch your own search: at any point in time, any organization may or may not have relevant funding opportunities. See the Disclaimer about external links.

To suggest a foundation for the list, please email

Organization and home page link Relevant areas of research interest
Agency for Science, Technology and Research

Biomedical research and development in Singapore.

Check Grants and Sponsorships for upcoming opportunities.

If you have questions, go to Contact Us.

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Investigator-initiated science and technology projects.

Check Major Program Areas for upcoming opportunities, and read Apply for Grants to learn how to apply.

If you have questions, go to Contact Us.

Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy

Gene therapy research to combat cancer.

Check Types of Grants for opportunities.

If you have questions, go to Contact Us.

Alliance for Lupus Research

Research to prevent and cure lupus.

For the latest news, go to Lupus Research Update. If you have questions, go to Contact Us.

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

Research into asthma, allergy, and immunologic disease.

If you have questions, go to Contact Us.

American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy

Research to enhance knowledge and techniques in otolaryngic allergy diagnosis and treatment.

Go to News for more information. If you have questions, email

American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery

Research to improve ear, nose, and throat care through research project, research training, and career development grants.

Go to Press Room for the latest news. If you have questions, go to Contact Us.

American Association for Cancer Research

Research into the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer.

If you have questions, go to Contact AACR.

American Association for Clinical Chemistry

Clinical laboratory science and its application to health care.

For more information, go to Customer Service Help and Frequently Asked Questions.

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

Research and career development awards in advanced/transplant hepatology, clinical hepatology, and basic and translational research.

If you have questions, go to Contact Us.

American Asthma Foundation

New pathways of investigation in basic research of asthma with strong interest in innovation and risk. No preliminary data or knowledge of the field is required.

If you have questions, go to Contact Us.

American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

Research to improve patient care in allergy, asthma, and immunology.

If you have questions, go to Contact Us.

American College of Chest Physicians

Research to treat and prevent diseases of the chest by focusing on critical care, tobacco prevention, humanitarian service, and clinical research.

See Research Grants and Awards and Apply for a Grant for more information.

For news, follow CHEST @accpchest on Twitter. If you have questions, go to Contact Us.

American Diabetes Association

Research ways to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of people affected by diabetes.

For more information, go to Newsroom.

If you have questions about the Association's research programs, go to Contact Us.

American Federation for Medical Research

Research into all areas of patient-oriented, translational, and basic biomedical research.

Only members are eligible for awards. Go to AFMR Awards for new opportunities.

If you have questions, go to Contact Us.

American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education

Support for students and faculty in the pharmaceutical sciences.

Go to Apply for a list of scholarships and fellowships.

If you have questions, go to Contact Us.

American Heart Association

Research into cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Apply for funding through regional affiliates. Go to Affiliate List by States to find your affiliate and review the list of supporting information required.

If you have questions, go to Contact Us.

American Institute for Cancer Research

Research into cancer prevention and treatment.

Go to Cancer Research We Fund for more information. Sign up for email notices at Subscribe to AICR's eNews.

American Liver Foundation

Research and career awards related to liver diseases, basic science, immunology, and transplantation.

Postdoctoral fellows may apply as long as they meet eligibility requirements.

For news, go to Media Center.

American Lung Association

Basic, clinical, and behavioral research designed to find cures for and to prevent and relieve the suffering associated with lung disease.

American Respiratory Care Foundation

Investigator-initiated research on prevention, treatment, and quality care for respiratory diseases.

American Society of Hematology

Investigator-initiated research to understand, diagnose, treat, and prevent disorders affecting blood, bone marrow, and the immunologic, hemostatic, and vascular systems.

American Society of Nephrology

Investigator-initiated clinical and basic research into kidney function, diseases, and treatments.

Subscribe to the ASN RSS Feeds for updates.

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Investigator-initiated research in tropical medicine, including parasitic and viral diseases and other infectious diseases, such as enteric and mycobacterial infections.

Go to Contact Us.


HIV/AIDS research, some investigator-initiated.

Sign up for a monthly Newsletter.

Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation, Inc.

Investigator-initiated research to improve bone marrow disease treatments, restore patients to health, and find cures for bone marrow failure diseases.

Go to Contact Us.

Arthritis Foundation

Investigator-initiated research and training awards to prevent, control, and cure arthritis.

Read more and watch for news at Research Update. Go to Contact Us.

Arthritis Society

Providing arthritis research across Canada. Some investigator-initiated opportunities.

For more information, Subscribe to our eNewsletter. Go to Contact Us.
Arthritis National Research Foundation

Investigator-initiated research for the prevention, treatment, and cure of arthritis and other rheumatic diseases.

To submit a question, go to Contact Us.

Association for International Cancer Research

Investigator-initiated fundamental research into the causes, mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer.

Go to Contact AICR.

Australian Academy of Science

Outstanding contributions to science, education and public awareness, science policy, and international relations.

Sign up for the International List and Academy Newsletter. Go to Contact Details.

Australian Lung Foundation

Medical research into lung disease.

All awards require Australian residency and some require membership. Go to Lungnet News for more information. Go to Contact Us.

Australian Research Council

Projects that deliver benefits to the community and make Australia's research more competitive globally.

See Funding Rules and read Discovery Newsletter. Go to Contacts.

Australian Society for Microbiology

Training and career grants to advance the science of microbiology in Australia.

Society membership required. Go to Latest News for more information. Go to Contact Us.

Bay Area Lyme Foundation

Research into diagnostics, treatments, and cures for Lyme disease.

To learn more, go to Our Story. If you have questions, go to Contact Us.

Bayer Hemophilia Awards Program

Research and education in hemophilia.

For more information, go to About the Program and Dates and Deadlines. To submit a question, go to Contact Us.

Beckman Foundation, Arnold and Mabel

Promotes research in chemistry and the life sciences, particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments, and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science.

For questions, email

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Advances in health that are created for and shared with those who need them most.

Grant Opportunities

To learn about the grant process, go to How We Make Grants. Read Grant Seeker FAQ for more information.

For questions, go to Contact Us.

Also see the Gates Foundation's Grand Challenges in Global Health below.

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Basic, strategic, and applied research in biological science.

Most opportunities are investigator-initiated. Go to News and Events for the latest news. Sign up for monthly updates at BBSRC News e-mail.

Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds

Basic research in biomedicine.

British Medical Association

Medical research.

For more information, go to Applying for a BMA research grant.

British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Prevention and treatment of infectious diseases.

For more updates, read Latest News.

British Society for Haematology

Basic and clinical research and post-graduate education in hematology.

For the latest news, go to BSH Bulletins.

Broad Medical Research Program

Research into Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

For more information, go to News. For questions, go to Contact Us.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Advancing biomedical sciences by supporting research.

Read the Focus Newsletter or go to Contacting Us.
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Stem cell research, training, and facilities.

Check Current Requests for Applications for opportunities.

Applicants must be employed by institutions in California or be in the jurisdiction of a CIRM Collaborative Funding Partner.

Sign up to receive press releases and funding announcements at Newsletter Subscription. Go to Newsroom and Research Blog for news. For questions, go to Contacting CIRM.

Canadian Diabetes Association

Diabetes research, education, service, and advocacy.

For news, follow DiabetesAssoc on Twitter.

Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research

Investigator-initiated research into HIV and AIDS.

Open to researchers in Canada who have expertise, productivity, and leadership in HIV/AIDS research. Must be Canadian citizen or have landed immigrant status.

For questions, go to Contact Us.

Canadian Hemophilia Society

Investigator-initiated research into treatments and cures for bleeding disorders.

Applicants must be Canadian citizens and affiliated with a Canadian university or health-related organization.

For questions, go To Contact Us.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Improvements in Canadian health, health services, and health care.

To learn more about the Institutes' research funding and application processes, go to Learning Activities and Resources. Read How to Use CIHR’s Funding Opportunities Database for tips on finding the right opportunity for you.

Canadian Lung Association

Investigator-initiated research into chronic lung diseases and infectious diseases like tuberculosis, flu, and pneumonia.

Go to Our Research for more information.

Applicants must be Canadian citizens or working at a Canadian institution for a certain number of months a year.

For questions, go to Contact us.

Cancer Council Australia

Research into cancer therapies.

For more information, go to News. For questions, go to Contact us.

Cancer Research Institute

Investigator-initiated research into immunologic approaches to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer.

Go to Cancer Research Programs and Designated Grants for more information on funding opportunities.

For more information, go to News and Publications. For questions, go to Contact Us.

Cancer Research UK

Cancer research, including basic, clinical, and translational research.

These grants are open only to researchers working in the UK.

For more information, go to News and Resources. For questions, go to Contact us.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Research into infectious diseases and toxins, HIV and AIDS, and emergency response.

CDC Grants—opportunities open in a variety of research areas but pay strict attention to eligibility requirements. To search for CDC opportunities, go to Advanced Search and select the following search criteria:

  • Open Opportunities checkbox
  • Dates to Search: All Days
  • Search by Eligibility: Unrestricted (at the bottom of the list)
  • Funding Activity Category: All Categories of Funding Activity
  • Agency: All Agencies
  • Click the "Select Sub Agencies" button.
  • Scroll to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    • There are two instances of CDC.
    • Be sure to select them both: click one, hold down shift, and click the other.
  • Funding Instrument Type: All Funding Instrument Types
  • Click "Search" 

For questions, go to Contact CDC-INFO.

Chronic Granulomatous Disorder Society (UK)

Investigator-initiated research into the cause, inheritance, diagnosis, management, and treatment of Chronic Granulomatous Disorder.

For questions, go to Contact us.

Concern Foundation

Investigator-initiated cancer research, including genetics, cell biology, and immunology.

To learn more about Concern, read the Concern Under the Microscope newsletter. For questions, go to Contact Us.

CSL Behring Foundation

Grant application deadlines have passed. Check back for updates.

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Investigator-initiated research into the causes, mechanisms, therapies, and prevention of cancer.

Read News and Events for updates. For questions, go to Contact Us.

Dana Foundation

Brain research in neuroscience and immunology.

To learn more about the Dana Foundation and its work, read News and Features and subscribe to Podcasts. For questions, go to Contact Us.

Department of Defense

Research on breast, prostate, and ovarian cancers, neurofibromatosis, military health, and other specified areas.

For more information, go to Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). For questions, go to Contact Us.

Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation

Investigator-initiated research related to diabetes, especially alternative, complementary, integrative, and nutritional therapies.

Sign up for the eNewsletter to get the latest diabetes news and funding opportunities.

Diabetes Australia

Research into the prevention, cure, and treatment of diabetes.

For more information, go to National Research and What Diabetes Australia Does.

Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation

Investigator-initiated research on finding the cause, prevention, treatment, and cure of diabetes and its complications.

Sign up for news updates from DRWF E-news.

Diabetes UK

Investigator-initiated research into care, treatment, cause, prevention, and cure of diabetes.

Sign up to receive the e-newsletter.

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Investigator-initiated clinical research into biomedical discoveries that improve human health.

For more information, go to Grants and Grantees. Check Open Competitions and Funding Opportunities for additional opportunities. For questions, see Contact Us.
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Investigator-initiated research into HIV and AIDS.

Browse press releases, news about the Foundation, and event announcements at EGPAF Newsroom.

Ellison Medical Foundation

Biomedical research on aging.

For questions, see Contact Information.

European Commission

Investigator-initiated research through its Seventh Framework Programme, also called FP7.

For latest updates, go to What's New and follow the instructions at What is the E-mail Notification Facility? to sign up for email updates.

Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, Inc.

Investigator-initiated and targeted research into bone marrow transplantation.

Go to Contact Us.

Food Allergy Initiative

Investigator-initiated research into the treatment and cure of food allergies.

Go to Contact Us.

Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test

Investigator-initiated research into new methods to improve early detection of breast cancer, particularly in the areas of biological or immunologic detection.

See the Medical Research Grant Guidelines. For questions, see Contact Us.

Gateway for Cancer Research

Investigator-initiated, innovative, integrative, and complementary phase I and phase II cancer clinical studies.

For more information, see Funding Process.

Global Polio Eradication Initiative

Research proposals that support the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013 to 2018.

For questions, go to Contact us.

Global Probiotics Council (GPC)

Investigator-initiated research on the role of non-commercial strains of probiotics and gastrointestinal microbiota in health and wellness.

For questions, see the Contact page.

Grand Challenges in Global Health

Investigator-initiated health research projects to encourage scientific and technological innovation to solve key health problems in the developing world, sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

To receive Grand Challenges news, updates, and new funding opportunities, sign up for Email Updates.
Hereditary Disease Foundation

Research to identify and understand the basic defect in Huntington's disease, particularly through study of trinucleotide expansions, animal models, gene therapy, neurobiology and development of the basal ganglia, cell survival and death, or intercellular signaling in striatal neurons.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Investigator-initiated biomedical research and science education.

Check Research Grants regularly for funding opportunities. Read HHMI News for latest updates.

Human Frontier Science Program

Investigator-initiated life sciences research with innovative, interdisciplinary approaches.

For questions, go to Contact Us.

Immune Tolerance Network

Investigator-initiated clinical trials in kidney and liver transplantation; autoimmune diseases; allergy and asthma, as well as tolerance assay and mechanistic studies.

Go to Submit a Proposal. For announcements, see Latest News.

Infectious Diseases Society of America 

Investigator-initiated research, patient care, education, public health, and prevention related to infectious diseases. Infectious Diseases Society of America offers joint grants and fellowship programs with the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.

For questions, go to Send Us Your Feedback.

International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation

Investigator-initiated research into advancing the science and treatment of end-stage heart and lung diseases.

For more information, go to Awards—Applications. Go to About ISHLT—Contact Info.

International Society for Infectious Diseases

Investigator-initiated research into infectious diseases, microbiology, HIV and AIDS.

For news on new funding opportunities, join ISID for free at Membership.


Research into a cure for type 1 diabetes and diabetes-related complications.

For more information on funding opportunities, go to For Scientists. Go to Publications to Subscribe to JDRF E-Newsletters. For questions, see Contact Us.

Lady Tata Memorial Trust

Research on leukaemogenic agents, and the epidemiology, pathogenesis, immunology and genetic basis of leukaemia and related diseases.

For questions, see Contact Us.

LAM Foundation

Investigator-initiated research to lead to an effective treatment for lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM).

Leukaemia Research Fund

Research into leukemia and other blood disorders.

Funds researchers in the United Kingdom. For updates, Subscribe to Email Newsletter.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Research into blood cancer research, education, and patient services.

For more information, go to Academic Grants. For questions, email

Leukemia Research Foundation

Research into leukemia, lymphoma, and myelodysplastic syndrome.

For more information, read the News Blog.

Life Sciences Research Foundation

Research of the life sciences: biochemistry; cell, developmental, molecular, plant, structural, organismic population and evolutionary biology; endocrinology; immunology; microbiology; neurobiology; physiology; virology.

For more information, go to Application Instructions and Contact Us.

Lupus Foundation of America

Research into the causes of and cure for lupus.

The Lupus Foundation of America also cosponsors the Lupus Insight Prize, listed above at Alliance for Lupus Research.

Lupus Research Institute

Research into the cause of, treatment of, and cure for lupus.

For more information on funding opportunities, sign up for the LRI Mailing List.

The Lupus Research Institute also cosponsors the Lupus Insight Prize, listed above at Alliance for Lupus Research.

Lymphoma Research Foundation

Research into the treatment and cure of lymphoma.

Medical Research Council

Research on a wide spectrum of medical sciences in universities, hospitals and in MRC units, centers, and institutes in the UK and Africa.

Get updates on new opportunities from MRC’s Twitter feed.

Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV)

Research on curing malaria, finding new classes of antimalarials, and blocking transmission of malaria.

You can Subscribe to MMV's newsletter. For questions, see Contact Us.

Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA)

Research for more effective options for preventing, diagnosing, and treating melanoma. Includes study of the interactions between the human immune system and cancer.

To receive updates, go to Sign up to receive updates.

Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience

Investigator-initiated basic studies in the field of glycoscience.

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

Research into various areas of multiple myeloma research, including immunology, immunotherapy, and transplantation.

Go to Powerful News for a newsletter and other announcements.

Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia 

Research into a cure for multiple sclerosis.

Learn more about MSRA's scientific agenda at Research.

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)

Research to develop treatments for the muscular dystrophies and related Diseases of the neuromuscular system.

Get details in the complete Research Grants Policy PDF.

Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation

Research on allograft transplantation.

Learn more at Research.

National Association for Colitis and Crohn's Disease

Research into inflammatory bowel diseases.

For more information, Contact Crohn's and Colitis UK.

National Blood Foundation

Research and education into transfusion medicine and blood banking.

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

See Infectious Diseases Society of America listed above.

National Health and Medical Research Council

Supporting health and medical research in Australia.

Applications are accepted from Australian institutions only.

For more information, contact the Research Health Centre and sign up for NHMRC's Subscription Service.

National Hemophilia Foundation

Research grants and career awards for the investigation of bleeding disorders such as hemophilia and von Willebrand disease at the subcellular, cellular, animal, or patient level.

Go to Contact Us.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Investigator-initiated research into preventing, treating, and curing multiple sclerosis. Areas of research include immunologic basis of MS, biology of glia and myelin, and infectious triggers and risk factors.

See Research News and sign up for News. Go to Contact Us.

National Psoriasis Foundation

Research to identify the genetic and environmental causes of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

Go to For Scientists and Medical Professionals for more information.

National Science Foundation

Funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering.

For more information, go to Contact NSF.

New York Community Trust

Basic laboratory research for a better understanding of leprosy and its bacterial agent.

Sign up for Grants News. For more information, go to Contact Us.

NFL Foundation

Research that addresses some risk factors for football players and all people with active lifestyles, with emphasis on concussion and traumatic brain injury, cardiovascular research, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections.

Also see the NFL Foundation Mission and Frequently Asked Questions. Go to Contact Us to send questions.


Clinical and preclinical research focusing on human protein therapies in immunotherapy, hematology, and intensive care and emergency medicine.

  • Welcome to the Octapharma USA grants program

For more information, go to Grant Overview. Grants are nonpromotional, free from Octapharma's influence, and have no intended commercial benefit to Octapharma.

Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF)

Research into tropical diseases and infection control.

PAHEF does not support investigator-initiated research. It announces funding opportunities for solicited research through its newsletter—sign up to Receive the Latest News from PAHEF.


Research on a range of topics, including antibiotics, vaccines, and transplantation.

Find general information about Pfizer at About Pfizer. Go to Contact Us to get in touch.

PhRMA Foundation

Research at many career levels to advance science in pharmacology, toxicology, informatics, pharmaceutics, and health outcomes.

Send questions through PhRMA Foundation's Contact Us page. Go to Research for more information and to sign up for email updates.

Prevent Cancer Foundation

Prevention and early detection of cancer through scientific research, education, and community outreach.

Sign up for the Prevent Cancer Foundation e-Newsletter.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Many areas of health and health care; some biomedical research.

Find general information at What We Fund. Sign up for alerts at MyRWJF. For more information, go to Contact RWJF.

Roche Organ Transplantation Research Foundation (ROTRF)

Research projects relevant to organ transplantation.

Learn more about ROTRF at General Information.

Thrasher Research Fund

Clinical and translational pediatric research, domestic and international.

For application information, go to How to Apply. Email or call the Contacts with your questions.

Triological Society

Clinical and basic research in otolaryngology.

Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance

Research focused on tuberous sclerosis complex.

Learn more about the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance at Frequently Asked Questions About the TS Alliance.

Wellcome Trust

Research into human and animal health, mostly investigator-initiated. Award programs in Biomedical Science include:

You may also want to explore support for other activities:

For information and updates, sign up for News Feeds.

World Allergy Organization

Education, research, and training in allergy, immunology, and clinical care.

WAO does not offer research, training, or career development grants at this time. Sign up for its E-Letter Registration for more information on its programs.

World Health Organization

Research in areas relevant to the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases.

Go to TDR enews listserv for more information on funding opportunities.

If you have a relevant foundation to suggest, please email​​

Last Updated October 23, 2014

Last Reviewed September 30, 2014