Research Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Please see our liaison guidelines for more information.

Contact your central development office.

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Please see the Research Program’s funding guidelines.

Please see the Research Program’s funding guidelines.

No, the Foundation only makes grants to eligible institutions.

For a complete list of eligibility requirements for the Research Program, please see our eligibility requirements.

The Foundation does not accept Undergraduate Education Program grant applications. We support Undergraduate Education only through Board initiated transformative special projects.

No, the Foundation restricts its grantmaking to organizations located within the United States.

Yes, but only a maximum of 10% of the requested amount may be paid to a collaborator outside the United States.

No, each unit within the system may apply.

The Foundation's Research Program funds projects nationwide.

Applicant institutions may submit one Phase I application online per grant cycle to each of the Research program areas: Medical Research and, Science & Engineering Research.

Grants are approved by the Foundation’s Board in June and December.

Yes, NCEs may be approved at the discretion of Foundation staff. See current grantees for additional information.

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