Pilot Grant Competitions at NU and Campus Partners

Below are links to other pilot funding resources at NU and campus partners. While not necessarily translational in nature, these programs could fund the early stages of biomedical research. Some of these opportunities are restricted to members of a specific institution, center or institute. For information on other internal and external funding programs at NU please visit the Office for Research Funding Resources Page.

Currently Accepting Applications

John and Lillian Mathews Regenerative Medicine Endowment Fiscal Year 2016 Grants Initiative

  • Application Deadline: June 1, 2015
  • Funding Levels: Two to four grants are anticipated depending upon the investigator projects and budgetary needs. Generally the awards have been in the $10,000 to $30,000 range.
  • The endowment funds are to be used to support clinical-grade product manufacturing that require the GMP compliant laboratories of the Mathews Center for Cellular Therapy (MCCT) GMP facilities.  The products can be biologic, cellular or even device in nature. 
  • View the RFP here and the proposal template here
  • For additional information, please contact Ann LeFever at alefever@nmh.org

Northwestern Memorial Foundation Friends of Prentice Fiscal Year 2016 Grants Initiative

  • Application Deadline: March 6, 2015
  • Funding Levels: For the fiscal year 2016, grants of up to $50,000 will be considered for funding from a minimum available pool of $400,000
  • Friends of Prentice is seeking proposals from the greater Northwestern medical community that will advance women's or infant's health programs in research, patient care, education and community service.
  • View the request for proposals here
  • For additional information, please contact Cara Crosby at 312-926-4275 or ccrosby@nm.org.

Feinberg School of Medicine Multi-Investigator Seed Grants

  • The Feinberg School of Medicine is pleased to announce a new program that will provide seed funding up to $15,000 (up to $500 to $1,000 for a retreat, and up to $14,000 for application preparation) to initiate new multi-investigator grant applications involving Feinberg faculty. The funds are intended to support new applications, preferably to the National Institutes of Health. There is an expectation of casting a wide net, such that research projects ought to involve at least two faculty members from outside the home department of the principal investigator, which may include Evanston.
  • For more information and submission forms, please click here