The Office of Research Strategy and Development (ORSD) and the Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations (CFR) have compiled the below thematic listings of foundation, corporate, and federal funding opportunities, selected to reflect Brown’s research strengths as they align with national funding priorities. The information on display enables viewers to determine if an opportunity suits their needs at a glance; this includes basic information about the topics of interest for the opportunity, application deadlines, potential funding, maximum duration, the target audience, and the window of opportunity for application. The information for each opportunity and the overall listings are not meant to be exhaustive, but rather provide viewers with a sense of what is available and whether it is viable for their needs. Before pursuing an opportunity, it is crucial to read all information from the posted link to ensure a full understanding of all requirements and the application process. 


These are living documents; please help us keep them updated. If an opportunity becomes outdated, has an error, or even if a new opportunity becomes available, please fill out this brief form and include a brief description of what is outdated or a description of where to access information about the new opportunity.

Limited Submissions

Limited submissions are awards where applicants must be sponsored by their institution, and each institution can only submit a limited number of applications per cycle. Brown has a process and policies that MUST be followed in the application process for limited submissions. Information can be found on Brown University's Research website.


Funding Opportunity Listings by topic

COVID-19 & Pandemic Studies - New!

Understanding the Biology of Aging

Detecting and Treating Alzheimer’s Disease

Combating Inequality; Understanding and Addressing Systemic Racism

Treating and Curing Cancer

THE NEXT LEVEL: Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Developing Novel Methods/Applications for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Innovating Through Biomedical Engineering - Coming Soon!

Population Studies - New!

Creating Collaborative Humanities Laboratories - New!

Public Health - Coming Soon!

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