Pivot answers the growing demands on research developers to quickly discover the right funding opportunities and effectively collaborate with their colleagues.
Additional funding options
- Open Grants
- Limited Submissions
- Foundation Funding Opportunities
If interested, please contact Lori Friedman, Assistant Vice President of Corporate and Foundation Relations
For questions related to the Foundation Center/Directory & GuideStar contact Meredith Reece, Associate Director of Advancement Corporate and Foundation.
Internal Funding for Faculty and Graduate Students
Internal Award Programs
Submission Deadlines are in November and March (see Application Portal for specific dates)
The Fund for Research awards grants to promote and support research at Simmons. "Research" is interpreted broadly—to embrace both analytical and creative efforts. The Committee encourages proposals to support the initial development stages of a project, which could be expected to receive consideration from outside funding sources when ready for full study; and support proposals intended to enable the researcher to complete a project already underway or to undertake and carry to completion a more limited project.
Deadline – Rolling
To maintain and enhance the academic integrity and vitality of the University, institutional support for faculty development is crucial. All full-time faculty are eligible to apply. The Faculty Development Fund supports activities that contribute to the overall professional development of Simmons University faculty. These activities include presenting papers at professional meetings, poster presentations, participation on panels, and the like.
Submission Deadline mid-November (see Application portal for updates)
The Simmons University Graduate Student Research Fund supports student-initiated scholarly research and creative endeavors. Awards typically range between $500 and $1,000.
All enrolled graduate students who are conducting or intend to conduct student-initiated scholarly research or creative endeavors may apply. Funds may not be used to support enrollment in language study, established institutional research programs, or study-abroad programs. In addition, grants cannot be used to fund internships or participation in volunteer activities.
Deadline – Rolling
The Simmons University Graduate Student Travel Award competition provides financial support to graduate students who are attending and presenting research at academic or professional conferences. Preference will be given to those who are making a presentation. In cases where the applicant will not be presenting, the student statement and faculty letter of recommendation should address the importance of attendance for the student's professional development. Preference is given to students who have not previously received a Graduate Student Travel Grant.
If you have questions about the funding opportunities, please contact us by sending an email to [email protected].
|Award Program||Anticipated Internal Deadline||Anticipated Sponsor Preproposal or Letter of Intent Deadline (if applicable)||Anticipated Sponsor Deadline||Notes|
|American Diabetes Association Pathway to Stop Diabetes Program||Late April||Early July|
|Archer Foundation Award in Brain Research||Late April||Mid-May||Mid-September|
|Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships||Early September||Mid-September||Not a limited submission, but institutional endorsement is required.|
|Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship||Late August||Early September||Not a limited submission, but institutional endorsement is required. A Letter of Support &Acknowledgement of Application must be signed by the applicant’s Department Chair.|
|Beckman Young Investigator Program||Mid-July||Early August||Not a limited submission, but institutional endorsement is required.|
|Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant||Late November||Early January||Late March|
|Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award||Mid-May||Late June||Late September|
|Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award Program||Late November||Early February|
|Graham Foundation for the Fine Arts Production and Presentation Grants||N/A||Late February||One nomination per department.|
|Greenwall Foundation Awards||Mid-August||Mid-September||Early January|
|Johnson and Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award Program||Early September||Early October|
|Mallinckrodt Grants||Early June||Early August|
|Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Capitol Grants||Early September||Early October||Mid-November|
|Mellon Foundation John E. Sawyer Seminars on the Comparative Study of Cultures||Early January||Early March|
|Award is open to applicants every 2-3 years.|
|Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowship||Mid-August||Mid-October|
|Moore Inventor Fellows||Mid-October||Mid-December|
|National Endowment for the Arts "Art Works"Grants for Arts Projects||Early January||Mid-February or Mid-July|
|National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends||Early July||Late September|
|NIH Director's Early Independence Award||Mid-June||Mid-August (optional LOI)||Mid-September|
|NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)||Early October||Early January|
|NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)||Early July||Mid-October||Mid-May|
|NSF Physics Frontiers Centers||Late May||Early August||Late January||Award is only offered every 3 years (January 2020).|
|NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program||Late September||Early December||Early February|
|NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM)||December - early January||March-April||An Institution may submit one proposal (either as a single institution or as subawardee or a member of a Collaborative Research project) from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an S-STEM eligible discipline.|
|Packard Fellowships in Science and Engineering||Late January||Mid-March (nomination only)||Mid-April|
|Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences||Mid-March||Mid-October|
|Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Program||Mid-August||Mid-September||Mid-October|
|Searle Scholars Program||Late July||Late September|
|Simons Foundation Investigators Program||Early September||Late October|
|Sloan Research Fellowships||N/A||Mid-September||Three nominations per department.|
|Smith Family Awards for Excellence in Biomedical Research||Early July||Early August|
|Whiting Public Engagement Programs||Mid-March||Mid-June|
|W.T. Grant Scholars Program||Mid-March||Early July|