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Foundation Opportunities | March 2024

Foundation for Women's Wellness: Research Awards in Women's Health

Grant Amount: Up to $25,000
Deadline: April 8, 2024

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FWW Research Awards target small, short-term studies on leading women’s health concerns including cardiovascular disease, female cancers, the role of hormones in disease and stage-of-life health concerns, diseases disproportionately affecting women, and areas where sex differences need clarity.

The foundation favors research proposals that have direct clinical application in preventing and/or treating disease; studies with the promise of yielding results that will attract larger sources of funding for advancing study; and influencing long-term research and clinical care directions. FWW favors focused, quality study design.

To be eligible:

  • Only one application per applicant (i.e. Principal Investigator) may be submitted.
  • Lead investigator must be an MD and/or PhD with faculty appointment at an accredited U.S. academic institution or similar nonprofit medical research institution that receives NIH and/or public foundation grants.
  • FWW does not fund sociological research.
  • Research should be related to one of FWW’s priority areas

All applicants will be emailed updates by December 2024. Awardees will be issued checks by December 2024.

Genentech: 2024 Health Equity Innovation Fund

The Genentech Health Equity Innovation Fund was launched to catalyze efforts to eliminate inequities in patient health outcomes. Through the 2024 Innovation Fund, they are seeking to fund teams focused on measurably and sustainably closing racial/ethnic inequities in healthcare to create a future where:

  • All patients – especially those marginalized by our healthcare system – define and attain their highest levels of health supported by a system that is accountable for delivering high-quality competent care.
  • The medical/scientific workforce is diverse, inclusive, thriving and accountable to all patients.

Genentech is accepting applications that address specific high level outcomes. They are looking for applications that bring a systemic lens to this work, cutting across multiple outcomes with a focus on root causes. They are specifically seeking applications that address inequities in patient outcomes and healthcare workforce experiences in the following areas:

  • Neuroscience and brain health, including but not limited to multiple sclerosis
  • Oncology, including but not limited to breast, lung and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
  • Ophthalmology, including but not limited to diabetic macular edema
  • Cardiovascular and metabolic disease, including but not limited to diabetes, hypertension and obesity

Applicants must be recognized by the IRS as a tax exempt, public charity under sections 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code or be a U.S. governmental organization (such as public schools, public colleges and universities, public hospitals, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments).

Please contact Gwen Allouch if you are interested in applying to this opportunity. 

Simons Foundation: Pivot Fellowship

Grant Amount: One year of salary support of the fellow’s academic-year salary, whether normally paid over 9 or 12 months and a $10,000 research, travel and professional development allowance during the fellowship training year. Mentors will receive a $50,000 research fund during the fellowship year.
Deadline: May 15, 2024

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The Simons Foundation is currently inviting applications for the Pivot Fellowship program which will support researchers who have a strong track record of success and achievement in their current field, and a deep interest, curiosity and drive to make contributions to a new discipline. The fellowship will enable today’s brightest minds to apply their talent and expertise to a new field and will consist of one training year where the fellow will be embedded in a lab of a mentor to learn the new discipline and its culture. Mentorship and support are essential for learning a new discipline and culture. In addition to the qualifications and potential of the applicant, the suitability of the mentor and the environment for mentorship will be strongly considered in the application process.

Fellows and mentors must hold a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree in the natural sciences (astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth sciences, neuroscience and physics), engineering, mathematics, data science or computer science — and all sub-disciplines therein — and be faculty at an academic institution or hold an equivalent position. Fellows must demonstrate that the fellowship will take place in a new discipline, distinct from their current field of study, within astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth sciences, neuroscience, physics or mathematics — and all sub-disciplines therein. In order to receive the fellowship, fellows must be approved by their institution for a full year of leave. Fellows must not hold any other fellowship that will provide them with salary support during the training year of the Pivot Fellowship.

Please contact Lynn Wong if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.