Wayne State University

March 2018 Development Grant Opportunities

The Corporate and Foundation Relations staff in the Development and Alumni Affairs Division circulates monthly a list of grant opportunities for faculty. By making this information available, we encourage you to consider seeking corporate and foundation grant support.

View the 43 grants totaling over $8 million in potential funds.

Sample grants include the following:

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

This funding opportunity is focused on moving the resilience field forward, by creating change in key areas that will improve integration across disciplines and sectors, by uniquely bringing together community leaders and researchers. This opportunity is intended for individuals and organizations who are open to new ways of thinking, partnering, and engaging to conduct rigorous research on resilience. Most interested in learning how to transform or change the norms or values needed to tackle systemic inequities (e.g., historical racism, entrenched poverty) that impede resilience. Two-year grants up to $350,000. Brief proposals due April 11, 2018 (3 p.m. ET). Please coordinate with Foundation Relations.

  • William T. Grant Foundation

Supports research to build, test, and increase understanding of approaches to reducing inequality in youth (ages 5-25) outcomes, particularly on the basis of race, ethnicity, economic standing, or immigrant origin status. Interested in research on programs, policies, and practices to reduce inequality in academic, social, behavioral, and economic outcomes. Grants range between $100,000 and $1,000,000 and cover two to four years of support. Letter of inquiry due 5/2/18. Please coordinate with Foundation Relations.

  • Merck

Public Policy grants support independent events or activities that (1) promote public policies that foster an environment for innovation in the bioscience industry or improve patient access to medicines or health care in general; or (2) facilitate opportunities to engage in constructive discussions on policy issues with organizations representing state or federal officials. Rolling deadline, but applications must be submitted 60 days prior to proposed start date.

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To learn more about these opportunities or discuss foundations or corporations that do not have active RFPs, please contact Gayle McAleenan, foundation relations officer at Gayle.McAleenan@wayne.edu or 313-577-8847, or Cherisse Montgomery, corporate relations officer at an7026@wayne.edu or 313-577-1162.