Industry and other Funding


American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Amount: $60,000
Deadline: March 31, 2019 nomination
Indirect Overhead Rate: 0%
Summary: AARP will invite an additional set of upward of 10 “fellows” each year to round out each year’s “class.” While fellows will not receive a cash prize, they will have access to a number of supports and technical assistance. The AARP Purpose Prize is the only national award in the United States that celebrates people 50 and older who are using their life experience to make a difference. Through the Purpose Prize, AARP celebrates the creativity, innovation, and inspiration that life experience brings.

King Faisal Foundation (KFF)
Amount: $200,000
Deadline: March 31, 2019
Indirect Overhead Rate: 0%
Summary: Launched by the King Faisal Foundation (KFF) and granted for the first time in 1979, the King Faisal International Prize (KFIP) recognizes the outstanding works of individuals and institutions in five major categories: Service to Islam, Islamic Studies, Arabic Language and Literature, Medicine, and Science. Its aim is to benefit Muslims in their present and future, inspire them to participate in all aspects of civilization, as well as enrich human knowledge and develop mankind. KFIP winners are evaluated only based on merit and their works are meticulously examined by specialized selection committees. The strict selection procedure meets international standards, and many of the laureates who have been awarded the prize went on to receive other prestigious prizes, such as the Nobel Prize.


Keio University Medical Science Fund
Amount: $90,000
Deadline: March 7, 2019 nomination
Indirect Overhead Rate: 0%
Summary: The prize recognizes:
– A researcher who has made a breakthrough in the fields of medicine and life sciences, or a related field.
– A researcher who has made an outstanding contribution to basic and clinical medicine.



2019 Lasker Essay Contest
Application Deadline: April 11, 2019, 5:00PM
The Lasker Essay Contest engages young scientists and clinicians from the US and around the glove in a discussion about big questions in biology and medicine and the role of biomedical research in our society today. The Contest aims to built skills in communicating important medical and scientific issues to broad audiences.
First-place award is $10,000 and an expense-paid trip to New York City to meet the 2019 Lasker Award winners on September 20. Second- and third-place prizes are $5000 and $2500, respectively. All monetary prizes are to be used towards educational expenses.

Click here for eligibility, guidelines, and more information.