The Foundation Relations staff assists in identifying and securing support from private foundations. We work both proactively—bringing funding opportunities to the attention of WashU schools and faculty—and reactively—responding to requests for assistance.  

Throughout the year, the Foundation Relations staff monitors funding opportunities from foundations. If you would like to be notified when new opportunities in your research area are available, please contact a member of the Foundation Relations staff with a brief statement of your research focus or funding needs.

Private Funding Sources, our online catalog of biomedical research funding opportunities, lists current internal competitions and opportunities for new investigators. You also also search for opportunities by interest. New information is posted regularly.

Note: This site requires authentication with your WUSTL Key or WUSM domain credentials. New opportunities are posted regularly, so please check often.

How we can help

Explain foundation grant seeking and how it differs from federal grant seeking
Identify foundations that fund in specific research and programmatic areas
Develop an approach and a competitive letter of interest or proposal
Act as liaison between faculty members and foundations
Assist with letters of intent and grant proposals
Assist with grant reporting and help steward foundation relationships

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