Industry Collaboration Opportunities

Principal investigators at Georgetown University should consider and explore the variety of opportunities for industry collaborations and sponsorship as well as foundation grants. Some examples are linked below

For additional collaboration and funding resources please consider visiting the Office of the Dean for ResearchResearch Development Services, and the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations as well as subscribing to the FUND*Ability blog.

Please note, to protect confidential information and intellectual property, we advise you to discuss only the published aspects of your research when discussing possible research collaborations with companies or foundations.  While most submission portals will request non-confidential summaries of your research, some may not, and it is prudent for you to contact OTC before submitting a proposal through a company portal.       

Company Program Name and Link
Scleroderma Foundation

Program: New Investigator Grant
Goal: Supports new investigators pursuing research careers related to scleroderma.
Amount:  Up to $150,000 over three years
Deadline: Full proposal due September 15, 2016

Scleroderma Foundation

Program: Established Investigator Grant 
Goal: Supports established investigators on pilot studies to obtain preliminary data dealing with a highly innovative and/or highly relevant theme related to scleroderma.
Amount: Up to $150,000 over two years
Deadline: Full proposal due September 15, 2016

American Gastroentorological Association

Program: Research Scholar Award
Goal: Supports young investigators developing independent research careers by ensuring that a major portion of their time is protected for researching digestive diseases.
Amount: $270,000 over three years
Deadline: Full proposal due September 9, 2016

American Gastroenterological Association

Program: AGA-Takeda Pharmaceuticals Research Scholar Award in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Goal: Supports young investigators in establishing independent research careers in gastroenterology, hepatology or related areas. Seeks to ensure that a major proportion of investigator’s time is protected for research.
Amount: $270,000 over three years
Deadline: Full proposal due September 9, 2016

Fondation Leducq

Program: Transatlantic Networks of Excellence Program
Goal: Supports outstanding scientific research by bringing together international teams to conduct studies in cardiovascular and neurovascular disease.
Amount: 5 awards of up to $6,000,000 each over five years
Deadline: Letter of Intent due September 6, 2016

Cure SMA

Program: Basic Research
Goal: Supports novel research that increases understanding of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) disease pathology; generates key reagents and tools to facilitate drug development and clinical trials; and identifies new therapeutic strategies for SMA.
Amount: Up to $150,000 over two years
Deadline: Full proposal due September 2, 2016

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

Program: 2017 Faculty Development Award
Goal: Supports junior faculty career development through research progress in basic and/or clinical allergy and immunology and to promote the specialty.
Amount: $240,000 over three years 
Deadline: Letter of Intent due September 1, 2016

Burroughs Wellcome Fund 

Program: Career Awards at the Scientific Interface
Goal: Supports early career researchers transitioning from graduate work in the physical/mathematical/computational sciences or engineering into postdoctoral work in the biological sciences.
Amount: $500,000 over five years
Deadline: Pre-proposal due September 6, 2016

Department of Defense (DOD)

Lung Cancer Research Program

Career Development Award
Clinical Exploration Award
Idea Development Award
Investigator-Initiated Translational Research Award

Multiple Sclerosis Research Program

Exploration - Hypothesis Development Award
Investigator-Initiated Research Award
Pilot Clinical Trial Award

Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program

Idea Award with Special Focus
Career Development Award
Translational Team Science Award

Tick-Borne Disease Research Program
Detailed descriptions of the funding opportunity, evaluation criteria, and submission requirements can be found in the Program Announcements. The Program Announcements are available electronically for downloading from the website (, the CDMRP website ( and the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) (  All CDMRP funding opportunities, both recently and previously released, are available on the CDMRP website (
Submission is a two-step process requiring both (1) pre-application submission through the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) ( and (2) application submission through (  Refer to the General Application Instructions, Section II.A. for registration and submission requirements for eBRAP and

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SBIR Opportunities
DC Government Phase Zero Program Funding Opportunities
Johnson & Johnson

Partner with J & J

Sanofi Collaborate-Innovate (Innovation Challenge)
Eli Lilly

Lilly Research Award Program
Open Innovation Drug Discovery Program

Takeda Independent Medical Education Grants

Submit Your Idea
Areas of Interest


Licensing Opportunities
Areas of Interest


Partnering/Co-Development (adenosine receptor for IBD, COPD, SCD)
Partnering for Drug Discovery/Drug Development


Medical Education Grants

Allergan Medical Education Grants
Almac Discovery

Partnering and Collaboration

Amyris Collaboration
Agenus In/Out Licensing
Ariad Grants & Donations
BASF Innovation Award
Baxter Healthcare Bioscience Grants
Other Grants

Bayer Foundations Thrombosis Research Award
Bayer Foundations Scientific Awards

Genentech Clinical Fellows

Program: CGN Healthcare-Related Charitable Support
Goal: Supports projects focused on patient education, services and advocacy in the areas of minority health, clinical trial recruitment, personalized medicine, early diagnosis/detection and caregivers.
Amount: 5 awards up to $100,000
Deadline: Executive Summary due September 9, 2016

GSK Discovery Partnerships with Academia
Daiichi Sankyo


Debiopharm SA In-Licensing and Portfolio Objectives
EMD Serono Partnering
Roche Areas of Interest
Venture Fund
Gilead U.S. Corporate Grants & Giving
Janssen R & D Area of Focus
Kyowa Kirin Licensing and Partnering
Merck Areas of Interest and Partnerships
Takeda Areas of Interest
Partnership Contacts
Otsuka Healthcare-Related Charitable Contributions
Otsuka Grants Application Portal
Pfizer Submission of Opportunities
Areas of Interest
World R&D Partnering
Novo Nordisk Partnering
Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) Maryland Innovation Initiative
Maryland TEDCO Technology Commercialization Fund
Teva Teva Sponsored Studies
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Loan Repayment Programs
Targeted for repayment of student loans of doctoral level, biomedical or behavioral scientists conducting research funded by non-profit institutions.
DC I-Corps DC I-Corps
Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP)

Peer-Reviewed Alzheimer's Research Program 
LOI due, Full Application due
Detailed descriptions of the funding opportunity, evaluation criteria, and submission requirements can be found in the Program Announcement. The Program Announcement is available electronically for downloading from the website (, the CDMRP website ( and the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) (

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Award Foundation Physician-Scientist Training Award 
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Various Opportunities in Global Health and Development

Disclaimer: Listing of these companies and initiatives does not imply endorsement of Georgeotwn University, nor did Georgetown University receive any special privileges in listing these opportunities.