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.

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. 

For additional collaboration and funding resources, please consider visiting the Office of the Dean for Research, Research Development Services, and the Office of Institutional Partnerships and subscribing to the FUND*Ability blog.

Industry Collaboration Opportunities
Company Program Name and Link
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). ll 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

Defense SBIR/STTR Innovation Portal:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

SBIR Opportunites

DC Government

Phase Zero Program Funding Opportunities

Johnson & Johnson

Partner with J&J
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Collaborate-Innovate (Innovation Challenge)

Eli Lilly

Lilly Research Award Program
Open Innovation Drug Discovery Program


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


Medical Education Grants

Almac Discovery

Partnering and Collaboration




In/Out Licensing


Grants & Donations


Innovation Award

Baxter Healthcare

Bioscience Grants
Other Grants


Bayer Foundations Thrombosis Research Award
Bayer Foundations Scientific Awards


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Clinical Fellows


Discovery Partnerships with Academia

Daiichi Sankyo


Debiopharm SA

In-Licensing and Portfolio Objectives

EMD Serono



Areas of Interest
Venture Fund


U.S. Corporate Grants & Giving

Janssen R & D

Area of Focus

Kyowa Kirin

Licensing and Partnering


Areas of Interest and Partnerships


Areas of Interest
Partnership Contracts


Healthcare-Related Charitable Contributions
Otsuka Grants Application Portal


Submission of Opportunities
Areas of Interest
World R&D Partnering

Pfizer CTI Call for Proposals 2020 (September 21st deadline)

Novo Nordisk


Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO)

Maryland Innovation Initiative
Maryland TEDCO Technology Commercialization Fund


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 Georgetown University, nor did Georgetown University receive any special privileges in listing these opportunities.