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Foundation Sponsored Limited Submission Opportunities

The University of Utah Foundation Relations team manages several limited submission opportunities sponsored by various foundations each year. Foundations Limited Submissions are reviewed by a Foundations LSO Committee that selects applications most likely to:

  • Perpetuate success for the University;
  • Assist the selected faculty member in advancing their research; and
  • Meet the goals and expectations of the sponsor

The CFR team conducts three cycles of Foundation LSO review each academic year: Fall, Winter, and Spring. All Foundation-sponsored LSOs that are currently managed by the UofU CFR Office are listed HERE, with links to learn more about each program. The InfoReady internal competition links for each program are published as they are created. Interested faculty members must apply to the internal competition and be selected by the LSO Committee for each program.

Internal competitions for all Winter 2023-2024 Foundations LSOs are active and shared below! Please contact Gwen Allouch if you have questions about applying for an opportunity listed above.


Winter Funding Opportunities Sponsor Internal Competition Status Program Description
Mallinckrodt Scholar Awards Mallinckrodt Foundation Friday, November 17, 2023

Click here to learn more or apply!


The Edward J. Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation has invited the University of Utah to submit two nominations for the Awards limited submission opportunity. These awards support early-stage investigators engaged in biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of disease. Scholars will be supported for four years, commencing October 1, 2024. The stipend will consist of $125,000 annually. Please refer to the Mallinckrodt Scholar Awards website for eligibility criteria. Please contact Gwen Allouch if you have any questions about this limited submission opportunity.
W.M. Keck Foundation W.M. Keck Foundation Monday, December 4, 2023

Click here to learn more or apply!


The Office of the Vice President is seeking interdisciplinary and transformative project concepts for the W. M. Keck Foundation. Keck seeks to benefit humanity by supporting projects in two specific areas (1) medical research and (2) science and engineering that:

·      Focus on important and emerging areas of research;

·      Have the potential to develop breakthrough technologies, instrumentation or methodologies;

·      Are innovative, distinctive and interdisciplinary;

·      Demonstrate a high level of risk due to unconventional approaches, or by challenging the prevailing paradigm;

·      Have the potential for transformative impact, such as the founding of a new field of research, the enabling of observations not previously possible, or the altered perception of a previously intractable problem;

·      Do not focus on clinical or translational research, treatment trials or research for the sole purpose of drug development;

·      Fall outside the mission of public funding agencies; and

·      Demonstrate that private philanthropy generally, and the W. M. Keck Foundation in particular, is essential to the project’s success.

Funding requests are traditionally $1,000,000 in direct costs over three years, however the foundation has recently permitted budgets to exceed that amount (we recommend a cap of $1,400,000 over three years). Please reach out to Lynn Wong with any questions or to discuss applicability of an idea.