External Funding for Faculty

Accordia Global Health Foundation

Accordia Global Health Foundation overcomes the burden of infectious diseases by building healthcare capacity and strengthening academic medical institutions in Africa.

Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

The largest foundation in the Muslim World with extensive projects in health, education, rural development, and NGO-enhancement.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation currently makes grants in six core program areas: higher education and scholarship, scholarly communications, research in information technology, museums and art conservation, performing arts, conservation and the environment.

Boehringer Ingelheim

Foundation for Basic Research in Biomedicine Travel Allowances: to enable the recipients to visit laboratories further afield in order to study clearly defined techniques useful for their ongoing research and the work of their research group at home.

Carnegie Corporation of New York

Carnegie Corporation of New York is a philanthropic foundation for the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding.

CDC Foundation

The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention do more, faster by forging effective partnerships between CDC and individuals, foundations and corporations to fight threats to health and safety.


One of largest NGOs involved in international development and relief.

Center for Scientific Review

The Center for Scientific Review (CSR) is the portal for NIH grant applications and their review for scientific merit.

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation is a private charitable foundation founded by Charles Stewart Mott of General Motors.

Clinton Foundation

The William J. Clinton Foundation focuses on worldwide issues that demand urgent action, solutions, and measurable results — global climate change, HIV/AIDS in the developing world, childhood obesity and economic opportunity in the United States, and economic development in Africa and Latin America.

Commonwealth Fund

The International Program in Health Care Policy and Practice promotes cross-national research, collaborations and exchanges. Activities include fellowships, meetings of researchers and policymakers, and an annual GH policy survey.

Community of Science

COS Funding Opportunities provides a searchable database of global funding opportunities.

Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)

CIES administers Fulbright grants. Fulbright grants are made to U.S. citizens and nationals of other countries for a variety of educational activities, primarily university lecturing, advanced research, graduate study and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation aims to improve the quality of peoples' lives through grants supporting the performing arts, environmental conservation, medical research, and the prevention of child maltreatment.

Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation is a resource for innovative people and institutions around the world to advance human welfare, and all of our work flows from this fundamental commitment.

General Electric Foundation

The GE Foundation supports U.S. and international education, the environment, public policy, human rights, disaster relief and community success around the globe.

Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences

Various research and training grant opportunities are available.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is dedicated to bringing innovations in health and learning to the global community.

Foundation Center

The Foundation Center is a national nonprofit service organization recognized as the nation’s leading authority on organized philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust.

Foundation for the National Institutes of Health

The mission of the Foundation for NIH is to foster public health through scientific discovery, translational research, and the dissemination of research results through specially-configured, high-impact public-private partnerships consistent with the priorities of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The foundation supports smaller focused programs in clinical training and ancillary support programs.

Global Forum for Health Research

The Global Forum for Health Research provides evidence, tools and discussion forums for decision-makers in research funding and policy to improve the health of poor populations through research for health.

The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria

The Global Fund is a unique global public/private partnership dedicated to attracting and disbursing additional resources to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

Institute of International Education (IIE): Scholar Rescue Fund

The Scholar Rescue Fund is intended to support academics, scholars, and intellectuals from any country and any discipline in temporary visits to institutions in any safe country, in any part of the world.

Interagency Youth Working Group

The Interagency Youth Working Group seeks to provide global technical leadership to advance the reproductive health and HIV/AIDS outcomes of young people ages 10-24 in developing countries.

International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

IDRC funds research activities that are designed to directly benefit developing countries and their citizens. Here you will find information about how to apply for funding and how to manage the funds you receive.

International Society for Infectious Diseases

The mission of the International Society for Infectious Diseases is to enhance research, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases, particularly in low resource countries. The Society’s programs emphasize the transfer of information and appropriate technology through training and education of health care professionals. These programs include conferences, workshops, training grants, and fellowships.

Izumi Foundation

The primary goal of the Izumi Foundation is to support efforts that will reduce the burden of infectious diseases in developing and low-income countries.

Kaiser Family Foundation

A leader in health policy and communications, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S., with a growing role in global health.

Lady Davis Fellowship Trust

The trust provides the opportunity for leading scientists and scholars, post-doctoral researchers, and doctoral students from abroad to teach, study, and participate in research in Israel at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and at the Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa.

MacArthur Foundation

Addresses both national and international health, development, and population issues, provides links to organizations supported by the Foundation and to philanthropic resources.

National Academy of Medicine

The nation turns to the National Academy of Medicine, formerly called the Institute of Medicine (IOM), for science-based advice on matters of biomedical science, medicine, and health.

National Academy of Sciences

Various research awards are available.

National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering. It does this through grants, and cooperative agreements to more than 2,000 colleges, universities, K-12 school systems, businesses, informal science organizations and other research organizations throughout the United States. The Foundation accounts for about one-fourth of federal support to academic institutions for basic research.

National Institute of Health

The mission of the Foundation for NIH is to foster public health through scientific discovery, translational research, and the dissemination of research results through specially-configured, high-impact public-private partnerships consistent with the priorities of the NIH.


PATH is an international nonprofit organization that creates sustainable, culturally relevant solutions, enabling communities worldwide to break longstanding cycles of poor health.

PAHO/WHO Fellowships

Fellowships provide opportunities for advanced study in public health fields that are not customarily available in the fellow’s home country to promote the international exchange of scientific knowledge and techniques related to health.


Pfizer Inc supports medical innovation in a wide range of disciplines through our Medical & Academic Partnerships (MAP) grants and awards. Pfizer Fellowships and Scholars Grants offer opportunities for academic researchers in basic, outcomes, and patient-oriented research. Pfizer Visiting Professorships continue to be a resource for in-depth, clinically focused exchange between medical schools and host organizations and outside scholar-scientists.

Philippe Foundation Grants

Grants are designed to facilitate the exchange of scientists and doctors between the United States and France for research related endeavors. The Foundation assists doctors and scientists who already have a salary or other source of support.

Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation (RF) is a prominent philanthropic organization and private foundation which attempts to harness the creative forces of globalization, supporting breakthrough solutions to 21st century challenges.

Skoll Foundation

The Skoll Foundation’s mission is to drive large-scale change by investing in, connecting and celebrating social entrepreneurs and other innovators dedicated to solving the world’s most pressing problems.

TWAS Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research and Advanced Training

The Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) offers fellowships to young scientists in developing countries to enable them to spend between six and twelve months at a research institution based in a developing country other than their own.

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

USAID is an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State.

Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust is an independent charity funding research to improve human and animal health.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation focuses its investments and grantmaking focusing on three key elements: Education and Learning; Food, Health and Well-Being; and Family Economic Security.

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has been making grants since 1967 to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world.