Resources-Foundation Relations - Carnegie Mellon University


We would be happy to help you research funding opportunities and navigate the proposal process. Below are some links that you might find helpful as you get started.

Internal resources:

University policies, frequently requested documents, and other items

Foundation overhead policies [pdf]

University libraries list of fellowship and grant opportunities

Internal funding opportunities:

ProSEED: One of the defining characteristics of Carnegie Mellon is a continuous flow of new ideas, experiments, startups, collaborations, and inventions. ProSEED is a CMU-wide initiative designed to provide seed funding to build on this strength and encourage boundary-crossing creativity and novel experimentation - to carry out our mission of research and teaching, improve the quality of life at the university, synergize resources, and strengthen collaboration across the university.

Other seed grant programs at CMU: The ProSEED website also contains a list of other funding opportunities across campus.

External resources:

Foundation Center - This site provides extensive information about philanthropy. The Foundation Relations team has a subscription to the Foundation Center's database, Foundation Directory Online, which allows us to do research on foundation funding interests, staff contacts, and grants awarded. Please contact us if you would like more information.

Foundation Center proposal writing short course - This online course gives an overview of the standard components of a proposal and helps you think through what information you will need as you work on a foundation proposal.

Young investigator funding opportunities - UC San Diego - This comprehensive site lists a variety of funding opportunities and deadlines, specifically focused on grants for young investigators.

Pitt Office of Research, Health Sciences - This site provides links to foundations that make grants focused on particular diseases, the health sciences, and health care delivery.