Below is a list limited submission funding opportunities that occur on a regular basis. A university-wide Internal selection process is required for each program.

Active VPDoR managed limited submission competitions are available on the Stanford Limited Submissions Opportunities Portal. For additional information, please visit the limited submissions FAQs or email the VPDoR Limited Submissions Program Team at

SponsorProgram NameAnticipated Sponsor Deadline
LUI Che Woo Prize CompanyLUI CHE Woo PrizeJanuary
NSFMajor Research Instrumentation ProgramJanuary
NSFPartnerships for Innovation (PFI) Program (Cycle 1)January
Cancer LeagueResearch GrantJanuary
Mary KayResearch Grant (no website, invitation sent to MCD)January
Radiologic Society of North AmericaRSNA ScholarJanuary
MallinckrodtScholar ProgramJanuary
Brain Research FoundationSeed Grant ProgramJanuary
Damon RunyonClinical InvestigatorFebruary
AgilentEarly Career Professor AwardFebruary
MicrosoftFaculty FellowshipFebruary
Baxter FoundationFaculty Scholar (no website, invitation sent to MCD)February
Ono Pharma FoundationOno Pharma Breakthrough Science Initiative Awards February
Vallee FoundationVallee Young Investigator AwardFebruary
Kleberg FoundationMedical Research GrantMarch
Pediatric Cancer Research FoundationPCRF GrantMarch
V FoundationPediatric Cancer (no website, invitation sent directly to SU)March
V FoundationV Scholar (no website, invitation sent directly to SU)March
Breast Cancer AllianceExceptional ProjectApril
David and Lucile Packard FoundationFellowships for Science and EngineeringApril
Mathers FoundationGrants Program (Spring Cycle)April
V FoundationV Clinical Scholar (no website, invitation sent directly to SU)April
W.M. Keck FoundationMedical Research Program and Science & Engineering Program (Cycle 1)May
V FoundationAdult Translational Cancer Research (no website, invitation sent directly to SU)June
Edwards FoundationGrants ProgramJune
William T GrantScholars ProgramJune
Brain Research FoundationScientific Innovations Award in NeuroscienceJune
The New York Academy of SciencesTakeda Innovators in Science AwardJune
Archer FoundationArcher AwardJuly
St. Baldrick’s FoundationFall Cycle Grants (Infrastructure and Fellows)July
Mathers FoundationGrants Program (Summer/Fall Cycle)July
NSFPartnerships for Innovation (PFI) Program (Cycle 2)July
ADAPathway to Stop DiabetesJuly
Pew Charitable TrustPew-Stewart Scholars in Cancer ResearchJuly
New AmericaPublic Interest Technology-University Network Challenge GrantJuly
Breast Cancer AllianceYoung InvestigatorJuly
Falk TrustCatalystAugust
Gabrielle's Angel FoundationGrants ProgramAugust
MallinckrodtGrants ProgramAugust
GreenwallFaculty Scholars Program in BioethicsSeptember
Kleberg FoundationMedical Research GrantSeptember
NSFNational Science Foundation Research Traineeship ProgramSeptember
Pew Charitable TrustPew Biomedical ScholarsSeptember
Sloan FoundationResearch FellowshipsSeptember
Rita AllenScholars ProgramSeptember
Kinship FoundationSearle Scholars ProgramSeptember
The Pac-12Student-Athelete Health and Well-Being Grant Program September
Tang Prize FoundationTang Prize in Biopharmaceutical ScienceSeptember
Tang Prize FoundationTang Prizes in Sustainable Development, Sinology, and the Rule of LawSeptember
Ho-Am FoundationHo-Am PrizeOctober
Francis Families FoundationParker B. Francis FellowshipOctober
Curing Kids CancerResearch AwardOctober
Blavatnik Family FoundationBlavatnik National AwardsNovember
W.M. Keck FoundationMedical Research Program and Science & Engineering Program (Cycle 2)November
Gordon and Betty Moore FoundationMoore Inventor FellowshipNovember
National Comprehensive Cancer NetworkYoung Investigator (no website, invitation sent to directly to SU)November
Mathers FoundationGrants Program (Winter Cycle)December
St. Baldrick’s FoundationSpring Cycle Grants (Scholars, Research, Supportive Care, Summer Fellowships, Consortium)December
Created: 07.12.22
Updated: 09.23.22