Research Funding

Kendal Charitable Funds Accepting Applications for Promising Innovations

Letters of Intent due:  June 13, 2016

As a system of nonprofit communities, programs, and services founded on the principles of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Kendal Charitable Funds aspires to transform the experience of aging. Kendal affiliates work together within the Kendal System and with caring people outside of it to transform our culture’s view of aging and of older persons, stressing the potential for fulfillment and continuing contribution during the later stages of life.

Through its Promising Innovations program, Kendal will award grants of up to $25,000 in support of programs that respond to challenges of aging individuals in rural places.

Organizations with an IRS Section 501(c)(3) or 7871 status are eligible to apply.

Letters of intent must be received no later than June 13. Upon review, selected organizations will be invited to submit a full application by August 5, 2016.

See the Kendal Charitable Funds website for complete program guidelines, information about previous recipients, and application instructions.

FY16 Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP)

April 21 Pre-Application Deadline:  Era of Hope Scholar Award, Breakthrough Award Levels 1 & 2, and Breakthrough Fellowship Award

April 27th Pre-Application Deadline:  Innovator Award, Breakthrough Award Levels 3 & 4, and Distinguished Investigator Award

Funding:  $375k  – $5 M see each program for details.

the synopsis of Award Mechanisms and Submission Requirements.

Read the program announcement and submit Pre-Application at:

NDED SBIR/STTR Matching Funds

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development offers an SBIR/STTR matching grant program. They provide a 65%, up to $100,000, match to Nebraska recipients of Phase I and Phase II awards. They also offer a $5,000 Phase 0 Planning grant to Nebraska businesses applying for open SBIR or STTR solicitations. This grant can help pay for a grant writer, technical review, or salaries directly related to writing the proposal.