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Foundation Funding Opportunities

The University of Utah Foundation Relations program can help build a relationship between you and potential private funding partners. Our team can advise on strategic approaches, arrange visits, review draft proposals and help translate ideas into fundable projects or programs. Please contact Daniel Hadley if you are interested in applying for an opportunity listed below. You may also find additional funding opportunities on the foundation relations website.


Shaffer Grants for Innovative Glaucoma Research
Amount: $50,000
Deadline: July 15th, 2021

Through the program, one-year grants of $50,000 will be awarded in support of novel and promising research dedicated to clinical, epidemiological, and laboratory research on glaucoma, including protecting and restoring the optic nerve; accurately detecting glaucoma and monitoring its progress; providing better understanding and treatment for congenital/juvenile glaucoma; finding the genes responsible for glaucoma; understanding the intraocular pressure system and developing better treatments; and determining the risk factors for glaucoma damage using systematic outcomes data.

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Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Care Physician Fellowship
Amount: $75,000
Deadline: July 28, 2021 (Pre-applications) 

The program offers a one-year post-residency fellowship designed to train a board eligible/certified neurologist or psychiatrist in specialized MS clinical care, including the opportunity to perform new patient consultations and follow-up evaluations under the supervision of an MS specialist physician. The fellow also will participate in multidisciplinary team activities, lectures, and professional meetings.

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Last Updated: 7/2/21