Ad Hoc Grants

To complement the competitive award programs, we also make modest grants on an "ad hoc" basis to nonprofit organizations conducting activities intended to improve the general environment for science. These noncompetitive grants are for activities closely related to our focus areas.

We place special priority on working with non-profit organizations, including government agencies, to leverage financial support for our targeted areas of research, and on encouraging other foundations to support biomedical research.

No indirect or overhead charges can be applied to ad hoc grants.

Review the BWF programs on this web site and reach out to the program officer who heads up the program area you feel best aligns with your request.   Examples of recent ad hoc grant recipients include The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, the University of North Carolina System, the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics for an Interdisciplinary Biology Initiative, and the Gairdner Foundation.