Corporations & Foundations
Applying for research, scholarship, and program based funding from philanthropic foundations is something all faculty should consider and pursue. The Office of Development posts a funding calendar comprised of opportunities from local corporations, foundations, associations, and organizations. The Foundation Directory Online is also an excellent resource for finding opportunities.
The Office of Development is responsible for maintaining long-term relationships with many institutions, and complements the work of OSP (which is responsible for all sponsored research regardless of sponsor). Corporate and foundation relations staff can help faculty with searching for funding opportunities, identifying foundations with ongoing initiatives in particluar areas of faculty interest, providing insight about the University's current and historical relationship with foundations, proposal review, and facilitation of ongoing foundation relationships for faculty and their units.
Before contacting a corporate or foundation sponsor please reach out to any of the team below (or your area development officer) with questions or to discuss an opportunity.
- Chris E. Ostrander (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Director of Foundation Relations (National)
- Dhiraj Chand (email@example.com)
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (Local)
- Lynn Wong (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Director of Foundation Relations (Health Sciences)
All proposals and contracts for sponsored research are processed by OSP and we are the authorized officials for negotiating and binding the University of Utah. If you are unsure whether your funding qualifies as a sponsored project, please contact your Sponsor Projects Officer.