Biomedical Research Grants

San Antonio Area Foundation

Grant amount: Up to US $30,000

Anticipated deadline: Dec 4, 2018 9:59pm PST

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit College / University

Funding uses: Biomedical

Location of project: Counties in Texas: Atascosa County, Bandera County, Bexar County, Blanco County, Comal County Expand all

Location of residency: Counties in Texas: Atascosa County, Bandera County, Bexar County, Blanco County, Comal County Expand all

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Biomedical Research Grants

Grants are awarded on an annual basis in the areas of cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

Applications are evaluated on

  • Originality and importance of the research
  • Likelihood that the project can gain competitive funding nationally
  • Project’s benefit to the San Antonio and South Texas community
  • Capability of the investigator to complete the study

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Those eligible to submit applications include nonprofit organizations exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, schools, churches or governmental bodies that serve Bexar and the following counties: Frio, Atascosa, Karnes, Wilson, Guadalupe, Gonzales, Comal, Blanco, Kendall, Gillespie, Kerr, Bandera and Medina.
  • Biomedical Research grants are awarded in the following areas:
    • Cancer
    • Diabetes
    • Heart Disease


  • Priority is given to:
    • Junior investigators initiating pilot projects which, if funded, can be leveraged to gain additional national funding.
    • Senior investigators seeking "bridge" funding or defining new directions for their laboratories
    • Laboratories encompassing teaching components, inter-institutional collaborations or scientific inquiries of particular relevance to our South Texas population


  • The area foundation does not fund:
    • Endowments
    • Debt reduction
    • Operating deficits
    • Salaries
    • Travel and printing costs related to publication
  • Any Principal Investigator who receives a Biomedical Research grant award in one year is not eligible to apply for the following three years.

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