Heart Disease, Cancer and AIDS Research Grant

W. W. Smith Charitable Trust

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Grant amount: Up to US $125,000

Deadline: Jul 15, 2020 1:30pm PDT

Applicant type: Faculty College / University

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Camden County, New Jersey, Counties in Pennsylvania: Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County Show all

Location of residency: Camden County, New Jersey, Counties in Pennsylvania: Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County Show all

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Overview:

Heart, Cancer and AIDS Research Grants

An investment in life is the drive behind the Trust’s wish to help medical researchers pursue breakthroughs that will immeasurably improve our lives. The Trust has historically made and continues to make its greatest investment medical research. Even with impressive gains, there are still a number of diseases for which there are no cures, requiring more research to understand their origins and progression. The Trust continues to fund basic medical research in the areas of Heart Disease, Cancer, and AIDS.

The Trust highlights the importance of basic medical research in the area of Juvenile Diabetes and continues to provide funds for finding a cure. 

The philosophy of the Trust has been not to replicate governmental funding organizations, but identify and fund projects that are unique and meritorious. The Trust tries to select promising researchers who have the potential to attract the National Institutes of Health or other large funding organizations after the Trust’s support. There is a strong commitment to encourage new or less recognized investigators to apply for funding. 

Grants have generally been for basic medical research for faculties with appointments in universities, hospitals and research centers in the Delaware Valley. To further enhance the effectiveness of the research grants, a distinguished medical advisory committee comprised of leading scientists informs staff and the Trustees.

This group of experts review the many proposals submitted each year and advise the Trustees as to how to fund those projects that will hopefully have an immediate and direct influence upon the fight against heart disease, cancer, and AIDS. As the Charitable Trust principally supports projects in the Delaware Valley, the medical advisors come from institutions outside the Delaware Valley in order to avoid any conflict of interest.

It's impossible to quantify exactly how much significant progress has been made in basic research, but the Trust is confident that a growing body of meritorious technical literature has been produced, advancing the sum total of scientific knowledge applicable to the fights against cancers, heart disease, AIDS, and juvenile diabetes.

Guidelines

Specific basic, medical research projects dealing with cancer, heart disease, or AIDS.

Projects to be funded should be for one year. It is Trust policy that proposals not request funds for equipment alone. Copies of all published material relevant to a proposed research project should be made available to the Trust both before and after a grant is made. Unused grant funds must be returned to the Trust promptly so that other scientists may benefit from the relinquishment of those funds.

Up to two proposals can be submitted per parent organization if there are separate tax IDs underneath, with a preference to giving only one award per institution. Each of the proposals must be submitted under a separate tax ID.

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

Eligibility:

  • Grants have generally been for basic medical research for faculties with appointments in universities, hospitals and research centers in the Delaware Valley. 
  •  Almost always, grants are limited to organizations located within the Pennsylvania counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia as well as the City of Camden, New Jersey.
  • Grants are made only to tax-exempt organizations not classified as private foundations or private operating foundations within the terms of the Tax Reform Act of 1969. E
    • vidence is required from every applicant that the Internal Revenue Service currently approves of the organization’s exempt status under Code Section 501(c)(3) or its analogues, and designates the proposing organization as not being a private foundation under section 509.
  • Grants are available to organizations with proven or prudently predictable records of performance.
  • Special programs may be funded.

Ineligibility:

  • Grants are never available directly to individuals.
  • Requests for deficit financing are not considered.
  • No part of any grant may be subjected to a fundraiser’s commission.
  • Proposals will not be considered for development officer capacity-building.
  • The Trust budgets no funds to purchase meal tables, program advertisements, golf tournament sponsorships, organizational memberships, or to support analogous fundraising events.