The Rita Allen Foundation receives and reviews all grant proposals by invitation only.
We award grants under our three Investment Areas - Youth Leadership in the Sciences and Social Innovation; Civic Literacy and Engagement; and Community Building - and there is a well-established process in place for the selection of Rita Allen Foundation Scholars, who also receive generous funding support from our organization.
INVESTMENT AREAS GRANT GUIDELINES
The Rita Allen Foundation invests our grant dollars in worthy projects that mirror the spirit of our Mission, Guiding Principles and policies. Innovative programs are identified and reviewed by staff, and possibly outside experts pre-selected by the Foundation, and then referred to our Board of Directors for discussions and decisions.
The Board of Directors has authorized three areas of interest for grant investments. They are:
All grant recipients must adhere to the requirements outlined in our agreements and protocols, and file regular progress reports with the Foundation. Organizations of interest to our staff or Board of Directors are contacted directly by us with a specific request for information. As such, unsolicited applications are not accepted.
At the Rita Allen Foundation, we view our grants as long-term investments, aimed at building and sustaining institutions and ideas for years to come. As such, we are committed to fostering ongoing and lasting relationships with our grant recipients and generally avoid funding narrowly defined or limited projects.
Because we develop collaborations designed to achieve meaningful and impactful results, we are dedicated to identifying the best partners and projects.
To ensure maximum funding for our grants, our administrative staff is kept at a small number. Although not equipped to accept unsolicited submissions, they are focused on finding proposals consistent with our Mission, Guiding Principles and resources.
SCHOLARS PROGRAM GRANT NOMINATION GUIDELINES
The Rita Allen Foundation Scholars program provides grants to leading medical research institutions selected by the Rita Allen Foundation Scientific Advisory Committee and confirmed by the Rita Allen Foundation Board of Directors. Grants to Scholars support research scientists in the early stages of their careers.
Fields of research we embrace are analgesics, cancer, immunology and neuroscience. The Rita Allen Foundation reviews candidates by invitation only.
Rita Allen Scholars are leaders in their fields of study and include a Nobel Laureate and several members of the National Academy of the Sciences.
Individuals chosen will be designated Rita Allen Foundation Scholars and the affiliated institution will receive financial support from the Rita Allen Foundation.
Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Program Eligibility Answers to FAQ
What does the Rita Allen Foundation Scholars program do?
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If an institution is not on the eligible list, can it be considered for inclusion?
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Key Dates and Deadlines
|November 4, 2013 through January 26, 2014:||Application period|
|February and March 2014:||Review period|
|April 25, 2014:||Finalist interviews - New York City|
|May 2014:||Grant awards announced|
|August 2014:||Grant contracts due|
|September 2014 – August 2019:||Grant period|
|August 31, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018:||Interim reports due|
|December 1, 2019:||Final report due|
To be eligible for a Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award, candidates must:
The nomination for the grant application must be completed by a senior official at the nominating institution and must be completed online through proposalCENTRAL a web-based grant application system. Nominations should include the following required support materials:
Institutions are limited to submitting one nomination per review cycle.
Once the nomination is complete and has been approved by the Foundation, candidates are required to complete the grant application in proposalCENTRAL and provide the following application support materials:
Successful grant recipients will be required to provide complete narrative and financial reports detailing their expenditure of the grant funds and progress made toward the goal(s) of the grants. Grant reports also must be submitted online through proposalCENTRAL.