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Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust

Proposal due August; Deadline date published on HRiA website.
Program type Medical research
Area served IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MO, OH, NE, ND, SD, WI, National
Restrictions Special consideration given to research being conducted in the Midwest
Grant history

Mission

The Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust was created by Marian Falk in 1979 to support biomedical research. Mrs. Falk sought to fund “medical research to improve treatments of the past and eventually find cures for diseases for which no definite cure is known.”

Guidelines

The Medical Foundation division of Health Resources in Action manages the grantmaking for both the Falk Catalyst and Transformational Programs on behalf of Bank of America. See the Application & procedures section of this page to access The Medical Foundation web page. Special consideration is given to research being conducted in the Midwest.

  

The application deadline is generally in August of each year and the notification period is in October. Please visit the HRiA website for the published deadline date, application guidelines and application forms. The HRiA website link is in the Application and procedures section of this page.

 

The Catalyst Awards Program provides $400,000 for 1 year seed funding to enable planning and development of projects, teams, tools, techniques and management infrastructure necessary to compete for a Transformational Award. Applications may be submitted in any area of basic, preclinical and/or clinical research with clear, achievable milestones and deliverables. Guidelines for the Catalyst Awards Program will be posted in July for a November funding start date.

 

The Transformational Awards Program provides $500,000 for a 2-year funding cycle to successful Catalyst Awardees to continue their work tackling critical scientific and therapeutic roadblocks and thereby opening avenues for treating and curing disease.

 

Current Catalyst Award recipients will be notified of the guidelines and requirements for the Transformational Awards Program and only current Catalyst Award recipients are invited to apply for Transformational Awards.

 

Two Catalyst Award applications will be accepted from the list of invited institutions for the upcoming cycle.

Bank contact

To discuss the application process or for questions about this foundation, contact us:

ilgrantmaking@ustrust.com

Please indicate the foundation name in the email subject line.

Detailed foundation contact information can be found in the Procedures.

Bank contact

To discuss the application process or for questions about this foundation, contact us:

ilgrantmaking@ustrust.com

Please indicate the foundation name in the email subject line.

Detailed foundation contact information can be found in the Procedures.