Mallinckrodt Grants Awards

The mission of the Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr Foundation is to support early-stage investigators engaged in basic biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis or treatment of disease.

 Each institution is allowed to submit one proposal. Applicants should be in the first to fourth year of their tenure track faculty position and not have current R01 funding. Grants are usually $60,000 and funding commences on October 1. No indirect costs are allowed. Salary is acceptable.

  The regular grants provide $60,000 per year for a period of up to three years. The grants are not renewable. Institutions may submit one proposal annually. Accordingly, interested candidates should work through their research grants office in obtaining the appropriate sponsorship or approval from your institution.

 Proposals must contain an adequately detailed description of the project to be clearly understandable by the scientific members of the Trustees. They need not be in the detail requested by the NIH for R01 grants and should not exceed five pages in length. Additional material can be submitted, but the five-page application should contain essential information. References should also be included to support the proposal. Note that the five-page limit is only for the project description.

 A one to two pages lay summary must be provided as part of the proposal. Applicants should bear in mind that our Board includes non-scientist members, making this summary of particular importance. The summary should include the project’s title.

 In addition to the institution providing recognition of an internal selection process resulting in no more than one candidate (this requires just a sentence that may be included in the letters), the proposal must be accompanied by letters of approval by the Dean of the medical school and/or another senior faculty member or members who can represent the support of the institution and who are acquainted with the qualifications of the applicant and the potential impact of his/her work.

 A 5 page NIH biosketch should be included. In addition, please include a cover page with the name of the investigator, contact information, and title of the project.

 Proposals must contain an adequate budget with a breakdown as to how the funds will be used. It is important to justify how the funds to be received will be used to advance the unique problem under study in a way that cannot be done with existing funds. In addition, the proposal must detail the levels of support of any grants already available or pending.

 The Foundation will not fund overhead / indirect costs. Salary is acceptable. Grants will be made and restricted to domestic institutions.

 Funding for years 2 and 3 is contingent upon approval of a yearly progress report by the applicant submitted via e-mail. These are generally one-page summaries of the work in progress. Failure to submit progress reports jeopardizes subsequent funding.

Number of Applications
Amount of Funding

$60,000/yr, up to three years ($180,000)


The funds are designed to provide faculty members who hold M.D. and/or Ph.D. degrees, and who are in the first to fourth year of a tenure-track position, with support to move the project forward to the point where R01 or other independent funding can be obtained. Applicants with current R01 funding should not apply.

Submission Process

Step 1:

In ONE PDF, please provide: 

  1. A one-page cover letter with one-inch margins and 12-point-font including:
    • PI Name
    • PI Department/Division and School/College
    • Project Title
    • Brief Summary of Project
  2. Federal-grant-style Biosketch (usually NIH or NSF) 

Please e-mail these documents as a single PDF to Stephanie Endy ( by April 16, 2019. 

Step 2:

Final nominees will be notified of their selection by April 26, 2019.

Step 3:

Final proposal must be received by the Office of Research Administration by July 25, 2019, at 5:00 pm EST

Step 4:

Final proposal must be received by the sponsor by August 1, 2019, at 5:00 pm EST


Abstract or LOI to ORA Chosen Proposal Announced ORA Final Proposal Due Date Sponsor Submission Deadline Days Until Due
04/16/2019 04/26/2019 07/25/2019 08/01/2019 CLOSED