Information for Faculty

Foundation Relations at the Feinberg School of Medicine provides services to faculty and staff in the Feinberg School of Medicine and connects them to foundations and associations that fund biomedical research.

Our Services

Customized Funding Opportunities

We meet with faculty members and fellows to learn about their current research and discuss funding needs. An extensive search is performed to acquire information for funding opportunities that match the needs of the faculty member or fellow. For more information, please email

Proposal Development

  • Analyzing RFP/Reviewers
  • Coordinating with PI Department/University Offices
  • Leveraging University Resources
  • Editing and Review of Your Proposal
  • Assistance with identifying potential collaborators

Presentation Preparation and Training

We review and edit PowerPoint slides and conduct practice sessions to prepare faculty for in-person presentations to foundations and associations.

Liaison with University offices

  • Feinberg School of Medicine Office of the Dean
  • Office of Sponsored Research
  • Evanston office of Foundation Relations and Corporate Relations
  • Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Feinberg office of Corporate Partnerships

Relationship Development

Our office provides assistance with editing and reviewing progress reports. Progress reports are an essential piece of communication between researchers and the foundation who funds them.

Site visits are organized to reinforce the relationships between researchers and foundations. Foundations can see first hand how their funding directly contributes to scientific breakthroughs.

Faculty Resources