Next open period
June 1 - August 1, 2022
Funding Available 2023
Next Open Period: June 1 – August 1, 2022
The Portes Foundation, in association with the Institute of Medicine of Chicago (IOMC), solicits letters of interest on an annual basis for research projects in health promotion and disease prevention. To be considered for an award to be granted in February of 2023, a letter of interest should be submitted during the next open period, June 1 – August 1, 2022. After an initial review, select projects will be asked to submit a full proposal that will be due December 1, 2022. Funding for awards will be available in 2023.
We invite proposals that explore research or implementation ideas important in health promotion and disease prevention. These projects may be investigative in etiologic factors, preventive measures, primary and secondary prevention screening, and education. Projects in patient education or health professionals’ education will also be considered. All projects must include a complete and thorough evaluation component.
The Portes Foundation Mission
The Portes Foundation awards “seed-money” grants for projects in many areas of human wellness including grants for medical research, education, and clinical programs in the areas of health maintenance and disease prevention. In particular, the focus is on enabling investigators to launch new and promising lines of research focused on these areas and including the impact on patients and families.
Priority Funding Areas
The Portes Foundation seeks opportunities to enable young investigators to launch new and promising lines of research aimed at disease prevention and treatment including pilot studies and collaborative projects.
Educational projects supported by the Portes Foundation include both professional development efforts and patient education designed to improve health maintenance and disease prevention.
The Portes Foundation welcomes proposals from clinicians in the practice setting including nurses and other allied health professionals with an interest in the development of programs to improve health maintenance and disease prevention.
The Portes Foundation is part of a cooperative effort among a group of healthcare foundations and institutions whose purpose is achieving synergies, expansion, of individual foundation programs, and the development of new joint programs in healthcare.
Member organizations include: