2022
Call for
Proposals

Letters of Intent
Due August 1, 2022

Funding Available 2023

Letters of Intent Due August 1, 2022

The Portes Foundation, in association with The Institute of Medicine of Chicago (IOMC), is soliciting letters of intent for research projects in health promotion and disease prevention to be considered for an award to be granted in February of 2023.  Letters of Intent are due August 1, 2022.  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.  

Research Proposals

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

RESEARCH

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.

EDUCATION

Educational projects supported by the Portes Foundation include both professional development efforts and patient education designed to improve health maintenance and disease prevention.

CLINICAL PROGRAMS

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.

Our Partners

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:

Hektoen Institute
www.hektoen.org

Institute of Medicine of Chicago
www.iomc.org

Michael Reese Research & Education Foundation
www.michaelreesefoundation.org

Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago
www.phimc.org

The Portes Foundation
www.portesfoundation.org