2022
Call for
Proposals

Current open period
extended to
August 12, 2022

Funding Available 2023

Deadline Extended!
The Portes Foundation is Currently Accepting Letters of Intent: June 1 – August 12, 2022

The Portes Foundation, in association with the Institute of Medicine of Chicago (IOMC), solicits letters of intent on an annual basis for research projects in health promotion and disease prevention with a special interest in cancer research and cancer care projects. To be considered for an award to be granted in February of 2023, a letter of intent should be submitted during the current open period, June 1 – August 12, 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.  

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.

In Memoriam - Allan R. Carroll

Allan Carroll Photo

Allan Carroll was President of the Board of the Portes Foundation.  He was a graduate of North Shore Country Day School in Wilmette, and earned a BA in Political Science and History from Tufts University in Medford, MA.  In his professional career, he was active in the financial markets since the 1960’s having worked first as Account Executive and later in management positions with appropriate licensure for Wall Street firms including Merrill Lynch, Bache & Co., and L. F. Rothschild. In 1980, he founded Carroll Financial Group, Inc. He was most recently President of GITTEL, Inc., a private consulting firm.

Mr. Carroll was a Director of Edens Bank, Wilmette, IL and of North Community Bank, Chicago, IL, where he also served as a member of the Executive Loan Review Committee. He served on the Executive Loan Committee of Metropolitan Bank Group, and also on the Independent Directors’ Committee.

He was the longest serving President of Ezra Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation, Skokie, IL where he also served as Managing Trustee of the multi-million dollar Endowment Fund. He was awarded The Gates of Jerusalem Medal by State of Israel Bonds.

Mr. Carroll is survived by his loving wife, Paula (Adler), two children, Laura (Jed) Ward and Jonathan (Katrina), and three grandchildren, Joe, Asher, and Brooke. 

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