Supporting research programs to evolve healthcare.
Understanding and improving our community’s health is vital to building an inclusive and equitable San Antonio. Biomedical Research grants are available to support programs dedicated to advancing the prevention, treatment, and understanding of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and infectious diseases.
We need to focus on what we heard from the community – and improving our process to meet those needs. We have made a transition from awarding Biomedical Research grants for individual research projects to awarding grants to research institutions. Rather than having multiple applications from the same institution, our goal is to give the awarded institution the flexibility to utilize the funds in a way that will be most effective for their work and for the community.
Institutions receiving the Biomedical Research grants will propose how they plan to utilize the funds. They may propose using the funds for a single research project or program; or, they may propose using the funds for more than one smaller project.
Going forward, we will award two Biomedical Research grants every two years. The grants will be two-year grants. We will award the grants to different institutions every two years. Should more funding become available in the future, we’ll revisit the process.
In order to apply for a Biomedical Research Grant, the following criteria must be met:
We award grants to applications advancing the treatment, prevention, and understanding of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and infectious diseases.
Proposals are evaluated on:
Priority is given to:
With these Biomedical Research grants, the Area Foundation does not fund:
Beginning in 2021, the process will follow this timeline:
Congrats to our 2021 Biomedical Research grantees!
The San Antonio Area Foundation made one grant in 2020 from the Biomedical Research field of interest funds. The Area Foundation awarded $97,141.00 to Texas Biomedical Research Institute for the San Antonio Partnership for Precision Therapeutics (SAPPT). SAPPT funds are housed and administered by Texas Biomedical Research Institute as a representative of three other partner Institutions: Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), UT Health San Antonio, and The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The grant will be used by SAPPT exclusively for the San Antonio Partnership for Precision Therapeutics collaborative research and development efforts to accelerate the understanding, treatment, and prevention of COVID-19.