How to Apply

The Warren Alpert Foundation accepts grants for medical research, medical education, and in some cases general education and basic human services grants. See below on how to apply for these grants.

General, Medical, and Research Grants Over $25,000:

Prospective applicants should submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI). Please click here to submit your LOI.

The Letter of Inquiry will require the below information:

  • Title of Program
  • Description of Program
  • Perceived Need
  • Goals & Methodology
  • Approximated Budget & Time Line

Be sure to include proper contact information with your LOI.

PLEASE NOTE: LOI’s and applications are reviewed quarterly prior to our board of director’s meetings. (February, May, August & November). All LOI’s and requested applications must be received by January 15th, April 15th, July 15th and October 15th in order to be considered at the following board meeting.

General Funding requests of $25,000 and Under:

Any funding requests of $25,000 and under, please click here to submit your application.

Distinguished Scholars Award – CURRENTLY CLOSED

The dean or academic research officer of each medical school, academic hospital, or research institute located in the United States is invited to nominate one candidate for research in basic or clinical neurosciences. Scholars will be chosen on the basis of the success in their prior post-doctoral work as well as in the importance and creativity of their continued work. The Foundation expects to make five awards in 2024.

The foundation will select recipients for awards using an objective and nondiscriminatory selection process based upon criteria including a review of each applicant’s scholastic achievements, academic records, scientific proposal and submitted letters of recommendation.

Please click here to submit an application according to the listed requirements.  PLEASE NOTE: All inquiries and applications must be submitted by either the Dean, Chief Academic Research Officer, or the Grant’s Administration officer of the applicants institution.

Applications are due no later than November 1, 2024.