Health & Medical Sciences

The Office of Research, Health Sciences provides the University of Pittsburgh's research community with up-to-date information about a wide range of funding opportunities for research across the full breadth of the health sciences and maintains a comprehensive searchable database of governmental and foundation funding opportunities.

Medical and Health Sciences Foundation

The Foundation Relations team at the Medical and Health Sciences Foundation (MHSF) is available to assist faculty in the health sciences who are seeking philanthropic funding opportunities from private foundations.  MHSF offers many services including, but not limited to:

  • Identifying targeted funding opportunities from charitable foundations
  • Proposal editing, ensuring funders’ priorities are addressed and emphasized
  • Stewarding funders and building relationships on behalf of Pitt and its faculty
  • Managing the gift agreement process and securing institutional signatures

For more information about MHSF services, please contact Lauren Ward, Director of Foundation Relations, at