Annually, Friends of Prentice invites all Northwestern University doctors and scientists to apply for grants that fund basic, clinical and translational research, as well as public health and community service work in all aspects of women’s health.
We are proud to have sponsored projects on topics including gynecologic oncology, mental health, heart disease, disparities in access to care, diabetes, HIV, uterine and pelvic medicine, genetic biomarker research, home health care outreach and more.
In awarding the grants, FOP considers the impact that the project will have on the delivery of women’s healthcare at Northwestern, as well as its impact in the broader community.
For instance, FOP has been a leading funder of Dr. Teresa Woodruff and her work at the Women’s Health Research Institute at Northwestern, which in turn has been instrumental in successfully requiring that women be included in federally funded clinical trials, a major advancement in the field of women’s health.
FOP also seeks to encourage young doctors and researchers to pursue their scientific, clinical and community medical goals. Our organization regularly provides seed money that leads to major NIH research dollars for young researchers.
FOP grants out funds to as many at 8-10 principal investigators each year.
Applications will be accepted from Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (NMHC) staff, Feinberg School of Medicine staff, fellows and residents with a faculty co-principal investigator affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Prentice Women's Hospital. We highly encourage projects from new investigators.
FOP is seeking proposals that advance the quality of women's healthcare by investing in emerging technologies and medical advancements including groundbreaking research and clinical care programs. We encourage projects in understudied areas of women’s health research.
Philanthropy Associate, Grants Administration
Northwestern Memorial Foundation