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Corporations and Foundations

Students present their research at SciFest, supported by funds from the M.R. Bauer Foundation.
Students study at the Mobile App Design Boot Camp, supported by a grant from Akamai.
Archaeologists take samples from ancient wine jars at a dig in El Kabri, made possible by the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies.

Brandeis’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) raises funds from and builds partnerships with private organizations (foundations, corporations, public charities, and other organizations) to advance the University’s research, education, and social improvement missions.

For corporations and foundations: We keep current and potential corporate and foundation partners connected with university leadership and informed about Brandeis and our distinctive history, priorities, and strengths, and coordinate relationships across the entire campus: the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the International Business School, the Rabb School of Professional Studies, and independent centers and institutes, as well as Research Administration, Technology Transfer, and the Hiatt Career Services Center.

For Brandeis faculty and staff:  We promote faculty grant-seeking from foundations and corporations, working closely with the Vice Provost for Research and the Office of Research Administration by

  • identifying potential foundation and corporate support for projects
  • strategizing approaches to funders
  • developing proposals to foundations and corporations
  • monitoring/circulating foundation RFPs, including key limited-submission RFPs

Throughout this website, you will find useful information about our office and links to other parts of the Brandeis website.  We also invite you to call or email us with any questions you may have or to seek our assistance.