The Portes Foundation and the IOMC call for letters of intent

The Portes Foundation, in association with The Institute of Medicine of Chicago (IOMC), is soliciting proposals for research projects in health promotion and disease prevention. Please share this letter with colleagues who may be interested.

Generally, the Portes Foundation has funded grants between $25,000 and $30,000. Grants are awarded for one-year projects. The principal investigator must be a MD, DO, or PhD, have an appointment at a medical school, other health science schools or colleges, or a medical school affiliated hospital or group practice.

We invite proposals that explore research or implementation ideas important in health promotion and disease prevention. These projects may be investigative in etiologic factors, preventive measures, primary and secondary prevention screening, and education. Projects in patient education or health professions education will also be considered. All projects must include a complete and thorough evaluation component.

All proposals will be peer-reviewed by a scientific committee of The Portes Foundation and the IOMC. The first phase of this process is a Letter of Intent, which should not exceed three pages. It should concisely describe the purpose and rationale of the study, its expected outcome, as well as the basic methods that will be used for evaluating the success of the project.

The letter of intent must be submitted electronically to by August 1, 2021.

By the end of August, letter of interest (LOI) submitters will be notified of the initial determination and, if applicable, a complete formal proposal will be requested and due in mid-October 2021. Acceptance of the LOI only means that the Portes Foundation and IOMC consider the concept within their mission and are now interested in evaluating a complete proposal.

Sincerely yours.

L. J. Sandlow, MD

Chair, Portes Foundation Grant Committee

Board, Institute of Medicine Chicago


Important: A confirmation email will be sent to you upon receipt of your letter by IOMC. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact the IOMC office at 312.709.2685.