Corporate and Foundation Relations

Students present posters featuring their research to faculty, students and visitors at SciFest
Undergraduate students present their research to faculty, students and visitors at SciFest, supported by funds from the M.R. Bauer Foundation.

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. We also coordinate relationships with key campus partners including 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 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 requests for proposals (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.