Active Grants

Below is a list of the “active” grants of the Flinn Foundation—those grants that have been awarded and have yet to receive final payment; and/or for which grant-related activities have not concluded.

Many Flinn Foundation grants are multiple-year awards that receive payments throughout the duration of the grant. In some cases, grants are extended (without additional funding provided) beyond their scheduled date of conclusion.

This list is not comprehensive, as it excludes grants for membership dues to philanthropic organizations and other miscellaneous awards, but represents the Foundation’s project-specific grant-making activity to achieve its strategic goals.

Arizona Republic

City: Phoenix

Amount: $300,000

Award Date: 2019

Duration: 24 months

Program Area: Bioscience

Expenditure-responsibility grant to support a multimedia journalism initiative to deepen public understanding of bioscience research, industry development, and clinical advances in Arizona. This grant supports two new positions at the Republic: a multimedia reporter and a digital developer; while the reporter publishes articles, video reports, and other content for the Republic’s audiences, the developer will incorporate the content in cutting-edge formats, including virtual and augmented reality. Although these new-media projects will be available globally on multiple platforms, the developer will particularly concentrate on preparing them to be showcased at in-person events connecting the public to the biosciences.

Arizona State University

City: Tempe

Amount: $100,000

Award Date: 2022

Duration: 12 months

Program Area: Bioscience

Follow-on support for a project, initially funded under the Foundation’s Translational Seed Grants program, to develop new biomaterials for rotator-cuff repair. This project involves collaboration between researchers at ASU and Mayo Clinic.

Arizona State University

City: Tempe

Amount: $702,000

Award Date: 2021

Duration: 48 months

Program Area: Flinn Scholars

Scholarship awards for the Flinn Scholars Class of 2021.

Arizona State University

City: Tempe

Amount: $100,000

Award Date: 2021

Duration: 18 months

Program Area: Bioscience

Support for a project, in partnership with Mayo Clinic Arizona, to adapt the current implementation of the ASU COVID-19 diagnostic system to a point-of-need diagnostic to fulfill the need of remote testing with high sensitivity. The diagnostic, which uses a robust, multiplexed, quantitative, pocket-size system, could be used for early detection of COVID-19 in developing countries. The testing relies on smartphones for the cloud storage of data and computational resources for algorithms. This grant is awarded under the Flinn Foundation Translational Research Seed Grant Initiative to support research collaborations between basic scientists and clinical researchers.

Arizona State University

City: Tempe

Amount: $100,000

Award Date: 2021

Duration: 18 months

Program Area: Bioscience

Support for a project, in partnership with Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, to develop a portable, hand-held, neurostimulation system for a patient to use for a few minutes at a time to mitigate pain during an episode of chronic migraine. The injectable neurostimulation technique will provide the spatial precision of implanted microscale leads. This could bring relief to 1.4-2.2% of the world’s population that is impacted by chronic migraine and suffer with migraines about 15 or more days per month. This grant is awarded under the Flinn Foundation Translational Research Seed Grant Initiative to support research collaborations between basic scientists and clinical researchers.