Funding agency: 
Rising Tide Foundation

Rising Tide Foundation supports cancer research, social/ educational, and libertarian programs with a strong commitment to the empowerment and freedom of the individual. Our goal is to maximize individual potential, build competencies through education, create opportunities and advance the quality of life of cancer patients so that more people can flourish in life on their own terms.

Our goal is to serve as a platform to cultivate the next generation of intellectuals and critical thinkers, empower them to achieve sustainable development and transform their lives. We focus on systemic change starting with the individuals rather than the masses, particularly those who are highly motivated, resilient and self-reliant individuals.

We support projects that address the following areas:

  • Scholarship programs for gifted students, targeting key talents with high potential to succeed professionally but limited means to access world-class academic institutions.
  • Skills training programs for disadvantaged but highly motivated, resilient and self-reliant individuals who are looking to become self-sustaining.

Funding amount is based on the project's needs. RTF does not provide maximum or average award amounts as they tend to vary from project to project.

How to apply

We have 3 funding cycles per year. We strongly encourage interested parties who want to engage and collaborate with us to submit a short letter of intent (LOI).  The submission deadlines for LOIs are detailed below. 

  • Cycle 1: January 27, 2019
  • Cycle 2: May 7, 2019
  • Cycle 3: August 27, 2019

If your project meets our funding criteria, we will contact you and extend an invitation for you to submit a full grant application for further consideration. If you are uncertain about the eligibility of your proposal, please email us at before beginning an application or see the FAQ.

May 7, 2019
Funding type: 
Graduate students