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Melanoma Research Alliance

The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) announces a Request for Proposals (RFP) soliciting high-impact translational research from scientists and clinicians around the world. The RFP calls for ideas that have the potential to lead to near-term clinical application in melanoma prevention, detection, diagnosis, staging, and treatment.

Deadline: October 21, 2016

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Ontario Molecular Pathology Research Network (OMPRN) – Cancer Pathology Translational Research Grants

Cancer Pathology Translational Research Grants will build the capacity of Ontario pathologists to undertake transdisciplinary research projects that advance the field of cancer diagnostic, prognostic or predictive testing and provide learning opportunities for pathology residents or early-career pathologists.

Deadline: October 31, 2016

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Oxalosis and Hyperoxaluria Foundation

"The OHF seeks to support research that will ultimately lead to new diagnostics, treatments, and a cure for Primary Hyperoxaluria and related Hyperoxaluria conditions. "

Deadline: November 1, 2016

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Egg Farmers of Canada

"To be considered for funding, research projects must align with Egg Farmers of Canada's research priorities and have a practical application within the industry. Egg Farmers of Canada's priority areas have included: Animal care science; Hen nutrition and health; Environment and sustainability; Human nutrition and health; Food safety; Non-food uses of eggs; Public policy and economics. "

Deadline: October 1, 2016

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Target ALS Foundation Inc. - Call for Letters of Intent to Target ALS Foundation for Young Investigator-led Collaborative Projects

"Only collaborative projects will be funded. Collaborative projects for this call comprise groups of 2-4 laboratories working around a common research theme or target. Each project must have a project leader (or a co-project leader) who has less than three years' experience running an independent laboratory in an academic or pharma/biotech setting. "

Deadline: October 1, 2016

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Tourette Syndrome Association

"The Tourette Syndrome Association requests research grant proposals from researchers in basic and clinical studies on all aspects of Tourette syndrome. All applications relevant to Tourette Syndrome will be considered. Applications that will enable TSA to establish the prevalence of TS and tic disorders in adults are strongly encouraged. "

Deadline for preliminary proposals: November 1, 2016

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Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research Therapeutic Pipeline Program

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) seeks to stimulate development of Parkinson's disease (PD) therapeutics with potential for fundamentally altering disease course and/or significantly improving treatment of symptoms above and beyond current standards of care. Part of the annual Edmond J. Safra Core Programs for PD Research, the Therapeutic Pipeline Program is open to industry and academic investigators working at either pre-clinical or clinical stages of drug and therapeutic development. Proposals must focus on a treatment strategy with clear potential for PD and have a well-defined plan for moving toward clinical utility for patients. Both novel approaches as well as repositioning of approved or clinically safe therapies from other non-PD indications are of interest.

Deadline for Pre-Proposals: October 19, 2016

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Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

The Operating Grant Program is intended to support various research operations in all aspects of multiple sclerosis (MS) and defray the normal operating costs of carrying out a specific research proposal. The MS Society welcomes applications that are fundamental as well as applied studies, nonclinical or clinical in nature, including projects in patient management, care and rehabilitation.

Deadline: October 3, 2016

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Nutricia Research Foundation

"The basic activity of the Foundation to fulfil its mission is supplying grants for nutrition related research projects. "

Deadline: September 16, 2016

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Parker B. Francis Fellowship in Pulmonary Research

The Fellowship provides research support to individuals embarking on careers in clinical, laboratory, or translational science related to Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine.

Deadline: October 17, 2016

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Thrasher Research Fund

"The purpose of the E.W. ""Al"" Thrasher Awards is to improve children's health through medical research, with an emphasis on projects that have the potential to translate into clinically meaningful results within a few years. Ideal applications for the E.W. ""Al"" Thrasher Award address significant health problems that affect children in large numbers and offer the potential for practical solutions to these problems. Such solutions should be innovative and have the potential for rapid and broad applicability with low financial and/or technical barriers to implementation. Hypothesis-driven research is given priority over exploratory, hypothesis-generating research. "

Deadline for concept paper: Continuous

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AbbVie Investigator-Initiated Study (IIS) Program

"The AbbVie IIS Program provides an opportunity to academic and community-based physicians and researchers worldwide interested in conducting their own research to apply for research support. See website for AbbVie's Therapeutic Areas of Interests. "

Deadlines for Concept Paper: September 15, 2016; December 15, 2016; March 15, 2017

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BrightFocus Foundation - Alzheimer's Disease Research

BrightFocus Foundation awards grants for basic, translational, and clinically oriented research on the causes of, or treatments for, age-related and degenerative diseases.

Deadline: October 13, 2016

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BrightFocus Foundation - National Glaucoma Research

The standard award provides significant funding for researchers who have already generated some amount of preliminary data, but often still require significant progress before they can apply to governmental or industrial funding agencies.

Deadline: November 16, 2016

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Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program - Breakthrough Award Levels 3 and 4

The intent of the Breakthrough Award is to support promising research that has high potential to lead to or make breakthroughs in breast cancer.

"Deadlines for Pre-Application (Letter of Intent): September 14, 2016 Deadline for Application: December 8, 2016"

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Department of Defense Parkinson's Research Program - Focused Idea Award

The PRP Focused Idea Award mechanism is being offered for the first time in FY16. The Focused Idea Award is intended to support projects that have the potential to yield high-impact findings and new avenues of investigation. This award mechanism supports conceptually innovative research that could lead to critical discoveries in Parkinson's disease research and/or patient care.

"Deadline for Pre-Application (Preproposal): November 9, 2016 Deadline for Application: November 30, 2016"

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Kidney Foundation of Canada - Biomedical Research Grants

Biomedical Research Grants provide financial support to medical researchers to assist in defraying the operating costs of research, which may include the purchase of materials, supplies and equipment and the payment of laboratory assistants.

"Deadline for Registration: September 1, 2016 Deadline for Full Application: October 1, 2016"

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NBA & GE Healthcare Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Collaboration Call for Proposals: Myotendinous Injuries

The NBA & GE Healthcare Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Collaboration is a strategic partnership aimed at engaging leading clinical researchers who have demonstrated excellence in orthopedics, sports medicine, radiology, and related disciplines. The mission is to address high-priority clinical questions regarding the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of acute and overuse injuries among NBA athletes, and to apply such findings to basketball players and the general population. A series of Calls for Proposals (CFP) will be consecutively released, with each CFP strategically focused on a class of acute or overuse injuries affecting NBA athletes. This CFP will award a funding to support preclinical and clinical research addressing important unanswered questions regarding myotendinous injury diagnosis, treatment, and prevention in elite basketball athletes. This Call for Proposals (CFP) focuses on myotendinous injuries.

Deadline: September 8, 2016

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NCL Foundation

The Foundation aims to find a cure against the deadly juvenile form of Neuronal Ceroid Lipo- fuscinosis (JNCL), also called Batten disease, caused by mutations in the CLN3 gene.

Deadline: October 31, 2016

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American Tinnitus Association

TA supports cutting-edge tinnitus science, with targeted research funding.

Deadline: November 15, 2016

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Danone Institute

The Danone Institute provides grants-in-aid for research leading to improved nutrition during pregnancy, infancy, childhood and adolescence, particularly in ways that promote behaviour change.

Deadline for letter of intent: September 2, 2016

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Immunodeficiency Canada - Chaim Roifman Scholar Award for Senior Investigators

Immunodeficiency Canada each fall annually requests proposals focused on research in primary immune deficiency (PI).

Deadline for Letter of Intent: September 23, 2016

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National Psoriasis Foundation

The NPF is seeking grant applications that encourage the advancement of innovative research into psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. These grants fund research initiatives that focus on the rapid translation of basic scientific discoveries into clinical applications with a clear benefit for patients with psoriatic disease. Applications related to all aspects of psoriatic disease are strongly encouraged, including basic science, technology, epidemiology, and clinical research. Prospective applicants are encouraged to review the recent publication identifying research gaps in psoriasis to identify relevant research topics.

Deadline: October 12, 2016

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Last updated: August 22, 2016

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