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Latest funding opportunities listed:

Fanconi Anemia Research Fund

The Fund seeks to improve the lives of individuals with Fanconi anemia through research that focuses on the rapid discovery and development of therapies or strategies that treat, control or cure Fanconi anemia.

Deadline for Letter of Intent: October 13, 2017

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Fondation Jerome Lejeune

"The goal of the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation, a recognised public interest organisation, is to continue the work to which Professor Jérôme Lejeune, discoverer of Down syndrome, devoted his life: - medical research on genetic diseases with intellectual disability, receiving and treating children and adults with Down syndrome or other genetic defects of intelligence - in offering specialised medical consultation treating all their pathologies linked to their disease - the defence of life, the respect for the patient's dignity, with a constant ethical focus and active solidarity, from the beginning of life until death. "

Deadline: March 6, 2017

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Lady Tata Memorial Trust - International Awards for Research in Leukaemia

The Lady Tata Memorial Trust invites applications worldwide for Awards to individuals to support research on leukaemia. Awards are restricted to studies of leukaemogenic agents, and the epidemiology, pathogenesis, immunology and genetic basis of leukaemia and related diseases. Priority will be given to those intending to move to other centres with a view to establishing scientific collaboration between laboratories.

Deadline: March 15, 2017

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Laerdal Foundation for Acute Medicine

Projects to be considered for support from the Foundation should be clearly related to acute medicine. Suitable projects should comprise one or several of such elements as experimental or clinical research, diagnosis, treatment and transport of patients with acute life threatening disease or trauma, and development or accomplishment of education.

Deadline: April 1, 2017

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LGS Foundation

The LGS Foundation's seed grant program awards research grants to young investigators, physician residents, and clinicians who are interested in studying Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS), a rare and often debilitating form of childhood-onset epilepsy. These seed grants are intended to help researchers explore novel ideas and answer questions related to the clinical aspects, therapies and/or genetic causes of LGS. Seed Grants and Post-Doctoral Fellowships are available.

"Deadline for letter of intent: March 1, 2017 (not mandatory) Deadline for application: April 1, 2017"

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Collaborative Research Travel Grant

"The Collaborative Research Travel Grant (CRTG) program provides up to $15,000 in support for researchers from degree-granting institutions in the U.S. or Canada to travel either domestically or internationally to a laboratory to acquire a new research technique or to facilitate a collaboration.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, statistics, or engineering at the time of application; and interested in investigating research opportunities in the biological sciences. Biologists holding a doctorate degree at the time of application who are interested in working with physical scientists, mathematicians, engineers, chemists, statisticians, or computer scientists to incorporate their ideas and approaches to answering biological questions are eligible to apply. "

Deadline: February 1, 2017

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Bladder Cancer Research Innovation Award

The aim of the 2017 Bladder Cancer Research Innovation Award is to support exceptionally novel and creative projects with great potential to produce breakthroughs in the management of bladder cancer. The proposed research may be basic, translational, clinical or epidemiological and must have direct applicability and relevance to bladder cancer.

Deadline for letter of intent: February 8, 2017

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Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation

Through its Faculty/Post-Doctoral Fellows program, the fund will award grants of up to $20,000 to support studies aimed at developing, refining, evaluating, and/or disseminating innovative interventions designed to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral, or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities. In addition, the fund will consider studies that have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about such problems.

Deadlines: April 3, 2017; November 1, 2017

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Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research

The goal of the Award is to stimulate and fund HIV and AIDS related research. Research will be funded in three broad research areas: the clinical, the biological and the social sciences.

Deadline: February 24, 2017

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National Marfan Foundation

Grants are provided to support Marfan syndrome and related disorders research. The goal of this program is to advance research in this area and to identify methods for earlier diagnosis, improved therapies and to find an eventual cure.

Deadline: April 21, 2017

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Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics

The Grant-In-Aid program will provide targeted funding to enable research projects on Angelman Syndrome to proceed at a rapid pace.

Deadline: Continuous

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Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance - General Research Grant

FARA accepts LOIs from qualified investigators for projects that target FARA’s research priorities.

Deadlines for letter of intent: February 1, 2017; July 15. 2017

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College of Family Physicians of Canada - Janus Research Grants

"Janus Research Grants support academic and community-based family physician CFPC members in good standing to carry out research projects that meet the changing needs of their patients and communities in Canada. Resident or student research projects are not eligible. "

Deadline: February 1, 2017

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Jeffrey Modell Foundation - Translational Research Program

The purposes of this program are: To support innovative and novel investigations in Primary Immunodeficiency, focusing on translational research leading to meaningful clinical application; To advance the growing knowledge of genotype-phenotype correlations and gain a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms of immune function and dysfunction; To support research that will lead to advancement in clinical recognition, diagnostic tools, and innovative therapies that will impact overall health outcomes and improve the quality of life of those affected by Primary Immunodeficiency.

Deadline: February 17, 2017

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Kenneth Rainin Foundation -Innovator Awards

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation supports innovative and collaborative research projects that are potentially transformative to diagnosing, treating and curing Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: February 15, 2017

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World Anti-Doping Agency

WADA promotes and funds, on a yearly basis, scientific projects in the anti-doping field covering the development or optimization of analytical tools for the detection and/or quantification of doping substances or methods, consolidation of the Athlete Biological Passport (ABP), as well as the pharmacology of prohibited substances and drug cocktails. In this context, WADA gives high priority to projects with direct and imminent applicability in the fight against doping in sport and rarely funds basic research projects.

Deadline: February 15, 2017

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Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation

The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) Grant Program supports research directed towards enhancing anesthesia patient safety. Its major objective is to stimulate and fund studies that will clearly improve patient safety and lead to prevention of mortality and morbidity resulting from anesthesia mishaps.

Deadline for letters of intent: February 13, 2017

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Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute - Knowledge to Action Grants

Applications are invited for projects to develop and test knowledge to action plans that will ultimately result in the improved outcomes and experiences for people and populations at risk, patients, their families and communities across the cancer trajectory.

Deadline for Abstracts: February 1, 2017

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Cooley’s Anemia Foundation - Support for Ongoing Clinical Research in Thalassemia

The Foundation invites national and international applicants to apply for grants to support ongoing clinical research projects in thalassemia.

"Deadline for Letter of Intent: December 23, 2016 Deadline for Application: February 6, 2017"

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Parkinson Canada

"Parkinson Canada announces the following Research and Training opportunities: Pilot Project Grants

  • New Investigator Award Program
  • Basic Research Fellowship
  • Clinical Movement Disorder Fellowship
  • Graduate Student Award

Deadline: February 1, 2017

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Physicians' Services Incorporated Foundation

The Foundation's support of health research is offered in through the following programs:

  • Health Research Grants
  • Healthcare Research by Community Physicians
  • Educational Fellowships for Practicing Physicians
  • Resident Research Grants
  • P.S.I.F. Fellowship for Translational Research

Deadlines: Continuous

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Last updated: January 18, 2017

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