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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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Alpha-1 Foundation In-Cycle Grant Opportunities

The Alpha-1 Foundation is committed to finding a cure for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and to improving the lives of people affected by Alpha-1 worldwide.

Deadline for Letter of Intent: September 16, 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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Angelman Syndrome Foundation, Inc.

The ASF announces the availability of funding in support of research on Angelman syndrome. Angelman syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder caused by deficiency of the ubiquitin protein ligase UBE3A in the brain. Applications in the preclinical, translational and clinical research areas that investigate all aspects of Angelman syndrome will be considered. Highest priority will be given to pilot projects to test new ideas about pathogenesis and therapeutics of Angelman syndrome.

Deadline: October 15, 2016

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Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration - ADDF-AFTD Drug Discovery Grant - Accelerating Drug Discovery for Frontotemporal Degeneration

Research investigating the pathologic mechanisms underlying frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) is advancing, creating new targets for drug discovery. The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) seek to accelerate and support innovative drug discovery programs for FTD through this Request for Proposals (RFP).

"Deadline for Letter of Intent: August 12, 2016 Deadline for application: September 2, 2016"

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A-T Children's Project

The A-T Children's Project provides competitive grant awards for basic and translational research grants related to A-T.

Deadlines for letters of intent: August 1, 2016; February 1, 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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Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - National Research Grant Program

The CBCF National Research Grant Program aims to support breast cancer research in Canada that demonstrates scientific excellence, relevance and innovation, and that has the potential to achieve a significant impact on breast cancer.

Deadline for Letter of Intent: September 1, 2016

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Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute - Innovation Grants

Innovation grants have been created to support innovative, creative problem solving in cancer research. As competition for grant funding increases, peer review panels become more conservative and risk averse, emphasizing feasibility more than innovation. The goal of this CCSRI grant program is to support unconventional concepts, approaches or methodologies to address problems in cancer research. Innovation projects will include elements of creativity, curiosity, investigation, exploration and opportunity. Successful projects may be based on "high risk" ideas, but will have the potential for "high reward" (i.e. to significantly impact the understanding of cancer and generate new approaches to combat the disease by introducing novel ideas into use or practice).

Deadlines for Abstract Submission: August 15, 2016
Deadlines for Application: October 03, 2016

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Cystic Fibrosis Canada

"The CCFF offers research grants intended to facilitate the scientific investigation of all aspects of cystic fibrosis. "

"Deadline for notice of intent for basic/clinical research grants: August 8, 2016 Deadline for application: October 3, 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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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 Epilepsy Research Program

The ERP was initiated in 2015 to develop an understanding of the magnitude of post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE) within the military and to expand research into the basic mechanisms by which traumatic brain injury (TBI) produces epilepsy.

"Deadline for Pre-Application (Preproposal): August 17, 2016 Deadline for Application: November 9, 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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Department of Defense Parkinson's Research Program -Impact Award

The Impact Award encourages applications that support the full spectrum of research projects or ideas that specifically focus on scientific and clinical Parkinson’s disease issues, which, if successfully addressed, have the potential to make a major impact in preventing or halting the progression of Parkinson’s disease or enhancing the well-being of individuals experiencing the impact of the disease.

"Deadline for Pre-Application (Preproposal): September 7, 2016 Deadline for Application: November 30, 2016"

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Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Alzheimer's Research Program

"The PRAP is offereing the following award mechanisms: - Convergence Science Research Award - Quality of Life Research Award - Epidemiology of Military Risk Factors Award - Translational Research Partnership Award"

"Deadline for Pre-Application (Preproposal): August 17, 2016 Deadline for Application: November 9, 2016"

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Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program - Horizon Award

The Horizon Award supports junior-level scientists in conducting impactful research with the mentorship of an experienced cancer researcher (i.e., Mentor). The Horizon Award challenges junior scientists to develop and implement research in the cancer field. This opportunity allows for junior investigators to develop a research project, investigate a problem or question in the field of cancer, and further their intellectual development as a cancer researcher of the future.

Deadline for pre-applications: August 17, 2016
Deadline for applications: September 28, 2016

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Foundation Leducq - Transatlantic Networks of Excellence

The principal aim of this program is to bring together teams of researchers with complementary expertise and resources so that they can accomplish together what the members could not do individually. The networks supported by the foundation should advance the science of cardiovascular and neurovascular disease, apply the knowledge gained through research towards the development of technology and therapeutics to improve human health, and support early-career investigators in cardiovascular and neurovascular disease.

"Deadline for Letter of Intent: September 6, 2016 Deadline for applications: February 14, 2017"

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Frick Foundation for Research on ALS

The goal of the foundation is to provide research grants for the study of the understanding of the basic causes of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). These awards are not directed to clinically related projects for patient care.

Deadline: Sept 30, 2016

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Heart and Stroke Foundation

The HSF GIA program provides operating funds to support, important, pertinent, novel research in the areas of heart disease and stroke. GIA funding promotes research discovery, exploration and innovation across all health research themes. Knowledge gained from scientific findings, contributes to the cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health of Canadians through prevention, treatment and recovery.

Deadline: September 1, 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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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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Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research- Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) - PPMI Data Challenge

The Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) has generated a comprehensive, standardized, longitudinal set of clinical, biological and imaging data unique to the Parkinson's disease (PD) field and ripe for novel and innovative exploration. Study sponsor The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) seeks to stimulate analysis of this robust dataset while offering an opportunity for cross-disciplinary collaboration. By casting an open call to a rapidly expanding network of computational scientists, data scientists and neuroscientists, MJFF aims to gather new insights into PD diagnosis and progression.

Deadline: September 7, 2016

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Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience

"The Foundation provides research grants to outstanding proposals for basic and applied studies on glycoconjugate in the fields of organic chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, cellular biology and medical sciences. "

Deadline: September 1, 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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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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Yogurt in Nutrition Initiative Call for Research Proposals

Proposals are requested for projects focused on health benefits associated with yogurt consumption.

Deadline: October 15, 2016

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Last updated: July 25, 2016

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