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American Contact Dermatitis Society - Outcomes of Contact Dermatitis Research

The American Contact Dermatitis Society is soliciting proposals for study of outcomes of dermatitis evaluation and management. Proposals may include investigators from single or multiple centers. The purpose is to establish the value of expert specialist evaluation and management of chronic dermatitis.

Deadline: November 15, 2014

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American Tinnitus Association

The program financially supports scientific studies investigating tinnitus. Studies must be directly concerned with tinnitus and contribute to ATA's goal of finding a cure.

Deadline: November 1, 2014

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Infectious Disease - Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease

"""This program provides opportunities for assistant professors to bring multidisciplinary approaches to the study of human infectious diseases. The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for accomplished investigators still early in their careers to study what happens at the points where human and microbial systems connect. The program supports research that sheds light on the fundamentals that affect the outcomes of this encounter: how colonization, infection, commensalism and other relationships play out at levels ranging from molecular interactions to systemic ones. Studies supported by the program may have their roots in pathogen or host biology but the focus of the work should be on the interplay of host and microbe. Note: A U.S. or Canadian institution - including its medical school, graduate schools, and all affiliated hospitals and research institutes - may nominate up to two candidates. To encourage applications from veterinarians, institutions that nominate a researcher who holds the D.V.M. will be allowed three nominations. Institutions may have a single additional nomination if they nominate a researcher working in pathogenic helminths, mycology, or reproductive science."""

Deadline: November 03, 2014

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Innovation in Regulatory Science

BWF’s Innovation in Regulatory Science Awards provide up to $500,000 over five years to academic investigators developing new methodologies or innovative approaches in regulatory science that will ultimately inform the regulatory decisions the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and others make.

Deadline for pre-proposals: November 18, 2014

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Preterm Birth Initiative

The Preterm Birth Initiative was created to increase the understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying parturition and spontaneous preterm birth and will provide up to $600,000 over a four-year period ($150,000 per year). The initiative is designed to stimulate both creative individual scientists and multi-investigator teams to approach the problem of preterm birth using creative basic and translation science methods. Postdoctoral fellows nearing their transition to independent investigator status through senior established investigators are encouraged to apply. Molecular and computational approaches such genetics/genomics, immunology, microbiology, evolutionary biology, mathematics, engineering, and other basic sciences hold enormous potential for new insights independently or in conjunction with more traditional areas of parturition research such as maternal fetal medicine, obstetrics, and pediatrics. The formation of new connections between reproductive scientists and investigators who are involved in other areas will give preterm birth research a fresh and unique look, and stimulate a new workface to tackle this challenge.

Deadline: December 1, 2014

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Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, Inc.- Senior Research Awards

"The objective of these awards is to provide established researchers with funds to generate sufficient preliminary data to become competitive for funds from other sources, such as the National Institute of Health (NIH). Proposals must be relevant to inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's Disease or ulcerative colitis).


Deadlines for Letters of Intent:  November 1, 2014; May 1, 2015

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DeGregorio Foundation Award for Cancers of the Esophagus and Stomach

The DeGregorio Family Foundation for Gastric and Esophageal Cancer is pleased to announce our 5th annual funding opportunity for gastroesophageal malignancies. The Foundation seeks to promote and facilitate collaborative research on the pathogenesis, early diagnosis, and treatment of upper gastrointestinal malignancies. We support high quality, innovative, and transformative translational and bench research to improve the understanding of the biology of these diseases, identification of potential novel therapeutic targets, or in the development and evaluation of novel biomarkers for early diagnosis and treatment. Pre-clinical research, basic mechanistic studies, genomic/epigenomic studies, as well as epidemiologic studies may also be supported.

Deadline: November 3, 2014

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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: Continuous

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Foundation for Prader-Willi Research

The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting research to advance the understanding and treatment of Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), announces the availability of funds to support innovative research relevant to PWS. FPWR is particularly interested in supporting projects that will lead to new interventions to alleviate the symptoms associated with PWS.

Deadline for Letter of Intent: September 8, 2014

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Hereditary Disease Foundation

The focus of the foundation is on Huntington's disease. Support will be for research projects that will contribute to identifying and understanding the basic defect in Huntington's disease. Areas of interest include trinucleotide expansions, animal models, gene therapy, neurobiology and development of the basal ganglia, cell survival and death, and intercellular signaling in striatal neurons.

Deadline: October 15, 2014

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Kidney Foundation of Canada - Biomedical Research Grants

The Kidney Foundation of Canada has established a national goal of encouraging and supporting research that may further the current knowledge pertaining to the kidney or improve health in areas relevant to the Vision and Mission of the Foundation.

Deadline: October 15, 2014

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Liam's Land Organization - Kathryn Barton Hobbs Medical Research Grant

Liam’s Land Organization is bringing lymphatic malformation research to the forefront. LLO will partner with prestigious childrens’ hospitals and reputable institutions to advance research efforts and clinical trials in lymphatic malformation.

Deadline: November 21, 2014

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Morton Cure Paralysis Fund - Grants - Paralysis Associated With Spinal Cord Injury and Other Disorders of the Central Nervous System

MCPF funds activities that hold promise of identifying therapies (cures) for paralysis in humans. MCPF has particular focus of placing projects in the research pipeline, that is, enabling scientists to develop the proof concept data necessary to apply for larger NIH grants. The development of effective therapies for chronic injury is a high priority for the organization. Basic research will be supported if it has clear potential to accelerate progress at the applied end of the continuum and/or if it reflects innovative research or a change of direction.

Deadline: October 31, 2014

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Oxalosis and Hyperoxaluria Foundation

"The Research Grant program assists investigators, new or established, who have research projects for which they need support. While the OHF primarily seeks to fund grants which will increase the understanding of primary hyperoxaluria and oxalosis and improve the clinical management and treatment of the genetic diseases, applications focused on hyperoxaluria and oxalosis associated with other conditions and diseases will also be considered. "

Deadline: October 15, 2014

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Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

"Opportunities include: - Large Pragmatic Studies to Evaluate Patient-Centered Outcomes - Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options - Improving Healthcare Systems - Communication and Dissemination Research - Addressing Disparities - Improving Methods for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Foreign organizations may apply, as long as there is demonstrable benefit to the US healthcare system and US efforts in the area of patient-centered research can be clearly shown."

Deadlines: see website

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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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Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial International Study Grants

The YY grant provides an important opportunity to advance cancer research through international collaboration. Their purpose is to enable cancer investigators from any country to carry out bilateral research projects abroad which exploit complementary materials or skills, including advanced training in experimental methods or special techniques. The research plan must consist of basic, translational or applied cancer research. Prevention-oriented projects are especially encouraged.

Deadlines: January 15, 2015; July 15, 2015

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Additional Opportunties:

Western researchers can consult Pivot, a comprehensive database of grant information.

Western's Office of Research Development & Services maintains information on Funding and Opportunities.

Archived funding announcements for 2013, 2012, and 2011 are available.