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Latest funding opportunities listed:

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

The Research Project Grants program funds laboratory and pre-clinical investigations, clinical research, psychosocial, cancer control, survivorship, quality of life, and other breast cancer research projects. Proposed studies may include participatory, community-based methodologies. Individual projects may be for up to five years.

Deadline for ​Intent to Apply: September 17, 2014

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Cystinosis Research Foundation

The ultimate goal of the Cystinosis Research Foundation is a cure for cystinosis. The foundation is prepared to fund proposals to improve the immediate care of children and young adults with cystinosis and to develop new understanding and treatment of cystinosis to help these children in the future. These grants are for academic research.

Deadline: October 15, 2014

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Dana Foundation - Clinical Neuroscience Research Grant Program

Translational researchers apply to test promising therapies, from animal model research, in a small number of patients with devastating, currently untreatable, brain diseases. Also supported are studies to develop ethical guidelines for clinical brain research, and prognostic data based on treatment outcomes in patients with severe brain injuries or disorders.

Deadline for preliminary proposals: Continuous

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Danone Institute - Canada

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. Projects involving evaluation of nutrition education strategies and communication practices and of innovative models will be considered for support. The Institute is also interested in funding studies which investigate the effectiveness of new developments leading to behavioural change, including health claims and the increasing use of functional foods

Deadline for Letter of Intent: October 1, 2014

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Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program - Breakthrough Awards Levels 1 and 2

"The intent of the Breakthrough Award is to support promising research that has high potential to lead to or make breakthroughs in breast cancer. The following are general descriptions, although not all-inclusive, of the scope of research projects that would be appropriate to propose under each funding level: • Funding Level 1: Innovative, high-risk/high-reward research that is in the earliest stages of idea development. Research with potential to yield new avenues of investigation. Proof of concept. No preliminary data required. • Funding Level 2: Research that is already supported by preliminary data and has potential to make significant advancements toward clinical translation. Demonstration of efficacy in in vivo models, as applicable."

Deadline for pre-application submission: 5:00 p.m. Eastern time (ET), December 3, 2014

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Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program - Breakthrough Awards 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. The following are general descriptions, although not all-inclusive, of the scope of research projects that would be appropriate to propose under each funding level: • Funding Level 3: Advanced translational studies that have potential for near-term clinical investigation. Small-scale clinical trials may apply. • Funding Level 4: Large-scale projects that will transform and revolutionize the clinical management and/or prevention of breast cancer. Near-term clinical impact is expected. PIs are expected to have experience in successfully leading large-scale projects."

Deadline for pre-application (preproposal): October 22, 2014

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Department of Defense Gulf War Illness Research Program - Innovative Treatment Evaluation Award

"The ITEA supports the early systematic evaluation of innovative interventions with the potential to impact the health and lives of veterans with GWI. The results of preliminary studies funded by this award should have the potential to provide clinical proof-of-principle data and support future development of broader efficacy studies of the proposed interventions. "

Deadline for pre-application (preproposal): October 28, 2014

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FSH Society

The FSH Society, Inc. sponsors research programs to meet needs of critical importance in the research of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy.

Deadlines: February 28, 2015; August 31, 2015

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Kidneeds Grants

The purpose of KIDNEEDS is to encourage and support research in sciences related to the investigation of Dense Deposit Disease/Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis Type II. Appropriate areas of research include diagnosis, management and pathogenesis of this disease. These can involve physiological, biochemical, pharmacological, physical, genetic, environmental, or pathological investigations.

Deadline: October 31, 2014

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Melanoma Research Alliance

MRA announces its eighth annual RFP, soliciting translational research grant applications. The RFP calls for ideas that could lead to high impact near-term clinical application in melanoma detection, prevention, diagnosis, staging, or treatment.

Deadline: November 11, 2014

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Meningitis Research Foundation

Proposals dealing with prevention of all forms of meningitis and associated infections, improving treatment and outlook for patients, and improving the speed and accuracy of diagnosis will be considered.

Deadline: September 22, 2014

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Network for Canadian Oral Health Research

Current NCOHR funding opportunities: (1) funding for team building workshops; (2) grant development, to support researchers to prepare research grant submissions at the national or international level. The focus of the grant submission must be oral health.

Deadlines: see website

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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 30, 2014

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Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) Seed Grants

POGO offers annual Seed Funding Grants of up to $15,000 to facilitate or support feasibility studies, the development of preliminary data to enable applications to other granting agencies, or self-contained studies.

Deadline for registration: October 6, 2014

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Prostate Cancer Foundation Challenge Awards

"The PCF is pleased to announce a Request for Applications (RFA) for lethal prostate cancer. PCF Challenge Awards support large-scale team science research projects concerning lethal prostate cancer. High-risk, first-in-field and currently unfunded projects are most desired. "

Deadline: September 30, 2014

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Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises - Ebola Health Research Call

Research proposals must aim to strengthen the evidence base on how to improve public health outcomes following Ebola outbreaks.

Deadline for Expression of Interest: September 8, 2014

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Worldwide Cancer Research

The sponsor's goal is to fund scientific research that may, in future, help reduce the incidence of cancer or improve cancer survival. The sponsor awards project grants to support basic or translational research into the causes, mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment or prevention of cancer. This definition is usually interpreted conservatively. Worldwide Cancer Research does not accept applications for clinical or psychosocial research and other types of applied cancer research. This includes healthcare delivery or patient care research, health economics, public health or policy research, quality of life or behavioural studies, and clinical trials

Deadlines: October 31, 2014; April 24, 2015

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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.