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Latest funding opportunities listed:

AO Foundation - Start-up Grants

"The AO Start-Up grants are funded by the AO Foundation, a Swiss non-profit organization dedicated to the world wide advancement in the surgical treatment of trauma and degenerative disorders of the musculoskeletal system through research, development and education. With the AO Start-Up Grants, the AO Foundation supports projects in a wide range of research fields within the broad goals of the AO Foundation including unconventional and novel projects. In particular it favors projects dealing with trauma, surgery of the loco-motor system, and related basic, clinical, pre-clinical and clinical research and projects broadly in the fields of general trauma, spine, cranio-maxillofacial and veterinary surgery. Its mission is to provide predominantly seed money and it has a bias towards researchers in the early part of their career. Senior investigators submitting an innovative and novel project will not be excluded from the grant program but the young investigators will be preferentially treated. "

Deadlines: Jan 15, 2015; Jul 15, 2015

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AstraZeneca OpenInnovation

Multiple applied research offerings by AZ in the areas of Cardiovascular & metabolic diseases, oncology, respiratory, inflammation and autoimmunity, neuroscience and infection.

Deadline: see website

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Cure HHT Young Research Scholar Awards

" 2014-2015 Cure HHT Young Research Scholar Awards Cure HHT, formerly known as HHT Foundation International, Inc., is providing awards to attract new researchers in the field of HHT. Applications are encouraged in the following areas: Basic mechanism of AVM formation Signaling downstream of Alk1 and Endoglin Cellular crosstalk in HHT Stem cells in HHT Modifier genes In vitro and in vivo HHT models"

Deadline for letter of intent: December 15, 2014

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Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust Melanoma Research Grant Program

Applications will be accepted for a broad range of melanoma research projects involving basic science, clinical trials, etc.

Deadline: December 10, 2014

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OneStart 2015

OneStart 2015 is the world’s largest life sciences and health care business plan accelerator programme - welcoming ideas from across the spectrum: therapeutics, diagnostics, software, devices, research tools, and more. OneStart is open to aspiring life science entrepreneurs who are aged 35 or younger (as of 31st December 2014), as our goal is to catalyse the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Deadline: December 1, 2014

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Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

The I.M. Rosenzweig Junior Investigator Awards and the Albert Rose Established Investigator Awards support projects that offer a high likelihood of improving the understanding of pulmonary fibrosis (PF) in the following areas: basic science, transnational research, clinical medicine/research, and social science/quality of life.

Deadline for Letter of Intent: November 24, 2014

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Synapse Life Science Competition

The Synapse Life Science Competition is designed to help move innovative Life Science products and services out of the lab and into the market, by pairing up Life Science Innovators with business and entrepreneurship students.

Deadline: November 21, 2014

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Ultra-Deep Mining Network - Call for Proposals: Think Deep Program

"The UDMN Think Deep Program aims to support solution providers capable of creating the industry needed tools and technologies in the short term that will help ultra-deep mines (below 2.5kms) to operate more effectively and safely, generate more value, improve the human environment and enhance mine productivity. Within the Ultra-Deep Mining environment (below 2.5kms), there are four strategic themes (see Theme Descriptions for details): Rock Stress Risk Reduction; improve the control of stability in deep underground excavations Energy reduction & optimization: the 40% Mine; improve the energy consumption profile and cooling of deep mines Novel methods of material transport and productivity; increase the rates of development and production in mines Improved human health; use a human-centered approach to improve environment in deep mines Only projects with a well defined near term application deemed to optimally impact the ultra-deep mining field will be supported by this program."

Deadline for letter of intent: November 10, 2014

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Additional Opportunties:

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