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Biomarker Development/Validation: 2017 Request for Applications

The CReATe Consortium, an NIH-funded Rare Diseases Clinical Research Consortium (RDCRC), in partnership with the ALS Association, is pleased to announce this request for applications (RFA) to support the discovery and/or validation of biomarkers that are relevant to the development of therapies for patients with ALS or a related disorder (including primary lateral sclerosis [PLS], hereditary spastic paraplegia [HSP], progressive muscular atrophy [PMA], multisystem proteinopathy [MSP], and frontotemporal dementia [FTD]). Proposals to develop either wet (e.g. biological-fluid based) or dry (e.g. neuroimaging, neurophysiological) biomarkers are encouraged. Investigators submitting an application in response to this RFA may also request to use the data and/or biological samples collected by the CReATe Consortium.

Deadline for letter of intent: April 7, 2017

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International Association for the Study of Pain - Collaborative Research Grants

"These grants support international interdisciplinary collaborations in pain research. The grants cover travel and accommodation costs to support collaborative research by two or more research groups located in different countries. Collaborations between basic science and clinical research groups will receive highest priority. "

Deadline: April 17, 2017

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Request for Applications: Pilot Projects for a Human Cell Atlas

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invites applications for pilot projects to develop technologies for the Human Cell Atlas (HCA), establish best practices in the field, and begin a common data archive for analysis and investigation. The goal of the International Human Cell Atlas project is to create a reference atlas of all cells in the healthy human body as a resource for studies of health and disease. As part of this effort, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative seeks applications to support the Human Cell Atlas community's convergence around standards, protocols, and best practices for the creation of a freely and openly available reference database of healthy human cells and tissues.

Deadline: April 17, 2017

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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

Deadline: April 21, 2017

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National Board of Medical Examiners

The goal of the Stemmler Fund is to support research or development related to innovative assessment approaches that will enhance the evaluation of those preparing to, or continuing to, practice medicine.

Deadline for letter of intent: July 1, 2017

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Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Reach Grant

The purpose of the Reach Grant is to advance ALSF's mission to find cures and better treatments for childhood cancers by providing support to move hypothesis-driven research into the clinic.

Deadline: May 22, 2017

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Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation - RFP: Preclinical Drug Discovery

"The ADDF seeks to fill the critical translational funding gap between basic research and later stage drug development by funding promising preclinical drug discovery and biomarker development programs relevant to Alzheimer's disease, other dementias and cognitive aging. Preclinical Research Funding Priority Areas: - Drug Discovery Stage - High throughput screening, medicinal chemistry (including hit-to-lead development and lead optimization), in vitro and in vivo efficacy studies, ADME, toxicology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and in vivo proof-of-concept with lead compounds and biologics. Please note that ADDF is unable to fund target identification or discovery. "

"Deadlines for letters of intent: May 19, 2017; August 18, 2017 Deadlines for applications: June 9, 2017; September 8, 2017"

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Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation - RFP: Prevention Beyond the Pipeline

"The ADDF seeks to support prevention drug discovery not covered by most research funders or their current RFPs. Prevention Research Funding Priority Areas: - Consortium of Cohorts for Alzheimer's Prevention Action - Comparative Effectiveness Research - Cognitive Decline and Cognitive Reserve"

"Deadlines for letters of intent: May 19, 2017; August 18, 2017 Deadlines for applications: June 9, 2017; September 8, 2017"

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Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations Initiative

"Accepting applications on the following four topics until May 3, 2017: •Health Systems Strengthening: Ensuring Effective Health Supply Chains; •New Approaches for Improving Timeliness of Routine Immunizations in Low-Resource Settings; •Wearables and Technology for Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Behavior Change; •Innovations for Integrated Diagnostics Systems; "

Deadline: May 3, 2017

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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 for proposals: April 10, 2017 "

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Merck Investigator Studies Program

To advance science and improve patient care by supporting, through the provision of drug/vaccine and/or total/partial funding, high-quality research that is initiated, designed, implemented and sponsored by external investigators. Results will be generated and properly disseminated in peer-reviewed publications.

Deadline: Continuous

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Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation

"The Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation (CARF) seeks original, focused, and innovative research grant applications dealing with primary cicatricial alopecia (PCA). Applications will be accepted from laboratories around the world. The proposed project must serve to further CARF's research goals, namely, to understand the pathogenesis of PCA, an understanding that will lead to effective prevention and therapy. "

Deadline: July 1, 2017

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Rising Tide Foundation - Clinical Cancer Research

Rising Tide Foundation supports truly innovative, unique, patient-centered research that has the potential to positively impact the lives of cancer patients in near future. The Foundation funds early stages clinical studies and translational research that can demonstrate the potential for quick and meaningful impact. The Foundation does not support basic research or phase III/IV trials.

Deadlines for letters of intent: April 20, 2017; August 20, 2017

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Alpha-1 Foundation - RFA: Effect of Augmentation Therapy on COPD Exacerbations in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

The purpose of this RFA is to assess the effect of intravenous augmentation therapy compared to placebo on acute pulmonary exacerbations (frequency and/or severity and/or time to first exacerbation) in patients with severe alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (serum alpha-1 antitrypsin level <50mg/dl when clinically stable).

Deadline: May 8, 2017

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Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute - Impact Grants

The Impact Grant program is intended to contribute to the scientific idea 'pipeline' by supporting significant progression in cancer research programs, from individual investigators or multidisciplinary teams, that are anywhere in the continuum from basic high impact discovery to translational work of direct relevance to the clinic. Impact grants will accelerate and focus the knowledge gained from scientific findings, in the short or long term, into outcomes that will significantly advance understanding of cancer and improve scientific knowledge, which will result in optimized patient care, improved cancer treatment or reduced cancer burden.

"Deadline for letter of intent: April 3, 2017 Deadline for applications: September 15, 2017"

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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, 2017
Deadlines for Application: November 15, 2017

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Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute - Innovation to Impact Grants

Innovation to Impact Grants (i2I) are intended to support the further development of successful findings based on the goals originally explored through a CCSRI Innovation Grant. Therefore, only investigators with a funded Innovation Grant are eligible for this program.

"Deadline for abstracts: August 15, 2017 Deadline for applications: November 15, 2017"

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Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute - Quality of Life Research Grants

Quality of Life Research Grants have been created to support quality of life cancer research that has the potential to make a significant impact on the burden of disease in patients, survivors and caregivers. These grants are intended to explore psychosocial, survivorship, symptom control, supportive care and end-of-life issues, research gaps, needs and opportunities, or models for survivorship care. The grants are meant to accelerate and focus the knowledge gained from scientific findings, in the short or long term, into outcomes that will result in the reduced burden or enhanced quality of life for cancer patients in Canada and elsewhere.

"Deadline for letter of intent: May 15, 2017 Deadline for applications: November 1, 2017"

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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Research Grants are offered to encourage the development of new information that contributes to the understanding of the basic etiology and pathogenesis of cystic fibrosis. In addition, consideration will be given to those projects that provide insight into the development of information that may contribute to the development of new therapies for CF.

Deadlines for proposals: April 19, 2017; September 6, 2017

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Molly Towell Perinatal Research Foundation

"The Foundation will consider applications in two particular areas: (a) The Molly Towell Fellowship will provide support for clinical or basic science students who wish to acquire further training and experience in basic biomedical research in preparation for a career in academic medicine; and (b) Applications for operating funds to support novel and original basic biomedical research by young investigators also will be considered. "

Deadline: April 11, 2017

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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

These grants are offered to support projects that will develop and test new hypotheses and/or new methods (or those being applied to the problems of CF for the first time), and to support promising new investigators as they establish themselves in research areas relevant to CF. The intent of these awards is to enable investigators to collect sufficient data to compete successfully for support from the NIH or other funding agencies. Special consideration will be given to those projects that propose innovative and creative approaches to the problems of cystic fibrosis. Applications for continued funding of the same project, or for long-term support of an investigator, will not be considered.

Deadlines: April 19, 2017; September 13, 2017

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Morton Cure Paralysis Fund

The Morton Cure Paralysis Fund (MCPF) is committed to developing effective therapies (cures) for paralysis associated with spinal cord injury and other disorders of the central nervous system (CNS). Focus areas are: (1) Understanding the effects of spinal cord injury at the cellular level, particularly with emphasis on that which determines apoptosis and/or prohibits regrowth. As stated above, if the proposed project is at this level, it is important that the proposal demonstrate how the project is a change of direction, innovative research or can be quickly moved to therapeutic application. (2) 2. Studying strategies to promote neuronal growth and survival, encourage the formation of synapses, enhance the production of myelin, restore conduction capabilities, or otherwise lead to restoration of the compromised circuitry in the acutely and chronically injured CNS. (3) Evaluating new therapies in clinical trial.

Deadlines: April 30, 2017; October 31, 2017

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Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome Foundation Grants

"Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome (SDS) is a multi-system autosomal-recessive disorder characterized by exocrine pancreatic dysfunction, and varying degrees of marrow dysfunction with cytopenias.SDSF is accepting grant requests for research relevant to this disease. Any high quality, innovative research proposal deemed relevant to SDS will be considered. "

Deadline: May 15, 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: March 21, 2017

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