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Latest funding opportunities listed:

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Bio-Therapeutics Impact Awards

The ALSF Bio-Therapeutics Impact award provides funding to support investigator-initiated clinical trials using biologic therapies for childhood cancers, including but not limited to immunotherapy, gene therapy and small molecules. This grant category was initiated to accelerate the development of clinical trials for promising biologic approaches to treat childhood cancers through clinical trials.

Deadline: June 30, 2015

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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 29, 2015

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Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada - Research Grant Program

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is seeking outstanding researchers conducting quality brain tumour research. Funds will be granted across Canada for projects to be performed in Canada. Funding is available for projects relating to any type of primary or metastatic brain tumour. Applications will be considered for Basic, Clinical or Translational Research and all research focuses will be given serious consideration, including pediatric brain tumour research and quality-of-life research. Additionally, the foundation is interested in receiving innovative research proposals - those that incorporate novel or original concepts that have the potential to make a difference.

Deadline: April 30, 2015

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Department of Defense - Defense Medical Research and Development Program

The Joint En Route Care Training System of Systems Initiative supports innovative, evidence-based research projects that will provide the fundamental knowledge, potential plans, designs, frameworks, and recommendations to support the future development of a Joint En Route Care Training System that can educate the healthcare provider (both the individual and the team) on how to more effectively manage patient throughout the continuum of care which includes handoffs and transfers in order to improve patient healthcare outcomes.

Deadlines for pre-applications: April 28, 2015

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Department of Defense Bone Marrow Failure Research Program

The objective of the FY15 BMFRP is to fund scientifically meritorious research focused on BMF diseases and their long - term sequelae.

Deadline for Pre-Application: April 21, 2015

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Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program

"The BCRP seeks to accelerate high-impact research with clinical relevance, encourage innovation and stimulate creativity, and facilitate productive collaborations. FY 2015 award mechanisms include: - Era of Hope Scholars - Innovator Awards - Breakthrough Awards - Distinguished Investigator Awards"

Deadlines for pre-applications: April 2015 - see website for specific deadlines.

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Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program

IDRC, CIHR and the Israel Science Foundation announce the launch of a Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program. The program will provide funding for Canadian and Israeli researchers to assemble world-class research teams working in cutting-edge areas of biomedical science with a primary focus on brain research. Subsequent calls may also include areas of common interest across other organs and diseases (e.g., the immune system and cancer), and topics such as cell signalling and novel potential treatments of relevant disorders.

Deadline: June 15, 2015

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Lupus Research Institute Distinguished Innovator Awards

The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) invites applications for its Distinguished Innovator Awards, a global program that will provide outstanding scientists with substantial support for up to four years to conduct novel research into the fundamental causes of lupus and so provide new directions toward a cure or prevention.

Deadline: June 25, 2015

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National MPS Society

The National MPS Society funds research that may lead to treatments for MPS diseases and solicits applications for innovative research projects that involve basic research, translational studies and clinical research.

Deadline for letter of intent: May 23, 2015

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Neonatal Resuscitation Program

Funds are available from the NRP to support research that furthers knowledge in the area of neonatal resuscitation.

Deadline for notice of intent: May 1, 2015

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Simons Foundation - Functional Screen of Autism-Associated Variants Request for Applications

Grants awarded through this request for applications (RFA) are intended to advance our understanding of the genetic basis of autism, and in particular the potential role of missense and in-frame deletion variants in conferring risk.

Deadline for notice of intent: March 27, 2015

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