Schulich school of Medicine and Dentistry logo Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Research Office

Funding

working on test tubes

Latest funding opportunities listed:

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation - Psychosocial: Family Impact Grants

"The Psychosocial: Family Impact Grants will support studies by established investigators that aim to explain and/or improve psychosocial outcomes of those affected by childhood cancer. These grants are designed to fund researchers who have novel approaches to understanding the psychosocial aspects of pediatric cancer whose proposals will have clinically significant impact. "

Deadline for letter of intent: July 13, 2016

Read More

Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration - Pilot Grants

AFTD Pilot Grants are intended to support early career investigators and to provide seed funds for new and creative ideas that address critical issues in FTD research. Funded investigators are encouraged to use the preliminary data generated in a pilot grant toward larger public or private grant applications that will further our understanding of the FTD disorders.

Deadline: September 16, 2016

Read More

Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease

The PATH 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 the systems of humans and potentially infectious agents connect. The program supports research that sheds light on the fundamentals that affect the outcomes of these encounters: how colonization, infection, commensalism and other relationships play out at levels ranging from molecular interactions to systemic ones.

Deadline: July 15, 2016

Read More

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: June 29, 2016

Read More

Department of Defense Gulf War Illness Research Program

The GWIRP focuses on funding innovative, competitively peer-reviewed research to (1) provide a better understanding of the pathobiology underlying GWI, (2) identify objective markers (biomarkers) for improved diagnosis, and (3) to develop treatments for the complex of GWI symptoms and their underlying causes.

Deadlines for Pre-Application: July 15, 2016

Read More

Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program

"The FY16 PRMRP Topic Areas are listed below. • Acute Lung Injury • Antimicrobial Resistance • Chronic Migraine and Post-Traumatic Headache • Congenital Heart Disease • Constrictive Bronchiolitis • Diabetes • Dystonia • Emerging Infectious Diseases • Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis • Fragile X Syndrome • Hepatitis B • Hereditary Angioedema • Hydrocephalus • Inflammatory Bowel Disease • Influenza • Integrative Medicine • Interstitial Cystitis • Lupus • MalariaMetals Toxicology • Mitochondrial Disease • Nanomaterials for Bone Regeneration • Non-Opioid Pain Management • Pancreatitis • Pathogen-Inactivated Dried Plasma • Polycystic Kidney Disease • Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis • Psychotropic Medications • Pulmonary Fibrosis • Respiratory Health • Rett Syndrome • Rheumatoid Arthritis • Scleroderma • Sleep Disorders • Tinnitus • Tuberculosis • Vaccine Development for Infectious Disease • Vascular Malformations • Women’s Heart Disease"

"Deadline for pre-applications for Clinical Trial Awards and Focused Program Awards: June 29, 2016 Deadline for pre-applications for Discovery Award: July 7, 2016 Deadline for pre-applications for Investigator-Initiated Research Awards and Technology/Therapeutic Development Award: June 23, 2016"

Read More

Department of Defense Psychological Health/Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program

"The vision of the PH/TBIRP is to prevent, mitigate, and treat the effects of traumatic stress and TBI on function, wellness, and overall quality of life for Service members as well as their caregivers and families. The JPC-5/MOMRP is seeking applications for the FY16 PH/TBIRP Cognitive Resilience and Readiness Research Award (CR3A). The general focus of this Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity is to build and sustain cognitive resilience in Service members and to ensure short- and long-term readiness of the force. "

Deadline for Pre-Application (Preproposal): June 27, 2016

Read More

Department of Defense Spinal Cord Injury Research Program

The SCIRP focuses its funding on innovative projects that have the potential to make a significant impact on improving the function, wellness, and overall quality of life for military service members as well as their caregivers, families, and the American public.

Deadline for Pre-Application (Preproposal): June 21, 2016

Read More

Department of Defense Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program

To encourage innovative research aimed at understanding the pathogenesis and manifestations of TSC to improve the lives of individuals with TSC.

Deadline for pre-applications: July 1, 2016

Read More

Grand Challenges Canada - Stars in Global Health - Round 8 - Stars in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

"Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, seeks Bold Ideas with Big Impact® from the best and brightest talent, both in low- and middle-income countries and in Canada, to use scientific/technical, social and business innovation to address reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health, to save and improve lives in low- and middle-income countries. "

Deadline: July 19, 2016

Read More

Histiocytosis Association

Proposals for scientific research are accepted for studies into the causes, mechanisms, and improved means of treatment for histiocytic disorders.

Deadline: July 1, 2016

Read More

JDRF - Strategic Research Agreements

Designed to provide research funding for single or multiple investigators to address critical gaps and challenges and potential breakthroughs in Type 1 diabetes research

Deadlines for Concept Papers: August 17, 2016; November 16, 2016; February 8, 2017

Read More

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International: Innovative Grants

JDRF provides seed funding for highly innovative research with potential significant impact on accelerating the mission of JDRF. The innovative research should have the potential for a change in the current paradigm or conventional wisdom or to lead to a seminal discovery or to be groundbreaking. Preliminary data is not required in the proposal but the underlying premise, goal, or hypothesis must be plausible and the proposal must be focused with a well-defined goal.

Deadline: July 30, 2016

Read More

LAM Foundation

The LAM Foundation offers funding for research by new and established investigators into Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM).

Deadline for letter of intent: July 15, 2016

Read More

Lung Cancer Research Foundation

"The Lung Cancer Research Foundation is proud to fund research that they believe will make major contributions toward better treatments, screening, and prevention of lung cancer. "

Deadline: July 1, 2016

Read More

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research- Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) - PPMI Data Challenge

The Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) has generated a comprehensive, standardized, longitudinal set of clinical, biological and imaging data unique to the Parkinson's disease (PD) field and ripe for novel and innovative exploration. Study sponsor The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) seeks to stimulate analysis of this robust dataset while offering an opportunity for cross-disciplinary collaboration. By casting an open call to a rapidly expanding network of computational scientists, data scientists and neuroscientists, MJFF aims to gather new insights into PD diagnosis and progression.

Deadline: September 7, 2016

Read More

National Ataxia Foundation

NAF invites proposals, under a competitive Request for Applications (RFA) process, to award a grant focusing on research investigations that will facilitate the development of treatments for the Spinocerebellar Ataxias (SCAs).

Deadline for letter of intent: August 15, 2016

Read More

Paralyzed Veterans of America

The PVA Research Foundation is focused on funding projects that are grounded in basic laboratory science and the education of scientists working on breakthroughs directed toward a cure for paralysis or the secondary medical conditions, and technologies associated with spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D). These projects should be designed to find better treatments and cures for paralysis, to support efforts to improve the quality of life of individuals with SCI/D until improved clinical treatments, technologies or cures are discovered, and to train post-doctoral fellow investigators and encourage them to specialize in the area of spinal cord research.

Deadline: September 1, 2016

Read More

Saving tiny Hearts Society

The Saving tiny Hearts Society’s mission is to raise seed money for grossly under-funded, lifesaving grass roots research of congenital heart defects (CHD's).

Deadline: July 1, 2016

Read More

Statistics Canada - Biobank

Researchers can submit applications to access stored blood, urine and DNA biospecimens from the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS).

Deadlines: June 30, 2016

Read More

Vasculitis Foundation Research Program

"The purpose of the Vasculitis Foundation Research Program is to provide one- or two-year seed grants to support pilot studies in researching:
- Etiology/Pathogenesis (could include a broad range of studies of immunity, inflammation, or vascular biology. Relevance to human vasculitis will be taken into account by the reviewers.)
- Epidemiology, including genetics.
- Diagnosis, including identification of disease subtypes.
- Treatment/Management, including therapeutics to treat vasculitis or prevent complications, biomarkers, and psychosocial outcomes. "

Deadline: September 5, 2016

Read More

Weston Brain Institute - Rapid Response 2016

The Weston Brain Institute is delighted to launch our Canada: Rapid Response 2016 program to provide seed funding for novel, high-risk, high-reward translational research. NEW for 2016: The program will have 3 application rounds, focused on two different disease groups. Applicants should apply to the group best suited to their project. Each PI may submit one application per round as the Principal Applicant or the Administrative Supervisor.

"Deadline for letter of intent for Round 2: PD-related diseases (PD, PSP, DLB, MSA and prodromes) : June 27, 2016 Deadline for letter of intent Round 3: AD-related diseases (AD, FTD, MCI and prodromes): July 28, 2016"

Read More
Last updated: June 13, 2016

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

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