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Latest funding opportunities listed:

Association for International Cancer Research

AICR awards grants to support fundamental or translational research into the causes, mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer. AICR does not support clinical research. AICR will consider applications that include some clinical research in a project which is mostly basic or translational. However, completely clinical applications, such as intervention studies, clinical trials or health care delivery research are beyond the remit of AICR.

Deadline: October 1, 2015

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Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America - Broad Medical Research Program

Research grants are available for innovative proposals that will lead to improvements in the prevention, diagnosis or therapy of Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. Preference is given to proposals for work conducted with human samples or patients. Research using non-human material should lead to translational benefits to patients with IBD.

Deadline: Continuous

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Defense Medical Research and Development Program - Neuromusculoskeletal Injuries Research Award

To support preclinical research and clinical trials on the reintegration after injury, functional utility of assistive devices related to the human-device interface, secondary health effects following severe extremity injury, and optimizing rehabilitation and device prescription for patients with neuromusculoskeletal injury

Deadline for pre-applications: June 1, 2015

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Department of Defense Multiple Sclerosis Research Program

The mission of the MSRP is to identify and fund promising research projects that are relevant to the prevention, etiology, pathogenesis, assessment, and treatment of MS and to ultimately lessen its personal and societal impact.

Deadline for pre-application: June 4, 2015

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Department of Defense Neurofibromatosis Research Program

To promote research directed toward the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of NF1, NF2 and schwannomatosis to enhance the quality of life for persons with those diseases.

Deadline for pre-applications: July 10, 2015

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Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program

"To be considered for funding, applications for the FY15 PRCRP must address at least one of the Topic Areas as directed by Congress. Research applications in the areas of breast, prostate, lung (excluding mesothelioma), or ovarian cancer will not be accepted. The FY15 PRCRP Topic Areas are listed below: Colorectal cancer Genetic cancer Kidney cancer Listeria vaccine for cancer Liver cancer (New for FY15) Melanoma and other skin cancers Mesothelioma Myeloproliferative disorders Neuroblastoma Pancreatic cancer Stomach cancer (New for FY15) "

Deadline for pre-applications: June 2015. See website for specific deadlines.

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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 10, 2015

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Dravet Syndrome Foundation

This program offers grants for research directly related to Dravet syndrome and associated disorders.

Deadline: September 2, 2015

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FRAXA Research Foundation

FRAXA aims to accelerate research aimed at finding a specific treatment for fragile X syndrome. Our goal is to bring practical treatment into current medical practice as quickly as possible; therefore, preference will be given to research projects that have a clear practical application and the results of which will be shared in a timely fashion.

Deadline: February 1, 2016

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Genome Canada - Disruptive Innovation in Genomics

"This funding opportunity will be aimed at supporting projects focused on the development of disruptive innovation in the field of genomics, which for the purpose of this competition is defined as a new genomics-based technology or the application of an existing technology from another field, applied to the field of genomics, that is truly transformative in that it has the potential to either displace an existing technology, disrupt an existing market or create a new market. A disruptive innovation offers the capability to do things not previously possible and is not an incremental improvement of an existing technology. Ontario applicants will be required to apply for funding through the Ontario Genomics Institute (OGI). "

Deadline for registration: September 4, 2015

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Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

The foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world.

Deadline: August 1, 2015

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ITI International Team for Implantology Research Grant Program

The ITI Foundation supports preclinical and clinical research in implant dentistry.

Annual Deadlines: Feb 27; Aug 31

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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, 2015

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Kennedy’s Disease Association

The Kennedy's Disease Association (KDA) is planning to fund one or more research grants this fall to further the understanding of the pathological mechanisms of Kennedy's Disease.

Deadline: July 3, 2015

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MITACS - Globalink Summer Internship Program

"The Mitacs Globalink Research Internship (GRI) is now accepting faculty submissions for summer 2016. GRI pairs faculty in Canada with international undergrads for 12-week research projects from May to September. All disciplines eligible; Top-ranked senior undergrads from Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Tunisia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam "

Deadline: June 18, 2015

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MO BIO Laboratories - Microbiome Awards

The Microbiome Awards provides young, extraordinary scientists with funding and recognition to carry out scientific work in the field of Microbiome research. Entrants must have been awarded their Ph.D in the last 5 years

Deadline: May 31, 2015

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Ontario Genomics Institute - SPARK 2015

"With the SPARK 2015 program, the Ontario Genomics Institute (OGI) seeks to provide investigators with catalytic funding which will enable them to initiate novel, high-impact, highly-innovative and early-stage projects in the genomic sciences with a focus on disruptive innovations. "

Deadline: May 28, 2015

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Preeclampsia Foundation

Vision Grants are intended to provide initial funding for innovative ideas focused on the pathophysiology, diagnosis or treatment of preeclampsia, HELLP syndrome and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy that might otherwise not be pursued due to lack of funding. All novel, well-considered research topics are encouraged.

Deadline: June 17, 2015

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Pulmonary Hypertension Association Proof of Concept Research Grants

These grants will support new research projects that are in the early exploratory and developmental stages and have the potential to lead to advances in the scientific understanding of PH. Proposed projects should result in preliminary data that will enable the investigator to apply for support for a larger, hypotheses-driven research project.

Deadline for letter of intent: June 5, 2015

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Research Fund for Post-Poliomyelitis and Neuromuscular Respiratory Research

"The Research Fund offers two grants:

  • The Thomas Wallace Rogers Memorial Respiratory Research Grant to study the management of neuromuscular respiratory insufficiency and to explore historical, social, psychological and independent living aspects of long-term home mechanical ventilation
  • The Post-Poliomyelitis Research Grant to study the cause(s), treatment and management of the late effects of polio and to explore historical, social, psychological and independent living aspects of living with polio.


Deadline:October 1, 2015

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Retina Foundation of Canada

The mission of The Retina Foundation of Canada is to cure retinal disease and preserve vision.

Deadline for applications: May 25, 2015

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Scleroderma Foundation Research Grant Funding Program

The Scleroderma Foundation wants to foster development of innovative, high-quality research by new and established investigators in fields related to systemic sclerosis (SSc, scleroderma). To accomplish this goal, we offer two distinct research grants: Scleroderma Foundation New Investigator Grant, and the Scleroderma Foundation Established Investigator Grant.

Deadline: Sept 15, 2015

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Weston Brain Institute - Rapid Response 2015

"The Weston Brain Institute is delighted to launch our Rapid Response 2015 program to provide seed funding for totally novel, high-risk, high-reward translational research. The goal is to provide seed funding for totally novel, high-risk, high-reward translational research ideas to catalyze the development of safe and effective treatments for neurodegenerative diseases of aging "

Deadline for Letter of Intent: June 16, 2015

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