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Alpha-1 Foundation

"The objective of this grant is to provide funds to encourage the development of new information that contributes to the understanding of the basic biology of alpha-1 antitrypsin expression, and the pathogenesis/management of AAT Deficiency. In addition, consideration will be given to those projects that provide insight into the development of information that may contribute to new therapies for AAT Deficiency. All proposals must be hypothesis generating or hypothesis testing and provide sufficient preliminary data to justify the Alpha-1 Foundation's support. "

"Deadline for letter of intent: September 28, 2018 Deadline for application: February 15, 2019"

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Biomarkers Across Neurodegenerative Diseases (BAND)

The Alzheimer's Association, Alzheimer's Research UK (ARUK), The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF), and the Weston Brain Institute (Weston) announce a global Request for Applications (RFA). The main objective of BAND is to stimulate analyses across Alzheimer's disease (AD), Parkinson's disease (PD) and other neurodegenerative diseases to increase understanding of pathogenesis similarities and differences..

"Deadline for Letter of Intent: September 10, 2018 Deadline for application: December 1, 2018"

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Cystic Fibrosis Canada

The objective of this program is to support clinical research projects that (i) improve the health and/or quality of life of CF patients and/or (ii) bridge the gap between research and clinical care.

"Deadline for letter of intent: August 3, 2018 Deadline for application: October 1, 2018"

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Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program

"The Horizon Award supports junior-level scientists in conducting impactful research with the mentorship of an experienced cancer researcher (i.e., Mentor). The Horizon Award challenges junior scientists to develop and implement research in the cancer field. This opportunity allows for junior investigators to develop a research project, investigate a problem or question in the field of cancer, and further their intellectual development as a cancer researcher of the future. The Career Development Award supports independent, early -career investigators to conduct impactful research with the guidance of an experienced cancer researcher (i.e., the Career Guide). "

"Deadline for pre-applications (Horizon Award, Career Development Award,): August 28, 2018 Deadline for applications (Horizon Award, Career Development Award): September 26, 2018"

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Heart and Stroke Foundation - Personnel Award Programs

H&S National New Investigator (NNI) awards provide salary support to individuals who have clearly demonstrated excellence during their doctoral and post-doctoral training in cardiovascular or cerebrovascular research.

Deadline: September 7, 2018

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Nokia Open Innovation Challenge

"The Nokia Open Innovation Challenge, in partnership with NGP Capital, is looking for new innovative products and solutions within the Industrial IoT domain. Nokia has some themes below for possible technology domains where it sees opportunities. These are of course not the only possible areas of interest. Nokia is particularly interested if the proposal involves Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation components. Nokia is looking for something which could solve simple or complex business challenges within any company, big or small, i.e. potential customers of Nokia. This should be something which could help enterprises or industrial companies take the next step in their digital automation journey: applications, solutions or products which would utilize the most advanced communication network. "

"Deadline for Stage 1 Applicatoin: September 6, 2018 Deadline for Stage 2 Application: October 8, 2018"

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"Weston Brain Institute - Rapid Response: Canada "

The Rapid Response program will have multiple calls per year, alternating between two different disease groups (outlined below). Applicants should apply to the group best suited to their project.

"Deadline for Letter of Intent (Parkinson's & Related Diseases): August 1, 2018 Deadline for Letter of Intent (Alzheimer's & Related Diseases): December 3, 2018"

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Heart and Stroke Foundation

The HSF GIA program provides operating funds to support, important, pertinent, novel research in the areas of heart disease and stroke. GIA funding promotes research discovery, exploration and innovation across all health research themes. Knowledge gained from scientific findings, contributes to the cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health of Canadians through prevention, treatment and recovery.

Deadline: August 30, 2018

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National Ataxia Foundation

"The National Ataxia Foundation (NAF) is committed to funding the best science relevant to hereditary and sporadic types of ataxia in both basic and translational research. "

"Deadline for letter of intent: September 14, 2018 Deadline for application: October 15, 2018"

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Blue Sky Research Grant

Supports an innovative, impactful study in an area of suicide research that will achieve significant goals. This mechanism is intended for studies that, by their very nature, are clearly beyond the financial scope of our Innovation Grants. The goal of this grant is creating innovative projects in new areas of investigation with potentially high impact for the understanding and prevention of suicide.

Deadline for letter of intent: August 1, 2018

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Frick Foundation for Research on ALS

The goal of the foundation is to provide research grants for the study of the understanding of the basic causes of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). These awards are not directed to clinically related projects for patient care.

Deadline: October 8, 2018

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Immunodeficiency Canada - Chaim Roifman Scholar Award for Senior Investigators

Immunodeficiency Canada each fall annually requests proposals focused on research in primary immune deficiency (PI).

"Deadline for Letter of Intent: September 28, 2018 Deadline for Application: November 30, 2018"

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Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial International Study Grants

"The Yamagiwa-Yoshida International Memorial (YY) Study Grant programme is an important part of UICC's International Fellowship portfolio and aims specifically at supporting established cancer investigators from any country to: - initiate, set up or pursue bilateral cancer research projects with collaborating investigators abroad - exchange complementary skills and materials - receive training in advanced experimental cancer research methods and techniques "

Deadline: September 15, 2018

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Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases

The fifth call for applications under the GACD banner focuses on scaling-up evidence-based interventions at the population level for the prevention or management of hypertension and/or diabetes.

Deadline for preliminary proposals (Canada): July 12, 2018

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National Eczema Association

The National Eczema Association (NEA) is now soliciting original, focused and innovative eczema research applications dealing with atopic dermatitis. Funded research must serve to further NEA's mission to improve the health and quality of life for individuals with eczema.

Deadline: September 14, 2018

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Oxalosis and Hyperoxaluria Foundation

"The OHF seeks to support research that will ultimately lead to new diagnostics, treatments, and a cure for Primary Hyperoxaluria and related Hyperoxaluria conditions. "

Deadline: November 1, 2018

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Department of Defense Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research

The DMDRP encourages research projects that specifically address the critical needs of the Duchenne muscular dystrophy community in the following Focus Areas: Discovery and qualification of pharmacodynamic, prognostic or predictive biomarkers, e.g., as drug development tools, indicators of disease progression, response to treatment, or clinical trial outcomes; Assessment of clinical trial outcomes (invasive and non-invasive); Extension or expansion of preclinical translational data in support of the therapeutic development path (including independent replication and comparative studies); and Novel interventions that could improve clinical care and quality of life in the near term.

"Deadline for pre-application (Career Development Award): November 14, 2018 Deadline for pre-application (Investigator-initiated Research Award): August 29, 2018"

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Department of Defense Epilepsy Research Program

The ERP was initiated in 2015 to develop an understanding of the magnitude of post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE) within the military and to expand research into the basic mechanisms by which traumatic brain injury (TBI) produces epilepsy.

"Deadline for pre-application (Longitudinal Risk Factor Award): July 26, 2018 Deadline for pre-application (Idea Development Award): September 20, 2018"

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Department of Defense Kidney Cancer Research Program

"Kidney Cancer Research Program includes: Idea Development Award Concept Award Consortium Development Award Translational Partnership Research Award "

"Deadline for Pre-Applications (Concept Award): July 11, 2018 Deadline for Pre-Applications (Idea Development, Physician Research, Technology Development, and Translational Research Partnership Awards): September 5, 2018"

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Department of Defense Lupus Research Program

The Lupus Research Program (LRP) supports innovative and impactful research that addresses significant issues and gaps in lupus.

"Deadline for pre-applications: October 10, 2018 Deadline for applications: November 7, 2018"

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Department of Defense Parkinson's Research Program

"PRP's Early Investigator Research Award supports early-career investigators who have innovative, high-impact ideas or new technologies applicable to Parkinson’s disease research and/or patient care. The investigator must be a postdoctoral or clinical fellow within three years of advanced degree or residency training (or equivalent) as of the application deadline. Clinical fellows must be specializing in movement disorders. The Investigator-Initiated Research Award Supports highly rigorous, high-impact research projects that have the potential to make an important contribution to Parkinson’s disease research and/or patient care."

"Deadline for Pre-Applications: September 17, 2018 Deadline for Applications: October 3, 2018"

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Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Alzheimer's Research Program

"The PRAP is offereing the following award mechanisms: - Convergence Science Research Award - Quality of Life Research Award - Epidemiology of Military Risk Factors Award - Translational Research Partnership Award"

Deadline for pre-applications: September 20, 2018

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Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation

"The Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation is a privately funded research charity organisation with the exclusive aim to perform/promote basic and clinical research related to spinal cord injury. Research projects may address all aspects of spinal cord lesions, nerve regeneration, trophic support of lesioned neurons, and functional changes induced by lesions preferentially in mammals. Proposals should have a view to translation from the laboratory to the clinical setting and have the potential to provide real benefits to human patients. Clinical research projects can be situated in the fields of diagnosis, acute lesion management including surgery, neurology, urology, rehabilitation, and other areas related to paraplegia. Besides the translational aspect another preference is given to projects which focus also on chronic spinal cord injury. "

"Deadline for preliminary proposal: September 2, 2018 Deadline for application: November 2, 2018"

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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


"Deadline: Continuous Note: Applications to PSI Foundation from London researchers are generally submitted through the Lawson Health Research Institute. Contact Lawson <> for more information."

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Last updated: July 23, 2018

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