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Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy - Investigator's Award in Clinical Translation of Gene Therapy for Cancer

ACGT funds research aimed at furthering the development of cell and gene therapy approaches to the treatment of cancer. To this end, ACGT offers awards to support research in clinical translation of cell and gene therapy for cancer.

"Deadline for letter of intent: March 21, 2017 Deadline for applications: May 22, 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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Alport Syndrome Foundation

"The Alport Syndrome Foundation, Inc. (ASF), Pedersen Family and the Kidney Foundation of Canada (KFOC) are pleased to announce the availability of funding for research to find novel treatments to prevent kidney failure and hearing loss in all patients with Alport Syndrome. Research proposals with the potential to accelerate the development of new treatments to prolong kidney function and prevent hearing loss including: Identification and investigation of target pathways in disease progression; and drug repurposing of existing approved drugs or other new approaches to improve the current standard of care. There are no geographical limitations of this funding. "

Deadline: March 20, 2017

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ASF, Macquarie, Pedersen Family, KFOC Alport Syndrome Research Funding Program

The principal goal of the Alport Syndrome Foundation, Inc. (ASF), Pedersen Family and The Kidney Foundation of Canada (KFOC) Funding Program is to find novel treatments to prevent kidney failure and hearing loss in all patients with Alport Syndrome.

Deadline for applications: March 20, 2017

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Banting Research Foundation

"The Banting Research Foundation invites applications for its discovery awards. These provide seed funding to enable new medical researchers to gather pilot data to enhance their competitiveness for other sources of funding. Applicants must be new investigators in any area of medical research. They should be within the first three years of their independent appointment at a university or research institute in Canada. They should not have been awarded more than CA$150,000 in start-up funding by their institution, nor may they have received more than CA$50,000 per year in external operating funds. "

Deadline: March 15, 2017

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Banting Research Foundation/ Rick Hansen Institute Discovery Award:

The Banting Research Foundation and the Rick Hansen Institute are pleased to announce a funding partnership to support research by early career investigators focused on areas relevant to spinal cord injury (SCI). Eligible applicants must be in the first three years of an academic appointment at a university or research institute in Canada.

Deadline: March 15, 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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Canadian Liver Foundation

The mandate of the Canadian Liver Foundation is to provide support for research and education into the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases of the liver.

Deadline: March 31, 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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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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Egg Farmers of Canada

"To be considered for funding, research projects must align with Egg Farmers of Canada's research priorities and have a practical application within the industry. Egg Farmers of Canada's priority areas have included: Animal care science; Hen nutrition and health; Environment and sustainability; Human nutrition and health; Food safety; Non-food uses of eggs; Public policy and economics. "

Deadline for letters of intent: March 31, 2017

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Epilepsy Foundation - New Therapy-Commercialization Grants Program

The mission of the New Therapy - Commercialization Grants Program is to drive the development of new therapies for epilepsy, accelerating the advancement of research from the laboratory to the patient.

Deadline for Letter of Intent: March 10, 2017

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International Essential Tremor Foundation

The IETF is requesting proposals for grants addressing the nosology, etiology, pathogenesis, treatment or other topics relevant to essential tremor.

Deadline: February 28, 2017

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Klarman Family Foundation Grants Program in Eating Disorders Research

In this application round we are limiting the focus of our grants program to research that directly investigates the underlying biology of anorexia nervosa, and the questions of how and why it develops and persists. Any clinical proposals must be grounded in the basic biology and neuroscience of anorexia nervosa. In this round we will also consider human imaging studies that are directly relevant to the biology of anorexia nervosa.

Deadline: March 14, 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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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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NBA & GE Healthcare Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Collaboration Call for Proposals: Myotendinous Injuries

The purpose of this CFP is to fund studies that aim to advance understanding of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery of Bone stress injuries (BSI) in basketball players and other athletes. The NBA & GE Healthcare collaboration is interested in studies that advance established paradigms and studies that challenge such paradigms by proposing and testing new concepts and methods. Preclinical studies that have direct clinical relevance will be considered. There is, however, a strong preference for research that will directly impact clinical care in human populations; thus, studies that translate basic science or preclinical findings into clinical practice are most responsive to this CFP. Studies of abnormal (uninjured) bone growth are not responsive to this CFP.

Deadlines: April 17, 2017

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Ontario Genomics/Genome Canada - RFA for the 2017 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition: Genomics and Precision Health.

Ontario Genomics-Genome Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has launched a Request for Applications (RFA) for the 2017 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition: Genomics and Precision Health. In the context of this competition precision health is an evidence-based approach to decision making with regards to health care. The spectrum of precision health includes health maintenance and disease prevention, through early detection, to disease prognosis and treatment of disease.

"Deadline for Draft Registrations due to Ontario Genomics: March 2, 2017 "

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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: May 12, 2017

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Prevent Blindness America

The Joanne Angle Investigator Award provides funding for research investigating public health related to eye health and safety. Applications will be accepted in the following priority areas in adult vision, children's vision, or eye injury: Burden/economic aspects of eye disease/vision loss on society; Best practices to integrate vision screening/follow up care to system care access; Vision program effectiveness/evaluation.

Deadline: March 6, 2017

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Prostate Cancer Canada - Movember Discovery Grants

The goal is to support researchers to generate preliminary data in prostate cancer research that would provide the basis for a more substantial research grant from another agency.

"Deadline for registration: February 15, 2017 Deadline for applications: April 3, 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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Stiftelsen Promobilia - Promobilia Foundation

"The Promobilia Foundation will support research and development projects with the goal to improve the condition of disabled persons in a way that fits the rules of the Foundation. The aim of the Foundation is to promote the development of technical aids so that disabled persons could benefit of a more active life. Its task is to support research and development of technical aids as well as ensure they get into production and reach the needy. "

Deadline: March 23, 2017

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SWOG/Hope Foundation Impact Award

SWOG's mission is to improve the practice of cancer medicine in preventing, detecting, and treating cancer, and to enhance the quality of life for cancer survivors, primarily through design and conduct of clinical trials. The SWOG/Hope Foundation Impact Award is a funding program from The Hope Foundation that encourages novel and innovative SWOG research by supporting early and conceptual stages of these projects.

Deadlines: March 1, 2017

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The Aneurysm and AVM Foundation

TAAF seeks applications for scientific research projects that will significantly move the field forward toward effective understanding of the mechanisms of cerebrovascular disease. Grants respond to the cerebrovascular community's need for projects that highlight innovative research strategies that will support the development of novel cerebrovascular therapies, clinical management and recovery for adult and/or pediatric patients.

Deadline: April 3, 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

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Deadlines: Continuous

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Last updated: February 21, 2017

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