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Latest funding opportunities listed:

Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation

"The Foundation accepts applications for grants to conduct research on the effects of alcohol consumption on health and behavior. "

Deadline: February 15, 2016

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Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation - Epidemiology Grants

These awards are expected to provide funds that will support investigators pursuing epidemiological research aimed at improving our understanding of childhood cancer.

Deadline: December 15, 2015

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Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation - Innovation Awards

"ALSF is committed to creating opportunities for new and innovative research into treatments and cures for childhood cancers. These grants are designed to provide critical and significant seed funding for experienced investigators with a novel and promising approach to finding causes and cures for childhood cancers. This may represent a change in research direction and/or an innovative new idea that moves away from an investigator's prior research. Grants must be focused on translational oncology, from understanding basic biologic underpinnings to new therapies. "

Deadline for Letters of Intent: November 2, 2015

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Alzheimer Society Research Program

ASRP provides grants and awards to support Canadian studies that promise new insights into causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Regular Grants are designed to fund established researchers

Deadline: November 6, 2015

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Alzheimer Society Research Program: ASRP/Brain Canada New Investigator/Career Change Grant

"The purpose of this program is to provide: i. New investigators Grants: to support individuals within the initial two years of their first faculty position who are pursuing careers in Alzheimer's disease and dementia research. and ii. Career Change Grants: to support established investigators, who are new to the field of Alzheimer's disease and dementia and are interested in changing their research focus to this field. These investigators will be within the first two years of a career change and will be required to work collaboratively with a mentor who is an established researcher within the field. The Program seeks to provide an exciting learning opportunity for experienced researchers within the area of dementia research. "

Deadline: November 6, 2015

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American Brain Tumor Association

These awards support high risk/high impact projects that have the potential to change current diagnostic or treatment paradigms for either adult or pediatric brain tumors. Discovery-driven science and proof-of-concept studies are encouraged to apply, particularly those with no or little history of previous funding. Priority will be given to concepts focused on experimental therapeutics and experimental therapeutics with reduced toxicities.

Deadline for Letter of Intent: October 7, 2015

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American Tinnitus Association

TA supports cutting-edge tinnitus science, with targeted research funding.

Deadline: November 15, 2015

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Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada - Grants in Aid of Research (GIA)

"The program is intended to support a range of research on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). GIA's support research projects with a defined objective, conducted by an investigator working alone or in collaboration with others. The research proposed must have a clear connection to the mission of the Foundation. It should have relevance to, and potential importance to inflammatory bowel disease; in addition, relevance to other bowel diseases or possible spin-offs. It should have also have the potential to impact IBD prevention, treatments, cures or health policy in order to improve the lives of children and adults living with IBD. The research domain may be immunology, genetics, epithelial barrier, microbiology, enteric nervous system, epidemiology, or other. "

Deadline for Letter of Intent: November 02, 2015

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Gates Foundation

"The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now inviting applications for four new Grand Challenges: •Novel Approaches to Characterizing and Tracking the Global Burden of Antimicrobial Resistance •Explore New Solutions in Global Health Priority Areas •Addressing Newborn and Infant Gut Health Through Bacteriophage-Mediated Microbiome Engineering •Explore New Ways to Measure Delivery and Use of Digital Financial Services Data "

Deadline: November 11, 2015

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International Foundation for Research in Paraplegia

"Research projects may address all aspects of CNS and spinal cord lesions, nerve regeneration, trophic support of lesioned neurons, and functional changes induced by lesions, preferentially in mammals. 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. "

Deadline: October 31, 2015

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Lotte and John Hecht Memorial Foundation

"The Foundation has two major objectives: Investigation and support of complementary and alternative medicine, particularly in the treatment of cancer; and Economic education that promotes the principles of a free market. "

Deadline of letter of intent: Continuous

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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: October 23, 2014

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Thrasher Research Fund

"The purpose of the E.W. ""Al"" Thrasher Awards is to improve children's health through medical research, with an emphasis on projects that have the potential to translate into clinically meaningful results within a few years. Ideal applications for the E.W. ""Al"" Thrasher Award address significant health problems that affect children in large numbers and offer the potential for practical solutions to these problems. Such solutions should be innovative and have the potential for rapid and broad applicability with low financial and/or technical barriers to implementation. Hypothesis-driven research is given priority over exploratory, hypothesis-generating research. "

Deadline for concept paper: Continuous

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United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation

The goal of the UMDF Research Grant Program is to identify and fund research (spanning basic to translational to clinical) that is best positioned to impact the development of treatments and cures for mitochondrial disease

Deadline for Letter of Intent: October 16, 2015

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Worldwide Cancer Research

The sponsor's goal is to fund scientific research that may, in future, help reduce the incidence of cancer or improve cancer survival. The sponsor awards project grants to support basic or translational research into the causes, mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment or prevention of cancer. This definition is usually interpreted conservatively. Worldwide Cancer Research does not accept applications for clinical or psychosocial research and other types of applied cancer research. This includes healthcare delivery or patient care research, health economics, public health or policy research, quality of life or behavioural studies, and clinical trials

Deadlines: October 30, 2015; April 29, 2016

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