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Latest funding opportunities listed:

ALS Canada Project Grant

The purpose of the program is to invest in the best possible projects that are i) novel research approaches, supported by sound rationale and a feasible experimental plan, but not necessarily preliminary data, ii) part of an ongoing ALS research program, and aimed toward the vision of ALS Canada, which is “A future without ALS” or iii) research focused on avenues to maximize function, minimize disability and optimize quality of life through symptom management, and support to families and persons or families living with ALS.

Deadline: June 8, 2018

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Weston Brain Institute - Rapid Response: Canada 2018 (Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases)

Seed funding for novel, high-risk, high-reward translational research ideas to accelerate the development of safe and effective treatments for neurodegenerative diseases of aging. Applications in this round must relate to the following disease(s): AD, FTD, MCI, vascular contributions to these diseases, and prodromes to these diseases.

Deadline for Letter of Intent: April 19, 2018 at 2pm EDT

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Committee on the Identification of Future Dentists

"The mandate of the Committee on the Identification of Future Dentists (CIFD) is to oversee research and development of recruitment and admissions tools and processes in order to recommend methods to facilitate identification and admission to dental school of individuals with both the aptitudes required to become successful dentists and the diversity of motivation and goals needed to meet the oral health needs of Canadians. The Committee has issued two RFPs: - Aptitude Testing Related to Admission to Canadian Dental Schools: Manual Dexterity - Aptitude Testing Related to Admission to Canadian Dental Schools: Social Skills"

Deadline: April 27, 2018

For more information contact the Schulich Research Office.

NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program (CREATE Program)

"The objective of the program is to support the training of teams of highly qualified students and postdoctoral fellows from Canada and abroad through the development of innovative training programs that: encourage collaborative and integrative approaches, and address significant scientific challenges associated with Canada's research priorities; and facilitate the transition of new researchers from trainees to productive employees in the Canadian workforce. "

Deadline for letter of intent: May 1, 2018

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Arnold P. Gold Foundation - Picker Gold Challenge Grants for Residency Training

The Picker Gold Graduate Medical Education Challenge Grant Program supports the research and development of successful patient-centered care initiatives and best practices in the education of our country’s future physicians.

Deadline for letter of intent: March 30, 2018

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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 20, 2018

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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, 2018

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National Marfan Foundation

The faculty grant program supports two-year grants for basic or clinical research for all disciplines in Marfan syndrome, Ehlers Danlos syndrome, Loeys Dietz syndrome and other related disorders.

Deadline: April 20, 2018

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Rare Disease Foundation Microgrant Program

The Rare Disease Foundation, in collaboration with BC Children's Hospital Foundation (BCCHF), provides microgrants to expedite exploration of new ideas for understanding rare diseases and improving patient care. Competitions are held four times per year and submission deadlines are on the last day of January, April, July and October. Awards of up to CAD$5000 will be available.

"Deadlines: April 30, 2018; July 31, 2018; October 31, 2018 "

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Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration - Nonpharmacological Therapies and Tools for FTD Pilot Grant

AFTD is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals for a new Pilot Grant focused on nonpharmacological interventions and tools with the potential to have a positive impact on the quality of life for persons diagnosed and their families. New or early-career researchers within 10 years of their first faculty appointment or equivalent in a for-profit organization are especially encouraged to apply.

Deadline: March 19, 2018

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Laerdal Foundation for Acute Medicine

Projects to be considered for support from the Foundation should be clearly related to acute medicine. Suitable projects should comprise one or several of such elements as experimental or clinical research, diagnosis, treatment and transport of patients with acute life threatening disease or trauma, and development or accomplishment of education.

Deadline: April 1, 2018

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"College of Family Physicians of Canada - Janus Research Grants and the D. M. Robb Community-Based Research Grant "

Janus Research Grants support academic and community-based family physician members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) in carrying out research projects that meet the changing needs of their patients and communities in Canada. D.M. Robb Community-Based Research Grant supports community-based family practice research projects. The primary investigator must be a CFPC member who has been in good standing for at least one year

Deadline: March 1, 2018

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Simons Foundation - Explorer Awards

"Explorer Awards are intended to provide resources to support exploratory experiments that will strengthen hypotheses and lead to the formulation of competitive applications for subsequent larger-scale funding by SFARI or other organizations. Innovative, high-risk/high-impact proposals are encouraged. We especially encourage applications from investigators who are new to the field of autism, but who have expertise that could be brought to bear on this complex disorder. "

Deadline: Continuous

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Mendez National Institute of Transplantation Foundation

"The Mendez National Institute of Transplantation Foundation (MNITF) is a public non-profit organization that adheres to its mission of advancing the science and practice of organ transplantation and end-stage organ disease therapies through research, education, and innovation. Building upon the vision and legacy of our founders, Doctors Robert and Rafael Mendez, the MNITF awards grants semiannually to researchers through our Research Grant Program (RGP), in order to improve clinical outcomes and positively impact the field of transplantation. "

"Deadline for letter of inquiry: June 15, 2018 Deadline for application: July 31, 2018"

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Stiftelsen Promobilia - Promobilia Foundation

"The Foundation mainly gives support for development of tools for handicapped mobility but has also supported research on the comprehension of reading and writing difficulties. The Foundation has also supported research around diseases that can lead to severe motion problems. "

Deadlines: March 22, 2018; October 12, 2018

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Operating Grant : SPOR PIHCI Network – Knowledge Synthesis Grants (2018)

The pan-Canadian SPOR Network in Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations is a key CIHR initiative under the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research and the Community-Based Primary Health Care Signature Initiative. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support knowledge syntheses and scoping reviews, which are the cornerstone of knowledge translation. They transform vast libraries of scientific literature into knowledge that is reliable, relevant and readable for knowledge users (individuals who are likely to be able to use research results to make informed decisions about health policies, programs and/or practices). Research questions should be driven by the needs of policy makers to have evidence-informed decision making.

Deadline: March 6, 2018

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Broad Medical Research Program at CCFA (BMRP-CCFA): Inflammatory Bowel Disease Grants - Special Request for Proposals - Differences in IBD Incidence Between Developing and Developed Countries

The Broad Medical Research Program at CCFA (BMRP-CCFA) is soliciting proposals in this area of research: Differences in IBD incidence between developing and developed countries.

Deadline for Letter of Interest: Continuous

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Last updated: February 20, 2018

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