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Latest funding opportunities listed:

Alzheimer's Association New Investigators Program

"Applications for a New Investigator Research Grant will be accepted from postdoctoral fellows and other junior faculty members (for example: Instructor, Research Associate Scientist, etc) who can provide a letter of employment verification indicating they will have a full - time faculty position as an Assistant Professor and above by the application deadline. "

Deadline for Letter of Intent: September 24, 2014

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American Contact Dermatitis Society - Outcomes of Contact Dermatitis Research

The American Contact Dermatitis Society is soliciting proposals for study of outcomes of dermatitis evaluation and management. Proposals may include investigators from single or multiple centers. The purpose is to establish the value of expert specialist evaluation and management of chronic dermatitis.

Deadline: November 15, 2014

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American Tinnitus Association

The program financially supports scientific studies investigating tinnitus. Studies must be directly concerned with tinnitus and contribute to ATA's goal of finding a cure.

Deadline: November 1, 2014

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Innovation in Regulatory Science

BWF’s Innovation in Regulatory Science Awards provide up to $500,000 over five years to academic investigators developing new methodologies or innovative approaches in regulatory science that will ultimately inform the regulatory decisions the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and others make.

Deadline for pre-proposals: November 18, 2014

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Preterm Birth Initiative

The Preterm Birth Initiative was created to increase the understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying parturition and spontaneous preterm birth and will provide up to $600,000 over a four-year period ($150,000 per year). The initiative is designed to stimulate both creative individual scientists and multi-investigator teams to approach the problem of preterm birth using creative basic and translation science methods. Postdoctoral fellows nearing their transition to independent investigator status through senior established investigators are encouraged to apply. Molecular and computational approaches such genetics/genomics, immunology, microbiology, evolutionary biology, mathematics, engineering, and other basic sciences hold enormous potential for new insights independently or in conjunction with more traditional areas of parturition research such as maternal fetal medicine, obstetrics, and pediatrics. The formation of new connections between reproductive scientists and investigators who are involved in other areas will give preterm birth research a fresh and unique look, and stimulate a new workface to tackle this challenge.

Deadline: December 1, 2014

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Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

The Research Project Grants program funds laboratory and pre-clinical investigations, clinical research, psychosocial, cancer control, survivorship, quality of life, and other breast cancer research projects. Proposed studies may include participatory, community-based methodologies. Individual projects may be for up to five years.

Deadline for ​Intent to Apply: September 17, 2014

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Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, Inc.- Senior Research Awards

"The objective of these awards is to provide established researchers with funds to generate sufficient preliminary data to become competitive for funds from other sources, such as the National Institute of Health (NIH). Proposals must be relevant to inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's Disease or ulcerative colitis).

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Deadlines for Letters of Intent:  November 1, 2014; May 1, 2015

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DeGregorio Foundation Award for Cancers of the Esophagus and Stomach

The DeGregorio Family Foundation for Gastric and Esophageal Cancer is pleased to announce our 5th annual funding opportunity for gastroesophageal malignancies. The Foundation seeks to promote and facilitate collaborative research on the pathogenesis, early diagnosis, and treatment of upper gastrointestinal malignancies. We support high quality, innovative, and transformative translational and bench research to improve the understanding of the biology of these diseases, identification of potential novel therapeutic targets, or in the development and evaluation of novel biomarkers for early diagnosis and treatment. Pre-clinical research, basic mechanistic studies, genomic/epigenomic studies, as well as epidemiologic studies may also be supported.

Deadline: November 3, 2014

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Foundation for Prader-Willi Research

The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting research to advance the understanding and treatment of Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), announces the availability of funds to support innovative research relevant to PWS. FPWR is particularly interested in supporting projects that will lead to new interventions to alleviate the symptoms associated with PWS.

Deadline for Letter of Intent: September 8, 2014

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Liam's Land Organization - Kathryn Barton Hobbs Medical Research Grant

Liam’s Land Organization is bringing lymphatic malformation research to the forefront. LLO will partner with prestigious childrens’ hospitals and reputable institutions to advance research efforts and clinical trials in lymphatic malformation.

Deadline: November 21, 2014

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Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

"Opportunities include: - Large Pragmatic Studies to Evaluate Patient-Centered Outcomes - Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options - Improving Healthcare Systems - Communication and Dissemination Research - Addressing Disparities - Improving Methods for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Foreign organizations may apply, as long as there is demonstrable benefit to the US healthcare system and US efforts in the area of patient-centered research can be clearly shown."

Deadlines: see website

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Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) Seed Grants

POGO offers annual Seed Funding Grants of up to $15,000 to facilitate or support feasibility studies, the development of preliminary data to enable applications to other granting agencies, or self-contained studies.

Deadline for registration: October 6, 2014

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Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises - Ebola Health Research Call

Research proposals must aim to strengthen the evidence base on how to improve public health outcomes following Ebola outbreaks.

Deadline for Expression of Interest: September 8, 2014

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Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial International Study Grants

The YY grant provides an important opportunity to advance cancer research through international collaboration. Their purpose is to enable cancer investigators from any country to carry out bilateral research projects abroad which exploit complementary materials or skills, including advanced training in experimental methods or special techniques. The research plan must consist of basic, translational or applied cancer research. Prevention-oriented projects are especially encouraged.

Deadlines: January 15, 2015; July 15, 2015

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Western's Office of Research Development & Services maintains information on Funding and Opportunities.

Archived funding announcements for 2013, 2012, and 2011 are available.