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Department of Defense - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Program

The ALSRP is guided by a vision to improve treatment and find a cure for ALS. Through its award mechanisms and funding recommendations, the ALSRP specifically supports innovative preclinical research targeting development of new therapeutics for ALS. The ALSRP includes Therapeutic Development Awards and Therapeutic Idea Awards.

"Deadline for pre-applications: June 22, 2018 Deadline for applications: October 11, 2018"

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Department of Defense - Autism Research Program

The Autism Research Program focuses on ways to improve diagnosis, treatment, and studying psychosocial factors for affecting key life time transitions to independence and a better life for those with autism and their families.

"Deadline for Pre-Applications: July 5, 2018 Deadline for applications: October 4, 2018"

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Department of Defense - Bone Marrow Failure Research Program

To fund scientifically meritorious research focused on BMF diseases. Investigator‐initiated research is encouraged in the areas of congenital or acquired BMF. Studies focused on BMF diseases and their progression to other malignancies, such as leukemia, are acceptable. However, research primarily focused on myeloproliferative neoplasms, leukemia, or other malignancies is discouraged. Stem cell biology studies and translational projects including bone marrow transplantation studies should be clearly related to BMF diseases.

"Deadline for Pre-Applications: July 16, 2018 Deadline for Applications: 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.

Anticipated program announcement: May 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.

Anticipated program announcement: May 2018

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Department of Defense Gulf War Illness Research Program

"The GWIRP challenges the scientific community to design high-impact research that will provide a better understanding of the pathobiology underlying GWI, identify objective markers for improved diagnosis, and develop treatment and healthcare strategies for the complex of GWI symptoms. The GWIRP’s vision is to make a significant impact on GWI and improve the health and lives of affected Veterans and their families. Award mechanisms include Investigator-Initiated Focused Research Award, Qualitative Research Award, Clinical Consortium Award, and Biorepository Resource Network Award."

"Deadlines for Pre-Applications: July 13, 2018 Deadline for Applications: November 8, 2018"

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Department of Defense Hearing Restoration Research Program

"The HRRP was initiated in 2017 to pursue promising, necessary research for treatment of burdensome and very prevalent auditory system injury. Award mechanisms include the Focused Applied Research Award, and Translational Research Award. "

"Deadline for pre-applications: July 17, 2018 Deadline for applications: November 8, 2018"

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Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program

The LCRP will support and integrate research from multiple disciplines for risk assessment, prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment for the control and cure of lung cancer.

"Deadline for pre-applications (Idea Development, Investigator Initiated Translational, Translational Research Partnership): June 26, 2018 Deadline for pre-applications (Concept Award) July 26, 2018 Deadline for pre-applications (Career Development): September 6, 2018 "

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Department of Defense Lupus Research Program

"The Lupus Research Program (LRP) was first funded in FY17 to support innovative and impactful research that addresses significant issues and gaps in lupus. "

Anticipated program announcement: May 2018

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Department of Defense Multiple Sclerosis Research Program

The mission of the MSRP is to identify and fund promising research projects that are relevant to the prevention, etiology, pathogenesis, assessment, and treatment of MS and to ultimately lessen its personal and societal impact.

Deadline for pre-applications: June 26, 2018

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Department of Defense Neurofibromatosis Research Program

The NFRP seeks to support innovative, high-impact research that will foster new directions for and address neglected issues in NF research; sponsor multidisciplinary and multi-institutional collaborations that will bring new perspectives to the field; promote translational and clinical studies to move promising ideas from bench to bedside; and develop a balanced portfolio of meritorious research related to all aspects of NF1, NF2, and schwannomatosis.

"Deadline for Pre-Applications: July 26, 2018 Deadline for applications: August 9, 2018"

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Department of Defense Orthotics and Prosthetics Outcomes Research Program

The goal of the OPORP is to improve our understanding and ultimately advance the implementation of the most effective prescriptions for prosthetic and orthotic devices, treatment, rehabilitation, and secondary health effect prevention options for patients, clinicians, other caregivers, and policymakers.

Anticipated program announcement: June 2018

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Department of Defense Ovarian Cancer Research Program

The OCRP establishes priorities to target the most critical needs along the research development pipeline from basic to translational to clinical research, including clinical trials, and to push the field of ovarian cancer forward through our vision to “Eliminate ovarian cancer”.

"Deadline for pre-applications (Clinical Development, Omics Consortium Development, Early-Career Investigator Awards): July 25, 2018 Deadline for pre-applications (Investigator-Initiated Research, Pilot Awards): May 30, 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"

Anticipated program announcement: May 2018

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Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program - Career Development Award

The Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) has been charged by U.S. Congress to fund innovative basic, applied, and translational cancer research to support Service members, their families, and the American public. Funding innovative and translational research the PRCRP offers funding opportunities directed toward the special focus of Service members and potential cancer risks; focusing on the gaps in cancer research with respect to unique situations and military environments. Additionally, the PRCRP addresses growing and developing the future in research through targeted funding opportunities for early career investigators.

"Deadline for pre-applications (Career Development Award): August 28, 2018 Deadline for pre-applications (Impact Award, Idea Award with Special Focus, Translational Team Science Award): June 20, 2018"

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Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program

The PRMRP is committed to funding research that has the potential to profoundly impact the development and implementation of medical devices, drugs, and clinical guidance that will enhance the precision and efficacy of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment across a wide range of disciplines including cardiovascular health, autoimmune diseases and immunology, infectious diseases, internal medicine, neurological and psychological health, orthopedic and regenerative medicine, and respiratory health and injury.

"Deadline for pre-applications (Investigator-Initiated Research Awards and Technology,Therapeutic Development Award): June 12, 2018 Deadline for pre-applications (Discovery Award): June 14, 2018 Deadline for pre-applications (Focused Program Awards): June 19, 2018 Deadline for pre-applications (Clinical Trial Award): June 25, 2018 "

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Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program

The PCRP mission is to find and fund research that will lead to the elimination of death from prostate cancer and enhance the well-being of men experiencing the impact of the disease.

"Deadline for pre-applications (Impact Award ): July 19, 2018 Deadline for pre-applications (Idea Development Award): July 6, 2018 Deadline for pre-applications (Physician Research Award, Early Investigator Research Award): August 16, 2018 "

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Department of Defense Psychological Health/Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program - Complex Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research Award

"The Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program (PH/TBIRP) was established by Congress in response to the devastating impact of TBI and PH issues, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), on our deployed Service members in Iraq and Afghanistan. "

Anticipated program announcement: June 2018

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Department of Defense Reconstructive Transplant Research Program

The Reconstructive Transplant Research (RTR) Program was initiated in 2012 to advance the science and execution of complex hand, face and other vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) procedures.

Anticipated program announcement: June 2018

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Department of Defense Spinal Cord Injury Research Program

The SCIRP focuses its funding on innovative projects that have the potential to make a significant impact on improving the function, wellness, and overall quality of life for military service members as well as their caregivers, families, and the American public.

"Deadline for pre-applications: July 9, 2018 Deadline for applications: October 15, 2018"

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Department of Defense Tick-Borne Disease Research Program

For research that could lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will accelerate progress in improving outcomes for individuals affected by Lyme disease and/or other tick-borne illnesses.

"Deadlines for Pre-Application: June 25, 2018 Deadline for applications: September 27, 2018"

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Department of Defense Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program

To encourage innovative research aimed at understanding the pathogenesis and manifestations of TSC to improve the lives of individuals with TSC.

"Deadline for pre-applications: July 11, 2018 Deadline for applications: August 2, 2018"

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AbbVie Investigator-Initiated Study (IIS) Program

"The AbbVie IIS Program provides an opportunity to academic and community-based physicians and researchers worldwide interested in conducting their own research to apply for research support. See website for AbbVie's Therapeutic Areas of Interests. "

Deadline for Concept Paper: Continuous

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Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation -Familial RUNX1 Research Grant

Purpose of the grant is to fund research that will develop strategies leading to the development of therapies for the prevention of the transition from pre-leukemia to leukemia for patients with the familial RUNX1 disorder. Projects should focus on familial RUNX1 disorder rather than acquired RUNX1 mutations seen during the evolution of AML.

Deadline for letter of intent: July 2, 2018

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American Academy of Implant Dentistry

These grants is intended to provide limited support for meritorious dental implant research projects.

Deadline: August 1, 2018

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Angelman Syndrome Foundation, Inc.

"The Angelman Syndrome Foundation announces biannual calls for research proposals to be awarded in support of Angelman syndrome research. Applications in the preclinical, translational and clinical research areas that investigate all aspects of Angelman syndrome will be considered. Highest priority will be given to pilot projects to test new ideas about pathogenesis and therapeutics of Angelman syndrome, translational research and clinical research studies. Of particular interest to the ASF are studies related to communication, behavioral issues and identification of issues and treatments that impact the daily life of people with Angelman syndrome and their families. "

Deadline: October 15, 2018

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A-T Children's Project

The A-T Children's Project provides competitive grant awards for basic and translational research grants related to A-T.

"Deadlines for letters of intent: August 1, 2018; February 1, 2019 Deadlines for applications: September 1, 2018; March 1, 2019"

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease

The PATH award is intended to support accomplished investigators at the assistant professor level to study pathogenesis, with a focus on the interplay between human and microbial biology, shedding light on how human and microbial systems are affected by their encounters. The program provides opportunities for assistant professors to bring multidisciplinary approaches to the study of human infectious diseases. The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for accomplished investigators still early in their careers to study what happens at the points where the systems of humans and potentially infectious agents connect. The program supports research that sheds light on the fundamentals that affect the outcomes of these encounters: how colonization, infection, commensalism, and other relationships play out at levels ranging from molecular interactions to systemic ones

"Deadline for preliminary proposals: July 16, 2018 Deadline for applications: November 15, 2018"

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Global Lyme Alliance

"Global Lyme Alliance encourages proposals for the 2018-19 Research Grant Award Program that explore regulation of Lyme disease and other tick-borne disease pathogenesis, with an emphasis on the role of an individual's microbiome as well as genetic and epigenetic factors that might inform a ""personalized medicine"" approach to treatment. Proposals in other topical areas related to Lyme and other tick-borne diseases also will be accepted. "

Deadline: August 1, 2018

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Histiocytosis Association

Proposals for scientific research are accepted for studies into the causes, mechanisms, and improved means of treatment for histiocytic disorders.

Deadline: July 1, 2018

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International Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva Association

The IFOPA offers the ACT (Accelerating Cures and Treatments) for FOP grant program to help enable the development of safe and transformative therapies for FOP. The research grant program provides, through a competitive application process, funding to scientists conducting research on fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP).

Deadline: July 6, 2018

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International Myeloma Foundation

These awards are targeted to established investigators with a track record in myeloma or related disorders, and are designed for projects which represent a different focus, direction, or area of research from those in which they are currently funded. In most cases, these awards will be for pilot projects to obtain sufficient funding for larger applications from NIH or similar larger funding agencies

Deadline for applications: August 1, 2018

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Jain Foundation

The explicit goal of the Foundation is to expedite development of a treatment or cure for the dysferlinopathies (LGMD2B and Miyoshi Myopathy). A proposed project must have application to these diseases, or it will not be considered. The project must have direct relevance to dysferlin deficiencies - either to extend the understanding of the disease or a unique approach to a treatment for the disease.

Deadline for preliminary proposals: Continuous

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JDRF - Strategic Research Agreements

Designed to provide research funding for single or multiple investigators to address critical gaps and challenges and potential breakthroughs in Type 1 diabetes research

Deadlines for Concept Papers: August 1, 2018; November 1, 2018; February 4, 2019

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Kennedy’s Disease Association

The Kennedy's Disease Association (KDA) is planning to fund one or more research grants this fall to further the understanding of the pathological mechanisms of Kennedy's Disease.

Deadline: July 30, 2018

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Translational Research Program

The LLS Translational Research Program was created with the goal of accelerating clinical applications of laboratory findings relevant to improved diagnosis and management of leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other hematopoietic malignancies.

"Deadline for Letter of Intent: August 31, 2018 Deadline for application: October 31, 2018"

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Lung Cancer Research Foundation

"The Lung Cancer Research Foundation is proud to fund research that they believe will make major contributions toward better treatments, screening, and prevention of lung cancer. "

Deadline: July 2, 20168

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Merck Investigator Studies Program

To advance science and improve patient care by supporting, through the provision of drug/vaccine and/or total/partial funding, high-quality research that is initiated, designed, implemented and sponsored by external investigators. Results will be generated and properly disseminated in peer-reviewed publications.

Deadline: Continuous

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National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

"NORD Research Grant Program opportunities include: -Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia with Misalignment of the Pulmonary Veins - Appendix cancer and Pseudomyxoma Peritonei - Familial Hypercholesterolemia - Malonic Aciduria - New-Onset Refractory Status Epilepticus (NORSE) and Febrile Infection-Related Epilepsy Syndrome (FIRES) - PACS1-Related Syndrome (Schuurs-Hoeijmakers Syndrome) - Primary Orthostatic Tremor"

Deadline: July 16, 2018

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Samsung Global Research Outreach (GRO) Program

The Global Research Outreach (GRO) Program is an important part of growing SAMSUNG's academic research engagement and collaboration platforms. World-class researchers have been annually invited since 2009 to propose novel research ideas and to work with SAMSUNG's R&D teams to foster technological innovation. The GRO Program is seeking proposals in 27 research themes. Other themes are also welcome.

Deadline: June 11, 2018

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Saving tiny Hearts Society

"The Society awards research grants to early stage science with unique hypotheses fostering the next generation of congenital heart defect research creating a strong foundation of preliminary evidence to make scientific advancements. Priority will be given to well-designed hypothesis driven research that will impact the lives of children and adults living with congenital heart disease. "

Deadline: July 16, 2018

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Simons Foundation - SFARI 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: June 15, 2018

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Vasculitis Foundation Research Program

"The purpose of the Vasculitis Foundation Research Program is to support pilot studies in researching:
- Etiology/Pathogenesis (could include a broad range of studies of immunity, inflammation, or vascular biology. Relevance to human vasculitis will be taken into account by the reviewers.)
- Epidemiology, including genetics.
- Diagnosis, including identification of disease subtypes.
- Treatment/Management, including therapeutics to treat vasculitis or prevent complications, biomarkers, and psychosocial outcomes. "

"Deadline for letter of intent: June 15, 2018 Deadline for application: August 3, 2018"

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Wellcome Trust - Open Research Fund

"This funding supports researchers to develop and test innovative ways of making health research open, accessible and reusable. Proposals that feature collaboration across international borders, and between different sectors and disciplines, are welcome. Examples of activities the Trust will consider include (but are not limited to): - making outputs findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR) e.g. implementing new approaches and standards to help researchers in the same discipline - developing open platforms or tools e.g. for combining or repurposing datasets and other research outputs from different locations or disciplines, or for mining vast quantities of research data and content - improving research reproducibility e.g. developing tools to package data with code, assessing the reproducibility of published findings or testing new reporting standards - speeding up ways to find and share data e.g. using open lab notebooks to share research and collaborate in real-time (or near real-time) - looking at the role blockchain technology could play in managing and disseminating research outputs and assigning credit - testing new metrics that offer transparent and fair ways to evaluate open research - embedding incentives that encourage researchers to adopt open research approaches during research and to share their research outputs - developing crowdsourcing approaches to increase participation in research e.g. annotating complex datasets or enabling co-design and development of research projects "

Deadline: August 7, 2018

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