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For funding opportunities related to COVID-19 see Western Research.


Other new funding opportunities:

American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association

The American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association's (AFSA) primary mission is to fund superior quality, scientific studies on fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS).

Deadline for letter of intent: Continuous

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Eklund Foundation for Odontological Research and Education

The Eklund Foundation welcomes experimental as well as clinical studies in all fields of dentistry. Projects that can be related to periodontology, implantology, and cariology will be prioritised.

Deadline: May 31, 2020

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Neuroendocrine Tumour Research Foundation

The Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (NETRF) is the leading non-profit organization supporting basic, translational and clinical NET research. Our mission is to accelerate scientific discovery that will help create new and more effective therapies for NETs in the small intestine, pancreas, and lungs.

Deadline for Letter of Intent: June 12, 2020

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Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation

The Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation is a privately funded research charity organisation with the exclusive aim to perform/promote basic and clinical research related to spinal cord injury. Research projects may address all aspects of spinal cord lesions, nerve regeneration, trophic support of lesioned neurons, and functional changes induced by lesions preferentially in mammals. Proposals should have a view to translation from the laboratory to the clinical setting and have the potential to provide real benefits to human patients. 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. Besides the translational aspect another preference is given to projects which focus also on chronic spinal cord injury.

"Deadline for preliminary proposal: September 1, 2020 Deadline for application: November 2, 2020"

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Canadian Cancer Society - Impact Grants

"The Impact Grant program supports significant progression in cancer research programs that are anywhere in the continuum from basic, high impact discovery to translational work of direct relevance to the clinic, to applied research. Impact Grants aim to accelerate and focus the knowledge gained from scientific findings, in the short- to medium-term, into outcomes that will: - significantly improve scientific knowledge relevant to cancer; - result in improved cancer treatment; - result in optimized care of people living with and beyond cancer; - result in reduced cancer burden. "

"The Impact Grants LOI deadline of April 29th, 2020 will be postponed due to work disruptions and to accommodate applicants who are performing additional duties outside their regular scope of work and care. We will share more information about Impact Grant deadlines (LOI and Full Application) once we know more about the impacts of COVID-19. "

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Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

The foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world.

Deadline: August 1, 2020

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Paralyzed Veterans of America - Research Grants and Fellowships

The Research Foundation is focused on funding projects grounded in basic laboratory science and the education of scientists working on breakthroughs directed toward a cure for paralysis, secondary health effects and technologies associated with spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D). These projects should be designed to find better treatments and cures for paralysis and support efforts to improve the quality of life of individuals with SCI/D until improved clinical treatments, technologies or cures are discovered, as well as to train post-doctoral fellow investigators and encourage them to specialize in the area of spinal cord research.

Deadline: July 1, 2020

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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.

Deadlines for letter of inquiry: June 15, 2020; November 1, 2020 Deadlines for application: July 31, 2020; December 15, 2020

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COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator

The COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator will coordinate research efforts and remove barriers to drug development.

Deadline: varies - see website

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National Rosacea Society

This grants program was established to encourage and support research into the potential causes and other key aspects of this condition that may lead to improvements in its treatment and potential prevention or cure.

Deadline: June 15, 2020

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NSERC Alliance COVID-19 Grants

"In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NSERC is leveraging the expertise of researchers in natural science and engineering and their partners across Canada to address this unprecedented crisis. NSERC is providing support to stimulate collaborations between academic researchers and the public and not-for-profit sectors, and industry to address pandemic-related research and technical challenges. Eligibility University researchers collaborating with private-sector, public-sector or not-for-profit organizations are eligible. "

Deadline: June 1, 2020

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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

Deadline: ContinuousNote: Applications to PSI Foundation from London researchers are generally submitted through the Lawson Health Research Institute. Contact Lawson <> for more information.

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Last updated: May 20, 2020

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