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


Other new funding opportunities:

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation - Diagnostics Accelerator: Peripheral Biomarkers Program

"The following types of projects will be supported through this RFP: - Exploratory awards will support pilot studies that aim to test the utility of an existing fluid biomarker approach for the first time in an Alzheimer's disease or related dementia population. These projects should already have preliminary human data from another disease indication. - Proof-of-principle awards will support exploratory analyses of biomarkers at a small scale (e.g., 50-100 human samples) that are supported by human data demonstrating that the candidate markers correspond with disease pathophysiology. - Validation awards will support biomarkers that need to be tested at a larger scale (e.g., 500-1000 samples) and are supported by a significant body of human data demonstrating that the biomarker(s) correspond with disease pathophysiology."

Deadline: Ongoing

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Canadian Celiac Association - J.A. Campbell Research Grant

The Canadian Celiac Association offers a grant for research projects in Canada of a scientific, applied science, and/or medical nature relevant to Celiac Disease, Dermatitis Herpetiformis, and/or non-celiac Gluten Sensitivity, or the socio-economic implications of delayed diagnosis and/or living with these conditions.

Deadline: February 14, 2022

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College of Family Physicians of Canada - Daniel Glazier Research Grant in Adolescent Mental Health and Substance Abuse

The Daniel Glazier Research Grant in Adolescent Mental Health and Substance Abuse is designed for Canadian family physicians and family physician researchers. This grant is named in memory of Daniel Glazier, a young man from Toronto, Ontario, who died at age 18 in July 2009 of circumstances related to mental health and substance abuse. This grant is meant to support research that will help family physicians in assessing and treating mental health and substance abuse among adolescents and young adults up to the age of 25. Eligible activities include any research activity that would benefit Canadian youth, including young adults up to the age of 25, with mental health and/or substance abuse problems. For example, a research activity might be the development of a screening tool that family physicians can use to detect adolescent mental health problems or substance abuse.

Deadline: February 1, 2022

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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: February 1, 2022

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Cooley’s Anemia Foundation - Support for Ongoing Clinical Research in Thalassemia

The Foundation invites national and international applicants to apply for grants to support ongoing clinical research projects in thalassemia.

"Deadline for Letter of Intent: December 20, 2021 Deadline for Application: February 7, 2022"

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Cooley’s Anemia Foundation - Support for Trials in Thalassemia Cell and Gene Therapy

The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation invites national and international applicants to apply for grants to facilitate clinical trials in Cell and Gene Therapy to advance a cure for thalassemia. Both phase I (safety) and phase II (efficacy) trials are eligible for support. Studies proposed for this RFA must be accompanied by a realistic timeline of progress to human trials. The Foundation recognizes that this timeline can be long. While the funds may be used toward any aspect of launching a human gene therapy trial, the Foundation will request careful documentation of other support of the investigator(s) and the project, and a thorough justification of the allocation of costs to various support mechanisms. This will best enable reviewers to assess feasibility of the proposed project.

"Deadline for Letter of Intent: December 20, 2021 Deadline for Application: February 7, 2022"

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Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Canada

The Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Canada has an established research program that awards funds annually to allied health care professionals, psycho-social or educational professionals and medical researchers.

Deadline: February 28, 2022

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Breast Cancer Society of Canada

BCSC Grants Mandate is divided into four Divisions. Identify the Division for your LOI: Precision Oncology Research; Screening & Detection; Treatment Division; Patient Reported Outcomes Research.

Deadline for Letter of Intent: December 17, 2021

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International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation

To achieve its vision of a World without Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia (WM), the International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF) recognizes it is vital to provide funding to support seed money to researchers for Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia. The IWMF is therefore proud to announce the establishment of the IWMF Research Seed Money Initiative for Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia. This IWMF Research Seed Money Initiative gives investigators around the world the chance to define objectives and test pilot hypotheses in preparation for larger grant applications through the IWMF-LLS Strategic Research Roadmap Initiative. The seed data from the projects will give investigators a better idea of feasibility and directionality of their future Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia research.

Deadline: March 2, 2022

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Parkinson Canada

"Parkinson Canada announces the following Research and Training opportunities:

  • Pilot Project Grants
  • Basic Research Fellowship
  • Clinical Research Fellowship
  • Clinical Movement Disorder Fellowship
  • Graduate Student Award


Deadline: February 7, 2022

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Molly Towell Perinatal Research Foundation

MTPRF will consider applications for the Molly Towell Fellowship, which will provide support for clinical or basic science, post-doctorals with a MD, PhD or equivalent degree who wish to acquire further training and experience in basic biomedical research in preparation for a career in academic medicine.

Deadline: April 1, 2022

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AMS Fellowship in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence

AMS Healthcare is offering one-year fellowships of up to $75,000 to early and mid-career academic researchers and regulated health care professionals to study and develop expertise/competence in the impact of DT/AI on compassionate care. Those interested can click on the links below to access more information about the program and application details.

Deadline for Letter of Intent: January 20, 2022

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Ontario HIV Treatment Network -Incubator Grants

The Incubator Program will support projects that are deemed high-risk, high-reward and that will test, evaluate, and scale up innovative interventions and effective programs and services for the population living with HIV and at risk for HIV in Ontario. The purpose of this grant is support initiatives that will help us meet or exceed 90-90-90 targets across the province. The project must seek to move the needle in one of the seven areas of rapid learning and lead to changes in practice and policy. The project should also aim to enhance a status neutral approach to HIV, with a focus on accessibility, acceptability, and culturally sensitive approaches.

Deadline for application: Continuous

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Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance - General Research Grant

FARA supports research across the spectrum from basic research through drug development and clinical research programs in FA.

"Deadline for letter of intent: February 1, 2022; July 15, 2022 Deadline for application: April 1, 2022; September 15, 2022"

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Hereditary Disease Foundation

The Hereditary Disease Foundation provides funding projects contributing to identifying and understanding the fundamental defects in Huntington’s disease. The Foundation’s current focus is on 1) modifier studies - on DNA repair pathways, protein degradation and other modifiers of phenotype and age of onset; 2) mechanisms of HD neurodegeneration; 3) biomarkers of disease progression; and 4) therapy for HD-induced neurodegeneration.

"Deadline for letter of intent: February 1, 2022 Deadline for application: April 15, 2022"

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Sarcoma Foundation of America

The Sarcoma Foundation of America is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for pre-clinical, translational, and clinical research on the etiology, molecular biology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of human sarcomas. This RFP is in support of our overall mission to fund research and increase awareness and advocacy for sarcoma patients and their families. The goal of the SFA grant program is to encourage research that results in improved therapeutic options for sarcoma patients. The SFA encourages applications in all areas of sarcoma research, however the following areas of research are of particular interest: Immunotherapy; Omic characterization of sarcomas and definition of novel targets; Omic patterns of sensitivity and resistance to existing agents; Systemic therapy combinations; Gene Therapy

Deadline: February 1, 2022

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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. The Thrasher Research Fund is open to applications that address a variety of significant pediatric problems. Both incidence and severity are considered when determining the significance of the proposed topic. Ideal applications for the E.W. "Al" Thrasher Award address significant health problems, offering the potential for practical solutions to these problems. Such solutions should be innovative and have the potential for broad applicability with low barriers to implementation. Projects with a shorter distance to clinical applicability are given priority.​ Hypothesis-driven research critical- exploratory, hypothesis-generating research will not be competitive. search in child health by awarding small grants to new researchers, helping them gain a foothold in this important area.

"Deadline for Concept Submission: January 18, 2022 Deadline for full proposal: April 29, 2022"

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Medical Council of Canada - Research in Clinical Assessment

The purpose and priorities of the competition are the encouragement of innovations in the assessment of clinical competence or performance of students, postgraduate trainees or practitioners. Priority will be given to proposals that show promise in contributing to the knowledge and understanding of measurement in clinical assessment and to clinical program evaluation methods for medical education. The proposal must focus on research, not development, in the assessment of performance or clinical assessment.

Deadline: February 1, 2022

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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: Continuous Note: 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: December 13, 2021

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