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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: March 22, 2019 Deadline for applications: July 25, 2019"

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Organization for Autism Research - Applied Research Competition

OAR seeks to fund studies that expand the body of knowledge related to autism intervention and treatment, produce practical and clearly objective results, have the potential to impact public policy, and provide outcomes that offer to enhance quality of life for persons with autism and their families. While applicants are always free to submit on any relevant area of research or intervention, this year, OAR is placing an emphasis on research that addresses the following targeted areas: augmentative and alternative communication, community-based intervention, behavioral economics, and effective staff training. While there is no guarantee of funding, studies that cover these topics will receive additional scoring credit during the review process.

Deadline for pre-proposals: March 25, 2019

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National Psoriasis Foundation

The National Psoriasis Foundation Research Program funds and promotes research into psoriatic disease and related comorbidities, under NPF's mission of finding a cure for psoriatic disease and improving the lives of those affected. We choose our research projects not only for their potential to yield information that may help treat psoriatic disease, but also to answer basic questions about the underlying disease mechanisms, comorbidities, and public health. Applications undergo a rigorous scientific peer-review by a panel of experts and are then selected for funding based on patient input and Foundation priorities. This year the Foundation is offering seven different research grant opportunities: Discovery Grants, Translational Research Grants, Early Career Research Grants, Bridge Grants, Psoriatic Arthritis Diagnostic Test Grant, Psoriatic Arthritis Research Grant, and Summer Student Research Grants.

"Deadline for Discovery, Translational Research, Early Career Research, Summer Student Research, and Psoriatic Arthritis Research applications: January 18, 2019 Deadline for Bridge Grants: Ongoing Deadline for letters of intent for the Psoriatic Arthritis Diagnostic Test Grant: December 14, 2018"

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Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Canada

The Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association of Canada (SBHAC) would like to invite medical professionals and researchers to apply for a Research Grant based on a project that address the medical issues and treatment of those affected by spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus.

Deadline: January 31, 2019

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Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation

The purpose of this Request for Proposal is to fund early stage research that will explore new approaches to advance the current scientific knowledge about desmoid tumors, resulting in the development of new treatment options and bringing us closer to the ultimate goal - a cure.

Deadline: April 1, 2019

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National Psoriasis Foundation

The NPF is seeking grant applications that encourage the advancement of innovative research into psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. These grants fund research initiatives that focus on the rapid translation of basic scientific discoveries into clinical applications with a clear benefit for patients with psoriatic disease. Applications related to all aspects of psoriatic disease are strongly encouraged, including basic science, technology, epidemiology, and clinical research. Prospective applicants are encouraged to review the recent publication identifying research gaps in psoriasis to identify relevant research topics.

Deadline: January 18, 2019

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Weston Brain Institute - Transformational Research: Canada 2019

"This program funds transformative, novel, high-risk, high-reward translational research projects with excellent preliminary data. The goal of the program is to provide funding for translational research that will accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging. "

"Deadline for letter of intent: February 21, 2019 Deadline for proposals: June 20, 2019"

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International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation

The IWMF supports research to understand the biology of WM, with the goals of improving quality of life for WM patients, discovering new treatments, and ultimately, finding a cure

Deadline: February 13, 2019

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Parkinson Canada

"Parkinson Canada announces the following Research and Training opportunities:

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


Deadline: February 4, 2019

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Simons Foundation - SFAR Research Awards

"The goal of the Research Award is to provide support for investigation of key unresolved research questions in autism, particularly those that connect genetic etiologies to brain function and behavior. Unlike the SFARI Pilot Award, the Research Award welcomes risk and novelty, but these are not required criteria for a proposal to be considered meritorious. Competitive applications will have preliminary data or other relevant groundwork that justifies substantial investment in the proposed topic. In some cases, projects may include those focusing on a central hypothesis where success depends on close collaboration between two or more labs. "

Deadline: January 11, 2019

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Medical Council of Canada - Research in Clinical Assessment

The purpose and priorities of the 2019 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, 2019

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National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Pilot Research Grants

Funding is provided for one year to test innovative, cutting-edge ideas or untested methods, and to gather sufficient preliminary data to apply for longer-term funding. Researchers who have completed their post-doctoral training, and who are considered eligible by their institutions to apply for a research grant, are invited to apply.

"Deadlines for pre-application: January 7, 2019; May 6, 2019 Deadlines for application: January 9, 2019; May 8, 2019"

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Trans-Atlantic Platform Social Innovation (T-AP SI) Call for Proposals

"The Trans-Atlantic Platform is a collaboration between humanities and social science research funders from South America, North America, and Europe. T-AP aims to enhance transnational research collaboration and has identified a series of common challenges and strategic priority areas where such collaboration will bring added value. Applicants must apply as a transnational research project partnership, and partner with a number of national research teams based in the participating T-AP countries. "

Deadline: February 14, 2019

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Allen Foundation

The Allen Foundation invites applications for its human nutrition research grants. These fund relevant nutritional research or support projects that benefit programmes for human nutrition in the areas of health, education, training and research.

Deadline: January 15, 2019

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Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute - Innovation to Impact Grants

Innovation to Impact Grants (i2I) are intended to support the further development of significant findings based on the goals originally explored through a funded CCS Innovation Grant (or eligible CBCF grant). Note: Only investigators with a funded Innovation Grant/CBCF Grant with a project end date between January 1, 2016 and July 31, 2019 are eligible for this program.

Deadline for applications: January 15, 2019

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Parkinson's Foundation - Clinical Research Award

This two-year award supports the research expenses of a clinician scientist whose clinically oriented research involves people living with Parkinson's disease.

"Deadline for letter of intent: January 22, 2019 Deadline for application: April 8, 2019"

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Parkinson's Foundation - Impact Awards

"The Parkinson's Foundation Impact Awards are designed for researchers both established and new to the field of PD (both young investigators and those from outside the field). Projects should be ""outside the box"" with the goal of bringing new light to the biology of Parkinson's, or testing a truly novel therapeutic idea. Projects should be for the best ideas that are unlikely to be funded through more traditional funding mechanisms. "

Deadline for letter of intent: Continuous

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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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