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New external funding opportunities:

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Multiple Principal Investigator Clinical Awards

MPI Clinical Awards are offered to provide support for multi-investigator-initiated clinical research projects that have the potential to make an important contribution to the CF Foundation’s mission. Research projects may be designed to test new hypotheses and/or new methods (Pilot and Feasibility) OR to advance established results with the potential to address diagnosis, treatment, management of disease or symptoms, or the pathophysiology of CF using clinical (observational/interventional), translational or epidemiologic study approaches. Each investigator is expected to be a significant contributor to the project and share the responsibility and authority for leading and directing the project.

"Deadline for Letter of Intent: March 23, 2023 Deadline for Application: August 8, 2023"

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Pfizer - Gene and Gene-modified Cell Therapies Medical Education

Pfizer and the American Society of Gene + Cell Therapy invite applications for the gene and gene-modified cell therapies medical education competitive grant program. This supports independent medical education to increase the medical and scientific understanding of gene and gene-modified cell therapies. Projects that will be considered for support will focus on independent medical education initiatives that will result in the measurable improvement of the medical and scientific understanding of gene and gene-modified cell therapies to help prepare multidisciplinary teams for the integration of gene and gene-modified cell therapies into the treatment armamentarium of eligible patients with a rare disease. Proposals tailored to a specific rare disease or group of rare diseases will not be considered.

Deadline: January 30, 2023

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Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics

The Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics invites applications for its impact grant programme. This supports large therapeutic translational research platform projects from pre-clinical to IND-enabling stage. The award is open to novel approaches or repurposing approved or other clinically safe therapies evaluated in other disease indications that could advance Angelman syndrome research. Pharmacological and biologic interventions, disease modifying therapeutics, as well as gene altering and gene replacement therapies are prioritised. FAST will strongly consider programmes where clinical and pre-clinical approaches are built on strong scientific and biological rationale for targeting fundamental processes underlying the Angelman syndrome cause. FAST will also consider large programme proposals that could greatly enhance the Angelman syndrome community's progress to help de-risk various therapeutic approaches which could expedite moving forward to IND enabling studies or clinical readiness.

Deadline: Continuous

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Muscular Dystrophy Association - MDA Idea Awards

"The MDA Idea Award Program seeks bold, innovative research ideas that can have an impact in the field of neuromuscular disease. The idea should be supported by a strong scientific premise and include a feasible experimental plan. "

Deadline: February 17, 2023

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Muscular Dystrophy Association - MDA Research Grants

"MDA Research Grants are awarded to independent, established investigators to accelerate progress toward understanding and treating neuromuscular disease. "

"Deadline for Letter of Intent: January 20, 2023 Deadline for Application: February 17, 2023"

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Scleroderma Research Foundation Research Grants

The Scleroderma Research Foundation (SRF) funds research aimed at understanding the pathogenesis of scleroderma and promoting the design, development, and pilot-testing of hypothesis–driven, innovative, therapeutic approaches.

Deadline: February 1, 2023

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Canadian Paediatric Society Neonatal Resuscitation Programme

Supports research on neonatal resuscitation, and may be used to generate pilot data in order to develop the basis for an application for independent research support through conventional granting mechanisms. Studies may include basic science, clinical, epidemiological or educational research. Preference is given to research in the following priority areas: post-resuscitation neonatal stabilisation; quality assurance and neonatal resuscitation; resuscitation physiology; resuscitation education.

"Deadline for Letter of Intent: January 15, 2023 Deadline for Application: May 1, 2023"

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Cooley’s Anemia Foundation - Clinical 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.

"Deadline for Letter of Intent: December 20, 2022 Deadline for Application: February 6, 2023"

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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 15, 2023 Deadline for application: April 15, 2023"

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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, 2023

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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 6, 2023

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Ruth K Broad Foundation

The Ruth K. Broad Biomedical Research Foundation, Inc. is a support corporation of Duke University, that holds the vision that effective treatment(s) for Alzheimer’s disease is attainable, and the hope that a cure will be found. To that end and in addition to its grant making within Duke University, the foundation operates an extramural program that supports high priority, high potential, basic or translational research toward prevention or treatment of neurodegenerative diseases outside of Duke University.

Deadline: February 1, 2023

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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, 2023

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Thrasher Research Fund

E.W. "Al" Thrasher Awards focus on projects that are changing pediatric clinical care. Each award is a novel approach to problems plaguing pediatrics. The award is open to applications focusing on any disease or topic within the umbrella of pediatrics.

"Deadline for Concept Submission: January 17, 2023 Deadline for full proposal: April 21, 2023"

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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 6, 2022

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