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National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society welcomes applications for support of studies related to multiple sclerosis which may serve in any way to advance the mission of the society. The society supports fundamental as well as applied studies, non-clinical or clinical in nature, including projects in patient management, care and rehabilitation. To be considered for funding, all projects must show relevance to the society's mission of preventing, treating and curing MS and improving quality of life.

"Deadline for pre-application: February 7, 2018 Deadline for application: February 14, 2018"

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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.

"Deadline for pre-application: January 8, 2018; April 9, 2018 Deadline for application: January 10, 2018; April 11, 2018"

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Canadian Microbiome Initiative 2: Research Core (Canadian Microbiome Initiative 2: A Focus on Function and Translation Research Core)

"This funding opportunity will support one grant relevant to the research area of Microbiome and Human Health. The objective of this funding opportunity is to develop a sustainable pan-Canadian Research Core that will: - Support the sharing of cohort data, samples and bacterial strains to improve accessibility for Canadian researchers; - Harmonize and optimize microbiome research protocols (11), including sample collection and processing in order to facilitate research reproducibility; - Ensure that sex as a biological variable and gender as a social determinant of health are appropriately integrated into the data platform, research protocols and other core activities to expand the evidence base and research capacity in the field; - Develop linkages among the Canadian research teams and linkages with international partners and stakeholders (e.g., the Joint Programme Initiative, Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life (JPI HDHL) Intestinal Microbiomics Initiative) in order to facilitate collaboration; - Coordinate and facilitate multi-disciplinary training and mentoring to contribute to the development of the next generation of researchers; and - Facilitate knowledge translation of Canadian microbiome research. "

"Deadline for letter of intent: February 13, 2018 Deadline for application: August 21, 2018"

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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. "

"Deadline for letter of inquiry: June 15, 2018 Deadline for application: July 31, 2018"

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Stiftelsen Promobilia - Promobilia Foundation

"The Foundation mainly gives support for development of tools for handicapped mobility but has also supported research on the comprehension of reading and writing difficulties. The Foundation has also supported research around diseases that can lead to severe motion problems. "

Deadlines: March 22, 2018; October 12, 2018

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Crohn's and Colitis Canada - Innovations Grant

"Crohn's and Colitis Canada invites applications for an Innovations Grant, to fund novel or innovative approaches to IBD research. This grant is intended to stimulate and support research which may not be encompassed within the boundaries of traditional medical research. Research proposals must conform to sound principles of research and may aim to collect pilot data for follow-on application(s). Our organization seeks mission relevance and excellence as well as innovation. "

Deadline: January 19, 2018

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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 1, 2018

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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: January 31, 2018

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Medical Council of Canada - Research in Clinical Assessment

The purpose and priorities of the 2018 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, 2018

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National Psoriasis Foundation

The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) is pleased to announce the availability of the Psoriatic Disease Research Fellowships program for the academic year 2018-19. The program provides support to eligible institutions to develop and enhance the opportunities for physicians training for research careers in academic dermatology, rheumatology, pediatric dermatology, and pediatric rheumatology. Priority consideration will be given to applications that advance psoriatic disease research.

Deadline: January 19, 2018

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Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) - Innovator Award

The award supports the exploration of a highly innovative, often risky new concept or untested theory that addresses an important problem relevant to epilepsy. The proposed research must reflect ideas substantially different from those being pursued by anyone in the epilepsy research field.

Deadline for letter of intent: January 8, 2018

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Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program

The Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program (the Program) seeks to support fundamental research at the cutting-edge of biomedical science. This fourth call for proposals is directed toward basic biomedical sciences in neurobiology, while building capacity and furthering the knowledge-base in low and middle income countries

"Deadline for Registration: January 16, 2018 Deadline for Application: February 13, 2018"

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Operating Grant : SPOR PIHCI Network – Knowledge Synthesis Grants (2018)

The pan-Canadian SPOR Network in Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations is a key CIHR initiative under the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research and the Community-Based Primary Health Care Signature Initiative. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support knowledge syntheses and scoping reviews, which are the cornerstone of knowledge translation. They transform vast libraries of scientific literature into knowledge that is reliable, relevant and readable for knowledge users (individuals who are likely to be able to use research results to make informed decisions about health policies, programs and/or practices). Research questions should be driven by the needs of policy makers to have evidence-informed decision making.

Deadline: March 6, 2018

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Department of Defense Kidney Cancer Research Program

"Kidney Cancer Research Program: Idea Development Award Concept Award Consortium Development Award Translational Partnership Research Award "

"Deadline for Pre-Application: December 20, 2017 Deadline for Application: January 4, 2018"

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NSERC Idea to Innovation (I2I)

The objective of the I2I Grants is to accelerate the pre-competitive development of promising technology originating from the university and college sector and promote its transfer to a new or established Canadian company. The I2I Grants provide funding to college and university faculty members to support research and development projects with recognized technology transfer potential. This is achieved through defined phases by providing crucial assistance in the early stages of technology validation and market connection.

Deadlines: January 8, 2018; April 3, 2018; July 3, 2018; September 24, 2018

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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: December 31, 2017

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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. "

"Deadline for Pre-Application: December 21, 2017 Deadline for Application: January 4, 2018"

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Broad Medical Research Program at CCFA (BMRP-CCFA): Inflammatory Bowel Disease Grants - Special Request for Proposals - Differences in IBD Incidence Between Developing and Developed Countries

The Broad Medical Research Program at CCFA (BMRP-CCFA) is soliciting proposals in this area of research: Differences in IBD incidence between developing and developed countries.

Deadline for Letter of Interest: 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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Last updated: December 11, 2017

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