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Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation - Crazy 8 Initiative

"The Crazy 8 Initiative Award will fund research into innovative and rigorous approaches that directly address the most intractable issues in pediatric cancer research today. This award is designed to coalesce cross-disciplinary cores of scientists working collaboratively in order to accelerate the pace of new cure discovery. The proposal should address a topic that is responsive to at least one of these four pediatric cancer research themes. 1. Developmental Origins of Pediatric Cancers 2. Drugging Currently Undruggable Pediatric Cancer Drivers 3. Developing Novel Immunotherapies 4. Discovery and Development of Novel Pediatric Cancer Drug Targets "

Deadline: January 20, 2020

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American Brain Tumor Association

"The ABTA Discovery Grants are intended to encourage the development of new approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors. By providing funding through its Discovery Grants, the ABTA seeks to support high-risk/high-impact projects with the potential to change current diagnostic or treatment paradigms for adult and pediatric brain tumor care. These grants specifically encourage novel research by allowing researchers to conduct the early scientific studies needed to secure additional/future funding for their projects. Additionally, investigators from sciences outside traditional biological fields are encouraged to apply. The development of new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches advances the understanding and treatment of brain tumors, and increases the potential for improving, extending and ultimately saving the lives of those living with a brain tumor diagnosis. "

"Deadline for Letter of Intent: December 4, 2019 Deadline for Proposal: March 18, 2020"

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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: December 2, 2019 Deadline for application: January 6, 2020"

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Sarcoma Foundation of America

The SFA has developed a program to provide grants to investigators interested in translational science Sarcoma research. Funding is available in support of research on the etiology, molecular biology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of human Sarcomas.

Deadline: January 31, 2020

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American Institute for Cancer Research - Research Grants

Our Investigator-Initiated Research Grant Program welcomes proposals for research addressing the effects of diet, nutrition, body composition, and physical activity on cancer risk and outcomes

"Deadline for letter of intent: January 25, 2020 Deadline for application: May 10, 2020"

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CIHR Catalyst Grant : Impacts of financial and organizational restructuring of public health

"The Measuring the impacts of financial and organizational restructuring of public health opportunity is expected to: - Generate evidence on how changes to the funding, organization and/or delivery of public health services impact population health, health systems and health equity; - Improve data and methods for measuring the benefits, costs, harms and trade-offs of changes in public health funding, organization and /or delivery; and - Develop evidence that can be used to inform future decisions or policies related to public health resourcing and organization. "

"Deadline for registration: December 3, 2019 Deadline for application: January 7, 2020"

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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 six different research grant opportunities: Psoriasis Prevention Initiative, Milestones to a Cure, Discovery, Translational, Early Career Research Grants and Bridge Grants.

"Deadline for Discovery, Translational Research, Early Career Research, Summer Student Research, and Milestones to a Cure Research applications: January 13, 2020. Deadline for Bridge Grants: Ongoing Deadline for letters of intent for the Psoriasis Prevention Initiative Grant : December 13, 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 21, 2020 Deadline for application: April 6, 2020"

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Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation

The program supports research on Lyme and associated tick-borne diseases. The Foundation's goal is to increase knowledge and understanding of borreliosis in Canada, and to support high quality research that informs Canadian public health policy. The primary focus is research that has potential application to human illness.

Deadline for Letter of Intent: Continuous

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Crohn's and Colitis Canada - Innovations in IBD Research

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).

Deadline: January 17, 2020

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Genome Canada - Precision Health Initiative - Rare Diseases: Clinical Implementation Projects

"Genome Canada has launched a national initiative for the clinical implementation of precision health, focusing on a rare disease pilot program as a foundational step. This initiative features three main components: - A national rare disease cohort is envisioned to be established through the collection and sequencing of 30,000 samples from rare disease patients and their families. - A national platform is being set up to provide mechanisms and best practices for the collection and sharing of data, including privacy policies, informed consent and other ethical and legal frameworks. - Clinical implementation will advance through working with provincial and regional centres and partners to establish clinical sites and achieve regulatory approval and accreditation. In order to initiate this ambitious program, Genome Canada is encouraging the submission of projects to the Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) that will translate research into clinical implementation with the goal of having genome sequencing offered as a clinical genetic test within an established diagnostic and clinical care pathway for rare diseases. The other activities in the Precision Health Initiative - Rare Diseases will be advanced through other funding mechanisms. "

Deadline for Expression of Interest: Continuous

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Lupina Foundation

"The Lupina Foundation invites applications for its support. This funds research into the cause, control and cure of health anxiety, social factors in health risk and access to health services, especially by women. "

Deadline for Application: Continuous

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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 6, 2020 Deadline for application: January 8, 2020"

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Cancer Research Society Inc.

"The Operating Grants Competition is the principal means by which the Cancer Research Society fulfills its mission to support fundamental, early translational and environment-cancer research on all types of cancer to contribute to the advancement of science aimed at preventing, detecting and treating this disease. The award program is offered to research projects in basic and fundamental, early translational and environment-cancer research. "

"Deadline for Letter of Intent: December 4, 2019 Deadline for Application: February 12, 2020"

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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.

"Deadlines for letter of intent: February 1, 2020; July 15. 2020 Deadline for applications: April 1, 2020; September 15, 2020"

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"Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation (PKD Foundation) "

"The PKD Foundation's principal mission is to support basic, translational and clinical research that will benefit patients with ARPKD and ADPKD. The Foundation accomplishes this in part through funding of basic and translational research. Under this RFA, the PKD Foundation solicits research grant applications in the following areas: - Basic research: to enhance understanding of molecular basis of PKD and its pathobiology - Translational research: to accelerate the development of therapeutic strategies for PKD - Clinical research: small pilot studies "

Deadline: January 6, 2020

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American Laryngological Association - ALA /ALVRE Research Grant

"The purpose of this award is to support basic, translational, or clinical research projects in laryngology (voice, airway, swallowing), outcomes, and related subjects, and should lead to furthering the fields of laryngology or neurolaryngology. Research supported by this award should be specifically directed toward the pathogenesis, pathophysiology, diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of diseases, disorders, or conditions of the larynx and related structures and topics and may be either basic or clinical/translational in approach. While not specifically required, proposals which aim to introduce new knowledge and methodology from other disciplines to research in laryngology or neurolaryngology, or which demonstrate collaborative effort with members of other related disciplines are encouraged. "

Deadline for letter of intent: December 1, 2020

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American Laryngological Association - Seymore R. Cohen Research Grant

The purpose of this grant is to support basic science or translational research project in the area of laryngology or neurolaryngology with relevance to the pediatric population.

Deadline for letter of intent: December 1, 2019

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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, 2020

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Progeria Research Foundation

"PRF's research focus is highly translational. Topics must fall within the following research priorities: - Projects that are likely to lead to clinical treatment trials within 5 years. This includes the discovery and/or testing of candidate treatment compounds in cellbased or animal models of HGPS. Only proposals that test compounds in a progerin-producing animal or cell model will normally be considered. Analyses in non progerin-producing models are acceptable, but only as a comparison to progerin-producing models and with strong justification. - Development of gene- and cell-based therapies to treat Progeria - Assessment of natural history of disease that may be important to developing outcome measures in treatment trials (preclinical or clinical) "

"Deadline for letter of intent: January 2, 2020 Deadline for application: April 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: 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: November 12, 2019

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