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Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy - Investigator's Award in Cell and Gene Therapy for Cancer

"ACGT funds research aimed at furthering the development of cell and gene therapy approaches to the treatment of cancer. This award is for those conducting cell and gene therapy research in the following areas: - Technology for systemic delivery and treatment of metastatic disease that could involve novel tumor-targeted delivery vehicles (e.g. tumor-homing cells, nanoparticles and new recombinant viruses). - Altering the tumor cell microenvironment to support the induction of anti-tumor immunity - Identification of novel tumor targets - Novel approaches to either protective adoptively transferred cells from metabolic changes or alter the metabolism of transferred cells. Preference will be given to those working in solid tumors, orphan tumors or pediatric tumors, and to research not previously funded, thus highly innovative proposals. "

"Deadline for letter of intent: March 12, 2019 Deadline for applications: May 20, 2019"

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Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute - Impact Grants

The Impact Grant program is intended to contribute to the scientific idea 'pipeline' by supporting significant progression in cancer research programs, from individual investigators or multidisciplinary teams, that are anywhere in the continuum from basic high impact discovery to translational work of direct relevance to the clinic. Impact grants will accelerate and focus the knowledge gained from scientific findings, in the short or long term, into outcomes that will significantly advance understanding of cancer and improve scientific knowledge, which will result in optimized patient care, improved cancer treatment or reduced cancer burden.

"Deadline for letter of intent: April 17, 2019 Deadline for applications: September 10, 2019"

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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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Craig H. Neilsen Foundation - Spinal Cord Injury Research on the Translational Spectrum (SCIRTS)

Spinal Cord Injury Research on the Translational Spectrum (SCIRTS) portfolio funding is intended to support research designed to improve understanding and advance the treatment of acute and chronic SCI and to fill gaps in the field, including mechanistic, preclinical, translational and/or clinical studies. SCIRTS Senior Research Grants are for individuals who are senior, independent investigators (equivalent to Associate Professor or above) at the time of the FGA submission. SCIRTS Pilot Research Grants are for independent investigators, and can be at any stage of their research career (junior or senior/established).

"Deadline for letter of Intent: May 6, 2019 Deadline for application: "

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Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program

The PRMRP is committed to funding research that has the potential to profoundly impact the development and implementation of medical devices, drugs, and clinical guidance that will enhance the precision and efficacy of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment across a wide range of disciplines including cardiovascular health, autoimmune diseases and immunology, infectious diseases, internal medicine, neurological and psychological health, orthopedic and regenerative medicine, and respiratory health and injury.

"Deadline for pre-applications (Investigator-Initiated Research Awards , Technology/Therapeutic Development Award, Focused Program Awards, Clinical Trial Award): March 14, 2019 Deadline for pre-applications (Discovery Award): March 28, 2019 "

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Department of Defense - Ovarian Cancer Research Program

The Department of Defense (DoD) Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP) supports high-impact, cutting-edge research that fills unmet needs. The OCRP establishes priorities to target the most critical needs along the pipeline from basic to translational to clinical research and to push the field of ovarian cancer forward in our vision to eliminate this disease.

"Deadline for pre-application (Pilot Award, Investigator-Initiated Reserach Award): April 23, 2019 Deadline for pre-application (Clinical Development Award, Early Career Investigator, Leadership Award): April 30, 2019"

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Department of Defense Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program

To encourage innovative research aimed at understanding the pathogenesis and manifestations of TSC to improve the lives of individuals with TSC.

"Deadline for pre-applications: April 18, 2019 Deadline for applications: May 9, 2019"

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Medical Council of Canada - W. Dale Dauphinee Fellowship

The W. Dale Dauphinee Fellowship is intended to support the vision of the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) by supporting medical educators to enhance their knowledge and skills in physician assessment. The fellowship will enable the recipient to visit and work with leaders in assessment to study or gain experience in the application of new knowledge or techniques or to further their pursuit of a project related to the assessment of physician knowledge, skills, behaviours, and attitudes relevant to the effective practice of medicine.

Deadline: June 1, 2019

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Weston Brain Institute - Rapid Response: Canada 2019 and 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. "

"UPDATED Deadline for letter of intent for Parkinson's & Related Diseases: May 15, 2019 UPDATED Deadline for proposals for Parkinson's & Related Diseases: September 25, 2019"

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Canadian Liver Foundation

The mandate of the Canadian Liver Foundation is to provide support for research and education into the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases of the liver.

Deadline: March 31, 2019

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Genomics in Society / GE3LS - Genomics in Society Interdisciplinary Research Teams Program

"Genome Canada has developed a Genomics in Society Interdisciplinary Research Teams Program to facilitate collaborations and dialogue between researchers and other key stakeholders whose sectors stand to be transformed by genomics advances. Specifically, this program aims to strengthen the connections between researchers, users and other stakeholders on issues that could impact the uptake and application of genomic technologies, including commercialization. The goal of the team program is to support and enhance GE3LS research that addresses important and overarching challenges that affect the adoption and uptake of the outcomes from genomics research and/or accelerate the synthesis and dissemination of research pertinent to users, including policy-makers within a sector. Teams must include at least three researchers from different disciplines at the Leader or Co-Investigator level Teams must demonstrate engagement and integration of appropriate genomic scientists and users. Teams that bring together researchers and users from different regions of the country could have a bigger impact nationally; while this approach is encouraged it is not a requirement. "

Deadline for Registration: May 30, 2019

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Laerdal Foundation for Acute Medicine

Projects to be considered for support from the Foundation should be clearly related to acute medicine. Suitable projects should comprise one or several of such elements as experimental or clinical research, diagnosis, treatment and transport of patients with acute life threatening disease or trauma, and development or accomplishment of education.

Deadlines: April 1, 2019; October 1, 2019

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AMOSO Opportunities Fund

"The AMOSO Opportunities Fund supports teaching and research projects and was created by an allocation of the academic funding provided to the London AHSC through the Alternate Funding Plan. The fund provides one-time startup funding to compensate newly recruited AFP Physicians or existing AFP Physicians for new academic roles. "

Deadline: April 15, 2019

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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 14, 2019; October 11, 2019

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Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program - Breakthrough Award Level 4

The intent of the Breakthrough Award is to support promising research that has high potential to lead to or make breakthroughs in breast cancer.

"Deadline for Pre-Application: March 12, 2019 Deadline for Application: June 13, 2019"

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Kenneth Rainin Foundation - Innovator Awards

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation supports innovative and collaborative research projects that are potentially transformative to diagnosing, treating and curing Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

"Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: March 15, 2019 Deadline for Proposal: May 31, 2019"

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Health Effects Institute-Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award

The purpose of this award is to bring new, creative investigators into active research on the health effects of air pollution.

"Deadline for pre-application: April 15, 2019 Deadline for application: August 1, 2019"

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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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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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