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For funding opportunities related to COVID-19 see Western Research.


Other new funding opportunities:

American Tinnitus Association

The American Tinnitus Association funds awards and seed grants to advance progress in scientific understanding of tinnitus research, and to attract and maintain top research talent in the field.

Deadline: May 1, 2021

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Brain Aneurysm Foundation

The Foundation invites applications for basic scientific research directed at early detection, improved treatment modalities, and technological advances that will ultimately improve outcomes for patients with brain aneurysms, as well as projects that are translational, clinical/outcome, early detection, imaging, and SAH/SAH complications focused. Any project with the potential to advance basic scientific, translational, and clinical brain aneurysm research will be considered.

Deadline: May 17, 2021

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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The intent of the Clinical Pilot and Feasibility Award is to enable investigators to collect sufficient preliminary data to determine the best strategies and methods for approaching a major question that ultimately will require assessment through a larger scale research and/or multi-center, collaborative clinical trial.

"Deadline for Letter of Intent: March 19, 2021 Deadline for Application: August 18, 2021"

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Department of Defense Gulf War Illness Research Program

The GWIRP challenges the scientific community to design high-impact research that will provide a better understanding of the pathobiology underlying GWI, identify objective markers for improved diagnosis, and develop treatment and healthcare strategies for the complex of GWI symptoms. The GWIRP’s vision is to make a significant impact on GWI and improve the health and lives of affected Veterans and their families. Award mechanisms include Idea Award; Research Advancement Award; Clinical Evaluation Award; Therapeutic/Biomarker Trial Award; and New Investigator Award.

"Deadlines for Pre-Applications: May 7, 2021

Deadline for Applications: August 19, 2021"

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Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program

Award mechanisms include: Idea Development Award; Investigator-Initiated Translational Research Award; Concept Award; Career Development Award; and Clinical Translational Research Partnership Award.

"Deadline for Pre-Application (Career Development; Concept Award): April 6, 2021

Deadline for Application (Career Development; Concept Award): April 20, 2021

Deadline for Pre-Application (Investigator-Initiated Translational Research Award, Idea Development Award): May 5, 2021

Deadline for Application (Investigator-Initiated Translational Research Award, Idea Development Award): July 28, 2021

Deadline for Pre-Application (Clinical Translational Research Partnership Award): July 14, 2021

Deadline for Application (Clinical Translational Research Partnership Award): July 28, 2021"

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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): April 28, 2021

Deadline for application (Investigator-Initiated Research Awards , Technology/Therapeutic Development Award): September 2, 2021

Deadline for pre-applications (Discovery Award): April 29, 2021

Deadline for application (Discovery Award): May 13, 2021

Deadline for pre-applications (Clinical Trial , Focused Program Award): May 13, 2021

Deadline for application (Clinical Trial , Focused Program Award): August 26, 2021 "

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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, 2021; October 1, 2021

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Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance

This Challenge Grant is intended to stimulate early and mid‐career scientists as they seek to build and sustain careers as research investigators and future thought leaders within this critical field of study.

Deadline: May 4, 2021

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Society for Pediatric Dermatology

The National Eczema Association (NEA) and the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA) are collaborating to support targeted clinical research investigations focused on pediatric eczema with the 2020 Childhood Eczema Challenge Grant. Through this grant NEA and PeDRA intend to accelerate research that improves the health and quality of life of pediatric eczema patients and their families.

Deadline for Applications: May 4, 2021

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Worldwide Cancer Research

"Worldwide Cancer Research provides funding for basic and translational research into the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of cancer. Applications on cancer symptoms or treatment side effects are accepted only if there is a very clear link to improving cancer survival. Studies investigating the biology of a side effect or symptom alone are unlikely to be accepted. Basic studies into fundamental cellular processes, mechanisms and molecules are within remit if it is clear that the aim of the research is to improve the understanding of cancer biology. If a project is to study the normal functioning of cellular processes, mechanisms or molecules - or to study very basic models such as yeast - evidence supporting the relevance to cancer biology must be laid out. "

"Deadline: April 2, 2021

Note: Worldwide Cancer Research will only accept the first 500 applications submitted in the grant round. "

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Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation - Harrington Scholar Program

"The ADDF-Harrington Scholar Program is dedicated to advancing academic discoveries into medicines for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. This unique award provides funding and committed project support by a team of pharmaceutical industry experts through a collaboration with the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and Harrington Discovery Institute. Program includes dedicated support from a team of industry veterans with capabilities that include medicinal chemistry, pharmacology & toxicology, and business development. The expertise of each team is tailored to the specific needs of the project during the two-year award period. "

"Deadlines for letters of intent: April 23, 2021 Deadlines for applications: July 30, 2021"

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Angelman Syndrome Foundation, Inc.

"The Angelman Syndrome Foundation announces biannual calls for research proposals to be awarded in support of Angelman syndrome research. The ASF Scientific Advisory Committee identified the following areas of unmet need in AS research. Priority will be given to the following topics: - Projects studying or correcting the heterozygous effect of non-UBE3A genes in deletion. - Projects studying the potential results of increasing UBE3A after therapies or for some subtypes of AS. - Projects studying delivery of therapies and potential for improvement. - Symptomatic therapies that impact the daily life of people with Angelman syndrome and their families. Proposals that do not address these topics are still welcome and will be given full consideration. "

Deadline: April 15, 2021; October 15, 2021

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Biostime Institute for Nutrition and Care (BINC) - Geneva

"Through an interdisciplinary scientific approach, Biostime Institute for Nutrition and Care aims to stimulate innovation, collaboration and technology translation in health sciences. The aim is that the research will lead to a publication in a peer-reviewed Journal to diffuse the outcomes of this research to the broader scientific community The 5 available research areas are: Microbiota Infant brain development Child nutrition and obesity Allergy Women's health around pregnancy"

"Deadline for abstract: March 31, 2021 Deadline for application: May 31, 2021"

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Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America - Litwin IBD Pioneers Initiative

"The guiding mission of the Foundation is to stimulate and encourage innovative research in the basic biomedical and clinical sciences, which is likely to increase our understanding of the etiology, pathogenesis, therapy, and prevention of inflammatory bowel diseases. Collaborative efforts between basic scientists and clinicians are encouraged. The objective of the Litwin IBD Pioneers Research Award is to help persons with inflammatory bowel diseases by supporting innovative, early-stage research that opens new avenues for diagnosis, therapy, and prevention of these diseases. The program will consider funding clinical or translational IBD research projects that: - Are innovative; - Are in the early stages of exploration; and - Have the potential to improve diagnosis, therapy, management, or prevention of IBD and their complications. "

"Deadline for letter of intent: May 5, 2021 Deadline for application: July 20, 2021"

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Molly Towell Perinatal Research Foundation

MTPRF will consider applications for the Molly Towell Fellowship, which will provide support for clinical or basic science, post-doctorals with a MD, PhD or equivalent degree who wish to acquire further training and experience in basic biomedical research in preparation for a career in academic medicine.

Deadline: April 1, 2021

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Sanfilippo Children's Foundation

"The Sanfilippo Children's Foundation funds research that shows potential to contribute to its vision of finding a cure in time for children battling Sanfilippo today, and those born with it tomorrow. The Foundation is particularly interested in three focus areas: - Halt disease progression through therapies such as enzyme replacement, gene therapy and cell therapy and strategies to enhance the effectiveness of such emerging therapies. - Repair and reverse the cell damage caused by Sanfilippo which could include the application of neuroregeneration advances made for other neurodegenerative diseases. - Improve quality of life through palliative care and symptom management specific to Sanfilippo Syndrome. "

"Deadline for Expression of Interest: March 24, 2021 Deadline for Application: May 11, 2021"

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Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program

"The primary objective of the CDTRP Research Innovation Grant competition is to support new peer-reviewed pilot research projects that align with CDTRP’s One-Transplant-for-Life vision, which is to fulfill every donor opportunity and turn transplant into a cure. These projects must be new stand-alone studies that align with one of the 5 Themes of the CDTRP and should be used to generate preliminary data to support further investigation. The 5 CDTRP Themes are: Create a culture of donation Inform universal practices for donation Engineer and allocate a better graft Tailor an optimal immune system for each patient Restore long-term health Grant recipients are expected to integrate their proposed study within the CDTRP research structure. "

Deadline: May 3, 2021

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

"The goal of GAPP is to increase and accelerate the positive social and economic impact of Canada’s genomics R&D capacity. Working towards this goal, the objectives of GAPP are to: - Accelerate the application of Canadian genomics–derived and genomics-enabling solutions to real-world opportunities and challenges defined by industry, not-for-profit and public sector receptors. - Channel Canada’s genomics capacity into sustainable innovations that benefit Canadians. - Enhance the value of Canadian genomics technologies, de-risking and incentivizing follow-on investment from industry and other partners. - Foster mutually beneficial collaboration and knowledge exchange between Canadian academia and technology receptors. "

Deadline for Expression 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: March 17, 2021

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