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Anticancer Fund - Cancer Clinical Trial Grant

The Anticancer Fund is seeking to support clinical trials aiming at reducing recurrence rates for cancer patients treated with curative intent. The focus is on cancer types (or well-defined sub-types), with high rates of recurrence despite curative-intent treatments. We define cancers with high rates of recurrence as cancers treated with curative intent having a 5-year relative survival below 60% (see Figure 4 of the US Cancer Statistics 2019 for instance). This list of cancer types includes the most common forms of pancreatic, brain, lung, oesophagus, gastric, liver, gallbladder, ovarian, bladder cancers and sarcomas. Other types or subtypes are eligible if there is evidence that they have a 5-year relative survival below 60%. Subtypes must be well-defined, clinically relevant & non-controversial.

"Deadline for Letter of Intent: June 16, 2019 Deadline for Application: November 17, 2019"

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Collaborative Health Research Program

"The Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) program supports focused interdisciplinary collaborative research projects involving participation from the natural sciences or engineering community together with the health sciences community. Proposed research projects must be innovative, have a strong focus on knowledge translation (KT), and lead to health benefits for Canadians including more effective health services, and/or economic development in health-related areas. All applicant teams are required to demonstrate that they will engage and collaborate with a knowledge/technology user that could benefit from the results of the research. Typically, support will be for up to three years for defined projects with clear milestones and decision points. Western's guidelines for CHRP applications are at "

"Deadline for Letter of Intent: June 16, 2019 Deadline for Application: November 17, 2019"

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Department of Defense - Breast Cancer Research Program

"The BCRP seeks to accelerate high-impact research with clinical relevance, encourage innovation and stimulate creativity, and facilitate productive collaborations. FY 2016 award mechanisms include: - Era of Hope Scholars - Innovator Awards - Breakthrough Awards - Distinguished Investigator Awards - Breakthrough Fellowship Awards "

"Deadline for pre-applications (Breakthrough Level 1 and 2): August 22, 2019 Deadline for pre-application (Breakthrough Level 3 and 4): June 26, 2019 "

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Department of Defense Lupus Research Program

The Lupus Research Program (LRP) supports innovative and impactful research that addresses significant issues and gaps in lupus.

"Deadline for pre-applications: June 7, 2019 Deadline for applications: September 4, 2019"

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Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program

The PCRP mission is to find and fund research that will lead to the elimination of death from prostate cancer and enhance the well-being of men experiencing the impact of the disease.

"Deadline for pre-applications (Idea Development Award; Early Investigator Research Award; Physician Research Award): June 6, 2019 Deadline for pre-applications (Health Disparity Research Award; Clinical Trial Award; Synergistic Population and Data Science Award; Translational Science Award): June 27, 2019 "

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International Olympic Committee - Medical and Scientific Research Fund

The IOC, as the leader of the Olympic movement and the sport sector at large, is committed to the protection of athletes' health particularly through illness and injury prevention. In support of this aim, the IOC has committed to fund selected research pertaining to injury and illness prevention. The IOC Medical and Scientific Commission is calling on researchers to apply for support and funding of athlete-centered projects. Multi-center and collaborative projects and research that has the potential to directly benefit Olympic athletes are encouraged. Areas of research eligible for support include injury and illness prevention studies, as well as IOC Consensus Statement topics, such as transgender athletes and mental health.

Deadline: June 1, 2019

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Epilepsy Foundation - My Brain Map Initiative

The Epilepsy Innovation Institute is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals for the My Brain Map initiative to fund pilot studies that would propose novel exploratory ways to model seizure propagation in a personalized brain network model. We are looking for proposals that seek to test novel, unconventional hypotheses or pursue major methodological or technical challenges in network modeling for epilepsy. We are interested in funding innovative multi-scale approaches to brain mapping. Therefore, we encourage proposal submissions that can begin to correlate standard measures of macro-network activity (i.e. EEG and/or fMRI) with microphysiological mechanisms (such as oxygen, microdialysis of extracellular fluids, local field potentials, etc). Our ultimate end-goal is to create a user-friendly data visualization tool for seizure propagation personalized to the individual's brain network. This request for proposals will be used to fund the preliminary exploratory work needed to develop a prototype visualization tool.

"Deadline for Letter of Intent: June 21, 2019 Deadline for Application: November 29, 2019"

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National Rosacea Society

This grants program was established to encourage and support research into the potential causes and other key aspects of this condition that may lead to improvements in its treatment and potential prevention or cure.

Deadline: June 17, 2019

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Paralyzed Veterans of America - Research Grants and Fellowships

The Research Foundation is focused on funding projects grounded in basic laboratory science and the education of scientists working on breakthroughs directed toward a cure for paralysis, secondary health effects and technologies associated with spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D). These projects should be designed to find better treatments and cures for paralysis and support efforts to improve the quality of life of individuals with SCI/D until improved clinical treatments, technologies or cures are discovered, as well as to train post-doctoral fellow investigators and encourage them to specialize in the area of spinal cord research.

Deadline: July 1, 2019

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Wellcome Trust - Innovator Awards

"These awards support researchers who are transforming great ideas into digital healthcare innovations that could have a significant impact on human health. "

Deadline: Continuous

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ALS Canada Project Grant

The purpose of the program is to invest in the best possible projects that are i) novel research approaches, supported by sound rationale and a feasible experimental plan, but not necessarily preliminary data, ii) part of an ongoing ALS research program, and aimed toward the vision of ALS Canada, which is “A future without ALS” or iii) research focused on avenues to maximize function, minimize disability and optimize quality of life through symptom management, and support to families and persons or families living with ALS.

Deadline: June 7, 2019

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Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada - Research Grant Program

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is seeking outstanding researchers conducting quality brain tumour research. Funds will be granted across Canada for projects to be performed in Canada. Funding is available for projects relating to any type of primary or metastatic brain tumour. Applications will be considered for Basic, Clinical or Translational Research and all research focuses will be given serious consideration, including pediatric brain tumour research and quality-of-life research. Additionally, the foundation is interested in receiving innovative research proposals - those that incorporate novel or original concepts that have the potential to make a difference.

Deadline: June 21, 2019

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Brain Tumour Quality of Life Research Grant

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada are currently seeking proposals relevant to quality of life in patients, survivors and caregivers across Canada affected by a brain tumour. Multidisciplinary collaborations are encouraged, yet applications must be submitted by the lead investigator. Areas of specific interest may include applications pertaining to supportive care, survivorship, psychosocial, symptom control, socioeconomic burdens, end of life needs/opportunities, and caregiver care.

Deadline: July 19, 2019

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Dravet Syndrome Foundation

Grants are intended for established, experienced, independent investigators affiliated with a research or academic institution whose proposed projects investigate hypotheses directly related to Dravet syndrome.

Deadline: September 6, 2019

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Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation - Reach Awards

Reach Grants are designed to move hypothesis-driven research into the clinic. The grant is intended to fund developmental therapeutic studies in the late stage of preclinical testing.

Deadline: May 20, 2019

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Chordoma Foundation - Cell Line Prize

Until 2010, only one valid chordoma cell line had ever been created, which made it impossible to replicate findings and prevented many researchers from undertaking chordoma research projects all together. To help overcome this scarcity and encourage the development of new cell lines, the Foundation offers a $10,000 prize for each new cell line contributed to the Repository. Additionally, a $25,000 prize will be awarded for the first two pediatric chordoma cell lines (from patients diagnosed at 14 years of age or younger). To be accepted, a cell line must meet validation criteria established by the Foundation's Scientific Advisory Board.

Deadline: continuous

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Medical Council of Canada - W. Dale Dauphinee Fellowship

he 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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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: May 14, 2019

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