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Current funding opportunities:

Foundation for OCD Research

"FFOR is seeking applications for innovative, potentially high-impact pre-clinical, translational or clinical research from investigators around the world. We seek to support projects that have the potential to significantly advance the understanding of the pathophysiology of OCD and/or improve the treatment of severe OCD. FFOR seeks applications covering a broad range of topics and approaches that have the potential to dramatically change understanding of OCD pathophysiology or dramatically improve its treatment. Virtually any pre-clinical/basic science, translational or clinical research topic will be considered. Cross-disciplinary collaborative projects are encouraged. "

Deadline for letter of intent: August 8, 2022

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Merck KGaA - Biopharma Speed Grant

Merck invites applications for its biopharma speed grant. This provides fast funding to pre-clinical researchers in the fields of oncology, immuno-oncology, autoimmune disorders and drug discovery technologies. Healthcare professionals and healthcare organisation employees are ineligible.

Deadline: Continuous

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National Multiple Sclerosis Society

"The Society supports all types of research including laboratory models, human studies, population-based approaches, and data-intensive investigations that leverage both researcher and patient-reported outcomes. We value studies that: promote synergies between researchers in diverse disciplines; adhere to principles of sharing data and resources; focus on underserved and understudied ethnic and racial MS populations (Please consult this toolkit for strategies regarding Minority Engagement in MS Research). "

"Deadlines for pre-applications: July 13, 2022

Deadlines for application: July 20, 2022"

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New Frontiers in Research Fund - Exploration Competition

The goal of the Exploration stream is to inspire high-risk, high-reward and interdisciplinary research. Exploration grants support research that pushes boundaries into exciting new areas. Researchers are encouraged to think “outside of the box,” undertake research that would defy current paradigms, and bring disciplines together in unexpected ways and from bold, innovative perspectives. With the Exploration stream, there is recognition that innovation often carries risk; proposals for high-risk research projects that have the potential to deliver game-changing impacts are strongly encouraged.

"Deadline for Notice of Intent: June 28, 2022

Deadline for Application: September 13, 2022"

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Alzheimer Society Research Program: Proof of Concept Grants

Proof of Concept Grants are designed to fund innovative, high-risk, high-reward research that pushes beyond the boundaries of our existing understanding of dementia. We are looking for bold, challenging new directions in dementia research that have the potential to lead to ground-breaking findings.

"Deadline for letter of intent: July 11, 2022

Deadline for application: November 4, 2022"

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Canada-France call for innovative projects

"EUREKA, in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada and Bpifrance, invites proposals for its Canada-France call for innovative projects. This supports international collaborative R&D projects between Canada and France. The call is open to projects in all thematic areas or application domains. However, the focus is on the two following domains: •future of healthcare using artificial intelligence (AI), including AI for augmented diagnosis, personalised medicine, medical research, prevention and pandemic preparedness; •GreenTech and all technologies and science reducing human impacts on the natural environment, including CleanTech, AgriTech and greener smart city. Project should aim to research or develop an innovative product, process or service for commercialisation. Consortia of at least two mutually independent companies, one from France and the other from Canada are eligible. No single organisation or country can be responsible for more than 70 per cent of the project budget. Canadian SMEs with 500 or less full-time employees are eligible for funding. French companies must have 2000 or fewer full-time employees and have sufficient working capital and resources to undertake a multi-year R&D collaboration and commercialise the results. Eligible Canadian SMEs may receive up to 50 per cent reimbursement of eligible project costs up to a maximum total funding amount of CAD 500,000 for up to three years. French companies may receive up to €3 million within the limit of own equity."

"Deadline for expression of interest: September 28, 2022

Deadline for proposals: December 14, 2022"

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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 9, 2022

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Kennedy’s Disease Association

The Kennedy's Disease Association (KDA) is planning to fund one or more research grants this fall to further the understanding of the pathological mechanisms of Kennedy's Disease.

Deadline: July 1, 2022

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Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Breaking New Ground

The Breaking New Ground Grant funds innovative, high-reward projects that will break new ground and build evidence and programs to dramatically improve the prevention, treatment, and care cascade in Ontario. This funding stream supports the piloting, evaluation, or scale up of HIV interventions. The project should address a clear care or quality gap in the current HIV care cascade, or health and social system and work to achieve impact at the front lines of HIV prevention and care.

"Deadline for letter of intent: July 18, 2022

Deadline for application: October 17, 2022"

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Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Implementation Science Grant

Implementation Science Grants provide operating dollars for data, evidence-sharing, and impact activities. Successful projects will demonstrate a multi-disciplinary approach to data and implementation; integrate planning for evidence-sharing; advance effective ways to use Ontario resources to drive change; and contribute towards a rapid learning health and social system for HIV.

"Deadline for letter of intent: July 18, 2022

Deadline for application: October 17, 2022"

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AbbVie Investigator-Initiated Study (IIS) Program

"The AbbVie IIS Program provides an opportunity to academic and community-based physicians and researchers worldwide interested in conducting their own research to apply for research support. See website for AbbVie's Therapeutic Areas of Interests. "

Deadline for Concept Paper: Continuous

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Blue Sky Research Grant

The Blue Sky Research Grant supports an innovative, impactful study in an area of suicide research that will achieve significant goals. This mechanism is intended for studies that, by their very nature, are clearly beyond the financial scope of our Innovation Grants. The goal of this grant is to innovative projects in new areas of investigation with potentially high impact for the understanding and prevention of suicide. Open to all fields of inquiry.

"Deadline for letter of intent: August 1, 2022

Deadline for application: December 7, 2022"

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Canadian Blood Services - Blood Efficiency Accelerator Award Program

"The objective of the Blood Efficiency Accelerator Award Program is to improve the efficient and appropriate utilization of blood products, while maintaining the safety of the blood system. To achieve this objective, the Program will support innovative research projects that seek new knowledge or accelerate the application of existing knowledge. "

Deadline: July 15, 2022

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Canadian Cancer Society - CCS Breakthrough Team Grants: Transforming Low Survival Cancers

The intent of the CCS Breakthrough Team Grants: Transforming Low Survival Cancers is to bring together the sharpest minds and research talent from across Canada and beyond. By combining scientific, clinical, and patient expertise, in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment and integrating the power of new technologies and interventions, we hope to find new ways to prevent the onset of these six cancers, improve survival through early detection when the disease is at its most treatable, including the early detection of recurrence and metastatic spread, and develop more precise and effective treatments with fewer harmful side effects.

"Deadline for Expression of Interest: Jun 22, 2022

eadline for application: October 19, 2022"

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Canadian Cancer Society - Health Equity Research Grants – Advancing a More Accessible and Inclusive Cancer Care System

"Research teams will employ collaborative methods to co-design, co-implement and co-evaluate carefully considered approaches to address specific health inequities relevant to cancer prevention, detection, treatment, and/or survivorship. Applications must address a clear health equity need and be focused on a defined group (with consideration of sub-groups) that is mindful of intersecting determinants of health. For example, First Nations, Inuit and Métis, Black, and other minoritized or racialized groups are not homogenous, and intersect with other determinants of health including gender, sexual orientation, geographical location, education, other ethnicities, and economic status. Therefore, teams should make efforts to address, and be cognizant of, the limitations with respect to application of study results to a specific population. Proposed projects should ideally address the systemic, structural and/or institutional practices that promote health inequity, but may also pursue provider-level (e.g. point-of-care) and individual (with caution - to avoid assigning blame or perpetuating harms but where supported by team members and other advisors as appropriate) approaches/interventions where relevant. Implications and intended outcomes, as well as dissemination and mobilization of the proposed research must be clearly articulated, with risks and alternative/mitigating approaches described."

"Deadline for Abstract: July 20, 2022

Deadline for application: September 8, 2022"

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Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) - Rare Epilepsy Partnership Award

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to stimulate and accelerate discovery on rare epilepsies through the development of necessary research tools, techniques, model systems, and data collection platforms.

"Deadline for letters of intent: June 29, 2022

Deadline for application: September 13, 2022"

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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Biological basis for cystic fibrosis-related diabetes programme

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation invites applications for its Biological basis for cystic fibrosis-related diabetes programme. This supports basic research projects that will improve the understanding of the biological basis for the development and progression of cystic fibrosis-related diabetes as well as to identify potential novel therapeutic strategies to manage and treat the disease.

Deadline: August 2, 2022

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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Path to a cure pioneer award

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation invites applications for its path to a cure - pioneer award. This supports basic research projects contributing to the discovery of new therapies for cystic fibrosis. Projects should focus on the following two core strategies: (1) restoring cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator protein; (2) targeting the root cause of disease.

Deadline: continuous

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Diabetes Canada - End Diabetes Awards

Diabetes Canada is proud to be a leading supporter of diabetes research in Canada. The End Diabetes Fund supports research to enhance our understanding of diabetes and its prevention, causes, management, and cure. The objective of the End Diabetes Awards are: (1) To support researchers in the discovery of the biomedical, clinical, health services, and/or population health factors that lead to the onset and progression of all types of diabetes and related complications. (2) To develop solutions aimed at the prevention, management, and finding a cure for people living with diabetes.

Deadline: July 15, 2022

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Foundation Fighting Blindness -Translational Research Acceleration Program (TRAP) Award

The Translational Research Acceleration Program (TRAP) awards will accelerate the movement of preclinical research toward an Investigational New Drug filing and into clinical trials to provide a robust and diverse pipeline of potential therapies to fight inherited retinal degenerations (IRD) and dry age-related macular degeneration.

"Deadline for letter of intent: June 27, 2022

Deadline for application: October 14, 2022 "

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Glaucoma Research Foundation - Shaffer Fund for Innovative Glaucoma Research

"We support new high-impact clinical, epidemiological and laboratory research based on our strategic research goals: Protect and restore the optic nerve Accurately detect glaucoma and monitor its progress Find the genes responsible for glaucoma Understand the intraocular pressure system and develop better treatments Determine the risk factors for glaucoma damage using systematic outcomes data"

"Deadline for preliminary proposals: July 15, 2022 "

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Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Distinguished Scholar Awards

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Distinguished Scholar Awards (formerly the Harry Frank Guggenheim Research Grants) recognize leading researchers proposing to make a significant contribution to illuminating an issue of violence. The Foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and aligned disciplines that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Highest priority is given to research that addresses urgent, present-day problems of violence—what produces it, how it operates, and what prevents or reduces it.

Deadline: August 1, 2022

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JDRF - Clinical trials and mechanistic clinical studies to advance adjunctive therapies for glucometabolic control in type 1 diabetes

JDRF invites letters of intent for its clinical trials and mechanistic clinical studies to advance adjunctive therapies for glucometabolic control in type 1 diabetes (T1D) funding opportunity. This supports applications that propose clinical trials to evaluate glucometabolic therapies in people with T1D or mechanistic clinical studies to advance knowledge of glucometabolic control in T1D toward the goal of future therapy development.

Deadline: June 21, 2022

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Target ALS Foundation Inc. - Call For Proposals for ALS Biology-Focused Collaborative Projects

This call is focused on bringing investigators together to work collaboratively on ALS biology with the aim of identifying novel therapeutic and/or biomarker targets.

"Deadline for letter of intent: July 15, 2022

Deadline for full proposal: August 26, 2022"

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Thrasher Research Fund

The purpose of the E.W. "Al" Thrasher Awards is to improve children's health through medical research, with an emphasis on​ projects that have the potential to translate into clinically meaningful results within a few years. The Thrasher Research Fund is open to applications that address a variety of significant pediatric problems. Both incidence and severity are considered when determining the significance of the proposed topic. Ideal applications for the E.W. "Al" Thrasher Award address significant health problems, offering the potential for practical solutions to these problems. Such solutions should be innovative and have the potential for broad applicability with low barriers to implementation. Projects with a shorter distance to clinical applicability are given priority.​ Hypothesis-driven research critical- exploratory, hypothesis-generating research will not be competitive. search in child health by awarding small grants to new researchers, helping them gain a foothold in this important area.

"Deadline for Concept Submission: July 19, 2022

Deadline for full proposal: October 28, 2022"

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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: June 14, 2022

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