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The Cure Starts Now Foundation: Research Grant

Deadline July 31, 2013
Funding $100,000 over 1 year
Purpose

To fund research investigating cures for pediatric brain cancer with a focus on Diffuse Intrinsic Brainstem Glioma (DIPG). Focus is to support translational and clinical research projects.

Eligibility MD, DO, PhD, DrPH or equivalent.

Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation: Innovative Research Projects

Deadline July 31, 2013
Funding $25,000 over 1 year
Purpose

Research that aim to uncover the causes of cutaneous lymphoma and improving the treatment and quality of life for patients with the disease.

Eligibility Investigators at all levels are eligible to apply. Medical students and graduate students are not eligible.

Glaucoma Research Foundation: 2014 Research Projects

Deadline July 31, 2013
Funding $40,000 over 1 year
Purpose

To encourage innovative research aimed at finding better ways to care for people with glaucoma.

Eligibility Open to medical/research community with at least a graduate degree.

National Ataxia Foundation: Young Investigator Award for SCA Research

Deadline LOI due August 1, 2013
Funding $50,000 over 1 year
Purpose

To encourage young investigators to pursue a career in spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) research.

Eligibility Candidates must have attained an MD or PhD degree, have an appointment as a junior faculty member, senior post-doc or clinical fellow.

Rheumatology Research Foundation: Investigator Award

Deadline August 1, 2013
Funding Maximum of $375,000 (number of years not mentioned)
Purpose

Investigator Award in field of Rheumatology Research

Eligibility For more information, contact foundation by email or phone (see link).

Rheumatology Research Foundation: Scientist Development Award

Deadline August 1, 2013
Funding Maximum of $225,000 (number of years not mentioned)
Purpose

Scientist Development Award in the field of Rheumatology Research.

Eligibility For more information, contact foundation by email or phone (see link).

American Hearing Research Foundation: Regular Grants

Deadline August 1, 2013
Funding $20,000 over 1 year
Purpose

Fund research that investigate various aspects of hearing and balance disorders related to the inner ear.

Eligibility MD, PhD or equivalent.

Amyloidosis Foundation: Junior Research Grant

Deadline received by August 1, 2013
Funding $50,000 over 1 year
Purpose

The grant program supports two research areas, basic scientific research and translational research.

Eligibility Applicants will have completed their doctoral studies or clinical fellowship within ten (10) years prior to application to this program.

Amyloidosis Foundation: Senior Research Grant

Deadline received by August 1, 2013
Funding $100,000 over 1 year
Purpose

The grant program supports two research areas, basic scientific research and translational research.

Eligibility Applicants will have completed their doctoral studies or clinical fellowship more than ten (10) years prior to application to this program.

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation: 2013 Research Grant

Deadline August 2, 2013
Funding $100,000 over 2 years
Purpose

For projects related to bench work, translational, or clinical research that is not presently funded or is pending review and may be conducted through a nonprofit academic, medical or research institution.

Eligibility Early-stage investigators with appropriate experience and training or established investigators with a record of accomplishments that have advanced their field are eligible to apply.

Vasculitis Foundation: Pilot Studies Grant

Deadline August 2, 2013
Funding $50,000 over 1 year
Purpose

To support pilot studies in researching the etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment and development of coping skills for those with vasculitis.

Eligibility Open to research/medical community.

Foundation for Physical Therapy: Research Grant

Deadline August 14, 2013, 9:00 a.m. PST
Funding $40,000 over 1 year
Purpose

Funds clinically relevant research by emerging investigators seeking to evaluate the effectiveness of physical therapy interventions.

Eligibility Research must involve physical therapist. See link for further details.

Uniting Against Lunc Cancer: Research Funding Opportunity

Deadline August 14, 2013
Funding $100,000 over 2 years
Purpose

High priority on funding research that has a clear path to clinical application and/or therapeutic development with regards to lung cancer.

Eligibility Open to research/medical community.

National Ataxia Foundation: Pioneer SCA Translational Research Award

Deadline LOI due August 15, 2013
Funding $100,000 over 1 year
Purpose

To support research investigations that will facilitate development of treatments for the Spinocerebellar Ataxias (SCAs)

Eligibility Open to medical/research community. Proposals should be focused on translational science.

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation: Early Career Fellowship Awards

Deadline August 15, 2013
Funding $150,000 over 3 years Level 1 funding; $180,000 over 3 years for level 2 funding.
Purpose

Seeks to accelerate scientific breakthroughs by providing the best young scientists with funds to pursue innovative cancer research.

Eligibility MD, PhD, DDS, and /or DMV. Must have had degree conferred between October 15, 2012 and August 15, 2013 and must have joined their sponsor's lab on or after October 15, 2012.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards

Deadline August 21, 2013, 12:00 p.m. PST
Funding $100,000 over 2 years
Purpose

To expand evidence base for effective decision-making in public health practice and policy through research that responds to the questions defined in the National Agenda for Public Health Services and Systems Research.

Eligibility Open to medical/research community.

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation: Computational Approaches to Drug Discovery

Deadline LOI due August 22, 2013
Funding awards up to $150,000 over 1 year
Purpose

Seeking LOI for novel computational approaches to modeling drug efficacy and disease risk and progression based on risk factors.

Eligibility Priority given to interdisciplinary teams composed of computational and biology/disease experts,a nd to proposals that use and/or develop open-access databases of biological and clinical data.

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation: Biomarker-Based Clinical Trials in Humans

Deadline LOI due August 22, 2013 NOTE: next request for LOI will be December 21, 2013.
Funding Grants up to $1,000,000 over 1 year
Purpose

The goal of this program is to increase the number of innovative drug tested in humans for Alzheimer's disease.

Eligibility Open to medical/research community.

AGA Foundation: Funderburg Research Award in Gastric Cancer

Deadline August 30, 2013
Funding $100,000 over 2 years
Purpose

Supports an established investigator in the field of gastric biology whose research demonstrates potential to enhance the fundamental understanding of gastric cancer pathobiology and ultimately prevent or develop a cure for the disease.

Eligibility Must hold full-time faculty position and must be established as an independent investigator in the field of gastric biology. AGA membership is required at the time of application submission. Women and minority investigators are strongly encouraged to apply.

Geoffrey Beene Foundation: 2013 Global NeuroDiscovery Challenge/Alzheimer's Initiative

Deadline August 31, 2013
Funding Between $10,000 to $50,000 over 1 year
Purpose

To identify male/female differences in early cognitive decline, to promote interventions for both women and men.

Eligibility Open to medical/research community.

Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience: The Twenty-First Research Grant Offer

Deadline Application must arrive Tokyo by September 1, 2013.
Funding $71,000 USD ($7,000,000 yen) over 1 year
Purpose

Support basic and applied studies in the field of glycoscience.

Eligibility Open to medical/research community. See link for further details.

The Glaucoma Foundation: Grant Application

Deadline September 1, 2013
Funding $40,000 over 1 year
Purpose

Grants to researchers striving to improve the lives of glaucoma patients through novel innovations and scientific advances.

Eligibility Open to medical/research community.

Livestrong Foundation: Community Impact Project

Deadline September 1, 2013
Funding ranges from $50,000 to $400,000 over 1 year
Purpose

Funding organizations that are interested in replicating programs that have demonstrated success in serving people affected by cancer.

Eligibility Must be interested in replicating the program in no more than 20 locations.

PKD Foundation: Research Request for Applications

Deadline September 1, 2013
Funding $160,000 over 2 years
Purpose

To support proposals with more obvious or direct potential to accelerate the development of potential therapies for polycystic kidney disease.

Eligibility MD or PhD with faculty appointment.

Barth Syndrom Foundation: 2013 Research Proposals

Deadline LOI due September 1, 2013
Funding $50,000 over 2 years or $100,000 over 3 years
Purpose

Funding for basic science and clinical research on the natural history, biochemical basis and treatment of Barth syndrome.

Eligibility Open to research/medical community.

California Endowment: Innovative Ideas Challenge

Deadline September 1, 2013
Funding Inquire with Endowment
Purpose

Grants to applicants looking to implement compelling new ideas that address health issues in California

Eligibility Open to research/medical community.

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: Grant Application

Deadline September 3, 2013, 9:00 p.m. PST
Funding $40,000 over 1 year
Purpose

For innovative research related to idiopathic gastroparesis.

Eligibility MD, PhD or equivalent.

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation: "A" Awards in Pediatric Oncology Research

Deadline September 16, 2013, 8:59 p.m. PST
Funding $375,000 over 3 years
Purpose

Designed for young scientists who want to jump-start their careers in pediatric oncology research.

Eligibility MD, PhD, ordual MD/Phd, and must not have achieved an appointment higher than assistant professorship and/or must not be more than 6 years from finishing a 3-year fellowship. See link for further information.

Sloan Foundation: 2014 Research Fellows

Deadline September 16, 2013
Funding $50,000 over 2 years
Purpose

Designed to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise.

Eligibility PhD (or equivalent) in chemistry, computational/evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, ocean sciences, physics or a related field; hold a tenure track (or equivalent) and be no more than 6 years from completion of their most recent PhD (or equivalent) as of the year of their nomination.

American Brain Foundation: Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Ataxia

Deadline received by October 1, 2013
Funding $110,000 over 2 years
Purpose

To support clinical research training in ataxia. See additional details.

Eligibility Must be an American Academy of Neurology member interested in an academic career in clinical research and completed residency, fellowship or post-doctoral fellowship (for a PhD) within the past 5 years.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Career Awards for Medical Scientists

Deadline October 1, 2013
Funding $700,000 over 5 years
Purpose

To support physician-scientists seeking to bridge advanced postdoctoral fellowship training and the early years of faculty service.

Eligibility Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, disease-oriented, or translational research. Proposals in health services or involving large-scale clinical trials are ineligible. MD, DDS, or DVM degree required and must be a fellow, resident or a postdoctoral researcher and have at least 2 years of postdoctoral research experience.

Skin Cancer Foundation: 2014 Research Grant Award

Deadline October 4, 2013
Funding ranges from $10,000 to $25,000 over 1 year
Purpose

To support pilot research projects related to skin cancer.

Eligibility Open to research/medical community. Grantees must be present at the Annaul Meetin gof the American Academy of Dermatology on March 23, 2014 in Denver, CO.

ALS Therapy Alliance: ALS Grant

Deadline October 15, 2013
Funding ranges from $100,000 to $1,000,000 over 3 years.
Purpose

Support projects including, but not limited to, basic, clinical and translational research and clinical trials that lead to a better understanding of or treatments for ALS.

Eligibility Open to research/medical community.

International Essential Tremor Foundation: Grant Program

Deadline Proposals can be submitted between November 1 and February 28 each year.
Funding Inquire with foundation
Purpose

Provides funds to members of scientific community who submit proposals that address the nosology, etiology, pathogenesis, treatment or other topics relevant to essential tremors.

Eligibility Open to medical/research community.

Shwachman-Damond Syndrome Foundation: Grants

Deadline LOI due March 12, 2014
Funding $70,000 over 2 years
Purpose

Accepting grant request for research relevant to Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome. See link for further details.

Eligibility Faculty position with authority to hold an independent research grant (not a training position).

Autism Speaks: Trailblazer Award Program

Deadline No deadline.
Funding $100,000 over 1 year
Purpose

Accepting LOI's for "out of the box" autism research projects that open new avenues to understanding causes, diagnosis, subtyping, prevention, treatment, and cure of autism spectrum disorders.

Eligibility Project completion must be achievable within 12 months.

Michael J. Fox Foundation: Rapid Response Innovation Awards

Deadline No deadline.
Funding $75,000 over 1 year
Purpose

Supports innovative, high-risk, high-reward projects tackling critical scientific and therapeutic roadblocks that open new avenues for Parkinson's Disease therapy development.

Eligibility Open to medical/research community.

Michael J. Fox Foundation: Dyskinesia Challenge 2013

Deadline No deadline.
Funding $125,000 over 1 year
Purpose

Seeks proposals focused on identifying and validating novel and innovative targets that will complement current MJFF efforts in the discover and development of dyskinesia therapies.

Eligibility Open to medical/research community. Post-doctoral students or fellows are not eligible to apply as PI or Co-PI.

Michael J. Fox Foundation: LRRK2 Challenge 2013

Deadline No deadline
Funding $125,000 over 1 year
Purpose

To uncover new insights into LRRK2 parkinsonism.

Eligibility Open to medical/research community. Post-doctoral fellows are NOT eligible to apply as PI.

Michael J. Fox Foundation: Neurotrophic Factors Challenge 2013

Deadline No deadline
Funding $125,000 over 1 year
Purpose

To accelerate development of neurotrophic factor therapies.

Eligibility Open to medical/research community. Post-doctoral students or fellows are not eligible to apply as PI or Co-PI.

Michael J. Fox Foundation: High Risk/Reward Research

Deadline No deadline
Funding $75,000 over 1 year
Purpose

To support projects that address critical scientific and therapeutic roadblocks which, if successful, will open new avenues for Parkinson's disease therapy development.

Eligibility Open to medical/research community.

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