April

The Private Funding Opportunities searchable and sortable database table below is listed by disease and/or field in alphabetical order. Please type inside the search table below the disease, the specific grant name, name of agency or any other keywords to find more information about any biomedical research grants or educational grants available with deadlines in April.

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Disease/Field Funding Agency Name of Grant / Description Eligibility / Amount Deadlines
AIDS/HIV amfAR The Foundation for AIDS Research Impact Grants: Gaining Insights from the Clinic. Addition of study arm to an existing clinical trial. 4 years; Total Costs: $300,000. April online registration deadline and LOI
AIDS/HIV amfAR The Foundation for AIDS Research Impact Grants: Gaining Insights from the Clinic. Addition of reservoir and outcome (PTC or delay to rebound) analyses to an existing clinical trial. 4 years. Total Costs: $100,000. April online registration deadline and LOI
AIDS/HIV amfAR The Foundation for AIDS Research Impact Grants: Gaining Insights from the Clinic. Addition of a recruitment and retention intervention to an existing clinical trial. 4 years. Total Costs: $50,000. April online registration deadline and LOI
AIDS/HIV amfAR The Foundation for AIDS Research Impact Grants: Gaining Insights from the Clinic. Characterization of clinical case studies. 1 year; Total Costs: $75,000. April online registration deadline and LOI
AIDS/HIV amfAR The Foundation for AIDS Research Impact Grants: Gaining Insights from the Clinic. Characterization of the reservoir in LMIC settings. 2 years; Total Costs: $50,000. April online registration deadline and LOI
All Disease Areas Harrington Discovery Institute (HDI) The 2022 Harrington Scholar-Innovator grant supports all disease areas and is designed to advance your promising drug discovery research towards the clinic. Two-year grant includes $100,000 guaranteed, with the potential to qualify for up to $700,000. April 16, 2021 LOI. July 26, 2021 Full application by invitation only
Alzheimer’s Disease Harrington Discovery Institute (HDI) | Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) ADDF-Harrington Scholar Award to accelerate the translation of academic discoveries into medicines for treating, preventing, or curing patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Of particular interest are targets related to proteostasis and neurovascular health. $600,000 over a two year timeframe. April 23, 2021 LOI. July 30, 2021 Full proposal by invitation only
Angelman Syndrome Angelman Syndrome Foundation Research Grants for preclinical, translational and clinical research areas that investigate all aspects of Angelman syndrome. One- or two-year grants are awarded for various amounts of up to $100,000 per year. April 15 and October 15
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) SFARI Bridge to Independence Award program engages talented early-career scientists in autism research. $495,000 over 3 years. April 12, 2021
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) SFARI Pilot Award intended to provide early support for exploratory ideas, particularly those with novel hypotheses for autism. $300,000 or less, including 20 percent indirect costs, over a period of up to two (2) years. April 24, 2020
Bleeding Disorder National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) NHF-Shire Clinical Fellowship Program is intended to increase the number of skilled clinicians committed to providing comprehensive care for individuals with bleeding disorders. $100,000 per year for 1 to 2 years April 4, 2018
Birth Defects March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation General Research Grant encompasses basic biological processes governing differentiation and development involving both human and animal model systems, genetics and genomics of these processes, clinical studies, reproductive health and environmental toxicology. Amount: Unspecified. 2018 dates to be determined April
Breast Cancer Breast Cancer Alliance (BCA) Exceptional Project Grant to promote and invest in innovative research, breast surgery fellowships, regional education, dignified support and screening for the underserved. $100,000 1 year LOI April and Full application by invitation only in July
Cancer Alex Lemonade Foundation Crazy 8 Initiative Awards involve the exploration of a novel scientific hypothesis or the development of new model systems, tools or technologies that have the potential for significant impact on the field of childhood cancer research. Award is between $3-5 million over four years April 26, 2021 LOI. August 5, 2021 full application by invitation only
Cardiovascular American Heart Association (AHA) Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Science: Open to currently-funded AHA faculty with at least two years of funding remaining at the time of submission, to support research experiences for predoctoral students or postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented groups in science. Predoctoral Fellow $25,320. Postdoctoral Fellow, based on years of experience ranging from $52,704-$64,008 April 1, 2021
Cardiomyopathy Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Early Career Research Award was established to increase basic and clinical studies on pediatric cardiomyopathy and encourage young investigators to pursue cardiac research. $50,000 for one year April 8, 2020.
Cancer BU BMC Cancer Center (Internal Funding Opportunity) Carter Pilot Awards for Diversity and Cancer Equity seek innovative clinical, translational, basic or population-based research advancing cancer care and leading to external funding. $50,000 for one (1) renewal for second year. How to Apply April 1
Cancer Worldwide Cancer Research Cancer Research Grant to support fundamental or translational research into the causes, mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment or prevention of cancer. The maximum budget permitted is £250,000, but it should be noted that most of our 3-year grants have a budget of less than £200,000. April 2, 2021
Cancer American Cancer Society (ACS) Postdoctoral Fellowships support for researchers who have received a doctoral degree to provide training leading to an independent career in cancer research. $48,000, $50,000, and $52,000 per year, plus a $4,000 per year fellowship allowance. April 1 and October 15
Cancer American Cancer Society (ACS) Clinician Scientist Development Grant (CSDG) fosters the development of clinicians to clinician scientists to pursue research questions across the cancer research continuum of relevance to improving health. $135,000 per year for 3 to 5 years April 1 and October 15
Cancer American Cancer Society (ACS) Physician Training Awards in Cancer Prevention. $300,000 over 4 years April 1
Cancer American Cancer Society Role of Health Policy, Insurance in Improving Cancer Prevention Outcomes. $200,000 per year for up to 5 years April 1
Cancer American Cancer Society (ACS) Research Scholar Grant (RSG) supports investigator-initiated projects across the cancer research continuum. $165,000 per year for up to 4 years April 1 and October 15
Cancer American Cancer Society (ACS) Institutional Research Grants (IRGs) are block grants given to institutions as “seed money” for the initiation of projects by promising junior investigators. $120,000 per year for 3 years April 1
Cancer Elsa U. Pardee Foundation Research Grant for a one year period which will allow establishment of capabilities of new cancer researchers, or new cancer approaches by established cancer researchers. By design, there are no limits set on the grant amount that can be requested. It must be reasonably and clearly supported by the scope of the project outlined in the application. December 31, April 30 and August 31
Cancer Immunology Cancer Research Institute (CRI) The CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports qualified young scientists at leading universities and research centers around the world who wish to receive training in cancer immunology. $55,000 1st year, $57,000 2nd year, and $59,000 3rd year and allowance of $1,500 per year. April 1 and October 1
Cesarean Section | Global Health Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Grand Challenges: Improving Access to and Use of Safe and Appropriate Cesarean Section. Seed Grants: $100,000 for up to 24 months. Validation Grants: $300,000 for up to 24 months April 22, 2020
Chemical Sciences and Engineering The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation The Dreyfus program for Machine Learning in the Chemical Sciences and Engineering provides funding for innovative projects in any area of Machine Learning (ML) consistent with the Foundation’s broad objective to advance the chemical sciences and engineering. As applications are limited at 1 per PI, applicants are welcome to reach out to the Office of Research (research@bu.edu) or Foundation Relations (ofr@bu.edu) for assistance. The amount of support requested is determined by the applicant. April 16, 2020
Child Health Care Charles H. Hood Foundation Child Health Research Awards Program is to support newly independent faculty, provide the opportunity to demonstrate creativity, and assist in the transition to other sources of research funding to improve the health and quality of life for children throughout New England. $165,000 at $82,500 per year for two years April 10, 2020
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) American Heart Association (AHA) AHA Rapid Response Grant: COVID-19 and Its Cardiovascular Impact $100,000 April 6, 2020
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) American Heart Association (AHA) AHA COVID-19 Coordinating Center Program $150,000 April 6, 2020
CP and other childhood-onset disabilities. American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) Pedal-With-Pete Awards program for the development of a high-quality clinical research project/program. $25,000.00 April
Cystinosis Cystinosis Research Foundation (CRF) Research Grant to improve the immediate care of children and adults with cystinosis and to develop a new understanding and treatment of cystinosis in an effort to help these patients in the future. Unspecified Fall (October) and Spring (April)
Cystinosis Cystinosis Research Foundation (CRF) Postdoctoral research fellowship program to attract qualified, promising investigators to establish careers in cystinosis research. $75,000 per year for 1-2 years. Fall (October) and Spring (April)
Cytopathology American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) ASC Young Investigator Research Grant is designed to fund young investigators in the discovery of new knowledge related to the advancement of cytopathology. $50,000 April 16, 2018
Desmoid Tumor Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation, Inc. (DTRF) Research Grant to advance the current scientific knowledge about desmoid tumors toward the development of new treatment options to our ultimate goal of a cure. $65,000 one year April 1, 2019
Dystonia Dystonia Coalition Career Development Award (CDA) Program is to facilitate career development for junior investigators interested in clinical and translational research relating to dystonia, or to provide a mechanism for more senior investigators from other fields to get involved in dystonia research. $50,000 1-year project April 28, 2020
Dystonia Dystonia Coalition Pilot Projects Program (PPP) is to foster the most promising clinical and translational studies of direct relevance to dystonia. $50,000 1-year project April 28, 2020
Focused Ultrasound Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation Clinical Indication Track is geared primarily towards preclinical and first-in-human clinical studies. It is meant to fund research projects that target a specific clinical indication and that could lead the way to a new reimbursable clinical application for image-guided FUS within five to seven years. $100,000 Abstract: 2 weeks prior to application deadlines (Feb. 1, May 1, Aug. 1, and Nov. 1).
Focused Ultrasound Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation High-Risk Track is intended for early-stage, high-risk, proof-of-concept research that, if successful, could have a profound impact on the field of focused ultrasound and that could change the way many conditions are treated. $100,000 Abstract: 2 weeks prior to application deadlines (Feb. 1, May 1, Aug. 1, and Nov. 1).
Frontotemporal Degeneration Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) FTD Biomarkers Initiative aims to fund research directed toward discovering and developing robust biomarkers that will accelerate the search for effective treatments. $250,000 to $500,000 for 1- 2 years FTD Biomarkers Initiative funding cycle will be available Fall 2018
Hand American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) Basic Science Grants funding to encourage young investigators to perform basic science research studies. $20,000 for 1 year April 6, 2020
Hand/Upper Limb American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) Clinical Grants to enable investigators to initiate pilot projects that will lead to subsequent funding from other sources such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH). $40,000 over 2 years April 6, 2020
Health Interventions Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Grand Challenges: Innovations for Improving the Impact of Health Campaigns seek innovative solutions that accelerate the improvement of coverage, reach, efficiency, and effectiveness of campaign-based delivery of health interventions. Awards of $100,000 are made in Phase I. Phase I awardees may have one opportunity to apply for a follow-on Phase II award of up to $1,000,000. April 22, 2020
Hemophilia A and/or Hemophilia B Advancing Science through Pfizer Investigator Research Exchange (ASPIRE) Pfizer Global Medical Grants (GMG) Hemophilia. $125,000/year for 1 to 2 year projects will be considered. April 19, 2019
Lung cancer Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF) LCRF Pilot Grant Program supports high-risk, high-reward research projects investigating a wide variety of topics related to lung cancer. $150,000 over 2 years April 30, 2021 LOI
Lung cancer Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF) LCRF-AstraZeneca Grant Program $150,000 over 2 years April 30, 2021 LOI
Lupus and Lupus flares Lupus Foundation of America Stem Cells in Lupus Grant provides funds for studies whose outcomes will facilitate the development of large-scale studies that will help the advancement of research on stem cells or stem cell transplantation for lupus in humans or animals. $105,000 for 1 year April
Lupus and Lupus flares Lupus Foundation of America Environmental Triggers of Lupus Grant seeks applications whose basic, clinical, or translational research outcomes will significantly enhance the current understanding of the role of environmental factors in the development of lupus and lupus flares. $105,000 for 1 year April
Lupus and Lupus flares Lupus Foundation of America Research on Health Outcomes in Pediatric Lupus seeks applications whose research results will significantly enhance the current understanding of the short or long-term, physical and/or mental health outcomes of children and adolescents with lupus, as well as the long-term outcomes/late effects of childhood-onset lupus and its associated treatment. $105,000 for 1 year April
Lupus and Lupus flares Lupus Foundation of America Career Development Award to facilitate the professional development of rheumatology, nephrology and dermatology fellows interested in lupus research towards a career as an independent clinician-scientist at an academic, medical, or research institution. $70,000 for 1 year April
Lupus Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) Lupus Insight Prize recognizes a major, novel insight and/or discovery with the promise of changing thinking about lupus as well as a high likelihood of generating further advances in the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. $150,000 April
Marfan Syndrome and Related Disorders Marfan Foundation Faculty Grant Program: Basic research, translational studies and clinical studies in cardiovascular, orthopedic, pulmonary, ophthalmologic, pain and other pertinent areas utilizing synergistic collaborations; integration of novel theories from non-traditional researchers into established paradigms; novel animal model systems; innovation; and the distillation of knowledge into practical new therapies. MD, DO, PhD, ScD, DDS, DVM, or equivalent degree. $200,000 over 2 years April
Menstrual Health and Hygiene (MHH) | Global Health Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE): Innovations in Materials Science for a Transformative Menstrual Health and Hygiene Product (Round 25). Awards of $100,000 are made in Phase I. Phase I awardees may have one opportunity to apply for a follow-on Phase II award of up to $1,000,000. April 22, 2020
Multiple Sclerosis National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Pilot Research Grant program is designed to support unique or novel ideas with the potential to open significant new areas of research on multiple sclerosis. $50,000 for 1 year. 2019: January 9 (pre-application is due January 7),May 8 (pre-application is due May 6 and September 11 (pre-application is due September 9)
Neurobiology Whitehall Foundation Research Grants Program: Research grants are available to established scientists of all ages working at accredited institutions in the United States. Applications will be judged on the scientific merit and the innovative aspects of the proposal as well as on the competence of the applicant $30,000 to $75,000 per year up to 3 years Jan. 15, April 15 and Oct. 1 (LOI). June 1, Sept. 1 and Feb. 15 application.
Neurobiology Whitehall Foundation The Grants-in-Aid program is designed for researchers at the assistant professor level who experience difficulty in competing for research funds because they have not yet become firmly established. Grants-in-Aid can also be made to senior scientists. All applications will be judged on the scientific merit and innovative aspects of the proposal, as well as on past performance and evidence of the applicant’s continued productivity. $30,000 for 1 year Jan. 15, April 15 and Oct. 1 (LOI). June 1, Sept. 1 and Feb. 15 application.
Neurodegeneration Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) CZI Collaborative Science Awards are aimed to support innovative, bold, high risk/high impact projects at the interface of basic and disease biology. $350,000 total costs per year for 3 years, total of $1.05 million. April 3, 2018 LOI. Please contact George Kosar for application assistance.
Neurodegeneration Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) CZI Ben Barres Early Career Acceleration Awards program provides five-year investigator grants for early career academic investigators, with an emphasis on those who are new to the field of neurodegeneration. $500,000 total per year for 5 years, total of $2.5 million. April 17, 2018. Please contact George Kosar for application assistance.
Neuromuscular Diseases Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Clinical Research Grants are designed to support observational studies such as natural history, biomarker, and outcome measure studies. $500,000 over one to three years. April 1 LOI and August 1 application
Neuromuscular Diseases Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Clinical Research Network Grants (CRNG) support multiple clinical research networks focused on specific diseases under the MDA umbrella. $1,000,000 total over one to three years. April 1 LOI and August 1 application
Neuromuscular Diseases Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Research Infrastructure Grants (RIG) are used to support the development of tools, techniques, and services such as:
• Tissue banks to support the collection and storage of patient tissue for research purposes
• Antibody banks
• Development of core facilities (e.g., sequencing/phenotyping cores, vector production)
• Web-based databases.
$300,000 total over one to three years. April 1 LOI and August 1 application
Non-hormonal Contraceptives | Global Health Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Grand Challenges: Accelerating Discovery for Non-Hormonal Contraceptives. $2 million and for up to 3 years, based on the scope of the proposed project. April 22, 2020
Nonhuman Primate Models California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) Pilot Research Program: The purpose of the CNPRC Pilot Program is to provide a mechanism for obtaining preliminary data for submission of NIH grant proposals, with the goal of supporting new, extramurally-funded research utilizing nonhuman primate models of human disease. $30, 000 to 50,000 LOI in April, Full Proposal by Invitation due in May
Orthopedic Soft Tissue Repair Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) Soft Tissue Repair and Regeneration Grant Program. $225,000 April 12, 2019 LOI. June 17, 2019 application.
Orthopedic Joint Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) Total Joint Replacement Grant Program. $300,000 April 12, 2019 LOI. June 17, 2019 application.
Orthopedic Knee Osteoarthritis Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) Knee Osteoarthritis Grant Program. $50,000 one year April 12, 2019 LOI. June 17, 2019 application.
Ovarian Cancer Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer The purpose of Bridge Funding is to allow researchers to produce data needed to substantiate their proposal resubmission to federal funding agencies for a promising new research project. $30,000 1 year April 15 and Nov. 10
Parkinson’s Disease Michael J. Fox Foundation Investigating Environmental Factors that Increase the Risk for Parkinson’s Disease grant is to investigate environmental exposures, such as chemicals or toxic emissions, that increase the risk of PD and/or influence disease progression. Up to $400,000 for up to two years April 23, 2020 Pre-Proposal. Full Proposal August 11, 2020 by invitation only
Parkinson’s Disease Michael J. Fox Foundation BEAT-PD (Biomarker and Endpoint Assessment to Track Parkinson’s Disease) DREAM Challenge. BEAT-PD is a data challenge designed to benchmark new methods to predict Parkinson’s disease progression. $25,000 April 22, 2020 Pre-Proposal.
Parkinson’s Disease Michael J. Fox Foundation Target Advancement Program is open to industry and academic investigators proposing to build conclusive evidence to rationalize biological targets and pathways for Parkinson’s disease (PD) therapeutic development. $Up to $200,000 for up to 18 months April 23, 2020 Pre-Proposal. Full Proposal August 11, 2020 by invitation only
Parkinson’s Disease Michael J. Fox Foundation Therapeutic Pipeline Program seeks applications with potential for altering disease course and/or significantly improving treatment of symptoms above and beyond current standards of care. Up to $500,000 for one- to two-year pre-clinical grants. Up to $2 million for two- to three-year clinical grants April 23, 2020 Pre-Proposal. Full Proposal August 11, 2020 by invitation only
Parkinson’s Disease Michael J. Fox Foundation Parkinson’s Pathway Biomarkers to develop new/better biomarkers for measuring pathway function or dysfunction that can support therapeutic development for affected pathways in Parkinson’s disease (PD). Up to $300,000 April 23, 2020 Pre-Proposal. Full Proposal August 11, 2020 by invitation only
Pediatric Neurology Child Neurology Society Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation (PERF) Scientific Research Grant supports clinical or basic science research by a child neurologist or developmental pediatrician early in his/her academic career. $50,000 per year for 2 years April 15
Pediatric Neurology Child Neurology Society Child Neurology Shields Research Grant supports translational or clinical research by a child neurologist or developmental pediatrician early in his/her academic career. $50,000 per year for 2 years April 15
Pediatric Neurology Child Neurology Society Philip R. Dodge Young Investigator award for basic science or clinical research by a promising young investigator who is also a member of the Child Neurology Society. $20,000 April 15
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) CurePSP – (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) CurePSP Venture Grants provide “seed funding” to investigators who have innovative ideas that need “proof of concept” in order to qualify for larger funding sources. MD/PhD/ $100,000 for 1-2 years. April
Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Foundation PCF Challenge Awards for investigations of metastatic, lethal prostate cancer. Up to $1 million per team April 17, 2020
Psoriasis Disease National Psoriasis Foundation Bridge Grants to support researchers who have submitted meritorious but unfunded K-type (career development) and R-type applications to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), or similar funding body, with a focus on psoriatic disease or related comorbidities. up to $50,000 (direct costs only) for K-type or up to $100,000 for R-type bridge (direct costs only) per year. April 17, 2020
Psychology | Social Work American Psychological Foundation (APF) APF Visionary Grants program to seed innovation in the field through supporting research, education, and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems $20,000 April 1
Respiratory Health American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) CHEST Foundation CHEST Foundation GlaxoSmithKline Distinguished Scholar in Respiratory Health $150,000 3-year grant April 6, 2020
Respiratory and Neonatology Care Chiesi Group Therapeutic Target research projects in respiratory diseases and neonatology care . $280K/€250K available per project for 1-2 years’ duration. April 5, 2019
Retinal Degenerative Diseases Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) Career Development Program Award’s goal is to help advance junior clinical research scientists in their professional endeavors to cure retinal degenerative disease. $75,000 per year for 5 years April 22, 2021
Scoliosis Scoliosis Research Society New Investigator Grant is available to candidates who have received a Small Exploratory grant. New Investigator. $25,000 per year for 2 years. April 1 & October 1
Spinal Cord Injury The Morton Cure Paralysis Fund (MCPF) Research Grant  is committed to developing effective therapies (cures) for paralysis associated with spinal cord injury and other disorders of the central nervous system. $75,000 for 1 year April 30 and October 31
Spinal Deformity Scoliosis Research Society Standard Investigator in any area of spinal deformity research, funding source for grants focusing on the etiology of scoliosis is available in conjunction with the Cotrel Foundation $50,000 over 2 years April 1 & October 1
Spinal Deformity Scoliosis Research Society Alf Nachemson Evidence Based Medicine Grant: The award is given to studies that aim to provide the best available evidence by which to improve our knowledge and practice in the care of patients with spinal deformities. $50,000 over 2 years April 1 & October 1
Tuberous Sclerosis Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance Postdoctoral Fellowships support and coordinate research that will lead to a cure for tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), while improving the lives of those affected. PhD or MD degree. $150,000 over 2 years. April 6, 2020 LOI. August full proposal
Tuberous Sclerosis Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance TS Alliance Research Grants Program aims to support basic research relevant to TSC and scientific studies that accelerate the translation of basic research findings into clinical impact for those affected by TSC. $150,000 over 2 years April 6, 2020 LOI. August full proposal


Updated March 1, 2019

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