August

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 August.

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Disease/Field Funding Agency Name of Grant / Description Eligibility / Amount Deadlines
AIDS/HIV Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) CFAR Developmental Grant Program provides support for three types of AIDS biomedical and behavioral research projects. $40,000 is granted for one year. 2020 Fall Cycle: August 3 LOI. October 1 full application
Analgesia American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) ASRA Carl Koller Memorial Research Fund biennially supports clinical and laboratory studies related to any aspect of regional anesthesia and analgesia and their application to surgery. $200,000 August LOI. December grant proposal.
Anesthesiology Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) Mentored Research Training Grants help anesthesiologists develop the skills, preliminary data for subsequent grant applications and research publications needed to become independent investigators. $175,000 over 2 years August 15 and February 15
Anesthesiology Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) Research in Education Grant advances the careers and knowledge of anesthesiologists interested in improving the concepts, methods and techniques of education in anesthesiology. The REG is focused on developing innovative approaches for anesthesia education. $100,000 over 2 years August 15 and February 15
Anesthesiology Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) Research Fellowship Grants are intended to provide anesthesiology residents and fellows with the opportunity to obtain significant training in research techniques and scientific methods. Anesthesiology residents and fellows /$75,000 1 year August 15 and February 15
Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy Advancing Science through Pfizer Investigator Research Exchange (ASPIRE) SPIRE Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM) Competitive Research Grant Awards for Established Investigators. $75,000 to $100,000 August
Basic Science, Software The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Essential Open Source Software for Science Initiative is open for software projects that are essential to biomedical research. $50,000 to $250,000 for 1 year August 4, 2020
Blepharospasm and Meige’s Syndrome Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation Research proposals must relate specifically to benign essential blepharospasm and Meige to include new treatments, pathophysiology and genetics, photophobia and dry eye. M.D. or Ph.D. degree.  $100,000 August 31
Breast Cancer Conquer Cancer Foundation & American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Career Development Award (CDA) in Breast Cancer provides research funding to clinical investigators to establish an independent clinical breast cancer research program. $200,000 over 3 years August 5, 2020 Full Application
Cancer American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor Awards for outstanding mid-career investigators who have made seminal contributions that have changed the direction of clinical, psychosocial, behavioral, health policy or epidemiologic cancer research. $400,000 over 5 years August 1 LOI/ October 15 RFA
Cancer Elsa U. Pardee Foundation Research Grant applications accepted 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. December 31, April 30 and August 31
Cancer Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Damon Runyon Fellowship Award for all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention. MD, PhD, MD/PhD, DDS, DVM./ $52,00 – $62,000 per year for 4 years August 17, 2020
Clinical Cancer Research Conquer Cancer Foundation & American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Advanced Clinical Research Award in Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy. $450,000 over 3 years August 31, 2020 Letter of Intent. October 20, 2020 Full Application
Chronic Pain Research ADVANCE (Global Awards for Advancing Chronic Pain Research) 2nd Global Awards for Advancing Chronic Pain Research program is to fund innovative, novel research proposals that seek to advance the understanding and management of chronic pain. Between $50,000 and $200,000. August 8, 2019
Clinical Oncology Research (CORE) American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) The AACR-Bayer Clinical Oncology Research (CORE) Training Fellowships . $100,000 for 1 year August 31, 2020
Colon and Rectum American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons-Research Foundation (ASCRS) Research in Robotic Surgical Technology to provide investigator the opportunity to pursue research interest, specifically germane to robotic surgical technology in the field of colon and rectal surgery. $50,000 will be awarded to single institutions, grants up to $100,000 will be awarded to collaborative projects. August 15
Eczema National Eczema Association (NEA) Eczema Champion Research Grants are intended to facilitate trail-blazing research by established investigators who have built a life-long career in eczema research, as well as by thought leaders from other areas of study able to bring additional perspectives to the forefront. $100,000 1 year award August 31, 2020
Eczema National Eczema Association (NEA) Catalyst Research Grants provide promising early investigators with seed grants to help establish a novel and promising line of eczema research, and gather a preliminary, yet meaningful body of data to carry this area of study forward. $50,000 1 year award. For projects dedicated to the Cutting Edge Basic & Translational Science research priority, $75,000 may be considered at the discretion of NEA. August 31, 2020
Epilepsy Epilepsy Foundation The Epilepsy Therapy Project / Shark Tank Competition to support the development and commercialization of an important new product, technology, or therapeutic concept to help people with epilepsy. $200,000 August 28, 2020 LOI
Endometrial Cancer Foundation for Women’s Cancer Wilma Williams Education and Clinical Research Award for Endometrial Cancer $25,000 one-year award August grant abstract. November Full application.
Focused Ultrasound Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation External Awards Program provides funding for investigator-initiated research projects that fall into either of two categories: (i) Preclinical and pilot clinical studies that promise to lead to the development of a reimbursable clinical indication for focused ultrasound within the next five to seven years, or (ii) High-risk, early-stage, proof-of-concept projects that are unlikely to receive funding from other sources. $100,000 Abstracts are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Full proposal deadlines: February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1.
Gambling Disorder National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) Seed Grants support Pilot and feasibility studies, Secondary analysis of existing data, Small, self-contained research projects, Development of research methodology and Development of new research technologys. $30,000 1 year 2020 Canceled. August
Genetics John Templeton Foundation Small & Large Grant Programs under this theme will support basic research that uncovers the molecular mechanisms influencing behaviors which make us distinct from other humans at an emotive, cognitive and psychological level. $234,800 or less Small Grant. $234,800 or more Large Grant. Online Funding Inquiry August 14, 2020.
Hearing, Balance Disorders American Hearing Research Foundation (AHRF) AHRF Birtman Grant supports studies that investigate various aspects of hearing and balance disorders related to the inner ear. $75,000 for 1 year. August 14, 2020
Hearing, Balance Disorders American Hearing Research Foundation (AHRF) AHRF Causes of Sudden Hearing Loss Grant. $40,000 for 1 year. August 14, 2020
Hearing, Balance Disorders American Hearing Research Foundation (AHRF) AHRF Regular research grants that investigate various aspects of hearing and balance disorders related to the inner ear. $20,000 or $50,000 for 1 year. August 14, 2020
Hemophilia Pfizer Global Hemophilia ASPIRE Program. $125,000/year for 1 to 2 year projects August 31, 2019
Inflammatory & Immunology Education Pfizer Competitive Education Grant: Use of Biosimilar Agents in Inflammatory Conditions. $200,000 per clinical area project August 7, 2020
Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Leukemia Lymphoma Society Translational Research Program puts you on the bench-to-bedside fast track when it comes to finding better treatment and cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. $200,000 per year for 3 years August 31, 2019 LOI. October 31, 2019 full application. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic impact on LLS fundraising activities, this Program will not be open for submission of new applications in 2020.
Lyme Disease Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundationy Cohen Lyme and Tickborne Disease Initiative. Projects requesting more than $300,000 in any year will receive additional financial review, up to 4 years August 15, 2019
Meniere’s disease American Hearing Research Foundation (AHRF) Meniere’s disease Research grants are supported through the fundraising efforts of run because and subsidized by the Foundation. $20,000 or $25,000 for 1 year. August 14, 2020
Mesothelioma Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation Research Grant Program for projects for benchwork, translational or clinical research that is not presently funded and may be conducted through any not-for-profit academic, medical or research institution. $100,000 over 2 years August 26, 2029 LOI. January 8, 2020 full application
Migraine Migraine Research Foundation Research Grants are for basic or clinical migraine research that are achievable, and innovative research projects with the potential to lead to better treatment and quality of life for migraine sufferers. $50,000 2020 RFA is not open yet. August 2, 2019
Multiple Sclerosis National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) The Career Transition Fellowship targets current postdoctoral trainees who demonstrate both commitment and exceptional potential to conduct MS-related research. $550,000 over five years to support a two-year period of advanced postdoctoral training in MS research and the first three years of research support in a new faculty appointment. August
Multiple Sclerosis National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) Harry Weaver Awards to highly qualified candidates who have concluded their research training and begun academic careers as independent investigators in an area related to multiple sclerosis. The award includes both salary and research support, for a non-renewable five year period paid through the sponsoring institution. Pre-applications August 19, 2020; full applications due August 26, 2020
Multiple Sclerosis National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards The amount of the salary must relate to the applicant’s professional status and previous training and experience. Pre-application August 19, 2020. Full application August 26, 2020
Multiple Sclerosis National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) Sylvia Lawry Physician Fellowship Program for clinical trials to test the safety and efficacy of therapies for multiple sclerosis are highly complex and require special expertise and knowledge to monitor this highly variable disease. $65,000 per year up to 3 years Pre-application August 19, 2020. Full application August 26, 2020
Multiple Sclerosis National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) ABF MS Clinician-Scientist Development Award $50,635-$57,361 Mid-August 2020
Multiple Sclerosis National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) Mentor-based Postdoctoral Fellowship Rehabilitation Research. The fellow selected by the mentor must hold a M.D., D.O. or equivalent degree. $87,500 per year up to 5 years Mid-August 2020
Multiple Sclerosis National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) Institutional Clinical Training Award. The salary offered is $75,000 plus up to an additional 25% to cover fringe benefits. Mid-August 2020
Myeloma International Myeloma Foundation Brian D. Novis Research Junior Awards go to researchers doing work in the field of multiple myeloma and related disorders including smoldering myeloma, MGUS (monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance) as well as immunoglobulin derived amyloidosis. Completed postdoctoral studies or clinical fellowships. $50,000 August
Myeloma International Myeloma Foundation Brian D. Novis Research Senior awards are targeted to established investigators with a track record in myeloma or related disorders, and are designed for projects which represent a different focus, direction, or area of research from those in which they are currently funded. $80,000 August
Oncology Nursing Research Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Dissertation research grants up to $5,000 for PhD student registered nurses actively pursuing a career in some aspect of cancer patient care, education or research. Available annually with required Letters of Intent due August 15 and Applications due September 15 each year $5,000 August 15 LOI. September 15 application
Oncology Nursing Research Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Research Grants designed to support oncology nursing research conducted by beginning and experienced researchers. Research project may include pilot or feasibility studies or development of a new aspect of program of research. $25,000 for 2 years August 15 LOI. September 15 application
Ovarian Cancer Foundation for Women’s Cancer Ovarinnovate: Ovarcome Research Excellence Award. Applicants are encouraged to develop research proposals that incorporate cooperation with colleagues from other institutions. Submissions addressing rare diseases, therapeutics, quality of life, patient reported outcomes, education or palliative care are encouraged. Three $10,000 one-year awards August grant abstract. November Full application.
Ovarian Cancer Foundation for Women’s Cancer ME STRONG Young Investigator’s Award. Related to cervical cancer biology aimed at novel therapies with an emphasis on immune component. $25,000 one-year award August grant abstract. November Full application.
Ovarian Cancer Foundation for Women’s Cancer Bruce Patsner Award for Innovative Research and Technology. Related to clinical research and technology concepts that seek to better understand and/or illuminate disease-related biology $10,000 one-year award August grant abstract. November Full application.
Ovarian Cancer Foundation for Women’s Cancer Caring Together, NY, Ovarian Cancer Research Grant $50,000 one-year award August grant abstract. November Full application.
Ovarian Cancer Foundation for Women’s Cancer Laura Crandall Brown Foundation Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Research Grant $50,000 one-year award August grant abstract. November Full application.
Ovarian Cancer Foundation for Women’s Cancer St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness Research Grant.The Foundation gratefully acknowledges St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness (SLOCA) for the support of this grant. This is the twelfth research grant supported by SLOCA. $60,500 one-year award August grant abstract. November Full application.
Pancreatic Cancer Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research The Seed Grant Award Program to provide start-up funding for basic scientists and clinicians who intend to test innovative ideas for improving diagnosis and to develop new treatment modalities for pancreatic cancer $40,000 Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Hirshberg Foundation Seed Grant program will be postponed until June 2021
Physical Therapy Foundation for Physical Therapy Foundation Marquette Challenge Research Grant funds clinically relevant research by emerging investigators seeking to evaluate the effectiveness of physical therapy interventions. $40,000 August 5, 2020
Physical Therapy Foundation for Physical Therapy Health Services Research Pipeline Grant to be awarded to support research that examines mechanisms by which patients obtain physical therapy-related health care, how much such care costs, and what outcomes are observed in these patients. $40,000 August 5, 2020
Psychiatry and Neurology American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc (ABPN) Faculty Innovation in Education Award is intended to support the development of innovative education and/or evaluation projects that promote effective residency/fellowship training or lifelong learning of practicing psychiatrists and neurologists. $100,000 total for 2 years award August 2021
Psychiatry and Neurology American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc (ABPN) Research Award supports research projects related to the mission of the ABPN, which is to promote and assess the competency of psychiatry and neurology candidates for initial and continuing certification (maintenance of certification). $100,000 to cover salary, fringe benefits, and other costs for total of 2 years. August 2021
Rheumatic Diseases Rheumatology Research Foundation Career Development Bridge Funding Award: K Supplement to the NIH or VA career development awards. $100,000 2-year term August 2, 2021
Suicide Prevention American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Focus Grants are for innovative, high-risk, potentially high-yield projects that focus on a specific area of suicide prevention. $500,000 per year for up to 3 years. August 1 (LOI)/ December full application.
Surgery Association for Academic Surgery Joel J. Roslyn Faculty Research Award supports research to be conducted by a junior faculty member in any surgical specialty or discipline. $50,000 1 year August 2020


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