December

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 December.

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Disease/Field Funding Agency Name of Grant / Description Eligibility / Amount Deadlines
Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) │ Free Family Foundation Research proposal that proposes to understand pathophysiologic mechanisms that cause the transition from aging to early, dry AMD with the goal of informing the design of targeted treatment for the greatest number of people afflicted with AMD and prevent blindness from late stage disease AMD pathobiology. $200,000 per year for 3 years December 20, 2019 LOI. February 25, 2020 full application
Aging American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) Award. $300,000 over 3 years December 15, 2020.
Aging American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) Glenn Foundation for Medical Research (GFMR) and AFAR. $100,000 for 1-2 years December 15, 2020 LOI.
Allergic Respiratory Diseases American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) Allergic Respiratory Diseases Research Award $75,000 per year for 2 years December 10, 2020 application.
Alzheimer’s Disease Cart Fund Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust Research Grant  to fund exploratory and developmental advance biomedical research Alzheimer’s disease projects within the United States. $250,000 over 2 years December LOI. Full application February
Anesthesia The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) APSF/FAER Mentored Research Training Grant (MRTG) to develop the next generation of perioperative patient safety scientists. $300,000 over 2 years January 1, 2021 LOI.
Arthroscopic Surgery or Disorders Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) AANA Research Grants support of basic or clinical research in the field of arthroscopic surgery or on disorders amenable to arthroscopic treatment. $100,000 December 4, 2020
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Autism Speaks Pilot Research Award focused on understanding, evaluating and/or treating individuals with central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), particularly as it relates to autism spectrum disorder (ASD). $60,000 for 1 year December 8, 2020 LOI. February 10, 2021 application
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Autism Speaks Predoctoral Fellowship Award focused on understanding, evaluating and/or treating individuals with central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), particularly as it relates to autism spectrum disorder (ASD). $40,000 per year for 2 years December 8, 2020 LOI. February 10, 2021 application
Autism Disease Autism Science Foundation Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Awards Training Awards must be scientifically linked to autism and may be broadened to include training in a closely related area of basic and clinical scientific research relevant to autism spectrum disorders, including but not limited to human behavior across the lifespan. The one-year awards are $25,000 for pre-doctoral and medical students and $35,000 for postdoctoral students. December 2, 2019. *Due to COVID-19, this mechanism has been put on hold*
BRCA 1 & 2 Basser Center for BRCA Basser Innovation Award for basic science, prevention, early detection, or targeted therapeutics and relevant to the study of BRCA1/2 that have the potential to advance the care of individuals living with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations. Basser Research Awards: $50,000-$150,000 yearly x 2 years December LOI. January 28, 2019 full application.
Blood National Blood Foundation NBF Grant Cycle for innovative and new projects that impact transfusion medicine, cellular therapies or related sciences. $75,000 total for the project. December 1
Breast Cancer American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) The Breast Cancer Research Foundation-AACR Career Development Awards to Promote Diversity and Inclusion $150,000 over 2 years December 18, 2020
Breast Cancer Earlier.org – Friends For An Earlier Breast Cancer Test Innovative Testing Research grant supports pilot research projects focused on improving the detection of early-stage breast cancer. $40,000 over 1-3 years. December 15
Cancer Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Damon Runyon Physician-Scientist Training Award to encourage more physicians to pursue research careers in cancer. $460,000 over 4 years December 1, 2020
Cancer Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Damon Runyon Quantitative Biology Fellowship Award Year of Award Stipend Expenses
Year 1 $76,000 + $2,000
Year 2 $78,000 + $2,000
Year 3 $80,000 + $2,000s
December 1, 2020
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. There are no limits set on the grant amount that can be requested. December 31, April 30 and August 31
Cancer The Hope Foundation SWOG Early Exploration & Development (SEED) Fund to encourage preliminary research that will translate to clinical trials. $50,000 over 2 years July 1 & December 1.
Childhood Cancer Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) Epidemiology Grants are expected to provide funds that will support investigators pursuing epidemiological research aimed at improving our understanding of childhood cancer. $200,000 over 2 years July 12, 2021
Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) Path to a Cure – Academic Program Research Grants are intended to encourage the development of new information that contributes to the understanding of the basic etiology and pathogenesis of cystic fibrosis. $125,000 per year for up to 2 years, plus an additional twelve percent (12%) of indirect costs. December 7, 2020
Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) Path to a Cure – Academic Program Pilot & Feasibility Awards are intended to support basic science research studies focused on developing and testing new hypotheses in areas relevant to cystic fibrosis. $50,000 per year for 2 years December 7, 2020
Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) Path to a Cure – Academic Program Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Awards are offered to M.D.s, Ph.D.s, and M.D./Ph.D.s who are interested in conducting basic or clinical research related to cystic fibrosis. Up to $63,350 in the first year, and up to $65,700 in the second year. Indirect costs are not allowable. December 7, 2020
Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) Path to a Cure – Academic Program Postdoc-to-Faculty transition award is designed to support postdoctoral research fellows during their cystic fibrosis fellowship and aid in their transition to an independent research faculty position. Up to $80,500 in Phase 1 and up to $110,000 in Phase 2 for up to five (5) years. Indirect costs are not allowable. December 7, 2020
Dystonia The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) Clinical Fellowship Training Program to support second-year movement disorder fellows in preparation for their clinical and/or research career in movement disorders. $65,000 1 year December 12
Eating Disorders Klarman Family Foundation Eating Disorders Research Grants Program. One-year pilot studies will be awarded up to $150,000 (inclusive of up to 10 percent indirect costs), while one- to three-year research projects will be awarded up to $250,000 per year (inclusive of up to 10 percent indirect costs). December 9
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) Leslie Bernstein 2021 CORE Grant program in support of research that advances the state of knowledge with respect to the theory, techniques, and application of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Leslie Bernstein Grant – $25,000, up to three years.
Leslie Bernstein Resident Research Grant – $5,000, up to two years.
Leslie Bernstein Investigator Development Grant – $15,000, up to three years.
Research Scholar Award- $30,000, up to three years.
December 15, 2020 LOI. January 15, 2021 full proposal
Gastroenterology American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Junior Faculty Development Grant is to assist promising clinical researchers to develop research and careers that have a direct bearing on clinical gastrointestinal practice. $450,000 over 3 years December 4, 2020. Must be an ACG member to apply for this grant.
Gastroenterology American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Clinical Research Awards and pilot projects for original research in clinical gastroenterology. $15,000 Pilot and $50,000 Clinical Research. December 4, 2020. Must be an ACG member to apply for this grant.
Gastroenterology American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)  “Smaller Programs” Clinical Research Award specifically aimed to support junior faculty at smaller GI training programs in the United States and Canada. $35,000 for one year December 4, 2020. Must be an ACG member to apply for this grant.
Hyperlipidemia│Lipid Disorders National Lipid Association (NLA) NLA Junior Faculty Research is to encourage scholarly advancement of Junior Faculty in the pursuit of a career related to hyperlipidemia and other lipid disorders in humans. $70,000 per year for 2 year-grant Third Cycle (2020-2021): December 31, 2019
Immuno-oncology│ Cancer American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Bristol Myers Squibb Midcareer Female Investigator Grant. $250,000 over 3 years December 17, 2020
Hip Orthopaedic Research Education Foundation (OREF) OREF Etiology of Hip Osteoarthritis Grant in Honor of William H. Harris, MD $250,000 over a two-year grant period December 10, 2020 LOI. February 21, 2020 application
Juvenile Diabetes Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Diabetes Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. $63,000 for 1 year. December 4, 2019
Juvenile Diabetes Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Novel Therapeutic Strategies to Prevent or Delay Progression of Early Stage Diabetic Nephropathy. Each application may request up to $600K (including up to 10% indirect costs) for a project lasting up to 3 years. December 2019 LOI. January 27, 2020 application
Liver American Liver Foundation Liver Scholar Award basic science that encourages early career investigators to pursue a career in liver related research. $225,000 over 3 year December 13, 2019. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, ALF will not be awarding research funding in 2020.
Liver American Liver Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award to support work related to liver physiology and disease. $12,500 1 year December 13, 2019. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, ALF will not be awarding research funding in 2020.
Liver Disease American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Pinnacle Research Award to develop the potential of outstanding, young scientists and encourage research in liver physiology and disease. $300,000 ($100,000/year) 3 years. December 4
Liver Disease American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Clinical, Translational and Outcomes Research Awards in Liver Diseases to foster career development for individuals performing clinical research, translational research, or outcomes research in a liver-related. $200,000 ($100,000/year) 2 years. December 4
Liver Disease American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Foundation Pilot Research Award supports innovative research ideas that have high-impact results, but have little or no preliminary data to compete for funding from other sources. $50,000 December 4
Liver Disease American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Afdhal / McHutchison LIFER Award to foster career development for fellows performing clinical research and/or translational research in a liver-related area and who have shown commitment to excellence at an early stage of their research study. $100,000 ($50,000/year) 2 years December 4
Liver Disease American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Autoimmune Liver Diseases Pilot Research Award to provide supplementary funding during the pilot phase of basic, translational or clinical research projects in autoimmune liver disease. $20,000 1 year December 4
Lung Disease American Lung Association (ALA) Catalyst Award champions the next generation of scientist who are ascending toward independence by supporting mentored-investigators who are conducting basic science, behavioral, clinical or translational research into lung health. $50,000 per year for 2 years. December 10, 2020
Lung Disease American Lung Association (ALA) Innovation Award will support promising independent investigators who are leveraging their existing body of work to conduct basic science, behavioral, clinical, or translational research for lung health. $75,000 per year for 2 years December 10, 2020
Lung Disease American Lung Association (ALA) Dalsemer Award is a mentored award meant to provide seed monies to junior investigators for researching the mechanisms and biology of interstitial lung disease. $50,000 per year for 2 years. December 10, 2020
Medicine Education and Research National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Ford Fellowship Programs: Postdoctoral Awards will be awarded in support of individuals engaged in postdoctoral study after the attainment of the PhD or ScD degree. Approximately twenty fellowships will be awarded in this category. $One-year stipends of $45,000 December 10
Medicine Education and Research National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Ford Fellowship Programs: Predoctoral Awards in support of individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a PhD or ScD degree. Approximately seventy fellowships will be awarded in this category. $24,000 a year for three years December 10
Medical Dissertation, Education and Research National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Ford Fellowship Programs: Dissertation Awards — A will be awarded to individuals in the final year of writing and defense of his/her dissertation leading to a PhD or ScD degree. Approximately thirty-six fellowships will be awarded in this category. one-year stipend of $25,000 . December 10
Myocarditis Myocarditis Foundation (MF) MFs fellowship research grant program is to advance medical knowledge on myocarditis, develop more accurate diagnostic methods and improved therapies with the goal of saving more lives. $40,000 1-year December 1
Nephrology │Kidney Biology & Disease American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Transition to Independence Program for new investigators in biomedical research, are awarded to applicants within seven years of their initial faculty appointment $100,000 per year for up to two years December 9, 2020
Nephrology │Kidney Biology & Disease American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award Program $50,000 per year for up to two years December 9, 2020
Nephrology │Kidney Biology & Disease American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship Program in support of research conducted by a fellow under the direction of a sponsor that examines any aspect of the entire spectrum of kidney biology and disease. $50,000 per year for up to two years December 9, 2020
Nephrology Education │Teaching American Society of Nephrology (ASN) William and Sandra Bennett Clinical Scholars Program $50,000 per year for up to two years December 9, 2020
Neurofibromatosis (NF1 & NF2) Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) Young Investigator Award (YIA) Pre-doctoral awardees receive a flat-rate of $32,000 per year. 5-7 year post-doc awardees receive the maximum YIA amount of $54,000 per year for 2 years December LOI. January full application
Neuromuscular Diseases Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) MDA Venture Philanthropy (MVP) is the drug development program, which operates within MDA’s Translational Research program focused on funding the discovery and clinical application of treatments and cures for neuromuscular diseases. Research and Development up to $300,000, Preclinical up to $500,000 and Early Clinical Phase I/II up to $1 million. March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1 LOI.
Neuromuscular Diseases Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) MDA Discovery Research Grants are awarded to independent, established investigators to accelerate progress toward understanding and treating neuromuscular disease. $100,000 per year for one to three years December 1 LOI. January 31 Grant application
Neuromuscular Diseases Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) MDA Development Grants MDA Development Grants are awarded to senior postdoctoral researchers on the brink of becoming independent investigators and are intended as seed money to help launch the scientific programs of promising new neuromuscular disease researchers. $70,000 total per year for one to three years December 1 LOI. January 31 Grant application
Neuroscience│Technology McKnight Foundation McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience awards support innovative research designed to bring science closer to the day when diseases of the brain can be accurately diagnosed, prevented, and treated. $100,000 per year for 2 years. December 7, 2020 LOI. April 26, 2021 Proposal.
Neuroscience Mc Govern Institute for Brain Research The Edward M. Scolnick Prize Neuroscience is awarded annually by the McGovern Institute to recognize outstanding advances in the field of neuroscience. $125,000 December 15
Neurotrauma or Critical Care Congress of Neurological Surgeons Codman Neurotrauma and Critical Care Fellowship sponsors a fellow or young neurosurgeon within three years of training to conduct clinical or basic science research in the field of neurotrauma or critical care. $40,000 1 year December 31
Orthopedic Research Orthopaedic Research Education Foundation(OREF) OREF Treatment of Osteoarthritis Research Grant funded by the Arthritis Foundation. $50,000 1 year grant period December 10, 2020 LOI. February 21, 2021 application
Ovarian Cancer Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Pilot Study Program Funding is often difficult to find for discovery work leading up to the most innovative scientific theories. $75,000 1 year December 3
Ovarian Cancer Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Scientific Scholar Awards are intended to assist promising laboratory and clinical scientists in pursuing a career as an independent investigator in ovarian cancer research. $120,000 for 2 years December 3
Parkinson’s Disease Parkinson’s Foundation Melvin Yahr Early Career Award in Movement Disorders Research. $50,000 over 2 years December 4, 2020 LOI. February 19, 2021 full application.
Parkinson’s Disease Parkinson’s Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships for Basic Scientists are two-year fellowships for young scientists, fresh from their Ph.D. training, to study at major research institutions. $120,000 over 4 years. December 4, 2020 LOI. February 19 2021 application.
Parkinson’s Disease Michael J. Fox Foundation The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders with the goal of developing a network of highly trained clinician-researchers— the next generation of leaders in Parkinson’s patient-relevant drug development and expert clinical care. MJFF will award 2-year fellowship $90,000 per fellow per year total of $180,000. December 10, 2020
Pediatric Otoranlogy American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO) Research Career Development Award and Research Grant Research Career Development Award – $40,000, two years.
Research Grant – $20,000, one year. Two available.
Letter of Intent (LOI) December 15, 2020. Full grant application submission January 15, 2021
Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgery Research Foundation The National Endowment for Plastic Surgery Grant Up to $50,000 for projects up to 2 years December 1, 2020
Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgery Research Foundation Research Fellowship Grant is to encourage research and academic career development in plastic surgery. $50,000 for one-year to be used for salary support only. December 1, 2020
Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgery Research Foundation PSF Translational and Innovation Research Grant $50,000 for 1-year projects; can apply for additional funding in year 2 December 1, 2020
Preterm Birth Burroughs Wellcome Fund The Next Gen Pregnancy Initiative was created to increase the understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying parturition and spontaneous preterm birth. $500,000 over 4 years December 1, 2020
Psoriasis Disease National Psoriasis Foundation Psoriasis Prevention Initiative. The initiative will fund proposals within five years and will occur in three phases:Stage 1: One to two grants for up to $250,000 for Year 1; Stage 2: Upon demonstration of progress and promising future potential, one grantee funding of up to $1,500,000; Stage 3: Upon continued, demonstration of progress the grantee has opportunity to renew their proposal for up $1,500,000 annually for an additional three years of funding. December 13
Psoriasis Disease National Psoriasis Foundation Psoriatic Arthritis Diagnostic Test Grant to develop a clinically applicable diagnostic test for psoriatic arthritis within five years. $100,000 in year 1 for proof-of-concept studies with the possibility of renewal at up to $300,000 annually in subsequent years (five years total). December 14
Female Reproductive Aging Buck Institute for Research on Aging Senior Faculty Awards support for established investigators who are thought leaders in their fields and are recognized for substantial contributions of creative and productive research. $400,000 per year for two-year projects December 15
Female Reproductive Aging Buck Institute for Research on Aging Junior Faculty Awards support for newly independent investigators with outstanding promise who are establishing their own labs and are malleable in the direction of their research. $250,000 per year for two-year projects December 15
Female Reproductive Aging Buck Institute for Research on Aging Pilot Awards support for innovative collaborative or novel research projects that have the potential for high impact and high reward at an accelerated rate. $100,000 per year for two-year projects December 15
Female Reproductive Aging Buck Institute for Research on Aging Postdoctoral Fellowships support to increase the number of imaginative, well-trained junior scientists who can form the next generation of reproductive aging researchers. $100,000 per year for two-year projects December 15
Respiratory Care American Respiratory Care Foundation (ARCF) Parker B. Francis Research Grants available to provide financial assistance for research programs dealing with respiratory care and related topics. $10,000 per year December 31
Respiratory Care American Respiratory Care Foundation (ARCF) Jerome M. Sullivan Research fund was established to stimulate original research contributions by respiratory care practitioners to the body of knowledge comprising respiratory care. $10,000 per year December 31
RUNX1-FPD Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) RUNX1 Early Career Investigator grant is a 3-year award designed to fund research in strategies leading to the development of therapies to revent the transition from pre-leukemia to leukemia for patients with RUNX1-FPD, familial platelet disorder (FPD). $180,000 over 3 years December 16, 2020
Sarcoma │Clinical/Translational American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) AACR-QuadW Foundation Fellowship for Clinical/Translational Sarcoma Research represents a joint effort to encourage and support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct translational or clinical sarcoma research and to establish a successful career path in this field. $50,000 1 year December 18, 2020
Sleep Medicine American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) Strategic Research Award (SRA) program are to foster health services research and patient-oriented research in sleep medicine, to improve patients’ outcomes and to demonstrate value. Category I: $250,000 for 1 to 3 years. Category II: $100,000 for 1 to 2 years. December 7, 2020 letter of Intent. March 21, 2021 full application
Tourette Syndrome Tourette Association of America (TAA) TAA Young Investigator Award aims to encourage early career researchers to invest their efforts and expertise in increasing our biological understanding of Tourette Syndrome (TS), pursing clinical research aimed at improving patient care, and developing and testing new therapies. $80,000 per year for up to 2 years Pre-proposal December 4, 2020. Full proposal February 1, 2021
Tourette Syndrome Tourette Association of America (TAA) Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Tourette Syndrome. $150,000 over 2 years Pre-proposal December 4, 2020. Full proposal February 1, 2021
Transplantation American Society of Transplantation (AST) AST Research Network Career Development Grants: Fellowship Research Grant and Faculty Development Research Grants. $50,000 per year for up to 2 years December 1, 2020


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