March

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 March.

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Disease/Field Funding Agency Name of Grant / Description Eligibility / Amount Deadlines
Alport Syndrome Alport Syndrome Foundation, Inc. ASF Research Grant program to find novel treatments and a cure to prevent kidney failure and hearing loss in all patients with Alport Syndrome. $100,000 for 1-2 Years First quarter of each year (January to March)
Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s Association The Zenith Fellows Award Program (Zenith). Each award is limited to $450,000 (direct and indirect costs)for three years. March 2, 2018 LOI. Application April 16, 2018.
Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s Association Mechanisms of Cellular Death in NeuroDegeneration (MCDN) funding to discover and understand the mechanisms and pathophysiological processes by which brain cell loss is mediated in disease. $100,000 to $1,25M over 3 years LOI due 2 weeks prior:March 18, June 3 (May 20), Sept 2; Dec 10.
Autism Organization for Autism Research (OAR) Applied Research Competition is the most competitive line of funding to support autism pilot studies. Researchers can apply for 1-2 year grants of up to $40,000. March 25, 2019 pre-proposal. August 5, 2019 full proposal.
Brain Cancer Sontag Foundation Distinguished Scientist Awards to provide career and research support to early career scientists in the field of brain cancer research. $600,000 over 4 years March 13, 2019
Brain Disorders McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience Memory and Cognitive Disorder  awards encourage research aimed at translating laboratory discoveries to solve the problems of neurological and psychiatric diseases related to memory and cognition. $300,000 over 3 years March LOI. September  proposal.
Cancers The Hope Foundation Dr. Charles A. Coltman, Jr., Fellowship Program to ensure protected time for new investigators from SWOG-affiliated institutions to pursue mentored clinical research initiatives $100,000 over 2 years March 1
Cancers The Hope Foundation Career Engagement Award. $50,000 per year for 2 years March 1
Cancer Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Damon Runyon Fellowship Award. For the March deadline, applicants may apply for either the Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellowship Award or the Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Fellowship Award, not both. MD, PhD, MD/PhD, DDS, DVM./ $54,000-$62,000 per year for 4 years 2019 Dates: March 15 and August 15
Cancer Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Award provides funding to basic scientists with the potential to impact the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of  pediatric cancers. MD, PhD, MD/PhD, DDS, DVM./ $54,000-$62,000 per year for 4 years March 15
Cancer Cell Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy Investigators Award to Principal Investigators conducting translational research that will move cell and gene therapies from the laboratory towards clinical trials. $250,000 – $500,000 over 3-5 years Spring and Fall
Cancer Cell Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy Clinical Translation Research supporting both discovery and translational research, we stimulate innovation and progress. $250,000 – $500,000 over 3-5 years Spring and Fall
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Disorders American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) AACAP Pilot Research Award for General Psychiatry Residents who have an interest in beginning a career in child and adolescent mental health research. psychiatry junior faculty/ $15,000 March 30
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Disorders American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) AACAP Pilot Research Award for Attention Disorders for Child Psychiatry Residents and Junior Faculty in child and adolescent mental health research. psychiatry junior faculty/ $15,000 March 30
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Disorders American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) AACAP Pilot Research Award for General Psychiatry Residents, supported for general psychiatry residents who have an interest in beginning a career in child and adolescent mental health research. psychiatry junior faculty/ $15,000 March 30
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Disorders American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) AACAP Junior Investigator Award to facilitate innovative research, basic or clinical relevant to treatment and prevention of child and adolescent mental health disorders. psychiatry junior faculty / $60,000 over 2 years March 15
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. Two-year grants of $165,000 Application deadlines occur in the spring and fall of each year
Children Developmental Disabilities Deborah Munroe Noonan Memorial Research Fund Noonan Research program welcomes research proposals from both nonprofit organizations and academic institutions that serve children with physical or developmental disabilities and associated health-related complications. $80,000 for 1 year March 15, 2018
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) CHEST Foundation CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. $50,000 1-year grant March 31
Colon and Rectal Surgery American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons-Research Foundation Career Development Grant to provide young staff support for the development of academic careers in the field of diseases of the colon, rectum and anus. $75,000/year for two years March 1
Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) Research Award. We have specific funds for one, 1-year research proposal related to DIPG. $45,000 for 1 year March 19, 2018
Down and Fragile X Syndrome Jerome Lejeune Foundation Research grant for project aiming at deciphering the pathophysiology of the cognitive deficits of patients, especially those with trisomy 21 (Down syndrome). $20,000 per year for 2 years March
Epilepsy American Epilepsy Society (AES) Seed Grant Program provides support to established investigators to pursue new and innovative directions in epilepsy research. $20,000 for one year. March 22, 2019 and September 22, 2019.
Hand Basic Science Research American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand (AFSH) Basic Science Research Grant. $20,000 March 25, 2019
Hematology American Society of Hematology ASH-AMFDP: The goal of the partnership is to increase the number of underrepresented minority scholars from the field of hematology with academic and research appointments. Annual stipend of up to $75,000 and an annual grant of $30,000 toward the support of research activities for 4 years Mid-March
HIV/AIDS Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation Grants will be awarded to community-based organizations working in the areas of HIV/AIDS care and direct services, education, and research in support of developing or established programs, with an emphasis on direct benefit to clients or target audiences. Grant amounts are determined on a project-by-project basis. Grants are made semi-annually to non-profit organizations in Spring and Fall.
Leukemia Lady Tata Memorial Trust Awards are restricted to studies of leukaemogenic agents, and the epidemiology, pathogenesis, immunology and genetic basis of leukaemia and related diseases £25,000 and £35,000 per year March 15, 2019
Life Sciences Human Frontier Science Program Young Investigators’ Grants for newly appointed investigators who will be expected to propose projects with team members having distinct expertise and coming from different areas of the life sciences. Newly appointed investigator/$450,000 per year for 3 years. March
Life Sciences Human Frontier Science Program Program Grants are meant to allow teams of independent researchers to develop new lines of research through the collaboration. Priority will be given to new, innovative research projects for which preliminary results might not necessarily be available. $450,000 per year for 3 years. March
Lung Cancer American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) CHEST Foundation The CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Lung Cancer. $60,000 1-year grant March 31
Lupus Lupus Research Alliance (LRI) Distinguished Innovator Awards provide outstanding scientists with substantial support for up to four years to conduct novel research into the fundamental causes of systemic lupus erythematosus. $250,000 per year for 4 years. March 15, 2019
Medicine or Dentistry Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program ongoing efforts to increase diversity in health and health care, the AMFDP offers four-year postdoctoral research awards to increase the number of faculty from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. $420,000 over 4 years March 15
Melanoma Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) Career Development Awards (CDA).Researchers who are beginning a research career focused on melanoma and have not yet established strong federal funding for their research are eligible. The use of relevant genetic models and human derived tumor samples is highly encouraged. $100,000 over 2 years March
Melanoma Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) Established Investigator Awards (EIA) to established melanoma researchers, or senior researchers working in closely related fields who wish to move into melanoma research. The use of relevant genetic models and human derived tumor samples is highly encouraged. EIA applications are encouraged, but not required, to be part of the STP mechanism listed below. MD/PhD/ $200,000 over 2 years March
Melanoma Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) Team Awards. Teams should consist of a PI and at least one co-PI, possibly from different institutions. Teams consisting of both basic scientists and clinicians to address an unmet clinical need are encouraged, as is the inclusion of a junior scientist. $500,000 over 2 years March
Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation Established Investigator Awards for investigators who are five or more years from completion of their fellowship training or postdoctoral program, or to applicants who have previously received an Early Career Award from the foundation or an RO1 grant or its equivalent. $250,000 per year for 2 years March 30, 2018
Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation Early Career Awards for investigators who are less than five years from completion of their fellowship training or postdoctoral program and/or have not previously been awarded an RO1 grant or its equivalent. $125,000 per year for 2 years March 30, 2018
Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Health Resources in Action, the Medical Foundation Division Grants Program for Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) to support high-impact, innovative translational research to understand the underlying causes of MDS and to advance its treatment and prevention. $600,000 over 3 years 2019 dates to be determined. March
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 $500,000, Preclinical $500,000 to $1 million and Early Clinical Phase I/II $1 million to $3 million. LOI March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1
Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) CHEST Foundation CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Nontuberculous Mycobacteria. $30,000 1-year grant March 31
Optometric or Vision Science American Academy of Optometry (AAO) Jill and George Mertz Fellowship is designed to favor an individual who has recently completed his/her optometric or vision science training or someone in the middle of a successful career. $30,000 March
Orthopedic Cellular Therapy Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) Clinical Research Grant in Cellular Therapy. Amount to be determined RFA release date March 4, 2019. LOI date to be determined. June 4, 2019 application deadline.
Orthopedic Clinician Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) Mentored Clinician Scientist Training Grant. $20,000 March 4, 2019.
Orthopedic Resident Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) Resident Clinician Scientist Training Grant. $20,000 March 4, 2019 application.
Ovarian Cancer Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA) Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer National Research Awards for individual projects or part of a larger research project related to early detection of ovarian, primary peritoneal or fallopian tube cancer. $50,000 1-year grant March 1
Parkinson’s Disease Davis Phinney Foundation Research Funding Program aimed at therapeutics and lifestyle choices that promote living well with Parkinson’s disease, today and every day. $200,000 over 2 years March 26, 2018 LOI. May 18, 2018 application.
Parkinson’s Disease American Parkinson Disease Association Dr. George C. Cotzias Memorial Fellowship to assist promising young neurologist in establishing careers in research, teaching and patient service relevant to the problems, causes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease and related neurological movement disorders. MD/PhD/ $80,000 for 1 year March
Parkinson’s Disease American Parkinson Disease Association Research Grants awarded to investigators affiliated with and performing Parkinson’s disease research at major academic institutions across the United States. MD/PhD/ $50,000 for 1 year/renewable March
Parkinson’s Disease American Parkinson Disease Association Post-Doctoral Fellowships awarded to support post-doctoral scientists whose research holds promise to provide new insights into the pathophysiology, etiology and treatment of Parkinson’s disease. MD, OD, PhD, MD/PhD, OD/PhD / $35,000 March
Pediatric Brain Tumors Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation Pediatric Brain Tumor Grant Awards: Our standard grant request for pediatric brain tumor awards will continue as usual. We anticipate funding up to  two (2) research proposals that are a maximum of two years in duration. $30,000 per year over 2 years March 19, 2018
Pediatric Medical Research Thrasher Research Fund Early Career Award Program, the Fund is particularly interested in applicants that show great potential to impact that field of children’s health through medical research. Resident/Fellow/Junior Faculty/ $25,000 March 13, 2018/September 18, 2018 Concept. April 27, 2018/November 2, 2018 Proposal.
Pemphigus and Pemphigoid The International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation (IPPF) The International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation (IPPF) is pleased to announce the availability of a seed grant program to support well-defined research projects that have a specified benefit for improving the treatment, health, disease management, or diagnosis of persons with pemphigus and pemphigoid. $25,000 – $50,000 March LOI and May full application
Preventing Birth Defects, Premature Birth and Infant Mortality. March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Award. The March of Dimes defines a birth defect as any abnormality of structure or function, whether inherited, or acquired in utero and presenting in infancy or early childhood. PhD/MD more than eight years past their degree/ $150,000 for 2 years March
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) PSC Partners Seeking a Cure PSC Partners Research Grants to conduct research that addresses an important and novel, basic or clinical research question related to PSC and closely associated diseases (such as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and cholangiocarcinoma). $60,000 over 2 years March 23, 2019
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) PSC Partners Seeking a Cure PSC Partners Young Investigator Award to promising researchers who are at the early stages of their research career and are interested in clinical, translational or basic research on Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. $80,000 over 2 years March 23, 2019
Progeria Progeria Research Foundation Innovator Awards: The aim of the Innovator Award is to allow an investigator to embark on new lines of investigation, and to produce enough preliminary data to be competitive for longer-term funding by NIH and/or other agencies. MD/PhD/ $150,000 over 2 years March (Dates to be announced)
Progeria Progeria Research Foundation Established Investigator Awards: These awards are designed for advanced investigations in areas critical to the goals of PRF by senior investigators established either in the field of Progeria or a field that can be directly applied to Progeria. MD/PhD/$300,000 over 3 years March (Dates to be announced)
Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) PCF Young Investigator Awards offer career support for young, proven investigators who have already achieved faculty positions and are committed to prostate cancer research. $75,000 per year for 3 years March 19, 2018
Psychosocial Spinal Cord Injury Research Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Psychosocial Research (PSR) Postdoctoral Fellowship to increase an early-career professional’s interest to undertake training in psychosocial research focused on spinal cord injury. MD. $150,000 over 2 years. 2020 Cycle: March 29, 2019 LOI. July 1, 2019 FGA.
Psychosocial Spinal Cord Injury Research Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Psychosocial Research (PSR)Pilot Grants to allow the PI to test the feasibility of novel methods and procedures, and/or collect new data that can lead to or enhance larger-scale studies. MD. $200,000 over 2 years. 2020 Cycle: March 29, 2019 LOI. July 1, 2019 FGA.
Psychosocial Spinal Cord Injury Research Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Psychosocial Research (PSR) Studies and Demonstration Projects to support substantive studies that fill important gaps in the SCI field, that open new areas of SCI psychosocial research. MD. $400,000 over 3 years. 2020 Cycle: March 29, 2019 LOI. July 1, 2019 FGA.
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) CHEST Foundation CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH. $25,000 1-year grant March 31
Pulmonary Disease American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) CHEST Foundation CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. $50,000 1-year grant March 31
Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) CHEST Foundation CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF). $50,000 1-year grant March 31
Regenerative Medicine American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) KY Cha Award In Stem Cell Technology to provide start-up funds to initiate an innovative research project in regenerative medicine and stem cell technology. MD/PhD/DO/DVM $20,000 March 5, 2018
Regenerative Medicine American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) ASRM and SREI Research Grant Programs is to provide funds for new investigators to establish independent research programs. $10,000 to $50,000 March 5, 2018
Respiratory Health American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) CHEST Foundation CHEST Foundation GlaxoSmithKline Distinguished Scholar in Respiratory Health $150,000 3-year grant March 31
Retinal Degenerative Diseases (RDDs) Foundation Fighting Blindness Career Development Awards are for junior investigators to pursue vigorous research programs to drive the research to find the therapies and cures for retinal degenerative diseases (RDDs), i.e., inherited orphan retinal degenerative diseases and non-exudative age-related macular degeneration. . $375,000 over 5 years March 1, 2018
Sickle Cell Disease Advancing Science through Pfizer Investigator Research Exchange (ASPIRE) ASPIRE US/Canadian Sickle Cell Disease Competitive, Peer-Reviewed, Research Awards Program. $55,000 March
Vascular Disease Society for Vascular Surgery Foundation Clinical Research Seed Grant goals are encourage the interest and development of clinical investigators among the SVS membership, and provide direct support for pilot clinical projects that have potential to develop into larger studies fundable by industry or governmental sources. $25,000 March 1