May

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 May.

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Disease/Field Funding Agency Name of Grant / Description Eligibility / Amount Deadlines
Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Edward N. and Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation Awards Program is to support translational research that will lead to improved therapies for individuals suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD). $500,000 over 2 years May 29, 2020 initial proposal.
AIDS/HIV amfAR Mathilde Krim Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Research Grant is to facilitate the exceptional postdoctoral researcher’s transition to a productive and independent long-term career in HIV/AIDS research. $150,000 for two years Register for Portal Log-in and Forms (REQUIRED): May 17, 2019, 3:00 PM EDT.Letter of Intent: May 22, 2019.
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials (PACT) is to increase the number of innovative treatments tested in humans for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Up to $3 million based on stage and scope of research for multi-years. 2021 LOI dates February 5, May 28, and October 1.
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) Neuroimaging and CSF Biomarker Development Program is to develop biomarkers for which there is a clear clinical need in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. $600,000 One year with potential for follow-on funding. Multi-year proposals can be considered. 2021 LOI dates February 5, May 28, and October 1.
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) Prevention Beyond the Pipeline seeks to support comparative effectiveness research, prevention clinical trials, and epidemiological studies that probe whether the use or choice of drugs alters the risk for dementia or cognitive decline. Up to $3 million based on stage and scope of research for multi-years. 2021 LOI dates February 5, May 28, and October 1.
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) Drug Development Program is to develop therapeutics for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, building preclinical evidence in animal models and on advancing lead molecules to the clinical candidate selection stage. $600,000 One year with potential for follow-on funding. Multi-year proposals can be considered. 2021 LOI dates February 5, May 28, and October 1.
Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s Association Advancing Research on Care and Outcome Measurements (ARCOM) Each award is limited to $250,000 total funding (direct and indirect costs) over a period of up to 2 years (minimum of 1 year). May 5, 2021 LOI.
Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s Association Mechanisms of cellular death in NeuroDegeneration (MCDN) to discover and understand the mechanisms and pathophysiological processes by which brain cell loss is mediated in disease and thereby seek insights and potential targets for therapeutic interventions that would sustain healthy brain function. $100,000 to $1,25M over 3 years Letter of Intent Submission Process Is Paused Due to COVID-19.
Analgesia American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) ASRA Chronic Pain Medicine Research Grant aims to promote and facilitate high quality research in pain medicine. $200,000 Timeline has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. May LOI. September grant proposal.
Clinical Oncology American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Clinical Oncology Research (CORE) Training Fellowships $100,000 1 year May 31, 2021
COVID-19 and Diabetes American Diabetes Association Training Awards: Health Disparities Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDFHD) $53,760-$65,292/year salary stipend, plus $5K/year research and $5K/year fringe allowances up to 3 years May 3, 2021
Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) Path to a Cure (PTAC) Pilot & Feasibility Award Up to $50,000 per year plus 12% indirect costs for up to two (2) years May 13, 2021
Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) Path to a Cure (PTAC) Research Grant program supports research that will accelerate the discovery and development of therapies to restore cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) function in all patients with cystic fibrosis Up to $125,000 per year plus 12% indirect costs for up to two (2) years May 13, 2021
Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) Path to a Cure (PTAC) Postdoctoral Fellowship Award Up to $63,100 in the first year, and up to $65,450 in the second year. Indirect costs are not allowable. May 13, 2021
Dental American Association of Endodontist (AAE) Endodontic Educator Fellowship Award provides funding to individuals who agree to commit a minimum of five years to a full-time academic career in endodontics at a dental school. 250,000 over 5 years May 15
Diabetes, Endocrinology Merck Company Diabetes & Metabolism Investigator Studies Program (MISP) Funds to be determined according to fair market value. May 13, 2021
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.
Friedrich’s Ataxia Friedrich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) Bronya J. Keats Award for International Collaboration in Research on FA accepting LOIs focusing on FA research that relies on international collaboration among investigators in at least two different countries. $200,000 per year for up to 2 years LOI May 15 and Application July 15
Friedrich’s Ataxia Friedrich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) Kyle Bryant Translational Research Award accepts LOIs focusing on pre-clinical and clinical investigations that will advance treatments for FA. $250,000 per year for up to 2 years LOI May 15 and Application July 15
Hematology American Society of Hematology (ASH) ASH Bridge Grant program award is to help sustain recipients’ research – basic, translational, clinical, or outcomes-based – and contribute to their retention in hematology investigation. $150,000 1 year. May 3, 2021 and November 2, 2021
Hematology American Society of Hematology (ASH) ASH Scholar Awards to support hematologists who have chosen a career in basic or translational or clinical research by providing partial salary or other support during that critical period required for completion of training and achievement of status as an independent investigator. Maximum of $100,000 for Fellow Scholars, $125,000 for the new Fellow to Faculty Scholars, and $150,000 for Junior Faculty Scholars, to two- to three-year period of the award. May 3, 2021 LOI. August 2, 2021 application by invitation only.
Huntington’s Disease Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) The HD Human Biology Project grant mechanism provide support for young scientists to work collaboratively with HD Clinics from around the world. $75,000/year one or two year ($50,000 salary support and $25,000 research budget) May 7, 2021 LOI. July 9, 2021 application.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) /Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s (CCFA) Senior Research Awards to provide established researchers with funds to generate sufficient preliminary data to become competitive for funds from other sources such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) $115,830 per year duration of 1-3 years. May 5 LOI. August 20 full application.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) /Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s (CCFA) Career Development Awards are intended to facilitate the development of individuals with research potential to prepare for a career of independent basic and/or clinical investigation in the area of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). $90,000 per year duration of 1-3 years May 5 LOI. August 20 full application.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) /Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s (CCFA) Research Fellowship Awards to support individuals in the post-doctoral phase of their career, to develop skills related to basic and/or clinical investigation in the field of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), or Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. $58,250 per year duration of 1-3 years. May 5 LOI. August 20 full application.
Juvenile Myositis Cure JM Foundation Research Grants for advancing research to improve medical treatment, patient care, and work toward a cure for Juvenile Myositis. $75,000 per year for up to 2 years. May 14 LOI. July 15 full application.
Lipedema Lipedema Foundation Collaborative Research Award – Designed to foster collaborative research, these awards offer a longer time horizon to accomplish proposed research and requires involvement of multiple institutions or multi-disciplinary researchers. $250,000 over two years The next lipedema research grant cycle will open in 2020
Lipedema Lipedema Foundation Proof-of-Concept Award: One-year grant to early-stage and established investigators with research hypotheses with potential relevance to lipedema. $125,000 1 year The next lipedema research grant cycle will open in 2020
Lipedema Lipedema Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship: Two-year grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded to postdocs at any stage of their training. Highly qualified applications are eligible for up to $25,000 in independent research funding. $100,000 The next grant cycle will open in early 2019.
Lipedema Lipedema Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship: Two-year grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to graduate students at any stage of their training. Highly qualified applications are eligible for up to $10,000 in independent research funding. $50,000 The next lipedema research grant cycle will open in 2020
Lung cancer Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF) LCRF Research Grant on Disparities in Lung Cancer. $150,000 2-year award May 7
Multiple Myeloma Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Research Fellow Awards to help support young investigators to begin their studies in the field of multiple myeloma while advancing the understanding of myeloma disease biology, treatment and drug resistance. PhD, MD or equivalent degree. $75,000 for 1 year May 25, 2018
Multiple Sclerosis National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) Pilot 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. January, May and September.
Multiple Sclerosis National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) Career Transition Fellowship targets current postdoctoral trainees who demonstrate both commitment and exceptional potential to conduct MS-related research. $550,000 over 5 years Preliminary application April/May, full application mid-August.
Neuropsychiatric Disease One Mind Institute Rising Star Research Awards are directed at understanding fundamental characteristics and biological mechanisms of brain function and dysfunction are within scope, as well as the translation of basic science mechanisms into better diagnostics and treatments for neuropsychiatric disorders, fund promising, early career investigators through a competitive grants process to accelerate research on major neuropsychiatric disorders. $83,333 will be distributed annually for 3 years May 15
Neuropsychiatric Disease One Mind Institute One Mind Supplemental technology grants support Rising Star Awards whose proposal can be enhanced by optical interrogation of neural circuit/ensemble dynamics are encouraged to apply for this supplemental award from Inscopix. 1 state-of-the-art nVoke miniature microscope system with scientific and technical support for the duration of the grant May 15
Ovarian Cancer The Tell Every Amazing Lady® (T.E.A.L) Ovarian Cancer Louisa M. McGregor Ovarian Cancer Foundation Medical Research Program offers funding in support of ovarian cancer research studies that are most aligned with that mission as determined by the T.E.A.L.® board of directors and scientific advisory board. $40,000 May 31
Ovarian Cancer Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA) Ann and Sol Schreiber Mentored Investigator Award provides funding for trainees (post-doctoral fellows or clinical fellows) who are working under the supervision of a mentor who is a recognized leader in the field of ovarian cancer research. $75,000 to be used over 1 or 2 years May LOI. July full proposal.
Ovarian Cancer Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA) Individual Investigator Awards to advance outstanding early career researchers whose projects focused on early detection, screening, and basic translational research. $100,000 to be used in 1-2 years. May LOI. July full proposal.
Ovarian Cancer Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA) Liz Tilberis Early Career Award is for junior faculty (Assistant Professor level) with a strong commitment to an investigative career in ovarian cancer research. $150,000 per year for 3 years May LOI. July full proposal.
Ovarian Cancer Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA) Program Project Development Grant provides funds for large ovarian cancer research projects that involve several investigators within one institution or collaborations between groups in multiple institutions. $300,000 for 3 years. May LOI. July full proposal.
Pain International Association for the Study of Pain The John J. Bonica Trainee Fellowship was established to support training in all aspects of pain research. $50,000 per year for 2 years. May 12, 2020 proposal
Parkinson’s Disease Michael J. Fox Foundation Investigating Environmental Factors that Increase the Risk for Parkinson’s Disease to investigate environmental exposures, such as chemicals or toxic emissions, that increase the risk of PD and/or influence disease progression. $400,000 for up to 2 years May 14, 2020 pre-proposal. September 2, 2020 full proposal by invitation only.
Parkinson’s Disease Michael J. Fox Foundation Target Advancement Program seeks applications that leverage and translate basic research in order to enable therapeutic development. $200,000 for up to 18 months May 14, 2020 pre-proposal. September 2, 2020 full proposal by invitation only.
Parkinson’s Disease Michael J. Fox Foundation Parkinson’s Pathway Biomarkers program seeks applications with the potential to develop new/better biomarkers for measuring pathway function or dysfunction that can support therapeutic development for affected pathways in Parkinson’s disease (PD). $300,000 May 14, 2020 pre-proposal. September 2, 2020 full proposal by invitation only.
Parkinson’s Disease Michael J. Fox Foundation Therapeutic Pipeline Program seeks applications with potential for fundamentally altering disease course and/or significantly improving treatment of symptoms above and beyond current standards of care. Up to $500,000 (pre-clinical) or $2 million (clinical) May 14, 2020 pre-proposal. September 2, 2020 full proposal by invitation only.
Parkinson’s Disease Michael J. Fox Foundation The Occupational Therapy in Parkinson’s Disease Intervention Research Program purpose is to develop evidence to enhance the delivery of effective occupational therapy to patients, families and caregivers living with Parkinson’s. $100,000 May 15, 2020 proposal. August 31, 2020 full proposal by invitation only.
Patient-centered Outcomes Research Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Engagement Award: Capacity Building aims to support projects that help communities increase their facility with and ability to participate across all phases of the patient-centered outcomes research and comparative clinical effectiveness research (PCOR/CER) process. $250,000 May 1, 2020 Letter of intent
Patient-centered Outcomes Research Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Engagement Award: Stakeholder Convening Support includes guidelines for funding support for multi-stakeholder convenings, meetings, and conferences that align with PCORI’s mission and facilitate expansion of PCOR/CER by supporting the collaboration around such efforts. $100,000 May 1, 2020 Letter of intent
Pediatric cancer Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Cancer Research (ALSF) ALSF ‘A’ Award is designed for the early independent career scientist who wants to establish a career in pediatric oncology research. $200,000 per year for 4 years June 18 2021
Pediatric cancer Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Cancer Research (ALSF) ALSF Reach Grants are intended to fund developmental therapeutic studies in the late stage of preclinical testing. $125,000 per year for 2 years Due to COVID-19, ALSF will be opening new RFAs at this time for 2020.
Pediatric cancer Children’s Cancer Research Fund Emerging Scientist Award is designed to develop the independent research of highly qualified individuals still early in their careers. $100,000 for 1 year May 30
Pediatric Nutrition/Health Gerber Foundation Research Grant Pediatric Health Award for health and/or nutrition-related research projects designed to make a significant impact on issues affecting infants and young children from birth to 3 years of age. Limit $350,000 on grants with no more than $125,000/year. Limit of $20,000 on Novice research grants) Concept Paper May 15 and November 15. February 15 and August 15 Full Proposal.
Pediatric Growth Hormone Pfizer Pediatric Growth Hormone Deficiency Research $100,000 May 28, 2020
Reducing Inequality William T. Grant Foundation Major Research Grants on Reducing Inequality. Grants range between $100,000 and $600,000 and cover two to three years of support. May 5, 2021
Rheumatology Rheumatology Research Foundation Fellowship Training Award – Workforce Expansion to support for the training of a promising rheumatology fellow at an institution that has previously been unable to fill all of their ACGME-approved slots due to funding constraints or creation of a new slot or program. $100,000 for 2-year adult programs; $150,000 for 3-year pediatric programs. May 3
Rheumatology Rheumatology Research Foundation Amgen Fellowship Training Award supports for the training of a promising rheumatology fellow. Ensure a more robust and highly-trained workforce is available to provide clinical care to people with rheumatic diseases. $50,000 1 year. May 3
Rheumatology Rheumatology Research Foundation Clinician Scholar Educator Award supports for rheumatology professionals seeking to develop a career in education and training. Enhance education in musculoskeletal and rheumatic diseases for future doctors and rheumatology health professionals. $180,000 over 3 years. May 3
Sexual & Reproductive Health Lalor Foundation The Anna Lalor Burdick Program seeks to empower young women through education about healthy reproduction in order to broaden and enhance their options in life. $10,000 to $50,000 Concept Paper May 1 and November 1


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