October

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 October.

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Disease/Field Funding Agency Name of Grant / Description Eligibility / Amount Deadlines
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. October 1, 2021 LOI. December 3, 2021 full proposal.
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. 2020 LOI dates January 17, April 10, July 10 and October 9.
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. $50,000-$100,000 for 1 year epidemiological analyses. Up to $3 million based on stage and scope of research for multi-years. 2020 LOI dates January 17, April 10, July 10 and October 9.
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. 2020 LOI dates January 17, April 10, July 10 and October 9.
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Robert W. Katzman, MD Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research. $150,000 over 2 years October 1
Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM) Pfizer Local Level Educational Grants Program to Increase Awareness and Understanding of Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM) Individual projects requesting up to $10,000 will be considered for small local/community programs.
Individual projects requesting up to $20,000 will be considered for large local/community programs.
October 30, 2020
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association (ALS Association) Managing ALS Research Program is intended to improve the lives of people with ALS, and their families and caregivers. $100,000 per year for 2 years October 7, 2019
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association (ALS Association) Lawrence and Isabel Barnett Drug Development Program is to develop new treatments for ALS. $250,000 per year for 2 years October 7, 2019
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association (ALS Association) Richard Olney Clinician Scientist Development Award in ALS $240,000 over 3 years October 1, 2020
Angelman Syndrome Angelman Syndrome Foundation Research Grants for preclinical, translational and clinical research areas that investigate all aspects of Angelman syndrome. $100,000 per year for 1-2 years April 15 and October 15
Ataxia National Ataxia Foundation (NAF) Young Investigator (YI) Award to encourage young investigators to pursue a career in the field of any form of Ataxia research. $35,000 1 year October 1, 2019 LOI. November 1, 2019 full application.
Ataxia National Ataxia Foundation Pioneer SCA Translational Research Awards are intended for established ataxia researchers. One Pioneer grant will be awarded for research in SCA3/MJD and one will be awarded for research in any SCA. $100,000 One (1) year October 5, 2020 LOI. November 2, 2020 full application.
Ataxia National Ataxia Foundation Post-Doc Fellowship Award. Applicants should have completed at least one year of post-doctoral training, but not more than two at the time of application, and should have shown a commitment to research in the field of ataxia. $35,000 1 year October 5, 2020 LOI. November 2, 2020 full application.
Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3/Machado Joseph Disease National Ataxia Foundation (NFA) The Pioneer SCA3/MJD Translational Research Award is for a research project that will facilitate the development of treatments for Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3/Machado Joseph Disease. $100,000 one (1) year October 5, 2020 LOI. November 2, 2020 full application.
Basic Biomedical, Disease-oriented, or Translational Research Burroughs Welcome Fund Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) is a highly competitive program that provides for physician-scientists, who are committed to an academic career, to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service. $700,000 over 5 years October 1, 2020
Cancer American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) AstraZeneca Stimulating Therapeutic Advances Through Research Training (START) Grants $225,000 over 3 years October 6, 2020 application
Cancer American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) OPENAACR-John and Elizabeth Leonard Family Foundation Basic Cancer Research Fellowship $120,000 October 30, 2020 application
Cancer American Cancer Society (ACS) Audrey Meyer Mars International Fellowships in Clinical Oncology Support for one year of advanced training in clinical oncology at participating US cancer centers to qualified physicians and surgeons from other countries. Non-US Oncologist/$65,000 annual funding. No applications accepted for Fall 2020. October 15, 2019
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 No applications accepted for Fall 2020. April 1 and October 15
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. No applications accepted for Fall 2020. 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 No applications accepted for Fall 2020. April 1 and October 15
Cancer American Cancer Society(ACS) Master’s Training Grants in Clinical Oncology Social Work to support the training of second-year master’s degree students to provide psychosocial services to persons with cancer and their families. These grants are renewable. $24,000 over 2 years No applications accepted for Fall 2020. October 15
Cancer American Cancer Society (ACS) Doctoral Degree Scholarships in Cancer Nursing. Provide support for study in a doctoral degree program in nursing or a related area, and prepare the graduate for a career as a cancer nurse scientist. $30,000 over 2 years No applications accepted for Fall 2020. October 15
Cancer Immunology Cancer Research Institute (CRI) 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 for the first year, $57,000 for the second year, and $59,000 for the third year. April 1 and October 1; when those dates fall on the weekend, applications are due the following Monday.
Cardiovascular Disease American Heart Association (AHA) AHA/EH Research Awards in Pediatric Heart Transplantation awards provide support for investigators who are actively conducting research grants in basic, clinical, population, and/or translational research directly related to improving the life expectancy and quality of life of Pediatric Heart Transplant Recipients. $681,819 over 3 years October 1, 2020 Letter of Intent. January 15, 2021 full application by invitation only
Cardiovascular Disease American Heart Association (AHA) Merit Award funds investigators who have the potential to move a field of science forward with creative approaches that are aligned with the mission of the American Heart Association: To be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. $200,000 annually for 5 years = $1,000,000 per award. 2021 RFA dates to be announced. October
Cardiovascular Disease American Heart Association(AHA) AHA Established Investigator Award (EIA) to support mid-career investigators who have a demonstrated commitment to cardiovascular or cerebrovascular science as indicated by prior publication history and scientific accomplishments. $400,000 over 5 years. 2021 RFA dates to be announced. October
Cardiovascular Disease American Heart Association (AHA) AHA Career Development Award to explore innovative questions or pilot studies that will provide preliminary data and training necessary to assure the applicant’s future success as a research scientist in the field of cardiovascular and stroke research. $231,000 over 3 years 2021 RFA dates to be announced. October
Cardiovascular Disease American Heart Association (AHA) AHA Innovative Project Award to support highly innovative, high-impact research that could ultimately lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will accelerate the field of cardiovascular or stroke research. $200,000 over 2 years 2021 RFA dates to be announced. October
Cerebral Palsy Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation (CPARF) Project Grant to funding high quality research in cerebral palsy. $180,000 2020 grants program due to be opened in August 2020 will be postponed until further notice.
Cerebral Palsy Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation (CPARF) Career Development Grants to be used by the award recipient to assist in the recipient’s career pursuits. $180,000 2020 grants program due to be opened in August 2020 will be postponed until further notice.
Childhood Arthritis Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Small Grant. The research project can be a pilot, continuation of ongoing research, or other projects that move forward clinical or translational research that furthers the CARRA mission. Preference will be given to research that is collaborative in nature, which leverage current CARRA network resources and/or will further develop the CARRA network. $25,000 October 1 and February 15
Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) ǀ Oncology ǀ Hematology Pfizer Optimal Early Therapy Management in CML program is to support three Quality Improvement (QI) Projects that will enhance systems of care or implement new tools that will optimize
early therapy management for patients with CML.
$150,000 October 1, 2020
Clinical Cancer Research American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) │Conquer Cancer Foundation Advanced Clinical Research Award (ACRA) for Diversity and Inclusion. $450,000 over 3 years October 15, 2020
Clinical Dermatology Dermatology Foundation Physician Scientist Career Development Award (CDA) supports the academic career of a physician scientist who is devoted to clinical dermatology, and assists in the transition from fellowship to established investigator. $55,000 per year and awards may be renewed annually for up to a total of three years of funding. October 15
Clinical Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Dermatology Foundation Clinical Career Development Award (CDA) in Dermatologic Surgery supports clinically relevant research projects that will further the practice of dermatologic surgery and develop the teaching, research and/or leadership abilities of dermatologic surgeons. $55,000 per year and awards may be renewed annually for up to a total of three years of funding. October 15
Cognitive and Age Related Memory Loss American Academy of Neurology McKnight Clinical Translational Research Scholarship in Cognitive Aging and Age-Related Memory Loss. $150,000 over 2 years. October 1
Colorectal Cancer Colorectal Cancer Alliance (CCA) Health Disparities Research Grant $200,000 over 2 years 2020 applications not available yet
Colorectal Cancer Colorectal Cancer Alliance (CCA) Chris4Life Research Grants in Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Research. $300,000 over 3 years 2020 applications not available yet
Colon and Rectal Surgery American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons-Research Foundation Limited Project Grant (LPG) to provide investigator the opportunity to pursue research interest, specifically germane to the field of colon and rectal surgery. Up to $50,000/year March 1 and October 1
Colon and Rectal Surgery American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons-Research Foundation RFP Clinical Studies on Benign Colorectal Disorders to foster outstanding research in specific areas of colorectal diseases or disorders leading to the improvement and management of common, yet understudied colorectal problems. Determined by the Research Foundation Board of Trustees August 1 LOI. October 1 application
Colon and Rectal Surgery American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons-Research Foundation Career Development Grant award is intended for the academic investigator demonstrating significant creativity in research relevant to the pathophysiology or management of diseases of the small bowel, colon, rectum, or anus. $75,000 per year for 2 years March 1 and October 1
Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) Industry Funding Opportunities: Path to a Cure (PTAC) initiative is the Foundation’s ambitious research program to support development of treatments for the underlying cause of the disease and, ultimately, a cure for every person with CF. The Foundation intends to allocate $500 million through 2025 for these efforts and is challenging potential collaborators to submit proposals that will accelerate the pace of progress for CF drug discovery and development . October 31
Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) Therapeutics Development Award program provides funds to biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to stimulate the development of new pharmaceutical products to benefit individuals with cystic fibrosis. $600,000 for discovery and/or preclinical development studies (“Component 1”) to around $2.4 million (“Component 2”) for clinical studies in CF patients for two-year projects. October 31
Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) CFF/NIH-Unfunded Award is to support excellent cystic fibrosis-related research projects that have been approved by the National Institutes of Health (or governmental funding agencies in other countries) but cannot be supported by available funds. $125,000 per year for up to two years. October 31
Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) CFF/NIH K-Unfunded Award is to support excellent cystic fibrosis-related research projects by applicants who intend to pursue a career in CF-related research that have been submitted to and approved by the NIH but cannot be supported by available funds. $80,000 per year for up to two years. October 31
Cystinosis Cystinosis Research Foundation (CRF) Research Grant funds 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
Dermatologic Disease Dermatology Foundation Medical Dermatology Career Development Award (CDA) provides funding for future intellectual leaders, educators, and clinical scholars in that aspect of the specialty that addresses severe dermatologic disease. $55,000 per year and awards may be renewed annually for up to a total of three years of funding. October 15
Dermatology Dermatology Foundation Dermatologist Investigator Research Fellowship supports dermatologists who desire research training and have a commitment to an academic career in medical and surgical dermatology. $30,000 for 1 year October 15
Dermatopathology Dermatology Foundation Dermatopathology Research Career Development Award (CDA) supports the academic career development of future intellectual leaders who demonstrate a strong commitment to advance the fields of dermatopathology and dermatology through research and/or education. $55,000 per year and awards may be renewed annually for up to a total of three years of funding. October 15
Dementia with Lewy Bodies American Academy of Neurology Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Dementia with Lewy Bodies to support clinical research training in Dementia. $130,000 over 2 years October 1
Dense Deposit Disease Kidneeds Foundation Research Grant to encourage and support research in sciences related to the investigation of DENSE DEPOSIT DISEASE (DDD), a type of C3 GLOMERULOPATHY (C3G). . $50,000. October 31
Dystonia Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) 2020 Basic and Clinical Aspects of Dystonia RFA Final program intends to support innovative, hypothesis-driven research at the genetic, molecular, cellular, systems or behavioral levels that may, directly or indirectly, lead to a better understanding of the pathophysiology of dystonia or to new therapies for dystonia. $80,000 per year for up 2 years. October 19, 2020  LOI. November 23, 2020  Full application.
Dystonia Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) 2020 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is designed to assist post-doctoral scientists establish careers in basic research focusing on dystonia. $80,000 per year for up 2 years. October 19, 2020  LOI. November 23, 2020  Full application.
Epilepsy Epilepsy Foundation The SUDEP Institute Challenge: Developing Predictive Biomarkers of SUDEP. $100,000 for Milestone 1, $25,000 for Milestone 2, and a final award at least $800,000 for successful completion of Milestone 3. October 10, 2020
Epilepsy American Epilepsy Society Susan S. Spencer Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Epilepsy to support clinical research training in the field of Epilepsy. $150,000 over 2 years October 1
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. October 19, 2020
Epilepsy American Epilepsy Society (AES) Predoctoral Research Fellowships support predoctoral students who are pursuing dissertation research with an epilepsy-relevant theme, and who are working under the guidance of a mentor with expertise in epilepsy research. $30,000 for one year. October LOI. January full application.
Epilepsy American Epilepsy Society (AES) Research and Training Fellowships for Clinicians provide mentored support for clinical fellows or recently appointed clinical faculty who intend to pursue basic, translational, or clinical epilepsy research, including epidemiologic or behavioral studies, clinical trials, studies of disease mechanisms or treatments, the development of new technologies, and health services and outcomes research. $50,000 for one year. October LOI. January full application.
Epilepsy American Epilepsy Society (AES) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship supports postdoctoral trainees conducting research into the causes, treatment, and consequences of epilepsy under the guidance of a mentor with expertise in epilepsy research. $50,000 for one year. October LOI. January full application.
Epilepsy American Epilepsy Society (AES) Junior Investigator Research Award supports basic, translational, or clinical epilepsy research by recently independent investigators and is intended to facilitate successful competition for subsequent longer term support from the NIH or other sources. $50,000 October LOI. January full application.
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 (February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 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 (February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1).
Global Health Gairdner Foundation The Canada Gairdner Global Health Award is given to a scientist whose advances have (or will potentially have) a significant impact on health outcomes in the developing world. $150,000 October 1
Headache American Academy of Neurology Clinical Research Training Fellowship in headache to support clinical research training in headache. $130,000 over 2 years October 1
Human Biology and Disease Gairdner Foundation Gairdner International Award recognizes outstanding biomedical scientists who have made original contributions to medicine with the goal of contributing through research to increased understanding of human biology and disease. $100,000 October 1
Humanities │ Humanistic Social Sciences American Council of Learned Societies Mellon/ACLS Scholars & Society Fellowships $75,000 stipend for the fellow, plus $6,000 during the fellowship year for research, travel, and project costs, and $10,000 in support for the selected partner organization. The award also provides up to $15,000 in funding in the post-fellowship year for programming at the fellow’s home institution and/or partner site. October 28, 2020
Immunology│ Vaccine │Immunotherapy Discovery │ Biochemistry │Biochemistry │ Molecular biology │ Protein Engineering │Computer science │Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning │ Biophysics │Nanotechnology│ Michelson Prizes for Human Immunology and Vaccine Research Michelson Medical Research Foundation together with the Human Vaccines Project has established the Michelson Prizes for Human Immunology and Vaccine Research. Young investigator/$150,000 October 31, 2019
Immunotherapy Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB-MRA Young Investigator Awards in Immunotherapy $75,000 per year up to 3 years, total of $225,000 October 21, 2020 eligibility checklist. November 4, 2020 full proposal
Inflammatory Skin Disorders, Psoriasis or Atopic Dermatitis Dermatology Foundation Sun Pharma Research Award supports basic, clinical or translational science research that expand the understanding and/or treatment of patients with inflammatory skin disorders including but not limited to psoriasis or atopic dermatitis for an outstanding mid-career investigator. $300,000 over 3 years October 1
Inherited Orphan Retinal Degenerative Diseases Foundation Fighting Blindness Ted and Elaine Welp Enhanced Career Development Award for Physicians in Inherited Orphan Retinal Degenerative Diseases. $170,000 per year for 3 years. October 31, January 31, March 30
Inherited Retinal Degenerative Diseases(IRD) & Blindness Foundation Fighting Blindness & Harrington Discovery Institute Gund-Harrington Scholar Award to accelerate the translation of research findings in retinal degenerative diseases with the ultimate goal of developing new therapies to improve and/or restore vision. $900,000 over 3 years 2020 dates to be announced. October LOI. January Full application.
Interventional Neurology American Academy of Neurology Clinical-Scientist Development Award in Interventional Neurology. $240,000 over 3 years October 1
Interventional Radiology Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation (SIR) Dr. Ernest J. Ring Academic Development Grant is designed to provide support to junior interventional radiology faculty members early in their academic careers to allow time for the conduct of research. $50,000 per year for 2 years October 15, 2019 Pre-review. January 15, 2020 Final application
Interventional Radiology Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation (SIR) Allied Scientist Training Grant is designed to provide support to trainees enrolled in graduate-level training programs that are outside the clinical realm of interventional radiology but are still considered crucial to the future of IR. $20,000 per year for 2 years October 15, 2019 Pre-review. January 15, 2020 Final application
Interventional Radiology Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation (SIR) Pilot Research Grant Program is designed to fund research in areas identified by SIR Foundation as important to the advancement of interventional radiology and patient care. $25,000 October 15, 2019 Pre-review. January 15, 2020 Final application
Interventional Radiology Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation (SIR) Academic Transition Grant is designed for interventional radiologists over the age of 40 to facilitate the establishment of a record of independent research by the investigator in order to promote a successful academic career. $25,000 October 15, 2019 Pre-review. January 15, 2020 Final application
Juvenile Diabetes Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Beta Cell Replacement Innovative Awards. Total of $110,000 for one year not renewable grant in direct and indirect costs of 10%. October 15, 2019
Juvenile Diabetes Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Immunotherapies Innovative Awards. Total of $110,000 for one year not renewable grant in direct and indirect costs of 10%. October 15, 2019
Juvenile Diabetes Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Metabolic Control Innovative Awards. Total of $110,000 for one year not renewable grant in direct and indirect costs of 10%. October 15, 2019
Liver Disease American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Foundation Bridge Award supports investigators who have recently submitted an NIH R or other federally-funded equivalent award and have received competitive scores on their proposal, but were not funded, as they strengthen their proposal for resubmission to the NIH or other federal agency. $100,000 1 year October 5, 2019 and January 15, 2020
Lung Cancer American Lung Association Lung Cancer Discovery Award intended to support independent investigators conducting clinical, laboratory, epidemiological or any groundbreaking project aimed at revolutionizing our current understanding of lung cancer and improving diagnostic, clinical and treatment methods. $100,000 per year for 2 years October 3, 2019 LOI
Lupus Lupus Research Alliance The LRA-Celgene Accelerator Awards aim to fund cutting-edge research projects that focus on understanding the underlying mechanism of disease, addressing lupus heterogeneity, and identifying novel biomarkers. $150,000 per year for up to two years October 25, 2019 LOI
Lupus and Scleroderma Dermatology Foundation Women’s Health Career Development Award (CDA) is intended to focus the areas of women’s health issues, which range from disorders that affect primarily women, such as lupus and scleroderma, to the effects of hormones and environmental factors on the skin and cutaneous aging. $55,000 per year and awards may be renewed annually for up to a total of three years of funding. October
Melanoma Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) Young Investigator Awards provide funding to accomplish innovative and original, preclinical, translational, and/or early clinical research projects. $75,000 per year up to 3 years, total of $225,000 October 21, 2020 eligibility checklist. November 4, 2020 full proposal
Immunotherapy Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB-MRA Young Investigator Awards in Immunotherapy $75,000 per year up to 3 years, total of $225,000 October 21, 2020 eligibility checklist. November 4, 2020 full proposal
Melanoma American Skin Association ASA Daneen & Charles Stiefel Investigative Scientist Award for Melanoma Research supports emerging leaders in dermatology focused on melanoma research. $100,000 October 1, 2019
Melanoma American Skin Association ASA Milstein Research Scholar Awards for Melanoma/Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer supports basic science and clinical research for melanoma/non-melanoma skin cancer by gifted investigators in the early phases of their careers. $60,000 October 1, 2019
Pigment Cell Disorders│Vitiligo American Skin Association ASA Calder Research Scholar Award in Vitiligo/Pigment Cell Disorders. $60,000 October 1, 2019
Mathematics │ Theoretical Physics │ Theoretical Computer Science Simons Foundation Simons Collaborations in MPS program is to stimulate progress on fundamental scientific questions of major importance in mathematics, theoretical physics and theoretical computer science. $2 million annual total four-year budget is no more than $8 million. October 3, 2019 LOI. February 13, 2020 Full proposal.
Motor Neurone Disease Motor Neurone Disease Association Biomedical Research Project Grants to support research aimed at understanding the causes of MND, elucidating disease mechanisms and facilitating the translation of therapeutic strategies from the laboratory to the clinic. £85,000 per annum (and £255,000 in total) October 25, 2019 Receipt of Summary Application.
Muscular Dystrophy American Academy of Neurology Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Muscular Dystrophy. Award to support clinical research training in muscular dystrophy and aims to recognize the importance of good clinical research and encourage young investigators in clinical studies. $130,000 over 2 years October 1
Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) The Taub Foundation Grants Program for Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Research was created to support high-impact, innovative, translational research to understand the underlying causes of MDS and to advance its treatment and prevention. $600,000 over three years ($200,000 per year) October 15, 2019 proposal. Full proposal by invitation only due in March 2020
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 January 15, April 15 and October 1 (LOI). June 1, September 1 and February 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 January 15, April 15 and October 1 (LOI). June 1, September 1 and February 15 application.
Neuroscience American Academy of Neurology Practice Research Training Scholarship to support practice-based research, which is defined as clinical research that evaluates translation of evidence into best clinical practice. $150,000 over 2 years October 1
Neurology American Academy of Neurology Career Development Award to support junior investigators interested in an academic research career in neurology. $150,000 per year for 3 years. October 1
Neuromuscular Disease American Academy of Neurology Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Neuromuscular Diseaseto support clinical research training in Neuromuscular Disease. $130,000 over 2 years October 1
Neurosciences American Academy of Neurology Clinical Research Training Scholarship to support clinical research training in the neurosciences. $150,000 over 2 years October 1
Neurology American Academy of Neurology Neuroscience Research Training Scholarship designed for basic and translational research proposal in neurology. $75,000 over 2 years October 1
Orthopedic Research Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) Investigator-Initiated Grants: Career Development Grant. Research may be basic, translational, clinical and/or health services $225,000 grant ($75,000 per year) , MD October 4, 2019 Letter of Intent. December 4, 2019 full application
Orthopedic Research Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) Investigator-Initiated Grants: New Investigator Grant scientific for training of the next generation of orthopaedic physician-scientists by providing seed and start-up funding for promising research projects $50,000 grant, MD October 4, 2019 Letter of Intent. December 4, 2019 full application
Orthopedic Research Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) Investigator-Initiated Grants: Prospective Clinical Research Grant promotes clinical research and provides funding for promising prospective studies (studies that occur over the course of time and typically track the outcomes of a group over that time) in the areas of high clinical importance in orthopaedic surgery. $150,000 grant ($50,000 per year) October 4, 2019 Letter of Intent. December 4, 2019 full application
Ovarian Cancer Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Bridge Funding 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 October 15
Paralysis The Morton Cure Paralysis Fund (MCPF) The Morton Cure Paralysis Fund (MCPF) is committed to developing effective therapies (cures) for paralysis associated with spinal cord injury and other disorders of the central nervous system. $75,000 April 30 & Oct 31.
Parkinson’s Disease Michael J. Fox Foundation Target Advancement program seeks to build robust evidence to rationalize biological pathways and targets for further translation into new Parkinson’s treatments. We invite projects designed to assess emerging PD targets in pre-clinical models, human cellular models, and human tissue and fluid matrices. $100,000 for 1 year Pre-Proposal: Spring May/ Fall Oct. Full Proposal August/January
Parkinson’s Disease Michael J. Fox Foundation Therapeutic Pipeline Program supports Parkinson’s disease therapeutic development along the pre-clinical and clinical path (both drug and non-pharmacological therapeutics, including gene therapy, biological, surgical and non-invasive approaches). Pre-Clinical: $200,000-$400,000, appropriate to the stage of research. Clinical: Commensurable with the stage and goals Pre-Proposal: Spring May/ Fall Oct. Full Proposal August/January
Parkinson’s Disease Michael J. Fox Foundation Improved Biomarkers and Clinical Outcome Measures Program to support research that will develop biomarker tools and clinical outcome measures to assist in target validation for therapeutic development and ultimately inform clinical trial design, execution and interpretation of results. MJFF intends to support multiple projects through this RFA and may fund up to $4 million for this program. There is no set budget limit for proposals. Pre-Proposal: Spring May/ Fall Oct. Full Proposal August/January
Parkinson’s Disease American Academy of Neurology Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Parkinson’s Disease to support clinical research training in Parkinson’s disease. Funded by Lundbeck. $130,000 over 2 years October 1
Pediatric Cancer Pablove Foundation Childhood Cancer Research Seed Grants to conduct innovative, cutting edge investigations, with preferences going toward less common childhood cancers. $50,000 Mid-October LOI. March full application. 2019 dates to be announced.
Pediatric Cancer Rally Foundation Consortium Grants for three or more institutions collaborating on a grant-supported research project for one or two years support. At the end of the award you may apply for additional funding the next grant cycle. $100,000 per year up to 2 years Due to the pandemic we will only accept continuation applications from researchers with an active grant through A Collaborative Pediatric Cancer Research Awards Program. October 6, 2020 LOI by invitation only
Pediatric Cancer Rally Foundation Young Investigator and Independent Investigator Research Grants are for one or two years support. At the end of the award you may apply for additional funding the next grant cycle. $50,000 per year up to 2 years Due to the pandemic we will only accept continuation applications from researchers with an active grant through A Collaborative Pediatric Cancer Research Awards Program. October 6, 2020 LOI by invitation only
Pediatric Cancer Rally Foundation Fellowship Grants are for one or two years support. At the end of the award you may apply for additional funding the next grant cycle. $50,000 per year up to 2 years Due to the pandemic we will only accept continuation applications from researchers with an active grant through A Collaborative Pediatric Cancer Research Awards Program. October 6, 2020 LOI by invitation only
Pediatric Dermatology Dermatology Foundation Pediatric Dermatology Career Development Award (CDA) supports future intellectual leaders, educators, clinical scholars, and/or translational investigators in aspects of the specialty that relate to dermatologic diseases in infants and children. $55,000 per year and awards may be renewed annually for up to a total of three years of funding. October 15
Pediatric Medicine 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 funding. Research projects must have direct relevance to child health. $165,000 in total, at $82,500 per year (inclusive of 10% institutional overhead). October 7, 2019
Pediatric Melanoma Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) St. Baldrick’s Foundation – MRA Young Investigator Award in Pediatric Melanoma. $75,000 per year up to 3 years, total of $225,000 October 21, 2020 eligibility checklist. November 4, 2020 full proposal
Pompe Disease Acid Maltase Deficiency Association (AMDA) Helen Walker Research Grant opportunity for applicants who are involved in Pompe Disease research. One-time grant of $200,000 (no indirect costs). October 4, 2019
Public Health Dermatology Foundation The Public Health Career Development Award (CDA) supports the establishment and/or development of careers in public health. $55,000 per year and awards may be renewed annually for up to a total of three years of funding. October 15
Pulmonary Science Parker B. Francis Family Foundation PBF Fellowship Program is open to new investigators with M.D. or Ph.D. degrees, or their equivalent, who are embarking on careers in pulmonary science. The program provides three years of support for research with the guidance of an experienced mentor. The amount awarded to the sponsoring institution is $225,000 over three years.(Limit of 3 applications per institution) October 12, 2020
Radiologic Sciences American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) ARRS Scholarship supports early-career faculty members in study/research in the radiologic sciences that has the possibility of changing the way radiology is practiced. $180,000 2-year program October 5, 2020
Radiation Oncology Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) ASTRO-MRA Young Investigator Award in Radiation Oncology $75,000 per year up to 3 years, total of $225,000 October 21, 2020 eligibility checklist. November 4, 2020 full proposal
Rheumatic Diseases Rheumatology Research Foundation Career Development Bridge Funding Award: R Bridge Support for promising investigators who are at risk of running out of research funding and are revising outstanding NIH R01 or VA RCS/ORD award applications. $200,000 over 2 years October 1, 2020
Rheumatic Diseases Rheumatology Research Foundation Career Development Bridge Funding Award: K Bridge supports to continue conducting research while reapplying for an NIH or VA career development award; applicants must have a funding decision in order to apply. $75,000 1 year October 1, 2020
Science of Human Appearance Dermatology Foundation Science of Human Appearance Career Development Award (CDA) provides annual salary support for the career development of individuals who wish to understand the cell and molecular mechanisms of altered human appearance caused by aging and/or environmental factors. $55,000 per year and awards may be renewed annually for up to a total of three years of funding. October 15
Scoliosis Scoliosis Research Society Small Exploratory Grant: This grant is designed specifically for new investigators who have a preliminary concept they would like to develop into a research project. The maximum duration of research is one year. The grant application should be no longer than five pages, and does not require pilot data. It should, however, be able to generate pilot data that could be used when applying for a larger grant. $10,000 for 1 year April 1 & October 1
Scoliosis Scoliosis Research Society New Investigator Grant is available to candidates who have received a Small Exploratory grant. Preliminary data is suggested although not absolutely required, and the application should be limited to seven pages. New Investigator. $25,000 per year for 2 years April 1 & October 1
Skin Cancer Skin Cancer Foundation Pilot Research Grants for one-year project related to skin cancer. One grant for $25,000 and two grants for $50,000 October 15
Spinal Deformity Scoliosis Research Society Standard Investigator Grant: These grant applications may be in any area of spinal deformity research, although an additional 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
Thoracic Surgery Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education (TSFRE) TSFRE Research Grant . Operational support of original research efforts by cardiothoracic surgeons who have completed their formal training, and who are seeking initial support and recognition for their research program. $80,000 over 2 years October 15
Thoracic Surgery Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education (TSFRE) Nina Starr Braunwald award provides operational support of original research efforts by women cardiac surgeons who have completed their formal training, and who are seeking initial support and recognition for their research program. $80,000 over 2 years October 15
Tourette Syndrome American Academy of Neurology Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Tourette Syndrome to support clinical research training in Tourette Syndrome. $150,000 over 2 years October 1


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