September

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 September.

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Disease/Field Funding Agency Name of Grant / Description Eligibility / Amount Deadlines
Allergy, Asthma and Immunology American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) AAAAI Foundation Faculty Development Award to support career development of a junior faculty member in the specialty of allergy, asthma and immunology. $80,000 a year for 3 years September 4, 2018 LOI. November 15, 2018 full application.
AAT Deficiency ALPHA-1 Foundation Research Grant to provide funds to encourage the development of new information that contributes to the understanding of the basic biology of AAT expression, and the pathogenesis/management of AAT Deficiency. $200,000 over 2 years September 28, 2018 LOI. February 15, 2019 full application.
AAT Deficiency ALPHA-1 Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Grant to provide support for postdoctoral research fellows who are starting their research careers and are working in the laboratories of established researchers or conducting research with the mentorship of established researchers. $75,000 per year for 2 years. M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent degrees. September 28, 2018 LOI. February 15, 2019 full application
AAT Deficiency ALPHA-1 Foundation Pilot and Feasibility Grant to encourage the development and testing of new hypotheses and/or new methods in research areas relevant to AAT Deficiency. $75,000 for 1 year. September 28, 2018 LOI. February 15, 2019 full application
Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) Orphan Disease Center –Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot Grant is available with a focus on a path towards treatment for Adrenomyeloneuropathy (AMN). Grants should focus on activities that lead towards a clinical trial. $101,164 September. Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot Grant Program will open Summer 2018.
Adult Polyglucosan Body Disease (APBD) Orphan Disease Center –Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot grants are available to initiate or advance research of a treatment or a cure for this glycogen storage disease. $52,978 September. Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot Grant Program will open Summer 2018.
Allergy, Asthma and Immunology American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) AAAAI Foundation Faculty Development Award to support career development of a junior faculty member in the specialty of allergy, asthma and immunology. $80,000 a year for 3 years September 4, 2018 LOI. November 15, 2018 full application.
Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) Diagnostics Accelerator: Peripheral Biomarkers Program Advancing Peripheral Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias. up to $500,000 based on stage and scope of research. September 14, 2018 LOI. November 6, 2018 full application.
Amyloidosis Diseases Amyloidosis Foundation Grant program has supported outstanding research in all forms of systemic amyloidosis. Through our research program we encourage, promote and invest in the medical study and exploration of the amyloidosis diseases. Candidates will have completed their doctoral studies or clinical fellowship within ten years prior to application. $50,000 September 14, 2018
Ataxia-Telangiectasia Orphan Disease Center –Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot grant is available to identify and test therapeutic strategies for the neurodegeneration and motor control problems faced by patients affected by Ataxia-Telangiectasia. $65,689. September. Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot Grant Program will open Summer 2018.
Ataxia-Telangiectasia A_T_Children’s Project Project Grants: The A-T Children’s Project provides competitive awards for basic science, translational and clinical research grants related to ataxia-telangiectasia. $150,000 over 2 years March 1 and September 1
Autism Spectrum Disorders Simons Foundation Autism Research (SFARI) Autism Pilot Awards seeking applications from individuals positioned to conduct bold, imaginative, rigorous, and relevant research. $150,000 per year for 2 years September 14, 2018
Bleeding Disorders National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) NHF Innovative Investigator Award funds innovative research studies in the area of bleeding disorders. $60,000 for 12-18 months. September 24, 2018
BPAN- A Neurodegeneration with Brain Iron Accumulation Disorder Orphan Disease Center –Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot grants are available for clinical and translational research studies related to the detection, diagnosis, or treatment of this rare, X-linked disorder caused by mutations in WDR45. $50,507. September. Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot Grant Program will open Summer 2018.
Cancer American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) AACR NextGen Grants for Transformative Cancer Research to stimulate highly innovative research from young investigators to promote and support creative, paradigm-shifting cancer research that may not be funded through conventional channels. $450,000 over 3 years. September 28, 2018 LOI
Cancer Conquer Cancer Foundation Career Development Award (CDA) provides research funding to clinical investigators, who have received their initial faculty appointment, as they work to establish an independent clinical cancer research program. $200,000 over 3 years. September 25, 2018
Cancer Conquer Cancer Foundation Global Oncology Young Investigator Award (YIA) to encourage and promote quality research in global oncology and to develop the next generation researchers to address global health needs. $25,000-$50,000 for 1 year. September 25, 2018
Cancer Concern Foundation Conquer Cancer Now Award given to young and innovative cancer researchers focused on cancer genetics, cancer biology and cancer immunology. $60,000 per year up to 2 years September 9, 2019 LOI. This is a grant given every two years.
Cancer The Hope Foundation SWOG/Hope Foundation Impact Award is to improve the practice of cancer medicine in preventing, detecting, and treating cancer, and to enhance the quality of life for cancer survivors, primarily through design and conduct of clinical trials. $250,000 over 2 years March 1 and September 1
Cardiothoracic American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) Graham Surgical Investigator Program supports innovative clinical or translational research for young Cardiothoracic Surgeons. $50,000 per year for 2 years September 1, 2018
Cardiovascular Neurovascular Fondation Leducq Transatlantic Networks of Excellence in Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Research Program. Fondation Leducq is a private foundation, based in Paris, France, dedicated to improving human health through international efforts to combat cardiovascularand neurovascular disease. $6,000,000 over five years to teams of researchers working collaboratively. September 5, 2018 LOI.
Castleman Disease Orphan Disease Center –Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot Grant to perform critical investigations into the etiology and pathogenesis of HHV-8-negative/”idiopathic” multicentric Castleman disease (iMCD). $42,508. Faculty-level or a senior scientific position at a non-profit institution or foundation are eligible. September. Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot Grant Program will open Summer 2018.
CDKL5 Orphan Disease Center –Million Dollar Bike Ride CDKL5 Postmortem Brain Samples Pilot Grant focused on genetic, molecular and anatomical studies of postmortem brain samples of CDKL5. $51,160. September. Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot Grant Program will open Summer 2018.
CDKL5 Orphan Disease Center –Million Dollar Bike Ride Mechanisms of CDKL5 Seizure Activity Pilot Grant focused on seizures in CDKL5, including but not limited to causation, treatment, or evaluation. This can include drug screening.. $51,160. September. Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot Grant Program will open Summer 2018.
Chemical Sciences Arnold Mabel Beckman Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Sciences will allow chemists to pursue advanced research within the core areas of fundamental chemistry, such as chemical physics, chemical engineering, and chemistry of materials research. $180,000 over 2 years. Fellows receiving year 3 renewal award will receive additional $90,000. September 6, 2018
Chemical Instrumentation Arnold Mabel Beckman Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Instrumentation will allow researchers in chemistry to conceptualize, develop and build instrumentation suitable to advanced research in chemistry, chemical physics, chemical engineering, and chemistry of materials science. $180,000 over 2 years. Fellows receiving year 3 renewal award will receive additional $90,000. September 6, 2018
Chemistry, Computational or Evolutionary Molecular Biology, Computer Science, Neuroscience, Physics and others Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. $70,000 for 2 years. September 17, 2018
Child Health Care Charles H. Hood Foundation Child Health Research Awards to support newly independent faculty on hypothesis-driven clinical, basic science, public health, health services research, and epidemiology projects giving the opportunity to demonstrate creativity, and assist in the transition to other sources of funding. Two-year grants of $165,000 October 1, 2018.
Childhood Arthritis Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) CARRA Large Grant program to support the development and publication of a clinical or translational project that will immediately impact research projects within CARRA. $50,000 September 1, 2018 LOI and October 1, 2018 application.
Clinical Oncology Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Young Investigator Award (YIA) provides funding to promising investigators to encourage and promote quality research in clinical oncology. The purpose of this grant is to fund physicians during the transition from a fellowship program to a faculty appointment. $50,000 for 1 year. September 26, 2018
Congenital Hyperinsulinism (CHI) Orphan Disease Center –Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot grant available for an innovative, pre-clinical or clinical study that has the potential to lead to: (1) faster and more accurate diagnoses of congenital hyperinsulinism (HI); (2) better HI treatment; (3) a cure for HI; or (4) quality of life improvement for those affected by HI. $87,109. September. Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot Grant Program will open Summer 2018.
Congenital Muscular Dystrophy (CMD) Orphan Disease Center –Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot grant is to promote discovery of underlying disease mechanisms and preclinical development of potential therapies, as well as the clinical translation of those efforts. . $41,831 September. Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot Grant Program will open Summer 2018.
Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation Congenital Heart Surveillance To Recognize Outcomes, Needs and well-being(CHSTRONG) project will award up to two grants to identify adults with congenital heart defects (CHD) $260,000 LOI September, Full application October
CRB1 degenerative retinal disease Orphan Disease Center –Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot grants are available for work toward treatments for CRB1 retinal disease. Applications including gene therapy, CRISPR, cell therapy or other methods that will halt the progression of CRB1 retinal disease and ultimately restore retinal function will be considered. $50,497 September. Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot Grant Program will open Summer 2018.
Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis Foundation The 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. Research support of $10,000 per year during the postdoctoral training phase of the award. The faculty phase of the award includes $80,000 for salary support and $30,000 for research support. September
Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 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. Salary of $50,000 (plus $8,850 fringe) for the 1st year and $52,000 (plus $9,200 fringe) for the 2nd year of the award. Research and travel expenses of $4,250 per year. September
Cystic Fibrosis Nonsense Mutations Orphan Disease Center –Million Dollar Bike Ride The grant will be awarded to advance research and understanding of a treatment or cure that would impact people carrying a nonsense mutation. The research should include, but not be limited to, the R1158X gene mutation. $52,985 September. Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot Grant Program will open Summer 2018.
Dyskeratosis Congenita & Telomere Biology Disorder Orphan Disease Center –Million Dollar Bike Ride Dyskeratosis Congenita & Telomere Biology Disorder. pilot grant available to investigators conducting clinical studies or basic science research on all aspects of dyskeratosis congenita or telomere biology disorders. Dyskeratosis Congenita is a progressive, genetic condition caused by defects in telomere biology and results in problems in areas with high rates of cell regeneration. $48,191 September. Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot Grant Program will open Summer 2018.
Eating Disorders Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation Junior Faculty Awards Program to support innovative, clinically relevant research that seeks to understand the underlying biology of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, leading to improved patient care. Clinical trials, obesity research, and binge eating research are outside the scope of the program. $200,000 2 years. September 28, 2018 LOI.
Eating Disorders Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation Senior Postdoctoral Fellows program supports innovative, clinically-relevant research that seeks to understand the underlying biology of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, and to improve patient care. These awards are designed to build a strong scientific workforce dedicated to understanding the etiology of eating disorders and therapeutic development. $110,000 over 2 years. September 28, 2018 LOI.
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, 2018 & September 22, 2018.
Fibrosis in IBD Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Biology of Fibrosis in IBD Program for studies focused on investigating the biological mechanisms leading to, and protecting from, fibrosis in IBD. $900,000 over 3 years September 7, 2018
Fibrous Dysplasia/McCune Albright Syndrome Orphan Disease Center –Million Dollar Bike Ride The grant will be awarded to initiate or advance research and understanding of any of the manifestations of the disease or its underlying pathophysiology. The research could involve understanding the mechanism and/or treatment of FD-related bone pain, developing animal models of any aspect of the disease, or performing clinical investigative studies addressing any of the unmet needs in FD/MAS patients and their management. $53,614 September. Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot Grant Program will open Summer 2018.
Frontotemporal Degeneration Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration Basic Science Pilot Grants support projects focused on the neurobiological mechanisms underlying FTD. Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. $60,000 for 1 year September
Frontotemporal Degeneration Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration Susan Marcus Memorial Fund Clinical Research Pilot Grants support projects using human subjects or biofluid/tissue samples to answer questions about FTD pathology or to advance clinical practice. Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. $60,000 for 1 year September
Frontotemporal Degeneration Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration Nonpharmacological Therapies & Tools for FTD Pilot Grants support nonpharmacological therapeutic interventions or state-of-the-art technologies with the potential to positively impact the daily quality of life for persons with FTD and their families. Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. $60,000 for 1 year September
Digestive Diseases American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) AGA Boston Scientific Technology & Innovation Pilot Award. MD/PhD $30,000 September 7, 2018
Fatty Liver Disease American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) AGA-Allergan Foundation Pilot Research Award in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. $30,000 1 year September 7, 2018
Functional GI / Motility Disorders American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) AGA Rome Foundation Functional GI and Motility Pilot Research Award. $30,000 September 7, 2018
Gastroenterology American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) AGA-Elsevier Pilot Research Award to fund any career stage performing researcher in gastroenterology- or hepatology-related areas. $30,000 1 year September 7, 2018
Generalized Lymphatic Anomaly (GLA; a.k.a. lymphangiomatosis) and Gorham-Stout Disease (GSD) Orphan Disease Center –Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot grant available for proposals focused on basic science and/or clinical research on GSD and GLA. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, genetic analysis, biomarker identification, cell line creation and characterization, and imaging. $80,185 September. Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot Grant Program will open Summer 2018.
Glucose Transporter Deficiency Syndrome (Glut 1DS) Orphan Disease Center –Million Dollar Bike Ride pilot grant is available and will be awarded to research focused on identifying and investigating innovative research projects that involve basic research including blood brain barrier, translational studies, clinical studies, alternative treatment theory, or gene therapy relevant to Glut 1DS. $47,519 September. Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot Grant Program will open Summer 2018.
Hematologic Malignancies Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS) LLS Career Development Program (CDP) Scholar in Clinical Research for investigator who holds an independent faculty-level appointment and is conducting original, independent applied research, often involving early-stage clinical trials that will advance the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of hematologic malignancies. Independent faculty-level or equivalent. $125,000 per year for 5 years. September 1 & 15 eligibility & abstract. Full Application October 3.
Hematologic Malignancies Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS) LLS Career Development Program (CDP) Scholar applicants are primarily basic and translational researchers; those who are primarily clinical researchers should apply in the Scholar in Clinical Research subcategory. Independent faculty-level or equivalent. $110,000 per year for 5 years September 1 & 15 eligibility & abstract. Full Application October 3.
Hematologic Malignancies Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS) LLS Career Development Program (CDP) Fellow award encourages you to embark on an academic career involving clinical or fundamental research in hematologic malignancies under a research sponsor’s direction. Investigator with less than two years of postdoctoral research training. $60,000 per year for 3 years September 1 & 15 eligibility & abstract. Full Application October 3.
Hematology/Oncology Gilead Sciences, Inc. Research Scholars Program in Hematology/Oncology is to support innovative scientific research that will advance knowledge in the field of hematology/oncology, and provide support for research career development. $130,000 over 2 years September 7, 2018
Hemostatis and Thrombosis Hemostatis Thrombosis Research Society The 2016 HTRS Mentored Research Award (MRA) Program provides financial support for qualified fellows or junior attending/junior faculty to pursue clinical or basic science research in hemostasis and/or thrombosis under the guidance of an experienced mentor. $162,000 September
HIV/AIDS amfAR Investment Grants: Bringing Bioengineers to Cure HIV. This RFP aims to harness bioengineering technology to solve the problems posed by the HIV viral reservoir through collaborations between HIV cure scientists and bioengineers. $1.5 million including indirect costs. PI must hold a doctoral degree and be an HIV cure scientist affiliated with a nonprofit research institution. September LOI. December Full application.
Hodgkin and/or non-Hodgkin lymphoma Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) LRF Lymphoma Clinical Research Mentoring Program (LCRMP) is an education and mentoring program for fellows and junior faculty with a focus in clinical research in the field of non-Hodgkin and Hodgkin lymphoma, including chronic lymphocytic leukemia. $5,000 per year for 2 years September 6, 2018
Hodgkin and/or non-Hodgkin lymphoma Lymphoma Research Foundation LRF Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant designed to support investigators at the level of advanced fellow, postdoctoral researcher, or junior faculty member in laboratory or clinic based research with results and conclusions that must be clearly relevant to the treatment, diagnosis or prevention of Hodgkin and/or non-Hodgkin lymphoma. $105,000 per year for 2 years September 6, 2018
Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED) APFED HOPE Pilot Grant has been established to foster the development of new projects relevant to eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases. $100,000 over the two-year grant term September LOI. October application.
Hypereosinophilic Syndrome American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED) APFED HOPE Pilot Grant has been established to foster the development of new projects relevant to hypereosinophilic syndrome. $50,000 over the two-year grant term September LOI. October application.
Implants and Stem cells Orthopaedic Research Education Foundation OREF in partnership with the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) offers seed money for new investigators conducting research on biologic skeletal reconstruction, including implants and stem cells. $98,000 September 2
Implants and Stem cells Orthopaedic Research Education Foundation OREF/Goldberg Arthritis Research Grant encourages new investigators by providing seed and start-up funding for promising research projects that address issues related to the treatment of arthritis with an emphasis on arthroplasty. $50,000 September 2
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Kenneth Rainin Foundation Synergy Award is designed to encourage collaboration among health researchers from across disciplines to advance the study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). total of $300,000 September 17, 2018
Informatics Phrma Foundation Research Starter Grant Awards – Informatics program is to promote development and use of informatics in an integrative approach toward understanding normal processes of human biology and disease processes. $100,000 September 1
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) Orphan Disease Center –Million Dollar Bike Ride Grants available focusing on translational proposals with strong likelihood of future federal funding, that use LAM samples, models or patient data, and which have the potential to favorably impact human health will be given priority. Examples of desirable topic areas include identification of molecular targets, biomarker development, and biomarker driven small pilot trials. $50,060. Faculty-level or a senior scientific position at a non-profit institution or foundation are eligible. September. Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot Grant Program will open Summer 2018.
Lymphoma Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) LRF Clinical Investigator Career Development Award (CDA) Program designed to support physician investigators at the level of advanced fellow or junior faculty member who will contribute to the development of new lymphoma therapies and diagnostic tools. $225,000 over 3 years September 6, 2018
Medical, Social and Public Health Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Systems for Action (S4A) is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that aims to discover and apply new evidence about ways of aligning the delivery and financing systems for medical, social, and public health services that support a Culture of Health. $250,000 over 2 years September 12, 2018 LOI. October 20, 2018 full proposal.
Mucolipidosis Type IV (ML4) Orphan Disease Center –Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot grant available to investigators conducting research on all aspects of disease including disease pathogenesis and clinical studies. $71,939 September. Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot Grant Program will open Summer 2018.
Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) Orphan Disease Center –Million Dollar Bike Ride Mucopolysaccharidoses represent a broad array of diseases due to enzyme defects that lead to abnormal metabolic storage products and multi-organ pathologies. We are seeking applications directed to treating the central nervous system manifestations of these diseases. $59,449 September. Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot Grant Program will open Summer 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. 2018 deadlines: January 8, May 7 and September 10.
Multiple Sclerosis National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) Collaborative MS Research Center Awards. The Society offers special funding for Research Centers to help stimulate collaboration and interaction in MS research among independent investigators, strengthen the ties between basic and clinical research. $750,000 over 5 years September 4
Musculoskeletal Tissues Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) Award is designed to support young to advance the science of musculoskeletal transplantation, allografts and the biological reconstruction of musculoskeletal tissues. $100,000 for 1 year September 1
Musculoskeletal Tissues Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) Established Investigator Grant Award is designed to support researchers who, as a Principal Investigator (PI), have previously received funding from a federal agency or a foundation, and have published in a peer reviewed journal as the Principal Investigator. $100,000 per year for 3 years September 1
Musculoskeletal Tissues Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) W.F. Enneking Career Development Award is intended to foster the development of outstanding orthopaedic clinicians and enable them to expand their potential to make significant research contributions to the field of orthopaedics. $100,000 per year for 3 years September 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. Three-year awards of $600,000 ($200,000 per year) 2018 dates to be determined. September
Myotonic Dystrophy Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation The Fund-A-Fellow Postdoctoral Research Award supports scientific investigations to enhance the quality of life of people living with myotonic dystrophy and advance research focused on finding treatments and a cure for this disease. $110,000 over 2 years September 4
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. March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1 LOI
NF1, NF2 and schwannomatosis Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) Clinical Research Award (CRA) program supports early stage pilot clinical trials of candidate therapeutics, or interventions for treatment of manifestations of NF1, NF2, and schwannomatosis. $150,000 September 10, 2018 LOI
Niemann Pick Type C (NPC): Orphan Disease Center –Million Dollar Bike Ride Preference will be given to research projects developing new therapies for NPC, and translational research projects that improve our understanding of the biology, pathogenesis and disease state. $49,645 September. Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot Grant Program will open Summer 2018.
Nonsense Mutations in Cystic Fibrosis Orphan Disease Center –Million Dollar Bike Ride Nonsense Mutations in Cystic Fibrosis. The grant will be awarded to advance research and understanding of a treatment or cure that would impact people carrying a nonsense mutation. The research should include, but not be limited to, the R1158X gene mutation. $63,000. Faculty -level or a senior scientific position at a non-profit institution or foundation are eligible. September. Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot Grant Program will open Summer 2018.
Parkinson’s Disease Michael J. Fox Foundation Target Advancement Awards support research characterizing promising, novel PD-relevant targets or continuing target biology work on established PD targets. $100,000 for 1 year September 2018 Pre-Proposal. Full Proposal January 2019
Parkinson’s Disease Michael J. Fox Foundation Therapeutic Pipeline Program seeks applications with potential for altering disease course and/or significantly improving treatment of symptoms above and beyond current standards of care. Pre-Clinical: $200,000-$400,000, appropriate to the stage of research. Clinical: Commensurable with the stage and goals September 2018 Pre-Proposal. Full Proposal January 2019
Parkinson’s Disease Michael J. Fox Foundation Improved Biomarkers and Clinical Outcome Measures Program seeks 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. September 2018 Pre-Proposal. Full Proposal January 2019
Pediatric Medical Research Thrasher Research Fund The Early Career Award program recognizes that young investigators may find it difficult to remain in pediatric research because of a lack of funding. Resident/Fellow/Junior Faculty/ $25,000 2018 Spring cycle March 13 concept and April 27 proposal. 2018 Fall cycle September 18 concept and November 2 proposal.
Pitt Hopkins Syndrome (PTHS) Orphan Disease Center –Million Dollar Bike Ride The Pitt Hopkins Research Foundation would like to focus this research on finding therapeutics and a cure for this debilitating syndrome and are not interested in natural history studies at this time. $49,263 September. Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot Grant Program will open Summer 2018.
Polycystic Kidney Disease Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation Medical Research Grants goal is the development of clinical interventions for the treatment of Polycystic Kidney Disease through the support of basic laboratory research aimed at increasing understanding of the genetic and pathological processes involved in PKD $160,000 September 1
Prader-Willi Syndrome The Prader-Willi Syndrome Association PWS Research Project Grant assistance for scientific researchers with an interest in improving the lives of those with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). $75,000 September
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  September
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  September
Progeria Disease Progeria Research Foundation Specialty Awards grants are awarded for smaller, more technology-driven projects, including sequencing, screening potential drugs, obtaining cell lines (including IPSCs,) and preparation of antibodies. Funding amounts and lengths are flexible. $5,000-$50,000 and the length of the project must be 1 year or less. September
Psychosocial Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Psychosocial Family Impact Grants: These grants are designed to fund researchers who have novel approaches to understanding the psychosocial aspects of pediatric cancer and whose proposals are likely to have clinically significant impact. $300,000 over 3 years September
Psychosocial Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Psychosocial Launch Grants: Launch grants are designed for early-career researchers within seven years of receiving their terminal degree to support studies that aim to explain and/or improve psychosocial outcomes for those affected by childhood cancer. $100,000 over 2 years September
RASopathies Orphan Disease Center –Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot grant should be directed toward the development of a treatment or cure for the RASopathies, and must include NS, CFC, and CS. $47,189 September. Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot Grant Program will open Summer 2018.
Reproductive Medicine Howard and Georgeanna Jones Foundation  Abby and Howard Milstein Innovation Award in Reproductive Medicine will fund an innovative research project that makes every attempt to improve the overall human condition in reproductive medicine and it must be dedicated to attempting to identify the fertilized egg that has pregnancy potential. $200,000 for one year September (2018 dates to be announced)
Scleroderma Scleroderma Foundation Established Investigator Grant to propose pilot studies to obtain preliminary data dealing with a highly innovative and/or highly relevant theme related to the scleroderma disease. $150,000 over 2 years. September 15
Scleroderma Scleroderma Foundation New Investigator Grant seeks applications from promising new investigators who hold faculty or equivalent positions and who wish to pursue a career in research related to scleroderma. $150,000 over 3 years. September 15
Sinusitis Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute FAMRI Clinical Innovator Awards (CIA). The 3-year award is to stimulate novel medical and clinical scientific research studies on the effects of exposure to tobacco smoke and to foster innovative breakthroughs as well as creative collaborations through these grants. $100,000 per year for 3 years 2017-2018 RFA are not available at this time. September Grant Agreement. Full application by invite on November.
Sinusitis Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute FAMRI’s Young Clinical Scientist Award (YCSA) Faculty Program. The awards will be of a translational nature in sinusitis that are nonsurgical and non-steroidal focused on better treatments or cures in the area of sinusitis. $100,000 per year for 3-5 years. PhD or MD/PhD (or the equivalent) as they begin their careers as independent researchers 2017-2018 RFA are not available at this time. September Grant Agreement. Full application by invite on November.
Sinusitis Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute FAMRI’s Young Clinical Scientist Award (YCSA) Fellow Program. The awards will be of a translational nature in sinusitis that are nonsurgical and non-steroidal focused on better treatments or cures in the area of sinusitis. $75,000 per year for 2 years. MD, PhD or MD/PhD (or the equivalent). 2017-2018 RFA are not available at this time. September Grant Agreement. Full application by invite on November.
Snyder-Robinson Syndrome Orphan Disease Center –Million Dollar Bike Ride Two grants are avaialable. Proposals addressing treatment of the nervous and skeletal system symptoms and investigating the efficacy of antioxidants. Proposals can use human tissues including induced pluripotent stem cells, mammalian models or other innovative approaches are strongly encouraged. $42,866 September. Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot Grant Program will open Summer 2018.
Spinal Muscular Atrophy Families of SMA PI Awarded Research Grants for research projects that advance current understanding of Spinal Muscular Atrophy disease. $200,000 over 2 years September 7, 2018 proposal.
Spinal Muscular Atrophy Families of SMA Postdoctoral Fellowships for research projects that advance current understanding of Spinal Muscular Atrophy disease. $150,000 over 2 years September 7, 2018 proposal.
Suicide Prevention American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Linked Standard Research Innovation Grants awarded to investigators at any level performing research involving two or more unique sites with each site contributing unique expertise, as well as data collection. $300,000 over 2 years. September 15 (LOI)
Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases (TSAD) Orphan Disease Center –Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot grant for innovative research projects that involve basic research, translational studies or clinical studies relevant to the Tay-Sachs, Sandhoff, GM-1, or Canavan diseases. $42,419. September. Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot Grant Program will open Summer 2018.


Updated August 15, 2018