Foundation Funding

NEW FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

 

Amgen Fellowship Training Award

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)/Rheumatology Research Foundation

Amount: $50,000

Deadline: May 1, 2020

 

Summary: The purpose of this award is to help ensure an adequate supply of (a) rheumatology providers meeting the needs of children and adults with rheumatic diseases in all areas of the country and (b) rheumatology educators and investigators to train future clinicians and advance research in rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. The Amgen Fellowship Training Award may be used to support the salary of any fellow in an ACGME-accredited rheumatology fellowship training program.

Eligibility:

– Applicant (Program Director) must be an ACR or ARP member at the time of submission and for the duration of the award
– Only Program Directors at ACGME-accredited institutions in good standing may apply
– The rheumatology fellowship training Program Director at the institution will be responsible for the overall direction, management and administration of the program
– By submitting an application, the Program Director and sponsoring institution agree funds will be used ONLY for salary support of one fellow in their first or second year (or third year fellow in pediatric rheumatology)
– Multiple applications from a single institution will not be permitted unless they are for separate training programs (e.g., adult and pediatric rheumatology)
– Programs may not apply for the Amgen Fellowship Training Award and Fellowship Training Award- Workforce Expansion within the same application cycle.
– Current recipients of the Fellowship Training Award for Workforce Expansion are not eligible to apply for this award.
– Supported fellows do not need to be U.S. citizens or non-citizen nationals.

 

AACR-Bayer NextGen Grants for Transformative Cancer Research

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Amount: $450,000/3 years

Deadline: May 5, 2020 (LOI)

Indirect Cost: 15%

 

Summary: The grants provide $450,000 over three years for expenses related to the research project, which may include salary and benefits of the grant recipient, postdoctoral or clinical research fellows, graduate students (including tuition costs), and research assistants, research/laboratory supplies, equipment, travel applicable to the research project, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, other research expenses, and indirect costs.

The AACR NextGen Grants for Transformative Cancer Research represent a funding initiative to stimulate highly innovative research from young investigators. This grant mechanism is intended to promote and support creative, paradigm-shifting cancer research that may not be funded through conventional channels. It is expected that these grants will catalyze significant scientific discoveries and help talented young investigators gain scientific independence.

Eligibility: Applicants must have a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree.

At the start of the grant term on Nov. 1, 2020, applicants must: hold a tenure-eligible appointment (or equivalent, if institution does not follow a tenure system) at the rank of assistant professor (appointments such as research assistant professor, adjunct assistant professor, assistant professor research track, visiting professor, or instructor are not eligible; applicants that have progressed to associate professor appointments are also not eligible.); have held a tenure-eligible assistant professor appointment for less than three years (appointed on or after Nov. 1, 2017); and work at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.

If eligibility is based on a future position, the position must be confirmed at the time of submission, and CANNOT be contingent upon receiving this grant.

There are no citizenship or geographic requirements. Applicants must be AACR members. Nonmembers interested in this grant opportunity must submit a satisfactory application for AACR Active membership by the application deadline.

 

Greater Value Portfolio

Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation

Amount: $400,000/2 years

Deadline: May 11, 2020 (LOI)

Indirect Cost: 10%

 

Summary: The goal of this program is to test approaches and tools that organizations can readily use to improve the value of the healthcare they provide to their patients and communities.

We believe value in healthcare is achieved with uniformly high quality outcomes and favorable patient experience for the money we spend. Symptoms of poor healthcare value include:
– high and rising healthcare costs,
– unwarranted variation in prices,
– unaffordable cost of care burden on patients and families,
– unacceptable variation in quality, and
– lack of transparency in both price and outcomes.

Investigators conducting research to develop actionable solutions to one or more of these symptoms of low value healthcare are encouraged to apply to the Greater Value Portfolio program.

Eligible topics include studies that focus on improving value through promising strategies using one or more of these approaches:
– Test models of care, coverage or system change that seek to improve value by addressing one or more of the symptoms of low value
– Reduce routine treatments, tests, and screenings for patients for whom the potential harms (including financial harm) outweigh potential benefits
– Provide tools to help consumers make decisions about their healthcare based on value, including the cost of care to patients, in addition to other patient-centered factors
– Promote conversations between patients and their clinicians and care teams about preferences and trade-offs related to alternative treatment options and /or out of pocket cost burden to patients and families
– Test interventions geared to reducing racial and ethnic disparities through the provision of higher value healthcare

Eligibility: This program is open to investigators at tax-exempt research institutions in the United States. In order to receive the award, the applicant must partner with an organization that delivers healthcare services.

 

Rising Star Research Awards

One Mind Institute (formerly IMHRO)

Amount: $250,000/3 years

Deadline: May 13, 2020

Indirect Cost: 10%

 

Summary: The One Mind Rising Star Awards identify and fund pivotal, innovative research on the causes of and cures for brain disorders by supporting the most promising emerging leaders in the field of neuropsychiatry. Candidates should have demonstrated productivity and innovation in a scientific field that can be applied to the study of neuropsychiatric disorders, such as anxiety, addiction, bipolar disorder, depression, posttraumatic stress, schizophrenia, traumatic brain injury, suicidality, and other serious psychiatric illnesses.

Examples of relevant research on neuropsychiatric and/or neurotraumatic disorders include, but are not limited to studies that aim to:

– Discover biological mechanisms and therapeutic targets;
– Develop new or refine existing models and research tools;
– Identify or validate biomarkers;
– Evaluate the effectiveness of therapies, including pharmaceuticals, electroceuticals, digital therapies or cognitive and behavioral health interventions to prevent the onset or promote recovery of neuropsychiatric disorders using pre-clinical or computational models or with pilot clinical studies;
– Characterize similarities and differences between two or more neuropsychiatric or neurotraumatic disorders to advance personalized medicine;
– Improve our understanding of how comorbid conditions, such as cancer and diabetes, as well as other neurological and non-neurological disorders, interact with neuropsychiatric disorders and impact diagnosis, prognosis and treatments;
– Promote or restore brain health by conducting bi-directional and/or iterative translational research using existing clinical data or new data from small pilot clinical studies, in combination with relevant pre-clinical or computational models; or
– Advance digital health, telehealth or other innovative approaches to increasing access to mental health care.

Eligibility: To qualify as an early career investigator, candidates should be within 10 years of their initial independent appointment as an assistant professor for academic institutions or equivalent positions for industry or other non-academic positions. Note that postdoctoral fellows are ineligible.

 

Triological Society/American College of Surgeons Clinical Scientist Development Awards

American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society, Inc. (Triological Society)

Amount: $400,000/3 years

Deadline: May 22, 2020

Indirect Cost: 0%

 

Summary: TRIO and the American College of Surgeon’s (ACS) combined competitive research career development program provides supplemental funding to otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons who receive NIH Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Awards (K08) or Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Development Awards (K23).

The TRIO and ACS are offering these awards as a means to facilitate the research career development of otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons, with the expectation that awardees will have sufficient pilot data to submit a competitive R01 proposal prior to the conclusion of the K awards.

Eligibility: Applicants must be M.D. otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons and members of the American College of Surgeons. Applicants must meet all requirements as set forth in the K08 and K23 application criteria and must be recipients of a new K08 or K23 award or have an existing K08/K23 award with a minimum of 3 years remaining in the funding period as of October 1.

 

Heinrich Wieland Prize

Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds, Stiftung fr Medizinische Grundlagenforschung (BIF)

Amount: 100,000 EUR

Deadline: June 2, 2020

Summary: This prestigious award honours outstanding research on biologically active molecules and systems in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, and physiology as well as their clinical importance.

 

Fellows Award

MQ: Transforming Mental Health

Amount: 225,000GBP/3 years

Deadline: April 3, 2020

 

Faculty Grant Program

National Marfan Foundation (NMF)

Amount: $100,000/2 years

Deadline: April 3, 2020

Indirect Cost: 0%

 

CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Lung Cancer

American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)/CHEST Foundation

Amount: $65,000

Deadline: April 6, 2020

Indirect Cost: 0%

 

GlaxoSmithKline Distinguished Scholar in Respiratory Health

American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)/CHEST Foundation

Amount: $150,000/3 years

Deadline: April 6, 2020

Indirect Cost: 0%

 

Translational Grant (TRIH Grant)

Action on Hearing Loss (Trading Name of the Royal National Institute for Deaf People ([RNID])

Amount: 300,000GBP/3 years

Deadline: April 14, 2020 Expression of Interest

Indirect Cost: 0%

 

Dataset Research Engagement and ATHN Mentorship (“DREAM”) Award

Thrombosis & Hemostasis Societies of North America

Amount: $100,000/2 years

Deadline: April 15, 2020 (LOI)

Indirect Cost: 8%

 

Dr. Josef Steiner Cancer Research Foundation Award

Wallenberg Foundations/Dr. Josef Steiner Cancer Foundation

Amount: 1,000,000CHF ($1,023,056 USD)/4 years

Deadline: April 15, 2020 (Concept Paper)

Indirect Cost: 15%

 

Target Validation Pathfinder Grant

Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK)

Amount: $50,000 GBP

Deadline: April 15, 2020

Indirect Cost: 0%

 

Bridge Grants

National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF)

Amount: $100,000

Deadline: April 17, 2020

Indirect Cost: 0%

 

SFARI Collaboration on Sex Differences in Autism

Simons Foundation/Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI)

Amount: Up to $8,000,000/4 years

Deadline: April 21, 2020 (LOI)

Indirect Cost: 20%

 

Accelerating Discovery for Non-Hormonal Contraceptives

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)

Amount: $2,000,000/3 years

Deadline: April 22, 2020

Indirect Cost: 0%

 

Grand Challenges Explorations: Innovations for Improving the Impact of Health Campaigns (Round 25)

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)

Amount: $100,000

Deadline: April 22, 2020

Indirect Cost: 0%

 

Improving Access to and Use of Safe and Appropriate Cesarean Section

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)

Amount: $300,000/2 years

Deadline: April 22, 2020

Indirect Cost: 0%

 

Investigating Environmental Factors that Increase the Risk for Parkinson’s Disease

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF)

Amount: $400,000

Deadline: April 23, 2020 (LOI)

Indirect Cost: 10%

 

Parkinson’s Pathway Biomarkers

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF)

Amount: $300,000

Deadline: April 23, 2020 (LOI)

Indirect Cost: 10%

 

Target Advancement Program

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF)

Amount: $200,000

Deadline: April 23, 2020 (LOI)

Indirect Cost: 10%

 

Therapeutic Pipeline Program

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF)

Amount: $2,000,000/3 years for clinical programs. $500,000/pre-clinical programs

Deadline: April 23, 2020 (LOI)

Indirect Cost: 10%

 

Hillman Emergent Innovation Program: Serious Illness and End of Life Program

Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation

Amount: $50,000

Deadline: April 27, 2020 (LOI)

Indirect Cost: 15%

 

Research Grant

Morton Cure Paralysis Fund (MCPF)

Amount: $75,000

Deadline: April 30, 2020

Indirect Cost: 0%

 

IARS Mentored Research Awards (IMRA)

International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS)

Amount: $175,000/2 years

Deadline: April 30, 2020

Indirect Cost: 0%

 

Clinician Scholar Educator Award

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)/Rheumatology Research Foundation

Amount: $180,000/3 years

Deadline: May 1, 2020

Indirect Cost: 0%

 

Research Grant on Disparities in Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF)

Amount: $150,000/2 years

Deadline: May 1, 2020

Indirect Cost: 0%

 

Emerging Leader Award

Mark Foundation for Cancer Research

Amount: $750,000/3 years

Deadline: May 4, 2020 (LOI)

Indirect Cost: 10%

 

Career Development Awards

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Inc. (CCFA)

Amount: $270,000/3 years

Deadline: May 5, 2020 (LOI)

Indirect Cost: 0%

 

Spinal Cord Injury Research on the Translational Spectrum (SCIRTS) – SCIRTS Pilot Research Grants

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation

Amount: $300,000/2 years

Deadline: May 11, 2020 (LOI)

Indirect Cost: 0%

 

Spinal Cord Injury Research on the Translational Spectrum (SCIRTS) – SCIRTS Senior Research Grants

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation

Amount: $600,000/3 years

Deadline: May 11, 2020 (LOI)

Indirect Cost: 0%

 

John J. Bonica Trainee Fellowship

International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)

Amount: $100,000/2 years

Deadline: May 12, 2020

 

Bronya J. Keats Award for International Collaboration in Research on FA

Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA)

Amount: $200,000

Deadline: May 15, 2020 (LOI)

Indirect Cost: 0%

 

Research Grants – Clinical and Basic Science

Ehlers-Danlos Society
Amount: up to $150,000

Deadline: May 22, 2020

Indirect Cost: 0%

 

HD Human Biology Project

Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA)

Amount: $150,000

Deadline: May 22, 2020 (LOI)

Indirect Cost: 0%

 

Research Grants – General RFP

Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation (DTRF)

Amount: $65,000

Deadline: June 15, 2020

Indirect Cost: 0%

 

Research Grants

Scleroderma Research Foundation (SRF)

Amount: $600,000/3 years

Deadline: Continuous

Indirect Cost: 0%

 

IBD Ventures Initiative

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Inc. (CCFA)

Amount: $500,000

Deadline: Continuous

Indirect Cost: included in total grant amount

 

Innovator Awards

Wellcome Trust

Amount: 500,000-750,000 GPB

Deadline: Continuous

Indirect Overhead Rate: 0%

 

Brander Beacons Cancer Research Request for Proposals

Amount: $5,000 – $25,000

Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis

 

Therapeutic Development Initiative (TDI) – Funding for High-Impact Pediatric Cancer Research

Solving Kids’ Cancer

Amount: up to $600,000

Deadline: Rolling basis

Indirect Overhead Rate: 0%

 

Dementia Consortium – Target validation and drug discovery projects funding

Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK)

Amount: up to 500,000 GBP/2 years

Deadline: Continuous

 

Global Grants

Rotary International

Amount: $200,000

Deadline: Continuous

Indirect Overhead Rate: 0%

 

Impact Award

Parkinson’s Foundation

Amount: $150,000

Deadline: continuous

Indirect Overhead Rate: 10%

 

Fritz Thyssen Stiftung / Thyssen Foundation Stipends (Scholarships)

Amount: Approximately $460,000

Deadline: Continuously accepting applications

 

Boston Biomedical Innovation Center (B-BIC) Encouraging PILOT DRIVE Grant Submissions

Deadline: None

Amount: $50,000 or $200,000

 

FY17 DoD DMRDP Program Announcements

Deadline: Varies by Program

Amount: Varies by Program

 

Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Michael J. (MJFF) Alpha-Synuclein Imaging Prize

Deadline: There is no deadline for submissions. The $2 million award will be issued to the first contestant who submits compelling evidence of a viable selective tracer and agrees to its widespread use.

Amount: $2,000,000

 

NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
Deadline: Six per year
Amount: Direct costs for individual administrative supplements vary from less than $5,000 to more than $100,000 depending on the career level of the candidate.

 

Partnership for Clean Competition Micro-Grants
Deadline: Ongoing
Amount: $74,999
Indirect Overhead Rate: undetermined

Brain Tumor Charity Clinical Biomarkers Awards
Deadline: Proposals accepted on a rolling basis
Amount: 500,000 GBP
Indirect Overhead Rate: 0%

 

Pediatric Low Grade Astrocytoma Foundation Research Grants
Deadline: Ongoing
Amount:$100,000-$500,000
Indirect Overhead Rate: 0%

 

Fritz Thyssen Foundation  Stipends (Scholarships)
Deadline: Ongoing
Amount: €408,000EUR
Indirect overhead rate: 0%

 

Therapeutic Development Initiative (TDI) – Funding for High-Impact Pediatric Cancer Research
Solving Kids’ Cancer
Deadline: Ongoing
Amount: $50,000-600,000
Indirect Overhead Rate: 0%

 

Hilda Preston Davis Foundation Grant
Deadline: Continuous
Amount: $100,000
Indirect Overhead Rate: 0%

 

Ralph I. Straus Award for Multiple Sclerosis
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Amount: $1,000,000
Deadline: Continuous

 

Grants
Draper Richards Foundation
Amount: $300,000
Deadline: Ongoing

 

AIDS Research
Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation
Amount: $50,000
Deadline: Continuous
Indirect Overhead Rate: Not listed

 

Clinical Research: Clinical Research Network Grants
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
Amount: $60,000
Deadline: Ongoing
Indirect Overhead Rate: 10%

 

SWOG Trial Support (STrS)
The Hope Foundation
Amount: $150,000
Deadline: Ongoing
Indirect Overhead Rate: Not listed

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