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CRDF Global: U.S. – Japan Medical Sciences Awards in Infectious Disease/Immunology

Grant Amount: Up to $60,000 over two years
Deadline: March 30, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Infectious disease; immunology,
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CRDF Global is accepting proposals from joint U.S., Japan, and other Regional Asia-Pacific (APac) based investigators working in the field of infectious disease and immunology research for the U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program (USJCMSP) Collaborative Awards, 2021. This initiative is jointly conducted by CRDF Global utilizing funds provided by the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED). USJCMSP Collaborative Awards, 2021 represents the fifth round of a collaborative award program that was initiated in 2016, following the 50th anniversary celebration of the USJCMSP.  The awards program aims to promote the inclusion of early-career and female scientists in collaborative research.

The purpose of the USJCMSP collaborative awards is to foster new or expanded infectious disease and immunology focused biomedical research collaborations between researchers in Japan, the APac region, and U.S. investigators and institutions.  It is expected that proposals will focus on questions of direct relevance to the APac region that will add to global knowledge about infectious diseases and immunology.  The USJCMSP continues to promote collaborations, especially to include early-stage and female scientists from around the region.

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The Doctors Company Foundation: Patient Safety Grants

Grant Amount: Commensurate with project scope. Range between $25,000 to $210,000
Deadline: Letter of Intent Due March 22, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Patient Safety,
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The Foundation was created in 2008 by The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer.

The purpose of the Foundation is to support patient safety education for healthcare professionals in training and in practice, and patient safety research with clinically useful applications. With this in mind, we focus on projects/activities that develop knowledge, techniques, and tools whose application reduces or eliminates risk of adverse events that cause harm to patients while under care.

The Foundation is a charitable organization with 501(c)3 nonprofit status. It is governed by a Board of Directors that includes physicians and corporate representatives. The board is chaired by William C. Rupp, MD.

Grant Eligibility and Criteria:

  • Applicants must be nonprofit entities.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate innovative approaches.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate patient/clinician outcomes.
  • Applicants must be able to disseminate findings publicly.
  • Projects aiming to reduce healthcare costs while improving patient safety are encouraged.
  • General funding for medical meetings and conferences will not be considered, however:
    • Support for invited speakers when the principal focus of their presentation is on patient safety will be considered.
    • Support for the attendance of healthcare professionals in training at patient safety conferences will be considered.
  • The Foundation does not support:
    • Clinical research projects primarily involving the provision of medical support services to patients.
    • Construction projects and the purchase of equipment.
  • The Foundation will fund only the direct costs associated with a project.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Health Policy Research Scholars

Grant Amount: Up to $120,000 over four years
Deadline: March 17, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Health Policy; Doctoral students,
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Health Policy Research Scholars (HPRS) is a four-year national leadership development program for full-time doctoral students from nonclinical, research-focused disciplines—who see policy as a key lever for change and are committed to ensuring their research is aligned with the health needs of communities. The program aims to include doctoral students motivated to improve health, well-being, and equity; challenge long-standing, entrenched systems; exhibit new ways of working; and collaborate across disciplines and sectors, while bolstering their leadership skills.

We’ll select up to 40 scholars who will receive a stipend of $30,000 each per year paid to their home institutions, for up to four years or until they complete their doctoral program (whichever is sooner). Scholars will also be eligible for competitive dissertation grants of up to $10,000 each, as well as competitive conference and research dissemination grants, awarded by the national program center directly to the scholars.

At completion of the program, HPRS scholars should be equipped:

  • With extensive knowledge of a Culture of Health, health policy, leadership, systems change, and communication;
  • To apply research and interdisciplinary collaboration skills to engage multiple sectors (e.g., policy, education, business, communities, institutions, and agencies);
  • To use strategies to leverage diverse interdisciplinary networks of researchers;
  • With the opportunity to establish meaningful and sustained relationships and collaborations with HPRS and other RWJF leadership programs and participants;
  • To contribute to research and a national dialogue on the policy changes necessary for a Culture of Health.

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American Psychological Foundation: Walter Katkovsky Research Grants

Grant Amount: Up to $20,000
Deadline: March 1, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; psychotherapy,
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The American Psychological Foundation is inviting applications for its Walter Katkovsky Research Grants.

Through the program, grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded for research on the general topic of psychotherapy. Research proposals should be directed to questions and hypotheses designed to improve our understanding based on theory or methods of how psychotherapy promotes behavioral, emotional, or cognitive changes. While the ultimate goal of the research should be to inform the psychotherapy process, its specific focus may be limited to an underlying assumption, hypothesis, or questions, and the actual design may be “clinical” or “experimental” in terms of subjects and procedures. That is, the research design may be a simulation of some aspect of the psychotherapy process (e.g., learning or exposure trials) and subjects may or may not be classified as “patients.”

To be eligible, applicants must be a psychologist with up to twelve years of postdoctoral experience and be affiliated with a nonprofit charitable, educational, or scientific institution or a governmental entity operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.

See the American Psychological Foundation website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and details about past recipients.

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American Society of Transplant Surgeons: Collaborative Research

Grant Amount: Up to $100,000 over two years
Deadline: February 8, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Transplant Surgery,
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The American Society of Transplant Surgeons advances the art and science of transplant surgery through support for patient care, research, educational initiatives, and advocacy.

To that end, the organization welcomes applications for its Collaborative Scientist Grant program. Through the program, grants of up to $50,000 a year for up to two years will be awarded to investigators and their scientific collaborators in support of research in the field of solid organ transplantation.

To be eligible, applicants must be a member of ASTS with an established research effort, a surgical faculty member at an established UNOS-approved transplant center, and reside in North America. Collaborators must have completed an advanced professional degree (i.e., MD, PhD, DVM) or foreign equivalent.

See the American Society of Transplant Surgeons website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation: Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials

Grant Amount: Up to $3 Million
Deadline: Letter of Intent Due February 5, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Alzheimer's,
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The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation welcomes Letters of Intent for its Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials (PACT).

The goal of the program is to increase the number of innovative pharmacologic interventions tested in clinical studies for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

In particular, the PACT program will fund:

Early Stage Human Clinical Trials — Including phase 0 micro- or sub-therapeutic-dosing studies; phase 1 trials in healthy subjects; and biomarker-based proof-of-concept studies (generally phase 1b or phase 2a trials) designed to assess target engagement and downstream pharmacologic effects.

Regulatory Studies — Including non-GLP and GLP pharmacology and toxicology studies, pre-formulation, and GMP manufacture required for investigational new drug (IND) and clinical trial authorization (CTA) preclinical packages. Funding is available for preparation of traditional and exploratory IND applications; long-term toxicology studies to enable longer-term dosing in phase 2 trials; and GMP manufacturing and testing of clinical grade drug required to move into phase 2 or phase 3 trials.

Novel, repurposed and repositioned drugs, as well as natural products and devices, will be considered. Therapeutic modalities of interest include small molecules, peptides, antibodies, gene therapies, antisense oligonucleotides, and stem cells. Other non-pharmacologic interventions such as diet, meditation, and exercise will not be considered. Current target areas of interest include epigenetics, inflammation, mitochondria and metabolic function, neuroprotection, proteostasis, synaptic activity and neurotransmitters, vascular function, aging targets (e.g., senescent cells), and other novel targets or pathways that are supported by compelling evidence demonstrating a rational biological connection to the disease process.

Up to $3 million will be awarded based on stage and scope of research. For studies requiring additional support, co-funding from other funding agencies or investors is encouraged.

The RFP is open to researchers and clinicians worldwide at academic medical centers, universities, nonprofits, and biotechnology companies. Existing companies and new spinouts are both eligible, and industry partnerships are strongly encouraged.

Letters of Intent must be received no later than February 5, 2021. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by April 16, 2021.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation website.

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Massage Therapy Association: Research Award Program

Grant Amount: Between $30,000 and $300,000
Deadline: March 1, 2021
Category: Massage Therapy,
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The Massage Therapy Foundation supports research projects designed to advance the knowledge and practice of massage therapy.

To that end, the foundation welcomes applications for its MTF Research Award program. Through the program, grants ranging between $30,000 and $300,000 over three years will be awarded in support of independent, high-quality research that contributes directly to the knowledge of massage therapy and/or its applications. Basic, applied, and translational research studies focused on investigating massage therapy as a wellness, medical, or health/mental health treatment and/or prevention intervention will be supported.

To be eligible, applicants must be associated with or have secured the cooperation of a university, independent research organization, health center, or other institution (the “sponsoring organization”). In addition, a sponsoring organization must have sufficient facilities as well as human and informational and Institutional Review Board (IRB) resources available to support the proposed research project and to perform the proposed work.

Letters of Intent are due March 1, 2021. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by June 1, 2021.

See the Massage Therapy Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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American Psychological Foundation: Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford Grant

Grant Amount: $1,250
Deadline: February 15, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Psychology,
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The American Psychological Foundation welcomes applications to its Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford Grant program.

Through the program, a grant of up to $1,250 will be awarded to a graduate student or early-career researcher in support of research focused on the understanding, prevention, and/or treatment of the consequences of exposure to traumatic events such as sexual assault, sexual harassment, and/or rape.

To be eligible, applicants must be a graduate student or early-career psychologist (a doctoral-level psychologist who is no more than ten years postdoctoral) and be affiliated with a nonprofit charitable, educational, or scientific institution, or a governmental entity operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.

See the American Psychological Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Pfizer: Ulcerative Colitis Competitive Grant Program

Grant Amount: $75,000 or $150,000
Deadline: February 16, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Ulcerative Colitis,
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Pfizer has issued an RFP for its Ulcerative Colitis Competitive Grant Program.

Through the program, grants of up to $150,000 (clinical) and up to $75,000 (translational) research will be awarded in support of research on the pathogenesis and treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC), with a specific focus on projects that are especially to improving patient care.

Specific areas of interest include:

Clinical Research — Improving UC management through treat-to-target strategies or innovative symptom monitoring (e.g., studies investigating the use of technology); and understanding predictors of response to tofacitinib and utility of biomarkers in the management of UC.

Translational Research — Understanding the role of JAK-STAT signaling in the pathophysiology or disease progression of IBD. Studies exploring the relationship between JAK-STAT and either platelet or endothelial biology and its impact on VTE risk; the application of proteomic, transcriptomic, and genomic techniques to predict disease progression or treatment response in IBD; and a multi-omics understanding of the microbiome in IBD will be considered.

To be eligible, the institution and principal investigator (PI) must be based in the U.S. and the applicant (PI) must have a medical or postdoctoral degree (MD, PhD, or equivalent), an advanced nursing degree (BSN with a MS/PhD), or a degree in pharmacy, physiotherapy, or social work.

See the Pfizer website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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National Kidney Foundation: Young Investigator Grant Program

Grant Amount: Up to $35,000
Deadline: February 8, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Nephrology,
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The National Kidney Foundation is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease, and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.

To that end, the foundation welcomes applications for its Young Investigator Grant Program. Through the program, grants of up to $35,000 will be awarded to promising young scientists with nephrology training in support of patient-centered research. Funding for a second year of support is not guaranteed, although the investigator may request an additional year’s funding as a competitive renewal. Elements of patient-oriented research activities may include but are not limited to development of new technologies, mechanisms of human disease, educational or therapeutic interventions, epidemiological studies, health policy studies, and clinical trials.

To be eligible, applicants must hold a full-time appointment at a university or an equivalent position as a scientist on the staff of a research-oriented institution in the U.S., and must be no more than four years past their initial appointment to a faculty (or equivalent) position or  appointment to a staff scientist (or equivalent) position in a research organization.

See the National Kidney Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons: Research Proposals

Grant Amount: Up to $20,000
Deadline: February 8, 2021
Category: Health Sciences,
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Through educational programs and support for research, the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons society seeks to foster and advance the science and practice of shoulder and elbow care.

To that end, the society welcomes research proposals and will award seed and start-up funding of up to $20,000 over up two years in support of promising shoulder and elbow research projects.

To be eligible, applicants must be working at an institution in North America and have an orthopaedic surgeon serving as the principal or co-principal investigator.

See the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Danone North America: Gut Microbiome Research

Grant Amount: $25,000
Deadline: February 15, 2021
Category: Graduate Student, Health Sciences; Microbiome,
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Danone North America welcomes applications for its Gut Microbiome, Yogurt, and Probiotics Fellowship Grants.

Through the program, grants of $25,000 will be awarded to two graduate student-researchers interested in exploring the gut microbiome, probiotics, and yogurt and how they help support and maintain human health and wellness.

Topics may include the role that probiotics or yogurt play on brain function, growth and development, digestive health, weight management or heart health; and factors such as foods or nutrients that influence the gut microbiome.

The grant is not designed to support investigations of disease treatment or clinical management and should focus instead on health and wellness, long-term health and longevity, growth and development, and/or performance.

To be eligible, applicants must be an incoming, current, or full-time enrolled graduate student who is at least 18 years of age, a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, and planning to study during the 2020-2021 academic year at an accredited institution in the U.S.

See the Danone North America website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI): 2021 Bridge to Independence Award 

Grant Amount: $495,000 over three years
Deadline: Letters of Intent Due April 12, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Autism,
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The BTI Award program engages talented early-career scientists in autism research by facilitating their transition to research independence and providing grant funding at the start of their professorships. Awardees receive a commitment of $495,000 over three years, activated upon assumption of a tenure-track professorship at a U.S. or Canadian research institution.

This RFA is aimed at Ph.D. and M.D.–holding scientists who are currently in training positions but intend to seek tenure-track research faculty positions over the next two academic years (i.e., 2021–2023). The program’s selection process is uniquely designed to enhance the BTI fellow’s job prospects by specifying SFARI’s financial commitment contingent upon successful transitions to tenure-track research faculty positions.

We welcome applications that span the breadth of science that SFARI normally supports, including genetics, molecular mechanisms, circuits and systems, and clinical science. While we encourage applications from scientists who are working on autism-related projects, we would like to stress that this award is also open to researchers who are not currently working on autism but who are interested in starting research projects in this area and have expertise that could be brought to bear on this complex condition.

The deadline for letters of intent and letters of recommendation is April 12, 2021.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Equity-Focused Policy Research: Building Cross-Cutting Evidence on Supports for Families with Young Children

Grant Amount: Up to $200,000
Deadline: February 16, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Equity; Children,
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Research shows that the earliest years of life are a critical period of human development. Young children’s earliest relationships and experiences have a strong influence on brain development and future health and well-being (Harvard University Center on the Developing Child 2016). Young children’s foundational relationships and experiences occur in the context of families and communities.

Yet, some families do not have access to the basic necessities and resources to foster the nurturing experiences and stimulating environments that young children need to thrive. These circumstances are especially likely to affect families of color, families living in rural areas, and other groups of families who experience gaps in access to supports and face disparities in outcomes related to health and well-being. What is needed are policies that support low-income families to provide stimulating and nurturing environments to promote children’s healthy physical, social- emotional, and cognitive development and their future success in school and life.

The Equity-Focused Policy Research (EFPR) grant program seeks to fund a body of research that illuminates strategies and policies that enhance families’ equitable access to key resources for supporting their children’s healthy development. EFPR grants are guided by a research agenda that focuses on: (1) understanding the sources of inequities in families’ access to and use of key resources; (2) identifying and testing innovations to advance equity; and (3) strategies for scaling up policies and approaches that are effective in advancing equity. The agenda addresses three policy areas as providing critical resources for families: (1) access to early care and education (ECE); (2) income supports (such as the Earned Income Tax Credit [EITC] and cash transfer programs) and income generation/replacement; and (3) nutrition supports (such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program [SNAP]).

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Pfizer: Inflammatory and Immune-Mediated Dermatologic Disorders Research

Grant Amount: Up to $175,000
Deadline: February 24, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Dermatology,
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Pfizer has issued an RFP for Inflammatory and Immune-Mediated Dermatologic Disorders research.

Through the RFP, grants of up to $175,000 will be awarded in support of preclinical, clinical, and outcomes research with the intent to increase medical knowledge in the diagnosis and management of inflammatory and immune-mediated dermatologic disorders. Areas of research focus include mechanistic insights into the role of the JAK/STAT pathway in inflammatory dermatologic diseases; pharmacogenomic studies in atopic dermatitis to identify potential responders to JAK inhibition, including skin color; unmet need and burden of disease of alopecia areata and vitiligo; epidemiological studies in alopecia areata; validation of AD disease severity measures in skin of color; identification of inflammatory pathways related to the pathophysiology of alopecia areata and vitiligo; and identification of immunophenotypic differences in clinical course and treatment response of AD in skin of color.

To be eligible, applicants must have a medical or postdoctoral degree (MD, PhD, or equivalent), an advanced nursing degree (BSN with a MS/PhD), or a degree in pharmacy, physiotherapy, or social work. The institution and principal investigator (PI) must be based in the U.S.

See the Pfizer website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI): Multiple Opportunities

Grant Amount: Varies, See Below
Deadline: Letters of Intent Due February 2, 2021 (for all opportunities)
Category: Health Sciences,
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Broad PCORI Funding Announcements — Cycle 1 2021
The Broad PCORI Funding Announcements (PFAs) seek investigator-initiated applications for patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) projects aligned with our priority areas for research. This PFA covers the following four priority areas outlined in PCORI’s National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda: Addressing Disparities; Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options; Communication and Dissemination Research, and Improving Healthcare Systems. These broad areas encompass the patient-centered comparative CER we support.
Amount: Addressing Disparities; Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options; and Improving Healthcare Systems: up to $3 million (Small) – up to $5 million (Large) — Communication & Dissemination Research: up to $2 million
Link to Complete RFP

Pragmatic Clinical Studies to Evaluate Patient-Centered Outcomes — Cycle 1
The Pragmatic Clinical Studies to Evaluate Patient-Centered Outcomes PFA emphasizes relevant Methodology Standards and the PCORI Guidance on the Design and Conduct of Trials in Real-World Settings. PCORI seeks to fund clinical trials, large simple trials, or large-scale observational studies that compare two or more alternatives for addressing prevention, diagnosis, treatment, or management of a disease or symptom; improving healthcare system-level approaches to managing care; or eliminating health or healthcare disparities. Randomized study designs are strongly encouraged but not required.
Amount: Up to $10 Million
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Improving Methods for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research — Cycle 1 2021
PCORI aims to fund studies that address high-priority methodological gaps in patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) and clinical comparative effectiveness research (CER). PCORI seeks to fund projects that address important methodological gaps and lead to improvements in the strength and quality of evidence generated by PCOR/CER studies. For the Cycle 1 2021 Methods PFA, PCORI has identified the following areas as programmatic priorities:
– Methods to Improve the Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in Clinical Research
– Methods to Improve Study Design
– Methods to Support Data Research Networks
– Methods Related to Ethical and Human Subjects Protections Issues in PCOR/CER
Amount: $750,000
Link to Complete RFP

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Parkinson’s Foundation: Movement Disorders Fellowships

Grant Amount: $103,750 a year for two years 
Deadline: February 8, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Parkinson's,
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The Parkinson’s Foundation welcomes applications for its Movement Disorders Fellowships program.

Through the program, funding will be provided to an institution to cover the cost (salary and associated costs) over two years of training of an incoming movement disorders fellow. This is not an award to an individual, and the institution is responsible for recruiting and selecting the fellow to receive training.

Programs applying for a Movement Disorders Fellowship grant will be evaluated on their track record for training fellows in movement disorders, including their clinical care and research environments and training opportunities. Programs that provide fellows with in-depth exposure to clinical research in addition to clinical training are encouraged to apply. The foundation will also take into consideration less-established programs where support could provide an opportunity for growth (geographic, patient, and/or diversity). Programs will nominate an incoming fellow for consideration as part of the application process.

The potential total award is $103,750 a year for two years, including annual support of up to $75,000 for salary, matching the institution’s PGY-5/6 pay scale. An additional 25 percent of salary will be included for other costs such as fringe benefits, malpractice insurance, research allowance, and travel; a stipend of $10,000 is provided for dedicated mentoring support. The foundation anticipates that up to three awards will be funded via the RFA.

Eligible applicants include North American institutions with an established movement disorders fellowship program. Potential fellows may be of any nationality and must have completed a residency in neurology. Individuals are not eligible to apply.

See the Parkinson’s Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Craig H. Neilsen Foundation: Spinal Cord Injury Psychosocial Research Award

Grant Amount: Commensurate with project scope
Deadline: Letter of Intent Due March 3, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Spinal Cord Injury,
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The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation is pleased to announce its Psychosocial Research (PSR) funding opportunity opening January 27, 2021.  Eligible organizations interested in research to address psychological and social factors that affect health, functioning, and quality of life for people living with SCI are encouraged to apply.

Goals for this funding are to identify and prioritize critical gaps in the psychosocial field and develop more effective interventions that improve health and participation in individuals with SCI across their lifespan.  Topics of interest include—but are not limited to—research on aging, caregiving (formal and informal networks), employment, health behaviors and fitness, independent living, self-management, and technology access.

The 2022 PSR Application Guide and deadline information are now available on our website (www.chnfoundation.org/how-to-apply/).  The PSR grants application process begins with submission of a Letter of Intent (LOI), which will be available online in ProposalCentral (https://proposalcentral.altum.com) on Wednesday, January 27th.  Interested applicants must submit a required LOI by Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

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Biogen: Medical Education Grants Program

Grant Amount: Commensurate with project scope
Deadline: February 15, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Medical Education,
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The Biogen’s Grants Management & Strategic Giving Office is the steward of the biotechnology company’s global grant and giving strategy, which aims to catalyze scientific innovation, address unmet patient needs, and advance medical and disease education.

To that end, the office welcomes applications for its Medical Education grants program. Through the program, grants will be awarded to qualified institutions or organizations in support of independent medical educational activities for healthcare professionals and researchers. Medical education may be accredited or non-accredited. Biogen considers requests across a variety of disease areas, including Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, and spinal muscular atrophy.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Biogen website.

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Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation: Call for Applications for Research

Grant Amount: $150,000 over two years
Deadline: February 18, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Anesthesia,
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The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation works to improve the safety of patients during anesthesia care by identifying safety initiatives and creating recommendations that can be implemented directly and with partner organizations, being a leading voice for anesthesia patient safety worldwide, and supporting and advancing anesthesia patient safety culture, knowledge, and learning.

To that end, the foundation welcomes applications for its Annual Investigator Initiated Research Grants program. Through the program, grants of up to $150,000 over two years will be awarded for research with the potential to improve patient safety and lead to the prevention of mortality and morbidity resulting from anesthesia mishaps.

Areas of research interest include but are not limited to studies that will yield results that directly increase patient safety, improve patient outcomes, and/or decrease incidence or severity of complications, morbidity, or mortality; studies that address peri-anesthetic safety problems for relatively healthy patients; studies that are broadly applicable to large numbers of patients and that promise improved methods of patient safety with a defined and direct path to implementation in clinical care; innovative methods of education and training to improve patient safety; the use of information technology to enhance perioperative patient safety; standardization of perioperative protocols to improve patient safety; new clinical methods for prevention and/or early diagnosis of mishaps; evaluation of new and/or re-evaluation of old technologies for prevention and diagnosis of mishaps; identification of predictors of negative patient outcomes and/or anesthesiologist/anesthetist clinical errors; development of innovative methods for the study of low-frequency events; measurement of the cost effectiveness of techniques designed to increase patient safety; development of innovative methods for prevention of medication errors; and studies of implementation of known safety ideas to a wide audience.

Eligible applicants include any qualified member of a sponsoring institution (hospital, university, clinic, etc.) in the United States or Canada.

LOIs will be accepted electronically beginning January 8 and are due February 18, 2021. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by early August 2021.

See the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation: Prevention Pipeline Program

Grant Amount: Up to $3 Million
Deadline: Letter of Intent Due February 5, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Alzheimer's,
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The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) is inviting Letters of Intent for its Prevention Pipeline program. Through the program, awards will be made in support of studies of cognitive symptoms due to health conditions, comparative effectiveness research, and epidemiological studies that probe whether the use or choice of drugs alters the risk for dementia or cognitive decline.

The Prevention Pipeline RFP supports:

Studies of Cognitive Decline and Risk Reduction — Cognitive decline through aging and health conditions has been linked to an increased risk of dementia. ADDF will consider funding programs aimed at preventing and treating these conditions, including menopause-related cognitive symptoms, postoperative delirium and postoperative cognitive decline, mild and/or repetitive traumatic brain injury, and chemotherapy-induced decline. Methods may include epidemiology or clinical trials.

Comparative Effectiveness Research — For many health conditions, physicians have a choice of clinically equivalent drugs. Some of these drugs are being investigated for repurposing to treat Alzheimer’s or related dementias due to their potential disease-modifying properties that go beyond the treatment of their approved disease indication. ADDF will consider funding research to generate an evidence base with respect to whether choices in the routine clinical care of pre-existing conditions could protect against dementia. Priority will be given to the comparison of drugs that are otherwise clinically equivalent for the pre-existing condition. Methods may include randomized trials or epidemiology.

Studies Leveraging the Consortium of Cohorts for Alzheimer’s Prevention Action — Epidemiological studies contribute unmatched information as to whether the risk of dementia or cognitive decline may be influenced by long-term exposure to supplements or medications. However, high-powered studies are needed — ideally with dose, duration, and responder profiles — in order to translate epidemiological research into actionable interventions for testing. Through the CAPA Consortium, ADDF funds collaborative analyses on dementia prevention using a minimum of five longitudinal cohorts, either harmonized or analyzed through parallel analysis of cohorts using a shared analysis script.

Grants of up to $3,000,000 will be awarded for clinical trials based on stage and scope of research.

Eligible applicants include researchers and clinicians at academic medical centers, universities, nonprofits, and biotechnology companies worldwide. Existing companies and new spinouts also are eligible, and industry partnerships are strongly encouraged.

Letters of Intent are due February 5. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by April 16, 2021.

See the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation website for complete program details, eligibility criteria, and a link to the application portal.

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Hearing Health Foundation: Seeds Grants for Hearing and Balance Researchers

Grant Amount: Up to $50,000
Deadline: February 26, 2021
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Through the Emerging Research Grants (ERG) program, Hearing Health Foundation (HHF) provides seed money to researchers working on the entire spectrum of hearing research and balance research, including many underfunded areas of otology. The ERG program has since 1958 played a foundational role in the careers of many academic researchers and clinicians in otolaryngology and related hearing and balance fields. As the program’s remit is so broad, HHF solicits applications for ERG awards under a number of opportunity types.

ERG awards are for up to $50,000 per year, one year in length in the first instance, and renewable for a second year. The program is governed by the Council of Scientific Trustees (CST), which is comprised of senior researchers and physicians from across the nation who assess each application for scientific merit and relevance. The ERG program is particularly targeted to early career researchers, but has funding streams open to researchers at all career stages.

Within the scientific community, the ERG program is known as a competitive process that awards grants to only the most promising investigators. Recipients are exceptionally well-positioned to win future grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal research funders, leading to dramatic innovations in the field. In fact, ERG alumni have gone on to be awarded an average $47 for every dollar of their ERG grant.

HHF welcomes applications from scientists who are based at research institutions (higher education, government, and/or non-profit) located in the U.S. and who hold an Au.D., M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent. Please see the full Policy on Emerging Research Grants for all eligibility information.

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Human Animal Bond Research Institute: Human-Animal Interaction Research

Grant Amount: $45,000
Deadline: February 11, 2021
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The vision of the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) is for the human-animal bond to be universally embraced as an essential element of human wellness. To that end, HABRI works to establish the vital role of companion animals in the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities.

To advance this mission, the organization has issued an RFP for research on the health outcomes of pet ownership and/or animal-assisted activity or therapy, both for people and the animals involved. Proposals should have a strong theoretical framework and focus on innovative approaches to studying the health effects of companion animals on humans within the following broad categories: child health and development; healthy aging; and mental and physical health and wellness.

In an effort to help address larger societal challenges, proposals that have potential to impact current public health crises or issues at the forefront of public concern are welcomed. Topics include but are not limited to social isolation and loneliness, suicide prevention, addiction, trauma and/or post-traumatic stress, obesity, and heart health. Proposals that address the role of companion animals in the lives of people during the COVID-19 pandemic are also of interest.

On average, HABRI awards five grants of up to $45,000 each over twenty months.

While HABRI is interested in studies that focus on the impacts of interactions with dogs, the organization welcomes studies that focus on interactions with other pet species, which may include but are not limited to cats, small animals (rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, and fish), and horses.

See the HABRI website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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American Psychological Foundation: Trauma Psychology Grant

Grant Amount: Up to $3,000
Deadline: February 15, 2021
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The American Psychological Foundation is inviting applications for its Trauma Psychology Grant program.

Through the program, a single grant of up to $3,000 will be awarded in support of innovative work aimed at alleviating trauma.

To be eligible, applicants must be an early-career psychologist (i.e., doctoral level no more than ten years postdoctoral) and be affiliated with a nonprofit charitable, educational, and scientific institution, or governmental entity operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.

See the American Psychological Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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American Society of Transplant Surgeons: Faculty Development Award

Grant Amount: Up to $50,000 over two years
Deadline: February 8, 2021
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The American Society of Transplant Surgeons works to advance the art and science of transplant surgery through support for patient care, research, educational initiatives, and advocacy.

To that end, the organization welcomes applications for its Faculty Development Grant program. Through the program, a single grant of $50,000 a year over two years will be awarded to a junior faculty member conducting research in the field of organ transplantation so that s/he can pursue further funding. The RFA is open to all topics in the field.

To be eligible, applicants must reside in North America, be a member of ASTS, be a junior faculty member at a UNOS-approved (or Canadian equivalent) transplant center in the first five years of his/her faculty appointment; and have completed a post-residency fellowship or post-doctoral fellowship at an ASTS-approved fellowship training program or foreign equivalent.

See the American Society of Transplant Surgeons website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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American Association for Cancer Research: Pancreatic Cancer Research

Grant Amount: Up to $300,000 over three years
Deadline: February 4, 2021
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The American Association for Cancer Research is inviting applications for the Lustgarten Foundation-AACR Career Development Award for Pancreatic Cancer Research in Honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The award has been established to honor the life and legacy of Justice Ginsburg, who worked tirelessly to advance gender equality, even while battling pancreatic cancer.

To that end, a single grant of up to $300,000 over three years will be awarded to support the career advancement of a female scientist engaged in pancreatic cancer research. Research must be relevant to the goals and mission of the Lustgarten Foundation, which has a focused and unique research strategy that encompasses four key drivers: a focus on patients, integration of science, maximizing leverage, and the cultivation of experts. The proposed project may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to the understanding, detection, diagnosis, or treatment of pancreatic cancer.

To be eligible, applicants must be a female investigator with a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree. Applicants also must have completed their most recent doctoral degree within the past eleven years (i.e., degree cannot have been conferred before July 1, 2010; the formal date of receipt of doctoral degree is the date the degree was conferred, as indicated on the diploma and/or transcript). There are no citizenship or geographic requirements.

See the American Association for Cancer Research website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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American Psychological Foundation: Research Exploring LGBTQ Issues

Grant Amount: 9,000
Deadline: March 1, 2021
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The American Psychological Foundation is inviting applications for its Wayne F. Placek Grant program.

Through the program, grants of up to $9,000 will be awarded for empirical research in any field of the behavioral or social sciences on any topic related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender issues.

The foundation encourages research that addresses the following topics: heterosexuals’ attitudes and behaviors toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, including prejudice, discrimination, and violence; family and workplace issues relevant to LGBT people; and special concerns of the LGBT population that historically have been underrepresented in scientific research.

To be eligible, applicants must be either a doctoral‐level researcher or a graduate student affiliated with an educational institution or 501(c)(3) nonprofit research organization. Graduate students and early-career researchers are encouraged to apply.

See the American Psychological Foundation website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and information about past recipients.

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Phrma Foundation: Research Starter Grants in Health Outcomes and Translational Medicine (multiple opportunities)

Grant Amount: $100,000 for one year
Deadline: February 1, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Pharma; Health Outcomes;, Translational Medicine,
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Research Starter Grant in Health Outcomes Research
Offers financial support to individuals beginning independent research careers in health outcomes research at the faculty level.

Pharmacoeconomics, Real World Data and Health Outcomes Program (Health Outcomes Research) spans a broad spectrum of issues related to health-care delivery, from studies evaluating effectiveness of a pharmaceutical intervention, to the impact of reimbursement policies on outcomes of care. It also ranges from the development and use of patient-level real-world data and tools to perform patient-based assessments to analyses of ways in which results of Health Outcomes Research are disseminated to providers or consumers to encourage behavior change.

Health Outcomes Research incorporates a variety of methods, data, and tools from different disciplines. The application of Health Outcomes Research principles in evaluating the design, delivery, safe use and effectiveness of pharmaceuticals includes but isn’t limited to the following general areas:
– Pharmacoeconomics
– Clinical Outcomes Assessment (COA)
– Patient-level Real-World Data and Analytic Tools

Research Starter Grant in Translational Medicine
Offers financial support to individuals beginning independent research careers in translational medicine at the faculty level.

Translational medicine is a discipline focused on bridging discoveries in experimental and computational research to their application in clinical practice. To be successful, this requires working with clinicians to first identify critical unmet clinical needs. Examples of research may include molecular and cellular biology, pathophysiology, systems biology, bioinformatics, modeling and simulation, and other quantitative sciences that connect basic biological concepts to unmet medical needs. Clinical observation should serve as the basis for hypothesis generation to further basic research and to efficiently advance research results to improve care and management of patients.

The goal of the PhRMA Foundation’s Translational Medicine Program is to promote the development of an integrative approach towards clinical needs in diagnosis, treatment and prevention using both experimental and computational methods. The Foundation believes that, towards this goal, it is critical that researchers collaborate with clinicians to identify critical unmet clinical needs. This can lead to an enhanced understanding of human biological and disease processes but requires a strong translational component that is bi-directional, i.e., starting from bedside to bench. This program will support such approaches to Translational Medicine.

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Pfizer Global Medical Grants: Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Grant Support

Grant Amount: Open
Deadline: Rolling: application portal is open
Category: Health Sciences; COVID-19; Vaccine,
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As a leader in the development of vaccines, Pfizer is proud to support independent efforts in areas of research, education and quality improvement with a primary goal of optimizing the prevention of COVID-19 . Given the urgency and complexity of efforts required to respond to the global pandemic, Pfizer is launching its COVID-19 vaccine grant program in phases.
As needs and gaps become clearer, they will be adding goals and areas of interest to the categories below. Please note the following:

– Currently, Pfizer is not accepting applications for clinical research that studies the safety, immunogenicity, and/or efficacy of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.
– To ensure vaccine availability for the general public, Pfizer is unable to provide COVID-19 vaccine as part of a grant.

COVID-19 General Vaccine Research
The following areas of research will be considered:
– Studies evaluating COVID-19 burden of disease and sero-epidemiological surveys among specific populations.
– Epidemiology studies evaluating direct & indirect impact, including modeling approaches, of Pfizer’s vaccine particularly in specific patient populations.
– Studies measuring the impact of efforts to overcome vaccine hesitancy and enhance vaccine uptake.

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Pfizer Global Medical Grants: Understanding Residual Cardiovascular Risk Related to Triglyceride-Rich Remnant Lipoproteins

Grant Amount: $100,000 to $150,000
Deadline: February 18, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Cardiovascular,
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Despite treatment with maximally tolerated lipid lowering therapy, and LDL-C levels at or below treatment goals, a significant number of patients remain at elevated risk for major cardiovascular events. Thus, there is a need to better understand how other atherogenic lipoproteins are associated with residual CV risk. Although elevated serum TGs have been correlated with increased CV risk, recent evidence suggests that the ability to achieve significant reductions in major CV events from lowering TGs alone may be insufficient.
At the same time, there is compelling evidence that lipoprotein carriers of TGs (i.e. TG-rich remnant lipoproteins, such as VLDL, IDL, and chylomicron remnants) are causally related to the development of CVD and may represent additional markers and/or therapeutic targets for residual CV risk.

In order for clinicians to properly assess and treat residual CV risk related to elevated serum TGs and TG-rich remnant lipoproteins, a more wholistic understanding of the basic science, clinical data, and current treatment landscape is required.

Through this request for proposals, Pfizer seeks to support educational programs focused on understanding residual cardiovascular (CV) risk associated with triglyceride (TG)-rich remnant lipoproteins by:
– Discussing the importance of understanding sources of CV risk beyond LDL-C.
– Discussing relevant basic and clinical science related to TG-rich remnant lipoproteins versus serum TG in atherosclerosis and CV risk.
– Providing context for clinicians to use this information in clinical practice where appropriate.

The following may apply: medical, nursing, allied health, and/or pharmacy professional schools; healthcare institutions (both large and small); professional associations and medical societies; medical education companies; and other entities with a mission related to healthcare professional education and/or healthcare improvement.

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Motorola Solutions Foundation: STEM and First-Responder Grant Programs

Grant Amount: Up to $50,000
Deadline: Inquiry Form Due February 1, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; STEM; First Responders,
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As the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions, the Motorola Solutions Foundation seeks to benefit the communities where it operates by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships, and fostering innovation.

To that end, the foundation welcomes applications for its 2021 grant program. Through the program, grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded in the following areas:

STEM Education — Including programs specifically focused on technology and engineering, including those that engage students in innovative hands-on technology and engineering activities (e.g., design, coding, and robotics); provide vocational skills, scholarships, certifications, and workforce placement opportunities in engineering, information technology, and data science; and equip teachers with the skills and training necessary to enhance instruction in technology and engineering.

First Responder Programming — Including programs that provide leadership development and training opportunities for underrepresented first-responders, including females and people of color; provide mental wellness and stress management trainings for first-responders and their families; provide wellness and scholarship support to families of fallen first-responders; prepare youth and young adults for careers in public safety through outreach, scholarship, and educational programs; offer safety preparedness and response training to schools, adults, students, and first-responders; and those that lead safety and disaster-preparedness trainings for the public.

Grants also will be awarded for blended first-responder programming and technology and engineering education programs. Priority locations include Salt Lake City.

Within each area of focus, the foundation supports underrepresented populations, including persons of color, females, and other underrepresented groups. Employee engagement is heavily weighed by the foundation team as part of the evaluation process, and programs that currently engage Motorola Solutions employees as volunteers or board members will be prioritized, as will organizations that detail future volunteer opportunities.

An inquiry form must be submitted by February 1, 2021. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by April 15, 2021.

See the Motorola Solutions Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Focused Ultrasound Foundation: Pre-Clinical and Clinical Research Awards (multiple opportunities)

Grant Amount: Pre-clinical - $100,000 for one year; Clinical - Amount considered on a case-by-case basis
Deadline: February 1, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Radiology; Ultrasound,
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The Foundation strives to create knowledge by funding research to accelerate the field of focused ultrasound toward the clinic and to improve patient care. Our funding supports investigators in academia and medical research disciplines around the globe and projects across various stages of research. Our Pre-Clinical Awards support early, proof-of-concept projects and animal studies aimed at either developing new therapeutic mechanisms or demonstrating pre-clinical safety or efficacy in specific disease areas. Our Clinical Trial Awards provide funding for first-in-human and other innovative clinical trials. In order to obtain funding, the proposed research must involve or advance the use of minimally or non-invasive image-guided focused ultrasound.

Clinical Awards
The Foundation funds first-in-human and other innovative clinical trials involving the use of image-guided focused ultrasound to treat diseases. Funding for clinical trials is determined through a peer-review process, and the timing and dollar amounts are determined on a case-by-case basis. Priority is given to clinical indications with a clear patient need. Application instructions and materials are provided here.

Pre-Clinical Awards
The Foundation provides funding for investigator-initiated pre-clinical or early-stage research projects through a competitive peer-reviewed application process. Applying for pre-clinical research funding is covered here.

Our Pre-Clinical Awards Program support investigator-initiated research projects in the form of one-year awards totaling approximately $100,000, paid out in three or more installments tied to progress reports throughout the term of the project. This program typically does not fund large capital purchases, overhead or institutional expenses, and the development of new focused ultrasound equipment. Exceptions to these guiding principles may be considered if the project addresses a gating factor in the near-term development of a reimbursable clinical application. Robust scientific design is prioritized over positive results (high failure risk is acceptable), and translational projects are preferred.

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Emergency Medicine Foundation: Research Grants (multiple opportunities)

Grant Amount: See below, Between $50,000 to $250,000
Deadline: February 5, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Emergency Medicine,
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Mid-career Research Development Grant – $250,000
This grant is intended to provide “bridge funding” which may serve to help sustain a successful line of research that has reached the end of a funding period or support a new research direction for an established mid-career investigator. The goal of this grant is to fund work that will meaningfully impact emergency care research and is intended for a broad audience, including both clinical and basic science fields researchers.
Link to Complete RFP

Early-career Research Development Grant – $150,000
The Early Career Research Development grant is designed to provide junior faculty applicants with an opportunity to participate in a well-delineated career development plan (e.g., didactics, mentored meetings, and obtaining an advanced degree) and design and develop a project that will permit them to apply for extramural funding. This grant is intended to assist the awardee in developing a path towards an independent research career and successfully compete for extramural funding.
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EMF/ENAF Health Disparities Research Grant – $50,000
The purpose of the The Emergency Medicine Foundation and Emergency Nurses Association Foundation Health Disparities Grant is to promote collaborative research that improves health care access, delivery, utilization, quality, and outcomes of those affected by health disparities, including racial and ethnic minority populations; non-English speaking populations; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ+) populations; persons with limited health literacy; socioeconomically disadvantaged populations; and other groups impacted by health disparities.
Proposals are encouraged that propose or lay the groundwork for emergency department-based interventions that produce actionable evidence or generalizable and reproducible findings to improve health outcomes for
disparities groups.
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Pilot Project Grant – $50,000
The goals of the EMF Pilot Project Grant are to 1) promote research within the specialty of emergency medicine by providing funding for a “starter” or “pilot project” that will produce findings that ultimately lead to a larger project (e.g., K or R grant) and 2) advance emergency medical care. The research may be in the basic sciences or any other emergency medicine-related filed and have the potential to have a meaningful impact on patient care and/or future research.

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Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation: Clinical Investigator Award*

Grant Amount: Up to $600,000 over 3 years, plus $100,000 in medical school debt retirement
Deadline: February 1, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Cancer,
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The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation is inviting applications for its Clinical Investigator Award.

The award program seeks to address three recognized problems: 1) although there has never been a more pressing need or more promising time for clinical cancer research, fewer young physicians enter this area of investigation every year; 2) the number of institutions committed to training young physicians in the scientific discipline and methodologies of clinical investigation is critically low; and 3) the burden of medical school debt (averaging over $100,000) discourages many physicians from pursuing clinical investigation.

To that end, the Clinical Investigator Award program is specifically focused on providing outstanding young physicians with the resources and training structure they need to become successful clinical investigators, with the ultimate goal of increasing the number of physicians capable of moving seamlessly between the laboratory and the patient’s bedside in search of breakthrough treatments.

The award will provide $600,000 over a period of three years as well as assistance with certain research costs, such as the purchase of equipment. In addition, the foundation will retire up to $100,000 of any medical school debt still owed by the awardee.

Applicants are required to apply in conjunction with a mentor who is established in the field of clinical translational cancer research, cancer prevention, and/or epidemiology and can provide the critical guidance needed during the period of the award.

To be eligible, applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident; must hold an independent assistant professor position or equivalent; and must be nominated by their institution.

See the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

*When applying for cancer-related funding opportunities, please contact Loren Savage, Executive Director of Major Gifts, at the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.

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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: Clinical Research Award

Grant Amount: Between $150,000 - $350,000 per year
Deadline: Letter of Intent Due March 19, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Cystic Fibrosis,
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Clinical Research Awards are offered to provide support for investigator initiated clinical research projects that have the potential to make an important contribution to the CF Foundation’s mission. Research projects may address diagnosis, treatment, management of disease or symptom, or the pathophysiology of CF using clinical (observational/interventional), translational or epidemiologic study approaches. Applicants must demonstrate access to sufficient numbers of CF patients and appropriate controls.

The CF Foundation seeks applications for the Clinical Research Award from all areas of clinical research that will have an impact on the lives of people with CF. However, the following research areas are of particular interest to the CF Foundation as they will address critical needs of people with CF:
• Studies that investigate CF disease complications (lung, GI tract, liver, pancreas, reproduction, mental health, endocrine etc.)
• Strategies to improve care and quality of life of people with CF
• Assessment and validation of biomarkers, clinical trial tools, outcome measures and efficacy endpoints
• Translational or clinical studies in lung transplant research
• Characterization of CF disease manifestations and management in the era of highly effective modulator therapy
• Novel interventions that improve CF patient care and outcomes
• Studies designed to translate laboratory findings of disease pathogenesis/treatment to clinical evaluation
• Studies that identify and characterize racial, ethnic, and/or societal contributors to CF disease expression and management

Funding Amount: Applicants may request funding of up to $150,000 per year, plus an additional twelve (12) percent indirect costs for single-center clinical  studies; and up to $350,000 per year, plus twelve (12) percent indirect costs for multi-center clinical studies.

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Craig H. Neilsen Foundation: Creating Opportunity & Independence 2021 Awards in Spinal Cord Injury

Grant Amount: Up to $200,000, up to two years
Deadline: Letter of Intent Due February 1, 2021 (application portal opens January 4, 2021)
Category: Health Sciences; Spinal Cord Injury,
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The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation is pleased to announce its 2021 Creating Opportunity & Independence (CO&I) funding opportunity for qualifying nonprofit organizations that strive to improve the quality of life for individuals living with spinal cord injury (SCI).

Neilsen Foundation Community Support Grants can be requested for one or two years. The funding objectives include: promoting community integration, participation and independence for individuals living with SCI; removing barriers and fostering access; promoting health and wellness in rehabilitation, through transitional stages, and in the community; addressing regional needs; and encouraging self-efficacy. The six topic areas are:  Arts, Sports and Recreation; Assistive Technology; Education; Employment; Independent Living; and Rehabilitation.

The application process begins with submission of a Letter of Intent (LOI), which will open in ProposalCentral (https://proposalcentral.altum.com) on Monday, January 4, 2021.  The deadline for LOI applications is February 1, 2021; the Application Guide is available on the “How to Apply” page of our website.

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: Challenge Grants in Visual Proteomics

Grant Amount: Award amounts are project specific
Deadline: February 17, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Proteomics,
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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has issued a Request for Applications for challenge grants in the field of Visual Proteomics.

The ability to view protein molecules in cells and monitor changes in their structure, quantity, distribution, and interactions is key to understanding what causes diseases and finding treatments and cures. The long-term goal of the RFA is to drive technology development aimed at visualizing proteins and their interactions inside the cell. The particular funding opportunity is explicitly aimed at technology development and is not intended to support question-driven basic or translational research, clinical trials, or drug development. Preliminary data is encouraged but not required.

Examples of research themes include but are not limited to hardware and software development designed to enhance contrast and resolution for electron tomography, high-resolution correlated light and electron microscopy (CLEM), and FIB-SEM; sample preparation improvements for electron tomography, or high-resolution correlated light and electron microscopy (CLEM) approaches, and FIB-SEM; software development or development of new computational techniques and algorithms for identifying protein molecules inside cells or segmenting cellular sub-structures.

CZI particularly encourage applications from researchers in disciplines outside of biomedicine who bring new technology, resources, or frameworks to studying proteins and their interactions inside of cells; women, underrepresented minorities, and members of underserved populations; and early-career investigators, defined as principal investigators who have been in an independent faculty role for less than six years at the time of application.

Successful outcomes for the RFA include development of hardware and software that will enhance contrast and resolution; development of hardware, software, or methods that will improve sample preparation; and development of new computational techniques and algorithms for identifying protein molecules inside cells.

CZI seeks investigators who will contribute to a collaborative interdisciplinary network and the advancement of the visual proteomics field.  Awards will be thirty months in duration, with a start date of no earlier than August 1, 2021. (Actual start dates may vary.)

For the complete RFA, including application requirements and instructions, see the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative website.

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North American Spine Society: Research Grants and Young Investigator Grants (multiple opportunities)

Grant Amount: Between $20,000 - $40,000
Deadline: Letter of Intent Due February 8, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Spine;,
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NASS supports basic, clinical and translational science performed with integrity. The goal is to improve quality spine care for patients and understanding of underlying disorders. One way NASS achieves these goals is by funding grants and fellowships.

Research Grants
Research grants should focus on basic science, clinical or translational research. Basic research may focus on projects that further our understanding of the mechanisms of disease and developing novel models for prevention and/ or treatment. Clinical research may focus on projects that investigate the epidemiology, prevention, and or treatment of spine disease. Translational research may focus on projects that move findings from the ‘bench to bedside’. NASS research grants provide funding for promising research projects by qualified investigators in the field of spine. Funding amount and number of grants are at the discretion of the NASS Research Funding Committee based upon merit of applications and amount of funding available each year. It is recommended that approved grant budgets range between $20,000-$40,000 per year. In rare cases and at the discretion of the committee, each year may be up to $50,000 per year.

Young Investigator Grants
One to two Young Investigator Grants may be awarded each year. Principal investigators may be any age. MD applicants must be within five years of completion of training at the time of application; PhD applicants must be within five years of their post-doc training. Applicants may not have received previous grant funding from the NASS Research Funding Committee. It is recommended that approved grant budgets range between $20,000-$40,000 per year. In rare cases and at the discretion of the committee, each year may be up to $50,000 per year.

The Principal Investigator is required to be a NASS member. The NASS Member must be in good standing regarding dues payments to NASS.
Any spine-related proposal will be considered; a qualified NASS Member in any specialty will be considered. International NASS Members are welcome to apply. NASS Medical residents are eligible with the condition that they have a mentor/faculty support to work with them.

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National Pancreas Foundation: Pilot Research Grant Program*

Grant Amount: $50,000
Deadline: January 31, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Pancreas,
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The National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) is a private, non-profit organization established to support the funding of research related to pancreatic diseases. It also provides support for the men, women, and children who are suffering from diseases of the pancreas. Founded in 1997, the NPF has given over $4 million to fund 124 groundbreaking research projects.

The proposed research must have direct relevance to the diagnosis and/or treatment of pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer or other pancreas diseases. Grants are awarded for a period of one year. These and other grant requirements are detailed in the application.

Research/Grant Criteria: The research must be in the field of pancreatic diseases. Studies intended to advance knowledge in the areas of pancreatic carcinoma, and all forms of pancreatitis would be the closest to the areas of interest of the NPF.

Grant research proposals should directly address questions in basic, experimental or translational pancreas disease research, including, but not limited to acute, chronic, & pediatric pancreatitis, pancreatic cysts, pancreatic insufficiency, and pancreatic cancer, including early detection and treatment of these disorders. Investigators should be in the early stages of their career. Studies more closely related to diabetes will not be accepted. It should be clearly specified how the funds/research will be used to leverage additional funding.

The funding should be for a pilot project, where the results lead to valuable preliminary data that could lead to a larger grant that could be transformative. The scope of work must be commensurate with the funding amount (PI’s should not be sending in RO1 type applications). Overlap with existing sources of funding should be clearly identified in the Other Support document.

Applicant Criteria: Applicants must be employed by an institution engaged in health-related research.  Be a physician or hold an advanced degree (MD, DO, PhD or international equivalent) working in any country within 10 years of obtaining his/her medical degree (by 2010) at the time of grant submission. In cases of a change in institutions, while applying for, or utilizing funds from the NPF, applicants must notify the NPF, and will be subject to review based upon the change in circumstances. Collaborations with more senior scientists in an advisory or mentorship role during this project are viewed favorably during the review process.

*When applying for cancer-related funding opportunities, please contact Loren Savage,Executive Director of Major Gifts, at the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.

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Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund/Simons Foundation: Fellowship Awards in Neuroscience

Grant Amount: $225,000 over 3 years
Deadline: February 15, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Neuroscience,
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The Klingenstein-Simons Neuroscience Fellowship supports innovative research by early career investigators. The research should have relevance for understanding the mechanisms underlying any of a wide range of neurological and behavioral disorders, and it may lead to improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders. We recognize, however, that some of the most important contributions towards disease cures can come from basic research, without an immediate understanding of their relationship to disease, and will continue our support of basic research.

Our hope is that our funding will seed new directions in the fellows’ research programs by providing an unencumbered addition to their regular source of research support. Through our yearly meetings we hope to foster collaboration and mentorship between current and former fellows at different stages in their careers. We give priority to candidates who may not have received substantial funding from other private awards yet have highly promising scientific careers. The Klingenstein-Simons award gives recognition to outstanding scientists who have made valuable contributions in their early research efforts, and who show the greatest promise for a successful research career.

OVERVIEW
The Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship supports early-career investigators engaged in basic or clinical research that may lead to a better understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Several areas within neuroscience are of particular interest:

– Cellular and molecular neuroscience. Studies of the mechanisms of neuronal excitability and development, and of the genetic basis of behavior.
– Neural systems. Studies of the integrative function of the nervous system.
– Translational research. Studies designed to improve our understanding of the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders.

The award of $225,000 is payable over a three-year period beginning July 1. It may be used for salary support, research assistants, equipment, or for any other purpose which promotes the scientific activities of the Klingenstein-Simons Fellow. The award is for the exclusive use of the Fellow and may not be used for institutional or departmental support. No provision is made for institutional overhead, but fringe benefits may be charged to the award. Payments will be made to the investigator’s institution with the understanding that the total amount of the award is to be made available to the Klingenstein-Simons Fellow, and will be transferred (together with any purchased equipment) should the Fellow change institutions. Annual reviews of the Fellow’s activities and the funds disbursed will be required.

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Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation: Investigator Initiated Research Grants

Grant Amount: Up to $150,000
Deadline: Letter of Intent due February 18, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Anesthesia,
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Letters of Intent (LOIs) are being solicited for research and development on anesthesia patient safety that is related to identifying the causes of preventable injuries and errors. Research proposals will be evaluated primarily for a potential contribution to patient safety, and subsequently for scientific merit, feasibility, and applicability. Based on the APSF’s Scientific Evaluation Committee’s evaluation of these LOIs, a limited number of applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.

This program’s objective is to stimulate and fund studies that will clearly improve patient safety and lead to prevention of mortality and morbidity resulting from anesthesia mishaps. Potential areas of research include a wide variety of safety patient topics.

Clinical and educational research and development in anesthesia patient safety. SeeAreas of Research for more details.

Awards are made to a sponsoring institution, not to individuals or departments. Any qualified member of a sponsoring institution (hospital, university, clinic, etc) in the United States or Canada may apply.

Maximum award of $150,000. The maximum indirect cost rate is 15% of total direct costs and must be included in the total $150,000 maximum award.

While projects that promise improved methods of patient safety with a defined and direct path to implementation into patient care settings are encouraged, of equal importance are studies of problems for which deeper understanding is needed before effective solutions can be applied.

Innovation and creativity are strongly encouraged, as are cross-disciplinary research teams. Because the resources of APSF are limited, priority will be given to topics that do not have other available sources for funding. Junior investigators with strong mentorship are encouraged to apply.

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Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation: Neuroimaging and CSF Biomarker Program

Grant Amount: Up to $600,000 for one year
Deadline: February 5, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Alzheimer's; Neuroimaging,
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The aim of this RFP is to further develop and validate established biomarkers for which there is a clear clinical need in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. This RFP prioritizes biomarkers with a defined context of use, a clear advantage over other relevant biomarkers, and a path to commercialization and/or clinical use.

Specifically, this RFP focuses on:
– Developing novel PET ligands for clinical trials
– Supporting novel CSF biomarkers
– Validating established MRI approaches in larger cohorts
– Veripheral biofluids and digital approaches are supported through the Diagnostics Accelerator RFP.

Novel biomarkers of neuroinflammation, synaptic integrity, autophagy and TDP-43 are high priority. Other target areas of interest include:
– Neuronal loss
– Vascular injury and blood-brain barrier integrity
– Mitochondria and metabolic function
– Protein misfolding
– Oxidative stress
– White matter changes
– Lewy body dementia
– Other novel targets supported by compelling biological rationale and connection to disease

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Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation: Drug Development Program Grants

Grant Amount: Up to $600,000 for one year
Deadline: February 5, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Alzheimer's,
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The Drug Development RFP seeks to support in vivo preclinical studies that advance lead molecules developed for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias to IND-enabling studies. The proposed studies should be structured to deliver a compound with strong potential for clinical and commercial application.

This funding opportunity prioritizes novel drug mechanisms and modes of action related to the biology of aging and other emerging therapeutic areas for dementia. For this reason, amyloid targeted approaches and cholinesterase inhibitor proposals will not be considered for this RFP.

Stage of discovery:
– Preclinical pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) (primarily in wild-type animals to inform dose selection for in vivo efficacy studies), as well as preliminary rodent tolerability studies.
– In vivo efficacy or proof-of-concept studies in animal models of disease or aging, with a focus on measures of direct and indirect markers of target engagement and downstream pharmacologic effects.

Please note: Applications that focus on basic research (including target discovery), assay development, and screening to identify hit compounds are not a priority for this RFP and will be withdrawn.
Please note: IND-enabling work and clinical trials are supported through the Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials (PACT).

Therapeutic modalities: Includes small molecules, biologics, gene therapies, antisense oligonucleotides, and stem cells. Development of novel devices or delivery systems will not be considered for this RFP.

Drug mechanisms or modes of action: Novel drug mechanisms and modes of action related to the biology of aging and other emerging therapeutic areas for dementia are considered high priority. These include, but are not limited to:
– Epigenetics
– Inflammation
– Mitochondrial & metabolic function
– Neuroprotection
– Proteostasis
– Synaptic activity and neurotransmitters
– Vascular function
– Other mechanisms and modes of action related to the biology of aging (e.g. senescent cells)
– Other novel mechanisms or modes of action that are supported by compelling evidence demonstrating a rational biological connection to the disease process
– Please note: Anti-amyloid approaches (e.g., anti-amyloid aggregation, beta-amyloid vaccines, beta- or gamma-secretase inhibitors) and cholinesterase inhibitor proposals will not be considered.

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National League for Nursing: Education Research Grants 

Grant Amount: $30,000
Deadline: February 4, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Nursing; Research,
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The NLN Research in Nursing Education Grants Program supports high-quality studies that contribute to the development of the science of nursing education. The NLN-funded grants promote diversity of research topics and support investigators who demonstrate rigor and innovative approaches to advance the field of nursing education research. All NLN research grants relate to the NLN Priorities for Research in Nursing Education.

Funding:
The NLN is deeply committed to supporting beginning researchers as well as accomplished nursing education scholars. The NLN awards approximately five (5) research proposals annually up to a maximum of $30,000 each to NLN individual members and faculty of NLN member schools. Funding is provided by the NLN and through endowments and donations to the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education. Funds will not cover expenses incurred prior to the funding date. The NLN will disburse funds by September 1st of the year awarded.

Eligibility:
Principal investigators must be current NLN members, either through their school or through individual dues payment. With the exception of the PI, members of the research team do not need to be NLN members.
All studies must relate to one or more of the NLN Priorities for Research in Nursing Education.

The NLN encourages collaborative efforts between research doctorates and practice doctorates. For more, see NLN’s Vision Statement on Doctoral Faculty Collaboration in Nursing Education.

This grant funding does not support nursing staff development research.

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The New York Stem Cell Foundation: Robertson Stem Cell Investigator Award (early career)

Grant Amount: $1.5 Million over 5 years
Deadline: February 17, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Stem Cell,
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NYSCF is soliciting applications from early career investigators for Innovator Awards to be used for exploring the basic biology and translational potential of stem cells. The goal of this initiative is to foster bold and innovative scientists with the potential to transform the field of stem cell research, and advance understanding and use of stem cells in the development of treatments for human disease.

New this year, NYSCF has a renewed focus on supporting scientists who have just started their independent laboratories and strongly encourages candidates seeking to secure their first major grant funding as an independent investigator. NYSCF is also eager to diversify the institutions supported through these grant awards and strongly encourages candidates from a wide range of geographies and institutions around the world to apply.

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The New York Stem Cell Foundation: Robertson Neuroscience Investigator Award (early career)

Grant Amount: $1.5 Million over 5 years
Deadline: February 17, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Neuroscience; Stem Cell,
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NYSCF is soliciting applications from early career investigators for awards in neuroscience. The goal of this initiative is to foster innovative scientists whose pioneering approaches have the potential to transform the field of neuroscience. Applicants are invited to apply from all fields in neuroscience in the 2021 application cycle.

The foundation especially encourages applications from neuroscientists whose research is focused on human systems. This might include research using patient-derived model systems and approaches using samples or data (genomic, epidemiological, imaging, real-world data, etc.) collected from individuals or human populations.

The award provides up to $1.5 million over 5 years. The award does not provide
institutional overhead. NYSCF will accept applications from researchers based at
domestic and international accredited non-profit research and academic institutions.

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American Psychological Foundation: Marian R. Stuart Grant

Grant Amount: $20,000
Deadline: July 1, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Public Health; Mental Health,
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The Marian R. Stuart Grant will further the research, practice, or education of an early career psychologist on the connection between mental and physical health, particularly for work that contributes to public health.

Examples include but are not limited to research-based programs that teach medical doctors counseling skills; research-based programs on the effect of behavior on health; and research-based programs on psychologists’ role in medical settings for the benefit of patients.

Preference will be given to psychologists working in medical schools.

Applicants must:

  • Be an early career researcher (no more than 10 years postdoctoral).
  • Be affiliated with a nonprofit charitable, educational, or scientific institution, or governmental entity operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.
  • Have demonstrated competence and capacity to execute the proposed work.

IRB approval must be received from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.

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Dr. Howard W. Jones, Jr. Public Policy, Medical Education, or Scientific Advancement Prize

Grant Amount: $10,000
Deadline: Rolling
Category: Health Sciences; Reproductive Medicine, Public Policy; Medical Education,
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The Jones Foundation supports vital research in reproductive medicine through annual and multi-year funding grants. At the direction of the Board of Directors, the Jones Foundation currently supports translational research projects, educational programs and ethical seminars.

This prize is designed to recognize those whose contributions to public policy and/or medical education have significantly advanced the specialty of reproductive medicine.

The Foundation strives to provide resources to the scientific community so that there may be intellectual, creative and well prepared scientific leaders in the global environment of the 21st century by:

  • Fostering the development of innovative, high-quality research by new and established investigators in the field of reproductive medicine.
  • Educating the general public, including physicians, administrators and legislators, about the issues of public policy topics that will assist the general public and others in making informed decisions regarding fertility treatment and reproductive medical issues.
  • Serving as catalyst to scientific investigators by reviewing and selecting for an annual Award, one or more significant research projects that advanced the field of reproductive medicine.

The Medical Executive Committee of the Howard and Georgeanna Jones Foundation will review the credentials of the nominees and the awardee will be notified.

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Hearing Health Foundation: General Hearing Health Grant

Grant Amount: $50,000
Deadline: February 25, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Audiology; Hearing,
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The General Hearing Health grant opportunity supports projects across the broadest spectrum of hearing research and balance research, from improving audiological assessments and cochlear implants to gene editing, ototoxicity, sensory cues in maintaining postural balance, and links between hearing and other health issues, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. There are also dedicated disorder-specific grant opportunities for Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Hearing Loss in Children, Hyperacusis, Tinnitus, Ménière’s Disease, and Usher Syndrome. As of the 2020–2021 project year, there is a new dedicated grant opportunity for Age-Related Hearing Loss as well.

ERG awards are for up to $50,000 per year, one year in length in the first instance, and renewable for a second year. The program is governed by the Council of Scientific Trustees (CST), which is comprised of senior researchers and physicians from across the nation who assess each application for scientific merit and relevance. The ERG program is particularly targeted to early career researchers, but has funding streams open to researchers at all career stages. The work of ERG alumni has led to dramatic innovations in hearing and balance science, with most going on to obtain grant awards from The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other major funders. Our review process is so thorough that, on average, the NIH has matched $91 for every dollar HHF has invested in ERG researchers over the past fifteen years. For in-depth profiles on our ERG-funded investigators, see our Meet the Researcher series.

HHF welcomes applications from scientists who are based at research institutions (higher education, government, and/or non-profit) located in the U.S. and who hold an Au.D., M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent. Please see the full Policy on Emerging Research Grants for all eligibility information.

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American Psychological Foundation: F.J. McGuigan Early Career Investigator Research Grant on Understanding the Human Mind

Grant Amount: $15,000
Deadline: March 1, 2021
Category: Health Sciences,
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The F.J. McGuigan Early Career Investigator Research Grant is given biennially to recognize and support the efforts of an early career psychological scientist who is pursuing research that aims to address any aspect of mental function (e.g., cognition, affect, motivation) and seeks to understand the mind from both a behavioral and neural perspective.

Advances a unified understanding of the human mind/brain through empirical and/or theoretical research. Encourages promising young researchers to pursue careers in related fields.

Applicants will be evaluated on:
Conformance with stated program goals. Quality of proposed research. Innovation and contribution to the field with the proposed project. Applicant’s demonstrated competence and capacity to execute the proposed work.

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Postdoctoral Enrichment Program in Biomedical Sciences

Grant Amount: $60,000 over three years
Deadline: January 14, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Biomedical Sciences,
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The Postdoctoral Enrichment Program provides a total of $60,000 over three years to support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution in the U.S. or Canada whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance to stellar careers in biomedical or medical research.

Generally, up to 12 awards will be granted for enrichment activities annually. This grant is meant to supplement the training of postdocs whose research activities are already supported. It is not a research grant.

The program provides a total of $60,000 over three years as follows:

– Year one: $20,000 to support enrichment activities of postdoctoral fellow ($10,000 for research supplies or equipment uniquely required to enhance postdoctoral fellow’s research and $10,000 for education and training, including for mentors in research lab where postdoctoral fellow is assigned.)
– Year two: $20,000 (same as year one)
– Year three:  $20,000 to help postdoctoral fellow advance research efforts towards the professoriate.  Funds must be used to develop independent, innovative areas of research.

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American Otological Society Research Foundation: Clinician-Scientist Award

Grant Amount: Up to $240,000 over three years
Deadline: January 31, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Otology; Neurotology,
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The purpose of the American Otological Society (AOS) Research Fund is to encourage and support academic research in sciences related to the ear. All of the AOS grant awards may involve research on any topic related to ear disorders. The research need not be directly on an otological disease but may explore normal functions of the cochlea, labyrinth, or central auditory or vestibular systems. However, the applicant must describe how the proposed research will benefit our understanding, diagnosis or treatment of otological disorders.

Faculty (MD), typically at a junior level who are aiming to develop a career as a clinician-scientist are encouraged to apply.

Candidates for this award must: 1) hold or be approved for full-time university faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in a department or division of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery; 2) be citizens of the United States, or have been lawfully admitted for permanent United States residency at the time of application; 2) hold a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or equivalent degree from an accredited institution awarded within the last 10 years; 3) have completed an ACGME-approved otolaryngology residency program; and 4) have demonstrated the capacity or potential for a highly productive, independent research career with an emphasis in otology/neurotology.

The AOS Clinician-Scientist and his or her mentor(s) are encouraged to use preliminary research results from this award as pilot material for the development of a research grant application to a suitable funding agency. Specifically, this grant mechanism is designed to permit the budding clinician-scientist adequate time and mentoring to accrue preliminary data to successfully apply for a K08/K23 grant from the NIH. Therefore, individuals who have already competed successfully for a career development award from a private or Federal funding agency are ineligible for this award program. The grantee may not receive concurrent research salary support from other agencies or sources during the period of this grant. Accordingly, funding from the AOS will be terminated once the Clinician-Scientist secures Federal funding for a Career Development Award.

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Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI): Supplement to Enhance Equity and Diversity Award

Grant Amount: Up to $300,000 over three years
Deadline: Open/Rolling
Category: Diversity, Health Sciences; Autism; Equity,
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The mission of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is to improve the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) by funding innovative research of the highest quality and relevance.

Objectives
With the understanding that diversity in the scientific workforce is an important element for the goal of advancing autism science, SFARI announces a new program that will provide supplements to existing grants for the recruitment of new lab members from American underrepresented minority groups at the postdoctoral level. For the purposes of this supplement, eligible groups include the following: African American/Black; Latin American/Hispanic; Native American/Alaskan Native; Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander (including Filipino).

The goal of this award is to increase diversity and fight inequity. SFARI Principal Investigators (PIs) are encouraged to recruit candi­­­­­­­­dates for this supplement not only at their home institution, but also at historically Black colleges and universities and other institutions with high minority enrollment. SFARI will not award supplements to fund current lab members, even if they are not funded by the original SFARI award.

To facilitate the academic success and independence of selected postdoctoral research associates, SFARI will organize networking opportunities with peer awardees, other SFARI grantees (including both early career and senior investigators) and SFARI staff.

As a condition for accepting the grant, the mentor and candidate must agree to work together to submit one or more applications for federal and/or non-federal postdoctoral fellowship awards before the end of the second year. Continuation of the award for a third year of funding is not contingent on success in these applications, but writing such proposals is an important part of training for future in science.

Level and Duration of Funding
Current PIs may request up to $100,000 per year for up to three years. This is intended to cover the full salary and fringe benefits of the selected postdoctoral research associate, travel and other professional development opportunities for the postdoctoral research associate, and the associated indirect costs. Funds may also be used to purchase additional lab supplies needed to accommodate the research plan but are limited to $10,000 per year.

PIs will be required to provide annual updates to SFARI on the new lab member’s productivity as part of their required project progress reports.

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American Gastroenterological Association: Research Scholar Award

Grant Amount: Up to $300,000 over three years
Deadline: November 9, 2020
Category: Health Sciences; Gastroenterology,
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This award provides $100,000 per year for three years (totaling $300,000) to early-career faculty (i.e., investigator, instructor, research associate or equivalent) working toward an independent career in digestive disease research.

The objective of the AGA Research Foundation Research Scholar Award (RSA) is to support early-career investigators working toward independent and productive research careers in digestive diseases by ensuring that a major proportion of their time is protected for research (i.e., a minimum of 75 percent effort dedicated to the proposed project). The award will support junior faculty (not fellows) who have demonstrated exceptional promise and have some record of accomplishment in research.

Resources allocated through this award are intended to support the career development of the applicant. The applicant must allocate a minimum of 75 percent effort to the proposed project.

Applicants are required to have a sponsor and mentor for the award; one individual may serve in the capacity of both positions. A sponsor (typically a division chief or department chair) is an individual who takes responsibility for the quality assessment of the proposed research project, the quality of the research environment within which the project will be undertaken, and the experience and expertise of the principal investigator and other key researchers involved. A mentor will supervise the principal investigator’s research activities ensuring timelines and deliverables and will work with the applicant to create a research career development plan.

The intent of this award is to foster the scientific independence of junior investigators. Applicants whose research activities become incorporated into a grant application from a senior mentor will need to clearly delineate the scientific and experimental distinctions between their respective programs. This requirement applies both to pending applications submitted prior to review of this award and to applications submitted during the term of the RSA. It must also be clearly stated how the work submitted by the applicant is that of the applicant and not of the senior mentor(s).

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Demonstrating the Power of Evidence-Based Programs on Major U.S. Social Problems

Grant Amount: $1M to $5M
Deadline: Continuous
Category: Social Science, Social Work,
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A central goal of U.S. evidence-based policy reform is to focus government and philanthropic funding on social programs and practices (“interventions”) that have credible evidence of meaningful positive effects on people’s lives. The imperative for doing so is clear: Most social interventions are unfortunately found not to produce the hoped-for effects when rigorously evaluated – a pattern that occurs not just in social spending but in other fields, such as medicine and business. Thus, without a strong focus on evidence-based interventions, it is hard to see how social spending can successfully address poverty, educational failure, violence, drug abuse, and other critical U.S. problems.

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation’s (LJAF) Moving the Needle initiative seeks to spur expanded implementation of such interventions in order to make significant headway against U.S. social problems. Specifically, the initiative is designed to encourage state or local jurisdictions, or other entities, to:
1. Adopt social interventions shown in well-conducted randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to produce large, sustained effects on important life outcomes;
2. Implement these interventions on a sizable scale with close adherence to their key features; and
3. Determine, through a replication RCT, whether the large effects found in prior research are successfully reproduced so as to move the needle on important social problems.

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Public Understanding of Science, Technology & Economics

Grant Amount: Less than $4M
Deadline: Continuous
Category: Science, Social Science,
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The program’s primary aim is to build bridges between the two cultures of science and the humanities and to develop a common language so that they can better understand and speak to one another–and ultimately to grasp that they belong to a single common culture.

The Foundation has established a nationwide strategy that focuses on books, theater, film, television, radio, and new media to commission, develop, produce, and distribute new work mainstreaming science and technology for the lay public.

– Books
– Film
– New Media
– Radio
– Television
– Theater

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Carnegie Corporation of New York: Education

Grant Amount: Upper $1,250,000
Deadline: Continuous
Category: Education,
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American public education prepares all students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions they need to be active participants in a robust democracy and to be successful in the global economy. Under this program, Carnegie has the following Focus Areas.

1. Leadership and Teaching to Advance Learning. Improving systems of preparing, recruiting, and developing teachers and education leaders to serve the needs of diverse learners;

2. New Designs to Advance Learning. Developing whole-school models that provide more effective learning environments for diverse learners;

3. Public Understanding. Supporting research on strategies that can drive parent and family engagement in education;

4. Pathways to Postsecondary Success. Improving alignment in student learning expectations between K-12 and postsecondary education; improving postsecondary education

5. Integration, Learning, and Innovation. Advancing integrated approaches across the Corporation’s portfolios and the field that enable greater collaboration, coherence, and dynamism;

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Evidence for Action

Grant Amount: up to ~$500,000
Deadline: Open/Rolling
Category: Health Sciences, Social Science,
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Evidence for Action, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, funds research that expands the evidence needed to build a Culture of Health. A Culture of Health is broadly defined as one in which good health and well-being flourish across geographic, demographic, and social sectors; public and private decision-making is guided by the goal of fostering equitable communities; and everyone has the opportunity to make choices that lead to healthy lifestyles. The foundation’s Culture of Health Action Framework, which was developed to catalyze a national movement toward improved health, well-being, and equity, guides program strategy. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; there is no deadline. Applicants are notified within 6-9 weeks of their submission. Applicants invited to the full proposal stage will have 2 months to submit their proposal once they receive notification. There is not an explicit range for allowable budget requests. You should request the amount of funding you will need to complete your proposed research project – including both direct and indirect costs for the entire duration of your study. Typical grant durations may be up to 36 months, with some exceptions when durations of up to 48 months are justified. Visit the Grantee section of this website for a sense of the number and size of grants funded by E4A at http://www.evidenceforaction.org/grantees.

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