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Simons Foundation – SFARI Winter 2020 Pilot Award

Grant Amount: $300,000 over 2 years
Deadline: September 13, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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Grants awarded through this RFA are intended to provide early support for exploratory ideas, particularly those with novel hypotheses for autism. Appropriate projects for this mechanism include those considered higher risk with less assurance of ultimate impact, but with the potential for transformative results.

Investigators new to the field of autism are encouraged to apply for these awards. The total budget of a Pilot Award is $300,000 or less, including 20 percent indirect costs, over a period of up to two (2) years.

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Pfizer – Global Medical Grants: Acromegaly Local Education

Grant Amount: Up to $25,000
Deadline: August 20, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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Projects that will be considered for Pfizer support will focus on improving the care of patients with acromegaly by:
– Increasing awareness of the signs, symptoms and comorbidities of acromegaly in order to decrease the time to diagnosis from onset of the disease.
– Increasing the understanding of acromegaly and the clinical guidelines related to the evaluation and management of acromegaly
– Increasing awareness of currently available treatment options
– Increasing the understanding of the importance of monitoring biochemical parameters, signs and symptoms, and quality of life to ensure patients are optimally treated.

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Pfizer – Assessing Nutritional Gaps: Education for Healthcare Professionals

Grant Amount: Up to $120,000
Deadline: August 19, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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Assessing Nutritional Gaps: Education for Healthcare Professionals
Projects that will be considered for Pfizer support will focus on educating primary care practitioners, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants regarding nutritional gaps evident amongst consumers. This grant will support projects that aim to increase provider:
– Knowledge of U.S. dietary practices, common shortfalls in the typical American diet – even in the presence of a healthy diet, and relationship between poor diet quality and chronic disease;
-Knowledge regarding assessment of nutritional gaps during routine care, including brief dietary assessment and drug-nutrient interactions;
-Understanding of how nutritional gaps can be addressed with appropriate dietary interventions, including vitamin/mineral supplementation and referral to appropriate nutrition professionals;
– Projects should be developed with the intent to be freely accessible to healthcare professionals in an online format.

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Pfizer – Global Medical Grants: Translating the Atopic Dermatitis Yardstick into Practice

Grant Amount: Up to $350,000
Deadline: September 10, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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Pfizer Global Medical Grants supports the global healthcare community’s independent initiatives (e.g., research, quality improvement, or education) to improve patient outcomes in areas of unmet medical need that are aligned with Pfizer’s medical and/or scientific strategies.

Translating the Atopic Dermatitis Yardstick into Practice
Specific Area of Interest: The intent of this RFP is to support quality improvement projects that are related to the implementation and translation of the AD Yardstick into practice. For full details and a description of what to include in the full proposal, please use the link above to view the Full Proposal. The Appendix outlines what should be included in the grant submission.

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Pardee Foundation – Cancer Research Grants*

Grant Amount: No limit on requested amount
Deadline: August 31, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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Elsa Uhinck Pardee was born on a farm south of Cleveland, Ohio, on November 7, 1884, and received her elementary education in a one-room school. Elsa married James T. Pardee in 1914. A college classmate of Herbert H. Dow, Mr. Pardee was a founder and board member of the Dow Chemical Company. Before her death from breast cancer in 1944 at the age of 59, Elsa directed that $1 million in Dow stock be devoted to the “control and cure of cancer.” The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation was formed in memory of Elsa by the family she left behind.

In honor of this mission, the Elsa U. Pardee Foundation is inviting applications from investigators working at nonprofit institutions in the U.S. in support of innovative research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer.

The foundation encourages proposals for a one-year period that allow all the capabilities of a new cancer researcher or new cancer approaches by an established cancer researcher to be established. The foundation anticipates that this early-stage funding may lead to subsequent and expanded support from a government agency or other source. The relevance of the project to cancer detection, treatment, or cure should be clearly identified.

See the Elsa U. Pardee Foundation website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and examples of previously funded research.

*For assistance with Cancer-related proposals, please contact Loren Savage, Executive Director of Major Gifts, Huntsman Cancer Foundation, (801) 584-5736, lsavage@huntsmanfoundation.org.

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National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Pilot Research Award

Grant Amount: $50,000
Deadline: Pre-applications due September 9, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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Pilot Research Award
As part of its overarching goals of stopping MS progression, restoring function, and ending MS forever, the National MS Society has announced a new Pilot Research Award in support of research on the effects of aging on multiple sclerosis. This request for applications  is being supported by a collaboration with EMD Serono through its MS-Leadership and Innovation Network (MS-LINK™), an initiative that brings together a community of MS stakeholders, including industry, academia and advocacy groups, to form a top-tier scientific research network for sustainable transformation of MS care, with the shared goal of improving patient outcomes.

The goal of this RfA is to advance understanding of how aging contributes to the pathogenesis and natural history of MS progression and to use that knowledge to reveal potential targets and develop strategies that slow down or stop disability progression.

Areas of high impact for this program include but are not limited to approaches directed at removing barriers to OPC maturation and improve remyelination and/or neuroprotection (including stimulation of endogenous repair and cell-based approaches); therapeutic regulation of senescence to enhance regenerative capacity of neural progenitor cells; the impact of senescence on microglial/macrophage functions such as clearance of myelin debris; evaluating T and B cell senescence and its contribution to the transition of MS from an inflammatory to neurodegenerative condition; assessing astrocyte-endothelial integrity and maintenance of the blood-brain barrier; determining the contribution of senescent neurons/glial cells to neurodegenerative processes that lead to brain atrophy and disability progression; understanding mechanisms whereby juvenile MS patients experience secondary progressive MS sooner than adult patients, potentially indicating an accelerated aging process and premature biological aging; and elucidating the effectiveness of disease modifying therapy in MS during aging.

For additional information, including mechanisms of support, evaluation criteria, and submission guidelines and instructions, see the National MS Society website.

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National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Collaborative MS Center Awards

Grant Amount: Varies
Deadline: Pre-applications due August 28, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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Collaborative Multiple Sclerosis Center Awards
As part of its overarching goals of stopping MS progression, restoring function, and ending MS forever, the National MS Society offers special funding for Collaborative MS Research Centers to help stimulate collaboration and interaction in MS research among independent investigators, strengthen the ties between basic and clinical research, and stimulate recruitment of researchers from other fields into MS research. Funding awarded through this call is intended to leverage already available research support.

To be considered for funding, all projects must show relevance to the society’s research mission of stopping MS progression, restoring function and improving quality of life, and preventing MS.

NOTE: After the September deadline, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will no longer be accepting applications for Collaborative MS Center awards; the program is being suspended in its current form but may be reconfigured to meet future research needs.

To submit a proposal for research support, investigators must first register on the society’s online portal (https://nmss.fluxx.io/) and complete a pre-application. Staff will review the pre-application to determine whether the research plan is appropriate and relevant to the organization’s goals.

For additional information, including instructions for submission of the online application form, see the National MS Society website.

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National Eczema Foundation – Eczema Champion Research Grants

Grant Amount: Up to $100,000
Deadline: August 30, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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The National Eczema Association acts as a voice, resource, and hub for the millions of Americans who are living with eczema.

To advance its mission, the organization is inviting applications for its Eczema Champion Research Grant program. Through the program, two grants of up to $100,000 each will be awarded to experienced researchers in support of innovative, cutting-edge investigations related to eczema. Grants are intended to facilitate trail-blazing research by established investigators who have built a life-long career in eczema research, as well as by thought leaders from other areas of study able to bring additional perspectives to the forefront. The awards also serve as a bridge for previous  NEA Catalyst Research Award recipients by providing a funding mechanism enabling them to stay in the field and strengthen their research program and commitment to advancing understanding of this serious disease.

The organization has identified the following research priorities: cutting-edge basic and translational science; eczema heterogeneity: novel insights; innovations in clinical practice and care; understanding and alleviating disease burden; and eczema prevention.

Eligible applicants include associate professors and above who have or have had national-level funding as a principal investigator (or co-PI) within the past three years on an R01 grant or its equivalent (e.g., VA Merit Award, NSF grant, NIH program project or cooperative grant). Applicants need not be a U.S. citizen and the research need not take place in the United States.

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

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Kenneth Rainin Foundation – Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Grant Amount: $100,000
Deadline: September 16, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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The Kenneth Rainin Foundation Synergy Award application is now open.

The spirit of this award is to forge partnerships in the field of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Collaboration is a key requirement of our Synergy Award. Throughout the application, it is essential to demonstrate that the end product of the proposed research could not be achieved without collaboration.

Providing samples and data will be necessary; however, the basis of the applicants’ success goes beyond this requirement. A clear and essential contribution from each of the groups involved must be clearly explained in terms of:
– Percentage contribution
– Materials shared
– Quality of science achieved as a collaboration that is not attainable individually
– Quantification of milestones upon which the project will be measured after one year
– Potential benefit to the IBD patient as a result of the collaborative efforts

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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – Diabetes Prevention Grant

Grant Amount: Up to $250,000 per year (including up to 10% indirect costs), for 2 years 
Deadline: LOI due September 12, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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JDRF is soliciting applications for the optimization and/or clinical validation of existing islet autoantibody (AAb) assays. Several newly developed islet AAb assays provide a platform for general population screening for type 1 diabetes (T1D) risk. JDRF intends to support investigators and organizations with assays that have the potential to alter the current islet AAb screening paradigm and have plans to commercialize or distribute their assay for wide-spread adoption and use.
Applications are sought from investigators who seek to optimize existing islet AAb assays and/or perform clinical validation studies using islet AAb assays. Assays should consider the following criteria for general population screening, which may include childhood-based screening methods:
– Selectivity, specificity, and sensitivity as assessed through the Islet Autoantibody Standardization
Program (IASP) – As per the FDA Bioanalytical Method Validation Guidance for Industry Section III.A, the outlined guiding principles should be considered when submitting an application for this
call: https://www.fda.gov/regulatory-information/search-fda-guidancedocuments/bioanalytical-method-validation-guidance-industry
– High-throughput capacity and ability to be multiplexed in order to screen multiple islet AAbs in the same sample
– Use of sample that avoids venipuncture for screening in children (e.g., finger prick, dried blood spots, saliva, urine)

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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – Metabolic Control Grant

Grant Amount: Up to $400,000 (includes 10% indirect costs) for 2 years
Deadline: LOI due September 26, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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JDRF is committed to accelerating the development of therapies that can complement insulin (i.e. adjunctive therapies) to improve metabolic outcomes in people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). A promising strategy to advance new therapies for T1D is to reposition drugs from other indications. To this end, we invite applications to identify or validate drugs with regulatory approval for non T1D indications, or in advanced clinical development for non-T1D indications, to be repositioned as adjunctive therapies for established T1D, i.e. insulinrequiring T1D.

Letters of intent are sought from academic or industry applicants with innovative approaches to 1) identify drugs, either approved or in clinical development, to be repositioned as T1D adjunctive therapies, or 2) validate such drugs in preclinical T1D models or clinical studies. Desired outcomes for metabolic control in T1D include improved glycemia (HbA1c, time-in-range, prandial glucose excursions, hypoglycemia, etc.) and improvement of non-glycemic imbalances relevant to T1D (e.g. insulin resistance, hyperketonemia, dyslipidemia, obesity, pathologies associated with development of long-term complications).

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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – Immunotherapies Research Grant

Grant Amount: $200,000 USD (including 10% indirect costs)  for 2 years 
Deadline: LOI due September 9, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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JDRF International, in partnership with the Lupus Research Alliance and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, is soliciting Letters of Intent from investigators across autoimmune (and other relevant) fields to advance the understanding of autoimmunity and to obtain more specific insights into commonalities and differences of immune pathways that govern these pathogenic processes. The incomplete knowledge of immune networks, pathways, disease pathogenesis and heterogeneity across multiple autoimmune diseases remains a challenge towards achieving optimal therapies to effectively treat all subjects in a given indication. The purpose of this call is to invite innovative ideas that address needs across multiple autoimmune diseases in novel ways that may allow us to make faster progress together. Applications must address one or more of the following autoimmune diseases: Type 1 Diabetes, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Multiple Sclerosis.

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Infectious Disease Society of America – Curing Alzheimer’s Disease Grant

Grant Amount: $100,000
Deadline: November 30, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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Through partnership with Alzheimer’s Quest, Inc., The Benter Foundation, and the IDSA Foundation, infectious disease investigators are called to submit their stellar research proposal addressing to identify a potential microbial link to Alzheimer’s disease. All application submissions must be narrowly focused on elucidating the possible roles of infectious agents in the causation of Alzheimer’s disease. The awards will support innovative research including basic, clinical, and/or non-traditional approaches.

PRIMARY PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
To obtain evidence that an infectious agent or microbial community is correlated to Alzheimer’s disease. To promote novel research in the field of microbial triggers for Alzheimer’s disease. All applicants are strongly urged to review the eligibility and requirements for submitting an application for the Alzheimer’s & Infectious Diseases Grant listed below before applying.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Both members and non-members of IDSA are encouraged to apply. This includes established investigators, academic and health professionals in all disciplines and health-related professions. PhD and MDs are welcome to apply. Interdisciplinary research is encouraged, including collaborations between experts in Alzheimer’s research and infectious diseases. Clinical and basic scientists are encouraged to apply. International applications are welcome.

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Foundation for the National Institutes of Health – Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences

Grant Amount: $100,000
Deadline: September 12, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) is accepting nominations for its eighth annual Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences, a $100,000 award recognizing outstanding achievement by a promising young scientist in biomedical research. Nominees must be 52 years of age or younger as of January 1, 2020. Nominations are due September 12 and the award ceremony will be held in May 20, 2020.

The FNIH was established by Congress in 1990 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The Foundation began its work in 1996 to facilitate groundbreaking research at the NIH and worldwide. As an independent organization, it raises private funds and creates public private partnerships to support the mission of the NIH—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund – Career Awards for Medical Scientists

Grant Amount: $700,000
Deadline: October 1, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is committed to fostering the development of the next generation of biomedical scientists and is committed to supporting degree-granting institutions to achieve this goal. The career development of young scientists has been a major funding theme at BWF and various programs have provided major support to promising young scientists to help them make the transition from late postdoctoral training to early faculty service.

The Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) was introduced in 2007 to specifically address the declining participation of physicians engaged in academic biomedical research. The CAMS award provides support to facilitate the transition from mentored position to independence for the early career physician scientist. The program is ideal for the physician scientist considering an academic career.

CAMS is a highly competitive program that provides $700,000 in support over five years for physician scientists (M.D., D.O., D.V.M., D.D.S.), who are committed to an academic career, to bridge postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service. Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, disease oriented, or translational research. Proposals in health services research or involving large-scale clinical trials are not eligible. BWF anticipates making up to 14 awards including up to two awards to clinically trained psychiatrists who focus their research at the interface between psychiatry and neuroscience.

CAMS has moved from an institutional nomination to a self-nomination process. There is no longer a limit on the number of applicants from any institution. Citizenship requirements have changed and are detailed under Eligibility Requirements. Only proposals from accredited degree-granting institutions in the U.S. or Canada will be accepted.

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BrightFocus Foundation – Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Grant Amount: $100,000, up to 3 years
Deadline: November 4, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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BrightFocus provides research funds for U.S. domestic as well as international researchers pursuing pioneering research leading to greater understanding, prevention, and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

The goal of the program is to accelerate our understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias as well as innovative approaches to better diagnose, prevent or delay the progress of the disease. Preference is made for exciting pilot projects that would not, at their present stage, be competitive for large government or industry awards. Typically, these awards are made to early stage investigators, or to more established investigators who are proposing particularly innovative research.

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Amyloidosis Foundation – Early Scientist Research Grants

Grant Amount: Up to $50,000
Deadline: September 13, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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The Amyloidosis Foundation is committed to serving patient needs by providing annual grants to junior research scientists whose research targets the challenges in the field of amyloidosis and by investing in innovative research models with the potential to expedite promising therapies for patients.

To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for its Research Grants program. Through the program, grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to early-career scientists in support of basic biomedical and clinical research on systemic amyloidosis.

To be eligible, applicants must be within ten years of completion of their postdoctoral studies or a clinical fellowship and must have a mentor to guarantee the research environment will support the applicant’s project.

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

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American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Foundation – Research Grant

Grant Amount: $25,000
Deadline: August 19, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Research Grant Award program was initiated in 2004 to encourage research in the field of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. The program has been primarily supported by the ASMBS Foundation, which has provided over 1 million research dollars since its inception.

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American Psychological Foundation – Anxiety-related Disorders Barlow Grant

Grant Amount: $8,500
Deadline: September 15, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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The American Psychological Foundation is inviting applications for its David H. and Beverly A. Barlow Grant.

Through the program, a single grant of up to $8,500 will be awarded in support of innovative basic or clinical research on anxiety and anxiety-related disorders conducted by a graduate student or early-career researcher.

To be eligible, applicants must be a graduate student or early-career researcher (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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American Heart Association – Collaborative Sciences Award

Grant Amount: $250,000 per year, including 10% institutional indirect costs
Deadline: LOI due October 8, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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To foster innovative, new collaborative approaches to research projects which propose novel pairings of investigators from at least two broad disciplines. The proposal must focus on the collaborative relationship, such that the scientific objectives could not be achieved without the efforts of at least two co- principal investigators and their respective disciplines. The combination and integration of studies may be inclusive of basic, clinical, population and/or translational research. Applications by existing collaborators are permitted, provided that the proposal is for a new idea or new approach that has not been funded before.

Multidisciplinary research broadly related to cardiovascular function, cardiovascular disease, and stroke, or to related clinical, basic science, bioengineering, biotechnology, or public health problems.

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American Gastroenterological Association – Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Grant Amount: $30,000
Deadline: September 4, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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The American Gastroenterological Association is inviting applications for the AGA-Allergan Foundation Pilot Research Award in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.

Through the program, a single grant of $30,000 will be awarded to an investigator at any career stage in support of research into the pathophysiology and/or treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The objective of the AGA Research Foundation Pilot Research Award is to provide funds for an early-career investigator to help establish his/her research career or support a project that represents a new research direction for an established investigator. Basic, translational, or clinical research relevant to digestive disorders is eligible for a grant.

To be eligible, candidates must hold an MD, PhD, and/or equivalent degree (e.g., MB, ChB, MBBS, DO) as well as a full‐time faculty position at an accredited institution in North America (U.S., Canada, or Mexico). AGA membership is required at the time of application submission. Applicants who are physician-scientists, female, or from racial/ethnic groups underrepresented in biomedical research are strongly encouraged to apply.

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

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Standard Research Innovation Grants

Grant Amount: Up to $100,000
Deadline: November 15, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention raises awareness, funds scientific research, and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.

To advance this mission, AFSP is inviting applications for its Standard Research Innovation Grants program. Grants of up to $100,000 over two years will be awarded in support of new directions or initiatives in suicide research from a variety of disciplines, including psychiatry, medicine, psychology, genetics, epidemiology, neurobiology, sociology, nursing, social work, and health services administration. Grants are not intended to support the development or implementation of prevention programs, educational programs, treatments, or other interventions that do not have a significant research component.

While prior research on suicide is not required, applicants are expected to show evidence of prior research or research training in a related field.

To be eligible, PIs must be affiliated with a not-for-profit institution or organization in the U.S. or abroad. Applications from the Veterans Administration also are eligible.

See the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Council on Foreign Relations — International Affairs Fellowship

Grant Amount: $100,000
Deadline: October 31, 2019
Category: Social Science,
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The International Affairs Fellowship aims to bridge the gap between the study and making of U.S. foreign policy by financially supporting the next generation of scholar-practitioners with a 12 month fellowship. Open to mid-career professionals who demonstrate a commitment to a career in foreign policy, the program offers participants a unique chance to experience a new field and gain a new perspective: academics are placed in public service and policy-oriented settings and government officials are placed in scholarly settings. The program does not fund pre- or postdoctoral research, work toward a degree, or the completion of projects on which substantial progress has been made prior to the fellowship period.

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Simons Foundation — Fellows in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Grant Amount: Up to $100,000
Deadline: September 26, 2019
Category: Mathematics, Science,
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The foundation is offering funds for faculty in Mathematics or Theoretical Physics to take a semester-long sabbatical to help provide strong intellectual stimulation, thus leading to increased research creativity and productivity. Awards are based on the applicant’s recent scientific accomplishments and on the potential impact of work done during the sabbatical period.

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Sony Research Awards

Grant Amount: Up to $150,000
Deadline: September 15, 2019
Category: Computer Science, Engineering, Science,
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As part of one of the world’s most innovative and recognizable brands, Sony is committed to support university research and innovation in North America, while also fostering partnerships with university faculty and researchers. This Research Award Program provides funding for cutting-edge academic research and helps build a collaborative relationship between faculty and Sony researchers. With awards up to $150,000 per year for each accepted proposal, both the Faculty Innovation Award and Focused Research Award create new opportunities for university faculties to engage in pioneering research that could drive new technologies, industries and the future.

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Kenneth Rainin Foundation — Synergy Award for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Grant Amount: Up to $300,000
Deadline: September 10, 2019
Category: Engineering, Health Sciences,
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The Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s Synergy Award is designed to encourage collaboration among health researchers from across disciplines to advance the study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).  It funds groundbreaking or unconventional methodologies, whose risky outlook is justified by the possibility of a major breakthrough.

Basic Science: If your research proposal is rooted in basic science, we encourage you to collaborate with investigators who can further the potential for translation of your ideas and findings.

Translational Science: If your research proposal is translational by nature, we encourage you to identify industry and clinical partners to assist in propelling your research toward clinical study.

Clinical Science: If you are looking to submit a clinical research proposal, we encourage you to collaborate with individuals who could facilitate potential clinical implementation.

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2020 Sloan Research Fellowships

Grant Amount: $75,000
Deadline: September 16, 2019
Category: Engineering, Health Sciences, Science, Social Science,
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The Alfred P. Sloan foundations seeks nominations of outstanding early-career faculty who have the potential to revolutionize their fields of study. The Foundaiton intends to award two-year fellowships to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.

The 2020 Sloan Research Fellows will receive fellowships in the amount of $75,000.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, molecular biology, neuroscience, ocean sciences, physics, or a related field.  Candidates must be tenure-track, though untenured, as of September 16, 2019 and a Candidate’s faculty position must carry a regular teaching obligation.

In order to be considered for a Sloan Research Fellowship, a candidate must have a letter of nomination from a department head or other senior researcher. Submissions unaccompanied by a nomination letter from a senior researcher are not accepted.

More than one candidate from a department may be nominated, but no more than three. Please coordinate your candidature through your Associate Dean for Research or contact chris.ostrander@utah.edu.

Nomination Letters and Letters of Support are important elements of the selection process and are read carefully by Selection Committees. The letters allow nominators and support writers to give Committee members insight about nominees that is not present in their other application materials (CV, publication list, etc.). Selection Committees recommend that letters of support be submitted by someone who can speak objectively and knowledgeably about the quality and significance of a nominee’s work. Letters submitted by co-authors, personal associates, or professional mentors are, in this sense, less useful to Selection Committees than letters submitted by those with more professional distance from a nominee’s work.

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Simons Foundation – SFARI Winter 2020 Pilot Award

Grant Amount: Up to $300,000
Deadline: September 13, 2019, 5:00pm EDT
Category: Health Sciences,
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Grants awarded through this RFA are intended to provide early support for exploratory ideas, particularly those with novel hypotheses for autism. Appropriate projects for this mechanism include those considered higher risk with less assurance of ultimate impact, but with the potential for transformative results.

Investigators new to the field of autism are encouraged to apply for these awards. The total budget of a Pilot Award is $300,000 or less, including 20 percent indirect costs, over a period of up to two (2) years.

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TD Ready Challenge – Call for Innovative Solutions to Increase Equitable Health Outcomes

Grant Amount: $1 million
Deadline: August 23, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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Additional Information –

Launched in 2018, the TD Ready Challenge serves as a springboard for social solutions to emerging problems, with a focus on solutions to a specific issue identified in The Ready Commitment, TD’s corporate citizenship platform.

This year’s Ready Challenge is dedicated to Better Health. TD seeks proposals focused on improving access to the early detection of disease, as well as programs grounded in clinical solutions focused on preventative efforts such as screening and intervention innovations, with the goal of reducing the onset, development, and severity of chronic disease and illness.

Through the program, TD will award grants of $1 million (CDN) each to ten future-looking organizations.

Proposals must satisfy one or both of the following criteria: improve on existing healthcare practices and services for underserved and remote populations in Canada and/or low- to moderate-income populations in the United States; and/or utilize cutting-edge technologies to reach underserved and remote populations in Canada and/or low- to moderate-income populations in the U.S.

The 2019 TD Ready Challenge application period opens June 24 and will close on August 23 at 4:00 p.m. EST. Proposals will be judged in multiple rounds by panels consisting of TD executives and external subject-matter experts. The winning organizations will be announced in the fall of 2019.

Link to Complete RFP

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Pfizer – Global Medical Grant: Quality of Life/Patient Reported Outcome Measures in ATTR Amyloidosis; Enhancing Academic-Community-Patient Partnerships in Metastatic Breast Cancer Care* (multiple opportunities)

Grant Amount: Varies, see below
Deadline: Varies, see below
Category: Health Sciences,
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Additional Information –
Quality of Life/Patient Reported Outcomes Measures in ATTR Amyloidosis
Pfizer Global Medical Grants (GMG) supports the global healthcare community’s independent initiatives (e.g., research, quality improvement, or education) to improve patient outcomes in areas of unmet medical need that are aligned with Pfizer’s medical and/or scientific strategies.
Pfizer’s GMG competitive grant program involves a publicly posted general Request for Proposal (RFP) that provides detail regarding a general area of interest, sets timelines for review and approval, and uses an internal Pfizer review process to make final grant decisions. Organizations are invited to submit an application addressing the research gaps as outlined in the specific RFP.
For all Investigator Sponsored Research (ISRs) and general research grants, the grant requester (and ultimately the grantee) is responsible for the design, implementation, sponsorship, and conduct of the independent initiative supported by the grant, including compliance with any regulatory requirements. Pfizer must not be involved in any aspect of study protocol or project development, nor the conduct or monitoring of the research program.
Grant amount: Up to $250,000
Grant deadline: August 2, 2019
Link to Complete RFP

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN) and Pfizer Global Medical Grants (Pfizer) are collaborating to offer a new grant opportunity seeking proposals to improve care for patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC), where treatment goals focus on improving quality and length of life.
The intent of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to encourage NCCN Member Institutions to submit proposals describing concepts and ideas for developing best practice, collaborative oncology care models between academic centers and referring providers in order to leverage the expertise and resources of NCCN-designated cancer centers and improve the quality and continuum of care for all MBC patients.
This RFP is issued by NCCN. The NCCN Peer Review of Proposals Committee (PRPC) has been formed to oversee this process and will utilize a formalized review procedure to select the proposals of highest scientific merit. Funding will be provided to successful applicants by NCCN through a grant provided by Pfizer.
PLEASE NOTE: Only organizations that are NCCN Member Institutions can apply for this RFP.

Specific Area of Interest: The overall aim of this RFP is to develop programs to improve the model for enhanced academic-community-patient partnerships in the context of metastatic breast cancer care. Results from projects funded should be quickly disseminated to other practices and settings to rapidly improve delivery of cancer care.
Grant Amount: $1.4M in available funding
Deadline: August 28, 2019
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*For assistance with Cancer-related proposals, please contact Loren Savage, Executive Director of Major Gifts, Huntsman Cancer Foundation, (801) 584-5736, lsavage@huntsmanfoundation.org.

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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) – National Diabetes Psychology Fellowship Program; Therapeutic Development and Clinical Testing of Immune Therapies for Type 1 Diabetes, Validation of T Cell Biomarkers and Assays for T1D (multiple Opportunities)

Grant Amount: Varies, see below
Deadline: Varies, see below
Category: Health Sciences,
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JDRF National Diabetes Psychology Fellowship Program: 2020 Host Site Application
JDRF International is seeking applications from potential host sites to provide mentorship for this year’s diabetes psychology fellows. JDRF will select up to five host sites, who will be given the opportunity to receive funding for one fellow to work specifically on Type 1 Diabetes research and clinical care. If a fellowship is successfully awarded by JDRF, the host site institution will receive $63,000 USD to cover the fellow’s salary and benefits.

The JDRF National Psychology Fellowship RFA (2020) will be launched on Wednesday October 2, 2019 and the name of each selected host site will be listed in the RFA call document, which will be made publicly available on the JDRF website.
Grant Amount: $63,000
Deadline: August 28, 2019
Link to Complete RFP

Therapeutic Development and Clinical Testing of Immune Therapies for Type 1 Diabetes
The purpose of this request for applications (RFA) is to facilitate translation of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research findings into viable immune therapeutic candidates. It is intended to support clinical studies that utilize novel approaches for testing single therapies or combinations that allow rapid evaluation of their potential for the treatment or prevention of T1D and late stage preclinical development of promising candidate therapies. It is JDRF’s hope that projects successfully completed under this RFA will attract partners for large scale trials towards regulatory approval of therapeutic candidates.
Grant Amount: The level of funding for individual projects will vary depending on the scope and overall objectives of a project.
Deadline: LOI due August 5, 2019
Link to complete RFP

Validation of T Cell Biomarkers and Assays for T1D
JDRF is soliciting projects to validate high priority candidate T cell biomarkers for T1D and to transition associated assays to fit-for-purpose status. The purpose of this RFA is to encourage the T1D biomarker community to transition widely referenced T1D relevant T cell biomarkers and assays towards validation and standardization for uniform use across the research community.
Grant Amount: Up to $250,000/yr for 3 years
Deadline: LOI due August 1, 2019
Link to complete RFP

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American Heart Association (AHA) Institutional Undergraduate Student Fellowship Program; Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships (multiple opportunities)

Grant Amount: Varies, see below
Deadline: Varies, see below
Category: Health Sciences,
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2020 Institutional Undergraduate Student Fellowship Program
Encourages students from all disciplines to consider research careers. This is made to qualified institutions that can offer a meaningful research experience that supports the AHA mission undergraduate college students.
Grant Amount: $24,000 – $60,000
Application Deadline: September 18, 2018
Link to complete RFP

AHA Predoctoral Fellowship
Enhances the integrated research and clinical training of promising students who are matriculated in pre-doctoral or clinical health professional degree training programs and who intend careers as scientists, physician-scientists or other clinician-scientists, or related careers aimed at improving global cardiovascular health.
Grant Amount: $31,016 – $62,032
Application Deadline: Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Link to complete RFP

AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship
Enhances the integrated research and clinical training of postdoctoral applicants who are not yet independent. The applicant must be embedded in an appropriate research group with the mentorship, support, and relevant scientific guidance of a research supervisor.
Grant Amount: $50,000 to $61,000
Application Deadline: Thursday, August 15, 2019
Link to complete RFP

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

Grant Amount: Up to $5,000,000
Deadline: October 11, 2019
Category: Health Sciences, Neuroscience,
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ADDF invites letters of intent to increase the number of innovative pharmacologic interventions tested in clinical studies for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Funding supports clinical trials, experimental medicine, and regulatory studies for novel drugs (small molecules and biologics including antibodies, peptides, gene therapies), repurposed drugs (existing drugs that are approved for other diseases and conditions), repositioned drugs (existing drugs that have entered clinical trials for other indications and have not yet been approved), and natural products.

Specifically, the foundation seeks to support:

Early-stage human clinical trials:

  • Phase 0 micro- or sub-therapeutic-dosing studies
  • Phase 1 single ascending dose and multiple ascending dose studies
  • Phase 2a biomarker-based proof-of-concept or proof-of-mechanism studies. These studies can validate novel molecular targets in humans and de-risk novel therapeutic approaches earlier in clinical development by assessing the potential efficacy of therapeutic interventions using pharmacodynamic outcomes

Regulatory studies:

  • Non-GLP and GLP pharmacology and toxicology studies, and scale-up, 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, if not completed prior to phase 1 studies
  • GMP manufacture and testing of clinical grade drug required to move into phase 2 or phase 3 trials

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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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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Invites ‘Pioneering Ideas’ Proposals

Grant Amount: Up to $350,000
Deadline: October 15, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Pioneering Ideas program is accepting applications for projects that seek to explore how cutting-edge ideas and emerging trends could help or hinder progress toward a Culture of Health — defined as placing well-being at the center of every aspect of individuals’ lives and ensuring that everyone has access to the care they need as well as a fair and just opportunity to make healthier choices. The program accepts various types of projects, including research, pilots or demonstration projects; idea sourcing; network or coalition building; and more. Grants generally will range between $150,000 and $350,000 over one to three years. After review of a brief proposal, RWJF may invite applicants to submit a full proposal for consideration.

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Russell Sage Foundation — Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context

Grant Amount: $175,000
Deadline: August 21, 2019
Category: Social Science,
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The Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) is launching a new special initiative on Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context that will support innovative research on decision making across the social sciences that examines causes, consequences, processes, or context from a behavioral or alternative perspective. We seek to support a wide range of research on decision-making in context by scholars in psychology, political science, sociology, and other social science fields who are pursuing questions consistent with the aims of the Foundation. This initiative complements RSF’s long-standing Behavioral Economics (BE) Program which continues to encourage the submission of proposals.

This initiative will support research proposals from multiple methodological perspectives that will further our understanding of decision making processes and human behavior in the contexts of work, race, ethnicity, immigration, and social inequality, broadly conceived, in the U.S. Priority will be given to research related to our core programs and other special initiatives. Limited consideration will be given to projects that test well-established behavioral effects without examining the overarching context or the underlying mechanisms.

Research in this area is expanding rapidly. RSF is open to a range of questions consistent with its mission, and has a particular interest in the following research areas:

Biases and Misperceptions
Motivations and Incentives
Habits and Behavior Change
Affect and Emotions
Networks and Contexts

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