Funding Opportunities Calendar

February 2020
Due date/for what document Sponsor with information Purpose
February 1, 2020 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) General Research Grant  "For research on FA "from basic research through drug development and clinical research programs."
February 1, 2020 / Letter of Intent (LOI) American Cancer Society Research Professor Grant "For investigators who have had the rank of full professor for 15 years or less and made seminal contributions that have changed the direction of basic cancer research."
February 3, 2020 / Application American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) Several funding mechanisms for investigators at various career stages.
February 3, 2020 / Application

Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award

"Supports independent young physician-scientists conducting disease-oriented research on cancer that demonstrates a high level of innovation and creativity."

February 3, 2020 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Strategic Research Agreement "For single or multiple investigators to address critical gaps and challenges and potential breakthroughs in Type 1 diabetes research" in partnership with the JDRF.
February 3, 2020 van Ameringen Foundation Provides funds to "increase the accessibility of mental health services to people and communities with limited financial means and opportunities; offer preventive and early-intervention strategies; and advocate for systemic change with local or national impact."
February 7, 2020 / Application Emergency Medicine Foundation Various grants for investigators from early- to mid-career . Several grants available, depending on research focus and career stage. See link to left for details.
February 7, 2020 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Leukemia Research Foundation Hollis Brownstein Grants for New Investigators "For individuals beginning to establish their own laboratories who are no longer under the tutelage of a senior scientist mentor."
February 10, 2020 / Concept proposal Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Clinical Research Award Plus (CRA+) "To support large, multi-center, investigator-initiated clinical research studies that require a higher funding level and longer periods of time than what is offered through the Clinical Research Award (CRA) funding mechanism. Given their size, the number of CRA+ awards will be limited. CRA+ full applications are on an invite-only basis after a concept proposal and planning grant have already been approved."
February 10, 2020 / Application National Kidney Foundation Young Investigator Grants "Projects must be patient-oriented. 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."
February 18, 2020 / Application American Association for Cancer Research AACR-PLGA Fund at the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Research Grant to Optimize Drug Dosing Strategies for Pediatric LGA/LGG Patients "To promote innovative and collaborative research focused on the most common forms of pediatric brain cancer - low grade glioma/astrocytoma. The research should be translational in nature (though basic science and clinical proposals will also be considered).
February 18, 2020 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) Investigator-Initiated Research Grant "Supports clinical and educational research and development in anesthesia patient safety. See Areas of Research for more details."
February 19, 2020 / Application New York Stem Cell Foundation Award for Early Career Investigators Award "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."
February 19, 2020 / Application New York Stem Cell Foundation Neuroscience Investigator Award "To foster truly bold, innovative scientists with the potential to transform the field of neuroscience....Investigators need not be working in areas related to stem cells."
February 29, 2020 / Letter of Nomination Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research "To the most passionate and creative scientist or group of scientists in basic or clinical research, whose achievements have made or have strong potential to make a measurable impact on human health." Note: The award is intended to honor scientific contributions rather than to support a current research project.

 

 

 

 

March 2020
Due date/for what document Sponsor with information Purpose
March 1, 2020 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Ara Parseghian Medical Research Fund "To find a treatment for Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) disease."
March 1, 2020 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF)
  • Emerging Investigator Fellowship Grants
  • Translational Research Grants
  • Basic Science Grants
  • Designated Grant Programs
March, 2, 2020 / Application The Aneurysm and AVM Foundation Cerebrovascular Research Grant Award

"For scientific research projects that will significantly move the field forward toward effective understanding of the mechanisms of cerebrovascular disease as they relate to aneurysms."

 

March 2, 2020 / Application McKnight Foundation Neurobiology of Brain Disorders Award "For research aimed at translating laboratory discoveries about the brain and nervous system into diagnoses and therapies to improve human health."
March 2, 2020 / Application

Melanoma Research Foundation 

  • Established Investigator Award (EIA)
  • Career Development Award (CDA)
March 2, 2020 / Application Simons Foundation SFARI Bridge to Independence Award This 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 at a U.S. or Canadian research institution."
March 6, 2020 at noon / Penn ITMAT Junior Investigator Preliminary/Feasibility Grant Program (JIPGP). "To encourage junior investigators to develop clinical research projects that will ultimately lead to competitive extramural funding and a career in Clinical Translational Research Center-focused clinical investigation."
March 16, 2020 / Letter of Intent (LOI)
Lupus Research Institute Distinguised Investigator Award  
"Provides outstanding scientists with substantial support to conduct highly innovative research into the fundamental causes of systemic lupus erythematosus and so provide new directions towards a cure."
March 16, 2020 / Application Society for Pediatric Radiology (several awards)  
March 16, 2020 / Application Sontag Foundation Distinguished Scientist Award for Brain Cancer Research "The Distinguished Scientist Award (DSA) seeks to provide career and research support to early career scientists who demonstrate outstanding promise for making scientific and medical breakthroughs in the field of brain cancer research."
March 17, 2020 / Application The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Research Grants

Supports research to:

  • "Improve our understanding of the biology of pediatric brain tumors.
  • Improve the treatment of childhood brain tumors.
  • Reduce or ameliorate tumor or treatment related sequelae."
  • March 19, 2020 / Obtain LOI reference number
  • March 30 / Submit Letter of Intent (LOI)
Human Frontiers Science Program " Grants support innovative basic research into fundamental biological problems with emphasis placed on novel and interdisciplinary approaches that involve scientific exchanges across national and disciplinary boundaries."
March 19, 2020 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Myasthenia Gravis Foundation Pilot Grant "We have identified five broad research priorities: 1) Biomarkers; 2) Disease Mechanisms; 3) Targeted Therapies; 4) Patient Outcomes; and 5) Pediatric Treatment"
March 20, 2020 / Letter of nomination

McGill's Louis and Artur Lucian Award for Research in Circulatory Diseases

"To honour outstanding research in the field of circulatory diseases by a scientific investigator or group of investigators." Note: The purpose of this award is to honor scientific achievement rather than to support a proposed research project.
March 23, 2020 / Pre-proposal Organization for Autism Research (OAR) Applied Research Competition  (OAR) "To promote evidence-based practices" for autism treatment and education
March 27, 2020 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation

Clinical Pilot and Feasibility Award -- Fall 2020 Cycle

Clinical Research Award -- Fall 2020 Cycle

 

Additional  2020 due dates will be added as they become available.

 

 

April 2020
Due date/for what document Sponsor with information Purpose
April 1, 2020 American Cancer Society (ACS)

Clinician Scientist Development Grant  View File of Clinician Scientist Development Grant

Pilot and Exploratory Projects in Palliative Care of Cancer Patients and Their Families  View File of Pilot and Exploratory Projects in Palliative Care of Cancer Patients and Their Families

Research Professors  View File of Research Professors

Research Scholar Grants  View File of Research Scholar Grants

April 1, 2020 / Nomination

Breakthrough Prize

"Honors transformative advances toward understanding living systems and extending human life." Note: The intent of this award is to honor scientific acheivements rather than to support a proposed research project.

April 1, 2020 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Muscular Dystropy Association (MDA) Clinical Research Grant "To support observational studies such as natural history, biomarker, and outcome measure studies. Clinical trials of compounds already on the market performed at academic medical centers may also be considered."
April 3, 2020 / Application Marfan Foundation

Marfan Clilnical Research Program "For clinical research studies focusing outside of the cardiovascular arena. Proposals can be retrospective or prospective and may utilize data obtained through registries/databases, observational studies, and surveys."

Marfan Faculty Grant Program"Supports two-year grants for basic or clinical research for all disciplines in Marfan syndrome, Ehlers Danlos syndrome, Loeys Dietz syndrome and other related disorders."

April 13, 2020 / Pre-proposal

CSL – Science Center Research Acceleration Initiative

"The initiative is designed to source research and fast-track discovery through partnerships between CSL, a global biotechnology company and leading life sciences research institutions. Selected projects receive funding and access to industry resources for scientists working on novel technologies in CSL’s therapeutic areas."
April 21, 2020 / Application Simons Foundation 2020 SFARI Collaboration on Sex Differences in Autism For multi-disciplinary teams to investigate sex differences in autism.
April 30, 2020 / Application International Anesthesiology Research Society (IARS) Mentored Research Award To support "any area of investigation (clinical, translational, basic science), but must have ultimate relevance to the broad practice of anesthesiology and its subspecialties."

 

2019 due dates follow below.  2020 due dates will be added as they become available.

  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine Pre-Review April 1, 2019
  • Scoliosis Research Society Application due April 1, 2018
  • Screening Improvement Program Award "The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has developed the Screening Improvement Program for Optimizing the Diagnosis of Infants Award. The purpose of the award is to catalyze efforts to improve the newborn screening system for early diagnosis of CF." Application due April 2, 2019
  • American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) Clinical Research Grant "to promote excellence in clinical research for the benefit of persons with cerebral palsy and other childhood-onset Application due April 5, 2019
  • Penn Office of the Vice Provost for Research two pilot grant programs:  Discovering the Future Grant "targeted to creative, novel research with the potential for transformative impact within a given field" and the Accelerating from Lab to Market Grant. "for standing faculty with promising inventions disclosed to Penn Center for Innovation (PCI) and to existing Penn faculty founders of University spinout companies based on Penn-owned intellectual property."  Application due April 12, 2019
  • Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation: Harrington Scholar Program "The ADDF-Harrington Scholar Program seeks to accelerate translation of innovative research with potential to prevent, treat, or cure Alzheimer's disease." Letter of intent (LOI) due April 12, 2019
  • Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation: Alzheimer's Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials. Letter of Intent (LOI) due April 12, 2019
  • Angelman Syndrome Foundation Research Program "to pilot projects to test new ideas about pathogenesis and therapeutics of Angelman syndrome, translational research and clinical research studies." Application due April 15, 2019 (also in October every year).
  • Cystinosis Research Foundation Grant "The ultimate goal of the Cystinosis Research Foundation is to find better treatments and a cure for cystinosis. Research and fellowship applications must take into consideration the mission and goals of the foundation in order to be considered." Application due April 15, 2019
  • Whitehall Foundation "assists those dynamic areas of basic biological research that are not heavily supported by federal agencies or other foundations with specialized missions. Currently, the foundation is insterested in studies that aim to better understand behavioral output or brain mechanisms of behavior." Letter of Intent (LOI) due April 15, 2019 (Also Jan 15 and Oct 1 every year)
  • CHOP Foerderer Award "to allow on-going research to move into new and productive areas, or allow investigators to apply new research techniques toward novel investigations. Projects should have the potential to develop preliminary data to support extramural applications. Collaborative projects encouraged." Application due April 18, 2019
  • March of Dimes  Priority research areas: pregnancy-relaed disorders, genetic and environmentally-induced birth defects, opioid exposure and dependency, and health disparities  relating to these areas. Letter of Intent (LOI) due April 19, 2019
  •  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration  (SAMHSA)   "Grants for expansion and sustainability of the comprehensive community mental health services for children with serious emotional disturbances"  Application due April 19, 2019
  • Prostate Cancer Foundation "We especially seek applications conducting research in VA hospitals where research directly affects veterans with advanced prostate cancer." Application due April 22, 2019
  • Morton Cure Paralysis Fund Grant "committed to developing effective therapies (cures) for paralysis associated with spinal cord injury and other disorders of the central nervous system." Application due April 30, 2019 (Next round of applications is due October 31, 2019)
  • Pardee Foundation "encourages grant applications for a one year period which will allow establishment of capabilities of new cancer researchers, or new cancer approaches by established cancer researchers." Application due April 30, 2019
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May 2020

2019 due dates follow below. 2020 due dates will be added as they become available.

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Awards

 

June 2020
June 2019 due dates follow below. 2020 due dates will be added as they become available.
Due date/for Link to sponsor with more information Purpose
June 1, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI)

Muscular Dystrophy Association(MDA) Venture Philanthropy Application

"makes targeted investments to support drug development for neuromuscular disease"

June 1, 2019 / Proposal When Everyone Survives -- Research Grant (WES Leukemia Research Foundation) "to solicit innovative research in leukemia"
June 3, 2019/ Application Hartwell Foundation "to stimulate discovery in early-stage biomedical research that has not qualified for funding from traditional sources and that has the potential to benefit children of the United States."
June 3, 2019 / Application Rheumatology Foundation: R Bridge Funding Award

"to provide funding to NIH R01, VA Research Career Scientist (RCS) or Merit Award applicants whose application received a priority score but was not funded"

June 3, 2019 / Application Society of Critical Care Medicine(SCCM) Grant "funding for activities that aim to improve care"
June 4, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research Emerging Leader Awards "to provide grant support to early career invertigators conducting high-impact, high-risk cancer research."
June 6, 2019 / Preproposal Bone Marrow Failure Research Program Idea Development Award "to support innovative ideas and high-impact approaches based on scientifically sound evidence to move toward the BMFRP's vision of understanding and curing BMF diseases"
June 7, 2019/ Application The Children's Heart Foundation: Research in Congenital Heart Defects Award " to fund life-saving, life-changing CHD research in clinical cardiology, basic science, population science, and advancement of surgical/interventional techniques."
June 8, 2019 / LOI Vasculitis Foundation Research Program "To improve the quality of life for patients with vasculitis, and ultimately find the cause/s and cure for vasculitis."
June 10, 2019/ Pre-application Ferring Institute Pharmaceutical Research to Identify New Therapeutics "to develop innovative drugs to address indications of high unmet medical need for patients in our core therapeutic areas [listed at Institute link]"
June 10, 2019 / Application Vilek Foundation Creative Promise Prizes in Biomedical Science "for young foreign-born biomedical scientists who demonstrate outstanding early achievement"
June 11, 2019 / Application The Hartwell Foundation-Individual Biomedical Research Awards "we provide financial support to stimulate discovery in early-stage biomedical research that has not qualified for funding from traditional sources"
June 13, 2019 Biosketch and Letter of Intent (LOI) Internal Competition for NIH RFA-19-008 "for exceptional investigators who wish to pursue independent research after completion of terminal doctoral/research degree or end of post-graduate clinical training, thereby, forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career."
June 14, 2019 / Application North American Neuroendoctrine Tumor Society Clinical Investigator Scholarship "to encourage clinicians at the end of fellowship who have secured a faculty appointment or at the beginning of a faculty appointment to pursue a clinical career focused on neuroendocrine tumors"
June 14, 2019 / Application North American Neuroendoctrine Tumor Society Basic/Translational Science Investigator "to encourage basic/translational scientists at the end of fellowship who have secured a faculty appointment or scientists beginninga faculty appointment to pursue research focused on neuroendocrine tumors."
June 14, 2019 / Application Lung Cancer Research Foundation Pilot Grant Program "provides funding for research focused on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of lung cancer"
June 15, 2019 / Application American Surgical Association(ASAF) Fellowship Research Award "to support and encourage gifted young surgeons who choose careers in investigation and academic surgery"
June 15, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) American College of Radiology (ACR) Innovation Fund "to support untested, uncommon and distinctive ideas and activities that lead to groundbreaking efforts that align with and support the goals and objectives of the ACR Strategic Plan."
June 17, 2019/ Letter of Intent (LOI) Alex's Lemonade Stand: Psycho-social Launch Grant "for early career researchers within 7 years of receiving their terminal degree/completing formal training. Funding will support studies that aim to explain and/or improve psychosocial outcomes of those affected by childhood cancer."
June 17, 2019/ Letter of Intent (LOI) Alex's Lemonade Stand: Psycho-social Family Impact Grant "for established investigators. Funding will support studies that aim to explain and/or improve psychosocial outcomes of those affected by childhood cancer.
June 18, 2019/ Application National Organization for Rare Disorders  (NORD) "provides seed funding to qualified researchers for translational or clinical studies related to the development of potential new diagnostics or treatments for rare disease."
June 19, 2019/ Letter of Intent (LOI) Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)Implementation of Effective Shared Decision Making Approaches in Practice Settings -- Cycle 2 2019  "to promote the targeted implementation and systematic uptake of shared decision making (SDM) in healthcare settings"
June 21, 2019 at 12 noon/ Pre-proposal Sanofi Innovation Awards (iAwards) initiative  "to develop innovative and translational research proposals that could lead to development of effective and safer therapeutic solutions for patients in the areas such as oncology, immunology, rare diseases, neurology, diabetes, cardiovascular, and gene therapy." Request prepoposal template from privettet [at] email.chop.edu
June 24, 2019 / LOI Pfizer Lung Research Foundation Competative Research Grant Program

The Lung Cancer Research Foundation and Pfizer Global Medical Grants are collaborating to offer a new research grant opportunity focused on understanding ways to improve clinical practices for side effect management for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients receiving targeted therapies.

June 24, 2019 / Application American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Grant The ASDS Cutting Edge Research Grant Program unites education and innovation to encourage and stimulate clinical research and the transfer of new technologies from the research setting to surgical practice.
June 27, 2019/ Application due Alex's Lemonade Stand: RUNX1 Early Career Investigator Award "to promote the establishment of a new generation of translational and clinical researchers interested in tackling inherited hematologic malignancy predisposition disorders with a focus on RUNX1-familial platelet disorder."
June 28, 2019 / Application Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation: Myeloma Immune Translational Research Accelerator Program "to explore clinically relevant questions on immune therapy and accelerate immune precision medicine for multiple myeloma patients."
June 28, 2019 / Application Prevent Cancer Foundation Grant For cancer prevention related research
June 30, 2019 / Application Children's Leukemia Research Association(CLRA) Research Grant Program "Any doctor in the United States at the PhD or MD level who is involved in research towards finding the causes and cure for leukemia may apply."

 

 

 

July 2020
July 2019 due dates follow below. 2020 due dates will be added as they become available.
Due date/for Sponsor with information Purpose
July 1, 2019/Application (limited to one per institution) American Diabetes Association Accelerator Award "for exceptional, independent early-career researchers who have distinguished themselves as promising investigators and are in the beginning stages of establishing successful, sustainable diabetes research programs."
July 1, 2019 / Application (limited to one per institution) American Diabetes Association Initiator Award This two-phased award supports the transition of scientists from mentored training to independent research faculty.
July 1, 2019 / Application (limited to one per institution) American Diabetes Association Visionary Award for established, experienced investigators with strong records of outstanding productivity in fields outside of diabetes who are interested in applying their skills and expertise to diabetes research. These awards are highly competitive and intended to support particularly innovative and transformational ideas that have the potential to have an exceptional impact in diabetes. 
July 1, 2019 / Application Daymon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Award "for early career researchers who have an innovative new idea but lack sufficient preliminary data to obtain traditional funding. The research must be novel, exceptionally creative and, if successful, have the strong potential for high impact in the cancer field." Note: "Institutional nominations are not required, and there is no limit to the number of applications that can be received from a particular institution."
July 1, 2019/ Application Histiocytosis Association "for studies into the causes, mechanisms, and improved means of treatment for histiocytic disorders."
July 1, 2019/ Letter of Intent (LOI) National Board of Medical Examiners Stemmler Fund for "advancing research and development of innovative assessment methods in medical education or practice" 
July 1, 2019 / Application Paralyzed Veterans of America Research Grant for projects "grounded in basic laboratory science and the education of scientists working on breakthroughs directed toward a cure for paralysis or the secondary medical conditions, and technologies associated with spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D)"
July 1, 2019 / Application Rheumatology Research Scientist Development Award Encourage rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals to pursue innovative research ideas
July 1, 2019 / Application Rheumatology Research Foundation Investigator Award Encourage junior investigators in the period between completing post-doctoral fellowship training; while being competitive for more significant funding and establishing themselves as independent investigators
July 1, 2019 / Application Rheumatology Research Foundation Innovative Research Award Encourage independent investigators to conduct novel studies that generate new insights into the cause, progression, treatment and outcomes of rheumatic diseases
July 1, 2019/Application T-GAPP K12 program funded by AHRQ and PCORI, "to support instructors and junior, clinical faculty who seek academic careers as independent investigators in Learning Health Systems/Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (LHS/PCOR) through training in the generation, adoption, and implementation of evidence that improves the quality and safety of health care". Questions to sabarile [at] pennmedicine.edu Applications due July 1, 2019.
July 2, 2019 / Letter of Intent(LOI) Growing Gene and Cell Therapy(GGACT) Cooperative "to support investigators to rapidly translate complex gene and cell therapies to early phase, investigator-initiated clinical trials."
July 3, 2019 / (Letter of Intent)LOI Bright Focus - Macular Degeneration Research Grants "for pioneering research leading to greater understanding, prevention, and treatment of age-related macular degeneration"
July 3, 2019 / Application Rheumatology Research Foundation Scientist Development Award "to provide support for a structured research training program for rheumatologists or health professionals in the field of rheumatology."

July 9, 2019 / Application

DoD Parkinson's Research Program Early Investigator Research Award "for early-career investigators exploring innovative, high-impact ideas or new technologies applicable to Parkinson’s disease research and/or patient care. The PRP seeks applications from investigators working in a broad spectrum of disciplines including, but not limited to, basic science, engineering, bioinformatics, population science, translational research, and clinical research."
July 11, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) American Heart Association (AHA) Merit Award  for "highly promising investigators with stellar track records of accomplishment, demonstrated by federal or equivalent funding [NIH, AHRQ, HRSA, etc.] from multiple sources and excellent publication records with accelerating impact, who have the potential to move a field of science forward." 
July 12, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation - Accelerating Drug Discovery for Frontotemporal Degeneration RFP The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) seek to accelerate and support innovative small molecule and biologic (antibodies, oligonucleotides, peptides, gene therapy) drug discovery programs for FTD through this request for proposals (RFP).
July 12, 2019 St. Baldrick's Foundation -- Ewing Sarcoma program "To explore novel concepts with the potential for high impact and quick movement to improvements in outcomes for patients with Ewing Sarcoma. Applications that are innovative, risk-taking, and use novel tools and methods will be prioritized."
July 15, 2019 / Application American Diabetes Association Core Research Program Funding Opportunities "for research with novel and innovative hypotheses in any area relevant to the etiology or pathophysiology of diabetes and its complications that hold significant promise for advancing the prevention, cure or treatment of diabetes. Basic, clinical, translational and epidemiological or health services research approaches are encouraged.
July 15, 2019 / Pre-Proposal Burroughs Welcome Fund - Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease The Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (PATH) award provides $500,000 over five years to support accomplished investigators at the assistant professor level to study pathogenesis, with a focus on the interplay between human and microbial biology, shedding light on how human and microbial systems are affected by their encounters.
July 15, 2019 / Application Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Daymon Runyon-Dale F. Frey Award for Breakthrough Scientists Overview "provides funding that enables them to complete their training under the mentorship of a leading senior scientist and encourages them to follow their own bold ideas"
July 15, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) "The General Research Grant is open to qualified investigators proposing projects that fall within FARA Research Priorities as listed on FARA site."
July 15, 2019 / Application Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) FoundationResearch Support Grant "further the development of scientific investigators who are committed to problems related to oral and maxillofacial surgery"
3 PM on July 25, 2019/Brief proposal RWJF Building Evidence on Access to Early Care & Education for Low-Income Families "to support action-oriented research that advances health equity, builds the knowledge base, and informs policymaking to increase access to early care and education (ECE) for low-income families. "
July 26, 2019/ Letter of Intent (LOI) DoD Melanoma Research Program: Idea Award, Team Science Award, and Translational Science Award For a description of each of the three melanoma awards, please visit the link to the left.
July 31, 2019

American Hearth Associaton (AHA) Programs with July 2019 deadlines: Precision Health and Precision Medicine Grant; Artificial Intelligence AI and Machine Learning Grant; AI Machine Learning Clinical Training Grant

Please visit link to left for details

3 PM on July 31, 2019/Concept paper due

RWJF Healthy Eating Research

"to support actionable research that advances health equity in the areas of nutritional disparities, nutrition, and food security"

August 2020

2019 due dates follow below. 2020 due dates will be added as they become available.

Due date/for Sponsor (with additional information) Purpose
August 1, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Blue Sky Research Grant To support an innovative, impactful study in an area of suicide research that will achieve significant goals.
August 1, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Short-Term Risk Grant To develop identification and/or intervention strategies for short-term suicide risk that can be implemented in clinical settings.
August 1, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Reaching 20% by 2025 Grant To develop universal, selective or indicated interventions that target suicide prevention in healthcare systems, emergency departments, corrections settings, or among the gun owning community, that, if implemented on a large scale, would reduce the annual U.S. suicide rate.
August 1, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T) Children's Project Research Grant To develop innovative and compelling strategies for investigating a specific facet of ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T).
August 1, 2019 / Application Essential Open Source Software for Science: Chan Zuckerberg initiative

For software projects that are essential to biomedical research, have demonstrated impact, and can show potential for continued improvement.

August 1, 2019 / Application International Myeloma Foundation Brian D. Novis Research Grant(Junior and Senior Grants Available) To promote research into all areas of myeloma in an effort to improve patient outcomes.
August 1, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Strategic Research Agreement A partnership between Investigator(s) and JDRF Scientists to help address roadblocks and accelerate JDRF’s mission through support of cutting-edge scientific investigation of Type I Diabetes.
August 1, 2019/Application Penn Center for Skin Biology and Diseases Pilot Grant Priority given to basic and translational proposals that use a Center research core.
August 1, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) William T. Grant Foundation Grants on Reducing Inequality To build, test, and increase understanding of approaches to reducing inequality in youth outcomes, especially on the basis of race, ethnicity, economic standing, language minority status, or immigrant origins. We are interested in research on programs, policies, and practices to reduce inequality in academic, social, behavioral, and economic outcomes.
August 1, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) William T. Grant Foundation Grant on Improving the Use of Research Evidence To identify, build, and test strategies to ensure that research evidence is used in ways that benefit youth. We are particularly interested in research on improving the use of research evidence by state and local decision makers, mid-level managers, and intermediaries.
August 2, 2019 / Application Migraine Research Foundation Grant Provides seed money for basic and clinical projects  that will lead to better treatment and quality of life for sufferers of migraine disorders.
August 2, 2019 Rita Allen Foundation Award. For young leaders in basic biomedical research in the fields of cancer, neuroscience and immunology.  Contact Connie Weinstein at clw@pennmedicine [at] upenn.edu (.) The University has been invited to submit one application.
August 5, 2019 / Application American Lung Association Innovation Award For highly promising investigators with stellar track records of accomplishment, who have the potential to advance the field of lung disease science.
August 5, 2019 / Application American Lung Association Catalyst Award For outstanding investigators on the path to independence for research into the mechanisms of lung disease and general lung biology.
August 5, 2019 / Application American Lung Association Public Research Policy Award To support research on and evaluation of existing public policy and programs, as well as pilot and demonstration projects that inject innovative ideas and provide evidence for the development of new public policies impacting lung health.
August 5, 2019 / Application American Lung Association Dalsemer Award A mentored award providing seed monies to junior investigators on the path to independence for researching the mechanisms and biology of interstitial lung disease.
August 5, 2019/ Letter of Intent (LOI)

Rheumatology: Adapting Patient-Reported Outcome Tools to include Patient-Preference Measures Sponsored by Pfizer Global Medical

"To support health services research (HSR) projects to develop or validate a mechanism for examining both the use of Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) in practice, while also studying the decisional conflict that exists in patients with high disease activity who are reluctant to adjust their treatment to match the recommended guidelines."

August 6, 2019 / Pre-application DOD -- CDMRP Vision Research Programs: For vision research programs ranging from team to indvidual investigator research, and early to established investigators.
August 8, 2019/ Letter of Intent (LOI) American Urololgical Association (AUA) Research Scholar Program Mentored research training awards to recruit outstanding young investigators into urologic research and foster their career success.
August 8, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) SFARI Autism Research Bridge to Independence Award For senior postdoctoral fellows in autism research who intend to seek tenure-track faculty positions during the upcoming academic year. Awardees will receive a commitment of $495,000 over three years, activated upon assumption of a tenure-track professorship.
August 9, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Beckman Young Investigator Award in Life Sciences and Chemical Sciences For the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers in the chemical and life sciences, particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open up new avenues of research.
August 9, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) IBD Ventures Program - Support for Product-Oriented R&D Relevant to Inflammatory Bowel Diseases The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation seeks to accelerate the development of products that aim to improve the quality of life of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases.
August 9, 2019 / Proposal The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research CLIA Lab for Genetic Testing RFP This project aims to build a pool of individuals with a LRRK2 and/or GBA mutation who can support current and future therapeutic trials.
August 12, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Obesity Society Grants Program "To promote, reward, and encourage research in the field of obesity."
August 13, 2019 / Application NSF Cogntive Neuroscience program Seeks highly innovative proposals that employ brain-based measurements in order to advance our understanding of the neural systems that mediate cognitive processes.
August 14, 2019 / Pre-application American Academy of Neurology Clinician Scientist Development Award in Multiple Sclerosis To support 3 years of research training in an environment where talented young clinicians address problems in MS with the most current scientific tools.
August 15, 2019 / Application American Hearing Research Foundation Awards AHRF awards grants related to hearing and balance disorders related to the inner ear, sudden hearing loss, and Meniere’s disease.
August 15, 2019 / Application American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons(ASCRS) International Fellowship Grant  To provide support to research programs that are focused on diseases of the colon, rectum and anus.
August 15, 2019 / Application American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons(ASCRS) Research in Robotic Surgical Technology The Research in Robotic Surgical Technology Grant provides an investigator the opportunity to pursue research interest, specifically germane to robotic surgical technology in the field of colon and rectal surgery.
August 15, 2019 / Application Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) Mentored Research Training Grants To help anesthesiologists develop the skills, preliminary data for subsequent grant applications and research publications needed to become independent investigators.
August 15, 2019 / Application Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) Research in Education Grants To advance the careers and knowledge of anesthesiologists interested in improving the concepts, methods and techniques of education in anesthesiology.
August 21, 2019 / Pre-Application DoD-CDMRP Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research: Idea Development Award

To preserve and improve the function and quality of life, and to extend the life span of all individuals with Duchenne.

August 21, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) DoD Cancer Research Career Development Award and Horizon Award For descriptions of the two awards, please visit link to the left.
August 21, 2019 / Application Venture Well e-team Grant Program For early-stage science and tech student startups who are on the path to launching innovations with a social, health, or environmental impact.
August 22, 2019 / Pre-Application DoD- CDMRP Breast Cancer Research: Breakthrough Award Levels 1 and 2

For research that addresses at least one of the "overarching challenges" concerning breast cancer as described in the link to the left.

August 26, 2019 / Abstracts Foundation for Women's Cancer Various Grants (Ovarian Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Cervical CancerInnivative Research and Technology) There is a wide variety of grants offered through this foundation. Please click the link for more information on specific grants.
August 30, 2019 / Application National Eczema Association - Engagement Research Grant; catalyst Research grant; Eczema Champion Research Grant To provide emerging, early-career and expert researchers support to explore adult and pediatric eczema.
August 31, 2019 / Application Gene Therapy for Hemophilia A or B - Pfizer Hemophilia ASPIRE 2019

For basic science studies on gene therapy for Hemophilia A or B.

 

August 31, 2019 / Application Pardee Foundation  Provides for a one-year period which will allow establishment of capabilities of new cancer researchers, or new cancer approaches by established cancer researchers.
August 31, 2019 / LOI Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Translational Research Program The Translational Research Program (TRP) supports new and innovative research that shows high promise for translating basic biomedical knowledge to clinical application, resulting in better treatment and cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
August 31, 2019 / LOI Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Specialized Center of Research Program Supports teams of researchers representing different disciplines and engaged in collaborative efforts to discover new approaches to treat patients with blood cancers.
August 31, 2019 / Application Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation For improvement of existing treatments and for new treatments (such as medical marijuana and neuroplasticity training for blepharospasm).

 

 

September 2020
2019 due dates follow below. 2020 due dates will be added as they become available.
Due Date / For Sponsor (with additional information) Purpose
September 2, 2019 / Application AASM Foundation-Focused Projects Award for Junior Investigators For projects across a wide variety of topics and research questions relevant to sleep medicine that align with the mission of the AASM Foundation while advancing the careers of junior sleep scientists.
September 3, 2019/ Letter of Intent (LOI) Blood Cancer Discoveries Program-The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research "To encourage basic research, technological innovation, and informatics pipeline development that can lead to an understanding of blood cancer disease mechanisms, the development of improved methods for detecting and monitoring cancer progression, and the identification of novel therapeutic targets."
September 3, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Precision Nutrition in IBD To answer the IBD patient’s key question, “What should I eat?” based on the patient’s personal response to different foods, so that diets can be tailored to the individual clinical, biological and lifestyle characteristics of the patient.
September 4, 2019 / Application

American Gastrological Association (AGA)-Allergan Foundation Pilot Research Award in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

For early-career investigators in IBD to help establish their research careers or to support projects that represent new research directions for established investigators.
September 4, 2019 / Application

American Gastrological Association (AGA)-Allergan Foundation Pilot Research Award in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

For early-career investigators to help establish their research careers or to support projects that represent new research directions for established investigators in the study of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
September 4, 2019 / Application

American Gastrological Association (AGA) -Elsevier Pilot Research Award

For early-career investigators to help establish their research careers or to support projects that represent new research directions for established investigators.
September 4, 2019 / Application

American Gastrological Association (AGA)-Pfizer Pilot Research Award in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

To support new research areas that could improve the diagnosis and treatment of IBD.
September 4, 2019 / Application

American Gastrological Association (AGA)-Rome Foundation Functional GI and Motility Disorders Pilot Research Award

To  address the pathophysiology, diagnosis and/or treatment of functional gastrointestinal or motility disorders.
September 5, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Leducq Foundation Transatlantic Networks of Excellence Program Desription To improve human health through international efforts to combat cardiovascular and stroke.
September 5, 2019 / Application Lymphoma Research Foundation Clinical Investigator Career Development Award To support physician-investigators at the level of advanced fellow or junior faculty member who will contribute to the development of new lymphoma therapies and diagnostic tools.
September 5, 2019 / Application Lymphoma Research Foundation Lymphoma Clinical Research Mentoring Program(LCMP) RFP " An education and mentoring program for fellows and junior faculty with a focus on clinical research in the field of non-Hodgkin and Hodgkin lymphoma."
September 5, 2019 / Appplication OREF/ALOISES/Rockwood Clinical Research Grant in Shoulder Care " To encourage new investigators to conduct research in the area of shoulder care."
September 9, 2019/Letter of Intent (LOI) JDRF International, in partnership with the Lupus Research Alliance and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society:DECODING IMMUNE MEDIATED DISEASES – NOVEL APPROACHES FOR THERAPEUTIC INSIGHTS For 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.
September 9, 2019 / Preproposal National Multiple Sclerosis Society RFA: Pilot Research Award on the Effects of Aging on MS To advance the understanding of how aging contributes to the pathogenesis and natural history of MS progression, and to use this knowledge to reveal potential targets and develop strategies that slow down or stop disability progression.
September 10, 2019/Application Pfizer Global, American College of Asthma, Allergy, Immunology ACAAI: Atopic Dermatitis: Translating the AD Yardstick into Practice To support the development of physician-directed tools, the study of patient/parent attitudes toward AD treatment, or patient education
September 10, 2019 / Preproposal DoD Complex Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Rehabilitation Research – Clinical Research Award (CTRR – CRA)

To support clinical research focused on understanding the clinical sequelae and mechanisms of recovery associated with mTBI and TBI-related cognitive, sensory, and motor performances.

September 10, 2019 / Preproposal DoD Complex Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research – Clinical Trial Award (CTRR – CTA)

To support the rapid implementation of clinical trials with the potential to have a significant impact on the treatment or management of complex traumatic brain injury (TBI).

September 12, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Alzheimer's Association: The Tau Pipeline Enabling Program To promote the advanced study of a wide range of novel targets, agents and/or therapeutic strategies that will accelerate the development of disease modifying interventions for tauopathies.
September 13, 2019 / Application Amyloidosis Foundation Research Grant To support basic biomedical and clinical research on systemic amyloidosis.
September 13, 2019 / Proposal Andrew McDonough B+ ("Be Positive") Foundation Childhood Cancer Research Grant To support research on childhood cancers.
September 13, 2019 / Application The Center for Mitochondrial and Epigenomic Medicine (CMEM) Grant Innovative research in the areas of mitochondrial and epigenomic medicine to develop fundamental science or novel diagnostics procedures.
September 13, 2019 / Application Fetal Health Foundation Brianna Marie Memorial Research Grant Application To improve overall health outcomes for pregnancies and infants affected by various fetal syndromes.
September 13, 2019 / Abstract due The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Career Development Awards "Career development awards to postdoctoral fellows and instructors, as well as early-career independent investigators, engaging in basic, clinical, or translational research to help understand and treat hematologic malignancies and relevant premalignant conditions."
September 13, 2019 / Application Simons Foundation Winter 2020 Pilot Award To provide early support for exploratory ideas, particularly those with novel hypotheses for autism.
September 15, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) American Society for Suicide Prevention Linked Standard Research Innovation Grant "For investigators at any level performing research involving two or more unique sites with each site contributing unique expertise, as well as data collection."
September 15, 2019 / Application Society of Thoracic Radiology Research and Educational Foundation Seed Grant Guidelines and Submission Procedures To allow young investigators to pursue novel research in thoracic imaging and related fields.
September 15, 2019 / Application The Thoracic Surgery Foundation Assorted Awards Visit link to see all available opportunitites.
September 15, 2019 / Application Defeat Diffuse Instinsic Pontine Gliomat (DIPG) Chadtough Grant Applications To encourage outstanding scientists to choose a career involving DIPG research.
September 16, 2019 / Application Dermatology Foundation Charles and Daneen Stiefel Scholar Award To support outstanding investigators committed to understanding the molecular and cellular basis of skin cancer (melanoma or non-melanoma) and/or its treatment.
September 16, 2019 / Application Dermatology Foundation Sun Pharma Research Award To support an outstanding mid-career investigator with an established trajectory in basic, clinical or translational resarch related to inflammatory skin disorders..
September 16, 2019/ Letter of Intent (LOI) 2020 Epilepsy Foundation Shark Tank Competition Contestants in this competition pitch research to support the development and commercialization of an important new product, technology, or therapeutic concept to help people with epilepsy.
September 16, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Foundation for Prader-Willi Research(FPWR) Grant To advance the understanding and treatment of Prader-Willi syndrome.
September 16, 2019 / Application Kenneth Rainin Foundation Synergy Awards To forge partnerships in the field of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
September 17, 2019 / Pre-Application DoD-CDMRP FY19 Kidney Cancer Research Program(KCRP) Clinical Consortium Award

To support a consortium of exceptional institutions and leading investigators to advance high-impact, novel therapeutic strategies and interventions to improve patient outcomes and significantly decrease the impact of kidney cancer.

September 17, 2019 / Pre-Application DoD-CDMRP FY19 Kidney Cancer Research Program(KCRP) Concept Award

To support highly innovative, untested, potentially groundbreaking novel concepts in kidney cancer.

September 17, 2019 / Pre-Application DoD-CDMRP FY19 Kidney Cancer Research Program(KCRP) Idea Development Award

To support innovative ideas and high-impact approaches, based on scientifically sound evidence, to move toward the KCRP vision of eliminating kidney cancer.

September 17, 2019 / Pre-Application DoD-CDMRP FY19 Kidney Cancer Research Program(KCRP) Academy of Kidney Cancer Investigators - Dean Award Seeking applications for a seasoned kidney researcher to serve as Dean of a virtual academy for early-career kidney cancer investigators.
   
September 17, 2019 / Pre-Application DoD-CDMRP FY19 Kidney Cancer Research Program(KCRP) CDMRP Academy of Kidney Cancer Investigators - Early Career Investigator Award To develop successful, highly productive kidney cancer researchers in a collaborative research
September 17, 2019 / Pre-Application D0D-CDMRP FY19 Kidney Cancer Research Program(KCRP) Translational Research Partnership Award

to support partnerships between clinicians and research scientists that will accelerate the movement of promising ideas in kidney cancer toward clinical applications.

September 19, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) DoD Prevention Research to Reduce Sexual Assault and/or Understand Adjustment Disorders Investigator-Initiated Focused Research Award (PSAAD-IIFRA)  
September 20, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Alpha-1 Foundation Pilot and Feasibility Grant To encourage the development and testing of new hypotheses and/or new methods in research areas relevant to Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (AAT) Deficiency.
September 20, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Alpha-1 Foundation Research Grant To encourage the development of new information that contributes to the understanding of the basic biology of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (AAT) expression, and the pathogenesis/management of AAT Deficiency
September 21, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Barth Syndrome Research Grant Program To advance knowledge of the basic mechanism of the disease so as to develop more accurate diagnostic methods and improved specific therapies for children and adults affected by Barth syndrome.
September 22, 2019 / Application American Epilepsy Society Seed Grant Program To enable preliminary investigations of epilepsy that will lay the groundwork for subsequent substantial grants from government, industry, or other funding sources for research to advance the understanding, treatment, and prevention of epilepsy.
September 23, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI)

2019 Million Dollar Bike Ride Funding Opportunity for Rare Diseases

"Provides a one‐year grant to support research related to the 30 rare diseases represented in the 2019 Million Dollar Bike Ride."
September 23, 2019 / Application Penn Health Tech / Health Innovation Pilot Grant

"o support the development of medical device and health technology projects that address important unmet medical needs. Proposals that cross departments and schools and promote sharing expertise are strongly encouraged."

September 24, 2019

Michael J Fox Foundation Therapeutic Pipeline Progam and Use of Parkinson's Disease Biosamples Program

 

See link to left for details on both programs.
September 24, 2019 See RWJF links to left for details on each program.
     
September 25, 2019 / Application American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Career Development Award "For clinical investigators, who have received their initial faculty appointment, as they work to establish an independent clinical cancer research program."
September 25, 2019 / Application American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award To fund physicians during the transition from a fellowship program to a faculty appointment.
September 25, 2019 / Application American Society of Clinical Oncology Global Oncology Young Investigator Award (YIA)  Research should be relevant to low-resource settings.
September 25, 2019 / Application Fighting for Blindness Foundation Diana Davis Spencer Clinical/Research Fellowship Award To increase the number of clinician-scientists with expertise and commitment to provide clinical care to patients with inherited orphan retinal degenerations.
September 26, 2019 / Application Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) 2019 RUNX1 Early Career Investigator Grant Guidelines

"To promote the establishment of a new generation of translational and clinical researchers interested in tackling inherited hematologic malignancy predisposition disorders with a focus on RUNX1-familial platelet disorder."

September 26, 2019 / Application Simons Foundation Simons Fellows in Mathematics The Foundation invites applications for the Simons Fellows in Mathematics program, to make sabbatical research leaves more productive by extending them from a single term to a full academic year.
September 27, 2019 / Application American Society of Clinical Oncology Gateway Discovery Grant in Immunotherapy Research "For new ideas that better predict response to immunotherapies. Proposed research should include a Phase 1 or 2 treatment-based investigator-initiated clinical trial."
September 27, 2019 / Application Biesecker Pediatric Liver Center Pilot and Feasibility Grant Program To encourage new collaborations across divisions and departments in the field of pediatric liver disease, and to engage researchers who are not currently working in that field.
September 27, 2019/ Letter of Intent (LOI)

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Please visit CF Foundation links to the left for more information on each award.
September 30, 2019 / Application Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF)  2019 Single-cell Pediatric Cancer Atlas Grant Guidelines

"To create datasets that profile pediatric cancers at a single-cell resolution level."

September 30, 2019 / Application NatureResearch Global Grants for Gut Health To advance understanding of the impact of the gut microbiota on human health.

 

 

 

October 2020

2019 due dates follow below. 2020 due dates will be added as they become available.

Due date/for Sponsor (with additional information) Purpose
October 1, 2019 / Application American Academy of Neurology grants "Many available opportunities for all types of research across all career levels and discovery stages."
October 1, 2019/Letter of Intent (LOI) Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation: Crazy 8 Initiative Multidisciplinary, collaborative research on 1. Developmental Origins of Pediatric Cancers 2. Drugging Currently Undruggable Pediatric Cancer Drivers 3. Developing Novel Immunotherapies 4. Discovery and Development of Novel Pediatric Cancer Drug Targets
October 1, 2019 / Application Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards for Medical Scientists "This highly competitive program that provides $700,000 awards over five years for physician-scientists, who are committed to an academic career in basic or translational research, to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service."
October 1, 2019 / Proposal PA Foundation Request for Proposals on Propionic Acidemia To advance research devoted to finding treatments and a cure for propionic acidemia.
October 1, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Intitute (PCORI)Cyle 3 2019

To improve methods for conducting patient-centered outcomes research.

October 1, 2019 / Application The Sartorius & Science Prize for Regenerative Medicine & Cell Therapy For scientists within 10 years of receiving an MD or PhD whose research focuses on basic or translational research that advances regenerative medicine and cell therapy.
October 1, 2019 / LOI Whitehall Foundation "Supports those dynamic areas of basic biological research that are not heavily supported by Federal Agencies or other foundations with specialized missions.... Currently, the foundation is insterested in studies that aim to better understand behavioral output or brain mechanisms of behavior."
October 1, 2019 / Application Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada National Office Postdoctoral Fellowship "The endMS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is intended to support research for training of Postdoctoral Fellows in studies related to MS. The endMS Postdoctoral Fellowships serve to attract and retain young researchers in the field of MS."
October 1, 2019 / Application NBER-IFS International Network on the Value of Medical Research "The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Institute for Fiscal tudies (IFS) have obtained grant funding to support small research projects related to the value of health research."
October 2, 2019 / Preapplication DoD-CDMRP Melanoma Research Program -- Concept Award "Supports the exploration of a highly innovative new concept or untested theory that addresses an important problem relevant to melanoma. The Concept Award is not intended to support an incremental progression of an already established research project but, instead, allows Principal Investigators (PIs) the opportunity to pursue serendipitous observations."
October 3, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) American Lung Association Lung Cancer Discovery Award Fosters innovation, use novel approaches; and/or Accelerate progress in lung cancer research that improves patient care and helps save lives.
October 8, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) AHA Professional Heart Daily Collaborative Sciences Award Supports innovative collaborative approaches to research projects that propose novel pairings of investigators from at least two broadly disparate disciplines.
October 9, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Rally Foundation Collaborative Grant To support investigators in childhood cancer, at all career stages from fellow to professor.
October 10, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) AHA Professional Heart Daily Established Investigator Award To support investigators (typically at associate professor level) with unusual promise and established records of accomplishments; candidates have a demonstrated commitment to cardiovascular or cerebrovascular science disciplines that support the AHA’s mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives, as indicated by prior publication history and scientific accomplishments.
October 11, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Alzheimer's Drug Discover Foundation (ADDF)

Four requests for proposals: Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials (PACT), Neuroimaging and CSF Biomarker Development, Prevention Beyond the Pipeline, and Drug Discovery. More information at ADDF link to the left.

October 15, 2019 / Application American Cancer Society Independent Research Scholar Award The Research Scholar Grant (RSG) supports investigator-initiated projects across the cancer research continuum. 
October 15, 2019 / Application American Cancer Society Mentored Clinician Scientist Development Grant Provides support for protected time to allow junior faculty who see patients to be mentored and participate in research training to aid their development as independent clinician scientists
October 15, 2019 / Application American Cancer Society Pilot and Exploratory Projects in Palliative Care of Cancer Patients and Their Families The development of the specialty of palliative medicine is a critical step in addressing the unmet needs of patients with serious illness and their families.
October 15, 2019 / Application AHA Professional Heart Daily Career Development Award "Supports highly promising healthcare and academic professionals, in the early years of the first professional appointment, to explore innovative questions or pilot studies that will provide preliminary data and training necessary to assure the applicant’s future success as a research scientist."
October 15, 2019 / Application Angelman Syndrome Foundation Call for Research Proposals "Highest priority will be given to pilot projects to test new ideas about pathogenesis and therapeutics of Angelman syndrome, translational research and clinical research studies. Of particular interest to the ASF are studies related to communication, behavioral issues and identification of issues and treatments that impact the daily life of people with Angelman syndrome and their families."
October 15, 2019 / Application Dermatology Foundation Career Development Award For junior faculty in departments or divisions of Dermatology. Must include letter of support from chair.
October 15, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI)

National Ataxia Foundation Awards

Pioneer spinocerebellar ataxias (SCA) and SCA3/MJD Translational Research Awards

Young Investigator Award for spinocerebellar ataxias (SCA)

Young Investigator Award

October 15, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Osteosarcoma Institute Awards

"For a translational and preclinical study, or for a Phase 2 clinical study in recurrent osteosarcoma patients."

October 15, 2019 Skin Cancer Foundation

"To provide young physicians and investigators stipends for studies that serve as stepping stones to important breakthroughs."

October 19, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Anna D. Barker Fellowship in Basic Cancer Research "The AACR Anna D. Barker Basic Cancer Research Fellowship encourages and supports postdoctoral or clinical research fellows to establish a successful career path in cancer research. The research proposed for funding may be in any area of basic cancer research."
October 22, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) AHA Professional Heart Daily Innovative Project Award To support highly innovative, high-impact research that could ultimately lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will accelerate the field of cardiovascular and/or cerebrovascular research.
October 24, 2019 / Proposal

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: Accelerating the Discovery of Nonsense Mutation Therapies for CF: Pilot and Feasibility Grant

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: Accelerating the Discovery of Nonsense Mutation Therapies for CF: Research Grant

"To support highly meritorious proposals that will accelerate the discovery of novel therapies for nonsense mutations in CF."
October 24, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) California Breast Cancer Research Program Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Awards Applications for this award type should challenge existing paradigms, represent a new direction for the PI and encourage innovation by the incorporation of techniques and approaches not yet well represented in mainstream breast cancer research.
October 30, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Pablove Foundation for Childhood Cancer Seed Grant "Preferences going toward less common childhood cancers, as well as projects that focus on Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome (OMS)" 
October 31, 2019 / Application Cystic Fibrosis Foundation CFF/NIH-Unfunded Award To support excellent cystic fibrosis-related research projects that have been approved by the National Institutes of Health (or governmental funding agencies in other countries) but cannot be supported by available funds.
October 31, 2019 / Application International Foundation for Research in Parapelegia IRP Grant  For clinical or basic research on CNS regeneration, neuroprotection and functional restoration, with special emphasis on the spinal cord.
October 31, 2019 / Applicaiton Michaelson Prize: Human Vaccine Project To support early investigators, under age 35, performing transformative research in human immunology, with trans-disease applications to accelerate vaccine and immunotherapeutic discovery.
October 31, 2019 / Application Morton Cure Paralysis Fund Grant MCPF supports cutting-edge ideas, enabling researchers to gather the proof-of-concept data needed to pursue multimillion-dollar grants from large financiers
October 31, 2019 / Application Blood Doping Research: Single Cell HbA1C Fraction Distribution Assay "This RFP aims at funding an analytical approach to precisely measure percent glycated hemoglobin (HbA1C) fraction at the single Red Blood Cell (RBC) level from whole-blood samples.  These measures should enable single cell HbA1C fraction dynamics to be expressed from a bulk blood sample and be repeatable to a high-degree of precision/accuracy within and between laboratories and validated."

 

November 2020
2019 due dates follow below. 2020 due dates will be added as they become available.
Due date / for what document Sponsor (with additional information) Purpose
November 1, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) American Society for Hematology (ASH) Bridge grant "For ASH members who applied for an NIH R01 grant or equivalent and were scored but not funded. ASH Bridge Grants are intended to help sustain recipients' research and contribute to their retention in hematology investigation while they reapply."
November 1, 2019 / Concept paper Anna Lalor Burdick Program for Reproductive Health Research and Education "To empower young women through education about healthy reproduction."
November 1, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Cancer Research Institute (CRI)/ Clinic and Laboratory Integration Program and Chordoma Foundation "To support investigators who are studying critical topics at the intersection of laboratory and clinical research in immuno-oncology....Proposals related to accelerating the development of effective treatments and ultimately a cure for chordoma, a rare type of cancer that occurs in the bones of the skull base and spine are encouraged."
November 1 / Letter of Intent (LOI) NSF ADVANCE Program: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions  "To develop systemic approaches to increase the participation and advancement of women in academic STEM careers."
November 1, 2019 / Application American Society of Transplantation Research Network (TIRN) Fellowship Research Grants "To support individuals who have spent two years or less (at the time of the application) performing research in the area of solid organ transplantation (and/or immunology relating to solid organ transplant) since obtaining their last doctoral degree (PhD, MD, PharmD, or equivalent)."
November 4, 2019 Bright Focus: Alzheimer's Disease Research Grant Foundation "prefers innovative proposals for which there are few alternative sources of funding, and to support the ability of investigators to generate the data needed to receive governmental or other third-party funding after the expiration of the BrightFocus award."
November 4, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Strategic Research Agreement

"The strategic research agreement is a partnership between Investigator(s) and JDRF Scientists to help address roadblocks and accelerate JDRF’s mission through support of cutting-edge scientific investigation of Type I Diabetes."

November 5, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

Several opportunties:

November 6, 2019 / Expression of Interest (EOI) Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF): The Role of the Microbiome in Type 1 Diabetes: Pathogenesis and Therapeutic Utility "JDRF is most interested in research that focuses on understanding the role of the intestinal microbiome in T1D pathogenesis and utilizing these insights to develop therapeutic approaches to slow or stop T1D progression."
November 7, 2019 (See link for required documents Brain Research Foundation Pilot Grant Program Limited application: the University will select one applicant to put forward.  "For studies of brain function including molecular and clinical neuroscience as well as studies of neural, sensory, motor, cognitive, behavioral, and emotional functioning in health and disease."
November 13, 2019 / Application American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Research Foundation Research Scholar Award "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)."
November 13, 2019 / Application

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 

Grand Challenges Explorations: Innovations for Improving the Impact of Health Campaigns

"Seeks innovative solutions that accelerate the improvement of coverage, reach, efficiency, and effectiveness of campaign-based delivery of health interventions."
November 15, 2019 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Innovation Grant Various grants for investigators at different career stages.
November 15, 2019 / Concept paper Gerber Foundation  "For projects that improve the nutrition, care and development of infants and young children from the first year before birth to three years of age."
November 15, 2019 / Application AACR-Genentech Cancer Health Disparities Research Fellowships "These fellowships provide two-year grants of $110,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow
while working on mentored cancer health disparities research."
November 15, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Parkinson's Foundation Stanley Fahn Junior Faculty Award "To support clinical, pre-clinical or basic research proposals that will directly impact the understanding of Parkinson’s or its treatment from promising early career scientists."
November 18, 2019 / Application Mallinckrodt Scholar Award Program. Limited application: the PSOM will select two applicants to put forward. For faculty in the fifth to eighth year of a tenure track appointment who are engaged in basic biomedical research that has the potential to advance the understanding, diagnosis or treatment of disease. "
November 18, 2019 / Application Melanoma Research Alliance Pilot, young investigator and mid-career awards
November 19, 2019 / Application American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)-Bristol-Myers Squibb Midcareer Female Investigator Grant "To support mid-career female physician-scientists and researchers to conduct immuno-oncology research and to foster their career advancement toward becoming a senior investigator."
November 19, 2019 / Pre-application Doris Duke Foundation Clinical Science Development Award "For junior physician scientists to facilitate their transition to independent clinical research careers." Note: flooded [at] email.chop.edu (Ed Flood )in Corporate and Foundation Relations at CHOP has ushered faculty through submitting successful applications in the past, so consider contacting him about submissions.
November 21, 2019 /Application American Association of Cancer Research (ACR) Gertrude Elion Cancer Research Award "To support tenure-eligible junior faculty. The research must focus on cancer etiology, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention and may be basic, translational, or clinical in nature."
November 22, 2019 / Application American Kidney Fund Clinical Scientist in Nephrology Fellowship "Fund researchers whose work is designed to improve diagnosis, treatment and outcomes for patients living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and has promoted clinical research in nephrology."
November 25, 2019 / Application American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) Several career development and bridge funding awards for junior and mid-career faculty
November 30, 2019 / Application

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Opening Influenza Research

"A call for negative results, null results and replications of important findings."

 

 

 

December 2019

DECEMBER 2019

Listed chronologically by due date. Additional funding opportunities will be added as the month approaches

Due date/for what document Sponsor (includes more information) Purpose
December 1, 2019 / proposal The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA) Research Funding "To support research—both basic and translational—aimed at improving patient care. Our funding is available to any investigator who wishes to advance knowledge within the field of otolaryngic allergy."
December 1, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Discovery Grant "Supports research on the causes of disease, unraveling pathways involved in disease, identifying novel drug targets, and testing new strategies to treat disease. The goal for discovery research is to form a solid foundation that informs and accelerates all subsequent drug development."
December 2, 2019 / Application American Society for Transplantation Research Network (ASTRN) Faculty Development Research Grant "For young independent investigators within the first five years of their first faculty appointment and whose research relates to the field of solid organ transplantation (and/or immunology relating to solid organ transplant)."
December 2, 2019 / Application Damon Runyon Physician-Scientist Training Award "To recruit outstanding U.S. Specialty Board-eligible physicians into cancer research careers by providing them with the opportunity for a protected research training experience under the mentorship of a highly qualified and gifted mentor after they have completed all of their clinical training."
December 2, 2019 / Application American Society of Nephrology Transition to Independence Award "To advance the independent careers of young investigators in biomedical research."
December 2, 2019 / Application Autism Science Foundation Fellowship "The Autism Science Foundation invites applications for its Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Awards from graduate students, medical students and postdoctoral fellows interested in pursuing careers in basic and clinical research relevant to autism spectrum disorders."
December 2, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Parkinson's Foundation Impact Award "For projects that are unlikely to be funded through more traditional funding mechanisms.Projects should be 'outside the box' with the goal of bringing new light to the biology of Parkinson's, or testing a truly novel therapeutic idea."
December 4, 2019 / Application American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) 

Clinical, Translational and Outcomes Research Award (Junior Faculty)

Pinnacle Research Award in Liver Disease (Junior faculty in basic science)

December 5, 2019 / Application Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Pilot and Feasibility Award "For developing and testing new hypotheses and/or methods, and supporting promising new investigators as they establish themselves in research areas relevant to cystic fibrosis."
December 5, 2019 / Application Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Research Grants (Fall Cycle) For basic science, hypothesis-driven research on cystic fibrosis.
December 5, 2019 / Application

Penn Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) Call for Proposals – Cardiovascular Translational Dream Team Initiative (Phase 2)

"CVI invites research teams to apply for funding through the “Dream Team” Initiative focused on well-defined areas of opportunity and unmet clinical needs in the broad areas of heart and vascular diseases."
December 5, 2019 /           Pre-proposal Tourette Association of American (TAA) Young Investigator Award "To encourage early career researchers to invest their efforts and expertise in increasing our biological understanding of Tourette Syndrome (TS), pursuing clinical research aimed at improving patient care, and developing and testing new therapies."
December 11, 2019 / Proposal NSF Smart and Connected Health (SCH): Connecting Data, People and Systems program "To accelerate the development and integration of innovative computer and information science and engineering approaches to support the transformation of health and medicine."
December 12, 2019 American Lung Association Public Policy Research Award   To support projects that evaluate existing public policy and programs, as well as projects that inject innovative ideas into public policies impacting lung health.
December 12, 2019 / Application

American Lung Association-- American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: Allergic Respiratory Diseases Research Award

For faculty in divisions of Allergy and Immunology performing research to advance the understanding of allergic respiratory disease.
December 12, 2019 / Application American Lung Association -- Catalyst Award "For mentored investigators who are conducting basic science, behavioral, clinical or translational research into lung health."
December 12, 2019 / Application

American Lung Association -- Dalsemer Award

"To provide seed monies to mentored junior investigators on the path to independence for researching the mechanisms and biology of interstitial lung disease."

December 12, 2019 / Application Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance Several grants for areas such as early stage and pilot research, mentored research, and research to create consensus guidelines.
December 13, 2019 / Application American Liver Foundation -- Liver Scholar Award "To bridge the gap between completion of research training and attainment of status as an independent research scientist."
December 13, 2019 / Application American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) For "basic, translational and clinical research with a relationship to gastrointestinal endoscopy."
December 13, 2019 / Application Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Career Development Award "Supports junior faculty to conduct pancreatic cancer research and establish successful career paths in the field. Proposed research may be basic, translational, clinical or epidemiological in nature."
December 14, 2019 / Application Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation National Diabetes Psychology Fellowship Program "The fellowship program sponsored by JDRF is a combination of clinical diabetes care and diabetes research."

December 15, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI)

(Next cycle LOI deadline: June 15)

American College of Radiology (ACR) Innovation Fund "To support untested, uncommon and distinctive ideas and activities that lead to groundbreaking efforts that align with and support the goals and objectives of the ACR Strategic Plan."
December 16, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery Core Grants Program "A collaboration of several societies, foundations, and industry supporters focused on providing support for research in the field of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery."
December 20, 2019 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Cooley's Anemia Foundation for Ongoing Research in Thalassemia "To support ongoing clinical projects addressing one or more of the following areas impacting patients with thalassemia, including but not limited to: cardiac issues and iron overload; fertility, pregnancy and family planning; quality of life, psychosocial impact and/or burden of disease."
December 26, 2019 / Application Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) 2019 RUNX1 Early Career Investigator Grant Guidelines "To promote the establishment of a new generation of translational and clinical researchers interested in tackling inherited hematologic malignancy predisposition disorders with a focus on RUNX1-familial platelet disorder."
December 31, 2019 / Application (additional cycle deadlines: April 30 and August 31) Pardee Foundation for Cancer Research "To allow the establishment of capabilities of new cancer researchers, or new cancer approaches by established cancer researchers."

 

 

 

 

January 2020
January 2020 deadlines in chronolgical order
Deadline / for what document Sponsor with information Purpose of funding
January 7, 2020 Society of Surgical Oncology (SS0) Clinical Investigator Award "To promote patient-oriented research conducted by surgical oncologists in clinical and translational science."
January 8, 2020 / Proposal American Epilepsy Society (AES) Junior Investigator Award "Supports research by recently independent investigators with the intent to facilitate successful competition for subsequent longer-term support from the NIH or other sources...for studies across the spectrum of basic, translational, and clinical epilepsy research."
January 8, 2020 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Citizens United for Research on Epilepsy (CURE)
January 9, 2020 / Letter of intent (LOI) William T. Grant Foundation

"Supports research to improve the lives of young people ages 5-25 in the United States. We pursue this mission by supporting research within two focus areas: 1) Improving the use of research evidence and 2) reducing inequality

January 10, 2020 / Application Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI)Research Award "To provide support for the investigation of key unresolved research questions in autism, particularly those that connect genetic etiologies to brain function and behavior."
January 13, 2020 / Application

International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) /Enduring Hearts Transplant Longevity Research Award

"To promote research to improve longevity of, and quality of life for, pediatric heart transplant recipients, and ultimately reduce and eliminate pediatric heart disease."
January 13, 2020 / Application O.H. Frazier Award in mechanical circulatory support (MCS) Translational Research Sponsored by Medtronic "For a junior faculty member dedicated to a career in the use of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) as a treatment option for heart failure. It is anticipated that the individual will be clinician or clinician scientist at an active VAD/transplant program with a faculty appointment in either cardiology or cardiac surgery."

January 15, 2020 / Letter of intent (LOI)

American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) Bridge Award "Supports investigators who have recently submitted an NIH R and have received competitive scores on their proposal, but were not funded, as they strengthen their proposal for resubmission to the NIH or other federal agency."Several topics: Arthritis and Aging, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Ankylosing Spondylitis. Application due January 18, 2019
January 15, 2020 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) Keith Michael Andrus Cardiac Award "To advance our understanding and treatment of cardiomyopathy associated with FA."
Januaary 15, 2020 / Application due Lupus Research Alliance
  • Lupus Innovation Award
  • Lupus Mechanisms and Targets Award
January 15, 2020 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Whitehall Foundation Award "To support basic research in neurobiology, defined as follows: Invertebrate and vertebrate (excluding clinical) neurobiology, specifically investigations of neural mechanisms involved in sensory, motor, and other complex functions of the whole organism as these relate to behavior."
January 17, 2020 / Letter of Intent (LOI) Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation Drug Development RFP
Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials (PACT) RFP
Neuroimaging and CSF Biomarker Development RFP
Prevention Beyond the Pipeline RFP
January 17, 2020 / Application Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF) "Supports research in the following areas: all arthritis, rheumatic and autoimmune disease, arthritis and aging, psoriatic arthritis , and Ankylosing Spondylitis.
January 21, 2020 / Letter of intent (LOI) Parkinson's Foundation Clinical Research Award "This two-year award supports the research expenses of a clinician scientist whose clinically oriented research involves people living with Parkinson’s disease."
January 22, 2020 / Application American Heart Association (AHA) Transformational Project Award "Proposed work should be the next logical step of previous work and should already be revealing a high probability of revealing new avenues of investigation, if successful." 
January 31, 2020 / Application Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA)

For this grant cycle, funding is restricted to research in the following areas:

• Immunotherapy
• Omic characterization of sarcomas and definition of novel targets
• Omic patterns of sensitivity and resistance to existing agents
• Systemic therapy combinations
• Gene Therapy