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College of Medicine

College of Medicine Funding Opportunities

Listed below are funding opportunities which are updated monthly for Drexel's Bio-Med. Foundations and Corporate Relations welcomes questions and collaboration from all of Drexel.

Recent archived months are located under College of Medicine tab on the left. 

For additional information, please contact:

Bernadette R. McNulty, PhD
Director, FCR-College of Medicine, Foundation and Corporate Relations
215.255.7388 or email bmcnulty@drexel.edu

Elton John AIDS Foundation

Deadline: June 12, 2014 (LOI)

Funding: $75,000

Purpose: Programs addressing one or more of EJAF’s priority areas: Improving health outcomes and advancing equal rights for Black Americans Sexual Health and Rights of Adolescents and Young Adults Syringe Access and Harm Reduction The health and rights of people who are or were recently incarcerated Access to HIV treatment

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations.

Website: http://www.scangrants.com/grant/2014/6/12/call-for-proposals-elton-john-aids-foundation.aspx

Prostate Cancer Foundation, Intravenous Vitamin C Therapy for Prostate Cancer Patients

Deadline: June 30, 2014 (LOI)

Funding: $100,000 for 1 year

Purpose: PCF, in collaboration with the Marcus Foundation, will support a project that will interrogate the mechanisms and potential efficacy of vitamin C therapy in prostate cancer (PCa) patients and mitigation of chemotherapy-associated toxicity.

Eligibility: Unspecified

Website: http://www.pcf.org/

Elsa U. Pardee Foundation, Cancer Research Grants

Deadline: June 1, 2014

Funding: $100,000 - $150,000 over one year

Purpose: Funds research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer. The Foundation particularly 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.

Eligibility: PIs at any level may apply

Website: http://www.pardeefoundation.org/grants.aspx

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society The Quest for Cures

Deadline: June 3, 2014 (LOI), 3:00 PM ET

Funding: $200,000 - $400,000 over two years

Purpose: Aims to identify and develop safer, more effective treatment paradigms for patients with hematological malignancies, in order to understand the underlying causes leading to failure of current treatments and identify novel therapeutic targets and ultimately new treatments.

Eligibility: n/a

Website: http://www.lls.org/#/researchershealthcareprofessionals/academicgrants/quest_for_cures/

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, Bio-Therapeutics Impact Award, Cancer

Deadline: June 12, 2014

Funding: $1.5 million over 3 years

Purpose: The Bio-Therapeutics Impact Award accelerates the development of clinical trials for promising biologic approaches to treating childhood cancer. These approaches include, but are not limited to, immunotherapy, gene therapy and small molecules.

Eligibility: Intended for investigators who are initiating clinical trials or undertaking the pre-clinical work necessary to move into the IND (investigational new drug) phase.

Website: http://www.alexslemonade.org/files/biothera_guidelines.pdf

Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association Foundation, 2014 Research Award, Cancer

Deadline: June 16, 2014 (Letters of Intent); September 15, 2014 (full proposals)

Funding: Up to $50,000

Purpose: Funds hematology/oncology pharmacy practice research projects that facilitate efforts of hematology/oncology pharmacists to optimize care of people affected by cancer. Pharmacy practice is broadly defined as including outcomes, surveys, patient safety, standards validation, and translational science applications. Multiple institutions may be involved, and co-principal investigator projects are allowed.

Eligibility: n/a

Website: http://www.hoparx.org/research/default/research-grant-announcement.html

Lung Cancer Research Foundation

Deadline: June 16, 2014

Funding: $50,000 over one year

Purpose: Funds basic science, translational and clinical research

Eligibility: PIs at any level are eligible

Website: http://www.lungcancerresearchfoundation.org/our-research/

North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS), Young Investigator Award

Deadline: June 30, 2014

Funding: $50,000 over one year

Purpose: Encourages investigators at the beginning of their faculty appointment to pursue basic and/or translational research focused on neuroendocrine tumors

Eligibility: PIs must be within the first five years of a faculty appointment and be a NANETS member

Website: http://www.nanets.net/research/2014-young-investigator-award-criteria

North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society, Clinical Investigator Scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2014

Funding: $50,000 for 1 year

Purpose: To encourage clinicians at the end of their fellowship or beginning of their faculty appointment to pursue a clinical career focused on neuroendocrine tumors.

Eligibility: Candidates must have a MD, MD/PhD, DO degree or equivalent; be in the first 5 years of a faculty appointment, and be a NANETS member

Website: http://www.nanets.net/research/2014-ncis-scholarship-criteria

Children’s Leukemia Research Association

Deadline: June 30, 2014

Funding: $30,000 over one year

Purpose: Supports research to identify the causes and find a cure for leukemia

Eligibility: PIs at any level may apply

Website: http://www.childrensleukemia.org/researchgrants.html

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award

Deadline: July 1, 2014

Funding: $450,000 over 3 years

Purpose: To support early career researchers who have an innovative new idea but lack sufficient preliminary data to obtain traditional funding.

Eligibility: n/a

Website: http://www.damonrunyon.org/for_scientists/more/innovation_award_overview

American Gastroenterological Association, Award in Gastric Cancer

Deadline: Proposals due August 29, 2014

Funding: $100,000 over two years

Purpose: Supports an established investigator whose research will enhance the fundamental understanding of gastric cancer pathobiology in order to prevent or develop a cure for the disease.

Eligibility: AGA membership is required

Website: http://www.gastro.org/aga-foundation/grants/Criteria-Funderburg_8-13.pdf

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America Research Fellowship Awards

Deadline: LOIs due November 1, 2014

Funding: Up to $45,000 per year

Purpose: Research Fellowship Awards are intended to encourage the development of individuals with research potential to help them prepare for a career of independent basic and/or clinical investigation in the area of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Eligibility: Individuals who are already well established in the field of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) research are not considered eligible for this award. At the time of application, applicants must be employed by an institution (public non-profit, private non-profit, or government) engaged in health care and/or health related research within the United States. Research is not restricted by citizenship; however, proof of legal work status is required. Applicants must hold an MD and/or PhD (or equivalent degree). Candidates holding MD degrees must have two years of post-doctoral experience. Applicants holding PhDs must have at least one year of documented post-doctoral research relevant to IBD.

Website: http://www.ccfa.org/science-and-professionals/research/grants-fellowships/research-fellowship-awards.html

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America Career Development Awards

Deadline: LOIs due November 1, 2014

Funding: $90,000

Purpose: Career Development Awards are intended to encourage the development of individuals with research potential to help them prepare for a career of independent basic and/or clinical investigation in the area of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

Eligibility: Individuals who are already well established in the field of IBD research are not considered eligible for this award. At the time of application, applicants must be employed by an institution (public non-profit, private non-profit, or government) engaged in health care and/or health related research within the United States. Research is not restricted by citizenship; however, proof of legal work status is required. Applicants must hold an MD and/or PhD (or equivalent degree). Candidates holding MD degrees must have five years of post-doctoral experience. Applicants holding PhDs must have at least two years of documented post-doctoral research relevant to IBD. Generally, the candidates must not be in excess of ten years beyond the attainments of the doctoral degree

Website: http://www.ccfa.org/science-and-professionals/research/grants-fellowships/career-development-awards.html

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Senior Research Awards

Deadline: LOIs due November 1, 2014

Funding: Up to $115,830 over 1-3 years

Purpose: To provide established researchers with funds to generate sufficient preliminary data to become competitive for funds from other sources such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Eligibility: Applicant must hold an MD and/or PhD (or equivalent degree) and must be employed by an institution (public non-profit, private non-profit, or government) that is engaged in health care and/or health-related research. He/she must have attained independence from his/her mentor.

Eligibility: Eligibility is not restricted by citizenship or geography.

Website: http://www.ccfa.org/science-and-professionals/research/grants-fellowships/senior-research-awards.html

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Harry Shwachman Clinical Investigator Award

Deadline: September 10, 2014

Funding: Up to $91,000

Purpose: : This three-year award provides the opportunity for clinically-trained physicians to develop into independent biomedical research investigators who are actively involved in CF-related areas. Also intended to facilitate transition from postdoc training to a career in academic medicine.

Eligibility: U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. Indirect costs are not allowed.

Website: http://www.cff.org/research/forresearchers/fundingopportunities/researchgrants/#Harry_Shwachman_Clinical_Investigator_Award

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation LeRoy Matthews Physician/Scientist Award

Deadline: September 10, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Funding: Up to $91,000

Purpose: This award will provide up to six years of support for outstanding, newly trained pediatricians and internists (M.D.’s and M.D./Ph.D.’s) to complete subspecialty training, develop into independent investigators, and initiate a research program.

Eligibility: U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. Indirect costs are not allowed.

Website: http://www.cff.org/research/forresearchers/fundingopportunities/researchgrants/#LeRoy_Matthews_Physician/Scientist_Award

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Therapeutics Development Award

Deadline: LOI ongoing until October 31, 2014

Funding: Phase I: $200,000 per annum, max 2 years support. Awardee must provide at least a matching amount. See link for Phase II funding.

Purpose: To provide funds to assist in development of commercial therapeutic products to benefit individuals with CF. Structured as a matching award program, funds will be awarded only if they are matched by the awardee. For a Component I award, matching funds may be considered “in kind” at the discretion of CFFT. First, the awardee will examine the scientific potential of new products under Component I. Component II studies will involve support for the continuation of Component I developments and the initiation of patient clinical studies.

Eligibility: see website

Website: http://www.cff.org/research/CFFT/

JDRF, Diabetic Nephropathy Biomarker Discovery and Validation

Deadline: July 14, 2014

Funding: May not exceed a maximum of $1,500,000 USD per year, including a maximum of 10% indirect costs, or exceed 3 years duration.

Purpose: To catalyze collaborative research between talented research groups with critical clinical and data resources as well as those with appropriate analytic methods in order to accelerate progress in DN biomarker validation towards clinical utility.

Eligibility: Applications may be submitted by for-profit entities as well as nonprofit organizations, public and private universities, colleges, hospitals, laboratories, units of state and local governments. There are no citizenship requirements.

Website: http://cdn.jdrf.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/FY15_Nephropathy_Biomarker_RFA.pdf

American Honda Foundation, Youth Education

Deadline: August 1, 2014

Funding: Up to $75,000

Purpose: To support grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. We support youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment.

Eligibility: Organizations may only submit one request in a 12-month period. This includes colleges and universities with several departments/outreach programs

Website: http://corporate.honda.com/america/philanthropy.aspx?id=ahf

Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Foundation, Research Training Grant

Deadline: August 1, 2014

Funding: Up to $100,000 over 2 years

Purpose: The SAEMF Research Training Grant is intended to provide funding to support the development of a scientist in emergency medicine. The Research Training Grant provides financial support for a trainee to acquire sound research skills, and is also intended to provide trainees with fundamental skills necessary to succeed as scientists and to compete for additional extramural grant funding.

Eligibility: The applicant must have an advanced degree; hold a university appointment in or be actively involved with a department or division of emergency medicine or pediatric emergency medicine; be an SAEM member during the award period (faculty applicants who are two (2) or more years post-training must be an SAEM member for more than 12 months at the time of the application); limit non-research related obligations to a maximum of 12 hours per week, including all clinical, administrative, and teaching activities.

Website: http://www.saem.org/saem-foundation/grants/what-we-fund/research-training-grant Epilepsy

Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Foundation, Institutional Research Training Grant

Deadline: 8/1/2014

Funding: $100,000.00

Purpose: see website or ask FCR

Eligibility: see website or ask FCR

Website: http://www.saem.org/

American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation

Deadline: June 2, 2014

Funding: Up to $50,000

Purpose: The Joint Grant Awards Program (JGAP) supports research that poses questions of high relevance to Family Medicine. The program goals are to support research of value to the practicing family physician; encourage proposals by junior investigators; and fund pilot studies.

Eligibility: The following candidates may apply: Individual family physicians, Family Medicine organizations or associations, Family Medicine residency programs, Departments of Family Medicine, educational and health care institutions or organizations that will use the JGAP support exclusively for research projects directly involving and impacting Family Medicine. The principal investigator or one of the co-investigators must be an AAFP member. JGAP encourages the submission of proposals for which a family physician is the principal investigator.

Website: http://www.aafpfoundation.org/online/foundation/home/awards-and-grants/individuals/jointgrants.html

American Gastroenterological Association AGA-Aptalis Research Award in Pancreatic Disease

Deadline: June 6, 2014

Funding: Two-year grants of $100,000

Purpose: To encourage and support research into exocrine pancreatic disorders by helping to sustain the careers of young investigators with an interest in pancreatic disease. For young investigators, instructors, and research associates interested in the function and disorders of the exocrine pancreas. Research topics suitable for funding include but are not limited to pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, pancreatic insufficiency, the gut microbiome-pancreas relationship, pancreatic disease epidemiology or genetics (excluding diabetes), and pancreatic disease biomarkers.

Eligibility: Candidates must hold an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree (e.g., M.B., Ch.B., M.B.B.S., D.O.) and have a full-time faculty position at a North American institution by June 1, 2014. In addition, an AGA membership is required for an application to be submitted.

Website: http://www.gastro.org/aga-foundation/grants/agaaptalis-research-award-in-pancreatic-disease

American Gastrointestinal Association Research Foundation Award in Pancreatic Disease

Deadline: June 6, 2014

Funding: $100,000 over two years

Purpose: Research topics suitable for funding under this grant include but are not limited to: pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, pancreatic insufficiency, the gut microbiome-pancreas relationship, pancreatic disease epidemiology or genetics (excluding diabetes), and pancreatic disease biomarkers.

Eligibility: Ph.D. applicants should be no more than seven years from the awarding of their degree

Website: http://www.gastro.org/aga-foundation/grants/agaaptalis-research-award-in-pancreatic-disease

American Gastrointestinal Association Research Foundation Microbiome Junior Investigator Research Award

Deadline: June 6, 2014

Funding: $60,000 over two years

Purpose: Supports junior investigators engaged in research related to the gut microbiome. Supported research may include basic, translational, clinical or health services investigation.

Eligibility: Ph.D. applicants should be no more than seven years from the awarding of their degree

Website: http://www.gastro.org/aga-foundation/grants/aga-microbiome-junior-investigator-research-award

AGA-Pfizer JAK-IBD Research Grant, IBD

Deadline: June 6, 2014

Funding: $100,000 over two years

Purpose: To encourage innovative research into the role that Janus kinase pathways play in inflammatory bowel disease

Eligibility: MD, PhD or equivalent degree and a full-time faculty position. No geographic or age restrictions.

Website: http://www.gastro.org/aga-foundation/grants/agapfizer-jakibd-research-grant

FRAXA Research Foundation Grants and Fellowships Program, Medical Research

Deadline: February 1, 2015

Funding: Up to $100,000 per year

Purpose: FRAXA aims to accelerate research aimed at finding a specific treatment for fragile X syndrome. Our goal is to bring practical treatment into current medical practice as quickly as possible; therefore, preference will be given to research projects that have a clear practical application and the results of which will be shared in a timely fashion. Grants are given based on innovation and translational relevance: clinical trials are our highest priority, followed by preclinical research (i.e. rescue of animal models) and then translational research.

Eligibility: Successful applicants will be pursuing advanced translational, preclinical, and clinical research in fragile X.

Website: http://www.fraxa.org/research/apply/

Kennedy's Disease Association, 2014 Research Grants

Deadline: June 20, 2014

Funding: Up to $50,000

Purpose: To further the understanding of the pathological mechanisms of Kennedy's Disease.

Eligibility: Applications from junior investigators and from senior post-doctoral fellows are encouraged.

Website: http://www.kennedysdisease.org/promote-research/research-grants

Huntington's Disease Society of America, Letters of Intent

Deadline: May 30, 2014 (LOI)

Funding: Up to $75,000

Purpose: Supports innovative lines of inquiry of human HD patient data that will shed light on the most proximal biological events caused by the mutant huntington gene. Proposals must incorporate a patient-centric focus in collaboration with an HDSA Center of Excellence.

Eligibility: Applications welcome from all researchers regardless of their position. However, preference will be given to young investigators who are not yet independent investigators. Applications from U.S. and non-U.S. non-profit and for-profit institutions are also welcomed.

Website: http://www.hdsa.org/research/grant-applications/index.html

The Commonwealth Foundation, Health Care

Deadline: July 1, 2014

Funding: Unspecified; typical amounts range from $30,000- $200,000

Purpose: To support independent research on health care issues and grants to improve health care practice and policy, to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency. The Commonwealth Fund seeks to support projects on innovative approaches to addressing problems within its areas of focus, working in partnership with professionals and organizations in a range of fields.

Eligibility: Program staff responds to and funds unsolicited proposals. The Fund maintains goals that 20 percent of funded projects are the result of unsolicited proposals, and 20 percent of funds support projects with investigators who are new to the Fund.

Website: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/Grants-and-Programs.aspx

Cigna Foundation World of Difference Grants, Health Care

Deadline: Rolling deadline; programs applying for a grant after November 1 cannot expect to receive funding until the next calendar year

Funding: Unspecified; typical first-year grants are $100,000

Purpose: To collaborate on projects that address four health focus areas: Children’s Wellness. Building a foundation for a lifetime of healthy choices right from the very start. Women’s Health. Addressing the unique health and wellness issues women face at every age and stage of their lives. Senior Care. Helping seniors enjoy a vital life and enrich the lives of those around them. Health Equity. Removing barriers to help all people pursue optimal health and personal achievement.

Eligibility: This program supports pilot (or early stage) multi-year projects that directly serve the needs of individuals in the health focus area under consideration

Website: https://secure17.easymatch.com/cignagive/applications/agency/default.aspx?Skip=Guideline&programid=2

Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation Research Grants

Deadline: June 13, 2014 (Letters Of Intent)

Funding: Up to $50,000

Purpose: In support of studies focused on the causes, diagnosis, or treatment of dilated, hypertrophic, restrictive, arrhythmogenic right ventricular, and left ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy. Designed to provide seed funding to investigators for the testing of initial hypotheses and the collecting of preliminary data to help secure long-term funding from NIH and other major granting institutions.

Eligibility: Principal investigators must hold an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree and reside in the United States or Canada. In addition, the PI must have a faculty appointment at an accredited U.S. or Canadian medical institution and have the ability to conduct independent research with publications in established peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals.

Website: http://www.childrenscardiomyopathy.org/site/grants.php

Children’s Heart Foundation

Deadline: June 6, 2014

Funding: $200,000 over two years

Purpose: Supports clinical and basic science research in congenital heart disease

Eligibility: PIs at any level may apply

Website: http://www.childrensheartfoundation.org/for-scientists/call-for-research-proposals

American Heart Association, National Innovative Research Grant

Deadline: July 24, 2014 by 5 p.m.

Funding: $75,000 over 2 years

Purpose: To support highly innovative, high-risk, high-reward research that could ultimately lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will accelerate the field of cardiovascular and stroke research.

Eligibility: Proposals are encouraged from all basic, behavioral, epidemiological, and community and clinical investigations that bear on cardiovascular and stroke problems. The applicant must hold an M.D., Ph.D., D.O. or equivalent doctoral degree. Applications will not be accepted for work with funding to be administered through any federal institution or work to be performed by a federal employee, except for Veterans Administration employees.

Website: https://my.americanheart.org/professional/Research/FundingOpportunities/ForScientists/Summer-2014-National-Innovative-Research-Grant_UCM_321936_Article.jsp

American Heart Association, Scientist Development Grant

Deadline: July 24, 2014

Funding: $308,000 over 3 years

Purpose: Funds research projects that can bridge the gap between completion of research training and readiness for successful competition as an independent investigator.

Eligibility: See website or ask FCR.

Website: http://my.americanheart.org/professional/Research/FundingOpportunities/SupportingInformation/Winter-2013---Scientist-Development-Grant_UCM_443318_Article.jsp

American Heart Association, Established Investigator Award

Deadline: July 24, 2014

Funding: To be specified

Purpose: To support mid-career investigators with unusual promise and an established record of accomplishments.

Eligibility: A candidate's career is expected to be in a rapid growth phase.

Website:

http://my.americanheart.org/professional/Research/FundingOpportunities/ForScientists/Summer-2013---National-Established-Investigator-Award_UCM_321935_Article.jsp

International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation/Bayer Pulmonary Hypertension Research Grant Award

Deadline: June 2, 2014

Funding: $100,000 over 2 years

Purpose: The purpose of the Award is to further the scientific understanding of Pulmonary Hypertension, with the ultimate aim of improving patient's lives. The Award is designed to support young scientists, doing research in Pulmonary Hypertension at a critical time in their independent research careers.

Eligibility: The applicant must have completed post-graduate training (post doctoral training for scientists or post Board certification/accreditation/staff appointment for clinicians). The applicant must have completed such training no more than 5 years prior to the date of application. The applicant must have a full-time faculty appointment at a University or other accredited institution of higher learning. The applicant must not have already received extramural (external) funding >$40,000 for the same period from any other granting agency. Simultaneous internal funding for the recipient's institution/department is permitted if it is not for the same or closely related research.

Website: http://www.ishlt.org/awards/awardBayer.asp

International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation/HeartWare Award for Translational Research in Mechanical Circulatory Support

Deadline: June 2, 2014

Funding: $65,000 for 1 year

Purpose: The purpose of the Award is to support research utilizing MCS that would result in an increased understanding of the biologic effects, use as sole or combined therapy, insights into patient/MCS management, innovative use/application or improved outcomes for the treatment of heart failure. The Award is aimed to support rising stars in the field of mechanical circulatory support at a critical time in their career. The Award recipient will have already established a track record in the field of mechanical circulatory support and will aim to further develop their career in this area.

Eligibility: The applicant must have Board certification or be Board eligible (within their stated field) and have an academic staff appointment. Applicants must have achieved such no more than 3 years prior to the date of application. Applicants must have a full-time faculty appointment at a University or other accredited institution of higher learning. Applicants must not have already received extramural (external) funding >$40,000 for the same period from any other granting agency. Simultaneous internal funding for the recipient's institution/department is permitted if it is not for the same or closely related research.

Website: http://www.ishlt.org/awards/awardHeartWare.asp

Gilead Sciences Research Scholars Program in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Deadline: August 1, 2014

Funding: TBA

Purpose: The Program is designed to support basic science and clinical research in the field of pulmonary arterial hypertension. The Program is designed to support new original research. Proposals with significant scientific overlap with funded research projects from a peer review agency or industry source will not be considered.

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following requirements: Hold an MD, DO, PhD, or equivalent degree at time of award; be within 5 years of a faculty appointment in association with a research institution in the United States at the time of application; have a strong career interest in PAH; have a research mentor with extensive experience in the field of PAH; be able to devote at least 50% of professional time to research; be able to complete the proposed research within the 2-year award period; be a citizen, permanent resident of the United States, or hold a temporary nonimmigrant visa.

Website: http://researchscholarspah.gilead.com/overview

American Society of Hematology Bridge Grant Program

Deadline: June 30, 2014

Funding: $100,000/1 year

Purpose: Supports researchers in basic, clinical, or translational hematology who applied for an NIH R01 grant but were denied funding due to budget cutbacks.

Eligibility: Copy

Website: http://www.hematology.org/Awards/Bridge-Grants/8669.aspx

RGK Foundation, Healthcare

Deadline: Rolling deadlines for LOI; Upcoming board meeting on June 13, 2014 to discuss projects over $100,000.

Funding: Unspecified; typical amounts range between $25,000- $100,000

Purpose: To support projects aligning with the foundation's priorities: Education- Programs that focus on formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science and reading), teacher development, literacy, and higher education. Community- Human services, community improvement, abuse prevention, and youth development programs. Human service programs of particular interest to the Foundation include children and family services, early childhood development, and parenting education. Health/Medicine- Programs that promote the health and well-being of children, programs that promote access to health services, and Foundation-initiated programs focusing on ALS.

Eligibility: RGK Foundation requires that all requests from universities be submitted through the university's Office of Sponsored Projects or Foundation Relations Office (Please directly contact Drexel's Office of Foundation and Corporate Relations to facilitate submission).

Website: http://www.rgkfoundation.org/public/guidelines#programs

Lupus Research Institute Distinguished Innovator Awards

Deadline: Deadline: July 31, 2014

Funding: Up to $250,000 per year over 4 years

Purpose: The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) invites applications for its Distinguished Innovator Awards, a global program that will provide outstanding scientists with substantial support for up to four years to conduct novel research into the fundamental causes of lupus and so provide new directions toward a cure or prevention.

Eligibility: Successful applicants will be outstanding investigators who have demonstrated creativity and productivity in their field of research. We encourage applications from investigators in diverse disciplines including, but not limited to, immunology, genetics, molecular-, cell- and systems biology. Scientists who have not previously worked in lupus are encouraged to apply, as are researchers working outside the US. Applicants must hold a position at an academic institution.

Website: http://www.lupusresearchinstitute.org/2014-distinguished-innovator-awards

Lupus Research Institute, Novel Research Grants

Deadline: Proposals due August 4, 2014

Funding: $300,000 over three years

Purpose: Provides early stage support for exceptionally creative and innovative approaches to major challenges in lupus research

Eligibility: Applicants must be at the level of assistant professor or higher

Website: http://www.lupusresearchinstitute.org/lupus-research/grant-application

Alpha-1 Foundation Gordon L. Snider Scholar Award

Deadline: July 25, 2014

Funding: Up to $225,000 over 3 years

Purpose: The award’s objective is to provide additional career development support for outstanding young investigators who have continued to conduct research in Alpha-1-related lung or liver disease after completion of their postdoctoral fellowship. It is expected that the award will provide an incentive for a career in Alpha-1 research.

Eligibility: Restricted to investigators who have completed their postdoctoral research fellowship in the field of AATD research between June 30, 2008 and July 1, 2011.Eligible candidates for this award must have a clinical or research doctorate (including Ph.D.,M.D., D.O., D.C., N.D., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.V.M., Sc.D., D.N.S., Pharm.D. or an equivalent doctoral degree). At the time this award, the candidate must have a “full-time” appointment at the applicant institution.

Website: http://alpha-1foundation.org/alpha-1-foundation-invites-applications-for-new-gordon-l-snider-scholar-award/

A Foundation Building Strength: Building Muscle Initiative Grant Opportunity

Deadline: June 1, 2014 at 5 p.m. PST (2 p.m. EST)

Funding: Up to $1M

Purpose: The mission is to find treatments for Nemaline Myopathy (NM). A Foundation Building Strength (AFBS) is a non-profit organization striving to stimulate and advance the science of treating NM and related conditions, ultimately laying the groundwork for the development of commercially available treatments for these diseases. The primary objective of the Building Muscle Initiative is to support investigators interested in these three areas: Improving Access to Human Samples Improving Pulmonary Function Improving Our Understanding of NM

Eligibility: An applicant must be qualified to conduct a program of original research (generally this will mean the Principal Investigator holds a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or equivalent degree (e.g. D.O.) and has their own laboratory); assume both administrative and financial responsibility for the grant; and have access to institutional resources necessary to conduct the proposed research properly.

Website: http://www.buildingstrength.org/

Gilead Sciences, Research Scholars Program in Liver Disease

Deadline: Proposals due August 1, 2014

Funding: $130,000 over two years

Purpose: Supports research to advance understanding of liver disease

Eligibility: PIs must be junior faculty within seven years of their initial appointment

Website: http://researchscholarsld-us.gilead.com/

Society of Critical Care Medicine Vision Grant

Deadline: August 11, 2014

Funding: Up to $50,000

Purpose: For basic, translational or clinical research specifically related to the organization's mission to secure the highest quality care for all critically ill and injured patients. SCCM seeks to sponsor research efforts that will ultimately improve patient care in the ICU.

Eligibility: The principal investigator must be a current SCCM member and maintain SCCM membership through the life of the grant. Applications from junior investigators (defined as no prior independent NIH funding - RO1 or equivalent - and within 10 years of finishing their training) may request independent support or may include a research mentor who is also an SCCM member and can demonstrate strong research credentials in the areas of clinical and outcomes research. Previous recipients of the Vision Grant may not reapply for a period of five years from the date of the previous grant award.

Website: http://www.sccm.org/Research/grants/Pages/Vision-Grant.aspx

Dravet Syndrome Foundation Research Grant Program

Deadline: September 1, 2014

Funding: Up to $150,000 over 2 years

Purpose: This program offers grants for research directly related to Dravet syndrome and associated disorders. Research applications are judged principally on novelty of the hypotheses, innovative approaches with a direct relevance and application to Dravet syndrome and related epilepsies, scientific quality, strength of approach, and likelihood of success.

Eligibility: Copy

Website: http://www.dravetfoundation.org/programs/research-grant-program

Vilcek Foundation, Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

Deadline: June 10, 2014

Funding: Three prizes of $50,000 each will be awarded

Purpose: Supports young foreign-born biomedical scientists who demonstrate outstanding early achievement. Eligible work may be in basic, applied, and/or translational biomedical science -

Eligibility: Applicants must be under 38 years of age, born outside the U.S., and be a naturalized citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

Website: http://www.vilcek.org/prizes/creative-promise/biomedical-science.html

Grief Reach Community Expansion Grants

Deadline: July 7, 2014

Funding: $15,000-$50,000

Purpose: Grief Reach community expansion grants are for the purpose of expanding grief support services to underserved populations as defined in this request for proposals. Proposals should clearly define the target population, local partners and strategy for expansion.

Eligibility: Grants are made only to private, nonprofit organizations, which have tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, and which are not private foundations.

Website: http://www.childrengrieve.org/grief-reach-community-expansion-grants

Muscular Dystrophy Association Research Grant

Deadline: June 15, 2014 (LOI)

Funding: Unlimited, but the average grant is $450,000 over three years

Purpose: Supports research by established investigators on the causes of neuromuscular diseases or that assists in developing strategies for their diagnosis and treatment.

Eligibility: See website or ask FCR.

Website: http://mda.org/research2/grant-types/research-grant

Muscular Dystrophy Association Development Grant

Deadline: June 15, 2014 (LOI)

Funding: $60,000 per year for 1 to 3 years.

Purpose: Supports senior post-doctoral candidates working on projects of relevance to MDA, who are likely to move on to start an independent laboratory. Supports research by established investigators on the causes of neuromuscular diseases or that assists in developing strategies for their diagnosis and treatment.

Eligibility: See website or ask FCR.

Website: http://mda.org/research2/grant-types/development-grant

Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinical Research Training Grant

Deadline: August 12, 2014 (LOI)

Funding: Amount unspecified.

Purpose: Provides promising young clinicians with the research training opportunities needed to become productive clinical investigators in neuromuscular disease research. Supports research by established investigators on the causes of neuromuscular diseases or that assists in developing strategies for their diagnosis and treatment.

Eligibility: See website or ask FCR

Website: http://mda.org/research2/grant-types/development-grant

Association for Frontal Temporal Degeneration (FTD)

Deadline: July 1, 2014 (LOI)

Funding: $60,000

Purpose: To support research related to behavioral variant FTD, primary progressive aphasia, progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal syndrome, and FTD-ALS. Grant funds should be used to seed original projects (i.e., a clinical research project and a basic science project), with the goal of generating preliminary data toward a larger grant application to the NIH or other public or private agencies concerned with this important medical and social problem.

Eligibility: Applicants must be either a nonprofit academic institution or a for-profit biotechnology company, either public or private, anywhere in the world.

Website: http://www.theaftd.org/research/aftd-research-initiatives/current-rfps

GBS/CIDP Foundation International Benson Clinical Research Fellowship, Neuropathy

Deadline: June 20, 2014, midnight EST

Funding: Up to $150,000 per year for three years

Purpose: To enable clinicians or non-clinical scientists in training or having recently completed training to engage in a substantial research project in the field of inflammatory neuropathy at a centre or centres of excellence.

Eligibility: Preference given to candidates who intend to pursue a long-term career in this field.

Website: http://www.gbs-cidp.org/2013/11/benson-fellowship-fund/

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Deadline: Proposals due August 6, 2014 / Pre-applications due ASAP

Funding: No set limit – most grants are around $200,000 for three years

Purpose: Supports fundamental as well as applied studies, non-clinical or clinical in nature

Eligibility: PIs at any level may apply

Website: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/For-Professionals/Researchers/Society-Funding/Research-Grants

National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Harry Weaver Neuroscience Awards

Deadline: Proposals due August 13, 2014

Funding: $230,000 over five years

Purpose: Support for young investigators beginning their careers in an area related to MS

Eligibility: Applicants must be within five years of completing postdoctoral training and hold the title of assistant professor

Website: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/For-Professionals/Researchers/Society-Funding/Training-Grants-and-Fellowships/Harry-Weaver-Neuroscience-Scholar-Awards

Sloan Research Fellowships, Neuroscience

Deadline: Nominations due September 15, 2014

Funding: $50,000 over 2 years

Purpose: The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise.

Eligibility: Candidates must hold a tenure track (or equivalent) position at a college, university, or other degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada; and a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in chemistry, computational or evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, ocean sciences, physics, or a related field. Candidates' most recent Ph.D. (or equivalent) must have been awarded on or after September 1, 2008.

Website: http://www.sloan.org/sloan-research-fellowships/

Foundation for PSP, CBD and Related Brain Diseases

Deadline: Proposals due July 15, 2014

Funding: $100,000 over three years

Purpose: Supports research that can advance understanding, treatment and prevention of progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), corticobasal degeneration (CBD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-parkinsonism-dementia complex and other atypical Parkinsonian disorders.

Eligibility: PIs at any level may apply

Website: http://www.psp.org/research/researchers/

Michael J. Fox Foundation Alpha-Synuclein Pathology LEAPS Awards 2014

Deadline: June 16, 2014 at 6 p.m.

Funding: Up to $750,000 over 2 years

Purpose: We seek to develop collaborative teams to focus identifying, verifying and cross-validating aSyn species in human Parkinson's disease samples from the central nervous system, including CSF and brain tissues and/or from peripheral tissues, including colon, retina, salivary glands, blood, plasma, saliva, etc. and other tissues/biospecimens.

Eligibility: Applications may be submitted by U.S. and non-U.S. biotechnology/pharmaceutical companies or other for-profit entities, either publicly or privately held; U.S. and non-U.S. entities, public and private non-profit entities, such as universities, colleges, hospitals, laboratories, units of state and local governments, and eligible agencies of the federal government. Post-doctoral fellows are NOT eligible to apply as Principal Investigators to this program.

Website: https://www.michaeljfox.org/research/grant-detail.php?id=22

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Deadline: June 15 (LOI); August 15 (Application)

Funding: Up to $500,000 across 3 years

Purpose: (4 Funding Announcements) 1. Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options –Supports projects that address critical decisions that patients, their caregivers and clinicians face with too little information. 2. Improving Healthcare Systems – Supports projects addressing critical decisions that face health care systems, patients and caregivers who rely on them, and clinicians who work in them. 3. Communication and Dissemination Research– for projects that address critical elements in the communication and dissemination process among patients, their caregivers and clinicians. 4. Addressing Disparities – Supports studies that will identify best options/ inform the choice of strategies for eliminating disparities.

Eligibility: See website or ask FCR.

Website: http://www.pcori.org/funding-opportunities/funding-announcements/application-center/

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Matchmaking App Challenge

Deadline: August 15, 2014

Funding: $15,000-$100,000

Purpose: The Matchmaking App Challenge offers an opportunity for developers to create a polished app, ready for publication in an app store. The app will be used by patients, stakeholders, and researchers who want to partner with each other and conduct PCOR. Proposed solutions should address such issues as: The technical feasibility, usability and scalability of the proposed app The differences in the ways that patients, caregivers and researchers understand, describe and seek answers to the health or health care problems they face or the issues they seek to address Maximizing “patient-centeredness,” as well as scientific rigor The particular challenges of serving "hard-to-reach" audiences, including, but not limited to, ethnic and racial minorities, rural populations, the elderly, physically challenged and non-English speakers.

Eligibility: See website or ask FCR.

Website: http://www.pcori.org/funding-opportunities/challenge/

A-T Children's Project Grant Program

Deadline: September 1, 2014

Funding: Up to $75,000 per year over 1-2 years

Purpose: The A-T Children's Project strives to assist respected scientists in developing a clearer understanding of ataxia-telangiectasia.

Eligibility: Proposals from junior investigators, from scientists in related disciplines, and from individuals with innovative new ideas for A-T research are particularly encouraged, as are laboratories and teams working together from industry as well as teaching universities.

Website: http://www.communityatcp.org/GrantGuidelines

Gerber Foundation, Pediatric Research

Deadline: June 1, 2014

Funding: Up to $300,000

Purpose: -

Eligibility: -

Website: -

Gerber Foundation Novice Researcher Award, Pediatric Research

Deadline: June 1, 2013 (Concept Paper)

Funding: Up to $20,000

Purpose: Research in Pediatric Health, Nutrition and Environmental Hazards

Eligibility: For physicians, PhD candidates, and PharmD candidates who are in a residency or fellowship training program or those who are no more than one year post training; have not received a K award from the NIH; have an assigned mentor for the project and a current development plan

Website: http://www.gerberfoundation.org/pd-research/novice-research-awards/application-process

Data for Life, Childhood Mortality

Deadline: June 18, 2014

Funding: Up to $50,000

Purpose: To help identify the best approaches for reducing child mortality by supporting accurate, scientific evaluation of the number of lives that they save.

Eligibility: The Data for Life contest is open to ALL – including individuals, commercial companies, non-profit, community, and governmental organizations, worldwide. However, prize funds may only be used for charitable purposes, subject to expenditure responsibility.

Website: http://childrensprize.org/2014-prize/

William T. Grant Scholars Program, Youth Research

Deadline: July 9, 2014

Funding: $350,000 over 5 years

Purpose: To support promising early-career researchers from diverse disciplines, who have demonstrated success in conducting high-quality research and are seeking to further develop and broaden their expertise.

Eligibility: : Candidates are nominated by a supporting institution and must submit five-year research plans that demonstrate creativity, intellectual rigor, and a commitment to continued professional development. Projects address issues that affect youth ages 5 to 25 in the United States or a vulnerable subpopulation of those youth; and have received their terminal degree within seven years of submitting their application. In medicine, the seven-year maximum is dated from the completion of the first residency.

Website:

http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/funding_opportunities/fellowships/william_t__grant_scholars

Dr. Ernest J. Ring Academic Development Grant, Radiology

Deadline: December 14, 2014

Funding: $100,000 over 2 years

Purpose: The Dr. Ernest J. Ring Academic Development Grant is designed to provide support to junior interventional radiology faculty members early in their academic careers to allow time for the conduct of research. The goal of this grant is to have the recipient subsequently obtain additional funding from other peer-reviewed sources, (e.g., National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants).

Eligibility: : Grant funding will be made to junior full-time faculty members, with a MD, DO, PhD, or equivalent degree in educational institutions in the United States and Canada. Applications from non-Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) members will be considered, but such applications are required to have significant input and involvement by an SIR member. Applicants should be individuals who have not yet been recognized as independent investigators or recipients of major grant support (i.e., current grants exceeding $50,000). Applicants must be within the first five years of their initial faculty appointment after having completed all formal training. Only applicants holding a position up to and including the assistant professor level at the time of application are eligible.

Website: http://www.sirfoundation.org/pdf/Ring.pdf

Amgen Fellowship Training Award/Paula de Merieux Fellowship Training Award, Rheumatology

Deadline: August 1, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Funding: $50,000 for 1 year

Purpose: Provide support to fellows in rheumatology and to help ensure a diverse and highly trained workforce is available to provide competent clinical care to those affected by rheumatic diseases.

Eligibility: Applicant (Program Director) must be an ACR or ARHP member at the time of submission and for the duration of the award. Only Program Directors at ACGME-accredited institutions in good standing may apply. Multiple applications from a single institution will not be permitted unless they are for separate training programs (e.g., adult and pediatric rheumatology).

Website: http://www.rheumatology.org/ACR/foundation/awards/rhemtrnfell.asp

Rheumatology Research Foundation Investigator Award

Deadline: August 1, 2014

Funding: $375,000 across 3 years

Purpose: To provide support for basic science and clinical investigators engaged in research relevant to the rheumatic diseases for the period between the completion of post-doctorate fellowship training and establishment as an independent investigator. The award is intended to support junior investigators during the period that they are developing a project that will be competitive for NIH funding. Not intended to be a second postdoctoral fellowship.

Eligibility: See website or ask FCR.

Website: http://www.rheumatology.org/Foundation/Awards/Investigator_Award/

Rheumatology Research Foundation Clinical Scholar Research Award

Deadline: Proposals due August 1, 2014

Funding: $186,000 across 3 years

Purpose: Supports investigators in the early stages of their career as they prepare their NIH K08/K23 application resubmissions

Eligibility: See link.

Website: http://www.rheumatology.org/ACR/foundation/awards/cse.asp

Rheumatology Research Foundation Clinician Scholar Educator Award

Deadline: August 1, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Funding: Up to $180,000 over 3 years

Purpose: Develop and support educators who are dedicated to providing a high-quality clinical educational experience to future rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals. Through this award, scholars should demonstrate their goal of developing a career in education and training, with the aim of enhancing education in the musculoskeletal and rheumatic diseases.

Eligibility: Applicant must be affiliated with an accredited graduate or medical school. A faculty appointment is not essential.

Website: http://www.rheumatology.org/Foundation/Awards/Clinician_Scholar_Educator_Award/

Rheumatology Research Foundation Scientist Development Award

Deadline: Proposals due August 1, 2014

Funding: Salary support will be provided up to a maximum of $50,000 per year in years one and two; and up to a maximum of $75,000 in year three.

Purpose: To provide support for a structured, formal, clinical or basic science research training program for rheumatologists or health professionals in the field of rheumatology. Designed for individuals in early stages of their career or those without significant prior research experience who plan to embark on careers in biomedical and/or clinical research in arthritis and rheumatic diseases.

Eligibility: See link.

Website: http://www.rheumatology.org/uploadedFiles/Default/SDA%20Application.pdf

Rheumatology Research Foundation Career Development Bridge Funding Award: R Bridge

Deadline: August 1, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Funding: Up to $100,000 per year for 2 years

Purpose: Provide funding to NIH R01 or VA RCS/ORD award applicants whose application was scored but not funded, and who are at risk of running out of research support.

Eligibility: See website or ask FCR.

Website: http://www.rheumatology.org/Foundation/Awards/Career_Development_Bridge_Funding_Award__R_Bridge/

Rheumatology Research Foundation Career Development Bridge Funding Award: K Supplement

Deadline: August 1, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Funding: Up to $50,000 per year for 2 years

Purpose: This award is designed to address the needs of these investigators and serve as a supplement to the NIH K08/K23, VA CDA, or equivalent 4 or 5 year award mechanism. Applicants should propose a new project or expansion of their career development award that demonstrates growth of the aims of the initial award and an independent direction for the investigator leading to the submission of an R award or equivalent.

Eligibility: See website or ask FCR.

Website: http://www.rheumatology.org/Foundation/Awards/Career_Development_Bridge_Funding_Award__K_Supplement/

American Chemical Society, Green Chemistry Institute Pharmaceutical Roundtable Research Grant for Reduction of Amides

Deadline: June 4, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Funding: $50,000

Purpose: ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable's Medicinal Chemistry group is seeking to fund a one year R&D program targeting the identification and development of alternatives to the commonly employed stoichiometric hydride-based reagents or transition-metal catalyzed silane reductions, with a focus on substrates that are widely applicable to the pharmaceutical industry.

Eligibility: Proposals are invited from public and private institutions of higher education worldwide. This collaborative project is intended for a student within the selected Principal Investigator's research group.

Website: http://www.acs.org/content/dam/acsorg/greenchemistry/industriainnovation/roundtable/2014%20Research%20Grant%20RFP_Reduction%20of%20Amides.pdf

Russell Sage Foundation, Program on Social Inequality

Deadline: June 2, 2014 (LOI); full proposal due August 1, 2014

Funding: $150,000, including overhead

Purpose: To supports research on the social, economic, political, and labor market consequences of rising economic inequalities in the United States.

Eligibility: The Foundation does not support pre-doctoral study or research and does not award scholarships or other types of grants for support of college funding. However, they do support graduate or undergraduate research assistance as part of proposed projects.

Website: http://www.russellsage.org/research/social-inequality/funding_opportunity

American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Third Alton Ochsner Research Scholarship

Deadline: July 1, 2014

Funding: $80,000

Purpose: To provide an opportunity for research, training and experience for North American surgeons committed to pursuing an academic career in cardiothoracic surgery. The research program must be undertaken within the first three years after completion of an approved cardiothoracic residency.

Eligibility: Applications for the scholarship must be submitted during the candidate's first two years in an academic position.

Website: http://aats.org/research/Grants/Research_Scholarship.cgi

AO Foundation Start-Up Grants, Surgery

Deadline: July 15, 2014

Funding: $65,000 to $100,000 up to 18 months

Purpose: Seed money in support of projects to advance surgical treatment of trauma and degenerative disorders of the musculoskeletal system through research, development and education

Eligibility: Investigators within five years of doctoral degree or first position as assistant professor; includes those currently enrolled in residency programs or fellowships. Senior investigators with innovative and novel projects will also be considered.

Website: https://www.aofoundation.org/Structure/research/research-funding/Pages/Start-up-grants.aspx