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Upcoming Funding Opportunities

PLEASE NOTE: We strongly encourage faculty to discuss their research application plans with their supervisor/Chairman.   For some applications, approval of the Chairperson is required to apply, such as career development awards or foundation applications


Research Foundation of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Career Development Award
DEADLINES: March 1 and October 1

A Kids’ Brain Tumor Cure Foundation
Brain Tumor Research Grants
DEADLINE: Rolling basis

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health
DEADLINE: Rolling basis

Elsa U. Pardee Foundation
Research programs directed toward discovering new approaches for cancer treatment and cure
DEADLINES: December 31, April 31, August 31

Investigator-Initiated Research Projects
(advance understanding, treatment, and prevention of progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-parkinsonism-dementia complex of Guam and/or Guadeloupean tauopathy, and other atypical Parkinsonian disorders)
DEADLINES: March 15, July 15, and November 15

American Cancer Society
Pilot and Exploratory Projects in Palliative Care of Cancer Patients and Their Families
DEADLINES: April 1 and October 15

Whitehall Foundation
The Foundation is currently interested in 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. The overall goal should be to better understand behavioral output or brain mechanisms of behavior.
LOI DUE: January 15, April 15, October 1
APPLICATION DUE: June 1, September 1, February 15

Thrasher Research Fund
E.W. "Al" Thrasher Awards for pediatric research
DEADLINE: Rolling basis

Muscular Dystrophy Association
Research Grants
Spring Review:
Letter of Intent: December 15
Submission of Application: January 31

Letter of Intent: June 15
Submission of Application: July 15

The Dana Foundation
Clinical Neuroscience Research Grant Program
DEADLINE: Rolling basis

Ataxia-Telangiectasia Children's Project
Research Grant Program
DEADLINE: September 1 and March 1

Crohns & Colitis Foundation of America
Senior Research Awards
Career Development Awards
Research Training Awards
LOI DUE: November 1 or May 1
APPLICATION DUE: January 14 or July 1

Simons Foundation
Autism Research Initiative Explorer Awards
DEADLINE: Proposals accepted on a rolling basis

Autism Speaks
Suzanne and Bob Wright Trailblazer Award Program
DEADLINE: Applications accepted on a rolling basis

Gerber Foundation
Enhancing the quality of life of infants and young children in nutrition, care, and development.
For the May grant round, concept papers should be submitted by December 1. If accepted, full proposals are due February 15.
For the November grant round, concept papers should be submitted by June 1. If accepted, full proposals are due August 15.

National Science Foundation

Department of Defense
Synopsis of Current Program Announcements
Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs

The Campbell Foundation
clinical research into the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS, and related conditions and illnesses. The focus of the Campbell Foundation's funding lies in alternative, nontraditional avenues of research.
DEADLINE: No deadline

Thrasher Research Fund
Early Career Awards
Pediatric medical research
Spring Cycle
Concept submission Deadline: March
Proposal Deadline: April

Fall Cycle:
Concept submission deadline: September
Proposal deadline: October

National Emergency Medicine Association (NEMA)
Preventing injury and illness
DEADLINES: 15th of the month prior to each quarterly board meeting.Board meetings are held in March, June, September and December.

American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)

ASPEN is dedicated to improving patient care by advancing the science and practice of clinical nutrition and metabolism

DEADLINE: August 22, 2018


March of Dimes now supports research in the following five priorities: Major challenges of premature babies: Necrotizing Enterocolitis, Respiratory Distress Syndrome, and Retinopathy of Prematurity; Biological mechanisms underlying the high incidence of preterm birth in African American women; Genome targeted therapeutics to treat birth defects; Effect of anesthesia in the late fetus or newborn on neurologic development; Preventing and treating chromosomal and structural abnormalities.

LOI DUE: May 15, 2018

FULL APPLICATION: September 21, 2018

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

New Physician-Scientist Training Award program

DEADLINE: December 3, 2018

External Grants

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