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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


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

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.

External Grants

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