Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

January 2018

Organization/ Website Specialty Area Target Audience /Eligibility Description Award / Deadline
American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation
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Family Medicine

Award/Grant:  Joint Grant Awards Program
Program funds projects that have significant relevancy to Family Medicine; plays a major role in building research capacity by giving priority funding to new researchers/those who mentor new researchers on the team PI must be a Family Medicine researcher (a clinician or Phd). Pi OR a co-investigator must be a member of the AAFP. $50,000 over 1-2 years

Date: 1/9/2018
American Gastroenterological Association
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Gastroenterology - Gut Microbiome

Award/Grant:  Elsevier Gut Microbiome Pilot Research Award
Provides supportive funds for a researcher in any career stage researching projections on the relationship between gut microbiota to digestive health/disease MD, PhD or equivalent degree with a FT faculty position; candidates may not hold other awards directly related to the proposed research; AGA membership required $25,000

Date: 1/12/2018
American Gastroenterological Association
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Gastroenterology

Award/Grant:  Elsevier Pilot Research Award
Provides support to a recipient at any career stage performing in gastroenterology or herpetology related areas MD, PhD or equivalent degree with a FT faculty position; AGA membership required $25,000

Date: 1/12/2018
American Gastroenterological Association
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Gastroenterology

Award/Grant:  Caroline Craig Augustyn & Damian Augustyn Award in Digestive Cancer
Supports early career investigators conducting research relevant to the pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of digestive cancer MD, PhD or equivalent degree with FT faculty position; must hold NIH K series or other federal/non-federal Career Development Award of at least 4 years duration - must have one year remaining by July 1, 2018; may not hold R01 or VA Merit; AGA membership $40,000

Date: 1/12/2018
American Gastroenterological Association
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Gastroenterology/IBD

Award/Grant:  AGA-Pfizer Young Investigator Pilot Research Award in IBD
Provides support for researchers at any stage researching new directions focused on improving the diagnosis/treatment of IBD MD, PhD or equivalent degree with a FT faculty position; AGA membership required $30,000

Date: 1/12/2018
American Gastroenterological Association
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Gastroenterology

Award/Grant:  AGA-Rome Foundation Functional GI and Motility Disorders Pilot Research Award
Simulate research in areas of GI functionality and motility disorders by providing time for investigators to obtain new data that can ultimately lead to subsequent grant applications MD, PhD or equivalent with FT faculty position; AGA membership $30,000

Date: 1/12/2018
American Gastroenterological Association
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Gastroenterology/IBD

Award/Grant:  AGA-Allergan Foundation Pilot Research Award in IBD
Provide funds for early career investigators with projects focusing on pathophysiology and/or treatment of IBS - clearly state how research will impact IBS patient care MD, PhD or equivalent with FT faculty position; AGA membership $30,000

Date: 1/12/2018
American Gastroenterological Association
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Gastroenterology/Hepatology

Award/Grant:  AGA-Boston Scientific Technology and Innovation Pilot Award
Early career investigators focused on medical technologies relevant to the diagnosis or treatment of digestive or liver disease MD, PhD or equivalent with FT faculty position; AGA membership $30,000

Date: 1/12/2018
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
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Orthopaedics

Award/Grant:  AOSSM/Sanofi Biosurgery Osteoarthritis Grant
Foster high quality research in the areas of early osteoarthritis and prevention of OA progression - proposals do not need to relate to sports injuries PI or co-PI must be member of AOSSM $50,000

Date: 1/1/2018
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
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Orthopaedics

Award/Grant:  Steven P. Arnoczky Young Investigator Awards
Providing seed money for start up projects to PI in the area of orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine Young Investigator: has not received any external peer reviewed funding AND has not received any external funding exceeding $15,000. PI must be early career orthopaedic surgeon, fellow, or resident with interest in sports medicine research $50,000

Date: 1/25/2018
American Society of Hematology
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Hematology

Award/Grant:  Physician-Scientist Career Development Award for Medical Students
Provides funding to support the trainee, research supplies, insurance and educational expenses and a stipend for meeting attendance Medical Student member of ASH; 1st, 2nd or 3rd year medical student enrolled in MD program; spend more than 80% time conducting research $42,000 for 1 year

Date: 1/15/2018
American Society of Hematology
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Hematology

Award/Grant:  Research Training Award for Fellows
Main source of salary support to guarantee protected time for research; focus areas must be in hematology; hematology/oncology or other hematology-related training programs to pursue academic careers Funding opportunities for Junior Investigators & Senior Investigators (must have preliminary data); ASH membership; Doctoral degree; established mentor; Assistant Professors = not eligible $70,000

Date: 1/15/2018
American Society of Transplant Surgeons
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Transplantation

Award/Grant:  Fellowship in Transplantation
Salary support and benefits as well as direct research expenses to provide qualified surgeons with additional clinical training in organ transplantation. Current clinical trainee in transplant surgery; completed surgical residency, must be sponsored by ASTS member $85,000 over 2 years

Date: 1/17/2018
Association of University Radiologists
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Radiology

Award/Grant:  Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF)
Supports scholarly and research needs of radiology to bring benefits of radiological advances to medical practice and the public Candidates must hold M.D. degree, be board eligible/certified in radiology and have received sufficient training to be capable of independent research; must be within first 5 years postdoc; cannot be assistant professor; cannot have been PI on a grant contract totaling more than $60K $70,000 over 2 years

Date: 1/19/2018
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
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Psychiatric Disorders

Award/Grant:  NARSAD Young Investigators Grant
Funding should either extend research fellowship training or begin careers as independent research faculty. Research must be relevant to serious brain and behavior disorders such as schizophrenia, mood and anxiety disorders, or child/adolescent mental illness Doctoral Degree with employment in research training or hold faculty research position; intended to support post-doc fellows, instructors, and assistant professors; must have on-site mentor $70,000 for 2 years

Date: Application opens January-February
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
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Biomedical Research

Award/Grant:  Postdoctoral Enrichment Program
3 years of support for enrichment activities/supplies and equipment costs for a postdoctoral fellow - cannot be used to support salary expenses or indirect costs No more than 36 months of postdoc research; receive nomination by mentor; secured a postdoc position with funding; must be underrepresented minority; devote 75% time to research $60,000 over 3 years

Date: 1/16/2018
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
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Biomedical Research

Award/Grant:  Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI)
Foster early career researchers transitioning from graduate/undergraduate work in the areas of physics/mathematical/computational sciences into postdoc work in biological sciences. PhD in field of mathematics, physics, computer science, chemistry, statistics or engineering - candidates with MD can apply if they hold an MD/PhD; must have completed at least 12 but no more than 60 months of postdoc research $500,000 over 5 years

Date: 1/10/2018
Cooley's Anemia Foundation
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Thalassemia/Genetic Disorders

Award/Grant:  Support for Ongoing Clinical Research
To support investigators from various backgrounds with their ongoing clinical projects to address areas impacting patients with thalassemia, including: cardia issues and iron overload, fertility, pregnancy and family planning, quality of life, psycho-social impact and burden of disease Junior and Senior Faculty; must interact directly with patients or patient-related data; basic research must be related to a direct clinical focus of the application $40,000

Date: 1/15/2018 (LOI)
Craig H. Neilsen Foundation
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Spinal Cord Injury

Award/Grant:  Creating Opportunity and Independence (CO&I) Grants
CO&I grants support the following topic areas benefiting individuals with SCI: assistive technology, employment, independent living, rehabilitation, education, arts/sports/recreation; must clearly address needs of people loving with SCI and include projected numberd of individuals to be served PI is responsible to conduct program/project; must have institutional eligibility $50,000 - $75,000

Date: 12-Jan-18 (LOI)
Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation
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Cancer - Desmoid Tumors

Award/Grant:  New Investigator Grants
Fund early stage research from young investigators who are new to desmoid tumor research and need seed funding to gather preliminary data to deplore new approaches in the advancement of current knowledge about desmoid tumors. MD, PhD, or equivalent; academic rank of instructor, assistant professor or associate professor who have not received funding for independent research directed at desmoid tumors are encouraged to apply $30,000

Date: 1/12/2018
Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation
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Cancer - Desmoid Tumors

Award/Grant:  Research Grants
Funds research that will advance the current scientific knowledge about desmoid tumors, moving toward the development of new treatment options and bringing us closer to a cure. MD, PhD or equivalent with nonprofit sponsorship $65,000

Date: 1/12/2018
Gilead Sciences Research Scholars Program
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HIV - Infection Disease

Award/Grant:  Gilead Sciences Research Scholars Program in HIV
Program is designed to support basic and clinical research areas in the field of HIV. Areas of research may include but are not limited to: treatment/management, complications in special populations, prevention, and health economics outcomes research. Awards granted under the program may not be duplicative of funding from institutional or hospital sources. Early stage investigators who have not received an RO1; hold doctoral degree, within first 5 years of faculty appointment, have a research mentor with extensive experience in the field of HIV various

Date: 1/1/2018
Glaucoma Foundation
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Glaucoma

Award/Grant:  Research Project - Exfoliation Syndrome and Exfoliation glaucoma
2018 research focus: exfoliation syndrome and exfoliation glaucoma FT faculty or equivalent $60,000

Date: 1/5/2018
McKnight Endowment Fund
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Neuroscience

Award/Grant:  Scholar Awards: Focus on disordered learning and memory for early stage independent investigators
Established to encourage emerging neuroscientists to focus on disorders of learning and memory; applicant should show interest in solving important problems in relevant areas of neuroscience, including transition of basic research to clinical practice. Doctoral degree with record of research and commitment, Assistant Professor for less than 4 years; no more than 4 years of experience in an independent faculty position (exceptions for parental leave); cannot have already been granted tenure $75,000 per year, 3 years

Date: 1/8/2018
National Multiple Sclerosis Society*
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Multiple Sclerosis

Award/Grant:  Pilot Research Grant*
Funds high-risk pilot grants to quickly test novel ideas. Funding is provided for one year to test innovative, cutting-edge ideas or untested methods, and to gather sufficient preliminary data to apply for longer-term funding. Applications should aim to meet the foundation's mission: stopping MS progression, restoring function and improving quality of life, and preventing MS. Doctoral degree, completed postdoc training submit budget

Date: 1/10/2018 (preapplication due 1/8)
National Pancreas Foundation
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Pancreatic Cancer

Award/Grant:  Research Grants
Research priorities: studies intended to advance knowledge in the areas of pancreatic carcinoma and all other forms of pancreatitis Research should be related to pancreatic disease. $50,000 for 1 year

Date: 1/31/2018
Parkinson Disease Foundation
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Parkinson's Disease

Award/Grant:  Parkinson's Foundation-PSG Mentored Clinical Research Award
Supports new investigators practicing patient-oriented research in Parkinson's disease or other parkinsonian disorders with an established mentor - funding should lead to independent researcher status Clinicians and scientists within 5 years of completing formal training; fellows may apply; must identify mentor with extensive research experience - either mentor or PI must be a member of PSG $50,000

Date: 1/12/2018
Parkinson Disease Foundation
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Parkinson's Disease

Award/Grant:  Clinical Research Award
Award supports the research expenses of a clinician scientist whose clinically oriented research involves people living with Parkinson’s disease. Clinician-scientist at all stages may apply; residency in neurology or be able to justify the relevance of their training pathway is to benefit patients with PD $200,000 over 2 years

Date: 1/22/2018 (LOI due)
Radiological Society of North America
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Radiologic Science - Neuroradiology

Award/Grant:  Research Scholar Grant
To support junior faculty members who have completed resident/fellowship training but have not yet been recognized as independent investigators. Projects aim to collect preliminary data that will lead to further funding Junior faculty members (within 5 years of initial appt) who have completed the conventional training program(s) but are not yet recognized as independent investigators; Must be RSNA member; Only 1 new nomination per department by dept chair $75,000 per year, 2 years

Date: 1/16/2017
Research to Prevent Blindness
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Optometry

Award/Grant:  Walt and Lilly Disney Award for Amblyopia Research
Aims to stimulate and strengthen exceptional research to improve the diagnosis and treatment of amblyopia Doctoral degree with primary appointment in ophthalmology up to assistant professor - chairs may only nominate one person per grant category $100,000

Date: 1/10/2018
Research to Prevent Blindness
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Optometry

Award/Grant:  RPB Special Scholar Award
Assists young ophthalmic scientists in pursuit of ongoing research of unusual significance and promise Primary appointment as assistant professor in ophthalmology with no more than 7+ years in position; should demonstrate degree of independent research $25,000 - $75,000

Date: 1/10/2018
Research to Prevent Blindness
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Optometry

Award/Grant:  RPB Stein Innovation Award
Provides funds to 2 groups of researchers with a goal of understanding the visual system and the diseases that may affect it. Intended to provide seed money to proposed high-risk/high-gain vision science research which is innovative and demonstrates out-of-the-box thinking Chairs may nominate one researcher with a primary academic position as Associate Professor through full Professor in ophthalmology; must devote 50% effort $300,000

Date: 1/10/2018
Sarcoma Foundation of America
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Sarcoma

Award/Grant:  Research Grants
SFA accepts applications that focus on the following areas of research: omic characterization of sarcomas and definition of novel targets, omic patterns of sensitivity and resistance to existing agents; systemic therapy combinations; immunotherapy N/A 31-Jan-18

Date: 11/21/2036
SFARI
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Autism

Award/Grant:  SPARK - Clinical Site Network
TBD - support will contribute to site director(s) salary; site coordinator(s) salary; funds for conducting community outreach, recruitment and retention and supplies. All applicants and key collaborators must hold a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree and have a faculty position. $135,000

Date: 1/13/2017
Whitehall Foundation
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Basic research in Neurobiology

Award/Grant:  Research Grants
Research grants will be judged on scientific merit and innovative aspects of the proposal - encompasses all basic research in neurobiology Established scientists at assistant professor or higher with PI status $225,000 over 3 years (up to $75,000 per year)

Date: 1/15/2018 ( LOI)
Whitehall Foundation
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Basic research in Neurobiology

Award/Grant:  Grants-in-Aid Program - LOI ONLY; does not primarily support research focused on disease
Research grants will be judged on scientific merit and innovative aspects of the proposal, as well as past performance and evidence of applicant's continued productivity - encompasses all basic research in neurobiology Assistant Professor Level with difficulty securing funds because they have not yet been firmly established; can also be made to senior scientists $30,000 to $75,000

Date: 1/15/2018 ( LOI)
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCan)
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Pancreatic Cancer

Award/Grant:  Translational Research Grant
Fund high priority pancreatic cancer research that is poised for important translational next steps in order to help move discovery to application in patients. Proposed research should aim to identify novel targets and approaches to the treatment of pancreatic cancer, or understand and circumvent treatment resistance PI must be an independent researcher with a doctoral degree in the biomedical sciences; optional but encouraged to include a co-PI (if PI is a basic scientist, co-PI must be clinical; and vice versa); project team should involve cross-disciplinary skills $300,000 over 2 years

Date: 1/15/2018