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Foundation Grant Opportunities

Sponsor Deadline Sponsor Disease Focus Eligibility Name of Grant, Amount of Funding, link to Guidelines
Jan/Feb Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Mental Health Research  

See Guidelines

Open applications for young investigator grants

1/9/17 The McKnight Foundation Disorders of learning and memory Scientists who are in the early stages of establishing an independent laboratory and research career. 
Must hold a tenure-track position; research faculty are not eligible

See Guidelines

McKnight Scholar Awards - funding of $75,000 each for 3 years

1/11/16 Beez Foundation Brain cancer Researchers, medical facilities, research institutions, and nonprofit organizations

See Guidelines

Education or Patient Services Grants: $1,000-$5,000
Research Grants: $10,000-$20,000

no salary support *
 

1/16/16 LOI National Brain Tumor Society Brain tumor research   See Guidelines
1/17/17 LOI William T. Grant Foundation Research that is relevant to policies and practices that affect the lives of young people ages 5 to 25 in the United States   See Guidelines

Research grants on reducing inequality typically range from $100,000 to $600,000 and cover two to three years of support. Improving the use of research evidence grants will range from $100,000 to $1,000,000 and cover two to four years of support. Officers’ Research grants for both initiatives cover budgets up to $25,000.
 

1/21/16 Conquer Paralysis Now (formerly Sam Schmidt Paralysis Fdn.) Spinal cord injury   See Guidelines
2/1/17 PVA Education Foundation Educational projects that benefit and serve individuals with SCI/D, their families and caregivers Members of academic institutions, health care providers and organizations, or consumer advocates and organizations See Guidelines

1 or 2 year grants –

  • Basic Science
  • Clinical Applications
  • Design and Development
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowships
     
2/1/16 Friends of FSH FSH Muscular Dystrophy  

See Guidelines

Funding – salary support limited to 5% for PI and staff

2/18/16 Dana Foundation, Invite Only Physiological/structural or cellular imaging (or both) One application per institution (by invitation)

See Guidelines

Funding typically $100,000 to $200,000 for up to 3 years

3/1/17 The Esther A. and Joseph Kingenstein Foundation Neurosciences Independent investigator at a university or medical center and be within 4 years of completing postdoctoral training and the start of his/her tenure track appointment See Guidelines

Applications include 3 letters of recommendation 

3/1/16 The McKnight Foundation Proposals that address memory or cognition under normal and pathological conditions.   

See Guidelines

The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience – Funding of $100,000 per year, for 3 years 

3/11/16 LOI METAvivor Group Breast Cancer  

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Funding $40,000 year/up to 2 years

3/15/16 LOI Thrasher Research Fund Children's Medical Research   See Guidelines
3/16/16 LOI CURE Epilepsy Foundation Epilepsy  

See Guidelines

CURE Epilepsy Award - Funding up to $250,000 over 2 years

Taking Flight – Funding up to $100,000 over 1 year

Innovator – Funding up to $50,000 over 1 year

3/16/18 James S. McDonnell Foundation Complex Systems Scholar Award A PI can only apply every 3 years

See Guidelines

Funding up to $450,000, up to 6 years

3/18/16 Craig H. Neilsen Foundation  Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Fellowship Invitation Only See Guidelines
3/25/16 LOI Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Psychosocial Research Grants   See Guidelines
4/15/16 American Diabetes Association Diabetes  

See Guidelines

Applications -

Research Awards

  • Up to 3 years

Development Awards

  • 2-4 years

Training Awards

  • 1 and 3-year awards
4/26/16 LOI FSHD Global Research Foundation Focus of grant is the study of pediatric FSHD  

See Guidelines

Basic science, clinical or therapeutic projects

Approx. $75,000 US dollars, up to 3 years
 

4/29/16 Worldwide Cancer Research Basic and translational research into the causes, mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment or prevention of cancer  

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1-3 years for research projects

4/30/17 Morton Cure Paralysis Foundation Spinal Cord Injury  

See Guidelines

Funding - Up to 2 years/$75,000 year

4/30/16 LOI March of Dimes Prevent birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality Scholar Research Awards - PhD applicants should be no more than eight years past their degree. Successful applicants have traditionally completed four to six years of postdoctoral
training or other faculty-mentored work, but not more than eight years, and have been hired as a
faculty member at their current institution. For MD or MD/PhD applicants, the same 4-8 year timeline applies, but begins upon completion of the last year of clinical training required for medical specialty
board certification

See Guidelines

  • General Research Grant – up to 3years
     
  • Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Awards – cannot exceed $150,000 over 2 years
4/30/16 Voya Unsung Heroes Award Program Education Grants are given to K-12 educators utilizing new teaching methods and techniques that improve learning.

See Guidelines

$2,000 to the teacher and to the school, eligible for additional financial awards: $25,000 for first place; $10,000 for second place; and $5,000 for third place

5/1/16 The Foundation for PM&R Grant opportunities to advance the science of psychiatric medicine  

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Multiple grant opportunities available thru corporate supporters and foundations

5/1/16 Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation Pediatric Cancer  

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Emerging Investigator Fellowship Grants, Translational Research Grants, Basic Science Grants and Designated Grant Programs.

5/1/16 Friends of FSH FSH Muscular Dystrophy  

See Guidelines

Funding – salary support limited to 5% for PI and staff

5/2/16 LOI American Sleep Medicine Foundation Sleep research and educational development for clinicians and sleep disorders researchers  

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Strategic Research Award (SRA) - Category I  - up to $250,000, up to 3 years

Category II – up to $100,000, up to 2 years
 

5/3/17 LOI William T. Grant Foundation Research that is relevant to policies and practices that affect the lives of young people ages 5 to 25 in the United States  

See Guidelines

Research grants on reducing inequality typically range from $100,000 to $600,000 and cover two to three years of support. Improving the use of research evidence grants will range from $100,000 to $1,000,000 and cover two to four years of support. Officers’ Research grants for both initiatives cover budgets up to $25,000.

5/13/16 Children's Cancer Foundation Childhood cancers  

See Guidelines

Funding $75,000 maximum

5/15/16 LOI Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation   Early-career investigators selected for patient and family engagement research

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Approx. $500,000 over 3 years

5/15/15 LOI The Little Giraffe Foundation Neonatal research Scientists, doctors, and nurses at universities, hospitals and research institutions

See Guidelines

Funding up to $10,000

5/18/16 LOI The Michael J. Fox Foundation Parkinson's Disease  

See Guidelines

Target Advancement
Therapeutic Development
Outcome Measures

2016 Hiatus Year
5/15/17 LOI
John Merck Developmental Disabilities Fund (Translational Research) Intellectual and Developmental Disorders  

See Guidelines

Up to $250,000 for 4 years

5/27/16 Craig T. Neilsen Foundation Spinal Cord Injury - Research on
the Translational Spectrum (SCIRTS)
 

See Guidelines

Pilot Research Grant

  • Up to 2yrs/ $150,000 each year

Senior Research Grant

  • Up to 3 years/ $200,000 each year
June/July Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Mental Health Research  

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Open call for Distinguished Investigator grant

6/1/16 ELA Foundation Leukodystrophy  

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  • Individual/Collaborative Grants
  • Fellowship Grants
  • Funding $100,00 per year, up to 3 years
6/1/16 LOI The Gerber Foundation Pediatric Research Award Research projects aimed at finding solutions to children's health and nutritional problems are sought  

See Guidelines

Funding – up to 3 years/ $350,000 max 

6/4/16 LOI International Rett Syndrome Foundation Rett Syndrome Note ‘Research Associate’ as their title are eligible to apply for mentored training fellowships only

See Guidelines

  • The Basic Research Program
  • The Mentored Training Fellowship Program
  • The Translational Research Program
  • The Neuro-Habilitation Research Program
  • The Database Program* (a special call with separate dates)
6/15/16 LOI Muscular Dystrophy Association Muscular Dystrophy  

See Guidelines

Types of grants -

  • Basic Research
  • Translational Research
  • Clinical Research
  • Infrastructure Grant
6/20/16 The Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance Tuberous Sclerosis Complex  

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• Postdoctoral Fellowships
• Research Grants - funding up to $75,000 per yr/ up to 2 years
• 50K Crowdfunded Research Challenge - funding $50,000 for 1 year

6/20/16 Patrick C. Walsh Prostate Cancer Research Fund Prostate Cancer  

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An endowed fund for current research initiatives, fellows and other research personnel.

A current use fund for new research initiatives, equipment and laboratory expansion.

6/30/16 James S. McDonnell Foundation Study Complex Systems program Students completing doctoral training in the multidisciplinary field of complex systems science. The JSMF Fellowship is intended to provide students in the final stages of completing a Ph.D. degree more leeway in identifying and securing postdoctoral training opportunities in complex systems research.

See Guidelines

Funding of up to $200,000, up to 3 years

6/30/16 LOI Oberkotter Foundation Deaf or hard of hearing/speech and language Established program offering LSL service

See Guidelines

Funding - up to 3 years/up to $100,000 per year

7/1/16 LOI Edward J. Stemmler Medical Education Research Fund Support research or development related to innovative assessment approaches that will enhance the evaluation of those preparing to, or continuing to, practice medicine  

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Past grants awarded $150,000 over 2 years

7/1/16 BD Biosciences Immunology Research  

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Last year's funding was $70,000 per award

7/1/16 American Diabetes Diabetes  

See Guidelines

  • Initiator Award
  • Accelerator Award
  • Visionary Award
7/6/16 William T. Grant Foundation (Scholars Program) Early-career researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences One application per Institution

See Guidelines

  • Programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes, and
  • Strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth.

Total budget of $350,000, up to 5 years

7/15/16 LOI Glaucoma Research Foundation Glaucoma Grant applicants must possess at least a graduate degree

See Guidelines

Funding for 1 year - $40,000

7/17/17 LOI National Ataxia Foundation Ataxia  

See Guidelines

NAF Research grant – Funding of up to $30,000 

7/26/16 American Heart Association Cardiovascular disease and stroke  

Funding opportunities:

  • Undergraduate Student Fellowship
  • Medical/Graduate Student Fellowship
  • Predoctoral Fellowship
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Mentored Clinical & Population Research Award
  • Scientist Development Award
  • Established Investigator Award
  • Grant-in-Aid
  • Innovative Research Grant
8/1/17 LOI National Ataxia Foundation Ataxia Appointment as a junior faculty member, senior post-doc or clinical fellow. Individuals at the associate professor level are not eligible.

See Guidelines

  • Young Investigator (YI) Award – funding of $35,000
     
  • Young Investigator (YI-SCA) Award for SCA Research – funding of $50,000
8/1/16 Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative Autism Ph.D. or M.D. applicants currently in mentored training positions
Applicants must have fewer than eight (8) years of postdoctoral or otherwise mentored training since receiving their Ph.D. or M.D

See Guidelines

Funding - $150,000 per year, up to 3 years for research support

8/1/16 Friends of FSH FSH Muscular Dystrophy  

See Guidelines

Funding – salary support limited to 5% for PI and staff

8/2/17 Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Basic Biomedical Research Only one application per Institution, Applicants should be in the first to fourth year of their tenure track faculty position and not have current R01 funding.

See Guidelines

Funding for up to 3 years, up to $60,000 each year

8/4/16 LOI William T. Grant Foundation Research that is relevant to policies and practices that affect the lives of young people ages 5 to 25 in the United States  

See Guidelines

Research grants on reducing inequality typically range from $100,000 to $600,000 and cover two to three years of support. Improving the use of research evidence grants will range from $100,000 to $1,000,000 and cover two to four years of support. Officers’ Research grants for both initiatives cover budgets up to $25,000.

8/10/16 American Acacdemy of Neurology & National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Clinician-Scientist Development Award in Multiple Sclerosis Young clinicians committed to careers in academic medicine with an emphasis on MS clinical research

Must hold an MD, DO, or equivalent degree, be at the PGY4 or PGY5 stage of an accredited residency program in the US, and hold a US medical license

See Guidelines

Funding – 3 years, $75,000 per year plus $25,000 from AAN

8/15/17 LOi National Ataxia Foundation Ataxia At least one year of post-doctoral training, but not more than two at the time of application

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NAF Fellowship Awards – funding up to $35,000

8/15/16 Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation (Quality of Life) Spinal Cord Injury  

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Funding - up to $25,000

8/17/17 LOi National Ataxia Foundation Spinocerebellar Ataxias  

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NAF Pioneer SCA Translational Awards - funding

9/1/16 BD Bioscience Cancer Research   See Guidelines
9/1/16 LOI Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation Spinal Cord Injury  

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Funding - maximum of 3 years, up to $100,000 per year

9/1/16 PVA Research Foundation Spinal Cord Injury PhD or MD preferred, masters degree acceptable under some circumstances

See Guidelines

• Basic Science

• Clinical Applications

• Design & Development

  • Up to 2 years - $75,000 each year

• Post Doctoral Fellowship

  • Up to 2 years/ $50,000 each year
9/2/16 Cure SMA Spinal Muscular Atrophy  

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Funding of $75,000 per year, up to 2 years

9/9/16 Thrasher Research Fund (Early Career Awards) Variety of research topics important to children's health 1. Physicians who are in a residency/fellowship training program, or who completed that program no more than one year before the date of submission of the Concept Paper.

2. Post-doctoral researchers who received the doctoral level degree no more than three years prior to the date of submission of the Concept Paper.

See Guidelines

Funding - up to 2 years, $75,000 maximum for project

9/16/16 Penn Medicine Orphan Disease center Orphan Disease - see link for detailed list   See Guidelines
10/1/16 Mike Utley Foundation Spinal Cord Injury  

See Guidelines

You must email for a grant application - grants@mikeutley.org

10/1/16 American Academy of Neurology Epilepsy Must be an AAN and AES member interested in an academic career in clinical research who has completed residency or a post-doctoral fellowship (for a PhD) within
the past five years of the start date of the award (July 1, 2017). At the time of application, applicants can be epilepsy fellows, postdoctoral fellows, or newly appointed junior faculty members (first two years of appointment). During the award period it is acceptable for the
candidate to be pursuing formal graduate coursework (e.g., MPH) as part of the 75 percent protected time for research.

Susan S. Spencer Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Epilepsy

See Guidelines

Funding - $55,000 a year for 2 years, plus $10,000 per year stipend to support education and research related costs

10/1/16 American Academy of Neurology and the National Ataxia Foundation Ataxia Must be an AAN member interested in an academic career in ataxia research who has completed residency or a post-doctoral fellowship (for a PhD) within the past five years of the start date of the award (July 1, 2017). Those early in their research careers will be given priority

Research Training Fellowship in Ataxia

See Guidelines

Funding - $55,000 a year for 2 years, plus $10,000 per year stipend to support education and research related costs

10/1/16 American Academy of Neurology Clinical Research Training Neurology AAN.

 

Academic career in research who has completed residency or a post-doctoral fellowship (for a PhD) within the past five years of the start date of the award (July 1, 2017). Those early in their research careers will be given priority.

Clinical Research Training Scholar (formerly Fellowship)

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Funding - $55,000 a year for 2 years, plus $10,000 per year stipend to support education and research related costs

10/1/16 American Academy of Neurology Practice Research Training Neurology Must be an AAN member interested in an academic career in clinical research
who has completed residency or a post-doctoral fellowship (for a PhD) within the past
five years of the start date of the award (July 1, 2017). Those early in their clinical research careers will be given priority

Practice Research Training Scholar (formerly Fellowship)

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Funding - Funding - $55,000 a year for 2 years, plus $10,000 per year stipend to support education and research related costs

10/1/16 American Academy of Neurology Neurology Recipient must be an AAN member who has completed residency or a post-doctoral
fellowship (for a PhD) within the past five years. Those early in their research careers will be given priority.

This award is for junior investigators interested in an academic career in laboratory-based
research in neurology.

Neurology Research Training Scholar

See Guidelines

Funding - $55,000 a year for 2 years, plus $10,000 per year stipend to support education and research related costs

10/1/16 American Academy of Neurology Neurology Must be a member of AAN (Active or Junior) embarking on a career in medical education research who has completed a neurology, child neurology, or neuro-developmental disabilities residency or neurology fellowship within the past five years.

Medical Education Research Training Fellowship

See Guidelines

Funding - $65,000 for one year

10/1/16 American Academy of Neurology Muscular Dystrophy Must be a member of AAN.

Academic career in clinical research who has completed residency or a post-doctoral fellowship (for a PhD) within the past
five years of the start date of the award (July 1, 2017). Those early in their clinical research careers will be given priority.

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Muscular Dystrophy

See Guidelines

Funding - $55,000 a year for 2 years, plus $10,000 per year stipend to support education and research related costs

10/1/15 American Academy of Neurology Tourette Syndrome

Must be a member of AAN.

Academic career in clinical research who has completed residency or a post-doctoral fellowship (for a PhD) within the past five years of the start date of the award (July 1, 2017). Psychologists and psychiatrists are eligible
to apply. Those early in their clinical research careers will be given priority.

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Tourette Syndrome

See Guidelines

Funding - $55,000 a year for 2 years, plus $10,000 per year stipend to support education and research related costs

10/1/16 American Academy of Neurology Epilepsy

Must be a member of AAN.

Academic career in clinical research who has completed residency or a post-doctoral fellowship (for a PhD) within the past
five years of the start date of the award (July 1, 2017). Those early in their clinical research careers will be given priority

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Epilepsy

See Guidelines

Funding - $55,000 a year for 2 years, plus $10,000 per year stipend to support education and research related costs

10/1/16 American Academy of Neurology Neurology Must be a member of AAN.

Junior level investigators, researcher who has completed residency in neurology within five to 10 years of the start date of the award (July 1, 2017). The applicant should hold the appointment of at least Instructor or Assistant Professor at the start of this award.

Career Development Award

See Guidelines

Funding - $150,000 per year for 3 years

10/3/16 Autism Science Foundation Autism  

Autism Research Accelerator Grant

See Guidelines

Funding up to $5,000

10/16/16 LOI Matthew Larson Foundation Pediatric Brain Tumors The Primary Investigator (Applicant) must hold an academic rank of assistant professor (or equivalent) or instructor (or equivalent). Investigators at higher ranks are excluded See Guidelines

Funding - $75,000 for one year

10/5/16 Epilepsy Foundation Epilepsy Junior level faculty

See Guidelines

Junior Investigator Research Awards

Funding - $50,000 for one year

10/17/16 Dystonia Medical Research Foundation Dystonia Mahlon DeLong Young Investigator Award  - PhD or MD, and apply within 5 years of completing training or  residency 

See Guidelines

Mahlon DeLong Young Investigator Award  - funding for salary support up to $50,000 for one year and $5,000 research expenses

LOI Basic & Clinical Aspects of Dystonia – CFA – funding up to $65,000 per year, for up to 2 years

10/31/16 Thrasher Resarch Fund (E.W. "Al" Thrasher Awards) Address significant health problems that affect children in large numbers and offer the potential for practical solutions to these problems  

See Guidelines

Not currently accepting studies that will be primarily conducted in animal models

Funding – up to 3 years, 20% max salary support
 

10/31/16 American Society of Hematology   ASH members who applied for an NIH R01 grant or equivalent but were denied funding due to budget cutbacks.

See Guidelines

Funding total $150,000

10/31/16 Morton Cure Paralysis Foundation Spinal Cord Injury  

See Guidelines

Funding - $75,000 a year for up to 2 years

November/December Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Mental Health Research  

See Guidelines

Open call for independent investigator or grant

11/1/16 LOI Tourette Association of America Tourette Syndrome  

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Post-Doctoral Fellowship funding up to $50,000 for 1 year

Research Grant funding up to $750,000, up to 2 years

11/1/16 Friends of FSH FSH Muscular Dystrophy  

See Guidelines

Funding - salary support limited to 5% for PA and staff

11/14/16 LOI Conrad Hilton Foundation Multiple Sclerosis  

See Guidelines

Pilot Innovator Grants - funding of $60,000 - $120,000 for up to 2 years

Bridging Grants for Physician Scientists - funding $620,000 over 5 years

11/29/16 LOI Doris Duke Charitably Foundation Any disease area MD-based, junior faculty who have been appointed to their first full-time assistant professor faculty position between November 1, 2011 and November 1, 2015. No animal research. See Guidelines
11/30/16 LOI American Brain Tumor Association Brain Tumors Full time faculty position for LESS than 10 years

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ABTA Research Collaboration (ARC) Grant Program (NEW!)  - Funding up to $200,000 over 2 years

Research Fellowship – funding of $100,000 over 2 years

Discovery Grant – funding of $50,000 for one year

Pending November Announcement Date LOI CURE Epilepsy Foundation Epilepsy  

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CURE Epilepsy Award  - Funding up to $250,000, over 2 years

Taking Flight – Funding up to $100,000 over 1 year

Innovator – Funding up to $50,000 over 1 year

12/1/16 The Gerber Foundation Pediatric Research Award Research projects aimed at finding solutions to children's health and nutritional problems are sought  

See Guidelines

Funding - up to 3 years, $350,000 maximum

12/1/16 Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) Foundation Osteogenesis Imperfecta  

See Guidelines

Michael Geisman Fellowship grant – funding up to $50, 000 per year, up to 2 years

Pulmonary Function Research – funding $50,000 per year, up to 2 years

12/1/16 Autism Science Foundation Autism Research Fellowship Awards  

See Guidelines

Predoctoral/Medical Students: $25,000

Postdoctoral Students: $35,000

12/5/16 LOI The McKnight Foundation 2017 Technology Award/Neuroscience The Endowment Fund is interested in how a new technology may be used to monitor, manipulate, analyze, or model brain function at any level, from the molecular to the entire organism

See Guidelines

Funding of $100,000 per year, for 2 years

12/6/16 Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative Autism  

See Guidelines

SFARI Pilot Award - $150,000 total budget, up to 2 years

SFARI Research Award - $275,000 total budget, up to 3 years

12/15/16 LOI Muscular Dystrophy Association Muscular Dystrophy  

See Guidelines

Types of grants -

  • Basic Research
  • Translational Research
  • Clinical Research
  • Infrastructure Grant
12/16/16 Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation Cure for Paralysis   See Guidelines
12/31/16 LOI Oberkotter Foundation Deaf or Hard of Hearing/Speech and Language Established program offering LSL service

See Guidelines

Funding - up to $100,000 per year for 3 years

         
Rolling Deadline - LOI Transverse Myelitis Association Transverse Myelitis The goal is to provide seed funding for innovative promising research ideas to generate pilot data that will enable the investigator to seek additional funds from federal and foundation sources

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Funding ranges from $20,000 to $75,000 for up to 1 year

Rolling Deadline - LOI Jain Foundation Dysferlinopathies (LGMD2B and Miyoshi Myopathy)   See Guidelines
Rolling Deadline Alan B. Slifka Foundation Sarcoma research  

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Funding of up to $50,000 for 1 year

         
No Current Openings        
  Cerebral Palsy Foundation Cerebral Palsy   See Guidelines
  United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Mitochondrial Disease   See Guidelines
  Cura SMA Spinal Muscular Atrophy   See Guidelines