Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

March 2018

Organization/ Website Specialty Area  Target Audience /Eligibility Description Award / Deadline
Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy
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Cancer

Award/Grant:  Investigator's Award in Clinical Translation of Cell and Gene Therapies for Cancer
Doctoral degree with a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level and above; investigator must be conducting original research as an independent faculty member ACTG funds research aimed at furthering the development of cell and gene therapy approaches to cancer treatment. $500,000

Date: Anticipated: 3/28/18; LOI ONLY
American College of Chest Physicians CHEST Foundation
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Lung Cancer

Award/Grant:  Research Grant in Lung Cancer
CHEST Foundation member; licensed physician, fellow, clinical researcher; special consideration to young investigators; Abstract must address research that leads to improved medical/surgical detection, treatment and/or cure of lung cancer; basic projects will not be considered $100,000

Date: Anticipated: 3/31/18
American Epilepsy Society
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Epilepsy

Award/Grant:  Seed Grant Program
Associate Professor appointment or equivalent; can be multiple investigators - one must be epilepsy-focused and AES member Support ot established investigators to pursue new and innovative directions in epilepsy research; designed to lay groundwork to secure other funding sources $20,000

Date: 3/22/2018
American Parkinson's Disease Association
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Parkinson's Disease

Award/Grant:  Research Grants in Parkinson's Research
Scientists in the field of PD research at affiliated U.S. research institutions   $50,000

Date: 3/12/2018
American Psychological Foundation
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Psychology

Award/Grant:  Esther Katz Rosen Fund for the study of Gifted Children and Youth
Doctoral degree or current graduate student Studies related to the advancement and application of knowledge about gifted children; enhance development of identified gifted/talented children and adolescents $50,000

Date: 3/1/2018
American Society for Bone & Mineral Research
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Bone, Mineral, Musculoskeletal Research

Award/Grant:  ASBMR Rising Star Award
ASBMR member; must be in the first 2 years of a bone-related individual K award; must submit score and reviewer summary from original K award application Provides funding to scientists in the bone field who have already been recognized by NIH "K awards" to provide additional funding to implement programs, stay in the field and transition to independent investigators. Research can be basic, clinical or translation; primary focus must be on bone, mineral, or musculoskeletal research $60,000

Date: 3/16/2018
American Society for Reproductive Medicine
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Reproductive Medicine

Award/Grant:  ASRM & SREI Research Grants
Completed training within past 3 years and have independent faculty appointments; must be ASRM OR SREI member since July 1 2017 Provide funds for new investigators to establish independent research programs $50,000

Date: 3/5/2018
American Society for Reproductive Medicine
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Stem Cell

Award/Grant:  KY Cha Award
Doctoral degree; independent investigator with FT faculty appointment; have not received any ASRM awards Start-up funds to initiate an innovative research project in regenerative medicine and stem cell technology $20,000

Date: 3/5/2018
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons*
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Gastroenterology, Surgery

Award/Grant:  Career Development Award
Within 5 years of first FT faculty appointment; U.S. or Canadian citizen with completed colorectal surgery training; ASCRS member; cannot hold another CDA award To provide young surgeons with necessary support for initiation and development of an academic career in colorectal surgery - focuses on career development & mentor-ship rather than solely on research proposal; research must be relevant to pathophysiology or management of the diseases of the small bowel, colon, rectum or anus $150,000

Date: 3/1/2018
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons*
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Colorectal Disorders

Award/Grant:  Limited Project Grant
PI or Co-PI must be ASCRS member Provide PI opportunity to pursue research interest in the field of colon and rectal surgery; successful projects should secure funding from other agencies; research must be investigator-initiated, hypothesis-driven $50,000

Date: 3/1/2018
Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Hematology

Award/Grant:  ASH-AMFDP Award
Applicants must be from historically disadvantaged backgrounds; U.S. Citizen; completed formal clinical training; can be a physician, dentist or nurse 4 years post-doctoral research awards to increase number of physician, dentist, and nurses committed to develop careers in academic medicine; improve health of underserved populations; and work toward understanding/eliminating health disparities Up to $420,000

Date: 3/17/2018
American Society of Nephrology/Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Nephrology

Award/Grant:  ASN-Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program Award
Applicants must be from historically disadvantaged backgrounds; U.S. Citizen; completed formal clinical training; can be a physician, dentist or nurse 4 years post-doctoral research awards to increase number of physician, dentist, and nurses committed to develop careers in academic medicine; improve health of undeserved populations; and work toward understanding/eliminating health disparities Up to $420,000

Date: 3/17/2018
Craig H. Neilsen
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Spinal Cord Injury

Award/Grant:  Psychosocial Research Pilot Grants
Doctoral degree and demonstrate appropriate experience; can be at any stage of career Pilot projects should indicate how they will establish a new investigational program or take on "high risk" balanced by high potential impact $200,000

Date: 3/23/2018
Eppley Foundation for Research
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Chemistry, Physics and Biology

Award/Grant:  Innovative medical investigations *LOI ONLY*
Advanced novel, scientific research conducted by PhDs or MDs with an established record of publication; Novel insights; Foundation does not support work that may be funded by NIH; typically does not fund research into diseases that have considerable financial support available (AIDS/diabetes/cancer/heart) but is interested in exploring other innovative medical investigations; proposal must be novel in insights and unlikely to be underway elsewhere Various

Date: 3/15/2018
Leo Foundation
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Dermatologic Research

Award/Grant:  Research Grant
Projects/Pis with international scoped prioritized; projects based at university; PI should have solid, well-documented research background Supports dermatological research that address issues in disease understanding, treatment, awareness and patient well-being. Welcomed projects may: improve understanding of the underlying medicinal, biological, chemical mechanisms of dermatological disease; address clinical issues around patients who have developed disease or are at-risk; enhance understanding, costs, and patient quality of life Various

Date: 3/9/2018
Lupus Foundation of America
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Rheumatology/Lupus

Award/Grant:  LIFELINE Grant Program
Assistant Professor or equivalent who direct a laboratory geared toward lupus research; PI must have been funded by the federal government in the past 3 years in an area related to lupus research Provide temporary salary support for faculty who experience a gap in external funding for a specific, previously funded research project; intended to keep project on track due to loss of current funding $140,000

Date: Anticipated LOI: 25-Mar-18
Lupus Foundation of America
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Rheumatology/Lupus

Award/Grant:  Stem Cells In Lupus Grant
Tenure track with Assistant Professor appointment or equivalent; should not possess substantial grant award (R01 or equivalent) Research will be funded for projects whose outcomes with facilitate development of large-scale studies on: advancement of research on stem cells/transplantation for lupus; understanding the role of stem cell transplantation on the pathophsyiology or treatment of lupus $135,000

Date: Anticipated LOI: 11-Mar-18
McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience
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Neuroscience

Award/Grant:  Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award; clinically relevant areas of neuroscience - LOI ONLY
FT Faculty, Assistant Professor or higher; women and minorities encouraged to apply; funds will not support PI salary Support efforts to solve problems of neurological and psychiatric diseases, mainly related to memory and cognition; encourage research aimed at translating laboratory discoveries about the brain and nervous system into diagnoses and therapies to improve human health $300,000 over 3 years

Date: Anticipated LOI: 3/27/18
Melanoma Research Foundation
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Melanoma, Skin Cancer

Award/Grant:  Established Investigator Award
Associate Professor appointment or equivalent; may not have active research award with MRF; Funding for established melanoma researchers or senior researchers working in closely related field who wish to move into melanoma research $200,000

Date: 3/1/2018
Melanoma Research Foundation
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Melanoma, Skin Cancer

Award/Grant:  Career Development Award
Postdoctoral fellows must have less than 5 years of postdoc experience and no major grant support; non postdoc fellows may have titled of Research Instructor or equivalent; must have one mentor Funding for junior investigators who are beginning a research career in melanoma and have not established strong federal funding $100,000

Date: 3/1/2018
Organization on Autism Research
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Autism

Award/Grant:  Research Grants
No requirements based on experience or degree 2018 research focus areas: healthcare transition, generalization of technology-based intervention, community-based intervention, residential services, literacy, sexuality education $30,000

Date: LOI due 3/26/18
Pfizer
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Rhemoatology/IBD

Award/Grant:  ASPIRE PROGRAMS
Doctoral degree; junior and senior investigators eligible See website for comprehensive 2018 focus areas $150,000

Date: Anticipated: 3/17/18
Prostate Cancer Foundation
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Prostate Cancer

Award/Grant:  Young Investigator Award
Within 6 years within completion of professional degree/clinical training; Must have a mentor; should have received no more than $200,000 in current direct research funding from all sources Professionals in any aspect of prostate cancer research are encouraged to apply; access to an interaction with a clinical environment is highly desired; priority given to "bench to bedside" translational research proposals $225,000

Date: 3/19/2018
ResMed Foundation
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Sleep and Respiratory Health

Award/Grant:  Clinical Research Proposal
N/A Promote novel research as well as public and physician awareness of sleep disordered breathing, with a primary focus on positive airway pressure therapies and ventilation-based treatments; morbidies associated with SDB; emphasis on hypertension, coronary disease, heart failure, atrial fibrillation Various

Date: 3/15/2018
Sontag Foundation
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Brain Cancer

Award/Grant:  Distinguished Scientist Award (Early Career Scientist)
Doctoral degree; must have received first independent faculty appointment within last 5 years Projects should show potential to generate new knowledge relating to causes, cure or treatment of primary brain tumors/brain cancer. $600,000

Date: 3/14/2018
Thrasher Research Fund*
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Medical Research - children focus

Award/Grant:  Early Career Awards*
Physicians in a residency/fellowship program no later than 1 year post completion; postdocs who have received a doctoral degree no more than 3 years prior to submission Provide funding to encourage the development of pediatric medical health research $25,000

Date: 3/14/2018
Vascular Cures
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Vascular Surgery - basic, translational, or clinical research; outcomes/health services research

Award/Grant:  Wylie Scholar Award
Full time faculty appointment as a vascular surgeon with active privileges at a medical school; one nomination per institution Supports crucial research that enables vascular surgeon-scientists to compete for future research funding $150,000

Date: 3/2/2018
Lady Tata Memorial Trust
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International Awards

Award/Grant:  Leukemia
Qualified investigators of any nationality Proposals are restricted to studies of leukemogenic agents, the epidemiology, pathogeneissi, immunology and genetic basis of leukemia and related diseases $40,000

Date: Anticipated: 3/15/18
Prevent Blindness America
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Joanne Angle Investigator Award

Award/Grant:  Ophthalmology
PI must be working permanently in the United States Provides funding for research investigating public health related to eye health and safety. Priority areas: burden/economic aspects of eye disease/vision loss; best practices to integrate vision screening/follow-up care; vision program effectiveness $25,000

Date: Anticipated 3/16/18