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					              Research Funding Opportunities Archive - 2007

This page contains an archive of Funding Opportunities information. The information on this page is directed
to researchers within the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.


More recent opportunities may be found at
http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/research/index.php?page=FundingOpportunities



December 15, 2007              •    CIHR Randomized Controlled Trials Mentoring Program
                               •    Fondation Jerome Lejeune
                               •    Human Frontier Science Program
                               •    Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy
                               •    Sontag Foundation Distinguished Scientist Award
                               •    Stanley Medical Research Institute - Treatment Trials for Schizophrenia
                                    and Bipolar Disorder
                               •    Thrasher Research Fund


November 15, 2007              •    Brain Tumor Society
                               •    Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada
                               •    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Translational Research Program
                               •    Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
                               •    Molly Towell Perinatal Research Foundation
                               •    Paralyzed Veterans of America- Spinal Cord Injury Education and
                                    Training Foundation
                               •    Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance


October 31, 2007               •    ALS Association - Clinical Management Research Grant Program
                               •    American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association
                               •    American Society of Transplantation - Basic Science Faculty
                                    Development Grants
                               •    Bayer Hemophilia Awards Program - Early Career Investigator Award
                               •    Canadian Foundation on Fetal Alcohol Research
                               •    Canadian Hemophilia Society
                               •    Canadian Hemophilia Society - Care Until Cure
                               •    Cold Sore Research Foundation
                               •    Foundation for Prader-Willi Research
                               •    Goldhirsh Foundation - Brain Tumor Research Awards Program
                               •    Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
                               •    Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation - Proteomics Initiative
                               •    National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation
                               •    National Parkinson Foundation
                               •    Parkinson's Disease Foundation
                               •    Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario Rethink Breast Cancer
                               •    Sandler Program for Asthma Research
                               •    SIR Foundation - Image Guided Interventions RFA


September 30, 2007             •    Alzheimer's Association's - New Investigator Research Grant Program
                               •    Alzheimer's Association - Investigator-Initiated Research Grants (IIRG)
                               •    Alzheimer's Association - Everyday Technologies for Alzheimer Care
                                    (ETAC) Research Grants
                               •    Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation - Novel Approaches to Drug
                                    Discovery for Alzheimer's Disease
                  •   American Health Assistance Foundation - National Glaucoma Research
                      Grants
                  •   American Health Assistance Foundation - Pilot Project Awards
                  •   American Institute for Cancer Research - Investigator-Initiated Grants
                      (IIG)
                  •   Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation - NPC Research Grants
                  •   Canadian Association of Gastroenterology
                  •   Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
                  •   Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance - Developmental and
                      Exploratory (DEX) Grants
                  •   Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance - IDEA Grants
                  •   Canadian Health Services Research Foundation - Research, Exchange
                      and Impact for System Support (REISS) Competition
                  •   Health Effects Institute - Health Effects of Air Pollution
                  •   Hospital for Sick Children Foundation (Sick Kids Foundation) - New
                      Investigators Grants
                  •   International Union Against Cancer - Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial
                      International Cancer Study Grants
                  •   Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International - Innovative Grants
                  •   Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International - Program Project
                      Grants
                  •   KRESCENT New Investigator Awards
                  •   Ontario HIV Treatment Network
                  •   Ontario Mental Health Foundation - Senior Research Fellowships

August 31, 2007   •   Kidney Foundation of Canada
                  •   Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation
                  •   Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation - Neurobiology of Psychiatric
                      Disorders and Addictions Program
                  •   LAM Foundation - Pilot Project Awards
                  •   Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada – Grants in Aid of Research
                  •   Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada - CCFC Visiting Scientist
                      Program
                  •   Ontario Mental Health Foundation - Type A Research Project Grants
                  •   Ontario Mental Health Foundation - Type B Research Project Grants
                  •   Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation - Emotional Adaptation, Adjustment
                      and Coping After Acquired Brain Injury
                  •   Christopher Reeve Foundation - Individual Research Grants
                  •   United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation
                  •   Thalassemia Foundation of Canada
                  •   Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) Research Fellowship
                      Program
                  •   Danone Institute
                  •   Medtronic Foundation - HeartRescue Grant Program
                  •   International Diabetes Federation - Bringing Research in Diabetes to
                      Global Environments and Systems (BRIDGES)
                  •   Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance – Operating Grants
                  •   Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada - Biomedical and Clinical and
                      Population Health Research Grants
                  •   Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada - Pilot Project Awards
                  •   Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada - Career Development Awards
                  •   SIR Foundation - Pilot Research Grant Program
                  •   Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
                  •   Alzheimer Society of Canada

July 31, 2007     •   American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Distinguished Investigator
                      Grants
                  •   Parker B. Francis Fellowship Program
                  •   Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation - Clinician Scientist
                      Award
                    •   Oxalosis and Hyperoxaluria Foundation
                    •   American Liver Foundation - Liver Scholar Award
                    •   Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
                    •   Association for International Cancer Research
                    •   Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Investigators in the Pathogenesis of
                        Infectious Disease
                    •   Lymphoma Research Foundation

June 30, 2007       •   American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Young Investigator Grants
                    •   American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) - Pilot Grants
                    •   Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation - Accelerating Drug Discovery for
                        Fronto-Temporal Dementia Request for Proposals
                    •   Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Scholar in Clinical Research Awards
                    •   Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Scholar Awards
                    •   Fondation Jerome Lejeune
                    •   Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada – Pilot Project Awards
                    •   A-T Children's Project

May 31, 2007        •   Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at
                        CHEO
                    •   National Lung Cancer Partnership / LUNGevity Foundation Research
                        Grant
                    •   Paralyzed Veterans of America / Spinal Cord Research Foundation

May 15, 2007        •   Physicians' Services Incorporated Foundation
                    •   Canadian Health Services Research Foundation - Policy Synthesis
                        Program
                    •   Eli and Edythe L. Broad Foundation - Special Request for Proposals -
                        IBD and Diabetes Mellitus

April 15, 2007      •   American Tinnitus Association
                    •   Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International – Regular
                        Research Grant
                    •   Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International – Scholar Award
                    •   Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International – Innovative Grants
                    •   Alliance for Lupus Research
                    •   Huntington Society of Canada

March 15, 2007      •   Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program
                    •   Canadian National Institute for the Blind - E.A. Baker Applied Research
                        Fund
                    •   Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation
                    •   Ontario Association of Medical Laboratories

February 28, 2007   •   American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
                    •   James S. McDonnell Foundation Scholar Awards

February 15, 2007   •   Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS)
                        NCE
                    •   CHEST Foundation/LUNGevity Foundation Clinical Research Award in
                        Lung Cancer
                    •   NARSAD Independent Investigator Award
                    •   Roche Organ Transplantation Research Foundation
                    •   Christopher Reeve Foundation
                    •   Joint ROTRF/JDRF Initiative
                    •   Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network
                    •   James S. McDonnell Foundation 21st Century Science Initiative - Brain
                        Cancer Research
                    •   Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada
                    •   Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation
                    •   Canadian Foundation for Women's Health
January 31, 2007                  •    EJLB Foundation
                                  •    Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research
                                  •    Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
                                  •    Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation of Canada
                                  •    National Brain Tumor Foundation
                                  •    Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation
                                  •    Human Frontier Science Program Organization - Young Investigators'
                                       Grants and Program Grants
                                  •    International Association for the Study of Pain
                                  •    Broad Medical Research Program
                                  •    Fondation Jerome Lejeune - Jerome Lejeune Foundation
                                  •    Cancer Research Society - CRS Operating Grant
                                  •    Cancer Research Society Strategic Research Grants - Genomics and
                                       Proteomics of Metastasic Cancer
                                  •    Janus Research Grants
                                  •    Canadian Health Services Research Foundation Harkness Associate
                                       Awards - Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy

January 5, 2007                   •    Banting Research Foundation
                                  •    Medical Council of Canada
                                  •    Sandler Program for Asthma Research
                                  •    American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association
                                  •    Parkinson Society Canada New Investigator Award Program
                                  •    Parkinson Society Canada Pilot Project Grants
                                  •    Parkinson Society Canada Clinical Research Fellowship Program
                                  •    National Parkinson Foundation
                                  •    Prevent Blindness America
                                  •    Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada


December 15, 2007
CIHR Randomized Controlled Trials Mentoring Program
The next opportunity to apply to the RCT Mentoring Program will be February 15, 2008. Registrations are
due on January 15, 2008.
To view this opportunity, please use the new CIHR Funding Opportunity Database
(http://www.researchnet-
recherchenet.ca/rnr16/search.do?fodAgency=CIHR&fodLanguage=E&all=1&search=true&org=CIHR&sort=p
rogram&masterList=true&view=currentOpps ).
Fondation Jerome Lejeune
The main target of the Jerome Lejeune Foundation is research into intelligence disability. The foundation
supports both fundamental and clinical research projects (neurosciences, behaviour, genetics, molecular
biology, therapeutics, adult or cord blood stem cells) aimed at leading to the discovery of treatments for
genetic intelligence diseases, in particular, trisomy 21 (Down syndrome).
The Jerome Lejeune Foundation invites interested teams and researchers to submit projects to its scientific
committee on the following themes:
Therapeutic research aimed at reducing the patient's deficits
Clinical research aimed at reducing the patient's associated troubles, e.g., by improving his or her quality of
life, concentration, and learning skills
All fundamental research supporting similar aspects of intelligence disability
Within the context of the intelligence disabilities research, the foundation also considers support for
congresses organization and potential payment of thesis or postdoctoral scholarships.
Deadline: March 27, 2008
For more information see
http://s221021824.onlinehome.fr/ws_prod/fondation_lejeune/content/view/128/105/lang,en/
Human Frontier Science Program
The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) supports international collaborations in basic research with
emphasis placed on novel, innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to fundamental investigations in the
life sciences, focused on the complex mechanisms of living organisms.
In the past few years, the HFSP programs have broadened to the Natural Sciences and Engineering fields,
with a clear emphasis placed on novel collaborations that bring biologists together with scientists from fields
such as physics, mathematics, chemistry, computer science and engineering to focus on problems at the
frontier of the life sciences. HFSP is focusing on interdisciplinary research and wishes to involve scientists
from outside the life sciences in research collaborations. The principal applicant must be located in one of
the member countries* but co-investigators may be from any other countries. Clear preference is given to
intercontinental teams.
Deadline for compulsory pre-registration for a password: 21 March 2008
Submission: 2 April 2008
For further information, please visit: http://www.hfsp.org/how/appl_forms_RG.php
Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy
The Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy has funded medical research in prevention of Cerebral Palsy
since the first grant funding was made available in the early 1970s, as well research into the improvements
to the quality of life for persons with Cerebral Palsy.
Research programs across North America are looking for ways to prevent CP, to reduce its effects, and to
improve the quality of life for people with CP. Research questions being addressed include the following:
- What are the factors that predispose the developing brain to injury? Can these factors be eliminated?
- Can CP be diagnosed before birth and better diagnosed shortly after birth?
- Could brain cells be re-grown to repair the damage that results in CP?
- Which treatments are most effective for specific disabilities of people with CP?
- What are the effects of aging on the person with CP?
- Based on new developments in surgical techniques, computer technology, and bioengineering sciences,
what improvements can be made in the quality of life of people with CP?
- What are the social and emotional effects on the child growing up with CP? How can he or she be helped
to develop a positive self-image?
Deadline: January 31, 2008
For more information see http://www.ofcp.on.ca/research.html
Sontag Foundation Distinguished Scientist Award
The Sontag Foundation presents Distinguished Scientist Awards to the most outstanding early career
scientists with inspiring, potential-laden brain cancer research proposals. Selection procedures are designed
to identify scientists who show the most outstanding promise of making fundamental or crucial contributions
to new knowledge regarding primary brain tumors. In addition to scientific merit and the theme of the
proposed research, consideration will also be given to the individual's past performance and promise as
evidenced by the documentation submitted.
Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in a biomedical science, medicine, or other health-related field. At
the time of application, applicants must hold their first independent full-time faculty appointment at the level
of assistant professor, independent researcher, or equivalent position at a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) academic,
research, or medical institution within the or an equivalent institution in . If the institution grants tenure, the
qualifying appointment must be on the tenure track. The applicant's initial faculty appointment must have
been made no earlier than March 1, 2005. The applicant's career track and proposed research should
demonstrate potential to generate new knowledge relating to causes, cure, or treatment of primary brain
tumors or brain cancer.
Amount: up to $150,000 each of four years
Deadline: March 18, 2008
For more information see http://www.sontagfoundation.com/grant_opps/grant_opps_dsa.htm
Stanley Medical Research Institute - Treatment Trials for Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder
The Stanley Medical Research Institute (SMRI) established this program to sponsor additional clinical trials
for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. SMRI is currently supporting treatment trials in the following project
areas:
1. Natural substances, including herbal medications; nutraceuticals, e.g., amino acids or essential fatty
acids; nonwestern; and traditional medicines.
2. Phase I and Phase II trials of investigational new drugs
3. Offlabel use of existing drugs
Amount: maximum award is $300,000/year for up to 3 years
Deadlines: March 1, 2008; October 1, 2008
For more information see http://www.stanleyresearch.org/programs/trialsawarded.asp
Thrasher Research Fund
The Thrasher Research Fund provides grants for pediatric medical research. Because significant solutions
for many children's health problems remain undiscovered, the fund invites a broad array of applications. The
Thrasher Research Fund seeks to foster an environment of creativity and discovery aimed at finding
solutions to children's health problems. The fund awards grants for research that offers substantial promise
for meaningful advances in prevention and treatment of children's diseases, particularly research that offers
broad-based applications.
The Thrasher Research Fund remains open to a variety of pediatric medical research topics. Research
projects with the potential to impact a large number of children as well as research projects that address
severe problems affecting relatively few children will be considered. The fund seeks to maintain a portfolio of
grants with a balance of both domestic and international research.
The fund supports clinical/translational pediatric research. Emphasis is placed on projects with potential
findings that would be clinically applicable in a relatively short period of time for the prevention, diagnosis or
treatment of pediatric medical problems.
Amount: Projects are supported for up to three years. Amounts awarded and time periods vary depending
on the specific needs of each proposal. Over the last several years awards from the fund have ranged from
a few thousand dollars to approximately $400,000. The fund's median award is $230,000, with the majority
between $150,000-$300,000.
Deadline: Continuous.
For more information see
http://www.thrasherresearch.org/sites/www_thrasherresearch_org/Default.aspx?page=38


November 15, 2007
Brain Tumor Society
The Brain Tumor Society (BTS) seeks letters of intent for scientific research on brain tumors directed at
finding a cure. Any project with the potential to advance basic scientific and translational brain tumor
research will be considered. Clinical projects will not be funded. Funds may be used for startup projects or
supplementary funding.
Amount: One-year and two-year research grants are awarded annually at a maximum of $100,000 per year.
Deadline for Letters of Intent: January 16, 2008
For more information see http://www.tbts.org/itemDetail.asp?categoryID=304&itemID=16834
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC), formerly Leukemia Research Fund of Canada, is
a national volunteer organization dedicated to raising funds to support basic and clinical research in the field
of leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and other blood cancer disorders.
LLSC is accepting grant applications in the following two categories:
•   Operating Grants
•   Operating Grants CLL (chronic lymphocytic leukemia)
In the Operating Grants category, applicants may apply for funds to support
i. operating costs of research (including minor equipment); and


ii. summer studentships as part of operating funds. (Separate LLSC individual studentships are allocated
through Canadian universities. No separate application is required.)
Amount: maximum of $60,000 a year for two years
Deadline: February 1, 2008
For more information see http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org//all_page.adp?item_id=387111
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Translational Research Program
The Translational Research Program was established to encourage and provide support for new and novel
clinical research. The goal of the program is to accelerate transfer of findings from the laboratory to clinical
application. The program's purpose is to fund research that shows high promise for translating basic
biomedical knowledge to prevention or new treatments and, ultimately, to prolong and enhance life. A
principal intent of the program is to permit the acquisition of sufficient data to apply to an appropriate agency
or sponsor for sustained support.
Amount: Awards will be limited to a maximum of $200,000, which include direct costs and a maximum
overhead of $20,000 or 11.1 percent of direct costs per year for three years.
Deadline for letters of intent: March 1, 2008
For more information see http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/all_page?item_id=11620
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research is issuing a request for applications for
investigator-initiated applications designed to validate the therapeutic potential of scientific discoveries and
to push them one step closer to the clinic. Research into the etiology and pathophysiology of Parkinson's
disease (PD) has identified an increasing number of cellular targets and pathways where therapeutic
intervention could benefit PD patients. However, translation of scientific discoveries into therapeutic
interventions requires additional applied work. Specifically, validation studies must be done to determine
whether altering the biological function of a target or pathway provides a beneficial effect in a relevant PD
model system. This step is essential before development of a particular therapeutic strategy into treatments
that enhance quality of life for patients with PD can begin. Applications may focus on one or both of the
following therapeutic validation steps:
1. Develop strategies to alter a biological target or pathway relevant to PD.
2. Test the therapeutic approaches of identified molecular targets or pathways in relevant PD model
systems.
Deadline for pre-proposals: December 18, 2007
For more information see http://www.michaeljfox.org/research_openFundingPrograms_program.cfm?ID=15
Molly Towell Perinatal Research Foundation
The overall goal of the Molly Towell Perinatal Research Foundation is to encourage perinatal research in .
According to Dr. Towell's direction, the Foundation will support original and innovative research, which she
defined as the pursuit of new information derived from basic or clinical research. High priority is given to
projects that concern fetal growth or metabolism but any studies that involve original research in fetal or
neonatal medicine will be considered. However, purely epidemiological research or clinical trials will not be
considered.
Three types of grants will be considered on an annual basis:
-     Operating funds for novel and original research by young investigators;
-     Fellowships for candidates with special aptitude for research; and
-     Support for meetings or symposia that will promote research and disseminate new research
information relevant to fetal and neonatal medicine.


Deadline: December 15, 2007
For more information see http://www.apog.ca/mtprf/
Paralyzed Veterans of America - Spinal Cord Injury Education and Training Foundation
The Spinal Cord Injury Education and Training Foundation has announced its 2008 funding opportunities
including:
-     Basic Science: Laboratory research in the basic sciences related to spinal cord injury or disease
-     Clinical Applications: Clinical and functional studies of the medical, psychosocial, and economic
effects of spinal cord dysfunction, as well as interventions proposed to alleviate these effects
-     Design and Development: Design and development of new or improved rehabilitative and assistive
devices for individuals with spinal cord dysfunction
-     Post-doctoral Fellowships: Fellowships for postdoctoral students in basic science, clinical applications,
or design and development intended to encourage training and specialization in the field of spinal cord
research
-     Conferences and Symposia
Deadline: September 2, 2008
For more information see http://www.pva.org/site/PageServer?pagename=research_main
Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance
The Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance (TS Alliance) endeavors to stimulate, support and coordinate research that
will lead to a cure for tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), while improving the lives of those affected. The TS
Alliance aims to support research in all areas that may advance its mission, including basic, translational
and clinical research.
TSC Innovator Grant Awards are designed to provide funding for established researchers with a Ph.D. or
M.D. degree for research focused on
- research that is essential to develop and test new therapies, treatments, educational or neuropsychological
programs for individuals with TSC or LAM; or
- resources necessary to answer these essential questions (animal models, new imaging modalities,
databases, etc.).
Amount: Award amounts are up to $60,000 per year for three-year awards; total not to exceed $180,000.
Deadline: December 17, 2007
For more information see http://tsalliance.easycgi.com/pages.aspx?content=23


October 31, 2007
ALS Association - Clinical Management Research Grant Program
The ALS Association's annual Clinical Management Research Grant Program (CMRGP) seeks to build an
increasing evidence base for the symptomatic management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). For
Spring Cycle 2008, the ALS Association requests abstracts for research projects concerning the
interventional clinical management of ALS patients. Abstracts should emphasize clinical care of ALS
patients.
Amount: $40,000
Deadline: January 7, 2008
For more information see http://www.alsa.org/patient/description.cfm?CFID=8075&CFTOKEN=47331518
American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association


The American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association (AFSA) is dedicated to funding research that accelerates
the pace of medical discoveries to improve the quality of life for patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS).
AFSA supports studies that seek out the causes and treatments for FMS. AFSA awards are intended for the
collection of preliminary data needed to assist investigators with obtaining much larger sums of money from
the NIH or other financial institutions. All funded projects must be capable of testing the PI's hypothesis
without reliance upon another funding source. AFSA is open to funding tag-ons to NIH-funded projects, but
the AFSA portion must be clearly defined with a study hypothesis.
In the past, AFSA's focus has been on pain mechanisms and treatment. While advances have been
achieved in these areas, little progress has been made toward characterizing the sleep disturbances in FMS
patients. This is why AFSA is putting aside funds for studies pertaining to sleep, in addition to AFSA's other
priorities. The purpose of AFSA's sleep research initiative is to gain a better understanding of the
relationship between the neurobiology of sleep in people with FMS and the various symptoms of this
condition. All sleep proposals must be of a clinical nature and involve FMS patients who meet the 1990
American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria.
Amount: $50,000
Deadline: Continuous. A Letter of Intent (LOI) is preferred before submitting a formal grant application to
AFSA.
For more information see http://www.afsafund.org/grant.htm
American Society of Transplantation - Basic Science Faculty Development Grants
The goal of the American Society of Transplantation (AST) Faculty Development Grants is to fund young
investigators at the instructor or assistant professor level (or equivalent) to permit them to expand on
preliminary research results that will be the basis for an individual research award or career development
award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), or
equivalent agencies.
AST Basic Science Faculty Development Grants are intended to broadly support work in transplantation
biology ranging from pertinent basic immunology to animal studies. All types of organ, tissue, and cell
transplants will be considered. The project should provide a strong training vehicle for the applicant, in
keeping with the overall mission of the faculty grants. The AST Awards Committee will place primary
emphasis in evaluating applications on scientific strength and the preparation of the candidate for the
proposed research.
Amount: $40,000 per year for two years.
Deadline: The deadline has been extended from November 16, 2007, to December 14, 2007.
For more information see http://cmeplanning.com/ast/event/categories
Bayer Hemophilia Awards Program - Early Career Investigator Award
The Early Career Investigator Award will fund a junior faculty member who wishes to undertake a mentored
basic or clinical research project in the bleeding disorders field. The applicant would be expected to dedicate
a significant amount of time to the project. Examples of topics for research projects that might be considered
for these awards include, but are not limited to:
- clinical studies,
- properties and delivery of clotting factor proteins,
- assays and models,
- genetics and epidemiology, and
- molecular aspects and mechanisms of clotting factor inhibitor formation.
Amount: $100,000 annually for two years
Deadline for Letter of Intent: November 30, 2007


For more information see http://www.bayer-hemophilia-awards.com/awards.cfm
Canadian Foundation on Fetal Alcohol Research
On September 6, 2007, the Canadian Foundation on Fetal Alcohol Research (CFFAR) launched in
Winnipeg an independent, non-profit foundation. It was created specifically to promote interest and fund
research related to the short and long-term bio-medical, psychological and social effects of alcohol
consumption during pregnancy and the prevention of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
CFFAR will award research grants to support research projects related to the fetal effects of alcohol. These
grants will be made annually to a maximum of $40,000 per year for up to two years in conjunction with
International FASD Day and the annual Fetal Alcohol Canadian Expertise (FACE) Research Roundtable.
All grant applications are peer-reviewed under the direction of the Scientific Research Director of CFFAR
according to standards set by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
Deadline for Letter of Intent: December 31, 2007. If the Letter of Intent is approved you will then be
required to submit a Full Proposal by May 1, 2008.
For more information see www.fasdfoundation.ca
Canadian Hemophilia Society
The Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS) invites applications for grants for research in fields relevant to
hemophilia. The aim of the society is to develop treatments for this disorder or means of preventing
hemophilia.
Amount: Grants to a maximum of $50,000 per year may be awarded for one or two years.
Deadline: November 16, 2007
For more information see http://www.hemophilia.ca/en/3.1.2.php
Canadian Hemophilia Society - Care Until Cure
The Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS), in collaboration with Wyeth , established the Care Until Cure
research program to support clinical research, including outcome evaluation, to improve the quality of life of
persons with hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders. The Care Until Cure program has a single
focus - to encourage innovative clinical research in hemophilia and other bleeding disorders from Canadian
investigators spanning diverse health care disciplines.
Grants will be made for clinical research, including outcome evaluation, in fields relevant to improving the
quality of life of
- hemophiliacs,
- persons with von Willebrand disease or other inherited bleeding disorders,
- persons with related conditions such as HIV or hepatitus C, and
- carriers of an inherited bleeding disorder.
Amount: The maximum award is $50,000 per year, for one or two years.
Deadline: November 16, 2007
For more information see http://www.hemophilia.ca/en/3.2.php
Cold Sore Research Foundation
The Cold Sore Research Foundation, a Utah non-profit organization, invites, for this one occasion only,
applications for cold sore research from qualified investigators at universities, medical centers, and
independent non-profit research institutions. The research fund has been provided by GlaxoSmithKline
pursuant to a class action settlement agreement.
The intended research must be designed to benefit individuals with cold sores (herpes labialis) by increasing
our understanding of the disease, as discussed below. The research may not involve cold sore products or
treatments.


Relevant research might involve studies of the natural history, immunology, epidemiology, pathogenesis,
genetics, virology and vaccinology of the disease. Translational and clinical science will be given the highest
priority. While the review committee will look favorably on high-quality, creative protocols on a variety of
subjects, the following questions are suggested to applicants:
1. Immunologic factors associated with cold sore recurrences
2. Acquisition of cold sores within families: epidemiology, immunology, genetics, and virus strains
3. The potential role of cutaneous latency in the pathogenesis of cold sores
4. Genetic markers of susceptibility to recurrences
5. Mechanisms of reactivation of latent virus
Deadline: February 29, 2008
For more information contact coldsoreresearch@gmail.com
Foundation for Prader-Willi Research
The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting
research to advance the understanding and treatment of Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), announces the
availability of funds to support innovative research relevant to PWS. FPWR is particularly interested in
supporting projects that will lead to new interventions to alleviate the symptoms associated with PWS.
Amount: Applicants may request up to $50,000 for one year of support, with the possibility of a second year
of support following competitive renewal.
Deadline: December 3, 2007
For more information see http://www.fpwr.org/research/2007RFA
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Goldhirsh Foundation - Brain Tumor Research Awards Program
The Goldhirsh Foundation provides strategic investment in brain tumor research to accelerate progress
toward more effective treatment for malignant diffuse glioma tumors. Applications are encouraged from
investigators working in the continuum between basic research and clinical application, integrating and
translating knowledge in various disciplines into meaningful progress for patients. Examples of funding areas
include but are not limited to oncogenomics and proteomics, genetically engineered models, the discovery
and testing of small molecule therapies, unusual drug delivery systems, or improved brain imaging
techniques. Research projects at the interface of developmental biology and cancer along the stem cell to
glial axis are eligible.
Amount: 1 Year Project - $100,000; 3 Year Project - $600,000
Deadline for Letter of Intent: January 16, 2008
For more information see http://goldhirshfoundation.org/
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
As the leading charitable funder of diabetes research worldwide, the Juvenile Diabetes Research
Foundation International offers a wide variety of grants and fellowships to qualified researchers, including:
Regular Research Grants
Early Career Patient-Oriented Diabetes Research Awards
Clinical Investigations Research Grants
Innovative Grants
Program Project Grants
Deadlines: varies by program


For full information on JDRFI programs and opportunities see
http://www.jdrf.org/index.cfm?page_id=103207
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation - Proteomics Initiative
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) is issuing this Request for Application (RFA) in order
to apply the emerging field of proteomics to translational research in Multiple Myeloma (MM). This initiative
is inspired by the potential that proteomics research holds for the future of medicine and wishes to build on
its successes from other cancer indications. The MMRF intends to fund two institutions, resulting in a
collaboration that will require a substantial commitment on behalf of the applicant organizations to the
creation of this interdisciplinary partnership.
The overall goals of the research are to
- establish standardized procedures for processing patient samples from multiple institutions that preserve
proteomic markers for analysis by high-throughput proteomic platforms; and
- apply proteomic platforms to the analysis of MM patient samples to facilitate the rapid development of new
drugs for the treatment of multiple myeloma.
Deadline: Applications are due November 16, 2007. The final full proposal is due February 29, 2008.
For more information see http://www.multiplemyeloma.org/research/5.10.php
National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation
The National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation (NNPDF) is seeking to fund excellent projects that directly
investigate Niemann-Pick Disease (NPD). Niemann-Pick Disease is one of a group of lysosome storage
diseases that affect metabolism and that are caused by genetic mutations.
Amount: Research Grants of up to $100,000 per year are funded for two years.
Deadline: November 30, 2007
For more information see http://www.nnpdf.org/npresearch_02.html
National Parkinson Foundation
The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announces its Investigator-Initiated Research Grants Program for
the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2007 and ending on June 30, 2008. This program is designed to support
projects of the highest scientific caliber from anywhere in the world that are directly relevant to the study of
causes of and a cure for Parkinson disease, and complementary to, not duplicative of, other research in the
field. High-risk, high-yield projects are encouraged, provided that they are thoughtfully composed and
reasonably likely to advance the state of the knowledge about Parkinson disease. Preference will be given
to scientists who are at an early stage of their professional careers.
The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announces its Investigator-Initiated Research Grants Program for
the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2007 and ending on June 30, 2008. This program is designed to support
projects of the highest scientific caliber from anywhere in the world that are directly relevant to the study of
causes of and a cure for Parkinson disease, and complementary to, not duplicative of, other research in the
field. High-risk, high-yield projects are encouraged, provided that they are thoughtfully composed and
reasonably likely to advance the state of the knowledge about Parkinson disease. Preference will be given
to scientists who are at an early stage of their professional careers.
Amount: $40,000. Awards will be made for one year, but second- and third-year awards may be sought,
contingent upon successful competition with new proposals.
For more information see http://www.parkinson.org/NETCOMMUNITY/Page.aspx?&pid=271&srcid=213
Parkinson's Disease Foundation
The International Research Grants Program is designed to support projects of the highest scientific caliber
from around the world that
- are directly relevant to the study of causes of and a cure for Parkinson's disease;
- are complementary to, not duplicative of, other research in the field; and
- have the potential to lead to research proposals to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other sources
of government support.
Basic, clinical, and translational research proposals are eligible for support. Preference will be given to
scientists who are at an early stage in their professional careers.
Amount: $50,000
Deadline: February 1, 2008
For more information see http://www.pdf.org/Research/internationalresearch.cfm
Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario
POGO’s Research Unit is offering a small number of seed grants (not to exceed $15,000 each) intended to
facilitate/support research that may either provide preliminary/feasibility data for a subsequent grant
application or be self-sufficient.
The subject matter of the seed grants should either fall within one of the PRU’s research pillars
(epidemiology, health services research, economics, quality of life/status of survivors) or demonstrate
relevance to the goals and objectives of POGO and the PRU.
Deadline: November 30, 2007.
For more information see http://www.pogo.ca/research/grants/
Rethink Breast Cancer
Rethink Breast Cancer is an innovative charity dedicated to thinking differently about how to beat breast
cancer. By taking a breakthrough approach to all aspects of breast cancer – medical research, public
awareness and fundraising – Rethink Breast Cancer plays an important role in expanding support for the
cause.
Rethink Breast Cancer is now accepting Letters of Intent for our Career Development Awards program. The
award is for candidates who hold or are completing a PhD or MD and is also open to junior faculty in a non-
permanent or transitional position.
Deadline for Letter of Intent: December 3, 2007
For more information see
http://www.rethinkbreastcancer.com/the_money_researchawardsrethink_career_development_awards.html
Sandler Program for Asthma Research
The mission of the Sandler Program for Asthma Research (SPAR) is to develop important new pathways of
investigation in basic research regarding asthma. The program particularly encourages applications from
investigators not currently studying asthma. Innovation and risk are strongly encouraged. Preliminary results
are not required to apply. The application is brief, as is the turnaround time for review. Studies may involve
laboratory or clinical investigation, including genetic and epidemiological studies, but the program will not
sponsor therapeutic trials. Investigators within the field are eligible for awards, but they must demonstrate
that their proposed work represents a departure from their current and past research.
Amount: $150,000 or $250,000 per-year for three years
Deadline: February 7, 2008
For more information see http://www.sandlerresearch.org/
SIR Foundation - Image Guided Interventions RFA
SIR Foundation has identified image guided interventions as an emerging research priority and invites
applications for research projects in this area. Investigators may submit an application for the Pilot Research
Grant, the Dr. Ernest J. Ring Academic Development Grant, or the Academic Transition Grant under this
RFA. Special consideration will be given to applications to these programs that are responsive to this RFA.


Applications will be considered responsive to this RFA if they
- relate to interventional therapies utilizing image guided interventions;
- explore factors contributing to uncertainty, error, and variance in oncologic IGIs in clinical trial and daily
practice;
- explore mechanisms to reduce uncertainty, error, and variance by using standardization, simulation, quality
control, and reference data sets; and
- can be demonstrated to provide preliminary data that would be responsive to any future NIH funding
announcement similar to the NIH RFA announcement http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-EB-06-
003.html.
Deadline: December 15, 2007
For more information see http://www.sirfoundation.org/grant/rfa_image-guided.shtml


September 30, 2007

Alzheimer's Association's - New Investigator Research Grant Program
The Alzheimer's Association's research grants program supports core goals of the association's mission to
eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and
support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.


The purpose of the New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG) competition is to provide new investigators
with funding that will allow them to develop preliminary or pilot data, to test procedures, and to develop
hypotheses. The intent is to support early-career development that will lay the groundwork for future
research grant applications to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF),
and other funding agencies and groups, including future proposals to the Alzheimer's Association.
Applications must target the defined areas of focus for fiscal year 2008 in order to be considered responsive
to the program announcement. The areas of focus for the 2008 grants cycle are (1) Research in Diverse
Populations: Closing the Gap; (2) Social and Behavioral Focus: Evaluating Interventions and Translating
Knowledge into Practice; and (3) Biological Focus: Causes, Early Detection, Treatment, Models, Prevention,
and Risk Factors.
Eligibility to apply for this grant program is restricted to investigators who have less than 10 years of
research experience after receipt of terminal degree (postdoctoral fellows ineligible to apply). The 10-year
period applies to the date of submission of the grant application. Adjustments for career interruptions can be
made.
Amount: Total award is limited to $100,000 (direct and indirect costs) for up to two years.
Deadline for Letter of Intent: December 1, 2007
For more information see
http://www.alz.org/professionals_and_researchers_new_investigator_research_grants.asp


Alzheimer's Association - Investigator-Initiated Research Grants (IIRG)
The Alzheimer's Association's research grants program supports core goals of the association's mission to
eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and
support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The
Investigator-Initiated Research Grant (IIRG) forms the backbone of the Alzheimer's Association grant
program. To be considered responsive, the research grant application must address a question or questions
relevant to the 2008 areas of focus or a compelling issue in Alzheimer research pertinent to the applicant's
special interest or expertise. The areas of focus for the 2008 grants cycle are (1) Research in Diverse
Populations: Closing the Gap; (2) Social and Behavioral Focus: Evaluating Interventions and Translating
Knowledge into Practice; and (3) Biological Focus: Causes, Early Detection, Treatment, Models, Prevention,
and Risk Factors.
Amount: Total award is limited to $240,000 (direct and indirect costs) for up to three years. Requests in any
given year may not exceed $100,000 (direct and indirect).
Deadline for Letter of Intent: December 1, 2007
For more information see http://www.alz.org/professionals_and_researchers_investigatorinitiated.asp


Alzheimer's Association - Everyday Technologies for Alzheimer Care (ETAC) Research Grants
The Alzheimer's Association's research grants program supports core goals of the association's mission to
eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and
support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Everyday Technologies for Alzheimer Care is a cooperative research funding initiative sponsored by the
Alzheimer's Association and Intel Corporation. ETAC seeks proposals on personalized diagnostics,
preventive tools and interventions for adults coping with the spectrum of cognitive aging and
neurodegenerative disease, particularly Alzheimer's disease. The association is interested in
groundbreaking studies on emerging information and communication technologies (ICTs) as well as their
clinical and social implications. Mobile computing, high bandwidth sensing, robotics, imaging, face
recognition, natural language processing, statistical modeling and a host of other technology advances allow
unprecedented opportunities to study disease progression and therapeutic strategies in the context of
everyday life. ETAC supports research that integrates such emerging technology capabilities with leading
directions in behavioral science and biomedical research. Grants that merely create Internet-based versions
of existing services or paper tools will not be considered.
The following list of research topics is not exhaustive; ETAC invites researcher-initiated proposals in any of
these or other topic areas.
1. Behavioral assessment for early detection
2. Prevention
3. Safety monitoring and support for caregivers
4. Supporting independent function in daily life
5. Social support through face or audio recognition
6. Detecting moments and patterns of lucidity
7. Privacy and security concerns of Alzheimer's families
Amount: Total award is limited to $200,000 (direct and indirect) for up to three years. Requests in any given
year may not exceed $90,000 (direct and indirect).
Deadline for Letter of Intent: December 1, 2007
For more information see
http://www.alz.org/professionals_and_researchers_everyday_technologies_for_alzheimers_care.asp


Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation - Novel Approaches to Drug Discovery for Alzheimer's
Disease
The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) invites scientists from the biotechnology industry and
academia to apply for a grant award program entitled Novel Approaches to Drug Discovery for Alzheimer's
Disease. The goal of the research program is to accelerate the discovery, development and clinical
evaluation of effective therapies for Alzheimer's disease. Only research programs with lead compounds are
eligible. Target discovery and validation programs will not be accepted. Funds may be used for advancing
the development of lead compounds through preclinical in-vitro and in-vivo evaluation including
pharmacology, toxicology, pharmacokinetics, formulation chemistry, and the conduct of preclinical proof of
concept studies. A funding priority is to support AD discovery in emerging biotechnology companies. Criteria
for selection is based on the merit and feasibility of the proposed research and its relevance to drug
discovery and development for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, the qualifications of the scientific staff
conducting the study, the excellence of the research environment including the availability of working with a
multidisciplinary research team, and the likelihood of advancing the field.
Deadline: October 15, 2007
For more information see http://www.alzdiscovery.org/homenews/pressrel_07.html


American Health Assistance Foundation - National Glaucoma Research Grants
The American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF) awards grants for basic research research on the
causes of, and preventions or treatments for, age-related and degenerative diseases. The National
Glaucoma Research (NGR) program awards grants to support research proposals related to developing
treatments, preventions, and cures for glaucoma.
Amount: Grants are for up to $50,000 per year for up to two years.
Deadline: November 16, 2007
For more information see http://www.ahaf.org/glaucoma/research/glresrch.htm


American Health Assistance Foundation - Pilot Project Awards
The American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF) awards grants for basic research research on the
causes of, and preventions or treatments for, age-related and degenerative diseases. The Alzheimer's
Disease Research (ADR) program offers Pilot Project Awards to support research proposals related to
developing treatments, preventions, and cures for Alzheimer's disease.
Amount: $75,000 per year for up to two years
Deadline: October 11, 2007
For more information see http://www.ahaf.org/alzdis/research/grants.htm


American Institute for Cancer Research - Investigator-Initiated Grants (IIG)
The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) Research Program encourages innovative research on
diet and physical activity in relation to preventing and treating cancer. AICR's primary focus is on basic
scientific approaches to understand the causes and mechanisms of cancer development and the
development of innovative approaches for the treatment of cancer.
AICR's Investigator-Initiated Grant (IIG) program remains the core of the institute's research efforts. This
program has contributed to a deeper and more precise understanding of how food, nutrition and physical
activity impact the cancer process. It also encourages new research on dietary means of preventing and
treating cancer, or improving the life of the cancer patient and the cancer survivor. Research supported by
this program uncovers the mechanisms by which nutrients and other food constituents help prevent or
promote the cancer process.
Amount: The IIG program provides renewable, two-year grants of up to $75,000 per year (plus 10 percent
for indirect costs).
Deadline: December 14, 2007
For more information see http://www.aicr.org/site/PageServer?pagename=res_gp_typesrgrants


Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation - NPC Research Grants
The Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation (APMRF) announces an unrestricted request for
applications (RFA) directed toward understanding the cause or developing a treatment for Niemann-Pick
Type C (NPC) disease including NPC variants. NPC is an autosomal recessive neurological storage
disease. The gene responsible for NPC disease (NPC1) was isolated in 1997; NPC2 was isolated in 2000;
and yeast, fly, worm, and mouse homologues have been identified. NPC1 mutant mice are available through
Jackson Laboratories and human NPC1 and NPC2 mutant cell lines as well as a small bank of NPC1
human tissues are available.
Amount: grants funded for two-year period at a maximum of $125,000 per year
Deadline for Letter of Intent: February 16, 2008
For more information see http://www.parseghian.org/apmrfweb/researchapp.html


Canadian Association of Gastroenterology
The CAG / CIHR / Industry Research Program continues to be a very successful and highly sought after
funding avenue. The Program includes the following opportunities
CAG / CIHR / Industry Fellowships
CAG / CIHR / Industry Fellow-to-Faculty Transition Awards
CAG / CIHR / Operating Grants
CAG / CIHR / New Investigator Establishment Grant
Deadline: October 15, 2007
For information on the various opportunities available through this program, see http://www.cag-
acg.org/whatsnew/pdf/2008%20Call%20for%20Research%20Proposals.pdf


Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
The objective of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) Ontario Chapter Research Project Grant
Program is to support high-quality, innovative research projects that fulfill the mission and objectives of
CBCF in the areas of breast cancer research and breast health.
Research projects may be in one or more of the following areas:
•    Biology of breast cancer
•    Etiology
•    Primary prevention
•    Early detection, diagnosis, prognosis
•       Treatment
•       Cancer control
•       Survivorship
•       Outcomes research
•       Scientific model systems
Amount: Project grants may be awarded for up to three years. The annual budget may not exceed
$150,000. The total budget may not exceed $450,000.
Deadline: October 26, 2007
For more information see http://www.cbcf.org/en-US/Ontario/Funding/Information%20for%20Applicants.aspx


Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance - Developmental and Exploratory (DEX) Grants
The Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance (CBCRA) has announced an innovative program of
research support, the Developmental and Exploratory (DEX) Grant. DEX research grants will support
innovative exploratory projects or pilot studies in the areas of behavioural, health services, legal/ ethical/
social/ policy and psychosocial research that has the potential to improve breast cancer control or quality of
life.
DEX research grants will support small-scale, short-term pilot studies or investigation of concepts to permit
the investigator to explore or test out new ideas or research methods. The expectation is that these ideas or
methods, once explored, will lead to the development of proposals for full operating grants.
It is not the intent of the program to provide supplemental, add-on funding in support of existing, ongoing
investigations or quality assurance projects. It is intended that the DEX grants may precede, not replace,
application to the regular CBCRA or CBCRA/CIHR operating grant competitions.
Amount: The DEX grant is small in scale, from $10,000 to $50,000 over one year, and is not renewable, but
the award may be extended over a two-year period if necessary.
Deadlines: November 1, 2007; April 1, 2008
For more information see
http://www.breast.cancer.ca/cbcra_research_program/for_applicants/program_description/


Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance - IDEA Grants
The Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance (CBCRA) offers IDEA grants in support of innovative, new
research ideas that are speculative but have the potential for advancing scientific knowledge. The grants will
support small-scale pilot studies or investigations of concepts to permit the investigator to test out new ideas
that, although based on good science, are outside of existing conventional research paradigms and could be
deemed speculative. The expectation is that these ideas, once explored, will lead to the development of
proposals for feasibility grants or research grants.
Amount: The IDEA grant will be limited in scale, up to $100,000 over one year, and is non-renewable, but
the award may be extended over two years if necessary.
Deadlines: November 1, 2007; April 1, 2008
For more information see
http://www.breast.cancer.ca/cbcra_research_program/for_applicants/program_description/


Canadian Health Services Research Foundation - Research, Exchange and Impact for System
Support (REISS) Competition
The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation invites interprofessional teams of researchers and
decision makers to lead applied health services and policy programs through its grants competition, the
Research, Exchange and Impact for System Support (REISS) Competition.
REISS has four priority theme areas:
•   Management of the healthcare workplace
•   Managing for quality and safety
•   Nursing leadership, organization, and policy
•   Primary healthcare
The competition is based on effective linkage and exchange, and features several exciting components.
Four funded programs will span four years and will include components in research, capacity development,
and knowledge exchange, as well as periodic deliverables over the course of the program.
The foundation exists to support evidence-informed decision-making and change in the healthcare system.
This grants competition is designed to maximize the impact of health services and nursing research on
decision-making within the Canadian healthcare system. The focus of this competition is on programs that
include but go beyond research to support longer-term, in-depth work in the four priority theme areas.
Deadline for Letter of Intent: November 1, 2007
For more information see http://www.chsrf.ca/funding_opportunities/reiss/index_e.php


Health Effects Institute - Health Effects of Air Pollution
The Health Effects Institute's (HEI) request for preliminary applications provides an application mechanism
for investigators whose area of interest falls outside the topics targeted in other current research requests,
but is relevant to HEI's current priorities.
Deadline for Preliminary Applications: October 12, 2007
For more information see http://www.healtheffects.org/RFA/RFA2006.htm#RFA064


Hospital for Sick Children Foundation (Sick Kids Foundation) - New Investigators Grants
Through the New Investigators Grants Program, new investigators may obtain up to two years' support for
biomedical, psychosocial, and clinical research projects that are relevant to the health of 's children and
significant in terms of their potential impact on health outcome. The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation
hopes that the funding will enhance grant recipients' ability to compete with more senior investigators for
grants from other agencies.


Projects must be relevant to the foundation's mission of improving children's health. The foundation has
adopted the World Health Organization's definition of health: "Health is a state of complete physical, mental
and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, leading towards full participation in
society."
Amount: $65,000 per year for a two-year period
Deadlines: October 31, 2007; April 30, 2008
For more information see http://sickkidsfoundation.com/Grants/howtoapply.asp


International Union Against Cancer - Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial International Cancer Study
Grants
These study grants enable cancer investigators from any country to:
initiate, set up, or pursue bilateral research projects with collaborating investigators abroad;
exchange and exploit complementary skills and material; and
provide or receive training in advanced experimental research methods and techniques.
Amount: average value of $10,000 each, for a period of one to three months.
Deadlines: January 1, 2008; July 1, 2008
For more information see
http://www.uicc.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=15958&Itemid=302


Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International - Innovative Grants
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International supports highly innovative basic and clinical
research that is at the developmental stage by providing seed money for investigative work based on sound
scientific hypotheses for which preliminary data are insufficient for a regular research grant but that are likely
to lead to important results for the treatment of diabetes and its complications.
Amount: grants provide one year of support for a maximum of $100,000 in direct costs and indirect costs of
10 percent, for a total of $110,000.
Deadline for Letter of Intent: January 15, 2008
For more information see http://www.jdrf.org/index.cfm?page_id=103207


Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International - Program Project Grants
Program projects provide a mechanism to stimulate new collaborations between clinical and basic scientists
or between scientists from diverse backgrounds as a means to conceive and develop new approaches to
persistent obstacles to progress along the various paths to a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications.
Program projects must have a central theme highly relevant to the priority areas of research for the
foundation. Program projects should have a set of clearly defined goals that can be met within a three-year
period. In most cases, program projects will focus on basic or pre-clinical research that seeks to impact the
treatment or prevention of type 1 diabetes and its complications. However, clinical studies meeting the other
criteria for program projects will be considered.
Amount: Program projects will be supported for a maximum of $660,000 total costs per year for a period of
up to three years
Deadline for Letter of Intent: January 4, 2008
For more information see http://www.jdrf.org/index.cfm?page_id=103207


KRESCENT New Investigator Awards
The Kidney Foundation of Canada (KFOC), the Canadian Society of Nephrology (CSN), and the Institute of
Nutrition , Metabolism and Diabetes of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (INMD-CIHR) have joined
forces to create the Kidney Research Scientist Core Education and National Training (KRESCENT)
program, an innovative opportunity for scientists about to embark on a career in kidney research in . This
initiative represents a major and timely investment in the future of renal research and related fields of study.
The program features an Allied Health Doctoral Fellowship, a Postdoctoral Fellowship, and a New
Investigator Award.


The KRESCENT program's New Investigator Award is awarded to individuals who have clearly
demonstrated excellence during their pre-doctoral and postdoctoral training in kidney disease. The award
provides salary support for up to three years of the faculty appointment at the rank of assistant professor or
its equivalent at a Canadian university. The purpose of this award is to assist such an individual to become
established as a fully independent investigator in the field of kidney disease.
New Investigator Awards are open to researchers within the first three years of their first faculty appointment
(assistant professor level or equivalent) at the time the award commences, who hold a M.D., Ph.D. or
equivalent degree. Applications in clinical research will be considered only if it is clear from the application
that at least 80 percent of the applicant's time and effort will be devoted to the research project or projects.
Deadline: November 1, 2007
For more information see http://www.kidney.ca/page.asp?intNodeID=22338


Ontario HIV Treatment Network
The Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) aims to support the development of a robust field of research
in HIV disease in Ontario .
OHTN offers the following funding programs:
•    Research Operating Grant
•    Major Equipment Grant
•    Career Scientist Award
•    Scholarship Award
•    Career Investigator
•    Transition Awards
•    Junior Investigator Development Award
Deadline: November 1, 2007
For more information see http://www.ohtn.on.ca/OHTNFundCalls.htm


Ontario Mental Health Foundation - Senior Research Fellowships
The Ontario Mental Health Foundation (OMHF) will support research that deals with any of the biological,
psychological, or social factors that either foster mental health or lead to mental disorder. The foundation
aims to improve knowledge about the prevention of mental disorder, and the rational and efficient diagnosis,
treatment, and rehabilitation of the mentally ill.


The foundation will accept applications for projects dealing with any period of the life span and with any of
the factors thought to promote mental health or to cause mental disorder, and from any of the relevant
scientific specialties.


The purpose of the Senior Research Fellowships is to enable the investigator to secure time for research
that would not otherwise be available, by covering the costs to the recipient's institution of providing a
substitute who will take over part of the fellow's teaching, clinical, or administrative duties. The amount of
time released to do research may vary but in no instance will the foundation support a full-time substitution.
Deadline: November 2, 2007
For more information see http://www.omhf.on.ca/fells-07.htm


August 31, 2007


Kidney Foundation of Canada
Each year The Kidney Foundation of Canada awards funds for Research Grants, Fellowships and
Scholarships to biomedical and allied health professionals across Canada. Application Forms and
Guidelines for the KFOC Research Granting Competition 2008 for the following competitions are now
available:
• Biomedical Research Grant
• Biomedical Fellowship
• Biomedical Scholarship
• Allied Health Research Grant
Deadline: October 15. 2007
For more information see www.kidney.ca


Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation
The Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation (CPRF) was formed to support psychiatric research in
Canadian institutions.


The goal of the CPRF Awards is to help young Canadian scientists launch their careers in the study of major
mental illnesses and addictions. Researchers investigating a variety of aspects of major mental illnesses
and addictions, including biological, social, educational, and therapeutic, are invited to apply for a CPRF
Award. CPRF also encourages applications related to child and adolescent mental illnesses and addictions.
To be eligible for these awards, candidates must be within five years of completing their doctoral degree
(e.g. M.D., specialty, Ph.D.) or be holding their first academic appointment as an assistant professor.
Candidates must have a primary full-time appointment with a Canadian university or research institute.
Amount: Support will normally be for a two-year period at a maximum of $40,000 per year
Deadline: December 5, 2007
For more information see http://www.cprf.ca/applying/applying.html


Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation - Neurobiology of Psychiatric Disorders and Addictions
Program
The Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation, AstraZenaca Canada Inc., CIHR Institute of
Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA), and Canadian Institutes of Health Research Rx&D
Program have established a joint research initiative to foster biomedical research targeted in psychiatric
disorders and addiction in Canada.


The goal of the program is to promote meritorious research into the neurobiology of psychiatric disorders
and addictions: schizophrenia, mood disorders (e.g., depression, bipolar disorders), anxiety disorders (e.g.,
post-traumatic stress disorder), and addiction and co-morbidity.


Amount: Four grants will be awarded, with a value of up to $100,000 per annum per grant. Projects may be
up to two years in duration.
Deadline: The letter of intent deadline is October 1, 2007. Full applications will be due December 5, 2007.
For more information see http://www.cprf.ca/applying/applying.html


LAM Foundation - Pilot Project Awards
The LAM Pilot Project Awards provide funding for the initiation of innovative research projects.
Examples of competitive proposals include those that focus on the genetic regulation of smooth muscle
growth or the development of a smooth muscle cell line that is representative of the LAM lesion.
Mechanistic, hypothesis-driven approaches of all types are welcomed. Formalin-fixed LAM tissues,
dispersed LAM lung cells, genetic probes and other reagents are available.
Amount: $25,000
Deadline: September 30, 2007
For more information see http://www.thelamfoundation.org/index.php?id=21


Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada – Grants in Aid of Research
The Mission of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC) is to fund medical research that may
lead to a cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The CCFC research program is intended to support
research on inflammatory bowel disease.
The CCFC Grants in Aid of Research program is intended to support research on inflammatory bowel
disease (IBD). Grants are awarded to investigators working alone or in collaboration with others.
Amount: Grants will be awarded for a maximum of three years, not to exceed $150,000 per annum.
Deadline: November 15, 2007
For more information see http://www.ccfc.ca/English/research/opportunities.html


Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada - CCFC Visiting Scientist Program
The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC) Visiting Scientist program is designed to allow
Canadian institutions to bring in productive scientists having expertise not available within the institution, and
to allow Canadian scientists to visit major international research centers in order to acquire knowledge or
new techniques related to IBD research.


For visiting scientists to Canada, the sponsoring institution must identify the candidate's special expertise
and the expected long-term research benefits of the visit.


For visiting scientists from Canada, the visit must result in the applicant acquiring knowledge about new
research concepts or technology related to IBD research, and the sponsoring institution must guarantee the
return of the Canadian scientist to his or her position following completion of the award.


Deadline: December 3, 2007
For more information see http://www.ccfc.ca/English/research/opportunities.html


Ontario Mental Health Foundation - Type A Research Project Grants
The Ontario Mental Health Foundation (OMHF) aims to promote the mental health of people living in
Ontario, to prevent mental illness, and to improve diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation.


Through the research project grants, the OMHF aims to provide opportunities for the development of new
ideas and new investigators. The foundation will support research that deals with any of the biological,
psychological, or social factors that either foster mental health or lead to mental disorder.


Amount: Applicants may request funds for up to two years. Budgets for the grant may not exceed $75,000 in
any one year.
Deadline: September 21, 2007
For more information see http://www.omhf.on.ca/contents07.html
Ontario Mental Health Foundation - Type B Research Project Grants
The Ontario Mental Health Foundation (OMHF) aims to promote the mental health of people living in
Ontario, to prevent mental illness, and to improve diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation.
Through the research project grants, the OMHF aims to provide opportunities for the development of new
ideas and new investigators. The foundation will support research that deals with any of the biological,
psychological, or social factors that either foster mental health or lead to mental disorder.


Type B grants are awarded to allow investigators to continue research being funded by the foundation. The
applicant must have been funded by the OMHF via a Type A or Type B grant for at least four consecutive
years at the time of application.


Amount: Eligible researchers may apply for support for up to four years. Budgets for the grant may not
exceed $75,000 in any one year.
Deadline: September 21, 2007
For more information see http://www.omhf.on.ca/contents07.html


Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation - Emotional Adaptation, Adjustment and Coping After Acquired
Brain Injury
The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) is inviting research teams to submit letters of intent to propose
research addressing "Emotional Adaptation, Adjustment and Coping after Acquired Brain Injury."


Research being proposed must address moderate to severe ABI. This initiative does not include stroke or
mild brain injury.


This funding initiative is open to the study of all age groups, however, children in a study should be at least
school-age.


The research must be based in Ontario, but external collaborations are encouraged. Strategies or
intervention research being conducted in one site or centre must be
generalizable beyond that centre.


The following are examples of the type of research questions that would be of interest. Research teams are
not required to use these and may propose their own questions to address the topic coping and adjustment.
•   What personal and environmental factors facilitate successful coping in people who have adjusted well
    to ABI?
•   What is the ideal/optimal intervention for psychological adjustment after brain injury (if/how/when)?
•   How does limited self-awareness impact on adjustment to disability? How can selfawareness be
    facilitated?
•   Does, (and if so, how) caregiver support/education/training improve emotional outcome after ABI?
•   How does one facilitate the process of adjustment and does rehabilitation have a role in this process?
•   What is the role of environment enrichment in facilitating coping and adjustment?
•   What is/ are the optimal methods/interventions for making lifestyle changes and redefining identity?
Amount: For new and innovative pilot projects - up to $100,000 for up to 18 months.
For larger scale grants, up to $250,000 over two years.
Deadline: October 1, 2007. Invited full proposals will be due January 4, 2008.
For more information see http://www.onf.org/Research/announcementsearch.aspx
Christopher Reeve Foundation - Individual Research Grants
The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation (CDRF) Individual Grants Program was founded on the
understanding that effective treatments for acute and chronic spinal cord injury will involve carefully
orchestrated multi-disciplinary interventions, each tailored to the individual patient. For this reason, the
Individual Grants Program, the largest and most comprehensive of the CDRF research initiatives, supports
investigator-initiated research on a variety of fronts, including
• axon growth and guidance,
• remyelination,
• cellular replacement,
• rehabilitation, and
• neuroprotection.


The development of treatments for chronic injury is a high priority for the organization; however, funding will
also be provided for studies more relevant to the acute phase of injury. Basic research will be supported if it
has clear potential to accelerate progress at the applied end of the continuum or if it reflects a research
"change of direction."


Amount: Two-year awards are available for senior scientists and young investigators with a maximum
funding level of $75,000 per year
Deadline: December 17, 2007
For more information see
http://www.christopherreeve.org/site/c.geIMLPOpGjF/b.1101353/k.7DC9/Application_and_Guidelines.htm


United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation
The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF) is committed to finding cures for mitochondrial illness
and knows research is the path to success. Yet UMDF also realizes that new, aggressive research for rare
disorders is often not underwritten by federal grants. UMDF seeks to fund such grants and others that will
forward the cause of research into mitochondrial diseases. Consideration is given to all proposals; however,
proposals fitting one of the following criteria may be given preference:
The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF) is committed to finding cures for mitochondrial illness
and knows research is the path to success. Yet UMDF also realizes that new, aggressive research for rare
disorders is often not underwritten by federal grants. UMDF seeks to fund such grants and others that will
forward the cause of research into mitochondrial diseases. Consideration is given to all proposals; however,
proposals fitting one of the following criteria may be given preference:
•   Postdoctoral fellowships
•   Seed money for new researchers
•   New area of research for experienced investigators
Deadline for Letter of Intent: September 14, 2007
For more information see http://www.umdf.org/research/index.html


Thalassemia Foundation of Canada
The Foundation invites research grant applications to be submitted for funding for years 2008, 2009. The
Foundation wishes to support basic, clinical, laboratory, and psycho-social research related to Thalassemia.
Research Fellowships and Operating Grants will both be considered.
Amount: $30,000-$40,000 per annum.
Deadline: October 1, 2007
For more information see www.thalassemia.ca


Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) Research Fellowship Program
POGO PhD/Post Doctoral Fellowships fellowships will be awarded to either an applicant working toward a
PhD or to a Post Doctoral research candidate, with a background in any of the relevant disciplines including
medicine and nursing. While applicants may have training and/or experience in areas not directly related to
POGO activities, they will be required to demonstrate relevance to pediatric oncology.


The POGO Clinician Scholar Award is open to licensed clinicians and health practitioners of any discipline
working in the field of pediatric oncology. Applicants may have limited research experience although they
have a strong interest in research.


Deadline: November 30, 2007
For more information see www.pogo.ca


Danone Institute
The Danone Institute provides grants-in-aid for research leading to improved nutrition during pregnancy,
infancy, childhood and adolescence, particularly in ways that promote behaviour change. Projects involving
evaluation of nutrition education strategies and communication practices and of innovative models will be
considered for support. The institute is also interested in funding studies which investigate the effectiveness
of new developments leading to behavioural change, including health claims and the increasing use of
functional foods. Criteria for funding include originality, scientific merit, feasibility, and relevance to mission
and mandate of the Institute.


Amount: Awards will be made for a period of one to three years for a maximum value of $50,000 CDN per
year.


Deadline for Letters of Intent: October 1, 2007
For more information see http://www.danoneinstitute-can.com/en/award/


Medtronic Foundation - HeartRescue Grant Program
Through HeartRescue grants, the Medtronic Foundation partners with communities and organizations to
initiate or enhance early defibrillation programs to save lives that would otherwise be lost to Sudden Cardiac
Arrest (SCA). In addition to continuing to fund early defibrillation programs, the foundation will also fund
programs that educate patients, physicians, and the public on the risks of SCA, as well as people who have
survived SCA with information about their condition, follow-up care, and local resources.


Amount: Grants range from $5,000 to $30,000 for one-year terms. Multiple-year grants are typically for two
to three years, with a maximum of $30,000 per year.
Deadline: October 15, 2007
For more information see http://www.medtronic.com/foundation/programs_hr.html
International Diabetes Federation - Bringing Research in Diabetes to Global Environments and
Systems (BRIDGES)
BRIDGES is a programme initiated by the International Diabetes Federation to fund translational research
projects in diabetes prevention and treatment to provide the opportunity to 'translate' lessons learned from
clinical research to people affected by diabetes.


BRIDGES is seeking the best ideas from the global multidisciplinary community interested in diabetes in the
form of RFPs. The BRIDGES project seeks to solicit proposals that support cost-effective and sustainable
interventions that can be adopted in real world settings, for the prevention and control of diabetes. Projects
should be based on interventions already proven to be effective in trials to prevent and treat diabetes, to
improve care of type 1 and type 2 diabetes and delay its complications.


Relevant topics include:
•   Methods to improve health care delivery to patients with or at risk of diabetes
    Strategies to enhance diabetes self management
•   Methods to develop strategies to promote healthy lifestyles to reduce the risk of diabetes
•   New cost-effective ways to identify people with pre-diabetes and treat diabetes
Amount: Pilot projects will last for a maximum of two years; up to USD 65,000 may be allocated per project.
Outcome projects will last for a maximum of three years; up to USD 400,000 may be allocated per project.
Deadline: November 2, 2007
For more information see http://www.idfbridges.org/


Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance – Operating Grants
The CBCRA's objective is to fund a broad spectrum of breast cancer research in Canada that will have
relevance for prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, supportive care, and palliation for individuals
impacted by breast cancer. Such research could encompass, but is not limited to, fundamental laboratory
investigations, clinical trials, health care research, and epidemiological, psychosocial, and behavioural
studies. The ultimate goal is the prevention, cure, and eradication of breast cancer.


Applications for CBCRA Operating Grants must conform to NCIC requirements and deadlines. Relevance to
breast cancer must be clearly stated. Projects that are not at least 50% relevant to breast cancer, as
assessed by CBCRA's Research Advisory Committee (RAC), will be rejected and will not be reviewed.
Applications will be submitted to CBCRA c/o NCIC and reviewed by NCIC panels. Funding decisions will be
made by CBCRA, and successful projects will be funded by CBCRA. Grant administration is carried out
jointly by CBCRA and NCIC.


Deadline: October 15, 2007
For more information see http://www.breast.cancer.ca/cbcra_research_program/


Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada - Biomedical and Clinical and Population Health Research
Grants
The primary aim of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (MSSC) is to stimulate and support research in
multiple sclerosis.


MSSC offers Research Grants for biomedical research and health research. Biomedical research grants are
available to encourage studies into the biomedical aspects of multiple sclerosis, its cause, prevention, and
cure. Health research grants are available to encourage research studies into the population health aspects
of multiple sclerosis, such as studies of epidemiology, outcomes research, health economics, etc.


The Biomedical Research Review Committee is responsible for reviewing all grant applications involving
research seeking to find ways to prevent, develop treatments for, and ultimately cure multiple sclerosis.
Areas of research include myelin repair and regrowth, the immune system, and advanced uses of MRI.


The Clinical and Population Health Research Review Committee reviews grant applications related to
broader health issues that impact people living with MS. By researching psychosocial and behavioural
aspects of the disease, investigators gain information that can help people live well with MS. Overall
determinants of health and economics are also studied.


Deadline: October 1, 2007
For more information see http://www.mssociety.ca/en/research/researchfunding.htm


Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada - Pilot Project Awards
The primary aim of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (MSSC) is to stimulate and support research in
multiple sclerosis.


The purpose of the Pilot Program is to provide limited short-term support of research related to multiple
sclerosis in areas where preliminary data are scant or nonexistent. Research proposals submitted to this
program should represent unique or novel ideas with the potential to open significant new avenues of
research on MS. Projects that are extensions of ongoing research programs, or that already have ample
supporting data, should be submitted to the regular grant program.


Amount: $35,000
Deadline: May 1, 2008
For more information see http://www.mssociety.ca/en/research/researchfunding.htm


Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada - Career Development Awards
The primary aim of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (MSSC) is to stimulate and support research in
multiple sclerosis. Awards are available for biomedical research and health research.


Career Development Awards are offered to individuals who have recently completed their training in
research and who wish to carry out independent research relevant to multiple sclerosis on a full-time basis in
a Canadian school of medicine.


Deadline: October 1, 2007
For more information see http://www.mssociety.ca/en/research/researchfunding.htm


SIR Foundation - Pilot Research Grant Program
The Pilot Research Grant Program is designed to fund research in areas identified by the Society of
Interventional Radiology (SIR) Foundation as important to the advancement of interventional radiology and
patient care. These grants generally address a specific hypothesis and generate preliminary data that could
be used to justify or strengthen subsequent comprehensive applications to national peer-reviewed funding
agencies. Grants may be issued to support the initial research efforts of faculty as well as those who have
limited research experience. Grants will be made for pilot or seed grant-type projects that test a new idea or
help support a new area or direction of research in interventional radiology.


Amount: $25,000
Deadline: December 15, 2007
For more information see http://www.sirfoundation.org/grant_programs.shtml


Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCFF) offers Research Grants intended to facilitate the scientific
investigation of all aspects of cystic fibrosis.


Generally, the CCFF funds research that is carried out in Canada, and principal investigators must be based
in Canadian institutions.


The CCFF, recognizing the importance of strong support for clinical trials of new drugs or treatments for
cystic fibrosis, will also consider applications for limited support where new products are involved and where
the manufacturer's funding is not available or appropriate. In no instance will the CCFF provide financial
support to trials that, by their nature, should be assumed by pharmaceutical companies or equipment
manufacturers.


Deadline: October 1, 2007
For more information see http://www.cysticfibrosis.ca/page.asp?id=217


Alzheimer Society of Canada


ASC supports research into all aspects of Alzheimer disease through its Biomedical and
Social/Psychological Streams. The Biomedical Stream provides funding for research into basic biological
mechanisms related to brain changes associated with the disease, and into the identification of therapeutic
agents to combat the disease. Applications dealing, for example, with brain-behaviour mechanisms,
biochemical changes, and molecular genetics are processed in the Biomedical Stream.


The Social/Psychological Stream is concerned with non-biological aspects of the disease pertaining to, for
example, quality of life issues, behavioural and congenital changes, environmental support, and caregiving
issues.


The Regular Grants Program is designed to support Canadian investigators or small groups of investigators
in conducting biomedical research into causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of
Alzheimer disease.


Amount: Research Grants may be up to $75,000 per year for a maximum of two years.
Deadline: October 31, 2007
For more information see http://www.alzheimer.ca/english/research/resprog-guidelines.htm
July 31, 2007


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Distinguished Investigator Grants
As part of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) research grants, the Young Investigator
Grants support research on suicide from a variety of disciplines, including psychiatry, medicine, psychology,
genetics, epidemiology, neurobiology, sociology, nursing, health services administration, and many others.
The grants support studies that aim to increase understanding of the causes of suicide and factors related to
suicide risk, or to test treatments and other interventions designed to prevent suicide. Both basic science
and applied research projects will be considered, providing the study has an essential focus on suicide or
suicide prevention. An additional purpose of the Young Investigator Grant is to assist new researchers in
obtaining the advice, guidance, and supervision of an established mentor in a selected area of suicide
research.


Grants are not intended to support the development or implementation of prevention programs, educational
programs, treatments, or other interventions that do not have a significant research component.


Amount: $75,000 over two years ($37,500 per year) to the young investigator and an additional $10,000
($5,000 per year) for the young investigator's mentor.
Deadlines: December 15, 2007, June 15, 2008
For more information see http://www.afsp.org/index.cfm?page_id=0535FDA2-FA7D-AAE8-
D7A9A6BCFFE3574B


Parker B. Francis Fellowship Program
The Parker B. Francis Fellowship in Pulmonary Research is intended to support the development of
outstanding investigators who plan careers in pulmonary research. We seek to help them as they make the
transition to independent, self-supporting, faculty members. Parker B. Francis Fellowship grants are
awarded to institutions for the purpose of providing stipends, fringe benefits, and modest travel expenses in
support of qualified post-doctoral fellows or newly appointed assistant professors. Award recipients will
thereby be enabled to devote the major part of their professional effort to research related to pulmonary
disease and lung biology.
Amount: total budget is limited to $46,000 for the first year, $48,000 for the second and $50,000 for the
third.
Deadline: October 15, 2007
For more information see http://www.francisfellowships.org/learn.htm


Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation - Clinician Scientist Award
The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) seeks to foster, promote, support, augment,
develop, and encourage investigation into the causes, cure, and prevention of illnesses, injuries, and
conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system by supporting resident research awards. The objective of
this award is to encourage young surgeons to pursue a career as a clinician-scientist, with a special
emphasis on continued research activity. The award will be made to an orthopaedic surgeon to allow the
recipient to spend 40 percent or more of his or her time (two workdays each week) in research for a period
of up to three years. The recipient is required to
serve as a role model for orthopaedic residents, interns, and medical students in the practice and science of
musculoskeletal surgery; -organize and participate in conferences; and
work with students, interns, and residents in the operating room.
Amount: up to $100,000 per year for up to three years, conditional upon annual review
Deadline: October 1, 2007
For more information see http://www.oref.org/


Oxalosis and Hyperoxaluria Foundation
The Research Grant program assists investigators, new or established, who have research projects for
which they need support. The Oxalosis and Hyperoxaluria Foundation (OHF) seeks to fund grants that will
increase the understanding of hyperoxaluria and oxalosis and improve the clinical management and
treatment of these diseases. Grant submissions are encouraged in all areas of oxalate research including
molecular chaperones and hepatocyte transplantation.
Amount: maximum funding allowed is $160,000
Deadline: October 16, 2007
For more information see http://www.ohf.org/grants.html


American Liver Foundation - Liver Scholar Award
The goal of the American Liver Foundation (ALF) Liver Scholar Award is to provide young scientists with
support for their research to bridge the gap between completion of research training and attainment of status
as an independent research scientist. These awards are for the purpose of (1) developing the potential of
outstanding young scientists who are not already well established in the field and (2) encouraging research
in liver physiology and disease. The additional research experience provided by this award is intended to
enable them to successfully compete for research grants from national sources, particularly the NIH. At least
50 percent of the applicant's effort should be devoted to this project. The ALF hopes to attract well-trained
investigators to a career in liver disease research.
Amount: Funding will be in the amount of $225,000 divided over three years.
Deadline: October 16, 2007
For more information see http://www.liverfoundation.org/healthcare/grants/


Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
This grant is intended to encourage the development of new information that contributes to the
understanding of the basic etiology and pathogenesis of Cystic Fibrosis (CF). In addition, consideration will
be given to those projects that may contribute to the development of new therapies for CF. All proposals
must be hypothesis driven and sufficient preliminary data must be provided. Information derived from such
studies will hopefully lead to submission to other funding agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health
(NIH).
Amount: US$180,000
Deadline: September 5, 2007
For more information see
http://www.cff.org/research/ForResearchers/FundingOpportunities/ResearchGrants/


Association for International Cancer Research
The Association for International Cancer Research's (AICR's) aim is to support fundamental research into
the causes, mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer. The emphasis is on basic as
opposed to clinical research.
AICR will consider proposals in which a mixture of basic and clinical research is proposed. However,
completely clinical applications, such as intervention studies, clinical trials or health care delivery research
and many substantially clinical applications are beyond the remit of AICR. Before submitting applications of
a clinical or semi-clinical nature, potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact AICR for advice.


The association is keen to support recently qualified researchers, work in areas that are relatively under
funded or unexplored, pump-priming or preliminary research projects, and projects involving international
collaboration.
Deadlines: October 26, 2007; April 25, 2008
For more information see http://www.aicr.org.uk/information.stm


Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund's (BWF's) The Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease
program provides opportunities for assistant professors to bring multidisciplinary approaches to the study of
human infectious diseases. The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for accomplished
investigators still early in their careers to study the pathogenesis of infectious disease at its most
fundamental level - the points where human and microbial systems connect. The program supports research
that sheds light on the fundamentals that affect the outcomes of this encounter: how colonization, infection,
commensalism, and other relationships play out at levels ranging from molecular interactions to systemic
ones. BWF is particularly interested in work focused on the host, as well as host-pathogen studies
originating in viral, bacterial, fungal, or parasite systems. Studies supported by the program may have their
roots in the pathogen, but the focus of the work should be on the interplay of host and microbe. The program
emphasizes areas of research that open up unexplored areas of pathogenesis. Research on understudied
infectious diseases, including pathogenic fungi, protozoan and metazoan diseases, and emerging infections,
is especially of interest. In addition, excellent animal models of human disease, including work done in
veterinary research settings, are within the program's scope. Interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged.
Amount: $500,000 over a period of five years ($100,000 per year).
Deadline: November 1, 2007
Note: Internal coordination required
For more information see http://www.bwfund.org/programs/infectious_disease/pathogenesis_main.html


Lymphoma Research Foundation
The Fellowship Research Grants support researchers working on lymphoma-specific studies. The research
may be laboratory- or clinic-based, but the results and conclusions must be clearly relevant to the treatment,
diagnosis or prevention of Hodgkin's or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Areas of research may include, but are
not limited to,
- etiology,
- immunology,
- genetics,
- therapies, and
- transplantation.
Amount: $50,000 in year one, and $55,000 in year two.
Deadline: September 4, 2007
For more information see http://www.lymphoma.org/site/pp.asp?c=chKOI6PEImE&b=2267445
June 30, 2007


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Young Investigator Grants
As part of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) research grants, the Young Investigator
Grants support research on suicide from a variety of disciplines, including psychiatry, medicine, psychology,
genetics, epidemiology, neurobiology, sociology, nursing, health services administration, and many others.
The grants support studies that aim to increase understanding of the causes of suicide and factors related to
suicide risk, or to test treatments and other interventions designed to prevent suicide. Both basic science
and applied research projects will be considered, providing the study has an essential focus on suicide or
suicide prevention. An additional purpose of the Young Investigator Grant is to assist new researchers in
obtaining the advice, guidance, and supervision of an established mentor in a selected area of suicide
research.


Grants are not intended to support the development or implementation of prevention programs, educational
programs, treatments, or other interventions that do not have a significant research component.


Amount: $75,000 over two years ($37,500 per year) to the young investigator and an additional $10,000
($5,000 per year) for the young investigator's mentor.
Deadlines: December 15, 2007, June 15, 2008
For more information see http://www.afsp.org/index.cfm?page_id=0535FDA2-FA7D-AAE8-
D7A9A6BCFFE3574B


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) - Pilot Grants
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) research grants are designed to support research on
suicide from a variety of disciplines, including psychiatry, medicine, psychology, genetics, epidemiology,
neurobiology, sociology, nursing, health services administration and many others. Grants are not intended to
support the development or implementation of prevention programs, educational programs, treatments, or
other interventions that do not have a significant research component. The specific purpose of the Pilot
Grant is to provide seed money for projects that show promise in opening up new areas of suicide research.
However, the project should be well developed and clearly presented.


Deadlines: August 15, 2007; December 15, 2007; June 15, 2008
Amount: Pilot Grants of up to $30,000 over one or two years are awarded.


For more information see http://www.afsp.org/index.cfm?page_id=0535FDA2-FA7D-AAE8-
D7A9A6BCFFE3574B


Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation - Accelerating Drug Discovery for Fronto-Temporal
Dementia Request for Proposals
The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation seeks to accelerate and support drug discovery for Fronto-
Temporal Dementia (FTD) and related dementias through this RFP. Examples of programs appropriate for
this RFP include, but are not limited to
•   identification and in vitro testing of potentially disease-modifying lead compounds;
•   development and testing of novel high throughput screening assays;
•   medicinal chemistry on lead compounds;
•   testing of lead compounds in a relevant animal model for preclinical proof of concept;
•   ADME, toxicology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics on lead compounds;
•   development and testing of targeted gene delivery strategies; and
•   development of biomarkers to accelerate drug development and early diagnosis.
This RFP will not support applications for basic research funding.


Amount: individual grants of up to $250,000 total costs for one year.
Deadline: continuous
For more information see http://www.alzdiscovery.org/pdf/FTD_RFP.pdf


Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Scholar in Clinical Research Awards
Scholars in Clinical Research are highly qualified investigators who are expected to hold independent
faculty-level appointments and who are conducting original, independent applied research, often involving
early-stage clinical trials which will advance the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of hematologic
malignancies.


Deadline for Preliminary Application: September 17, 2007
Amount: $110,000 per-year ($105,000 stipend and $5,000 institutional overhead each year) for five years,
based on review of a yearly progress report.
For more information see http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/all_page?item_id=11618


Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Scholar Awards
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is a national voluntary health agency dedicated to the conquest of
leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma through research. Through its research program, the society hopes to
encourage and promote research activity of the highest quality. The Scholar Award is intended to develop
research careers, not to support well-established, tenured, or senior investigators. The program is designed
to aid the individual, rather than the project, and to encourage continued investigations in the field while
assuring the investigator an income.


Deadline for Preliminary Application: September 17, 2007
Amount: $110,000 per-year ($105,000 stipend and $5,000 institutional overhead each year) for five years,
based on review of a yearly progress report.
For more information see http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/all_page?item_id=11618


Fondation Jerome Lejeune
The main target of the Jerome Lejeune Foundation is research into intelligence disability. The foundation
supports both fundamental and clinical research projects (neurosciences, behaviour, genetics, molecular
biology, therapeutics, adult or cord blood stem cells) aimed at leading to the discovery of treatments for
genetic intelligence diseases, in particular, trisomy 21 (Down syndrome).


The Jerome Lejeune Foundation invites interested teams and researchers to submit projects to its scientific
committee on the following themes:
- Therapeutic research aimed at reducing the patient's deficits
- Clinical research aimed at reducing the patient's associated troubles, e.g., by improving his or her quality
of life, concentration, and learning skills
- All fundamental research supporting similar aspects of intelligence disability
Within the context of the intelligence disabilities research, the foundation also considers support for
congresses organization and potential payment of thesis or postdoctoral scholarships.


Deadline: September 25, 2007
For more information see http://www.fondationlejeune.org/eng/Content/Chercher/rfondgrants.asp


Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada – Pilot Project Awards
The primary aim of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (MSSC) is to stimulate and support research in
multiple sclerosis.


The purpose of the Pilot Program is to provide limited short-term support of research related to multiple
sclerosis in areas where preliminary data are scant or nonexistent. Research proposals submitted to this
program should represent unique or novel ideas with the potential to open significant new avenues of
research on MS. Projects that are extensions of ongoing research programs, or that already have ample
supporting data, should be submitted to the regular grant program.


Deadline: Applications for Pilot Project Awards may be submitted at any time but will only be reviewed
between April 1 and August 1.
Amount: Pilot Project Awards may not exceed $35,000 (Canadian) for one year.
For more information see http://www.mssociety.ca/en/research/researchfunding.htm


A-T Children's Project
The A-T Children's Project provides competitive grant awards for basic and translational research grants
related to ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T). The project strives to assist respected scientists in developing a
clearer understanding of A-T. The project is determined to find a timely cure, or life-improving treatments, for
this serious disease. Because the project is currently focusing its funding efforts on grant proposals that
explore the neurobiology of the ATM protein or that facilitate translational or clinical research for A-T, these
types of proposals will be given priority funding.


Amount: One- and two-year projects are funded up to a maximum total direct cost of $75,000 per year.
Deadline: Continous
For more information see http://atcp.org/Grant_guidelines.htm


 May 31, 2007


Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO
The Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO has issued a call for
proposals for research of direct relevance to mental health of children and youth (0-18 years of age). All
types of research relating to child and youth (0-18 years of age) mental health are eligible for funding
(biomedical, clinical health systems and services, population and public health, program evaluation).


Areas of special interest for the Research Grants competition include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Integration of child and youth mental health (within and between sectors)
- Systematic reviews
- Youth engagement inchild and youth mental health (promotion, prevention, advocacy, policy development)
- Uptake of evidence-based practice
- Child and youth mental health care indicators and outcome measurement
Amount: maximum grant is $75,000 per year for up to two years.
Deadline for Letters of Intent: September 4, 2007
For more information see http://www.onthepoint.ca/funding/grants.htm


National Lung Cancer Partnership / LUNGevity Foundation Research Grant
This grant program is for the promotion of understanding the molecular, cellular, and environmental
underpinnings of lung cancer, and response to treatment. This grant is designed to provide seed money for
promising novel research in lung cancer for faculty members at any point in their careers, performing
research at any institution world-wide. Two grants are available. One grant is available specifically for
research in the area of sex and gender differences in lung cancer. The other grant is available for research
pertaining to any facet of lung cancer.
Amount: up to $50,000 per year ($100,000 maximum over 2 years).
Deadline: September 4, 2007
For more information see http://www.nationallungcancerpartnership.org/page.cfm?l=grantsAwards


Paralyzed Veterans of America / Spinal Cord Research Foundation
The Paralyzed Veterans of America established the Spinal Cord Research Foundation (SCRF) to support
basic, clinical, psychosocial, and technological research of importance to persons with spinal cord injury or
disease. The SCRF welcomes proposals of laboratory research in the basic sciences related to spinal cord
injury or disease.
Deadline: September 4, 2007
Amount: Grants are usually in the range of $50,000 to $75,000 per year. Research projects may be
proposed for periods of one or two years.
For more information see http://www.pva.org/


May 15, 2007


Physicians' Services Incorporated Foundation
The PSI Foundation's granting interest is currently limited to two areas - education of practicing physicians
and health research with an emphasis on research relevant to patient care. Current programs include:
Educational Fellowships for Practicing Physicians - to enable physicians to take a period of training to bring
a needed clinical skill or knowledge to the community or to undertake training in research methodology.
Health Research - to support research into any clinical problem (other than cancer, heart and stroke, mental
health, drug and alcohol abuse, pharaceutical drug studies or where there is substantial funding available
through other agencies) that is of direct relevance to the care of patients.
Resident Research - clinical research undertaken by a resident.
Deadlines: June 7, 2007
            August 30, 2007
            November 15, 2007
            February 14, 2008
For more information see http://www.psifoundation.org/
Canadian Health Services Research Foundation - Policy Synthesis Program
Working with decision-maker partners who are developing health policy options, the Canadian Health
Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) commissions researchers to synthesize evidence and experience
in a specified area. The foundation will disseminate these peer-reviewed policy syntheses in English and
French to both co-sponsor partners and the health services community. Both researchers and policy makers
can use the Policy Synthesis Program.


A policy synthesis draws together published literature, grey literature, decision makers' experience, and
researchers' knowledge and experience to make best practice recommendations for a specified area of
policy development under active consideration by identified and interested decision makers.


Researchers may contact CHSRF to express interest in being available for the program. If an interested
researcher's area becomes the focus of one of CHSRF's commissioning exercises the researcher will be
invited (at CHSRF expense) to the kick-off Round Table. At this event decision makers and researchers, all
active in the area, debate the scope of the synthesis and the issues it should address. Researchers may
then submit a bid for the commission.


For policy makers charged with reforming some area of health services, the foundation might be able to
assist by acting as the broker and convenor, offering opportunities to brainstorm with researchers and other
decision makers active in the area. At the end of the process policy makers also get a high-quality peer-
reviewed synthesis of the relevant research and experience to inform their final decisions. From beginning to
end, the policy synthesis process takes a year or even longer. But for less than policy makers are likely
spend on consultants, they can get the expertise of Canada's health services research community.
Deadline: Continuous
For more information see http://www.chsrf.org/funding_opportunities/commissioned_research/


Eli and Edythe L. Broad Foundation - Special Request for Proposals - IBD and Diabetes Mellitus
The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Foundation created the Broad Medical Research Program (BMRP) for
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Grants in 2001. The BMRP provides funds for research that will lead to
improvements in the diagnosis, therapy, and prevention of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. In addition,
the BMRP wants to attract scientists who are not currently working in IBD to apply their knowledge,
expertise, and techniques to IBD research.


The BMRP has released a Special Request for Proposals for the topic IBD and Diabetes Mellitus. The
BMRP is interested in early stage, exploratory innovative research proposals aimed at investigating the
similarities and differences between IBD and diabetes mellitus (DM). Proposals should be of an exploratory
nature and designed as pilot projects aimed at the question of possible commonality in the etiopathogenesis
between IBD and DM. Human or animal model studies are welcomed.
Deadline: Continuous
For more information see http://www.broadmedical.org/funding.htm


 April 15, 2007


American Tinnitus Association
The American Tinnitus Association (ATA) Research Grant Program supports scientific studies that relate
directly to tinnitus. In addition, there is current interest in projects concerned with the assessment and
extension of residual inhibition.
Amount: maximum of $50,000 per year for up to two years or a maximum of $100,000 per year for up to
three years for exceptional projects.
Deadlines: June 30, 2007; December 31, 2007
For more information see http://www.ata.org/research/


Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International – Regular Research Grant
The purpose of the Regular Research Grant mechanism is to provide investigators with support to explore
the feasibility and development of proposals that are considered to be on the leading edge of diabetes
research and that address the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) research emphasis areas.
Proposals that have the potential to impact the current state of diabetes research or that clearly lead to
avenues of therapeutic benefit are major considerations for the Regular Research Grant. Also of merit are
exploratory proposals that may or may not have sufficient preliminary data but have a sound research
development plan that is considered to be of high priority to the JDRF. The Regular Research Grant
mechanism is specifically intended to support innovative proposals that can be developed to a level of
maturity where generated data strengthens future research project grant applications for ongoing support.
Amount: Up to $165,000 per year total costs for up to three years.
Deadline: July 16, 2007
For more information see http://www.jdrf.org/index.cfm?page_id=103207


Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International – Scholar Award
In an effort to expedite the progress toward a cure for type 1diabetes, the Juvenile Diabetes Research
Foundation (JDRF) offers a Scholar Award. This award offers sustained support for pioneering basic or
clinical research aimed at fulfilling the goal of JDRF, which is finding a cure for type 1 diabetes or its
complications. The Scholar Award is designed to support individual scientists of exceptional creativity who
propose pioneering research to reach these goals. The Scholar Award will fund investigators with
extraordinary talent and vision, who are willing to take risks and attempt new approaches to accelerate type
1 diabetes research. The Scholar Award is meant to support investigators who intend to pursue new
research directions that are not funded from other sources. The awards are not intended simply to expand
the funding of persons already well supported for exploring this concept.
Amount: $250,000 annually, including indirect costs, for up to five years
Deadline for letter of intent: August 13, 2007
For more information see http://www.jdrf.org/index.cfm?page_id=103207


Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International – Innovative Grants
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International supports highly innovative basic and clinical
research that is at the developmental stage by providing seed money for investigative work based on sound
scientific hypotheses for which preliminary data are insufficient for a regular research grant but that are likely
to lead to important results for the treatment of diabetes and its complications.
Amount: These grants provide one year of support for a maximum of $100,000 in direct costs and indirect
costs of 10 percent, for a total of $110,000.
Deadline: July 16, 2007
For more information see http://www.jdrf.org/index.cfm?page_id=103207
Alliance for Lupus Research
The Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) is an independent, voluntary health agency formed to provide a
concentrated effort for the prevention, treatment and cure of systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE).
The purpose of the ALR Target Identification in Lupus (TIL) grants program is to fund highly meritorious and
innovative research focused on the identification and scientific or clinical advancement of therapeutic targets
that will lead to new therapies for the treatment of lupus. The goals of the TIL grant program are to (1)
characterize key steps in the pathogenesis of the disease that will allow for the development of new
therapeutic agents; (2) promote basic and clinical research studies to identify or better characterize
promising lead compounds for lupus treatment; and (3) support research that facilitates the clinical
evaluation of innovative approaches to the prevention or treatment of lupus and its complications. This
research is intended to be highly focused on lupus and, as such, should lead directly to knowledge that will
facilitate drug discovery or testing of new treatments. These therapies may be used to treat systemic or
organ-specific manifestations of lupus, although they may find applicability in the setting of other
autoimmune or inflammatory illnesses. As the goal of this program is to advance the treatment of lupus, any
research funded must be based on realizable goals for translation into therapeutic discovery programs.
Targets can include small molecules, biologic agents, vaccines, gene therapy, as well as novel approaches
in public health and risk reduction.


The ALR is currently supporting a large SLE genetics initiative. This initiative, led by a consortium of
investigators, is designed to conduct a whole-genome association study in SLE. The ALR will only review
TIL grant applications in genetics that complement this special initiative, or that are unrelated. Projects that
can be reasonably be construed as duplicative of the initiative should not be submitted.
Amount: Funding for the initial two-year period will be made for up to $250,000 per year.
Deadline for Letter of Intent: May 15, 2007
For more information see http://lupusresearch.org/research/TIL.html


Huntington Society of Canada
The goal of the NAVIGATOR Research Program is to provide increased ongoing funding for scientific
research of direct and immediate relevance to Huntington disease in Canada under the auspices of a
network; to provide a platform for the future recruitment of outstanding investigators to HD research; to
facilitate research collaboration nationally and internationally; and to support research that is relevant to
other neurodegenerative disorders.
Amount: Up to $50,000 per year for one or two years.
Deadline: June 1, 2007
For more information see http://www.hsc-ca.org/english/coalition_grants.htm


March 15, 2007


Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program
The Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHCSP) provides support for highly qualified child
health clinician candidates to develop the requisite knowledge and skills for a career as an independent
scientist in child health research. Trainees will engage in research training and a core curriculum in one of
the participating Child Health Research Training Centres of the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist
Program. Research training will be supervised by a research mentor and advisory committee and structured
to facilitate excellence in research with an interdisciplinary focus.


The Career Development Award is directed at clinician scientists who have completed doctoral level
research training and who are newly appointed as a clinician scientist (within two years of completing their
research training) based in one of the participating Child Health Research Training Centres of the Canadian
Child Health Clinician Scientist Program. The award will facilitate guarantee of protected time during early
career development within a mentored research program. A minimum of 75 percent time commitment to
research is expected.
Amount: annual stipend is $70,000 per annum without benefits
Deadlines: April 1, 2007;November 1, 2007
For more information see http://www.cchcsp.ca/


Canadian National Institute for the Blind - E.A. Baker Applied Research Fund
The E.A. Baker Applied Research Fund supports research that is focused on the social, educational,
cultural, and rehabilitative needs of Canadians living with vision loss, and the application of assistive devices
to meet these needs. This program is intended both to advance the career development of new
investigators, and to encourage senior researchers to develop programs of applied research. Proposals are
invited from both.
Amount: $40,000
Deadline: December 1, 2007
For more information see http://www.cnib.ca/eng/research/funding/eabaker/applied-research/eabaker-
applied-research.htm


Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation
The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) Grant Program supports research directed towards
enhancing anesthesia patient safety. Its major objective is to stimulate studies leading to prevention of
mortality and morbidity resulting from anesthesia mishaps. There have been changes in areas of designated
priority, in requirements for materials, and specific areas of research.


APSF accepts applications in one of two categories of identified need: (1) clinical research and (2) education
and training. Highest priority is given to (1) studies that address peri-anesthetic problems for relatively
healthy patients; (2) studies that are broadly applicable and that promise improved methods of patient safety
with a defined and direct path to implementation into clinical care; or (3) innovative methods of education
and training to improve patient safety.
For the current funding cycle, APSF is placing a specific emphasis on patient safety education and
medication safety. Priority will be given to topics that do not have other available sources for funding.
Proposals to create patient safety education content or methods that do not include a rigorous evaluation of
content validity or benefit will be unlikely to attain sufficient priority for funding. Innovative ideas and
creativity are strongly encouraged. New applicants are advised to seek guidance from an advisor or mentor
skilled in experimental design and preparation of grant applications.
Amount: $150,000 per project (including up to 15 percent institutional overhead).
Deadline: June 18, 2007
For more information see http://www.apsf.org/grants/guidelines.mspx


Ontario Association of Medical Laboratories
The OAML Research Trust Small Grants Program supports innovation and excellence in the clinical
laboratory sciences and the delivery of laboratory services in Ontario. The OAML is pleased to announce
that the 2007 cycle of its Small Grants Program has officially commenced. Applications will be considered
for non-proprietary research projects which aim to improve the efficiency of the delivery of laboratory
services.
Amount: maximum of $35, 000
Deadline: May 31, 2007.
For More Information: http://www.oaml.com/prog_grants.html


February 28, 2007


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) research grants are designed to support research on
suicide from a variety of disciplines, including psychiatry, medicine, psychology, genetics, epidemiology,
neurobiology, sociology, nursing, health services administration and many others. Grants are not intended to
support the development or implementation of prevention programs, educational programs, treatments, or
other interventions that do not have a significant research component. The specific purpose of the Pilot
Grant is to provide seed money for projects that show promise in opening up new areas of suicide research.
However, the project should be well developed and clearly presented.
Amount: Pilot Grants provide up to $10,000 per year for a two-year period, or $20,000 for one year.
Deadlines: April 15, 2007; August 15, 2007; December 15, 2007
For more information see http://www.afsp.org/index.cfm?page_id=0535FDA2-FA7D-AAE8-
D7A9A6BCFFE3574B


James S. McDonnell Foundation Scholar Awards
The James S. McDonnell Foudnation Scholar Awards are designed to support research with a high
probability of generating new knowledge and insights. In 2007, Scholar Awards are available in the Brain,
Mind and Behavior (BMB) program area.
The BMB Program supports research studying how neural systems are linked to and support cognitive
functions and how cognitive systems are related to an organism's (preferably human) observable behavior.
The program is intended to help investigators pursue experiments designed to answer well-articulated
questions.
Scholar Awards provide largely unrestricted funding over a sufficient time period to allow investigators to
pursue and develop new directions to their research programs.
Amount: up to $600,000 to be expended over six years.
Deadline: April 10, 2007
For more information see http://www.jsmf.org/apply/scholar/


February 15, 2007


Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS) NCE
The Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS) NCE will consider proposals
for new MITACS Seed Projects.
MITACS is a Federal Network of Centres of Excellence, with the following objectives:
1. To enable and encourage the generation of new research ideas and new technologies within a world-
class research program
2. To develop linkages among those research, development, and investment communities where
mathematical sciences are important, in universities, hospitals, companies, and government
3. To expand the highly qualified human resources skilled in the development and application of
mathematical models
4. To support the application of the research results for the economic and social benefit of Canada
Seed projects must show potential to grow into full-scale large projects and are expected to apply for full-
scale status at their conclusion.
MITACS is primarily interested in projects within its current theme areas. However the overall merit of the
project carries the highest priority and projects in potentially new application areas are also encouraged.
Amount: $20,000 - $50,000
Deadline: April 30, 2007
For more information see http://www.mitacs.ca/main.php?mid=10000026&pid=29


CHEST Foundation/LUNGevity Foundation Clinical Research Award in Lung Cancer
The CHEST Foundation/LUNGevity Foundation Clinical Research Award in Lung Cancer is a clinical award
in the area of lung cancer research, jointly offered by The CHEST Foundation and the LUNGevity
Foundation for Clinical Research in Lung Cancer. The goal of this joint clinical research program is,
ultimately, to save the lives of those people afflicted with lung cancer by funding innovative research
designed to treat and cure lung cancer. The award is to support clinical research and not basic or bench
level research. Research must be focused on medical or surgical treatment and cure of lung cancer.
Requests should be written to include goals and objectives that may be accomplished within two years of
the starting date of the research project.
Amount: $75,000
Deadline: April 30, 2007
For more information see http://www.chestfoundation.org/researchAwards/LUNGevityAward.php


NARSAD Independent Investigator Award
The National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression's (NARSAD's) Independent
Investigator Award provides support for investigators during the critical period between the initiation of
research and the receipt of sustained funding. Basic or clinical investigators are supported, but research
must be relevant to schizophrenia, major affective disorders, or other serious mental illnesses. The program
is intended to facilitate innovative research opportunities.
Amount: $50,000 per year for two years
Deadline: March 5, 2007
For more information see http://www.narsad.org/research/apply/independent/


Roche Organ Transplantation Research Foundation
The Roche Organ Transplantation Research Foundation (ROTRF) wishes to advance the science of solid
organ transplantation in order to further improve transplant results. The foundation will support research into
solid organ transplantation, particularly where there is unmet medical need. The trustees hope that the funds
available through the foundation will permit transplantation researchers to develop new technologies and
areas of interest, and will encourage researchers in other areas to study transplantation problems.
The following list demonstrates the types of areas that could be funded:
•   Improvement of long-term graft survival and prevention of chronic organ dysfunction
•   Relevant immune recognition, regulation, and effector mechanisms
•   Histocompatibility
•   Inflammation and tissue injury in transplantation
•   Development of new agents
•   Prospective and specific analysis of human organ transplant populations
•   Induction of tolerance
•   New clinical trial methods and surrogate end-points
•   Tissue injury and organ preservation relevant to transplantation
•   Cell or tissue transplantation relevant to organ transplantation
The foundation's primary focus is solid organ transplantation, but the foundation may also consider
supporting research into other areas if they have implications for solid organ transplantation research. The
foundation may also consider providing limited support for unique initiatives such as international databases
of general interest to transplantation researchers.
Amount: maximum grant amount to be awarded will be 300,000 Swiss Francs distributed over three years.
Deadlines for letters of intent: April 1, 2007; October 1, 2007
For more information see http://www.rotrf.org/information/ROTRF%20Information_2007.htm


Christopher Reeve Foundation
The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (CRPF) funds activities that hold promise of identifying
therapies for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury and other sequelae of CNS injury. The areas of research
listed below are the focus of current CRF emphasis and funding:
•   Studying strategies that may promote neuronal growth and survival, encourage the formation of
    synapses, enhance the production of myelin, restore conduction capabilities, or may otherwise lead to
    restoration of the compromised circuitry in the acutely and chronically injured spinal cord
•   Evaluating the efficacy of drugs or other interventions that protect against secondary neuronal injury or
    provide insight into the mechanisms causing such damage
•   Defining anatomical characteristics of spinal cord injury in well-defined animal models and in the human
    spinal cord, specifically documenting the neuronal systems that are most vulnerable to spinal cord injury
    and the functional losses occurring as a result
•   Elucidating the biological mechanisms underlying approaches to improve concomitant functions
    affected by spinal cord injury, (e.g., bladder function, sexual function) and alleviate chronic pain and
    spasticity.
The development of treatments for chronic injury is a high priority for the organization; however, funding will
also be provided for studies more relevant to the acute phase of injury. Basic research will be supported if it
has clear potential to accelerate progress at the applied end of the continuum or if it reflects a research
"change of direction."
Amount: Two-year awards with a maximum funding level of $75,000 per year (direct and indirect costs, 10
percent maximum for the latter) are available.
Deadline: June 15, 2007
For more information see
http://www.christopherreeve.org/site/c.geIMLPOpGjF/b.1101353/k.7DC9/Application_and_Guidelines.htm


Joint ROTRF/JDRF Initiative
The Roche Organ Transplantation Research Foundation (ROTRF) and the Juvenile Diabetes Research
Foundation International (JDRF) are proud to announce a New Joint ROTRF/JDRF Initiative to support
projects in immunology and biology research relevant to pancreatic islet transplantation, and transplantation
solutions for human type 1 diabetes. Investigators working in the fields of immunology and cell biology, gene
therapy, cellular engineering, stem cell research (e.g. generation of islet/beta cell source from stem cells or
other cell sources, novel interventions leading to immune tolerance) and other approaches that are relevant
to both type 1 diabetes and transplantation, are strongly encouraged to apply.
Deadlines for letters of intent: April 1, 2007; October 1, 2007
For more information see http://www.rotrf.org/


Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network
The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) is accepting letters of intent for its competitive grants
program that focuses on the epidemiology, etiology, treatment, and prevention of food allergy and
anaphylaxis. Although proposals involving basic or clinical research are accepted, applications that will lead
to an immediate or potential impact on the healthcare of persons with IgE-mediated food allergy are
especially encouraged. FAAN's research program brings together scientists, patients, industry, government,
and foundations to advance research that will improve the quality of life for patients and provide a guide in
finding a cure for food allergy. FAAN's integrated approach includes consulting with experts and helping
shape research ideas and programs around the world.
Amount: One- to two-year grants are awarded in the range of $50,000 to $150,000 annually.
Deadline for letters of intent: May 2, 2007
For more information see http://www.foodallergy.org/Research/aboutresearch.html


James S. McDonnell Foundation 21st Century Science Initiative - Brain Cancer Research
The James S. McDonnell Foundation offers Collaborative Activity Awards to initiate interdisciplinary
discussions on problems or issues, to help launch interdisciplinary research networks, or to fund
communities of researchers/practitioners dedicated to developing new methods, tools, and applications of
basic research to applied problems. The foundation is particularly interested in supporting novel research
that will generate new knowledge leading to increased rates of survival and improve functional recovery for
individuals with brain cancer. In prior years, the foundation has funded about 6 or fewer research
applications. Proposals from junior faculty and from individuals with strong neuroscience, genetics,
molecular pathology, and tumor immunology backgrounds, interested in pursuing novel research on brain
cancer, are encouraged.
Deadline: Continuous
For more information see http://www.jsmf.org/apply/collaborative/index.htm


Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada
The Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada grants funds to support research into the causes,
cure and prevention of prostate cancer.
Deadline: April 2, 2007
For more information see http://www.prostatecancer.ca/english/research_and_grants/


Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation
The Foundation announces the Anaphylaxis Canada / Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Foundation Research Award for anaphylaxis research in Canada.
Deadline: March 16, 2007
Amount: Maximum of $25,000
For more information see http://www.allergyfoundation.ca/




Canadian Foundation for Women's Health
The Canadian Foundation for Women's Health (CFWH) invites proposals for research projects in women's
health.
Amount: $20,000
Deadline: March 19, 2007
For more information see http://www.cfwh.org/


January 31, 2007


EJLB Foundation
The EJLB Foundation established a Scholar Research Programme in order to provide outstanding young
researchers with an opportunity to launch their scientific careers. Three (3) grants of $350,000 each are
awarded every year to young scientists for clinical and basic research projects in all areas of neuroscience
that pertain directly or indirectly to schizophrenia and mental illness.
Deadline for letter of intent: May 1, 2007
For more information see http://www.ejlb.qc.ca/


Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research
CANFAR, the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research, is now accepting applications for grants of up to
$25,000 (one year period) and full applications for $80,000 grants (grants of up to $80,000 per year, each
year for a two year period). CANFAR funds all aspects of HIV/AIDS research in clinical, biological and social
sciences related to: fundamental and applied research; education and prevention; psycho-social; community
research; and care.
Amount: $25,000 (one year grants) or $80,000/year (two year grants)
Deadline: February 16, 2007
For more information see http://www.canfar.ca/


Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) has announced the launch of the Rapid
Response Innovation Awards (RRIA). The goal of RRIA is to rapidly support innovative research focused on
the cause of and cure for ParkinsonÆs disease (PD). In particular, MJFF is eager to fund high-risk, high-
reward projects tackling critical scientific roadblocks that if successful, can open new avenues for PD
therapy development.
Amount: maximum $75,000
Deadline: Continuous
For more information see http://www.michaeljfox.org/research/fundingopp.php?id=29


Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation of Canada
The Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation of Canada (SRCFC) offers grants to support biomedical research
into intellectual impairment focused on the following:
a) The causes and eventual cure of intellectual impairment, such as Autism and Down syndrome, especially
as it affects children
b) The causes and eventual cure of Alzheimer's disease
Research into other forms of intellectual impairment may also be considered.
The focus of the research should be on the causes and cure of the disease as opposed to the active
treatment or palliative care.
Amount: maximum of $35,000 per year for a period of up to three years
Deadline: April 30, 2007
For more information see http://www.srcf.ca/Research_Grants_Section.htm


National Brain Tumor Foundation
The National Brain Tumor Foundation has a number of grants available:
•   The Andrew Christian Bryce Pediatric Grant for PNET Research
•   The Oligodendroglioma Brain Tumor Research Grant
•   The Low-Grade Oligodendroglioma Brain Tumor Research Grant
•   The Glioblastoma Multiforme Brain Tumor Research Grant
•   The Jean Logsdon Epidemiology Grant
•   The Brain Tumor Epidemiology Research Grant
•   NBTF/American Association of Neurological Surgeons Grant Translational Research Grant
Please see the Foundation website at http://www.braintumor.org/research/funding_available/ for program
guidelines.
Amount: depends on program
Deadline: February 9, 2007


Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation
The Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation (ABMRF) is a nonprofit independent research
organization that provides support for scientific studies on the use and prevention of misuse of alcoholic
beverages. The foundation provides funds for interdisciplinary research in the biological, medical,
epidemiological, behavioral, and social sciences in this field. The mission of the ABMRF grant program is to
energize the field by helping researchers begin their careers and position them to attract greater funding
from other sources with the track record resulting from an ABMRF grant. Through its research grant
program, the foundation supports innovative studies conducted by qualified researchers at academic and
scientific institutions in Canada and the United States.
The foundation accepts applications for grants to conduct research on important aspects of alcohol
consumption and its effects. Overall, the following areas are more directly related to the mission of the
foundation and, therefore, are of greater interest: factors influencing transitions in drinking patterns and
behavior, effects of moderate use of alcohol on health and well-being, mechanisms underlying the
behavioral and biomedical effects of alcohol, and biobehavioral/interdisciplinary research on the etiology of
alcohol misuse. The foundation does not encourage applications on treatment of the complications of
advanced alcoholism. However, research that involves treatment intended to elucidate the pathogenesis of
alcohol-related problems will be considered. Non-research activities such as education projects, public
awareness efforts and referral services are not eligible for support. The foundation does not support training
of pre- and postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and medical students, interns, and residents. It does not
fund thesis or dissertation research.
Amount: $50,000
Deadlines: February 1, 2007; August 31, 2007
For more information see http://www.abmrf.org/grants.htm


Human Frontier Science Program Organization - Young Investigators' Grants and Program Grants
Research Grants provided by the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) support basic research in the
life sciences with emphasis placed on novel, innovative, and interdisciplinary approaches that involve
scientific exchanges across national and disciplinary boundaries.
Recent developments in the biological and physical sciences, in emerging disciplines such as computational
biology and nanoscience, open up new approaches to understanding these mechanisms of living organisms
and there is a clear need for participation of scientists from outside the life sciences to understand the
complex structures and regulatory networks that characterize the living state. The HFSP aims to support
research into fundamental biological problems with the involvement of other disciplines such as chemistry,
physics, mathematics, computer science, or engineering.
Young Investigators' Grants are awarded to teams of researchers, all of whom are within the first five years
after obtaining an independent laboratory (e.g., assistant professor, lecturer, or equivalent). Applications for
Young Investigators' Grants will be reviewed in competition with each other independently of applications for
Program Grants.
Program Grants are awarded to teams of independent researchers at any stage of their careers. The
research team is expected to develop new lines of research through the collaboration. Applications including
independent investigators early in their careers are encouraged.
Deadline: March 22, 2007
For more information see http://www.hfsp.org/


International Association for the Study of Pain
The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) is pleased to announce a new grants program,
IASP Collaborative Research Grants, the first of which was awarded in 2001. The purpose of these grants is
to encourage and support collaborative research between two or more research groups located in different
countries. The grants are intended to foster multidisciplinary and international collaborations. Priority will be
given to collaborations between basic science and clinical research groups.
Amount: Maximum amount is $10,000
Deadline: April 30, 2007
For more information see http://www.iasp-
pain.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Grants1&Template=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&ContentID=1557


Broad Medical Research Program
The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Foundation created the Broad Medical Research Program (BMRP) for
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Grants in 2001. IBD refers to two chronic inflammatory disorders: Crohn's
disease and ulcerative colitis. Although numerous scientific advances have been made in understanding and
treating IBD, the precise cause, successful treatment, and prevention of IBD remain unknown. The BMRP is
interested in funding clinical or basic IBD research projects that are innovative; are in the early stages of
exploration; will improve diagnosis, therapy, or prevention of IBD in the near future; and will lead to longer-
term funding by more traditional granting agencies. Proposals must be clinically relevant and benefit patients
with IBD in the next several years. Proposals in the basic sciences should have clear relevance to findings
and observations in IBD patients.
Deadline: Continuous
For more information see http://www.broadmedical.org/funding.htm


Fondation Jerome Lejeune - Jerome Lejeune Foundation
The main target of the Jerome Lejeune Foundation is research into intelligence disability. The foundation
supports both fundamental and clinical research projects (neurosciences, behaviour, genetics, molecular
biology, therapeutics, adult or cord blood stem cells) aimed at leading to the discovery of treatments for
genetic intelligence diseases, in particular, trisomy 21 (Down syndrome).
The Jerome Lejeune Foundation invites interested teams and researchers to submit projects to its scientific
committee on the following themes:
- Therapeutic research aimed at reducing the patient's deficits
- Clinical research aimed at reducing the patient's associated troubles, e.g., by improving his or her quality of
life, concentration, and learning skills
- All fundamental research supporting similar aspects of intelligence disability
Within the context of the intelligence disabilities research, the foundation also considers support for
congresses organization and potential payment of thesis or postdoctoral scholarships.
Deadline: March 31, 2007
For more information see http://www.fondationlejeune.org/eng/Content/Chercher/rfondgrants.asp


Cancer Research Society - CRS Operating Grant
The Cancer Research Society Inc. is a granting agency involved in the support of basic research in the
broad field of cancer. An operating grant is the major way the society provides support for new or continuing
research activities by independent scientists or small groups of investigators.
Deadline: February 15, 2007
For more information see http://src-crs.ca/main.php?lang=2&id=305


Cancer Research Society Strategic Research Grants - Genomics and Proteomics of Metastasic
Cancer
The Cancer Research Society Inc. is a granting agency involved in the support of basic research in the
broad field of cancer. The society is continuing their strategic research program funding basic research into
genomics and proteomics of metastasic cancer.
The society will favour applications focusing on model of metastasic progression. Applications that will focus
only on microarray analysis of metastatic and cancerous or normal samples will not be considered.
Deadline for letter of intent: February 22, 2007
For more information see http://src-crs.ca/main.php?lang=2&id=305


Janus Research Grants
Supported by Associated Medical Services Inc., Scotiabank, and the College of Family Physicians of
Canada's (CFPC's) Research and Education Foundation, the Janus Research Grants support academic and
community-based family physicians (CFPC members) in carrying out research projects that meet the
changing needs of their patients and communities.
A variety of family medicine research activities are eligible for these grants, including the following:
- Practice-based research projects
- Observational studies and surveys
- Educational research
- Program development and evaluation
- Cohort studies
- Meta-analyses
- Secondary data analyses
- Randomized controlled trials
- Research projects using the Janus Project's NPS database
One of the Janus Research Grants is named in memory of the late Dr. Douglas M. Robb, New Brunswick
College of Family Physicians President (1979-1980), in honour of his commitment to community-based
family practice research. This grant is awarded annually to a practising family doctor (CFPC member) whose
planned research is selected as the project most relevant and worthwhile to community family practice.
To be eligible for a 2007 Janus Research Grant, a project must have started between January 1, 2006, and
December 31, 2007.
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: February 15, 2007
For more information see
http://www.cfpc.ca/English/cfpc/programs/awards%20program/2006/default.asp?s=1#grants


Canadian Health Services Research Foundation Harkness Associate Awards - Harkness Fellowships
in Health Care Policy
The Harkness Associate Award is a Canadian add-on to a larger program, the Harkness Fellowships in
Health Care Policy. The Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy
(http://www.cmwf.org/fellowships/fellowships_list.htm?attrib_id=9157) is a core program of the
Commonwealth Fund's International Program in Health Policy and Practice. Each year, this international
program selects up to 10 mid-career professionals from the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, and New
Zealand to spend up to 12 months in the United States doing original research and working with leading
U.S. health-policy experts. The fellowship program entails attending a series of joint meetings held mostly in
the United States, and producing research on American health policy.
The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) has entered into an agreement with the
Commonwealth Fund to include two Canadian associates in the program. While Canadian associates are
not expected to reside in the United States for the 12 months or conduct a research project, they participate
in the full series of Harkness program seminars, attending five fellowship seminars during the course of the
year. Canadian associates can expect a time commitment of approximately 15 to 16 days to participate in
these events (plus travel and preparation time) spread over the year.
The foundation will also be adding to the fellowships program by hosting an annual briefing on Canadian
health systems for the Harkness fellows.
Deadline: March 28, 2007
For more information see http://www.chsrf.ca/funding_opportunities/harkness/index_e.php

				
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