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Grant Funding Opportunities: 3/20/2015

Weekly Grant Funding Opportunities

Please feel free to send special funding search requests any time (susan_craft@ncbiotech.org).  Grant funding requests are included our regular research and include a fee of $100/hour. Also, let us know if any of your partners have submitted grant applications to funding announcements posted in the weekly grant alert emails.  We would love to hear of their successes!

Visit NCBiotech’s Funding Gateway page to get more information on funding announcements, links to opportunity search databases and grant development tips.

 

Announcements

We will be discontinuing the weekly grants email as of April 1, 2015. We will be updating our Funding Gateway over the next month to provide resources such as links to agencies’ websites and newsletters, and tips for carrying out targeted searches to find opportunities that are most relevant for you or your organization. If you’d like to be added to our monthly e-newsletter about NCBiotech grant programs, please let me know. The library will continue to provide customized reports for funding opportunities on specific topics at our research fee of $100/hour.


 

Upcoming Deadlines

Deadline: 4/30/2015

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Program: Biological Technologies

Description: The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals of interest to the Biological Technologies Office (BTO). Proposed research should investigate leading edge approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, technologies, or systems at the intersection of biology with engineering and the physical and computer sciences. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of the art. BTO seeks unconventional approaches that are outside the mainstream, challenge assumptions, and have the potential to radically change established practice, lead to extraordinary outcomes, and create entirely new fields. BTO is seeking novel approaches that will build technical communities that tap into sources of innovation both inside and outside traditional DoD performer communities. BTO encourages efforts that are creative and agile both in terms of the technologies proposed and in the structure of the approach.

Award Amount: Varies

Website: www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=254566

Eligibility: Unrestricted


 

New Opportunities

Deadline: 4/15/2015

Agency: CurePSP

Program: Investigator-Initiated Grants Program

Description: CurePSP works to increase awareness of progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration, and other atypical Parkinsonian disorders; fund research toward the treatment, cure, and prevention of such disorders; educate healthcare professionals; and provide support, information, and hope for affected persons and their families. To that end, the organization awards grants of up to $100,000 for investigator-initiated research projects that advance understanding, treatment, and prevention of progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-parkinsonism-dementia complex of Guam and/or Guadeloupean tauopathy, and other atypical Parkinsonian disorders.

Award Amount: $100,000.00

Website: www.psp.org/research/researchers/

Eligibility: Investigators from all countries are eligible to apply.


Deadline: 5/28/2015

Agency: National Institutes of Health

Program: Development and Translation of Medical Technologies to Reduce Health Disparities (SBIR) (R43/R44)

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) that propose to develop and translate medical technologies aimed at reducing disparities in healthcare access and health outcomes. Appropriate medical technologies should be effective, affordable, culturally acceptable, and deliverable to those who need them. Responsive grant applications must involve a formal collaboration with a healthcare provider or other healthcare organization serving one or more health disparity populations during Phase I and Phase II.

Award Amount: Varies

Website: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-EB-15-001.html

Eligibility: Small Businesses


Deadline: 5/30/2015

Agency: Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

Program: 2014 Reach Awards

Description: Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation evolved from the front-yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004) into a national fundraising movement dedicated to raising awareness of and finding cures for all childhood cancers. The purpose of the foundation's Reach Awards program is to advance its mission to find cures and better treatments for childhood cancers by providing support to move hypothesis-driven research into the clinic. To that end, the program supports late translational studies needed to initiate a clinical trial. Priority will be given to  projects that, if funded, will result in the initiation of a clinical trial within two to three years. A successful application will identify an unmet clinical need relevant to the care of patients with pediatric cancer and describe how the work performed will allow for the translation of hypothesis-driven research to the clinic, keeping broader clinical testing and implementation in view.

Award Amount: $250,000.00

Website: www.alexslemonade.org/sites/default/files/2015_REACH_Guidelines_FINAL.pdf

Eligibility: Primary applicants may be an assistant-, associate-, or professor-level investigator with a an M.D., D.O., Ph.D, or M.D./Ph.D. In addition, applicants must have a demonstrated track record of pediatric cancer research, with experience in translational research. Multiple investigator applications that bring together pairs or teams of researchers with complementary expertise are encouraged.


Deadline: 7/23/2015

Agency: DARPA - Biological Technologies Office

Program: Biological Technologies EZ

Description: The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals of interest to the Biological Technologies Office (BTO). Of particular interest are those proposals from entities (both small and large business) that have never received Government funding, or who do not normally propose to Government solicitations. Proposed research should investigate leading edge approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, technologies, or systems at the intersection of biology with engineering and the physical and computer sciences. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of the art. BTO seeks unconventional approaches that are outside the mainstream, challenge assumptions, and have the potential to radically change established practice, lead to extraordinary outcomes, and create entirely new fields.

Award Amount: Varies

Website: www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=260120

Eligibility: Unrestricted 

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