In this week’s issue:
- UILO Start-up Services Voucher Program
- Epilepsy Foundation – New Therapy –Commercialization Grants Program
- March of Dimes – Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Award 2014 Program
- ISTP Canada: Bilateral R & D Funding Opportunity for Canadian and Chinese Companies & Academic Researchers (1 attachment)
- March of Dimes – Prematurity Research Initiative (PRU) 2014 Program
- UBC Faculty of Medicine – Bluma Tischler Postdoctoral Fellowship
- March of Dimes – 2014 March of Dimes Research Program
Deadline: Applications accepted year-round
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Applications are now accepted year-round. For more details please visit the website above.
LOI Deadline: March 15, 2013
Application Deadline: May 1, 2013, 11:59 PM ET
The mission of the New Therapy – Commercialization Grants Program is to drive the development of new therapies for epilepsy, accelerating the advancement of research from the laboratory to the patient. Funding is provided to academic and commercial groups worldwide. The Program seeks to advance the development of new therapies including but not limited to medicines, biologics or devices. All proposals must demonstrate a clear path from the lab to the patient and are evaluated with consideration for their potential value to patients, likelihood of successful development including regulatory approval and the timeframe of development. The Program also encourages 1:1 matching grants to academic and commercial entities to support the commercialization of novel approaches to the treatment of epilepsy. Preference will be given to proposals that already have a commercial partner engaged to assist with development, and to proposals that have committed or matched funding from a sponsoring institution, commercial partner or other third party source.
Applicants must demonstrate background work beyond the basic science discovery stage.
Areas of interest include:
- Novel approaches to treatment.
- Platform technology to advance screening techniques that can be utilized by multiple laboratories, including utility of techniques for early proof-of-concept trials.
- Adaptation of treatment in development for another therapeutic area to assess utility for epilepsy (while maintaining patent protection).
Proposals for research originating from outside the United States are welcome.
$500,000 is available for funding for the Spring 2013 grant cycle. Although we anticipate awarding grants of $100,000 on average, we strongly encourage proposals ranging from $50,000 – $500,000. Multi-year proposals are also welcome, and will be considered.
For more information please visit the website link above.
Deadline: March 15, 2013
This award is designed to support young scientists just embarking on their independent research careers. The applicants’ research interests should be consonant with those of the March of Dimes’ mission: The Mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The March of Dimes defines a birth defect as any abnormality of structure or function, whether inherited, or acquired in utero and presenting in infancy or early childhood. Deviations from reproductive health of women and men as an underlying basis of birth defects, i.e. preconceptional events, perinatal course, and premature births, are appropriate subjects for research support. Relevance is interpreted broadly to include fundamental cell biology (embryogenesis, cell lineage, differentiation), genetics and genomics, fundamental cellular and clinical pathogenesis of disorders of importance to mothers and infants, biomedical engineering and imaging, and social and behavioral aspects.
Each application should be accompanied by a Letter of Support from a Nominator. The award is $150,000 for two years, including 10 percent indirect costs to sponsoring institutions.
Deadline for Expressions of Interest: March 22, 2013
Next Information session: March 5, 2013 at 1PM EST
Details: The Calls invite research teams that bring together companies and academic researchers from Canada and China to propose bilateral R&D projects for the joint development of innovative products or processes.
Human Vaccines: The scope of this initiative encompasses basic and clinical health research which may also include health services research and population health research in the field of vaccines against infectious diseases.
Funding Amount: The targeted funding to be awarded to each Canadian research team, composed of at least one academic researcher, and one industrial organization, is $1,000,000 over three years or less ($500,000 from ISTP Canada and $500,000 from NSERC-APC or CIHR). Up to three projects are to be supported within each research initiative.
Please see the attached email for more information.
LOI Deadline: April 15, 2013
This program seeks to advance knowledge in this specific area of prematurity research. The March of Dimes seeks applications requesting grant support for projects related to cause[s] (etiology) of normal labor and preterm labor. The intent is to provide new insights into preventing preterm births; in most cases the cause (and thus potential prevention) remains elusive. Emphasis is upon proposals using technology of or encompassing contemporary technologies of genetic, molecular biology and gene-environment interactions. Especially encouraged are proposals from established investigators heretofore not involved in prematurity prevention research and wishing to enter the prematurity domain. Other MOD programs are more appropriate for investigating medical complications of pregnancy, maternal and neonatal consequences of preterm birth, and social and behavioral ramifications of prematurity.
Grants are usually awarded for a three-year period, but may be for less if it is appropriate. There is no set amount for a general March of Dimes Research Grant; however, the average Prematurity Research Initiative Grant is approximately $145,000 per year.
Deadline: April 15, 2013 4:00pm PST
The Bluma Tischler Postdoctoral Fellowship Award is for MD or PhD graduates in Medicine, Biochemistry, Genetics, or associated disciplines carrying out research on the biochemical or genetic aspects of mental retardation or other neurologic disorders.
The fellowship offers $20,400 for one year. Holders of the award may apply for a second year.
Applicants must hold the position of postdoctoral fellow at UBC for the duration of the fellowship (see here for criteria). No citizenship restrictions will be applied.
Please visit the website link above for more information.
LOI Deadline: April 30, 2013
MOD invites all qualified scientists with faculty appointments or the equivalent, at universities, hospitals and research institutions (not for profit or profit), to submit applications for research grants relevant to our mission. This encompasses basic biological processes governing differentiation and development, genetics and genomics of these processes, clinical studies, reproductive health and environmental toxicology, and social and behavioral studies concerning cognitive and behavioral risks that affect outcomes of pregnancy, the perinatal period, and subsequent child development. Applications will be directed to one of three committees whose respective foci are:
- Cell lineage and differentiation, developmental biology
- Gene discovery, biological mechanisms, translational medicine
- Social and Behavioral Sciences involving family units. This includes genes, toxicants, social determinants that adversely affect language or behavior, especially if involving premature infants or children with birth defects.
Grants are usually awarded for a three-year period, but may be for less if it is appropriate. There is no set amount for a general March of Dimes Research Grant; however, the average grant is approximately $100,000 per year.