Foundation Funding Opportunities

October 2018

For application guidance and assistance, contact Becky Pfordresher, Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations at (202) 687-1067 or Becky.Pfordresher@georgetown.edu.

Sponsor: Cure Accelerator
Program: Preclinical Repurposing Research for Ménière's Disease
Goal: Supports testing of generic or proprietary drugs, devices, nutraceuticals or diagnostics to create "new" treatments that will have a direct and positive impact on patients with Ménière's Disease. Strongest preference is for later stage preclinical repurpose research projects that are the last step(s) before clinical application. Therapies must already be FDA approved or otherwise readily available for human use.
Amount: Up to $25,000
Deadline: Pre-proposal due October 31, 2018
Details: Guidelines for the Preclinical Repurposing Research for Ménière's Disease

Sponsor: Cure Accelerator
Program: Repurposing Research to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes in Ménière's Disease
Goal: Supports testing of generic or proprietary drugs, devices, nutraceuticals or diagnostics to create "new" treatments that will have direct and positive impact patients with Ménière's Disease. Strongest preference is for proof of concept repurposing clinical research trials supported by strong scientific evidence or clinical observations. Therapies must already be FDA approved or otherwise readily available for human use.
Amount: Up to $100,000
Deadline: Pre-proposal due October 31, 2018
Details: Guidelines for Repurposing Research to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes in Ménière's Disease

Sponsor: Tourette Association of America
Program: Young Investigator Award
Goal: Supports early career researchers who seek to increase the biological understanding of Tourette Syndrome, pursue clinical research aimed at improving patient care, and develop and test new therapies.
Amount: Up to $160,000 over two years
Deadline: Pre-proposal due November 1, 2018
Details: Guidelines for Tourette Association of America Young Investigator Award

Sponsor: Actelion Pharmaceutical US, Inc.
Program: 2018-2019 ENTELLIGENCE Young Investigator Program
Goal: Supports research on the basic mechanisms and/or vascular biology of pulmonary vascular disease via a 12-month mentored grant. Applications will be considered for basic science, translation or clinical research.
Amount: Up to $100,000 over one year
Deadline: Letter of Intent due November 2, 2018
Details: Guidelines for 2018-2019 ENTELLIGENCE Young Investigator Program

Sponsor: Alpha Phi Foundation
Program: 2019 Heart to Heart Grant
Goal: Supports innovative research studies and educational programs conducted by medical professionals to better understand heart disease in women, specifically its symptoms, treatment, and prevention.
Amount: 1 award of $100,000 over 12-24 months
Deadline: Full application due November 4, 2018
Details: 2019 Heart to Heart Grant

Sponsor: American Kidney Fund
Program: 2019-2020 Clinical Scientist in Nephrology Fellowship
Goal: Supports the training and education of nephrologists to pursue an academic career with the goal of improving quality of care for kidney patients and promoting clinical research in nephrology.
Amount: Up to $160,000 over two years
Deadline: Full application due November 30, 2018
Details: Guidelines for 2019-2020 Clinical Scientist in Nephrology Fellowship

Sponsor: Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Program: Preterm Birth Initiative
Goal: Supports individual scientists and multi-investigator teams to approach the problem of preterm birth using creative basic and translation science methods. Goal is to increase the understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying parturition and spontaneous preterm birth.
Amount: Up to 6 awards of $500,000 each over four years
Deadline: Full application due December 4, 2018
Details: Guidelines for Preterm Birth Initiative

Sponsor: ASXL Rare Research Endowment Foundation
Program: ASXL Rare Research Grant
Goal: Highest priority given to pilot projects testing new ideas about pathogenesis and therapeutics of ASXL congenital syndromes and clinical research studies. Of particular interest are studies related to: respiratory illness, cyclic vomiting, seizures and sleep issues.
Amount: Up to $200,000 over two years
Deadline: Full applications accepted on a rolling basis
Details: Guidelines for ASXL Rare Research Grant