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The Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation  MDS Research Fund
The fund will facilitate the advancement of innovative basic science, translational or clinical research to advance the understanding and treatment of Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) and related blood disorders (such as MDS/myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) overlap syndromes, secondary acute myeloid leukemia following MDS, idiopathic cytopenia of undetermined significance (ICUS), or clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential (CHIP). 

The foundation will consider proposals from individuals at university, college, hospital, or laboratory institutions for support of research in MDS or related disorders in two types:
- Early Career Awards 
- Established Investigator Awards

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline: LOIs are accepted on a rolling basis. 
Learn More>> 

Defense Health Program  - Department of Defense Melanoma Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19)
The FY19 Defense Appropriation provides $10 million (M) to the Department of Defense (DoD) Melanoma Research Program (MRP) to support innovative, high-impact melanoma research. 
FY19 MRP Program Announcements and General Application Instructions for the following award mechanism is posted on the website.

The FY19 MRP Focus Areas are listed below:
Precursor Lesions, Melanomagenesis, Host Factors, and the Tumor Microenvironment (e.g., melanoma instigators, ultraviolet [UV] exposure, other instigators)
Melanoma Primary Tumor Evolution (e.g., dormancy, heterogeneity, metabolism, epigenetic dysregulation, cell death)
Therapeutic Prevention
Minimal Residual Disease
Rare Melanomas (e.g., uveal, acral, leptomeningeal disease, pediatric, adolescent and young adult [AYA], mucosal)

The MRP challenges the research community to redefine the concept of prevention and has issued a FY19 MRP Challenge Statement that should be considered when responding to the FY19 MRP Focus Areas and funding opportunities. 

Small-Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) Consortium: Therapeutic Development and Mechanisms of Resistance (U01)

This FOA invites applications for research projects to join the Small-Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) Consortium.

Application Deadline: November 12, 2019

Melanoma Research Alliance Team Science Award 

The MRA is pleased to announce a Special Opportunity for a Team Science Award (TSA) focused on In-transit Melanoma Research. This is an additional Special Opportunity above and beyond those already highlighted in first and second release of MRA's 2019/20 RFP.

Application Deadline: November 13, 2019

Learn more about the MRA TSA>>

Intervening with Cancer Caregivers to Improve Patient Health Outcomes and Optimize Health Care Utilization (R01) (R21) 

This FOA invites applications for intervention research designed to support caregivers of adult cancer patients. 

Application Deadline (R21): November 16, 2019 

Learn more about the Healthcare Utilization R01 and R21>>

Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation Grant Program

This award is intended to support scientists at earlier stages of their careers to enable the development of independent programs and compelling careers in breast cancer research. 

Application Deadline: November 16, 2019

Learn More about the Terri Brodeur Grant>>

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Exploration (Round 24)

The GCE initiative funds innovative  ideas  that  could  lead  to  new  vaccines,  diagnostics,  drugs,  and  other  technologies  targeting diseases  that claim  millions  of  lives  every  year,  as  well  as  improvements  and  innovations  in  agriculture development and other priority areas of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Application Deadline: November 13, 2019

Learn more about Bill and Melinda Gates Grand Challenge>>

Melanoma Research Alliance Awards

    Pilot Award
    Young Investigator Award
    Astro-MRA Young Investigator Award in Radiation Oncology
    Dermatology Foundation and MRA Melanoma Detection/Preventative Mid Career Award

These RFP's are soliciting high-impact pre-clinical, translational, and early clinical research from scientists and clinicians around the world. It calls for ideas that have the potential to lead to near-term clinical application in melanoma prevention, detection, diagnosis, staging, and treatment.

Application Deadlines: November 18, 2019

Learn more about the MRA Award>>

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Single-Cell Analysis of Inflammation

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invites applications for two-year collaborative pilot projects focused on the role of inflammation in maintaining health and triggering disease.

Application Deadline: November 19, 2019

Learn more about the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative>>

Mobile Health: Technology and Outcomes in Low and Middle Income Countries (R21/R33)

The purpose of this FOA is to encourage exploratory/developmental research applications that propose to study the development, validation, feasibility, and effectiveness of innovative mobile health (mHealth) interventions or tools specifically suited for low- and middle-income countries that utilize new or emerging technology, platforms, systems, or analytics.

Application Deadline: November 19, 2019

Learn more about the Mobile Health Award>>

The Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award

This award provides grants to junior physician scientists to facilitate their transition to independent clinical research careers.

Application Deadline: November 19, 2019

Learn more about the Doris Duke Award>>

U.S.-Israel Binational Foundation BSF Research Grants

The U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) promotes scientific relations between the U.S. and Israel by supporting collaborative research projects in a wide range of basic and applied scientific fields, for peaceful and non-profit purposes.

Application Deadline: November 20, 2019

Learn more about the BSF research grants>>

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Physician-Scientist Training Award

The Damon Runyon Physician-Scientist Training Award is designed to encourage more physicians to pursue research careers.

Application Deadline: December 2, 2019

Learn more about the Damon Runyon Training Award>>

2020 NCCN Young Investigator Award

Through the YIA Program, the NCCN Foundation invites proposals from early career investigators with innovative ideas and an interest in improving the quality, effectiveness, efficiency and accessibility of care provided to cancer patients.

Deadline for Nominations: December 2, 2019

2020 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Translational Research Grant

This award supports an independent investigator conducting high priority pancreatic cancer research that is poised for important translational next steps to help move scientific discovery to application in patients.

Application Deadline: December 6, 2019

Breast Cancer Alliance Breast Surgery Fellowship Grant

The mission of the BCA is to improve survival rates and quality of life for those impacted by breast cancer through better prevention, early detection, treatment and cure. To promote these goals, we invest in innovative research, breast surgery fellowships, regional education, dignified support and screening for the underserved.

Application Deadline: December 10, 2019

Learn more about the BCA fellowship grant>>

2020 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Career Development Award

This award supports junior faculty to conduct pancreatic cancer research and establish successful career paths in the field.

Application Deadline: December 13, 2019

Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) (U01)

This FOA invites multiple PD/PI applications for collaborative research projects using simulation and other modeling techniques for specific cancer types. 

Application Deadline: December 10, 2019

Alex's Lemonade Stand (Childhood Cancer) Young Investigator Award

This grant is designed to support scientists during their fellowship training or early in their research careers. Demonstration of outstanding mentorship and demonstration of a career plan that shows commitment to pediatric cancer investigation are critical components of a successful application.

Application Deadline: December 16, 2019

Learn more about Alex's Lemonade Young Investigator Award>>

Alex's Lemonade Stand (Childhood Cancer) Epidemiology Grant

Epidemiology  awards  will  support  investigators  pursuing  research  studies  in  human  populations  using  epidemiological approaches,  in  order  to  significantly  contribute  to  the  understanding  of  childhood  cancers.  

Application Deadline: December 16, 2019

Learn more about Alex's Lemonade Epidemiology Grant>>

Informatics Technology for Cancer Research Education Center (UE5)

The overarching goal of this NCI UE5 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.

Application Deadline: December 19, 2019

Limited Competition: AIDS Malignancy Consortium (UM1)

The purpose of the proposed FOA is to enable the provision of support for AIDS Malignancy Consortium (AMC).

Application Deadline: January 10, 2020

Improving the Reach and Quality of Cancer Care in Rural Populations (R01)

The purpose of this FOA is to reduce the burden of cancer and improve the quality of cancer care in rural areas among low-income and/or underserved populations.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2020

Tobacco Regulatory Science (R01)

The purpose of this FOA is to invite R01 applications to support biomedical and behavioral research that will provide scientific data to inform regulation of tobacco products to protect public health.

Application Deadline: February 13, 2020

Small Research Grants for Analyses of Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Data (R03)

The NIH Common Fund has established the Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program (Kids First) to develop a pediatric research data resource populated by genome sequence and phenotypic data that will be of high value for the communities of investigators who study the genetics of childhood cancers and/or structural birth defects.

Application Deadline: February 16, 2020

Research on biopsychosocial factors of social connectedness and isolation on health, wellbeing, illness, and recovery (R01)

This FOA solicits research projects that seek to model the underlying mechanisms, processes, and trajectories of social relationships and how these factors affect outcomes in health, illness, recovery, and overall wellbeing.

Application Deadline: March 17, 2020