Grants & Funding Opportunities

As part of ACCP's ongoing commitment to Members, we will routinely post appropriately aligned Grants & Funding Opportunities from a variety of sources. Information will be updated in a timely manner and we encourage Members to visit this link frequently for up-to-date information on valuable funding sources. Members are welcome to recommend additional links for posting by forwarding the information to

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Accepting Applications for Medical Research Fellowships

The program is designed to give students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a year of basic, translational, or applied biomedical research. HHMI Medical Fellows become part of a community of Medical Fellows through regional meetings and other events; gain insight into a wide range of research areas and receive career advice from program alumni and other prominent physician-scientists; interact with HHMI investigators at an HHMI science meeting and learn about their latest findings; share their research and network with other trainees and renowned biomedical investigators at two Medical Fellows conferences during the year; participate in scientific conferences in their field and present their work; and spend a year evaluating whether research should be part of their career.

Students may select a mentor at any academic or nonprofit research institution in the United States (excluding the National Institutes of Health or any other federal agency) or abroad, provided the proposed mentor is affiliated with a U.S. fellowship institution, and then work with the mentor to develop a research proposal. Mentor selection and the research project proposal are key components of the application. Working with an HHMI investigator, early career scientist, or HHMI professor is encouraged but not required.

Medical, dental, and veterinary students at schools located in the United States are eligible for the program.

Visit the HHMI website for complete application guidelines.

AACR Invites Applications for Mentored Cancer Research Fellowships

The American Association for Cancer Research, in partnership with the Debbie's Dream Foundation, is inviting applications for the Dream Foundation-AACR Gastric Cancer Research Fellowship program.

The annual program supports postdoctoral and clinical research fellows interested in conducting gastric cancer research and establishing a successful career path in the field. Fellowships provide a one-year grant of $50,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while he or she is working on mentored gastric cancer research. Projects may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to gastric cancer. AACR expects to award two fellowships in 2015.

At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2015, applicants must be in the first five years of a postdoctoral or clinical research fellowship (i.e., must have started their fellowship no earlier than July 2, 2010, and no later than July 1, 2015). The applicant must also work under the auspices of a mentor at an academic, medical, or research institution in the United States.

Applicants must be a member of AACR. Non-members interested in this grant opportunity must submit a satisfactory application for AACR membership by the application deadline.

See the AACR website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation Seeks Proposals for New Alzheimer's Drug Trials

The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation is accepting proposals for clinical trials of innovative drugs to treat Alzheimer's disease.

Through its Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials, the foundation will award grants of up to $1.5 million for biomarker-based pilot clinical trials of Alzheimer drugs at the proof-of-concept phase. The foundation is particularly interested in projects aimed at testing drugs approved for other indications in Alzheimer’s disease, as well as therapies that address energy utilization/mitochondria function, insulin sensitivity, protein degradation/autophagy, ApoE function and cholesterol metabolism, vesicular trafficking, inflammatory pathways, synaptic function/morphology, calcium regulation, myelin changes, ischemia and oxidative stress, vascular injury, and the blood-brain barrier interface.

Nonprofit academic institutions and for-profit biotechnology companies are eligible to apply.

Deadlines in 2015 for full proposals are March 10, June 16, September 22, and December 10. Letters of Intent are required at least two weeks prior to the application deadline.

See the ADDF website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

POSTED: January 13, 2015

National Ataxia Foundation Invites LOIs for 2015 Research Program

The National Ataxia Foundation is committed to funding the best science relevant to hereditary and sporadic types of ataxia in both basic and translational research. To that end, the foundation is inviting Letters of Intent from international and U.S.-based nonprofit and for-profit institutions for its 2015 research program.

Research Grants: NAF will award seed grants of up to $15,000 for ataxia-related research projects. Grants of up to $30,000 will be considered for early or pilot phases of studies and ongoing investigations. LOIs must be received no later than July 15, 2015. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full applications, which must be returned by August 17, 2015.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Seeks Applications for Translational Research

The mission of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is to find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma and improve quality of life for patients and their families.

To advance these goals, the society's Translational Research Program was developed to encourage and provide early support for leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma clinical research projects that aim to develop innovative approaches to treatment, diagnosis, and prevention. The program is designed to support new research that demonstrates high promise for translating basic biomedical knowledge to clinical application. The goal of translational research is to reduce the time between laboratory findings and actual treatment.

Grants are limited to a maximum of $200,000 over three years.

To be eligible, applicants must hold an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree and work at a domestic or foreign nonprofit organization such as a university, college, hospital, or laboratory.

Letters of Intent must be received no later than February 15, 2015. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposals by March 1, 2015.

For complete program guidelines and application procedures, see the LLS website.

Link to Complete RFP

Posted December 31, 2014
Deadline: February 15, 2016 (Letters of Intent)

Clinical Studies of Safety and Effectiveness of Orphan Products Research Project Grant (R01)

The application due dates are February 4, 2015; February 3, 2016; February 1, 2017; and February 7, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of grant funds for the support of FDA's Office of Orphan Products Development grant program. The goal of FDA's Orphan Products Development (OPD) grant program is to support the clinical development of products for use in rare diseases or conditions where no current therapy exists or where the proposed product will be superior to the existing therapy. FDA provides grants for clinical studies on safety and/or effectiveness that will either result in, or substantially contribute to, market approval of these products. Applicants must include in the application's Background and Significance section documentation to support the assertion that the product to be studied meets the statutory criteria to qualify for the grant and an explanation of how the proposed study will either help support product approval or provide essential data needed for product development.

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