Grant research opportunities

Research grant opportunities

Childhood Dementia Initiative is pleased to share some research grant opportunities. Listed below are some possibly lesser-known opportunities for funding. Please share them with anyone you think may be interested. 

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Grant opportunities

Funding body: The Alzheimer’s Association’s and The Foundation of the American Society of Neuroradiology
Grant Call: Imaging Research in Alzheimer’s and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases
Details: The goal of this program is to support the development of new novel imaging tools to advance imaging-based research and to provide funding for novel and innovative imaging data analysis as relates to Alzheimer’s and related dementia. The call is open to US and international researchers.
Amount: US$200,000 
Deadline: Letter of Intent due June 5, 2023

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Funding body: The Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation
Grant Call: Senior Medical Research and Clinical Investigator Awards
Details: The five-year Senior Medical Research Fellowship provides salary and project grant support for outstanding Australian medical researchers who are medically qualified or PhD graduates with recognised postdoctoral achievements in the fields of medical science and public health. They must have been working at a postdoctoral level for less than 10 years. The Clinical Investigator Awards are for medical graduates in their first substantive clinical position (<36 months) engaged in clinical work and pursuing health and medical research. The grant is for research costs, not the applicant's salary.
Amount: Senior medical research fellowship: $275,000 per year for 5 years. Clinical Investigator Awards: $90,000.
Deadline: 30 April 2023

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Funding body:
Grant Call: 2023 International Clinical Trial Collaborations Grant Opportunity
Details: The objective of this grant opportunity is to support medical research and medical innovation projects that:

  • Promote Australian involvement in international collaborative investigator-initiated clinical trials research through the establishment and co-ordination of clinical trial site/s in Australia;
  • Or provide high-quality evidence of the effectiveness of novel health treatments, drugs or devices in ‘usual care’ settings, which will support a decision on whether to deliver the intervention in an Australian setting.

Amount: Up to $3 million
Deadline: Round 1: 28 June 2023, Round 2: 6 December 2023

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Funding body:
National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI) 
Grant Call: Childhood and Youth Diseases Grant Round
Details: Grants are available for two portfolios 1) Collaborative innovation and advancement and 2) Innovation uptake and transformation.
Amount: $145-185k 1- 2 years.
Deadline: Expressions of interest submitted before 6pm (AEDT) on Thursday, 23 March 2023.

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Funding body:
Grant Call: Frontier Health & Medical Research Initiative
Details: This grant opportunity offers funding to support medical research and medical innovation programs of research that deliver a ‘moonshot’ by creating a treatment for a currently serious and incurable health condition, through a series of linked projects. The program of research can propose to develop novel health technologies and/or re-purpose existing health technologies in a novel way.
Amount: Grants up to $25 million
Deadline: Expression of interest may be submitted at any time over the life of the grant opportunity- up until ~March 2026.

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Funding body:
Batten Disease Support and Research Association Australia
Grant Call: Australia and New Zealand Batten Disease Research Grant Program
Details: The objective of the Program is to advance research across Australia and New Zealand that has the potential to: Further our understanding of the disease mechanisms for all or any of the Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses (NCLs); Advance therapeutic strategies; or
Improve current diagnosis, treatment, education and/or management practices or family support practices (including those that improve quality of life, palliative care or other).
Amount: BDSRA Australia typically awards up to AU$100,000 in total each year, across one or more projects.
Deadline: TBC

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Funding body:
Mito Foundation
Grant Calls: multiple - Booster Grants, Research Fellowships, Translational Research Grants, Clinical Trial Support Grants, Clinical Fellowships, Clinical Fellowships, Incubator Grants, Equipment Grants, PhD Top up Scholarships, Project Grants, Partnership Grants
Amount: $3000 to $300,000 depending on the scheme
Deadline: Various

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Last updated: 31 May 2023