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: US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Grant Call: Natural History and Biomarker Studies of Rare Neurodegenerative Diseases (U01) Clinical Trials Optional
Details: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support efficient natural history studies and/or biomarker studies that fill unmet needs for rare neurodegenerative diseases for children and adults. Non-US (Foreign Institutions) are eligible to apply.
Amount: Up to US$400k for 4 years
Deadline: Letter of Intent Due April 4, Application Due May 4, 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:
Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation
Grant Call: Translational and Incubator grants
Details: Funds research which might halt progression, reverse damage caused or improve quality of life for patients with Sanfilippo syndrome. Translational Research Grants provide funding for projects with significant proof of concept data available to demonstrate potential to move through the translational pipeline towards treatment. This includes pre-clinical and clinical research. Incubator Grants focus on small-scale 1-year projects investigating bright new ideas with the potential to generate results that may attract larger-scale funding. 
Amount: Translational $150 to $300k per year for up to three years. Incubator Projects are typically in the range of $50 to $100k.
Deadline: Expressions of interest due Tuesday, 14 March 2023
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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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