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Physical Therapy

DEADLINE: December 31, 2016

Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to support new physical therapist investigators or established investigators who are embarking on a new research agenda in the areas of physical therapist practice, leadership, administration, or education.

Quality of Life

DEADLINE: August 15, 2016

The foundation will award grants to organizations that help disabled individuals and their families and caregivers in ways that more immediately give them increased independence.

Medical Research

DEADLINE: October 15, 2016

Grants of up to $100,000 per year for up to two years will be awarded in support of preclinical, translational, and clinical research that investigates any or all aspects of Angelman syndrome.

Advocacy | Outreach

DEADLINE: September 9, 2016

The Advocacy Relations team at Genentech, a member of Roche Group, invites the nonprofit community to submit applications for grants subject to the terms below. This Call for Grants Notification (CGN) provides public notice of the availability of funds in a general topic area for activities for which recognized needs exist. As part of our commitment to philanthropy, Genentech supports nonprofit organizations focusing on patient education, patient services and advocacy.

The purpose of this CGN is to support initiatives focused on the patient and caregiver community. Types of programs and services considered as part of this CGN include, but are not limited to the following: Patient Services, Patient Outreach, Patient Education, Disease Education, Fundraisers, and Health Screenings. Genentech is committed to addressing key issues related to healthcare disparities that affect minority communities. This CGN will support proposals focusing on programs/services to address documented unmet needs in the patient community, including, but not limited to:

  • Creation of initiatives to support minority populations’ access to comprehensive, culturally competent education and information
  • Creation of programs/services designed to increase awareness among minority populations regarding existing programs and services.
  • Development of support programs for minority populations across the disease continuum.
  • Development of education material that is tested for cultural appropriateness and reading level


DEADLINE: December 31, 2016

 The Walmart Foundation is accepting applications through its Community Grant Program. Through the annual program, grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded to local nonprofit organization within the service area of individual Walmart stores. Grants will be awarded in the areas of hunger relief and healthy eating, sustainability, women’s economic empowerment, and/or career opportunities. To be eligible, an organization must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3), (4), (6) or (19) of the Internal Revenue Code; a recognized government entity (i.e., state, county, or city agency, including law enforcement or fire departments, requesting funds exclusively for public purposes); a K-12 public or private school, charter school, community/junior college, state/private college or university; church or other faith-based organization with a proposed project that benefits the community at large.

Cardiovascular | Obesity

DEADLINE: August 25,2016

The full Request for Applications is now available online! Prospective applicants are requested to submit a Letter of Intent for the American Heart Association Obesity Network on or before August 25, 2016. View the Letter of Intent Instructions for more details.  While a Letter of Intent is not required in order to submit a subsequent full application and does not enter into the review of said subsequent application; the information provided in a Letter of Intent allows AHA staff to estimate the potential peer review workload and to avoid potential conflicts of interest in the peer review process. It also allows AHA to provide potential applicants with updated information about the application process if necessary. For more information, visit the Obesity Research Network website.

Nursing Research

DEADLINE: September 15, 2016 

The goal of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars program (FNS) is to develop the next generation of PhD-prepared nurse leaders who are committed to long-term careers that advance science and discovery, strengthen nursing education, and bring transformational change to nursing and health care. The Future of Nursing Scholars program is part of the Foundation’s Leadership for Better Health theme, which aims to ensure that the nation has a diverse, well-trained leadership and workforce to build a Culture of Health across this country, in which good health flourishes across all demographics and where being as healthy as possible and staying that way are esteemed social values, and where everyone has access to affordable, quality health care. For the 2017 cohort, the program will support up to 75 scholars across the selected schools. Each scholar will receive $75,000 to be used over the three years of the program. This award must be matched by $50,000 in support from the school (which may be in-kind). Informational webinar for interested schools: August 12, 2016 (2 to 3 p.m. ET.



The Oncology Nursing Society Foundation is seeking Letters of Intent for its grant program in oncology nursing research. Two-year grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded for pilot or feasibility studies or for the development of a new aspect of a program of research. Preference will be given to projects that address ONS Research Priorities and/or the ONS Research Agenda.

To be eligible, principal investigators must be actively involved in some aspect of cancer patient care, education, or research and be Ph.D.- or D.N.Sc.-prepared. Priority will be given to projects that involve nurses in the design and conduct of the research activity and that promote theoretically based oncology practice. Membership in ONS is not a requirement of eligibility.


DEADLINE: March 1, 2017

Drexel University is accepting applications for the annual Bayada Awards for Technological Innovation in Nursing Education and Practice. The award program, which was created in 2004 to acknowledge nurses who have made a significant contribution to nursing education or practice through the development and/or adoption of a new technology, offers a $10,000 prize each to an educator or practicing health professional whose innovation leads to improved patient care and patient care outcomes; and a second $10,000 prize to an educator or practicing health professional whose innovation leads to improved health professions education and student outcomes. Entries will be judged on the technology’s innovativeness and its impact on nursing education or direct patient care. The innovation must be new and be in use for six months or longer prior to submission of application. Applications must be submitted under one of the following categories: 1) Patient Care: improving efficiency of healthcare delivery, preventing/reducing errors, and/or improving outcomes. 2) Healthcare Education (both didactic and clinical): innovation in curricular delivery methods and/or improving student competency and learning outcomes.


DEADLINE: June 15, 2017

Oncology Nursing Society Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Oncology Nursing Society, is a national nonprofit organization dedicated solely to supporting oncology nurses around the world. The foundation is accepting applications for its annual Pat McCue/New Orleans Chapter End-of-Life Care Nursing Career Development Award. Through the program, a single grant of $2,000 will be awarded to support continuing educational activities for a registered nurse dedicated to caring for patients and their families during the final stages of life. The award honorarium cannot be used for tuition in an academic program. To be eligible, applicants must be a registered nurse involved at least 75 percent of the time in end-of-life care and have a minimum of a year’s experience in end-of-life care.

Pharmacy Research

American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation Incentive Grant Program  The Incentive Grants for Practitioner Innovation in Pharmaceutical Care offer pharmacists seed money to implement or support an existing patient care service within their pharmacy practice. Applications are generally due in November each year.

Community Pharmacy Foundation Grant Program  The Community Pharmacy Foundation provides grant support for faculty at colleges and schools of pharmacy in the U.S. who are working with community pharmacy practice sites in areas germane to community practice. The grant application process involves two-steps (grant application submission, followed by an invitation to submit a grant proposal). Grant applications and proposals are reviewed quarterly.

PhRMA Foundation New Faculty Research Starter Grants  Research starter grants of up to $30,000 per year for two years for new faculty with an appointment of instructor or assistant professor in the areas of health outcomes, informatics, pharmacology/toxicology and pharmaceutics. Applications are due annually either on Sept. 1 or Oct. 1, depending on disciplinary area.

PhRMA Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships  Predoctoral fellowships in the areas of Health Outcomes, Pharmacology/Toxicology and Pharmaceutics.

PhRMA Foundation Sabbatical Fellowships  Sabbatical fellowships of $40,000 to support an academic or calendar year sabbatical for mid-career faculty in the areas of health outcomes, informatics, pharmacology/toxicology and pharmaceutics. Applications are due annually on Oct. 1.

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Several research grant programs that foster young investigators and/or encourage collaborative, multidisciplinary study. The ASHP Foundation is currently accepting applications for the following programs:


DEADLINE: October 1, 2016

The American Academy of Neurology Institute is accepting applications for its 2016 Medical Education Research Training Fellowship. Through the annual fellowship program, AANI will award one-year grants of $65,000 in support of education and research activities at the applicant’s institution or elsewhere. To be eligible, all applicants must be an AAN member (Active or Junior) embarking on a career in medical education research who has completed a neurology, child neurology, or neuro-developmental disabilities residency or neurology fellowship within the past five years. See the AANI website for complete program guidelines and application instructions. Supplementation of the stipend with other grants or by the fellowship institution is permissible, but fellows may not accept other fellowships, similar awards, or have another source of support for more than 50 percent of their research salary.  Only direct costs will be funded by this fellowship.


DEADLINE: Ongoing 

A Little HOPE supports organizations that provide bereavement support services and grief counseling to children and teens who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or loved one. To be considered, applicants must e-mail (no telephone calls) the name of their program, website address, names of the executive director and program director, and the location of the program. No other information is needed or will be processed. Strong preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to the use of community trained volunteers. Grant award amounts are based on the scope and budget of the project. Introductory emails are accepted year-round. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a complete application.


DEADLINE: September 9, 2016 (Concept paper)

The Thrasher Research Fund provides grants for clinical, hypothesis-driven research that offers substantial promise for meaningful advances in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of children’s diseases, particularly research with broad-based applications. Through the program, the fund awards small grants of up to $25,000 to new researchers to help them gain a foothold in the area of pediatric research. While the program will consider a variety of research topics important to children’s health, priority will be given to applicants that show great potential to impact the field of children’s health through their research. Both an applicant’s aptitude and inclination toward research will be considered. The program is open to physicians who are in a residency/fellowship training program or who have completed such a program no more than a year before the date of submission of the concept paper, as well as postdoctoral researchers who received a doctoral-level degree no more than three years prior to the date of submission of the concept paper.

Mental Health

DEADLINE: September 15, 2016

The American Psychological Foundation is accepting applications to its annual David H. and Beverly A. Barlow Grant program. A single grant of $9,000 will be awarded for novel basic or clinical research on anxiety and anxiety-related disorders conducted by graduate students and early-career researchers. To be eligible, applicants must be a graduate student or early-career researcher (no more than ten years postdoctoral); be affiliated with a nonprofit charitable, educational, or scientific institution, or a government entity operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes; have a demonstrated knowledge of anxiety and anxiety research, either basic or clinical; and have demonstrated the competence and capacity to execute the proposed work.


DEADLINE: November 1, 2016 

Dedicated to changing lives through therapeutic group work, the Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health works to advance the most effective and innovative approaches to group therapy education, training, research, and community outreach. The foundation is seeking applications for research focused on the effectiveness of group psychotherapy. Grants ranging from $2,500 to $15,000 will be awarded, depending on the importance of the research to the field, the seniority of the investigators, and the number of research applications received. Grant funds can be used to support the basic costs of research (e.g., supplies, research equipment, computer services, statistical consultation and research assistant salaries). Investigator salaries and travel expenses will not be funded.


DEADLINE: March 15, 2017 

The American Psychological Foundation  is accepting applications from early-career psychologists conducting research in the area of early intervention and treatment for serious emotional disturbance in children. Through its John and Polly Sparks Early Career grant program, the foundation will award a single grant of up to $17,000 to an early-career psychologist to produce scientifically based research that could provide a model for broad-based applications across the country. APF does not allow institutional indirect costs or overhead costs; the recipient may use the grant to cover direct administrative costs of his/her proposed project. To be eligible, applicants must be a psychologist with an Ed.D., Psy.D., or Ph.D. from an accredited university and be no more than seven years postdoctoral.


DEADLINE: January 5, 2017

The annual award recognizes an individual who has advanced the understanding and treatment of mood disorders.



AHA Expands Summer Funding Opportunities

The AHA is accepting applications for research awards that will begin on January 1, 2017. Regardless of your geographic location, you may apply for any of the awards being offered this cycle. Award descriptions may be found on the AHA Application Information web page. Application deadlines vary by program, as follows:

Application deadlines for these awards are according to your affiliate

  • Predoctoral Fellowship
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Grant-in-Aid
Founders Affiliate – July 28, 2016Midwest Affiliate – July 28, 2016
Great Rivers Affiliate – July 28, 2016SouthWest Affiliate – July 27, 2016
Greater Southeast Affiliate – July 27, 2016Western States Affiliate – July 27, 2016
Mid-Atlantic Affiliate – July 29, 2016

These programs are being offered through the Association-wide program. The application deadline is July 26, 2016.

  • Mentored Clinical & Population Research Award
  • Scientist Development Grant
  • Established Investigator Award
  • Innovative Research Grant

Application deadline is August 17, 2016 for

  • Undergraduate Fellowship
  • Medical/Graduate Student Fellowship

AHA’s Undergraduate Student and Medical/Graduate Student Programs Updated**

Both AHA student programs are now institutional awards, and applications are submitted by program directors. The Application Information page lists which affiliates will offer each program, as well as program descriptions and application instructions. The application deadline for these student programs is August 17, 2016.

**Exception: The Founders Affiliate Undergraduate and Medical Student Programs remain specific to the affiliate.

PRANCCER Scientist and Researcher Challenge

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and AHA have combined forces to reach out to patients to share their stories about treatment decisions and decisional dilemmas they faced during this process. Their feedback has been collected, and we are translating these stories into research topics on utilizing comparative effectiveness research and precision or personalized medicine. Now, we turn to scientists and researchers to submit research topic areas for investigation with Comparative Effectiveness Research and Precision or Personalized Medicine Challenge will open in September.

AHA Strategically Focused Research Network Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities

Postdoctoral graduates interested in a fellowship opportunity with one of our SFRNs should submit an application to the center(s) of interest.

American Heart Association: Research Partnership Programs

The following foundations will provide funding for AHA awards for the next cycle:

AHA/CHF Congenital Heart Defects Research Awards

The Children’s Heart FoundAHAation (CHF) has partnered with the American Heart Association to establish the AHA/CHF Congenital Heart Defect Research Awards. A total of $22.5 million will be awarded from July 2014 through June 2021 to provide support for investigators who are actively conducting basic, clinical, population or translational research directly related to congenital heart defects.

Interested parties should submit an application to any AHA investigator-initiated program.  If you apply because of this promotion, after you submit your application, send an email to to notify AHA Research Administration.

AHA/DuPont Nutrition & Health Grant-in-Aid Award

DuPontSpecial funding is available from DuPont Nutrition & Health to support an innovative basic, clinical or translational Grant-in-Aid directly related to isolated soy protein research.

AHA Enduring Hearts Foundation Research Award

The Enduenduring heartsring Hearts Foundation is working together with the American Heart Association (AHA) to establish a research award for investigators conducting research specific to solid organ transplantation longevity.Interested parties should submit an application to any AHA investigator-initiated program offered by their local affiliate or the AHA National Research Program.

AHA/ASA/AANI Lawrence M. Brass, MD Stroke Research Award

american academy of neurologySpecial funding is available from the American Academy of Neurology Institute to support a training award for an individual interested in embarking on a career in stroke research related to vascular neurology, stroke and neurocritical care.Interested parties should submit a Mentored Clinical & Population Research Award application to their local affiliate.

AHA/Myocarditis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

Special fsmallmyounding is available from the Myocarditis Foundation to support a postdoctoral fellowship award for an investigator proposing innovative basic, clinical or translational research projects relevant to the etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment epidemiology and/or prevention of myocarditis.Interested parties should submit a postdoctoral fellowship application to their local affiliate.

AHA/CCF Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Joint Research Award

The Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foun3_logo_large_colordation (CCF) has partnered with the American Heart Association (AHA) to establish a research award for investigators conducting research specific to pediatric cardiomyopathy.CCF will provide 50 percent of the research award to fund a project related to pediatric cardiomyopathy research. The AHA will provide the balance of the funds needed to fully fund the selected award.Interested parties should submit a Grant-in-Aid to their local affiliate.

Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance AHA/FARA Ataxia Cardiology Research Award

fara-logoInterested parties should submit a Grant-in-Aid application that supports basic, clinical, population or translational research relevant to the causes or treatment of cardiology diseases in Friedreich’s Ataxia patients.