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TO:   
Georgetown University Medical Center Faculty 
FROM:    
Robert Clarke, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Dean for Research
DATE:  
January 7, 2015
RE: Foundation Funding Opportunities  

The following foundations offer research grants to qualified investigators.  Please read the eligibility and timeline guidelines carefully and completely.  GU investigators considering submission are encouraged to notify Maryam Henson, Director, Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations at (202) 687-1067 or mnm8@georgetown.edu for application assistance.

Sponsor: Elsa U. Pardee Foundation
Program: Research Grants
Goal: Funds research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer. 
Amount: Funding limit not specified. Foundation particularly encourages grant applications for a one year period.
Deadline: Application due on February 1, 2015
Details: http://www.pardeefoundation.org/grants.aspx

Sponsor: Sarcoma Foundation of America
Program: Research Grants
Goal: Supports translational science sarcoma research.  
Amount: $50,000
Deadline: Application due on February 2, 2015
Details: http://www.curesarcoma.org/research/apply-for-a-grant/

Sponsor: American Asthma Foundation
Program: AAF Scholar Award
Goal: Supports early-to mid-career investigators from all fields to reveal new pathways in the pathogenesis of asthma.
Amount: $450,000 over three years
Deadline: Application due on February 4, 2015
Details: http://www.americanasthmafoundation.org/funding-2015  

Sponsor: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Program: Translational Research Program
Goal: Supports new and innovative research to reduce the time between laboratory findings and actual treatment. 
Amount: $200,000 over three years
Deadline: LOI due on February 15, 2015
Details: http://www.lls.org/#/researchershealthcareprofessionals/academicgrants/translationalresearch/

Sponsor: Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation 
*Please note that only five applications from Georgetown may be submitted.  If you are interested in applying, please email Jennifer Kluge (jck67@gerogetown.edu) by February 1st.
Program: Clinical Investigator Award
Goal: Supports young physician scientists conducting highly innovative disease-oriented research to improve the practice of cancer medicine. 
Amount: $450,000 over three years
Deadline: Application due on February 17, 2015
Details: http://www.damonrunyon.org/for_scientists/more/clinical_investigator_award_overview

This announcement authorized by the GUMC Dean for Research.

 

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