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

ARVO Foundation Invites Applications for Genentech Age-Related Macular Degeneration Research Fellowships

The ARVO Foundation for Eye Research, the philanthropic arm of the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, is inviting applications for two Genentech Age-Related Macular Degeneration Research Fellowships to support research about age-related macular degeneration. One $40,000 grant will be awarded to a researcher working in basic research in the understanding of AMD and another $40,000 grant will be awarded to a researcher working in translational AMD research focusing on therapeutics.

POSTED: July 22, 2014
DEADLINE: September 30, 2014

Angelman Syndrome Foundation Announces $1 Million RFP for AS Research

The Angelman Syndrome Foundation's mission is to advance the awareness and treatment of Angelman syndrome through education and information, research, and support for individuals with AS, their families, and other concerned parties. To date, the foundation has invested more than $6 million in AS research, supporting seventy-eight projects worldwide.

ASF has issued a $1 million Request for Proposals for new AS-related research projects. One- or two-year grants of up to $100,000 per year will be awarded to promising preclinical, translational, or clinical research projects that investigate any aspect of AS. Priority will be given to pilot projects to test new ideas about AS pathogenesis and therapeutics.

POSTED: July 26, 2014
DEADLINE: October 15, 2014

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research Invites Proposals for Target Pipeline Program

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, which seeks to stimulate development of Parkinson's disease therapeutics, is accepting pre-proposals for the spring cycle of its Target Validation program.

Part of the foundation’s annual Edmond J. Safra Core Programs for PD Research, the Target Validation program supports work seeking to determine whether manipulating a novel biological target has impact in a Parkinson’s disease-relevant animal model -- an essential early step to the development of potentially promising therapies.

The program supports two-year grants of up to $250,000. Total annual direct costs cannot exceed $100,000, and no more than 2 percent (academic institutions) or 10 percent (for-profit organizations) may go to indirect costs.

POSTED: July 6, 2014
DEADLINE: October 29, 2014 (Pre-proposals)

Milstein Medical Asian American Partnership Invites Applications for Fellowships in Translational Medicine

The mission of the Milstein Medical Asian American Partnership Foundation is to improve world health by developing mutually beneficial partnerships between the United States and China and the U.S. and the countries of greater Asia.

To that end, the foundation is inviting applications from mainland China for its Fellowship Award in Translational Research. The aim of the program is to build enduring partnership between the U.S. and Asia through the training of future Chinese academics and to encourage long-term collaborations between the two regions.

The annual award provides a one-year fellowship to a qualified candidate to conduct research in the area of translational medicine. The program will provide support in the amount of $60,000 for the project to be conducted at the applicant’s home institution in China, as well as support for the U.S. partner institution in the amount of $25,000.

To be eligible, applicants must have a career goal to be a distinguished researcher focused on the challenges of translational medicine and come from a major medical center with demonstrated excellence in translational medicine. In addition, applicants must possess an M.D. or Ph.D. in any specialty or medical subspecialties; significant research experience and a distinguished publication record; commitment to research and academics; demonstrated leadership skills; and excellent English-speaking proficiency.

POSTED: September 18, 2014
DEADLINE: November 1, 2014

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