Research Funding

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation RFP

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation continues to accelerate research focused on priority areas to address unmet clinical needs in IBD. With that goal, the Foundation has launched two new research initiatives:


Submission deadline: September 7th, 2018.

Additional Funding opportunities:

Senior Research Awards
Litwin IBD Pioneers Initiative
Career Development Award
Research Fellowship Awards
Visiting IBD Research Fellowship Award
Student Award

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For key dates and application guidelines, please visit our website.

Fondation Leducq 2018-2019 Call for Applications

Transatlantic Networks of Excellence

Fondation Leducq announces a call for applications for the 2018-2019 Transatlantic Networks of Excellence Program, beginning June 1, 2018.

Information about the Transatlantic Networks of Excellence, including evaluation criteria for applications, can be found in the TNE program description.

Information about the application process can be found under Applying to the Transatlantic Networks.

For details about important dates in the 2018-2019 application cycle, please see the Application Timetable 2017-2018.

Fondation Leducq applications are submitted via an online application service hosted by Altum ProposalCENTRAL. Click here to go directly to the application website.


 Fondation Leducq is a private charitable foundation, based in Paris, France, dedicated to improving human health through international efforts to combat cardiovascular and neurovascular disease. In support of this mission the Fondation Leducq has created the Transatlantic Networks of Excellence in Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Research Program, which promotes internationally collaborative basic, translational, and clinical research in cardiovascular and neurovascular disease. The principal aim of this program is to foster outstanding and innovative scientific research by bringing together international teams of researchers with complementary expertise and resources to work together on a common thematic problem. The proposals should aim to generate new knowledge with the potential to advance the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cardiovascular and neurovascular disease. Early career investigators play a vital role in these networks, which provide an excellent context for training and career development in cardiovascular and neurovascular research.


In the 2018-2019 application cycle, the Fondation Leducq will award up to five

Transatlantic Network of Excellence grants, each for an amount not to exceed

U.S. $6,000,000 over five years.

ADDF Projects to Accelerate Drug Discovery for Frontotemporal Degeneration

Letters of Intent: July 13, 2018

The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, in partnership with the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration, has issued a Request for Proposals designed to accelerate and support innovative drug discovery programs for FTD, a disease process that results in progressive damage to the temporal and/or frontal lobes of the brain.

Grants of up to $150,000 will be awarded to support research investigating the pathologic mechanisms underlying FTD. Priority will be given to lead optimization of novel disease-modifying compounds, including medicinal chemistry refinement and in vitro ADME, as well as the testing of novel lead compounds, biologics, or repurposed drug candidates in relevant animal models for in vivo pharmacokinetics, dose-range finding, target engagement, in vivo efficacy, and/or preliminary rodent tolerability studies. Funding is provided through mission-related investments that require return on investment based on scientific and/or business milestones.

To be eligible, applicants must be an academic investigator seeking to create and support innovative translational programs in academic medical centers and universities or biotechnology companies with programs dedicated to neurodegenerative disease translational development. New biotechnology company spinouts or existing biotechnology companies that demonstrate a clear need for nonprofit funding also are eligible to apply.

Letters of Intent must be received no later than July 13. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by August 10, 2018.

See the ADDF website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.