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Commonwealth Health Research Fund

The Commonwealth Health Research Board Link opens in new window provides financial support for human health research in the Commonwealth. Following its organization, the Board established fund guidelines, reviewed applications for funding, and made its first grants for the initiation of nine research projects. The Board solicits proposals on an annual basis for research funding to begin in July of each year.

National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health Link opens in new window (NIH) is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world. It is made up of 27 institutes and centers Link opens in new window, each with a specific research agenda.

National Insitute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Link opens in new window (NIDCR) provides leadership for a national research program designed to understand, treat, and ultimately prevent the infectious and inherited craniofacial-oral-dental diseases and disorders that compromise millions of human lives.

National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute Link opens in new window (NCI) leads a national effort to eliminate the suffering and death due to cancer. Through basic and clinical biomedical research and training, NCI conducts and supports research that will lead to a future in which we can prevent cancer before it starts, identify cancers that do develop at the earliest stage, eliminate cancers through innovative treatment interventions, and biologically control those cancers that we cannot eliminate so they become manageable, chronic diseases.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Research at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Link opens in new window (NIAID) strives to understand, treat, and ultimately prevent the myriad infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases that threaten millions of human lives

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

The mission of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Link opens in new window (NIMHD) is to lead scientific research to improve minority health and eliminate health disparities. To accomplish its mission, NIMHD plans, reviews, coordinates, and evaluates all minority health and health disparities research and activities of the National Institutes of Health; conducts and supports research in minority health and health disparities; promotes and supports the training of a diverse research workforce; translates and disseminates research information; and fosters innovative collaborations and partnerships.

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association Link opens in new window funds research broadly related to cardiovascular disease and stroke. The association supports research in clinical and basic sciences, bioengineering, biotechnology and public health. Virginia is a Mid-Atlantic affiliate.

Jeffress Trust Awards Program in Interdisciplinary Research

The Jeffress Trust Program Link opens in new window provides $100,000 awards as seed funding to support one-year pilot studies that encourage the development of innovative interdisciplinary strategies that integrate computational and quantitative scientific methodologies across a broad range of scientific discipline.

Mary Louise Andrews Award for Cancer Research

The Mary Louise Andrews Award PDF supports basic research in any area of cancer research. One or two awards for a total amount not to exceed $ 3,000 are expected to be made annually. Funds are provided by the Mary Louise Andrews Trust.