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Extramural Funding Opportunities

The following is a list of currently open non-limited extramural funding opportunties. Listings are generally updated in batches on a monthly basis. Entries are ordered by posting date, with most recent postings first. Funding opportunities are removed from this list once their final application due date has passed.

 

Posted May 26, 2015

2015 Conventional and Integrative Grants

Application Due Date(s):   Proposal to JCCC due June 19, 2015 by 5:00 p.m. PST / Application due August 14, 2015

How to Apply: Please email one to two paragraphs on your proposal and biosketch to Nancy Presseau (npresseau@mednet.ucla.edu)

Description: Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research is soliciting grant applications to fund innovative and insightful medical research on the hematologic malignancies. Gabrielle’s Angel has focused on supporting promising junior investigators conducting scientific research that can be applied to improving the treatment of patients with these diseases. Gabrielle’s Angel has invited the JCCC to nominate a total of two junior faculty members, one each for their Conventional and Integrative grants.

The award for each grant is $75,000 a year for 3 years. Overhead/indirect costs may not exceed 10 percent of the total grant award. 

 

Posted May 12, 2015

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation 2016 Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award 

Application Due Date(s):  July 1, 2015

How to Apply: Visit their website here

Description: The Innovation Award is designed to provide support for the next generation of exceptionally creative early career researchers with “high-risk/high-reward” ideas that have the potential to significantly impact our understanding of and/or approaches to the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of cancer. It is specifically designed to support researchers who have an innovative new idea but lack sufficient preliminary date to obtain traditional funding. The research supported by the award must be novel, exceptionally creative and, if successful, have the strong potential for high impact in the cancer field.

The initial award will be for two years, $150,000 per year ($300,000 total) with the opportunity for up to two additional years of funding in direct research costs. The Award cannot be used for indirect costs or institutional overhead. The Innovation Award Committee will consider an accelerated payment schedule if an award recipient can demonstrate compelling need.


The Cure Starts Now Foundation 2015 Grant – DIPG Collaborative 

Application Due Date(s):  June 1, 2015

How to Apply: Download the PDF here

Description: The Cure Starts Now Foundation is a non-profit charity dedicated to educating, aiding and funding the search for a cure for brainstem glioma and other forms of pediatric brain cancer in the hopes of curing all cancers. The Foundation seeks to fund research investigating cures for pediatric brain cancers with a focus on Diffuse Intrinsic Brainstem Glioma (DIPG). Our focus is to support translational and clinical research projects in those areas.

This award provides up to $100,000 for one year of direct costs related to the research project. No indirect or travel costs are allowed. Support of salary must not exceed percentage of effort related to the research project and may not exceed 10 percent of the total funded amount.


Susan G. Komen 2015-2016 Career Catalyst Research Grants (CCR) – Basic/Translational and Clinical Research

Application Due Date(s):  Pre-application due June 17, 2015 / Full application due November 9, 2015

How to Apply: Download the PDF here

Description: The purpose of this grant is to foster promising breast cancer researchers who are in the early stages of their faculty careers for up to three years of “protected time” for research career development under the guidance of a mentor committee. Awardees are expected to launch independent research careers and successfully compete for subsequent research project funding in breast cancer research.

This grant provides up to $150,000 per year (combined direct and indirect costs) for up to three years. Salary support for the Lead Mentor or mentoring committee members and tuition for grad student/post docs are not allowed. Equipment costs are limited to no more than 25 percent of total direct costs. Indirect costs may not exceed 25 percent of total costs.


Susan G. Komen 2015-2016 Postdoctoral Fellowship Grants (PDF) – Basic/Translational and Clinical Research

Application Due Date(s):  Pre-application due June 17, 2015 / Full application due November 9, 2015

How to Apply: Download the PDF here

Description: The purpose of this grant is to support promising scientist who are embarking on careers dedicated to breast cancer research. By providing funding to outstanding postdoctoral/postgraduate fellows under the guidance of a mentor, Komen seeks to ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists will emerge as the next generation of leaders in the field of breast cancer research.

This grant provides up to $60,000 a year in direct costs only for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years. Salary support is allowed only for the applicant. Equipment costs are limited to no more than 25 percent of total direct costs. Indirect costs are not allowed.


Susan G. Komen 2015-2016 Graduate Training in Disparities Research Grants (GTDR)

Application Due Date(s):  Pre-application due June 17, 2015 / Full application due November 9, 2015

How to Apply: Download the PDF here

Description: Graduate Training in Disparities Research (GTDR) Grants are intended to establish and/or to sustain a training program for graduate students who are seeking careers dedicated to understanding and eliminating disparities in breast cancer outcomes across population groups. By providing funding to outstanding training programs, Komen seeks to ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists will emerge as the next generation of leaders in the field of breast cancer research focused on disparities in breast cancer outcomes. These well trained leaders will be needed to reduce breast cancer incidence and mortality, and move us toward the goal of a world without breast cancer.

Applicants may request funding up to $135,000 per year (direct costs only) for up to three years. Funds may be used to support Trainee stipends, Mentors’ salaries, training materials, travel to annual Trainee meeting, and other associated training costs including tuition. Equipment costs are limited to no more than 25 percent of direct costs. Indirect costs are not allowed.


Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation CLARIONS Research Awards Program

Application Due Date(s):  July 31, 2015

How to Apply: Download the PDF here

Description: This award supports investigators interested in conducting innovative cutaneous lymphoma research designed to investigate the causes and improve the treatment, multimodality care and quality of life for patients. The aim is to discover new avenues for better therapies and, one day, a cure for cutaneous lymphoma.

This award provides $25,000 for one year, renewable for one additional year contingent upon approval by the CLF Board of Directors based upon the CLF Scientific Review Board’s review and recommendation. A small indirect cost amount between $1,000 and $2,000 is allowable.


International Myeloma Foundation 2016 Brian D. Novis Research Award - Junior Grant

Application Due Date(s):  August 3, 2015

How to Apply: Download the PDF here

Description: This grant is designed to fund doctors/researchers doing work in the field of multiple myeloma and related disorders including smoldering myeloma, MGUS (monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance) as well as immunoglobulin derived amyloidosis.

The Award Committee will consider most favorably those proposals that provide evidence of an applicant’s research initiative and creativity. The Committee will also weigh the previous accomplishments of the applicant, the probability of meaningful results from the proposed research, and the likely contribution of the research to the advancement of our knowledge of myeloma etiology, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention.

The Brian D. Novis Junior Grant awards $50,000 for one year.


International Myeloma Foundation 2016 Brian D. Novis Research Award – Senior Grant

Application Due Date(s):  August 3, 2015

How to Apply: Download the PDF here

Description: These awards go to doctors/researchers doing work in the field of multiple myeloma and related disorders including smoldering myeloma, MGUS (monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance) as well as immunoglobulin derived amyloidosis.

The Award Committee will consider most favorably those proposals that provide evidence of an applicant’s research initiative and creativity. The Committee will also weigh the previous accomplishments of the applicant, the probability of meaningful results from the proposed research, and the likely contribution of the research to the advancement of our knowledge of myeloma etiology, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention.

The Brian D. Novis Senior Grant awards $80,000 for one year.


Meso Foundation 2015 Mesothelioma Research Grant

Application Due Date(s):  August 7, 2015

How to Apply: Visit the website here

Description: The Meso Foundation is dedicated to ending the suffering caused by mesothelioma. The purpose of this grant is to raise awareness of meso and provide funding to the highest quality and most promising meso research projects through rigorous peer review. Eligible projects may relate to benchwork, translational or clinical research that is not presently funded or pending review.

This grant provides up to $50,000 a year for two years and does not pay for institutional indirect costs. 

   

Posted April 13, 2015

2015 Edward P. Evans Grants in MDS Research

Application Due Date(s):  June 1, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. EDT

How to Apply: Email Michael Lewis at mdl@epefoundation.org for application materials.

Description: Each NCI-designated cancer center may nominate one candidate for the 2015 Edward P. Evans Grant for Basic or Translational Research in Myelodysplastic Syndromes. Funding is available for laboratory-based fundamental and translational research. Each grant will total $400,000, and will be provided in two annual installments of $200,000 per year. Funding for the second year is conditional upon attainment of satisfactory progress during the first year. A limited number of awards for a third year of funding may be available.


Phi Beta Psi Sorority National Project to Advance Cancer Research

Application Due Date(s):  June 15, 2015

How to Apply: send a one page proposal and biosketch to Nancy Presseau at npresseau@mednet.ucla.edu by Monday, April 20, 2015.

Description: Phi Beta Psi Sorority is a national, civic, non-profit organization whose National Project is to advance cancer research nationwide to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment by providing research grants to qualified investigators addressing original questions and hypotheses to be explored in basic and clinical studies in the field of cancer. Research application must be focused on brain, breast, colorectal, endometrial, lung, ovarian, pancreatic or prostate cancer. Preference is given to Young Investigators with documented evidence of potential for conducting novel research of either basic or clinical aspects of cancer and cancer-related problems. Applications from Established Investigators exploring new and innovative areas of cancer research also will be considered.

Last year, they awarded a total of $324,810.00 to six (6) cancer investigators across the United States who are pursuing a wide variety of research projects. They anticipate that five or six grants in the amount of $40,000 to $60,000 annually will be awarded in 2016. Phi Beta Psi Charity Trust is a non-profit organization, which does not allow overhead costs to be charged by the host institution.

 

Posted March 24, 2015

American Society of Hematology Scholar Award

Application Due Date(s):  Letter of Intent Due: May 1, 2015 / Application Due: August 3, 2015

How to Apply: Visit the website here

Description: The ASH Scholar Award provides funding to support hematologists who have chosen career in research by providing partial salary or other support during that critical period required for completion of training and achievement of status as an independent investigator. This award supports both basic/translational research and clinical research.

This award provides a maximum of $100,000 for fellow scholars and $150,000 for junior faculty scholars over a two- to three-year period, with an annual maximum of $50,000 for fellows and $75,000 for junior faculty. Up to 15 percent of the award may be (but is not required to be) used for benefits, including medical and dental insurance, life insurance, and retirement benefits.


Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) 2015 Bio-Therapeutics Impact Award (BTIA)

Application Due Date(s): June 30, 2015

How to Apply: Download the PDF here

Description: This award provides funding to support investigator-initiated clinical trials using biologic therapies, including but not limited to immunotherapy, gene therapy and small molecules. This grant category was initiated to accelerate the development of clinical trials for promising biologic approaches to treat childhood cancers through clinical trials.

A maximum of $1.5 million in total costs will be awarded over three years ($500,000 per year for three years). If applying for pre-clinical funding to perform IND enabling studies or have submitted an IND and are awaiting approval, funding will be capped at $100,000 in year one and the balance for the clinical trial initiation will be released after the IND is approved. The purchase of equipment is capped at $250,000 over three years.


Elsa U. Pardee Foundation Research Grant

Application Due Date(s): June 1, 2015

How to Apply: Visit the website here

Description: This grant provides funding to investigators in the U.S. that propose research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer. The Foundation particularly encourages grant applications for a one year period which will allow establishment of capabilities of new cancer researchers, or new cancer approaches by established cancer researchers. It is anticipated that this early stage funding by the Foundation may lead to subsequent and expanded support using government agency funding. Project relevance to cancer detection, treatment, or cure should be clearly identified.

There is no minimum or maximum set for the budget. However, most grants average $100,000-$150,000 for one year. Applications requesting more than 15 percent overhead are not usually considered for funding.

Last updated: 5/26/2015 4:09:01 PM