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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 January 26, 2015

National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award for 2015

Application Due Date(s): Letter of Intent Due: February 15, 2015 / Full Proposals Due: March 1, 2015

How to Apply: Visit the website here

Description: The Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award (CCITLA) is an administrative supplement award which recognizes and supports clinical investigators with an outstanding record of developing and promoting a culture of successful clinical research. It is the intent of the CCITLA to support mid-level clinical investigators at NCI-designated Cancer Centers who are participating extensively in NCI-funded collaborative clinical trials and clinical research efforts. The award is also intended to retain clinical investigators in academic clinical research careers. A candidate for the CCITLA must be nominated by the Cancer Center Director.


Tower Cancer Research Foundation Career Development Award

Application Due Date(s): Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

How to Apply: Visit the website here

Description: Career Development grantees will be awarded $100,000. Up to five Career Development grants will be awarded. The grant award must be used to cover research related expenses between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. All grant awards are for one year only with no guarantee of renewal. Grant funds are to be applied towards salary, equipment and/or supplies. No use of funds for additional overhead expenses is permitted.


Tower Cancer Research Foundation Jessica M. Berman Memorial Fund Grant

Application Due Date(s): Letter of Intent Due: February 15, 2015 / Full Proposals Due: March 1, 2015

How to Apply: Visit the website here

Description: Senior investigator recipients of the Jessica M. Berman Memorial Fund Grant for will receive a $500,000 grant ($100,000 annually for 5 years, 2015-2020). The grant award must be used to cover research related expenses between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2020. All grant awards are for 5 years only with no guarantee of renewal. Grant funds are to be applied towards salary, equipment and/or supplies. Grant funds are not permitted to be used for overhead expenses.

 

Posted December 1, 2014

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Translational Research Program

Application Due Date(s): Letter of Intent Receipt Date: February 6, 2015  / Application Receipt Date: March 13, 2015

How to Apply: Download the PDF here

Description: The LLS Translational Research Program was created in 1995 with the goal of accelerating clinical applications of laboratory findings relevant to improved diagnosis and management of leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other hematopoietic malignancies. In particular, the LLS Research staff and Medical and Scientific Affairs Committee encourage the submission of research proposals that are designed to accomplish one of the following:

  1. Define genetic/molecular predispositions to long-term and late-term effects associated
    with standard therapies in pediatric ALL and apply this information to improve patient
    outcomes
  2. Development of novel therapies and/or novel therapeutic strategies for patients with
    non-cutaneous T-cell lymphoproliferative disorders
  3. Development of novel therapies and/or novel therapeutic strategies for CLL patients, with real
    curative potential
  4. Development of novel therapies and/or novel therapeutic strategies for MDS and AML patients
  5. Development of novel therapies and/or novel therapeutic strategies for patients with high-risk
    myeloma
  6. Development of novel therapies and/or novel therapeutic strategies for indolent lymphoma
    patients

 

Posted November 5, 2014

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation (DRCRF) 2015 Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award Overview

Application Due Date(s): Tuesday, February 17, 2015

How to Apply: Visit the website here

Description: The Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award supports independent young physician-scientists conducting disease-oriented research that demonstrates a high level of innovation and creativity. The goal is to support the best young physician-scientists doing work aimed at improving the practice of cancer medicine.

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation’s award offers solutions to these realities. The awardee will receive financial support for three years, as well as assistance with certain research costs such as the purchase of equipment. The Foundation will also retire up to $100,000 of any medical school debt still owed by the awardee.

 

Posted October 8, 2014

AACR (American Association for Cancer Research) 2015 Basic Cancer Research Fellowship

Application Due Date(s): October 28, 2014 – Letter of Intent Deadline / February 10, 2015 – Application Deadline

How to Apply: Download the PDF here

Description: The AACR Basic Cancer Research Fellowships are open to postdoctoral and clinical research fellows working at an academic, medical, or research institution who will be in the first, second and third year of their postdoctoral training at the start of the grant term. The research proposed for funding may be in any area of basic cancer research.

The fellowships provide one-year grants of $50,000 to support the salary and benefits of the Fellow while working on a mentored basic cancer research project.

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation 2015 Clinical Scientist Development Award

Application Due Date(s): October 31, 2014 - Pre-proposal Application Due / February 24, 2015 – Full Proposal Due

How to Apply: Download the PDF here

Description: The purpose of the Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award is to provide support for mentored research to physician scientist faculty working in any disease area as they transition to independent clinical investigators. The award program aims to enable promising early career physician scientists to build successful careers in clinical research and attain independent research project grant funding.

The 2015 Clinical Scientist Developmental Award consists of $150,000 in direct costs plus $12,000 (eight percent) indirect cost per years for three years.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) 2015 Innovation Award

Application Due Date(s): November 3, 2014 – Letter of Intent Due / March 2, 2015 – Full Application Due

How to Apply: Download the PDF here

Description: This award provides seed funding for researchers with a novel approach to pediatric cancer scientific investigation. This may represent a change in research direction and/or an innovative new idea that moves away from an investigator’s prior research. The Innovation Award supports research proposals to be carried out by investigators who are already established, have a track record of peer-reviewed publications and evidence of successfully competing for substantial extramural funding in other areas.

The Innovation Award provides $125,000 a year for two years. Indirect costs are not allowed.

 

American Lung Association Senior Research Training Fellowship

Application Due Date(s): December 15, 2014

How to Apply: Download the PDF here

Description: The purpose of this program is to support the training of MDs and PhDs seeking further academic training as scientific investigators with the goal of pursuing a career in pulmonary medicine and lung biology research. The goal is to provide support for first-time post-doctoral research fellows as they transition toward tenure track faculty positions.

This fellowship provides $32,500 a year for two years with funds being used only for salary and fringe benefits.

 

Posted September 5, 2014

California Breast Cancer Research Program Translational Research Award

Application Due Date(s): October 30, 2014 – Letter of Intent Due / March 12, 2015 – Full Application Due

How to Apply: Click here to download the PDF

Description: The purpose of this award is to support research that is on a critical path for practical application. Translational research to be supported by the CBCRP should have the potential for major impact in the any areas of:

  • Prevention, detection, diagnosis, or treatment of breast cancer
  • Improved quality of life for survivors
  • Reduction in the community and social burden caused by the disease in California
  • Advances in medical practices, health system changes, health policies, or environmental modifications

The total direct costs for this budget is capped at $750,000 over three years. UC institutional F&A is capped at 25 percent MTDC.

California Breast Cancer Research Program IDEA (Innovative, Developmental and Exploratory) Research Award

Application Due Date(s): October 30, 214 – Letter of Intent Due / March 12, 2015 – Full Application Due

How to Apply: Click here to download the PDF

Description: The purpose of this award is to support both established researchers and new investigators whose speculative, exploratory, high-risk/high-reward projects with a primary focus on breast cancer. Applications for this type of award should challenge existing paradigms, represent a new direction for the PI, and encourage innovation by the incorporation of techniques and approaches not yet well represented in mainstream breast cancer research. The CBCRC encourages researchers to attempt breakthroughs that, if successful, could be leveraged into more substantial funding.

The budget cap for this award is either $100,000 in direct costs or $150,000 in direct costs if using animal or human participants over an 18 month maximum duration. UC institutional F&A is capped at 25 percent MTDC.

Cancer Research Institute (CRI) Clinic and Laboratory Integration Program (CLIP Grant)

Application Due Date(s): November 1, 2014 – Letter of Intent Due / February 1, 2015 – Full Application Deadline

How to Apply: Click here for more information

Description: This grant provides funding for qualified scientists who are working to explore clinically relevant questions aimed at improving the effectiveness of cancer immunotherapies. This grant will support basic, pre-clinical and translational research which will provide information that can be directly applied to optimizing cancer immunotherapy in the clinic.

The CLIP grant provides up to $100,000 per year for two years. Funds may be used for salary, technical assistance, supplies, capital equipment, or scientific travel. Funds may not be used for indirect costs.

California Breast Cancer Research Program Community Research Collaboration Award

Application Due Date(s): November 5, 2014 – Research Plan Due (optional) / March 12, 2015 – Full Application Due

How to Apply: Click here to download the PDF

Description: The California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP) is seeking to fund community organizations to work in teams with well-trained, experienced research scientists. The teams work collaboratively through each stage of the research process, including: decision-making on which breast cancer questions are most important to them; determining the best research methods to use to answer these questions; gathering and interpreting data; and communicating findings to other community members, scientists, and the public, while generating results that can be applied to other communities. The goal of the CRC teams is to reduce the suffering caused by breast cancer by combining the existing knowledge, interest, expertise, and resources of communities and research scientists.

National Lung Cancer Partnership Free to Breathe 2015 Research Grant

Application Due Date(s): November 7, 2014 – Letter of Intent Due / March 9, 2015 – Full Application Due

How to Apply: Click here to download the PDF

Description: The Free to Breathe research grant solely focuses on research to prevent or stop lung cancer metastasis. They seek to support high-impact and innovative lung cancer research within this area of emphasis that will result in clinical translation (e.g. clinical trial) by the end of the 3-year award period. The ultimate goal is to fund research that will result in treatments for lung cancer patients and increase survival.

This grant provides $600,000, including a maximum of 8 percent ($48,000) indirect costs. Grants will be paid over three years at $200,000 per year. The second and third year payments will be contingent on receipt and approval of written progress reports. No more than 20 percent of the requested budget may be used for salary and fringe benefits for the principal investigator(s). 

  

Posted July 25, 2014

Hope Funds For Cancer Research The Postdoctoral Fellowship 

Application Due Date(s): September 18, 2014 research proposal due / January 29, 2015 full application due

How to Apply: Download the PDF here

Description: The Hope Funds for Cancer Research is offering fellowships to postdoctoral scientists who propose to work on highly innovative research projects that challenge the traditional paradigms of understanding the causes, mechanisms, progression, disease markers or risk factors of the most difficult-to-treat cancers, including pancreatic, lung, liver, sarcomas, esophageal, brain, gastric, bone and ovarian cancers; and rare leukemias, lymphomas and MDS.

This award provides a three-year fellowship with a stipend of $48,000 for the first year, $50,000 for the second year, and $52,000 for the third year. A travel grant of $1,500 is also awarded each year for the purpose of attending conferences and/or scientific training meetings. Indirect costs are not allowed.

Last updated: 1/26/2015 10:44:46 AM