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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 August 10, 2015

AACR (American Association for Cancer Research) AACR NextGen Grants for Transformative Cancer Research 

Application Due Date(s): August 10, 2015 – Letter of Intent Due / November 23, 2015 – Application Due

How to Apply: Visit the website here

Description: The AACR NextGen Grants for Transformative Cancer Research represent a new AACR funding initiative to stimulate highly innovative research from young investigators. This grant mechanism is intended to promote and support creative, paradigm-shifting cancer research that, because of its very nature, may not otherwise be funded through existing channels. It is anticipated that the projects funded through this mechanism will have the potential to lead to major breakthroughs in the field

The grants provide $450,000 over three years ($150,000 per year) for expenses related to the research project, which may include salary and benefits of the grant recipient, postdoctoral or clinical research fellows, graduate students and/or research assistants, research/laboratory supplies, equipment, travel applicable to the research project, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, other research expenses, and indirect costs.


Foundation for Women’s Cancer 2015-2016 Research Grants and Awards 

Application Due Date(s): August 12, 2015 Research Grant Abstract Due / October 28, 2015 Full Proposal Due

How to Apply: Download the PDF here

Description: The goals of these grants are to mentor and accelerate the success of young investigators whose interests are in gynecological cancer research. These individuals are crucial to advancing science at the bedside as discovery continues to provide improved options and outcomes for women diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer.


Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) 2016 Lymphoma Clinical Research Mentoring Program (LCRMP) 

Application Due Date(s): September 2, 2015

How to Apply: Download the PDF here

Description: The purpose of this program is to provide mentoring, education, and training to hematology/oncology fellows and junior faculty dedicated to clinical research in the field of non-Hodgkin’s and Hodgkin’s lymphoma. This program will emphasize training in clinical research methods and design, statistical analysis, incorporating and interpreting correlative studies into clinical trials, and grant submission and funding. The program also aims to foster mentorship and research among experts and trainees in the field.

Chosen participants will be called LRF Scholars and will participate in the Lymphoma Clinical Research Mentoring Program. Scholars will build long-term mentoring relationships with experts as well as develop peer to peer relationships. Follow-up meetings include participation in the fall LRF Scientific Advisory Board meeting and early spring LRF Annual Mantle Cell Lymphoma Workshop. Mini-grants of $5,000 a year for two years will be provided to trainees to cover educational support such as tuition, registration fees, and travel for courses and meetings.


Gilead Sciences Gilead Research Scholars Program in Hematology/Oncology 

Application Due Date(s): September 4, 2015

How to Apply: Visit the website here

Description: The program is designed to support innovative translational research projects in hematology/oncology, with a focus on hematologic malignancies that can be either based around a clinical trial or laboratory investigation.

Awards granted under the program may not be duplicative of funding from institutional or hospital, other governmental, non-governmental, or industry sources. Applicants seeking an award for research projects that are currently receiving or may receive partial funding from other sources are required to submit appropriate evidence, including budget information related to the other sources, to demonstrate that there is no direct overlap in funding.

Each award is funded up to $130,000 (inclusive of any indirect costs), to be paid in annual installments of up to $65,000 per year for two years. Funding for the second year is contingent upon submission of a progress report by each junior faculty researcher and approval by the Chair of the Scientific Review Committee which oversees the program. The applicant may allocate up to $50,000 per year in salary and fringe benefits support for the applicant and/or a technician. In order to maximize the research benefit of the award, indirect costs may not exceed 10 percent of the award value.


Foundation for Women’s Cancer Claudia Cohen Research Foundation Prize for Outstanding Gynecologic Cancer Researcher

Application Due Date(s): October 28, 2015

How to Apply: Download the PDF here

Description: The Claudia Cohen Research Foundation Prize for Outstanding Gynecologic Cancer Researcher will be awarded to an individual in recognition of his or her outstanding contributions to research improving the care of women with gynecologic cancer. The awardees will have made important contributions to research which have improved the early detection, treatment, or prevention of gynecologic cancer.

A prize of $50,000 will be made to the individual rather than his/her institution


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

Application Due Date(s): November 2, 2015 Letter of Intent Due / February 1, 2016 Full Application Due

How to Apply: Visit the website here

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. 
 

Posted July 6, 2015

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation (DRCRF) 2015 Damon Runyon Fellowship Award Overview

Application Due Date(s): August 17, 2015

How to Apply: Visit the website here

Description: This grant is designed to give the nation's top minds the resources to further hone their cancer research skills and explore their own innovative ideas, while working with mentors in top universities and cancer research centers. The Foundation encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention. Candidates must apply for the fellowship under the guidance of a Sponsor, a scientist (tenured, tenure-track or equivalent position). The Foundation is interested in candidates with quality research proposals that identifies important problems and whose proposed research and training environment represents a new opportunity for the candidate to expand his/her scientific skill set.

The $150,000 (Level 1) or $180,000 (Level 2) award will be for a period of 3 years with the second and third-year funding contingent upon satisfactory progress reports. Funding of $50,000 or $60,000 a year will be allocated to the awardee’s institution each year for the support of the Fellow. Fellows are permitted to obtain additional awards or grants to cover research expenses only and are required to obtain approval from the Foundation before applying for any other award or grant. There is also an additional $2,000 a year expense allowance that is awarded to the laboratory in which the Fellow is working. This is to be used by the Fellow for his/her educational and scientific expenses. It is not an allowance for institutional overhead, postdoctoral scholar registration fees or postdoctoral fellowship taxes.


Prevent Cancer Foundation 2015 Fellowship Grant

Application Due Date(s): August 12, 2015

How to Apply: Visit the website here

Description: The Prevent Cancer Foundation provides funding to postdoctoral level researchers whose research demonstrates the potential for impact on cancer prevention. The mission of the Prevent Cancer Foundation is to save lives through cancer prevention and early detection. The Foundation defines cancer prevention as the “reduction of cancer incidence through research, education and early detection."

This award provides $40,000 a year for two years. Since the goal is to provide funding for innovative projects that are expected to lead to future funding from other peer-reviewed sources, fellowships are non-renewable.


Prevent Cancer Foundation 2015 Research Grant

Application Due Date(s): August 12, 2015

How to Apply: Visit the website here 

Description: The Prevent Cancer Foundation provides funding to early career researchers whose research demonstrates the potential for impact on cancer prevention. The mission of the Prevent Cancer Foundation is to save lives through cancer prevention and early detection. The Foundation defines cancer prevention as the “reduction of cancer incidence through research, education and early detection."

This award provides $40,000 a year for two years. Since the goal is to provide funding for innovative projects that are expected to lead to future funding from other peer-reviewed sources, grants are non-renewable.


Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 2016 Career Development Program

Application Due Date(s): September 1, 2015 – Letter of Intent Due  / September 15, 2015 – Abstract Due / October 1, 2015 – Full Application Due

How to Apply: Visit the website here

Description: This program provides support to talented blood cancer researchers in the early phases of their careers. The LLS offers researchers the opportunity to take part in basic, clinical or translational research to help treat leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.


Kidney Cancer Association 2016 Young Investigator Award

Application Due Date(s): September 1, 2015

How to Apply: Visit the website here

Description: The Kidney Cancer Association Young Investigator Award (YIA) provides funding to promising investigators to encourage and promote quality research in clinical oncology. The purpose of this award is to fund physicians during the transition from a fellowship program to a faculty appointment. The Kidney Cancer Association welcomes application submissions in all oncology/urology subspecialties.

The total award amount is $50,000 for one year, payable on June 1 and December 1 in two equal installments.


Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) 2016 Postdoctoral Fellowships

Application Due Date(s): September 2, 2015

How to Apply: Download the PDF here

Description: The LRF Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant is designed to support investigators at the level of advanced fellow, postdoctoral researcher, or junior faculty member in laboratory or clinic based research with results and conclusions that must be clearly relevant to the treatment, diagnosis or prevention of Hodgkin and/or non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Areas of research may include, but are not limited to, etiology, immunology, genetics, therapies and transplantation.

This fellowship provides a total of $105,000 over two years. It provides salary support only in the amount of $45,000 for the first year and $50,000 for the second year. An additional $5,000 per year is allocated for research supplies or professional development expenses. Indirect expenses are not allowed


Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) 2016 Clinical Investigator Career Development Award

Application Due Date(s): September 2, 2015

How to Apply: Download the PDF here

Description: This Grant is designed to support physician investigators at the level of advanced fellow or junior faculty member who will contribute to the development of new lymphoma therapies and diagnostic tools. The Grant is designed to provide physician investigators with support to spend 35-50 percent of their time implementing clinical research studies in lymphoma. The goal of the program is to prepare physician investigators to design and administer clinical research studies in lymphoma and assume primary responsibilities for clinical research, protocol writing, Institutional Review Board (IRB) submission and publication.

The LRF Clinical Investigator Career Development Grant provides $70,000 a year for three years. An additional $5,000 per year may be budgeted for research supplies or professional development expenses. Indirect costs are not allowed.


Concern Foundation 2015 Conquer Cancer Now Award

Application Due Date(s): September 9, 2015 – Letter of Intent Due / December 9, 2015 – Full Application Due

How to Apply: Visit the website here

Description: The Conquer Cancer Now Award provides funding to independent investigators who are at the start of their careers and are at the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent w/explanation). The Concern Foundation specifically funds researchers who lack financial support for their first major research project and provides critically needed start-up funds for promising projects. The goal is to bridge a gap that currently exists in the scientific community. It is difficult for new investigators to obtain initial grants from major funding sources without sound data. At the same time, it is difficult to obtain sound data without funding.

This award provides $60,000 for one year. Consideration for a second year of funding is based on sufficient progress and available funds. All funds are to be distributed for salaries and supplies directly related to the funded research. No overhead or indirect costs are allowed. Funds are not provided for equipment, administrative support, or travel.


Hope Funds For Cancer Research The Postdoctoral Fellowship

Application Due Date(s): September 18, 2015 – Research Proposal Due / January 28, 2016 – Full Application Due

How to Apply: Visit the website 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 leukemia’s, 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.


Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO 2016 Career Development Award

Application Due Date(s): September 24, 2015

How to Apply: Download the PDF here

Description: This grant provides funding to clinical investigators who have received their initial faculty appointment to establish an independent clinical cancer research program. Proposals must have a patient-oriented focus including a clinical research study involving human subjects. Proposals with a predominant focus on in vitro or animal studies (even if clinically relevant) are not allowed.

This award provides a total amount of $200,000, paid in three annual increments ($66,666 a year) to the awardee’s institution. At least $59,966 per year should be used toward direct costs. Up to $2,500 a year may be used for travel to the ASCO Annual Meeting. Up to $4,200 (6.3 percent of the total award amount) may be applied to indirect costs.


Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO 2016 Young Investigator Award

Application Due Date(s): September 24, 2015

How to Apply: Download the PDF here

Description: The Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Young Investigator Award (YIA) provides funding to promising investigators to encourage and promote quality research in clinical oncology. The purpose of this award is to fund physicians during the transition from a fellowship program to a faculty appointment. The Conquer Cancer Foundation welcomes application submissions in all oncology subspecialties.

This award provides $50,000 for one year. At least $46,000 should be allocated to direct costs. $1,500 should be allotted specifically for the applicant’s travel to the Conquer Cancer Foundation Grants and Awards Ceremony in June 2016 (attendance is mandatory). Up to $2,500 (5 percent of the total award amount) may be applied to indirect costs.


Cancer Research Institute (CRI) Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Application Due Date(s): October 1, 2015

How to Apply: Visit the website here

Description: This grant is designed to support qualified young scientists at leading universities and research centers around the world who wish to receive training in cancer immunology. The CRI seeks hypotheses driven, mechanistic studies in both immunology and tumor immunology. The applicant and sponsor must clearly state the potential of the proposed studies to directly impact our understanding of the immune system’s role in cancer risk, tumor initiation, progression, metastasis, host response to tumors and/or the treatment of cancer.

The fellowship provides a total of $164,500 over three years. The fellow will be provided with $50,000 for the first year, $53,000 for the second year, and $57,000 for the third year. In addition, an allowance of $1,500 per year is allotted to help pay for the fellow’s research supplies, travel, and/or health insurance. Deductions for administrative overhead are not allowed.


Elsa U. Pardee Foundation Research Grant

Application Due Date(s): October 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.


American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship

Application Due Date(s): October 15, 2015

How to Apply: Visit the website here

Description: Postdoctoral Fellowships are designed to support research training and study to enable a new investigator to qualify for an independent career in cancer research, (including basic, preclinical, clinical, cancer control, psychosocial, behavioral, epidemiology, health services and health policy research).

This award is for up to three years of support with progressive stipends of $48,000, $50,000, and $52,000 per year, plus a $4,000 per year fellowship allowance. In addition, $1,500 will be provided in the last year for travel costs to attend the ACS Postdoctoral Fellows Symposium, if offered that year, or travel to a domestic scientific meeting. These funds may not be used for institutional indirect costs.


American Cancer Society Mentored Research Scholar Grant

Application Due Date(s): October 15, 2015

How to Apply: Visit the website here

Description: This grant provides support for mentored research and training for full-time junior faculty, typically within the first four years of their first independent appointment. The goal is for these beginning investigators to become independent researchers as either clinician scientists or cancer control and prevention researchers. During the first five years of the award, individuals are expected to acquire the research training, mentoring, and experience necessary for transition into a successful career as an independent investigator.

The award provides up to $135,000 a year for five years in direct costs, plus 8 percent allowable indirect costs. A maximum of $10,000 per year for the mentor(s) is included in the $135,000.


American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grants

Application Due Date(s): October 15, 2015

How to Apply: Visit the website here

Description: This grant provides funding to investigator-initiated research in a variety of cancer-relevant areas. Applicants are independent, self-directed researchers within six years of their first academic appointment.

The award provides up to $165,000 a year for four years in direct costs, plus 20 percent allowable in indirect costs.


American Cancer Society Cancer Control Career Development Awards for Primary Care Physicians

Application Due Date(s): October 15, 2015

How to Apply: Visit the website here

Description: The grant provides support for primary care physicians in supervised programs intended to develop clinical and teaching expertise and the capacity to perform independent research or educational innovation in cancer control. The ACS places primary emphasis on the qualifications of the prospective candidate and his/her potential as a future leader in the entire spectrum of cancer control, as well as on the ability of the candidate’s institution to implement and support the proposed program. This grant is intended to support the early development of academic careers that place emphasis on cancer control. Candidates with established careers and substantial research funding should not apply.

The award provides up to $100,000 a year for three years. A maximum of $10,000 per year for the mentor(s) may be included in the budget. The total amount of the award may not exceed $300,000. No portion of the grant may be used for indirect costs.

 

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

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.

Last updated: 8/10/2015 10:46:59 AM