Research Management Group (RMG)


Cancer related funding opportunities


This webpage contains the cancer-related funding opportunities. Questions? Please contact Jeanne Heschele in the Research Management Group (RMG) at jheschele@stanford.edu.

 

Limited submission programs (cancer-related)-requiring an internal selection process

The internal selection process for these limited programs is facilitated by the Cancer Institute. Email announcements regarding the selection process for these programs will be distributed by Jeanne Heschele (jheschele@stanford.edu) to the faculty, research administrative, and (if applicable) postdoc email distribution lists.

These links take you to the webpages containing the eligibility, program description, and internal submission guidelines for each program.

Special Announcements

 

California Breast Cancer Research Program
2015 (Cycle 21)

No citizenship restriction
Chart with deadlines and links to program descriptions:
http://www.cbcrp.org/funding-opportunities/dates-and-deadlines/index.html

Innovative Developmental and Exploratory Award (IDEA)
For promising high-risk/high-reward projects. Up to $150,000 direct costs for up to 18 months.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
Letter of intent (required): Oct. 30, 2014 via proposal central
Full proposal (by invitation only): March 12, 2014

Translational Research
For projects that overcome barriers and put prior research knowledge to practical use in the patient or community setting.
Up to $750,000 direct costs for up to 3 years.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
Letter of intent required: Oct. 30, 2014 via proposal central
Full proposal by invitation only: March 12, 2015

Conference Award
Supports a conference, symposium, retreat, or other meeting to stimulate new ideas and collaborations.
Up to $25,000.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver) and others with an approved PI waiver.
Deadline: Nov. 5, 2014

Community Research Collaboration (CRC) awards
For community based participatory research projects that include a collaborative partnership between a Community co-PI and an Academic co-PI in all phases of research.
CRC Pilot: Up to $150,000 direct costs for 18 months
CRC Full: up to $600,000 direct costs for 3 years
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
Pre-application research plan* deadline: Nov. 5, 2014
*this is optional and only for those individuals who want feedback regarding their proposals
Full proposal deadline: March 12, 2015


Prevention Initiatives RFP: Chemical Safety Testing to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
This RFP will fund 2 different types of projects:
1) Develop new testing methods for identifying and testing chemicals for their potential to contribute to breast cancer: $300K direct costs plus indirects per year for up to 3 years ($900K total direct costs)
2) Identify synergies between and aid in the translation of research outcomes to policy: $150K total project direct costs plus indirects for up to 3 years
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
Deadline: Oct. 22, 2014 via proposal central
http://www.cbcrp.org/funding-opportunities/sri/chemical-safety-testing.html


Prevention Initiatives RFP: Occupational Chemical Exposures in California and Breast Cancer Risk
$150,000 total direct costs plus indirects over 18 months
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
Full application: Oct. 22, 2014 via proposal central
http://www.cbcrp.org/funding-opportunities/sri/occupational-chemical-exposures.html

 


Current Cancer-related DoD CDMRP Programs:
http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/funding/#D

 

Foundation and Association Funding Opportunities (arranged by deadline)

2014

2015 TBA

 

Proposals accepted on an ongoing basis

 

Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure
ABC2 funds projects at each stage of the therapeutic development pipeline to ensure promising leads are advanced as quickly as possible. Our Pre-Clinical Screening Program breaks down barriers to entry, our Research Grants focus on novel therapies, and our company investments bring the most promising treatments to patients quickly.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE Faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
No citizenship restriction
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
http://www.abc2.org/smarter-research/how-we-fund

 

Pediatric Low Grade Astrocytoma Foundation (PLGA)
Brain Tumor Research Grants

Faculty with PI eligibility and CE Faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
No citizenship restriction
Award funding is based on size, impact and complexity of projects. All grants are awarded with the understanding of 0 percent overhead. Funding can be awarded over one, two, or three years.
The grant cycle is an ongoing process throughout the year. Investigators from all over the world are invited to submit a letter of intent.
http://www.fightplga.org/research/Apply_for_a_Grant

 

Solving Kids Cancer
Therapeutic Development Initiative (TDI)

Project Grant Awards $50K-$600K
Eligibility: Faculty with PI eligibility and CE Faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
No citizenship restriction
The goals are to provide applicants an opportunity to propose novel agents for neuroblastoma, pediatric brain tumors and/or sarcomas clinical study that would be difficult to support through other funding mechanisms.
Clinical Idea of Intent accepted throughout the year.
http://solvingkidscancer.org/work/grants

 

International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia (malignant monoclonal gammopathy)
The IWMF Research Grant Program is pledged to promote and support research leading to improved understanding of the cause, diagnosis, treatment, and cure for the disease Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE Faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
No citizenship requirement.
Research proposals may be submitted at any time. Following a review process that may take up to three months, awards will be made to successful applicants.
IWMF anticipates funding grants in the range of $50,000 to $100,000, depending on complexity and goals and on the funds available for research projects. However, grants in excess of $200,000 have been awarded for certain projects.
http://www.iwmf.com/research/applying-for-a-grant.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

September 2014

 

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
AACR Team Science Award

$50,000
The AACR Team Science Award will recognize an outstanding interdisciplinary research team for its innovative and meritorious science that has advanced or likely will advance our fundamental knowledge of cancer or a team that has applied existing knowledge to advance the detection, diagnosis, prevention or treatment of cancer.
Nominations requested
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility
No citizenship requirement.
Deadline for nominations: Sept. 3, 2014 via proposal central
http://www.aacr.org/home/scientists/scientific-achievement-awards/team-science-award.aspx

 

Children's Tumor Foundation
Drug Discovery Initiative Award

Neurofibromastosis-NF1, NF2 and schwannomatosis
$25,000 DDI in vitro Awards: to fund cell-based preclinical drug testing studies
$50,000 DDI in vitro Awards: to fund animal-based preclinical drug testing studies
Eligibility: Faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI Waiver)
No citizenship requirement
Full application Deadline: Sept. 2, 2014
Download application form from this webpage:
http://www.ctf.org/Drug-Discovery-Initiative/2013-Drug-Discovery-Initiative.html

 

Lymphoma Research Foundation
Young Investigator Grants
Clinical Investigator Career Development Award

$75K/yr x 3 yrs
Eligibility: Licensed Physician investigators who are at the level of advanced fellow or assist. prof. with PI eligibility and CE assist. prof. (with an approved PI waiver) with no greater than 5 years of experience beyond completion of their fellowship or post-doctoral training are eligible (five year limit may be non-sequential in case of interruptions for pregnancy or illness).
U.S.or Canadian citizenship or hold a visa to work in the U.S. or Canada.
Applicants for this award should be clinical physicians in one of the ACGME accredited specialties (e.g.,hematology/oncology, pathology, dermatology, radiation oncology).
Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant
$105K over 2 yrs
Applicants must have completed two years (24 months) of their fellowship or postdoctoral work, or not more than two years as a junior faculty instructor or assistant professor at the start of the award period (March 1, 2015) and hold an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree.
Deadline: Sept. 3, 2014 via proposal central
http://www.lymphoma.org/site/pp.asp?c=bkLTKaOQLmK8E&b=8490965
Institutional representative: Research Process Manager (RPM) in RMG


Lymphoma Research Foundation
Lymphoma Clinical Research Mentoring Program

Training Program to be held Feb. 24-28, 2015 in Scottsdale, AZ
Applicants must demonstrate a clear interest and commitment to a career in lymphoma clinical research. This commitment to a career focused on lymphoma-related research should be reflected in the applicant’s career development plan and in the letter of support provided by their mentor.
Eligibility: Applicants for this award should be a junior faculty member (assist. prof. with PI eligibility or a CE assist. prof. with an approved PI waiver) in their first 3 years of a faculty position or trainees who are at least in their second year of one of the following ACGME accredited sub-specialty fellowship programs: Hematology/Oncology, Hematology, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, or Hematopathology.
No citizenship requirement
Deadline: Sept. 3, 2014 via proposal central
Download PDF file >>
http://www.lymphoma.org/site/pp.asp?c=bkLTKaOQLmK8E&b=8490965
Institutional representative: Research Process Manager (RPM) in RMG


Lymphoma Research Foundation
Adolescent/Young Adult Cooperative Group Correlative Studies Grant

$100K over 2 years
The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) seeks proposals for correlative clinical/translational studies in adolescent/ young adult (AYA) lymphomas. Applications to this initiative must be an adjunct to a major National Cancer Institute (NCI) cooperative group research project in lymphoma. Projects should also relate to work in the clinical setting and/or involve primary lymphoma patient samples.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
Deadline: Sept. 3, 2014 via proposal central
http://www.lymphoma.org/site/pp.asp?c=bkLTKaOQLmK8E&b=8490965

 

American Lung Association
Lung Cancer Discovery

To support clinical, laboratory, epidemiological or any other kind of research projects aimed at: discovering novel approaches in improving clinical methods for early detection of lung cancer or improving knowledge on the benefits of lung cancer screening; developing novel medical treatments, advancing current treatments and/or finding a cure for lung cancer.
$100K/yr x 2 yrs
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
No citizenship requirement.
Letter of intent deadline (required): Oct. 1, 2014 via proposal central
Full proposal Deadline (by invitation only): Dec. 15, 2014 via proposal central
http://www.lung.org/finding-cures/grant-opportunities/

 

 

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (for Childhood Cancer)
2013 "A" Award

$125K/yr x 3 yrs
Eligibility: Instructors and assist. professors with PI eligibility (with UTL, MCL, NTL-Research appts) and CE assist. prof. (with an approved PI waiver). Applicants may have their M.D., Ph.D. or dual M.D., Ph.D. and must not have achieved an appointment higher than assistant professor. See additional criteria.
No citizenship requirement.
To encourage the best and brightest young researchers to build lifelong careers and become leaders in the field of pediatric cancer research
No citizenship requirement.
Deadline: Sept.
http://www.alexslemonade.org/files/grants_a_award.pdf

 

Prostate Cancer Foundation
Global Treatment Sciences (GTSN)
Challenge Award for Lethal Prostate Cancer

$1M PCF Challenge Awards support large-scale team science research projects concerning lethal prostate cancer. High risk, first-in-field and currently unfunded projects are most desired.
Eligibility: The team should be composed of at least 3 highly experienced investigators (faculty with PI eligibility) capable of providing unique scientific expertise toward solutions of significant problems in prostate cancer. May be assembled from one institution, or several institutions. (See addiitonal criteria.)
No citizenship requirement
Deadline: Sept. 22, 2014
Downaload a PDF file of the guidelines

 

Conquer Cancer Foundation (of the American Society of Clinical Oncology)
Career Development Award

T otal of $200K over 3 yrs ($66K/yr x 3 yrs)
Eligibility: Instructors, assist. prof. with PI eligibility and CE assist. prof. (w/ an approved PI waiver)
The applicant must be a physician (MD, DO, or international equivalent) who is within the 1st to 3rd year of a full-time, primary faculty appointment in a clinical department at an academic medical institution at the time of grant submission. Grant applications from candidates with existing career development awards (such as K23, K08, or any other type of career development award) will not be considered.
Deadline: Sept. 25, 2014
http://www.conquercancerfoundation.org/cancer-professionals/funding-opportunities/career-development-award
Institutional representative: your dept's RPM.

 

Conquer Cancer Foundation (of the American Society of Clinical Oncology)
Young Investigator Award
$50K for 1 yr fellow to faculty transition award
The applicant must be a physician (MD, DO, or international equivalent) who is currently within the last two years of his/her final subspecialty training at an academic medical institution at the time of grant submission. Applicants should be planning an investigative career in clinical oncology.
Deadline: Sept. 25, 2014
http://www.conquercancerfoundation.org/cancer-professionals/funding-opportunities/young-investigator-award
Institutional representative: because this is a grant and not a fellowship, you will need to process your application through your Research Process Manager (RPM) in RMG. You are encouraged to contact your RPM asap so he/she can generate your budget. RPM in RMG >>

October 2014

 

 

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) Research Foundation
(Includes colon cancer)
-Career Development Award
$75K/yr x 2 yrs
Eligibility: colorectal surgeons who are assist. prof. with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver) with 5 yrs of their first full time faculty appt. (who are ASCRS members)
-Limited Project Grants
Up to $50K (see the guidelines for details)
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver) (who are ASCRS members)
-RFP Clinical Studies on Benign Colorectal Disorders
Amount not specified.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver) (who are ASCRS members)
US or Canadian citizen having completed an approved colorectal surgery training program; if foreign national, then must have valid working visa at time of application for colorectal department/institution where work is proposed.
Deadline: Oct. 1, 2014
http://www.fascrs.org/research_foundation/grants/

 

 

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Research Acceleration Network Grant

$1 million over 3 years
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver). Requires two PIs (co-PIs) from distinct institutions
No citizenship requirement.
Letter of intent deadline (required): Oct. 8, 2014 via proposal central
Full proposal deadline (by invitation only): Jan. 15, 2014 via proposal central
http://www.aacr.org/Funding/Pages/Funding-Detail.aspx?ItemID=35#.VAXxkktg6Ac

 

Matthew Larson Foundation for Pediatric Brain Tumor Research
Research Grants

$75K direct costs for one year
Eligibility: Instructors and Assist. Prof. with PI eligibility and CE assist. prof. (with an approved CE waiver obtained prior to the pre-application submission)
No citizenship requirement
Pre-application (required): Oct. 13, 2014
Full application (by invitation only): Jan. 16, 2015
http://www.ironmatt.org/ResearchGrants/InstructionsandApplication.aspx

 

Skin Cancer Foundation
Grant awards (pilot projects)

Level of funding: $25K (three awards); $15K (one award), $10K (one award) for one year.
Eligibility: Research must be conducted by dermatology residents, fellows, assist. prof. with PI eligibility and CE assist. prof. (with an approved PI waiver) who are 5-10 years post first academic appointment.
The Foundation funds basic research and clinical studies which address improved methods of prevention, detection, and treatment of skin cancer.
Deadline: Oct. 15, 2014
http://www.skincancer.org/for-medical-professionals/research-grants

 

American Cancer Society
Postdoctoral Fellowship

This award is to support the training of researchers who have received a doctoral degree to provide initial funding leading to an independent career in cancer research (including basic, preclinical, clinical, cancer control, psychosocial, behavioral, epidemiology, health services and health policy research). Awards may be for three years with progressive stipends of $48,000, $50,000, and $52,000 per year, plus a $4,000 per year fellowship allowance (an additional $1,500 is added to the fellowship allowance in the last year to attend the ACS Postdoctoral Fellows Symposium or a domestic scientific meeting).
See the guidelines for eligibility. Applicants must be United States citizens, non-citizen nationals or permanent residents of the United States
Deadline: Oct. 15, 2014 (internal: Oct. 8)
http://www.cancer.org/research/applyforaresearchgrant/granttypes/postdoctoral-fellowships
Institutional representatives: postdocs-submit your completed PDRF form and your application materials to the RMG Fellowship office at least 5-working days (by Oct. 8) prior to the sponsor's deadline per the procedures on this webpage >>

 

American Cancer Society
Research Scholar Grants

$165K direct costs per year x 4 yrs
Eligibility: assist. prof. w/ PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver) within 6 years of their first independent academic appointment.*
*The sponsor requires that applicants be independent investigators. Stanford does not consider Instructors and Research Associates to be independent positions, therefore, they are not eligible.
With the exception* of the following, Instructors and Research Associates are not eligible because these are not considered independent positions here at Stanford.
Deadline: Oct. 15, 2014 via proposal central
http://www.cancer.org/research/applyforaresearchgrant/granttypes/research-scholar-grants

American Cancer Society
Mentored Research Scholar Grant

Awards are for up to five years and for up to $135,000 per year (direct costs), plus 8% allowable indirect costs. A maximum of $10,000 per year for the mentor(s) (regardless of the number of mentors) is included in the $135,000.
Eligibility: assist. prof. with PI eligibility and CE assist. prof. (with an approved PI waiver) who are within their 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.
Instructors and Research associates are not eligible because these are not faculty-level positions.
Deadline: Oct. 15, 2014 via proposal central
http://www.cancer.org/research/applyforaresearchgrant/granttypes/mentored-research-scholar-grants

 

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Career Development Award

$200K over 2 years (3 to be awarded)
Eligibility: assist. prof. with PI eligibility (and CE assist. prof. with an approved PI waiver) who have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency within the past 11 years (as of the July 1, 2015 grant term).
No citizenship requirement.
Deadline: Oct. 29, 2014 via proposal central
http://www.aacr.org/Funding/Pages/Funding-Detail.aspx?ItemID=26#.VAX2_ktg6Ac


American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant (postdoc-to-faculty transition award)

$600,000 over 5 years (one award to be made)
Eligibility: applicants must be in the first five years of a postdoctoral or clinical research fellowship (must not have started their fellowship earlier than July 2, 2010 and no later than July 1, 2015).
No citizenship requirement. See additional requirements.
Deadline: Oct. 29, 2014 via proposal central
http://www.aacr.org/Funding/Pages/Funding-Detail.aspx?ItemID=23#.VAXyj0tg6Ac
Institutional representative: this is a mentored career development grant and not a fellowship, so you must submit your full application materials and completed PDRF file to your department’s Research Process Manager (RPM). You are encouraged to contact your RPM asap so they can begin to build your budget.

 

DeGregorio Foundation Award for Cancers of the Upper GI Tract
gastroesophageal malignancies
$250,000 total direct costs over 2 yrs
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility (UTL, MCL, NTL-Research) and CE faculty with an approved PI waiver
Deadline: Oct. TBA
http://www.degregorio.org/wp/4th-annual-degregorio-foundation-award-for-cancers-of-the-upper-gi-tract/

 

 

 

November 2014

 

 

California Breast Cancer Research Program
Conference Award
up to $25K
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver >>) and others with an approved PI waiver
No citizenship requirement.
Deadline: Nov. 5, 2014 via proposal central
http://cbcrp.org/apply/call/

 

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
Stand up to Cancer-American Cancer Society Lung Cancer Translational Research Team

$20 million over 3 years (1 grant to be awarded)
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility.
There are no citizenship or residency restrictions.
Letter of intent-call for ideas (required): Nov. 5, 2014 via proposal central
Full application (by invitation only): Feb. 2, 2015 via proposal central
http://www.aacr.org/Funding/Pages/Funding-Detail.aspx?ItemID=42#.VCRcAueR9GE
Call for ideas PDF file:
http://www.aacr.org/Funding/PublishingImages/Lists/Grants/AllItems/Call For Ideas.pdf




American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
Stand up to Cancer-Ovarian Cancer Research Fund-Ovarian Cancer National Alliance-National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Translational Dream Team Grant

$6 million over 3 years (1 grant to be awarded)
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility.
There are no citizenship or residency restrictions.
Letter of intent-call for ideas (required): Nov. 7, 2014 via proposal central
Full application (by invitation only): Feb. 2, 2015 via proposal central
http://www.aacr.org/Funding/Pages/Funding-Detail.aspx?ItemID=43#.VCRdteeR9GA
Call for ideas PDF file:
http://www.aacr.org/Funding/PublishingImages/Lists/Grants/AllItems/Call_For_Ideas.pdf

 

 

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer
Innovation Grant

$250K over 2 years
Eligibility: established faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
No citizenship requirement.
Letter of intent (required): Nov. 3, 2014
Full application (by invitation only): March 2, 2015
http://www.alexslemonade.org/grants/guidelines


Free to Breathe
Research Grant to Prevent or Stop Lung Cancer Metastasis

$600,000 over 3 years
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
No citizenship or residence restriction but research must be done in the U.S.
Letter of intent (required): Nov. 7, 2014
Full applications (by invitation only): March 9, 2015
http://www.freetobreathe.org/research-grants/our-research-grants/2015-research-grant-competition

 

Melanoma Research Alliance
Young Investigator Award

$75K/yr x 3 yrs
Eligibility: assist. prof. (and CE assist. prof. with an approved PI waiver) who are within 4 years of their first faculty appt.
Young Investigator Award in Dermatology
$75K/yr x 3 yrs
Eligibility: assist. prof. (and CE assist. prof. with an approved PI waiver) who are dermatologists who are within 4 years of their first faculty appt.
Established Investigator
$125K per year for 2-3 years
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility (and CE faculty with an approved PI waiver)
Pilot Award
$50K/yr x 2 years
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility (and CE faculty with an approved PI waiver) who are past the initial first 4 years of their faculty appointment
Pilot Award-co-sponsored by the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC)
$50K/yr x 2 years
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver) who are past the initial first 4 years of their faculty appointment
No citizenship restriction
Deadline: Nov. 11, 2014 via proposal central
http://www.curemelanoma.org/research/request-for-proposals/

SPECIAL NOTE: Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA)- research grants with funding provided by corporate sponsors.
Because Stanford policy requires that corporations pay full indirects, and these corporate-funded MRA grants do not pay indirect costs, Stanford faculty cannot apply for these particular RFPs:
-Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS)-MRA Established Investigators in Immunotherapy
-Amgen-MRA Established Investigator Academic-Partnership Award
-Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS)-MRA Team Science Award in Immunotherapy


Melanoma Research Alliance
MRA-Academic Industry Partnership Awards
-Established Investigator Academic-Industry Partnership Award
-Team Science Academic-Industry Partnership Awards

Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
No citizenship requirement.
Indirect cost reimbursement:
Per the sponsor: "For MRA Academic-Industry Partnership Awards, industry funds must match MRA funding in direct funding or in-kind support (reagents, clinical grade drugs, equipment, contact services). Indirect costs from the industry partner may be included as long as they are in addition to the direct funding match.”
Per Sonia Barragan, the RMG Associate director: "While the MRA does not pay full indirect costs, Stanford would be able to ask for full indirect costs from the industry partner for the portion of the project that is supported by the industry partner.”
Deadline: Nov. 21, 2014 via proposal central
http://www.curemelanoma.org/research/request-for-proposals/

 

 

Prostate Research Foundation
Young Investigator Award

$75K/yr x 3 yrs
Eligiibility: Senior Postdoctoral fellow, Instructor, Research Associate, Assistant Professor with PI eligibility (with UTL, MCL, and NTL-Research) and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver).
Young Investigators may be working in basic, translational, clinical, population sciences,
bioengineering or any other field that could contribute to the end of prostate cancer.
Deadline: Nov. TBA
http://www.pcf.org/site/c.leJRIROrEpH/b.5849007/k.F70A/Open_RFAs.htm
Institutional representative (for all applicants, including senior postdocs): your department's Research Process Manager (RPM). You are encouraged to contact your RPM asap to alert him/her that you are submitting a proposal so they can begin to generate your budget.

 

 

 

December 2014

 

 

Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research
Kimmel Scholar

$100K/yr x 2 yrs (up to 10 to be awarded)
Eligibility: assist. prof. w/ PI eligibility (and CE assist. prof. with an approved PI waiver) whose first appt was on or after July 2011- or on or after July 2010 if they are a physician-scientist with clinical responsibilities
No citizenship requirement
Deadline: Dec. 3, 2014
http://www.kimmel.org/Application_Process37.html

 

Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research
Translational Science Award
$100K/yr x 2 (5 to be awarded)
Eligibility: assist. prof. with PI eligibility (and CE assist. prof. with an approved PI waiver) who are physician scientists whose first appt. was on or after July 2010.
No citizenship requirement
Deadline: Dec. 3, 2014
http://www.kimmel.org/Application_Process37.html

 


Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer
Young Investigator Grants

Designed for start up funds for new scientists at the end of their fellowship training or early in their research career
Eligibliity: early assistant professors with PI eligibility, and CE assistant professors (with an approved PI waiver); Instructors, Research Associates, and Postdoctoral and Medical fellows. Please see the additional criteria in the guidelines.
No citizenship requirement
Deadline: Dec. 15, 2014
http://www.alexslemonade.org/grants/guidelines
Institutional representative (for all applicants, including postdocs/fellows): your department's Research Process Manager (RPM). You are encouraged to contact your RPM asap to alert him/her that you are submitting a proposal so they can begin to generate your budget.

 

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer
Epidemiology Grants

$100,000 per year x 2 years
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
No citizenship requirement
Deadline: Dec. 15, 2014
http://www.alexslemonade.org/grants/guidelines

 

LUNGevity Foundation
Career Development Awards for Translational Research
(lung cancer research)
$100K/yr x 3 yrs
Projects must pertain to the early detection of lung cancer or on the outcomes of lung cancer, or to provide a clear conceptual or experimental foundation for the future development of methods for early detection and/or individualized treatment, including through immuno-oncology.
Eligibility: assistant professors with PI eligibility or CE faculty with an approved PI waiver within the first five years of their faculty appointment
Note: An applicant may submit only one application for the 2014 Awards.
Letter of intent (required) deadline: Dec. TBA via proposal central (see the proposal central tips at the end of this message)
Invitations to submit a full proposal to be sent in January
Full proposal deadline (by invitation only): March TBA via proposal central
http://events.lungevity.org/site/PageServer?pagename=v2_Research_ApplicationDetails
Institutional representative: you do not have to submit your letter of intent through your institutional representative. However, keep in mind the holiday closure period: Dec. 23-Jan. 3.

LUNGevity Foundation
Lung Cancer Early Detection Award

Individual investigators: $200K over 2-3 yrs
Multidisciplinary teams of two or more PIs*: up to $600,000 total over 2 to 3 years.
All PIs in the team share authority for scientific leadership.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility. Note: Applicants may apply as Individuals or teams.
Note: An applicant may submit only one application for the 2014 Awards.
*It is strongly encouraged that teams be composed of principal investigators from different institutions.
Letter of intent (required) deadline: Dec. TBA via proposal central (see the proposal central tips at the end of this message)
Full proposal deadline (by invitation only): March 7, 2014
http://events.lungevity.org/site/PageServer?pagename=v2_Research_ApplicationDetails
Institutional representative: you do not have to submit your letter of intent through your institutional representative. However, keep in mind the holiday closure period: Dec. 23-Jan. 3.

LUNGevity Foundation
Lung Cancer Targeted Therapeutics Award

Individual investigators: $200K over 2-3 yrs
Multidisciplinary teams of two or more PIs*: up to $600,000 total over 2 to 3 years.
All PIs in the team share authority for scientific leadership.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility. Note: Applicants may apply as Individuals or teams.
Note: An applicant may submit only one application for the 2014 Awards.
Letter of intent (required) deadline: Dec. TBA via proposal central (see the proposal central tips at the end of this message)
Full proposal deadline (by invitation only): March 7, 2014
http://events.lungevity.org/site/PageServer?pagename=v2_Research_ApplicationDetails
Institutional representative: you do not have to submit your letter of intent through your institutional representative. However, keep in mind the holiday closure period: Dec. 23-Jan. 3.

 

 

2015

 

January



 

Society of Surgical Oncology
Clinical Investigator Award

$50K/yr x 2 yrs
To promote patient-oriented research conducted by surgical oncologists in clinical and translational science.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility (with UTL, MCL, and NTL-Research appts) and CE Faculty (with an approved CE Faculty PI Waiver >>)who are within 10 years of completion of training. Must be full SSO members for at least 6 months prior to application submission
Deadline: January TBA
http://www.surgonc.org/about-sso/james-ewing-foundation/2014-clinical-investigator-award

 

AGA-American Gastroenterological Association Research Foundation
AGA-Caroline Craig Augustyn and Damian Augustyn Award in Digestive Cancer

$40K for -1 yr
Eligibility: Instructors, research assoc., assist. prof. with PI eligibility
No citizenship or residency restrictions.
Deadline: Jan. 16, 2015
http://www.gastro.org/aga-foundation/grants/aga-caroline-craig-augustyn-and-damian-augustyn-award-in-digestive-cancer


Avon Foundation for Women
Breast Cancer Research Program

Research Grant
Up to $150K/yr x 2 yrs (optional 3rd yr. can be sought in year 2)
Supports projects aimed at understanding the causes of breast cancer, prevention or developing new tests to assess risk. Funds can also be requested to develop new treatments for unmet needs in breast cancer.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty with an approved PI waiver
Letter of intent deadline (required): Jan. TBA
Full proposals (by invitation only): March TBA
http://www.avonfoundation.org/grants/breast-cancer/research-grant-guidelines/

 

Sarcoma Foundation of America
Research Grant

Funding of up to $50,000 for 1 yr, allowing up to 10 percent indirect costs, is available to cover equipment and supplies in support of research on the etiology, molecular biology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of human Sarcomas (see the guidelines for specific topics)
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
Deadline: Jan. TBA via proposal central
http://www.curesarcoma.org/index.php/research_grants/grant_applications

American Thyroid Association
Research Grant

$25K/yr x 2 yrs
Eligibility: assist. prof. w/ PI eligibility and CE assist. prof (with PI eligibility). Individuals must be new investigators that are less than 6 years from completion of their post-doctoral fellowship and have never been a Principal Investigator (PI) on an NIH
RO1 or equivalent grant (recipients of NIH R29, R21 and KO8 awards are eligible).
Those who have a fellowship end date prior to 2008 are not eligible.
Thyroid disease (including thyroid cancer)
Deadline: Jan. TBA
http://www.thyroid.org/thyroid-physicians-professionals/research-grants-thyroidology/

 

National Pancreas Foundation
$50K for 1 yr
The research must be in the field of pancreatic diseases. Studies intended to advance knowledge in the areas of pancreatic carcinoma, and all forms of pancreatitis would be the closest to the areas of interest of the NPF. Studies more closely related to diabetes will not be accepted.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
No citizenship requirement
Deadline: Jan. 30, 2015
http://pancreasfoundation.org/research/grants-and-awards/
Institutional representative: due to the winter closure period, Dec. 23-Jan. 3, please alert your RPM in early December that you will be submitting an application so he/she can begin to build your budget.

 

 

February 2015

 

Sarcoma Foundation of America
Research Grant
$50K
To fund research on the etiology, molecular biology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of human sarcomas.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
Deadline: Feb. 2, 2015 via proposal central
http://www.curesarcoma.org/research/apply-for-a-grant/

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award

Amount of funding: $150,000/yr x 3 years ($450,000 total costs over 3 yrs) (no indirect costs are provided) The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation will retire up to $100,000 of any qualifying medical school debt still owed by the awardee.
**Update-please read**: Institutional nominations are not required and there is no limit to the number of applications that can be received from a particular institution; however, only one clinical investigator award application will be accepted from a mentor (including co-mentorships) or candidate per review session
Eligibility:
The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident; The applicant must have received an MD or MD/PhD degree(s) from an accredited institution, completed his/her subspecialty training and be board-eligible; The applicant must hold a valid, active U.S. medical license at the time of application.
The applicant must apply within the first four (4) years of his/her initial full assistant professor faculty appointment (UTL, MCL or NTL-Research appt) (cut-off July 2010). Adjunct or acting positions are not eligible. Please use the date the Provost Office approved your formal UTL or MCL faculty appointment. Time spent in your acting assistant professor appointment is not counted.
Other funding restrictions: see the guidelines
Deadline: Feb. TBA
Program overview:
http://www.damonrunyon.org/for_scientists/more/clinical_investigator_award_overview
Application Guidelines
http://www.damonrunyon.org/for_scientists/more/clinical_investigator_award_application_guidelines

 

Lymphoma Research Foundation
CLL/SLL Collaborative Grant
$125K per yr x 2 yrs
Follicular Lymphoma Pathways Grant $150K per yr x 3 yrs
Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL) Exploratory/Developmental Grant $150K per yr x 3 yrs
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility (with UTL, MCL, and NTL-Research appts) and CE Faculty (with an approved CE Faculty PI waiver >>)
Deadline: Feb. 2015 TBA
http://www.lymphoma.org/site/pp.asp?c=bkLTKaOQLmK8E&b=6330663

 

 

March

 

Melanoma Research Foundation
Career Development Award for Mucosal Melanoma (CDA-MM)

$50K/yr x 2 yrs
Eligibility: Instructors and assist. prof. with PI eligibility and CE assistant prof.( with an approved PI waiver)
Deadline: March via proposal central
http://www.melanoma.org/research-center/research-grants/types-of-funding

 

Melanoma Research Foundation
Established investigator Award

$100K/yr x 2yrs
Eligibility: established faculty with PI eligibility
Deadline: March via proposal central
http://www.melanoma.org/research-center/research-grants/types-of-funding


Melanoma Research Foundation
Specific Topic Proposals (STP)
Must address one of six topics (see the guidelines)
Single investigator: $100K/yr x 2yrs
Teams: $250K/yr x 2 yrs
Eligibility: established faculty with PI eligibility
Deadline: March via proposal central
http://www.melanoma.org/research-center/research-grants/types-of-funding


Melanoma Research Foundation
Career Development Award
-to encourage junior investigators to enter the field of melanoma research.
$50K/yr x 2yrs
Eligibility: Instructors and early assist. prof. with PI eligibility and early CE assistant professors (with an approved PI waiver)
Deadline: March via proposal central
http://www.melanoma.org/research-center/research-grants/types-of-funding

 

 

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
Young Investigator award

$50K/yr x 2 yrs (3 awards to be made)
Eligibility: postdoctoral Ph.D., resident in approved ACGME program, post-residency fellow, or in the first five years of their first faculty position (assist. prof. w/ PI eligiblity)
Institutional representative (RPM) deadline: Feb. 26, 2014
Deadline: March via proposal central
To download a the PDF file of the guidelines, Click on the link from the sponsor's webpage "to apply" to take you to the proposal central website (where you can download the guidelines by clicking on the document icon to the right of the program name)
http://www.bcan.org/medical/research-award/
Institutional representative (for all positions): your department's Research Process Manager (RPM)
You are encouraged to contact your RPM asap so he/she can build your budget and provide directions regarding the PDRF (electronic routing form), etc.

Lymphoma Research Foundation
Adolescent/Young Adult Cooperative Group Correlative Gran
t
$50K/yr x 2 yrs
The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) seeks proposals for correlative clinical/translational studies
in adolescent/ young adult (AYA) lymphomas. Applications to this initiative must be an adjunct to a
major NCI cooperative group research project in lymphoma relating to work in the clinical setting or
involving primary lymphoma patient samples.
The applications should clearly focus on lymphoma research and have a high
degree of relevance to research questions pertinent to adolescent and young adult lymphomas
Deadline: March
http://www.lymphoma.org/site/pp.asp?c=bkLTKaOQLmK8E&b=8490965


The Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF)
--Pediatric Brain Tumor Awards Research Gran
t up to $30K/yr for up to 2 yrs
--Pilocytic Astrocytoma Award $50K for 1 yr (one award to be made)
Eligibility: Faculty with PI eligibility
Deadline:
March
https://ictr.research.bcm.edu/R5T80IF3WH2/CBTF/Default.aspx



Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellowships

Unlimited applicants permitted
(see the guidelines for eligibility criteria)
Deadline: March
Eligibility guidelines:
http://www.damonrunyon.org/for_scientists/more/fellowship_award_overview
Fellowship application guidelines:
http://www.damonrunyon.org/for_scientists/more/fellowship_award_application_guidelines
Institutional representative: Postdoctoral fellows: please submit your proposals via the RMG Fellowship office at least 5 working days before the sponsor's deadline per these procedures >>

 


Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Award
Unlimited applicants permitted
Applicants must have completed one or more of the following degrees or its equivalent: MD, PhD, MD/PhD, DDS, DVM.
(see the guidelines for eligibility criteria)
Level 1 Funding: Basic and physician-scientists must have received their degrees no more than one year prior to the FAC meeting at which their applications are to be considered.* Applicants must not have been in their Sponsors’ labs for more than one year prior to the date of the FAC meeting at which their applications are to be considered* and are expected to devote 100% of their time and effort to Damon Runyon-supported research activities.
Level 2 Funding: Physician-scientist applicants (MD, MD/PhD, DDS, DVM or the equivalent) must have completed their residencies and clinical training, must be board eligible at the start date of the Damon Runyon-Sohn Fellowship, and be able to devote at least 80% of their time and effort to Damon Runyon-Sohn supported research activities. Applicants may apply at any time prior to their initial assistant professorship appointment (or equivalent); postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows and Instructors are eligible to apply. (Stanford clarification: Clinical instructors are not eligible.) Candidates holding or awarded NIH K awards at the time of application are not eligible to apply.
Only one fellowship application will be accepted from a Sponsor or Fellow per review session
Candidates who have already accepted a postdoctoral research fellowship award are not eligible.
Deadline: March
Overview and eligibility guidelines:
http://www.damonrunyon.org/for_scientists/more/pediatric_fellowship_award_overview
Application guidelines:
http://www.damonrunyon.org/for_scientists/more/pediatric_fellowship_award_application_guidelines
Institutional representative: Postdoctoral fellows: please submit your proposals via the RMG Fellowship office at least 5 working days before the sponsor's deadline per these procedures >>

 

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
Senior Research Fellow

$100K/yr x 2 yrs
The goal of this initiative is to accelerate the development of therapeutic approaches for myeloma and may include proposals in basic science, translational or clinical research.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty with an approved PI waiver.
The Senior Research Awards are aimed at investigators with more than five (5) years of experience in blood cancer research.
Deadline: March
http://www.themmrf.org/research-programs/for-academic-researchers/grant-opportunities.html



The Sontag Foundation (brain tumors/brain cancer research)
Distinguished Investigator Award

$600,000 total award ($150K/yr x 4 yrs)
Eligibility: Stanford clarification: assistant professors in their first full-time faculty appointment (must be UTL faculty appointment. Per the sponsor's guidelines, if the institution grants tenure, the appointment must be tenure-track.) Applicant's initial faculty appointment must have been made no earlier than March 1, 2011. Applicant's career track and proposed research should demonstrate potential to generate new knowledge relating to causes, cure or treatment of primary brain tumors/brain cancer.
Deadline: March
http://www.sontagfoundation.org/Display.aspx?id=38

 

National Brain Tumor Society
Innovation Research Grants

$150,000 per year (2 years)
Faculty with PI eligibility (with UTL, MCL, and NTL-Research appts) and CE Faculty (with an approved CE Faculty PI Waiver >>)
LOI deadline: March TBA
http://www.braintumor.org/advance-research/research-funding-opportunities/apply-for-a-grant/

 

The Taub Foundation Grants Program for MDS
For Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) research, exclusive of AML and MPN. Studies focusing on molecular genetics, epigenetics, splicing factors, stem cells, the microenvironment and novel therapeutic targets relevant to MDS are encouraged.
$200K/yr x 3 yrs
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
Initial application deadline: March
Full proposals (by invitation only): Aug.
http://hria.org/tmfservices/tmfgrants/taub.html

 

ASTRO-American Society for Radiation Oncology
Junior Faculty Career Research Training Award
(radiation oncology, biology, physics or outcomes/health services)
$100K per yr x 2 yrs
Eligibility: Assistant professors w/ PI eligibility within the first three years of their faculty appointment and who are board-eligible physician or physicist in radiation oncology or a radiobiologist
Deadline: March via proposal central
Guidelines >>

 

ASTRO--American Society for Radiation Oncology-ROI
Comparative Effectiveness Research Award

Eligibility: You are a board-certified or board-eligible physician in radiation oncology at the time the award commences. You are committed to a career that focuses primarily on academic radiation oncology. Junior faculty member, you must name a primary mentor who will be equally responsible for the planning, direction, and execution of the study.
$50K/yr x 2 yrs (2 awards to be made)
Deadline: March via proposal central
Guidelines >>

 

April

 

 

Alex Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer
Bridge Grant

This grant is designed to sustain research projects falling between the end of funding by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) R or P Award and the beginning of a competitively renewed NIH Award. Renewal applications which scored less than or equal to the 35th percentile but were not funded will be eligible for Bridge Grants. Applicants must have a plan to resubmit for NIH funding. This is a one year award of $100,000 in total costs.
Deadline: April
http://www.alexslemonade.org/grants/guidelines

 

Alex Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer
Springboard Grant
This grant is designed to sustain research projects falling between the end of funding by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) R or P Award and the beginning of a competitively renewed NIH Award. Renewal applications which scored less than or equal to the 35th percentile but were not funded will be eligible for Bridge Grants. Applicants must have a plan to resubmit for NIH funding. This is a one year award of $100,000 in total costs.
Deadline: April
http://www.alexslemonade.org/grants/guidelines

 

Prostate Cancer Foundation
2013 Challenge Award

Amount of funding: $1 million direct costs
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility (with UTL, MCL, and NTL-Research appts) and CE Faculty (with an approved CE Faculty PI Waiver >>)
These awards support large-scale research projects from teams of at least 3 highly experienced investigators capable of providing unique scientific expertise to the solution of a significant problem in prostate cancer research. The team may be assembled from one institution or several institutions from across the globe, and must embed a young investigator as an integral contributor to the team.
Focus: Treatment Sciences: Investigations of new ideas in man or laboratory support of a high-impact clinical investigation with a high probability of near-term patient benefit.
Full proposal Deadline: April
http://www.pcf.org/site/c.leJRIROrEpH/b.5849007/k.F70A/Open_RFAs.htm

 

May

 

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
Program Project Development Grant

$300K/yr x 3 yrs
For large ovarian cancer research projects that involve several investigators within one institution or collaborations between groups in multiple institutions.
Faculty with PI eligibility. The grant is for investigators seeking to develop program project grant applications for submission to peer-review funding agencies (e.g. NCI, RO1, SPORE, DOD).
Letter of intent (required): May proposal central
Full proposal (by invitation only): Aug. 1, 2014 proposal central
http://www.ocrf.org/for-grantseekers/current-grant-programs

 

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
Liz Tilberis Early Career Award

$150K/yr x 3 yrs
For assist. prof. w/ PI eligibility with a strong commitment to ovarian cancer research who are within the first five years of their first academic appointment.
Letter of intent (required): May proposal central
Full proposal (by invitation only): Aug. 1, 2014 proposal central
http://www.ocrf.org/for-grantseekers/current-grant-programs

 

Alex Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer
"A" Award

$150K/yr x 3 yrs
Eligibility: Instructors and assist. prof. with PI with PI eligibility and CE assist. prof. (with an approved PI waiver) (see additional criteria)
Deadline: May
http://www.alexslemonade.org/grants/guidelines

 

Alex Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer
Reach Award

The goal of this award is to support selected "late translational" studies needed to ultimately initiate a clinical trial.
$250K total costs over 2 yrs
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
Deadline: May
http://www.alexslemonade.org/grants/guidelines

 

 

CureSearch for Children's Cancer
Grand Challenge Awards in Pediatric Cancer

Acceleration Initiative Grants
Timeline:
Letter of intent (required): May TBA via proposal central
Full proposal by invitation only: Aug. TBA via proposal central
http://www.curesearch.org/researchgrant/
Guidelines: Download the guidelines by clicking on the document icon next to the RFA title opposite CureSearch for Children's Cancer on this proposal central webpage >>
"A CureSearch “grand challenge” is a call for a specific scientific or technological innovation that will remove a critical barrier or identify a breakthrough toward improving childhood cancer outcomes--all with a high likelihood of impact and feasibility. "
Amount of funding: CureSearch will commit up to $5 million to this initiative. There is no budget limit for this funding opportunity but the project period may not exceed 3 years.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility (with UTL, MCL, or NTL-Research appointments) and CE Faculty (with an approved CE Faculty PI Waiver >>)
Grants will be awarded to a single Principal Investigator (PI). It is anticipated that Co-investigators serving at multiple institutions will be involved in a project.

 

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
Ann Schreiber Mentored Investigator Award

($75,000 total over 2 yrs)
Eligibility: Applicants must be clinical fellows (Gynecological Oncology, Medical Oncology) or postdoctoral fellows and have a M.D. or Ph.D. degree.
Letter of intent deadline (required): May via proposal central
Full proposal by invitation only: Aug. via proposal central
http://www.ocrf.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=53&Itemid=317
Postdocs and clinical fellows: because this is a mentored career development grant and not a fellowship, you must submit your PDRF forms and your application materials through your department's Research Process Manager (RPM). Please contact your RPM asap so he/she can begin to build your budget. RPM assignments: http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/rpmmaster.html



The Doctors Cancer Foundation

$50,000 grant for the management of cancer. We are particularly interested in promoting the best of the young scientists, currently under the radar. The project should be innovative, sound and be able to lead to clinical trials.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE Faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
Deadline: May
http://doctorscancerfoundation.org/id4.html

 

 

June

 

SPECIAL Note: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS)
“The Quest for Cures”
Website >> Stanford PIs may not apply
Provost John Etchemendy has determined that Stanford University cannot apply for this funding because Celgene, a for profit company, is funding the research with LLS and the program does not allow full IDCs.
June LOI

 

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer
Bio-Therapeutics Grants

Purpose: 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.
Amount of funding: $1.5M over 3 yrs.
Note: 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 $100K (Year 1) and the balance for the clinical trial initiation will be released after the IND is approved
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility who are completing pre-clinical study for childhood cancer or have submitted an IND and are awaiting an approval. The PI must have a demonstrated track record of implementing biologic therapies. Please see additional criterial
Deadline:   June
PDF file of the guidelines: http://www.alexslemonade.org/files/biothera_guidelines.pdf

Cure Search for Childhood Cancer
Young Investigator Pathway to Independence Awards

CureSearch Young Investigator General Grants (3 to be awarded)
CureSearch Young Investigator Award in Neuroblastoma (1 to be awarded)
CureSearch Young Investigator Award in Palliative Care (1 to be awarded)
CureSearch Young Investigator Award in Rhabdomyosarcoma (1 to be awarded)
Amount of funding: $75,000 per year x 3 yrs
Eligibility: M.D. or Ph.D., Instructor or Assist. Professor with PI eligibility or CE assist. prof.* who are within 6 years of completing their initial postdoctoral training. You cannot have a NIH R or P award. NIH K awards are permitted.
Letter of intent (required): June via proposal central
Full proposal (by invitation only): Sept. via proposal central
http://www.curesearch.org/Young-Investigator-Program/
To download the guidelines, go to the Proposal Central webpage, scroll down to Cure Search for Childhood Cancer, and then click on the document icon to the right of the name of the RFP.
https://proposalcentral.altum.com/
Institutional representative: you do not have to submit your pre-application through your RPM. If invited to submit a full proposal you must submit your proposal through your division or department's RPM.
*Exception: CE faculty must submit a request and receive approval for a PI waver prior to the submission of their pre-application.

 

Children's Leukemia Research Foundation
Research Grant Program
$30K
Faculty with PI eligibility (with UTL, MCL, and NTL-Research appts) and CE Faculty (with an approved CE Faculty PI Waiver >>)
Deadline: June
http://www.childrensleukemia.org/researchgrants.html

 

Radiation Oncology Institute
Grant- Comparative value of radiation therapy up to $200K for 2 yrs
Value encompasses aspects of both comparative and cost effectiveness but can be more broadly defined to include innovative approaches to evaluating the benefits and harms of radiation oncology interventions.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility (with UTL, MCL, and NTL-Research appts) and CE assist. prof. (with an approved CE Faculty PI Waiver >>)
Letter of intent: June TBA
http://www.roinstitute.org/What-We-Do/Funding-Opportunities/Index.aspx

 

 

Desmoid Tumors Research Foundation
Young Investigators RFP
$30K/yr for a minimum of 1 yr.
Eligibility: Instructors, Assist. prof. and assoc. prof. with PI eligibility (with UTL, MCL, and NTL-Research) and CE assist. prof. & assoc. prof. (with approved CE Faculty PI Waiver >>)
General RFP $65K/yr for a minimum of 1 yr
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility (with UTL, MCL, and NTL-Research) and CE faculty (with approved CE Faculty PI Waiver >>)
Deadline: June TBA
http://www.dtrf.org/index.php/research/apply-for-research-grant.html

 

 

July



Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award

Amount of funding (recently **revised** by the sponsor): Initial award: $150,000 per year for 2 years ($300,000 total) with an opportunity for up to 2 additional years of funding (for a total of $600,000). Continued support for years three and four will be provided to those awardees who demonstrate significant progress on their proposed research during years one and two of the award.
Eligibility (*revised*): tenure-track** Assistant Professors (MCL & UTL) within the first four years of obtaining their initial Assistant Professor position.
Cut-off date-revised: July 1, 2010
**Stanford Eligibility Clarification: Although the sponsor's guidelines state tenure-track, per correspondence with their Administrative Director, they will permit assistant professors with both UTL and MCL faculty appointments to apply. Any institutional letter for MCL faculty must explain the rigorous appointment process as well as the institution's commitment to the applicant.
NTL-R and CE Assistant professors are not eligible.
Full proposal: July
http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/funding/damon_innovation.html


Alex Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer
Psychosocial Grant: The Launch Grant

This program is designed for early career researchers
The new Psychosocial Grants will fill a direct need for research funding by supporting studies that aim to explain and/or improve psychosocial outcomes of those affected by childhood cancer. These grants are designed to fund researchers who have novel approaches to understanding the psychosocial aspects of pediatric cancer whose proposals will have clinically significant impact.
Amount of funding: $100K total direct costs-no indirects over 2 years
Eligibility: Applicants can have Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D.. Assist. prof. with PI eligibility and CE assist. prof.*
Applicants must be within 7 years of receiving their terminal degree and have a demonstrated record of psychosocial research in pediatric cancer commensurate with their early career status. Citizenship is not required. Applicants cannot currently hold an independent NIH grant (R or P award). An applicant may hold a K award but cannot receive any salary support from ALSF as part of this award. See the guidelines.
Letter of intent Deadline: July
PDF file-letter of intent instructions: more >>
PDF file-Launch grant guidelines:
http://www.alexslemonade.org/files/psyc_launch_guidelines.pdf
*Institutional representative: you do not have to submit your letter of intent through your RPM. However, you must submit your completed PDRF form and your full proposal through your RPM.
Exception: CE faculty must submit a request for and receive approval for a CE faculty waiver before they can submit their letter of intent.


Alex Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer
Psychosocial Grant: Family Impact Grant

This program is designed for established investigators.
The new Psychosocial Grants will fill a direct need for research funding by supporting studies that aim to explain and/or improve psychosocial outcomes of those affected by childhood cancer. These grants are designed to fund researchers who have novel approaches to understanding the psychosocial aspects of pediatric cancer whose proposals will have clinically significant impact.
Amount of funding: $300K total direct costs, no indirects over 3 yrs
Eligibility: Faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty* (see additional criteria)
Applicant may be Ph.D., M.D., D.O., or M.D./Ph.D.; Applicants must have demonstrated success in obtaining prior research funding (grants with at least a 2 year funding period) within the field of pediatric cancer from either NIH or other foundations. The project submitted should not overlap with previous award(s).
Research proposals to be carried out by established investigators who must have a strong track record of peer-reviewed publications.
Letter of intent Deadline: July
PDF file- letter of intent instructions: more >>
PDF file of the Family Impact Grant:
http://www.alexslemonade.org/files/psyc_family_guidelines.pdf
*Institutional representative: you do not have to submit your letter of intent through your RPM. However, you must submit your completed PDRF form and your full proposal through your RPM.
Exception: CE faculty must submit a request for and receive approval for a CE faculty waiver before they can submit their letter of intent.

 

 

Children's Tumor Foundation
Schwannomatosis Awards
$75,000
Focus: genetics, cell biology and translational research, clinical research
Eligibility: Faculty with PI eligibility and CE Faculty (with an approved PI Waiver )
Deadline: July
http://www.ctf.org/Research/Schwannomatosis-Awards.html



Susan G. Komen for the Cure
-Career Catalyst Research Grants (CCR)-Basic and Translational research
-Career Catalyst Research Grants (CCR)-Clinical Research

CCR grants provide support for hypothesis-driven research projects that have significant potential to advance our understanding of breast cancer, lead to reductions in breast cancer incidence and/or mortality, and move us toward the goal of a world without breast cancer.
$150K direct and indirect costs per year x 3 yrs
Eligibility: for assist. professors with PI eligibility and CE faculty* who are no more than 6 six years past their first appointment as of the application date, Nov. 20, 2014. See the guidelines for other criteria.
Pre-application deadline (required): July via proposal central
Full application (by invitation only): Nov. via proposal central
http://ww5.komen.org/ResearchGrants/FundingOpportunities.html
Institutional representative: you do not have to submit your pre-application through your RPM. If invited to submit a full proposal you must submit your proposal through your division or department's RPM.
*Exception: CE faculty must submit a request and receive approval for a PI waver prior to the submission of their pre-application.


Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Postdoctoral Fellowship Grants
-Basic and Translational research
Postdoctoral Fellowship Grants-Clinical Research
Eligibility-as of the application date-Nov. 20th:
Those with M.D., D.O., or M.D./Ph.D. or equivalent: if a clinical fellowship has been completed, the Applicant/PI must be no more than 3 years post-completion of his/her most recent clinical fellowship. If no clinical fellowship has been completed, the Applicant/PI must be no more than 5 years post-completion of his/her most recent medical residency
Those with Ph.D. degrees: can be no more than 5 years post-completion of their their Ph.D.
Pre-application deadline (required): July 17 via proposal central
Full application (by invitation only): Nov. via proposal central
http://ww5.komen.org/ResearchGrants/FundingOpportunities.html
Institutional representative: you do not have to submit your pre-application through your RPM. If invited to submit a full proposal you must submit your proposal through your division or department's RPM.
*Exception: CE faculty must submit a request and receive approval for a PI waver prior to the submission of their pre-application.

 

Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Graduate Training in Disparities Research (GTDR)

This is intended to establish and/or to sustain an institutional training program for graduate students who are seeking careers dedicated to understanding and eliminating disparities in breast cancer outcomes across population groups.
$135K direct costs per year x 3 yrs
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty*
Pre-application deadline (required): July via proposal central
Full application (by invitation only): Nov. via proposal central
http://ww5.komen.org/ResearchGrants/FundingOpportunities.html
Institutional representative: you do not have to submit your pre-application through your RPM. If invited to submit a full proposal you must submit your proposal through your division or department's RPM.
*Exception: CE faculty must submit a request and receive approval for a PI waver prior to the submission of their pre-application.

 

Foundation for Women’s Health
Research and Training Funding Opportunities; cervical, ovarian, and uterine cancer

Stimulus/Seed Grants $55K per year (for physician-scientist assist. prof. w/ PI eligibility and CE assist. prof (with an approved PI waiver prior to the abstract)
Project grants $100K/yr for 1-5 years (faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver prior to the abstract submission)
Paired Grants (junior and senior investigators) $100K/yr for 1-5 years (Instructor and assist. prof. w/ PI eligibility and senior faculty member with PI eligibility)
Mentor Grants $100K/yr x 2 years (joint submission by Instructor and his/her mentor-faculty with PI eligibility)
Career Development Awards $100K/yr x 3 years (Instructors and early assist. prof. w/ PI eligibility and CE assist. prof. with an approved PI waiver prior to abstract submission)
Innovative Research Awards $100K/yr x 3 years (faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty with an approved PI waiver prior to abstract submission)
Abstract deadline (required): July
Full applications (by invitation only): Oct. 8, 2014
Research grant overview:
http://www.foundationforwomenscancer.org/research-opportunities/research-and-training-funding-opportunities/
Download application forms:
http://www.foundationforwomenscancer.org/research-opportunities/current-year-research-grants-and-prizes/

 

American Association for Cancer Research [AACR]
on behalf of Stand Up o Cancer [SU2C] and he Cancer Research UK
SU2C-Cancer Research UK Translational Research Fellowship

Amount of funding: $315,000 over 4 years
Eligibility: for early investigators in the U.S. and the UK who have completed their Ph.D. or clinical training and demonstrate clear potential to become leaders in their fields.
By Feb. 1, 2015, Applicants must completed their a Ph.D. and or medical degree and have less than two years of postdoctoral or clinical experience. Clinical Training does not count towards this two year rule. See the guidelines for additional criteria
Applicants must identify one qualified U.S. host laboratory and mentor and one qualified U.K. host laboratory and mentor. The work must be performed in two phases, one in the U.S. and one in the UK. Mentors should be established leaders in the field with a track record of success in mentoring postdoctoral or clinical research fellows. There are no citizenship restrictions.
Deadline: July
Program overview
http://www.aacr.org/home/public--media/stand-up-to-cancer/stand-up-to-cancer-research-funding-opportunities.aspx
A PDF file of the guidelines can be downloaded from the Proposal Central webpage. Scroll to AACR and click on the document icon next to the name of this fellowship:
https://proposalcentral.altum.com/
Institutional representative: because this is a mentored career development grant and not a fellowship, you must submit your completed PDRF forms and application materials to your division's or department's RPM. You are encouraged to contact your RPM as soon as possible so he/she can begin to build your budget.
RPM assignments >>

 

Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation
CLARIONS Grant

$25K for 1 yr
Eligibility: postdoctoral fellows, Instructors, faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty with an approved PI waiver).
Deadline: July
http://www.clfoundation.org/research/research-awards-program
Postdocs: submit your applications via your department's Research Process Manager (RPM)


 

 

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International Myeloma Foundation
2014 Brian D. Novis Research Awards
Senior grant $80K
Eligibility: established faculty with PI eligibility (with UTL, MCL, and NTLR appts.) with track record in myeloma or related research
Junior grant $50K
Eligibility: Instructors, assist. prof. with PI eligibility and CE assist. prof. (with an approved PI waiver). Completed postdoctoral studies or clinical fellowships not later than August 1 of the application year);
Deadline: Aug.
Guidelines >>

Children's Tumor Foundation
Clinical Research Award

To support early stage pilot clinical trials of candidate therapeutics or interventions for treatment of manifestations of NF1, NF2 and schwannomatosis. In addition, these awards support innovative clinical trial enabling studies.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver prior to the abstract submission)
Letter of intent (required): Aug.
Full application (by invitation only): Sept.
http://www.ctf.org/CTF-Awards-Grants-and-Contracts/Clinical-Research-Awards/

 

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
Research Grants

Up to $50K/yr x 2 yrs
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
Deadline: Aug. via proposal central
http://www.curemeso.org/site/c.duIWJfNQKiL8G/b.8578449/k.2D6B/Grants_for_Mesothelioma_Research.htm

 

Prevent Cancer Foundation
Grant

$40K/yr x 2 yrs
An eligible proposal must demonstrate substantial potential for impact on prevention or early detection of cancer.
Eligibility: Instructors, assist. prof. with PI eligibility (with UTL, MCL, NTL-Research appts) and CE assist. prof. (with an approved PI waiver).
Senior faculty with PI eligibility (with UTL, MCL, NTL-Research appts) and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver) who have shifted their area of interest towards primary and secondary cancer prevention) or who would like to test an innovative hypothesis
Deadline: Aug. via proposal central
http://preventcancer.org/what-we-do/research/application-information/

 

American Gastroenterological Association Research Foundation
R. Robert & Sally Funderberg Research Award in Gastric Cancer

$50K per year x 2 yrs
To support novel approaches in gastric cancer research, including the fields of gastric mucosal cell biology; regeneration and regulation of cell growth (not as they relate to peptic ulcer disease or repair); inflammation (including Helicobacter pylori) as precancerous lesions; genetics of gastric carcinoma; oncogenes in gastric epithelial malignancies; epidemiology of gastric cancer; etiology of gastric epithelial malignancies; or clinical research in the diagnosis or treatment of gastric carcinoma.
Eligibility: established faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved PI waiver)
Deadline: Aug.
http://www.gastro.org/aga-foundation/grants/established-investigator-awards/funderburg-research-award-in-gastric-cancer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Postdoctoral Fellowships


To view other Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities and to download the list of over 200 funding opportunities
more >>

See special announcements >> for information on this program:
DoD CDMRP Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) Postdoctoral Fellowship Award (Pre-app: Dec. 19)

AACR-American Association for Cancer
QuadW Foundation-AACR Fellowship for Clinical/Translational Sarcoma Research

(postdoctoral or clinical fellow)
Deadline: Dec. 11, 2013 (internal: Dec. 4)
Guidelines >>
Institutional representative: you must submit your PDRF form and application materials by Dec. 4th to the RMG Fellowship Office per these procedures >>

AACR-American Association for Cancer Research
Millennium Fellowship in Lymphoma Research

(postdoctoral or clinical fellow)
Deadline: Dec. 11, 2013 (internal: Dec. 4)
Guidelines >>
Institutional representative: you must submit your PDRF form and application materials by Dec. 4th to the RMG Fellowship Office per these procedures >>


AACR-American Association for Cancer Research
Millenium Fellowship in Prostate Cancer Research

(postdoctoral or clinical fellow)
Deadline: Dec. 11, 2013 (internal: Dec. 4)
Guidelines >>
Institutional representative: you must submit your PDRF form and application materials by Dec. 4th to RMG Fellowship Office per these procedures >>


AACR-American Association for Cancer Research
AACR-Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Young Investigator Translational Cancer Research Award

$50K for 1 yr
The purpose of this award is to fund physician-scientists during the transition from a fellowship program to a faculty appointment. Research projects are restricted to translational cancer research.
Eligibility: Applicants must have a medical degree (M.D., D.O., or international equivalent), or hold a combined M.D./Ph.D., provided both degrees are completed prior to the start of the grant term and, as of 12/17/13, must be in the last two years of clinical subspecialty training and planning a career in clinical oncology. (see other criteria)
Deadline: Dec. 17, 2013 (internal: Dec. 10)
Guidelines >>
Institutional representative: because this is a mentored research grant and not a fellowship, you must submit your PDRF form and application materials by Dec.10th to your division or department's Research Process Manager (RPM) RPM assignments >> You are encouraged to contact your RPM asap so he/she can build your budget.


AACR-American Association for Cancer Research
The AACR-Ocular Melanoma Foundation Fellowship

$50K for 1 yr
To support postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct ocular/uveal melanoma research and to establish a successful career path in ophthalmology, ocular oncology, uveal melanoma cancer biology, or similar field. The research proposed for funding may be basic, translational, or clinical in nature and must have direct, primary applicability and relevance to ocular/uveal melanoma.
Eligibility: see the guidelines. Be in the first five years of a postdoctoral or clinical research fellowship (i.e., must have started fellowship no earlier than July 2, 2009, and no later than July 1, 2014); and
Deadline: Dec. 17, 2013 (internal: Dec. 10)
Guidelines >>
Institutional representative: you must submit your PDRF form and application materials by Dec. 10th to RMG Fellowship Office per these procedures >>


AACR-American Association for Cancer Research
Debbie's Dream Foundation-AACR Gastric Cancer Fellowship

$50K for 1 yr
To support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct gastric cancer research and to establish a successful career path in this field. The research proposed for funding may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to gastric cancer.
See guidelines for eligibility.
Deadline: Dec. 18, 2013 (internal: Dec. 11)
Guidelines >>
Institutional representative: you must submit your PDRF form and application materials by Dec. 10th to RMG Fellowship Office per these procedures >>


Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellowships

Unlimited applicants permitted
(see the guidelines for eligibility criteria)
Deadline: March 17, 2014 (internal: March 10)
Eligibility guidelines:
http://www.damonrunyon.org/for_scientists/more/fellowship_award_overview
Fellowship application guidelines:
http://www.damonrunyon.org/for_scientists/more/fellowship_award_application_guidelines
Institutional representative: Postdoctoral fellows: please submit your proposals via the RMG Fellowship office at least 5 working days before the sponsor's deadline per these procedures >>

 

Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Award
Unlimited applicants permitted
Applicants must have completed one or more of the following degrees or its equivalent: MD, PhD, MD/PhD, DDS, DVM.
(see the guidelines for eligibility criteria)
Level 1 Funding: Basic and physician-scientists must have received their degrees no more than one year prior to the FAC meeting at which their applications are to be considered.* Applicants must not have been in their Sponsors’ labs for more than one year prior to the date of the FAC meeting at which their applications are to be considered* and are expected to devote 100% of their time and effort to Damon Runyon-supported research activities.
Level 2 Funding: Physician-scientist applicants (MD, MD/PhD, DDS, DVM or the equivalent) must have completed their residencies and clinical training, must be board eligible at the start date of the Damon Runyon-Sohn Fellowship, and be able to devote at least 80% of their time and effort to Damon Runyon-Sohn supported research activities. Applicants may apply at any time prior to their initial assistant professorship appointment (or equivalent); postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows and Instructors are eligible to apply. (Stanford clarification: Clinical instructors are not eligible.) Candidates holding or awarded NIH K awards at the time of application are not eligible to apply.
Only one fellowship application will be accepted from a Sponsor or Fellow per review session
Candidates who have already accepted a postdoctoral research fellowship award are not eligible.
Deadline: March 17, 2014 (internal: March 10)
Overview and eligibility guidelines:
http://www.damonrunyon.org/for_scientists/more/pediatric_fellowship_award_overview
Application guidelines:
http://www.damonrunyon.org/for_scientists/more/pediatric_fellowship_award_application_guidelines
Institutional representative: Postdoctoral fellows: please submit your proposals via the RMG Fellowship office at least 5 working days before the sponsor's deadline per these procedures >>

 

 

 

Stanford Resources


Institutional Representatives
You do not have to submit your pre-applications or letters of intent via your RPM or OSR representative. However, you must submit your application materials and your completed PDRF forms to your institutional representative at least 5 working days prior to the application deadline. You are strongly encouraged to let your RPM know as soon as possible that you are planning to submit an application so they can help with your budget preparation, etc.
*Medicine: RPM Assignments by department: http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/rpmmaster.html
*Other schools: OSR assignments: Download the Pre-award OSR department assignments on this new DoResearch webpage >>

Foundation Relations: MCD and LPFCH
The Foundation Relations team in the Medical Center Development office is available to assist School of Medicine faculty with a review and editing of your proposal. This office facilitates mutually beneficial relationships between faculty and private and philanthropic organizations. Please contact Joy Morimoto at 650-736-9749, joym@stanford.edu, or Michelle Heeseman at 650-736-8968, Heeseman@stanford.edu, for assistance.

For assistance with proposals in children’s health research, please contact Ann Rose ann.rose@lpfch.org 650-497-8444 in Foundation Relations at Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.


Shared Facility/Service Center Resource
You are encouraged to discuss shared facility, service center, core facility resources with Bruce Koch, Senior Director, Discovery and Technological Service Centers, Office of the Senior Associate Dean for Research at bruce.koch@stanford.edu.
School of Medicine/Spectrum webpage "Enabling Technologies" (includes links to shared facilities) http://spectrum.stanford.edu/page_listings/enabling-technologies
School of Medicine Service Centers links: http://corefacilities.stanford.edu/
DoResearch Shared Facility webpage: http://doresearch.stanford.edu/research-scholarship/shared-facilities

 

 

Proposal Central application submission: helpful hints

IMPORTANT:
How to delegate the authority to submit your proposal to the RPM.

In order for RPMs to review and submit grants through Proposal Central, the PI has to go to the section of the application titled "Enable Other Users to Access this Proposal." The PI should scroll to the bottom of the page, enter the RPM's email address, then give the RPM"administrative" permission. The "administrative" permission allows the RPM to view, edit and submit the application. If the RPM is not given "administrative" permission, the RPM will not be able to access the submit button.

Special Note: Selecting the Institution's Name
School of Medicine PIs: select item #6 (following the “MDA clinic” listing) when they search for Stanford University. This one has our Porter Drive address.
PIs in other schools: Select "the Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University" which will display the OSR address.

Selecting a signing official: the "Stanford University" profile will include the list of RPMs. If "the Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University" is selected, this profile will show the OSR signing officials.

 

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