Cancer Related Funding Opportunities

January 2020 Application Deadlines

01/15/2020 - American Society of Clinical Oncology: The Conquer Cancer (CC) – Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) Career Development Award

Provides funding to Israeli clinical investigators who have received their initial faculty appointment to establish an independent clinical cancer research program. Project must have a patient-oriented focus, including a clinical research study and/or translational research involving human subjects. Proposals with a focus on in vitro or animal studies (even if clinically relevant) are not allowed.

Amount/Duration: $200,000 over 3 years. No indirects. Funded: personnel and/or research expenses, and travel to attend the Conquer Cancer Grants and Awards Ceremony at the ASCO Annual Meeting

Eligibility: Applicant must:
• Have Israeli citizenship and an active Israeli medical license
• Have a MD, DO/international equivalent
• Be in 1st-3rd year of full-time primary faculty appoint. in a clinical dept. at an academic medical institution in Israel at the time of grant submission.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2020

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For assistance contact:
Development Office – Corporate and Foundation Relations
honour.harlowe@mountsinai.org
646-605-8715

01/15/2020 - American Society of Clinical Oncology: Long-term international fellowship

Amount/Duration: $115,000. Funds for personnel, research, and travel expenses including travel to attend the Conquer Cancer Grants and Awards Ceremony at the ASCO Annual Meeting.

Eligibility: Applicants must:
• Be Full/pending Member/International Corresponding member of ASCO
• Be a physician (MD, DO/international equivalent) who has completed a subspecialty training program/equivalent.
• Be a citizen of a country categorized Low-Income, Lower-Middle-Income, or Upper-Middle-Income.
• Have less than 10 years of experience in the field of oncology.
• Have no more than one year of training in the USA, Canada, or EU

Application Deadline: January 15, 2020

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For assistance contact:
Development Office – Corporate and Foundation Relations
honour.harlowe@mountsinai.org
646-605-8715

01/15/2020 - Cancer Research Institute Lloyd J. Old Program Scientists Taking Risks (STAR) Program

The Cancer Research Institute is requesting applications for the Lloyd J. Old Scientists TAking Risks (STAR) Program. The program will provide long-term funding to mid-career scientists, providing them a degree of freedom and flexibility to pursue high-risk, high-reward research at the forefront of discovery and innovation.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2020

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01/15/2020 - Pediatric Cancer Research Funding - CoSA (Committee on Special Awards) Funding Opportunity

Saint Baldrick’s Foundation Research Grant is intended to make the greatest impact on pediatric cancer research.

Amount/Duration: $100,000 for one year

Eligibility:

  • Accepting applicants from USA based institutions, but USA citizenship is not required.
  • Applicants must have PhD, MD or DO degree.
  • Applicants holding/awarded R01s or NIH K-award at the time of LOI submission are not eligible.

Limited Submission Policy: Only one application per RFP award type, per institution, per cycle.

Exceptions: Each institution may submit one additional LOI/application in the Spring cycle in one program/funding category of their choice. For this additional application, project must pertain to Pediatric Brain Tumors, Burkitt Lymphoma, Complementary and Alternative Therapies, Hepatoblastoma, Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis. Rhabdoid Tumors.

The award is intended for specific one-year research projects which are hypothesis driven and may be either laboratory, clinical, or epidemiological in nature.

Projects for pediatric cancer pertaining to:

  • New discovery research
  • Translational research and early phase clinical trials
  • Phase III clinical trials & infrastructure support of participating institutions
  • Education of new pediatric oncology researchers
  • Human embryonic stem cell research NOT funded

Topics of interest:

  • Adolescents & young adults
  • Survivorship, outcomes, and quality of life
  • Supportive care
  • Epidemiology and pediatric cancer predispositions
  • Precision medicine
  • Alternative & complementary therapies

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To allow the Committee on Special Awards (CoSA) to select one candidate, please submit the following (LOI, abstracts & NIH Biosketch) as a single pdf file to sandra.masur@mssm.edu by the CoSA deadline (1/15/2020):

  1. LETTER OF INTENT (LOI) INSTRUCTIONS – The LOI must be no more than one page and contain the following information. References cited only may be included on a second page. Use Times New Roman font (minimum 11 pt) 0.5 inch minimum margin.
    • Name and contact information (complete mailing address, phone number, fax number and email address) of the applicant
    • Name of the institution(s) involved in the proposal
    • Title of the proposed research project
    • Area of focus of the research project (childhood cancer type or other research focus)
    • Relevance of the proposed research project to the mission of St. Baldrick’s, to cure childhood cancers
    • Brief rationale for the proposed research project.
    • Brief timeline of the progression of research
    • The letter must include a statement that the applicant followed institutional limited submissions and is the selected applicant to move forward. The Foundation reserves the right to reject any LOIs not approved by institutional limited submissions personnel.
  2. Lay and scientific abstracts (200 words or less), and keywords
  3. NIH Biosketch

CoSA Application Deadline: January 15, 2020

Foundation Application Deadlines: LOI: January 31, 2020. App: March 27, 2020

01/16/2020 - Mary Kay Foundation - CoSA (Committee on Special Awards) Funding Opportunity

Since 1997, the Mary Kay Charitable Foundation has supported top medical scientists nationwide who are searching for a cure for the cancers that affect women, including breast, cervical, uterine and ovarian.

Grants of up to $100,000 (combined direct and indirect) for a two-year period will be given to investigators with innovative grants for translational research projects in these areas. 

The Mary Kay Foundation is a non-profit public foundation, which focuses on funding research for innovative grants for translational research in ovarian, uterine, breast or cervical cancer. Translational research is broadly defined as research that will provide a scientific link between laboratory research and the clinic. Ultimately, such research would lead to improvement in diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, or treatment of the cancer. One application may be submitted from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

“Grants are awarded each year to researchers at medical schools recommended by The Mary Kay Foundation Research Review Committee, which is composed of prominent doctors who volunteer their time to help the Foundation select the best recipients across the United States. After reviewing these recommendations, the Board of Directors at the Foundation selects the grant recipients.” The Principal Investigator must be Asst., Assoc., or Full time professor.

Submit the following as a single PDF file to sandra.masur@mssm.edu by the CoSA deadline (1/16/2020):

  • Proposal title
  • Lay summary (250 words)
  • 5-page proposal for the 2-year research program, including a proposal title, specific aims, preliminary results and research design. Include a justification of the relevance of the proposal to the stated goal of the foundation.
  • Literature references (2 page max)
  • NIH biosketch for the PI (5 page limit)
  • Current Financial Support (2 Page max)
  • Budget and Justification
  • Letters of Collaboration (3 Page max)

CoSA (Committee on Special Awards) Application Deadline:  January 16, 2020 – 5 PM

Foundation Application Deadine:  February 7, 2020

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01/16/2020 - Conquer Cancer–Israel Cancer Research Fund Career Development Award

Grant Amount: $200,000

For junior faculty located in Israel

Application Deadline:  January 16, 2020

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01/21/2020 - Research Professorship in Breast Cancer Disparities

Grant Amount: $500,000

For full professors serving as a research mentor to researcher(s) in training and/or junior faculty

Letter of Intent Deadline:  January 16, 2020

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01/24/2020 - The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance: Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research

Projects that advance the understanding, diagnosis, prevention, treatment of cancer. Technology development and basic biology research are both eligible. Preference to projects that are considered too speculative/innovative for traditional funding.

Amount/Duration: $200,000 a year for up to 3 years

Eligibility: Non-US citizens/permanent residents are eligible. Applicants must:

  • Have MD, PhD or equivalent degree
  • Have at least 2, but less than 8 years, of experience running their own labs
  • Be an assistant/associate professor/equivalent at an academic research institution in the greater NYC area (NYC 5 boroughs, Long Island, Westchester, Fairfield, New Haven Counties, New Jersey)

Application Deadline: January 24, 2020

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For assistance contact:
Development Office – Corporate and Foundation Relations
honour.harlowe@mountsinai.org
646-605-8715

01/28/2020 - AACR: Anna D. Barker Basic Cancer Research Fellowship

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Award supports salary and benefits for a PI researcher working on a mentored basic cancer research project.

Amount/Duration: $110,000 over 2 years. Part of the award can fund non-personnel expenses that directly apply to project.

Eligibility:
  • AACR member
  • Must work under an approved mentor
  • Have doctoral degree or equivalent
  • Candidates for further doctoral degrees are not eligible
  • Candidates must have completed most recent doctoral degree within past 3 years of grant term beginning July 1, 2020
  • No citizenship requirements
  • International organizations eligible
  • Recipients must attend Grants Reception/Dinner to accept their grant
  • Current AACR grant recipients not eligible

Application Deadline: January 28, 2020

For more information contact:
Development Office – Corporate and Foundation Relations
honour.harlowe@mountsinai.org
646-605-8715

01/31/2020 - Children's Tumor Foundation: Drug Discovery Initiative Registered Report Awards

Program will support early-stage testing of candidate drug therapies for the treatment of neurofibromatosis (NF): NF1, NF2, and schwannomatosis.

Amount/Duration: Funding dependent on topic: Cell-based preclinical drug testing studies: up to $40,000. Animal-based preclinical drug testing studies: up to $85,000

Eligibility: Applicants must have an MD, PhD, or equivalent and have full access (or identified collaborators with full access) to all required resources, including all in vivo and in vitro models. There is no citizenship requirement

Application Deadline: January 31, 2020

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For more information contact:
Development Office – Corporate and Foundation Relations
honour.harlowe@mountsinai.org
646-605-8715

01/31/2020 - Evans Foundation: Discovery Research Grants: EvansMDS Strategic Funding Initiative in Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Award to fund research into the etiology, pathogenesis, and treatment of MDS that is collaborative, transformative, and high impact. Priority will be given to projects that directly examine key features of MDS rather than general concepts in leukemia, hematopoiesis, aging or immunology.

Amount/Duration: Up to $200,000 per year for up to three years

Eligibility: Applicants must be established independent investigators in a tenure-track or tenured position at the Assistant Professor level/equivalent, or higher, at a recognized 501(c)(3) university/non-profit institution in the USA.

LOI Deadline: January 31, 2020

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For more information contact:
Development Office – Corporate and Foundation Relations
honour.harlowe@mountsinai.org
646-605-8715

01/31/2020 - Evans Foundation: EvansMDS Young Investigator Award

Award to fund research into the etiology, pathogenesis, and treatment of MDS that is collaborative, transformative, and high impact. Priority will be given to projects that directly examine key features of MDS rather than general concepts in leukemia, hematopoiesis, aging or immunology.

Amount/Duration: Up to $125,000 per year for up to three years. Funds only for salary and supplies

Eligibility: The candidate should be early career (typically within 8 years of completing their graduate degree) physician or scientist (MD, PhD, or MD-PhD), and currently in a non-tenure track/equivalent position with a 501(c)(3) institution. Candidate should not hold title of
Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor or presently, or have been, the PI on any government/privately funded research grant (exception: NIH training grant/similar)

LOI Deadline: January 31, 2020

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For more information contact:
Development Office – Corporate and Foundation Relations
honour.harlowe@mountsinai.org
646-605-8715

01/31/2020 - St Baldrick’s Foundation: International Scholar Award

Award intended to train researchers from low/middle- income countries to
prepare them in an area of childhood cancer research upon returning to their country of origin. Projects for pediatric cancer pertaining to:
• New discovery research
• Translational research and early phase clinical trials
• Phase III clinical trials & infrastructure support of participating institutions
• Education of new pediatric oncology researchers
• human embryonic stem cell research NOT funded

Topics of interest:
• Adolescents & young adults
• Survivorship, outcomes, and quality of life
• Supportive care
• Epidemiology and pediatric cancer predispositions
• Precision medicine
• Alternative & complementary therapies

Amount/Duration: Up to $110,000/year, three-year minimum. Option for additional 2 years. Award to be used Scholar’s salary at the applicant institution, including up to 30% of the salary amount for fringe benefits. No other costs funded.

Eligibility: USA citizenship and USA based institution not required. Applicants must have Ph.D, MD or DO degree. Applicants holding/awarded R01s or NIH K-award at the time of LOI submission are not eligible.

Limited Submission Policy:
Only one application per RFP award type, per institution, per cycle. Exceptions: Each institution may submit one additional LOI/application in the Spring cycle in one program/funding category of their choice. For this additional application, project must pertain to Pediatric: Brain tumors, Burkitt lymphoma, Complementary and alternative therapies, Hepatoblastoma, Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis. Rhabdoid tumors

LOI Deadline: January 31, 2020

Application Deadline: March 27, 2020

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For more information contact:
Development Office – Corporate and Foundation Relations
honour.harlowe@mountsinai.org
646-605-8715

01/31/2020 - St Baldrick’s Foundation: Research Grant

Award intended for specific one-year research projects which are hypothesis driven and may be either laboratory, clinical, or epidemiological in nature. Projects for pediatric cancer pertaining to:
• New discovery research
• Translational research and early phase clinical trials
• Phase III clinical trials & infrastructure support of participating institutions
• Education of new pediatric oncology researchers
• human embryonic stem cell research NOT funded

Topics of interest:
• Adolescents & young adults
• Survivorship, outcomes, and quality of life
• Supportive care
• Epidemiology and pediatric cancer predispositions
• Precision medicine
• Alternative & complementary therapies

Eligibility: Institutions must be USA based, but USA citizenship not required. Applicants must have Ph.D, MD or DO degree. Applicants holding/awarded R01s or NIH K-award at the time of LOI submission are not eligible.

Limited Submission Policy:
Only one application per RFP award type, per institution, per cycle. Exceptions: Each institution may submit one additional LOI/application in the Spring cycle in one program/funding category of their choice. For this additional application, project must pertain to Pediatric: Brain tumors, Burkitt lymphoma, Complementary and alternative therapies, Hepatoblastoma, Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis. Rhabdoid tumors

LOI Deadline: January 31, 2020

Application Deadline: March 27, 2020

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For more information contact:
Development Office – Corporate and Foundation Relations
honour.harlowe@mountsinai.org
646-605-8715

01/31/2020 - St Baldrick’s Foundation: Scholar Award

Award intended for early careers. Projects for pediatric cancer pertaining to:
• New discovery research
• Translational research and early phase clinical trials
• Phase III clinical trials & infrastructure support of participating institutions
• Education of new pediatric oncology researchers
• human embryonic stem cell research NOT funded

Topics of interest:
• Adolescents & young adults
• Survivorship, outcomes, and quality of life
• Supportive care
• Epidemiology and pediatric cancer predispositions
• Precision medicine
• Alternative & complementary therapies

Amount/Duration: Up to $110,000/year, three-year minimum. Award for Scholar’s salary at applicant institution, including up to 30% of the salary amount for fringe benefits. No other costs funded.

Eligibility: Institutions must be USA based, but USA citizenship not required. Applicants must have Ph.D, MD or DO degree. Applicants holding/awarded R01s or NIH K-award at the time of LOI submission are not eligible.

Limited Submission Policy:
Only one application per RFP award type, per institution, per cycle. Exceptions: Each institution may submit one additional LOI/application in the Spring cycle in one program/funding category of their choice. For this additional application, project must pertain to Pediatric: Brain tumors, Burkitt lymphoma, Complementary and alternative therapies, Hepatoblastoma, Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis. Rhabdoid tumors

LOI Deadline: January 31, 2020

Application Deadline: March 27, 2020

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For more information contact:
Development Office – Corporate and Foundation Relations
honour.harlowe@mountsinai.org
646-605-8715

01/31/2020 - St Baldrick’s Foundation: Supportive Care Research Grants

Award intended for specific one-year research projects which are hypothesis-driven and focus on areas related to the supportive care of children and adolescents with cancer. Projects for pediatric cancer pertaining to:
• New discovery research
• Translational research and early phase clinical trials
• Phase III clinical trials & infrastructure support of participating institutions
• Education of new pediatric oncology researchers
• human embryonic stem cell research NOT funded

Topics of interest:
• Adolescents & young adults
• Survivorship, outcomes, and quality of life
• Supportive care
• Epidemiology and pediatric cancer predispositions
• Precision medicine
• Alternative & complementary therapies

Amount/Duration: Up to $50,000. Award to be used Scholar’s salary at the applicant institution, including up to 30% of the salary amount for fringe benefits. No other costs funded.

Eligibility: Institutions must be USA based, but USA citizenship not required. Applicants must have Ph.D, MD or DO degree. Applicants holding/awarded R01s or NIH K-award at the time of LOI submission are not eligible.

Limited Submission Policy:
Only one application per RFP award type, per institution, per cycle. Exceptions: Each institution may submit one additional LOI/application in the Spring cycle in one program/funding category of their choice. For this additional application, project must pertain to Pediatric: Brain tumors, Burkitt lymphoma, Complementary and alternative therapies, Hepatoblastoma, Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis. Rhabdoid tumors

LOI Deadline: January 31, 2020

Application Deadline: March 27, 2020

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For more information contact:
Development Office – Corporate and Foundation Relations
honour.harlowe@mountsinai.org
646-605-8715

February 2020 Application Deadlines

02/01/2020 - Jane Coffins Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research: Fellowship

Projects meant for early career investigators. Projects must focus on the causes and treatment of cancer and cancer cell growth/development.

Amount/Duration:

  • $2,000 allowance for research costs made to the laboratory. Cannot be used for travel.
  • $1,800 travel stipend to PI for science meetings
  • Child care funding available for female fellows
  • Separate travel award to transport PI/their family to the laboratory
  • Award lasts for 3 years. Covers salary stipend an funding for dependents:
    • Year 1: $52,000. Year 2: $54,000. Year 3: $56,000
    • Extra $1,000 per dependent child, per year, if applicable.

Eligibility: Applicants must:

  • Have less than 1 year of post doc research experience prior to deadline
  • Have PhD degree conferred less than 18 months prior to deadline
  • Applicants without a completed PhD are eligible to apply, but PhD must be completed by the start of the fellowship.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2020

For more information contact:
Development Office – Corporate and Foundation Relations
honour.harlowe@mountsinai.org
646-605-8715

02/03/2020 - Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation: Clinical Investigator Award

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

Application Deadline: February 3, 2020

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02/07/2020 - Leukemia Research Foundation: Hollis Brownstein Research Grant

Projects must focus on:
• Innovation – the innovation a proposal offers, discerning whether the findings will contribute to leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and MDS research.
• Mission – what effect the study may have on how blood cancers are detected, diagnosed and treated.
• Training/Environment – training and preparedness of the applicant & their research setting.

Amount/Duration: $100,000 for one year. No indirects

Eligibility: Funds for salary, consultant costs, equipment, supplies, travel, patient care costs, alterations/renovations, etc.

LOI Deadline: February 7, 2020

Application Deadline: March 3, 2020

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02/14/2020 - Grants to New York and Pennsylvania Nonprofits and Agencies in Eligible Counties for Programs Related to Breast Cancer

Application Deadline: February 14, 2020

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02/15/2020 - Cancer Research Institute: Clinic and Laboratory Integration Program

Two award types available:
  • Projects that intersect lab and clinical research in immuno-oncology for all cancers
  • Projects that intersect lab and clinical research in immuno-oncology for Chordoma cancer (in partnership with the Chordoma Foundation)

Amount/Duration: $100,000 per year, for 2 years. Allowed costs: salary, technical assistance, supplies, capital equipment, or scientific travel. No allowed: indirect costs.

Eligibility:
  • Applicant must have tenure-track assistant professorship position or higher at the time of award.
  • No citizenship restrictions.
  • International and domestic nonprofit organizations are both eligible

Application Deadline: February 15, 2019

For more information contact:
Development Office – Corporate and Foundation Relations
honour.harlowe@mountsinai.org
646-605-8715

March 2020 Application Deadlines

03/12/2020 & 03/13/2020 - Dept of Defense - Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP)

Letter of Intent Deadline: March 12, 2020 & March 13, 2020

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GCO Funding Opportunities

Monthly and continuous submission funding opportunity packets are available on the GCO Funding Opportunities web page.

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