Cancer Related Funding Opportunities

December 2019 Application Deadlines

12/13/2019 - Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: Career Development Award

Projects for the study of pancreatic cancer can be basic, clinical, translational, epidemiological research, and part of the Common Scientific Outline.

Amount/Duration: $200,000 over 2 years

Eligibility: Award for junior faculty who have not received their first funding. Applicants must:

  • have completed a PhD, MD or equivalent degree within past 11 years
  • hold an assistant professor/equivalent position (associates NOT eligible)
  • have a confirmed lab space at their sponsoring institution
  • no citizenship requirements, but sponsoring institution must be in USA
  • not have acted as PI on previous projects

Application Deadline: December 13, 2019

For more information contact:
Development Office – Corporate and Foundation Relations

12/16/2019 - Childhood Cancer Epidemiology Grants

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Epidemiology Grants funding allows investigators to pursue research studies in human populations, using epidemiological approaches, in order to significantly contribute to the understanding of childhood cancers. Hypothesis-driven research may focus on risk factors, early detection, prevention, effectiveness and treatment outcomes of pediatric cancers. The award is $100,000 annually for two years.

Application Deadline: December 16, 2019

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12/26/2019 - Familial RUNX1 Grant Program

ALSF is committed to creating opportunities for new and innovative research into treatments and cures for childhood cancers. The RUNX1 Research Program ( is dedicated to advancing areas of research of particular importance to families affected by familial platelet disorders (FPDs) leading to acute myeloid leukemia (AML) due to germline RUNX1 mutations with the ultimate goal of developing effective therapies to prevent the onset of AML.

Application Deadlines: December 26, 2019

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January 2020 Application Deadlines

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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01/24/2020 - 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

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.

  • 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

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.


  • $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

02/07/2020 - Leukemia Research Foundation New Investigator Research Grants Program

LOI Deadline: February 7, 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.

  • 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

GCO Funding Opportunities

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

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