Funding Opportunities in Cancer Research



For assistance with funding, contact: 
Paige Isom, Project Manager,
Funding and Awards
Phone: 314-454-8980




Siteman Cancer Center — Internal

Barnes-Jewish Foundation

Deadline Funding Opportunity Sponsor Amount Description
LOI: Nov.3, 2014 New: Innovation Grant  Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation $125,000 per year for two years Innovation grants are designed as seed funding for researchers with a novel approach to pediatric oncology scientific investigation. This may represent a change in research direction and/or an innovative new idea that moves away from an investigator’s prior research but has potential impact for childhood cancers.
INTERNAL COMPETITION: Nov. 3, 2014 NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Award  NCCN Foundation $150,000 over 2 year This Foundation invites proposals from young investigators with innovative ideas and an interest in the development and evaluation of the NCCN clinical practice guidelines.  Research projects may focus on guideline application in decision-making and formation of policies related to drug access and utilization, biologicals, devices, diagnostics, medical economics, new technologies, clinical trials, and cancer treatment procedures.
INTERNAL COMPETITION: Nov. 3, 2014 Mary Kay Foundation Grants for Innovative/Translational Research in Cancer Mary Kay Foundation $100,000 over 2 years Supports cutting-edge translational research in ovarian, uterine, breast, or cervical cancer. The research should be innovative and provide a scientific link between laboratory and the clinic, ultimately leading to new breakthroughs and improvement in diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, or treatment. 
INTERNAL COMPETITION: Nov. 3, 2014 Damon Runyon Cancer Clinical Investigator Award Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation $450,000 over 3 years Washington University has been invited to nominate three candidates for the Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. This award is intended to provide outstanding young physicians with the resources and training structure essential to becoming independent clinical investigators.
INTERNAL COMPETITION: Nov. 3, 2014 V Scholar Award V Foundation for Cancer Research $200,000 over 2 years One candidate from WU allowed. Prestigious young investigator awards that support the independent research of outstanding individuals whose work in basic cancer research has significant potential to contribute to a cure for cancer. Must have complete 2 years of fellowship training; must hold tenured track faculty position - within the first five years of appointment; MD or PhD earned no more than 10 years ago; must not have been promoted to associate professor.
INTERNAL COMPETITION: Nov. 3, 2014 American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant American Cancer Society Up to $30,000 for one year This program provides pilot funding for junior faculty conducting cancer research projects to obtain preliminary results that will enable them to compete successfully for national research grants. Investigators already receiving support from the NIH, NSF, ACS, or other major organizations are not eligible.
LOI: Nov. 7, 2014 Free to Breathe Research Grant Competition Free to Breathe $600,000 over 3 years Free to Breathe has a new funding opportunity solely focused on research to prevent or stop lung cancer metastasis.  We seek to support high-impact and innovative lung cancer research within this area of emphasis that will result in clinical translation (e.g. clinical trial) by the end of the 3-year award period.
Dec. 3, 2014 Kimmel Scholar Award & Kimmel Translational Science Award Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research $100,000 per year for two years Awarded to promising young cancer researchers. The goal of the program is to improve the basic understanding of cancer biology and to develop new methods for prevention and treatment.
Dec. 15, 2015 NEW: Epidemiology Grant Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation $100,000 per year for two years Funding is expected to allow investigators to pursue epidemiological approaches to significantly add to the understanding of childhood cancers.