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Funding Opportunities in Cancer Research



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




Siteman Cancer Center — Internal

Barnes-Jewish Foundation

Deadline Funding Opportunity Sponsor Amount Description
Oct. 28, 2015 NEW: NCI Small Grants Program for Cancer Research (NCI Omnibus R03) NCI $50,000 per year; up to 2 years  This R03 supports small research projects on cancer that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. The R03 grant mechanism supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.
Oct. 30, 2015 NEW: Worldwide Cancer Research Grant \Worldwide Cancer Research (formerly known as AICR) £250,000 (maximum)  The goal of this grant is to support research that might in future help reduce the incidence of cancer or improve cancer survival. Grants support basic or translational research into the causes, mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment or prevention of cancer.
INTERNAL COMPETITION: Nov. 2, 2015 NEW: NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Award NCCN Foundation $150,000 over 2 years 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. 2, 2015 NEW: 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. 2, 2015 NEW: V Foundation 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. 2, 2015 NEW: Rita Allen Foundation Scholar Awards Program Rita Allen Foundation $550,000 over 5 years The Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Program is designed to support young independent investigators who are leaders in biomedical science and whose research focus is on areas that are of global concern in the fields of cancer, neuroscience, and immunology. The Program provides grants to selected academic institutions that are leaders in medical research to support the independent research of outstanding individuals who are in the early stages of their careers.
Nov. 10, 2015 New: NCI Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (NCI Omnibus R21) NCI $275,000 over 2 years This R21 supports the development of new research activities in all areas of cancer research by encouraging exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of cancer research (biomedical, behavioral, or clinical).
Dec. 1, 2015 
NEW: Damon Runyon Physician-Scientist Training Award Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation $460,000 over 4 years; retirement of up to $100,000  of medical school debt This program is designed to recruit outstanding U.S. Specialty Board-eligible physicians (MDs only) into cancer research careers by providing them with the opportunity for a protected research training experience under the mentorship of a highly qualified and gifted mentor after they have completed all of their clinical training.