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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
Aug 10, 2015
 NEW: AACR NextGen Grants for Transformative Cancer Research AACR  $450,000 over 3 years  This mechanism is intended to promote and support creative, paradigm-shifting cancer research that, because of its very nature, may not otherwise be funded through existing channels. It is anticipated that the projects funded through this mechanism will have the potential to lead to major breakthroughs in the field. Eligibility is limited to junior faculty who, at the start of the grant term, have held a full-time, tenure-track appointment as an assistant professor for no more than three years.
Aug. 28, 2015 NEW: WOKC Research Grant  Wipe Out Kids' Cancer  From $50,000 up to $150,000, including no more than 8% indirect costs, for 1 year  These grants are offered to encourage the development of new information that contributes to the understanding, treatment, and cure of pediatric cancers. Applications should focus on basic science or clinical research. Information derived from these studies should have high potential for sustainable future support from other funding agencies, such as the NIH.
Sept 1, 2015

Oct 1, 2015
INTERNAL: Siteman Investment Program Siteman Cancer Center Varies from $200,000 to $800,000 over 2 years SCC will fund the following mechanisms: Pre-R01 for WUSTL Medical School Faculty, Pre-R01 for SLU Consortium Faculty and WUSTL Danforth Campus Faculty, Multi-PI Pre-R01 for all SCC members, Pre-SPORE/PPG Program for all SCC Members.
LOI: Sept. 9, 2015 NEW: Conquer Cancer Now Award Concern Foundation $60,000 per year; up to 2 years Proposals must be hypothesis-driven and centered on cancer genetics, cancer cell biology, or cancer immunology. Concern will not fund clinical trials, cancer epidemiology, or behavioral studies. Grants will only be awarded to independent investigators who are at the start of their scientific career (i.e., junior faculty) and are at the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent with explanation). 
Sept. 15, 2015 INTERNAL: K12 Paul Calabresi Career Development Award for Clinical Oncology WUSM CRTC 75 percent of scholar's salary (Up to $100,00 for min. 2 years); $30,000 per year to support research, travel and tuition The goal of the K12 Paul Calabresi Career Development Award for Clinical Oncology is to train a new generation of highly skilled investigators with specialized expertise who will be well prepared to lead cancer research. The K12 Paul Calabresi program supports the development of senior fellow, postdoctoral scholars, and junior faculty through patient oriented cancer research training, curricula, and mentored projects.
Sept. 24, 2015 Young Investigator Award Conquer Cancer Foundation of the ASCO $50,000 for 1 year The YIA provides funding to promising investigators to encourage and promote quality research in clinical oncology. The purpose of this research grant is to fund physicians during the transition from a fellowship program to a faculty appointment.
Sept. 24, 2015 Career Development Award Conquer Cancer Foundation of the ASCO $200,000 over 3 years The CDA is a research grant that provides funding to clinical investigators who have received their initial faculty appointment to establish an independent clinical cancer research program. The cancer research must have a patient-oriented focus, including a clinical research study and/or translational research involving human subjects. Proposals with a predominant focus on in vitro or animal studies (even if clinically relevant) are not allowed. 
Oct. 1, 2015 NEW: Elsa U. Pardee Foundation Grant  Elsa U. Pardee Foundation  On average $125,000-$150,000; Requested grants should be reasonably supported by the scope of the project  The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation funds research directed towards identifying treatments or cures for cancer. The Foundation particularly encourages grant applications for a one year period which will allow establishment of capabilities of new cancer researchers, or new cancer approaches by established cancer researchers.
Oct. 1, 2015 INTERNAL: Mary Kay Foundation Cancer Research Grant Program Mary Kay  Up to $100,000 (combined direct and indirect costs) over 2 years  This program supports cutting-edge translational research in ovarian, uterine, breast, or cervical cancer. The research should be innovative and provide a scientific link between laboratory research and the clinic. Ultimately, such research would lead to new breakthroughs and discoveries in the field, and would lead to improvement in diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, or treatment of cancer.
Oct. 1, 2015 INTERNAL: Translational Cancer Research Grant V Foundation for Cancer Research  $600,000 over 3 years (10% may be used to offset the indirect cost of the project)  Washington University anticipates being invited to submit one application for the V Foundation’s Translational Cancer Research Grant. The purpose of these grants is to support research teams conducting translational cancer research intended to bring laboratory discoveries to the patient bedside.