Extramural Funding

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The following is a list of active extramural funding opportunities, provided as a courtesy to UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center members. To be included on this list, funding must be unlimited or not administered directly by the JCCC.

Listings are generally updated as a batch on a monthly basis. Entries are ordered by posting date, with most recent postings first. Funding opportunities are removed from this list once their final application due date has passed.

**IMPORTANT** The 21st Century Cures Act was signed into law in December 2016, and authorizes $1.8 billion over seven years to fund the Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot Initiative. The National Cancer Institute has released numerous funding opportunity announcements, and additional funding initiatives are anticipated. You are encouraged to visit their website for a complete and current list of funding opportunities that may be available to you.

Posted July 18, 2017

Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation CLARIONS Research Awards Program

Application Due Date(s): July 31, 2017

How to Apply: Please download the PDF for application guidelines and submission

Description: This award supports investigators interested in conducting innovative cutaneous lymphoma research designed to investigate the causes and improve the treatment, multimodality care and quality of life for patients. The aim is to discover new avenues for better therapies and, one day, a cure for cutaneous lymphoma.

Each year the CLF will provide two $25,000 awards, renewable for 1 year contingent upon approval by the CLF Board of Directors based upon the CLF Scientific Review Board’s review and recommendation. A small indirect cost amount between $1,000 to $2,000 is allowable.


International Myeloma Foundation 2018 Brian D. Novis Research Award Junior Grant

Application Due Date(s): August 1, 2017

How to Apply: Please download the PDF for application guidelines and submission

Description: The International Myeloma Foundation funds several research grants including the Brian D. Novis Research Award. These grants are provided through donations from private individuals, and are presented annually by the International Myeloma Foundation. These awards go to researchers doing work in the field of multiple myeloma and related disorders including smoldering myeloma, MGUS (monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance) as well as immunoglobulin derived amyloidosis.

The Brian D. Novis Junior Grant awards $50,000 for one year. 


International Myeloma Foundation 2018 Brian D. Novis Research Award Senior Grant

Application Due Date(s): August 1, 2017

How to Apply: Please download the PDF for application guidelines and submission

Description: These awards are targeted to established investigators with a track record in myeloma or related disorders, and are designed for projects which represent a different focus, direction, or area of research from those in which they are currently funded. In most cases, these awards will be for pilot projects to obtain sufficient funding for larger applications from NIH or similar larger funding agencies.

The Brian D. Novis Senior Grant awards $80,000 for one year.


AGA-R. Robert & Sally Funderburg Research Award in Gastric Cancer AGA Research Awards

Application Due Date(s): August 4, 2017

How to Apply: Please visit their webpage for application guidelines and submission

Description: The objective of this award is to support an established investigators in the field of gastric biology whose research will enhance the fundamental understanding of gastric cancer pathobiology to ultimately prevent or develop a cure for the disease. Applications that do not denote a gastric biology focus and are not responsive to this announcement will not be submitted for review.

This award provides $50,000 per year for two years (totaling $100,000) to an established investigator working on novel approaches in gastric cancer research.


Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation (DRCRF) 2017 Damon Runyon Fellowship Award Overview

Application Due Date(s): August 15, 2017

How to Apply: Please visit their webpage for application guidelines and submission

Description: The Foundation encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention. Candidates must apply for the fellowship under the guidance of a Sponsor—a scientist (tenured, tenure-track or equivalent position) capable of providing mentorship to the Fellow. In addition to aiding in the planning, execution and supervision of the proposed research, the Sponsor’s role is to foster the development of the Fellow’s overall knowledge, technical and analytical skills, and capacity for scientific inquiry. The Sponsor is also expected to assist the Fellow in attaining his/her career goals.

Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are granted for a four-year term with second-, third- and fourth- year funding contingent upon satisfactory progress reports. Fellows in their first and third years of funding will attend Damon Runyon Fellows' Retreats designed to foster collaboration and interaction between scientists working in different fields relevant to cancer.


Elsa U. Pardee Foundation Research Grant

Application Due Date(s): August 31, 2017

How to Apply: Please visit their webpage for application guidelines and submission

Description: This grant provides funding to investigators in the U.S. that propose research directed toward identifying new 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. It is anticipated that this early stage funding by the Foundation may lead to subsequent and expanded support using government agency funding. Project relevance to cancer detection, treatment, or cure should be clearly identified.

There is no minimum or maximum set for the budget.  However, most grants average $100,000 to $150,000 for one year. Applications requesting more than 15 percent overhead are not usually considered for funding.


Stand Up To Cancer Invites Proposals for $10 Million "Dream Team" Grant

Application Due Date(s): Research proposal due September 5, 2017 / Full application due January 16, 2018

How to Apply: Please visit their webpage for application guidelines and submission

Description: Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) is inviting proposals for a new $10 million Dream Team of top scientific investigators searching for new strategies to prevent or treat cancer. Unlike other Dream Team grants offered by SU2C in recent years that focused on specific types of cancer, such as colorectal cancer or lung cancer, the new $10 million grant is open to any type of translational cancer research.

The ideas may focus on particular organ sites, patient populations (such as pediatrics), or on innovative methods of treatment. Projects must be designed to accelerate the application of new preventive, diagnostic or therapeutic approaches to the clinic that lead to patient involvement within two to three years from the beginning of the grant. Proposals for a Dream Team research project must present plans indicating how the work will be translated into the clinic. The ideas should be based on perceived opportunities for success as well as high-priority areas with a critical need for rapid progress beyond current medical care.


Hope Funds For Cancer Research Postdoctoral Fellowship

Application Due Date(s): Research proposal due September 15, 2017 / Full application due January 14, 2018

How to Apply: Please visit their webpage for application guidelines and submission

Description: The Hope Funds for Cancer Research is offering fellowships to postdoctoral scientists who propose to work on highly innovative research projects that challenge the traditional paradigms of understanding the causes, mechanisms, progression, disease markers or risk factors of the most difficult-to-treat cancers, including pancreatic, lung, liver, sarcomas, esophageal, brain, gastric, bone and ovarian cancers; and rare leukemia’s, lymphomas and MDS. The Fellowship Review Committee will consider each of the following criteria, with a strong emphasis on the innovation of the project, in evaluating candidates.

This award provides a three-year fellowship with a stipend of $48,000 for the first year, $50,000 for the second year, and $52,000 for the third year. A travel grant of $1,500 is also awarded each year for the purpose of attending conferences and/or scientific training meetings. Indirect costs are not allowed.