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 quarterly 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 December 8, 2019

Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award

Deadline: Research plan and NIH Biosketch due to JCCC by Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Full application due Monday, February 3, 2020.
How to apply: This is a limited submission. Please send a one page description of your research plan and NIH Biosketch to Nancy Presseau at npresseau@mednet.ucla.edu in order to be considered for this opportunity.
Amount of award: Every year the possibility of major breakthroughs occurring as a direct result of clinical cancer investigation increases. And yet, every year the number of young physicians entering clinical cancer research decreases. The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation seeks to help reverse this trend. The Foundation invites your institution to nominate candidates to apply for its Clinical Investigator Award program, which supports the most promising early career physician-scientists willing to devote their efforts to the development and application of new diagnostic approaches and therapeutic strategies for cancer and cancer prevention through clinical investigation.

The award will provide $600,000 over three years in financial support for the investigator’s scientific needs. In addition, the Foundation will retire up to $100,000 of medical school debt owed by the awardee.

Posted December 4, 2019

2020 Mary Kay Foundation Cancer Research Grant

Deadline: Proposal due to JCCC by Monday, December 16, 2019 / Full application due 5:00 pm (CST), Friday, February 7, 2020.
How to apply: This is a limited submission. Please send a one page research proposal and CV to be considered to Nancy Presseau at npresseau@mednet.ucla,edu.
Amount of award: The Mary Kay Foundation is a non-profit public foundation, which focuses on funding research for innovative grants for translational research in ovarian, uterine, breast or cervical cancer. Translational research is broadly defined as research that will provide a scientific link between laboratory research and the clinic. Ultimately, such research would lead to improvement in diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, or treatment of the cancer. The Foundation is pleased to invite your institution to submit one grant proposal. Please note: only one grant application will be accepted from each accredited invited institution.

Your grant proposal will be reviewed by a Scientific Research Review Committee composed of notable members of the American medical and scientific community. It is our hope that you will identify and encourage the appropriate person within your institution to complete the application. The grant will be up to $100,000 (combined direct and indirect costs) for a two-year period. If indirect costs are requested, they cannot exceed 15 percent. If selected, the funds will be paid in two payments. The first payment will be after receipt of the executed contract. The second payment will be mailed following receipt of the first-year status report. The Foundation anticipates funding between ten and fifteen grants.

Posted November 12, 2019

Gabrielle's Angels 2019 Conventional and Integrative Grants

Deadline: Proposal due to JCCC December 16, 2019 / Full application due Friday, February 7, 2020
How to apply: Please send a one page research proposal and CV to be considered to Nancy Presseau (npresseau@mednet.ucla.edu)
Amount of award: The Mary Kay Foundation is a non-profit public foundation, which focuses on funding research for innovative grants for translational research in ovarian, uterine, breast or cervical cancer. Translational research is broadly defined as research that will provide a scientific link between laboratory research and the clinic. Ultimately, such research would lead to improvement in diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, or treatment of the cancer. The Foundation is pleased to invite your institution to submit one grant proposal.

Your grant proposal will be reviewed by a Scientific Research Review Committee composed of notable members of the American medical and scientific community. It is our hope that you will identify and encourage the appropriate person within your institution to complete the application. The grant will be up to $100,000 (combined direct and indirect costs) for a two-year period. If indirect costs are requested, they cannot exceed 15 percent. If selected, the funds will be paid in two payments. The first payment will be after receipt of the executed contract. The second payment will be mailed following receipt of the first-year status report. The Foundation anticipates funding between ten and fifteen grants.