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 April 5, 2021

Mark Foundation Emerging Leader Awards

Deadline:Letter of Intent due by May 3, 2021.

How to apply: Visit their website for details on how to apply.

About the award: The Mark Foundation Emerging Leader Awards support innovative cancer research from the next generation of leaders. These grants are awarded to outstanding early career investigators to support high-impact, high-risk projects that are distinct from their current research portfolio. Applicants must be three to nine years from the start of an independent faculty research appointment as of December 31, 2021. The term is $250,000 per year for three years beginning January, 2022.


Posted April 1, 2021

2022 Pew-Stewart Scholars Program for Cancer Research

Deadline:Proposal, CV and letter of nomination due by Friday, May 7, 2021.

How to apply: Submit one page research proposal, CV, and letter of nomination from your Division Chair (including the date of your appointment) to Nancy Presseau at npresseau@mednet.ucla.edu in order to be considered for this opportunity.

Amount of award: Award is $300,000 distributed over four years. Applicants must be conducting highly innovative cancer research. Appointments such as research assistant professor, adjunct assistant professor, assistant professor research track, visiting professor or instructor are not eligible. The Cancer Center can only nominate one candidate.


Posted March 20, 2021

2021 V Foundation Research Scholar Award

Deadline: One-page research summary and NIH Biosketch due to JCCC by Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Full application due Friday, April 30, 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: The V Foundation has announced their 2021 Scholar Award Program that will award $200,000 in two annual installments of $100,000 each.


Posted March 1, 2021

2021 V Foundation Call for Pediatric Cancer Research Grants

Deadline: One-page research summary and NIH Biosketch due to JCCC by Friday, March 21, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. PST / 5:00 p.m. EST. Full application due Monday, April 15, 2020 by 2:00 p.m. PST / 5:00 EST.

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: This call for applications is specifically for pediatric cancer research.  The sole nominee may apply in either the V Scholar or the Translational program type. The RFA for both pediatric programs are being provided so you may decide which program is the best fit for your nominee.