Extramural Funding


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 December 3, 2018

Mary Kay Foundation 2019 Translational Research Grant

Application Due Date(s): Internal proposal: December 18, 2018 / Full proposal to agency: February 8, 2019/p>

How to Apply: More information can be found via their website

Description: 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 grant proposal will be reviewed by a Scientific Research Review Committee. The Research Review Committee is composed of noted members of the American medical and scientific community. Award amount is up to $100,000 (combined direct and indirect costs) for a two-year period.

Posted October 1, 2018

National Cancer Institute Research Specialist Award

Application Due Date(s): Letter of Intent due December 11, 2018 / Full proposal due by January 11, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. PST

How to Apply: More information can be found via the NCI website

Description: The NCI R50 Award encourages the development of stable research career opportunities for exceptional scientists who want to pursue research within the context of an existing NCI-funded cancer research program, but not serve as independent investigators. Award recipients receive salary and travel support, which can provide greater autonomy.

Applicants must have an advanced degree (e.g., Masters, Ph.D., D.V.M., D.D.S., M.D.) in an area of biomedical science or biomedical engineering and have demonstrated cancer research accomplishments in their primary discipline. Additional eligibility requirements can be found in the funding opportunity announcements.

Posted April 11, 2018

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Physician-Scientist Training Award

Application Due Date(s): December 3, 2018

How to Apply: For more information, visit their website

Description: Physician-scientists who are both clinically trained and expert researchers are essential to the successful translation of scientific discovery into more effective patient therapies. They have the unique capacity to blend their insights from treating patients and working in the laboratory in a way that enables and accelerates medical advances. However, the pipeline of physician-scientists is dwindling. The decline in this vital cadre of cancer researchers is occurring at a time when cancer research holds the greatest promise of improving survival and quality of life among cancer patients. A growing shortage of physician-scientists means that major laboratory research discoveries will progress to patient application ever more slowly. If the shortage continues unabated, some may not reach patient application at all, thus presenting a crisis in cancer research.