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 May 2, 2017

2017 V Foundation Pediatric Cancer Immunology or Immunotherapy Grant

Application Due Date(s): May 24, 2017

How to Apply: Please send a one-page description of your proposed research and a CV (NIH format only) to Nancy Presseau via email. (For team awards, CVs of all members should be sent.)

Description: Translational projects should move a novel strategy from the laboratory into a human clinical trial or use specimens from a clinical trial to develop biomarkers or mechanisms. The research should apply in some direct way to human beings within the time frame of less than five years. If biomarker research is undertaken, a validation set or independent clinical trial is essential. A plan for biomarker validation, if applicable, must be included in any proposal.

The endpoint of the project should be the planning or initiation of a new clinical trial. The award is a three-year grant of $200,000 per year. A maximum of 10 percent indirect costs (within the award amount) are supported in the Award. NIH salary caps are observed.


Pew-Stewart Scholars Program for Cancer Research Funding

Application Due Date(s): June 16, 2017

How to Apply: Please send a one page research proposal, CV and letter of nomination from your Division Chair (including the date of your appointment) to Nancy Presseau via email. (For team awards, CVs of all members should be sent.)

Description: The Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Program supports assistant professors of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of a cure for cancer. The award provides $240,000 in flexible support ($60,000 per year for four years). In line with the Stewart Trust’s mission to invest in innovative, cutting-edge, basic cancer research that may accelerate and advance progress toward a cure for cancer, applications are invited from nominees conducting cancer research.

For complete eligibility requirements, visit their website.

Posted April 5, 2017

V BRCA1,2 Research Collaborative Grant

Application Due Date(s): May 30, 2017

How to Apply: Please send a one-page description of your proposed research and a CV (NIH format only) to Nancy Presseau via email. (For team awards, CVs of all members should be sent.)

Description: The Convergence Team Award supports research projects that leverage novel collaborations between biomedical scientists and other researchers that might be brought into the field to work together across disciplines to drive our understanding and treatment of BRCA 1,2 related cancers. Each team must include experts in multiple disciplines to create a research plan and drive BRCA 1/-2 cancer research into new and innovative areas. The research may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature. We encourage collaborations within and between research institutions. If the award is made to a collaborative team across multiple institutions, the grant will be made to the institution that nominated the lead PI and that lead institution will manage any sub-contracts with collaborating institutions.

The Convergence Team Award is a $2,100,000 grant, paid in increments of $700,000 for each of three years.

The Translational Award supports translational projects that move a novel strategy from the laboratory into a human clinical trial or use specimens from a clinical trial to develop biomarkers or mechanisms. The research should apply in some direct way to human beings within the time frame of less than five years. A plan for biomarker validation, if applicable, must be included in any proposal. The endpoint of the project should be the planning or initiation of a new clinical trial.

The Translational Award is a three-year grant of $200,000 per year.

Posted February 21, 2017

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award

Application Due Date(s): July 6, 2017

How to Apply: Please visit their website via this link for more information.

Description: The Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award is designed to provide support for the next generation of exceptionally creative thinkers with “high-risk/high-reward” ideas that have the potential to significantly impact our understanding of and/or approaches to the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of cancer.

The Stage 1 award will be for two years, $150,000 per year ($300,000 total) with the opportunity for up to two additional years of funding (up to four years total for $600,000). Stage 2 support for years three and four will be granted to those awardees who demonstrate progress on their proposed research during years one and two of the award. Applicants will provide a written update on their research and present their progress in person to the committee shortly before the end of the second year of the award, at which time the committee will make a decision regarding continued funding.

Since the goal of the Innovation Award is to fund high risk/high reward research that lacks sufficient preliminary data to secure traditional funding, the applicant should not have funding for this proposed project. During the course of the award, award recipients are encouraged to seek additional funding to expand and further develop their projects.

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