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Funding Opportunities

New Winship Pilot Grant Program

Winship is pleased to announce the launch of a new and exciting pilot grant program. Starting in October, 2013 Winship has committed over $1M to fund novel and innovative pilot projects for the members of the Winship Cancer Institute.

This program will fund 7 new pilot grant mechanisms, including the first of these opportunities to be announced, the Winship Grant Pilot Program - Basic and Translational RFP. More information will be posted with the announcement of each pilot grant mechanism.

Winship Pilot Grant Program Summary: (.pdf)

Bladder Cancer Action Network (BCAN):
The John Quale Travel Fellowship Program

The Travel Fellowship will be awarded to early career physicians and scientists to defray the travel-related costs of attending the 9th Annual Bladder Cancer Think Tank, which will be held August 7-9, 2014 in San Diego, CA. Hosted by the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN), the primary mission of this meeting is to enhance collaboration among physicians and researchers who are dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of bladder cancer. The 2014 Think Tank will include a high-level scientific program. Other activities will include small group discussions and social activities. This is a unique opportunity to meet and learn from leaders in the field. The Travel Fellowship Program seeks to engage more early-career individuals with interests related to bladder cancer including basic scientists, urologists, oncologists, and pathologists. The fellowship will cover $1,500 in travel-related costs.

Eligibility: MDs and PhDs at the post-graduate, pre-faculty level (who have not yet started a faculty appointment on April 14) are encouraged to apply. MD applicants must be in the final year of residency or in a fellowship program. PhD applicants must be postdoctoral fellows. Prior John Quale Travel Fellowship award winners are not eligible.

Application Guidelines (.pdf)

Application Deadline: Monday, April 14, 2014


Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation: Research Fellow Award

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) seeks proposals for the MMRF 2014 Research Fellow Award Program, an initiative supporting researchers at the post doctorate/medical fellow or junior faculty levels working under the supervision or guidance of a research mentor in the multiple myeloma field. Applications for the MMRF 2014 Research Fellow Award Program are due April 22, 2014. The goal of this initiative is to help support young investigators to begin their studies in the field of multiple myeloma while advancing the understanding of myeloma disease biology, treatment and drug resistance. Proposals may request up to $75,000 for one (1) year and will be reviewed by a committee, comprised of myeloma and other oncology or technology experts, appointed by the MMRF.

Application Guidelines (.pdf)

Application Deadline: April 22, 2014

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Grant Programs

The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) grant programs support postdoctoral fellows, early career independent investigators, and teams of experienced investigators. OCRF is now accepting Letters of Intent for its 2015 grants summarized below. Please visit for complete details.

  • Program Project Development Grants ($900,000) provide funds for ovarian cancer research projects that involve several investigators within one institution or collaborations between groups in multiple institutions.
  • Liz Tilberis Scholars Early Career Awards ($450,000) are for investigators in their first academic faculty appointment. This award is open to physician-scientists and PhD scientists. 
  • Ann Schreiber Mentored Investigator Award ($75,000) funds post-doctoral trainees working in ovarian cancer research groups.

Application Guidelines:

Letter of Intent Deadline: May 6, 2014