Funding Opportunities

Winship researchers receive funding through a variety of awards and grants. View a selection of federal and private funding opportunities for which Winship researchers may be eligible to apply.

Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research

Winship has been selected to nominate one (1) candidate for the 2016 Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research award. 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 a four-year period.


  • Nominees must have been awarded a doctorate in a field related to biomedical sciences or medicine.
  • As of November 16, 2015, nominees must hold full-time appointments at the rank of assistant professor or the equivalent.
  • On July 16, 2015, candidates must have been in such an appointment for less than three years (not appointed before July 16, 2012), whether or not such an appointment was on a tenure track.
  • Candidates may be nominated by their institution only twice. All applicants must be nominated by their institution and must complete the 2016 online application.

A complete description of the program, its terms, and its eligibility requirements can be found at

Submission Process: If you are interested in this opportunity, submit a one-page letter of intent and NIH biosketch (both as a PDF) by email to Traci Cobbs-Palmer by 5pm on Thursday, June 18, 2015.

Letter of Intent Deadline: 5pm on Thursday, June 18, 2015

Contact: Traci Cobbs-Palmer at

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Lung Cancer Research Foundation Grant

The LCRF grant program provides critical seed support for cutting-edge scientific research on all cancers of the lung. The Lung Cancer Research Foundation's (LCRF) grant  application is now available.

The application deadline is Wednesday, July 1, 2015.  

LCRF areas of interest are:

  • Basic science
  • Translational research
  • Clinical research
  • Supportive care
  • Quality of care/outcomes

The maximum award amount is $75,000 for a period of one year. The LCRF grant must be the primary source of support for the project (additional secondary funding such as core services support is permitted). LCRF will not support institutional indirect/overhead costs. Personnel budget lines must not account for more than 15% of the total request. (Note: for outcomes, supportive care, or other types of studies that normally require a larger personnel budget, please contact the LCRF office to discuss budget options).  Direct patient care costs that could be reimbursed by other sources will not be covered.

To see a list of current grant recipients, go to:

To see a list of past grant recipients, go to:

Please follow the guidelines of your department for submitting external grants.

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Radiation Oncology Medical Student Scholars Program


The  Department  of  Radiation  Oncology  at  Emory  University  strives  to  promote  clinical, basic science, and medical physics research by attracting the best and brightest medical students to the field. To further this goal, the Department offers scholarships to medical students in U.S. medical schools with mentorship by a faculty member in the Department.


Each scholarship recipient will receive $3,500: $1,500 to be disbursed as a monthly stipend for a two-month  period  with  the  remaining  $500  awarded  at  the  conclusion  of  the  project  and submission of a final report to the Academic Committee and Department Faculty. Submission to a peer-reviewed journal is highly recommended. Students who submit an approved abstract of their activity for a national oncology meeting, such as  the  ASTRO  Annual  Meeting,  as  well  as  a  draft  of  their  manuscript  to  the  research  mentor, may receive a $1,000 additional travel award from the Department of Radiation Oncology.

Application Deadline: July 1, 2015

Send All Requested Documentation to:

Mohammad K. Khan, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Director of Medical Student Clerkship
Department of Radiation Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine

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Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award

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 Innovation Award is specifically designed to provide funding to extraordinary early career researchers who have an innovative new idea but lack sufficient preliminary data to obtain traditional funding. It is not designed to fund incremental advances. The research supported by the award must be novel, exceptionally creative and, if successful, have the strong potential for high impact in the cancer field.

The initial award will be for two years, $150,000 per year ($300,000 total) with the opportunity to qualify for up to two additional years of funding (up to four years total for $600,000).

Applicants must belong to one of the following categories:

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professors within the first four years of obtaining their initial Assistant Professor position. (Cut-off date: July 1, 2011.)
  • Clinical Instructors and Senior Clinical Fellows (in the final year of their sub-specialty training) holding an MD who are pursuing a period of independent research before taking a tenure-track faculty position. Such individuals must have an exceptional record of research accomplishment, dedicated laboratory space and the support of their institution.
  • Distinguished Fellows with an exceptional record of research accomplishment identified by their institution to pursue an independent research program and who have dedicated laboratory space. These candidates are markedly distinct from traditional postdoctoral fellows. 

[Research Assistant Professors, Research Associate Professors, Research Scientists and Postdoctoral Fellows are not eligible. If you are unsure about your eligibility for this award program, please contact the Foundation's Award Programs at (212) 455-0520.]

Application Deadline: July 1, 2015

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IASLC - Prevent Cancer Fellowship Award

The Prevent Cancer Foundation and IASLC (International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) are proud to announce one 2-year Fellowship program. The award is $40,000 per year for 2 years and should have the focus on Prevention and Early Detection of Lung Cancer. The funding period will be August 1, 2015 – July 31, 2017.

The goal is to reward scientific excellence and to encourage innovative research in lung cancer prevention and translational medicine. Applications will be evaluated by a Scientific Review Panel for their merit, innovation and potential impact on the management of lung cancer. Please email your application to

Application Deadline: July 5, 2015

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It's The Journey, Inc. - Breast Cancer Research Grant

It’s The Journey, Inc. (“ITJ”) is soliciting breast cancer research proposals. Funding is available for a grant of up to $50,000 to not-for-profit institutions located in the state of Georgia.  Proposals should focus on at least one of the following ITJ priorities related to breast cancer:
  • Etiology
  • Prevention
  • Prevention and/ or treatment of metastasis
  • Cure
It’s The Journey, Inc.’s mission is to strengthen Georgia’s breast cancer community by raising money and awareness for local organizations throughout the state that focus on breast cancer education, screening, early detection, supportive services, and continuing care.

General Information
ITJ may award one grant of a maximum of $50,000.  Consideration and preference will be given to proposals that fulfill any of the following criteria:
  • Further ITJ’s mission
  • Demonstrate innovative approaches
  • Generate data for further research
  • Support speculative, exploratory, or “high-risk/high-reward” research
  • Challenge existing paradigms
  • Encourage cross-disciplinary research
Submission Process
ITJ has requested a single point of contact for all Emory applicants. Therefore, if you are interested in this opportunity, submit the following materials via email to Traci Cobbs-Palmer by 9am on July 15, 2015:

Letter of Intent Deadline: July 15, 2015 at 9am

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Accelerate Clinical Trials Grant

Free to Breathe has launched a new research grant competition, the Accelerate Clinical Trials grant. The grant will fund pilot research projects that will systematically investigate interventions or strategies to significantly increase accrual of lung cancer patients to therapeutic clinical trials within a defined healthcare facility, system or community.

Grant Focus: research projects to increase lung cancer clinical trial accrual

Research Goal: clear vision for the pilot project to be expanded to other institutions for validation of the intervention or strategy

Eligibility: investigators at US based institutions

Grant Award: Up to two awards; $100,000 each, paid over a 2-year period

Application Deadline: July 17, 2015

Contact: Alice Yuroff, PhD
Programs Director, Free to Breathe
(608) 833-7905

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Amgen Grant for Clinical/Translational Cancer Research

Amgen, Inc. Fellowships in Clinical/Translational Cancer Research represent an effort to encourage and support postdoctoral or clinical research fellows to conduct clinical and/or translational cancer research. Proposed research projects may be in any area of clinical and/or translational cancer research. The fellowships provide one-year grants of $65,000 to support the salary and benefits of the Fellow while working on a mentored clinical and/or translational cancer research project. There are no citizenship or geographic requirements, and investigators from around the world can apply.

Application Deadline: July 22, 2015

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BMS Oncology Clinical Research Fellowship

Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology Fellowship in Clinical Cancer Research represents an effort to encourage and support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct clinical cancer research. Proposed research projects may be in any area of clinical cancer research. The fellowship provides a one-year grant of $45,000 to support the salary and benefits of the Fellow while working on a mentored clinical cancer research project. There are no citizenship or geographic requirements, and investigators from around the world can apply.

Application Deadline: July 22, 2015
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Faculty Scholars Program

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Simons Foundation have joined forces with Howard Hughes Medical Institute to support the Faculty Scholars program. Through this first-time collaboration, the program partners will augment and secure the pipeline of scientific talent.

The Faculty Scholars program seeks to:

  • Provide financial support to faculty at an early career stage
  • Select awardees based on their vision and potential for unique contributions
  • Offer mentoring and career development


It is anticipated that up to 70 five-year awards will be made available, with new competitions every two and a half years. The awards will range from $100,000 to $400,000 per year based on several factors, including awardee's current external grant support. Expenses covered by the grant include:

  • Partial salary for faculty (up to 3 months and no more than $70,000)
  • Salary for lab personnel
  • Equipment
  • Supplies
  • Travel
  • Publications

Application Deadline: July 28, 2015, 3 PM

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NIH Grants & Funding

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