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.

Winship's American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant Program

Winship's American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS IRG) is a pilot grant program seeking to fund innovative projects in clinical, basic, or translational cancer-related research, as well as projects that focus on cancer prevention and control and eliminating cancer disparities. Winship wishes to fund innovative pilot projects that offer significant potential for reducing the incidence, mortality, and morbidity of cancer, and improving the quality of life in cancer patients. Applicants should be Assistant Professors (or equivalent) with faculty appointments of six years or less who are eligible to apply for independent national competitive (peer-reviewed) research grants, but who currently do not hold such funding. The goal of Winship's ACS IRG program is to support junior faculty in initiating cancer research projects so they can obtain preliminary results that will enable them to compete successfully for national research grants. Up to 4 one-year projects may be selected, with $30,000 (directs) available for each project.

Key Dates:
Letter of Intent due: Monday, March 16, 2015 (One-page letter of intents are due no later than 11:59pm.)
Proposals Due: Friday April 24, 2015
Project Start date: June 1, 2015

Application Information:
More information along with specific instructions are found in the RFP (ACS_IRG_RFP_021915). All research proposal applications must use the American Cancer Society template which can be downloaded below.

For more information contact:
Dana M. Ray
Asst. Director, Research Projects
Winship Cancer Institute
Email: dmray@emory.edu | Office: (404) 778-5137

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Basser Research Center for BRCA: Innovation Award

The Basser Research Center for BRCA at Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center announces the Basser External Research Grant Program, which focuses on projects that have the potential to advance the care of individuals living with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations. Research grant applications in basic science, prevention, early detection, or targeted therapeutics and relevant to the study of BRCA1/2 will be considered. Grants that demonstrate a potential for translation into clinical practice will be prioritized for funding.

Three $100,000, one-year, high-risk idea projects will be awarded.

Key dates:

  • Mandatory Letters of Intent due by Monday, March 30, 2015.
  • Full applications are due by 5:00PM EST on Monday, May 11, 2015.

Contact:
Cecilia Scavelli
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Phone: (215) 349-8387
Email: cecilia2@upenn.edu

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Carbone Fellowship Award

The ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group is accepting applications through March 31, 2015 for the 2015 Paul Carbone, MD Fellowship Award. Senior hematology and oncology fellows pursuing cancer clinical research at a current ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group member institution in good standing may be eligible to apply for this $25,000 research grant.

The Paul Carbone, MD Fellowship Award is a research grant that aims to develop and promote excellence in clinical trials leading to improvements in cancer care. Each year, the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group names one outstanding senior oncology or hematology research fellow at a member institution to receive this award and associated professional recognition.

Application Due Date: March 31, 2015

If you have questions about this grant, please email Deborah Deal at ddeal@ecog-acrin.org.

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Forbeck Scholar Award

The Forbeck Research Foundation is looking for outstanding junior clinical or post-doctoral fellows to attend the annual Foundation Forum to be held November 12th – 15th, 2015 in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. In addition, award recipients will be invited to participate in the Foundation’s Scholar Retreats for the subsequent four years. Awardees also have the opportunity to apply for other programs sponsored by the Foundation that are only open to Forbeck Scholars. During this four year period the Foundation will pay all of your expenses to attend the meetings and offer a stipend to individuals at the end of their tenure period.

Eligibility

  • Scholars may include post-doctoral fellows as well as clinicians in the early phase of their career.
  • Scholars must be able to attend the annual Forum in Hilton Head, SC on November 12th – 15th, 2015.
  • Candidates should send a short synopsis of their research interest and a brief explanation of why they believe they would benefit from attending the meeting.

Please attach to this nomination, along with the following:

  • Applicant’s name, address, telephone, fax and email.
  • A brief Curriculum Vitae (2 pages)
  • The name of a referee (Supervisor or department chairman)

Deadline: Nominations must be received by April 17, 2015.

More information: http://wgfrf.org/scientific-activities/forbeck-scholars/

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MMRF 2015 Research Fellow Award

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) seeks proposals for the MMRF 2015 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 2015 Research Fellow Award Program are due April 21, 2015.

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.

Key Dates:

  • April 21, 2015 – Application due date
  • September 2015– Applicant notification
  • November 2015 – Anticipated funding start date based on contract negotiation

Application Information:

Applications should be submitted through the proposalCENTRAL Application System available at https://proposalCENTRAL.altum.com. The specific instructions for this application are available on the site.

For scientific and administrative inquiries contact Joan Levy, Ph.D., Director of Translational Research at (203) 652-0233 or levyj@themmrf.org or Mary DeRome, Translational Research Manager at (203) 652-0235 or deromem@themmrf.org.

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Elkin Fellowship

The Nell W. and Williams S. Elkin Fellowship in Oncology is to be awarded to an extraordinary scientist and clinician with career goals in the research and treatment of cancer. The scholarships are intended to help cover partial salary, laboratory or other research expenses or travel. It is a one-year scholarship. A discretionary account will be set up for the use of the honoree’s department. This award will be $35,000 for a total of one-year.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for this award mechanism, applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Physician (M.D., M.D./Ph.D.) with enrollment within the Emory University School of Medicine or Rollins School of Public Health Fellowship Programs
  • Awardee must be in an oncology field with career goals in the research and treatment/prevention of cancer

Anticipated start: July 2015

Please e-mail your completed application as a PDF to Traci Cobbs-Palmer at tcobbsp@emory.edu by 5:00pm on Friday, May 15, 2015.

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Rochfort Scholarship

The Chester Rochfort Scholarship in Oncology is to be awarded to an extraordinary scientist and clinician with career goals in the research and treatment of cancer. The scholarships are intended to help cover partial salary, laboratory or other research expenses or travel. It is a one-year scholarship. A discretionary account will be set up for the use of the honoree’s department.

This award will be $10,000 for a total of one-year.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for this award mechanism, applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Physician (M.D., M.D./Ph.D.) with enrollment within the Emory University School of Medicine or Rollins School of Public Health Fellowship Programs
  • Awardee must be in an oncology field with career goals in the research and treatment/prevention of cancer

Anticipated start: July 2015

Please e-mail your completed application as a PDF to Traci Cobbs-Palmer at tcobbsp@emory.edu by 5:00pm on Friday, May 15, 2015.

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2015 Prostate Cancer Foundation - Young Investigator Awards

The Prostate Cancer Foundation champions human capital investment to fast-forward solutions for prostate cancer with the ultimate goal of ending death and suffering from prostate cancer.

PCF Young Investigator Awards will be three (3) years in duration and will provide $75,000 per year. The award funds may be used flexibly to advance the career and research efforts of the awardee. This, for example, includes funding "protected time" or direct costs for experiments. Every PCF Young Investigator is required to be under the direct supervision of a mentor. Young Investigator awardees are required to attend the Annual PCF Scientific Retreat and Young Investigator Day, typically held in October, throughout the duration of their award. In addition, documentation of an equal in-kind level of support will be requested in the form of dedicated space, equipment, institutional overhead, core institutional resources, etc. The documentation required is a letter from the Cancer Center Director or Departmental Chairperson which confirms institutional commitment to the career development of the PCF Young Investigator.

Visit https://pcf.smartsimple.com, for the complete the online application form.

IMPORTANT:

The online application submission portal will go live at https://pcf.smartsimple.com on Friday, April 17, 2015. The deadline for application submission is Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 3:00 pm EDT. Please direct questions to applications@pcf.org.

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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

Award

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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