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.

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, for the complete the online application form.

Application Deadline: The deadline for application submission is Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 3:00 pm EDT. Please direct questions to

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IASLC - Prevent Cancer Fellowship Award

The Prevent Cancer Foundation and the 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.

Contact: Pia Hirsch,

Application Deadline: June 5, 2015

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Gabrielle's Angel Foundation Medical Research Awards

Gabrielle's Angel Foundation is committed to funding innovative, translational proposals and to supporting promising independent junior investigators in the fields of leukemia, lymphoma, and related cancers of the blood. The Foundation not only funds conventional scientific research, but also projects that combine integrative (complementary) therapies or botanical agents.

Projects will be funded for a three-year period at $75,000 per year (contingent on the submission of acceptable annual progress reports.) The foundation is seeking proposals in the following categories:

  • Mainstream/Conventional research
  • Integrative Medicine research

The foundation allows for a maximum of two applications to be submitted per institution, one from each category. If you are interested in this opportunity, submit a letter of intent and NIH biosketch (both in PDF format) by email to Traci Cobbs-Palmer at by 5:00pm EDT on June 15, 2015.

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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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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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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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