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

Download Award Template (Word Document)

NCI Administrative Supplements: Cancer Prevention and Control Research in LMICS

A new funding opportunity is available from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Center for Global Health (CGH), in collaboration with the NCI, Office of Cancer Centers, to promote research collaborations between NCI-designated cancer centers with institutions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Through this opportunity, titled Administrative Supplements to Promote Cancer Prevention and Control Research in Low and Middle Income Countries, the NCI seeks to stimulate cancer prevention and control research by expanding the reach of cancer centers in international settings. Administrative supplements will be awarded to support meritorious pilot research plans focused on the development or enhancement of cancer prevention and control activities in LMICs. Additional details on this funding opportunity can be found at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-155.html.

For the applicant selected to represent Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, full application details will be provided. The complete application will be due to the NCI June 8, 2015, by 5:00 PM.

Letter of Intent (LOI):
Those interested in this opportunity may submit a letter of intent to Traci Cobbs-Palmer at tcobbsp@emory.edu by close of business on Thursday, April 30, 2015. The LOI should include:

  • 1-page research plan including specific aims
  • The investigator’s NIH biosketch

Contact: Please direct questions to Traci Cobbs-Palmer at tcobbsp@emory.edu or (404) 778-1728.

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Investigator-Initiated Seed Grants in Healthcare Innovation

The Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program (HIP), in partnership with the ACTSI, Winship Cancer Institute, and Georgia State University is pleased to announce the eighth round of research seed grants in Healthcare Innovation. Seed grants will fund multi-investigator & multi-disciplinary teams examining healthcare services and clinical effectiveness. Awards will support innovative approaches that address issues of healthcare quality, costs, and/or access that are consistent with the goals of the HIP. Two types of seed grants will be offered: Preliminary Study Grants or Complete Project Grants. Read more.

Letter of Intent
All letters must include the following information:

  • Descriptive title of proposed research
  • Name(s), email, and institutional affiliation of the Principal Investigator(s)
  • Name(s), email, and institutional affiliation of other key personnel
  • Estimate of proposed  total budget (no details needed at this time, just total value)

Deadline: Letters of intent must be submitted via the online form no later than May 1, 2015.

Contact: Maryam Carn, Maryam.carn@emory.edu (404) 727-9473

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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.

Download Application

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.

Download Application

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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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, pia.hirsch@iaslc.org

Application Deadline: June 5, 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

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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