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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MMRF 2015 Senior Research Award

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) seeks proposals for the 2015 Senior Research Award Program, an initiative supporting researchers who have who have documented experience in blood cancer research or in research areas that are pertinent to multiple myeloma. The goal of this initiative is to accelerate the development of therapeutic approaches for myeloma and may include proposals in basic science or translational research. Applications for the MMRF 2015 Senior Research Award Program are due March 17, 2015.

Proposals may request up to $100,000 for each year of the two (2) year period of the grant for a total of $200,000.

Key Dates:

  • March 17, 2015 – Application due date
  • July 2015 – Applicant notification
  • September 2015 – Anticipated funding start date

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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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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NIH Grants & Funding

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