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.

NIH Academic-Industrial Partnerships for Translation of Technologies for Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment (R01)

A Funding Opportunity Announcement from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications from research partnerships formed by academic and industrial investigators, to accelerate the translation of technologies, methods, assays or devices, and/or systems for preclinical or clinical molecular diagnosis or in vitro imaging that are designed to solve a targeted cancer problem. The proposed systems may include molecular diagnosis, molecular imaging or related research resources. Funding may be requested to enhance, adapt, optimize, validate, and otherwise translate the following examples, among others: (a) current commercially supported systems, (b) next-generation systems, (c) quality assurance and quality control, (d) validation and correlation studies, (e) quantitative imaging, and (f) related research resources. Because applications should be translational in scope, this FOA defines innovation as a coherent translational plan to deliver emerging or new capabilities for preclinical or clinical use that are not yet broadly employed in preclinical or clinical settings. In addition, innovation may be considered as delivery of a new capability to end users. The partnership on each application should establish an inter-disciplinary, multi-institutional research team to work in strategic alliance to implement a coherent strategy to develop and translate their system to solve their chosen cancer problem. This FOA will support clinical trials that test functionality, optimize, and validate the performance of the proposed translational work. This FOA does not intend to support either actual commercial production or basic research projects that do not emphasize translation.

Earliest Submission Date: February 6, 2015
Application Due Date: March 6, 2015

Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.

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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: Friday, March 13, 2015 (One-page letter of intents are due no later than 6:00pm.)
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 (ACS_IRG_PilotProjectApplicationTemplate_021915) 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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Young Investigator Awards from BCAN

The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) has two research awards available of $100,000 each, over a two-year period.

The Young Investigator Awards fund researchers in basic, translational, clinical, epidemiologic, bio-engineering or any other scientific or research field, but who are also working in a research environment capable of supporting transformational bladder cancer research. The program, first launched in 2013, hopes to inspire more investigators to join the bladder cancer field, a disease in which more research is desperately needed. To date, BCAN has invested $600,000 to fund Young Investigator Awards.

Through the generosity of BCAN donors, the eligible awards for 2015 are the Miriam Gleberman Young Investigator Award and the Stephen Hale Gushée Young Investigator Award. The Gushée award was funded by proceeds from the 2014 Palm Beach Shop & Stroll event.

The application deadline is March 4, 2015. Recipients will be notified of their selection in late spring of 2015.

For more information, contact BCAN at (301) 215-9099.

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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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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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