Current Funding Opportunities

ACGT 2014 Young Investigator Award


Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy, Inc. (ACGT) funds research aimed at furthering the development of cell and gene therapy approaches to the treatment of cancer. To this end, ACGT offers its Young Investigator Award to qualified scientists at the Tenure Track Assistant Professor level.

Candidates for a Young Investigator Award must hold an MD, MPH, PhD, or equivalent degree, and be a TENURE TRACK Assistant Professor within FIVE YEARS of their initial appointment to this rank at the time of award activation. (January 2015). The investigator must be conducting ORIGINAL research as an INDEPENDENT faculty member reporting DIRECTLY to the Department Chair or Division Chief, with DEDICATED laboratory space allocated by the Department Chair. ACGT has no citizenship restrictions, and research supported by the award must be conducted at medical schools and research centers located in the United States (including Puerto Rico) or Canada.

Abstract Deadline: September 14, 2014

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Connecticut DPH Biomedical Research Request for Proposals

The Connecticut Department of Public Health is seeking proposals for biomedical research projects in the fields of heart disease, cancer and other tobacco-related diseases, Alzheimer's disease, stroke and diabetes.


Application Deadline: September 30, 2014

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Prostate Cancer Foundation 2014 PCF Global Treatment Sciences Challenge Awards

Grants of up to $1 million over 2-3 years will be awarded for research projects related to lethal prostate cancer. (PCF expects to fund 5-10 of these awards.)  Priority will be given to high risk, first-in-field, and currently unfunded projects. Funding will support the correlative research around either clinical trials of novel agents or strategies of standard of care. The foundation's emphasis is on developing or validating biomarkers that guide therapy in patients or further understanding of the mechanism by which therapies work. While the focus is on research in humans, the actual trials or treatments themselves will not be supported. Human samples are highly preferred, although at times model systems might be required to complement the understanding of an important mechanism.

Application Deadline: September 22, 2014

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CTSA SPIRiT (Sharing Partnership for Innovative Research in Translation) Call for Ideas

The Consortium is now soliciting letters of intent (LOI) for collaborative projects in the domain of rare diseases

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rare_Diseases_Act_of_2002). Examples of such proposals are the engagement of patients or specific populations with rare diseases from multiple sites to permit proof of concept studies of a novel or repurposed therapeutic intervention, or the recruitment of resources from multiple sites to permit more enhanced phenotyping of a rare disease than otherwise possible. Recruitment of patients from CTSA sites outside the SPIRiT consortium will be considered.


Proposals must include investigators at each of the six institutions. Up to $300,000 will be provided (i.e., $50,000 per involved CTSA SPIRiT institution).

Letters of Intent should be directed to your local CTSA SPIRiT institution contact with copies to all other SPIRiT institution contacts (see below). 

LOI Deadline: September 15, 2014 (Invitations to submit full proposals will be issued to those projects agreed upon by the SPIRiT Directors).

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National Cancer Institute Outstanding Investigator Award
The NCI is pleased to announce the Outstanding Investigator Award (OIA) funding opportunity announcement.  The OIA will support investigators with outstanding records of productivity in cancer research with up to $600,000 in direct costs per year for 7 years to provide funding stability.  NCI anticipates making about 50 awards annually.
The OIA will allow funded investigators the freedom to embark on long-term projects of unusual potential in cancer research; the opportunity to take greater risks and be more adventurous in their lines of inquiry; and sufficient time to develop new techniques. 
Applications must be submitted by Institutions who have nominated a Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) with outstanding productivity in cancer research as a recipient of NCI grant(s) for at least the past 5 years. The PD/PI will be expected to commit at least 50% of his/her research activities to the OIA; the Institution will be expected to commit at least 20% salary support.

Letter of Intent Due Date: September 20, 2014  
Please contact Daniel DiMaio if interested in submitting a LOI from Yale Cancer Center.
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Center for Cancer Research Clinical Investigator Development Program
The Center for Cancer Research (CCR), a Division of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is pleased to announce its annual call for applications for Clinical Investigator Development Program (CIDP). This is an exciting training opportunity intended for physicians interested in dedicating their careers to clinical research. Candidates may be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or possess (or be eligible for) the appropriate work visa and must have successfully completed subspecialty training at a U.S.-accredited institution in appropriate fields.
Application Deadline: October 30, 2014
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Yale Cancer Center/Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Grants for Small Projects to Improve Patient Care Grants for Small Projects to Improve Patient Care
Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven are pleased to announce a new program to fund small projects to improve patient care at Smilow Cancer Hospital. Monies for this program have come through our “Closer to Free” fund.  Any employee at Smilow Cancer Hospital who develops a small project may apply by submitting an application for review. Projects can range from a patient education program to stress management for staff.  In order to be eligible, the employee must be sponsored by a current Cancer Center Member. A listing of active cancer center members is on the web site.

Grant Details
Amount: $2,500 to $5,000 each
Eligibility: Employees of Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven
Sponsorship: Member of Yale Cancer Center
Application: Limited to 3 pages, typed, double spaced; plus budget with justification   (3 copies)
            Application sheet: Project Due Date
            Project Description
            Budget Justification
Submit to Renee Gaudette: renee.gaudette@yale.edu
For questions, contact Dr. Ruth McCorkle by email: ruth.mccorkle@yale.edu


Gilead Sciences Research Scholars Program

The award provides financial support to 2 junior faculty researchers for a 2-year period up to $130,000.

Application Deadline: September 5, 2014

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