Current Funding Opportunities

Smilow Compassionate Caregiver Awards

The Smilow Compassionate Caregiver Awards celebrate caregivers who put in their whole heart to take excellent care of our patients, advocate for our patients, and work in partnership with the healthcare team to ensure the care plan is followed to achieve the treatment goal. 

Three awards will be given to honor a Physician, Nurse, and Social Worker.

Deadline: December 19, 2014

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The Smilow Achievement Award

The Smilow Achievement Award will be presented to a role model who has made a significant contribution to the culture and patient care at Smilow Cancer Hospital or at our Care Centers. Their career has demonstrated a sustained and lasting contribution to the field of oncology and their influence has made a positive impact on care for our patients.

One award will be given to honor an individual whose influence, mentorship and positive impact on cancer care has made a positive difference at Smilow Cancer Hospital.

Deadline: December 19, 2014

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YCC/SCH 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

- Budget Justification

Submit to Renee Gaudette: renee.gaudette@yale.edu

For questions, contact Dr. Ruth McCorkle by email: ruth.mccorkle@yale.edu


Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists

• Eligible candidates must have been born on or after January 1, 1973, no exceptions.
• Candidates must currently hold a postdoctoral-rank position at a research institution located in NY, NJ, or CT and have earned a doctoral degree (PhD, DPhil, MD, DDS, DVM, etc.).
• Candidates must have made significant contributions to the life sciences, physical sciences and engineering, or chemistry during postdoctoral training.

Awards recognize high-impact and innovative accomplishments by postdoctoral-rank applicants. Work completed as part of the candidate's doctoral training will not be reviewed. 

• Winners will receive $30,000 in unrestricted funds. Finalists will receive $10,000 in unrestricted funds.

Application Deadline: January 7, 2015

Avon Foundation for Women Breast Cancer Research Grants

Supports research projects aimed at understanding the causes of breast cancer, prevention or developing new tests to assess risk. Funds can also be requested to develop new treatments for unmet needs in breast cancer.

Letter of Intent Due: January 15, 2015 

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Avon Foundation for Women Safety Net Hospital Program Grants

Supports hospital-based programs including equipment upgrades, staff such as nurse-navigators or lay-navigators, and programmatic expenses.

Letter of Intent Due: January 9, 2015 

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2015 Sontag Foundation - Early Career Distinguished Scientist Award for Brain Cancer Research 

Career development award supporting early career scientists with inspiring, potential-laden brain cancer proposals. The foundation is highly interested in researchers that may bring new perspectives to bear on the complex questions related to brain cancer. 

Applicant's initial faculty appointment must have been no earlier than March 2012. 

Up to $600,000 over 4 years. 

Application Deadline:  March 19, 2015

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