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Funding Opportunities

Provide support of up to $50,000 for a translational pilot project focused on disparities-related cancer research in the field of Head and Neck and/or Lung cancer. Despite major progress in reducing cancer deaths and cancer incidence in the United States of America, health disparities exist across the country. Research in cancer disparities studies the differences in the incidence, prevalence, mortality, and burden of cancer and related adverse health conditions that exist among specific population groups in the U.S. These include American Indians / Alaskan Natives, Asian Americans, Black/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, sexual and gender minorities, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, and underserved rural populations.

Award Amounts: Up to $50,000

Purpose: To provide seed money to investigators to support studies with a strong translational or clinical component that have the potential to evolve into, or be incorporated into, a full Yale SPORE project in either the Yale SPORE in Lung Cancer (YSILC) or Yale Head and Neck SPORE (YHN-SPORE). Projects with multi-disciplinary collaborations and community-based participatory research studies are encouraged.

Eligibility: Open to investigators who hold a faculty appointment at an academic institution who fall into one of the following categories:

1. Established investigators in lung or head and neck cancer who wish to address a translational question - not funded by current or pending grants/funds - related to cancer health disparities.

2. Junior investigators holding a faculty appointment proposing innovative research in the arena of cancer health disparities that require preliminary data to apply for an R01 or equivalent research support.

3. Independent investigators with a previous and/or current R01 or equivalent funding whose research to date has not been specifically directed at lung or head and neck cancer, or even at cancer more generally, but who are interested in exploring the applicability of their particular expertise to these cancer types in a translational cancer health disparities related project.

Women and minority investigators are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Timeline: We encourage to submit your letter of intent (LOI) to LOI will be reviewed and eligible applicants will be invited to submit a full application online at: