Current Funding Opportunities

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NCI Research Specialist Award (R50)

This award encourages the development of stable research career opportunities for exceptional scientists who want to pursue research within the context of an existing cancer research program, but not serve as independent investigators.

Application Deadline: January 11, 2019

https://www.cancer.gov/grants-training/grants-funding/funding-opportunities/r50


NCI Research Specialist (Core-based Scientist) Award (R50 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

This FOA invites grant applications for the Research  Specialist Award (R50) in any area of NCI-funded cancer research. 

Application Deadline: January 11, 2019



NCI Research Specialist (Laboratory-based Scientist) Award (R50 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Through this FOA, the NCI invites grant applications for the Research Specialist Award (R50) in  any area of NCI-funded cancer research. 

Application Deadline: January 11, 2019


The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) Understanding and Managing Metastasis in Melanoma and Other Cancers Award

The ACS and the Melanoma Research Alliance MRA have partnered to support research. They are requesting grant applications to fund research projects that involve interdisciplinary teams about “Understanding and Managing Metastasis of Melanoma and Other  Types of Cancer.”

Application Deadline: January 16, 2019

Learn more about the MRA/ACS Funding Award>>


Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research - Research Fellowship

The JCC Fund will support the funding of three-year postdoctoral Fellowships, selected by its Board of Scientific Advisers from among the best young scientists. The JCC Fund supports between twenty-five and thirty new three-year Fellowships each year. 

Application deadline: February 1, 2019



Core Infrastructure and Methodological Research for Cancer Epidemiology Cohorts (U01)

This FOA encourages grant applications for support of the core functions of Cancer Epidemiology Cohorts (CECs), as well as methodological research.

Application Deadline: February 5, 2019

Immuno-Oncology Translation Network (IOTN): Cancer Immunoprevention Research Projects (U01)

This FOA is associated with the Beau Biden Cancer MoonshotSM Initiative that is intended to accelerate cancer research. The purpose of this specific FOA is to expand Cancer Immunoprevention Research Projects as components of IOTN, which also includes Cancer Immunotherapy Research Projects.

Application Deadline: February 8, 2019


Immuno-Oncology Translation Network (IOTN): Cancer Immunotherapy Research Projects (U01)

This FOA is associated with the Beau Biden Cancer MoonshotSM Initiative that is intended to accelerate cancer research. The purpose of this FOA is to expand organ site-specific Cancer Immunotherapy Research Projects as components of IOTN.

Application Deadline: February 8, 2019


Accelerating Colorectal Cancer Screening and follow-up through Implementation Science

The purpose of this FOA is to promote research in colorectal cancer screening, follow-up, and referral-to-care in regions of the United States where screening rates are below national standards.

Application Deadline: February 11, 2019


Immuno-Oncology Translation Network (IOTN): Cancer Immunoprevention Research Projects

This FOA is associated with the Beau Biden Cancer MoonshotSM Initiative that is intended to accelerate cancer research. Specifically, this FOA intends to create a translational science network devoted exclusively to immunotherapy approaches to treat and prevent adult cancers. 

Application Deadline: February 11, 2019 


Immuno-Oncology Translation Network (IOTN): Immuno-engineering to Improve Immunotherapy (i3) Centers

This FOA is associated with the Beau Biden Cancer MoonshotSM Initiative that is intended to accelerate cancer research. The purpose of this FOA is to develop Immuno-engineering to Improve Immunotherapy (i3) Centers, as new components of the Immuno-Oncology Translation Network (IOTN).

Application Deadline: February 11, 2019


Utilizing the PLCO Biospecimens Resource to Bridge Gaps in Cancer Etiology and Early Detection Research

This FOA encourages the submission of applications that propose to advance research in cancer etiology and early detection biomarkers, utilizing the advantages of the unique biorepository resources of the NCI-sponsored Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian Cancer (PLCO) Screening Trial.

Application Deadline: February 11, 2019



The NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award

The purpose of the NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) is to encourage and retain outstanding graduate students recognized by their institutions for their high potential and strong interest in pursuing careers as independent cancer researchers.

Application Deadline: February 22, 2019


Yale Scholars in Implementation Science (YSIS) Career Development Program

The YSIS Career Development Program is an NIH-funded K12 program within the Yale Center for Implementation Science at the Yale School of Medicine. Funded by the NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, it is designed to train junior faculty and postdoctoral fellows late-stage dissemination and implementation science.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019



Sontag Foundation  Distinguished Scientist Award

The DSA seeks to provide career and research support to early career scientists who demonstrate outstanding promise for making scientific and medical breakthroughs in the field of brain cancer research.

Application Deadline: March 13, 2019



Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellowship Award

The Foundation encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention. Awards are made to institutions for the support of the Fellow under direct supervision of the Sponsor.

Application Deadline: March 15, 2019



Innovative Molecular Analysis Technology Development for Cancer Research and Clinical Care (R43/R44)

This FOA encourages Small Business Innovation Research grant applications from small business concerns proposing research for commercial development of novel cancer-relevant technologies.

Application Deadline: April 5, 2019

View the SBIR grant application>>


Cancer Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Technologies for Low-Resource Settings (R43/R44)

This FOA encourages Small Business Innovation Research grant applications from small business concerns proposing commercially-directed research for the development of cancer prevention, diagnosis, or treatment technologies to improve cancer outcomes in low- and middle-income countries, and low-resource settings in the US.

Application Deadline: April 5, 2019

The Yale Cancer Center Internal Grant Program aims to provide funds for innovative, high quality start-up cancer research programs and provide new investigators with experience and guidance in the grant-writing process. 

The criteria for funding is high quality, innovative cancer research with a likelihood to result in NIH-funded cancer research and encourage collaborations within YCC. Grant competitions will be announced in DirectConnect and will undergo an anonymous NIH-style peer review with written reviews provided to applicants.  



The NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award

The purpose of this Award (F99/K00) is to encourage and retain outstanding graduate students recognized by their institutions for their high potential and strong interest in pursuing careers as independent cancer researchers.

Internal Deadline: December 13, 2018


Luminary Award of Excellence

The YNHH Smilow Luminary Award of Excellence will serve to recognize, and ceremoniously acknowledge, those individuals and/or teams who consistently exceed performance expectations and deliver high quality cancer care for our patients, families and the health system through community service, optimization/ innovative solutions, patient experience, leadership and research initiatives. Nominations should be submitted directly to Luminary@ynhh.org