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Funding

Genentech Health Equity Innovation Fund RFP

This fund was established in 2019 to invest in game-changing ideas with the potential to transform healthcare and eliminate health inequities for good. The 2024 Health Equity Innovation Fund invites applications focused on measurably and sustainably closing racial and ethnic inequities in healthcare that bring a systemic lens to this work, cutting across multiple outcomes with a focus on root causes.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2024

Yale SPORE in Lung Cancer Career Enhancement Program (CEP) Award

The CEP of the Yale SPORE in Lung Cancer has been established to educate the next generation of investigators committed to translational research in lung cancer. The CEP will provide support of up to $50,000 to promising junior investigators and/or establish investigators who have not previously conducted lung cancer focused research.

Letters of Intent Due: Friday April 19, 2024

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Yale SPORE in Lung Cancer Developmental Research Program (DRP) Award

The DRP of the Yale SPORE in Lung Cancer provides seed money to investigators to support studies with a strong translational component that have the potential to evolve into, or be incorporated as, a full Yale SPORE in Lung Cancer project. The purpose is also to generate preliminary data or evidence of collaboration for new NCI grant applications.

Letters of Intent Due: Friday April 19, 2024

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Understanding Expectancies in Cancer Symptom Management (R01)

This NOFO will solicit mechanistic research that aims to understand how and why expectancy effects occur in a cancer context, elucidate their role in cancer symptom management, and identify patients, symptoms, cancer sites, and contexts in which expectancy effects can be leveraged to improve cancer outcomes.

Application Deadline: May 7, 2026

Learn more about the NOFO in Symptom Management.

The Robert A. Winn Career Development Award

The two-year $120,000 award, aimed at increasing the diversity of patients enrolled in clinical trials, is accepting applications from early-stage investigator physicians who are underrepresented in medicine. The program aims to strengthen partnerships between clinical investigators and the communities where their patients reside, with a goal of ultimately engaging a patient population that mirrors the epidemiology of the disease studied.

Application Deadline: May 13, 2024. Please follow these application instructions.

Learn more about the Winn Career Award

Victoria’s Secret Global Fund for Women’s Cancer Career Development Awards, in Partnership with Pelotonia and the AACR

Victoria’s Secret Global Fund for Women’s Cancer Career Development Awards, in Partnership with Pelotonia and the AACRis offering a two-year, $206,000 funding opportunity to female early-stage investigators researching breast and gynecologic cancers that focus on prevention, detection, diagnostic, and treatment innovations for breast and gynecologic cancers and advancing outcomes for cancer health disparities.The research proposed for funding may be in basic, translational, clinical, or population sciences.

Learn more about the fund.

Applications due: May 15.

The Leslie H. Warner Postdoctoral Fellowship for Cancer Research

The Leslie H. Warner Postdoctoral Fellowship for Cancer Research will support up to two promising early-stage trainees who are conducting innovative basic, translational, clinical, or population-based cancer research with a Yale Cancer Center member. Relevance of proposed research to YCC catchment area priorities (breast, lung, prostate and liver cancers) and cross cutting strategic themes (early onset cancers, are also encouraged. Candidates may have up to two years of postdoctoral experience before application deadline. Fellowships provide $68,000 salary plus benefits.

Learn more about the application details.

Deadline: June 2, 2024

National Comprehensive Cancer Network and AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

National Comprehensive Cancer Network and AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals are offering a new funding opportunity for quality improvement initiatives in chronic lymphocytic leukemia and small lymphocytic lymphoma.

Deadline: June 5.

Questions to zion@nccn.org subject line should read “2024 NCCN AZ CLL/SLL RFP.”

AstraZeneca (AZ) Mentorship Program

Yale Cancer Center announces a competition for predoctoral and postdoctoral Yale PhD and MD, PhD trainees to join the AstraZeneca (AZ) Mentorship Program. Ideal candidates will be nearing completion of cancer-related training. The Program provides mentees with direct mentoring, an overview of different industry career options, the ability to enhance their professional network, and facilitates the transition to the next stage of mentee careers. Ideal candidates have experience in cancer investigation, strong leadership, teamwork and collaboration skills, and have engaged in community outreach. Yale will recommend up to four finalists to AZ through a competitive process evaluated by YCC faculty. Of those, AZ will select up to two mentees for the program.

Learn more about the AstraZeneca (AZ) Mentorship Program.

Deadline: June 10, 2024

K12 Calabresi Immuno-Oncology Training Program Scholar Award

The K12 Calabresi award is for junior faculty to enhance research skills beyond the training provided during graduate and postgraduate training. Successful applicants are required to demonstrate a strong commitment to a career in cancer immunology. The two-year IOTP curriculum includes didactic and practical training in basic, translational and clinical aspects of cancer immunology research. The program also includes a required research component (either clinical or bench research, or a combination thereof). Applicants are required to identify a mentor and a provide a research and mentorship proposal.

Deadline: Friday, June 14, 2024 at 5 pm

Further information and Application Instructions: https://www.yalecancercenter.org/research/education/faculty/about/

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc. (MMRF)

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc. (MMRF) is accepting proposals for its 2024 MMRF Research Fellowship Program, supporting early career researchers at the post-doctorate, medical fellow, or junior faculty levels currently active or interested in research in multiple myeloma. This program will provide up to $150,0000 of financial support over two (2) years ($75,000/year) to successful applicants.

Details available here.

Applications due: Friday, June 28th, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST and must be submitted via ProposalCENTRAL, the MMRF’s grant management system. Paper applications will NOT be accepted

Chronic Cancer Pain Research RFP

This RFP was designed based on patient needs. It will focus on interventions for the prevention and/or treatment of cancer-related chronic pain. Specifically, the RFP welcome proposals focused on all types of cancer-related chronic pain, including but not limited to post-surgical pain, lymphedema-related pain, chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, phantom pain, aromatase inhibitor-related joint pain, referred pain and bone metastasis pain.

Letter of Intent deadline: July 9, 2024

Learn more about the Chronic Pain RFP

Pfizer Global Medical Grants and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network®

Pfizer Global Medical Grants and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® have issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for “Understanding the Mechanisms and Formulating the Optimal Management of Hematological Toxicity of PARPi in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer.” The RFP supports proposals to optimize the management and minimize the incidence of hematologic toxicity in metastatic prostate cancer patients receiving PARPi. All hematologic toxicities can be investigated, but anemia must constitute the primary focus of the project. NCCN is the lead organization for review and evaluation of proposals. A Scientific Review Committee, led by NCCN, will make decisions on which proposals will receive funding. Grant funding and general oversight of the funded projects will be provided directly from Pfizer.

Application Due Date: July 23, 2024

Learn more about this opportunity

Past Opportunities

JH Milstone Fund

JH Milstone will award a grant in 2024 to support early-stage investigators and innovative research that improves understanding of bleeding, thrombosis, or thrombolysis. Yale students, residents, and fellows working with a mentor at Yale; or faculty within first 5 years of appointment, are encouraged to apply.

The research can focus on the genetics, biochemistry or cell biology of coagulation or thrombolysis or on the causes, pathogenesis, diagnosis, or treatment of bleeding and clotting disorders. In the absence of preliminary data, appropriate mentors and/or collaborators are important.

Further information: contact Richard.Carr@yale.edu

DeLuca Awards Request for Applications

The DeLuca Center for Innovation in Hematology Research was formed thanks to a generous donation by the Fredrick A. DeLuca Foundation.

  • Pilot Award: to support investigators pursuing research in Hematology and to generate preliminary data for new NCI/NIH grant applications. The research should seek to advance our knowledge in Hematologic disorders and to improve patient care, therapies, and outcomes.
  • Career Development Award: to provide early career clinical or laboratory-based investigators in Hematology the opportunity to focus on research to advance patient care, therapies, and outcomes with the ultimate goal to achieve independentsupport for their research from a national agency.

Letters of Intent Due: March 1, 2024 for more information contact richard.carr@yale.edu

Learn more about the DeLuca Awards

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network Young Investigator Awards

BCAN's $75,000 Young Investigator Awards support outstanding early-career scientists and clinical cancer researchers who are committed to improving the understanding and treatment of bladder cancer and/or upper tract urothelial cancer. The Patient-Centered Clinical Research Young Investigator Awards (PCC-YIA) support early-career scientists and clinical cancer researchers investigating transformational patient-oriented clinical bladder cancer and/or upper tract urothelial cancer research.

Learn more about the BCAN Awards

Yale Head and Neck SPORE (YHN-SPORE) Career Enhancement Program (CEP)

The CEP of the Yale Head and Neck SPORE has been established to educate the next generation of investigators committed to translational research in head and neck cancer. The CEP will provide support to promising junior investigators and/or establish investigators who have not previously conducted head and neck cancer focused research.

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Yale Head and Neck SPORE (YHN-SPORE) Developmental Research Program (DRP)

The Yale Head and Neck SPORE’s DRP provides seed money to investigators to support studies with a strong translational component that have the potential to evolve into, or be incorporated as, a full YHN-SPORE project or to generate preliminary data or evidence of collaboration for other new NIH grant applications.

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BreastCancer Alliance (BCA) RFPs

Exceptional Project Grant - BCA invites clinical doctors and research scientists at any stage of their careers, including post docs, whose current proposal is focused on breast cancer, to apply for an Exceptional Project Grant. This award recognizes creative, unique and innovative research and is open to applicants at institutions in the contiguous United States. This is a one year grant for a total of $100,000.

Young Investigator Grant - To encourage a commitment to breast cancer research, BCA invites clinical doctors and research scientists who are in the early stages of their careers, including post docs, whose current proposal is focused on breast cancer, to apply for funding for the Young Investigator Grant. This grant is open to applicants at institutions in the contiguous United States. This is a two-year grant for a total of $125,000, with half the grant award being paid out each year.

Year-at-a-Glance

Funding Support

Funding Opportunities based on 2023 information – keep in mind foundations may not always offer their opportunities in the same month or for the same funding amount from one year to the next.

  • Internal Competitions – conducted by Developmental Funds by submitting application through InfoReady
  • Limited Submissions – Foundation would like limited representation from Yale. Conducted by Developmental Funds by submitting application through InfoReady
  • External Funding – Application is made directly to the foundation. Developmental Funds is not involved. Information regarding the funding can be found on InfoReady
Title Category Discipline/Subject Area Funding Available Launch Date
The Chenevert Family Brain Tumor Center at Yale Developmental Research Awards Internal Funding Brain Cancers (Primary or metastatic) with translational focus $100,000 January
American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grant External Funding Cancer research $800,000 January
American Cancer Society Clinician Scientist Development Grant External Funding Improving health across the cancer research continuum $540,000 January
American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship External Funding Cancer research $200,000 January
American Cancer Society Discovery Boost Grant External Funding Exploratory research to develop research methodologies, establish feasibility, or pilot test
high risk/high reward research
$125,000 January
NY Academy of Sciences: Innovators in Science Award: CANCER IMMUNOLOGY Limited Submission Cancer Immunology $400,000 January
2023 Women Scientists Innovation Award for Cancer Research-V foundation Limited Submission This request for applications is specifically to fund women cancer researchers $800,000 January
R50 NCI Specialist - Clinician Scientist - Clinical Trial Not Allowed (PAR-21-306) Limited Submission NCI-funded clinician scientist January
2023 Leslie H. Warner Postdoctoral Fellowships for Cancer Research Internal Funding Cancer; post-doc $50,000 February
Breast Cancer Alliance Young Investigator Grant Limited Submission Breast Cancer $125,000 February
Breast Cancer Alliance Exceptional Project Grants Limited Submission Breast Cancer $100,000 February
V Foundation: Adult Translational Cancer Research in Therapeutic Resistance Limited Submission Adult Cancer with end point planning or initiation of a new clinical trial $800,000 February
Charles H. Hood Foundation: Child Health Research Awards Program External Funding Hypothesis-driven clinical, basic science, public health, health services research, and epidemiology focused on child health $200,000 February
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation REACH grant External Funding Translation of innovative ideas to the clinic for childhood
cancer
$250,000 February
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation 'R' Accelerated Award Grant 2023 External Funding Childhood cancers $800,000 February
Yale Head and Neck SPORE Career Enhancement Program Internal Funding Head and Neck Cancers $50,000 February
Yale Head and Neck SPORE Developmental Research Program Internal Funding Head and Neck Cancers $50,000 February
Yale SPORE in Lung Cancer Career Enhancement Program Internal Funding Lung Cancers $50,000 March
Yale SPORE in Lung Cancer Developmental Research Program Internal Funding Lung Cancers $50,000 March
V Scholar Cancer Research Grant Limited Submission Adult Cancer with therapeutic resistance $600,000 March
2024 Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Limited Submission Cancer Research $300,000 March
The Mark Foundation Emerging Leader Award External Funding Cancer Research $750,000 March
2023 SITC Fellowships (6 in total) External Funding Cancer Immunotherapy Research March
R50 NCI Specialist - Clinician Scientist - Clinical Trial Not Allowed (PAR-21-306) Limited Submission NCI-funded clinician scientist April
Phi Beta Psi Charity Trust Cancer Research Grant Limited Submission Brain, breast, colorectal, endometrial, lung, ovarian, pancreatic, gastrointestinal tract, or prostate cancer $50,000 April
2023 Yale Cancer Center Internal Pilot Grants Internal Funding Innovative Cancer Research $50,000 May
Yale SPORE in Lung Cancer Career Enhancement Program Internal Funding Lung Cancers $50,000 March
Yale SPORE in Lung Cancer Developmental Research Program Internal Funding Lung Cancers $50,000 March
Robert E. Leet and Clara Guthrie Patterson Trust Mentored Research Award External Funding Research relating to human diseases, their causes and relief thereof $200,000 May
American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor Award External Funding Seminal contributions in areas of clinical, psychosocial, behavioral, health policy, or epidemiologic cancer research $400,000 May
Alex's Lemonade Stand: “A” Award Program 2023 External Funding Early-Career Faculty; Pediatric Oncology (within 5 years of their first faculty appointment as an assistant professor) May
2023 Yale SPORE in Skin Cancer Developmental Research Program
Awards
Internal Funding Translational Skin Cancer $50,000 June
2023 Yale SPORE in Skin Cancer Career Enhancement Program Awards Internal Funding Translational Skin Cancer $50,000 June
Gabrielle's Angel Foundation Hematologic Malignancies Limited Submission Hematologic Malignancies $225,000 June
Lung Cancer Research Foundation Award External Funding Lung Cancer Research $2,000,000 June
Damon Runyon Fellowship Award External Funding Cancer Research $300,000 June
ACS IMPACT Research Professorship in Prostate Cancer Limited Submission Prostate Cancer $80,000 July
Hyundai Bridge2K Award for NIH K Award Applicants External Funding Pediatric oncology, childhood cancer, hematology oncology, MD, MD/PhD $150,000 July
American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grant External Funding Cancer research $800,000 July
American Cancer Society Clinician Scientist Development Grant External Funding Improving health across the cancer research continuum $540,000 July
American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship External Funding Cancer research $200,000 July
American Cancer Society Discovery Boost Grant External Funding Exploratory research to develop research methodologies,
establish feasibility, or pilot test high risk/high reward research
$125,000 July
The Damon Runyon–St. Jude Pediatric Cancer Research Fellowship External Funding Pediatric Cancer $290,000 August
ASCO Conquer Cancer Young Investigator Award External Funding Clinical Oncology $50,000 August
ASCO Conquer Cancer Career Development Award External Funding Clinical/Translational $200,000 August
Lion Heart Fund for Cancer Research Grant Internal Funding Breast Cancer $40,000 September
NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00 Clinical Trial
Not Allowed)
Limited Submission Predoctoral, fellow, early career, cancer September
2024 Innovation Awards Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation External Funding Pediatric Oncology $250,000 September
NCI Pathway to Independence Award for Outstanding Early-Stage Postdoctoral
Researchers (K99/R00)
Limited Submission Cancer Research; early investigator; training; postdoc $500,000 October
American Cancer Society - Institutional Research Grant Pilot Awards for Underrepresented Minorities (Junior
Investigators)
Internal Funding Cancer Research $40,000 October
American Cancer Society - Institutional Research Grant Pilot Awards Internal Funding Cancer Research $120,000 October
ASCO's Conquer Cancer and Breast Cancer Research Foundation: Young
Investigator Award for Diversity and Inclusion in Breast Cancer Research
External Funding Breast Cancer research $50,000 October