Current Funding Opportunities

NCCN Oncology Research Program (ORP)

NCCN Lilly Optimize Biomarker Driven Therapy in Lung and Thyroid Cancers Request for Proposal (RFP) Opportunity – Submit proposal by Tuesday, September 28, 2021

US Department of Veterans Affairs and NCI

Attached is an exciting post-doctoral fellowship opportunity through the NCI Big Data Scientist Training Program (BD-STEP). The Big Data Scientist Training Enhancement Program (BD-STEP) is a two-year fellowship opportunity offered through the National Cancer Institute and the Veterans Health Administration that uses data science to advance cancer research and patient care. Please check out the attached BDSTEP_FactSheet and BDSTEP_Flyer and apply today!

AACR Current Research Funding Opportunities

AACR announces the following current opportunities:
• AACR-Lobular Breast Cancer Alliance Invasive Lobular Carcinoma Research Fellowship
Grant Amount: $120,000 USD
Application Deadline: 09/23/2021
• AACR-MPM Oncology Charitable Foundation Transformative Cancer Research Grants
Grant Amount: $400,000 USD
Application Deadline: 09/30/2021

Find all current AACR opportunities here.

2021 AACR-MPM Oncology Charitable Foundation Transformative Cancer Research Grants

The AACR-MPM Oncology Charitable Foundation Transformative Cancer Research Grants represents a joint effort to stimulate “high-risk, high-reward” research from early- to mid-career investigators. This novel grant mechanism is intended to promote and support creative, paradigm-shifting cancer research that might not be funded through conventional channels. It is expected that these grants will catalyze significant scientific discoveries that will advance our understanding of cancer and have a potentially transformative impact on future clinical practice.

Letters of Intent are now being accepted for these two-year grants that provide $400,000 to support innovative research projects. Research may be basic, translational, or clinical in nature. Please visit here for more information.

Application Deadline: 09/30/2021 1:00 PM (EDT)

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Support for Research Excellence (SuRE) U24 resource center (PAR-21-227). The Resource Center will: (1) assist SuRE-eligible institutions to build research capacity, (2) conduct outreach and training to their professional staff and faculty, and (3) collect and report data relevant to the goals of the R16 SuRE programs. Applicants to the SuRE resource center funding opportunity announcement are expected to have prior experience in managing multi-institutional endeavors and conducting outreach to a geographically diverse pool of applicants. Application budgets are limited to $750,000 per year in annual direct costs. Application deadline: September 24, 2021. Application webinar and announcement here.

NIH National Cancer Institute Early Detection Research Network

(NEW) Early Detection Research Network (EDRN) Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs): EDRN BCC, EDRN CVC, EDRN DMCC

NCI Research Specialist (Clinician Scientist) Award

Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites applications for the Research Specialist Award (R50) specifically for clinician scientists supporting NCI-funded clinical trials research. Rolling Due Dates through October 6, 2023

PAR-21-306 Details

NCI Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD)

Training and funding opportunities for CPACHE trainees and investigators:

NCI CURE K08 career development award, entitled NCI Mentored Research Scientist Development Award to Promote Diversity (K08), provides clinical scientists from underrepresented populations with up to five years of protected time for mentored research training and career development support.

Please note some of the FOAs above are being re-issued soon with a first receipt date of October 12, 2021. Since the FOAs being re-issued will be very similar, please feel free to use the links above as a reference if you are planning and/or preparing to apply for a CURE K08 application.

Basic Research in Cancer Health Disparities Program

These funding opportunities encourage grant applications investigating the biological/genetic contributors to cancer health disparities. In addition to expanding knowledge of the biological factors of cancer health disparities, these awards help expand available resources and tools (such as biospecimens, patient-derived models and methods) that are necessary to further conduct basic research in cancer health disparities. Learn more:

Connecting Underrepresented Populations to Clinical Trials (CUSP2CT)

This new program will implement and evaluate multilevel and culturally tailored outreach and education interventions with the primary goal of increasing referral and ultimately, accrual of underrepresented racial/ethnic (R/E) minority populations, to NCI-supported clinical trials. Learn more:

Youth Enjoy Science (YES) Program

YES’ overarching goal is to support educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research. Learn more:

NCI Mentored Research Scientist Development Award to Promote Diversity (K01)

The NCI Mentored Research Scientist Development Award to Promote Diversity (K01) is designed to enhance workforce diversity by promoting cancer research career development and mentored training experience to individuals from underrepresented groups. Learn more: