Current Funding Opportunities


Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program: Application period May 1 – August 16, 2021. LOOKING for researchers or clinicians with a demonstrated interest in cancer prevention! Applications are now open. Be a part of the program that supports postdoctoral research and professional development, plus offers:

• Competitive stipends, relocation expenses, health insurance benefits, and travel allowances
• Support for up to four years
• Opportunity to earn your MPH, sponsored by NCI
• Research opportunities with experienced NCI mentors
• A cohort of fellows spanning STEM and other fields

Apply here!

GMAP Region 1

Rapid Research Stimulus Awards: $1,000-$10,000. APPLY by May 19, 2021. Applications strongly encouraged from cancer investigators at all stages in development who are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences according to NIH guidelines for underrepresented populations. Any  Applications are welcome from any discipline and institution across the Region-q (NC, SC, and TN). See more info here: GMaP Region 1-South Research Stimulus Awards_Round 2_April 2021

ECOG-ACRIN cancer Control and Outcomes

Pilot Project Award- The Cancer Control and Outcomes Program is one of three scientific programs in the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group. This program addresses a broad range of research aims, primarily those that are part of the cancer control continuum, which is widely recognized throughout the research community as including: cancer prevention, early detection, diagnosis and surveillance, treatment, and survivorship. More info
Letter of Intent Due : May 14, 2021
Application Due Date: June 15, 2021

Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research Grant Program

The Center for Health Services Research (CHSR) announces a new CHSR Research Grant Program to support research projects that advance equity in health care. This proposal cycle solicits applications that address the use of race in diagnostic tests and clinical algorithms for risk assessment, diagnosis, or treatment. Our goal is to foster research aimed at eliminating racial bias in clinical practices that may result from the use of biased formulas and algorithms, a form of structural racism. The submission deadline is May 17, 2021 – 11:59 pm CDT.

There are 3 parts to the submission process:
1) Complete a short REDCap form at this link:
2) Prepare a brief budget (template is provided at the link above) and attach it to the REDCap form
3) Prepare a research proposal and attach it to the REDCap form

NIH Common Fund

The deadline for submission is May 28, 2021. None of the FOA requires preliminary studies.

Other Common Fund Opportunities, LOI due: April 28th, Applications due: May 28th

  • RFA-RM-21-021: Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity (open eligibility)
  • RFA-RM-21-022: Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity at Minority Serving Institutions (eligibility restricted)

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
Health Equity Scholars for Action

The goal of HES4A is to support the career development and academic advancement of researchers from historically underrepresented backgrounds who conduct health equity research. Grants will be awarded to address the challenges that underrepresented researchers experience; help them overcome obstacles to earning tenure; and make progress toward acquiring independent research funding. Grants will support three aspects of career development: research, mentorship, and connection with a community of support. Application Deadline: Wed, June 16, 2021 

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.