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Breast 


Avon Breast Cancer Crusade 2017 Funding 
These research initiative funds translational research using clinical studies, human cell culture, epidemiologic, and other progressive approaches to understand the causes of breast cancer and develop new treatments.

Access to Care - Support Services Program

Supports programs providing services and education to women and men diagnosed with breast cancer, including nutrition support, counseling and referral programs, financial assistance programs, and information services. Application is by invitation only. To seek an invitation, please send a description of the proposed program to grants@avonbcc.org.


Breast Cancer Alliance 
The mission of the Breast Cancer Alliance is to improve survival rates and quality of life for those impacted by breast cancer through better prevention, early detection, treatment, and cure. To promote these goals, we invest in innovative research, breast surgery fellowships, regional education, dignified support, and screening for the underserved. 

Four types of grants are offered annually: Exceptional Project Grants, Young Investigator Grants, Breast Surgery Fellowships, and Education and Outreach Grants. We invite clinical doctors and research scientists whose primary focus is breast cancer research to apply for either the Exceptional Project or Young Investigator Grant. Society of Surgical Oncology-accredited institutions may submit requests for funding for fellowships if they are in CT, NJ, or NY. We invite Directors of programs that are directly related to breast cancer services to apply for the Education and Outreach Grant.

  - Exceptional Project Grants

BCA invites clinical doctors and research scientists at any stage of their careers whose primary focus is breast cancer to apply for an Exceptional Project Grant. This award recognizes creative, unique, and innovative research and is open to applicants throughout the US. This is a one-year grant for a total of $100,000.

Prior to submission of a formal grant proposal, the BCA requires a one-page Letter of Intent (LOI) and a separate CV. For 2019 grants, those letters will be due on April 6, 2018. 

Application Deadlines: Letter of Intent: April 6, 2018; Full Application: July 20, 2018

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  - Young Investigator Grants

To encourage a commitment to breast cancer research, BCA invites clinical doctors and research scientists whose primary focus is breast cancer and who are in the early stages of their careers to apply for funding for the Young Investigator Grant. This grant is open to applicants at institutions throughout the US. This is a two-year grant for a total of $125,000, with half the grant award being paid out each year.

Applicants for 2019 grants must (i) have held a faculty position for no more than four years following completion of their training, as of February 1, 2019; (ii) have not been a principal investigator on an NIH R01 or equivalent national/international non-mentored award; and (iii) dedicate at least 50% of their work effort to research.

This grant is intended to help advance the careers of young researchers who do not yet have their own major grant support.

Application Deadline: July 20, 2018 

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  - Education and Outreach Grants

BCA offers grants to support programs directly related to outreach and case managerial breast cancer services, including education, counseling, and mammograms for the uninsured/underserved. The programs must be located in CT and/or Westchester County, NY.

The term of the Education and Outreach Grant is one calendar year beginning February 1, 2019. The program must be directly related to breast cancer services. BCA does not fund office supplies, medical supplies, financial aid (i.e., gas bills, transportation, rent, overhead, grocery gift certificates, fringe benefits, etc.), printing costs, travel costs, marketing costs, recruitment costs, or training programs.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2018

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  - Breast Surgery Fellowships

The term of the Breast Surgical Fellowship is one year with a grant award of $75,000, from August 1 through July 31.  Institutions making application for the 2019 award must have an established breast fellowship program, be SSO accredited for a minimum of 2 years, and be located in Connecticut, New Jersey, or New York.  

Application Deadline: December 10, 2018

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Colorectal

Utilizing the PLCO Biospecimens Resource to Bridge Gaps in Cancer Etiology and Early Detection Research (U01) 
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (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. The PLCO Biorepository offers high-quality, prospectively collected, serial pre-diagnostic blood samples from the PLCO screened arm participants, and a onetime collection of buccal cells from the control arm participants. Available data associated with the biospecimens includes demographic, diet, lifestyle, smoking, screening results, and clinical data. This FOA supports a wide range of cancer research including, but not limited to, biochemical and genetic analyses of cancer risk, as well as discovery and validation of early detection biomarkers. The proposed research project must involve use of PLCO biospecimens; additionally, it should also take advantage of the unique characteristics of the PLCO biospecimens. Research projects that do not involve the use of PLCO biospecimens will not be supported under this FOA.  
 
Application Due Date: Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): February 15, 2018; August 15, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
 

Lung 


A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation
A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation is proud to announce the $150,000 Tona Vives Research Award. Despite the dismal lung cancer mortality rate (only 17.8% of those diagnosed with lung cancer survive past five years - 160,000 Americans, both smokers and nonsmokers, die of lung cancer each year), basic research in lung cancer has not received the funding it needs to make significant gains in reducing the mortality rate of lung cancer. A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation (ABOHLF) is a young, growing nonprofit that intends to support creative researchers as they pursue bold research that could result in prolonged or saved lives and large contributions to science. Focused on the topic of understanding lung cancer in women, A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation is now accepting applications.

To confirm your eligibility to apply for this funding and receive the online application, please complete the online form.

Application Due Date: February 1, 2018 

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Utilizing the PLCO Biospecimens Resource to Bridge Gaps in Cancer Etiology and Early Detection Research (U01) 
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (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. The PLCO Biorepository offers high-quality, prospectively collected, serial pre-diagnostic blood samples from the PLCO screened arm participants, and a onetime collection of buccal cells from the control arm participants. Available data associated with the biospecimens includes demographic, diet, lifestyle, smoking, screening results, and clinical data. This FOA supports a wide range of cancer research including, but not limited to, biochemical and genetic analyses of cancer risk, as well as discovery and validation of early detection biomarkers. The proposed research project must involve use of PLCO biospecimens; additionally, it should also take advantage of the unique characteristics of the PLCO biospecimens. Research projects that do not involve the use of PLCO biospecimens will not be supported under this FOA.  
 
Application Due Date: Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): February 15, 2018; August 15, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

Ovarian

Department of Defense Ovarian Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities

FY17 OCRP Program Announcements and General Application Instructions for the following award mechanisms are anticipated to be posted on Grants.gov in February 2017.  Pre-application and application deadlines will be available when the Program Announcements are released. 

Clinical Development Award
Must be an independent investigator at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent)

Investigator-Initiated Research Award
Must be an independent investigator at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent)

Ovarian Cancer Academy Award – Early-Career Investigator
Must be within 3 years of his/her last postdoctoral research position (Ph.D) or clinical fellowship (M.D.), or equivalent as of the full application submission deadline.  A letter attesting to eligibility is required.

Pilot Award
Established Investigator:  Independent investigator for whom it has been more than 3 years since his/her last postdoctoral research position (Ph.D) or clinical fellowship (M.D.), or equivalent; or
Early-Career Investigator:  Investigators must meet one of the following criteria by the application submission date: Must be within 3 years of his/her last postdoctoral research position (Ph.D) or clinical fellowship (M.D.) OR In a postdoctoral research position (Ph.D), or clinical fellowship (M.D.), or equivalent.  

Applications must be submitted through the federal government’s single-entry portal, Grants.gov.  Submission deadlines are not available until the Program Announcements are released.  


Utilizing the PLCO Biospecimens Resource to Bridge Gaps in Cancer Etiology and Early Detection Research (U01) 
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (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. The PLCO Biorepository offers high-quality, prospectively collected, serial pre-diagnostic blood samples from the PLCO screened arm participants, and a onetime collection of buccal cells from the control arm participants. Available data associated with the biospecimens includes demographic, diet, lifestyle, smoking, screening results, and clinical data. This FOA supports a wide range of cancer research including, but not limited to, biochemical and genetic analyses of cancer risk, as well as discovery and validation of early detection biomarkers. The proposed research project must involve use of PLCO biospecimens; additionally, it should also take advantage of the unique characteristics of the PLCO biospecimens. Research projects that do not involve the use of PLCO biospecimens will not be supported under this FOA.  
 
Application Due Date: Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): February 15, 2018; August 15, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
 

Pancreatic

The Pancreatic Cancer Detection Consortium (U01) 
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from multi-disciplinary teams of researchers and clinicians to establish the Pancreatic Cancer Detection Consortium (PCDC) to conduct research to improve the detection of early stage pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and characterization of its precursor lesions.

Application Due Date: April 6, 2018

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Lung 


A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation

A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation is proud to announce the $150,000 Tona Vives Research Award. Despite the dismal lung cancer mortality rate (only 17.8% of those diagnosed with lung cancer survive past five years - 160,000 Americans, both smokers and nonsmokers, die of lung cancer each year), basic research in lung cancer has not received the funding it needs to make significant gains in reducing the mortality rate of lung cancer. A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation (ABOHLF) is a young, growing nonprofit that intends to support creative researchers as they pursue bold research that could result in prolonged or saved lives and large contributions to science. Focused on the topic of understanding lung cancer in women, A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation is now accepting applications. 

To confirm your eligibility to apply for this funding and receive the online application, please complete the online form.


Application Due Date: February 1, 2018 

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AVON 

Avon Breast Cancer Crusade 2017 Funding 

These research initiative funds translational research using clinical studies, human cell culture, epidemiologic, and other progressive approaches to understand the causes of breast cancer and develop new treatments.


Access to Care - Support Services Program

Supports programs providing services and education to women and men diagnosed with breast cancer, including nutrition support, counseling and referral programs, financial assistance programs, and information services. Application is by invitation only. To seek an invitation, please send a description of the proposed program to grants@avonbcc.org.

NIH/NCI


Minority Patient-Derived Xenograft (PDX) Development and Trial Centers (M-PDTCs) (U54)    

The main goals for this initiative include: a) Development of racially/ethnically diverse PDX models; b) Development of methods for preclinical testing of single agents and drug combinations; and c) Conducting response studies of PDX models, primarily from racially/ethnically diverse populations, to develop novel therapeutic strategies.


Application Due Date: January 18, 2018

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Feasibility and Planning Studies for Development of Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) to Investigate Cancer Health Disparities (P20)  

The goals for this FOA include the development of translational research programs focused upon investigating cancer health disparities. The P20 grants will support feasibility and planning activities to build cancer health disparities research programs, with the expectation that the research programs will become competitive for a full Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE).

Application Due Date: January 18, 2018  




Feasibility Studies to Build Collaborative Partnerships in Cancer Research (P20) 
Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites P20 planning grant applications for  developing collaborative partnership between institutions serving underserved health disparity populations and underrepresented students (ISUPS) and NCI- designated Cancer Centers. 

Application Due Date: January 29, 2018 

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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

The Pancreatic Cancer Detection Consortium (U01)   
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from multi-disciplinary teams of researchers and clinicians to establish the Pancreatic Cancer Detection Consortium (PCDC) to conduct research to improve the detection of early stage pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and characterization of its precursor lesions. 

Application Due Date: April 6, 2018 

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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. 

Click to see all the Internal Grants from 2012-2016.


James Hudson Brown - Alexander Brown Coxe Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Medical Sciences 2018

The Brown-Coxe Fellowships support early postdoctoral fellows conducting research at the Yale University School of Medicine.

      • No citizenship restrictions.
      • Investigators in all disciplines conducting basic, translational, or clinical research are eligible for this fellowship. (Licensed) physician-scientists are encouraged to apply. 
      • Applicants cannot have completed more than two years of postdoctoral research as of July 1, 2018.
      • Candidates must have received the MD, PhD, or other doctoral degree by July 1, 2018.

Application Due Date: 
Letter of intent: March 8, 2018; Application deadline: March 15, 2018

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Breast Cancer Alliance
  
The mission of the Breast Cancer Alliance is to improve survival rates and quality of life for those impacted by breast cancer through better prevention, early detection, treatment, and cure. To promote these goals, we invest in innovative research, breast surgery fellowships, regional education, dignified support, and screening for the underserved.  

Four types of grants are offered annually: Exceptional Project Grants, Young Investigator Grants, Breast Surgery Fellowships, and Education and Outreach Grants. We invite clinical doctors and research scientists whose primary focus is breast cancer research to apply for either the Exceptional Project or Young Investigator Grant. Society of Surgical Oncology-accredited institutions may submit requests for funding for fellowships if they are in CT, NJ, or NY. We invite Directors of programs that are directly related to breast cancer services to apply for the Education and Outreach Grant.

- Exceptional Project Grants 

BCA invites clinical doctors and research scientists at any stage of their careers whose primary focus is breast cancer to apply for an Exceptional Project Grant. This award recognizes creative, unique, and innovative research and is open to applicants throughout the US. This is a one-year grant for a total of $100,000.

Prior to submission of a formal grant proposal, the BCA requires a one-page Letter of Intent (LOI) and a separate CV. For 2019 grants, those letters will be due on April 6, 2018.  

Application Deadlines: 
Letter of Intent: April 6, 2018; Full Application: July 20, 2018 

Learn More >> 


- Young Investigator Grants 

To encourage a commitment to breast cancer research, BCA invites clinical doctors and research scientists whose primary focus is breast cancer and who are in the early stages of their careers to apply for funding for the Young Investigator Grant. This grant is open to applicants at institutions throughout the US. This is a two-year grant for a total of $125,000, with half the grant award being paid out each year.

Applicants for 2019 grants must (i) have held a faculty position for no more than four years following completion of their training, as of February 1, 2019; (ii) have not been a principal investigator on an NIH R01 or equivalent national/international non-mentored award; and (iii) dedicate at least 50% of their work effort to research.

This grant is intended to help advance the careers of young researchers who do not yet have their own major grant support.

Application Deadline: July 20, 2018 

Learn More >>  


  - Education and Outreach Grants 

BCA offers grants to support programs directly related to outreach and case managerial breast cancer services, including education, counseling, and mammograms for the uninsured/underserved. The programs must be located in CT and/or Westchester County, NY.

The term of the Education and Outreach Grant is one calendar year beginning February 1, 2019. The program must be directly related to breast cancer services. BCA does not fund office supplies, medical supplies, financial aid (i.e., gas bills, transportation, rent, overhead, grocery gift certificates, fringe benefits, etc.), printing costs, travel costs, marketing costs, recruitment costs, or training programs.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2018 

Learn More >> 


  - Breast Surgery Fellowships
 
The term of the Breast Surgical Fellowship is one year with a grant award of $75,000, from August 1 through July 31.  Institutions making application for the 2019 award must have an established breast fellowship program, be SSO accredited for a minimum of 2 years, and be located in Connecticut, New Jersey, or New York.  

Application Deadline: 
December 10, 2018

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Lion Heart Grants
  • Funding amount based on fundraising annually done by Lion Hearts
  • For Yale Cancer Center members only 
  • To support breast cancer research
  • Committee of Yale Cancer Center members and Lion Heart members review and select grant recipients
  • Administered by Brigid Killelea


SPORE in Lung Cancer Program Awards

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LungSPORE@yale.edu     


V Foundation Pediatric Cancer Grants
  • ONE NOMINEE TO APPLY FOR EITHER THE V SCHOLAR OR TRANSLATIONAL AWARD
  • The nominee must be nominated by their Cancer Center Director if the research institution is a cancer center. If the research institution is not a cancer center, then the department chair or other senior research administrative official who is responsible for the internal nominee 
  • Applicant must be employed at a non-profit research institution 
  •  Gary KupferAdministered by  

American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grants
  • $30,000 for one year
  • For assistant professors only
  • Prior national research grant disqualifies
  • Four awards per year
  • Usually reviewed in December
  • Administered by Joann Sweasy

Rausch Foun dation Grants in Community Health
  • $30,000-$50,000 for one year
  • Population science focus
  • Priority to projects with impact to New Haven
  • Administered by Melinda Irwin 

YCC Pilot Grants
  • $50,000 for one year
  • All YCC members eligible to apply
  • Specific project proposed by individual investigator
  • Seven or eight awards per year, distributed among all seven research programs
  • Usually reviewed in Spring
  • Administered by Joann Sweasy
  • For more information, please contact Jan Zulkeski

T-TARE Award
  • Up to $200,000 for one year
  • For teams of investigators
  • Research with a translational focus
  • Major goal is to generate data and evidence of collaboration for multi-investigator grant application
  • Administered by Roy Herbst

Yale Discovery Fund Grants 

  • $450,000 to be spent over three years
  • High-risk/high-reward cancer research
  • Multidisciplinary collaborative research
  • Hope to fund 3 – 4 each year
  • Administered by Dan DiMaio

Leslie Warner Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • ~$42,000 for one year
  • Fellows working in YCC member laboratories eligible to apply
  • Must be in first year of fellowship
  • Four awards every other year
  • Usually reviewed in fall
  • Review organized by Karen Anderson