University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Funding Opportunities

[ LSOs | Intramural Awards | Foundations/Other | NIH Announcements ]

Limited Submission Opportunities

(Applications through LSO office)

Intramural Funding Opportunities

  • Deadline: November 15
    Lymphoma Research RFA

    The Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is requesting applications for translational research into lymphoma, including tissue banking efforts, pre-clinical laboratory studies, and clinical trials that would not be eligible for funding from the National Institutes of Health. Open to any UCSF researchers with faculty status.
  • Deadline: November 15
    Mesothelioma Research RFA

    The Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is requesting applications for basic, translational, or clinical work into advancing understanding of mesothelioma that might lead to improved treatments or prevention of the disease. Prior work in the field of mesothelioma is not required. Open to any UCSF researchers with faculty status.
  • Deadline: December 4
    American Cancer Society Individual Research Award

    This program is to make seed funding available to encourage junior investigators to initiate promising new projects in cancer-related research that may enable them to compete successfully for national research grants. Funding for this program is supported by a grant from the American Cancer Society.

Foundations/Other Sources

  • Pre-proposal deadline: November 28
    Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award

    The purpose of the Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award (CSDA) is to provide support to physician scientists at the Assistant Professor rank to: 1) conduct an outstanding clinical research project, 2) enable research time protection to ease the tension between research and clinical responsibilities, and 3) facilitate development of strong mentorship relations.
    • Please email at UCSF to announce your intention to apply.
    • Pre-proposals deadline is November 28, 2018, noon PT. Invitation to submit a full proposal will be received by January 25, 2019 2pm PT.
  • Deadline: December 3
    Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation: Physician Scientist Award

    The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation is establishing a pilot program designed to recruit outstanding U.S. Specialty Board-eligible physicians into cancer research careers by providing them with the opportunity for a protected research training experience under the mentorship of a highly qualified and gifted mentor after they have completed all of their clinical training. The goals are to a) transform these individuals into the highest quality physician-scientists, capable of conducting research that has the potential to transform the diagnosis, treatment and/or prevention of cancer and b) to eliminate the financial disincentive to entering this career path.
    • Please email at UCSF to announce your intention to apply.
  • Deadline: December 13
    Mount Zion Campus-based Awards FY18-19 Cycle

    Mount Zion Campus-based Awards are allocated from funds restricted to patient care and education uses at UCSF Mount Zion (research and educational travel funds are allocated through separate processes). MZHF’s goal for utilizing these funds is to encourage UCSF Mount Zion Campus programs to identify and address unmet needs and achieve local and national excellence. Please note that the majority of funding for this grant category is restricted for indigent patient care, pediatric care, cancer care, cardiac care, and medical education. Funds allocated through this award cycle are for core support or start-up, and requests must describe the program or activity’s value to the UCSF Mount Zion Campus.
  • Deadline: December 17
    Rita Allen Foundation & American Pain Society - Award in Pain

    Proposed research projects should be directed toward the molecular biology of pain and/or basic science topics related to the development of new analgesics for the management of pain due to terminal illness.
    • Please email at UCSF to announce your intention to apply.
  • Deadline: January 7
    Global Challenge to Prevent Breast Cancer

    The Global Challenge to Prevent Breast Cancer is a competition designed to surface game-changing breast cancer prevention research ideas. This challenge, sponsored by the California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP), aims to advance breast cancer primary prevention by surfacing innovative breast cancer prevention research ideas from researchers and others interested in breast cancer prevention. By providing cash prizes, feedback from respected researchers, and the opportunity to present ideas to prominent leaders in the field, the challenge aims to surface breakthrough ideas that will help catalyze the field of breast cancer primary prevention research. The most promising ideas will frame CBCRP's future funding strategy and will be further developed in California with $15 million in grant funding from the program.

NIH Announcements

  • LOI Deadline: December 11
    NCI Research Specialist Award (R50)
    The NCI Research Specialist 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.  These scientists, including researchers within a research program, core facility managers, and data scientists, are vital to sustaining the biomedical research enterprise.  The Research Specialist Award is intended to provide salary support and sufficient autonomy so that individuals are not solely dependent on NCI grants held by others for career continuity.

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