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

  • LOI Deadline: February 20
    2020 CARE-UC Innovation Fellowship Program Funding Opportunity

    The CARE-UC Innovation Fellowship is a research and training opportunity established by CARE USA’s Innovation Team and the University of California, in collaboration with the UC Blum Center Network. The Fellowship is intended to strengthen the workforce pipeline of expertly-trained individuals whose training and expertise can alleviate poverty and improve human conditions in California, regionally and internationally. The Fellowship is open to UC graduate students in good academic standing from any discipline or degree program.
  • Deadline: March 2
    UCSF Resource Allocation Program (RAP) Spring 2020 Cycle

    Offers a single online application process for a variety of intramural grants. Grants of interest include:
    • Global Cancer Pilot Award ($40,000)
    • Pilot Award for Pancreas Cancer ($50,000)
    • Pilot Award in Precision Imaging of Cancer and Therapy ($50,000)
    • Informing Tobacco Product Regulation ($50,000)
    • Independence Support Award ($50,000)
    • Team Science Grant ($50,000 - 100,000)
    • Pilots for Junior Investigators in Basic and Clinical Sciences ($40,000)
    • Pilots for Established Investigators in Basic and Clinical Sciences ($50,000)
  • Deadline: March 9
    HDFCCC RFA: For the Benefit of Patients at PCMB

    Through a generous philanthropic gift, we are soliciting applications for funding for projects that directly benefit the patients of the Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building (PCMB). Funds are available to support: 1) creation of new models of patient-centered care at PCMB, including process improvement projects; or 2) strategic research for improved clinical outcomes for patients at PCMB.
  • Deadline: March 11
    UCSF Center for Aging in Diverse Communities (CADC) Scientist Program

    The CADC is now requesting applications for CADC Scientists who will conduct pilot studies to investigate research questions within the scope of CADC’s goals among older African American, Latino, Asian American, Pacific Islander populations, or sexual and gender minorities of any race/ethnicity. We are committed to mentoring CADC Scientists during and following their one-year pilot study to support development of a successful research career.
  • Deadline: March 17
    UCSF Hellman Fellowship Program
    Providing short-term support for outstanding faculty at the assistant professor level whose work shows originality and promise of distinction; assisting promising junior faculty who face challenges in advancing their work to the level of career development and eventual independence.
  • Deadline: March 30
    Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center RFA

    A new RFA for projects that support innovative cancer research at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG).
  • Deadline: March 30
    Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center Cancer Genetics RFA

    A new RFA for projects that support cancer genetics research at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG).

Foundations/Other Sources

  • LOI Deadline: February 21
    LIVESTRONG Foundation Solution Grants program 

    (email Jennifer.Schmidt@ucsf.edu to announce your intention to apply)
    Grants will be awarded in support of inventive, cutting-edge solutions to overlooked problems in cancer. Funding priorities include post-treatment care; patient and caregiver education; comprehensive quality-of-life services; and streamlining systems and care.
  • LOI Deadline: March 2
    Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation - 2020 Hillman Innovations in Care Program 

    (email melanie.derynck@ucsf.edu to announce your intention to apply)
    This multi-year initiative supports the advancement of leading-edge, nursing-driven models of care that improve the health and health care of vulnerable populations, including the economically disadvantaged, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ people, the homeless, rural populations, and other groups that encounter barriers to accessing health care services.

NIH Announcements

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To view Cancer Moonshot funding opportunities, search here.