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Limited Submission Opportunities

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Intramural Funding Opportunities

  • Deadline: August 15
    HDFCCC Office of Education & Training Travel Grants [Application]

    The Office of Education & Training is offering travel grants for postdoctoral fellows who do not otherwise have the means to attend a desired research meeting. Four travel grants (for up to $1500 each) will be available for the Fall 2018 cycle.
  • Deadline: August 20 at 8:00 am [extended from August 17]
    UCSF Prostate Cancer Program 2018 Pilot Research Funding Awards [Application]
    The UCSF Prostate Cancer Program seeks to fund pilot projects in prostate cancer research to be undertaken at UCSF or at collaborating UC campuses. Funds are available to support three proposals.
  • Deadline: August 17
    UCSF Brain Tumor SPORE Developmental Research Program

    The purpose of the DRP is to offer funds to both new and established investigators to initiate translationally oriented research projects that have the potential to impact the diagnosis or therapy of human brain tumors.
  • Deadline: August 17
    UCSF Brain Tumor SPORE Career Enhancement Program

    The purpose of the CEP is to attract outstanding basic scientists and clinical investigators to the field of brain tumor research, to assist in the career development of junior faculty in the basic and clinical sciences, with a special emphasis on those individuals interested in brain tumor research, and to encourage collaborations between investigators which can lead to new ideas and directions in brain tumor research and can contribute to career development.
  • Deadline: September 7
    UCSF Wolfe Meningioma Program Project Award

    The purpose of this RFA is to stimulate meningioma investigation at UCSF and within the regional cancer research community, and to recruit new investigators to the UCSF Wolfe Meningioma Program Project. Particular emphasis will be placed on funding basic science research aimed at developing tractable preclinical meningioma models, and early phase clinical trials for meningioma patients.

Foundations/Other Sources

  • Preliminary submission deadline: August 16
    Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program - Call for Applications

    All applications must address one or more of TRDRP’s eight research priorities: (1) Social and behavioral prevention and treatment; (2) Cancer prevention, treatment and biology; (3) Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases; (4) Environmental exposure and toxicology; (5) Neuroscience of nicotine addiction and treatment; (6) Oral diseases and dental health; (7) Pulmonary biology and lung diseases; (8) State and local tobacco control policy research.
  • Deadline: August 31
    Robert L. Fine Cancer Research Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Research Funding

     A new funding opportunity in basic and translational pancreatic cancer research.  The grant is for $250,000 in direct costs over a two year period. The award is targeted at new and recently established physicians and/or scientists who are dedicated to innovative translational research that would be deemed too risky for funding from conventional government sources.
  • Deadline: September 5
    Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards at the Scientific Interface

    BWF's Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI) provide $500,000 over five years to bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of faculty service.
    **Please email suzy.beemer@ucsf.edu to announce your intention to apply, then follow application instructions in RFP.**
  • Preliminary submission deadline: September 6
    CRUK Brain Tumour Awards

    Supports multidisciplinary approaches to tackle key basic and translational questions in brain tumour research. We’re providing up to up to £10m per award over five years to support the boldest and most innovative projects to drive impact for patients.
  • Preliminary submission deadline: September 14
    Defense Health Program: Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program

    Funding for proposals that address one or more of the following overarching challenges: Prevent breast cancer (primary prevention); Identify determinants of breast cancer initiation, risk, or susceptibility; Distinguish deadly from non-deadly breast cancers; Conquer the problems of over diagnosis and overtreatment; Identify what drives breast cancer growth, determine how to stop it; Identify why some breast cancers become metastatic; Determine why/how breast cancer cells lie dormant for years and then re-emerge, determine how to prevent lethal recurrence; Revolutionize treatment regimens by replacing them with ones that are more effective, less toxic, and impact survival; and Eliminate the mortality associated with metastatic breast cancer.
  • Preliminary submission deadline: September 15
    Sanofi Innovation Awards (iAwards)
    [pre-proposal template]
    Sanofi is requesting pre-proposals from academic investigators in the participating institutions in multiple therapeutic areas including, immune-oncology, molecular oncology, immunology & inflammation, rare diseases, neurosciences, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. In addition, pre-proposals in technology areas including gene therapy, single-cell analysis and biologics development will also be considered.  
  • Deadline: September 25
    Conquer Cancer Foundation Career Development Award

    Provides research funding to clinical investigators, who have received their initial faculty appointment, as they work to establish an independent clinical cancer research program. This research must have a patient-oriented focus, including a clinical research study and/or translational research involving human subjects.
  • Deadline: September 25
    Conquer Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award

    Provides funding to promising investigators to encourage and promote quality research in clinical oncology. The purpose of this grant is to fund physicians during the transition from a fellowship program to a faculty appointment.
  • Deadline: October 1
    Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards for Medical Scientists

    The Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) is a highly competitive program that provides $700,000 awards over five years for physician-scientists, who are committed to an academic career, to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service.
    **Please email suzy.beemer@ucsf.edu to announce your intention to apply, then follow application instructions in RFP.**

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