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 18
    American Cancer Society (ACS) Individual Research Award

    Funded by the American Cancer Society, this program provides seed funding (up to $30,000) to encourage junior investigators to initiate promising new projects in cancer-related research that may enable them to compete successfully for national research grants.
  • Deadline: November 29 at 5:00 pm
    Benioff Initiative for Prostate Cancer Research Award in Basic Science
    Through a generous philanthropic gift, we are soliciting applications for funding research to understand the basic biological drivers of aggressive prostate cancer. Over the next five years, the Benioff Initiative for Prostate Cancer Research aims to accelerate prostate cancer research at UCSF. This funding is intended to support basic and translational research projects focused on the biology, detection or treatment of aggressive prostate cancer.

Foundations/Other Sources

  • Deadline: November 8
    The Emerson Collective Cancer Research Fund is requesting individual or team proposals for research projects related, but not limited to, immunotherapy, metabolic therapies, early detection advancements, 'high risk/high reward' initiatives and/or -omic approaches to cancer and drug development. Positive criteria include the potential of a project to significantly impact our understanding of and/or approaches to the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of cancer.
  • Deadline: November 12
    AACR-Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Young Investigator Award for Translational Cancer Research Provides funding to promising investigators to encourage and promote quality research in clinical oncology. The purpose of this jointly-supported award is to fund a physician-scientist during the transition from a fellowship program to a faculty appointment. Research projects are restricted to translational cancer research.
  • Deadline: November 19
    This award represents a joint effort to encourage and support mid-career female physician-scientists and researchers to conduct immuno-oncology research and to foster their career advancement toward becoming a senior investigator. Research projects may be translational and/or clinical in nature with a focus on immuno-oncology.
  • Deadline: December 6
    Supports an independent investigator conducting high priority pancreatic cancer research that is poised for important translational next steps to help move scientific discovery to application in patients. Proposed research should aim to identify novel targets and approaches to the treatment of pancreatic cancer or understand and circumvent treatment resistance.
  • Deadline: December 13
    Supports junior faculty to conduct pancreatic cancer research and establish successful career paths in the field. Proposed research may be basic, translational, clinical or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to pancreatic cancer.

NIH Announcements

To view all NCI funding opportunities, search here

To view Cancer Moonshot funding opportunities, search here.