Funding Opportunities

UCSF Limited Submission Opportunities

(Applications through UCSF Limited Submission Program)

  • Internal deadline: Aug 2, 2024
    Curing Kids Cancer Grant
    This program aims to overcome barriers to clinical application of new treatment approaches for childhood cancer. The main areas of focus are (1) cancer immunotherapy/targeted therapy; (2) high-grade brain tumors or other difficult-to-treat pediatric cancers; and (3) epigenetic modifying therapy or gene editing.
  • Internal deadline: Aug 2, 2024
    Rita Allen Scholars Program

    This program aims to support early-career scholars conducting basic biomedical research in cancer, immunology, and neuroscience.

Intramural Funding Opportunities

For questions about intramural awards, please contact Meredith Donnelly.

  • Deadline: Aug 1, 2024
    2024 UCaTS Call for Disparities-PDX-Trial Center Pilot Studies

    The University of California and UT Southwestern Disparities PDX Development and Trial Center (UCaTS) is seeking applications supporting development of PDX trial strategies for preclinical testing of single agents and drug combinations, with a focus on the predominant racial/ethnic minority populations residing in California and Texas (namely, Hispanic/Latino Americans, Asian Americans/Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders, and African Americans).
  • Deadline: Aug 2, 2024
    UCSF Brain Tumor SPORE Developmental Research Program Awards

    The Developmental Research Program (DRP) is a component of the UCSF Brain Tumor SPORE 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. Funded DRP Projects may also be advanced to full projects in the UCSF Brain Tumor SPORE.
  • Deadline: Sept 16, 2024
    The Nancy E. Adler Seed Grant Program

    Sponsored by the Center for Health and Community in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, this program will support projects focused on social and behavioral determinants of health. Annual budgets should not exceed $25,000, and total budgets should not exceed $35,000. This opportunity is restricted to UCSF postdocs and junior faculty.
  • Deadline: Nov 15, 2024
    Upstream Research Center Pilot Grants 

    The Upstream Research Center (co-led by Stanford, UC Davis, and UC San Francisco) has released a third round of requests for pilot proposals to catalyze research aimed at reducing cancer inequities due to structural and social determinants of health, including, but not limited to, structural racism, poverty, income inequality, climate change, food insecurity, social isolation, and housing insecurity.

Foundations/Other Sources

  • Deadline: July 23, 2024
    NCCN and Pfizer Investigator Sponsored Research for the Understanding the Mechanisms and Formulating the Optimal Management of Hematological Toxicity of PARPi in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer

    A new grant opportunity to support investigator-initiated research for the optimal management of hematologic toxicities of PARP inhibitors (PARPi) that will advance understanding mechanisms and formulating the optimal management of hematologic toxicity in the treatment of patients with prostate cancer.
  • Deadline: Aug 15, 2024
    AACR-AstraZeneca Breast Cancer Research Fellowship for Endocrine Therapy Research
    The AACR-AstraZeneca Breast Cancer Fellowship for Endocrine Therapy Research represent a joint effort to encourage and support postdoctoral or clinical research fellows to conduct breast cancer research and to establish a successful career path in this field. Proposed research projects are restricted to basic, clinical, translational or epidemiological projects that substantially advance the field of endocrine therapy in breast cancer.
  • Deadline: Aug 15, 2024
    Damon Runyon-St Jude Pediatric Cancer Research Fellowship Awards

    The purpose of this program is to address the critical shortage of scientists focusing on pediatric cancer by recruiting outstanding young minds committed to tackling these issues. Damon Runyon encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of pediatric cancer and the search for pediatric cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies, and prevention. The goal is to fund individuals who propose innovative approaches in either basic or clinical research with the potential to significantly impact the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of one or more pediatric cancers. (UCSF researchers: Email [email protected] to announce your intention to apply, then follow application instructions in RFP, conferring with your Grants Officer as needed.)
  • Deadline: Aug 31, 2024
    Pardee Foundation Cancer Research Grants
    The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation has issued a request for applications for cancer research grants. Proposed projects may be relevant to any area of cancer detection, treatment, or cure. Funding is intended to allow the establishment of capabilities of new cancer researchers or new cancer approaches by established cancer researchers, and lead to subsequent and expanded support using government agency funding.  

NIH Announcements

If you are a Cancer Center member who is interested in applying and receiving grant writing support, please contact Erin Bank.

To view NCI funding opportunities, search here