Research Funding

Glaucoma Research Foundation Welcomes Proposals for High-Impact Research

Deadline: July 15, 2020
Link to RFP

The Glaucoma Research Foundation is accepting preliminary proposals for its Shaffer Grants for Innovative Glaucoma Research program.

Through the program, one-year grants of $50,000 will be awarded in support of new, high-impact clinical, epidemiological, and laboratory glaucoma research projects aligned with the foundation’s strategic goals and overall mission to cure glaucoma and restore vision through innovative research.

Grant applicants must possess at least a graduate degree. Interdisciplinary teams and collaborations that may lead to new glaucoma treatments are encouraged.

For more information and a link to the online application, visit the Glaucoma Research Foundation website.

American Association for Cancer Research Invites LOIs for Cancer Research

Deadline: July 13, 2020
Link to RFP

The American Association for Cancer Research is inviting applications for its AACR-The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research “Science of the Patient” (SOP) Grants Program.

The program represents a joint effort to stimulate novel research aimed at understanding the influence of the biology of the host (i.e., patient) on the genesis, development, treatment, and survivorship of cancer. Successful projects should emphasize the interplay of host physiological systems with the tumor and/or tumor microenvironment. With a focus on harnessing powerful approaches to examining cancer not as an isolated phenomenon but as a systemic disease that affects and is affected by both the normal and pathological functions of the patient’s body, the grants are expected to yield important advancements in the understanding of cancer development, progression, and treatment.

Grants of up to $750,000 over three years will be awarded in support of highly innovative approaches to a major problem or challenge in cancer research. Individuals with innovative ideas that have the potential to affect future clinical practice are particularly encouraged to apply. 

To be eligible, applicants must have a doctoral degree (including PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree. Investigators may be employed by an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world. Postdoctoral or clinical research fellows or the equivalent who are working under the auspices of a scientific mentor are not eligible to apply. (Qualified fellows are invited to apply for an AACR Fellowship.)

Letters of Intent are due July 13. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by October 6, 2020.

See the American Association for Cancer Research website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

St. Baldrick’s Foundation Invites Applications for Pediatric Oncology Fellows

LOI Deadline: July 10, 2020
Link to RFA

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer- and donor-powered charity committed to supporting the most promising research aimed at finding cures for childhood cancers and allowing survivors to long and healthy lives.

To advance this mission, the foundation is welcoming applications for its Fellowship Awards. Through the program, grants of up to $75,000 per year for up to two years, with up to an additional 30 percent of the salary amount for fringe benefits (total yearly maximum of $97,500), will be awarded in support of pediatric oncology researchers, with an opportunity for one additional year of funding based on need, significant accomplishment, and approved application. Fellows must have completed at least two years of fellowship training prior to becoming a St. Baldrick’s Fellow.

Letters of Intent are due July 10. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposals by August 28, 2020.

To be eligible, applicants should hold an MD or DO degree by the date the grant becomes effective and may not hold an appointment of assistant professor or above. Applicants must have a fellowship mentor who provides supervision, facilities, and research support at an American Board of Pediatrics-approved fellowship program in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. Principal investigators affiliated with U.S.-based academic, medical, or nonprofit institutions are eligible to apply, although applicants need not be a citizen of the United States.

See the St. Baldrick’s Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.