Together, they focus on a shared goal:

Creating a world without cancer.


Funding Opportunities:
EVPRP Funding Opportunities

Purdue Office Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships Limited Submissions

Letters of intent, preproposals, and rankings to the EVPRP should be e-mailed to Purdue's open limited submission competitions, limited submission policy, and template for letters of intent may be found at For any case in which the number of internal letters of intent received is no more than the number of proposals allowed by the sponsor, the EVPRP will notify the PI that an internal preproposal will be unnecessary.

Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation
Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation provides financial support to promising young investigators conducting scientific research that can be applied to improving the treatment of patients with cancer. The foundation funds cutting-edge research in the fields of leukemia, lymphoma, and related cancers of the blood. The Foundation not only funds conventional scientific research, but also projects that combine integrative (complementary) therapies or botanical agents. The focus is on projects for cancer prevention, detection and treatment that are most likely to be translated into clinical trials within a 3–5 year period. Awards total $225,000 over three years ($75,000/yr). The foundation will accept one application from Purdue for the Mainstream/Conventional research program and one application for the Integrative Medicine program. PIs must be tenure-track junior faculty (Assistant Professor) who have been in the position for five years or less. Furthermore, applicants must verify that they have independent research and resources as well as preliminary results and/or publications from their independent laboratory.

Internal Deadlines
MAY 1: Preproposals due to the EVPRP
MAY 8: Reviewers’ rankings due to the EVPRP

NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5)
The NIH Director’s Early Independence Award Program supports exceptional investigators who wish to pursue independent research directly after completion of their terminal doctoral/research degree or clinical residency, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career. Only two applications are allowed per institution.

Internal deadline: MAY 15
Sponsor deadline: SEP 22

NIH Bridges to the Doctorate (R25)
Internal deadline: MAY 2.

NIH Bridges to the Baccalaureate (R25)
Internal deadline: MAY 2.

Purdue upcoming internal funding deadlines: Vary by program

Additional Resources


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    201 S. University Street
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