Together, they focus on a shared goal:

Creating a world without cancer.


Funding Opportunities:
External Funding Opportunities

National Institutes of Health / National Cancer Institute

Funding Agency & Grant/Award Name Deadline

NIH All of Us Research Program Engagement Partners (OT2)

March 24, 2017

NIH Administrative Supplements to Promote Research Collaborations on Fusion Oncoproteins as Drivers of Childhood Cancer

March 28, 2017

NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Senior Fellowship (Parent F33)

April 8, 2017

NIH Integration and Validation of Emerging Technologies to Accelerate Cancer Research

April 10, 2017

NIH Fundamental Mechanisms of Affective and Decisional Processes in Cancer Control (R01)

April 11, 2017

NIH Activities to Promote Technology Research Collaborations (APTRC) for Cancer Research (Admin Supp)

April 12, 2017

NIH BRAIN Initiative: Research Career Enhancement Award for Investigators to Build Skills in a Cross-Disciplinary Area (K18)

April 14, 2017

NIH-NCATS Pilot Program for Collaborative Drug Discovery Research using Bioprinted Skin Tissue (U18)

April 14, 2017

NIH Pre-application for the NIH-Industry Program: Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules (X02)

April 17, 2017

NIH Aging Biology Research to Address Health Disparities (Admin Supp)

May 3, 2017

NIH Quantitative Imaging Tools and Methods for Cancer Response Assessment (UG3/UH3) (U01)

May 9, 2017

NIH Mechanisms of Disparities in Chronic Liver Diseases and Cancer (R21) (R01)

May 22, 2017

NIH-NICHD Research Education Program (R25)

May 25, 2017

NIH Cancer Tissue Engineering Collaborative: Enabling Biomimetic Tissue-Engineered Technologies for Cancer Research (R01)

June 5, 2017

NIH Mechanisms of Alcohol-associated Cancers (R01)

June 5, 2017

NIH Alliance of Glycobiologists for Cancer Research: Translational Tumor Glycomics Laboratories (U01)

June 8, 2017

NIH Alliance of Glycobiologists for Cancer Research: Translational Tumor Glycomics Laboratories (Collaborative U01)

June 8, 2017

NIH Mechanisms of Alcohol-associated Cancers (R21)

June 16, 2017

NIH Biomarkers: Bridging Pediatric and Adult Therapeutics (R21)

June 16, 2017

NIH-NIMH Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (NIMH BRAINS) (R01)

June 20, 2017

NIH Early Phase Clinical Trials in Imaging and Image-Guided Interventions (R01)

June 28, 2017

NIH Research Answers to NCI’s Provocative Questions (R01) (R21)

June 28, 2017

NIH Regional Consortia for High Resolution Cryoelectron Microscopy (U24)

August 7, 2017

NIH Inter-organelle Communication in Cancer (R01) (R21)

August 16, 2017

NIH Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award for Early Stage Investigators (R35)

October 3, 2017
NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Improving Graduate Student Preparedness for Entering the Workforce, Opportunities for Supplemental Support Deadlines vary by program
NIH Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers Deadlines vary by program
HHS-AHRQ Announces Continued Interest in Career Development and Dissertation Awards Deadlines vary by program


National Science Foundation

Department of Defense / CDMRP

NEW submission portal

Funding Agency & Grant/Award Name Deadline

DOD-DARPA Biological Technologies

April 28, 2017

DOD-AMRMC BAA for Extramural Medical Research

September 30, 2017

AACR/ACS Funding Opportunities

Funding Agency & Grant/Award Name Deadline



Funding Agency & Grant/Award Name Deadline

SIA Foundation Grant

March 31, 2017

Tina’s Wish for the Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer Consortium Grant

April 3, 2017 (LOI)

The Franklin Institute 2018 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science: Genome Editing. Intent to nominate notice by APR 30; Nominations by MAY 31.

April 30, 2017

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award

July 6, 2017

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – NCI, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research KRAS Travel Scholarship


Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

LOI accepted year-round
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s 2016 NRC Research Associateship Programs Multiple deadlines

Mathers Charitable Foundation Grants

No specified deadline

NASA Human Exploration Research Opportunities


Mathers Charitable Foundation Grants

No specified deadlines

The PEER Health/Philippines concept note solicitation

Various deadlines

Charles Koch Foundation Grants

Proposals accepted continuously
Mathers Charitable Foundation Grants for supporting fundamental basic research in the life sciences No specified deadlines


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