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 Opportunity


NIH Funding Opportunities


NIH Short-term Mentored Career Enhancement Awards for Mid-Career Investigators to Integrate Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences (K18)  

March 6, 2018

NIH Bioengineering Research Partnership (U01)

May 8, 2018

NCI Clinical and Translational Exploratory/Developmental Studies (R21)

July 19, 2018

Innovative Molecular and Cellular Analysis Technologies for Basic and Clinical Cancer Research (R21)

February 28, 2018

Advanced Development and Validation of Emerging Molecular and Cellular Analysis Technologies for Basic and Clinical Cancer Research (R33)

February 28, 2018

NCI Small Grants Program for Cancer Research (R03)

February 27, 2018

NIH Revision Applications for Validation of Biomarker Assays Developed Through NIH-Supported Research Grants (R01)

February 27, 2018

Academic-Industrial Partnerships for Translation of Technologies for Diagnosis and Treatment (R01)

March 8, 2018

NIH Cancer Prevention and Control Clinical Trials Grant Program (R01)

March 15, 2018

Tobacco Use and HIV in Low and Middle Income Countries (R01)

April 4, 2018

Tobacco Use and HIV in Low and Middle Income Countries (R21)

April 4, 2018

NIH Applicant Assistance Program (AAP) for New or Previously Unawarded Small Businesses

April 5, 2018

Intervening with Cancer Caregivers to Improve Patient Health Outcomes and Optimize Health Care Utilization (R01)

April 11, 2018

Intervening with Cancer Caregivers to Improve Patient Health Outcomes and Optimize Health Care Utilization (R21)

April 11, 2018

Predicting Behavioral Responses to Population-Level Cancer Control Strategies (R21)

April 11, 2018

NIH Revisions for Incorporation of Novel NCI-Supported Technology to Accelerate Cancer Research 

R01  Deadline:  February 28

P01  Deadline:  February 28

P50  Deadline:  February 28

U01  Deadline:  February 28

U54 Deadline:  February 28

February 28, 2018

Image-guided Drug Delivery (R01) 

June 21, 2018

Exploratory/Developmental Surgical Disparities Research (R21) 

June 7, 2018

Surgical Disparities Research (R01) 

June 7, 2018

Mobile Health: Technology and Outcomes in Low and Middle Income Countries (R21) 

August 31, 2018

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

May 9, 2018

Quantitative Imaging Tools and Methods for Cancer Therapy Response Assessment (U01) 

May 9, 2018

Improving Smoking Cessation in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Populations via Scalable Interventions (R01) 

June 13, 2018

Improving Smoking Cessation in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Populations via Scalable Interventions (R21) 

June 13, 2018

NIH Using Information Technology to Support Systematic Screening and Treatment of Depression in Oncology Practices 

R01  Deadline: June 5

R21  Deadline: June 16

June 5, 2018

June 16, 2018

NIH Notice of Intent to Publish a FOA for the National Research Mentoring Network: The Science of Mentoring, Networking, and Navigating Career Transition Points




June 8, 2018

NIH Partnership for Aging and Cancer Research (U01)

June 8, 2018

NIH Notice of Intent to Publish a FOA for Diversity Program Consortium Dissemination and Translation Awards (U01)

July 1, 2020

NIH Time-Sensitive Research on Health Risk and Resilience after Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands (R21) 

April 16, 2018

NIH Basic Research in Cancer Health Disparities 

June 19, 2018

NIH Perception and Cognition Research to Inform Cancer Image Interpretation

May 30, 2018

NIH Developmentally Tailored HIV Prevention and Care Research for Adolescents and Young Adults 

May 7, 2018



NIH Innovative Approaches to Studying Cancer Communication in the New Media Environment 


June 13, 2018

NIH Research Infrastructure Development for Interdisciplinary Aging Studies (R21/R33)

June 16, 2018

NIH Integration of Imaging and Fluid-Based Tumor Monitoring in Cancer Therapy (R01) 

June 5, 2018

NIH Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS):


June 27, 2018

NIH Traceback Testing: Increasing Identification and Genetic Counseling of Mutation Carriers through Family-based Outreach (U01)

June 5, 2018

NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10)  The SIG Program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated systems. The minimum award is $50,000. There is no maximum price requirement; however, the maximum award is $600,000. Types of instruments supported include, but are not limited to: X-ray diffractometers, mass and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometers, DNA and protein sequencers, biosensors, electron and light microscopes, cell sorters, and biomedical imagers.

May 31, 2018

NIH Leveraging Cognitive Neuroscience to Improve Assessment of Cancer Treatment-Related Cognitive Impairment 

April 11, 2018

NIH Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) hereby notify Program Directors/Principal Investigators (PD(s)/PI(s)) holding specific types of NIH research grants listed in the full Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) that funds may be available for administrative supplements to meet increased costs that are within the scope of the approved award, but were unforeseen when the new or renewal application or grant progress report for non-competing continuation support was submitted. 


Varies by awarding IC




National Science Foundation

Department of Defense / CDMRP

NEW submission portal

Funding Agency & Grant/Award Name Deadline

DOD-CDMRP Accelerating Innovation in Military Medicine (AIMM) Research Award 

Pre-applications due January 26, 2018; Applications due February 9, 2018

DOD-DARPA Biological Technologies Office Open BAA

April 26, 2018

AACR/ACS Funding Opportunities

Funding Agency & Grant/Award Name Deadline



Funding Opportunity


NSF Big Ideas updates


NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Division of Chemistry's 2018 Supplemental Funding Requests for International Collaboration 

April 2, 2018


Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy is pleased to announce its 2018 Investigator Award in Cell and Gene Therapy for Cancer Request for Applications


The deadline for submission of abstracts (LOIs) is March 13 at 11 AM EST.  Please see the attached RFA for specifics.  Please submit all grant requirements via proposalCentral:


March 13, 2018

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network  BCAN is accepting applications for its 2018 grant programs.  The Young Investigator Awards (YIA) support early career research scientists or clinical cancer research investigators who have demonstrated a commitment to improving the understanding and treatment of bladder cancer.  Awards are for $50k for year. At the time of submission, the applicant must be within six years following completion of a professional degree such as MD, PhD, MD-PhD, MPH, or equivalent or clinical training such as residency or fellowship. 

February 26, 2018

University Research Association Visiting Scholars Award Program   The URA Visiting Scholars Award Program is supported by contributions from the 90 URA-member universities. The VSP awards provide financial support for faculty and students from URA's member universities to work at Fermilab for periods of up to one year.  Proposed visits can range from attendance at conferences or summer schools held at Fermilabto year-long research stays. Support from this program can include transportation costs and local lodging expenses during a series of shorter visits or salary support during a longer visit. Individual awardees may receive up to a maximum of $50,000 in any twelve-month period, with a lifetime maximum award total of $50,000 per individual

February 26, 2018

Cottrell Scholar Award  Eligible applicants are tenure-track faculty members whose primary appointment is in a department of astronomy, chemistry or physics.  For the 2018 proposal cycle, eligibility is limited to faculty members who started their first tenure-track appointment anytime in calendar year 2015.  CSA proposals contain a research plan, an educational plan and a clear statement on how the CSA will help applicants become truly outstanding teacher-scholars and future academic leaders. The project plans must be for a period of three years. The ability of applicants to mount a strong and innovative research program and achieve excellence in education and their potential leadership skills are key criteria in the selection of the awards. 

May 1 – Preproposal;

July 20 – Full proposal by invite (application portal opens February 15)

2019 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science  This distinguished award is presented annually to a member of the international scientific community for outstanding work in a unique field of study in the basic, applied, or engineering sciences. Nominations should clearly indicate the scientific impact—innovative, technical, and/or conceptual—and, when applicable, the societal impact of the nominee’s work. The theme of the 2019 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science is Green and Sustainable Chemistry.  Nominations are accepted from individuals or organizations, including self-nomination. Winners must participate in The Franklin Institute Awards Week programs to be held in Spring 2019 in Philadelphia, PA.

May 31, 2018

DOD-AFOSR Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research AFOSR solicits proposals for basic research through this general BAA outlining the U.S. Air Force Defense Research Sciences Program. The focus is on research areas that offer significant and comprehensive benefits to our national warfighting and peacekeeping capabilities. These areas are organized and managed in two scientific Branches: Engineering and Information Sciences and Physical and Biological Sciences. This BAA remains open until superseded.


The AACR is currently accepting applications for the following opportunities:

Grants for mentored researchers in the areas of lung, ovarian, pediatric, and breast cancer research, lymphoma, myeloma, and all areas of clinical and translational cancer research

A grant for tenure-eligible junior faculty focused on any area of cancer research

A grant for established investigators in the field of neuroendocrine tumor research

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NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Rules of Life (RoL): Forecasting and Emergence in Living Systems (FELS) Proposals funded via this DCL will help refine emerging research areas under the Rules of Life, one of the NSF's ten Big Ideas. In Rules of Life, "rules" are the general principles or theoretical constructs that explain and predict the characteristics of living systems. NSF seeks to identify rules for phenomena that cross spatial or organizational levels (from the molecular and sub-cellular to organisms, populations, communities, clades, and biomes) and/or temporal scales (e.g., from macromolecular folding to development to evolutionary processes across all of life). Activities supported via this DCL include Conferences, EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGERs), and Research Advanced by Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering (RAISE) grants to create opportunities for enabling predictive capability. Submission deadlines and requirements vary by type of proposal submitted.


Limited Submissions

Purdue Internal Deadlines for Proposals

Numerous new opportunities, follow link for details



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