External Funding

External Funding


American Cancer Society

"The American Cancer Society's research program focuses on beginning investigators, a program of targeted research, and an enhanced commitment to psychosocial and behavioral, health services, health policy, epidemiological, clinical and cancer control research. In response to identified needs in clinical oncology, the Society also sponsors grants in support of training for health professionals seeking to develop their clinical expertise and/or their ability to conduct independent research."

The Cancer Research Institute

"The Cancer Research Institute funds research aimed at furthering the development of immunological approaches to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer. CRI's research programs are designed to recognize and support those researchers around the world who are focused on this area. Today CRI provides funding at every level of scientific inquiry, from coordinated clinical trials to the most basic research, and supports scientist at all career levels."

Prostate Cancer Foundation

"The heart of the Prostate Cancer Foundation's effort to to find better treatments and a cure for recurrent prostate cancer is its research awards programs. Each year, the PCF invests millions of dollars in research projects that have the greatest potential to advance the fight against prostate cancer."

The Charlotte Geyer Foundation

"The Charlotte Geyer Foundation supports research into the cause, prevention and treatment of cancer. The Foundation reviews proposals three times per year and awards grants up to $100,000 each.

The purpose of Foundation awards is to provide one year's funding to exceptional proposals to give investigators the opportunity of advancing and improving projects to the point where they are able to successfully compete for an RO1 or other award."

National Cancer Institute

"The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of eight agencies that compose the Public Health Service (PHS) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)....The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients."

NCI Designated Cancer Centers
NCI Research Funding Announcements

National Institute of Health

"The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.

Helping to lead the way toward important medical discoveries that improve people's health and save lives, NIH scientists investigate ways to prevent disease as well as the causes, treatments, and even cures for common and rare diseases."

Research Funding Announcements
NIH Forms & Applications

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

"For more than 20 years, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has been a global leader in the fight against breast cancer through its support of innovative research and community-based outreach programs. Working through a network of U.S. and international Affiliates and events like the Komen Race for the Cure®, the Komen Foundation is fighting to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by funding research grants and supporting education, screening and treatment projects in communities around the world."

United States Defense Department
Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs

"The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) originated from a unique partnership among the public, Congress, and the Department of Defense. Grassroots advocacy organizations provided much of the impetus that led to a FY 92 appropriation of $25 million targeted to funding research on the screening and diagnosis of breast cancer among military women and dependents. The CDMRP has expanded to become second only to the National Cancer Institute as a source of funding for breast cancer research. After noteworthy success in managing the research program in breast cancer, the CDMRP was tasked to manage research programs in neurofibromatosis, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, tuberous sclerosis complex, chronic myelogenous leukemia, and prion diseases as well as other specified areas."

Breast Cancer
Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
Prostate Cancer
Ovarian Cancer
Minority & Underserved Populations

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