With literally hundreds of funding sources with thousands of individual programs and opportunities, determining which of these sources are appropriate for faculty projects can be a daunting task that demands a variety of approaches.
In an effort to assist faculty in advancing research, funding search services are being offered by MCW Libraries and the Office of Research in partnership with the Office of Development to alert faculty to potential funding opportunities.
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List of Cancer Center Pilot Grant funding opportunities (and links to national opportunities)
Pilot and Collaborative Clinical and Translational Research Grants
Learning Resource Fund
The Learning Resources Fund, administered by MCW’s Curriculum and Evaluation Committee (CEC), provides funding to MCW faculty for innovative educational projects.
Alex's Lemonade Stand - Early Career Research Programs
Attracting and retaining the best and brightest early career scientists is critical to the future of childhood cancer research. Funding at this stage will encourage and steer promising researchers toward long-term careers in pediatric oncology investigation.
ACGT - Alliance For Cancer Gene Therapy
The award for The Young Investigator Award provides up to a maximum of $250,000 distributed up to 2-3years, inclusive of a maximum of 10% indirect costs.
Alzheimer's Association - New Investigator Research Grant
Grants provide newly independent investigators with funding that will allow them to develop preliminary or pilot data, to test procedures and to develop hypotheses. Each total award is limited to $100,000 for up to two years. Applicants must be Assistant Professors or above at their respective institution, who have less than 10 years of research experience after receipt of their terminal degree.
American Asthma Foundation
For 2015, the AAF will provide Scholar Awards exclusively to early- to mid-career scientists in the United States. AAF Scholar Awards will provide $150,000 per year for two years, with the possibility of an additional $150,000 for a third year, based on progress and potential. It is anticipated that many of the projects will continue into a third year and thus benefit from the full $450,000 Award.
American Cancer Society - Research Scholar Grants
Research Scholar Grants support investigator-initiated projects across the cancer research continuum. Awards are for up to four years and for up to $165,000 per year (direct costs), plus 20% allowable indirect costs. Independent investigators in the first six years of an independent research career or faculty appointment are eligible to apply.
American Diabetes Association - Junior Faculty Development Award (JFD)
Eligible applicants must be full-time independent faculty with less than 10 years of research experience since their terminal degree who do not have previous or current NIH R01 support. Awards are up to $138,000 per year for up to four years, including 10% allowable indirect costs. PI's salary support cannot exceed $75,000 per year. Additionally, applicants can request up to $10,000 per year towards the repayment of the principal on loans for a doctoral degree (MD, PhD, PharmD, DPM or DO).
American Federation for Aging Research
AFAR provides up to $100,000 for a one- to two-year award to junior faculty (MDs and PhDs) to conduct research that will serve as the basis for longer term research efforts.
It is anticipated that up to 3 grants of $100,000 each will be awarded in 2015. The applicant must be an independent investigator with independent research space as described in a form completed by the Dean or Department Chair, and must be no more than 10 years beyond start of postdoctoral research training as of July 1, 2015.
Select Junior faculty or Postdoctoral/Clinical Research Fellow from Applicant Type
The AAF Scholars Program is devoted entirely to early- to mid-career investigators. Awards of up to $450,000 each will go to investigators in the U.S. who are within 10 years of their first independent faculty appointment. We offer scientists the challenge, freedom and funding to pursue new ideas, without preliminary data.
The American Cancer Society awards research grants and fellowships to promising early-career scientists with unique hypotheses for cancer prevention and study, fostering the next generation of cancer research and creating a strong foundation of preliminary evidence to make scientific advancements. 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.