Current Funding Opportunities

2015 Internal Grants

Yale Cancer Center is pleased to announce the 2015 Internal Grants competitions. These grants will support innovative basic, clinical, computational, prevention/control, and translational cancer research. The primary review criteria will be scientific excellence, innovation, cancer relevance, and the likelihood of the project evolving into federally funded cancer research.  Members of Yale Cancer Center or faculty who have applied for membership are eligible to apply.
Two types of grants will be awarded for one year:
YCC Pilot Grants of up to $50,000 for a specific project headed by a member of Yale Cancer Center. Up to eight Pilot Grants will support individual research projects, commencing on April 1, 2015. 
Deadline for submission is 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 19. Application>>
YCC Collaborative Pilot (Co-Pilot) Grants of up to $100,000 for groups of two or more members of Yale Cancer Center. We anticipate funding up to two Co-Pilot Awards, commencing on April 1, 2015. Deadline for submission is 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 19. Application>>

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) Young Investigator Awards

The $100,000 grants will cover costs associated with a two-year bladder cancer-specific research proposal. The purpose of this grant is to support the development of outstanding research scientists and clinical cancer research investigators who have demonstrated a commitment to improving the understanding and treatment of bladder cancer. Investigators may be working in basic, translational, clinical, epidemiologic, bioengineering or any other field, but must be working in a research environment capable of supporting transformational bladder cancer research. 

Application Deadline: March 4, 2015 

YCC/SCH Grants for Small Projects to Improve Patient Care

Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven are pleased to announce a new program to fund small projects to improve patient care at Smilow Cancer Hospital. Monies for this program have come through our “Closer to Free” fund. Any employee at Smilow Cancer Hospital who develops a small project may apply by submitting an application for review. Projects can range from a patient education program to stress management for staff. In order to be eligible, the employee must be sponsored by a current Cancer Center Member. A listing of active cancer center members is on the web site.

Grant Details

Amount: $2,500 to $5,000 each

Eligibility: Employees of Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven

Sponsorship: Member of Yale Cancer Center

Application: Limited to 3 pages, typed, double spaced; plus budget with justification (3 copies)

- Application sheet: Project Due Date

- Project Description

- Budget

- Budget Justification

Submit to Renee Gaudette: renee.gaudette@yale.edu

For questions, contact Dr. Ruth McCorkle by email: ruth.mccorkle@yale.edu


2015 Sontag Foundation - Early Career Distinguished Scientist Award for Brain Cancer Research 

Career development award supporting early career scientists with inspiring, potential-laden brain cancer proposals. The foundation is highly interested in researchers that may bring new perspectives to bear on the complex questions related to brain cancer. 

Applicant's initial faculty appointment must have been no earlier than March 2012. 

Up to $600,000 over 4 years. 

Application Deadline:  March 19, 2015

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