Funding Opportunities: Federal Sponsors and Private Foundations

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In addition to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), several federal programs, as well as numerous private foundations, offer opportunities for cancer research funding.

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)

The CDMRP website contains information about funding opportunities and program announcements. Types of funding mechanisms at CDMRP include: clinical trial, exploration-hypothesis development, health disparity research, idea development, impact, laboratory-clinical transition, population-based research, synergistic idea development, Collaborative Undergraduate HBCU Student Summer Training Program, health disparity training, physician research training, and postdoctoral fellowship awards.

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

NCI's Provocative Questions Project is involved in creating a list of salient questions to help guide the work of the NCI’s research communities in their pursuit of important goals in cancer research. Project participants seek to generate questions that build on specific advances in knowledge about cancer and address possible solutions to overcoming obstacles in order to reach long-term goals.

NCI's Research Funding section includes extensive information on research priorities and resources, partnering, intramural research, and supported funding opportunities.

NCI's Center for Cancer Research (CCR) provides information regarding NCI's intramural clinical trials.

The Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM) coordinates and enhances activities of the NCI in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) research as it relates to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer, cancer-related symptoms, and side effects of conventional cancer treatment.

Private Foundations