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Research Program Funding Opportunities

Research Program Funding Opportunities

H Foundation NCI Stimulus

Through the generous support of the H Foundation, the Basic Sciences Research Division of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University is able to provide support for projects to stimulate grant applications to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). In the current funding environment, these resources from the H Foundation can play a critical role in maintaining the productivity of high-impact basic science research programs.

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Lea Charitable Trust Equipment Grants

Through the generous support of the Lea Charitable Trust, the Basic Sciences Research Division of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University has available a pool of funds to support small equipment purchases for collaborative cancer-related research projects or for use by multiple cancer research investigators.

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Prostate SPORE Developmental Research Program

The Developmental Research (pilot) Program supports innovative research initiatives by providing seed money through the funding of pilot projects.

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Recent Research Funding Opportunities

H Foundation Multi-PI Basic Science Synergy Research Grants

Through the generous support of the H Foundation, members of the Basic Sciences Research Division of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University are invited to apply for newly created Multi-PI Stimulus Grants.

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Translational Bridge Program

The Lurie Cancer Center is launching the Translational Bridge Program at Northwestern with the objective of accelerating progress towards translating basic science research into novel clinical approaches and addressing the most urgent questions in the fields of cancer biology and cancer care.

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Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium Applications for Oncology Trial Concepts

The Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium (BTCRC) is actively seeking concepts for highly translational oncology trials that leverage the scientific and clinical expertise of Big Ten universities. The BTCRC is setting the goal to receive at least one new concept from each institution during 2014.

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IDP Foundation Research Innovation Challenge Awards

A generous donation to the Lurie Cancer Center from the IDP Foundation will fund Research Innovation Challenge Awards in 2015. These IDP Foundation Innovation Challenge Awards will support innovative, team-driven, cancer research projects that are translational in nature, cross-disciplinary, and collaborative in design and conduct. It is anticipated that these awards will support projects that could evolve to SPORE or PO1 applications and, in some cases, large multi-PI R01s.

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Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Innovation Research Awards

As a result of a very generous donation from Liz and Eric Lefkofsky, Lurie Cancer Center is soliciting proposals from both beginning and senior Cancer Center investigators for new, highly innovative, cancer-relevant pilot studies that can serve as foundations for larger, nationally funded studies. Proposals for basic, translational, or clinical pilot studies will be considered. All applicants must be tenured or tenure-track faculty members.

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Training and Travel

Travel Grants

Doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows may apply for several available travel grant programs to help defray the cost of travel and registration fees to a scientific meeting where the awardees will present their research.

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Prostate SPORE Career Development Program

The Career Development Program (CDP) is intended to recruit and train junior faculty investigators at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago for careers in prostate cancer translational research through strong mentoring and career guidance.

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Summer Research Programs for Students

Training the next generation of clinicians and scientists is at the foundation of the Lurie Cancer Center's mission. Our summer research programs give students the opportunity to learn and become active participants in cancer research.

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Northwestern University Fellowship Programs

The Lurie Cancer Center is dedicated to the process of discovery, advancing medical knowledge, and providing compassionate, state-of-the-art cancer care. Fellowship programs provide comprehensive clinical training and research experiences designed to develop tomorrow's leaders and achieve these goals.

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Northwestern University Training Programs

The Lurie Cancer Center offers NIH-funded training programs for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows (MD and PhD), clinicians, and under-represented students. Trainees may pursue basic, translational, or clinical research under the guidance of established investigators.

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Master of Biotechnology Program

The Master of Biotechnology Program is administered by the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering integrates biology and engineering and provides the opportunity for extensive hands-on research in Northwestern University faculty laboratories.

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