Funding Opportunities Available through the Lurie Cancer Center
CR-PSOC Pilot Project Program
The Chicago Region Physical Science-Oncology Center (CR-PSOC) will award funding to two pilot projects that are closely aligned with the central research mission of the Center. The CR-PSOC, one of a network of national centers funded by the National Cancer Institute, is focused on the "Spatio-Temporal Organization of Chromatin and Information Transfer in Cancer". Projects must deploy a physical sciences approach to addressing objectives related to the organization of chromatin in cancer. Ideally, projects will involve collaboration between a physical scientist and a cancer biologist. Selected projects will be funded for one year for up to $40,000 direct costs each.
Northwestern Institute for Comparative Effectiveness Research in Oncology (NICER Onc) Research Support
This call for proposals for outcomes, comparative effectiveness studies, and/ or quality improvement initiatives to be completed in collaboration with NICER Onc is an opportunity to obtain research resources for faculty who have a research idea, but may not have the time or in-depth knowledge of programming/analytics/decision models/surveys/etc. to complete the study on their own. Instead of funds, NICER Onc will provide investigators with the staff, data, and resources to design and complete the study. Applicants should have the time to lead the project from start-to-finish and write the manuscript within the next year.
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.
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.
Prostate SPORE Developmental Research Program
The Developmental Research (pilot) Program supports innovative research initiatives by providing seed money through the funding of pilot projects.
Recent Research Funding Opportunities
Fishel Fellowship in Cancer Research
The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center is proud to announce continuation of a grant initiative for cancer biology graduate students. The Fishel family has made a generous gift to support doctoral students who are making outstanding progress in their research and would benefit from additional funding to foster their thesis research. The funds will be provided to PIs to support students' stipends.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Training and Travel
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.