Development Opportunities for Early Stage Investigators

TitleOrganizationKeywordsLOI Due DateApplication Due Date
ACCR-Lobular Breast Cancer Alliance-Deborah Mueller Foundation Fund Invasive Lobular Carcinoma Innovation and Discovery GrantsAmerican Association for Cancer Researchbreast cancer, innovation, early stage,4/12/2024
THE CRAZY 8 INITIATIVEAlex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Pediatric, oncogenesis, surveillance, treatment, genetics, discovery, genotype, phenotype,1/4/20244/17/2024
NCI / SPORE ProgramGateway for Cancer ResearchEarly-phase, clinical trials, early-stage, ESI4/18/2024
2024 ALSF Innovation GrantAlex's Lemonade Stand FoundationPediatric, clinical, translation, novel approach, ESI10/16/20234/19/2024
New Investigator Research Grant ProgramLeukemia Research Foundation, Inc.Leukemia, Lymphoma, Translational Research, early-stage, ESI2/16/20244/26/2024
Elsa U. Pardee GrantElsa U. Pardee FoundationNovel Treatments, early stage4/30/2024
Career Development Awards for Translational ResearchLUNGevity FoundationTranslational lung cancer research, early-stage investigators2/9/20245/8/2024
Rising Tide/LUNGevity Team Award Program to Target Mechanisms of Resistance AwardLUNGevity FoundationLung cancer resistance mechanisms, collaborative research2/9/20245/8/2024
Investigator-Initiated Research Grant ProgramAmerican Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)Diet, nutrition, body composition, physical activity, sleep, stress, cancer prevention, treatment, survival, ESI1/19/20245/17/2024
Preclinical Hub (PCH) ProgramChildren's Tumor Foundationpreclinical, clinical, early stage, pediatric, 5/20/2024
Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant (R01 Basic Experimental Studies with Human Required)National Institutes of Healthearly-stage investigators, basic research, human studies, innovative approaches, high-risk research5/29/2024
Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)National Institutes of Healthearly-stage investigators, basic research, clinical trials (not allowed), innovative approaches, high-risk research5/29/2024
2024 R Accelerated GrantAlex's Lemonade Standearly career, early stage, pediatric 6/6/2024
Exploratory Grants in Cancer Control (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)National Institutes of HealthExploratory, Early-stage, cancer control, novel, ESI5/8/20246/7/2024
Research Grants on Understanding Resistance in Lung CancerLung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF)Lung cancer resistance mechanisms, treatment development3/4/20246/10/2024
Exploring Proteogenomic Approaches to Unravel the Mechanisms of Mis-Folded Protein Accumulation in Tauopathies (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)National Institutes of Health genetics, protien, biology, mechanisms, early stage5/10/20246/10/2024
NCI Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K08 Clinical Trial Required)National Institutes of HealthDiversity, Research Scientist Development, Clinical Trial, ESI6/12/2024
NCI Transition Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K22 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)National Institutes of HealthDiversity, Early-stage, training, career transition, postdoctoral, biomedical, ESI6/12/2024
NCI Transition Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K22  Clinical Trial Required)National Institutes of HealthClinical Trials, Diversity, Early-stage, Career Transition, postdoctoral, ESI6/12/2024
NCI Clinical and Translational Exploratory/Developmental Studies (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)National Institutes of HealthClinical Trials, Early-stage, diagnosis, precention, disparities, molecules, xenograft, biology, ESI6/12/2024
'A' Award GrantAlex's Lemonade Stand Foundationpediatric, innovation, early career, early stage6/13/2024
NCI Pathway to Independence Award for Early-Stage Postdoctoral Researchers (K99/R00 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)National Institutes of Healthearly-stage, postdoctoral, cancer control, cancer prevention, data science6/14/2024
NCI Pathway to Independence Award for Early-Stage Postdoctoral Researchers (K99/R00 - Independent Clinical Trial Required)National Institutes of Healthearly-stage, postdoctoral, cancer control, cancer prevention, data science6/14/2024
NCI Pathway to Independence Award for Early-Stage Postdoctoral Researchers (K99/R00 - Independent Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required)National Institutes of Healthearly-stage, postdoctoral, cancer control, cancer prevention, data science6/14/2024
Seed Grants for Early-Stage ResearchGastric Cancer FoundationEarly-stage, Gastric cancer, 3/29/20246/14/2024
Mechanisms that Impact Cancer Risk after Bariatric Surgery (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)National Institutes of HealthInvestigator-Initiated Research, surgery, early-stage5/17/20246/16/2024
Modulating Human Microbiome Function to Enhance Immune Responses Against Cancer (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)National Institutes of Healthmicrobiome, immune response, novel molecules, early-stage6/16/2024
Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) Award Extension Request (Type 4 Clinical Trial Optional)National Institutes of HealthEarly-stage, innovation, ESI 7/1/2024
Advancing Genomic Medicine Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)National Institutes of Healthinnovation, health disparities, genomic information, early-stage, 7/8/2024
Advancing Genomic Medicine Research (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)National Institutes of Healthinnovation, health disparities, genomic information, early-stage, 7/8/2024
Damon Runyon-Dale F. Frey Award for Breakthrough ScientistsDamon Runyon Cancer Research Foundationearly stage, early career7/15/2024
CureSearch Young Investigator Awards in Pediatric OncologyCureSearch for Children's CancerPediatric oncology, young investigators, early-stage4/14/20247/22/2024
THRIVE grantInternational Life Sciences Institute (ILSI)seed funding, translational potential, collaboration, non-clinical, clinical7/24/2024
Technologies and Assays for Therapeutic Genome Editing INDs (U01, Clinical Trial Not Allowed)National Institutes of Health therapeutics, genomics, genetics, early stage 6/26/20247/26/2024
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32)National Institutes of HealthFellowship, Postdoctoral, early-stage, mentor, 8/8/2024
Postdoctoral Fellowship to Promote Racial DiversityCancer Research Institute (CRI)Cancer research diversity, postdoctoral training, early-stage3/1/20249/1/2024
(NOSI): Mechanisms Driving Obesity
and Prostate Cancer Risk
National Cancer Institutesurveillance methods, data collection, analysis, dissemination, trends, patterns, Early detection, emerging threats 9/7/2024
(NOSI): Precision Imaging of Oral LesionsNational Institutes of Health oral lesions, imaging, diagnosis, treatment9/9/2024
Discovery Boost Grants (DBG)American Cancer Society (ACS)High-risk, high-reward cancer research, early-stage investigators10/15/2024
Mechanistic links between diet, lipid metabolism, and tumor growth and progression (UH2 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)National Institutes of HealthGut, Diet, lipids, biology, early-stage, biochemistry9/26/202410/26/2024
NCI Research Specialist (Core-based Scientist) Award (R50 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)National Institutes of HealthResearch Specialist, Core-based Scientist, ESI10/2/202411/1/2024
The NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)National Cancer InstituteNCI, Predoctoral, Postdoctoral, training, Fellow Transition Award, Early Stage11/19/2024
David J. Sugarbaker Surgical Resident Investigator AwardAmerican Association for Thoracic Surgery FoundationSurgical residents, cancer research, pilot studies12/4/2024
Project Cure CRC: 2024 Request for ProposalsColorectal Cancer AllianceColorectal, clinical, translational, survirorship, early career, early stage12/31/2024
SWOG Trial Support (STrS)The Hope FoundationEarly stage12/31/2024
Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)National Institutes of HealthUndergraduate, diversity, bioengineering, STEM, Early-stage12/17/20241/17/2025
(NOSI): Development and Validation of Pain-Related Models and Endpoints to Facilitate Non-Addictive Analgesic DiscoveryNational Institutes of Health pain research, pain measurement, non-addictive pain medications, chronic pain6/24/2025
(NOSI): Promoting Mechanistic Research on Therapeutic and Other Biological Properties of Minor Cannabinoids and TerpenesNational Institutes of Health minor cannabinoids, terpenes, cannabis, therapeutic benefits, pain, analgesia, inflammation, cancer, glaucoma, neurological disorders,6/30/2025
(NOSI): Utilization of Cohorts and Prospective Study Designs for Liquid Biopsy Assay Validation for Early Detection of CancersNational Cancer InstituteEarly detection, Advanced biomarkers, High-risk individuals, early detection7/1/2025
(NOSI): Targeting the Endocannabinoid System for Brain Health and Acute and Chronic DiseasesNational Institutes of Health endocannabinoid system, ECS, cannabinoids, substance use, substance use disorder, SUD, physiological processes, analgesia, anti-inflammatory, nervous system1/7/2026
(NOSI): Research to Address Vaccine Uptake and Implementation among Populations Experiencing Health DisparitiesNational Institutes of Health vaccine hesitancy, vaccine uptake, vaccine implementation, health disparities,6/5/2026
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