Research & Training

Funding Opportunities

All opportunities reflect annual submission dates, unless otherwise noted.

The following categories are covered on this page:

  • Federal government, including:
    • National Institutes of Health / National Cancer Institute (see standard NIH due dates)
    • Department of Defense / Department of the Army
  • Foundations and voluntary health agencies: A variety of agencies that provide research funding
  • University of California: Grant programs sponsored and funded by the University of California, and available to faculty at all UC campuses.

You can also link to:

  • UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center intramural grants: Intramural pilot project, fellowship, and other grant funding opportunities are offered to Center members and other UCSD faculty throughout the academic year. All applications are submitted through WebGAAS, a Web-based grant administration system.
  • UC San Diego School of Medicine: Fellowship and grant opportunities, many of which require an internal faculty peer review to select a single applicant.

Federal Government

2011 NIH/NCI Funding Opportunities

Department of Defense - Department of the Army

2011 DOD Program Announcements

Deadline Program and Award Mechanisms
April 19 
(see program link for details)
Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
  • Transformative Vision Award
April 21
(see program link for details)
Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP)
  • Collaborative Undergraduate Historically Black Colleges and Universities Student Summer Training Program Award
  • Health Disparity Research Award
  • Health Disparity Training Award
  • Idea Development Award
  • Laboratory-Clinical Transition
  • New Investigator Award
  • Physician Research Training Award
  • Prostate Cancer Training Award
  • Synergistic Idea Development Award
  • Exploration-Hypothesis Development Award
  • Impact Award
  • Population-Based Research Award
  • Postdoctoral Training Award
April 20
(see program link for details)
Ovarian Cancer Research Program
  • Pilot Award
  • Translational Pilor Award
  • Translational Leverage Award
  • Teal Innovator Award 

Foundations and Voluntary Health Agencies

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
June 20
June 13

American Cancer Society
April 1

April 1

October 15

Research Grants for Independent Principal Investigators
April 1 &
October 15

Mentored Training and Career Development
April 1 &
October 15
October 15
February 1
April 1

Special Initiatives

International Programs
December 1

American Lung Association

Oct 20, 2011


Independent Investigator Awards
  • Biomedical Research
  • Clinical Patient Care Research
  • Social-Behavioral Research
Career Investigator
Training Awards
Alliance Award Program - focused on targeted lung disease/health issues

Burroughs Welcome Fund
April 16, 2012 Science Education Enrichment Program
Jan. 11, 2012 Career Awards at the Scientific Interface
October 3 Career Awards in the Biomedical Sciences
November 1 Investigators in Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease

Cancer Research Institute
March 1 Investigator Award Program
April 1 &
October 1
Irving Institute Fellowship Program
Anytime Designated Grants Program
  • AIDS
  • Concern Foundation
  • Gar Reichman Program

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Mar 1, 2011 Clinical Investigator Award
Aug 15, 2011
Mar 15, 2011
Fellowship Award
Pre App:
June 1, 2009
Sept 3, 2009
Rachleff Innovator Award

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America
LOI Sept 15
October 1
Career Development
  • Scholar
  • Scholar in Clinical Research
  • Special Fellow
  • Special Fellow in Clinical Research 
  • Fellow
March 14, 2012 Specialized Center of Research (SCOR)
March 1 Translational Research Program

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
Aug 15, 2011 Grants for Benchwork / Translational / Clinical Investigations

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

University of California

CRCC - Cancer Research Coordinating Committee
CBCRP - California Breast Cancer Research Program
TRDRP - Tobacco-related Disease Research Program

UC San Diego Academic Senate Programs
Oct. 14, 2011
Jan. 13, 2012
  •  Bridge Funding & Research Support
Oct. 14, 2011
Jan. 13, 2012
  •  Travel to Scholarly Meeting