The Cancer Institute offers annual internal funding opportunities specifically for cancer research projects. UAMS additionally offers a variety of internal funding opportunities that are available, but not restricted to, cancer researchers. External funding opportunities of note to cancer researchers may also be highlighted in this section.

American Society of Clinical Oncology Accepting Applications for Health Policy Fellowships

Released December 22, 2017;
Application Deadline is January 19, 2018

The one-year fellowship provides a meaningful and unique opportunity for society members and volunteers to develop expertise in health policy….   Founded in 1964, the American Society of Clinical Oncology is the one of the world’s leading professional organization for physicians and oncology professionals caring for people with cancer.

Now more than ever, it is critical for oncologists to become involved in health policy issues that directly affect the cancer care delivery system — and the patients with cancer they serve. The shifting healthcare landscape n ithe United States has significantly expanded the range of policy issues ASCO addresses and has prompted the need for strong volunteer leaders who understand and can communicate ASCO’s policy priorities.

To that end, ASCO  is accepting applications for its Health Policy Fellowship, which provides a meaningful and unique opportunity for society members and volunteers to develop expertise in health policy. The program includes practical experience working with ASCO policy/advocacy staff in crafting policy positions and statements; small-group teaching sessions delivered by ASCO professional staff and qualified volunteers; training in communication and leadership skills as well as advocacy strategies; and a mentored research project that advances or leverages an ASCO policy initiative. And, for the first time, it is open to all oncologists in the United States, offering oncologists at any stage of their career the opportunity to gain the knowledge base, skills, and experience necessary to shape regulatory and legislative policies.

To be eligible, applicants must be a member of ASCO in good standing.

See the ASCO website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund Invites Applications for Cancer Research Fellowships

RFP Released December 12, 2017
Application Deadline is Thursday, February 1, 2018

Fellowship grants of up to $157,500 will be awarded to young investigators in support of cancer research projects….    The Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research was established in 1937 for the purpose of supporting research into the causes and treatment of cancer. The fund has taken a broad approach to the study of cell growth and development, emphasizing the study of the basic biology and chemistry of the underlying processes, and increasingly has focused its resources on the funding of three-year postdoctoral fellowships, supporting fellows selected by its board of scientific advisers from among the best young scientists at what is often a critical stage in their careers. As a result, there have been more than sixteen hundred Jane Coffin Childs fellows doing basic cancer-related research in laboratories in North America, Europe, Japan, and Australia.

To advance its mission, the JCC Fund is accepting applications for its fellowship program. The fund supports between twenty-five and thirty new three-year cancer research fellowships every year. The current fellowship stipend levels are $52,000 for year one; $52,500 for year two; and $53,000 for year three.

To be eligible, postdoctoral applicants should have no more than one year of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the application deadline. In addition, the doctoral degree must not have been conferred more than eighteen months prior to the deadline date, while the medical degree should not have been conferred more than three years before the deadline date. Doctoral candidates that do not have their degree at time of application deadline (February 1) are eligible to apply. If awarded, the applicant’s PhD degree must be conferred prior to the start of the fellowship.

Children’s Leukemia Research Association Seeks Applications for Research Projects

RFP  Released December 9, 2017;
Application Deadline is June 30, 2018

Grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded to well-designed research projects focused on isolating the causes of and finding a cure for childhood leukemia….    The Children’s Leukemia Research Association, also known as the National Leukemia Research Association, was founded in 1965 to support research efforts focused on finding the causes of and a cure for Leukemia. To that end, CLRA is seeking applications from investigators for promising research projects in the area of childhood leukemia.

Grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded to promising projects focused on isolating the causes of and finding a cure for childhood leukemia. Funding from other sources is permissible, but CLRA funding objectives should not duplicate those of other sources.

Any doctor at the PhD or MD level involved in research on finding the causes of and/or a cure for leukemia may apply.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the CLRA website.

Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer

RFP Released September 5, 2017; Application Deadlines vary.

The Rivkin Center out of Seattle, WA offers multiple streams of funding to support ovarian cancer across the country. Please follow the link for current requests for eligibility, (varies with grant type) applications, guidelines, and forms.

College of Medicine Intramural Grant Program

Awards are made only to full-time faculty members (including VA appointments) of the College of Medicine who are at the rank of instructor or above. Fellows, postdocs, and individuals in temporary positions are not eligible. Individuals at the level of instructor require a letter from the department Chairperson confirming that the individual is not in a temporary position and that the department intends to develop the individual as a faculty member. Recipients may hold only one College of Medicine intramural Grant at a time. Individual programs have additional eligibility requirements that are described below. Eligible faculty members may submit only one application per deadline on which they are Principal Investigator.  Learn More