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.

Arkansas Breast Cancer Research Program (ABCRP)

The Arkansas Breast Cancer Research Program (ABCRP) invites you to submit breast cancer research funding proposals for the FY21 award year. ABCRP offers a one-year $50,000 pilot mechanism and a $250,000 investigator award. The number of awards that will be granted under each mechanism is not predetermined.

Applications are due Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Awards will be announced in late August 2020 with funding to begin September 1, 2020. Please see the attached RFPs for more information and contact Jennifer Moulton ( if you have any questions.

Pew-Stewart Scholar

The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute invites outstanding junior faculty engaged in cancer research to submit application materials for consideration as the Cancer Institute 2021 nominee for the Pew-Stewart Scholar. The Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research program supports promising assistant professors engaged in innovative research working toward a cure for cancer. The award provides $75,000 per year for four years, for a total award value of $300,000.
Click here for more information and eligibility requirements.

If you wish to be considered for nomination, please submit the following materials to Dorothy Graves at by midnight on Monday, May 11, 2020:

  1. Summary of your research project
  2. CV
  3. Letter of support from your division and/or department chair

An internal selection committee will review all applications and choose a nominee to represent the Cancer Institute in this highly competitive funding opportunity. You will be notified no later than May 18, 2020 as to the status of your application.

Please contact Dorothy with any questions.

Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Core Facility Voucher Program

The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Core Facility Voucher Program provides paid access to Cancer Institute Shared Resources. Application deadlines for this program are January 15, April 15 and October 15.  Download RFA

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

UAMS Intramural Grant Opportunities

Application Deadlines Vary

Two new campus-wide grant programs are sponsored through the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

  • The DEAP grant program, which provides funds to help investigators address reviewer comments on scored, but unfunded grant
  • 2.  The Faculty Research Enhancement (FRE) award, which is a new program to provide short-tern support to enhance research capabilities

Read more about these programs here.