What is the earliest start date for a project that is selected for funding?
Final review occurs at the board meetings in May, September and December. Depending on the application cycle you have chosen, projects could start on June 1, October 1 or January 1.
Who is eligible to apply?
Post-docs who are on the tenure track and have a tenured mentor are eligible. Priority is given to researchers at non-profit institutions in the United States who are new to the field of cancer research, or to established research investigators examining new approaches to cancer cure.
Can a research facility or university submit more than one application in any grant cycle?
What is the maximum amount that can be requested?
By design, there are no limits set on the amount that can be requested. It must be reasonably supported by the scope of the project outlined in the application. Indirect costs cannot exceed 5% of the total amount requested.
Are multi-year projects allowed?
Projects are supported for one year.
Is preference given to certain types of cancer research and/or diagnostic, treatment, or preventive research?
No. The Foundation particularly welcomes innovative, small-scale, short-term projects which may be difficult to fund elsewhere until some interesting results are obtained.
Is tuition an acceptable expense?
How is the PI notified of the outcome of the review?
An email is sent to all PI’s with a copy to the grant coordinator following the final review. No other notifications are sent.
Does the foundation have a specified format or template for the required final progress and financial reports?
No. Final progress and financial reports should be posted to the website within a reasonable period of time following the end date of the project. If reports are not received, the research facility will not be eligible to apply for future grants.
Are reviewer comments/feedback available?
We are not staffed to provide reviewer feedback since none of our reviewers or board members keep office hours here at the foundation. They are all volunteers who live and work across the U.S.
Can I talk directly with a board member or member of the Medical Review Committee before submitting an application to see if there is an interest in my project?
None of our reviewers or board members keep office hours here at the foundation. They are all volunteers who live and work across the U.S. If you believe your project fits with the charter of the foundation, we encourage you to submit an on-line application.