Funding for Researchers


Funding is a basic necessity in the Center’s work, and our member researchers receive funding through a variety of awards and grants. The following pages detail the funding guidelines and application requirements for each.

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Master Pilot Grants Calendar FY14-15

How to Acknowledge the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research

Purdue Vice President for Research Office Funding Information

Center for Cancer Research Current Funding Opportunities


Jim and Diann Robbers Cancer Research Grant for New Investigators September 29, 2014
Shared Resources Small Grants September 19, 2014 (Cycle 1)
October 15, 2014 (Cycle 2)
November 15 (Cycle 3)

Open Access Collaborative Publications Funding


Purdue University  
Walther Oncology Physical Sciences & Engineering Research Embedding Program
September 15, 2014
Indiana CTSI  

Purdue Office Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships Limited Submissions

Letters of intent, preproposals, and rankings to the EVPRP should be e-mailed to Purdue's open limited submission competitions, limited submission policy, and template for letters of intent may be found at For any case in which the number of internal letters of intent received is no more than the number of proposals allowed by the sponsor, the EVPRP will notify the PI that an internal preproposal will be unnecessary.
**Effective immediately, the EVPRP’s limited submission internal review process will no longer require letters of intent (LOIs).  Instead, competitions will require only a preproposal (unless otherwise stated).  As with current practices, preproposal templates will be posted on the limited submission website and will be tailored to reflect the review components of the actual proposal.**

Limited Submission:  NIH Bridges to Baccalaureate Program (R25) 

This announcement encourages applications that propose research education programs intended to enhance the pool of community college students from diverse backgrounds nationally underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral sciences who go on to research careers in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, and will be available to participate in NIH-funded research. Key strategies are to increase transfer and increase retention to BA/BS graduation in biomedical and behavioral sciences. This initiative promotes partnerships/consortia between community colleges or other two-year post-secondary educational institutions granting the associate degree with colleges or universities that offer the baccalaureate degree. For this opportunity, Purdue is limited to one application.
Internal deadline:  Contact by August 25
Sponsor deadline:  September 25

Limited Submission:  HHS Hubs of Interdisciplinary Research and Training in Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth) Research (UO2)  

The overall objective of the GEOHealth program is to support the development of institutions in the Low- or Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) that will serve as regional hubs for collaborative research, data management, training, curriculum and outreach material development, and policy support around high priority local, national, and regional environmental and occupational health threats. Hubs are supported by two coordinated linked awards to 1) a LMIC institution for research and 2) a U.S. institution to coordinate research training. Together all regional hubs supported will form the GEOHealth Network.  Only one application per institution is allowed.
Internal Deadline:  Contact by August 25.
Sponsor Deadlines:  September 22 – LOI; October 22 – Application.

Limited Submission:

The PhRMA Foundation funds scientists at critical points in their research careers to support and reward innovation in disciplines essential to the development of safe and effective medicines. The PhRMA Foundation offers competitive pre- and post-doctoral fellowships, sabbatical fellowships, and research starter grants to advance science in pharmacology, toxicology, informatics, pharmaceutics, and health outcomes. Areas of interest include the following:
  • Adherence– Due September 1
  • Informatics– Due September 1
(The informatics pre-doctoral fellowship program is limited to two applicants per institution. Contact by June 30 if interested).
  • Pharmacology/Toxicology– Due September 1
(The pharmacology/toxicology pre-doctoral fellowship program is limited to one applicant per institution. Contact by June 30 if interested).
  • Pharmaceutics – Due September 1

Limited Submission:  NSF Science and Technology Centers 

This program supports innovative, potentially transformative, complex research and education projects that require large-scale, long-term awards. STCs conduct world-class research through partnerships among academic institutions, national laboratories, industrial organizations, and/or other public/private entities, and via international collaborations, as appropriate. STCs may involve any areas of science and engineering that NSF supports.  
Centers must undertake activities that facilitate knowledge transfer, i.e., the exchange of scientific and technical information with the objective of disseminating and utilizing knowledge broadly in multiple sectors. Examples of knowledge transfer include technology transfer with the intention of supporting innovation, providing key information to public policy makers, or dissemination of knowledge from one field of science to another.
Internal Deadlines:
Wednesday, September 3 – Preproposals
Monday, September 8 – Reviewer rankings
Sponsor Deadlines:
December 11 – Preliminary proposals
June 16 – Full proposals (by invite)

Purdue University EVPRP Laboratory and University Core Facilities Research Equipment Program and the Non-Laboratory Equipment Program

The Laboratory Equipment Program and the University Core Facilities Research Equipment Program are combined into a single program for 2014.  The Non-Laboratory Equipment Program remains the same as in previous years.  Equipment requests for up to $ 100,000 are available through the Laboratory and University Core Facilities Research Equipment Program and for up to $ 20,000 (Tier 2) or $ 5,000 (Tier 1) through the Non-Laboratory Equipment Program.  Applications for both Programs are due in September and funds will be available in January 2015.

Funding Resources:

  The EVPRP (formerly OVPR) website includes a link entitled Funding Resources. This link includes sections containing Internal and External Funding Resources.  Additionally, there is a link for Search Tools and Alerts.  Those who would like assistance in setting up their Pivot E-mail funding alerts may want to take advantage of our tutorial, which may be found on the Search Tools and Alerts link.
The newest issues of Research Development and Grantwriting News.
Another resource for corporate and foundation funding opportunities is the University Development Office.  UDO lists funding opportunities here.


Funding Agency & Grant/Award Name


National Institutes of Health

(Standard Due Dates for Competing Applications)

NIH-NIMHD Basic and Applied Biomedical Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01) August 28, 2014
NIH-NIMHD Social, Behavioral, Health Services, and Policy Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01) August 28, 2014
NIH Pharmacogenetics, Pharmacoepigenetics and Personalized Medicine in Children (R01) LOI: September 5, 2014
Application: October 5, 2014
NIH Innovative Therapies and Tools for Screenable Disorders in Newborns (R01) LOI: September 5, 2014
Application: October 5, 2014
NIH Discovery of in vivo Chemical Probes (RO1) LOI: September 5, 2014
Application: October 5, 2014
NIH Transformative Research Awards (R01) LOI Due: September 10, 2014
Application Due: October 10, 2014
NIH-NIDDK Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) LOI due September 12, 2014
NIH Enriching the Hematology Research Workforce through Short-term Educational Experiences in Emerging Science Research Education Program Grant (R25) LOI due September 13, 2014
Application: October 13, 2014
NIH Innovative Approaches for the Identification of Mitochondria-Cell Signaling Networks in Response to Environmental Stress (R21/R33) September 15, 2014
NIH Innovative Therapies and Tools for Screenable Disorders in Newborns (R03) LOI: September 16, 2014
Application: October 16, 2014
NIH Innovative Therapies and Tools for Screenable Disorders in Newborns (R21) LOI: September 16, 2014
Application: October 16, 2014
Outstanding Investigator Award (PAR-14-267) LOI: September 20, 2014
Application: October 20, 2014
HHS-NCI Outstanding Investigator Award (R35) LOI: September 20, 2014
Application: October 20, 2014
NIH-NCI Outstanding Investigator Award (R35) LOI due September 20, 2014
Application: October 20, 2014
NIH Translational Programs in Lung Diseases (P01) September 22, 2014
NIH/USDA-NIFA Dual Purpose with Dual Benefit: Research in Biomedicine and Agriculture Using Agriculturally Important Domestic Animal Species (R01) September 24, 2014
NIH Research Centers for Pharmacogenomics in Precision Medicine (P50) September 25, 2014
NIH Centers for Medical Countermeasures against Radiation Consortium (U19) LOI Due: September 3, 2014
Application: October 3, 2014
NIH Pilot Centers for Precision Disease Modeling (U54) October 1, 2014
NIH Centers of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNE) (U54) LOI: October 3, 2014
Application: November 3, 2014
NIH Pioneer Award Program (DP1) October 10, 2014
NIH Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (UO1) LOI: October 14, 2014
Application: November 14, 2014
NIH Director’s New Innovator Award Program (DP2) October 17, 2014
NIH Innovative Research in Cancer Nanotechnology (IRCN) (U01) October 29, 2014
NIH Role of the Microflora in the Etiology of Gastro-Intestinal Cancer (R01) November 4, 2014
NIH Research Using Biosamples from Selected Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Studies (DP3) November 20, 2014
NIH Center of Excellence for Natural Product Drug Interaction Research (U54) LOI Due: November 4, 2014
Application Due: December 4, 2014
NIH Notice of Intent to Publish a FOA for an Oncology Models Forum (U24) Fall 2014
NIH Prize Competition:  Challenges in Single Cell Analysis December 15, 2014

NCI Small Grants Program for Cancer Research (NCI Omnibus R03)

Various application deadlines in 2014

HHS-AHRQ Announces Interest in Research on Health Insurance Coverage, Access and Affordability and on Healthcare Delivery System Affordability, Efficiency, and Quality AHRQ will use standing grant mechanisms such as the R01, R03, R18, and K08 funding mechanisms to support this research.  Deadlines vary by funding mechanism.

Various application deadlines in 2014

National Science Foundation

NSF Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research – Technology Translation (PFI:AIR-TT) September 2, 2014
NSF Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI): Chemistry as the Driver for Transformative Research and Innovation October 21, 2014

Department of Defense/CDMRP

NEW submission portal web page:
ALL current CDMRP funding:

DOD-CDMRP Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP)

Physician Research Training Award: August 27, 2014

Postdoctoral Training Award: August 27, 2014

Collaborative Undergraduate Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Student Summer Training Program Award: August 27, 2014
DOD-CDMRP Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP)

Postdoctoral Training Award: Pre-application due August 27; Application due September 10.
DOD-DARPA Biological Robustness in Complex Settings (BRICS) February 16, 2015
DOD-DARPA Defense Sciences Office-wide BAA May 1, 2015

AACR Funding Opportunities

AACR Awards for outstanding achievement in cancer research



R. Robert & Sally Funderburg Research Award in Gastric Cancer August 29, 2014
National Canine Cancer Foundation Request for Investigator-Initiated Research Proposals September 1, 2014
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society - Career Development Program September 8, 2014
Marion Milligan Mason Awards for Women in the Chemical Sciences September 15, 2014
Google Faculty Research Awards October 15, 2014
National Research Council Research Associateship Program November 1, 2014
NASA Human Exploration Research Opportunities Various
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Deadlines vary by program

Mathers Charitable Foundation Grants

No specified deadlines 

2014 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Research Grants Program

Deadlines vary based on program 

The PEER Health/Philippines concept note solicitation Various deadlines

Charles Koch Foundation Grants

Proposals accepted continuously