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


Affecting Cancer Together Pilot Projects December 8, 2014
Purdue University  
Walther Oncology Physical Sciences & Engineering Research Embedding Program
September 15, 2014
Indiana CTSI  
Fall 2014 Core Pilot Grants
September 29, 2014

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:  Dr. Scholl Foundation
Dr. Scholl provides financial assistance for projects which help to “improve our world.”  Much of their funding is targeted to programs or innovations which will be made available to the general public, especially disabled or disadvantaged groups. Although not inclusive, the foundation is interested in topics in the following areas:  Education, Social Service, Healthcare, Civic and Cultural, and Environmental issues.  For this opportunity, Purdue may submit only one application system-wide (main campus and regional campuses must compete together).
Internal deadlines:
Monday, September 15: Preproposals due to the EVPRP
Monday, September 22: Reviewer rankings due to the EVPRP.
Sponsor deadline:  Applications are accepted between November 1 and March 1.

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 / National Cancer Institute

(Standard Due Dates for Competing Applications)

Additional NIH Funding Resources

NIH Transformative Research Awards (R01) LOI Due: September 10, 2014
Application Due: October 10, 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 Pilot Centers for Precision Disease Modeling (U54) October 1, 2014
NIH Advancing Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence R01  October 1, 2014
R21  October 16, 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
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – NCI, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research KRAS Fellowship October 15, 2014
NIH Director’s New Innovator Award Program (DP2) October 17, 2014
NIH Innovative Research in Cancer Nanotechnology (IRCN) (U01) October 29, 2014
EDA 2014 Regional Innovation Strategies Program November 3, 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
HHS-NLM Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health (G13) February 20, 2015
NIH Approaches to Eliminate HIV and Opportunistic Pathogens from Oral Reservoirs (RO1) July 28, 2015

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 Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI): Chemistry as the Driver for Transformative Research and Innovation October 21, 2014
NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education (INSPIRE) Open

Department of Defense/CDMRP

NEW submission portal web page:
ALL current CDMRP funding:

DOD Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) - Breakthrough Award - Levels 3 and 4 October 22, 2014 (pre-application)
January 29, 2015 (by invite)
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


Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Research Acceleration Network Grant October 8, 2014
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award October 29, 2014
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant October 29, 2014


Marion Milligan Mason Awards for Women in the Chemical Sciences September 15, 2014
ACGT Foundation – 2014 Young Investigator Award  September 16, 2014
Advanced Clinical Research Award in Breast Cancer LOI: September 30, 2014
American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) Discovery Grant LOI: October 8, 2014
Google Faculty Research Awards October 15, 2014
AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science October 15, 2014
National Research Council Research Associateship Program November 1, 2014
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s SCOR Grant Program LOI: November 3, 2014
Melanoma Research Foundation
Young Investigator Award, Established Investigator Award, and Pilot Award – Deadline: November 11, 2014
Academic-Industry Partnership Award and BMS-MRA Team Science Award – Deadline: November 21, 2014

November 11, 2014

November 21, 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