The AACR offers an outstanding array of support mechanisms for cancer researchers at various stages in their careers, from fellowships to career development awards to grants for independent investigators. Some AACR fellowships have citizenship requirements, please fully check requirements before initiating application.
The Basic Research Fellowship Grants are two-year, $100,000 grants supporting postdoctoral fellows conducting brain tumor research. Applications due annually in mid-January.
The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) Grant Program is dedicated to funding research on cancer prevention, treatment and survival through food, nutrition, physical activity and weight management.
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is committed to supporting the early careers of promising scientists. Application Deadlines in January and February
Fellowships provide support to fund and train young immunologists and cancer immunologists at top universities and research centers around the world. Application Deadlines: April 1 and October 1
The Foundation encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention. Application Deadlines: March 15 and August 15
The EMBO Long-Term Fellowships are awarded for a period of up to two years and support post-doctoral research visits to laboratories throughout Europe and the world. International exchange is a key feature in the application process. Application Deadlines: February 12 and August 12
FAMRI is interested in clinical and translational research, from basic molecular mechanisms of disease to occupational health.
HFSP postdoctoral fellowships encourage early career scientists to broaden their research skills by moving into new areas of study while working in a new country. Application Deadlines: August and September
HDSA is committed to sponsoring innovative lines of scientific inquiry into Huntington's Disease (HD) biology by young researchers with a desire in making HD part of their career plan. Application Deadline: March 14
Applications for training Fellowships are invited from junior scientists wishing to complete their training in those aspects of cancer research related to the Agency’s mission: to coordinate and conduct both epidemiological and laboratory research into the causes and prevention of cancer. Application Deadline: September 2016
Advance your career by visiting another institute: American Cancer Society international fellowships for beginning investigators (ACSBI).
Provides 3 year fellowship for Postdocs who do not have more than one year of postdoctoral experience. Application Deadline: February 1
The Lady Tata Memorial Trust invites applications worldwide for Awards to individuals to support research on leukemia. Application Deadline: March 15 and January 25
LLS offers career development awards for various stages of your research career in specific categories.
The Leukemia Research Foundation exclusively funds New Investigators - individuals beginning to establish their own laboratories that are no longer under the tutelage of a senior scientist mentor. Application Deadline: February 16
Since 1983, the Life Sciences Research Foundation (LSRF) has funded nearly 500 outstanding postdoctoral fellows in all areas of the life sciences, and raised more than $50 million from generous industries, foundations and individuals to support this effort. Application Deadline: October 1
The Lustgarten Foundation provides support for exceptional scholars and investigators in the field of pancreatic cancer research.
The NCI has a great transitional award opportunity for postdoctoral researchers focusing in cancer research.
The NIH has a great transitional funding opportunity for non-citizen postdoctoral fellows.
he MMRF supports innovative research efforts in the most promising areas of multiple myeloma research through several grant-making programs. Application deadline: April 26, 2016
The mission of the PhRMA Foundation is to support young scientists in disciplines important to the pharmaceutical industry by awarding them competitive research fellowships and grants at a critical decision point at the outset of their careers.
For almost 30 years, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has been funding grants and fellowships. The goal of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Research Program is to provide funding for innovative projects expected to lead to future funding from other peer-reviewed sources.
The Program bridges the funding gap for gifted young cancer researchers at the very outset of their careers. With the pressure to secure resources eased, Scholars are emboldened to pursue innovative, imaginative investigations and to establish their models in independent research, a necessity for obtaining government grants and other backing. Application Deadline: December
The Sontag Foundation funds early career scientists with the potential to create new waves across the brain cancer field. Application Deadline: March 16
Komen Training and Career Development awards seek to bridge the funding gap faced by recently graduated PhDs and early faculty as they start their careers in breast cancer research. Application Deadline: May 2015
The Charles A. King Trust was created to “support and promote the investigation of human disease and the alleviation of human suffering through improved treatment.” Application Deadline: January 29