Funding Opportunities

Institutional Funding Opportunities

These funding opportunities utilize money that flows through the Abramson Cancer Center from various sources such as philanthropy, sponsored research grants, or industry partners. Research grants that are provided via institutional funding opportunities are awarded and administered by the Abramson Cancer Center.

Basser Center for BRCA External Research Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: December 18, 2017
  • Funding Amount: $100,000 (1 year)

External Funding Opportunities

This page serves as a resource for the University of Pennsylvania community of cancer researchers, providing listings of funding opportunities available from a variety of sources, including foundations, non-profit and advocacy organizations, government, and industry. Listings include cancer research grants, awards, and fellowships, and all are administered by entities outside of the University of Pennsylvania. Questions regarding the funding opportunities listed below should be referred directly to the funding organization.

ACS Understanding, Preventing, and Managing Immunotherapy-related Adverse Events (irAEs) Associated with Checkpoint Inhibition for Melanoma and Other Cancers Pilot Award 

  • Application Deadline: October 16, 2017
  • Funding Amount: $200,000 (2 years)
AACR-Aflac, Inc. Career Development Award for Pediatric Cancer Research 
  • Application Deadline: October 18, 2017
  • Funding Amount: $100,000 USD (2 years)
QuadW Foundation-AACR Fellowship for Clinical/Translational Sarcoma Research
  • Application Deadline: October 25, 2017
  • Funding Amount: $50,000 USD/year
ACS Understanding, Preventing, and Managing Immunotherapy-related Adverse Events (irAEs) Associated with Checkpoint Inhibition for Melanoma and Other Cancers Multidisciplinary Team Award  
  • Application Deadline: October 31, 2017
  • Funding Amount: $1 Million
AACR Translational Immuno-oncology Research Fellowships 
  • Application Deadline: November 8, 2017
  • Funding Amount: $110,000 USD (2 years)
American Lung Association Biomedical Research Grant
  • Application Deadline: December 21, 2017
  • Funding Amount: $50,000/year
American Lung Association Clinical Patient Care Research Grant
  • Application Deadline: December 21, 2017
  • Funding Amount: $50,000/year
American Lung Association Social-Behavioral Research Grant
  • Application Deadline: December 21, 2017
  • Funding Amount: $50,000/year
American Lung Association Dalsemer Research Grant
  • Application Deadline: December 21, 2017
  • Funding Amount: $50,000/year
American Lung Association Lung Health Dissertation Grant
  • Application Deadline: December 21, 2017
  • Funding Amount: $21,000/year
American Lung Association Senior Research Training Fellowship
  • Application Deadline: December 21, 2017
  • Funding Amount: $32,500/year