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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Funding Opportunities

Internal sources of support for Lurie Cancer Center investigators are listed below. Doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows can find information on our Travel Grants page about funds to defray the travel and registration expenses associated with presenting their research at a scientific meeting.

Basic Science Research
H Foundation NCI Stimulus Awards
1 yr, $20,000
  • To assist faculty in procurement of NCI-funded R01 grants
  • Must be member of a Lurie Cancer Center Basic Sciences Research Program
  • Must have submitted a first-in-career R01 application to the NCI that was scored but not funded OR received a score near the payline on a competitive renewal application

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Clinical / Translational Research
Lurie Cancer Center Funds Supporting Investigator-Initiated Clinical/Translational Studies
5yr, $50,000
  • Support for innovative, investigator-initiated trials and novel translational research conducted at the Lurie Cancer Center, that may serve as the foundation for larger, nationally funded studies.
  • Cancer Center investigators with protocols reviewed and approved by the Lurie Cancer Center Scientific Review Committee (SRC)

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Clinical / Translational Research
Translational Bridge Program Awards
Support postdoctoral fellow for 1yr
  • To foster the translation of basic science research into clinical advancements. RFAs are distributed and posted here throughout the year. Award amounts and submission deadlines vary.
  • Collaboration between a basic scientist and a clinical investigator, with at least one member of the Lurie Cancer Center;
  • Have a clear plan for translation into clinical products
  • Have potential to impact treatment of cancers represented in the Lurie Cancer Center's catchment area.

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Clinical / Translational Research
Lou and Jean Malnati Brain Tumor Institute of the Lurie Cancer Center
  • Funding and support for brain and spinal cord tumor-related research and projects
  • Physicians, researchers and collaborators affiliated with the Malnati Brain Tumor Institute of the Lurie Cancer Center
  • Project aimed at improving treatment and well-being of patients with brain or spinal cord tumors

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Other Internal Funding Awards
Lurie Cancer Center Diversity Scholars Program
$75,000 per yr; 3 years
  • To actively support the growth and success of underrepresented minority (URM) postdoctoral fellows (MD and PhD) and non-tenure-track faculty preparing for careers in cancer research by providing financial support, individualized mentorship, as well as opportunities for collaboration and personal development that promote inclusion and diversity in science.
  • Underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows (MD and PhD) and non-tenure track faculty.

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Clinical / Translational Research
Translational Accelerator Awards
6 months, $25,000
  • To assist translational or clinical research seeking to obtain preclinical data for investigator-initiated treatment trials
  • Must be a member of the Lurie Cancer Center; Must require preclinical work required to propose a new investigator-initiated clinical trial; A letter of support from an LCC laboratory scientist or Core Facility director is required

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