Schedule of Application Deadlines for Funding Programs

Funding Options

Currently Accepting Applications

Aiming For A Cure Foundation Grant Opportunity

Deadline for Letters of Intent: Noon Friday February 16, 2024.
[for Invited Proposals Only]. Deadline for Invited Full Proposals: Noon Monday April 15, 2024.

COE Community Outreach and Engagement Supplemental Funding

    Deadline: Rolling application

    Investigator-Initiated Trials’ Support Initiative (IITSI)

    Deadline for Letters of Intent: Noon Friday February 16, 2024.

    Junior Faculty Seed Grant - HCCC ACS-IRG

    Deadline is Monday, April 15, 2024 at 12:00 p.m.

    Not Currently Accepting Applications

      Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Awards

      Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Awards research award which benefits cancer patients diagnosed between 13 to 39 years of age.

      Closed. Deadline was Noon on Monday, November 6, 2023.

      Diana Benz Seed Grant

      Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
      Diana Benz Seed Grant guidelines
      Closed.  Application deadline was Noon, Wednesday, May 31, 2023.

      Donald D. Dorfman Research Award

      Closed. Application deadline was December 31, 2023.

      Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Research Award

      Closed. Nomination deadline was on Friday, May 5, 2023

      Pancreatic Cancer Research Funding Opportunity

      Closed. Deadline for Letters of Concept was Noon, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021.

      Spohnheimer Thyroid Cancer Research Award

      Closed. Deadline for Letters of Intent was Noon (CST) on Friday, May 14, 2021.

      University of Iowa Grant Resources

      University of Iowa Grant Resources

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      External Funding Opportunities

      External Funding Opportunities

      NIH Grant Announcements

      Travel Awards

      Vere D. Wenger Travel Award Guidelines

      Vere D. Wenger Travel Awards are available to help defray partial travel expenses from faculty and staff members in all fields (humanities, law, medicine, natural and social sciences, etc.), from all of the Colleges on The University of Iowa campus who present papers at conferences and/or who attend professional meetings which contribute to the knowledge of cancer or for the well-being of cancer patients. The purpose of these funds is to support travel for researchers who have no other source of support for such travel. We require applications be submitted and approved before the meeting has occurred. These awards support travel to all locations in accordance with University of Iowa travel policies. Wenger Travel Awards may also be used to cover registration costs for Conferences and Meetings that will be attended virtually.

      Decisions concerning use of these funds are made by the Leaders of the 4 formal research programs of the HCCC. Inquiries from HCCC members, trainees and staff in need of support to travel to a cancer meeting should be made to the Program Leader most appropriate for the research being supported. HCCC Administration is happy to assist applicants who are unsure about which Program Leader to contact.

      The following will be required before requests will be funded:

      • Information on the dates, location, and sponsorship of the meeting
      • A letter of acceptance of the paper and/or a program listing the presentation
      • An abstract of the paper

      Revised October 2023