Schedule of Application Deadlines for Funding Programs

Funding Options

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.

Deadline is Noon on Monday, November 7, 2022.

HCCC Community Outreach and Engagement Supplemental Funding

Deadline: Rolling application


      Not Currently Accepting Applications

      Aiming For A Cure Foundation Grant Opportunity

      Closed. Deadline for Letters of Intent was noon (CST) on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020.
      Closed [for Invited Proposals Only]. Deadline for invited full proposals was Noon (CST) on Thursday, April 30, 2020.

      Diana Benz Seed Grant

      Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
      Diana Benz Seed Grant guidelines
      Closed. Application deadline was noon on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019.

      Donald D. Dorfman Research Award

      Closed. Application deadline was noon on Monday, July 1, 2019.

      F99/K00 Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellowship Transition Award from National Cancer Institute (NCI)

      Closed. Nomination deadline was Sept. 23, 2022.

        High Throughput Screening (HTS) Facility Funding Opportunity

        Closed. Application deadline was noon on Monday, March 1, 2021.

        Iowa Initiative for Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) Funding Opportunity

        Closed. Deadline for Statement of Intent was Friday, Nov. 1, 2019

        Junior Faculty Seed Grant - HCCC ACS-IRG

        Closed. Deadline was Noon on Friday, November 18, 2022

          Lymphoma Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE)

          Developmental Research Program

          Developmental Research Program (DRP) Award 

          Career Enhancement Program

          Career Enhancement Program (CEP) Award 

          Mezhir Awards for Collaborative Research

          The Mezhir Awards for Collaborative Research support the development of multi-investigator team science to address important research questions in cancer. Collaborative Teams must consist of three or more investigators and must include at least one Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center member, and a Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center member must be the team leader. Please see guidelines for full information.

          Closed–letter of intent deadline was noon on Monday, June 3, 2019.

            Pancreatic Cancer Research Funding Opportunity

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

            Pipeline Acceleration for Cancer Therapeutics (PACT) initiative

            Closed. Letters of Intent were due by Noon, Friday, Nov. 5, 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 at least 30 days prior to the trip, and awards must be applied for and approved before the meeting has occurred. These awards support travel within the US and Canada, additional International locations are not eligible.

            ***Update: As of July 2020, 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 

            The following will be required within 30 days after the meeting:

            • Submit a 1/2 page report on what information was learned from the conference/meeting
            • Report should be submitted to, who will then forward to HCCC Leadership and the HCCC Program Leaders who made the award

            July 2020