Schedule of Application Deadlines for Funding Programs

Funding Options

Currently Accepting Applications

Aiming For A Cure Foundation Grant Opportunity

Aiming for a Cure grant guidelines
Deadline for Letters of Intent is noon (CST) on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019.
[For Invited Proposals Only] Deadline for invited full proposals is noon (CST) on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019.

Diana Benz Seed Grant

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

Junior Faculty Seed Grant Awards

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center American Cancer Society-Institutional Research Grant Seed Grant Program

Application deadline is noon on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019.

Neuroendocrine Tumor Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE)

Developmental Research Program

The purpose of the NET SPORE Developmental Research Program is to encourage innovative laboratory and clinical studies in neuroendocrine tumor research, and to provide funds to support previously untested hypotheses or other innovative research objectives that address problems in neuroendocrine cancer. All levels of faculty (resident through professor) are eligible. See complete announcement for detailed instructions. Two awards are available at $50,000 each. 

Letter of concept deadline was Friday, May 31, 2019.
Full proposal deadline for invited proposals is Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019.

Career Enhancement Program

The NET SPORE Career Enhancement Program is aimed at early career basic scientists or clinicians who propose to acquire additional skills and become translational researchers in neuroendocrine tumors. Laboratory scientists or clinicians can be senior post-doctoral or junior faculty level; more experienced researchers who wish to shift their focus to neuroendocrine translational research are also welcome. Residents and fellows must have a mentor. One award is available at $100,000, or the review committee may elect to select two awardees at $50,000 each. 

Letter of concept deadline was Friday, May 31, 2019.
Full proposal deadline for invited proposals is Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019.

Not Currently Accepting Applications

Cancer and Aging Pilot Project Award

The Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Center on Aging seeks applications from University of Iowa researchers to support development of research on the relationship between cancer and aging.
Closed. Letters of concept were due on Monday, May 2, 2016.

Donald D. Dorfman Research Award

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

High Throughput Screening (HTS) Facility Funding Opportunity

Closed. Application deadline was noon on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018.

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Pipeline Acceleration for Cancer Therapeutics (PACT) Initiative

Closed. Letters of Intent were due at noon on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.

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.

    Lymphoma Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE)

    Developmental Research Program

    2019 Developmental Research Program (DRP) Award
    Closed. Deadline for Letters of Concept was noon (CST), Friday, April 12, 2019.
    Closed. [For Invited Proposals Only] Deadline for invited full proposals was noon (CST), Friday, May 17, 2019.

    Career Enhancement Program

    2019 Career Enhancement Program (CEP) Award
    Closed. Deadline Letters of Concept was noon (CST), Friday, April 12, 2019.
    Closed. [For Invited Proposals Only] Deadline for invited full proposals was noon (CST), Friday, May 17, 2019.

    University of Iowa Grant Resources

    University of Iowa Grant Resources

    Check Departmental Training Opportunities

    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 recommend 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.

    Decisions concerning use of these funds are made by the Leaders of the 4 formal research programs of the HCCC https://cancer.uiowa.edu/areas-cancer-research . 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 central 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 

    May, 2019