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, May 9, 2022.

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.

HCCC COE Community Outreach and Engagement Seed Funding

Closed. Deadline for Letters of Concept was Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021.
Closed. Deadline (for invited proposals only) was Feb. 1, 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 Monday, Nov. 8, 2021.

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

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    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 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 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 tami-thompson@uiowa.edu, who will then forward to HCCC Leadership and the HCCC Program Leaders who made the award

    July 2020