Funding and Award Opportunities for Cancer Research

Award Name: UCCCC/Wendy Will Case Cancer Funds
Funding Sponsor: UCCCC
Funding Sponsor Link:
Award Amount:

 Two to three one-year grants in the amount of up to $35,000 will be awarded.  

Award Deadline:

 Open deadline

Award Description:

 The University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center (UCCCC) is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for junior to mid-level investigators with previously submitted, peer-reviewed, but unfunded research proposals. This opportunity is made possible by the Wendy Will Case Cancer Funds gift to the University of Chicago Medicine. These funds will enable investigators to collect additional pilot data and/or address reviewers’ concerns with the goal of resubmitting their proposals to an external funding agency.  Basic, clinical, translational, cancer control, prevention, or population sciences research proposals are eligible.  






Information And Eligibilty Criteria:

·         PI must be a Cancer Center member; one application per PI

·         Junior to mid-level faculty (Instructor, Assistant Professor, or early-mid level Associate Professor)

·         Proposal previously submitted to, and scored by, a peer-reviewed agency (e.g., NCI, NIH, DOD, ACS) but not funded

More Info:

Applicants must submit the following:  

·         Original grant submission

·         Summary Statement/Reviewers’ critiques

·         1-2 page summary addressing: 1) The current status of the proposed research relative to the status at the time of the original grant submission, and PARTICULARLY relative to reviewers’ concerns; 2) Plans for addressing reviewers’ concerns; 3) What you feel needs to be accomplished prior to resubmission; and 4) Proposed timeline for resubmission, and granting mechanism, e.g., R21 or R01

·         A proposed budget for up to $35,000

·         PI Biosketch




Category: UCCCC Program
Target Awardee: --- - Junior faculty