Research and Training Funding Opportunities

Stimulus/Seed Grants
The Foundation for Women’s Cancer offered its first stimulus research grant in 1995, and since that time over 80 young investigators have received a Foundation stimulus grant allowing 94% them to become successful clinician-scientist and fill the ranks of senior clinician-scientists.

Sponsorship is available for cervical, ovarian and uterine cancer research grants.

Funding Level: $ 55,000/year

Project Grants
The Foundation for Women’s Cancer offers Research Project Grants, similar to NIH RO1 awards, to support a discrete, specified, circumscribed gynecologic cancer research project to be performed by the named investigator(s) in an area representing the investigator’s specific interest and competencies, based on the mission of Foundation for Women’s Cancer. Project Grants can be awarded from 1-5 years with sponsorship available for various units of time.

Funding Level: $100,000/year x 1-5 yrs

Paired Grants (Junior and Senior Investigators)
The Foundation for Women’s Cancer offers the unique Paired Research Grant to teams consisting of junior and senior investigators pursuing a joint gynecologic cancer research project. Unlike the mentor grant described below, the Paired Research Grant is intended for junior/senior partnership where the junior researcher can work in conjunction with the senior investigator.

Paired Grants can be awarded from 1-5 years with sponsorship available for various units of time.

Funding Level: $100,000 per year

Mentor Grants
The Foundation for Women’s Cancer offers Mentor Grants to enable young investigator pursuing gynecologic cancer research to receive the necessary mentorship to achieve senior investigator status during the term of the grant period. A joint application from the young investigator and the mentor are required that clearly demonstrates the mentors commitment to work closely with the young investigator to achieve this aim.

Mentor Grants and sponsorship are available for a 2-year grant period with one extension of 1-year permitted upon request/approval.

Funding Level: $100,000 x 2 years

Career Development Awards
The Foundation for Women’s Cancer offered Career Development Awards, similar to NIH CDA, K series awards, to applicants who wish to further develop their careers in gynecologic cancer biomedical, behavioral or clinical research. Applicants are generally required to hold a research or health –professional doctoral degree or its equivalent.

Career Development Awards are offered from 1-3 years with sponsorship available for various units of time.

Funding Level: $100,000 x 3 years

Community Practice Clinical Trials Participation Awards 
The Foundation for Women’s Cancer offers annual awards to promote gynecologic cancer clinical trials participation in community and private practice settings. Recent research conducted by the Foundation in partnership with the Charlton Research Group found that women who received care from gynecologic oncologists in community or private practice settings were less likely to be offered the opportunity to participate in a clinical trial. It is the goal of these awards to reverse this finding.

Sponsorship is available on an annual basis.

Funding Level: $12,000 per year

Innovative Research Awards
The Foundation for Women’s Cancer offers an annual Innovative Research Grant to support a novel or “out-of-the-box” research project devoted to any aspects of gynecologic cancer research. Applicants must have a proven research track-record and provide a detailed methodology for pursuing the Innovative Research Award. Based upon the results achieved in the first year, the applicant is eligible to apply for a Project Grant Award.

Sponsorship is available on an annual basis.

Funding Level: $100,000 x 3 years

 

Spotlight

Hear from Dr. Anil Sood, the Foundation’s Research Chairman, and Carol Brown, 2014 SGO Program Chair, about research of interest to women and the public presented at the 2014 SGO Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer. Watch the video

Awareness

A new SGO Clinical Practice Statement states women diagnosed with epithelial ovarian, tubal, and peritoneal cancers should be considered for genetic counseling and testing, even in the absence of a family history.

Education

The next Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Course Friday, May 2, 2014 in Long Island, NY. For more information on courses, click here.