The GW Cancer Center invites faculty from all Departments and Schools of The George Washington University and the Medical Faculty Associates to submit application for one-year cancer-focused research awards, funded by the GW Cancer Center through the Katzen Cancer Research Center. Grants are intended to support MFA/GWU investigators with novel ideas and promising initiatives in translational or clinical cancer research.

Grants are intended to support:

MFA and GWU investigators with novel ideas and promising initiatives in clinical or translational cancer research.

Two types of Research Awards will be given:

Disease Targeted Collaboration Awards – intended to assist independent MFA/GWU researchers (at least one GW and one MFA), in collaboration as co-PI’s, in conducting initial clinical and translational pilot explorations, which should lead to publications and development of strategic preliminary data in support of a successful application for funding from a national funding agency, or teams of three or more investigators to conduct “synergy,” or “thematic” grants.  Preference will be given to teams of a proven researcher, with a successful research track record, paired with junior researchers from both GW and MFA.  **Genitourinary (GU) Cancer research highly encouraged, but not required. Two grants awarded up to $75,000 each
Link to Cancer – intended for investigators with a currently active non-cancer-related NIH R01 or equivalent grant, but with interest to explore or extend their work into the cancer field. Ideally, the proposed new cancer-related activities should lead to publications and external national funding. Both basic and translational research are supported. Collaborative team work is encouraged but not required. Two grants awarded up to $75,000 each

Applications will be reviewed by the GW Cancer Center Executive Committee. As part of the scientific peer review, all applications will undergo a selection process in which only those applications deemed to have the highest scientific and technical merit will be discussed and assigned an impact/priority score. An additional goal of the pilot research project is to lead to significant extramural funding from outside agencies for the researcher.

It is expected that we will award up $300,000 in grants in January, 2017 with grants effective February 1, 2017 – January  31, 2018.

Application deadline is Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 4:00 pm.

Download Applications and instructions:

This award is intended to assist independent GWU/MFA researchers.

Deadline for grant submissions is Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 4:00 PM.

Should you have any questions, please contact Leo Schargorodski, Executive Director of the Katzen Cancer Research Center at or 202-741-2250.