Funding Search - Pivot

The University of Vermont, through Sponsored Project Administration (SPA) subscribes to Pivot, a web-based funding search tool. The UVM Cancer Center has collaborated with SPA to create a customized cancer relevant pivot search. Press the button for Cancer Funding Opportunities.

Cancer Funding Opportunities

If you would prefer to set up your own pivot search and automated alerts you can learn more about pivot HERE.

For Pivot Assistance

Please review the information provided by SPA

Hilda Alajajian, Grant Resources Specialist is available to meet with individuals or groups for assistance in identifying funding

Phone: (802)656-1322

Should you learn of an opportunity not listed here but important to UVM Cancer Center research, please contact Laura Gordon.


Limited Competition Funding

Please contact Edward North for information on applying for Limited Funding Opportunities. 

Peer-Reviewed Funding Sources

Below is a list of fund sources from federal agencies, non-profit foundations and regional and national organizations to support cancer research are provided below for UVM Cancer Center researchers. This of funding is considered NCI approved peer-reviewed funding and can also be found in PDF format at the following link: NCI Peer-Reviewed Fund Sources


  1. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  2. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF)
  3. American Association of Cancer Research (AACR)
  4. American Cancer Society (ACS) (national office only)
  5. American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR)
  6. American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)
  7. California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)
  8. Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
  9. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  10. Central Office of the Veterans Administration (VA) (excluding local/regional & “block” grants)
  11. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  12. The Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI)
  13. Florida Biomedical Research Program (FBRP)
  14. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  15. Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
  16. Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS)
  17. Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA)
  18. Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF)
  19. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
  20. National Science Foundation (NSF)
  21. New York State Department of Health Wadsworth Center/New York State Stem Cell Science Program (NYSTEM)
  22. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
  23. Prevent Cancer Foundation (PCF)
  24. Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF)
  25. Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  26. The California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP)
  27. The California Tobacco Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP)
  28. U.S. Army (DOD) special research programs *

Highlights: New & Updated

New and Updated
NEW - 2019 Prostate Cancer Foundation Challenge Awards for Metastatic, Lethal Prostate Cancer - These awards will be funded depending on the level of innovation in applications received. High risk, currently unfunded projects are most desired. Composed of a team of at least three (3) investigators from non-profit academic research centers, including one young investigator (see PCF Challenge Award Team requirements by viewing the RFA below). Support large-scale research projects concerning metastatic, lethal prostate cancer over a duration of two years. Provide up to a total of $1 million per team. Cover only direct research costs and travel to the Annual PCF Scientific Retreat. Clinical trial costs are not allowed; however, correlative research to support high impact clinical trials for advanced prostate cancer is encouraged. IRB submission and preferably approval is desired at time of application.
View and Download RFA
IMPORTANT: The online application submission portal will go live at https://pcf.smartsimple.com on Friday, February 8, 2019.
The deadline for application submission is Monday, April 22, 2019, 3:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Please direct questions to applications@pcf.org.

Career Pathway to Independence in Blood Science Award for Physician Scientists (K99/R00 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed- (RFA-HL-20-001)

Physician scientists must be in mentored, training positions to be eligible to apply to this K99 program. Clinicians (including those with M.D., D.O. and other licensed professionals) in positions not designated as postdoctoral positions are eligible if they hold a clinical faculty position that denotes independence in clinical responsibilities but not in research. A clinical faculty member who does not hold an independent research faculty position may be eligible for this program, and should contact the NHLBI Program Director for guidance. If an applicant achieves research independence before a K99 award is made, the K99 award will not be issued.

Application Receipt Date(s): March 1, 2019; March 2, 2020, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.

The Fiscal Year 2019 Department of Defense Appropriations Act provides research funding for a number of cancer-relevant research areas, following peer reviewed programs managed by the Department of Defense office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). Areas include lung, prostate, and ovarian cancers, and, new this year (2019), melanoma. Click here for more information.

Foundation for Women’s Wellness Research Award - Principal Investigators proposing research that has direct clinical application in preventing and/or treating disease for cardiovascular disease, leading female cancers, the role of hormones in disease and stage-of-life health issues such as pregnancy and menopause and diseases disproportionately affecting women.

Amount: one-time, non-recurring grants of $25,000 

Purpose: early funding for small, short-term studies with promise for improving medical knowledge 

Deadline: April 5, 2019 before noon

Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation grants; multiple opportunities. Deadline is May 1, 2019.

DoD Ovarian Cancer Research Program - Early Career Investigator Award; maximum $725,000 over four
years; interactive award with education included. Pre-application due July 25,
2019.