Grants & Fellowships

The Prevent Cancer Foundation supports research grants and fellowships for cancer prevention and early detection  and community grants for cancer screening or education projects on the local level. For both, the application process is competitive, and proposals are assessed through an external peer review. Learn more about the Community Grants program.


Since 1985, our peer-reviewed grants have been awarded to nearly 450 early-career scientists from more than 150 of the leading academic medical centers nationwide. The grants and fellowships selection process utilizes a research proposal review system similar to that of the National Institutes of Health.

Research proposals are reviewed by members of a distinguished Scientific Review Panel. Members of the panel are drawn from outstanding institutions such as:

  • National Cancer Institute
  • Lombardi Cancer Center
  • M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Johns Hopkins University

Application Information

The Foundation supports research that demonstrates potential for impact on cancer prevention. The Foundation defines cancer prevention as the “reduction of cancer incidence through research, education and early detection”.

Our 2016 grants and fellowships cycle is now closed. If you would like to receive notifications for future cycles, email to have your contact information added to our list.

Guidelines and FAQ

Review the sample guidelines below for information on the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Research Grant and Fellowship Program.

Sample Grant Guidelines: download/view
Sample Fellowship Guidelines: download/view
Sample FAQ: download/view

How to Apply

Applicants must submit both electronic and hard copy proposals. When the new cycle opens, more details will be provided.