Research Applications

The 2016 research grants application cycle is now closed. For information on future cycles or to be added to the notification list, contact

For 30 years, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has been funding grants and fellowships. The goal of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Research Program is to provide funding for innovative projects expected to lead to future funding from other peer-reviewed sources.

  • The relevance to cancer prevention/early detection must be convincingly addressed in the application.
  • Basic science grants must demonstrate potential for impact on cancer prevention or early detection (specifically, pre-clinical research is acceptable but must be prevention/early detection- oriented and clearly identifiable as translational).
  • Funds will not be awarded to individuals (principal investigators or fellows) who accept direct funding from the tobacco industry.
  • Researchers need not be United States citizens. However, research must be conducted primarily in the U.S.
  • Studies related to therapy for established or advanced cancer will not be reviewed

Sample Grant and Fellowship Guidelines

How to Apply

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

our Sample FAQ.