Grants & Fellowships

The Prevent Cancer Foundation supports research grants & fellowships for cancer prevention and early detection. The application process is competitive, and proposals are assessed through an external peer review.

Research Grants & Fellowships

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

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 2018 grants and fellowships cycle is now open! Please see our guidelines and FAQ for more information on how to apply.

Guidelines and FAQ

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

Grant Guidelines

Fellowship Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)     

Applicants must submit proposals electronically through proposalCENTRAL, an electronic grant submission system provided by Altum, Inc.

  1. Access proposalCENTRAL at:
  2. After you log in, complete your Professional Profile (second tab from the left) before starting an application.
  3. To start an application, select the ‘Grant Opportunities’ tab (gray tab furthest to the right). A list of applications will display. Find the Prevent Cancer Foundation program that you wish to apply for and click the ‘Apply Now’ link (second to last column) to ‘create’ your application.

If you have any difficulties registering, logging in, or creating your application, contact proposalCENTRAL Customer Support immediately: phone: 1-800-875-2562 or 703-964-5840, and/or e-mail:

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