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DF/HCC Sponsored Funding


A. David Mazzone Research Awards Program

The A. David Mazzone Research Awards Program will fund a series of collaborative and innovative cancer research, career development, community outreach, and training projects to address a range of needs in prostate cancer and Lupron-treatable diseases. Funding Agency: The funding agency for the Program is a grant from the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts of a pool of unclaimed funds from the 2004 class action suit settlement by TAP Pharmaceuticals. The class action suit was related to marketing and sales practices for the prostate cancer drug Lupron. The program is administered jointly through DF/HCC and the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
Award amount: varies, see award descriptions for details
Deadline for submission: closed
Mazzone Program Funding Recipients


DF/HCC and Koch Institute's Bridge Project Funding Program

The Bridge Project is a collaboration between Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and the Koch Institute, designed to bring advanced bioengineering in cancer science and clinical oncology research together to solve today’s most significant challenges in cancer research and treatment. The project promotes interdisciplinary studies, cross-institutional collaborations, and multi-investigator research through regularly held sessions, workshops, and symposia based on complex translational problems in cancer. The goal is to raise and deploy a minimum of $15M of innovative investment into transformative target areas over 5 years.
Next round of Bridge Project funding:
Award amount: $375,000 (total costs) per team per year for up to 2 years ($750,000 total). Multiple awards will be granted; the final number is dependent on ongoing fundraising efforts
Deadline for submission: closed
Click here to view the full Request for Application (RFA)


DF/HCC Nodal Award Program 2013

DF/HCC annually solicits proposals for pilot projects that are designed to encourage new “nodal point” interactions between members across DF/HCC Research Programs, with a focus on projects that have the potential of significant human application. Two pilot projects will be awarded. This year one of the two nodal awards will be made in collaboration with the Lung Cancer Disparities Center (LCDC) at Harvard School of Public Health. The anticipated award date is October 1, 2013. Projects must be ready to commence immediately after receipt of award.
Award amount: each award is for $75,000 (direct costs) per year for up to two years, plus 75% indirect costs (based on MTDC).
Deadline for submission: closed

Disparities in Cancer: Faculty Diversity Funding Program

New Faculty Recruitment:
DF/HCC provides partial funding for the recruitment of new faculty (must be eligible for DF/HCC membership) from under-represented racial/ethnic or disadvantaged backgrounds (URM) to a DF/HCC member institution.
Award amount: multiple awards of up to $100,000 each, to be used over a period of three years
Deadline for submission: open year round


Pilot Projects Program for Current URM Faculty

DF/HCC provides pilot project funding for existing DF/HCC URM faculty who are doing innovative cancer research.
Award amount: multiple awards of up to $75,000 each, to be used in one year
Deadline for submission: open year round

Protocol Specific Research Support

Protocol Specific Research Support (PSRS) funds provide support for important unfunded or under-funded, investigator-initiated, early phase trials, with a focus on facilitating the translation of new treatment or biomarker concepts from laboratory to clinic. Applications are reviewed by the DF/HCC Scientific Resource and Prioritization Committee. For more information, please contact Dr. Jeffrey Clark at (617) 643-3415.
Award amount: varies
Deadline for submission: open year round