DF/HCC offers a variety of funding opportunities to members to encourage and enhance the collaborative spirit of research within the Harvard-affiliated medical community. Annual funding opportunities through DF/HCC have historically included pilot project awards through our Cancer Center development funding budget, SPORE career and project development awards, and jointly sponsored funding opportunities made available through our many partnerships with entities such as the Harvard Catalyst, the U54 DF/HCC UMass Boston Partnership, and the Harvard University Center for AIDs Research.

Two important funding programs have provided substantial opportunities to DF/HCC investigators recently. The Bridge Project, a collaboration between DF/HCC and the Koch Institute for Cancer Research at MIT, offers funding for teams that bring bioengineering, advanced cancer science, and clinical oncology together to address unmet clinical needs and technological solutions. The A. David Mazzone Research Awards Program funds 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.

Active Funding Opportunities


df/hcc & Harvard Community Funding opportunity


Trefler Cancer Care Equity Grants - Pilot Funding Opportunity

LOI Due May 4, 2018, Application due July 15, 2018 

Limited Opportunity: Pew-Stewart Scholars Program for Cancer Research

Application due June, 29, 2018

DF/HCC - UMass Boston U54 Pilot Projects

LOI Due July 16, 2018, Application due August 31, 2018 



External Funding Opportunity

Application Deadline

Pfizer RFP: Increasing Rates of BRCA Testing in Patients with Breast Cancer  Application due June 26, 2018 
Children's Leukemia Research Association Research Grant Application due June 30, 2018 

Stand Up To Cancer T-Cell Lymphoma Dream Team Translational Research Grant

LOI due July 2, 2018; Application due October 12,2018 
Lung Cancer Research Foundation Research Grants Application due July 2, 2018 
RUNX1 FPD/AML Research Program LOI due July 2, 2018
Damon Runyon Innovation Award Application due July 6, 2018 
2019 AACR Team Science Award Application due August 1, 2018



Application Deadline

Research Answers to National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Provocative Questions (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

LOI due May 29, 2018, Application due June 29, 2018

Research Answers to National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Provocative Questions (R21 Clinical Trials Optional)

LOI due May 29, 2018, Application due June 29, 2018

NIH Director's Early Independence Award (DP5 - Clinical Trial Optional)

LOI due August 27, 2018, Application due September 27, 2018

Funding Opportunities & Archive