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


DF/HCC-Koch Institute Bridge Project Grants

LOI due September 25, 2017, Application due October 23, 2017

BIRCWH (Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health) K12 program

Application due October 30, 2017 


External Funding Opportunity

Application Deadline

LLS Specialized Center of Research Program

LOI due September 22, 2017, Application due March 3, 2018

LLS Translational Research Program 

LOI due September 29, 2017, Application due November 15, 2017

LLS RTFCCR/LLS Patient-focused Prevention

LOI due June 1, 2017, Application due November 1, 2017

Cancer Research Institute Clinic and Laboratory Integration Program (CLIP) Grant Application due November 1, 2017
American Association for Cancer Research SU2C Dream Team Translational Research Grant LOI due September 5, 2017, Application due January 1, 2018 

Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award – Institutional Nomination Required

Application due February 1, 2018



Application Deadline

NCI Outstanding Investigator Award (R35) LOI due October 28, 2017, Application due November 28, 2017 
Administrative Supplements to Promote Research Collaborations on Fusion Oncoproteins as Drivers of Childhood Cancer (Admin Supp) Application due November 8, 2017 
Minority Patient-Derived Xenograft (PDX) Development and Trial Centers (M-PDTCs) (U54) LOI due December 18, 2017, Application due January 18, 2018
Feasibility and Planning Studies for Development of Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) to Investigate Cancer Health Disparities (P20) LOI due December 18, 2017, Application due January 18, 2018

Funding Opportunities & Archive