Funding Opportunities and Deadlines

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Find a range of funding opportunities to support UI Cancer Center members’ cancer research. 

Internal Funding Opportunities

Apply for Pilot Funding

Each year, the University of Illinois Cancer Center invites applications for the UI Cancer Center pilot projects program. The purpose of these pilot project grants is to stimulate new inter-programmatic research initiatives that will lead to competitive grant applications to external peer-reviewed funding organizations. 

Projects are awarded for a one-year period and requested budgets should not exceed $50,000. 

The applications for 2020 have closed. New applications will be solicited in 2021. For questions, contact Farah Mirza.

External Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities from Pivot-RP

Pivot is a searchable database of external funding opportunities from federal, non-federal, and international sponsors in all disciplines. Below is a curated search based on the keyword “cancer”. In addition to the keyword search below, UI Cancer Center faculty/members can create user profiles to set up customized searches with e-mail alerts about new opportunities that match your search criteria. 

Clicking on a specific listing will require you to log into Pivot-RP. If you have questions about Pivot-RP or are having trouble logging in, email

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