For over 30 years, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has been funding research grants and fellowships that demonstrate potential for impact on cancer prevention/early detection. The goal of the Research Program is to provide funding for innovative projects expected to lead to future funding from other peer-reviewed sources. The grants and fellowships selection process utilizes a research proposal review system similar to that of the National Institutes of Health. 

Our 2022 research grants and fellowships cycle is now closed. Notifications will be sent on December 1, 2022.

If you would like to receive notifications for future cycles, please e-mail to have your contact information added to our list.

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.”

Guidelines and FAQs

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

Research proposals are reviewed by members of a distinguished Scientific Review Panel. Members of the panel are drawn from outstanding institutions such as:

  • Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • National Cancer Institute
  • University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine  
  • Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Applicants must submit an electronic proposal. When the new cycle opens, more details will be provided.