Grants & Fellowships

For over 30 years, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has been funding 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 2021 research grants and fellowships cycle is now open! Applications must be received by 11:59 P.M./ET, July 5, 2021. 

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.”

  • You submit your proposal electronically through proposalCENTRAL, an electronic grant submission system provided by Altum, Inc. To access ProposalCENTRAL, the electronic grant management system, visit
  • After you log in, complete your Professional Profile (second tab from the left) before starting an application. To start an application, select the ‘Grant Opportunities’ tab (gray tab furthest to the right). A list of applications will display. Find the Prevent Cancer Foundation program that you wish to apply for and click the ‘Apply Now’ link (second to last column) to ‘create’ your proposal application. If you have any difficulties registering, logging in, or creating your application, contact proposalCENTRAL Customer Support immediately: phone 1-800-875-2562, and/or e-mail Monday through Friday 8:30am–5:00pm (ET).
  • There is a fee of $80 to apply. You can pay by accessing Cvent, the credit card online payment system. Visit

Guidelines and FAQs

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

Grant Guidelines

Fellowship Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)  

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

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