Donate

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 open!

Proposals must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET, July 11, 2022.

For the 2022 cycle, we highly encourage proposals focused on melanoma prevention and early detection. This special grant or fellowship award will be in honor of former U.S. Congressman Victor “Vic” Fazio, who passed away recently from melanoma. Former Rep. Fazio served on the Foundation’s board of directors since 2015.

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.  

Grant Guidelines
Fellowship Guidelines
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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

The Foundation supports research that demonstrates potential for impact on cancer prevention and early detection. The Foundation defines cancer prevention as the “reduction of cancer incidence through research, education and early detection.” 

You will submit your proposal electronically through proposalCENTRAL, an electronic grant submission system provided by Altum, Inc. 

If you encounter any difficulties registering, logging in, or creating your application, contact proposalCENTRAL Customer Support immediately: phone 1-800-875-2562, and/or e-mail pcsupport@altum.com Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET.

  • There is no application fee this cycle.