Grants & Fellowships

The Prevent Cancer Foundation supports research grants & fellowships for cancer prevention and early detection. The application process is competitive, and proposals are assessed through an external peer review.

Our 2020 research grants and fellowships cycle is now open!

Research 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.

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

Our 2020 research grants and fellowships cycle is now open! Applications must be received by 11:59 P.M. ET, June 24, 2020. Please see our guidelines and FAQs for more information on how to apply.

Grant Guidelines

Fellowship Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How to Apply

Applicants must submit proposals electronically through proposalCENTRAL, an electronic grant submission system provided by Altum, Inc.

  1. Access proposalCENTRAL at:
  2. After you log in, complete your Professional Profile (second tab from the left) before starting an application.
  3. 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 proposal application, contact proposalCENTRAL Customer Support immediately at 1-800-875-2562 or 703-964-5840, and/or e-mail:


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