Apply Now for a Pancreatic Cancer Research Grant

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Thank you for your interest in the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s research grants. We are now accepting applications for 2023 Therapeutic Accelerator Awards. We are no longer accepting applications for 2023 PanCAN Career Development Awards or PanCAN Cancer Informatics & Data Science Research Fellowships. Recipients will be announced in the spring, and our 2024 program will launch next summer.

OPEN  2023 PanCAN Therapeutic Accelerator Award

Up to $5,000,000 in support will be offered to a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company applicant to offset the cost of testing their approach in early-stage (Phase I/II) pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma clinical trials.
Application deadline: April 14, 2023


CLOSED  2023 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Career Development Award

Amount: $250,000 | Duration: Two years
Supports junior faculty to conduct pancreatic cancer research and establish successful career paths in the field. Proposed research may be basic, translational, clinical or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to pancreatic cancer. Special consideration will be given to understudied areas in pancreatic cancer research, minority researchers, and research focused on cancer health disparities.
Application deadline: Closed

CLOSED  2023 PanCAN Cancer Informatics & Data Science Research Fellowship

This Fellowship will provide stipend and research- and training-related costs for a predoctoral student or postdoctoral fellow over a two-year period. Candidate will apply computational and/or data science methods to problems in pancreatic cancer research. The research proposed for funding should leverage PanCAN patient health data in the SPARK platform.
Application deadline: Closed

Building a Community for Progress

In addition to receiving financial support for their research, grantees participate in PanCAN’s Community for Progress. Our mentorship program connects grantees with leading scientists in the field. Ongoing career support activities offer opportunities for education and professional development to help keep our community of researchers committed and involved.

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