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Pancreatic Cancer Research Funding Opportunities

To speed research advancements and the development of better treatments and early detection tools, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) offers grants for basic, translational and clinical research to scientists and clinicians at various career levels.

Since 2003, we have awarded 234 grants to 213 scientists for a projected total research investment of $174 million, including the competitive Research Grants Program and leading-edge scientific and clinical initiatives.

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Our Published Research

As part of PanCAN’s strategic approach to increase survival, our Scientific and Medical Affairs team conducts independent and collaborative research to drive progress and improve patients' lives.

"We do not stand on the sidelines. We are working with researchers to make real progress for patients."

— Lynn Matrisian, PhD, MBA, Chief Science Officer

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Community for Progress

PanCAN provides research grantees with critical career-advancing Community for Progress opportunities including unique occasions for mentorship, networking and training.

Evaluation of Research Grants Program

We thoroughly evaluate our research grants program to assess its effectiveness in building a comprehensive research community and moving the science toward a cure. Read more about the impact of the PanCAN research grants program.

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Research Grants Database

PanCAN launched its Research Grants Program in 2003. Search our database to find grant recipients and projects categorized by year, type or topic.

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Public Access Publication Policy

PanCAN funds grants for biomedical research to better understand the causes of pancreatic cancer and to advance its prevention, detection, treatment and cure. The main output of this research is new knowledge.

To ensure this knowledge can be accessed, read, applied and built upon in fulfillment of our goals, PanCAN expects its researchers to publish their findings in peer-reviewed journals. Our grantees' published manuscripts are made publicly available through the National Institutes of Health's PubMed Central (PMC).

PanCAN also recommends use of the free Open Science Framework (OSF), which helps enhance transparency, foster collaboration across institutions, and increase the visibility of the PI's research.