Funding Opportunities

CPRIT offers several funding opportunities for promising cancer research, product development, and prevention programs. All funding opportunities are announced through formal Requests for Applications (RFAs) and applications must be submitted through the online application receipt system.

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Request for Application Release and Peer Review Schedule
Financial Years 2014 & 2015
Product Development Programs
Review Cycle Award Mechanism
Request for Application
RFA Release Application Receipt Application Review Award Notification
Financial Year 2015 - Cycle 1 Company Relocation Product Development Awards

This award mechanism seeks to support companies or limited partnerships that are willing to relocate to Texas to develop new products for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancer; to establish infrastructure that is critical to the development of a robust industry; or to fill a treatment or research gap. Companies must have at least one round of professional institutional investment.

Award: No maximum amount; Maximum duration of 36 months.

Mar 31, 2014 Apr 28-
May 29, 2014
Continuous Nov 2014
Financial Year 2015 - Cycle 1 Established Company Product Development Awards

This award mechanism seeks to fund the research and development of innovative products, services, and infrastructure with significant potential impact on patient care. Companies must have at least one round of professional institutional investment, and must be headquartered in Texas.

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Mar 31, 2014 Apr 28-
May 29, 2014
Continuous Nov 2014
Financial Year 2015 - Cycle 1 New Company Product Development Awards

This award mechanism seeks to support early-stage “start-up” companies in the research and development of new products for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancer. Companies must have a significant presence in Texas or be willing to relocate to Texas.

Award: No maximum amount; Maximum duration of 36 months.

Mar 31, 2014 Apr 28-
May 29, 2014
Continuous Nov 2014
Research Programs
Review Cycle Award Mechanism
Request for Application
RFA Release Application Receipt Application Review Award Notification
  Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
Revised: (03/31/2014)

Supports very promising emerging investigators, pursuing their first faculty appointment in Texas, who have the ability to make outstanding contributions to the field of cancer research. Award: Up to $2 million over a period of 4 years.

Guidance to Offices Preparing Recruitment Nominations

Jan 15, 2014 Apr 1-
Jun 11, 2014
Continuous Continuous
  Recruitment of Rising Stars
Revised: (03/31/2014)

Recruits outstanding early-stage investigators to Texas, who have demonstrated the promise for continued and enhanced contributions to the field of cancer research. Award: Up to $4 million over a period of 5 years.

Guidance to Offices Preparing Recruitment Nominations

Jan 15, 2014 Apr 1-
Jun 11, 2014
Continuous Continuous
  Recruitment of Established Investigators
Revised: (03/31/2014)

Recruits outstanding senior research faculty with distinguished professional careers and established cancer research programs to academic institutions in Texas. Award: Up to $6M over a period of five years.

Guidance to Offices Preparing Recruitment Nominations

Jan 15, 2014 Apr 1-
Jun 11, 2014
Continuous Continuous
Financial Year 2015 - Cycle 1 Individual Investigator Research Awards

Supports applications for innovative research projects addressing critically important questions that will significantly advance knowledge of the causes, prevention, and/or treatment of cancer. Areas of interest include laboratory research, translational studies, and/or clinical investigations. Competitive renewal applications accepted.

Award: Up to $300,000 per year. Exceptions permitted if extremely well justified; Maximum duration: 3 years.

Mar 31, 2014 May 15-
Jun 26, 2014
Oct-Nov 2014 Jan 2015
Financial Year 2015 - Cycle 1 Individual Investigator Research Awards for Prevention and Early Detection

Supports applications for innovative research projects addressing questions that will advance knowledge of the causes, prevention, early-stage progression, and/or early detection of cancer. Research may be laboratory-, clinical-, or population- based, and may include behavioral/intervention, dissemination or health services/outcomes research to reduce cancer incidence or promote early detection.

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Mar 31, 2014 May 15-
Jun 26, 2014
Oct-Nov 2014 Jan 2015
Financial Year 2015 - Cycle 1 Individual Investigator Research Awards for Cancer in Children and Adolescents

Supports applications for innovative research projects addressing questions that will advance knowledge of the causes, prevention, progression, detection, or treatment of cancer in children and adolescents. Laboratory, clinical, or population-based studies are all acceptable.

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Mar 31, 2014 May 15-
Jun 26, 2014
Oct-Nov 2014 Jan 2015
Financial Year 2014 - Cycle 1

CLOSED
High-Impact/High-Risk Research Awards (HIHR)

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) seeks applications from eligible organizations for the High-Impact, High-Risk Research Awards grant mechanism to provide short-term funding to explore the feasibility of high-risk projects that, if successful, would contribute major new insights into the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancers.

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Dec 9, 2013 Dec 2013-Feb 2014 Apr-Jun 2014 Aug 2014
Financial Year 2014 - Cycle 1

CLOSED
Multi-Investigator Research Award Continuation Grants for Years 4 and 5
Revised: (01/03/2014)

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) seeks applications from eligible organizations to continue the Multi-Investigator Research Award (MIRA) Continuation Grants for Years 4 and 5 to support integrated programs of collaborative and cross-disciplinary research among multiple investigators and focus on critical research areas that contribute meaningfully to advancing knowledge of the causes, prevention, and/or treatment of cancer. This award mechanism is open only to programs funded in 2010 pursuant to RFA R-10-MIRA1.

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Dec 16, 2013 Dec 2013-Jan 2014 Feb 2014 Feb 2014
Financial Year 2014 - Cycle 1

CLOSED
Research Training Award Continuation Grants for Years 4 and 5

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) seeks applications from eligible organizations to continue the integrated institutional Research Training Awards (RTA) for Years 4 and 5 to support promising individuals who seek specialized training in the area of cancer research. This award mechanism is open only to programs funded in 2010 pursuant to RFA R-10-RTA1.

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Dec 9, 2013 Dec 2013-Jan 2014 Feb 2014 Feb 2014
Prevention Programs
Review Cycle Award Mechanism
Request for Application
RFA Release Application Receipt Application Review Award Notification
Financial Year 2015 - Cycle 1 Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention Services

This award mechanism seeks to fund programs that greatly challenge the status quo in the delivery of evidence-based cancer prevention and control clinical services and that propose to serve areas of the state not well addressed by current CPRIT funded projects.

Award: Maximum of $1.5M; Maximum duration of 36 months.

Mar 31, 2014 Apr 29-
Jul 10, 2014
Sep-Oct 2014 Nov 2014
Financial Year 2015 - Cycle 1 Competitive Continuation/Expansion Projects

This RFA solicits grant applications from qualified organizations located in the State of Texas that propose to continue or expand highly successful projects previously or currently funded by CPRIT. This award mechanism is open only to previously or currently funded CPRIT prevention projects.

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Mar 31, 2014 Apr 29-
Jul 10, 2014
Sep-Oct 2014 Nov 2014