Apply for Funding

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.

Learn more about the grants process.

Recruitment of Established Investigators

Instructions for Applicants

Program Academic Research
RFA Status Open
Description

Recruits outstanding senior research faculty with distinguished professional careers and established cancer research programs to academic institutions in Texas.

Award: Up to $6 million over a period of five years.

Review Cycle Fiscal Year 2021 - Cycle 1
RFA Release June 23, 2020
Application Receipt June 23, 2020 - June 21, 2021
Application Review Continuous
Award Notification Continuous

Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members

Instructions for Applicants

Program Academic Research
RFA Status Open
Description

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 up to a period of five years.

Review Cycle Fiscal Year 2021 - Cycle 1
RFA Release June 23, 2020
Application Receipt June 23, 2020 - June 21, 2021
Application Review Continuous
Award Notification Continuous

Recruitment of Rising Stars

Instructions for Applicants

Program Academic Research
RFA Status Open
Description

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 five years.

Review Cycle Fiscal Year 2021 - Cycle 1
RFA Release June 23, 2020
Application Receipt June 23, 2020 - June 21, 2021
Application Review Continuous
Award Notification Continuous

Research Training Awards

Instructions for Applicants

Program Academic Research
RFA Status Open
Description

Supports applications for integrated institutional research training programs to support promising individuals who seek specialized training in the area of cancer research. Successful applicant institutions are expected to provide trainees with broad access to research opportunities across disciplinary lines and to maintain high standards for intellectual rigor and creativity.

Award: Up to $800,000 per year in total costs; Maximum duration: 5 years.

Review Cycle Fiscal Year 2021 - Cycle 1
RFA Release June 18, 2020
Application Receipt July 08, 2020 - October 28, 2020
Application Review February 2021 - May 2021
Award Notification May 2021