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Pilot Funding Opportunities

The following pilot funding opportunities are available through the Markey Cancer Center. The list below will be updated when specific due dates for each program become available. Calls for applications and letters of intent are announced two to three months before the application due date. Contact Jennifer Bybee (jennifer.bybee@uky.edu) for more information.

  • American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant awards - typically up to two rounds of funding per year; applications generally due in the spring (April/May) and/or fall (October/November). The next rounds of funding for 2020 are indicated below.
    • Spring
      • Funding announcement will be posted to the Markey listserv by the beginning of January.
      • Deadline for application submissions: February 26, 2020. 
      • The review committee's goal is to have reviews completed by the end of April. 
    • Fall
      • Funding announcement will be posted to the Markey listserv by mid-June.
      • Deadline for application submissions: August 12, 2020.
      • The review committee's goal is to have reviews completed by mid-September.
  • Cancer Center Support Grant Pilot awards - one round of funding per year, generally due in the spring. Full applications are invited from approved letters of intent and are limited to Markey Cancer Center members.
    • Funding announcement will be posted to the Markey listserv by January 8, 2020. 
    • Research program leaders will nominate applicants, who will submit their LOIs by February 4, 2020.
    • The review committee's goal is to have reviews completed in April.