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External Funding Opportunities

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The Cancer Center is committed to encouraging researchers to pursue outside grant and contract opportunities. Specifically, the NCI has recognized the below organizations as peer review funding systems that can be used when reporting return on investment of cancer center funds.

The NIH and all of the funding organizations listed below employ: 1) a peer review system that uses primarily external reviewers and is free of conflict-of-interest; (2) a ranking or rating system in the review process based on the scientific merit of the proposed research; and (3) a funding system based primarily on the peer review ranking or rating of the research applications.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) 
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) 
American Association of Cancer Research (AACR)
American Cancer Society (ACS), national office only
American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) 
American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) 
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) 
Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) 
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Central Office of the Veterans Administration (VA), excluding local/regional and “block” grants
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 
The Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI) 
Florida Biomedical Research Program (FBRP) 
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) 
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) 
1Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) 
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) 
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) 
National Science Foundation (NSF) 
New York State Department of Health Wadsworth Center/New York State Stem Cell Science Program (NYSTEM)
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Prevent Cancer Foundation (PCF) 
Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF)
St. Baldrick’s Foundation
Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C)
Susan G. Komen for the Cure 
The California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP) 
The California Tobacco Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP)
U.S. Army (DOD) special research programs 

In addition, the following sites also offer external funding opportunities:
 - A single access point for over 1,000 grant programs offered by all federal grant-producing agencies
• Pivot - 
A comprehensive database of funding opportunities available for free to all UT Southwestern researchers. You can search for funding opportunities and sign up for email alerts through the UTSW Library.

*Note: Grants funded through the U.S. Army’s, (DOD) special research programs in ovarian, breast and prostate cancer may also be listed in the category of peer reviewed funded grants.