Yale Cancer Center carefully invests funds to launch new areas of cancer research. Current funding opportunities are listed below.

Due Dates:

Internal Deadline: May 24, 2019 @ 5pm EST

Sponsor Deadline: Application opening date is July 15, 2019

Sponsor Website: 

Nomination Limitation:

Yale may nominate ONE candidate


The Pew-Stewart Scholars Program for Cancer Research supports assistant professors of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of a cure for cancer. In line with the Stewart Trust's mission to invest in innovative, cutting-edge, basic cancer research that may accelerate and advance progress toward a cure for cancer, applications are invited from nominees conducting cancer research. This invitation is independent from the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences invitation that your institution may also receive this month, and it follows a different set of guidelines and procedures for nominating an applicant whose research is related to cancer.


The award provides $300,000 in flexible support—$75,000 per year for a four-year period.


  • Candidates must have been awarded a doctorate in biomedical sciences or medicine.
  • As of Oct. 10, 2019, nominees must hold a full-time appointment at the rank of assistant professor.
    • Appointments such as research assistant professor, adjunct assistant professor, assistant professor research track, visiting professor, or instructor are not eligible.
  • On June 14, 2019, candidates must have been in such an appointment for less than three years (not appointed before June 14, 2016). Time spent in clinical internships, residencies, in work toward board certification, or on parental leave does not count as part of this three-year limit. Candidates who took parental leave should contact Pew's program office to ensure that application reviewers are aware of their circumstances.
  • Candidates may apply to the program two times in total.

Internal Competition Procedure. Please submit the following:

  • research project summary (2 pages, references excluded from page limit)
  • NIH Biosketch
  • letter(s) of support from the chairs of their divisions

2019 Breast Cancer Alliance Young Investigator Award


Internal Deadline:  Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Sponsor's Deadline: Friday, July 19, 2019

Sponsor's Website/Sponsor's Application Info: 



The grant provides salary support and project costs for a total of $125,000 (distributed over a two-year period). Administrative costs, which are included in the $125,000 award, must be limited to 8% of grant funds.

Institution Nomination Limitation:

Yale University has been invited to submit 2 applications for the BCA Young Investigator Award


To encourage a commitment to breast cancer research, BCA invites clinical doctors and research scientists whose primary focus is breast cancer and who are in the early stages of their careers to apply for funding for the Young Investigator Grant.  This grant is intended to help advance the careers of young researchers who do not yet have their own major grant support .


  • must have held a faculty position for no more than four years following completion of their training, as of February 1, 2020;
  • have not been a principal investigator on an NIH R01 or equivalent national/international non-mentored award; and
  • dedicate at least 50% of their work effort to research.  

For clarity, current postdoctoral fellows who do not yet hold a faculty position are eligible to apply, provided they meet all the other stated criteria for Young Investigators. 

If you have already submitted an LOI for an Exceptional Project Grant, but were not asked to submit a full proposal, you are ineligible to submit the same proposal for a Young Investigator Grant.

Internal Competition Procedures:

  1.  A brief description of your proposed research project (two-page maximum). Applications should be 11-pt Arial, Helvetica, or TNR font; margins no less than 0.5 inch all around. Literature citations do not count against this page limit.
  2. NIH Biographical sketch for PI(s)