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

2019 Phi Beta Psi Sorority Cancer Research Grant


Internal (Yale) Deadline – Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 

Sponsor Deadline – Saturday, June 15th, 2019

Sponsor’s Website:

Phi Beta Psi Charity Trust


The organization anticipates that five or six grants in the amount of $40,000 to $60,000 annually will be awarded. Grants may be extended a second year if the organization determines that progress is being made.

Institution Nomination Limitation:

Yale University has been invited to submit two proposals to the Phi Beta Psi Charity Trust research grant competition.


Phi Beta Psi Sorority is a national, civic, non-profit organization whose National Project is to advance cancer research nationwide to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment by providing research grants to qualified investigators addressing original questions and hypotheses to be explored in basic and clinical studies in the field of cancer. Research application must be focused on brain, breast, colorectal, endometrial, lung, ovarian, pancreatic or prostate cancer

Preference is given to Young Investigators with documented evidence of potential for conducting novel research of either basic or clinical aspects of cancer and cancer-related problems. Applications from Established Investigators exploring new and innovative areas of cancer research also will be considered.


  • If the individual is eligible to submit an R01 from their institution as principal investigator, then they are eligible to submit a Phi Beta Psi application.
  • Preference is given to young investigators.
  • Applications from established investigators will be considered.
  • Research assistant professors may be eligible.
  • Postdoctoral fellows are not eligible.

Internal Competition Procedure:

  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)

For further information: christine.holmberg@yale.edu

Call for Poster Abstracts: 2019 Yale Cancer Center Annual Retreat Poster Awards

Yale Cancer Center (YCC) will hold its Annual Retreat on Thursday, May 16th, 2019. This year, we invite trainees engaging in cancer research to a poster session describing their cancer-relevant work. Space is limited, please submit one abstract no later than April 3rd. 

Submit abstracts to https://yalecancercenter.submittable.com/submit 

Four prize recipients will be selected from among the applicants. Poster Awards will be given in the following categories: 1) Basic Science and Computational Research, 2) Translational Research, 3) Clinical Research, 4) Population Science, Prevention and Outcomes Research. Winners will be announced towards the end of the retreat and each awardee will receive an award certificate as well as a prize.


· Current Yale pre- and postdoctoral associates, postdoctoral fellows, residents, and clinical fellows

· Undergraduate and graduate students

· Abstract submission must be approved by the mentor or lab PI

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

· Abstracts should be 300 words or less, and may include one figure

· The deadline for abstract submission is April 3, 2019 at 5:00pm EST

· Please submit your application through https://yalecancercenter.submittable.com/submit

Attendance Requirements for Poster Presenters:

  • All presenters and mentors/PI must be registered as conference attendees in order to present at the annual retreat, and must be present during the entire poster session. If the primary author is not available during the      scheduled presentation time, a co-author may present the poster in his/her place.
  • A presenter is REQUIRED to be stationed at the poster for the duration of the poster presentation session (during designated poster session time).
  • Poster setup is 7:30am – 8:30AM on May 16. Arrangements can be made for YCC staff to set up the poster on your behalf ahead of time if needed
  • Posters will be displayed for the duration of the annual retreat 

Poster Board Guidelines:

Poster Dimensions:

· Poster size may not exceed 3 feet 6 inches [107 cm] across and 3 feet, 6 inches [107 cm] high.

· Must be mounted on FOAM BOARD (tripods will be provided)

Poster Board Content:

The poster should include the following elements:

  • Overview: A succinct summary of the purpose, methods and results. Use phrases rather than sentences in a simple outline format.
  • Introduction: A concise statement of the objective and background of the work.
  • Methods:  Describe the experimental design, and explain how the results were analyzed.
  • Results: Use graphs, spectra, charts and pictures with a minimum of text to illustrate results.
  • Conclusions: Concise statement of the findings indicating future research directions.

Questions please contact christine.holmberg@yale.edu