The Cancer Consortium provides a variety of funding opportunities for the purpose of supporting existing members and recruiting new ones, with the ultimate goal of stimulating innovative cancer research. Opportunities include Pilot Awards, New Investigator Awards, and Catchment Area Health Pilot Awards.

Consortium developmental awards are funded through a combination of Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) funds and philanthropic donations. Applications for each award are evaluated by a committee of Consortium faculty reviewers.

Eligibility and application requirements are different for each award. For more information, please review the description and RFA for each individual award.

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Cancer Consortium Pilot Awards

Funds are available from the Fred Hutch/University of Washington Cancer Consortium (“The Consortium”) Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) to support cancer-related pilot projects. This competition will provide awards of up to $100,000 direct costs (plus F&A/indrect costs as allowable) for one year of pilot project support.

  • Consortium members are eligible for this pilot funding (see Application Process in RFA for more details).
  • There are no limitations on research topic, as long as the problem under study is focused on cancer. Highly innovative concepts that have the potential to improve the lives of cancer patients are encouraged. Also included in this competition are two categories targeted as areas of special interest to the Consortium: Health Disparities research and Cross-Disciplinary Translational research.

Release date — January 4, 2023
Due date — February 27, 2023

Request for Applications - 2023 Cancer Consortium Pilot Awards

Follow the instructions in the RFA to submit your application via Fred Hutch's Funding Portal

Please contact Dr. Kris Blair (kblair@fredhutch.org) with questions. 

New Investigator Award

Funds are available from the Fred Hutch/University of Washington Cancer Consortium ("The Consortium") Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) to provide developmental support to new or junior faculty who are establishing their research within the Consortium. These funds provide a flexible source of funding designed to allow new investigators to work toward obtaining future, independent research funding. 

This competition will provide five to six awards of up to $80,000 direct costs. Full facilities and administrative costs as allowable will be awarded in addition to this amount.

  • Assistant Professor level or higher who have begun their appointment at one of the Consortium institutions (Fred Hutch, University of Washington, Seattle Children’s) on or after April 1, 2018. Consortium members in Acting faculty positions and faculty with Consortium Affiliate memberships are not eligible to apply.
  • All research proposed must be cancer-focused
  • Investigators who are principal investigators on R01, P01, or P50 grants are considered to already have independent research funding, and therefore are not eligible for this funding mechanism
  • Financial need will be taken into consideration for those who did not receive substantial research funds as part of their negotiated start-up package

Release date — May 4, 2022
Due date — June 17, 2022

Contact Heidi Tham, Assistant Director of Administration, with questions at hharbach@fredhutch.org.

Catchment Area Health Pilot Awards

Funds are available from the Fred Hutch/University of Washington Cancer Consortium (Consortium)’s Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) and non-sponsored funds to support new cancer-related pilot projects or research directions focused on the Consortium’s catchment area, which now includes the entire state of Washington. Please see page 1 of RFA for more information about the cancer burden in the catchment area.

The research plan should address research on cancers relevant to the catchment area and/or the populations that face the highest burden or cancer disparities in the state. Please see pages 1-2 of the RFA. This competition will fund at least one project, at a minimum of $80,000 in direct costs, for one year.

Consortium members are eligible for this pilot funding. Only one Principal Investigator applicant per Cancer Consortium Research Program will be accepted (see section “B. Application Format – Page limits and attachments #1” for more details).  

Release date — January 19, 2023
Due date — February 28, 2023

To apply, please submit the PDF file containing  your application (included in the RFA) and letter of support to to the Office of Community Outreach & Engagement via e-mail at EndDisparities@fredhutch.org.

Cancer Consortium Catchment Area Health Pilot Award RFA 2023 - PDF

FDP-Expanded-Clearinghouse-Letter-of-Intent-Fred-Hutch (PDF)

FH subrecipient information and compliance form (Word)

Contact the Office of Community Outreach and Engagement (OCOE) with questions at EndDisparities@FredHutch.org

Safeway Pilot Awards

Funds are available from Safeway, Inc. to support cancer-related pilot projects with awards of at least $80,000 direct costs (F&A not included) for one year of pilot project support. Fred Hutch early career investigators who are Consortium members are eligible for this funding opportunity.

There are no limitations on research topic, as long as the problem under study is focused on cancer. Highly innovative concepts that have the potential to improve the lives of cancer patients are encouraged.

  • Fred Hutch early career investigators who are Consortium members are eligible for this funding opportunity. Information and instructions on how to join the Cancer Consortium can be found here
  • There are no limitations on research topic, as long as the problem under study is focused on cancer. Highly innovative concepts that have the potential to improve the lives of cancer patients are encouraged.

More details about the application process can be found in the RFA.

Release date — September 26, 2022
Due date — October 21, 2022 at 5 pm

Contact Kris Blair, Research Development Specialist, with questions at kblair@fredhutch.org.
 

Survivorship Pilot Award

The Cancer Consortium Survivorship Program https://www.fredhutch.org/survivorship) invites proposals of high impact and innovation that will promote new research directions focused on cancer survivors. The goal of this award is to stimulate cross-institutional collaborations (Fred Hutch, UW, Seattle Children’s) and/or new collaborations between Consortium investigators who have not previously worked together.

  • Consortium members are eligible for this pilot funding.
  • Applications must either center on cross-institutional collaborations (investigators with primary appointments at different Consortium partners) and/or new collaborations (which can be among investigators based at the same Consortium partner but who have no previously co-funded work and no significant non-funded prior collaborations).

Due date: January 31, 2022 (awardees will be announced no later that February 28, 2022)

  • Submit as a PDF file labeled with your last names and shortened title containing the following information to Emily Rajotte at erajotte@fredhutch.org
  • Project Title, Investigator Names, Institutional Positions, with brief explanation of how this represents a crossinstitutional collaboration and/or new collaboration
  • Proposal (limited to 2 pages, NIH formatting rules), including as appropriate: Background (i.e., significance/innovation), Aims and Hypotheses, Approach (any preliminary data [not required], study design, statistical considerations [highly encouraged]), and Future Plans (i.e., how will this award lead to new grants)
  • Any tables and figures (limited to 1 additional page)
  • References (limited to 1 additional page)
  • Investigator biosketches

Application Details PDF

Contact Dr. Eric Chow, Co-Director of the Fred Hutch Survivorship Program, with questions at ericchow@uw.edu

Past Award Recipients

Pilot Award

Member Research Program Award Institution

Kemi Doll, MD, MCSR^*

Breast & Ovary Cancers

UW

Philip Greenberg, MD^

Cancer Immunology

FH

Heather Greenlee, ND, PhD, MPH

Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention & Control

FH

Patrick Paddison, PhD

Cancer Basic Biology

FH

Raymond Yeung, MD, FRCS(C), FACS^

Other Oncology

UW

New Investigator Award

Member Research Program Award Institution

Richard Adeyemi, DVM, PhD

Breast & Ovary Cancers

FH

Brittany Barber, MD, MSc, FRCSC

Other Oncology

UW

Thelma Escobar

Cancer Basic Biology

UW

Benham Nabet, PhD

Cancer Basic Biology

FH

Yaw Nyame

Prostate Cancer

UW

Pilot Award

Member Research Program Award Institution

Neelendu Dey, MD++

Pathogen Associated Malignancies

FH

Maitreya Dunham, PhD

Cancer Basic Biology

UW

Mark Headley, PhD

Cancer Immunology

FH

David Hockenbery, MD++

Cancer Basic Biology

FH

David MacPherson, PhD

Cancer Basic Biology

FH

Margaret M. Madeleine, MPH, PhD*

Pathogen Associated Malignancies

FH

Manoj Menon, MD, MPH++

Pathogen Associated Malignancies

FH

Evan Newell, PhD

Cancer Immunology

FH

Lawrence D. True, MD^

Prostate Cancer

UW

New Investigator Award

Member Research Program Award Institution

Kalyan Banda, MD

Breast & Ovary Cancers

UW

Kevin Barry, PhD

Cancer Immunology

FH

Nicolas Lehrbach, PhD

Cancer Basic Biology

FH

Shannon Oda, PhD

Cancer Immunology

SC

Shivani Srivastava, PhD

Cancer Immunology

FH

Diane Tseng, MD, PhD

Other Oncology

UW

Pilot Award

Member Research Program Award Institution

Marianna Dubard-Gault, MD* ++

Other Oncology

UW

Teresa Hyun MD, PhD^^ ++

Hematologic Malignancies

FH

Savannah Partridge, PhD

Breast & Ovary Cancers

UW

Kerryn Reding, PhD, MPH^^

Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention & Control

UW

Parth Shah, PharmD, PhD++

Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention & Control

FH

Alpana Waghmare, MD

Hematologic Malignancies

SC

Safeway Pilot Award

Member Research Program Award Institution

Stacey Cohen, MD

Other Oncology

UW

Brandon Hadland, MD, PhD

Hematologic Malignancies

FH

Michael Haffner, MD, PhD

Prostate Cancer

FH

Natasha Hunter, MD*

Breast & Ovary Cancers

UW

Stanley Lee, PhD^

Hematologic Malignancies

FH

Yasemin Sancak, PhD

Other Oncology

UW

New Investigator Award

Member Research Program Award Institution

Brandon Dyer, MD

Other Oncology

UW

Julie Mathieu, PhD

Cancer Basic Biology

UW

Jeff Rasmussen, PhD

Cancer Basic Biology

UW

Lucas Sullivan, PhD

Cancer Basic Biology

FH

Trang VoPham, PhD, MS, MPH

Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention & Control

FH

Pilot Award

Member Research Program Award Institution

Shreeram Akilesh, MD, PhD

Cancer Basic Biology

UW

Rachel Ceballos, PhD*

Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention & Control

FH

Eric Chow, MD, MPH++

Hematologic Malignancies

FH

Safeway Pilot Award

Member Research Program Award Institution

Taran Gujral, PhD

GI Cancer/Prostate Cancer

FH

Anna Halpern, MD

Hematologic Malignancies

UW

Salene Jones, PhD

Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention & Control

FH

Scott Kennedy, PhD

Cancer Basic Biology

UW

John Lee, MD, PhD

Prostate Cancer

FH

Kathryn Lowry, MD

Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention & Control

UW

Parth Shah, PharmD, PhD*

Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention & Control

FH

David Shechner, PhD

Cancer Basic Biology

UW

New Investigator Award

Member Research Program Award Institution

Susan Bullman, PhD

Global Oncology

FH

Heather Gustafson, PhD

Cancer Immunology

SC

Gavin Ha, PhD

Biostatistics & Computational Biology

FH

Teresa Kim, MD

Other Oncology

UW

Early Phase Clinical Research Support

Member Research Program Award Institution

Eric Huang, MD, PhD

Other Oncology

UW

Sarah Psutka, MD

Prostate Cancer

UW

Roland Walter, MD, PhD, MS

Hematologic Malignancies

UW

Pilot Award

Member Research Program Award Institution

Jonathan Bricker, PhD*

Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention & Control

FH

Luis Ceze, PhD

Cancer Basic Biology

UW

Eleanor Chen, MD, PhD

Cancer Basic Biology

UW

John Gore, MD++

Prostate Cancer

UW

Janie Lee, MD++

Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention & Control

UW

Karen Syrjala, PhD

Hematologic Malignancies

FH

Raymond Yeung, MD, FRCS(C), FACS

GI Cancer

UW

Safeway Pilot Award

Member Research Program Award Institution

Slobodan Beronja, PhD

Cancer Basic Biology

FH

Cole DeForest, PhD

Cancer Basic Biology

UW

VK Gadi, MD, PhD

Women’s Cancer

FH

Liangcai Gu, PhD

Cancer Basic Biology

UW

Andrea Hartzler, PhD

Prostate Cancer

UW

Jaimee Heffner, PhD++

Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention & Control

FH

James Park, MD

GI Cancer

UW

Supriya Saha, MD

GI Cancer

FH

New Investigator Award

Member Research Program Award Institution

Neelendu Dey, MD

GI Cancer

FH

Rachel Issaka, MD

Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention & Control

FH

Vandana Kalia, PhD

Immunology & Vaccine Development

SC

Masaoki Kawasumi, MD, PhD

Cancer Basic Biology

UW

Bo Yu, MD

Women’s Cancer

UW

Early Phase Clinical Research Award

Member Research Program Award Institution

William DePaolo, PhD

GI Cancer

UW

Phuong Vo, MD

Hematologic Malignancies

FH