Internal Funding

  • American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS IRG) - These funds are intended to provide seed money to new investigators to help them with starting their research programs and to obtain preliminary data in support of more extensive research application.  Applications must have a clear and strong cancer focus. Additional links:
  • PSHCI Pilot Projects - PSHCI invites grant applications from Penn State faculty members proposing new cancer research pilot projects. Applications may request from $25,000-$50,000 for a period of 6-12 months beginning January 1, 2013. The Institute is especially interested in receiving applications that involve collaborations between two or more cancer investigators and which are translational in focus and likely to lead to projects funded by NIH or other national organizations in the future. Proposals that translate basic research findings into clinical interventions for prevention, early diagnosis or improved treatment of cancer or which make use of clinical observations that are further studied in a laboratory or community setting are especially encouraged.  
  • Cancer Control and Population Health Pilot Projects - The Penn State Cancer Institute and Social Science Research Institute in collaboration with the Community Engagement Core of the PSU CTSA announced in 2011, the availability of seed-funds to promote and support highly promising cancer control research that can lead to external, peer-reviewed funding such as through as the NIH R01 mechanism.  Click here for a list of funded projects.
  • Penn State's Research Development - The mission of Research Development is to strengthen and further develop sponsored research and research training programs at the Penn State College of Medicine in the basic biomedical and clinical sciences, clinical trials, epidemiology, and health care services/outcomes. The primary focus of these efforts is the acquisition of new knowledge that will advance the promotion of better health and the development of improved medical capabilities for the prevention, treatment and cure of disease.