Research Opportunities

We want to help kidney cancer researchers locate funding opportunities. We’ll update this page with grant opportunities as we learn about them. Know of one we haven’t listed? Email us at [email protected], or tweet at us, and we’ll get it posted!

KidneyCAN is dedicated to accelerating kidney cancer research.

Our advocacy for the DoD Kidney Cancer Research Program resulted in appropriations of  $50 million in fiscal year 2022  for kidney cancer research, bring the 2017-2022 total to $185 million. In 2016, this number was $0.

Our Kidney Cancer Research Summit brings translational researchers in kidney cancer together in an annual collaborative meeting.

Additionally, KidneyCAN’s  “Rock the Cure” events have raised over $1,000,000 toward private research support.

The CDMRP Kidney Cancer Research Program was awarded $50 million for FY22 for kidney cancer research projects, and we are requesting $60 million for FY23.
We are reaching out to you to create the best ideas yet for your KCRP proposal this year.

Please share this notice with other researchers in your network.

Deadlines are in the April-October 2022 time frame. Now is the time to:
  • Develop your ideas
  • Build your team – even including members from other institutions
  • Gather letters of support
  • Review the grant mechanisms (including the new ones) and consider which would best support your idea
  • Consider partnerships (including industry partnerships) and collaborations

FY21 KCRP Program Announcements Released

Thank you to all of you who have chosen kidney cancer as your field for research.
As new announcements are posted, we will keep you updated.

AACR: New Funding Opportunities

Since 1993, the American Association for Cancer research has awarded more than $540 million in funds toward almost 1,000 different grants. In 2021, the AACR awarded over $7 million. The ACCR supports grantees from the United States and abroad, at every career stage. These grants accelerate cancer research.

We’d love to see more RCC applicants for these prestigious grant opportunities.

KCRS22 October 6-7, 2022

KidneyCAN is proud to present the 4th annual Kidney Cancer Research Summit on October 6-7, 2022. KCRS is a meeting focused on basic, translational, and clinical kidney cancer research. This meeting is fueled by the ideas and research funded through the Department of Defense CDMRP-KCRP awards.

The goal for KCRS is to present the important, innovative research funded by the KCRP. We also aim to connect researchers from around the world to share their work.

Kidney cancer is the ideal sandbox for these new approaches, and without a doubt the same approach can, should and will be suitable for other cancers.

Dr. Hans Hammers, UTSW

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