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Grants and Funding

The Office of Grant Development assists UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center faculty members in pursuit of external research and training support, particularly large-scale program and center grants, and young investigator awards. Assistance is provided without cost under normal circumstances.
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Congratulations to the 5 project teams awarded grants from Pedal the Cause. 
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2021 Padres Pedal the Cause

Proceeds from Padres Pedal the Cause are available to faculty members of the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center to stimulate scientific collaboration and innovative translational cancer research in the basic, clinical, and population (public health) sciences. This RFA seeks applications in clinical or team science research across a wide spectrum of disease-focused areas to encourage greater breadth and depth related to the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of cancer involving patients and populations. The research supported through this mechanism must have clinical/translational potential or significance.

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Intramural Funding Opportunities

​A list of all current intramural funding opportunities at MCC. Updated monthly; if you are a member of the MCC community and have a funding opportunity to share, please contact CRCERA at

​Internal Funding Opportunity
Application Deadline
Academic Senate Grants and Awardsoct
October 31, 2021
Cancer and COVID (donor funded thru MCC)Rolling basis​
D&I and DISC Pilot Project Grants, ACTRIVisit site for details
Faculty Funding and Award Opportunities
Various: check website
Foundation Relations Funding Opportunities
Various: check website​
Head and Neck SPORE
Contact for details
Pilot Grant Shark Tank CompetitionContact for details
Program in Immunology (in conjunction with Biological Sciences and LJI)Visit site for details
SDSU/UCSD Cancer Center Comprehensive Partnership
Visit site for details
UCSD Internal Funding and Limited SubmissionVarious: check website

Grants and Funding Services

Service Guidelines

The OGD manager is available for advice about grant opportunities, help in developing and writing multidisciplinary proposals, and in proofing and editing final drafts of applications. If you are an approved faculty member of Moores Cancer Center and wish to receive assistance in these areas, please review the guidelines below.
The functions of the OGD are to:

  • Search for and disseminate key grant opportunities linked to the strengths and strategic objectives of Moores Cancer Center
  • Provide infrastructure support to the development of large scale, interdisciplinary program and center type proposals
  • Advise and counsel investigators on the rules and regulations of UC San Diego and major granting agencies on the application process
  • Assist young clinical investigators in pursuing and preparing peer-reviewed research grant applications
  • Prepare Moores Cancer Center core grant related applications
  • Maintain a database of UC San Diego and Moores Cancer Center resources suitable for inclusion in grant applications

How to Request Services

  • Contact Kristina Herbert, PhD, stating the desired assistance. Straightforward tasks such as information will be promptly addressed.
  • Requests for assistance in grant preparation/coordination require the approval of the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center director or his delegate.
  • Make requests for more involved assistance at least 60 days before the agency submission deadline.
  • Make requests for specific assignments and tasks. Service may be more limited than the request due to other assignments.
  • PIs must be willing to collaborate and cooperate on an application given competing demands on and limited scientific expertise of the OGD.
  • Under no circumstances will the OGD prepare the entire grant application for a PI.


Kristina Herbert, PhD
Phone: 858-246-3850