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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.
Services Offered

Upcoming Deadlines:

November 2, 2020, 5pm
2020 Padres Pedal the Cause
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Intramural Funding Opportunities

2020 Padres Pedal the Cause

Now accepting applications
Deadline: Monday, November 2, 2020 @ 5:00pm (PST)

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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Extramural Funding Opportunities

​As a service to our members, we provide a listing of all current extramural funding opportunities that are unlimited or not administered directly by the MCC. Updated monthly.

​External Funding Opportunity
Application Deadline
LLS Specialized Center of Research ProgramLOI due October 1, 2019; Application due March 15, 2020​

​NIH Announcements
Application Deadline
Modular R01s in Cancer Control and Population Sciences (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)​LOI due date October 15; Application due date November 15
Provocative Questions (PQs) in Multiple Myeloma Disparities Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)​Application due date November 15
Provocative Questions (PQs) in Multiple Myeloma Disparities Research (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)​Application due date November 15
SBIR/STTR Commercialization Readiness Pilot (CRP) Program Technical Assistance (SB1, R44) Clinical Trial Not Allowed​​LOI due December 5, 2019; Application due January 5, 2020

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 Angela Ballantyne, 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.


Angela Ballantyne, PhD
Phone: 858-822-0182