Cancer Research Grants

Funding Agency:
Elsa U. Pardee Foundation

The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation funds research to investigators in United States non-profit institutions proposing research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer. The Foundation particularly encourages grant applications for a one year period which will allow establishment of capabilities of new cancer researchers, or new cancer approaches by established cancer researchers. It is anticipated that this early stage funding by the Foundation may lead to subsequent and expanded support using government agency funding. Project relevance to cancer detection, treatment, or cure should be clearly identified. 

Before approaching the funder or submitting an application:

  • Prospective applicants from Duke Medicine – contact Anita Shirley in Foundation Relations and Corporate Giving, Duke Medicine Development and Alumni Affairs at 919-385-3117 or

Deadlines: Dec. 15, Apr. 30, Aug. 31

Agency Website

Funding Type


Duke Awardees

Gerard C. Blobe
Role of the Type III TGF-beta receptor in the EMT of Breast Cancer


Junior Faculty


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

April 30, 2024