Research Innovation Award

Funding Agency:
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network

The BCAN Bladder Cancer Research Innovation Awards support exceptionally novel, high-risk, high-reward projects with great potential to produce breakthroughs in our understanding of bladder cancer. The proposed research may be basic, translational, clinical or epidemiological and must have direct applicability and relevance to bladder cancer and/or upper tract urothelial carcinoma. Applications must include innovative approaches and new ideas (e.g., novel theoretical concepts, methodologies, instrumentation, interventions, etc.) to be eligible for funding. Projects must address an important problem and/or critical barrier to progress as well as a significant knowledge gap in the field of bladder cancer research.

Interested applicants must submit a Letter of Intent by Jan 10, 2023.

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

  • Full time, independent investigators affiliated with a non-profit academic, medical or research institution within the United States or Canada.
  • Possess a medical and/or doctoral degree (including Ph.D., M.D., D.O., D.D.S, D.V.M, Pharm.D., Sc.D, D.N.S. or equivalent doctoral degree) in the biomedical sciences or in a field applicable to health science research at the time of submission.
  • Applicants may not have another Innovation Award or other funding with significant scientific overlap.
  • Applicants may hold only one active grant from BCAN at a time and may not apply for this award and any other BCAN research award in the same grant year.



Amount Description

Project Period: 2 years

Total Funding: Not to exceed $300,000 including direct and indirect costs.

Funding Type



Junior Faculty
Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

January 10, 2023