The Cancer Research Foundation makes ad hoc grants to support groundbreaking research projects in science. The latest of this is the Interdisciplinary Leukemia Project, a six-part, systems-based interdisciplinary attack on therapy based Acute Myloid Leukemia, a secondary cancer that strikes 8 to 10% of cancer survivors.
Young Investigator Awards are one-year annual grants of $75,000 given to scientists at the beginning of their research careers. Applicants are post-MD and/or PhD cancer researchers who are doing first-project independent research under the guidance of mentors. If this research yields positive results, it can be used to apply for subsequent research grants.
The Fletcher Scholars Award is a $100,000 grant to be given to a senior cancer scientist doing research of exceptional importance. The Fletcher Award was established in 1988 with a generous gift from the estate of Eugene and Dorothy S. Fletcher and is awarded every other year from a fund created to support this prize.
The Bernice Goldblatt Fellowship funds one University of Chicago student each year in the M.D./Ph.D. program. Established in 1997 with a permanent endowment, this grant is awarded annually by the University of Chicago Committee on Cancer Biology to support a first-year graduate student in the Biological Sciences Division.