supporting groundbreaking research projects in science
 for over 60 years.

To this day, the Cancer Research Foundation makes grants guided by Maurice Goldblatt’s desire to fund “tomorrow’s big discoveries” in cancer: researchers studying cancer, young scientists searching for new directions, and senior scientists poised on the brink of new discovery.

Providing the resources to make groundbreaking cancer research possible is the reason the Cancer Research Foundation exists.

Young Investigator Awards

The Young Investigator Awards are research grants to be awarded to men and women during the first two years of their initial faculty appointment (instructor, assistant professor) who have not yet received significant external support at the time of submission. These awards are designed to nurture young scientists in the pursuit of independent hypotheses, and to enable them to develop the preliminary data necessary to successfully compete for major research grants.

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Young Investigator Awards
Fletcher Scholars Program

Fletcher Scholars Program

Fletcher scholars Program In 1988, the Foundation received a generous gift from the estate of Eugene and Dorothy S. Fletcher to be used expressly for laboratory research. The gift established the Fletcher Scholars Program, which provides funding to individual senior cancer scientists undertaking cancer research of exceptional importance.

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Bernice Goldblatt Fellows

At the Cancer Research Foundation's 50th Anniversary Celebration in 1997, Standford Goldblatt announced the establishment of the Bernice Goldblatt Fellowship, a $1 million gift from the Foundation to the University of Chicago. This permanent endowment provides annual income to be used to support a first-year graduate student in the Biological Sciences Division who is a Ph.D. candidate.

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Bernice Goldblatt Fellows
Special Programs

Special Programs

Continued support for groundbreaking research projects in cancer science The Cancer Research Foundation makes ad hoc grants to support ground-breaking research projects in science. One of our most recent programs is the Small Cell Lung Cancer Project, a team science initiative aimed at small cell lung cancer, a recalcitrant disease which shows promise as a proxy for other small cell and recalcitrant cancers.

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