Research Grants Program

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network has awarded more than $5.1 million through its 2014 research grants program.

Overall, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network grants program has awarded nearly $23 million in research funding from 2003 to 2014 to talented, motivated scientists across the country. The total number of grants awarded is 110. Learn about all of the research grant recipients and their funded projects.

The pancreatic cancer research community has historically been small, fragmented, and poorly funded. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network believes that a comprehensive strategy is needed to achieve a comprehensive cure. Through our research grants program, we attract brilliant early career scientists and investigators with innovative ideas to study pancreatic cancer. By recruiting the brightest scientists with the most novel ideas, we continue to build a broad research community, poised to make significant scientific discoveries.

Several of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network grants are administered in partnership with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) to ensure rigorous peer-review of grant applications, so that only the most promising science is selected for funding.


Every other year, we thoroughly evaluate our research grants program to assess its effectiveness in building a comprehensive research community and moving the science toward a cure. Read more about the impact of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network research grants program.

Please click here for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Public Access Publication Policy, effective for 2013 research grant recipients and beyond. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network funds grants for biomedical research in order to better understand the causes of pancreatic cancer and to advance its prevention, detection, treatment and cure. The main output of this research is new knowledge. To ensure this knowledge can be accessed, read, applied, and built upon in fulfillment of our goals, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network expects its researchers to publish their findings in peer-reviewed journals.