2014 RESEARCH GRANTS
During the 2014 grants cycle, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network awarded more than $5.1 million in research funding. Overall, the organization has awarded 110 grants since the inception of the grants program in 2003, for total funding of nearly $23 million. Announcements for the 2015 research grants program will be made in the summer of 2014.
The grants program is designed to build the pancreatic cancer research community, incubate innovative research projects, expedite scientific and medical breakthroughs, and nurture collaborations across disciplines and institutions. In addition to receiving financial support for their research, grantees participate in the Community for Progress that the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is building. A mentorship program is provided that connects grantees with leading scientists in the field. Ongoing career support activities offer opportunities for education and professional development. As a result, our community of researchers stays committed and involved.
Two new grant mechanisms were added in 2014: the Clinical and Translational Continuation Research Grants. Providing a total of more than $1.2 million, these grants are designed to support next steps for ongoing projects that show great promise.
Several of the grants are administered in partnership with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). Applications are reviewed through a rigorous peer review system that involves top experts in the field of pancreatic cancer, using NIH-based evaluation criteria and scoring system.