Institutional Support

The following sources of institutional funding for cancer research are available. Details and deadlines are subject to change annually.

For more information, please contact:

Robert W. Gerlach, MPA
Associate Director for Administration and Scientific Affairs

Dartmouth Cancer Center Developmental Funds (Prouty Pilot Projects)

The Prouty Pilot Project mechanism is designed to advance meritorious cancer research and collaborative interactions. Investigators at all levels may apply for support for preliminary studies that pursue novel approaches to the problems of cancer, build new interdisciplinary collaborations, and emphasize translation. More information, past awards, and application.

American Cancer Society (ACS) Institutional Research Grants

Funds for seed money grants are available from our ACS Institutional Research Grant. Applications are reviewed for funding priority by the local ACS/IRG Review Committee at Dartmouth Cancer Center. The principal purpose of these grants is to support studies undertaken by investigators who are early in their careers and need pilot data before submitting individual research grant applications. More information, past awards, and application.

Dartmouth Cancer Center Research Awards

These awards are made from time to time at the discretion of the Cancer Research Committee to fund projects of particular merit, as identified through a peer-review process defined by the Cancer Center Administration.

Hitchcock Foundation Awards

The Hitchcock Foundation offers career development and clinical research fellowships, a student research award, research grants of up to $30,000, a special projects fund, and a loan fund. Applications can be downloaded from The Hitchcock Foundation website. For more information, call 603-653-1231.

The Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship

The Magnuson Center helps make launching an entrepreneurial endeavor easier by bringing together knowledge, resources, and capital from the Dartmouth community. The Center can connect you with educational workshops, mentorship, early-stage seed capital offerings, and professional guidance from our dedicated team. Learn more about the Magnuson Center.

Munck-Pfefferkorn Education and Research Fund

The Munck-Pfefferkorn Education and Research Fund was created to support research and education initiatives within the Geisel School of Medicine with a high potential to generate future revenue through grants or entrepreneurial endeavors. They are designed to support the research initiatives deemed most likely to foster faculty interactions that will lead to novel biomedical advances and have the potential for generating ongoing support of Geisel research. More information and application guidelines.