Apply for Funding

CPRIT offers several funding opportunities for promising cancer research, product development, and prevention programs. All funding opportunities are announced through formal Requests for Applications (RFAs) and applications must be submitted through the online application receipt system.

Learn more about the grants process.

Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members

Instructions for Applicants

Program Academic Research
RFA Status Open
Description

Supports very promising emerging investigators, pursuing their first faculty appointment in Texas, who have the ability to make outstanding contributions to the field of cancer research.

Award: Up to $2 million over a  period of five years.

Review Cycle Fiscal Year 2023 - Cycle 1
RFA Release June 21, 2022
Application Receipt June 21, 2022 - April 21, 2023
Application Review September 2022 - July 2023
Award Notification Continuous

Recruitment of Established Investigators

Instructions for Applicants

Program Academic Research
RFA Status Open
Description

Recruits outstanding senior research faculty with distinguished professional careers and established cancer research programs to academic institutions in Texas.

Award: Up to $6 million over a period of five years.

Review Cycle Fiscal Year 2023 - Cycle 1
RFA Release June 21, 2022
Application Receipt June 21, 2022 - April 21, 2023
Application Review September 2022 - July 2023
Award Notification Continuous

Dissemination of CPRIT-Funded Cancer Control Interventions

Program Prevention
RFA Status Open
Description

This award mechanism seeks to fund projects that will facilitate the dissemination and implementation of successful CPRIT-funded, evidence-based cancer prevention and control interventions across Texas. The proposed project should be able to develop one or more "products" based on the results of the CPRIT-funded intervention. The proposed project should also identify and assist others to prepare to implement the intervention and/or prepare for grant funding. 

Award: Maximum of $450,000; Maximum duration of 36 months. 

Review Cycle Fiscal Year 2023 - Cycle 1
RFA Release May 06, 2022
Application Receipt June 02, 2022 - August 31, 2022
Application Review September 2022 - February 2023
Award Notification February 2023

Primary Prevention of Cancer

Program Prevention
RFA Status Open
Description

This award mechanism focuses on increasing implementation of evidence-based strategies to ensure that all Texans benefit from the cancer prevention knowledge that we currently have. CPRIT seeks to fund multilevel interventions to reduce cancer risk, disease burden, and cancer disparities. Modifiable risk behaviors include tobacco use, obesity, physical inactivity, unhealthy eating, alcohol use, sun exposure, HPV vaccination, Hepatitis B vaccination, and environmental/ occupational cancer exposures. Applications should also assess and address social determinants that contribute to cancer burden and disparities (e.g., cultural factors, unmet needs, access barriers). Interventions and communications should be structured to address the unique circumstances of the population to be served.

Award: Maximum of $1M for new projects and $2.5M for expansion projects; maximum duration of 60 months

Review Cycle Fiscal Year 2023 - Cycle 1
RFA Release May 06, 2022
Application Receipt June 02, 2022 - August 31, 2022
Application Review September 2022 - February 2023
Award Notification February 2023

Cancer Screening and Early Detection

Program Prevention
RFA Status Open
Description

This award mechanism seeks to support the delivery of evidence-based clinical services to screen for cancer and pre-cancer in underserved populations who do not have adequate access to cancer early detection interventions and health care, bringing together networks of public health and community partners to carry out programs tailored for their communities. Projects should identify cancers that cause the most burden in the community, have nationally recommended screening methods, and use evidence-based methods to screen for these cancers.

Award: Maximum of $1M for new projects and $2.5M for expansion projects; maximum duration of 60 months

Review Cycle Fiscal Year 2023 - Cycle 1
RFA Release May 06, 2022
Application Receipt June 02, 2022 - August 31, 2022
Application Review September 2022 - February 2023
Award Notification February 2023

Texas Regional Excellence in Cancer Award (TREC)

Instructions for Applicants

Program Academic Research
RFA Status Open
Description

Solicits applications to strengthen cancer research at institutions located in regions of Texas that have historically received low levels of peer reviewed cancer research funding.

Award: Up to $6,000,000 (total costs); Maximum duration: 5 years.

Review Cycle Fiscal Year 2023 - Cycle 1
RFA Release September 27, 2021
Application Receipt May 16, 2022 - September 08, 2022
Application Review September 2022 - November 2022
Award Notification January 2023