About intramural funding

Pilot grants and project funding are provided by the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center thanks to funds from the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society and institutional support. These awards encourage studies that will lead to peer-reviewed, national funding from organizations and agencies including the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense and the American Cancer Society.

Grants are awarded on an intramural basis, therefore:

  • Decisions are made locally by cancer center leaders or special faculty panels
  • Processing through the sponsored program offices in the School of Medicine or Office of Research is not required of applicants

Institutional funding utilizes limited discretionary funds under the authority of the cancer center director.

Developmental Awards
Developmental awards are specifically funded by the National Cancer Institute through the cancer center support grant to advance work within the scientific programs.

Institutional Research Grants (IRG) 
IRG grants are made available to investigators in the early phase of their careers (within seven years of initial academic appointment) who are not currently recipients of national, peer-reviewed funding.