US Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Cancer Program: Horizon Award 2018

The US Department of Defense, under its peer reviewed cancer research programme, invites pre-applications for its horizon award. This enables junior investigators, with the mentorship of an experienced cancer researcher, to conduct impactful research in the field of cancer. Projects must address one or more of the following topic areas:

  • adrenal cancers;
  • bladder cancer;
  • blood cancers;
  • brain cancer;
  • cancer in children, adolescents and young adults;
  • colorectal cancer;
  • immunotherapy;
  • listeria-based regimens for cancer;
  • liver cancer;
  • lymphoma;
  • melanoma and other skin cancers;
  • mesothelioma;
  • myeloma;
  • neuroblastoma;
  • pancreatic cancer;
  • paediatric brain tumours;
  • stomach cancer.

Funding & Duration

Grants are worth up to USD $150,000 (approx AUD $203,000) each for a maximum period of two years.


Both predoctoral candidates within two years of completing required coursework or laboratory rotations and successfully passing qualifying examinations, and postdoctoral fellows within three years of completing their terminal degree, are eligible to apply as the principal investigator. Their designated mentor must hold a position at or above the level of assistant professor or equivalent and have a proven publication and funding record. Both the PI and their mentor must be based at the same organisation.

Submission Requirements & Due Dates

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