10th Annual DeGregorio Foundation Award

10th Annual DeGregorio Foundation Award for Cancers of the Esophagus and Stomach

The DeGregorio Family Foundation for Gastric and Esophageal Cancer (www.DeGregorio.org) is pleased to announce our annual funding opportunity for gastroesophageal malignancies.  The Foundation seeks to promote and facilitate collaborative research on the pathogenesis, early diagnosis, and treatment of upper gastrointestinal malignancies.  We support high quality, innovative, and transformative translational and bench research to improve the understanding of the biology of these diseases, identification of potential novel therapeutic targets, or in the development and evaluation of novel biomarkers for early diagnosis and treatment.  Pre-clinical research, basic mechanistic studies, genomic/epigenomic studies, as well as epidemiologic studies may also be supported.

 Deadline: November 5, 2019. Up to $250,000 over two years will be awarded. 

Funding Period: January 15, 2020- December 31, 2022

Amount: $250,000 for entire grant period. ($225,000 direct, $25,000 indirect).

Eligibility: Investigators must be associated with an academic or medical institution possessing a tax-exempt status under section 501 (c)(3) of the IRS code. Research projects must not be funded currently under a separate mechanism.

Research projects are selected through a rigorous review process, and project goals must align with The DeGregorio Family Foundation’s mission. The Foundation’s application review process is guided by its Scientific Advisory Board. Criteria for successful grants are impact, likelihood of completion and making a significant contribution to understanding, diagnosis, or treating gastric or esophageal malignancies. The intention of this award is to provided seed funding for research in upper GI malignancies. Funded applicants are expected to apply for subsequent peer reviewed support (i.e. NIH or similar agency).

Funding will be divided into three installments.  The first installment will be provided when appropriate institutional approvals are submitted and the study is underway.  The 2nd installment is contingent upon submission and review of an interim report at 1 year, and the final installment will be contingent on receipt of a final study report.

Any publications or presentations resulting from this research must be acknowledged.

Please use our online Application form or this Word version of the application form, and the Research Progress Report for Grantees. For full foundation award details, click here

Please submit grant applications directly both to Lynn DeGregorio (lynn@degregorio.org) and Manish Shah, MD (mas9313@med.cornell.edu).