Apply for SPORE in Leukemia or Pancreatic Cancer grants

Applications are now being accepted for funding opportunities related to the Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) in Pancreatic Cancer, led by principal investigator William Hawkins, MD, and the SPORE in Leukemia, led by principal investigator Daniel Link, MD, both at the School of Medicine.

SPORE programs are key to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Cancer Institute’s effort to promote collaborative, interdisciplinary translational cancer research.

For the SPORE in Pancreatic Cancer, awards of up to $75,000 are available. Awards of up to $70,000 are available for the SPORE in Leukemia. The funds are given through two programs:

  • Career Enhancement Program, which focuses on recruiting and supporting new independent investigators in translational research.
  • Developmental Research Program, aimed at supporting highly-focused projects intended to collect preliminary data sufficient to support an application for peer-reviewed research grants or future incorporation as full SPORE projects.

May 1 is the deadline for applying for any of the awards.

More information about grants related to the SPORE in Pancreatic Cancer is available here, or by contacting Greg Williams at or 314-747-8865.

More information about grants related to the SPORE in Leukemia is available here, or by contacting Cara Baczewski, research administrator, at, or Nancy Reidelberger, SPORE program administrator, at