The Hope Foundation is honored to provide fellowships and grants, educational programs, group meeting support, and professional development for SWOG‘s network of cancer clinicians, nurses, CRAs, scientists, and patient advocates.

These funding opportunities are made possible by our generous donors, including individuals like you.


Funding Opportunities

Research Support

SWOG/Hope Impact Award Program

SWOG/Hope Impact Award Program

The SWOG/Hope Impact Award is a funding program that encourages novel and innovative SWOG research by supporting the early and conceptual stages of these projects.

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Secondary Data Analysis

Secondary Data Analysis

Secondary Data Analysis Projects strive to connect SWOG researchers with the statistical support required to conduct database analyses using SWOG clinical trials data alone or in combination with registry or claims data, or other potential linkages.

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SWOG Early Exploration & Development (SEED) Fund

SWOG Early Exploration and Development (SEED) Fund

Awards are made from The Hope Foundation for Cancer Research SEED Fund to encourage preliminary research that will potentially translate to future clinical trials or trial-associated projects (translational medicine studies) within SWOG and the National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN).

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SWOG Trial Support (STrS)

SWOG Trial Support (STrS)

STrS awards are provided to support components of approved and activated studies that require additional funding during patient enrollment.

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Trial-Specific Education Funds

Trial-Specific Education Funds

A program offered to support the provision of education and training for sites participating in complex SWOG trials. Studies that are deemed to have non-standard endpoints, complicated design, and/or registration potential are eligible for up to $5,000.

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Career Development

Career Engagement Award

Career Engagement Award

To ensure protected time for mid-career investigators from SWOG-affiliated institutions to pursue clinical research initiatives. Provided salary support over 2 years.

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Dr. Charles A. Coltman Jr. Fellowship

Dr. Charles A. Coltman Jr. Fellowship

The primary purpose of the Dr. Charles A. Coltman Jr. Fellowship is to engage outstanding early-career investigators from SWOG-affiliated institutions in learning clinical trial methodology within an academic and network group environment that will lead to independent clinical research.

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John Crowley, PhD Award

John Crowley, PhD Award

This one-month residency encourages statistical excellence in clinical trials, providing a unique opportunity to interact and collaborate with statistical faculty and data management staff at a leading publicly funded, national multi-center clinical trials organization.

 

Virtual Grant Writing Workshop

Virtual Grant Writing Workshop

This virtual grant-writing workshop is designed for new and young investigators preparing for future grant submissions, including career development awards (i.e., K awards, K equivalents) and pilot/research grants (i.e., R03, R21, etc.).

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Young Investigator Training Course

Young Investigator Training Course

The Young Investigator Training Course is three full days of protocol development, trial management, and statistical analysis – topics identified by seasoned and new researchers alike as areas of specific concern to those entering the field.

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Community Support

SWOG BOG Travel Support Program

Board of Governors Travel Support Program

Funding provided for the travel of current members of the SWOG Board of Governors in order to facilitate participation in the SWOG BOG and Group Meeting each spring and fall.

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Committee Group Meeting Funds

Committee Group Meeting Funds

SWOG disease, research, and administrative committee chairs are provided the opportunity to request up to $15,000 annually to support committee efforts at Group Meetings not currently funded by the NCTN or NCORP grants.

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CRA/Nurse Travel Support Program

CRA/Nurse Travel Support Program

Funding available for CRAs/nurses to travel to SWOG group meetings annually.

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Special Recognition Awards

Special Recognition Awards

Established to honor outstanding group members for dedicated service in four key areas – mentorship, humanitarianism, innovation, and patient advocacy.

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VA Integration Support Program

VA Integration Support Program

Awards from the SWOG/Hope VA Integration Support Program support Veterans Health Administration Medical Centers’ efforts to start or to significantly improve their participation in oncology clinical trials within the NCTN.

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The Sunshine Act

The Physician Payments Sunshine Act passed as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010. The law is designed to bring transparency to financial relationships between physicians, teaching hospitals, and the pharmaceutical industry. This is pertinent to The Hope Foundation because we receive donations from manufacturers who are required to pass reporting obligations on to the third party charitable organizations that they support.

The Hope Foundation is not required to make any direct reports to the government as a result of The Sunshine Act. However, The Foundation is required to report to certain funders who support our programs. These funders are manufacturers bound by the reporting regulations, whose charitable donations to the Foundation may support travel, meals or research for grantees who are US licensed physicians. With the Sunshine Act, payments or transfers of value made to physicians indirectly through a charitable organization must be reported if the manufacturer knows that money will be paid to physicians or earmarks money to go to physicians. At Hope, this is the scenario for many of our restricted donations.