Supporting novel and innovative research projects

The SWOG/Hope Foundation Impact Award program aims to advance SWOG research by funding the early and conceptual stages of these projects. The work proposed should use resources from completed SWOG studies or be directly translatable to future clinical trials in SWOG and the National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN). Projects may involve scientific risk but potentially lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on cancer research.

SWOG/Hopoe Impact Award Program


Program Objectives

It is expected that support via this mechanism will lead to subsequent extramural funding from other sources, and will be a metric of success for this grant program. In addition, publications citing SWOG and The Hope Foundation will be further measurements.

Key Dates

  • LOI due dates: January 15 and July 1 at 5pm ET
  • Full application due date will be communicated upon invitation to submit

Application Procedure

STEP 1: Complete an LOI*
Not required for resubmissions that were assigned an Impact Score of less than 40.

Letter of Intent Instructions

STEP 2: If invited, submit a full application

2021 Request for Applications

Hope Grant Budget Template


Impact Award Full Application Form

ONLY complete this form following submission of LOI and invitation to put forth full proposal. The Error Correction Window is 48 hours from time of submission. Should the due date fall on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is automatically extended to next business day. In case of emergency situation or extreme weather, documentation of institutional closing should be sent along with application, which must be received by 5pm local time on the first business day that the institution is open. Late submissions will not be accepted.
  • If unknown, contact member@swog.org or your institutional PI or Head CRA
    If no / I don't know please contact member@swog.org
  • Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 16 MB.
    Please see RFA for details. All packet materials must be compiled and submitted as one PDF.