About intramural funding

Pilot grants and project funding are provided by the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center thanks to funds from the National Cancer Institute, institutional support, and donor gifts. These awards encourage studies that will lead to peer-reviewed, national funding from organizations and agencies including the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense.

Grants are awarded on an intramural basis and therefore:

  • Decisions are made locally by cancer center leaders or special faculty panels
  • Processing through the sponsored program offices in the School of Medicine or Office of Research is not required of applicants

Institutional funding utilizes limited discretionary funds under the authority of the cancer center director.

Developmental Awards
Developmental awards are specifically funded by the cancer center to advance work within the research programs.