Funding Opportunities

Pilot Projects

Pilot Clinical Trials

In an ongoing effort to coordinate translational research, increase the number of correlative studies in therapeutic trials and improve integration of basic and translational research with clinical research, the IU Simon Cancer Center invites clinical and translational research proposals specifically for pilot funding of investigator-initiated human clinical trials or small projects for rapid clinical translation.

Funding will be allocated from the IUSCC using the ITRAC project management process and will be allocated based on need. Projects with interprogrammatic collaborative teams are strongly encouraged. Applicants must be IU Simon Cancer Center full, associate or affiliate members and the funds cannot be used for fellowship or training purposes. Applicants may have received prior or current extramural research funding, but the proposed project should clearly be separate from previous/current funded projects.

Anticipated frequency of funding announcements: Once per year. Ad hoc submissions may be accepted based on project needs.


For questions about the IUSCC Clinical Pilot Project Funding Mechanism, please contact Sherif Farag at or Kerry Bridges at