Grants and Research Funding Opportunities

Grants and Research Funding Opportunities

Bladder Cancer Research Saves Lives

The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) is committed to supporting bladder cancer research. From its inception, BCAN has cultivated a strong partnership with the leading members of the bladder cancer medical community to encourage collaboration among all the parties dedicated to the study of bladder cancer and its prevention, diagnosis and treatment. BCAN’s current research priorities are guided by the Bladder Cancer Research Network (BRCN) Management Committee.

Our goal is to identify the best and most promising research that will provide the greatest opportunity to advance the understanding of bladder cancer and improve management and treatment of this disease. BCAN raises funds and awards grants to support early investigators as well as innovative bladder cancer research to develop lifesaving treatments and improve patient outcomes.

BCAN Grant News and Updates:

  • Interested in seeking funding for bladder cancer research? Watch the Funding for Bladder Cancer the Early-Stage Investigator: Nuts and Bolts breakout session from the 2021 Bladder Cancer Think Tank, chaired by Philip Abbosh, MD, PhD of Fox Chase Cancer Center, and Byron Lee, MD, PhD of Cleveland Clinic. This recording focuses on federal and private funding opportunities for early career investigators.
  • Stay up-to-date with BCAN’s grant and research funding news by following @BladderCancerUS and @BCAN_Research on Twitter!

BCAN’s Grants and Research Funding Mechanisms:

  • Research Innovation Award

    The BCAN Bladder Cancer Research Innovation Awards support exceptionally novel, high-risk, high-reward projects with great potential to produce breakthroughs in our understanding of bladder cancer.

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  • Bladder Cancer Career Development Award

    Coming soon in the Fall of 2022.

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  • Young Investigator and Patient-Centered Clinical Research Awards

    BCAN’s Young Investigator Awards support outstanding early-career scientists who have a commitment to improving the understanding and treatment of bladder cancer.

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  • John Quale Travel Fellows

    The John Quale Travel Fellowship (JQTF) Program is a special opportunity for early career investigators to attend the annual Bladder Cancer Think Tank Meeting.

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