Seed Grant Opportunity

**An Internal funding opportunity for Canary Center Associated Stanford investigators with UTL, MCL or NTLR faculty or Instructor appointments**

The Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection, is soliciting new Seed Projects from Canary Center Faculty, Associates, and collaborating investigators. The vision of the Canary Center is to foster research leading to the development of blood tests and molecular imaging approaches to detect and localize early cancers. We envision a two-stage diagnostic strategy consisting of in vitro diagnostic tests to identify individuals who are likely to have cancer, paired with in vivo molecular imaging to pinpoint and verify a cancer type. The Center is the first in the world to integrate research on both in vivo and in vitro diagnostics to deliver these tests. 

The objectives of the Canary Seed Grants are to encourage new projects with a potential for impact on early cancer detection. In particular we will be looking for:

  • Highly novel or high risk/high reward projects
  • Projects that represent new collaborations with Canary Center Faculty
  • Projects that utilize Canary Center core facilities
  • Projects that will allow sufficient preliminary data for submission for a larger grant

Eligibility: Stanford based Canary Center Faculty or Associated Faculty members (those with UTL, MCL, NTL-Research or Instructor appointments). If you are not currently associated with the Canary Center, we encourage you to partner with our faculty or associate faculty in order to apply for this grant. Please find a list of Canary Center Faculty and Associate Members.

Application Deadline for 2016: Friday, May 20th

Amount of Funding: Up to 8 projects at $25,000 in total direct costs for a 1-year duration


2016 Canary Center Seed Grant Awardees


2015 Canary Center Seed Grant Awardees