Project Pilot Funding

Eligibility: All applicants must

  1. be a named International Alliance for Cancer Early Detection (ACED) Member of Stanford University,
  2. include a full Canary Faculty Member as part of the proposal, and
  3. the full Canary Faculty Member must have a significant role and support within the proposal.

The proposal must be within the scientific scope of ACED and must be in collaboration with at least one other ACED Center.

A list of Members from all five ACED Centers can be found, below (Full Canary Faculty are indicated in green under the Stanford tab).  

Funding Amount: Up to $250,000
Funding period: Up to 12 months
Submission deadline: Please send your application no later than two weeks prior to the CRUK deadline for Canary Center approval. If Stanford is the lead Center of the proposal, the final version must be submitted three days prior to the CRUK deadline and will be sent on your behalf to the ACED review committee for final review.

Please note, applications do not need to go through the Stanford Research Management Group (RMG).

Applications should be submitted to Dr. Ryan Spitler (

A summary of submission deadlines:

Stanford Canary Center Deadlines ACED Project Award Deadline ACED Pilot, Project EoI, and Travel
Deadline for internal review 8/3/20 8/19/20
Deadline for final submission to CRUK (if lead Center) 8/14/20 8/31/20


There will be further calls in 2021 (TBA)

If you have any questions please contact Dr. Ryan Spitler (, Stanford Program Manager.