NSFC Award For Gastric Cancer Research Funding Opportunity Announcement

No Stomach For Cancer, Inc. (NSFC) is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for gastric cancer research. In 2009, after losing two family members to gastric cancer and learning about the CDH1 genetic mutation that increases the risk of developing gastric cancer, the Chelcun family founded the non-profit organization, No Stomach For Cancer, Inc. Headquartered in Wisconsin and serving families around the globe, NSFC is a worldwide leader in raising awareness, advancing stomach cancer education and supporting individuals and families affected by all forms of stomach cancer.

In line with our mission to support research and unite the caring power of people worldwide affected by stomach cancer, this one-time award of $50,000 ($45,000 direct; $5,000 indirect) will go towards a research project that has the potential to improve the lives of those affected by stomach cancer.

For this award, we seek to fund a project that addresses a well-defined research question in the area of diffuse gastric cancer, with emphasis on screening, early detection, treatment or prevention. Projects furthering the understanding the biology and pathogenesis of gastric cancer will also be considered. Strong applications will demonstrate broad impact for the field and treatment of gastric cancer more widely, beyond diffuse gastric cancer. Special consideration will also go to promising applications from investigators who have not previously published in the field of gastric cancer research.

NSFC reserves the right to request and release details of the successful application, such as the research project title, investigator names, host institutions, work contact information, and technical and lay research summaries and updates. Additionally, any publications or presentations resulting from this award must acknowledge NSFC as a funding source.

To apply, complete and submit the application by March 3rd, 2014 5PM Eastern Standard Time to SAC@nostomachforcancer.org. We aim to make our final funding decision by the end of May 2014.

General inquiries regarding NSFC may be directed to Meghan Gauger, Executive Director at mgauger@nostomachforcancer.org, or at 608-692-5141. Questions regarding the grant application process may be directed to Jennifer Lai at jlai@nostomachforcancer.org. To receive updates about future NSFC funding opportunities, please email Jennifer at the email address above.