Founded in 1999 by a group of forty-one survivors and family members impacted by colorectal cancer, the Colorectal Cancer Alliance is a network of eight hundred thousand patients, family members, caregivers, and survivors dedicated to the prevention of colorectal cancer.
In support of that mission, the alliance is accepting applications to its Chris4Life Research Program. Through the program, the alliance will award a single grant of $150,000 over two years to an innovative project with substantial potential to advance the prevention of colorectal cancer. The focus of eligible projects may include but are not limited to high-risk populations, specific risk factors, effective screening and early diagnosis, and biomarkers. Funds may support research-related expenses, including supplies, the purchase of software and equipment, and publication directly related to the project.
Research scientists working at any academic or nonprofit institution are eligible to apply; however, all research must be conducted in the United States.
See the Colorectal Cancer Alliance website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.