Our Grant Programs

OCRA’s Schreiber Research Grants Program supports postdoctoral fellows, early career independent investigators, and teams of experienced investigators. 

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OCRA has invested more than $110 million in ovarian cancer research, and has awarded over 390 grants to top scientists at more than 90 leading medical centers. We invest our dollars wisely, supporting the best ovarian cancer research in the nation. With an annual grantmaking budget of $6 – 7 million, OCRA is the world’s largest charity funding ovarian cancer research in the United States and around the globe.

OCRA’s Schreiber Research Grants Program is named after Ann and Sol Schreiber, founders of Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance.

If you would like to join our grant opportunities mailing list so you will be informed about future grant announcements, please send an email to grants@ocrahope.org.

Collaborative Research Development Grant

Launched in 2004, this grant provides funds for large ovarian cancer research projects that involve several investigators within one institution or collaborations between groups in multiple institutions. Support of $300,000 annually for three years will be awarded to the institution(s) in which the recipients will conduct the research.

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Early Career Investigator Grant

(Formerly Liz Tilberis Early Career Award) Launched in December 2000, the Early Career Investigator Grant is for junior faculty (Assistant Professor level) with a strong commitment to an investigative career in ovarian cancer research. Each grantee will receive a three-year grant of $150,000 per year.

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Mentored Investigator Grant

(Formerly Ann and Sol Schreiber Mentored Investigator Award) The Mentored Investigator Grant provides funding for trainees (post-doctoral fellows or clinical fellows) who are working under the supervision of a mentor who is a recognized leader in the field of ovarian cancer research. Applicants must have an MD or a PhD degree. The grant provides a total of $75,000 to be used over one or two years, and will encourage the recipient’s research career in the field of ovarian cancer.

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Individual Investigator Award

From 1998 – 2007, OCRF offered Individual Investigator Awards to advance outstanding early career researchers whose projects focused on early detection, screening, and basic translational research. These $100,000 grants were intended to yield results within two years or less. The ultimate aim of the program was to enable investigators, with promising results in hand, to obtain grants from the National Cancer Institute or other large funding agencies.

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