The SWOG/Hope Foundation Impact Award is a funding program that encourages novel and innovative SWOG research by supporting early and conceptual stages of these projects.

The work proposed should use resources from completed SWOG trials or be directly translatable to future clinical trials in SWOG and the National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN). These studies may involve scientific risk but potentially lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on cancer research. 

It is expected that support via this mechanism will lead to subsequent extramural support from other sources, and will be a metric of success for this grant program. In addition, publications citing SWOG and The Hope Foundation will be further metrics for success.

2021 Key Dates 

  • LOI due dates: January 15 and July 1 at 5pm ET
  • Full application due date will be communicated upon invitation to submit

Application Procedure

STEP 1: Complete an LOI

Letter of Intent Instructions

*Resubmissions that were assigned an Impact Score of less than 40 do not require submission of an LOI*

STEP 2: If invited, submit a full application

2021 Request for Applications

Hope Grant Budget Template

Please note: In compliance with the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, components of this program (travel, meals, educational materials) may require reports of payment or transfer of value provided to all US licensed physicians. The Foundation will alert grantees should regulations mandate reporting.

Impact Award Full Application Form

ONLY complete this form following submission of LOI and invitation to put forth full proposal. The Error Correction Window is 48 hours from time of submission. Should the due date fall on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is automatically extended to next business day. In case of emergency situation or extreme weather, documentation of institutional closing should be sent along with application, which must be received by 5pm local time on the first business day that the institution is open. Late submissions will not be accepted.
  • If unknown, contact or your institutional PI.
    If no, please visit to learn about and initiate the individual application process. Or, contact member(at) with questions.
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    Please see RFA for details. All packet materials must be compiled and submitted as one PDF.


Past Grants Awarded