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.

Key Dates

  • LOI Deadlines: January 15 and July 1 at 5pm ET
  • Full Application Deadlines: March 15 and September 1 at 5pm ET
  • Award Announcements: Spring and Fall SWOG Group Meetings
  • RFA Release: Fall SWOG Group Meeting
  • Award Period: 
    –March submission: June 1-May 30
    –September submission: January 1- December 31

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

2020 Request for Applications

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

  • If unknown, contact or your institutional PI.
    If no, please see to learn about and initiate the individual application process. Or, contact 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