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.

Next application deadline: September 1, 2017

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.

2017 Request for Applications

Template 1: Letter of Support (committee chair)
Template 2: Letter of Support (study chair)

Impact Award Application Form

  • If unknown, contact swog.org or your institutional PI.
    If no, please see http://swog.org/Visitors/Policies.asp to learn about and initiate the individual application process. Or, contact member@swog.org 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