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Aspire 2024 Request for Proposals: Breaking Ground in Targeting Gastric and Esophageal Tumors

The DeGregorio Family Foundation is partnering with The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research and the Torrey Coast Foundation to support high-impact research projects that will provide answers to critical scientific questions on the path to making a meaningful difference in the lives of patients affected by these diseases.

The request for proposals will be held through The Mark Foundation’s ASPIRE Award program for projects focused on tumors of the upper GI tract.

Applicants may request funding to support a total budget up to $250,000 for a period of up to 12 months.

Visit the RFP webpage for guidelines, link to the submission portal and webinar schedule.

Key Dates

Thursday, April 18th, 2024: Letter of intent portal opens

Tuesday, May 28th, 2024: Letter of intent submission deadline

July 2024: Invitations for full application

January 2025: Anticipated award start dates

Grant Winners

Interim Progress Report

Grants Impact

Learn more about how DeGregorio Family Foundation Turns Research into Action™

100% of the DFF funds go directly to research.

The DFF Scientific Advisory Board looks for the best research that will attract follow-on funding

Doctors use research for early diagnosis

Grant recipients provide progress reports publish papers and attract follow-on funding to implement research.