NVIDIA Grant Alert: Up to $400K Available for Cancer Research

The NVIDIA Foundation is now accepting proposals for its annual Compute the Cure Cancer Research grant program, which supports researchers using innovative computing methods to advance the fight against cancer.

Up to two research grants worth $200,000 each will be awarded to projects that use computational omics to dramatically impact the battle against cancer and reduce the time it takes for research outcomes to be used effectively in a clinical environment.

TGen researchers discuss their statistical analysis tool, EDDY

Last year, research teams from the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and University of North Texas (UNT) each received $200,000 from the NVIDIA Foundation. The TGen team is optimizing a GPU-accelerated statistical analysis tool to identify differences among groups of cells in the same tumor to move clinicians closer to precision medicine in cancer. The team at UNT is using computational simulations to discover and characterize new cancer biomarkers to improve diagnostics and develop personalized genetic therapies.

Previous recipients also include:

Dr. Brendan Frey, University of Toronto; Dr. John Quackenbush, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Dr. Vijay Pande, Stanford University; and Dr. Rommie Amaro, University of California, San Diego.

Completed proposals are due by August 21, 2017.

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Brad Nemire is on the Developer Marketing team and loves reading about all of the fascinating research being done by developers using NVIDIA GPUs. Reach out to Brad on Twitter @BradNemire and let him know how you’re using GPUs to accelerate your research. Brad graduated from San Diego State University and currently resides in San Jose, CA. Follow @BradNemire on Twitter