The Andrew L. Warshaw, MD Institute for Pancreatic Cancer Research provides pilot grant funding for pancreatic cancer research.

The Andrew L. Warshaw, MD Institute for Pancreatic Cancer Research invites applications for pilot grant funding from Mass General investigators. Applications are welcome from new investigators, established investigators in the field of pancreatic cancer, as well as senior investigators who have not previously worked in this area. The Institute is particularly interested in research directed towards identifying specific causes of pancreatic cancer; early detection, understanding factors that promote tumor growth; novel imaging modalities; understanding mechanisms of resistance to existing chemotherapy and radiation, as well as exploring novel therapeutic approaches. Basic, translational, and clinical research projects will be considered.


Up to three pilot grants will be funded for one year at $60,000 (direct costs).


Investigators should submit the following:

  1. Cover Page: Include the project title and contact information for the Principal Investigator.
  2. Biosketch: Principal Investigator’s NIH formatted biosketch (2-page maximum) including key references emphasizing the Principal Investigator’s publications.
  3. Research Proposal: Three page proposal including:
    • Abstract (200 words).
    • Description of project, including background, aims and experimental approaches. Graphs, tables, and references are not included in the 3-page maximum.
  4. One Page Budget and budget justification: Does not count towards the 3-page maximum.

Dates and Submission

Applications are due annually in mid-March. Proposals will be reviewed by the executive committee of the Warshaw Institute in May and funding will begin in July.

Please submit one singe PDF file (and address inquiries) to:

Daniel Salvati
Administrative Director for Research, Department of Surgery