Cancer Research Coordinating Committee

Supporting research breakthroughs in all aspects of cancer

The UC CRCC is a systemwide, faculty-directed cancer research program that provides competitive intramural research awards for topics in any discipline that address any aspect of cancer. Funding for this opportunity is provided through donations and bequests to UC for cancer research. The CRCC provides one-year seed grants to faculty on the 10 UC campuses. Learn more about the mission of the CRCC (pdf) and program facts and outcomes (pdf).

Currently, the CRCC awards grants to:

  • New UC faculty to initiate cancer research projects;
  • Established investigators in other areas of research to initiate cancer research projects;
  • Established cancer investigators to initiate cancer studies in new areas.

The annual competition cycle is launched in December of each year. Please visit the How to Apply page for more information. For programmatic questions related to the research scope, management of an existing award or future funding opportunities, please contact

The CRCC gratefully acknowledges the endowments from which CRCC awards are funded.

CRCC Diversity and Disparities in Cancer Research Traineeship Supplement

Beginning in 2020, the CRCC launched a supplement opportunity for Faculty Seed Grant recipients. CRCC applicants nominated for funding may request an award supplement of up to $10,000 to support trainees from underrepresented communities or whose research addresses the impact of cancer in underserved communities. The intent of this supplement is to foster a pipeline of cancer researchers whose careers will enhance workforce diversity and/or strengthen research in topics that address cancer disparities. Information is provided when applicants are notified of their review outcome.

Learn more about the recipients of the Diversity and Disparities in Cancer Research Trainee supplements (pdf).

Support UC Cancer Research

The California Cancer Research Fund is a voluntary tax contribution used to conduct research relating to the causes, detection, and prevention of cancer and to expand community-based education on cancer, and to provide prevention and awareness activities for communities that are disproportionately at risk or afflicted by cancer. Ninety-five percent of the donations goes directly to supporting these activities. Donate by checking Line 413 on your tax return form 540.

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