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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Global Cancer Disparities Pilot Grant

The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Global Cancer Disparities Pilot Grant provides funding to a physician from an ARGO institution to support global research in cancer management. 

Applicants must develop a one-year pilot study in the area of cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, or outcomes. This project must be carried out in the applicant’s home country. The aim of the project should be to develop data to aid in applying for additional larger grants in the future. An award will be paid directly to the individual physician and must be used only for pre-approved, budgeted costs.

African Research Group in Oncology (ARGO) is the first National Cancer Institute approved Colorectal Consortium in Africa established in 2012.  The consortium was jointly established by Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex in Nigeria and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. 

In Nigeria, the consortium has grown to include:

  1. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

  2. Babcock University Teaching Hospital

  3. Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital

  4. Federal Medical Center, Abeokuta

  5. Federal Medical Center, Owerri

  6. Federal Medical Center, Owo

  7. Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH)

  8. Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH)

  9. Lautech Teaching Hospital, Osogbo

  10. Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital

  11. Surgery and Trauma Center, Ondo State

  12. University College Hospital, Ibadan

  13. University Of Ilorin Teaching Hospital

  14. University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital

To qualify for this pilot grant, applicants must:

  1. Must be African citizens

  2. Currently reside in African country

  3. Hold a position in one of the above mentioned ARGO institutions

  4. Demonstrate an interest in improving cancer management in their home country

Key Dates

  • Applications Currently Being Accepted
  • Applications Due: May 31, 2018
  • Notification Date: June 2018

Applications for the 2018 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Global Cancer Disparities Pilot Grant is now; applications are due by May 31, 2018. Two grants per year will be issued at $5,000 dollars per grant. Please submit complete PDF grant applications via email to Tracey Iaconianni at Please do not send pieces individually.

This application is now closed.