OCRF & Ovarian Cancer National Alliance are now one strong, united, inspiring voice!
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) and the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA) have led the way in advocacy, research and support for patients and their families for over 22 years. As of January 2016, we are pleased to announce we are joining together to form Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA), the largest global organization dedicated to advancing ovarian cancer research while supporting women and their families. Read the exciting news!


Current Grant Programs

We are no longer accepting applications for 2017 research grants. If you would like to be added to the mailing list for future grant announcements, please email grants@ocrfa.org.

Collaborative Research Development Grant (formerly named Program Project Development Grant)
Launched in 2004, this research program provides funds for large ovarian cancer research projects that involve several investigators within one institution or collaborations between groups in multiple institutions. The grant is for investigators seeking to develop program project grant applications for submission to peer-review funding agencies (e.g. NCI, RO1, SPORE, DOD). Support of $300,000 annually for three years will be awarded to the institution(s) in which the recipients will conduct the research.

Liz Tilberis Early Career Award
Launched in December 2000, the Liz Tilberis Early Career Award (formerly called the Liz Tilberis Scholars Award) is for junior faculty with a strong commitment to an investigative career in ovarian cancer research. These awards support a substantial time commitment to research and academic endeavors in ovarian cancer. Each grantee will receive a three-year grant of $150,000 per year. The program honors OCRF’s late president, Liz Tilberis.

Ann and Sol Schreiber Mentored Investigator Award
The Ann Schreiber Mentored Investigator Award (formerly the Ann Schreiber Research Training Programs of Excellence Award) provides funding for trainees who are working under the supervision of a mentor who is a recognized leader in the field of ovarian cancer research. Applicants must be clinical fellows (Gynecologic Oncology, Medical Oncology), or post-doctoral fellows. Candidates for this program must have an MD or a PhD degree. The award provides a total of $75,000 to be used over one or two years, and will encourage the recipient’s research career in the field of ovarian cancer. This grant is named in honor of Ann Schreiber, in whose memory OCRF was founded.