Cancer Research Foundation

Offering assistance with cancer research grants and funding

Fighting cancer is more than your research alone—it’s your passion to advance science in the pursuit of better health outcomes. Every factor in the service of this struggle is valuable, from sample to technology, data, and budget.

Because the obstacles are great and challenges many, we must partner together to become more efficient, move faster, and evolve more quickly than this tenacious disease. We at Thermo Fisher Scientific propose a bold, new path forward to empower your next discovery.

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Cancer Research Foundation

This foundation will feature two research area products or bundles, and to apply you will need to submit a short grant application to gain access to these tools for your institute. You can apply to only one of the research area bundles in each 3-month cycle.* The products in focus will change every three months, so there will be multiple opportunities to apply for these grants based on your research needs at that time. We will be accepting applications for the product grant packages below from July 1 to September 13, 2019.


Apply for access to these research focus bundles

Focus 1: RT-qPCR

Product Cat. No. Quantity
TaqMan Advanced miRNA Human A 96-Well Plates, Fast, OR TaqMan Advanced Serum/Plasma 96-Well Plates, Fast A31876 or A31878 10 or 20
TaqMan Advanced miRNA cDNA Synthesis Kit A28007 1
TaqMan Fast Advanced Master Mix 4444558 1
ProQuantum Immunoassay Kit, Human IFN-gamma A35576 1
ProQuantum Immunoassay Kit, Human IL-8 A35575 1
ProQuantum Immunoassay Kit, Human TNF-alpha A35601 1
ProQuantum Immunoassays Accessory Kit A36723 1

Focus 2: Sample isolation

Product Cat. No. Quantity
KingFisher Duo Prime Purification System 5400110 1
MagMAX DNA Multi-sample Ultra 2.0 Kit A36570 1

Winners of past Cancer Research Foundation grants

Each quarter, we award scientists with our Cancer Research Foundation grants. The products included in these grants will help enable their pursuits to better understand and treat cancer. To learn more about the winners and how our grants will impact their research, please visit our Cancer Research Foundation grant winners page.

View the winners

Thermo Fisher Scientific Cancer Research Foundation Grant Program Short Rules

*No purchase necessary to enter or receive the grant. To participate in the Thermo Fisher Scientific Cancer Research Foundation Grant Program (the “Program”), you must submit your Grant Application (the “Application”) at http://www.thermofisher.com/global/en/home/products-and-services/promotions/life-science/cancer-research-foundation.html no later than September 13, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. GMT. The Program is open only to academic researchers in the field of cancer research located in an eligible jurisdiction whose representative is 18 years of age or older and who has submitted a completed Application. Void in Belgium, Finland, Italy, Sweden, Iran, Syria, Cuba, North Korea, North Sudan, China, Hong Kong, India, South America, Central America, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Canadian province of Quebec. The person submitting the Application (the “Applicant”) is entering on behalf of their employer, which will be the recipient of the grant (the “Grant Recipient”). Void where this promotion or acceptance of a grant is prohibited or restricted by law or subject to registration or other procedures with which Sponsor may not have undertaken. Healthcare Professionals (term defined in the Official Rules) may not participate in this promotion. Government Officials (term defined in the Official Rules) located outside of North America may not participate in this promotion. US federal and state government employees may not participate in this promotion. All Applications must be submitted in the English language. One entry per person. Other eligibility restrictions apply. Sponsor will select two Grant Recipients from all qualifying entries.

A panel consisting of five judges with backgrounds in Research & Development and other technical functions will select two winners based upon the following criteria:

  • 40% Need for the product(s) and the problems it will solve relating to cancer research
  • 40% innovative use of the product(s)
  • 20% impact of the product(s) for the larger team the Applicant works within

Sponsor reserves the right to cancel this Program if a minimum of 10 qualified submissions are not received by the Sponsor by the submission deadline.

There are two grant award packages available, as set forth below.

Real-time PCR/Gene (miRNA) Expression package:
• 10 OR 20 TaqMan Advanced miRNA Human A 96-Well Plates, Fast, OR TaqMan Advanced miRNA Human Serum Plasma 96-Well Plates, Fast (approximate value $10,040)
• One TaqMan Advanced miRNA cDNA Synthesis Kit (approximate value $450)
• One TaqMan Fast Advanced Master Mix (50 mL, approximate value $4420)
• One ProQuantum Human IFNg Kit (96 rxn, approximate value $506)
• One ProQuantum Human IL-8 Kit (96 rxn, approximate value $506)
• One ProQuantum Human TNFa Kit (96 rxn, approximate value $506)
• One ProQuantum Immunoassays Accessory Kit (10 plates, approximate value $122)

Sample Isolation package::
• One KingFisher Duo Prime Purification System (approximate value $25,000)
• One MagMAX DNA Multi-sample Ultra 2.0 Kit (approximate value $455)

One Grant Recipient will receive the Real-time PCR/Gene (miRNA) Expression package, and one Grant Recipient will receive the Sample Isolation package.

The two winners will be notified on approximately September 27, 2019. The Applicant and/or the Applicant’s institution must certify that they are not prohibited by employment, contract, law, or applicable professional code of conduct from entering or accepting a grant from Sponsor. The complete Official Rules are available here. In case of any inconsistency between these short rules and the complete Official Rules, the complete Official Rules will always prevail.