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 April 1 to June 12, 2019.


Apply for access to these research focus bundles

Focus 1: Quantitation

Product Cat. No. Quantity
The Qubit 4 Quantitation Starter Kit Q33227 1

Focus 2: Next-generation sequencing

Product Cat. No. Quantity
Ion GeneStudio S5 NGS system A38194 1
Ion Chef Instrument 4484177 1
Ion SmartStart A33125 1
Ion FAS Customer Site Training TRN00230 3

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 June 12, 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.

Quantitation Package:
One Qubit 4 Quantitation Starter Kit:
• One Qubit 4 Fluorometer (approximate retail value $3330 USD)
• Qubit Assay Tubes, 500 tubes (approximate retail value $87 USD)
• One Qubit 1X dsDNA HS Assay Kit, 100 assays (approximate retail value $99.25)
• One Qubit dsDNA BR Assay Kit, 100 assays (approximate retail value $99.25)
• One Qubit RNA IQ Assay Kit, 75 assays (approximate retail value $159)
• One Qubit RNA HS Assay Kit, 100 assays (approximate retail value $99.25 USD)
• One Qubit RNA BR Assay Kit, 100 assays (approximate retail value $99.25 USD)
• One Qubit Protein Assay Kit, 100 assays (approximate retail value $99.25 USD).

Next-Generation Sequencing Package (approximate value $126,070 USD):
• One Ion GeneStudio S5 System with SmartStart orientation
• One Ion Chef Instrument
• Three days of on-site (customer site) NGS training

One Grant Recipient will receive the Quantitation package, and one Grant Recipient will receive the Next-Generation Sequencing Grant package.

The two winners will be notified on approximately June 23, 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.