ICRF’s international collaboration grants are intended to promote international partnerships for outstanding cancer research in Israel with a collaborator institution/investigator in North America (Canada or the United States).

ICRF-City of Hope Jacki & Bruce Barron Cancer Research Scholars’ Program

A Partnership Between ICRF and City of Hope, generously supported by The Harvey L. Miller Family Foundation
($300,000 over a 1-year period to a team of co-investigators based in the US and Israel)
Awarded to foster outstanding collaborative research and promote the exchange of ideas between exceptional researchers in the US and Israel.  The overarching goal of this program is to advance our understanding of cancer and develop life-saving therapies, novel diagnostic approaches and/or prevention strategies by leveraging the knowledge and expertise of scientists in the two countries. The two interrelated components of the program are: 1) collaborative grants to scientists at City of Hope and in Israel that would meet the highest standards of peer-reviewed research; 2) an annual symposium that will bring researchers from the US and Israel together to share research discoveries. 

The Max Ritvo, Alan Slifka & Desiree Dato Fund for Fusion-Oncoprotein Cancers and Metastasis

A Partnership Between ICRF, the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation and the Alan B. Slifka Foundation
($250,000 over a 2-year period to a team of co-investigators based in the US and Israel)
Awarded to support collaborative science conducted by co-investigators in the US and Israel with a focus on (1) Cancers driven by fusion oncoproteins with Ewing sarcoma as the prototype; or (2) The roles of epigenetic dysfunction or tumor microenvironment in the development of metastatic cancer. 

ICRF-Conquer Cancer (The ASCO Foundation) Career Development Award

A Partnership Between ICRF and Conquer Cancer (The ASCO Foundation)
($200,000 over a 3-year period)
Awarded to Israeli clinical investigators who have received their initial faculty appointment to establish an independent clinical cancer research program. This research must have a patient-oriented focus, including a clinical research study and/or translational research involving human subjects.

Gesher Award for Academic Excellence in the Field of Cancer Research

A Partnership Between ICRF and the Israel Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)
(Maximum of NIS 300,000 over a 3-year period)
Awarded to outstanding Israeli cancer scientists living abroad who wish to return to Israel to develop an independent research program.