Walther Cancer Foundation (WCF) values initiatives that provide enhanced opportunities for innovative research and proposals designed to build long-term organizational quality and effectiveness. It is interested in empowering interactive research activities among disciplines and institutions. We also value opportunities to use foundation funds as leverage to secure larger grants and contracts from traditional funding sources.
Walther Cancer Foundation is committed to strengthening Indiana’s cancer research institutions by helping to build human capital.
The Walther Scholars Program provides:
• Start-up funds for major faculty recruitments in the basic and behavioral sciences
• Career Development Awards for clinical investigators
• Post-doctoral training grants for laboratory scientists
• Pre and Post-doctoral training grants for investigators in behavioral oncology.
The Foundation provides resources for innovative seed projects through university-specific and multi-institutional milestone based translational research programs.
WCF provides core support grants for collaborative research networks that bridge institutional and disciplinary boundaries.
Walther funds infrastructure support for new or enhanced core research services.
Recognizing the modest capability of our endowment funds, the Foundation works primarily through long-established relationships with Indiana’s university-based cancer research programs. It remains interested in finding opportunities to help build new partnerships and networks which include the active participation of these established research programs when our funding capacity permits. Recent economic circumstances in global markets currently limit this capability. The Foundation does not pay indirect costs.