Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)

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Austin, Texas, United States
Texans voted in 2007 to create the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) and to invest $3 billion in the state’s unprecedented fight against cancer. On November 5, 2019, Texas voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment to continue CPRIT’s work and invest an additional $3 billion for finding and funding the best cancer research and prevention opportunities in the state. CPRIT is now a $6 billion, 20-year initiative – the largest state cancer research investment in the history of the United States and the second largest cancer research and prevention program in the world.

We accept applications and award grants for a wide variety of innovative cancer-related research and product development and for the delivery of evidence-based cancer prevention programs and services by public and private entities located in Texas.

As Texas’ fight against cancer escalates exponentially, CPRIT’s work remains true to our three-part mission established by the Texas Legislature:

Invest in the research prowess of Texas universities and research organizations;
Create and expand life science infrastructure across the state; and
Expedite innovation in research and enhance the potential of breakthroughs in prevention and cures.

Under the guidance of its governing body, the Oversight Committee, CPRIT maintains the highest integrity and dedication to the mission of finding cures and treatments for cancer. CPRIT’s investments position Texas as a world-class leader in cancer research and prevention and connect universities, researchers, physicians, companies, hospitals, and clinics across Texas to form a critical ecosystem of distinguished cancer-fighting talent. CPRIT is proud to be a part of this connectivity. Projects CPRIT funds create high quality jobs, support critical lab infrastructure assets, and help thousands of cancer patients extend their lives.