Ongoing Impact

How Our Grants Work

2023 VeloSano Grants

A world without cancer is only possible through innovative research happening at Cleveland Clinic. Every year, gifts of all sizes are pooled together to strategically fund the most critical ideas for a wide range of cancer specialties. Researchers rapidly translate ideas into tangible solutions through three types of VeloSano Grants:

Pilot Grants

Utilizing a competitive application and peer-review selection process, the goal of the VeloSano Pilot Grants is to support projects with a high likelihood of leading to successful, future extramural grant funding.

Collaborative Grants

This opportunity enables synergy to fuel achievement by encouraging Cleveland Clinic researchers to partner with one or more outside institutions in Northeast Ohio. Collaborative Grants are intended to make a difference in the local community.

Trainee Grants

A Trainee Grant provides funding to support career development and training experience for those at different educational levels and to encourage the pursuit of cancer research.

Since 2014, VeloSano participants and supporters have generated $51 million, which has been used to fund 240+ cancer research projects.

10 years of Pilot Grants have impacted 35+ Cancer Types

Bladder Cancer

Blood Cancer

BMT (Bone Marrow Transplant)

Brain Cancer

Breast Cancer

Cancer Disparities


Cervical Cancer

Colorectal Cancer

Ewing’s Sarcoma

Head and Neck Cancer

Kidney Cancer


Liver Cancer

Lung Cancer


Multiple Myeloma

Myeloid Neoplasia

Ovarian Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer

Pediatric Brain Cancer

Pediatric Cancer Disparities

Pediatric Fertility Preservation

Pediatric Leukemia

Pediatric Sarcomas

Projects Targeting Multiple Cancers

Prostate Cancer


Skin Cancer

Uveal Melanoma