The UCSD Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences is home to internationally recognized faculty from across oncology and related fields under the banner of the Center for Precision Radiation Medicine (CPRM). Our investigators lead visionary research programs, spearheading basic science and clinical research initiatives to assess and identify personalized approaches to cancer care. These efforts — and our partnerships with Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, UC San Diego School of Medicine, and other regional partners, including the California Protons Cancer Therapy Center — accelerate promising treatments from laboratory bench to patient bedsides, ensuring all patients have access to top-quality therapies.

You can make a difference.

The CPRM is leading the charge toward a cancer-free future, but philanthropic partnership is vital to continuing our momentum and reaching more patients. Your support can help advance visionary research initiatives, educate the next generation of cancer experts, and accelerate excellent clinical care. To support the CPRM, click the button below or contact Kristin Waller-Donovan (

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Below is a list of philanthropic opportunities that would greatly benefit researchers at the Center for Precision Radiation Medicine.

General Fund

Up to $2,000

This fund goes to covering routine expenses for the center, including administrative support, office supplies, work stations, software, etc.

Travel Grant*

$2,000 - $5,000

Each year our center awards one or more travel grants to allow students and residents the opportunity to present their research at national or international meetings. These grants offset travel expenses and registration fees.

Invited Lecturer*


Visiting professors from prestigious outside institutions are invited to San Diego to present their work and exchange research ideas with faculty and trainees. These funds offset their travel expenses and allow for honoraria.

Lab Supplies

$5,000 - $25,000

This fund goes to covering routine laboratory expenses for individual investigators, including reagents, equipment, antibodies, chemicals, etc.

Seed Grants*

$25,000 - $50,000

Each year our center awards 5-6 seed grants to fund cutting edge research designed to support fresh, innovative ideas. These grants are designed to stimulate the careers of young faculty and propel them to receiving larger non-profit and government grants.

Research & Education Fellowship*

$50,000 - $100,000

These fellowships support graduate students, medical students, resident positions, post-doctoral fellows, and visiting scholars to perform extended (1-2 year) periods of research at our center in fields such as biology, physics, imaging, data science, and clinical research.

Faculty Support*

$100,000 - $500,000

This support plays a critical role in protecting time for faculty to focus on academic pursuits including publishing, clinical trial development, and grant writing.

Research Grants*

$500,000 - $2,500,000

These are large, transformative grants designed to support a specific investigator or investigative team’s research program over 2-5 years.

Endowed Chair*

$2,500,000 - $5,000,000

This endowment provides a senior faculty member with long-term salary support to protect time to focus on academic pursuits including education, research, or community outreach.

Additional Transformational Opportunities*


Larger awards help support the Center for Precision Radiation Medicine as a whole, ensuring a lasting impact on the field of cancer research and the greater San Diego community.

*These gifts offer naming opportunities for individuals or families, for example, the Elliot & Jean Marvell Award is given annually to a medical student who exhibits outstanding achievement in the field of radiation medicine.