Bridge Project Events

The Bridge Project is a collaboration between the Koch Institute and the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC), designed to bring bioengineering, advanced cancer science, and clinical oncology together to solve today’s most challenging problems in cancer research and care. Visit the Bridge Project page to learn more.

To encourage the formation of cross-disciplinary teams, we regularly hold informational sessions, workshops, and symposia based on complex translational problems in cancer. Check below for information about upcoming Bridge Project opportunities and events, or click the listings to the left to view videos from previous events.

Current Opportunities

2014 RFA available here. (Includes a Budget Form that can be dowloaded here)
2014 Application Deadline
October 1, 2014, by 5 pm

*Please notify us by email ( before September 15, 2014 if you plan to submit a Bridge Project proposal; provide a title, the names of the PIs and their affiliation (must be MIT faculty or a member of the DF/HCC), and a brief description of the project, indicating the cancer type and/or new area (cachexia/viral induced/new technology for tumor monitoring). IMPORTANT NOTE: We ask for the notification to help us anticipate the number of proposals and the number of reviewers we will need. You will not receive an invitation to submit a full proposal - all can submit a proposal before 5 pm on October 1, 2014.

This year's focus areas are as follows:

  • Brain cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Advanced prostate cancer
  • Advanced breast cancer
  • Leukemia (adult)
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Cachexia in cancer
  • Cancers with viral etiology (e.g., Merkel cell carcinoma)
  • New technologies for tumor monitoring

Finalist Team Presentations for Review Committee
Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014, 11-5:30 pm

For more information about the Bridge Project visit