Research Grants via Penn Cancer Center:
Two Types of Seed Money

The University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center announces the availability of two types of seed money grants for faculty to conduct cancer-related research projects. Please note that these awards vary in terms of eligibility criteria, budget periods and maximum dollar awards.

I. American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grants for Junior Faculty

Description and Eligibility Criteria: Through its American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS IRG), the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center will provide partial support to full time University faculty for cancerrelated research. The stated purpose of the ACS IRG is to provide seed money to junior faculty members (Assistant Professor or Instructors, but not postdoctoral fellows) to initiate promising new research projects so they can obtain preliminary results that will enable them to compete successfully for national peerreviewed research grants. Hence, investigators who have a peer-reviewed national research grant or have previously received support from the Cancer Center ACS IRG are not eligible. Seed money grants from $5,000 to $15,000 will be awarded for the exploration of new developments in basic, clinical and cancer control research. Behavioral sciences or health services research related to cancer are eligible for these awards. Covered costs include laboratory personnel costs (nonfaculty), data manager or research nursing support, laboratory supplies, animals, and small equipment; no travel or patient costs are allowed.

Application Deadline: The deadline for submitting a completed ACS IRG grant application is January 15, 1997.

Award Period: The award period for the ACS IRG grant will be for one year (711197 6130198). This grant is nonrenewable.

For more information or an application: University faculty from all Schools and Departments are invited to obtain application forms and instructions from Cancer Center Administration, 12 Penn Tower, 6627391. Please specify which grant you are applying when calling. Note that if eligible, faculty may apply for both awards using the same research project proposal description and budget since the application forms for these grants are similar. A space is provided on the application form to specify which grant (or both) for which the individual is applying.

II. Cancer Center NCI Core Grant Pilot Projects Grants for All Faculty Levels

Description and Eligibility Criteria: Through its National Cancer Institute Core Support Grant, the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center will provide seed money grants up to $25,000 to University faculty members at any level for innovative cancer research projects that have the potential for national peer reviewed grant funding. Investigators who have already received peerreviewed funding for their proposed projects will not be eligible for this award. Investigators who have not previously conducted cancer research, but are proposing a cancerrelated project are encouraged to apply. Covered costs include faculty salaries, laboratory personnel costs, data management or research nursing support, laboratory supplies, animals, and small equipment; no travel or patient costs are allowed.

Application Deadline: The deadline for submitting a completed Pilot Projects grant application is January 15, 1997.

-- John H. Glick, Director, Cancer Center


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Volume 43 Number 10
October 29, 1996


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