University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center announces the availability
of two types of seed money grants for faculty to conduct cancer-related
research projects: the American Cancer Society Institutional Research
Grant and the Cancer Center Pilot Projects Program. These awards
vary in terms of eligibility criteria, budget periods and maximum
dollar awards. These awards are the same in terms of research project
proposals and deadlines. If eligible, faculty may apply for both
awards using the same research project description and abstract
supplemented with the relevant budget forms and additional information.
A space is provided on the application form to specify for which
grant (or both) the application is intended.
Cancer Society Institutional Research
Grants for Junior Faculty
and Eligibility Criteria: Through its American Cancer Society
Institutional Research Grant (ACS IRG), the Penn Cancer Center will
provide partial support to full-time University faculty for cancer-related
research. The stated purpose of the ACS IRG is to provide seed money
to junior faculty members (e.g., assistant professor) to initiate
promising new research projects so they can obtain preliminary results
that will enable them to compete successfully for national peer-reviewed
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 $20,000 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 (non-faculty), data manager
or research nursing support, laboratory supplies, animals, and small
equipment; no travel or patient costs are allowed.
Deadline: The deadline for submitting a completed ACS IRG grant
application is January 15, 2002.
Period: The award period for the ACS IRG grant will be one year
(July 1, 2002 -- June 30, 2003).
Center Pilot Projects Grants for All
and Eligibility Criteria: The 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 peer-reviewed funding for their proposed projects
will not be eligible for this award. Investigators who have not
previously conducted cancer research, but are proposing a cancer-related
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.
Deadline: The deadline for submitting a completed Pilot Projects
grant application is January 15, 2002.
Period: The award period for the Pilot Projects grant will be
from March 1, 2002 to November 30, 2002.
More Information or an Application: University faculty from
all Schools and Departments are invited to obtain application forms
and instructions from Cancer Center Administration, 1635 Penn Tower,
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types of grants
are available to faculty to conduct cancer-related research
projects; the deadline is January 15 for both.
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