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Abramson Cancer Center Seed Money Grants: April 18

March 29, 2011, Volume 57, No. 27

The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania announces the availability of seed money grants for faculty to conduct cancer-related research projects:

American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grants

Through an Institutional Research Grant from the American Cancer Society (ACS IRG), the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania will provide seed money grants to junior faculty members who do not currently hold a national research grant (e.g., assistant professor within six years of their appointment) to initiate promising new cancer research projects with the object to obtain preliminary data enabling them to compete successfully for national peer-reviewed research grants. Hence, investigators who have a peer-reviewed national research grant are not eligible for this award. The pilot projects in the area of behavioral sciences or health services research are encouraged to submit.

Seed money grants from $5,000 to $30,000 will be awarded. 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. Projects must have all necessary certifications to be eligible.

The award period for the ACS IRG grant is for one year. The deadline is April 18, 2011. Grant applications are available at www.penncancer.org/grants

For questions, contact: Aprille D. McCoy, scientific coordinator, Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, 1620 Penn Tower, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Phone: (215) 662-3912, Fax: (215) 349-8299, email: admccoy@mail.med.upenn.edu


Almanac - March 29, 2011, Volume 57, No. 27