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Funding Opportunities

Now Accepting Applications

American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant Pilot Projects Grant

The American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant Pilot Projects Grant provides funds for meritorious cancer research that cannot be readily supported through other funding mechanisms. The primary purpose of the ACS IRG is to provide seed funds for the initiation of promising new projects or novel ideas by junior faculty members that do not have external grant support. Applicants should have less than six years experience in an independent research position or faculty appointment and must not currently hold any peer-reviewed funding. Senior faculty and postdoctoral fellows are not eligible to apply.

Budget & Project Period: Three awards of $45,000 each are available for a one year period from June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015.

Application Deadline: May 30, 2014

For application, guidelines and additional information please contact:
Nicole Ruiz
305-243-3029
nruiz4@med.miami.edu

Sylvester Clinical Trial Acceleration Grants 2014

The goal of this program is to support the development of highly innovative, programmatically important investigator initiated, cooperative group or industry sponsored therapeutic trials. While investigator initiated trials continue to be a high priority, and historically have been underfunded, other types of trials may also test concepts of high value to the programs of the Cancer Center and to the community of cancer patients. In order to rapidly accrue to our cancer clinical trials, funds will be provided to accelerate trials that are highly competitive. Proposals will be assessed twice a year.

Budget & Project Period: Each award will be for up to $100,000 and will only cover patient care costs and IRB fees. The grant period is for one year.
Eligibility: Only Cancer Center Faculty Members may apply. Trials may focus on any type of cancer. The trial must have received PRC approval to be considered.

Application Deadlines: June 18, 2014 and October 15, 2014

For application, guidelines and additional information please contact:
Nicole Ruiz
305-243-3029
nruiz4@med.miami.edu

Awardees

Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI) Breast Cancer Developmental Grant Program 2014-2015

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is pleased to announce the most recent FAMRI Breast Cancer Developmental Grant awardees.

A major goal of the FAMRI Breast Cancer Developmental Grants Program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is to encourage the development of new research directed toward basic, translational or clinical breast cancer research. The support of these pilot projects will allow the initiation of research that will evaluate high risk ideas, which nevertheless, have the potential for high yields in treatment, prevention, or basic biology of breast cancer.

Congratulations to the 2014 awardees:

  • Xin-Hai Pei
  • Nanette Bishopric
  • Claes Wahlestedt

Special thanks to all the applicants and reviewers that participated during the award process.

Sylvester Clinical Trial Acceleration Grants 2014

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is pleased to announce the most recent Clinical Trial Acceleration Grant Program awardee.

This award supports the development of highly innovative, programmatically important investigator initiated, cooperative group or industry sponsored therapeutic trials. Clinical trials funded by this grant test concepts of high value to the programs of the Cancer Center and to the community of cancer patients.

Congratulations to the 2014 Cycle 1 awardee:

  • Mathew Abramowitz

Special thanks to all the applicants and reviewers that participated during the award process.

Sylvester Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute’s Women’s Cancer League Developmental Grant Program

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is pleased to announce the most recent Braman Developmental Grant awardees.

These grants provide support to encourage the development of new research directed toward basic, translational and clinical research in breast and ovarian cancers. The support of these pilot projects will allow the initiation of research that will evaluate high risk ideas which have the potential for high yields in treatment, prevention or the understanding of the basic biology of breast cancer.

Congratulations to the 2013 awardees:

  • Barry Hudson, PhD Assistant Professor of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism for, “Role of RAGE Expression by Breast Cancer Cells on Tumor Growth, Metastasis and Host Response”
  • Marc Lippman, MD, MACP Proffesor of Medicine for, “Does Depression Affect Metastasis Outcomes in A Breast Cancer Model?”

Special thanks to all the applicants and reviewers that participated during the award process.

American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS IRG)

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is pleased to announce the most recent American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS IRG) awardees.

These grants provide funds for meritorious cancer research that cannot be readily supported through other funding mechanisms. The primary purpose of the ACS IRG Pilot Projects Grant is to provide seed funds for the initiation of promising new projects or novel ideas by junior faculty members.

Congratulations to the 2013 awardees:

  • Daniel Sussman MD, MSPH Assistant Professor of Medicine for, “The Clinical Implications of Microsatellite Instability and Novel Molecular Markers among Racial and Ethnic Minorities with Colorectal Cancer”
  • Noula Shembade, PhD Assistant professor of Microbiology and Immunology for, “Essential Role of CADM1 in HTLV-I TAX-Mediated NF-κB Activation”
  • Xin-Hai Pei, MD, PhD Assitant Professor of Surgery for, “The Role of Brca1 in Suppressing Dedifferentiation in Breast Tumorigenesis”

Special thanks to all the applicants and reviewers that participated during the award process.

Funding Newsletter

The monthly Funding Newsletter compiles information on local and national awards/grants for doctors and researchers. Included are NIH notices, foundation and other sources, program announcements, and requests for applications.

Download the April 2014 Funding Newsletter

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