Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Funding Opportunities

Sylvester Clinical Trial Acceleration Grant

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 Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (Sylvester) 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 three times a year.

  • Budget & Project Period:
  • Each award will be for up to $100,000 and will cover clinical trial costs such as patient care fees, correlative/translational study fees, advertising/marketing fees etc. The grant period is for one year.

Eligibility:

  • Only Cancer Center Members may apply.
  • The protocol must be a therapeutic trial, but may focus on any type of cancer/s.
  • Budget approval from Sylvester Clinical Research Services office (CRS) is required for any consideration.

Deadline : February 10, 2017

For application instructions, guidelines and additional information, please contact:

Ashley Marie Rivero
Manager, Research Support
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
305-243-4108

Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI)

The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Breast Cancer Program with generous funding from the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI) is pleased to announce a call for developmental grant proposals for seed funding ($50,000/ grant awarded) for one year research projects directed toward basic, translational and clinical breast cancer research. The support of these pilot projects will allow the initiation of new breast cancer research to obtain data that will support subsequent extramural NIH grant applications. We encourage applications in diverse areas of breast cancer research including clinical oncology research, basic molecular and structural mechanistic approaches, population genetics, and epidemiology. An applicant whose project was funded in the previous cycle of breast cancer developmental grants is not eligible for funding of a new project in the following year. Individuals must have independent research and laboratory space to be eligible and only one application can be submitted per applicant. Awardees will receive funding from July 1, 2017- June 30, 2018.

Deadline: March 8, 2017

For application instructions, guidelines and additional information, please contact:

Ashley Marie Rivero
Manager, Research Support
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
305-243-4108

Sylvester/Jay Weiss Institute Catchment Area Grants

The Jay Weiss Institute for Health Equity at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is pleased to announce one year pilot projects in the amount of up to $75,000 each. These projects should focus on the catchment area. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) defines a Cancer Center’s “catchment area” as the geographic area and population from which a Cancer Center attracts patients. Per the most recent Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) requirements (PAR 17-095), NCI-designated Cancer Centers are required to conduct basic and translational research that addresses the unique needs of their catchment area.
Given the increasing competitiveness of getting multi-year awards, these projects are meant to provide the resources to pursue a new idea and to develop the preliminary experimental data needed to support a successful NCI R01 application. However, to be successfully funded, the proposed study must reflect the unique needs of Sylvester’s catchment area. Research can focus on a cancer, prevalent within South Florida, and/or how disease affects a diverse population that comprises our region.

Deadline: April 28, 2017

Eligibility:
  • Sylvester will consider applications from Junior or Senior Faculty
  • Only Cancer Center Members can apply
  • Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are not eligible

For application instructions, guidelines and additional information, please contact:

Ashley Marie Rivero
Manager, Research Support
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
305-243-4108

Sylvester NIH Funding Program

The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is implementing the Sylvester NIH Funding Program to help support cancer related research. The program will provide supplemental funding to principal investigators who have scored within the fundable range of the NIH Scoring System described below.

Types of Funding Requests

NCI Supplemental Funding

  • NCI R01 Continuation (Type II A0): Applications with a percentile of 30 and lower receive funding of $120,000
  • NCI R01 New (Type I A0): Applications with a percentile of 25 and lower receive funding of $100,000
  • Multiple PI NCI Applications: Will receive up to twice the amount of funding from the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

NIH Cancer-Related Supplemental Funding

  • NIH R01 Continuation, cancer-related (Type II A0): Applications with a percentile of 25 and lower receive funding of $100,000
  • NIH R01 New, cancer-related (Type I A0): Applications with a percentile of 20 and lower receive $80,000
  • Multiple PI NIH, cancer-related applications/awards: Will receive up to twice the amount of funding from the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Eligibility:

  • Only Cancer Center members may apply
  • Application must be cancer-related
  • Only 2 projects can be funded within a four year period

Deadline : Ongoing

For application instructions, guidelines and additional information, please contact:

Ashley Marie Rivero
Manager, Research Support
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
305-243-4108

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 February 2017 Funding Newsletter

Download the February 2017 NIH-NCI Newsletter

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