Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Funding Opportunities

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

To apply, please visit the Sylvester NIH Funding Program application page.

*For assistance with application, guidelines, or Wize Hive information, please contact:

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

Sylvester K Award Funding Program

The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is pleased to announce the support of the Sylvester K Award Funding Program. The purpose of this program is to provide supplemental funding to be shared between the principal investigator and mentor for newly awarded NIH K grants.

Types of Funding Requests

NIH-NCI Supplemental Funding

  • * Newly awarded grants will receive supplemental funding of $75,000 to be shared between the principal investigator and mentor.

Other NIH Cancer Related Supplemental Funding

  • * Newly awarded grants will receive supplemental funding of $50,000 to be shared between the principal investigator and mentor.

Eligibility:

  • Only Cancer Center members may apply
  • Application must be cancer-related
  • Only 2 projects can be funded within a four year period
  • PI salary will not be covered

Deadline : Ongoing

*For assistance with application, guidelines, or Wize Hive information, please contact:

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

Global Oncology Innovation Grant

The Global Oncology Innovation Grant will provide funding to promising investigators to research an innovative methodology to improve cancer control in LMIC in Latin America and the Caribbean. Applicants should be mindful of the definition of a LMIC as defined by The World Bank.

Applicants are encouraged to be innovative in their research proposal. Proposed research projects could include, but are not limited to:

  • Clinical and translational research
  • Innovative care delivery
  • Prevention and palliative care
  • Implementation research
  • Health systems, outcomes and economics research related to cancer control and care

Budget & Project Period:

* Application deadline is September 1, 2017 * $25,000 beginning December 1, 2017 and ending May 31, 2018

To apply please go to the Global Oncology Innovation Grant page
For more information, please contact:

Stephanie Pavolini
Project Manager
Global Oncology & International Programs
(305) 243-4510
s.pavolini@umiami.edu

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 Extension : April 17, 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

To apply, please visit the Sylvester/Jay Weiss Catchment Area Grant Application page.

American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant Pilot Projects

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. Two awards of $45,000 each are available for a one year period.

Deadline Extension : May 31, 2017

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 May 2017 Funding Newsletter

Download the May 2017 NIH-NCI Newsletter

Download the May 2017 Funding Newsletter for Trainees

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