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Funding Opportunities

Florida Academic Cancer Center Alliance Funding Opportunity

We are excited to announce our third Funding Opportunity Announcement for new collaborative projects involving the Moffitt Cancer Center, UF Health Cancer Center at the University of Florida, and the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami. This opportunity is designed to further build collaboration among the three Centers, each of which is providing funding for the awards.

Each proposal requires strong, meaningful collaboration by investigators from at least two of the three Centers. These are significant pilot awards, and each institution’s component of the project may be up to $50,000, which excludes support for PI or Co-PI salary. Thus, a proposal with two Centers would total up to $100,000; or with three Centers, $150,000. Projects will be reviewed on the strength of their scientific merit, innovation, measurable deliverables/milestones, potential to obtain extramural funding, strength of collaboration and feasibility within the funding period.

We have assembled a listing of expertise at each of the three Centers to help investigators in selecting collaborators (see links below).

A non-binding letter of intent is requested by March 1, 2017, with the full application due on April 7, 2017. Applicants will be selected and notified on or before June 1, 2017, with an earliest project start-date of July 1, 2017 but no later than October 1, 2017 (to allow for IRB approvals).

For additional information please visit the Florida Academic Cancer Center Alliance Funding Opportunity website.

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 11, 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.

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

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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