Masonic Cancer Center

A comprehensive cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute

Funding Opportunities

Extramural Grant Review Opportunity Available

Writing a grant? Need another set of eyes?

The Masonic Cancer Center Science Council can appoint individuals to review cancer center faculty members' grant drafts* or grant ideas in a face-to-face setting or in writing, depending on the stage of grant development. The goal is to improve upon members' success in obtaining grants funded by the NCI, ACS, and other national cancer research organizations.

To request a review, contact Aaron Schilz, schil226@umn.edu, 624-0650.

*Members should submit their ideas or abstracts and specific aims one cycle (~3-4 months minimum) before the grant is due. We will usually provide feedback within 1 week.


News and Notices

 

2014 Masonic Cancer Center Internal Grants Program Announcement
Required Statement of Intent:  Friday, August 15, 2014 – Submit online through a link on the RFA website
Full Application Deadline:  Friday, September 19, 2014
Funding:  see table below

In 2014, the Masonic Cancer Center will be offering eight internal grant mechanisms.  Funding and award info is summarized in the table below.  The goal of these awards is to foster the development of and provide support for novel research ideas that focus on a problem in cancer. In turn, the Masonic Cancer Center expects that internal funding will lead to nationally peer reviewed funding. 

Award Mechanism

No. of Awards

Award Amount

Brainstorm Award

2

$50,000

Cancer Detection, Treatment and Survivorship Award

1

$25,000

Cancer Prevention & Control Award

1

$25,000

Hematologic Malignancy Innovations Award

2

$25,000

Mezin-Koats Colon Cancer Research Award

1

$25,000

Minnesota Chemoprevention Consortium (MC2) Award

1

$50,000

SP3 (SPORE/Program-Project Planning) Award

1

$100,000

2014 Translational Working Groups Award

2 - 4

$25,000 - $50,000

Translational Breast Cancer Research Award

1

$25,000

If you have questions, please contact Aaron Schilz, Research Grant Coordinator at the Masonic Cancer Center (schil226@umn.edu; 612-624-0650).

Piloting Modified NIH Biosketches
(NOT-OD-14-091)
National Institutes of Health
The new Biosketch format being piloted will extend the page limit from four to five pages and it will allow researchers to describe up to five of their most significant contributions to science along with the historical background that framed their research.

NIH Announces Significant Change in Policy for Application Submissions
(NOT-OD-14-074)
National Institutes of Health

NIH Issues 2014 Funding Levels
Non-competing continuation awards that have already been made in FY 2014 were generally funded at levels below that indicated on the most recent Notice of Award (generally up to 90% of the previously committed level). Such reductions may be fully or partially restored, depending on the Institute or Center. Non-competing continuation grants (research and non-research) including those that remain to be issued in FY 2014 likely will be made within the range between the commitment level indicated on the Notice of Award and 3 percent below that level.

NIH Publication Compliance and RPPR Progress Reports (PDF)
Click on the title of this notice for a PDF containing a list of several helpful resources for navigating, monitoring, and managing publication compliance. For more information or questions, please contact Aaron Schilz, Research Grant Coordinator, schil226@umn.edu.

NIH Salary Cap increases to $181,500 Effective January 14, 2014
By Executive Order 13655


Funding Opportunities

 

Molecular and Cellular Characterization of Screen-Detected Lesions (U01)
(RFA-CA-14-010)
National Cancer Institute
Application Receipt Date(s): September 17, 2014
Funding: $500,000 for 5 years

Molecular and Cellular Characterization of Screen-Detected Lesions - Coordinating Center and Data Management Group (U01)
(RFA-CA-14-011)
National Cancer Institute
Application Receipt Date(s): September 17, 2014
Funding: $300,000 for 5 years

Role of the Microflora in the Etiology of Gastro-Intestinal Cancer (R01)
(PAR-14-242)
National Cancer Institute
Application Receipt Date(s): November 4, 2014; March 3, 2015; See announcement for additional dates.
Funding: Standard R01 limits apply.

Interventions for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Native American Populations (R01)
(PAR-14-260)
National Cancer Institute
Application Receipt Date(s): May 12, 2015, May 12, 2016, See announcement for additional dates.
Funding: Standard R01 limits apply.

Outstanding Investigator Award (R35)
(PAR-14-267)
National Cancer Institute
Application Receipt Date(s): Application Due Date: October 20, 2014, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
Funding: $600,000/yr for up to 7 years

Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program

National Cancer Institute
Application Deadline: August 25, 2014
Funding: fellowship provides competitive stipends, paid health insurance, reimbursement for moving expenses, and travel allowance.

Young Investigator Pilot Award
AIDS & Cancer Specimen Resource (ACSR)
Application Deadline: August 1, 2014 (3-4 page proposal)
Funding: $20,000 direct only.  Projects are required to utilize specimens from the ACSR

Komen Young Investigator Research Proposals
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Preapplication Deadline: July 17, 2014
Full Application Deadline: November 20, 2014
Funding:
Career Catalyst Research Grants - $300,000 over 2 years; $450,000 over 3 years
Postdoctoral Fellowships - $120,000 over 2 years; $180,000 over 3 years
Graduate Training in Disparities Research Grants - $135,000/year for 3 years

Exploratory Studies of Smoking Cessation Interventions for People with Schizophrenia (R21/R33)
(PAR-14-230)
National Cancer Institute
Application Receipt Date(s): August 15, 2014, December 16, 2014, April 15, 2015, August 17, 2015, December 15, 2015. See announcement for additional deadlines.
Funding: The R21 phase may not exceed two years or $275,000 in direct costs, with no more than $150,000 in direct costs in any single year of the R21 phase.  The R33 phase may not exceed three years or $450,000 in direct costs, with no more than $225,000 in direct costs in any single year of the R33 phase.

Lung Cancer Research Program (LCRP) Research Grants
Department of Defense

Concept Award
Letter of Intent Deadline: July 29, 2014
Full Application Deadline: August 12, 2014
Funding: $100,000 for 1 year


New this year: Institutional nominations are not required. No limit per institution on the number of applications.

Exploratory Studies of Smoking Cessation Interventions for People with Schizophrenia (R21/R33)
(PAR-14-230)
National Cancer Institute
Application Receipt Date(s): August 15, 2014, December 16, 2014, April 15, 2015, August 17, 2015, December 15, 2015. See announcement for additional deadlines.
Funding: The R21 phase may not exceed two years or $275,000 in direct costs, with no more than $150,000 in direct costs in any single year of the R21 phase.  The R33 phase may not exceed three years or $450,000 in direct costs, with no more than $225,000 in direct costs in any single year of the R33 phase.

Predoctoral Training in Biomedical Big Data Science (T32)
(RFA-HG-14-004)
National Cancer Institute
Application Receipt Date(s): July 28, 2014, July 27, 2015, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
Funding: Average size budget of $350,000/yr total costs for 5 years

Genomic Resource Grants for Community Resource Projects (U41)
(PAR-14-191)
National Cancer Institute
Application Receipt Date(s):  September 25, 2014; January 25, 2015; May 25, 2015; September 25, 2015; January 25, 2016; May 25, 2016; September 25, 2016; January 25, 2017 
Funding: 5 years of funding.  Application budgets are not limited, but should reflect the needs of the proposed project.

THE U OF M INFORMATICS INSTITUTE (UMII) has announced two major funding initiatives at the interface of informatics and its applications: the UMII Transdisciplinary Research Fellowship will position recently promoted associate professors to provide leadership in transdisciplinary collaborative projects, and the UMII Faculty in Industry Fellowship will enable faculty to build strong partnerships with Minnesota businesses or agencies to develop long-term projects that address critical societal challenges. For more information, see UMII .

Behavioral Interventions to Address Multiple Chronic Health Conditions in Primary Care (R01)
(PA-14-114)
National Cancer Institute
Funding: Standard R01 limits apply.
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.

Early Phase Clinical Trials in Imaging and Image-Guided Interventions (R21)
(PAR-14-013)
National Cancer Institute
Funding: Standard R21 limits apply
Deadline: See announcement for dates.

Quantitative Imaging for Evaluation of Response to Cancer Therapies (U01)
(PAR-14-116)
National Cancer Institute
Funding: $500,000/yr for 5 years
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement

Funding for High-Impact Pediatric Cancer Research
Sponsor: Solving Kids’ Cancer Foundation
Clinical Idea of Intent Deadline: open-ended (through 2014 calendar year)
Proposal Deadline: notification to fully submit will occur 5 weeks after intent submisison
Amount: $50,000 - $600,000 depending on scope

Modeling Social Behavior (R01)
(PAR-13-374)
National Cancer Institute
Deadline: Multiple dates, see announcement.
Funding: Standard R01 limits apply.

Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics Approaches for Nutrition Research (R01)
(PAR-13-375)
National Cancer Institute
Deadline:  March 19, 2015; March 22, 2016
Funding: Standard R01 limits apply.

TTR Core Usage Funding Program
Sponsor: Office of Discovery and Translation - CTSI
Application Deadline (ongoing): 5 p.m. on the 10th day of any month
Funding: up to $10,000 to use a TTR-designated Core Resource for up to one year
The Core Usage Funding Program is designed to support clinical or translational projects. Basic research projects are ineligible. The supported studies may be either pilot projects, intended to generate preliminary data for larger studies, or projects nearing the final stages of completion but now require additional data the Core Resources can generate. It is expected that a Core Usage grant will be used to generate data to support an external grant submission or patent application.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Research Grants Program
Sponsor: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and American Association for Cancer Research
Deadlines: Multiple; see announcement
Funding: See announcement
Funding is available for postdoctoral/clinical research fellows as well as for junior and senior independent researchers. The proposed research must be directly relevant to pancreatic cancer. More information about the grants program, including eligibility criteria and application due dates and procedures, is available at http://www.pancan.org/2014grants..

Research to Characterize and Reduce Stigma to Improve Health
R01 (PA-13-248)
R03 (PA-13-247)
R21 (PA-13-246)
National Cancer Institute
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.  Standard cycle dates.
Funding: Standard limits apply

Tobacco Control Regulatory Research
R01 (RFA-OD-13-011)
R03 (RFA-OD-13-012)
R21 (RFA-OD-13-010)
U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Tobacco Products
National Cancer Institute
Application Receipt Date:January 16, 2015
Funding: R01 - $499,999 direct costs per year; standard limits for R03 and R21 applications.

Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP)
Sponsor: Department of Defense
Deadlines: Various; see announcements
Funding: See announcements

Innovative Research Methods: Prevention and Management of Symptoms in Chronic Illness
R01 (PA-13-165)
R15 (PA-13-166)
R21 (PA-13-167)
National Cancer Institute
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
Funding: Standard limits apply. See announcements for additional information.

Bioengineering Research Grants (BRG) (R01)
(PAR-13-137)
National Cancer Institute
Application Deadline: Multiple receipt dates, see announcement. 
Funding: Standard R01 limits apply

Academic-Industrial Partnerships for Translation of in vivo Imaging Systems for Cancer Investigations (R01)
(PAR-13-169)
National Cancer Institute
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
Funding: standard R01 limits apply

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