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 Elizabeth Fedie, efedie@umn.edu, 624-0653.

*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  
 

NOT-OD-15-102
Consideration of Sex as a Biological Variable in NIH-funded Research
Sex and gender play a role in how health and disease processes differ across individuals, and consideration of these factors in research studies informs the development and testing of preventive and therapeutic interventions in both sexes.  This notice focuses on NIH's expectation that scientists will account for the possible role of sex as a biological variable in vertebrate animal and human studies.

NOT-OD-15-103
Enhancing Reproducibility through Rigor and Transparency
NIH’s mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability.  The key to the successful application of that knowledge toward health outcomes is scientific rigor in conducting biomedical research. 

Reminder: Biosketch Requirements for Due Dates On or After May 25, 2015
Remember, the modified biosketch format is required for applications submitted to NIH for due dates on or after May 25, 2015. Biosketch format pages, instructions, samples and FAQs are available on the Biosketches section of the SF424 (R&R) Forms and Applications page.

NIH Fiscal Policy for Grant Awards - FY2015
(NOT-OD-15-050)
National Institutes of Health

NIH Increases Salary Cap to $183,300
(NOT-OD-15-049)
National Institutes of Health

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2015
(NOT-OD-15-048)
National Institutes of Health

Funding Opportunities  
 

PAR-15-289
The Pancreatic Cancer Detection Consortium (U01)
This FOA invites applications from teams or researchers and clinicians to establish the Pancreatic Cancer Detection Consortium (PCDC). The PCDC is intended to support research for the development and testing of new molecular and imaging biomarkers for identifying patients at risk.
Key Dates:
LOI due October 15, 2015
Application due November 25, 2015

DoD Peer Reviewed Cancer Horizon Award
The Horizon Award supports junior level scientists to conduct impactful research with the mentorship of an experienced cancer researcher.
Key Dates:
Application due September 29, 2015

Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) K12 Training Award

This NIH research career development training award is for one junior faculty who is engaged in interdisciplinary women’s health or sex differences research.
Funding amount: 75 percent salary support up to $100,000, $25,000 in research for two years
Key Dates:
LOI due August 5, 2015
Application due September 21, 2015

Powell Center Scholar in Mature Women’s Health
This award is designed to assist a junior faculty in developing a research career focused on mature (menopausal) women’s health.
Funding amount: $35,000 salary support annually for two years
Key Dates:
LOI due August 5, 2015 at 4:00pm
Application due September 21, 2015

NIH Partnerships for the Development of Novel Assays to Predict Vaccine Efficacy
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to solicit applications for projects focused on development, or improvement, of preclinical assays to predict human efficacy for specific investigational vaccines. Maximum project period is five years.
Funding: $6.3 million in FY 2016 to fund 5-10 awards. Budgets for direct costs of up to $750,000 per year may be requested.
Key Dates:
Letter of Intent due August 30, 2015
Application due September 30, 2015  

Hirshberg Foundation Seed Grant Program
The Foundation seeks and supports investigators whose primary intent is to build a strong curriculum in pancreatic cancer research.
Funding: yearly $50,000
Key Dates: Deadline for submissions is August 14, 2015 

Pardee Foundation Grant
The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation funds investigators in non-profit institutions proposing research working toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer.
Key Dates: Deadline for grant applications is October 1, 2015

JUST RELEASED!  FY15 DOD NFRP
Recently released funding opportunities are available now for the Neurofibromatosis Research Program:
-Exploration - Hypothesis Development Award
-Investigator-Initiated Research Award
-New Investigator Award
-Clinical Trial Award
Detailed descriptions of the funding opportunity, evaluation criteria, and submission requirements can be found in the Program Announcements.

FY15 DOD OCRP
Recently released funding opportunities are available now for the Ovarian Cancer Research Program:

  • Clinical Translational Award
  • Investigator-Initiated Research Award
  • Ovarian Cancer Academy – Early-Career Investigator Award (new eligibility criteria for FY15)
  • Pilot Award
    Detailed descriptions of the funding opportunity, evaluation criteria, and submission requirements can be found in the Program Announcements.

 FY15 DOD PRCRP
Recently released funding opportunities are available now for the Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program:

  • Idea Award with Special Focus
  • Career Development Award
  • Translational Team Science Award

Detailed descriptions of the funding opportunity, evaluation criteria, and submission requirements can be found in the Program Announcements.

American Cancer Society Funding Opportunities (PDF)
News Release: Announcement for Funding Opportunities for Cancer Research,
Training, and Career Development – Oct. 15th Deadline

ASSIST To Become an Option for Submission of Applications for Most Competing Grant Programs in 2015
(NOT-OD-15-044)

Academic-Industrial Partnerships for Translation of Technologies for Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment (R01)
(PAR-15-075)
National Cancer Institute
Application Receipt Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
Funding: Standard R01 limits apply

NCI Mentored Research Scientist Development Award to Promote Diversity (K01)
(PAR-15-064)
National Cancer Institute
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
Funding: $100,000/yr towards salary; $30,000/yr for other expenses

NCI Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K08)
(PAR-15-060)
National Cancer Institute
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
Funding: $100,000/yr towards salary; $30,000/yr for other expenses

NCI Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K23)
(PAR-15-062)
National Cancer Institute
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
Funding: $100,000/yr towards salary; $30,000/yr for other expenses

Exploratory Grant Award to Promote Workforce Diversity in Basic Cancer Research (R21) 
(PAR-15-053)
National Cancer Institute
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): November 30, 2015; see announcement for additional dates.
Funding: Standard R21 limits apply.

Physical Sciences-Oncology Network (PS-ON): Physical Sciences-Oncology Projects (PS-OP) (U01)
(PAR-15-021)
National Cancer Institute
Application Receipt Date(s): November 25, 2015; see announcement for additional dates
Funding: $500,000 per year for 5 years

National Cancer Institute Program Project Applications (P01)
(PAR-15-023)
National Cancer Institute
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
Funding: Varies.

Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) in Human Cancers for Years 2015 and 2016 (P50)
(PAR-14-353)
National Cancer Institute
Application Receipt Date(s): September 22, 2015; January 27, 2016; May 19, 2016; September 22, 2016
Funding: $2,300,000 total costs/year

Advancing Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence
PA-14-334 – R01
PA-14-335 – R21
National Cancer Institute
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
Funding: Standard R01 & R21 limit

Role of the Microflora in the Etiology of Gastro-Intestinal Cancer (R01)
(PAR-14-242)
National Cancer Institute
Application Receipt Date(s):  See announcement for 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, 2016, See announcement for additional dates.
Funding: Standard R01 limits apply.

Exploratory Studies of Smoking Cessation Interventions for People with Schizophrenia (R21/R33)
(PAR-14-230)
National Cancer Institute
Application Receipt Date(s): 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.

Genomic Resource Grants for Community Resource Projects (U41)
(
PAR-14-191)
National Cancer Institute
Application Receipt Date(s): 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.

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 

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 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

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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