Team Science Initiatives

At the Masonic Cancer Center, we are uniquely positioned as a natural embodiment of team science. Our members span every aspect of cancer research from the bench such as genetics, chemoprevention and immunotherapy to the bedside with clinical trials, transplantation and beyond to health disparities and public policy. Many of our everyday interactions already promote the melding of multiple minds to attack the most complicated of cancer research questions.

The Masonic Cancer Center Research Development office aims to promote and support team science by actively bringing MCC investigators together around specific team science opportunities and providing those groups with the tools and resources they need to support, develop and successfully run team-based research initiatives.

How to get involved

If you are interested in forming a team around a specific opportunity or if you would like to be added to our list of potential collaborators for future opportunities, please email Elizabeth Fedie at for more information.

Internal MCC Team Science Funding Opportunity:

SP3 (SPORE-Program-Project-Planning) Grant Pilot Award

The objective of the SP3 Award is to financially support a multi-disciplinary team of cancer investigators as they organize to develop a research program that will result in the preparation of competitive applications that meet all criteria required to receive an outstanding evaluation of their multi-project research grant application to the NIH SPORE or Program Project grant (P01) mechanisms. Applications that address basic and translational aspects of solid tumor oncology and include utilization of patient material are especially sought.

View the RFA

Deadlines at a glance:

Applications close: April 24, 2017
Notification of Awards: early June, 2017
Award Cycle: July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018