June 30, 2008
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– Clinical and Translational Sciences Collaborative (CTSC)
The Cleveland Clinical and Translational Sciences Collaborative (CTSC) and the CWRU SOM, will provide seed money to faculty in multidisciplinary programs for Pilot Projects that will lead to efficient use of resources and support of inter-institutional, clinical translational research in the City of Cleveland. Investigators in the basic science and clinical departments in the SOM and the CTSC-affiliated institutions as well as in other departments in the University are eligible.
Applications may only be submitted by faculty members from member institutions and must include co-principal investigators from different schools or colleges or institutions. If the co-principal investigators are from the same school or college or institution, they must be from different departments and a strong case must be made in the application that the project is indeed interdisciplinary.
Application Deadline: July 15
For details and application instructions, please click here.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– AACR Henry Shepard Bladder Cancer Research Grants
The 2008 AACR Henry Shepard Bladder Cancer Research Grants represent a joint effort of the Henry H. Shepard Trust and the American Association for Cancer Research.
These two-year Grants will provide up to $250,000 in total support for innovative cancer research projects designed to accelerate the discovery, development, and application of new agents to treat bladder cancer and/or for pre-clinical research with direct therapeutic intent.
Laboratory-based projects must present plans with clinical collaborators indicating how the work will be translated into the clinic. Similarly, clinical studies must show how the work was derived from basic preclinical work and how results will be channeled back to laboratory-based collaborators.
Deadline: July 25
For details, please click here.
PRESIDENTAL RESEARCH INITIATIVE AWARDS– Ken Loparo, PhD
Congratulations to Cancer Center Member Ken Loparo, MD, who was recently awarded a CWRU Presidential Research Initiative Award for, "Complex Systems Analysis of Breathing Patterns in Lung Injury: Applications to Predict Outcomes and Limit Severity", a project completed with Frank Jacono, MD. To view the entire list of awardees, please click here.
NCI CANCER BULLETIN
Cancer Research Highlights
Director's Update: Guest Update by Dr. Julia H. Rowland
**All events are open to anyone interested in attending
Cancer Genetics/ Biology Journal Club
Grand Rounds cancelled
Happy Independence Day!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS
**For more information on these symposiums, please contact Christine Rhoads.
Head and Neck Conference
CASE CCC RETREAT– Last Chance to Register!
The 2008 scientific retreat of the Cancer Center will be July 11-12 at Sawmill Creek Resort and Conference Center in Huron, Ohio. This annual gathering is an important event for the Cancer Center, as it gives us the opportunity to evaluate our current initiatives and adjust our development and scientific priorities as needed. To view the agenda, please click here.
ACS– Increased Funding for Cancer Control Career Development Awards for Primary Care Physicians
The American Cancer Society, the largest not-for-profit funding source for cancer research and training, is pleased to announce increased funding for the Cancer Control Career Development Awards for Primary Care Physicians (CCCDA). The purpose of this award is to encourage and assist in the development of primary care physicians who will pursue academic careers with an emphasis in cancer control.
Through the CCCDA, the Society seeks to provide opportunities for promising individuals to acquire skills in primary care practice, education, and research activities related to cancer control. Awards are for three years and for up to $100,000 per year. A maximum of $10,000 per year for the mentor(s) may be included in the budget.
The Society offers several other grant opportunities for primary care physicians in addition to the Cancer Control Career Development Awards for Primary Care Physicians. For a full description of all American Cancer Society grants, including applications, instructions, and policies, please click here.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY–Junior Investigators: Case CCC ACS IRG
The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center is currently accepting applications for it's American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant. Pilot funding is available for projects in basic, clinical, behavioral, and epidemiological cancer research with awards up to $30,000 for 1 year cancer research projects that provide the basis for future independent grants.
Eligible applicants must:
Deadline: August 11
To view application and instructions, please click here.
Faculty Positions Available – K12 Clinical Oncology Research Career Development Award
The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center is accepting applications for its K12 Clinical Oncology Research Career Development Award (CORP). Positions are available for July 2008 and July 2009. If you are interested in applying, please contact Margy Weinberg (firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-844-5375). Application deadline: August 1, 2008.
Salaries and Research Seed Funds
MESSAGE FROM CWRU OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT & COMMUNITY RELATIONS –FY2009 Third Frontier Program
FY2009 Third Frontier program funding announcements (RFPs) are expected to begin being issued in late July or early August. In our effort to improve internal coordination and identification of project proposals that support and complement the University R&D strengths and match Third Frontier goals and outcomes, to be more proactive in interactions with the Ohio Department of Development prior to the RFP releases, and with Eric Cottington's position not yet filled, we are testing a new approach to the University process this year.
Jim Pae in the Office of Research and Tech Management has agreed to serve as the point person for Third Frontier proposals until Eric's successor is on board. We are providing a summary of funding opportunities for FY2009 with brief descriptions of the purpose & outcomes of each program, total funding available for the programs, and expected timelines for each program RFP. Our experience has been that occasionally these time-lines can be delayed, but generally, the delay is no longer than 2 weeks. Consider the dates 95 percent firm.
Note that there will NOT be a call for Wright Centers of Innovation or Ohio Research Scholars in FY2009.
We are requesting that faculty who are interested in pursuing these funding opportunities provide general information about their proposal ideas to Jim Pae by July 2. They do not need to be elaborate and should include the following: Faculty member name and contact information; Name of Third Frontier program (for example, Biomedical Research and Commercialization Program); Title or concept for proposal; and Brief description of proposal (max. one paragraph ). Please submit all materials to Jim Pae email@example.com by July 2.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS– AACR Centennial Conference
The AACR Centennial Conference on Translational Cancer Medicine 2008: Cancer Clinical Trials and Personalized Medicine is the second in the AACR Centennial Conference series on Translational Cancer Medicine and the first to be held in the United States. Translational research is a key programmatic priority of the AACR, and this meeting will showcase the latest scientific discoveries from the laboratory and their clinical applications.
For more information, please click here.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy: Realizing the Promise
The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) at the National Cancer Institute will be hosting a two-day, national symposium entitled Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy: Realizing the Promise. This meeting will host leaders in the field of cancer immunology and immunotherapy, include recent advances in both translational and clinical research, and should provide an exciting forum for discussion and debate on promising immunologic approaches to prevent and treat cancer.
Registration is free, but seating is limited so be sure to register early! Abstracts are being accepted for the poster session. Deadline for abstract submission is July 15.
For more information, please click here.
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
DOD PCRP Laboratory-Clinical Transition Award: Stage 1
NIH Bulletin – Notices and Funding Opportunities
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