The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center will provide funding to further the important goal of is facilitating successful applications for large multi-investigator grants (e.g., P01, P50, U54) in the current funding cycle. Based on the quality of the applications received, 2-3 awards between $75,000-$100,000 will be awarded. Case CCC members with faculty appointments at all levels (eligible to apply for independent nationally competitive research grants) are encouraged to apply. Proposals from both junior and senior investigators are encouraged. It is expected that these grants will represent new collaborative efforts with the majority of effort occurring within member institutions of the Case CCC.
Proposals should take maximum advantage of collaborations to plan, develop and implement the organizational foundation necessary to develop meaningful multi-investigator applications. Demonstrated feasibility to develop into a fully funded, independent application within two years is required. The maturity of the proposal and readiness of the team that has been already established are important criteria for the evaluation (see instructions for more information).
The impact of this award on collaborative research will need to be demonstrated and the proposed multi-investigator proposal has to be compelling and conceptually mature. Applicants must be able to demonstrate they are in communication with appropriate NIH administration, other structures within NIH, or other funding agencies (e.g., formal invitation, preparatory meeting, LOI and/or positive response to RFA or PA). In addition, applicants must be Cancer Center members with faculty appointments, demonstrate intent to apply for national funding within a defined timeline, and describe new research that could not be achieved without the collaboration. Postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and research associates are not eligible to apply for these pilot grants.
Requests for additional information and completed applications may be submitted to:
Anne Duli, MPA
Associate Director of Research Administration and Finance