The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is now accepting applications for Pilot Project funding. The purpose of these $50,000 awards is to cultivate outstanding translational cancer research by assisting in the generation of preliminary data leading to peer-reviewed, national funding. This mechanism is intended to support clinical, basic, or population-based research that is cancer focused. Scientific excellence will be the key review element for all applications. Interdisciplinary research, in which investigators from disparate scientific areas collaborate to bring unique approaches to the cancer problem, is encouraged. Two-page proposals are due February 1, 2014.
For this cycle, awards are offered in the following categories:
- One award for investigators new to prostate cancer research
- Up to two awards for projects that demonstrate potential advancement of personalized medicine and translational research
- Up to two awards for projects that demonstrate potential advancement of cancer prevention, early detection, or survivorship
- Up to three awards for projects focused on research relevant to pancreatic cancer
To be eligible: Knight investigators at the rank of assistant professor or higher are eligible to apply. Applications from young investigators with no other sources to fund these pilot projects, and from senior investigators, with the purpose to foster collaborative exploration of new areas and ideas with high potential for impact in the clinic, including incorporation of emerging technology, are encouraged.