Internal funding opportunites for cancer research

The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is now accepting applications for two unique funding opportunities:

The purpose of the Umpqua Bank Innovation Award for Pediatric Cancer Research is to cultivate outstanding pediatric cancer research by assisting in the generation of preliminary data for peer-reviewed national funding or career development proposals. Scientific excellence will be the key review element for applications with a priority on research that has the greatest potential to yield improvements in cancer therapy, diagnosis or prevention. Proposals for this award will be accepted from investigators who are faculty members within five years of their first faculty appointment or are in a senior fellowship or post-doctoral position in transition to independent funding. This award is made available by the generous support of Umpqua Bank, the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

Amount: $10,000 over one year.
Deadline: June 30, 2014

The Knight Cancer Institute Pilot Project Awards are designed to cultivate outstanding cancer research by assisting in the generation of preliminary data leading to peer-reviewed national funding. These awards are intended to support fundamental biologic mechanisms that underlie cancer initiation, progression or treatment. 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. For this cycle, Priority will be given to those proposals including investigators from two or more basic science disciplines (e.g. cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, etc.). The project must demonstrate potential advancement of fundamental cancer related biologic mechanisms. Knight investigators at the rank of assistant professor or higher are eligible to apply.

Amount: $50,000 over one year.
Deadline: July 7, 2014

For both opportunities, submit applications to

Questions? Contact Kristin Bialobok (x4-6343).

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