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September 2011 Funding Opportunities


Washington University American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant. This program provides funding for cancer-related pilot projects initiated by Washington University junior faculty.
$30,000 for one year
Application deadline:  October 14, 2011
Association for International Cancer Research (AICR) Projects are for a period between one and three years and can include funding for research staff (postdoctoral and/or Ph.D. students), consumables, essential items of equipment and travel.
£200,000 or less. If applicant wants to apply for significantly more than this, advised to contact the Scientific Coordinator (
Application deadline:  October 28, 2011

Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation fund projects that are in need of initial start-up funding to move the projects forward to the point of other independent support or to support highly promising young investigators at a time when start-up funds are limited. The foundation particularly encourages applications from physician scientists and candidates within the first few years of appointment to a tenure-track faculty position.
$60,000 per year for three years
Deadline for Internal Competition: November 30, 2011; two proposals will be selected.  Selected applicants submit full proposals by February 1, 2012.


Request for Information (RFI): Input into the Deliberations of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director Working Group on the Future Biomedical Research Workforce
(NOT-OD-11-106) National Institutes of Health

Extension of Expiration Date for PA-08-191: Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers
(NOT-OD-11-112) National Institutes of Health
National Cancer Institute

Requests for applications

NIH Director's New Innovator Award addresses two important goals: stimulating highly innovative research and supporting promising new investigators at an early stage of their career.  Awards of up to $300,000 per year direct cost for 5 years.
RFA RM 11-009
Application deadline:  October 14, 2011

NCI R25  Limited Competition – one application per institution: Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars (Global Health Fellows) This FOA provides opportunities for up to four support centers to develop and support global health research education/experience programs that meet the following objectives:
-Provide focused mentoring for participants (post-doctorates and doctoral students from the U.S. and LMICs) in global health research at established research sites in LMICs.
-Provide 11-month research education/experience opportunities in diverse areas of research for participants at those research sites
-Enhance the global health research career trajectory potential of the participants.
-Strengthen global health research networks among the alumni and mentors across institutions in the U.S. and LMICs.
-Strengthen global health programs at U.S. academic institutions and help to sustain global health research at institutions in LMICs
$1,000,000 per year for up to five years
Application Receipt Date(s): October 14, 2011

NCI R01 Research Answers to NCIs Provocative Questions (R01) The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support research projects designed to use sound and innovative research strategies to solve specific problems and paradoxes in cancer research identified by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as the NCIs "Provocative Questions" (PQs).
Budget not limited for up to four years
Application Receipt Date(s): November 14, 2011

NCI R01 Basic Research on Decision Making: Cognitive, Affective, and Developmental Perspectives This FOA encourages research grant applications that propose to increase understanding of the basic cognitive, affective, motivational, and social processes that underlie decision making across the lifespan.  This includes an appreciation of the interactions among the psychological, neurobiological, and behavioral processes in decision making.
$500,000 per year for up to three years
Application Receipt Date(s): January 18, 2012

Program Announcements

NCI R01 Systems Science and Health in the Behavioral and Social Sciences This FOA is intended to encourage a broader scope of topics to be addressed with systems science methodologies, beyond those encouraged by existing open FOAs. Research projects applicable to this FOA are those that are either applied or basic in nature (including methodological development), have a human behavioral and/or social science focus, and feature systems science methodologies.
Budget not limited for up to five years.
Standard due dates apply.

Prioritizing Molecular Targets for Cancer Prevention with Nutritional Combinations (R01)
This FOA by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), invites research applications to enhance understanding about the dynamic interrelationship that exists between bioactive food components (and/or combinations thereof) and cancer prevention. Applications that apply new high-throughput genomic, epigenomic, proteomic, & metabolomic technologies to prioritize molecular targets of dietary components encouraged.
Earliest submission date October 5, 2011


Department of Defense (DOD) Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) to eradicate breast cancer by funding innovative, high-impact research through a partnership of scientists and consumers. Detailed descriptions of each of the funding opportunities, evaluation criteria, and submission requirements can be found in the FY11 BCRP Program Announcements. Each Program Announcement is available electronically for downloading from the website (<>), the CDMRP website (<>) and the CDMRP eReceipt System (<>).
Submission Deadlines:   Impact Award
Pre-Application:  September 20, 2011
Application (Invited):  December 22, 2011

Clinical Translational Research Award
Pre-Application:  September 20, 2011
Application (Invited):  December 22, 2011

Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP). The DOD PRCRP vision is to improve quality of life by decreasing the impact of cancer on service members, their families, and the American public. This program is to research cancers not addressed in breast, prostate, lung (excluding mesothelioma), and ovarian cancer research programs currently executed and managed by the Office of the CDMRP.  The funds provided are directed to be used to conduct research for the following topic areas:  Blood Cancers; Colorectal Cancer; Genetic Cancer Research; Kidney Cancer; Listeria Vaccine for Cancer; Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers; Mesothelioma; Pancreatic Cancer; Pediatric Cancers; Radiation Protection Utilizing Nanotechnology


Washington University-Pfizer Biomedical Research Program
Sponsor: Pfizer Worldwide R&D/Indications Discovery Unit (IDU)
Amount: $20,000 to $50,000 Funding provided to specific preclinical and clinical milestones (decision points) – typically, preclinical is $20-50k and accomplished in < 9 months; clinical accomplished via an IIR in an additional 12 months. Project must outline translational through to clinical validation and have a staged decision tree.
Deadline for Internal Competition: December 1, 2011
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