The Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) Cancer Program invites applications for pilot grants funding for 2011. The purpose of this funding program is to provide resources for innovative projects by investigators in the field of cancer stem cell biology, including basic, translational or clinical research. This funding is for groundbreaking, innovative, high- impact research projects that could fundamentally enhance biomedical research. Particularly welcomed are applications that promote the Program mission: to identify critical genes and pathways that sufficiently distinguish cancer from normal stem cells and hence serve as candidate targets for therapy.
Both single and multi investigator, multi institutional proposals are welcome.
- Single investigator projects will be funded at a maximum of $100,000 per year, including 20% indirect costs and including effort committed by all personnel even if salary is not requested (PI must commit effort).
- Multi-investigator projects may include a maximum of 3 subprojects by 3 different investigators from at least two different institutions. Each subproject will be funded at a maximum of $100,000 per year per subproject, including 20% indirect costs and including effort committed by all personnel even if salary is not requested (all PIs must commit effort).
The number of pilot grants awarded will depend on the composition of individual versus collaborative projects, the number and quality of proposals submitted and the funding available. HSCI reserves the right not to fund any project. Each submission may request one or two years of funding. The decision on the appropriate level of funding for the project will be made by the review committee. For projects that are awarded funding for two years, the second year of funding is dependent on the achievement of the milestones specified for the first year and will be at the discretion of the review committee.
It is understood that any tool or reagent generated as part of an HSCI Cancer Program Pilot Grant will be available for sharing with the wider HSCI community.
Please send your application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, September 15, 2011.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Programmatic questions regarding the Cancer Program Pilot Grants may be addressed to Claudia Rizzini, Program Director, at (617) 495-4388 or email@example.com
Administrative questions on the Cancer Program Pilot Grants may be addressed to Scott Balderson, Associate Director of Gifts and Grants, at 617-495-4704 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Application due date: Thursday, September 15, 2011
Review outcome notification: Friday, October 28, 2011
Award start date: Thursday, December 1, 2011
Click here to download the RFP.