DF/HCC Breast Cancer SPORE - CEP & DRP RFAs

October 30, 2017

DF/HCC's Breast Cancer SPORE has released RFA's for its Career Enhancement and Developmental Research Project Awards, with applications due on December 1, 2017. Read more about these awards below for more information.

Career Enhancement Program RFA

The Breast Cancer SPORE at the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC) is seeking applications for Career Enhancement Program (CEP) projects focused on prevention and epidemiological research in breast cancer. Funding will be provided for up to two awards through the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-sponsored Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) mechanism. 

REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS: Career Enhancement Awards in Breast Cancer
AWARD AMOUNT: Up to $50,000 (direct costs) for a six-month period
APPLICATION DEADLINE: On or before 5pm on Friday, December 1, 2017

 

Download full RFA here

The Breast Cancer SPORE at the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC) is seeking applications for Career Enhancement Program (CEP) projects focused on prevention and epidemiological research in breast cancer. Funding will be provided for up to two awards through the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-sponsored Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) mechanism. 

The goal of the CEP is to develop the careers of young investigators committed to breast cancer. Projects focused on breast cancer risk and prevention, impact of exercise on risk of breast cancer, link between immune/inflammatory markers and breast cancer, and prevention of triple-negative breast cancer are particularly encouraged, but others are welcome and encouraged to apply. Harvard (including Broad Institute) faculty members at a level of Instructor or Assistant Professor. Clinical, population or lab-based researchers are all eligible. Underserved minority investigators are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Applications will be judged on: 1) Potential of the applicant to succeed in an independent career in breast cancer research, 2) Training experiences and academic record of the applicant funds for this award, 3) Quality and commitment of the mentor and mentorship committee, 4) Translational scientific merit of research proposal, 5) Enthusiasm of the applicant to participate in the Breast SPORE, 6) Interest on the part of the applicant to use SPORE resources, 7) Programmatic needs of the SPORE. 

Application deadline is December 1, 2017.   Funding will be for a six-month period.  Project must be achievable in the above 6 month period, with awarded funds spent in full. 

An application consists of the following components:

  • Nominating letter from a senior faculty member who will serve as the applicant’s primary mentor. The letter should outline the research and career plan for the candidate.
  • Letter of institutional support from the applicant’s department chair or division chief providing evidence of institutional support and a guarantee of protected time, research space, and office space.
  • NIH format Biosketch (5-page maximum)
  • Detailed Budget: categorizing expenditures
  • FOR INSTITUTIONS OTHER THAN DFCI, A STATEMENT OF INTENT FORM SIGNED BY AN INSTITUTIONAL OFFICIAL IS REQUIRED. 
  • Proposal concept describing the applicant’s interest in a career in breast cancer research, the benefits of becoming involved in the SPORE, and how the proposed project fits in the context of the candidate’s career development.
    • Submissions should be a maximum of four-pages not including an abstract and references
    • Proposals should follow a standard format that includes specific aims, background, preliminary studies, and approach (note: preliminary data is not required but a record of earlier accomplishments is preferred). 
    • A mentoring section including the establishment of a mentoring committee is required.
    • Applicants may meet with a SPORE biostatistician for a consultation if desired. 

NO SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION WILL BE ACCEPTED. ADHERENCE TO THE SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS IS MANDATORY FOR INCLUSION IN THE REVIEW

Please send any questions to claudia_cassano@dfci.harvard.edu

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Developmental Research Project RFA

The Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Specialized Program in Research Excellence (SPORE) seeks applications for Developmental Research Project (DRP) Awards in Breast Cancer. The objective of the Developmental Research Program is to advance high quality, novel, early-phase research, to foster new ideas in breast cancer research and to move research projects from a pilot stage to a level where external funding for more mature research is possible.

REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS: Developmental Research Project Awards in Breast Cancer
AWARD AMOUNT:

Up to $50,000 (direct costs) for a six-month period

APPLICATION DEADLINE: On or before 5pm on Friday, December 1, 2017


Download full RFA here

The Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Specialized Program in Research Excellence (SPORE) seeks applications for Developmental Research Project Awards in Breast Cancer. The objective of the Developmental Research Program is to advance high quality, novel, early-phase research, to foster new ideas in breast cancer research and to move research projects from a pilot stage to a level where external funding for more mature research is possible.

Harvard (including Broad Institute) faculty members at any level (instructor, assistant professor, associate professor or professor). Clinical, population or lab-based researchers are all eligible. Underserved minority investigators are strongly encouraged to apply. Projects focused on breast cancer risk and prevention, impact of exercise on risk of breast cancer, link between immune/inflammatory markers and breast cancer, and prevention of triple-negative breast cancer are particularly encouraged, but others are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Applications will be judged on: 1) Innovation of scientific questions in breast cancer, 2) Ability to generate critical preliminary data, 3) Potential for future clinical impact on breast cancer patients, 4) Translational scientific merit of research proposal, 5) Enthusiasm of the applicant to participate in the Breast SPORE, 6) Interest on the part of the applicant to use SPORE resources, 7) Programmatic needs of the SPORE. 

Application deadline is December 1, 2017.   Funding will be for a six-month period.  Project must be achievable in the above 6 month period, with awarded funds spent in full. 

An application consists of the following components:

  • Nominating letter from a senior faculty member who will serve as the applicant’s primary mentor. The letter should outline the research and career plan for the candidate.
  • Letter of institutional support from the applicant’s department chair or division chief providing evidence of institutional support and a guarantee of protected time, research space, and office space.
  • NIH format Biosketch (5-page maximum)
  • Detailed Budget: categorizing expenditures
  • FOR INSTITUTIONS OTHER THAN DFCI, A STATEMENT OF INTENT FORM SIGNED BY AN INSTITUTIONAL OFFICIAL IS REQUIRED. 
  • Proposal concept describing the applicant’s interest in a career in breast cancer research, the benefits of becoming involved in the SPORE, and how the proposed project fits in the context of the candidate’s career development.
    • Submissions should be a maximum of four-pages not including an abstract and references
    • Proposals should follow a standard format that includes specific aims, background, preliminary studies, and approach (note: preliminary data is not required but a record of earlier accomplishments is preferred).
    • Applicants may meet with a SPORE biostatistician for a consultation if desired.

NO SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION WILL BE ACCEPTED. ADHERENCE TO THE SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS IS MANDATORY FOR INCLUSION IN THE REVIEW

Please send any questions to claudia_cassano@dfci.harvard.edu

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