DF/HCC SPORE in Multiple Myeloma Developmental Research Program

June 14, 2017

REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS: Developmental Research Project

AWARD AMOUNT: up to $86,000 (direct costs) per year for one year with the potential for renewal for a second year based on merit
APPLICATION DEADLINE: On or before July 15, 2017

The Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Specialized Program in Research Excellence (SPORE) in Multiple Myeloma seeks applications for a Developmental Research Project.  Please note the deadline for applications is on or before July 15, 2017.

Developmental Research Project

The objectives of the Developmental Research Program are to provide a continuous flow of new ideas and projects to stimulate myeloma research in the context of the Myeloma SPORE. It encourages new research directions and methodologies and facilitates collaborations. By providing initial support to pilot projects, it will foster the development of new translational projects.  It also allows the Myeloma SPORE to have participation and recruitment of investigators not only from the DF/HCC, but also including outside institutions. This Program will rely on scientific and programmatic review by a Developmental Research Committee, which will assure selection of the most promising and highest quality projects with high likelihood of translational impact.

Candidates may be either clinicians with an MD degree who are interested in translational research, or scientists with a PhD degree (or an equivalent higher degree), who are interested in the application of basic science to the problem of therapy of myeloma.

The completed application should be submitted no later than July 15, 2017. An electronic version of the application, in pdf format only, should be sent to: candice_hachey@dfci.harvard.edu.  A scanned copy of the signed first page should also be included in the mail. 


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The application should contain the following components: 

  1. Application Front Page with signatures
  2. Research Abstract ( ½ page)
  3. Budget with justification
  4. Research Proposal to include Background and Relevance, Specific Aims, Preliminary Data, and Experimental Methods. Not to exceed 5 pages exclusive of the literature cited.
  5. Translational Objectives of the Proposed Research (1/2 page)
  6. NIH Biosketch including other Support pages of the Applicant
  7. Appendix. 2 reprints may be included.  Figures may not be included in the Appendix.