RFA: DF/HCC SPORE in Prostate Cancer Developmental Research Project (DRP) Awards Awards

March 30, 2016


Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) An NCI funded program
Grant P50CA090381
SPORE Directors: Massimo Loda & Steven Balk

REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS: Developmental Research Award

AWARD AMOUNT: up to $50,000 (direct costs) for 1 year
5:00PM – Friday, May 6, 2016

The Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Specialized Program in Research Excellence (SPORE) in Prostate Cancer seeks applications for Developmental Research Projects in Prostate Cancer Translational Research.

Applicants must be faculty at Harvard Medical School or the Harvard School of Public Health at the level of Instructor or higher. Research may span the disciplines of basic biology, treatment science, population studies, or outcomes research. However, all basic research supported by the SPORE must have a plan for translation into application or studies in humans, since the purpose of this program is to promote translational research in prostate cancer. Applications will be judged on their scientific merit and/or the potential for contribution to the overall status of the DF/HCC Prostate Cancer Program/Prostate Cancer SPORE.

The awardee will receive up to $50,000 in direct costs for one year for the budget period 7/1/2016- 6/30/2017 (although it is possible, depending on the potential for translation and contribution to the SPORE, that the award may be renewed for a 2nd year at the discretion of the SPORE Director), which can be used for salary and/or support of research at Harvard Medical School, the Harvard School of Public Health or any of the Harvard-affiliated hospitals. Funding provided needs to be spent within the budgeted time period.

The individual would become a member of the DF/HCC Prostate Cancer Program and the DF/HCC Prostate Cancer SPORE and would be expected to attend SPORE activities (meetings, retreats, research presentations). Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Proposal Submission: Please e-mail the following materials in a single PDF file to Meredith Smith at meredith_smith@dfci.harvard.edu by May 6, 2016.

  • A brief summary of the research plan (not to exceed 5 pages excluding references) including an Abstract, Specific Aims, Background and Relevance, Preliminary Data, Experimental Methods/Research Plan, Translational Goals, and anticipated time line.

  • Budget (NIH 398 Form Page 4) up to $50,000 direct costs per year (plus indirect costs using your institute’s federally negotiated rate) for budget period 7/1/16-6/30/17.

  • For institutions other than DFCI, institutional signature on the budget is required.

  • Applicant’s Biosketch (NIH Format – 5 page limit)

  • 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.

    Questions? Please contact Kate Perry, kate_perry@dfci.harvard.edu, 617-632-3033