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Request for Applications - Developmental Projects (DF/HCC SPORE in Prostate Cancer)

Dana-Farber / Harvard Cancer Center SPORE in Prostate Cancer
SPORE Director Philip W. Kantoff, M.D.

Request for Applications Developmental Project Award

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

Applicants must be on the 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, population studies, outcomes, or social science. 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 (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 sources include NIH monies, and discretionary monies. Depending on the source of funding for each award, awarded IDC will vary from 14% (discretionary) to your NIH institutional negotiated rate (NIH funded). Therefore, we ask that IDCs NOT be included in the requested budget and that applications must have institutional sign-off. 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.

Applications should consist of the following:

1) NIH Formatted Biosketch

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

3) A brief budget (up to $50,000 direct costs per year) signed by your Grants / Contracts institutional official. Please use an anticipated start date of 10/01/09. Please note: This is subject to change.

Application Submission Instructions: One PDF document including the above required documentation should be emailed to Roxanne_Elkashawy@dfci.harvard.edu by October 1st, 2009. In addition, please deliver 10 hardcopies of the application to Roxanne Elkashawy (D1230) by October 1st, 2009. For all inquiries, please contact Roxanne Elkashawy by email (shown above) or phone (617.632.6534).

Phone: 617-632-6534

Contact:Roxanne Elkashawy