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Request for Applications: Pancreatic Cancer Research Grants

The 2010 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Grants Program offers new and expanded funding opportunities for pancreatic cancer research. Nine grants totaling nearly $2.3 million will be awarded.  Applications are now being accepted online through proposalCENTRAL (https://proposalcentral.altum.com). For additional information, visit http://www.pancan.org/Research/grants2010.html. Funding decisions will be available mid-February 2010. The grant term begins July 1, 2010.

INNOVATIVE GRANT (formerly Pilot Grant)
Supports the development of new and innovative ideas and approaches, including those successful in other areas of cancer that have promise for pancreatic cancer.
Terms: Two-year grant totaling $200,000.
Number of Grants: Four grants will be provided in 2010.
Eligibility: Independent junior and senior investigators (not including postdoctoral/clinical fellows)
Application Deadline: Letter of Intent due October 5, 2009, Noon ET 
 
PATHWAY TO LEADERSHIP GRANT
Supports highly promising early career scientists beginning in their postdoctoral positions and continuing through their transition to independence to build future leadership in pancreatic cancer research.
Terms: Up to five years of support, totaling $600,000. 
Number of Grants: One will be provided in 2010.
Eligibility: Applicants must be in the first five years of their postdoctoral or clinical research fellowships (i.e., started fellowship on or after July 2, 2005) 
Application Deadline: October 28, 2009, Noon ET
 
FELLOWSHIP AWARD
Supports early career scientists during their mentored research phase. 
Terms: One-year grant totaling $45,000.
Number of Awards: One grant will be provided in 2010.
Eligibility: Applicants must be in the first three years of their postdoctoral or clinical research fellowships (i.e., started fellowship on or after July 2, 2007)
Application Deadline: October 28, 2009, Noon ET
 
CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD
Supports newly independent investigators develop or strengthen their research program in pancreatic cancer.
Terms: Two-year grant totaling $200,000.
Number of Awards: Three grants will be provided in 2010.
Eligibility: Applicants must be in the first four years of a faculty appointment (i.e., postdoctoral/clinical fellowship completed on or after July 2, 2006). 
Application Deadline: October 28, 2009, Noon ET