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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 over 10 months (10/01/12-06/30/13), 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.  Up to 90 days preaward costs are allowed where appropriate and in accordance with NIH guidelines.  Funding sources include NIH monies, and discretionary monies and IDC will be awarded as well.  However, depending on the source of funding for each award, awarded IDC may vary and will be determined once awards are made.  Therefore, we ask that IDCs NOT be included in the requested budget and that applications must have institutional sign-off.  Please note that funding provided MUST be spent by 06/30/13.

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).  Young investigators, 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)    Budget (up to $50,000) - please list DIRECT Costs only IDC will be awarded in addition to the $50,000 DIRECT at time of award and depending on funding source

4)             Brief Statement of Work

5)             Statement of Intent (non-DFCI applicants only)

Application Submission Instructions:  One PDF document including the above required documentation should be emailed to Roxanne_Elkashawy@dfci.harvard.edu by 5:00pm, August 23rd, 2012.  In addition, please deliver 10 hardcopies of the application to Roxanne El-Kashawy (D1230) by 5:00pm, August 23rd, 2012.  For all inquiries, please contact Roxanne El-Kashawy by email (shown above) or phone (617.632.6534).