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Request for Applications: DF/HCC Lung Cancer SPORE Developmental Research Award

The Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Specialized Program in Research Excellence (SPORE) in Lung Cancer seeks applications for Developmental Research Project Awards in Lung Cancer Research. The funding for these awards will come from a combination of donations to the member institutions of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and funds provided by the National Cancer Institute. The funds will be administered by the Governance Committee of the DF/HCC Lung Cancer SPORE.

Eligible candidates for the Developmental Research Project Award are those who are in their final year of clinical or postdoctoral fellowship or have a faculty appointment (MD, PhD, or MD/PhD required). A track record of interest and/or productivity in lung cancer research is required. The research project should include a laboratory-based component as part of the application. The awardee will receive one year of funding, 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. Awardees will compete yearly for renewals. The individual will become a member of the DF/HCC Lung Cancer Program and the DF/HCC Lung Cancer SPORE. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Investigators who have not been previously funded through this mechanism will receive preferential consideration. We anticipate awarding two to three awards in the approximate amount of $50,000 in direct costs starting in July 2013.

Applications will be judged on their scientific merit, their relevance to the DF/HCC Lung Cancer Program and their potential for extramural funding. Inquiries should be addressed to Joy McGugan, DF/HCC Lung Cancer Program Administrator, at 617-632-4790 or jmcgugan@partners.org.

Please e-mail submission as a single PDF document to jmcgugan@partners.org. or forward five copies of the application to Joy McGugan, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue D1234, Boston, MA 02215.  Applications are due April 15, 2013.

We recommend that you submit an additional copy of your application to your central grants office for entry into their database.  If your project is funded, this should help expedite establishing an account number for your project.

Applications should include the following (5-page limit):

  • Introduction and specific aims (1 page)
  • Brief preliminary data (1 page)
  • Experimental design  (3 pages)
  •  References (not counted in 5-page limit) 
  • Budget and justification (not counted in 5-page limit)
  • Biosketch (NIH format)