DF/HCC Myeloid Malignancies SPORE - CEP & DRP RFAs

October 29, 2018

DF/HCC's Newest SPORE - the Myeloid Malignancies SPORE - has released RFA's for its Career Enhancement and Developmental Research Project Awards, with applications due on December 6, 2018. Read more about these awards below for more information.

Career Enhancement Program RFA

The Leukemia Program at the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC) is seeking applications for Career Enhancement Program (CEP) projects focused on adult or pediatric myeloid malignancies. Funding will be provided for up to two awards through the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-sponsored Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) mechanism. 

REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS: Career Enhancement Awards in Myeloid Malignancies
AWARD AMOUNT: Up to two awards of $50,000 for 1 year with a chance for renewal contingent on progress and available funds.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: On or before 5pm on Thursday, December 6, 2018

The Leukemia Program at the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC) is seeking applications for Career Enhancement Program (CEP) projects focused on adult or pediatric myeloid malignancies. Funding will be provided for up to two awards through the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-sponsored Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) mechanism. The goal of the CEP is to recruit and train new investigators in the field of translational leukemia research. Eligible candidates include Junior Faculty (Instructor or Assistant Professor) without R01 or equivalent grants or senior post-doctoral fellows (PhD, MD, or MD-PhD) who have a written commitment from their department chair confirming plans for promotion to a faculty position within one year. Applicants must identify mentors (basic and clinical), provide a career development plan (may include didactic training), and propose a translational project (clinical or laboratory-based) with a human endpoint. Applications will be judged on: 1) the candidate’s academic track record, 2) the scientific merit of the research plan, 3) the likelihood that the proposed plan of mentored research and training will enhance the applicant’s development towards a career in independent translational leukemia research.

Application deadline is Thursday, December 6, 2018.  Up to two awards of $50,000 will be made for the funding period from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019. A second year of funding is contingent upon adequate progress and available funds. Funds can be used for the applicants’ salary/fringe (up to 50% effort), research materials, travel, and didactic training at any DF/HCC-affiliated institution.

New Applications:  Renewal Applications:
  • Research Plan (6 pages maximum)
  • Career Development Plan (1 page)
  • Mentor Letters of Support
  • Budget & Justification
  • Other Support
  • Biosketch
  • Progress of Specific Aims
  • Plans for Second Year Funding
  • Budget & Justification
  • Other Support
  • Biosketch


Minority and women applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
Additional information may be obtained by contacting, Dora Levin (JD_Levin@DFCI.HARVARD.EDU), or by going to the SPORE website at http://www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/MyeloidSPORE

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Developmental Research Project RFA

The Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Specialized Program in Research Excellence (SPORE) seeks applications for Developmental Research Project Awards in Myeloid Malignancies. The objective of the Developmental Research Program is to identify and fund new ideas and projects for the SPORE in Myeloid Malignancies. 

REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS: Developmental Research Project Awards in Myeloid Malignancies
AWARD AMOUNT: 2 Awards of $100,000 in annual direct costs
APPLICATION DEADLINE: On or before 5pm on Thursday, December 6, 2018


Download full RFA here

The Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Specialized Program in Research Excellence (SPORE) seeks applications for Developmental Research Project Awards in Myeloid Malignancies. The objective of the Developmental Research Program is to identify and fund new ideas and projects for the SPORE in Myeloid Malignancies.

Applicants must be on the faculty at Harvard Medical School or the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health at the level of Instructor or higher. A track record of interest and productivity in leukemia or hematologic malignancy research is strongly desired. The research plan and career goals of the individual may include the disciplines of basic biology, translational science, clinical science, population studies, outcomes, or social science but must have a plan for translation into humans, since the purpose of this program is to promote translational research in Myeloid Malignancies. Applications will be judged on their merit and/or their potential contribution to the overall status of the DF/HCC SPORE in Myeloid Malignancies.

The awardees 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 be expected to attend SPORE activities (meetings, retreats, research presentations). Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We anticipate awarding 2 awards in the approximate amount of $100,000 in annual direct costs.

New Applications: 

  • Research Plan (5 pages excludes References) 
      • Abstract
      • Specific Aims
      • Background and Relevance
      • Preliminary Data Experimental Methods/Research Plan
  • Budget & Justification
  • Other Support 
  • Biosketch

Renewal Applications: 

 

  • Progress of Specific Aims
  • Plans for Second Year Funding
  • Budget & Justification
  • Other Support
  • Biosketch

 

 

Please forward a single PDF file containing all materials to Dora Levin (JD_Levin@DFCI.HARVARD.EDU) by 5PM Thursday, December 6, 2018. Please cc: Dr. Benjamin Ebert (Benjamin_Ebert@dfci.harvard.edu) and Richard Stone (Richard_Stone@dfci.harvare.edu) with your submission. Additional information may be obtained by contacting Dora Levin or by going to the SPORE website at http://www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/MyeloidSPORE

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