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Agency/Sponsor Program Name Pre-proposal Due Date:Pre-proposal Form Sponsor Due Date:
Cancer Prevention And Research Institute Of TexasCore Facilities Support Awards (RFA R-16-CFS)08-13-2015Pre-proposal Template10-13-2015
Cancer Prevention And Research Institute Of TexasHigh-Impact/High-Risk Research Awards (RFA R-16-HIH)08-13-2015Pre-proposal Template10-13-2015
National Institutes of HealthBuilding Population Health Research Capacity in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands (U24) (NIH)10-09-2015Pre-proposal Template12-09-2015


NSF Website for Solicitations that Limit the Number of Proposals an Organization can submit:
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_sro.jsp


Sponsor: Cancer Prevention And Research Institute Of Texas (CPRIT)
Program Name: Core Facilities Support Awards (RFA R-16-CFS)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  08-13-2015

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.

Sponsor Deadline (RFA R-16-CFS): 10-13-2015

3 PM CST

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

Core Facility Support Awards seek to facilitate the development or improvement of core facilities that will provide valuable services to support and enhance scientifically meritorious cancer research projects. A user group of Texas-based investigators must be identified, each of whom should have supported cancer research projects that will make use of the requested facility. This requirement is not intended to exclude early career–stage investigators who have not yet secured peer-reviewed grant support. Successful applicants should be working in a research environment capable of supporting potentially high-impact cancer studies.

CPRIT will foster cancer research in Texas by providing financial support for a wide variety of projects relevant to cancer research. This RFA solicits applications from institutions to establish or enhance core facilities (laboratory, clinical, population-based, or computer-based) that will directly support cancer research programs to advance knowledge of the causes, prevention, and/or treatment of cancer or improve quality of life for patients with and survivors of cancer.

CPRIT expects outcomes of supported activities to directly and indirectly benefit subsequent cancer research efforts, cancer public health policy, or the continuum of cancer care—from prevention to survivorship. To fulfill this vision, applications may address any topic or issue related to cancer biology, causation, prevention, detection or screening, treatment, cure, or quality of life. This award provides cancer researchers access to appropriate research infrastructure, instrumentation, and technical expertise necessary to achieve their research objectives. A wide variety of facilities can be supported, including, but not limited to, chemistry, high-throughput screening, biomedical imaging, proteomics, protein structure, molecular biology, genomics, metabolomics, animal physiology/metabolism, cell sorting, bioengineering, clinical research support, bioinformatics, and the like. Funds may be requested to develop a new facility or to enhance the capabilities of an existing facility that will directly support and impact cancer research programs at the institution and in the region

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

 

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  An institution may submit only 1 new or resubmission application under this RFA during this funding cycle. An exception will be made for institutions submitting applications for core facilities that support research directed toward childhood and adolescent cancer; in this case, institutions may submit 1 childhood and adolescent cancer application and 1 additional application in another aspect of cancer research (new or resubmission). A PI may only resubmit an application that was previously not funded once. Support for only 1 facility may be requested per application.

Limit on Number of PIs:  1 - This award must be directed by the PI. Co-PIs are not permitted. The PI must be the director of the facility and must have a doctoral degree, including MD, PhD, DDS, DMD, DrPH, DO, DVM, or equivalent, and must reside in Texas during the time the research that is the subject of the grant is conducted. The PI should also hold a faculty position, preferably at the level of associate or full professor or the equivalent.

 BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information: The maximum duration for this award mechanism is 5 years. Applicants may request a maximum of $3,000,000 in total costs for the first 2 years and up to $1,000,000 in total costs for each subsequent year. Exceptions to these limits may be granted, but only if exceptionally well justified.

Cost Sharing:  Texas law requires that prior to disbursement of CPRIT grant funds, the award recipient must demonstrate that it has an amount of funds equal to one-half of the CPRIT funding dedicated to the research that is the subject of the award.

Indirect Costs:  State law limits the amount of award funding that may be spent on indirect costs to no more than 5% of the total award amount.

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Sponsor: Cancer Prevention And Research Institute Of Texas (CPRIT)
Program Name: High-Impact/High-Risk Research Awards (RFA R-16-HIH)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  08-13-2015

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.

Sponsor Deadline (RFA R-16-HIH): 10-13-2015

3 PM CST

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

CPRIT High-Impact/High-Risk (HIHR) Research Awards seek to provide short-term funding to explore the feasibility of high-risk projects that, if successful, would contribute major new CPRIT RFA R-16-HIHR-2 High-Impact/High-Risk Research Awards p.5/17 (Rev 07/06/15) insights into the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancers. Because HIHR Research Awards are designed to support new ideas, preliminary data are not required. Using this mechanism, CPRIT intends to support innovative, developmental projects that focus on exceptionally promising topics that are not yet sufficiently mature to compete successfully for more conventional funding. The HIHR Research Awards are expected to provide the foundation for individual or multiple investigator awards upon completion. Applicants must explain why more conventional sources of support are not available for the proposed research and how short-term funding will lead to strong applications for additional support.

Applications that might be described as “mini-R01s” will not be competitive. The goal of this award mechanism is to fund uncommonly great ideas that merit the opportunity to acquire preliminary data. There should be reasons for the idea to be plausible, but CPRIT acknowledges that most of the selected projects will ultimately fail to meet their primary goals. The rare proposals that succeed will be of sufficient importance to justify this program. Applications may address any research topic related to cancer biology, causation, prevention, detection, screening, treatment, or survivorship

Areas of interest include laboratory research, translational studies, and population-based and/or clinical investigations. In that cancers arise from a large number of derangements of basic molecular and cellular functions, which, in turn, cause many alterations in basic biological processes, almost any aspect of biology may be relevant to cancer research, more or less directly. The degree of relevance to cancer research will be an important criterion for evaluation of projects for funding by CPRIT. For example, are alterations in the process in question primarily responsible for oncogenesis or secondary manifestations of malignant transformation? Will understanding the process or interfering with it offer selective and useful insight into prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of cancer? Successful applicants for funding from CPRIT will have addressed these questions satisfactorily.

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  5

Limit on Number of PIs and Co-PIs: A PI may submit only 1 new or resubmission application under this RFA during this funding cycle. One Co-PI may be included. An individual may serve as a Co-PI in more than 1 application but should ensure that he or she could dedicate adequate time and effort should more than 1 application be funded.

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information: Applicants may request a total of $200,000 for a period of up to 24 months (2 years), inclusive of both direct and indirect costs. Because of the nature of this funding mechanism, renewal applications will not be accepted. Follow-on applications will not be funded until the time CPRIT RFA R-16-HIHR-2 High-Impact/High-Risk Research Awards requested for the HIHR Research Award has passed. Award funds may be used to pay for salary and benefits, research supplies, equipment, and clinical costs. Requests for funds for travel to scientific meetings are not appropriate for this funding mechanism, nor are requests for funds to support construction and/or renovation.

Cost Sharing:  Texas law requires that prior to disbursement of CPRIT grant funds, the award recipient must demonstrate that it has an amount of funds equal to one-half of the CPRIT funding dedicated to the research that is the subject of the award.

Indirect Costs:  State law limits the amount of award funding that may be spent on indirect costs to no more than 5% of the total award amount.

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Program Name: Building Population Health Research Capacity in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands (U24) (NIH)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  10-09-2015

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.

Sponsor Deadline (NIH): 12-09-2015

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

This initiative supports efforts to enhance capacity to conduct meaningful ongoing, sustainable research and/or research dissemination in the USAPI. These enhancements may occur within the applicant organization as well as partner organizations located in the USAPI. Examples of capacity building activities that may be supported include but are not limited to the following:

  • Enhancements of core facilities, equipment, or personnel to conduct health research.
  • Establishment of networks to facilitate development of new research ideas and initiatives, identification of potential research collaborators, and dissemination of research findings.
  • Development and/or adaption of culturally appropriate data collection instruments, measures, and tools.
  • Development of data systems, repositories and linkages to foster systematic data collection and data sharing.
  • Establishment or enhancement of ethics committees for protection of human subjects at the grantee institution or partner organizations.
  • Technical assistance activities (e.g., workshops, webinars) for personnel from the grantee institution or partner organizations to facilitate collaborative health research efforts.
  • Distance learning and mentorship opportunities to facilitate collaboration across the USAPI or with other domestic partners.

Potential research topic areas may include but are not limited to the following:

  • The incidence/prevalence of infectious and non-communicable chronic disease and of risk factors for these conditions.
  • Type, intensity, and quality of healthcare received.
  • Help-seeking patterns and barriers regarding formal healthcare as well as integrative or indigenous medicine.
  • Community-level health needs that are not adequately addressed by existing community-based preventive or health promotion interventions.

Specific areas of research interest include projects that:

  • Encompass multiple sites across different USAPI.
  • Involve collaboration and/or data collection across multiple service sectors (e.g., public health departments, social service agencies, school systems, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, etc.)
  • Involve data collection from multiple age groups (e.g., children, adolescents, adults, older adults)
  • Compare health between American Pacific Islanders residing in the USAPI versus the U.S. states.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Only one application per institution is allowed

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

NIMHD intends to commit $1.35M in FY 2016 to fund 2-3 awards. 

Although the size of awards may vary with the scope of the project, direct costs are limited to $400,000 annually (excluding consortium facilities and administrative costs).

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