CPRIT's COMMERCIALIZATION PROGRAM RELEASES THREE NEW REQUESTS FOR APPLICATIONS (RFA)
The CPRIT Commercialization Program is pleased to announce the release the following requests for applications (RFAs), now available on the CPRIT website, www.cprit.state.tx.us
Applications for these three CPRIT commercialization awards will only be accepted via (www.CPRITGrants.org).
Company Commercialization Awards
This award mechanism seeks to support Texas-based applicant companies or limited partnerships that have already received at least one round of professional institutional investment.
Company Formation Awards
This award mechanism seeks to support early-stage "start-up" applicant companies or limited partnerships with no previous round of professional institutional investment.
Company Formation Awards
This award mechanism seeks to support the relocation of applicant companies or limited partnerships from other states to Texas.
In addition to these three new RFAs, CPRIT's commercialization program currently has an open RFA for Texas Life Sciences Incubator Infrastructure Award. Applications for this award will only be accepted viawww.CPRITGrants.org through August 30, 2011. Incubator awards are expected to be announced in November 2011. The goal of the Texas Life Sciences Incubator Infrastructure Award is the development or enhancement of incubator organizations that will provide valuable programs and services in Texas to enhance the ability to commercialize innovative, new products for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancer and to establish infrastructure that is critical to the development of a robust life sciences industry in the State.
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Research and Prevention Awards - Frequently Asked Questions
Research and Prevention Award frequently asked questions have been added to our main agency FAQ listing.
CPRIT Policies and Procedures Guide
Please click here to view CPRIT’s Policies and Procedures Guide for research and prevention applications and awards.
CPRIT Specific Requirements
- Carry-forward for all awards require agency approval starting in Year 02. (Section 3.13)
- All budget modifications must be submitted to CPRIT. If the transfer is less than 10% of the total award we can approve it locally but CPRIT will need to update their budgets. Send all budget modifications to Post Award for review and submission. (Section 3.06)
- Financial reports are for expenses only. If an invoice that belongs in Year 01 is paid after the budget period has ended it will be included in the Year 02 report. Accruals and encumbrances will not be reflected on financial reports. This makes it very important to get expenses processed as soon as possible. (Section 3.03)
- Travel Expenses must be in accordance with the approved budget. Prior written approval by CPRIT is needed before travel that exceeds the amount included in the approved budget commences.
- Dr. Iqbal agreed that his NSF award is in the same area of cancer research and can be used toward the matching commitment needed for this CPRIT award. We will need to provide documentation to CPRIT at year end that funds were expended on that award in the amount of $3,689.49 (to meet the match amount not met by our unrecovered IDC).
- Please note we will need to identify a project for this same purpose at Year 2 as well.
- CPRIT must be notified of all scholarly presentations or publications related to this funding that have been accepted for public disclosure and you need to fprovide final copies of any presentations and publications to CPRIT. (Section 9.04(c)).
- Recipients are required to submit an electronic version of their final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts that arise from CPRIT funds to the digital archive National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication. These papers must be accessible to the public on PubMed no later than 12 months after publication (Section 9.05). Please note –although many journals automatically submit publications to PubMed, if a peer reviewed journal does not do the submission for you, you as the PI are responsible for this ultimate submission. You will be asked for the “PubMed ID” for each publication you list on your annual progress report.
Conflict of Interest:
- CPRIT has adopted NIH/PHS Conflict of Interest policies as found in 42 CFR Part 50, Subpart F (http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?rgn=div5&node=42:126.96.36.199.23#sp42.1.50.f ) UTA policy relating to this federal (and CPRIT) requirement can be found here: http://www.uta.edu/research/administration/departments/rs/conflict-of-interest/ (Section C1.06 (n)).
- UTA must notify CPRIT of any Insititute-Funded Invention within five business days of your disclosure. (Section D1.05 (a)) Please make certain that the CPRIT funding is appropriately docuemnted on your UTA disclosure form so we can ensure notification to CPRIT.
- Please make certain you are familiar with UTA policies and procedures with regard to Intellectual Property (http://www.uta.edu/research/administration/departments/tm/resources/intellectual-property-handbook.php )
Please make certain you also review the entire contract (attached) at your convenience. Please note, CPRIT requires an annual program specific audit.
Other useful resources:
CPRIT Policies and Procedures Guide: http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/images/uploads/policies_and_procedures.pdf
CPRIT Statute, Rules and Grant Policies: http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/about-cprit/laws-rules-and-guidelines/
Uniform Grant Management Standards: http://comptroller.texas.gov/procurement/catrad/ugms.pdf
UGMS Allowable Expenses Quick Reference: http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/images/uploads/ugms_20120531.pdf
Please feel free to contact our office if you have questions or concerns.
CPRIT will use the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s document entitled Guidelines for Defining Public Health Research and Public Health Non-Research as guidance to define prevention research and prevention non-research. To access the document, click here.
To go to the CPRIT online Grant Application System, click here.
This RFA seeks grant applications from qualified organizations located in the State of Texas that would provide services aimed toward prevention and reduction of the risk of cancer, early detection, and improving the lives of those living with the disease. These projects would provide services that are based on scientific evidence of their effectiveness in prevention of cancer or improvement in quality of life. CPRIT expects measurable outcomes of supported activities that demonstrate impact on incidence, mortality, or morbidity or interim measures related to the outcomes. Successful applicants are eligible for a grant award of up to $1 million for up to 24 months.
This RFA seeks grant applications from qualified organizations located in the State of Texas that propose education and outreach efforts that have the potential to demonstrate change in the behaviors that can prevent or reduce the risk of cancer. CPRIT seeks projects and partnerships that will apply evidence based strategies in novel ways, leverage resources and can demonstrate measureable outcomes in personal behaviors leading to prevention, risk reduction, early detection of cancer and improve the quality of life for survivors. Successful applicants are eligible for a grant award of up to $300,000 for up to 24 months.
The Texans Conquer Cancer License Plate
The Texans Conquer Cancer License Plate was created to give all Texans a way to honor those who have died from cancer, celebrate those who have survived and assist those who will fight it in the future. Funds from the sale of the plate go to support direct patient services such as transportation to and from treatment, wigs, food, and lodging. For more information on the plate or to see how you can honor, celebrate, and help, please click here. Applications for this grant are not currently being accepted but please check back later.
Prevention Awards - HelpDesk
Questions regarding the CPRIT prevention program, including questions regarding this or other funding opportunities, should be directed to the CPRIT Prevention Review Office: