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Cancer Institute

UC Cancer Institute Grant Policy

There are a number of grants available through the UC Cancer Institute (UCCI). Find out more about the individual grant mechanisms, cycles and what each application entails by reviewing the UCCI Grant Policy.

UC Cancer Institute Progress Report

Help provide the UC Cancer Institute information about progress made in implementing research studies. This information will be used when considering extension requests and evaluating the submission of future proposals. Please send the completed report to Kara Evans at kara.evans@uc.edu.

Progress Report Form

Funding Opportunities

Marlene Harris-Ride Cincinnati Breast Cancer Pilot Grant Program

The application deadline is June 11, 2018; funds become available September 1, 2018.

The Marlene Harris – Ride Cincinnati supports innovative and novel pilot research projects in basic, translational, clinical and population-based research in breast cancer. This pilot grant will award a total of $167,000. Applicants may request up to a maximum of $40,000. Grants will be awarded for the period of one (1) year. All UC and CCHMC faculty and medical professionals are eligible to apply for funding. Projects should have a strong scientific basis for development into peer-reviewed extramural support.

The goals of the program are to:

  • Increase collaborative interaction to foster innovative breast cancer research
  • Facilitate novel approaches in breast cancer research
  • Encourage entry of new investigators into breast cancer research
  • Facilitate the translation of laboratory findings into clinical interventions
  • All grants should have a strong scientific basis for potential development into peer-reviewed extramural funding.

For more information, contact Kara Evans.

Brandon C. Gromada Head & Neck Cancer Research Pilot Grant

The application deadline is July 2, 2018; funds become available September 1, 2018.

The Brandon C. Gromada Head & Neck Cancer Research Pilot Grant will support an innovative and novel pilot research project in basic, translational, clinical and population-based research in head & neck cancer.  It serves to facilitate research in head & neck cancer through interaction and collaboration of investigators and also to encourage the entry of new investigators into the field of head & neck cancer research. All types of basic or clinical research involving head and neck cancers will be considered. Priority will be given to those projects with the potential to lead to new clinical trials or to extramural funding, particularly those investigating “poorly differentiated” squamous cell carcinomas (SCC).

The goals of the Brandon C. Gromada Head & Neck Cancer Research Pilot Grant are to:

  • Increase collaborative interaction to foster innovative head & neck cancer research
  • Facilitate novel approaches in head & neck cancer research
  • Encourage entry of new investigators into head & neck cancer research
  • Facilitate the translation of laboratory findings into clinical interventions for head & neck cancer patients
  • Possess a strong scientific basis for potential development into peer-reviewed extramural funding

The Brandon C. Gromada Head & Neck Cancer Research Pilot Grant will offer one grant of $25,000.  The grant will be awarded for a period of one (1) year with the possibility of renewal contingent upon adequate progress and availability of funds. All UC faculty and medical professionals are eligible to apply for funding. Clinical and postdoctoral research fellows, instructors and research associates are eligible to apply as co-investigators with their UC faculty advisor or mentor as the principal investigator (PI).

For more information, contact Kara Evans.

GIVE HOPE Pancreatic Cancer Research Awareness Fund

The application deadline is July 2, 2018; funds become available September 1, 2018.

The purpose of this grant is to support basic lab-based research and clinical research and to increase community awareness about the importance of prevention and early detection. The GIVE HOPE Pancreatic Cancer Research and Awareness Fund is soliciting proposals for pancreatic cancer-related research pilot projects in basic, translational or clinical research. This pilot grant will offer two (2) grants of $47,500 each and will be awarded for the period of one (1) year. All full-time basic scientist affiliated with the University of Cincinnati are eligible to apply. Projects should have a strong scientific basis for development into peer-reviewed extramural support. A letter of Intent (LOI) is required and only selected LOIs will be invited to submit full applications.

For more information, contact Kara Evans.

Steven Goldman Memorial Pancreatic Cancer Research Grant

The application deadline is July 2, 2018; funds become available September 1, 2018.

The purpose of the grant is to encourage research in the molecular genetics of cancer, tumor immunology, growth promoting factors of cancer, tumor virology that appears to have relevance to human cancers and other areas of basic cancer research. Research into therapeutic modalities, which help to elucidate, prove or disprove explanations or theories in the area of basic cancer research, may be supported. The grant may also be used to support work in techniques and methods, which may be helpful to investigators in basic cancer research. This pilot grant will offer one (1) grant of $55,000 and will be awarded for the period of one (1) year. All full-time basic scientist affiliated with the University of Cincinnati are eligible to apply. Projects should have a strong scientific basis for development into peer-reviewed extramural support.

The goals of the Steven Goldman Memorial Pancreatic Cancer Research Grant are to encourage:

  • Basic research in the area of cancer;
  • Projects seeking to determine the cause of cancer;
  • Projects that study the mechanisms by which cells undergo malignant transformation;
  • Study of the failure of the host to stop the spread and progression of the cancer.

For more information, contact Kara Evans.

UC Cancer Institute Survivorship Program Pilot Grant

Applications are currently closed for this grant.

The Cancer Survivorship Program will offer two, two-year pilot grants of $50,000 each to facilitate research in adult and pediatric cancer survivorship.All UC, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Cincinnati Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital Medical Center researchers with at least a 50 percent faculty appointment are eligible to apply for funding as the principal investigator (PI).Clinical and postdoctoral research fellows, instructors and research associates are also eligible to apply as the PI but will require their faculty advisor designated as the mentor. Investigators from other institutions may participate as co-investigators, and in such instances, the UC, Cincinnati Children's or VA faculty member should be the PI.

The research focus can span the observational, clinical/translational research continuum including health services and health policy research. The application must address the assessment, prevention, management and/or intervention of issues that occur following the completion of active treatment of cancer (surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation). Topics may include risk assessment, early detection, prevention and management of treatment related effects, prognostic biomarkers, epidemiologic studies, delivery of survivorship care (care plans, models of delivery), health disparities relevant to survivorship, quality of life, organizational integration of survivorship care, and patient or health care provider education.

For more information, contact Kara Evans.

Schaeper Cancer Research Fund’s Uterine Cancer Pilot Grant

Applications are currently closed for this grant.

The Schaeper Cancer Research Fund’s Pilot Grant will support an innovative and novel pilot research project in basic, translational, clinical and population-based research in uterine cancer.  Administered through the UC Cancer Institute, it serves to facilitate research in uterine cancer through interaction and collaboration of investigators and also to encourage the entry of new investigators into the field of uterine cancer research. This $47,500 grant will be awarded for a period of one year.

The goals of the grant are to:

  • Increase collaborative interaction to foster innovative uterine cancer research
  • Facilitate novel approaches in uterine cancer research
  • Encourage entry of new investigators into uterine cancer research
  • Facilitate the translation of laboratory findings into clinical interventions for uterine cancer patients

Possess a strong scientific basis for potential development into peer-reviewed extramural funding

All UC faculty members and medical professionals are eligible to apply for funding. Clinical and postdoctoral research fellows, instructors and research associates are eligible to apply as co-investigators with their UC faculty advisor or mentor as the principal investigator (PI).

For more information, contact Kara Evans.

Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Greater Cincinnati Pilot Grant

Applications are currently closed for this grant.

The Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Greater Cincinnati Pilot Grant supports innovative and novel pilot research projects in basic, translational, clinical and population-based research in ovarian cancer. Administered through UC Cancer Institute, it serves to facilitate research in ovarian cancer through interaction and collaboration of investigators and also to encourage the entry of new investigators into the field of ovarian cancer research. This pilot grant will offer one (1) grant of $47,000 and will be awarded for the period of one (1) year. All UC faculty and medical professionals are eligible to apply for funding. Clinical and postdoctoral research fellows, instructors and research associates are eligible to apply as co-investigators with their UC faculty advisor or mentor as the principal investigator (PI). Projects should have a strong scientific basis for development into peer-reviewed extramural support. A letter of Intent (LOI) is required and only selected LOIs will be invited to submit full applications.

Goals of the Grant:

  • Increase collaborative interaction to foster innovative ovarian cancer research
  • Facilitate novel approaches in ovarian cancer research
  • Encourage entry of new investigators into ovarian cancer research
  • Facilitate the translation of laboratory findings into clinical interventions for ovarian cancer patients
  • Possess a strong scientific basis for potential development into peer-reviewed extramural funding

For more information, contact Kara Evans.

Cancer Care Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR)/Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Pilot Grant

Applications are currently closed for this grant.

The purpose of the PCOR grant is to address the needs of patients, caregivers, clinicians and other health care stakeholders with research aimed at evaluating and comparing the implications and outcomes of two or more health care strategies to address cancer care. The UC Cancer Institute will award one grant in the amount of $25,000 for a period of one year, with the possibility of a one year renewal, to a researcher with this project focus.

For more information, contact Kara Evans.

Cancer Institute Research Team

Educational Events

Cancer Support Community Backyard Bash
Saturday June 2, 2018 @ 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

RIDE Cincinnati
Sunday, June 10, 2018 @ 6:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

UCCI Conversations in the Community:
What's in the River? The Environment & Cancer
Thursday, June 28, 2018 @ 6:30 - 8:00 a.m.

UCCI Conversations in the Community:
Pancreatic Cancer: Updates in Clinical Trials & Research
Thursday, August 9, 2018 @ 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

First Ladies for Health: Family Health Day
Sunday, October 7, 2018

Beyond Breast Cancer: Achieving Your Best Self
Breast Cancer Patient Symposium
Saturday, November 3, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Lung Cancer Patient Symposium
Saturday, November 10, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Pancreatic Cancer Patient Symposium
Saturday, February 9, 2019

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