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The University of Cincinnati Cancer Center is dedicated to advancing cancer research by providing pilot funding to our faculty investigators. Our Pilot Project Award Program pools funding from several sources to offer two streamlined funding cycles per
year – one in the Spring and one in the Fall. The funding cycles are designed to be easy to navigate for researchers and reviewers.
Review & Decision
Review & Decision
Inter-Programmatic Multi-PI Collaborative Pilot Project Award
University of Cincinnati Cancer Center is launching a new multi-PI funding opportunity. This pilot award is limited to breast or pancreas cancer projects. Proposals can include up to 3 PIs, and awardees will receive $100,000 in funding.
Multi-PI Pilot Project RFA
Single-PI Pilot Project Award
Individual investigators can submit proposals for $50,000 in funding. While all types of cancer-relevant pilot research applications are encouraged, proposals in breast cancer, pancreatic cancer and prostate cancer are most needed.
Single-PI Pilot Project RFA
Below are answers to frequently asked questions regarding the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center Pilot Project Award Program. For more detailed information, please refer to the request for applications (RFA) and REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) application guide for the current grant cycle.
There are two grant cycles: one in the spring and one in the fall. During the spring cycle, applications are typically accepted in early March, with funding available in May. During the fall cycle, applications are typically accepted in early September, with funding available in November.
The program aims to support cancer researchers at UC and Cincinnati Children’s, increase collaborations to foster innovative research, facilitate novel approaches, encourage entry of new investigators to cancer research, promote the translation of laboratory findings into clinical interventions, and generate preliminary data that will lead to cancer-relevant extramural funding.
Applications will only be accepted electronically and should be submitted in REDCap using the link provided in the RFA for the current grant cycle. The online REDCap system is used to standardize and streamline processes for both applicants and reviewers.
Preliminary data related to the proposed research should be included if it is available. However, for investigators moving into new, innovative areas of work, the absence of preliminary data will not preclude funding.
PI’s salary, cellular devices, capital equipment, indirect costs, and administrative services are not permitted. Travel-related expenses should not be included on the initial project budget. Every effort should be made to utilize the funding in support of carrying out the proposed research. If funds remain upon completion of the project, the use of these funds for travel will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Travel must be associated with a presentation of significant findings directly related to the pilot project.
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