Funding opp: DCI Cancer Survivorship Center pilot research projects

Friday, November 15, 2013

The Duke Cancer Institute (DCI) is pleased to announce the first round of funding for the Cancer Survivorship Center pilot research projects. The goal of the pilot project program is to foster survivorship research that will inform and improve care delivery at Duke and/or allow investigators to develop preliminary data that will support external funding proposals.

Research can span the spectrum from clinical or translational research to health services research and may include a focus on psychosocial wellbeing, cardio-oncology, health disparities, symptom management, care coordination, quality, behavioral health, patient education, or policy. The research question must be relevant to the care and outcomes of patients following initial treatment of cancer.

Applications are due Mon., Dec. 9, 2013. See below for full application instructions.

There are two options for support:

  1. Individual PI: Range: $8K to $10K for a one year project period with appropriate budget justification.
  2. Co-PI Team: Range: $10K to $20K for a one year project period with appropriate budget justification. Collaborations require two or more active faculty participants. At the time of submission at least one of the PI's must be a DCI member and the other PI should apply for DCI membership based on this demonstrated interest in cancer research.
  • Proposals may support research staff, equipment, or supplies but not the principal investigator/s effort.
  • All pilot projects are eligible to compete for a second year of funding based upon progress, scientific justification, and the availability of funds.
  • Non-DCI members (particularly young investigators) may submit applications with sponsorship by a DCI member.

Applications can be submitted by DCI members. Interested applicants who are not yet members of DCI, for whom cancer survivorship is an area of research emphasis, are encouraged to apply to DCI for membership. Young investigators without a prior history in cancer research, but with interest in embarking on a cancer-related career path, are strongly encouraged to apply to DCI for membership. The project must be directly related to cancer survivorship.

For questions, contact Jeff Peppercorn, MD, MPH. Submit applications to Kevin Houck, MPH.

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