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DaCCoTA Pilot Projects Team Announces Requests for Applications

Jan 10, 2020

The DaCCoTA Pilot Projects Program has released new requests for applications for feasibility, ready-to-go, and community engagement pilot grant awards.

Feasibility Pilot Grants

These awards of up to $40,000 are intended to provide support to allow a clinician/non-clinician team to form around a novel cancer-related hypothesis. Applications can consider the multilevel manifestations of cancer (e.g. neurological, psychiatric), demographic risks, and social impact. Applications should focus on T2-T4 translational research, although T1 studies will be considered if there is a clear plan to progress to T2-T4. The primary goal is to allow a team to form and connect with the DaCCoTA Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design Core; Clinical Research Resources and Facilities Core; Community Engagement and Outreach Core; and Pilot Projects Program to generate competitive proposals for the DaCCoTA Ready-to-Go Pilot Award mechanism.

Ready-to-Go Pilot Grants

These awards of up to $75,000 are intended for those projects with significant existing preliminary data in support of a novel clinical/translational cancer-related hypothesis. Applications can consider the multilevel manifestations of cancer, demographic risks, and social impact. Applications will focus on T2- T4 translational research, although T1 studies will be considered if there is a clear plan to progress to T2-T4. Successful completion of these proposals should lead to a collaborative extramural grant submission and peer-reviewed manuscript submission.

Community Engagement Pilot Grants

These awards are intended for projects addressing priority areas determined by key stakeholder groups. Proposals should address cancer disparities in either:

  • Colorectal cancer screening, stage and diagnosis, treatment, and mortality
  • Tobacco-related cancers
  • Breast cancer screening, stage at diagnosis, and mortality

Award Focus Areas

Pilot awards should focus on compiling existing data and published manuscripts or propose an original study regarding these areas of cancer disparities in the Dakotas. Applications can consider the multilevel manifestations of cancer, demographic risks, and social impact. Applications will focus on T2-T4 translational research, although T1 studies will be considered if there is a clear plan to progress to T2-T4. Successful completion of these proposals should lead to an extramural grant submission and peer-reviewed manuscript submission. A maximum budget of $100,000 is allowed of which up to $50,000 in salary, fringe, and corresponding indirect costs may be used for well-justified salary support.

Deadlines

Letters of intent (1-page maximum) are due January 24. Full applications will be invited from selected applicants and will be due March 16. Awards will be announced by September 2020. The expected award period will be September 2020 to August 2021.

For More Information

Visit https://med.und.edu/daccota/pilot-projects-program.html to download the request for applications for these projects. Contact jessica.craig@und.edu with any questions.