Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center Pilot Projects

The Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center is seeking proposals for six up to $50,000 one-year pilot projects to be awarded before Feb. 17, 2017. Our focus this year will be to support early phase translational research projects, defined as preclinical research with potential immediate relevance for future application to patients. Ideally, these projects would be arising from activities of the disease-oriented work groups, in collaboration with one of the formal DLDCCC research programs. Preference will be given to projects which involve collaborations between basic researchers working with clinicians, who have identified clinical problems requiring laboratory investigation.

Applications should be submitted by 5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. 

All cancer center members who have a faculty appointment are eligible to apply. 
Indirect costs are not allowed and applications do no need to be submitted via BRAIN.

Department of Defense

Visit our Department of Defense Funding page for information on recently released funding opportunities from the DoD for Prostate Cancer Research Program and Gulf War Illness Research Program managed by the Office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs.

Two Clinical Slots - CPRIT

We are pleased to announce that there will be two clinical training slots supported by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas beginning July 1, 2018. These slots are not restricted to permanent U.S. residents or citizens.  Underrepresented and physically challenged trainees also are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to clinical fellows who are not eligible for support from other training grants and who meet the following requirements:

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M.D. Fellows must work in a laboratory of a member of the Dan L Duncan Cancer Center. PI’s should choose only one clinical applicant from their laboratories, and not submit multiple applications. M.D. fellows will be selected based upon their previous academic records, research experience and long-term career plans in academic medicine. All trainees will have to submit a half-page maximum (Arial 11 font, single space) outline of their project for review as a single PDF file. In this order: Include the title, the overall objective, hypothesis, brief specific aims and significance for cancer research, as well as a copy of an updated Biosketch using the updated NIH format that includes any fellowships for which you have applied, plus the updated NIH Biosketch of your mentor, along with the mentor’s research support and list of pre and postdoc trainees, past and present during the last five years.  Please follow these instructions carefully.

All trainees will be expected to submit yearly progress reports and to present either a poster or give a platform presentation at the annual Dan L Duncan Cancer Center Symposium. All trainees will also be required to complete training in the Responsible Conduct of Research.

If you have not already taken these courses (or comparable course as a graduate student) for credit, CPRIT trainees will be expected to audit or take for credit both Introduction to Molecular Carcinogenesis (Yi Li) and Biostatistics for Translational Researchers (Hilsenbeck).

Clinical fellows stipend will be based on the 2015 NRSA level at five years of experience. Any amount over what is awarded, mentors will have to supplement from other sources. The duration of funding will depend on research progress.

The application deadline is Dec. 1, 2017 for clinical trainees with a starting date of July 1, 2018 and the review of applications is Dec. 15, 2017.

All applications should be sent as a single PDF file to adaniels@bcm.edu and jrosen@bcm.edu.