Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Funding Opportunities

CPRIT High-Impact / High-Risk Research Awards

To seek to provide short-term funding to explore the feasibility of high-risk projects that, if successful, would contribute major new insights into the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancer. See the RFA for a detailed description.

May request a total of $200,000 for a period of up to two years, inclusive of both direct and indirect costs (indirect costs capped at five percent of the total award amount). Because of the nature of this funding mechanism, renewal applications will not be accepted.

Only 10 applications allowed from Baylor College of Medicine.

Aug. 26: Pre-proposals, consistent with the requirements, are due to the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, to Shari Yepez ( Pre-proposals must comprise of an abstract and significance (5,000 characters including spaces) and an NIH Biosketch for the PI.

The abstract and significance sections are critical as CPRIT subsequently will use these to judge whether an application will be triaged or sent on for full review. Clearly explain the question or problem to be addressed and the approach to its answer or solution. The specific aims of the application must be obvious from the abstract, although they need not be restated verbatim. Clearly address how the proposed project, if successful, will have a major impact on the field of cancer research or on the care of patients with cancer. Summarize how the proposed research creates new paradigms or challenges existing ones. (see Section 7.2.1 of the CPRIT guidelines).  

Sept. 19:  Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center will announce the 10 applications selected to move forward with full proposals.

Jan. 16: CPRIT submission deadline is Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, by 3 p.m. (CST).  Note: The online CPRIT application and the BRAIN proposal should be submitted at the same time, five working days before the due date.

CPRIT Core Facilities Support Awards

To establish or enhance core facilities (laboratory, clinical, population-based, or computer-based) that will directly support cancer research programs to advance knowledge of the causes, prevention, and/or treatment of cancer or improve quality of life for patients with and survivors of cancer. See the RFA for a detailed description.

Only 1 submission allowed from Baylor College of Medicine.

Sept. 6: A two-page letter of intent (LOI) consistent with the requirements, are due to the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, to Shari Yepez ( LOI must include a description of the Core Facility you would like to create or enhance, identification of the PI and other key personnel, the resources you will be requesting, the type of cancer related science to be supported and the existing or potential users of the facility. You should also put together a one-page preliminary budget, consistent with the description in the RFA.

The PI of the selected LOI will be notified as soon as possible to enable sufficient time to develop a full proposal for the CPRIT deadline. If you have questions, please contact Dean Edwards, Ph.D. (, Associate Director for Research Infrastructure of the Cancer Center.