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Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center

Houston, Texas

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Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center
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Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has announced new funding programs. Detailed information is on the CPRIT web site . Below is a brief summary of each program, as well as the internal selection process.

High-Impact/High-Risk Research Awards

Description: 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.

Amount: may request a total of $200,000 for a period of up to two (2) years, inclusive of both direct and indirect costs (indirect costs capped at 5 percent of the total award amount). Because of the nature of this funding mechanism, renewal applications will not be accepted.

Application: Only ten applications allowed from BCM


Friday, Dec. 20, 2013

Pre-proposals, consistent with the RFA requirements, are due to the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center no later than 5 p.m., Dec. 20 to Shari Yepez (

Pre-proposals must comprise of an abstract and significance (5,000 characters including spaces) and an NIH Biosketch for the P.I.

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 amis 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 RFA)

Monday, Jan. 6, 2014: Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center will announce the ten (10) applications selected to move forward with full proposals.

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014: The online CPRIT application and the BRAIN proposal should be submitted at the same time, five (5) working days before the due date.

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