Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: 2017 Translational Research Grant

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is accepting applications to fund a translational research project that aims to develop a pancreatic cancer assessment, prevention, or treatment modality. Award amount is up to $300,000 over two years. The application deadline is Dec. 1, 2016.

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations has identified the following private funding opportunity:

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: 2017 Translational Research Grant
http://www.pancan.org

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is accepting applications to fund high priority pancreatic cancer research that is poised for important translational next steps in order to help move discovery to application in patients. The funds will help a translational research project that aims to develop a pancreatic cancer assessment, prevention or treatment modality. For purposes of this grant, translational research is defined according to the framework conceived by the Translational Research Working Group, created under the auspices of the U.S. National Cancer Advisory Board. The type of project that will qualify for funding will typically benefit from the inclusion of cross-disciplinary expertise. Therefore, applications can include one contact principal investigator (PI) or a contact PI and a co-PI. If there are two PIs, they should include a basic scientist and a clinician. It is anticipated that five 2017 Translational Research Grants will be awarded. The contact PI must be affiliated with an academic, medical or research institution within the US. There are no citizenship requirements, but the contact PI who is not a US citizen must have a visa status that provides sufficient time to complete the project and the grant term within the US. Given its importance in driving the translational process, the project team should involve cross-disciplinary skills. Projects supported by these grants will especially benefit from collaborations between basic and clinical scientists. Each PI must be an independent researcher with a doctoral degree (including PhD, MD, DO, PharmD or equivalent) in the biomedical sciences or in a field applicable to health science research . Up to 10 percent indirect costs are allowed.

Application Deadline: Dec. 1. Awards will be announced by May 2017 with grant term beginning July 1, 2017. Application Guidelines for the award: http://media.pancan.org/rsa/2016/2017-Translational-Research-Grants-Guidelines-and-Application-Instructions.pdf.

The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to provide assistance in pursuing privately funded opportunities. If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please email cfr@unc.edu or phone 919-962-2867.

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