Prostate Cancer Foundation: 2019 PCF Challenge Awards for Metastatic, Lethal Prostate Cancer

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is accepting applications to support investigations of metastatic, lethal prostate cancer. High risk, currently unfunded projects are most desired. The funding program will support a team of at least three (3) investigators from non-profit academic research centers, including one young investigator. Award amount up to $1,000,000 per team. The application deadline is April 22, 2019 by 3:00pm EST.

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

Prostate Cancer Foundation: 2019 PSF Challenge Awards for Metastatic, Lethal Prostate Cancer
http://www.pcf.org

Award Amount: up to $1,000,000 per team
Application Deadline: April 22, 2019 by 3:00pm EST
Anticipated Award Notification: -
Anticipated Award Start Date: -
RFP Synopsis:

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is accepting applications to support investigations of metastatic, lethal prostate cancer. High risk, currently unfunded projects are most desired. The funding program will support a team of at least three (3) investigators from non-profit academic research centers, including one young investigator. The young investigator may hold the title of Postdoctoral Fellow, Instructor, Research Associate, Assistant Professor, or equivalent and should be within six years following completion of a professional degree (MD, DO, PhD, MD-PhD, DSc, ScD, DDM, DDS, DMD, MBBS, or equivalent) or subsequent mentored academic or clinical training program. He or she must have been awarded no more than $200,000 in direct research funding from all sources including institutional funds during the 2-year term of this award.  The award will support large-scale research projects concerning metastatic, lethal prostate cancer over a duration of two (2) years. Clinical trial costs are not allowed, however, correlative research to support high impact clinical trials for advanced prostate cancer is encouraged. In order to improve the health and wellness of treasured US military veterans, applicants with VA appointments are highly encouraged to apply. Projects that involve a Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center in their research proposal planning will be appreciated. Funding decisions will be made following peer and programmatic review. Overhead costs are not allowed for this award.

To read the full application guidelines, including detailed eligibility requirements, please visit: https://www.pcf.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2019_Challenge_Awards_RFA.pdf.

If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please contact Kavita Hall, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, at Kavita.Hall@unc.edu or (919) 962-2013. The UNC Chapel Hill Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to assist UNC personnel pursuing privately funded opportunities.

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