The Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation: 2016 Request for Proposals

The Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation is accepting applications to fund early stage research that explores new approaches to advance the current scientific knowledge about desmoid tumors, resulting in the development of new treatment options. Award amount is up to $30,000 for at least one year. The application deadline is Dec. 1, 2016.

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

The Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation: 2016 Request for Proposals
http://www.dtrf.org

The Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation (DTRF) is accepting applications to fund early stage research that explores new approaches to advance the current scientific knowledge about desmoid tumors, resulting in the development of new treatment options. This RFP seeks applications from young investigators (at the rank of Associate Professor or below) who are new to desmoid tumor research and need seed funding to gather preliminary data to enable the applicant to apply for funding to support a more fully developed line of research in the future. Researchers must be willing to collaborate with other scientists and institutions with similar interests. Grantees must agree to participate as reviewers in DTRF’s future grant review cycle, as well as to exert best efforts to attend the annual fall International DTRF Desmoid Tumor Research Workshop. Institutional overhead is not allowed. Eligible applicants must an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree. Individuals with an academic rank of Instructor, Assistant Professor or Associate Professor who have not previously received funding for independent research directed at desmoid tumors are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: Dec. 1, 2016. Anticipated award announcements made in late March 2017. Application Guidelines for the award: http://dtrf.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/2016-New-Investigator-RFP.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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