The University of Arizona Cancer Center Basic Clinical Partnership

Pilot Project Funding


DEADLINE: January 15, 2015, by 5 p.m.

Request for Applications: Basic/clinical partnerships to promote translational research.

Purpose: Funding is available from The University of Arizona Cancer Center Support Grant for collaborative translational research pilot projects. Projects focused on the development of translational cancer therapies that may lead to preliminary data with a clinical endpoint or that propose correlative biomarker studies of prospective or of completed targeted cancer therapy clinical trials in support of more extensive proposals are of particular interest. Projects that address the basic science of a clinically relevant problem are also encouraged.

Eligibility: Applications must include partnerships between one basic science faculty member (can include behavioral scientists, epidemiologists, or biostatisticians) and one clinical sciences faculty member. Both must be members of The University of Arizona Cancer Center. Faculty at any level are eligible to apply. Tenure track and/or research track assistant, associate, or full professor are all eligible. Postdocs and research scientists are not eligible. Faculty who are interested in applying but who are not currently Cancer Center members are encouraged to apply for membership.

Two project will be funded at $100,000 for a one-year period. Budget requests may not exceed $100,000 in direct costs and can be used for research supplies, etc. An initial $50,000 will be awarded followed by a six month review to determine if the project is progressing sufficiently to award the second $50,000. Some restrictions on budgetary items apply (a detailed list will be provided upon request). Use of funds for PI salary is not allowed.

Proposals are due on January 15, 2015, by 5 p.m.

Applications will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • Impact (45%) – the translational potential for the work.
  • Scientific merit (45%) – at both the basic and clinical science level.
  • Potential for future funding (10%).

For more information, please contact: Maria Prevatt, 626-6979.

Forms for Applicants: