Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant
Seed Grant Program
2023 Request for Applications
The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center (FPBCC) is soliciting applications for American Cancer Society-supported one-year seed grants of up to $60,000. The American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS IRG) is a block grant that allows the FPBCC to award funding to early-career independent investigators who have no current national peer-reviewed research grant support. This seed grant program is intended to support junior faculty in initiating cancer research projects, so they can generate preliminary results that will enable them to compete successfully for national funding in all areas of cancer research.
- University of Nebraska investigators at the level of Assistant Professor or equivalent, who are eligible to apply for independent national competitive research grants but do not hold an NIH R01-equivalent grant.
- The investigator must be within six years of their first independent faculty appointment and have a commitment from their institution for salary, space, and appropriate research resources.
- All applicants must be members of the Buffett Cancer Center. If you are not currently a member of the Cancer center, please contact Matt Winfrey (email@example.com) to request membership.
- If not a United States citizen, noncitizen national, or permanent resident, an applicant must have a visa that will allow them to remain in the U.S. throughout the grant period and long enough to fulfill all obligations of the award.
- Previous recipients of BCC ACS IRG seed grants are ineligible to apply.
- Applicants from populations that are underrepresented in the U.S. biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences research enterprise are strongly encouraged to submit proposals. Refer to the Notice of NIH's Interest in Diversity [NOT-OD20-031] for definitions and information about underrepresented populations. Additionally, the American Cancer Society has made targeted supplemental funding available via this mechanism for members of underrepresented populations.
Application Deadline: Proposals are due on Friday, September 29, 2023, by 11:59 pm CT. Applications should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Information: For complete proposal guidelines and formatting instructions, see the program Request for Applications here: FPBCC ACS IRG Seed Grant Program 2023 RFA
FPBCC ACS IRG Seed Grant Program Application Template: An application template with fillable forms is available here: FPBCC ACS IRG Seed Grant Program 2023 RFA_Application template
Buffett Cancer Center Pilot Projects Program
2023 REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS
The Buffett Cancer Center (BCC) is accepting applications seeking support for innovative, significant pilot projects in cancer research. The purpose of the BCC Pilot Projects Program is to sponsor high-quality, novel, cancer-focused research to foster the development of promising early-stage projects and encourage their transition to securing external funding.
- All tenure-leading University of Nebraska faculty members with an academic appointment at or above the level of Assistant Professor are eligible to apply for pilot project funding.
- All project principal investigators must be members of the Buffett Cancer Center. If you are not currently a member of the Cancer Center, please contact Matt Winfrey (email@example.com) to request membership.
- Projects must focus on some aspect of cancer-related research.
One-year pilot project awards of up to $50,000 will be made (for single-PI proposals). To encourage multi-PI and research program- type proposals, developmental awards of up to $75,000 for projects involving two principal investigators and up to $100,000 for SPORE/P01/U01-type projects involving three PIs are also being offered.
Funding Target Areas:
This is an omnibus request for applications for projects in five target areas. The objective of this RFA is to help initiate pilot studies that have the potential to develop into nationally funded, high-impact, translational cancer research projects. Priority will be given to projects with the highest scientific merit and those that advance the goals of established or developing research programs or that align with specialized areas of research emphasis within the Cancer Center. The BCC and its collaborating partners have identified research priorities that will enhance the quality of translational cancer research at the University of Nebraska, thereby improving competitiveness for NCI and NIH funding and facilitating comprehensive NCI designation for the BCC. Research programs and areas of research interest targeted for funding include:
#1 - Cancer Biology Program
#2 - Targets, Modulators and Delivery Program
#3 - Gastrointestinal Cancer Program
#4 - Pediatric Cancer, in conjunction with the UNMC/CHMC CHRI Pediatric Cancer Research Group
#5 - Clinical and/or Translational Cancer Research, in collaboration with the Great Plains IDeA-CTR
Applications can be submitted for consideration under more than one target area, if applicable.
Application Deadline and Submission:
Proposals are due on Tuesday October 10th at 11:59pm. All applications will be submitted through NuRamp.
For complete proposal guidelines and formatting instructions, see the program Request for Applications here: BCC Pilot Projects Program 2023 RFA
Application version with editable forms is available here: BCC Pilot Projects Program 2023 RFA Application