Funding Opportunities

Buffett Cancer Center Prevention and Control Pilot Projects Program

2022 REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS

Program Overview:

The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center is accepting applications seeking support for innovative, significant pilot projects in cancer prevention and control research. The objective of this request for applications (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, that align with the goal of enhancing our strengths in cancer prevention and control, and that leverage specialized areas of research strength within the University.

Eligibility:

Funds Available:

One-year pilot project awards of up to $50,000 will be made for individual proposals. We anticipate two awards.

Funding Target Areas:

The Buffett Cancer Center and its collaborating organizations have identified research priorities that will enhance the quality of translational research in the Cancer Center and at University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), thereby improving competitiveness for National Cancer Institute (NCI) and National Institute of Health (NIH) funding and facilitating designation as a comprehensive cancer center. Those research programs and areas of research interest targeted for funding through this focused RFA include Cancer Prevention and Cancer Control. Cancer prevention relates to before the development of clinical cancer, while control relates to after it has occurred. In general, prevention encompasses the following: the study of etiology (e.g., basic molecular, risk [inclusive of behavior, diet, lifestyle, biomarkers, genetics], epidemiology), measures to prevent it (therapeutics, behavior, social), and early detection. Control tends to encompass research related to understanding and/or mitigating toxicity (therapeutic, financial), consequences (depression), quality of life, etc.

Engagement across disciplines is encouraged, especially when it serves to ensure focus of the application on prevention and/or control. Alignment with existing expertise and programs that are established, e.g., Cancer Biology (CBP), Targets, Modulators and Delivery (TMDP), and Gastrointestinal Cancer (GICP) Programs, is acceptable. However, the clear focus, intent, and future growth potential must be on cancer prevention and control.

Applications can be submitted for consideration under more than one target area, if applicable. Areas of strategic focus within these targets are described below.

Application Deadline and Submission:

Proposals are due on Tuesday, March 22, by 11:59 pm CT. Applications should be submitted to buffettcancercenter@unmc.edu.

Additional Information:

For complete proposal guidelines and formatting instructions, see the program Request for Applications here:

BCC Prevention and Control Pilot Projects Program_2022 RFA

Application template with editable forms is available here:

BCC Prevention and Control Pilot Projects Program_Application template with forms 


Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center COE Pilot Projects Program

2022 REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS

Program Overview:

Community outreach and engagement (COE) is a fundamental activity of National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Cancer Centers. COE is expected to span all aspects of Centers’ programs, including basic, clinical, translational, and population research. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) encourages Cancer Centers to support and generate examples of research projects where outreach to and engagement of communities informed and resulted in high-impact science. In addition, NCI-Designated Cancer Centers are expected to work with communities to disseminate and implement evidence-based interventions (EBIs) and guidelines, public education, and public health policy recommendations. This bidirectional relationship between communities and Cancer Centers promotes an understanding of cancer that is more holistic (bench-to-bedside-to-community), transdisciplinary, encompassing of different views and experiences, culturally sensitive, and reflective of mutual goals.

The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center is accepting applications seeking support for innovative, significant Community Outreach & Engagement pilot projects in cancer research. The purpose of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center COE Pilot Projects Program is to sponsor high-quality, novel, cancer-focused Community Outreach & Engagement research to foster the development of early-stage projects and encourage their transition to securing external funding.

Eligibility:

Funds Available:

One-year pilot project awards of up to $50,000 will be made.

Focus Area:

Community-based and/or community-engaged participatory research study to focus on cancer disparities affecting underserved populations** in Nebraska.

**Population groups that may experience cancer disparities include groups defined by race/ethnicity, disability, gender identity, geographic location, income, education, age, sexual orientation, national origin, and/or other characteristics.

Application Deadline and Submission:

Proposals are due on Monday, February 28, by 11:59 pm CT. Applications should be submitted to coe@unmc.edu.

Additional Information:

For complete proposal guidelines and formatting instructions, see the program Request for Applications here:

COE Pilot Projects Program 2022 RFA