Florida Academic Cancer Center Alliance Funding Opportunity
We are excited to announce our third Funding Opportunity Announcement for new collaborative projects involving the Moffitt Cancer Center, UF Health Cancer Center at the University of Florida, and the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami. This opportunity is designed to further build collaboration among the three Centers, each of which is providing funding for the awards.
Each proposal requires strong, meaningful collaboration by investigators from at least two of the three Centers. These are significant pilot awards, and each institution’s component of the project may be up to $50,000, which excludes support for PI or Co-PI salary. Thus, a proposal with two Centers would total up to $100,000; or with three Centers, $150,000. Projects will be reviewed on the strength of their scientific merit, innovation, measurable deliverables/milestones, potential to obtain extramural funding, strength of collaboration and feasibility within the funding period.
We are assembling a listing of expertise at each of the three Centers to help investigators in selecting collaborators.
A non-binding letter of intent is requested by March 1, 2017, with the full application due on April 7, 2017. Applicants will be selected and notified on or before June 1, 2017, with an earliest project start-date of July 1, 2017 but no later than October 1, 2017 (to allow for IRB approvals).
We encourage you to pursue this funding opportunity, and look forward to exciting scientific projects from our members!
Thomas Sellers, PhD, MPH, Executive Vice President and Center Director, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Jonathan Licht, MD, Director, UF Health Cancer Center at the University of Florida
Stephen Nimer, MD, Director, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Health Center