Pilot Award for Pancreas Cancer

Project Award Amount $50,000

Description

This funding is intended to support projects focused on pursuing the research and eradication of pancreatic neoplasias. We are particularly interested in projects relevant to pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma and early detection and treatment. Research proposals should focus on the biology, early diagnosis, treatment and/or prevention of pancreatic cancer. Applications in any aspect of clinical or basic research directly related to pancreatic cancer will be considered.

Each pilot project will have a maximum budget of $50,000. Pilot projects are for one year and are not renewable. A progress report is required at the end of the funding period, identifying resulting publications and subsequent funding obtained to support the expanded/extended projects. Any resulting publication must directly acknowledge the funding agency.

Eligibility

Eligibility requirement need to be met as of date of submission, no waivers will be accepted.

Who's Eligible:

UCSF Faculty in any series (Ladder Rank, In Residence, Clinical X, Health Science Clinical, Adjunct) in all ranks (Instructors, Assistant, Associate, Full Professors); Fellows, Postdoctoral Fellows and Appointees to the Professional Research Series may apply.

Who's Not Eligible:

Residents, Specialists.

Criteria for Review/Evaluation of Applications

We encourage the submission of innovative projects focused on improving the diagnosis and treatments for pancreatic cancer. Proposals will be evaluated based on the quality of the proposed scientific investigation, the significance of the proposed research for the field of pancreatic cancer research and, the potential of the proposal to lead to future successful NIH grant applications, and the quality and promise of the applicant and the research team.

Pilot projects that involve human subjects will require human research committee approval before funding is released.

Selection of Awardees

Funding decisions are made independently by each funding agency based on several factors – scientific review score, alignment of proposal to funder’s strategic goals, proposal research area of focus, and specifically called out eligibility or other requirements like membership in a center, affiliation with a specific school or relevance to a stated auxiliary topic.

TO APPLY:

STEP 1) Complete the electronic application form
STEP 2) Upload your proposal as a SINGLE PDF that includes all the things listed in numeric order in the instructions below.


INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROPOSAL PDF

Please write your proposal following the instructions listed below and create one single PDF file. Do not include form fields in your PDF document.

Proposal Length: Maximum 6 pages, including figures and tables, excluding table of contents and literature cited.
Format Requirements: Arial font; 11 pt; minimum 0.5 inch for all margins; no appendices; include page numbers and table of contents.

Resubmissions
Definition: Same research topic with an amended application or research plan rather than a new research topic and new research plan.
Requirements: Please use up to one extra page to introduce your revised proposal, addressing the issues raised in the review, and any additional changes to your proposal. A new letter from the Chair is not required if the resubmission is within 2 cycles (one skipped cycle max). You will include the old letter and state your resubmission is within 2 cycles and new letter is not required. Make sure the new changes are highlighted in bold or italic font so the reviewers can easily see where and how the proposal has changed. Do not use track changes.

1. P.I. Name(s) - Optionally, you may apply with two PIs. If funded, PI1 will be the primary contact for the award set up and management. If the proposal has multiple PIs, both PI1 and PI2 need to meet the eligibility criteria listed for this grant mechanism. Only ONE application as PI (PI1 or PI2) is permitted per cycle.

2. Project Title

3. Proposal (maximum 6 pages, including figures and tables, excluding literature cited)

  • Aims
  • Background and Significance
  • Preliminary studies
  • Experimental Design and Methods (include time-table)
  • Explain how this pilot project is important for your career goals (e.g., lead to major funding, etc.)
  • Mentoring Plan: (required for fellows and junior faculty)
    Please describe the plan for oversight of this project by your mentor(s), including the specific role of your primary mentor named in this application.
  • Literature cited (not included in page limit)

4. Detailed Budget $50,000 maximum per proposal and please round up to the nearest thousand (i.e. instead of $49,869 list $50,000).
Use the following form: PHS 398 Form Page 4, "Detailed Budget for the Initial Period": http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html
Add the network recharge rates to your budget.

 

Allowable

Not Allowable

PI Salary *

X

 

Co-Investigator(s) Salary

X

 

Post Doc Salary

X

 

Administrative Support

 

X

Supplies

X

 

Equipment

X

 

Software

 

X

Personal Computers

 

X

Mailing

 

X

Tuition

 

X

Travel

 

X

Research Staff Support (e.g. SRA; Lab. Technician)

X

 

Patient Care

X

X

International Subcontracts

 

X

Indirect costs on subcontracts

 

X

*NIH base salary cap. Fully justify all requests. Generally PI partial salary support should not exceed 10% of the budget, anything over 10% must be well justified. Multiple PIs can decide how to distribute that 10% salary support among them (e.g., 5%/5% or 6%/4%).

5. Budget Justification: Clearly and fully justify all costs.

6. NIH Bio-sketch of Principal Investigator(s) and Co-Investigator(s) and UCSF Faculty Mentor(s) (5 page maximum): Use Form (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/424/SF424R-R_biosketchsample_VerC.docx) with other support pages. Include active, pending, and planned proposals. Include percent effort, total direct costs (current year) and potential overlap with the current proposal. Include bio-sketch for both PIs of a multi-PI application.

7. Letter(s) of support: Provide a letter of support from the department chair or other unit head. In addition, for junior investigators, department chairs/unit heads should comment on the independence of the applicant and availability of research space and other resources for the proposed research. Include the letter of support at the end of your PDF proposal and address it to the RAP Committee. If there are multiple (two) PIs, a letter of support is required for both PIs. If PIs are in the same department, the chair can vouch for both PIs in a single letter.