Funding Opportunities

Internal FOAs:

KUCC Special Emphasis Pilot Projects - Brain cancer, Myeloma - due January 30, 2015.

This opportunity is available to KU Cancer Center members only. It is anticipated that 2 brain cancer pilot projects and 1 myeloma pilot project at $35,000 each will be awarded, based on merit. Special consideration will be given to submissions that are inter-programmatic or translational in nature.
Cancer Center members with current, active Cancer Center pilot projects may not apply again until the completion of their project and submission of their progress report.  It is also expected that previous Cancer Center pilot project winners submit a cancer-related grant application before applying for new Cancer Center pilot project funds.  This will be evidenced through their progress report.
Expected Project Duration: March 2015 - February 2016.

Letter of Intent - due Tuesday, December 30th, 2014, to include project's title, intent to use any of the Cancer Center shared resources, name of Cancer Center collaborator(s), type of research (Basic Science, Clinical, Population, Translational), and a basic outline of the research plan.  The LOIs help determine the reviewing load for this round. Please inform Susan Harp if you choose to NOT submit a full application.
Full Application - due Friday, January 30th, 2015. All electronic proposals should be forwarded to Susan Harp at , assembled as a single PDF file.  Also, please submit a hardcopy of the original application to Susan Harp (2019 Wahl Hall East, MS 1016, KUMC campus). Please include the new application cover page as the first document in your submission (signed by the PI).

The full RFA is available here.

Download these NIH application forms below:

  • Face page - signed by the PI's department head.
  • Abstract page
  • Budget - initial period - up to $35,000 may be requested for one year (Mar 2015 - Feb 2016); funds may not be used for PI's salary, travel, subscriptions, or indirect costs.
  • Total budget - to include the budget justification narrative.
  • Biosketch
  • Continuation page - to be used for the Research Plan and References. The Research Plan is limited to 6 pages (excluding references) and should include: 1) Specific Aims; 2) Research Strategy (significance; innnovation; approach).

In addition, the following documents may be included, if applicable:
- IRB or IACUC approvals (can be noted as "pending", if in progress)
- Appendices: limited to three entries relevant to the proposed project; letters of support may be included in this section.

Questions should be directed either to Susan Harp at or 913-588-4786.


KUCC ACS-IRG (American Cancer Society - Institutional Research Grants) - due January 22, 2015.

The University of Kansas Cancer Center announces the availability of funding from an American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant for career development of junior faculty by providing funding to conduct cancer-related research pilot projects.  These awards are restricted to junior faculty of the KU system (KUMC, KU-L, KU-Wichita) who are within 6 years of their first independent faculty appointment and who do not currently hold an individual national competitive research grant (NIH, ACS, Komen, etc.).  It is not required that one be a current member of the Cancer Center.

Based on response and the quality of the proposals, 3-4 pilot projects awards will be made of up to $35,000 each.  At least one of these awards will go to an area of special interest to the ACS, i.e., psychosocial and behavioral research, health policy or health services research, cancer in the poor and medically underserved, and childhood cancer.

Submission method: e-mail an electronic PDF file and return 1 hard-copy signed original of the application to:
Susan Harp, , Assistant Director, Education and Research Resources
University of Kansas Cancer Center, MS 1016, 2019 WHE, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66160

Please see full RFP and associated forms below. Please address any questions or concerns to Susan Harp at

    ACS-IRG RFA Announcement
    ACS Cover Page form
    ACS Budget form
    ACS Biosketch form
    ACS Continuation form

KUCC Student Summer Grants

The University of Kansas Cancer Center is sponsoring a Student Summer Research Training Program for a minimum of four students (college undergrad, graduate or medical students). The deadline for Summer 2014 has passed. The next round for Summer 2015 will be announced in the spring of 2015.

Last modified: Jan 05, 2015