Funding Opportunities

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KUCC Pilot Grants Announcements - FALL 2014 Call for Applications

This opportunity is available to KU Cancer Center members only. It is anticipated that 4 general pilot projects at $35,000 each will be awarded, based on merit. 

Letter of Intent - due Friday, September 5, 2014, to include project's title, collaborators, resources, type of research (basic, clinical, population, translational), and a brief description of the project (1-2 paragraphs). It must be forwarded to Susan Harp and your Program Leader.
Full Application - due Tuesday, September 30, 2014. 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).

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 (Jan 2015 - Dec 2015); 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 SPECIAL Therapeutic Clinical Trial Pilot - Call for Letters of Intent

The University of Kansas Cancer Center is extending invitations to submit proposals for a NEW Therapeutic Clinical Trial round of pilot project funding.  A Letter of Intent must be forwarded to Susan Harp at by Friday, September 26, 2014 in order to be considered for a full application.

Special requirements for this round of funding:
Requirements for the letter of intent are included in the RFP attached.
Awards are for a 12-24 month period for $25,000-50,000 per year ($50,000-$100,000 total over 2 years), and will begin January 2015.  It is anticipated that 2-3 projects will be awarded, based on merit. 
The Principal Investigator must be either a medical oncologist, surgeon or radiation oncologist who is a practicing physician at the KUCC (ACP and/or CCP Program) or one of the MCA sites.

All electronic Letters of Intent should be forwarded to Susan Harp at , assembled as a single PDF file. Questions should be directed to Susan Harp at either or 913-588-4786.

KUCC ACS-IRG (American Cancer Society - Institutional Research Grants) - next call for proposals will be posted in Fall 2014.

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 $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: Sep 10, 2014