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Pre-Clinical Testing Facility Concept Grant

Funding is available from the Walther Cancer Foundation to generate data that will help to advance research projects into pre-clinical testing. This mechanism is designed to bring researchers with promising compounds together with collaborators experienced with models of cancer. Collaborative teams seeking to generate in vitro and/or in vivo data are encouraged to apply. While recognizing that successfully advancing a therapeutic to pre-clinical and clinical trials is a complex multi-step effort,  proposals will be considered that address any aspect of this pipeline for either therapeutic or diagnostic compounds.


Funding is for two years contingent upon satisfactory progress, as evaluated in a yearly progress report and will total no more than $200,000. This can support items such as salary, supplies, and core facilities. A budget outline is all that required during the initial application stage.

Application Process and Deadline:

  • There will be a two-step application process. The initial stage consists of an abstract and research overview. These are due by 5 p.m. EDT on June 30, 2017. Qualifying proposals will be invited to prepare the second stage which will include a 25 minute presentation to the review committee on Friday, September 29, 2017.
  • Applicants must be faculty at University of Notre Dame or Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend (IUSM-SB) and be full members of HCRI (online membership form: or willing to affiliate as such.