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Interdisciplinary Interface Training Program (ITTP) Grant - Spring 2020

Funding is available from the Walther Cancer Foundation to support interdisciplinary training of pre-doctoral fellows addressing cancer-specific problems using integrative approaches. This funding mechanism is intended to support trainees with innovative research projects conceived at the interface of two or more disciplines (biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, medicine, physics, psychology, etc). 

Overall Goals of the IITP Grants:

  • Establish cancer-focused integrative interdisciplinary training environment 
  • Provide two (2) years of support for highly qualified and productive applicants
  • Demonstrate the efficacy of this training model to support future NIH T32 applications 

Eligibility

  • Pre-doctoral fellows 
  • Joint mentorship, with primary and secondary mentors in distinct disciplines
  • PUBLICATIONS THAT RESULT FROM DATA COLLECTED UNDER THIS MECHANISM MUST ACKNOWLEDGE THE WALTHER CANCER FOUNDATIONS AND GRANT PROPOSALS THAT RESULT FROM SAID DATA SHOULD BE AFFILIATED WITH HCRI IN CAYUSE.
  • Mentors must be Full HCRI Members and trainees must be registered members (click here for membership information

Application Deadline

  • Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 14, 2020
  • Awardees will be notified by email

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ONE YEAR BRIDGE FUNDING: Cancer Cure Venture (CCV) Grants 2020

Funding is available from the Walther Cancer Foundation to support two Cancer Cure Ventures (CCV) research teams for a one-year duration. This funding mechanism is intended to support innovative research projects conceived at the interdisciplinary interface.

Overall Goals of the Walther CCV Project Grants: 

  • Stimulate novel multi-disciplinary integrative cancer research
  • Seed collaborative interactions between at least 2 scientific fields
  • Provide cross-disciplinary training environment for post-doctoral fellows
  • Generate high-quality preliminary data for extramural application 

Eligibility: 

  • Open to all faculty members of HCRI (click here for membership information
  • Requires multi-disciplinary collaboration between at least two distinct HCRI research groups from disparate disciplines
  • High likelihood to generate preliminary data of sufficient quality and quantity to support an extra-mural cancer focus grant application
  • Must provide high-quality training opportunity for post-doctoral fellow that crosses discipline boundaries
  • PUBLICATIONS THAT RESULT FROM DATA COLLECTED UNDER THIS MECHANISM MUST ACKNOWLEDGE THE WALTHER CANCER FOUNDATIONS AND GRANT PROPOSALS THAT RESULT FROM SAID DATA SHOULD BE AFFILIATED WITH HCRI IN CAYUSE.

Deadlines:

  • Full Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 14, 2020
  • Awardees will be notified by email

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Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows Travel Grant

The Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) is pleased to announce the availability of travel grants to support Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows traveling to academic conferences. Each grant is worth $250.

Eligibility

  • Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows must be presenting at the conference for which they are requesting funding
  • Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows must also present their projects at HCRI Research Day
  • Graduate Students’ and Post-Doctoral Fellows’ participation in HCRI sponsored events will be taken into consideration when reviewing travel grant requests

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Rapid Exposure to Advanced Computational Training (REACT) Program Funding

Across the sciences, the skills required to analyze large data sets, build statistical models, and simulate complex processes are becoming increasingly critical. For example, genomic data sets may consist of millions of sequencing reads from hundreds or thousands of samples. In ecology and earth sciences, researchers are applying new methods for modeling ecological data and assimilating data and models to improve forecasts of ecological and environmental change. In systems biology, scientists are modeling the emergent properties of interacting genes, proteins, cells, and tissues. All of these research areas depend on computational fluency. 

The REACT program (Rapid Exposure to Advanced Computational Training) is a short-term initiative to support graduate students to receive the latest training in computational tools and techniques in their field. REACT is a joint effort between the Environmental Change Initiative (ECI), the Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH), the Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility (GBCF), and the Harper Cancer Institute (HCRI). REACT will provide up to $1,300 to cover student tuition, registration, and board required to attend nationally-recognized workshops that provide the latest training in computational approaches.

Eligibility

  • The applicant must be a PhD student or thesis Masters student enrolled at Notre Dame.
  • The student’s advisor/PI must be a member in good standing with either the Environmental Change Initiative, the Eck Institute for Global Health, Notre Dame’s Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility, or the Harper Cancer Institute. Students should check with their advisors if they are not sure of their PI’s affiliations.
  • Students attending workshops may be asked to share the knowledge they gain with local working groups, journal clubs, classes, or a symposium of fellow REACT awardees.
  • REACT will cover costs for registration, tuition, room and board, up to $1,300. REACT does not cover research expenses or travel costs. Travel costs are expected to be covered by the student’s advisor/PI.

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