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Interdisciplinary Interface Training Program (IITP)-

Funding is available from the Walther Cancer Foundation to support interdisciplinary training of four 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 Walther IITP Project Grants: 

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

Eligibility: 

  • Pre-doctoral fellows 
  • Joint mentorship with primary and secondary mentors in distinct disciplines
  • PUBLICATION 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

Funding: 

  • Funding is for two years, contingent upon satisfactory progress 
    • Pre-doctoral salary ($30,000) + fringe ($2,790
  • Support for travel to one meeting per year ($1500

Application Deadline and Start Date:

  • Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 31, 2017. Funding will begin on July 1, 2017.

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

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Cancer Cure Ventures (CCV) - 

Funding is available from the Walther Cancer Foundation to support two CCV (formerly ABC) research teams. This funding mechanism is intended to support innovative research projects conceived at the interface of biology, chemistry, engineering, genetics and medicine. 

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
  • PUBLICATION 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.
  • 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
     

Funding: 

  • Funding is for year one (up to $100,000 total cost) 
    • Shared Post-doctoral salary of $61,440 ($48,000 salary + $13,440 fringe)
    • Shared resource funds up to $10,000 (may only be spent in a Notre Dame, IU, or Purdue shared resource facility)
    • Supplies $30,000
  • Renewable for one additional year with same budget limits only if investigator-defined targeted deliverables are met in year 1

Application Deadline and Start Date:

  • Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 31, 2017. Funding will begin on July 1, 2017.

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION INFORMATION AND TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

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