Translational Research Seed Grants in Breast & Prostate Cancer
From the State of Wisconsin Income Tax Check-Off Program • $50,000 for 1 year
The State of Wisconsin Income Tax Check-Off Program provides funds for translational and clinical research projects in breast or prostate cancer. Priority will be given to projects that facilitate the translation of findings from basic science research to the clinic. The maximum award is $50,000 for one year. We anticipate awarding three grants.
Please note that the State of Wisconsin has a “non-supplanting” requirement for this award. This means that in the event of an award using funds from the State’s Income Tax Check-Off Program, the PI must certify in writing that the funds are not being used to replace any existing research support.
Qualifications and Conditions for Cancer Center Grants. To apply for a grant, the PI must have an MCW faculty appointment (regular or adjunct) and must be a member of the Cancer Center or have a membership application pending at the time of application. All applications must be for support of a NEW project; applications for continued support of previously funded projects will not be accepted. Salary for a post-doctoral fellow or technical help is permitted, but salary for the PI (or any Co-Investigators) is not allowed.
Direct questions and inquiries via e-mail to: Robert Truitt, Ph.D., Associate Director of Research Resources (firstname.lastname@example.org)
January 31, 2013: A brief “Notice of Intent” to apply should be sent to email@example.com before the end of January 2013. Include the grant category, name of PI, names of any co-investigators, and tentative project title.
February 8, 2013: The MCW Grants & Contracts Office (GCO) MUST be given a minimum of five business days to review grant applications. MCW-salaried faculty should submit their application to the GCO as a “New Funding Proposal” in eBridge no later than Friday, Feb. 8th. [Adjunct faculty: See instructions on application form!]
February 15, 2013: After receiving GCO approval, submit a single PDF file of the application to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, Feb. 15th. Send any supporting materials (e.g., manuscripts or papers) as a separate single PDF file. No paper copies of the application or supporting materials are required.
Restrictions on Multiple Awards
The MCW Cancer Center and scientific review boards have adopted a policy for recipients of past or current seed grant awards. At least one full year must pass from the end date of the project award and the start date of the next award. Any application must be for a new project and not for a continuation of previously funded work. The policy is specific to each award mechanism, so investigators can apply for a another Cancer Center grant if they received a grant award from a different mechanism within the last year.