The University of Arizona Cancer Center Support Grant

Pilot Project Funding


DEADLINE: April 5, 2013, by 5:00 p.m.

Request for Applications: Basic/clinical partnerships to promote translational research.

Purpose: Funding is available from The University of Arizona Cancer Center Support Grant for collaborative translational research pilot projects. Projects that may lead to an investigator initiated trial or that propose correlative biomarker studies of prospective or of completed targeted cancer therapy clinical trials in support of more extensive proposals are of particular interest. Projects that address the basic science of a clinically relevant problem are also encouraged.

Eligibility: Applications must include partnerships between one basic science faculty member (can include behavioral scientists, epidemiologists, or biostatisticians) and one clinical sciences faculty member. Both must be members of the The University of Arizona Cancer Center.  Faculty at any level are eligible to apply. Tenure track and/or research track assistant, associate, or full professor are all eligible. Postdocs and research scientists are not eligible. Faculty who are interested in applying but who are not currently Cancer Center members are encouraged to apply for membership. Budget requests may not exceed $30,000 in direct costs and can be used for research supplies, etc. Some restrictions on budgetary items apply (a detailed list will be provided upon request.  Use of funds for PI salary is not allowed. It is expected that 3-4 proposals will be funded. 

Proposals are due on April 5, 2013, by 5 p.m. Applications can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page and should be e-mailed to Wendy Tate ( before the deadline.

The funding period is for one year only. The start date is July 1, 2013.

Applications will be reviewed based on the following criteria: 

Impact  (45%)  - the translational potential for the work.
Scientific merit  (45%)  - at both the basic and clinical science level.
Potential for future funding  (10%)

For more information, please contact:

Wendy Tate, 626-0082,

Forms for Applicants: