Pilot Project: Request for Proposals
The Arizona State University Physical Sciences‐Oncology Center (PS‐OC) is one of 12 PS‐OCs funded by the National Cancer Institute. Funding is available to support a pilot project that revolves around the intersection of cancer biology and the physical sciences. The due date is August 31, 2012.
Qualifications and Requirements:
The lead applicant must be ASU‐affiliated although team members from outside are welcome. The proposed work must focus on an innovative idea or previously untested hypothesis. Proposals from current PS‐OC members must represent new work and not enhancements of existing PS‐OC aims. The total funds available are $25,000 for six months. Depending on availability of funds, an additional $25,000 for a total duration of twelve months may be available. The funds should be spent primarily on supplies and trainee salaries. No faculty salaries will be supported.
Applications should include the following elements:
1. Background, including preliminary work (1⁄2 page max)
2. Specific aims including duration of each (1⁄2 page max)
3. Experimental/theoretical design (1 page max)
4. Budget using NIH PHS398 detail budget
5. Budget justification using NIH PHS398 budget justification
6. Current and pending funding including any overlap in funding
7. CV’s for all key personnel
Responsibilities of Awardees:
Awardees will be responsible for presenting at the sponsor site visit and the Center Advisory Committee meeting. They will also need to submit progress reports semiannually. Any publications generated as a result of funding should acknowledge the funding group, NCI PS‐OC, and grant number, U54CA143862.
Significance and Impact
-Does the project address an important question in cancer research with a physical sciences perspective that could have a significant impact in the field?
Alignment with ASU PS‐OC Aims
-Do the proposed aim(s) align with the current aims of the ASU PS‐OC?
Scientific Approach and Feasibility
-Does the strategy, methodology, and reasoning seem reasonable and appropriate?
Budget and Justification
-Is the requested budget realistic for the work proposed?