CCSG Developmental Funds Award

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How to Apply:
For the Developmental Funds Award (DFA)

The Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) Developmental Funds Award (DFA), funded through the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center’s CCSG, which is funded by the NIH.

Download the application for 2011.

a. The purpose of the CCSG Award is to encourage synergy among investigators, both within and across programs, and to foster new collaborations.

b. The grant is available to all faculty members and is not limited to junior faculty.

c. The CCSG Award will provide $30,000 per team to three “teams”of researchers.

d. Each of the awards will be for one (1) year only, and is not renewable. Priority will be given to projects that have a high likelihood for future funding.

e. Successful proposals will have at least 2 faculty making substantial contributions to the project and be from clearly different disciplines, preferably different programs. If one of the faculty are providing a service, for example something that would be available in a shared resource, then this may not be considered a synergy award.

f. Projects must be completed on time; no-cost carry over may not be assumed. Thus, only projects ready to go will be considered.

Specific details of the application process follow and applications are appended to this notification. Applicants are strongly encouraged to seek advice about applications to Dr. Shields, as early as possible.

For the CCSG DFA Award:

  • Fundable studies must be proposed by a team of at least two independent Georgetown University faculty members who propose a meritorious and innovative synergistic research study with a high likelihood of providing data to support a grant application (e.g., a multi-PI RO1, program project grant, etc.).
  • In the proposal, the faculty proposing a synergistic collaboration must demonstrate that there are clear and substantial intellectual contributions of all applicants using a team science and transdisciplinary approach. Contributions must extend beyond the provision of standard services to another investigator.
  • Priority will be given to those applications that cross programs and to applications that bridge the areas of population, basic, and clinical sciences.
  • At least one of the funded investigators must have a strong track record of peer-reviewed funding.
  • The funding will be open to all Georgetown faculty members as a means of encouraging investigators in other departments to apply their unique expertise projects cancer-related projects.
  • Projects must demonstrate (1) evidence of synergy among investigators and (2) scientific merit.
  • The proposed research project must be cancer-related.
  • Applicants must be, at the time of the application, citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States or its possessions or territories, or must have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence at the time of application. Permanent residents must submit, with the application, notarized evidence indicating that the candidate is in possession of an Alien Registration Receipt Card or has been approved for the issuance of such card as evidenced by an official passport stamp of the USIM and that the form number of the card is I-551.
  • Application limit is 5 pages, and must include abstract, background, specific aims, methods, including statistical analysis, significance, detailed summary of collaboration and how this project will lead to future funding. References can appear on separate pages.
  • All applications must be submitted electronically as a single, low-resolution PDF file. Incomplete and non-electronic applications will be returned without scientific review. Assistance for assembling applications might be sought through programs or the grants office.

Please access the Lombardi Intranet for submission deadlines.