Research at Georgetown Lombardi

CCSG Developmental Funds Awards

The Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) Developmental Funds Award (DFA) is funded through the Lombardi’s CCSG, which is funded by the NIH. The purpose of the Award is to encourage synergy among investigators, both within and across programs, and to foster new collaborations.

The grant is available to all faculty members and is not limited to junior faculty. The CCSG Award provides $30,000 per team to three "teams" of researchers. Each of the awards is for one year only, and is not renewable. Priority will be given to projects that have a high likelihood for future funding.

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