Moffitt Cancer Center, Center for Infection Research in Cancer (CIRC) Funding Opportunity
Due Date: Thursday, August 1, 2013, 4 p.m.
Amount & Project Period: $50,000 maximum for 1 year
Optional 2nd year with review and approval
Eligibility: All Faculty Ranks (Moffitt, USF, PSM)
Formed in 2012, Moffitt’s Center for Infection Research in Cancer (CIRC) was created to elucidate the role of infectious agents in the etiology of cancer and translate this knowledge into novel and effective strategies for the prevention and treatment of cancer. To meet this goal, the CIRC has developed an intramural grant program to fund pilot projects that will bring together the multidisciplinary strengths of Moffitt to meet the goals of the CIRC including:
- Identify new infectious agents and establish the causal link between known and newly identified infectious agents with cancer
- Develop novel approaches for prevention, early detection, and more effective treatment of cancers caused by infectious agents
- Deliver new standards of care that tailor treatment based on infection status of the tumor utilizing novel therapeutic vaccines, lower dose radiotherapy, and new antiviral agents
- Disseminate research findings to clinical practice and implement strategies to increase uptake of effective prevention and treatment interventions
To meet these goals, this funding opportunity aims to:
- Increase research in the area of infection and cancer
- Encourage new multidisciplinary collaborations
- Encourage translational research projects
- Generate pilot data that can lead to an R21 or R01 funded project in the area of infection and cancer
For additional information contact: Maureen Ahearn at 813-745-8824 or firstname.lastname@example.org.