2018 GW Cancer Center/Katzen Pilot Award Program

The GW Cancer Center is pleased to announce pilot awards for projects that directly advance the scientific themes of the Cancer Center including:

  • Cancer Biology
  • Microbial Oncology
  • Immunology and Immunotherapy
  • Cancer Engineering and Technology
  • Cancer Control, Prevention and Policy

Any full-time, regular faculty member who is a member of the cancer center is eligible to submit an application for a pilot award. Awards may be from any discipline and may be laboratory or translational in scope. Awards should lead to competitive, peer-reviewed, external grant applications that bring sustained funding.  You may call the cancer center office to confirm membership (202-994-0329).  For those seeking to apply, the Cancer Center Membership Application can be found at http://www.gwumc.edu/smhs/gwcc/member/.  Please do not apply more than once. 

Preferential review will be given to the following:

  • Projects that incorporate the use of the George Washington Cancer Center shared facilities;
  • Projects that address critiques of a previously submitted but unfunded peer-reviewed award.
  • Projects that address the special needs of the DC region.

It is anticipated that 3 research proposals will be funded ranging of $50,000 each. Funding may be used to support PI salary with a departmental effort match for up to 5% effort on the award (with 5% departmental match). Funding may also be used for research staff time and/or non-personnel expenses critical for implementation of the study. Non-allowable expenses include travel (unless required to conduct the research), conference fees, equipment and indirect expenses.

Applications are due no later than 4:00 pm on Thursday, May 31, 2018. For questions and for submissions, contact Leo Schargorodski at lschargorodski@mfa.gwu.edu

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