Translational Research Partnership Award applications must address at least one of the FY22 KCRP Focus Areas, as presented below. Selection of the Focus Area(s) is the responsibility of the applicant.
• Conduct basic biology research to better understand etiology and cancer progression, metastatic disease, refractory disease and therapeutic resistance, genetic and environmental risk factors, and the prevention of kidney cancer.
• Define the biology of rare kidney cancers and develop treatments to improve outcomes and reduce death.
• Identify and develop new strategies for screening, early-stage detection, and accurate diagnosis and prognosis prediction of kidney cancers, with examples including biomarkers and imaging.
• Develop novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of kidney cancer, such as novel drug targets, therapeutic modalities and agents, treatment combinations and drug delivery systems.
• Identify and implement strategies to improve the quality of life and survivorship for patients.
• Identify and implement strategies to mitigate health disparities, such as access to healthcare, social and cultural factors, environmental factors, and biological contributors.
• Support preparation and development of the next generation of kidney cancer researchers, or cultivate collaborations in kidney cancer research or patient care in alignment with the KCRP Overarching Strategic Goals.
The Initiating PI must be at or above the level of Assistant Professor or equivalent. The Partnering PI must be at or above the level of Assistant Professor or equivalent. Postdoctoral fellows are not eligible. One partner in the collaboration must be a research scientist and the other must be a clinician. An eligible PI, regardless of ethnicity, nationality, or citizenship status, must be employed by, or affiliated with, an eligible organization.
The anticipated direct costs budgeted for the entire period of performance for an FY22 KCP Translational Research Partnership Award will not exceed $750,000. Refer to Section II.D.5, Funding Restrictions, for detailed funding information.