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Posted: 3/27/2024

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs -- Ovarian Cancer Research Program -- Ovarian Cancer Academy Award -- Investigator-Initiated Research Award

The OCRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award is intended to support high-impact research that addresses a critical need and has the potential to make an important contribution to ovarian cancer or patient/survivor care. Research projects may focus on any phase of research, from basic laboratory research through translational research, excluding clinical trials. The application must demonstrate logical reasoning and a sound scientific rationale established through a critical review and analysis of the literature for the application to be competitive. Applications must include preliminary data that are relevant to ovarian cancer and support the proposed research project. These data may be unpublished or from the published literature.

If cell lines or animals are to be used, a clear justification should be provided for the choice of proposed cell line(s) or animal model(s).

• Required Pre-Application Deadline: May 14, 2024
• Invitation to Submit an Application:  June 2024
• Application Submission Deadline: Aug. 6, 2024

Areas of Interest

To meet the intent of the funding opportunity, applications for the FY24 OCRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award must address a critical component of at least one of the Areas of Emphasis listed below:
• Understand the basic biology and etiology of ovarian cancer initiation, progression, metastasis, recurrence, genetics, and other critical events.
• Develop novel therapeutic strategies for treatment.
• Investigate innovative approaches for ovarian cancer prevention.
• Identify and develop new strategies for screening, early-stage detection, accurate diagnosis, and prognosis.
• Identify and implement strategies to improve survivorship and quality of life.
• Address health disparities.
• Improve precision medicine.

Eligibility Requirements

PIs must be at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent).

Partnering PI Option: Up to two investigators may collaborate on a single application, each of whom will be recognized as a PI and receive a separate award.

Amount Description

The anticipated direct costs budgeted for the entire period of performance for an FY24 OCRP Investigator Initiated Research Award should not exceed $1M with a single PI or $1.2M with a Partnering PI. Refer to Section II.D.5, Funding Restrictions, for detailed funding information.

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