GMaP Region 1-South Stimulus Awards

Funding Agency:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Geographical Management of Cancer Health Disparities (GMaP) Program in Region 1-South (North Carolina,
South Carolina, and Tennessee) is focused on advancing cancer health disparities research and training in our
region by supporting the development of cancer researchers. The administrative home for GMaP Region 1-South
is the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center with co-leadership by
the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina and the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The purpose of the Region 1-South Stimulus Awards is to support a range of cancer research development activities,
from the purchase of research-related resources and conduct of pilot research studies to attending virtual trainings
and workshops. Applications are strongly encouraged from cancer investigators at all stages in development who are
underrepresented in the biomedical sciences according to NIH guidelines for underrepresented populations or
researchers who conduct cancer disparities research. We welcome applications from any discipline and institution
across the Region 1-South region (NC, SC, and TN). The goal of the Stimulus Awards is to stimulate new research, all
funds must be spent by November 30, 2020. Available funding per project will range from $1,000 to $10,000,
depending on project need and budget justification.

Deadline: Rolling deadline (funds limited)

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

This award mechanism is open to all developing cancer researchers who are members of Region 1-South (i.e., students,
pre-docs, post-docs, early-stage faculty) who are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences or studying cancer
health disparities. All non-faculty applicants must include a faculty research mentor. The faculty research mentor does
not have to be a member of GMaP Region 1-South.

Funding Type



African American
Grad/Prof Students
Junior Faculty
Medical Fellow/Resident
Minorities encouraged
Native American
Post Doctoral Fellows
Women of Color


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational