Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 7/11/2022

RFA: Pilot and Exploratory Projects in Palliative Care of Cancer Patients and Their Families

Purpose: The development of the specialty of palliative medicine is a critical step in addressing the unmet needs of patients with serious illness and their families

Pilot data are typically needed before funding agencies (e.g., NIH, VA or the American Cancer Society) will consider funding a research project. In an effort to support clinician investigators conducting patient-oriented research in palliative care, the American Cancer Society, in parallel with the National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC), is soliciting applications for pilot/exploratory research grants in palliative care of cancer patients and their families. These grants will generate the pilot data necessary to maximize an investigator's chances of competing successfully for larger grants.

Deadlines: April 1 and October 15

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Eligibility Requirements

1. Applications may be submitted by not-for-profit institutions located within the United States, its territories, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

2. Applicants must hold a doctorate degree (M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent) and have a full-time faculty position or equivalent at a college, university, medical school, or other fiscally responsible not-for-profit organization within the United States.

3. Independent investigators at all stages of their career are eligible to apply. Thus, the usual ACS restriction to investigators within the first 8 years of their initial independent research appointment does not apply to this request for applications (RFA).

Amount Description

Length of Study: Awards may not exceed a period of one to two years duration.
Budget: Awards may not exceed $60,000 per year (direct costs) plus 20% indirect costs.

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