College of Liberal Arts

Limited Submission: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT): Research Training Awards

Nominations due to Dean Slesnick by 1/21/10

Thursday Jan 21, 2010


Please disseminate to appropriate researchers in your colleges and ORUs and coordinate internal review of pre-proposals:

Sponsor:          Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)

Program:         Research Training Awards

Limitations:       ONE proposal is allowed from UT Austin.

Program Guidelines:      The complete solicitation can be found at <> for review.

Associate Deans or Designates should submit the following materials electronically to <>  no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26, 2010:   

1. Dean's or Dean Designate’s Letter of Nomination

2. One to two page maximum lay abstract describing the aims of the proposed research project.

3. The bio sketch of the UT PI

*** The Associate Deans for Research should rank the proposals accordingly and submit them forward.      

Program Description:   CPRIT will foster cancer research in Texas by providing financial support for a wide variety of projects relevant to cancer research.  This RFA solicits applications for integrated institutional research training programs to support promising individuals who seek specialized training in the area of cancer research.  The goals of the Research Training Awards are to attract outstanding predoctoral (Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.) and postdoctoral trainees committed to pursuing a career in basic, translational, or clinical cancer research; to expand the skills and expertise of trainees to promote the next generation of investigators and leaders in cancer research ; to position most trainees for independent research careers; and to support the development of high-quality, innovative, and creative research that, if successful, could provide the basis for a significant impact on cancer prevention, detection, and/or treatment.  Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds are especially encouraged to participating in CPRIT’s training programs.  In addition to predoctoral and postdoctoral research training, potential opportunities include master’s degree-level programs to train clinical investigators; undergraduate summer research internship programs, including those directed at recruitment of underrepresented minorities; and master’s degree-level programs to encourage the pursuit of alternative careers in laboratory support positions.  Awards will be made for institutional programs; individual fellowship applications will not be considered.  CPRIT expects outcomes of supported activities to directly and indirectly benefit subsequent cancer research efforts, cancer public health policy, or the continuum of cancer care – from prevention to treatment and cure.  To fulfill this vision, trainees may pursue any research topic or issue related to cancer biology, causation, prevention, detection or screening, treatment, or cure.

Applicants may request up $750,000 per year (total costs).


Please see the solicitation for complete information.

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