College of Liberal Arts

Limited Submission: CPRIT High-Impact/High Risk Research Awards

Thursday Mar 25, 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:         High-Impact/ High-Risk Research Awards 2010-2011
Limitations:       FIVE proposal are allowed from UT Austin.  NOTE: Individual Investigator Research Awards are NOT limited to the University.
Program Guidelines:      The complete solicitation can be found at <> .
Associate Deans or Designates must submit the following materials electronically to <>  no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 (NOTE: submissions directly from PIs will not be accepted):   
1. Dean's or ORU Director's (or designates) Letter of Nomination with rankings and justification
2. Two page maximum lay abstract describing the aims of/needs for of the proposed project.
Each department may submit up to 5 internal applications.
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 relatively short-term high-impact/high-risk projects that are innovative, developmental, or exploratory in nature targeting new avenues of cancer research.  CPRIT encourages applications that seek to apply or develop state-of-the-art technologies, tools, and/or resources for cancer research, including those with potential commercialization opportunities.  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, applications may address any research topic or issue related to cancer biology, causation, prevention, detection or screening, treatment, or cure.
Applicants may request up to $200,000 over 24 months, inclusive of both direct and indirect costs.
Please see the solicitation for complete information.

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