The Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research is currently accepting applications for the Seed Grant Program that provides research support to basic and clinical scientists and investigators in the United States and overseas.
The Seed Grant program funds research in the following areas: treatment/therapy, patient care, early diagnosis, detection, cancer biology, basic science, prevention/metabolism and research core facilities.
- The goals of the Seed Grant Program are:
- To provide start-up funding for basic scientists and clinicians who intend to test innovative ideas for improving diagnosis and to develop new treatment modalities for pancreatic cancer.
- To obtain preliminary data required for additional funding from other agencies for pancreatic cancer research.
- To impact on the understanding of pancreatic cancer cell biology, biochemistry, physiology, morphology and response to therapy.
- To establish collaborations within the field for mutual projects that can be considered for further funding.
- Notification of award decision: October 15, 2023
- earliest award start date: November 15, 2023
- Duration of award: 1 year, No-cost extension (1 year) may be requested.
- Amount of award: $75,000 (single investigator award) and $100,000 (two-investigator collaborative award). No indirect costs are provided. Salary support for mentors cannot be requested.
- Award recipients may apply for additional travel support (up to $1000) after they attended a US or international meeting where they presented their work directly related to the Hirshberg research award.
- Applications are invited from US and international academic institutions and research organizations.
- The funding opportunity is available to all academic researchers, including research-track and clinical-track faculty, staff scientists, and post-doctoral trainees.
- Applicants with no independent research programs need to enlist the support and participation of a senior mentor with a track record in pancreatic cancer research.
- Applications will be reviewed and scored by a panel of experts including members of the Hirshberg Foundation Scientific Advisory Board and outside reviewers as needed.
- Applications will be ranked based on their scientific merit scores and the programmatic priorities of the Foundation. They expect to fund 6-8 proposals.
- Formal reviews or feedback will not be provided to the applicants.
For more information, visit Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.