To: UPCI Faculty
From: Jill M. Siegfried, PhD
Date: October 7, 2011
CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD IN LUNG CANCER
The Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) in Lung Cancer
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)
The mission of the SPORE in Lung Cancer is to stimulate basic, translational and clinical research in lung cancer and to train young scientists in the area of lung cancer. The Career Development Program within the SPORE provides financial support for the mission of training young scientists, while the SPORE provides a core of translational investigators who serve as mentors for those who are being recruited into lung cancer research.
Applications should be sent to M. Linda Gangewere, UPCI Lung SPORE Administrator, by November 11, 2011 in electronic format in Word files to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SPORE Program has a Career Development Award in Lung Cancer Research available for 2012. Funding is for a maximum of $50,000 for one year with the option for renewal for a second year if the project is progressing successfully, and funds are available. At the end of each grant period of the Lung SPORE grant new account numbers will be assigned, therefore carryover of funds should not be assumed. Career Development Award recipients should plan to utilize funds awarded in a timely manner.
Program provides funding support for salaries of Career Development Awardees and/or research expenses related to the research project. Budget allocation between salary support and research expenses is at the discretion of the applicant. The program also provides guidance and mentoring during the development and performance of projects. Mentors, who are actively involved in the SPORE Projects or Cores, will advise Career Development Program faculty both in lung cancer translational research and in grant writing and other areas of career development. The Clinical Core, Tissue and Blood Bank, and Biostatistics/Bioinformatics Core of the Lung Cancer SPORE are available to the Career Development Awardees.
Applicants should identify one or two current SPORE investigators who will sponsor the application and serve as Mentor(s).
Activities of the Career Development Program are expected to stimulate innovative research to meet the translational goal of the Lung Cancer SPORE: reduction in the incidence, morbidity, and mortality from lung cancer.
Applications will be reviewed for scientific quality, innovation, the potential for definitive results within two years; likelihood of progression to a full translational SPORE project or investigator-initiated project; and translational potential of the work.
All UPCI faculty (Instructor level or above). Faculty at rank of Associate Professor or higher are eligible if receiving an Award will allow them to re-focus their research on lung cancer.
Application and Instructions
The written application will include the following: cover page, four-page NIH Biosketch (format dated 06/09 with personal statement); a one-page statement of short-term goals and long-term career objectives; identification of one or two mentors who are current Lung Cancer SPORE investigators; a five-page research plan for the proposed translational research project; budget and budget justification; and letter of support from the proposed mentor(s). ‘
Scientific guidance and mentor selection: Jill M. Siegfried, PhD, Principal Investigator, SPORE in Lung Cancer. email@example.com or 412-623-7769.
Administrative questions: M. Linda Gangewere, Administrator, SPORE in Lung Cancer firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-623-7770.