The Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center’s Developmental Projects Program is designed to support cancer-focused research projects that address important and immediate clinical problems, have a high likelihood of generating key preliminary data to lead to externally funded grants, and move forward the strategic initiatives of the Perlmutter Cancer Center’s Research Programs.
The Developmental Projects Program awards 1 to 2 grants every year, up to $200,000 each in direct costs. Projects are preferred that support an investigator initiated trial that has a high likelihood of leading to externally funded grants and moves forward the strategic initiatives of the Perlmutter Cancer Center’s Research Programs. The funds may support correlative marker studies based on investigator initiated trials, and additionally may also support data management and research nursing costs. Correlative studies of existing high profile clinical trials are also of particular interest. Awards are for one year. Preference is given to projects that include a clinician and a basic scientist who would be involved in the correlative assays. Pre-applications consisting of a one page LOI are typically due in early spring, and invited full applications are due in April with funding decisions made by early summer each year. For information about this program please contact Laura Alice (firstname.lastname@example.org ).