Duke Specialized Program in Research Excellence (SPORE) 2018 Career Enhancement and Developmental Research Programs

June 27, 2018

Developmental Research Program

The National Cancer Institute-funded SPORE in Brain Cancer at Duke University is requesting applications for pilot projects for funding through the SPORE Developmental Research Program (DRP). 

The DRP typically supports promising individual or collaborative pilot research projects that have a translational potential and are likely to generate new knowledge with a high probability to impact the diagnosis, treatment and/or prevention of adult and/or pediatric brain tumors. Faculty (or equivalent position at Duke University or at their institutions, universities or research organizations) who have innovative projects are encouraged to apply.

The DRP of the Duke University SPORE in Brain Cancer supports promising individual or collaborative pilot research projects that have a translational1 potential and are likely to generate new knowledge with a high probability to impact the diagnosis, treatment and/or prevention of adult and/or pediatric brain tumors. In accordance with NIH provisions, all funded DRP projects that have strong translational1 potential may become full projects in the SPORE. Although both clinical and laboratory research projects are eligible for funding, the translational emphasis of the program requires that the hypotheses in all projects have the potential to impact the incidence and mortality of brain cancer or improve the quality of life for brain cancer patients. These projects, however, do not have to reach a human endpoint during the funding period. The resources of the Duke SPORE in Brain Cancer, including the SPORE Biospecimen, Pathology, and Immune Monitoring Core, are available to all investigators and those interested in utilizing these resources should consult with the appropriate Core leaders. Innovative, high risk/high gain projects are encouraged. We particularly encourage women and minority investigators, investigators from minority and other area institutions, as well as individuals who have not previously worked in the brain tumor field to apply. Applications for scientific teams and scientists exploring new areas of investigation are encouraged. Duke is an equal-opportunity employer, and we value diversity in all of its many facets and meanings.

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Application deadline: July 27, 2018

Career Enhancement Program

The National Cancer Institute-funded SPORE in Brain Cancer at Duke University is requesting applications for pilot projects from new and early stage investigators with translational1 potential for funding through the SPORE Career Enhancement Program (CEP). The CEP typically supports either junior faculty or established investigators who wish to enhance or refocus their careers on translational1 research in brain cancer.

The CEP of the Duke University SPORE in Brain Cancer supports promising individual or collaborative pilot research projects that have a translational1 potential and are likely to generate new knowledge with a high probability to impact the diagnosis, treatment and/or prevention of adult and/or pediatric brain tumors. In accordance with NIH provisions, all funded CEP projects that have strong translational potential may become full projects in the SPORE. Although both clinical and laboratory research projects are eligible for funding, the

translational emphasis of the program requires that the hypotheses in all projects have the potential to impact the incidence and mortality of brain cancer or improve the quality of life for brain cancer patients. These projects, however, do not have to reach a human endpoint during the project period. The resources of the Duke SPORE in Brain Cancer, including the SPORE Biospecimen, Pathology, and Immune Monitoring Core, are available to all investigators and those interested in utilizing these resources should consult with the appropriate Core leaders. Innovative projects are encouraged. We particularly wish to encourage women and minority investigators, investigators from minority and other area institutions, as well as individuals who have not previously worked in the brain tumor field to apply. Applications for scientific teams and scientists exploring new areas of investigation are encouraged. Duke is an equal-opportunity employer, and we value diversity in all of its many facets and meanings.

View and download the RFA

Application deadline: July 27, 2018