The Geographical Management of Cancer Health Disparities (GMaP) Program in Region 1-South (North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee) is focused on advancing cancer health disparities research and training in our region by supporting the development of cancer researchers. The administrative home for GMaP Region 1-South is the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center with co-leadership by the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina and the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
The purpose of the Region 1-South Stimulus Awards is to support a range of cancer research development activities, from the purchase of research-related resources and conduct of pilot research studies to attending virtual trainings and workshops. Applications are strongly encouraged from cancer investigators at all stages in development who are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences according to NIH guidelines for underrepresented populations or researchers who conduct cancer disparities research. We welcome applications from any discipline and institution across the Region 1-South region (NC, SC, and TN). The goal of the Stimulus Awards is to stimulate new research, all funds must be spent by November 30, 2020. Available funding per project will range from $1,000 to $10,000, depending on project need and budget justification.