Request for Applications: Scientist Exchange Research Program
Physical Sciences-Oncology Centers
Center for Immunotherapeutic Transport Oncophysics (CITO)
Request for Applications
Funding Opportunity Overview
In this Request for Applications (RFA), the CITO is soliciting applications for research awards that allow scientists (faculty or researchers beyond the trainee level) to conduct laboratory or clinical research with a host investigator within the CITO, PS-ON, or beyond. A main goal of the Scientist Exchange Program is to encourage cross-disciplinary collaborations between research groups.
The proposed research should be under the overarching theme of transport oncophysics, in the context of cancer immunology and immunotherapy. Applications may address any particular challenge and is highly encouraged to complement or synergize with the current CITO Projects. These research ventures could last up to 6 months and may include, but not limited to, research in a traditional, wet-bench laboratory or clinical rotations with a physician cancer researcher.
Non-trainee investigators from the laboratories of CITO investigators and/or collaborators are eligible to apply. Applicants must identify and obtain a letter of support from the potential host investigator.
A successful applicant will be awarded approximately $10,000 that can be used toward approved research-related expenses. The proposed funding period may be up to 6 months. The number of awards per year and the amount of funding for each awardee will be subject to the quality of the submissions and program priorities.
The awardee will be required to submit a final scientific report to the CITO Administrative Core (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) at the end of the research period, within 30 business days of the project end date. The awardee may also be expected to present scientific results supported directly or indirectly by this award, at conferences/seminars/workshops hosted by the CITO.
The following components must be included in the application, in the indicated order and in one (1) PDF file:
- Research plan (maximum 2 pages including figures, tables, and references, if included)
- Indicate potential host investigator and visiting investigator (who is conducting the research)
- Summarize background and significance of the proposed project
- Explain specific objectives to be accomplished and accompanying timeline
- Clarify how the funds will be spent
- Explain why conducting the work in the host laboratory, rather than elsewhere, is conducive to the project’s success
- Letter of support from the potential host investigator
- Biosketch for the applicant or visiting investigator (if the applicant is the host investigator) (current NIH format, maximum 5 pages)
Applications must be received via electronic submission to email@example.com.
Scientist Exchange RFA (PDF)