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Hope Street Kids, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the elimination of childhood cancer through advocacy, education, and the support of pioneering research in pediatric oncology, invites applications for funding of research grants or research fellowships by young investigators who have innovative ideas and approaches to treatment, diagnosis, prevention or intervention of pediatric cancer. The HSK program is intended to support and promote the career development and mentorship of its awardees in hopes that they will potentially go on to receive advanced studies or clinical trials funding through institutions such as NCI – RO1’s, NIH – KO8’s or COG funding. Research grants are awarded to junior faculty at the instructor or assistant professor level. Fellowships are awarded to a principal investigator on behalf of a designated post-doctoral candidate. Proposed research may be in the following areas in order of first priority:

  1. Basic, translational, clinical, and applied research projects and fellowships
  2. Palliative and pain management or procedural pain management associated with cancer and treatment (e.g., innovative pain-free diagnostic testing for routine procedures such as blood draws or spinal taps)
  3. Behavioral intervention projects to support children and their families as they cope with cancer diagnosis and treatment
  4. Psychosocial research directed at understanding and improving the impact of cancer and cancer treatment on children and their families.

Priority will be given in the following areas:

  1. Focus on pediatric cancers, especially solid tumors
  2. Postdoctoral fellowships for pediatric cancer research
  3. Grants for junior faculty development in pediatric cancer research at the instructor or assistant professor level. In particular, precedence will be given to fostering promising fellow's transition to faculty positions.
  4. Creative or innovative approaches to pediatric cancer research, which could potentially become advanced studies or clinical trials with initial seed support.

Because MU is limited to two applications for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research, ltdsub@missouri.edu, no later than 4:00 pm Friday, December 28, 2007. Letters of intent should be limited to a two-page research summary, plus a one-page biographical sketch of the PI or (in the case of a fellowship, the designated candidate). The research summary should briefly describe the specific aims and long-term goals of the work to be conducted, its relevance and importance to pediatric cancer, its research design and methodology, and criteria for evaluation. Applicants for a fellowship award should include a brief summary of how the award will assist the career plan of the designated candidate.

Amount:

Up to $40,000 per year for two years

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, December 28, 2007

Sponsor Deadlines:

January 10, 2008

URL for more information: http://www.hopestreetkids.org/grants_research/applications.php

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in life science, health science, and outreach disciplines. Please forward it to faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at research.missouri.edu or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at http://research.missouri.edu/ogwp/lsa.htm.

         
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