PROGRAM NAME
ESR Facility Seed Activity
OBJECTIVES
Support new research directions by assisting in gathering of data the will enhance competitiveness for external funding
AWARD
Pilot experiments only; facility user fees waived
CONDITIONS
Investigator supports supply costs
ELIGIBILITY
Students, tenure-track faculty, research scientists
DEADLINE
None
NOTIFICATION OF ACTION
N/A
HOW TO APPLY
Contact ESR Facility
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Garry Buettner, 68 EMRB, 5-6749
  
PROGRAM NAME
Residency Research Program
OBJECTIVES
Train otolaryngology residents in medical research
AWARD
Up to $2,500
CONDITIONS
Must be approved by Departmental Research Committee
ELIGIBILITY
Must be Otolaryngology resident
DEADLINE
Plan submitted during R2 year
NOTIFICATION OF ACTION
Approved during R2 year
HOW TO APPLY
Contact person below
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Richard Tyler, Chair, Otolaryngology Research Committee, C21-6 GH, 6-2471
  
PROGRAM NAME
Gastroenterology-Hepatology Training Program
OBJECTIVES
Prepare MDs and Ph.D.s for investigation of diseases relevant to the digestive system
AWARD
Salary and limited supply and travel budgets
CONDITIONS
N/A
ELIGIBILITY
Must be permanent U.S. resident who has obtained MD or Ph.D. degree
DEADLINE
Variable
NOTIFICATION OF ACTION
Variable, depending on deadline
HOW TO APPLY
Obtain application materials from contact person below
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Joel Weinstock, Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology-Hepatology, 4607 JCP, 6-3792
  
PROGRAM NAME
Carver Medical Research Initiative Grants
OBJECTIVES
Funding for faculty who have novel research ideas with long-range potential but need to gather preliminary data before submitting an external proposal.
AWARD
Up to $30,000
CONDITIONS
None Specified
ELIGIBILITY
Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in College of Medicine or College of Public Health
DEADLINE
December 1
NOTIFICATION OF ACTION
February 1
HOW TO APPLY
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
David Bush, CCOM Research Administrator
  
PROGRAM NAME
Carver Trust Foundation Collaborative Pilot Grants
OBJECTIVES
Seed funding for novel pilot collaborative research to allow PI's to gather preliminary data to submit an external grant.
AWARD
Up to $50,000
CONDITIONS
None Specified
ELIGIBILITY
Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in College of Medicine or College of Public Health
DEADLINE
December 1
NOTIFICATION OF ACTION
February 1
HOW TO APPLY
See guidelines and submit application at the Carver Trust Medical Research Initiatives website
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
David Bush, CCOM Research Administrator

 

PROGRAM NAME
Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Awards
OBJECTIVES
To provide complimentary services to current UIHC oncology teams by assisting caregivers and patients through the course of diagnosis, fertility preservation discussions, treatment understanding, provide access to psych-social services, and transition to survivorship and long-term care. We will add value to current practice and to provide a more standardized approach to the treatment experience for patients.
AWARD
Up to $25,000 per project (Research or Non-research)
CONDITIONS
One year to spend funds, with no extension. For research application, please include whether it is a standard research project or supportive.
ELIGIBILITY
The Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center invites applications from departments to apply for an Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) research or non-research award which benefits cancer patients diagnosed between 13 to 39 years of age. AYA awards will be available for submission bi-annually in the fall and spring. 
DEADLINE
Noon, Monday, May 9, 2022
NOTIFICATION OF ACTION
Not specified
HOW TO APPLY
AYA Award Application / AYA Award Guidelines (pdf)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
michelle-altmaier@uiowa.edu

 

PROGRAM NAME
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center -- Aiming for A Cure Foundation Grant Opportunity
OBJECTIVES
Supports cancer research with a special interest in, but not limited to, childhood cancers.
AWARD
$100,000 with a maximum of two years to expend all funds.
CONDITIONS
Up to 10% of the budget can be used for faculty salary. The purchase of equipment is discouraged, as are funds for travel.
ELIGIBILITY
Any faculty or staff member at University of Iowa may apply. The research project must be conducted on the UI campus.
DEADLINE
Letter of intent due Noon, Friday, February 14, 2020. Full proposal for those selected to move forward due Noon, Thursday, April 30, 2020.
NOTIFICATION OF ACTION
Notification of awards will be made in May 2020
HOW TO APPLY
Guidelines can be found on our webpage: https://uihc.org/cancer-research-funding-opportunities.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Administration, 319-353-8620.  For information on the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC) funding opportunities, please visit https://uihc.org/cancer-research-funding-opportunities
 
PROGRAM NAME
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center -- Lymphoma Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) Developmental Research Program
OBJECTIVES
The goal of the SPORE is to encourage and support translational research that will ultimately benefit patients with or at risk for lymphoma.
AWARD
A maximum of $25,000 per year in direct costs will be provided through the UI/Mayo SPORE grant with support from each institution for a total award of approximately $75,000.
CONDITIONS
Funds should be used to support the research project, including partial salary support for the awardee, research personnel, supplies, and other expenses. Equipment purchases, mentor salary support, and travel are not allowed.
ELIGIBILITY
Investigators planning to conduct their research in universities, hospitals, research institutions, and federal agencies are eligible to apply. Applicants must hold either a PhD or MD degree or equivalent.
DEADLINE
To Be Determined
PROJECT PERIOD
To Be Determined
HOW TO APPLY
Guidelines can be found on the HCCC webpage: https://uihc.org/cancer-research-funding-opportunities.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Contact Tami Thompson 319-353-8987 or Maria Bertorello 319-353-8634 maria-bertorello@uiowa.edu (UI), Emma Chadbourn 507-266-3039 (Mayo), or the Developmental Research Program Directors: Steven Lentz, MD, PhD (UI; steven-lentz@uiowa.edu) or Stephen Russell MD, PhD (Mayo; sjr@mayo.edu).
 
PROGRAM NAME
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center -- Lymphoma Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) Career Enhancement Program
OBJECTIVES
The program is designed to train junior faculty in translational, multidisciplinary research in lymphoma or to support established senior investigators who wish to change their research trajectory to translational lymphoma research.
AWARD
A maximum of $25,000 per year in direct costs will be provided through the UI/Mayo SPORE grant with support from each institution for a total award of approximately $50,000.
CONDITIONS
Funds should be used to support the research project, including partial salary support for the awardee, research personnel, supplies, and other expenses. Equipment purchases, mentor salary support, and travel are not allowed.
ELIGIBILITY
DEADLINE
To Be Determined
PROJECT PERIOD
To Be Determined
HOW TO APPLY
Guidelines can be found on the HCCC webpage: https://uihc.org/cancer-research-funding-opportunities.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Contact Tami Thompson 319-353-8987 or Maria Bertorello 319-353- 8634 maria-bertorello@uiowa.edu (UI), Emma Chadbourn 507-266-3039 (Mayo), or the Project Directors: Jon Houtman, PhD (UI; jon-houtman@uiowa.edu) or Grzegorz Nowakowski, MD (Mayo; Nowakowski.grzegorz@mayo.edu).
 
PROGRAM NAME
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center - Seed Grants - American Cancer Society
OBJECTIVES
For junior faculty members from all departments and colleges of the University of Iowa, a one-year, cancer-focused research award supported through the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center's American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS-IRG). The purpose of these seed grant awards is to foster research in cancer that cannot readily be supported through other available sources, and to permit the initiation of promising new projects or novel ideas necessary to obtain the preliminary results for junior faculty to successfully compete for national research grants.
AWARD
Up to $40,000 per project. One year to spend allocation, with no extension. 
CONDITIONS
Applicants are not eligible if they have grant support from a national agency, have previously served as P.I. on peer-reviewed grants from a national agency (even if such funding has expired), or if they have received prior support from the American Cancer Society. Recipients must submit a progress report, summarizing the results of the study supported by the ACS-IRG, including information on published papers and grant support as a result of, and separately from, the seed grant support received for the project, with one paper copy and one electronic copy (PDF) provided of all publications resulting from the work. Annual updates will be required for five years.
ELIGIBILITY
Eligibility is limited to fully affiliated University of Iowa junior faculty (Associates, Assistant Professors, Instructors, or Research Scientists) within six years of their first independent research or faculty appointment. Research must be conducted at the University of Iowa. These awards are intended for junior faculty who are eligible to apply for NIH R01 grants, but who have NOT obtained such a grant. Senior faculty members (higher than Assistant Professor or equivalent), post-doctoral fellows, fellow associates are not eligible to apply. Applicants are NOT eligible if they have received grant support from a national agency, have previously served as P.I. on peer-reviewed grants from a national agency (even if such funding has expired), or if they have received prior support from the ACS. The ACS guidelines stipulate that no awards are to be made to investigators pursuing any project funded by the tobacco industry. All applicants are required to verify their eligibility through their Departmental Chair.
DEADLINE
Noon, Monday, August 1, 2022
NOTIFICATION
Notification of awards will be made early September 2022.
HOW TO APPLY
Guidelines available on Holden website
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Questions may be directed to Megan Meyer, 319-384-5299 or megan-meyer@uiowa.edu 
PROGRAM NAME
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center - Vere D. Wenger Travel Award
OBJECTIVES
Vere Wenger funds are avaiable to support partial travel expenses of faculty and staff members in all fields (humanities, law, medicine, natural and social sciences, etc.) from all colleges at the University of Iowa who present papers at conferences and/or who attend professional meetings which contribute to the knowledge of cancer or for the well-being of cancer patients.
AWARD
Awards up to $750 for only one fiscal year, if the applicant has no other grant or departmental funding available.
CONDITIONS
Awards made only in cases where other sources of funding unavailable or inadequate; research must contribute to knowledge of cancer or deal with ways to increase the well-being of cancer patients. Decisions concerning use of funds are made by the leaders of the four formal research programs of the HCCC.  Awards must be applied for and approved before the meeting has occurred.
ELIGIBILITY
All University of Iowa faculty and staff
DEADLINE
Open
NOTIFICATION OF ACTION
Requests are considered upon receipt of application and as funds remain available. 
HOW TO APPLY
Inquries from HCCC members and others should be made to the program leader most appropriate for the research being supported.  Click here for more information
1) Letter defining details of dates, location and sponsor of meeting.
2) Letter of acceptance of the paper or a program listing the presentation
3) Brief (2 paragraph) explanation of how the paper relates to cancer or cancer patients
4) Abstract of the paper
5) Endorsement by Leader of Holden Cancer Center Research Program.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Administration, 353-8620. For information on the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC) funding opportunities, please visit https://uihc.org/cancer-research-funding-opportunities
  
PROGRAM NAME
OBJECTIVES
The Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center will award one prize of $25,000 from the Donald D. Dorfman Endowment for the best research papers in leukemia and lymphoma published in 2017-2019. 
AWARD
The amount of the award is $25,000. A plaque will be presented to the recipients at a recognition event to be held 11:00-12:00 on Monday, July 29, 2019, with members of the Dorfman family present.
CONDITIONS
Eligible papers are to be published in peer-reviewed journals in 2017-2019, or accepted for publication and currently in press.
ELIGIBILITY
Recipient must be a member of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center. Nomination of publications representing major collaborative efforts with other institutions, including those involving colleagues from the Iowa/Mayo Lymphoma SPORE, are encouraged. Authors should have made major contributions to the nominated publications (but do not necessarily need to be first or senior author). Applicants may submit more than one paper, but each paper will be reviewed individually. Recipients of the Dorfman Award from the last cycle are not eligible.
DEADLINE
Deadline for submission: Noon, Monday, July 1, 2019.
NOTIFICATION OF ACTION
Applicants will be notified of the award in July, 2019, with a Recognition Event and presentation of Award Plaque to be held 11:00-12:00 on Monday, July 29, 2019.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should submit a single PDF with a copy of the publication and a Cover Letter, which identifies the contact person with name, title, address, telephone number, the full reference, a brief summary describing why you feel the paper is deserving of the award.  The summary should include the key issues addressed in the manuscript, a description of the impact of your paper on these issues and the role the applying investigator played on the paper. Failure to provide the summary and identifying key issues will negatively impact on the review of the manuscript. Please forward a single PDF document to: Tami Thompson.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Administration, 353-8620. For information on the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC) funding opportunities, please visit https://uihc.org/cancer-research-funding-opportunities
  
PROGRAM NAME
Institutional Research Fellowship for Kidney Disease, Hypertension, and Cell Biology
OBJECTIVES
To support postdoctoral fellows or potential postdoctoral fellows whose research projects relate to one or more of these areas: kidney disease, hypertension, cell biology.
AWARD
None Specified
CONDITIONS
None Specified
ELIGIBILITY
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or Green Card holder, have received an M.D. or Ph.D. degree (or equivalent), and may not have received more than three years of support from a National Research Service Award.
DEADLINE
 None Specified
NOTIFICATION OF ACTION
None Specified
HOW TO APPLY
Candidates interested in applying for this award are invited to inquire at the Nephrology Division office (356-3446).
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
      
PROGRAM NAME
OBJECTIVES
Diana Benz Seed Grant Opportunity for Support of cancer research seed grant geared towards psychosocial issues, complementary and alternative medicine, and other aspects of cancer research with a focus on quality of life for cancer patients and survivors.
AWARD
Up to $20,000 per award
CONDITIONS
The principal investigator must have a full-time affiliation with the University of Iowa and should intend to carry out the research project on campus.
ELIGIBILITY
Any faculty or staff member at the University of Iowa is eligible.
DEADLINE
Noon, Monday, August 5, 2019.
NOTIFICATION OF ACTION
Notification of awards will be made in September 2019.
HOW TO APPLY
Guidelines can be found on our webpage: https://uihc.org/cancer-research-funding-opportunities.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Administration, 353-8620. For information on the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC) funding opportunities, please visit https://uihc.org/cancer-research-funding-opportunities
  

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