What percent or number of applications will be funded?
We do not have a set number of grants to be funded. Rather funding will depend on quantity and quality of submissions received.
When will funding be announced?
Announcement of awards will be made in mid-May.
The application says the title of the project must match the proposal and IRB title. I am proposing a secondary data analysis of data being collected by another study which is IRB-approved. I'm concerned that if I use the IRB-approved title it will seem as if I'm asking for funding for a project that is already funded.
You should list your project title and reference the name of the IRB approved study on which it is based.
Do I include directs and indirects in my budget?
There are no indirects on these grants and the budget is to include only direct costs.
The on line application form states that approval letters are required for studies involving human or animal subjects. Do I need this approval when submitting my grant?
For grants where relevant, active IRB and/or IACUC approval at the time of submission will be considered a strength. However, pending IRB and/or IACUC approval will be acceptable for submission and review. Importantly, funds will not be released until all IRB and/or IACUC approvals are in place for the project.
I'm not sure if my proposed study meets the Basser Research Center's definition of BRCA 1/2 related research.
The submission must explain how the project is related to issues involving BRCA1/2. Examples include molecular pathways thought to be potentially relevant to BRCA1/2-associated malignancies or psychosocial issues that may be particularly important in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers.
Can a PI submit more than one grant?
Each PI can only submit one grant per cycle.
Do I have to be a Cancer Center member to apply for Cancer Center seed money support?
Who will review my proposal?
The Basser Research Center's grant review process consists of External Scientific Advisory Board members reviewing the full grants and senior Cancer Center members, all of whom are University of Pennsylvania faculty members, reviewing the pilot projects. Each proposal is assigned to approximately 2-3 reviewers who are familiar with the area of research being proposed.