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FROM THE NCI:

REQUEST FOR PROJECT TEAM MEMBER APPLICATIONS FOR DESIGNING CLINICAL TRIALS USING VX-970 (NSC 780162)

Deadline: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 5 PM (ET).

The Experimental Therapeutics Clinical Trials Network (ETCTN), will employ a team science approach for drug development, while integrating research resources and programs across the NCI. Teams will work together to define the best path forward for the development of new drugs. This team science approach should allow NCI-sponsored investigators to perform high impact clinical trials enriched with molecular characterization of patients and sophisticated scientific research. The goal is to move toward the more precise selection of patients for participation on clinical studies and involve all members of the ETCTN in efficient and timely trial completion. Along the way we hope to enhance interaction and collaboration as well as improving the training of the next generation of drug developers.

The Project Team Member Application (PTMA) for VX-970, a potent inhibitor of ataxia telangiectasia mutated and Rad3-related (ATR) kinase, is a part of the new CTEP ETCTN process. The PTMA attached to this email replaces the former Mass Solicitation and is intended to enable CTEP to identify investigators who will be invited to participate in the VX-970 Drug Development Team. Clinical, translational, and basic scientists will convene to discuss the VX-970 draft development plan and to modify it as needed. Dr. Alice Chen will lead the team along with one of the investigators chosen through the PTMA process.
Reference materials: Deadline: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 5 PM (ET).


Funding Opportunities

2015 Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) is accepting nominations for the 2015 Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences, an annual award recognizing outstanding achievement by a young scientist in biomedical research.
DEADLINE: October 14, 2014, 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Prize Amount: $100,000
> more info

OTHER FUNDING NOTES:

Current Limited Submission Opportunities (Applications through LSO office)

  • Application Deadlines: Oct 8-29 (varies)
    Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Grants includes:
    • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Research Acceleration Network Grant
    • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - NCI, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research KRAS Fellowship
    • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - AACR Career Development Award
    • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant
    • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Translational Research Grant
  • Application Deadline:  October 10:
    New Approaches to Synthetic Lethality for Mutant KRas-Dependent Cancers (U01)
    Application budgets are expected to differ, reflecting the actual needs of the proposed projects. It is anticipated and encouraged, however, that most requests be in the range of $450,000 to $500,000 direct costs per year commensurate with the scope and complexity of the proposed projects. Larger budgets may be requested but no request may exceed $750,000 in direct costs per year.
  • Application Deadline: October 17:
    Second Annual Everyday Health Awards for Innovation
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    These awards are presented for outstanding contributions in software, hardware and services to the digital health market place. The winners will be recognized and spotlighted at the 2015 International CES, with the awards presented at a reception for VIP members of the digital health industry, the CES community, and the media.
  • Application Deadline October 22-Nov 5 (varies) :
    California Breast Cancer Research Program
    • IDEA award: Scope: to support speculative, exploratory, high-risk/high-reward projects with a primary focus on breast cancer
    • Translational Research Award: Scope: To support research that is on a critical path for practical application Community Research Collaboration Awards: Scope: CBCRP believes that communities affected by breast cancer can take a leading role in research into the disease Conference Award: Scope: to develop a symposium, retreat or conference
  • LOI due date: October 23, 2014:
    Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning and Change (IGLC) and the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) offer new funding opportunity
  • Application due:  October 28, 2014:
    VX-970 Project Team Member Application
    (see above)
  • Application Deadline October 31 :
    Doris Duke Charitable Foundation 2015 Clinical Scientist Development Award Competition
    Any member of the BOP who is eligible, and interested in this clinical research opportunity should email Vantveer.admin@ucsf.edu to be considered, if selected some application support will be provided.
  • Application Deadline October 31 :
    2015 Clinical Investigator Development Program
    The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is pleased to announce an opportunity for physicians interested in dedicating their careers to clinical oncology research. Our Clinical Investigator Development Program will enable talented physician-scientists to develop clinical research projects within a vibrant, multidisciplinary research community of more than 250 talented CCR intramural scientists conducting cutting-edge research on the campuses of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda and Frederick, Maryland.
    > Read more here
  • LOI due November 16, 2014:
    4D Nucleome Network Data Coordination and Integration Center (U01)
    The overarching mission of 4DN-DCIC will be to collect, store, curate, and display all data, metadata, and analysis tools generated by the 4DN Network.

  • LOI due December 27, 2014:
    Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) in Human Cancers for Years 2015 and 2016 (P50)

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