Call for Ideas Now Open for the Ovarian Cancer Translational Research Dream Team Grant

A Collaboration of Stand Up To Cancer, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, Ovarian Cancer National Alliance and National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is now accepting submissions of ideas for the Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C)-Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF)-Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA)-National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) Translational Research Dream Team Grant that will offer up to $6 million in research funding.

The SU2C-OCRF-OCNA-NOCC Translational Research Dream Team grant provides three years of funding for research projects that must include therapeutic interventions for ovarian cancer and deliver near-term patient benefit through investigation by a multidisciplinary, multiinstitutional Dream Team of experts. Proposals for the grant must describe plans indicating how the group will use a transformative and synergistic approach, and how the work will be translated into the clinic. To maximize creativity, innovation, and collaboration, the projects should span multiple disciplines and use modern scientific tools to attack research questions in a coordinated effort.

A Joint Scientific Advisory Committee (JSAC) appointed by SU2C, OCRF, OCNA, and NOCC will conduct a unique, interactive, rapid, and rigorous evaluation of the applications via a multistep scientific review process. The JSAC is comprised of highly accomplished senior laboratory researchers and physician-scientists, as well as advocates.

The committee is chaired by Arnold J. Levine, PhD, professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, and at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick. William G. Nelson, MD, PhD, director of the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center in Baltimore, and Jeff Boyd, PhD, senior vice president at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia and chair of OCRF’s Scientific Advisory Committee, will serve as vicechairs.

Letters of Intent for SU2C-OCRF-OCNA-NOCC Translational Research Dream Team Grant are due by noon ET, Nov. 7, 2014, via proposalCENTRAL at https://proposalcentral.altum.com/default.asp?GMID=39

For general information on eligibility criteria, the application process, and other details about this Dream Team grant, visit www.aacr.org/su2cfunding/dreamteam. Inquiries may be directed to the AACR Scientific Review and Grants Administration Department at 267-765-1049 or su2c@aacr.org.

The SU2C-OCRF-OCNA-NOCC Translational Research Dream Team Grant recipients are scheduled to be announced in spring 2015.

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