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November 20, 1997

Lung cancer research funding available

The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute has established the Lung Cancer Center Basic Science Program to encourage the development of pilot projects in lung cancer research.

The program offers funding, cell and tissue resources, and access to a working group that will provide guidance and collaboration in the development of projects.

Support for pilot projects is available on a competitive basis to Pitt and Carnegie Mellon faculty. Recipients can receive up to $25,000 over a one- or two-year grant period. The deadline for submitting a one-page project proposal and biographical sketch is Dec. 19.

A selection committee will review the one-page proposals and invite the authors of those with the highest priority to submit a full application by Feb. 20.

A second round of proposals may be sought in either June or December 1998. The Lung Cancer Center is particularly interested in funding translational research in early detection, prevention and/or treatment of lung cancer and lung cancer genetics. Recipients will be expected to participate in the center's working group, which meets every month, and report on the progress of their project.

The Lung Cancer Center anticipates that pilot projects will result in the collection of sufficient preliminary data to result in outside support. The center also is interested in promoting multi-disciplinary grant submissions among it members.

For information, contact Iris Lowe at 692-2759 or by e-mail,

Filed under: Feature,Volume 30 Issue 7

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