Cancer Biorepository Use Awards


LOIs are due September 23, 2016

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Funds are available to support Georgia Cancer Center Member projects that utilize Biorepository Alliance of Georgia for Oncology (BRAGOnc) samples.  The overall goal of these awards is to generate data, through accessing the BioRepository, that will become the basis for competitive, peer-reviewed, external grant applications that bring sustained funding.

Preferential review will be given to the following:

  • Projects that transition from currently being conducted in animal models to being studied in the context of human tissue;
  • Projects that incorporate the use of Georgia Cancer Center shared facilities;
  • Projects that address critiques of a previously submitted but unfunded peer-reviewed award.

An initial application will be in the form of a Letter of Intent (LOI).  Review by the Georgia Cancer Center Executive Committee will determine what subsequent materials need to be submitted. 

  • LOIs are limited to one page, containing up to 500 words of text (Arial, 11 pt or larger) and any figures. 
  • LOIs should contain an impact statement outlining the significance of the project to the field of study.
  • A budget of up to $10,000 may be requested; however, the amount awarded is subject to adjustment pending final review of the project. 
  • Funding must not be used for PI salary support, equipment, or travel and will be for one year without the possibility of extension.
  • Applications must be accompanied by a brief note (scanned copy of an email is sufficient) from Dr. Roni Bollag, rbollag@augusta.edu, confirming that the intended samples are available.

LOIs are due September 23, 2016.

Please contact Lisa Middleton, lmiddleton@augusta.edu, with questions or concerns.