Intramural Opportunities

Current funding opportunities within the Georgia Cancer Center include the following:

Award Description Application Due
Georgia Cancer Center Basic Science Pilot Awards

Funds are available to promote basic research.

October 18th

Additional resources include the Intramural Grants Program (IGP), which is administered through the Office of the Vice President for Research. Its purpose is to assist Medical College of Georgia faculty members in competing successfully for major research funding from external sponsors.Three programs are available: 1) Pilot Study Research Program (PSRP), 2) Extramural Success Award (ESA) and 3) TUPP Collaborative Proposal Preparation Awards. All applications are evaluated on their likelihood of success for receiving extramural funding, and their contribution to the research priorities of Augusta University. These priorities are: 1) interdisciplinary research specifically research collaborations between existing colleges, institutes/centers and universities; 2) clinical and translational research and 3) support for young investigators. All regular, full-time Augusta University faculty are eligible to apply; faculty with voluntary (“clinical” or “adjunct”) appointments are not eligible. Faculty who have intramural funding fr om a Discovery Institute must demonstrate that there is no scientific or budgetary overlap with the PSRP, ESA or TUPP application. Applicants with start-up funds exceeding $25,000 are not eligible for either program. No individual may have more than one active PSRP award at a time. An applicant who has previously received and completed an IGP award may submit a new proposal on a separate topic, but must document extramural funding or application for extramural funding resulting from the previous IGP award.

For more information, please contact the Division of Sponsored Program Administration, 706-721-2592.

Augusta University Intramural Grant Programs

  • Pilot Study Research Program (PSRP)
  • Extramural Success Award (ESA) (is this intra or extra mural?)
  • TUPP Collaborative Proposal Preparation Awards
  • Bridge Funding Program
  • UGA-Augusta University Seed Funding Program


Internal Translational Research Award Winners

Four Translational Research Awards headed by Georgia Cancer Center clinical and scientific collaborators were selected for funding. The four winning projects were selected by an eight-member committee from among 27 submissions.

  • Yukai He, MD, PhD, Edward J. Kruse, DO, FACS, and Todd D. Merchen, MD: “Activating hAFP and hGPC3 specific immune responses to prevent HCC.”
  • Kebin Liu, PhD, Asha Nayak-Kapoor, MD, and Wendy Bollag, PhD, FAHA:“Apoptosis resistance and MDSC persistence in CRC Patients.”
  • Mingqiang (Ming) Ren, PhD, and Vamsi Kota, MD:“Molecular targeting therapy of AML by ponatinib.”
  • Huidong Shi, PhD, and Farrukh T. Awan, MD:“Targeting PI3K/mTOR signaling in treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia.”