Prostate Cancer Foundation – Challenge Awards | Research Funding


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Date 10.03.2023  
Category Call for proposal
Aim:  The Prostate Cancer  Foundation champions investment in human capital to fast-forward solutions for prostate cancer with the ultimate goal of ending death and suffering from metastatic prostate cancer.  To this end, PCF is pleased to announce a Request for Applications for PCF Challenge Awards for investigations of metastatic, lethal prostate cancer. These awards will be funded depending on the level of innovation in applications received. PCF seeks high-risk, currently unfunded projects from academic institutions around the world.

We especially encourage applications on prostate cancer disparity research that will help to define the origins of differential outcome for prostate cancer patients in men of under-represented populations, including those focusing on biology or health care access policy.

Applications are requested from teams of at least three (3) investigators from non-profit academic research centers, including one young investigator.

Funding:       $1’000’000

Duration:      24 months

Eligibility: Investigators representing non-profit academic research centers are eligible to apply for PCF Challenge Awards. Teams should be composed of at least 3 investigators capable of providing unique scientific expertise to the solution of this
significant problem in prostate cancer research. In addition, they must embed at least one young investigator as an integral contributor to the team. The young investigator may hold the title of Postdoctoral Fellow, Instructor, Research Associate, Assistant Professor, or equivalent and should be within six- years following completion of a professional degree (MD, PhD, or equivalent) or subsequent mentored academic or clinical training program. He or she should not have been granted commitments for more than $300,000 in direct research funding from all sources including institutional funds at the time of this application. Applicants who are under-represented in biomedical research are highly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply: The 2-step application process begins with the submission of a Letter of Intent (LOI; see template). The completed LOI should be complimented with the Primary Investigator’s NIH biosketch, and sent via email to [email protected]. LOIs must be submitted by 10 March, and feedback will be received by 17 March at the latest. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal. Full proposals will be submitted on a dedicated platform.

Deadline, LOI:                    10 March 2023 (3:00 pm EDT)
Deadline, Full proposal:   15 May 2023 (3:00 pm EST)

Further information
  • More information about the program is available here
  • For any other questions, please contact the Research Office


Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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