This UFHCC Cancer-Focused A1 Accelerator Grant Program is designed to support promising new research or competitive renewals that have nearly missed funding pay lines. The research must have strong cancer relevance; clinical, basic and population research grants are all acceptable.
For NCI and other cancer-focused NIH proposals, applications that have been scored or ranked within 5% points of the Institute’s published funding pay line will receive automatic bridge funding from the cancer center. Full-time UFHCC faculty members in Gainesville may apply. Newly recruited Assistant Professors are eligible to apply, whereas newly recruited senior faculty with start-up packages from the cancer center are not eligible.
Award Amount and Duration
- The maximum award for these grants is $75,000 direct cost for R01s and $50,000 for R21s. No IDC is allowed.
- The award is for a period of one year and all funds are expected to be expended during that term.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants should submit their full Federal proposal with a screenshot of their score/percentile.
Early Stage & Early Established Investigators
Early Stage Investigators whose applications scored outside of the 5th percentile range will be considered on an individual basis.