FAQs: 2018 research grants
In 2018, the Colorectal Cancer Alliance will award as many as five research grants totalling up to $775,000 for research into young-onset colorectal cancer, rectal cancer, and colorectal cancer prevention. The application process closes at midnight on October 1,2018. Read more about the grants here. Below are frequently asked questions about the 2018 research grants.
Who can apply for a grant?
A Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Philosophy degree is required. Types of researchers for whom this funding would be appropriate include early career researchers at the instructor, scientist, or assistant professor level; senior researchers who have shifted their area of interest toward colorectal cancer research; researchers at any academic level who need seed funding to test an innovative hypothesis; researchers from non-profit institutions, including academic institutions.
I’m a researcher at a for-profit institution. Can I apply for a grant?
Researchers from for-profit institutions will not be considered.
Do I need a biographical sketch for anyone besides myself when applying for the grant?
The application must include biographical sketches for all key personnel or it will not be considered.
Do I need to be a United States citizen to apply for a grant?
Researchers need not be United States citizens. However, research must be conducted in the United States.
I proposed my project during a previous funding cycle. Can I submit my project again for reconsideration?
Researchers who applied during a previous cycle and wish to submit their project for reconsideration may do so only one time.
Is there an application fee?
Yes, the application fee is $75 plus a $2.50 processing fee, which must be paid with a credit card. You will be asked to make a credit card payment at the end of the electronic application process. This fee is non-refundable.
What is the deadline to apply for a research grant?
The deadline to submit grant proposals is 11:59 pm ET on October 1, 2018.
If I’m awarded a grant, when will I be notified and when will the research begin?
You will be notified in mid-December and the research will commence on January 1, 2019.