Postdoctoral fellows and early career faculty are encouraged to apply for a new pilot program funding opportunity from the Illinois Cancer Health Equity Research (I-CHER) Center within the University of Illinois Cancer Center. The application deadline is September 22.
The I-CHER Center is committed to mobilizing and elevating diverse investigators at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). As part of that mission, the I-CHER Center Investigator Development Core (IDC) has announced its third call for pilot project applications. The 2024 I-CHER Pilot Program will fund research projects that represent equitable solutions to tackle social and structural determinants of cancer health.
Pilot Program Funding Details
Two projects will be funded at $30,000 each during this round and the duration of awards is one year.
Eligible applicants for this round include racial and ethnic minorities who are either postdoctoral fellows or faculty members within 12 years of their terminal degree.
This call is specifically designed for laboratory-based, translational, and population-based studies that have clear implications for sustainable solutions for cancer health equity in the future. Ideally, projects will produce pilot data for outstanding grant applications in the future (e.g., American Cancer Society (ACS) research scholar grants; National Institutes of Health (NIH) K series and R series grants).
Additional application details can be found here.