Texas Regional Excellence in Cancer Award
- Solicits applications to strengthen cancer research at institutions located in regions of Texas that have historically received low levels of peer reviewed cancer research funding. This mechanism is open to Texas institutions whose campus is located > 100 mi from an NCI Designated Cancer Center. The award will support an established investigator to lead a program with a cohesive theme relevant to the cancer problems of the region and 3 to 5 research projects. In addition, funds maybe requested to support recruitment of new junior faculty, shared resources, and partnerships with established Texas cancer research programs to provide mentorship and access to facilities or expertise. Award: Up to $6,000,000 (total costs); Maximum duration: 5 years.
Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
- Supports very promising emerging investigators, pursuing their first faculty appointment in Texas, who have the ability to make outstanding contributions to the field of cancer research. Award: Up to $2M over a period of 5 years.
Recruitment of Established Investigators
- Recruits outstanding senior research faculty with distinguished professional careers and established cancer research programs to academic institutions in Texas. Award: Up to $6M over a period of 5 years.