Limited Submission Programs - Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT): Bridging the Gap: Early Translational Research Awards (ETRA)

Summary of Opportunity
Limited Submission Programs - Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT): Bridging the Gap: Early Translational Research Awards (ETRA) [PDF]
OSP Deadline 08/01/14
Funding Agency Deadline 08/07/14 by 3 p.m. CST
Funding or Award Criteria

Program Description: CPRIT fosters cancer research in Texas by providing financial support for a wide variety of projects relevant to cancer research. This Request for Applications (RFA) solicits applications for research projects addressing critically important needs related to the diagnosis, prevention, and/or treatment of cancer. The objective of this award is to “bridge the gap” between promising new discoveries achieved in the research laboratory and commercial development by funding advancement toward investigational new drug (IND) clearance or investigational device exemption (IDE) approval (See Section 3, Mechanism of Support) for the therapeutic, device, or diagnostic assay through activities up to and including preclinical proof-of-principle data that demonstrate applicability to the planned clinical scenario. The work funded under this RFA must be deemed sufficiently robust such that successful completion would result in identification of a “lead” compound, assay, or device that, as a next stage, could be taken into full development in compliance with International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) Guidelines and U.S. regulatory guidance documents and regulations. Applicants must identify a clear path of development consistent with the Target Product Profile outlined in the application. Any not-for-profit institution that conducts research is eligible to apply for funding under this award mechanism; a public or private company is not eligible.

Please see the solicitation for complete information.

Eligibility

 

Applicable Field(s)  
Number of Nominees Allowed Four (4) proposals from The University of Texas at Austin
Required Internal Review Documents

Qualified Applicants should submit the following materials electronically to limitedsub@austin.utexas.edu by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 13, 2014:

  1. Dean's or ORU Director's Letter of Nomination
  2. Two page maximum lay abstract describing the aims/needs of the proposed research project.
  3. The bio sketch/CV of the UT PI
Notes  
Nominee(s) Selected to Advance

Dr. Zhengrong Cui, College of Pharmacy

Dr. George Georgiou, Cockrell School of Engineering

Dr. Thomas Milner, Cockrell School of Engineering

Dr. Jonathan Sessler, College of Natural Sciences

Posting Date 06/04/14