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Accelerate Clinical Trials Grant

Grants to Investigators at USA Institutions to
Conduct Lung Cancer-Related Research Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Free to Breathe

Deadline Date:

10/28/16 5:00 PM (CT)


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Grants of up to $50,000 per year (for up to two years) to independent investigators working at USA-based institutions to conduct lung cancer-related research projects. Funding will specifically be provided for pilot research projects that will investigate novel strategies to improve accrual of patients with lung cancer to therapeutic clinical trials by at least 50% within a defined healthcare facility, system, or community.

Proposals must have a clear vision about how the pilot project, if successful, can be expanded to other institutions for validation of the intervention or strategy. The intent of Free to Breathe is to fund projects that will be reproducible and implementable to a wider community.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176108

Number of Grants:

For 2016, the funding source expects to make at least one grant award.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum amount awarded will be a total of $100,000, paid over two years (i.e., up to $50,000 per year).

Term of Contract:

The award will be paid over two years, with the anticipated funding start date beginning December 30, 2016.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications are sought from independent investigators at USA-based institutions.

Please Note: While the sponsoring institutions must be located within the United States, the Principal Investigators (PIs) need not be a citizen of the USA. However, verification of a work visa must be provided.

Sponsoring institutions need to have demonstrated a solid track record of maintaining open therapeutic lung cancer clinical trials that can support the proposed intervention to increase patient accrual.

Applications involving human participants must receive approval from the local Institutional Review Board before award commencement.

Free to Breathe will not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, creed, religion, gender orientation, disability, nationality, age or any other factor irrelevant to the quality of the application.

Eligible Use of Funds:

1. Personnel Expenditures:

The Free to Breathe Research Grant is to be used primarily for project support. No more than 20% of the requested budget may be used for salary and fringe benefits for the PI(s). The Grant is not designed to supplement an existing salary of the PI.

Award funds may be used for salary and fringe benefits for other personnel directly conducting or supporting the funded research. The grant funds may not be used for tuition.

2. Equipment and Supply Purchases:

Grant funds may be used for supplies and equipment, including computers and software, integral to the research plan. No more than 30% of the total grant budget may go to fund the purchase of permanent equipment. No portion of the grant funds may be used for: i) repair or service contract costs for institutional equipment, ii) furniture; or iii) construction or renovation of facilities. Upon conclusion of the grant, all remaining equipment and supplies become the property of the institution at which the work was done. Any departure from this term requires prior written approval from Free to Breathe.

3. Travel expenditures:

The maximum amount of funds expendable for travel or the PI(s) and project personnel is $1,500 per year. All travel costs must be directly related to the conduct of the project described in the research plan.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications must be submitted through the online system found here:

For questions about the Research Grant competition, please contact:

Mary F. Henningfield, PhD
Director Scientific Education and Research, Free to Breathe
Phone: 608.833.8831

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