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Chris4Life Research Program - Health Disparities Research Grant

Grant to a USA Investigator for
Promising Cancer Research

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Colorectal Cancer Alliance

Deadline Date:

04/15/20 11:59 PM


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Grant to a USA individual investigator to conduct cancer research. Funding is intended for research that has the potential to impact health outcomes, particularly in younger patients. The goal of the program is to support basic, translational, and epidemiological research related specifically to health disparities in colorectal cancer. An eligible proposal must demonstrate substantial potential for impact on prevention/early detection or treatment of young-onset colorectal cancer survivor population.

Focus could be, but is not limited to, one or all of the following areas:

  • The risk factors and causes associated with the rise in young-onset colorectal cancer including but not limited to changes in the microbiome and its impact on young-onset colorectal cancer.
  • Cellular, genomic, and epigenomic mechanisms in young-onset colorectal cancer for improving early detection and improving treatments.
  • Better mechanisms for increasing the long-term survival rates of those with young-onset colorectal cancer.
  • The psychosocial impacts of young-onset colorectal cancer and the overall social influence on daily survivorship.

Examples of such projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Research that leads to improvement in early detection and intervention of colorectal cancer in young-onset populations.
  • Research that leads to a better understanding of the risk factors and causes associated with the rise in young-onset colorectal cancer thus enabling diagnosis at earlier and more treatable stages with an increased survival rate.
  • Research that leads to better treatment mechanisms for those living with young-onset colorectal cancer thus increasing the long-term survival rates for those living with the disease.
  • Research that leads to a better understanding of the psychosocial impacts associated with young-onset colorectal cancer and its influence on both short-term and long-term survivorship and daily life.

No more than 25% of the PI’s salary can be allotted to the budget. A partial amount of funds may be designated for non-personnel expenses, such as research/laboratory supplies, equipment, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, and other research expenses.

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GrantWatch ID#: 187847

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Term of Contract:

Two-year grant. Grants are non-renewable.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Who can apply:
- Researchers with PhD, MD, MD/PhD or equivalent degrees
- Researchers from US non-profit institutions (including academic and research institutions, hospitals and medical centers) are eligible to apply
- Early career researchers and young investigators at the assistant professor or equivalent 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 for-profit institutions or government institutions will NOT be considered. Applications that do not have a biographical sketch for all key personnel will not be considered.

Researchers need not be United States citizens. However, research must be conducted in the United States.

Researchers who applied in a previous cycle and wish to resubmit their project for reconsideration may do so only one time.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is 11:59 pm, Wednesday April, 2020.

Grant selections will be completed in Spring 2020 and awards will be announced in Summer 2020.

The application fee is $75, which must be paid with a credit card.

How to apply:

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Ronit Yarden

Colorectal Cancer Alliance
1025 Vermont Ave NW Suite 1066
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 628-0123
Toll-free Helpline: (877) 422-2030

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