Cancer Center Developmental Funds (Prouty Pilot Projects)
The Prouty Pilot Project mechanism is designed to advance meritorious cancer research and collaborative interactions.
The purpose of developmental funds is to support preliminary studies that demonstrate novel approaches and provide preliminary data necessary for proposed grant applications.
To fulfill the translational expectation of comprehensive cancer centers, projects are sought that pursue either application of scientific discoveries to clinical practice or community interventions or underlying mechanisms behind observations from patient care or public health. Principal investigators must be a current Cancer Center Member. In contrast to the Cancer Center's ACS/IRG awards, funded investigators are eligible, but the application should address how the request represents novel work in light of current funding.