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DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: FEBRUARY 1, 2004
See memo dated 12/23/2003

GUIDELINES AND INSTRUCTIONS:

1) Awards will be made for pilot projects to explore a new direction for a program; nurture an especially innovative idea; explore an unconventional but potentially important hypothesis; or test the feasibility of a research protocol.

2) A review panel composed of senior faculty members will judge applications. High priority will be given to project innovativeness and potential clinical impact.

3) All Hopkins’ faculty members may apply, whether or not they are members of The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. However, an investigator may hold only one pilot project award at a time.

4) Grants will be made in the range of $10,000 to $150,000 (direct costs) for a period of one-year with the potential for one renewal year upon reapplication. Funds may be used for the salaries of postdoctoral fellows or technicians, for equipment, and for consumable supplies but not for travel, faculty salaries, or other expenses.

5) Grants should be submitted electronically by using the Online Application Form.

6) Applications are simple and brief and should include and be ordered as follows:

1.-Cover Page
2.-Proposed Budget and Budget Justification
3.-Specific Aims
4.-Background, including preliminary studies of applicant
5.-Experimental Design (Please refer to previous publications of P.I. whenever possible).
The total length of Specific Aims, Background, and Experimental Design sections should not exceed ten pages., using a Font of 12 and 1-inch margins.

Additional materials:


a)
Progress Report (For renewal applications only) 1 page maximum
b) Current and pending funding: Carefully indicate reasons for non-overlap if potential overlap exists.
c) Biosketch form for all key personnel

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