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Pilot Grants in HIV/AIDS-Related Malignancy Research Request for Applications: March 1

February 1, 2011, Volume 57, No. 20

The Penn Center for AIDS Research and the Abramson Cancer Center are pleased to announce this request for applications (RFA) for pilot grants for research in HIV/AIDS-related malignancies in resource limited settings. This opportunity has been made possible by supplemental funds provided by the National Cancer Institute.

The purpose of this RFA is to encourage and support research in basic, clinical, epidemiologic, and translational aspects of HIV-related malignancies. Faculty, who are members of the Penn-CFAR or ACC at the University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia or the Wistar Institute, are eligible. In addition, preference will be given to applications that promote collaborations between CFAR, the Abramson Cancer Center and the Wistar Institute Cancer Center to develop pilot projects that address scientific areas relevant to HIV-associated malignancies at sites specific to international study, including but not limited to Botswana, Kenya, South Africa and other sites in sub-Saharan Africa.

An overview of key dates and general information for the application are listed at right:

Application Submission Date: March 1, 2011

Projected Review Date: March 21, 2011

Anticipated Start Date: April 1, 2011

Funds for up to $40,000 in Direct Costs per application will be available. It is anticipated that 3 to 4 applications will be awarded.

Application submission. Applications and supporting materials should be submitted by e-mail as a single PDF file and as a single hard copy with original signatures no later than 5 p.m., March 1, 2011 to David Nagdeman of the Penn CFAR: nagdeman@mail.med.upenn.edu, Room 522 Johnson Pavilion.

• Applicants who plan to submit applications for research projects are strongly advised to contact, Dr. James Hoxie (director, Penn CFAR) hoxie@mail.med.upenn.edu or Erle Robertson (director, ACC Tumor Virology Program) erle@upenn.edu prior to the submission of their application. 

For an overview and other important information related to this RFA, please visit this link: www.uphs.upenn.edu/aids/PDFS/CFAR-ACC_RFA_FY11.pdf

Questions concerning application submission can be directed to: David Nagdeman, administrative coordinator, Penn CFAR, nagdeman@mail.med.upenn.edu, telephone: (215) 746-2754.


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