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UM Submission Instructions: Reprogramming the Cancer Cell 2011

Sponsor: Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation
Award Title: Reprogramming the Cancer Cell
An initial, two-year grant will consist of:Up to $100,000 per year of direct costs (no indirects) & Upon completition of two years of funding (assuming satisfactory progress made in each year based on the Scienctific Advisory Committee review), review of progress and approval by the grants review committee, a third year of funding may be considered.
UM Deadline: 02/15/2011
Sponsor Deadline: 04/01/2011
Description: The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation funds innovative research to bring faster cures to patients. In addition to supporting ongoing collaborative research in specific cancers, our scientists are investigating the biology of cancer to find treatments across disease types. The world-class scientists who represent our Institute Without Walls share information and resources to speed the pace of cancer research.
Number of Applicants University is Allowed to submit: 1
Additional Requirements: _None
Sponsor Guidelines:
UM Nominations Process: For more information about this opportunity, please contact: Mary J. Sumpmann at (612) 624-8484 Application: The application forms can be found at this web site: Deadlines:
  • Masonic Cancer Center Review: 4:30 February 15th A one page description of the concept and a draft budget in NIH format should be emailed to Aaron Schilz, by 4:30 pm February 15th. The concept and budget will be reviewed by a director appointed committee if there is more than one application.
  • Masonic Cancer Center Review and designation of final applicants: February 25th. (Please note: completed applications and CDs or DVDs must be submitted to SPA by March 25th 2011 to meet the foundation's deadline of April 1, 2011)
Application Deadline: April 1, 2011 Panel Review: May1-June 15th, 2011 2011 Award Announcement: July 1st, 2011 Funding Begins: July 1, 2011
Peer Review Coordination: Academic Health Center contact email
Status: The internal deadline has passed but no applicants were selected. Please contact the office coordinating the peer review for more information.
Please note: To be considered for peer review and internal selection, faculty must follow the above submission guidelines and meet the UM deadline as set by the office coordinating the peer review for this opportunity.

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  • Amount: Maximum dollar amount awarded.
  • Add’l Req: Identifies special requirements such as cost sharing, partners, etc.
  • Sponsor Deadline: External deadline identified by the sponsor.
  • UM Submission Instructions: Contains specific internal submission requirements including internal proposal instructions, deadline, eligibility, internal nomination process, contact information.
  • # Apps: The maximum number of applications the sponsor will allow the university to submit.
  • UM Deadline: Submission deadline for internal proposal as determined by the coordinating office.
  • Status
    • Open: UM deadline has not passed and the opportunity is open for application.
    • In Review: Peer review process is in progress for the opportunity.
    • PI Selected: The PI has been selected as the official UM nominee.
    • Closed: Sponsor deadline has passed and the opportunity is closed for application.
U of M Submission Instructions (Required)

This link includes summary sponsor information, specific instructions for internal submission and contact information for the university office coordinating the nomination process.

  • Follow the directions in the submission instructions and submit required materials by the UM deadline to the contact indicated.
  • Instructions vary according to the requirements of the sponsor and the university office coordinating the nomination process.
Registration (optional)

Registration is an optional but highly recommended feature. Perhaps you are looking for a wider audience for your proposal idea, or for potential collaborators to work with to create a stronger application. Registration allows applicants to share proposal ideas and post contact information.

Registration also provides information that helps the university office overseeing the nomination to determine the level of coordination needed and guide the review process.

To register (or view registrants), click on the UM Submission Instructions for a specific opportunity, then click on the Register Interest link.

Selection Process
  • Once the internal deadline has passed, the status will change to “In Review” and proposals will undergo review.
  • If there are multiple applicants, the office managing the nomination will determine the review criteria and coordinate the review process.
  • Once review has been completed all parties will be notified via email.
  • Nominees will be provided with a letter addressed to the sponsor from the OVPR indicating that they are the university's nominee. This letter should accompany the nominee's proposal.
  • SPA is notified of the university's nominee(s) and the status is updated to “PI Selected”.


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