Wilmot Cancer Center Neuroblastoma Research Grant

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The James P. Wilmot Cancer Center is soliciting applications for a seed grant focusing on neuroblastoma. Funds are provided by Crosby’s Fund, a local philanthropic initiative which funds research in childhood cancer, with a focus on neuroblastoma. 

This RFP is designated to support one research project in the area of basic, translational, behavioral or epidemiological neuroblastoma research. The implicit goal of the award is to support the development of new research projects to reach competitiveness for federal funding. Awards will be based on scientific merit and innovation.

Up to $50,000 of funding may be requested for one year. A second year of funding may be possible and will be contingent upon the submission of a progress report with documented progress.


This is a stream-lined process.  Proposals should use Arial font with size 11 point; 1-inch margins; and be single-spaced. Proposals must consist of:

  • Proposed Research: 3-page maximum (Abstract, Hypothesis, Specific Aims, Background and Significance, and Plan of Research)
  • Biosketch in NIH format
  • Other Support
  • Budget (Faculty salary is not allowable)

The proposal does not need to be routed internally.

Submission Timeline

Applications are due November 1, 2012 with an anticipated January 1, 2013 start date for funding. Applications should be submitted electronically to Brian Martin, Associate Director for Administration, James P. Wilmot Cancer Center (Brian_Martin@URMC.Rochester.edu).


For questions, please contact Brian Martin at Brian_Martin@URMC.Rochester.edu or 275-0784.


NIH Funding Acknowledgement ** Important ** All publications resulting from the utilization of CTSI resources are required to credit the CTSI grant by including the NIH FUNDING ACKNOWLEDGEMENT and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.