Funding Opportunities
Project Title: Cervical Cancer SPORE - Career Development
Sponsoring Department: Pathology
Deadline Date: Friday, August 3, 2018

Guidelines and instructions:

1)   Career Development project grants are now available to support investigators involved in projects related to cervical cancer.  Priority will be given to investigators focusing on translational research projects, as well as to projects related to the cervical cancer and the human papillomavirus. Investigators performing basic research that has obvious, near-term translational potential will also be considered.  Funds for the career development project program are provided by our NCI Cervical Cancer SPORE grant. 

2)   The review of the candidates will be carried out by SPORE PIs and the final funding decisions will be made by the Cervical Cancer SPORE Steering Committee based on scientific review and programmatic priorities.

3)   An investigator may hold only one career Development project award at a time. 

4)   Grants will be awarded in amounts up to $30,000 (direct costs). Please assume September 1, 2018 start date. Funds may be used for salary support, equipment, and consumable supplies.

5)   Grants should be submitted electronically.  Modify the forms below and submit as a .pdf file to the following e-mail address: [Lucy Wangaruro ]

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


Cover Page (Form attached below)
Detailed Budget on NIH Form
Specific Aims
Background, including preliminary studies of applicant
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 two 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

Forms are available on the following NIH URL.


7)   Final selection process for each proposal will be evaluated using the criteria of Investigator Potential, Proposal Quality, Potential to get additional funding and Cervical Cancer Relevance.  Preliminary score will be rendered using a 1-10 scale. Each application will then be discussed by the Review Committee.  

8)   Applications are open to the following institutions: Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, University of Alabama at Birmingham and University of Colorado at Boulder.  Post docs are not eligible to apply, unless they have a faculty appointment/commitment within 1 year (and provide a letter of support from their departmental head).

For More Information and Questions:
Lucy Wangaruro