WUSTL institute offers grants for cancer research

Washington University’s Integrating Communication within the Cancer Environment Institute is accepting applications for pilot research projects. Proposals are due 4 p.m. Dec. 19.

The pilot research program calls for projects broadly pertaining to cancer research. The program aims to attract junior faculty on tenure track who are just beginning their careers and established investigators in other fields who wish to initiate cancer-related research. Investigators previously funded through the program will be considered if the pilot study represents a major departure from earlier work.

Pilot projects are funded for one year. This year, the program will fund two grants with up to $30,000 each in direct costs.

The institute funds research to determine how interactions between tumor cells and their cellular and structural environment facilitate tumor progression and metastasis.

For more details about the program and application process, follow this link, or contact Mary Musec at musecm@mir.wustl.edu or 314-362-9359.