UMARU54

UM CFAR Sylvester CCC – Argentina Consortium for Research and Training in AIDS Malignancies

ARGENTINA COLLABORATIVE CANCER AND AIDS PILOT AWARDS

2019 REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS (RFA)

Supported by the “University of Miami’s Center For AIDS Research/ Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center – Argentina Consortium for Research and Training in virally induced AIDS- malignancies” NIH/ NCI, CA221208

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REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS: COLLABORATIVE U54 PILOTS FOR ARGENTINA LABORATORIES

Purpose

To incorporate new projects and collaborators from Argentina Laboratories to the new National Cancer Institute-funded US-Argentina consortium. This consortium focus on the career development of Argentina basic, translational and clinical emerging scientists through mentored research in KSHV and HPV induced cancers affecting the Argentina population at the highest risk of developing HIV/AIDS. Potential areas of Pilot grant research related to the U54 Cancer in HIV/AIDS focus include the following:

  1. Epidemiology. Diagnosis and treatment of viral and non-viral cancers affecting individuals with HIV/AIDS.
  2. Targeted therapies for viral and non-viral cancers in the context of HIV/AIDS, including tumor immunotherapy.
  3. Studies comparing molecular pathogenesis mechanisms in cancers of the same histopathological classification in patients with or without HIV/AIDS.
  4. Viral and non-viral oncogenesis and carcinogenesis in the context of HIV/AIDS.
  5. Cell and animal models of viral and non-viral oncogenesis in the context of HIV/AIDS.

Eligibility

Applicants should be early career basic, translational and clinical investigators with a level of experience commensurate to CONICET career entry or in their early stages of CONICET investigator career. Since the primary goal of these Pilots is to bring new young investigators and projects to the Consortium, the Pilot projects have to be collaborations with the existing consortium Projects/ Labs and/or Cores. Please visit the U54 site for a full description of projects and leaders.

Funds Available/Award Period

US $10,000 of each Pilot award will be given for a 1 year project period. Pilot funds could be used to cover research supplies, small lab equipment critical for the proposed work and other research-related expenditures. Meritorious projects with funding superior to $10,000 will be considered if strictly justified.

Application Procedures

Letter of Eligibility

Interested applicants should submit ASAP a letter of eligibility consisting of one-page abstract stating the goals of the project and a cover letter detailing the Title, Institution and U54 Project that the Pilot will collaborate. Suitable and eligible applicants will be invited to submit a full application. Send letter and one page abstract to Philip Bachas-Daunert, U54 Administrator, p.bachasdaunert@miami.edu and to Patricia Wahl CFAR Administrator pwahl@med.miami.edu

Additional Information

Please visit the U54 site and contact Argentina U54 Principal Investigators to explore eligibility and potential for collaborations prior to sending a letter of eligibility.

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Deadlines/Award Timeline

  • Submission of Letter and Specific Aims Page for determining eligibility OPEN FOR RECEIPT
  • Invited full applications can be submitted until March 22th 2019 5:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Funding decisions will be announced no later than April 2019.

Administrative Enquiries

Please contact Philip Bachas Bachas-Daunert, U54 Grant administrator, p.bachasdaunert@miami.edu

Scientific and Programmatic Enquiries

Contact Argentina PIs and/or
Enrique A. Mesri PhD
emesri@umail.miami.edu
Director of the U54 and its Pilot Program
Professor and Graduate Program Director, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Director, Miami CFAR AIDS Malignancies Program
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine