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Comprehensive Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (CPACHE)

The University of Texas Health San Antonio’s Mays Cancer Center (MCC) and The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) are collaborating on the submission of a U54 application, Comprehensive Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (CPACHE) (PAR-18-767).  This application calls for the inclusion of at least 2 well-developed research projects (Full Projects) and up to 2 pilot projects.  To better identify those investigators with the strongest concepts and research designs, our two institutions are issuing a Call for Proposals.

 Any questions related to this Call can be emailed to SALSI@utsa.edu.

 CPACHE PURPOSE

 The CPACHE Program develops and maintains comprehensive, long-term, and mutually beneficial partnerships between institutions serving underserved health disparity population and underrepresented students (ISUPSs) and NCI-designated Cancer Centers (CCs). The program aims to achieve a stronger national cancer program and address challenges in cancer and cancer disparities research, education and outreach, as well as their impact on underserved populations.

The institutions in each partnership are expected to work collaboratively to:

1) increase the cancer research and cancer research education capacity of the ISUPSs;

2) increase the number of students and investigators from underrepresented populations engaged in cancer research;

3) improve the effectiveness of CCs in developing and sustaining research programs focused on cancer health disparities and increase the number of investigators and students conducting cancer health disparities research; and

4) develop and implement cancer-related activities that benefit the surrounding underserved communities.

RESEARCH PROJECT OVERVIEW

Key Personnel: Ideally, all proposals should include key personnel from both UTSA and UT Health San Antonio; i.e., a multiple PI structure with one PI from each of the participating institutions.  If you have a proposal concept that you wish to submit, but do not have key personnel from the other institution, please identify what you believe are the key characteristics of a co-investigator in your study.  Leadership from UTSA and UT Health SA will work to identify possible collaborating faculty members that you could work with.

Funding for Generation of Preliminary Data: Applications selected to move forward will be eligible to receive up to $20,000 (for Full Projects) or $10,000 (for Pilot Projects) in support to generate preliminary data for the initial full grant submission and resubmission, if needed.  Details about allowable expenses and timeline for expending funds can be found in the attached Call for Proposals.

 Full Research Projects: A Full Research Project may be proposed for research in any area of cancer-related basic, clinical, translational, prevention, control, behavioral, population, and/or outreach research. Note that Full Research Projects are expected to be well developed and supported by sufficient preliminary data.

  • Joint research projects conducted primarily at UTSA may be in any area of cancer research. A cancer disparity focus is not required.
  • Joint projects conducted primarily at UT Health SA must specifically address areas of cancer disparity in health disparity populations.

 Pilot Research Projects: A Pilot Research Project may be proposed for research in any area of cancer-related basic, clinical, translational, prevention, control, behavioral, population, and/or outreach research. Note that preliminary data are not required but Pilot Research Projects are expected to be well based on information available from various sources.

  • Joint research projects conducted primarily at UTSA may be in any area of cancer research. A cancer disparity focus is not required.
  • Joint projects conducted primarily at UT Health SA must specifically address areas of cancer disparity in health disparity populations.
ELIGIBILITY
  • UTSA PIs must be tenure-track or tenured faculty.
  • UT Health SA PI’s must be at or above the Assistant Professor level.
APPLICATION LIMIT

This application calls for the inclusion of at least 2 well-developed research projects (Full Projects) and up to 2 pilot projects.

AWARD AMOUNT

Limits for funding requests are as follows:

Project Type Award Amount Duration
Full Project $275,000/year 3 years
Pilot Project $120,000/year 3 years
 TIMELINE

 Technical Session for Interested Applicants (Optional): July 9, 2018 at 3:00pm

           Conference Line: 1-877-226-9790, ACCESS CODE: 8553492

>>Download information technical session PPT here.

Letter of Intent Due (REQUIRED) Application Due Scientific Merit Review Advisory Council Review Notification of Selection
July 13, 2018 July 31, 2018 August 20, 2018 August 23, 2018 August 29, 2018

 

Letters of Intent and Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm local time on deadlines listed on Call for Proposals, to ctrcgrants@uthscsa.edu. Submissions via any other mode will not be accepted.


Download the documents below for the research program overview details, submission requirements, deadlines and accompanying Standard Forms.

>>Call for Proposals

>>Standard Forms

 

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