1. XU LCRC Travel Awards
$2000 per year per investigator for travel to present a cancer research paper at a national meeting or attend training required for your research. This award is intended for investigators that do not have travel funds from other sources or those that can justify additional travel funds. Requests must include a statement addressing how the travel will enhance the investigators cancer research and all details for the meeting, including abstract if applicable and should be sent to Dr. Wiese the Xavier Associate Director at email@example.com. Note that travel funds are not guaranteed until awarded and awards are subject to availability of funds. The XU LCRC expects to award 2-5 travel awards per year.
2. XU LCRC Shared Equipment Purchase
Two or more XU LCRC investigators can request funds for shared equipment used for cancer research. Proposals should be submitted to Dr. Wiese the Xavier Associate Director at firstname.lastname@example.org and must include a 2-5 page justification that clearly states how 2 or more XU LCRC investigators will use this equipment in their cancer research and why this equipment is needed if similar capabilities are available in the LCRC or RCMI cores.
3. Bridge Funds
When a grant submission or competitive renewal is not funded, and detailed comments have been received by the PI, funds may be provided so that the investigator’s work can continue in anticipation of a successful resubmission. Grants will be evaluated on an individual basis by the LCRC Scientific Executive Committee and the Xavier LCRC Internal Advisory Board.
4. Seed Funds
Funds are available from the Xavier LCRC program to help full-time Xavier faculty collect preliminary data to develop new research projects related to cancer. First priority for eligibility are junior or beginning faculty members who are in need of seed funds to start their research careers at Xavier, followed by senior faculty who need support to transition into a new research area.
5. Salary Support Funds
Funds are available from the Xavier LCRC program for 9 months Xavier faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences to pay summer salary for one month or to support 25% release time in one academic semester. First priority for eligibility are junior faculty who are in need of summer salary support or release time to enhance their research careers at Xavier. Salary support fund requests must include approval by department chair.
6. Regular LCRC Funding Mechanisms
The LCRC seed, bridge and competitive advantage grants are detailed at: http://www.lcrc.info/research/fundingOpportunities.html