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50K Funding for Boston Medical Center Cancer Care Proposals Due Date (4-7 grants available)

November 1, 2013 @ 12:00 am


Boston University Center for Future Technologies in Cancer Care

Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals for New Center Projects!

Important Dates
Pre-proposals Due1 November 2013
Full Proposals Invited11 November 2013
Full Proposals Due (invited)2 December 2013
NotificationMarch 2014
Funding Start Date (tentative)1 July 2014





The Center is now accepting pre-proposals for new Center Grants.

The Center for Future Technologies in Cancer Care seeks proposals that focus on translational technologies that meet a need in contemporary cancer care. Proposals can focus on needs in the areas of diagnosis or treatment. Diagnosis includes screening and staging of both new and recurrent disease. Treatment can include improved treatment mechanisms (e.g. drug delivery methods), treatment monitoring methods, and/or quality of life interventions for patients in treatment. Applications in the area of mobile health (mHealth) are encouraged. Applications that address a need in low income urban or rural settings will be prioritized.

The Point-of Care (POC) can be a home, primary care office, clinic, or other location, provided that the technology enables a task to shift from a more to a less sophisticated setting. Cost reduction is one metric on which technologies will be judged, but an increase in positive patient outcomes and/or quality of life should be paramount.  An example might be an intervention that allows for chemotherapy drugs to be given at home, rather than in a special treatment center. Home monitoring of treatment that would allow for earlier intervention in the case of treatment failure is another example.

Technologies that are in the basic research stage will not be considered responsive.  While clinical data is not required to be competitive, a clear plan toward generating pre-clinical data is required.  Projects should be milestone driven, and a statement of how the grant funds would be used to advance the project over the 12 month project period must be given.

Please see the pre-proposal announcement and template below for more information.

Funding Amount

We anticipate funding approximately 4-7 grants of $50,000 direct costs each.

Funding Period

Funding will begin on 1 July 2014 and end on 30 June 2015.


November 1, 2013
12:00 am

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