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Fall 2022 Awards Cycle Update

Fall applications are due October 3, 2022, by 5 p.m.

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The application website will be announced and opened approximately one week ahead of the deadline. Both registration and submission must be completed by 5 p.m. on the deadline date.

Changes

We are making two structural changes to our Innovation awards:

1. Postdoctoral fellow eligibility for Tier 1 awards Spring/Fall 2022

The Cancer Center biannual innovation awards program has traditionally been open to all UNC faculty to promote innovative cancer research allowing groups to branch out in new directions.

To promote the ability of postdoctoral fellows to obtain future independent funding to support novel and innovative ideas, postdoctoral fellows will be eligible to submit Tier 1 ($50,000) proposals as the PI with a letter of support from their faculty mentor for the Spring/Fall 2022 cycles. The proposals should have an element of innovation and not just be to complete existing research. The proposals can be in any arena and will be reviewed by UNC Lineberger leaders in the population, basic, translational and clinical sciences.

Proposals will be evaluated on the same criteria as other awards, but postdoctoral proposals will receive special consideration to enhance chances of funding while competing against more established faculty. The purpose of the awards program remains to fund cutting-edge, innovative science that can initiate a program of future funding.

2. PI names and project title Letter of Intent (due September 12, 2022)

To expedite our review process and get final decisions to a submitter sooner, we are now asking for a non-binding LOI be submitted approximately one month prior to the application due date. We request only the PI names and a project title. Please submit to lccc-dev-awards@office.unc.edu.

Application Guidelines

View PDF of the UNC Lineberger Developmental Funding Program general guidelines

Submission Requirements

To be eligible for review, each applicant must complete the following:

  1. Non-Binding LOI: To expedite our review process and get final decisions to a submitter sooner, we are now asking for a non-binding LOI be submitted one month prior to the application due date. We request only the PI names and a project title. Please submit LOI to lccc-dev-awards@office.unc.edu.
  2. Register Online: All applicants must register and then submit their proposals at the UNC Lineberger Developmental Funding website. The site will be announced and opened approximately one week ahead of the deadline. Both registration and submission must be completed by 5 p.m. on the deadline date.
  3. Submit Online: At the end of the online registration, investigators must submit (upload) their entire application as a single PDF; the file name should include the PI’s last (family) name-Tier-Research Category (i.e., Smith-Tier2-Basic. The file size of the single PDF must not exceed 3MB.
  4. Applications missing one or more of the required components (registration, uploaded single PDF electronic copy with the PI’s name in the file name) will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.
  5. Extensions of the deadline will not be Supplementary or additional materials will not be accepted after the submission deadline.
  6. Former Awardees must submit progress report: If you have received a UNC Lineberger Developmental Award since 2014 (inclusive) you must include a progress report attached to the end of your single PDF, before your new proposal will be reviewed. Report on: Title/year of funding; team; accomplishments (details of new external grants, publications, etc.); and UNC resources
  7. Questions? Please email lccc-dev-awards@office.unc.edu

Additional Information

  • Study sections chaired by UNC Lineberger Associate Directors will review all Tiers of proposals.
  • Applicants are allowed to resubmit once. If your proposal is not funded, you may submit the same idea again (revised or not) one time. Reviewers will not necessarily know if you’ve submitted before and will not see the former review comments. This limitation in resubmissions is in the interest of stimulating innovation and limiting the burden on reviewers.
  • Please note: Former awardees must submit progress report. If you have received a UNC Lineberger Developmental Award since 2014 (inclusive), you must include a progress report attached to the end of your single PDF, before your new proposal will be reviewed. The report must include Title/year of funding, team, accomplishments (details of new external grants, publications, etc.), and UNC resources utilized.

Support

If you have questions, please contact our team at lccc-dev-awards@office.unc.edu