Applicants Invited to Join Stand Up To Cancer – Gastric Cancer Interception Research Team

The Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) Gastric Cancer Interception Research Team grant represents a new, focused effort to implement advances in gastric cancer interception and prevention research as rapidly as possible through the creation of a collaborative, translational, cancer ‘Research Team.’

The most talented and promising researchers across institutions will be assembled into the Research Team, forming an optimal configuration of expertise needed to solve key problems in cancer and positively impact patients in the near future. This Research Team will span multiple disciplines within and beyond the gastric oncology community, ideally including investigators with expertise outside the biological sciences, and utilise new tools to answer research questions in a coordinated way.

Each Team will consist of a Team Leader, a Team Co-leader, no more than four additional Team Principals, a Team Project Manager, and at least two Advocates, with no more than six but a minimum of two participating institutions. The Team Leader and Co-leader are expected to each dedicate at least 20% (or 40% combined) of their time and effort to the Team research project. Team Principals must each dedicate at least 10% of their time and effort to the Team research project.

To maximise creativity, innovation, and collaboration, the Research Team must include laboratory and clinical researchers, senior and/or young investigators, and senior scientists who have not worked together in the past. There are no citizenship or residency status restrictions.

The grant will provide up to $3 million in funding over a three‐year grant term, depending upon project requirements. Grant funds may be used for direct research expenses attributable to the proposed research.

Interested applicants should complete an electronic Expression of Intent (EOI) by the 30 July 2019 (12:00 noon, Eastern Time) deadline.

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