The purpose of GMaP programming is to strengthen our regional network by supporting the next generation of cancer and cancer health disparities researchers. We offer a variety of programs and funding to help students and scientists develop the skills they need to tackle a broad range of cancer and cancer health disparities research.
Below you find find additional information about the activites we offer.
The purpose of the GMaP Region 5 Research Stimulus Awards is to support a range of cancer research activities. Applications are strongly encouraged from cancer investigators who are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences according to NIH guidelines for underrepresented populations or cancer disparities researchers (graduate students through junior faculty).
This opportunity is open to graduate students, Ph.D. candidates, post-docs or early stage investigators at an institution within GMaP Region 5.
To be considered, you must complete a GMaP Research Stimulus Award application.
Funding is available up to $1,500.
Applications will be reviewed by GMaP leadership. Because this is a highly competitive award, please allow a minimum of two weeks for application review.
You’re required complete a one page summary report regarding your experience (i.e data collection, grant development, meeting, conference connections, professional development and training) with the activity/event.
The scholarship reimburses students and researchers for qualified expenses. To receive reimbursement, you must:
Region 5 is home to numerous seasoned cancer health disparities researchers with a wealth of experience in writing and conducting grants. Feedback from these experts can be invaluable to early stage and new investigators submitting a competitive grant application, and we offer them a chance to have their career development proposals reviewed.
Our 2020 workshop took place August 3-4th, 2020 via Zoom.
View agenda here.
Recordings now available!
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The workshops are designed for investigators who plan to submit a grant application within a year of attending. Sessions focus on strengthening applications, one-on-one mentoring, and small group mentoring.
Typically, two weeks before the workshop attendees will be asked to submit specific aims and/or a research question they would like to explore. Submitted aims and research questions will be reviewed by senior investigators and feedback will be provided.
*The following is not applicable to the 2020 virtual workshop*
The workshop takes place on the Fred Hutch campus in Seattle, WA. Up to 20 participants from GMaP Region 5 will be invited to attend.
GMaP will cover the following travel costs:
The attendee will be responsible for all additional expenses.
Please direct any questions to Sara Cole, the GMaP Region 5 Coordinator. We will notify applicants of our decision within two weeks of the deadline.
Region 5 is home to numerous seasoned cancer health disparities researchers with a wealth of experience in writing and conducting grants. Feedback from these experts can be invaluable to early stage and new investigators submitting a competitive grant application. We encourage all those interested in having their career development proposals reviewed by a senior investigator to submit the required documents.
To apply for review, investigators must meet all of the following criteria:
Eligible applicants can contact Sara Cole to submit an abstract and specific aims with a request to participate in the program. From there:
Applicants should expect the review process to take up to 6 weeks.
We recommend applicants allow at least two weeks between receiving feedback from the reviewer and the submission deadline for the funding agency, in order to have ample time to carefully address the reviewer’s comments.
GMaP identifies successful strategies to bring important scientific advances to diverse communities. We also increase competitiveness of our trainees for future research funding opportunities. Through pilot funding awards, prospective applicants can demonstrate their ability to carry out sustainable future research projects. Our goal is to boost GMaP trainees from pilot funding to NIH funding mechanisms, specifically in the realm of cancer health disparities.
Pilot funding awards are available to post-doctoral students or early stage investigators with an existing mentor in their field of study.
Applicants cannot be the recipients of an NIH independent research grant; however, they may be working toward an NIH funding mechanism to advance the science of cancer health disparity research.
The Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) Continuing Umbrella Research Experience (CURE) program offers unique training and career development opportunities to enhance and increase diversity in the cancer and cancer health disparities workforce. The CURE program identifies promising candidates from high school through junior investigator levels, and provides them with a continuum of competitive funding opportunities.
Learn more about the CURE Program:
The iCURE program provides opportunities in the NCI Intramural Research Program (IRP), including the Center for Cancer Research (CCR) and the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG).
The iCURE program offers:
iCURE scholars receive the following professional support:
Learn more about the iCURE Program:
You can send questions about the program or application process to iCURE@nih.gov.