Are you a graduate student, postdoc, or junior faculty? Applying for a grant within the next year? This workshop is for you!
The purpose of GMaP 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. All are welcome to join us to hear tips and tricks for putting together a competitive grant application, as well as to listen to experiences and advice from successful independent researchers and CURE Awardees. Presenters will include NIH funded trainees and investigators and NCI Program Officers on topics including: specific aim development, NIH biosketches, how to choose a funding mechanism, responding to NIH critiques, putting together competitive F, K, R series NCI applications, and other career planning related sessions.
As GMaP is a program supported by NCI, we are especially interested in promoting CURE funding mechanisms.
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.
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 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 activities we offer.
The inaugural GMaP Region 5 Webinar series features Drs Hala Madanat (San Diego State University) and Elena Martinez (University of California, San Diego) of NCIs Partnership for the Advancement of Health Equity (PACHE). Learn about the SDSU/UCSD Cancer Partnership and its role in advancing cancer health equity through excellence in cancer research, cancer education, and community engagement in San Diego and Imperial Counties.
View recording here.
Building Diverse Mentoring Networks-featuring Dr. Tina Termini and Dr. Michelle Martínez-Montemayor, both co-authors of the recent paper "Building Diverse Mentoring Networks that Transcend Boundaries in Cancer Research," published in Trends in Cancer. Mentoring networks can reinforce scientific identity and help minority scientists overcome unique challenges to achieve their goals in cancer research. Speakers will share their experiences and how scientists at all career stages can benefit from building diverse mentoring networks that transcend boundaries and promote inclusion.
View recording here.
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.
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.