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DoD Ovarian Cancer Ovarian Cancer Academy – Early-Career Investigator Award

ID: HT942524OCRPOCAECI • Type: Posted

Description

Initially created in FY09, the OCRP Ovarian Cancer Academy (OCA) is a unique, interactive virtual academy providing intensive mentoring, national networking, collaborations, and a peer group for junior faculty. The overarching goal of the OCA is to develop successful, highly productive ovarian cancer researchers in a collaborative research and career development environment.

The OCA is a virtual career development and research training platform that consists of Early-Career Investigators (ECIs), their Designated Mentors from different institutions, and an Academy Dean and Assistant Dean. The OCA-ECI Award is not a traditional career development award; the ECI is expected to participate in monthly webinars and annual workshops and to communicate and collaborate with other members of the Academy (other ECIs, Mentors, the Dean and Assistant Dean) as well as with the advocacy community. Since its inception, the Academy's ECIs have presented at and chaired sessions for ovarian cancer-specific symposia and served on symposia review committees. They have also served as peer reviewers for the Department of Defense (DOD) OCRP and other funding agencies.

Background
The Ovarian Cancer Academy (OCA) is a virtual career development and research training platform that provides intensive mentoring, national networking, collaborations, and a peer group for junior faculty. The overarching goal of the OCA is to develop successful, highly productive ovarian cancer researchers in a collaborative research and career development environment.

The mission of the Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP) is to support patient-centered research to prevent, detect, treat, and cure ovarian cancer to enhance the health and well-being of Service Members, Veterans, their Family members, and all women impacted by this disease.

Grant Details
The OCA-ECI Award is a unique career development award that expects Early-Career Investigators (ECIs) to participate in monthly webinars and annual workshops and to communicate and collaborate with other members of the Academy. The award provides funding, networking opportunities, and research experience necessary for the ECI's independent career development.

The ECI must commit to conducting ovarian cancer research for 4 years under the guidance of a Designated Mentor experienced in ovarian cancer research. The proposed research must be relevant to active-duty Service Members, Veterans, military beneficiaries, and/or the American public. Collaborations between researchers at military or Veteran institutions and non-military institutions are encouraged.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants include extramural and intramural organizations such as academic institutions, biotechnology companies, foundations, federal government organizations other than the DOD, research institutes, DOD laboratories, DOD military treatment facilities, and/or DOD activities embedded within a civilian medical center.

The Principal Investigator (PI) must be an Early-Career Investigator within 5 years of their last postdoctoral research position or clinical fellowship. The Designated Mentor must be an independent, established ovarian cancer researcher with ovarian cancer research funding and publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Period of Performance
The period of performance for an FY24 OCRP OCA-ECI Award should not exceed $725,000 in direct costs budgeted for the entire period. Awards supported with FY24 funds will be made no later than September 30, 2025.

Grant Value
$2.32M is expected to fund approximately two OCA-ECI Award applications. Funding of applications received is contingent upon the availability of federal funds for this program.

Overview

Category of Funding
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Instruments
Cooperative Agreement
Grant
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 3/28/24 U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity posted grant opportunity HT942524OCRPOCAECI for DoD Ovarian Cancer Ovarian Cancer Academy – Early-Career Investigator Award with funding of $2.3 million. The grant will be issued under grant program 12.420 Military Medical Research and Development. It is expected that 2 total grants will be made.

Timing

Posted Date
March 28, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Closing Date
Aug. 6, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 112 Days
Last Updated
March 27, 2024, 3:21 p.m. EDT
Version
1
Archive Date
Sept. 5, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"

Award Sizing

Ceiling
Not Listed
Floor
Not Listed
Estimated Program Funding
$2,320,000
Estimated Number of Grants
2

Contacts

Contact
Abigail Strock Contract Specialist
Contact Email
Email Description
CDMRP Help Desk
Contact Phone
(301) 619-2342

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