This Request for Applications (RFA) solicits applications for innovative research projects addressing questions that will advance current knowledge of the causes, prevention, progression, detection, or treatment of cancer in children and adolescents. Applications may address any topic related to these areas as well as projects dealing with the causes or amelioration of late effects of cancer treatment. Laboratory, clinical, or population-based studies are all acceptable. CPRIT expects the outcome of the research to reduce the incidence, morbidity, or mortality from cancer in children and/or adolescents in the near or long term. Applications that seek to apply or develop state-of-the-art approaches, technologies, tools, treatments, and/or resources are encouraged, particularly those with potential for commercialization. Applications that address cancer disparities will be looked on with special favor. Successful applicants should be working in a research environment capable of supporting potentially high-impact studies.
The subject of applications may include, but is not limited to, the following:
Causes of cancer in children and adolescents, including genetic factors or prenatal exposure to environmental agents;
The degree of relevance to reducing the burden of cancer in these populations is a critical criterion for evaluation of projects for funding by CPRIT.
Funds may be used for salary and fringe benefits, research supplies, equipment, subject participation costs, and travel to scientific/technical meetings or collaborating institutions.