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September 19, 2018 – Early Translational Research Award (Academic Research) and SEED Award (Product Development) Funding Opportunities

CPRIT Academic Research and Product Development Research Programs held a webinar to introduce a revised Early Translational Research Award (ETRA) RFA and a new Seed (SEED) Award RFA.

Dr. James Willson, Chief Scientific Officer provided an overview of the revised ETRA RFA and CPRIT’s interest in “bridging the gap” between promising new discoveries achieved in the research laboratory and commercial development for a therapeutic, device, or diagnostic assay through activities including preclinical proof-of-principle data that demonstrate applicability to the planned clinical scenario and preclinical toxicology and formulation to de-risk the development of lead compounds or devices.

Mike Lang, Chief Product Development Officer provided an overview of a new Seed Award mechanism for early-stage oncology startups. This mechanism is designed to target companies that may be a bit early in their development timeline to be competitive for CPRIT’s two existing Product Development Research awards: the Texas Company Award and the Company Relocation Award. The goal of the Seed Award is to assist startups in bridging the gap between translational research and product development, thus bringing disruptive cancer-fighting technologies to market.

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Early Translational Research Award (ETRA) FAQ

Seed Awards for Product Development Research FAQ

February 15, 2018 – CPRIT Research Program Hosts Webinar on Prevention Research Funding Opportunity

CPRIT held a webinar on a new area of emphasis that has been aded to the Individual Investigator Research Awards for Prevention and Early Detection (IIRAP) RFA.

Dr. James Willson, Chief Scientific Officer provided an overview of the IIRAP and CPRIT’s interest in implementation research and introduced Dr. Brownson. Dr. Brownson, a leading expert in implementation research and applied epidemiology, briefly described implementation research and discussed examples of possible research opportunities; in particular, opportunities to build on the work of CPRIT Prevention Program grantees. Drs. Rebecca Garcia, Chief Prevention Officer, James Willson, Chief Scientific Officer, and Brownson were available to answer questions.

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February 16, 2017 – CPRIT Research Program Hosts Q&A on Individual Investigator Research Awards for Clinical Translation

CPRIT held a webinar to discuss the Individual Investigator Research Awards for Clinical Translation RFA, available through CPRIT’s Academic Research Program. Applications are due June 8, 2017.

After a brief overview, potential applicants were able to ask questions regarding the award mechanism.

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January 19, 2016 – CPRIT Scientific Research Office Information Session on the Individual Investigator Research Awards for Computational Biology (IIRACB) Grant Program

CPRIT's Scientific Research Office staff held an information session on Individual Investigator Research Awards for Computational Biology (IIRACB) grant program. The meeting took place at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, AT&T Telehealth Center, Room FC1.2002 of the Faculty Center Building, and was also streamed online for those who could not attend in person.

During the session, CPRIT staff provided an overview of the grant mechanism and review criteria and presented feedback from the peer review meetings at which these applications were reviewed. Following the overview, there were opportunities for previous applicants to provide feedback to CPRIT regarding this mechanism and for potential applicants to ask questions. Questions could also be submitted prior to and during the event at compbio@cprit.texas.gov.

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August 12, 2015 – Strategies for Constructing a Competitive MIRA: A Discussion with CPRIT

The CPRIT Scientific Research Office staff conducted an information session for potential applicants to discuss the Multi-Investigator Research Awards (MIRA) grant program and RFA-R-16-MIRA-2 at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

During this session, CPRIT staff provided an overview of the grant mechanism including program requirements, review criteria, peer reviewer feedback, and expectations for a successful project. Following the overview, participants had an opportunity to ask CPRIT staff questions.

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Session Agenda