The Last Mile Sarcoma Research Grant

Sponsor Deadline: 

Apr 3, 2023


Sarcoma Foundation of America

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This grant mechanism is available for sarcoma researchers to provide funding to strengthen the first resubmission of a National Institutes of Health NIH R01 proposal where the member is the project director and principal investigator on the application. The R01 must have scored in the 50th percentile or better, but outside the NIH pay line.

Considerations in a funding decision will include the following: the innovation and impact of the research proposed, the financial circumstances and needs of the investigator, and the likelihood of a success in moving the proposal's score within the funding range following resubmission. The application for this grant should be within 9 months from the initial R01 notification. If funded by SFA, the expectation is that funded applicants would be successfully resubmitted to the NIH.

Applicants must submit the following: 1) the original R01 proposal; 2) the review committee summary statement including all reviewer critiques; 3) a 1-2-page initial response to the critiques along with 1/2 page high level summary of the specific studies that will be pursued to improve the application's likelihood of success upon resubmission; 4) NIH Biosketch(es) and up-to-date other support documents for the complete research team; and 5) a 1-page highlevel budget and budget justification. The funds may not be used for salary support for the principal investigator(s), co-investigator(s), or consultants. The total amount requested must not exceed $75,000.

For each awarded grant, funding of up to $150,000 in total cost is available to cover equipment, supplies and other expenses in support of research within the period of performance. In addition, the following funding restrictions apply:

• No more than 10% of the total cost amount can be applied to indirect cost (e.g., $15,000 indirect cost toward the $150,000 total cost of the grant)

• The SFA does not permit funds to be used for Principal Investigator (PI) salaries. However, applicants are permitted to request money for the payment of salaries for non-faculty post-docs, fellows, and technicians, if applicable. No more than 50% of total cost can be used for salaries (e.g., $75,000 for the $150,000 award).