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Moffitt Cancer Center, Center for Infection Research in Cancer (CIRC) Funding Opportunity

Due Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 4:00PM
Amount & Project Period: $50,000 maximum for 1 year Optional 2nd year with review and approval

Eligibility: (Moffitt, USF, PSM) 
Applicants must be tenure track faculty and have primary academic appointments at Moffitt, USF, PSM. Applicants from USF or PSM must have a Moffitt-based faculty level Co-PI on the project.

Formed in 2012, Moffitt’s Center for Infection Research in Cancer (CIRC) was created to elucidate the role of infectious agents in the etiology of cancer and translate this knowledge into novel and effective strategies for the prevention and treatment of cancer.  To meet this goal, the CIRC has developed an intramural grant program to fund pilot projects that will bring together the multidisciplinary strengths of Moffitt to meet the goals of the CIRC including:

  • Identify new infectious agents and establish a causal link with cancer 
  • Develop novel approaches for prevention, early detection, and treatment of cancers caused by infectious agents 
  • Translate findings into new standards for personalized care with novel vaccines, lower dose radiotherapy, and new antiviral drugs
  • Disseminate and increase adoption of effective prevention and treatment interventions for infection-related cancers into clinical and public health practice

To meet these goals, this funding opportunity aims to:

  • Increase research in the area of infection and cancer.
  • Encourage new multidisciplinary collaborations.
  • ncourage translational research projects.
  • Generate pilot data that can lead to an R21 or R01 funded project in the area of infection and cancer.

Submission deadline is Thursday February 27, 2014 at 4:00 pm. Your proposal must be submitted via e-mail as a single PDF file to Maureen Ahearn at

For additional information contact: Maureen Ahearn at 813-745-8824 or

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