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Run for the Roses Programs

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The grant incentive programs below are open to all research, associate, and affiliate members of MCC's four Research Programs. All MCC members are encouraged to involve our Shared Resource Facilities in their projects and proposals.

To be eligible for the programs below, an MCC member must be the contact PI on the award, and the funds/matching funds provided by MCC may not be used for subcontracts at other institutions.

Learn more about each of the three new grant incentive programs below.

  • The Finish Line

    The Finish Line program is open now!

    Was your grant close to receiving NCI funding but your summary statement directed you to acquire more preliminary data, resources or other needed experiments? This program provides help for MCC researchers who need funding to address those comments in their re-submissions.

    • Eligible grants: Single or multi-PI NCI R01s or R21s that did not receive funding (can be either a new submission or a re-submission of a new proposal). Must be within six months of receiving your summary statement.
    • To be eligible: Compose a budget for your proposed expenses to address specific issues/comments in the R01/R21 summary statement. Submit your budget and your grant's summary statement to your Research Program leaders for consideration. Research Program leaders will determine the appropriateness of the request and recommend to MCC administration projects that should receive incentive funding. 

    An MCC member must be the contact PI on the award, and the funds provided by MCC may not be used for subcontracts at other institutions.

  • The Winner's Circle

    The Winner's Circle program will begin in January 2020.

    Be part of an MPI team and your grant can be eligible for bonuses! NCI multi-PI proposals are a gold standard for NCI-designated Cancer Centers, and we want our number to grow.

    • For each newly funded NCI R01 with a multi-PI structure, MCC will match 10% of your direct cost budget (not to exceed $40,000 annually).
    • CP/DT Bonus: If one of your MPIs is a member of the Cancer Prevention and control Program and/or an MD in the Drug Discovery, Delivery and Translational Therapeutics Program, MCC will bump your match up to 12% of your direct cost budget (not to exceed $50,000 annually).

    An MCC member must be the contact PI on the award, and the matching funds provided by MCC may not be used for subcontracts at other institutions.

  • The Trifecta

    The Trifecta program is open now!

    Are you involved in a multi-disciplinary grant team who plans to submit a large NCI proposal (such as a SPORE or P01)? Hit the Trifecta of Team Science, Transdisciplinary Collaboration, and Training. MCC wants to support the generation of your preliminary data in advance of your multi-component grant application.

    • Eligible teams are those planning to submit a multi-component NCI application (minimum three research projects). Teams should include at least one junior faculty member and are encouraged to include members from multiple MCC Research Programs. Grants must be new submissions (grant renewals are ineligible).
    • Submit a proposed budget and timeline for grant's completion to MCC Associate Director for Administration Jennifer Rogers at jen.rogers@uky.edu for review and approval.
    • Maximum awards will be $100,000 per team and will be limited to no more than five teams over the next two years.
    • Proposals will be accepted on a rolling deadline.

    An MCC member must be the contact PI on the award, and the funds provided by MCC may not be used for subcontracts at other institutions.

    Teams awarded pilot funding under this program will be provided administrative support for their proposals, including help on tasks such as setting up team meetings, help collecting ancillary components of the grant such as biosketches, and typical editing and advisory services through MCC’s Research Communications Office.

  • Contact

    For more information, please email MCC Associate Director for Administration Jennifer Rogers at jen.rogers@uky.edu.