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Funding Opportunities

The ROI invests in research to heighten the critical role of radiation oncology in the treatment of cancer. Requests for proposals (RFPs) are strategically developed to inspire research that is practical and has the potential to transform cancer management and the therapies that are offered to patients on a daily basis.

Leveraging Big Data to Optimize Quality Assurance and Patient Care Improvement Initiatives

The ROI is currently seeking research proposals for innovative approaches to making quality assurance (QA) more personalized by using big data to identify patient, disease or treatment characteristics that are predictive of unwanted outcomes, dosimetric uncertainties or outright errors, needed patient management interventions or general process variability. The goal is to get researchers thinking about how QA efforts can be differentiated by the level of risk for each patient so that resources can be allocated accordingly, in comparison to the current QA model in which “one size fits most.”

All eligible researchers are encouraged to apply for the competitive grant worth up to $200,000 over two years for a project that leverages the unique opportunities afforded by advances in big data analytics in radiation oncology. Letters of intent to submit a proposal must be submitted by July 8, 2016, and those invited to submit proposals must do so by September 16, 2016. See the complete RFP guidelines for details including project examples, selection criteria and eligibility. Letters of intent and final proposals must be submitted through proposalCENTRAL. After logging-in to proposalCENTRAL, go to the "Grant Opportunities" tab and select "Radiation Oncology Institute" in the "Filter List by GrantMaker" drop-down menu. If you have questions about the RFP, please send an email to Emily Connelly, Governance and Research Administrator.

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