Through this RFP, the ROI will make grants for high-risk, high-reward projects and/or seed funding necessary to demonstrate proof of concept before applying for larger grants. Projects could address any aspect of radiation oncology that falls within the scope of the priority research topic areas identified in the National Radiation Oncology Research Needs Assessment: quality and safety, comparative effectiveness, toxicity management, value, and communication.
All qualified investigators, including residents and fellows, are encouraged to submit your best ideas for projects that are initiating a new research direction, are not currently eligible for other funding sources, and/or show a high potential for securing follow-on funding. A typical budget for a project supported by this mechanism is expected to be limited to $25,000. However, larger budgets will be considered with the firm limit that costs may not exceed $50,000. Proposals are due by July 22, 2016, and the awards will be announced in conjunction with the ASTRO Annual Meeting in September. Details on how to apply and the selection criteria are provided in the complete RFP guidelines and on proposalCENTRAL.
All letters of intent and proposals to the ROI 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 current research funding opportunities, please send an email to Emily Connelly, Governance and Research Administrator.