The Florida Cancer Connect Innovation Fund will begin accepting applications for pilot projects in cancer research and innovation on October 4, 2023.
The Florida Cancer Connect Collaborative is accepting applications for pilot projects in cancer research and innovation. The purpose of this effort is to energize collaborations between oncologists, cutting edge researchers and cancer facilities and to provide a plausible route for expedited funding to bolster competitiveness for extramural cancer research funding.
This funding aims to provide opportunities to break down longstanding silos between researchers, cancer facilities, and medical providers to improve cancer research and treatment through innovative approaches to data infrastructure and best practices through the provision of innovation grants. Funding is for Florida-based institutions.
Proposal Areas of Interest
Proposal topics need to be focused on innovative cancer research and adhere to the main objectives of the Florida Cancer Connect collaboration. These include:
- Data – Improve data timeliness and accessibility.
- Best Practices – Streamline, encourage, and incentivize the sharing of treatment best practices among public and private entities.
- Innovation – Advancements in cutting-edge technology and clinical treatments.
Successful FCCIF pilot projects will focus on cutting edge cancer research and patient care prioritized on the expeditious nature of the proposal. Potential applicants may include but are not limited to:
- Researchers working on cutting edge cancer treatments
- Florida Cancer Centers of Excellence
- Post-doctoral/Graduate student fellows
- Non-profit organizations