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University of Colorado Cancer Center

University of Colorado Cancer Center, A National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Pilot Grants & Awards

The University of Colorado Cancer Center's Lung Cancer SPORE offers two types of awards to help support lung cancer researchers in the Rocky Mountain region.

Pilot Grants:

Pilot project grants are offered by the CU Cancer Center Lung Cancer SPORE to help researchers start new and innovative projects that have the potential to impact lung cancer outcomes.

The grants process is open to any lung cancer investigator in Colorado, and emphasizes projects that "translate" basic science and can lead to full research projects with major federal funding.

Career Development Awards:

Career development awards are offered by the CU Cancer Center Lung Cancer SPORE to prepare junior investigators for independent careers in lung cancer.

These awards allow the young scientists to spend two to four years in a productive scientific environment before establishing their own laboratory.

Awardees are selected for their own potential for a successful career in independent research, and then their proposed project and the quality of their proposals.