The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, in partnership with the UAMS Rural Research Network, has created the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Rural Research Award Program. The goal of this program is to support investigators or teams of investigators seeking to collect data for competitive NCI/NIH R01 grant submissions. The program funds projects with a maximum budget of $100,000 each.
Investigators supported by the RRAP will be required to acknowledge research support provided by TRI and the WPRCI when presenting or publishing using the following statement:
“Research reported in this publication was supported in part by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under award number UL1 TR003107 and from funding made possible through the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute’s Rural Research Award Program supporting the research efforts of the UAMS Rural Research Network. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health or the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.”
Priority will be given to projects that focus on prostate, colon, breast, and/or lung cancer; cancer patient outcomes; cancer screening and prevention; cancer health disparities; and/or projects utilizing the UAMS Rural Research Network.
Priority will also be given to applicants who are a full or associate member of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. To learn more about becoming a Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute member or to apply, visit the Institute’s membership page.
Applicants must be faculty members at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s/ACRI, CAVHS, and/or the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville with a rank of Assistant Professor or above.
The Rural Research Award Program RFA cycle begins each spring. Please check back in late February to early March for the next RFA.
Information Session- April 3- 11:00 a.m.
An informational session will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 3, 2023, in the Directors Room (Cancer Institute 10011) to provide interested applicants with specific information on this opportunity’s focus, application process, population within Regional Programs and the Network. Program staff will provide additional information during the webinar to help identify the resources needed and the ideal site(s) for your project. Please register for the webinar using the Information Session Registration Link.