At the grant workshops, Mentored Members planning on submitting a grant are able to submit their initial grant application to CU Cancer Center Members experienced in grant writing for feedback and critiques. At the workshop, Mentored Members work with the CU Cancer Center Members to improve their grant applications.
Grant Workshops occur on the second Monday of each month. For more information, or to sign up to participate, contact CRTEC@cuanschutz.edu.
CRTEC funds Innovation Grants of $10,000 for high-risk, high-reward cancer research projects that have not received funding support previously. Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows, Junior Faculty, and School of Nursing Graduate Students are all eligible to apply.
Innovation grants provide initial or pilot data that can be used to subsequently submit an F-, K-, or R-series grant. Grants will be provided based on scientific merit, the likelihood that the successful completion of the experiment will add to their current work, and how convincing of an argument they propose for submitting a subsequent F-, K-, or R-series grant application.
Through Skillsoft, a new course for emerging investigators performing clinical research is now developed and ready for CU Cancer Center members who plan to become involved in clinical research as a principal investigator or sub-investigator, either on a new clinical trial or an existing protocol.
This course does not replace other regulatory trainings or onboarding activities required by the University of Colorado or divisions but gives new investigators an overview of the research infrastructure of the CU Cancer Center and provides practical information to supplement the additional trainings in the onboarding process.
To access the course in Skillsoft:
The Cancer Immunotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics Program (CIETP) aims to train future oncology clinical providers and researchers in the most advanced and promising forms of immune-directed and cell therapy. The vision for this T32 is to create a training program and environment that provides essential skills to clinical trainees while simultaneously providing them with the opportunity to contribute to developing the next generation of cancer therapies.
Challenges in the field of cancer immunotherapy include understanding a multitude of new agents under development, new mechanisms of action, toxicity profiles that consist of immune/autoimmune side effects, and the lack of patient selection or predictive markers for these therapies. The opportunity is to invent Developmental Therapeutics (DT) strategies that maximally exploit the power of immune-based therapy.
The RFA and applications will be announced in March each year.
Training will encompass a 2-year period with two alternative tracks based on the individual and their desired career path:
Trainees are required to:
Trainees are required to:
Women and under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.
More program information can be found here.
To apply, applicants must submit:
The application deadline is June 1st.
Proposals will be reviewed and ranked by Program Selection Committee and ranked based on NIH training and grant criteria, i.e. project merit, quality of trainee and mentor.
The CRTEC office organizes annual thematic retreats for CU Cancer Center mentored members that enhance career development and training. The retreats showcase the research and scientific accomplishments of mentored members and provide training and support in essential career skills such as grant writing, lab management, mentoring and leadership development.
The next retreat is being planned for Fall 2022 and with a theme of “Mentoring in the 21st Century”. The retreat features Dr. Rick McGee, Associate Dean for Faculty Recruitment and Professional Development at Northwestern University-Feinberg School of Medicine, who is renowned for his use of coaching-based models to support early PhD trainees and group-based models to support junior faculty in their development as scientists. Dr. Rick McGee’s full bibliography of contributions.
Check back soon for more information on the Fall 2022 retreat.