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Wisconsin Head and Neck Cancer SPORE Grant Request for Applications


The Wisconsin Head and Neck Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant is accepting applications for pilot project funding through the following programs:

  • The Career Enhancement Program (CEP), which provides funding for junior investigators, including physician-scientists, to research ways to improve methods to prevent, diagnose and treat patients with head and neck cancer
  • The Developmental Research Program (DRP), which seeks to attract experienced investigators to the field of head and neck cancer to conduct basic, clinical and translational research and potentially generate preliminary data to support successful competitive national grants (R01 or equivalent)

The application deadline for these funding opportunities is April 17, 2017.

For eligibility, funding and application details see:

Career Enhancement - HN-SPORE CEP 2017 Announcement And Developmental Research - HN-SPORE DRP 2017 Announcement.

Download proposal forms here:

Career Enhancement - 2017 CEP Cover Page And Developmental Research - 2017 DRP Cover Page.

For more information about the Wisconsin Head and Neck SPORE, see The National Cancer Institute's UW Head and Neck SPORE page

Head and neck cancer is the sixth most common cancer worldwide with more than 600,000 new cases diagnosed annually. The United States alone has approximately 56,000 newly diagnosed head and neck cancer patients each year. These patients frequently bear a disproportionate burden from their cancers because the critical anatomic location of their disease. Head and neck tumors and treatment often compromise speech, swallow and breathing function and create significant changes in physical appearance and social interactions. The ultimate objective of the Wisconsin Head and Neck SPORE Grant (PI: Paul Harari, MD) is to advance translational research to improve the outcome for head and neck cancer patients.