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Call for applications for DaCCoTA Professional Development Core

The Dakota Cancer Collaborative on Translational Activity (DaCCoTA) is soliciting applications for awards to support clinical and translational cancer research. One of the primary goals of the DaCCoTA is to create a culture of clinical/translational research (CTR) by training investigators and clinicians to develop both the skills to conduct research and an appreciation for the continuum of translational research. The DaCCoTA Scholars Program provides 50% salary support and up to $50,000 in annual research support for early career faculty, enabling them to develop a project for funding and an understanding of CTR. The full RFA is available on the website.

The Clinical Research Opportunities Program provides 20% release time for community-practicing, hospital-based clinicians so they can participate in training activities and collaborate in CTR. It is not intended that supported individuals will become full-time, independent investigators with funding for their own research projects. However, it is expected that providing an understanding of CTR and tools for identifying unmet medical needs will allow these clinicians to become effective collaborators. The full RFA is available on the website.

Applications for both programs are due on August 23, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact

The DaCCoTA is supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number U54GM128729.