About the Program
Investigators often struggle to find funding for innovative approaches to scientific questions because their new ideas may not yet be in the scientific mainstream. Each year we support multiple pilot studies with $75,000 each to pave the way for new avenues of ovarian cancer research and to expand our understanding of the disease. Starting in 2020, the Pilot Study Award will change from a 1 year award to a 2 year award of $75,000 total. Additionally, we may offer a few funded studies an additional $25,000 for the second year of the award based on demonstration of exceptional progress in the first year and the availability of funds.
See Pilot Study awardees.
Two-year awards of total $75,000. A few Pilot Studies may be selected to receive an additional $25,000 for the second year of the award based on demonstration of exceptional progress in the first year and the availability of funds. Pilot Study Program awards will support investigator-initiated projects in all areas of ovarian cancer research. In addition, projects designed to analyze data from already funded clinical trials will be considered.
Funds are for direct costs only; institutional overhead and indirect costs will not be included in the award.
All application materials should be submitted through proposalCENTRAL, by the application due date. Applicants who do not already have an account in proposalCENTRAL must register for an account prior to beginning application. Once logged into proposalCENTRAL, search for Rivkin Center in the Grant Opportunities tab and select the appropriate grant.
Applications will only be accepted during the open competition window and will not be considered after the deadline. The completed application must be validated to ensure all materials have been submitted. Signature pages must be printed for a wet signature (not an electronic signature) from the named institutional official which can then be uploaded. To ensure a successful submission has taken place, confirm that the status of the application has changed to “Submitted.”