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SARC Announces Request for Proposals for Utilizing Resources for Sarcoma Researchers

JUNE 02, 2017 – ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN

SARC (Sarcoma Alliance for Research Through Collaboration) today announced a request for proposals for projects that demonstrate the utilization of its SARC Resources for Researchers, a bank of assets and data that includes biospecimens, clinical data sets, and imaging studies.
 
Sarcoma researchers from academic institutions are invited to apply. SARC will fund up to two grants for up to $50,000 of direct costs for one year, with up to 25% of indirect costs.
 
The objective of the grant funding is to stimulate ideas for the utilization of SARC’s inventoried Resources for Researchers, assets acquired through multiple clinical trials and translational projects. SARC believes the resources can help lead to a better understanding of sarcoma, biologically or clinically, and foster the planning of subsequent, scientifically sound sarcoma research, such as generating preliminary data needed for larger grants.
 
Proposals will be evaluated for their hypotheses for which SARC assets to test, the potential to advance knowledge of sarcoma biology and treatment approaches, and accessibility to the infrastructure necessary to conduct the work.
 
“This is an excellent opportunity for our community of sarcoma specialists to explore our repository of annotated biospecimens and ultimately help improve the outcomes of patients with sarcoma.” said Denise Reinke, President and CEO of SARC.
 
Proposal submissions are due to SARC by September 15, 2017 via a brief application form. Download our request for proposal. Following scoring by a SARC translational research review committee, awards will be announced by October 1, 2017, with funding to begin November 1, 2017.
 
SARC’s Resources for Researchers include the SARC Biospecimen Bank, SARC Clinical Data Repository, SARC Imaging Resources, and the sarcoma drug response portal.
 
More information and application guidelines are available on the SARC website at sarctrials.org/resources-for-researchers