SCCC Intramural Opportunities

SCCC Building

The Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC) uses intramural funding to strengthen basic, translational, clinical, and population science research at UT Southwestern Medical Center, its affiliated health systems, and the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. Application links below to apply for funding will take you to the SCCC's InfoReady application system, which runs best on the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari browsers.

Early-Career Award Program

The purpose of the Early-Career Awards is to provide funding opportunities for early-career investigators within six years of their first faculty appointment. The application process is currently closed for this program.  

Early-Stage Clinical Investigators Awards

The Early-Stage Investigator Awards support up to 20% effort of an early-stage clinical investigator. The investigator will be responsible for developing an investigator-initiated cancer trial and optimizing Simmons Cancer Center’s participation in the National Cancer Institute’s National Clinical Trials Network. The application process is currently closed for this program.

Translational Research Pilot Awards

The purpose of the Translational Research Pilot Awards is to identify and support the early development of high quality, innovative cancer research projects from all areas, including basic science, laboratory-based translation, clinical investigation, and population science. This award mechanism aims to support new cancer research directions and is open to UT Southwestern investigators at the late Assistant Professor level. There are two mechanisms: Developmental Funds for Clinical Oncology Trials Program applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Translational Research Pilot Award applications are currently being solicited and are due October 15 at 11:59 p.m.

National Cancer Institute Stimulus Awards

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Stimulus Award Program provides support for NCI R01 applications that score within 10 points of the payline and that will be resubmitted. This mechanism is directly aligned with the Simmons Cancer Center's strategic plan to bolster cancer-focused funding from the NCI. Applications being accepted within 30-days of receipt of a NIH Summary Sheet.

Team Science Awards

The Team Science Awards promote and support the submission of large collaborative multi-investigator cancer applications for extramural funding. Support includes External Advisory Board costs, FTE coordinator effort, award-specific pilot projects, ad hoc reviews, and post-submission support for generation of additional data. Requests are accepted on a rolling basis and applicants must have a team of Simmons Cancer Center members who plan to submit a multi-investigator grant application (P01, U-type grant, SPORE, DOD Center, etc.) within the next 12- to 18-month period.

Community-Based Research Pilot Awards 

The Community-Based Research Pilot Awards provide up to $50K (18-month) in support of partnerships between a Simmons Cancer Center member(s) and a community organization to design basic, clinical, translational, and population research studies to promote cancer health equity in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan areaThe application process is currently closed for this program.

Questions about SCCC Intramural Program?

Katie Nunez
Grants and Contract Specialist
214-645-6338
Katie.Nunez@utsouthwestern.edu