Call for Proposals
This year's winners of the MD Anderson RNA Center Awards of Excellence in RNAi and ncRNA Research have been announced. Read more.
Information on next year's awards will be posted soon.
The Center for RNA Interference and Non-Coding RNAs (RNA Center), hosted in the department of Gynecologic Oncology & Reproductive Medicine, is the latest of centers in the Red and Charline McCombs Institute for the Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer. The RNA Center’s mission is to gain insights into the role of newly discovered RNAs in cancer initiation, progression and dissemination, focusing on early detection, biomarker identification and development, and new treatments based on siRNA, miRNA, and other ncRNAs. The focus of the RNA Center is to develop collaborations and work towards developing specific projects to fulfill the mission of developing ncRNAs and RNAi based therapeutic applications.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center RNA Center Award of Excellence in RNAi and ncRNA Research has been established to fund ncRNA focused research. We will fund:
- One (1) education or career development project, and
- One (1) pilot project (This year pilot projects should be ovarian cancer specific.)
Each award will provide $25,000 per year up to a two-year project period. The second year of funding will be based on progress made in the first year. It is anticipated that work funded will lead to collaborations and grant proposals for extramural funding in the future. Information on how to submit your proposal for the 2013 awards will be posted as soon as it is available.