Lustgarten Foundation Innovation and Collaboration Program

Deadline: January 5, 2024

Award Amount: Up to $110,000.

Goal and research strategy of the Lustgarten Foundation

The intent of this program is to provide seed funding for highly innovative research with significant potential to accelerate the mission of the Lustgarten Foundation. Proposals should address key outstanding questions and have the potential to lead to a change in the current paradigm or conventional wisdom. Proposals that involve collaborations across groups or that bring new expertise and/or technology into the field will be preferred.

Preliminary data is not required in the proposal, but the underlying premise or hypothesis must be plausible and testable, and the proposal must be focused on a well-defined goal that is achievable within the timeframe of the award.

Proposals may address any research topic relevant to the priorities and goals of the Lustgarten Foundation. Preference will be given to proposals addressing understudied and/or poorly understood aspects of pancreatic cancer biology, with special consideration given to proposals aimed at understanding metastatic triggers and identifying features and pathways that predict metastatic potential.

The Innovation and Collaboration Program is not intended to support proposals aiming to incrementally advance existing hypotheses, ongoing areas of research, or proposals with the sole goal of generating novel reagents or resources.

For more information, please see the opportunity announcement webpage.