The Andrew L. Warshaw, MD Institute for Pancreatic Cancer Research invites applications for pilot grant funding from Mass General investigators. Applications are welcome from new investigators, established investigators in the field of pancreatic cancer, as well as senior investigators who have not previously worked in this area. The Institute is particularly interested in research directed towards identifying specific causes of pancreatic cancer; early detection, understanding factors that promote tumor growth; novel imaging modalities; understanding mechanisms of resistance to existing chemotherapy and radiation, as well as exploring novel therapeutic approaches. Basic, translational, and clinical research projects will be considered.

Up to three pilot grants will be funded for one year at $50,000 (direct costs) renewable for a second year upon demonstration of significant progress.


Investigators should submit the following:

  1. Principal Investigator’s NIH formatted biosketch (two-page maximum) including key references emphasizing the Principal Investigator’s publications.
  2. Three-page proposal including:
  • Title with contact information for the Principal Investigator
  • Abstract (200 words)
  • Description of project, including background, aims and experimental approaches. Graphs, tables and references are not included in the three-page maximum.
  • Brief budget allocation

Dates and Submission

Due date for proposals is March 20, 2017.

Proposals will be reviewed by the executive committee of the Warshaw Institute.

Funding will begin July 1, 2017.

Please submit one singe PDF file (and address inquiries) to:

Daniel Salvati
Administrative Director for Research, Department of Surgery


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