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The Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Foundation (Alliance Foundation) announces a request for proposals to support research focused on addressing high priority research areas, defined during the 2023 Alliance Scientific Strategic Retreat.


Improve Operational and Trial Conduct Efficiencies

Encourage Biomarker-Based Discovery

Eliminate Inequities/Deliver Optimal Care

Proposal Requirements

Review Criteria

The following questions will be used by the review panel to assess the suitability of the proposal and to assign priority for funding:

Funding Source, Funding Amount, and Reporting Requirements

The funding for this RFP is provided by the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Foundation, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation whose purpose is to support the mission of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology. A total of $1,000,000 is allocated for this RFP. Individual proposal budgets are limited to a maximum total cost of $200,000, of which no more than 15% can be allocated to indirect costs. Proposals for projects requiring less than the maximal amount are also welcome. Funds will be dispersed to one principal awardee’s institution. Subcontracts from the primary awardee are allowed, but Alliance will not manage sub-awardee or site payments.

Funding will be available upon confirmation of Institutional Review Board approval of the proposed work (if required), NCI approval (if required), and completion of agreements between relevant research parties and the Alliance Foundation. Progress and financial reports to the Alliance Foundation, detailing scientific progress and funding allocation are required.

Proposal Format, Submission and Timelines

Proposal Format Proposal Submission Proposal Timeline and Due Dates
  • Specific Aims: 1 page maximum
  • Research Plan: 3 pages maximum
  • Relevance to Alliance Strategic Priority: 1 page maximum
  • Qualifications of Research Team: 1 page maximum
  • PI CV
  • Sustainability Strategy: 1 page maximum
  • References
  • Budget and Budget Justification: Max Total Cost - $200,000
  • Feasibility and Ability Within Grant Duration: 1 Paragraph Maximum

Submit online and address to:
Eva Galanis, MD
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Foundation

  • Letter of Intent (1 page): January 15, 2024
  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2024
  • Awardee Notification: April 1, 2024
  • Term 1: July 1, 2024-January 31, 2026 (18 months)
  • Term 1 Progress Report: March 2, 2026
  • Term 2: February 1, 2026- June 30, 2027 (18 months)
  • Term 2 Progress Report: July 31, 2027