Funding for community programs and research
OCOE currently offers two award opportunities for supporting cancer-related research that hopefully will lead to the pursuit of larger grants and is intended to contribute to the reduction of the cancer burden in Indiana.
Community-academic collaborative pilot research award
OCOE is interested in programs or community-led research that will increase our reach or understanding of the underserved populations in Indiana who bear a greater cancer burden. This project must be co-led by a community advocate or partner and current faculty affiliated with a college/university.
Pilot project proposals with a focus on community outreach and engagement
The OCOE invites proposals for pilot/feasibility research projects focused on how demographics, social determinants of health, comorbidities (obesity, diabetes, hypertension, etc.), and behaviors (tobacco use, screening, preventive measures such as vaccination, diet and exercise) affect cancer risk, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship.
The principal investigator must be an associate or full member of the cancer center.