Funding Opportunities

Pilot Projects

Shared Resources

The IU Simon Cancer Center invites pilot feasibility proposals for research projects that can take advantage of assistance from any of the IUSCC shared resources/cores for obtaining preliminary data for a new project or new extension of an existing project.

A primary goal of the IU Simon Cancer Center is to stimulate multidisciplinary and translational research. The aim of each of the IUSCC cores is to provide state-of-the-art shared facilities that support the research of IUSCC members. The purpose of this funding mechanism is to promote the incorporation and use of this valuable resource for research projects that will lead to extramural funding.  

The duration of this pilot funding is one year; the budget should not exceed $20,000. Applicants must be IU Simon Cancer Center full or associate members, and the funds should only be used for core services. Proposals previously reviewed by a federal funding agency, scored favorably and now under revision will be considered (a copy of the summary statement must be enclosed). 

Anticipated frequency of funding announcements: Twice per year


For questions about the IUSCC Shared Resources (Core) Pilot Project Funding Mechanism, please contact Mark R. Kelley at or Crystal Munson at