Discussion Group 1:
Research Funding
Fight Colorectal Cancer Call-On-Congress 2014	
  
Dan A. Dixon, Ph.D.
Co-Leader Cance...
• Thank you for inviting me again!
• Last year: Discussion of the advocate
and grant review process.
Basic Scientist
Clinician
Advocate
Advocates have an EQUAL voice and vote
in the research grant review process.
• Thank you for inviting me again!
• Last year: Discussion of the advocate
and grant review process.
• This year: Discussi...
How to Become a Ph.D. Researcher
Undergrad science major
BS/BA
Graduate school
Ph.D
4 Yrs
5 Yrs Post-Doctoral
Fellowship
~...
How is CRC Funding Allocated
What is Happening to CRC Funding?
In Yr 2008, CRC funding was
~6% ($273.4M) of the total
NCI budget.
In 2012, CRC funding ...
Funding Success Rates
> 1700 more
applications
Almost 200
fewer funded
> $50 Million
less funding
DECREASED
FUNDING
RATES
FROM THROUGHDETAILED BUDGET FOR INITIAL BUDGET PERIOD
DIRECT COSTS ONLY 9/1/2014 8/31/2019
List PERSONNEL (Applicant organ...
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Call-on Congress Research Break Out Session

  1. 1. Discussion Group 1: Research Funding Fight Colorectal Cancer Call-On-Congress 2014   Dan A. Dixon, Ph.D. Co-Leader Cancer Prevention Program  
  2. 2. • Thank you for inviting me again! • Last year: Discussion of the advocate and grant review process.
  3. 3. Basic Scientist Clinician Advocate Advocates have an EQUAL voice and vote in the research grant review process.
  4. 4. • Thank you for inviting me again! • Last year: Discussion of the advocate and grant review process. • This year: Discussion on the current research landscape and cost of research.
  5. 5. How to Become a Ph.D. Researcher Undergrad science major BS/BA Graduate school Ph.D 4 Yrs 5 Yrs Post-Doctoral Fellowship ~4 Yrs Assistant Professor 5-7 Yrs Tenure and promotion to Associate Professor 5-7 Yrs Promotion to Full Professor
  6. 6. How is CRC Funding Allocated
  7. 7. What is Happening to CRC Funding? In Yr 2008, CRC funding was ~6% ($273.4M) of the total NCI budget. In 2012, CRC funding has dropped $17.1M and is now at 5% of the NCI budget.
  8. 8. Funding Success Rates > 1700 more applications Almost 200 fewer funded > $50 Million less funding DECREASED FUNDING RATES
  9. 9. FROM THROUGHDETAILED BUDGET FOR INITIAL BUDGET PERIOD DIRECT COSTS ONLY 9/1/2014 8/31/2019 List PERSONNEL (Applicant organization only) Use Cal, Acad, or Summer to Enter Months Devoted to Project Enter Dollar Amounts Requested (omit cents) for Salary Requested and Fringe Benefits NAME ROLE ON PROJECT Cal. Mnths Acad. Mnths Summer Mnths INST.BASE SALARY SALARY REQUESTED FRINGE BENEFITS TOTAL Dr. Professor (25% effort) PD/PI 3 100,000 25,000 7,500 32,500 Dr. Collaborator (5% effort) Co-PI 0.6 150,000 7,500 2,250 9,750 Dr. Biostatistician (5% effort) Co-PI 0.6 120,000 6,000 1,800 7,800 Dr. Post-Doctoral Fellow (100% effort) PostDoc 12 40,000 40,000 12,000 52,000 Research Technician (100% effort) Tech 12 40,000 40,000 12,000 52,000 Ph.D. Graduate Student (100% effort) Grad Student 12 28,000 28,000 560 28,560 SUBTOTALS 146,500 36,110 182,610 CONSULTANT COSTS EQUIPMENT (Itemize) SUPPLIES (Itemize by category) Lab materials and supplies ($32,390) Mouse purchases and per diem ($30,000) 62,390 TRAVEL AACR national meeting for PI and trainee 4,000 INPATIENT CARE COSTS OUTPATIENT CARE COSTS ALTERATIONS AND RENOVATIONS (Itemize by category) OTHER EXPENSES (Itemize by category) Publication fees 1,000 CONSORTIUM/CONTRACTUAL COSTS DIRECT COSTS SUBTOTAL DIRECT COSTS FOR INITIAL BUDGET PERIOD (Item 7a, Face Page) $ 250,000 CONSORTIUM/CONTRACTUAL COSTS FACILITIES AND ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS 125,000 TOTAL DIRECT COSTS FOR INITIAL BUDGET PERIOD $ 375,000TOTAL 1 Yr Lab Grant Budget A typical budget is 70-80% personnel Animal work is $$$ PI purchased lab equipment from start-up funds F/A costs (50-100%) go the insititute If the grant scored in the top 10%, it should be funded. $250,000 à $200,000 What or who gets cut? HOWEVER, the budget will get cut ~20% administratively.
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