Developmental Research Projects Awards

In line with the mission of the CaRE2 Health Equity Center to eliminate cancer health disparities in Florida, California, and nationally among Black and Latinx populations, the CaRE2 Administrative Core will provide developmental awards to enhance the activities of the CaRE2 Center and advance its mission. The primary goal of CaRE2 Developmental Program is to provide support for research infrastructure and activities, to augment ongoing research projects supported by the CaRE2 Center, and/or generate preliminary data for new projects among CaRE2 investigators. Only members of the CaRE2 Health Equity Center are eligible for these awards (

Funding for the Developmental Research Program is made available through leveraged funding provided to FAMU, UF, and USC. Given restrictions at each institution, levels of funding will differ depending on your affiliation and the type of resources needed. Up to $5,000 can be requested per application. Higher budgets up to $10,000 will be considered based on justification. Final amount will be decided upon review. Funding can only be used for supplies, services, or activities. No salary support can be provided. Collaborations across institutions are highly encouraged.


Award Requirements

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until funding is used. The CaRE2 Administrative Core will review proposals and funding decisions will be provided within 2 weeks of submission. Submission and funding cycles are as follows:

SubmissionFundingUse funds by
February-May 2022February-May 2022August 31 2022
June 2022 – May 2023September 2022 – May 2023August 31 2023

Priority will be given to any combination of the following aspects of your submission:

·       Leadership or inclusion of Early-Stage Investigators

·       Inclusion of CaRE2 trainees (undergraduates, postbacs, PhD students, postdoctoral fellows)

·       Utilization of CaRE2 cores (for list of cores go here:

·       Proposals that augment ongoing CaRE2 research
projects (e.g. additional aims, activities). For a list of ongoing projects check here:

·       Proposals that leverage data/samples acquired by ongoing CaRE2 research projects

·       Focus on cancer disparities research, particularly in
prostate, pancreas, or lung cancer.

·       Proposals that include opportunities for community
outreach and engagement (check here for leaders and activities of our Community Outreach Core:

·       Proposals that include investigators across FAMU, UF, and USC

·       Proposals that already have IRB approvals in place and will only need quick turnaround amendments to change scope or personnel.

Want to Join Us?

If you share our interest in reducing cancer health disparities, please consider becoming a member of the CaRE² center. Investigators, trainees, community leaders, and advocates are welcome.