Funding Opportunities and Pre-Award Services

There are a number of funding opportunities available to UW Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) members. The UWCCC Office of Pre-Award Services assists UWCCC investigators in developing and submitting cancer-related grant proposals.

The Award Process

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Application Kickoff

  • Contact Pre-award “re: intent to apply”
  • Send FOA info
  • Content preparation

Proposal Drafting

  • Scientific content
  • Additional information to Pre-award

Budget and Personnel

  • Allowed versus not allowed costs
  • Anticipated effort
  • Fringe, student salaries, tuition remission

Proposal Management

  • RAMP record for campus tracking and approvals
  • Non-scientific content in submission system

Final Review

  • Campus proposal and budget sign-off
  • Departmental approvals for key personnel
  • Double check application content against sponsor guidelines

Proposal Submission

  • Final campus authorization
  • Submission by RSP or SMPH
  • Cover page for PI-submitted proposals

UWCCC Office of Pre-Award Services

What We Do

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Work with UWCCC members across campus to facilitate cancer-related research

  • Basic, translational, clinical, and population health research
  • Funding types including research grants, contracts, outreach, undergraduate support, fellowships (pre- and postdoctoral), and career awards

Identify funding opportunities

  • Check out our online list of cancer-related NIH and non-federal funding opportunities!
  • Visit the UWCCC Pilots Portal to see a list of current programs coordinated and supported by the UWCCC

Prepare and submit proposals

  • With expertise in sponsor submission systems such as Cause, eRA Commons, eBRAP, proposalCentral, etc – we try to be the experts so you don’t have to be!
  • Budget preparation, internal routing of proposal and budget (WISPER), and campus approvals (signatures, etc)
  • Subcontract facilitation
  • Technical editing and review

Review non-funded agreements

  • Reviewing sponsor language against campus guidlines
  • Working with campus to get MTAs, CDAs, DUAs, and other non-funded agreements reviewed and approved

Just-in-Time requests and award facilitation

  • Assist with Just-in-Time data requests (time-sensitive data not included with the original application)
  • Work with RSP or SMPH to facilitate award acceptance

Internal (UWCCC and cancer-related) pilot programs and limited competitions

  • Distributing RFAs and collecting applications and budgets.
  • Coordinating review processes and, for applicable RFAs, distributing feedback to applicants.
  • Verifying compliance (IRB, IACUC) and establishing fund accounts.

Funding Opportunities and Sponsored Programs

Internal and External Resources

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Carbone Cancer Center and SMPH

University of Wisconsin


Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

Reasearch and Sponsored Programs

Research Data Services (Data preservation and maintenance assisted by the UW School of Library and Information Sciences)

External Opportunities (Federal and Non-Federal Agencies)

Contact Us

For more information and assistance, please contact the UWCCC Office of Pre-Award Services. The Office of Pre-Award Services announces opportunities in real time via email and highlights opportunities in the weekly internal newsletter.