2018 Research Grant Application

It’s The Journey Partners With Georgia CORE in New Funding Opportunity

A new funding opportunity for innovative cancer research in Georgia is being made available through collaboration with It’s The Journey and The Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (Georgia CORE). The two non-profits are teaming up to provide $150,000 for three awards to Georgia-based organizations with new, creative ideas that may advance progress toward detecting, treating or curing breast cancer.

It’s The Journey will fund two grant awards through proceeds from the 2016 Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, and Georgia CORE will fund one using monies from the Georgia State Income Tax Check-Off award. Proposals are due to July 14, 2017; grants will be awarded September 30.

“The 2017 Breast Cancer Research Awards are designed to stimulate research of scientific importance by Georgia Investigators,” says Laurel Sybilrud, Chairman of the Board for It’s The Journey. “We hope to promote creative ideas that are scientifically sound and that may advance progress towards detecting, treating or curing breast cancer.”

To that end, the research plan submitted must be based on national research priorities of the National Cancer Institute, the Cancer Moonshot Initiative and/or the American Cancer Society.

“This one-year pilot funding supports investigators in achieving proof-of-principle,” says Nancy Paris, President and Chief Executive Officer of Georgia CORE. “By establishing that an idea, invention or process is feasible, the researcher can often move forward in applying for more extensive research support.”

Georgia CORE will oversee the scientific review process in collaboration with the Georgia Research Alliance. (GRA) Rating criteria will include scientific importance, innovation, potential impact, investigator and institutional capacity, collaboration and inclusion of disparate populations.

Completed application materials should be submitted electronically as a PDF file to Nancy Paris at nparis@georgiacore.org no later than 5:00 pm EST on July 14, 2017. Program inquiries may be addressed to Ms. Paris by e mail or at 404-588-4083.

The application period for the 2017-2018 Research Grant cycle is now closed. Please feel free to review this year’s application in preparation for the 2018-2019 cycle.