The Cancer Center at Illinois (CCIL) Seed Grant program solicits interdisciplinary team research proposals to initiate new collaborations and enhance existing collaborations among CCIL members and Illinois faculty. The aims of this seed grant program are to enable faculty teams to:
- Develop novel cancer-focused research ideas that require the involvement of multiple cancer investigators from different disciplines.
- Formulate either a hypothesis-driven or technology-focused research project that relates to one or ideally both of the CCIL programs and their accompanying themes.
- Collect preliminary data or other relevant information to support a feasible approach for grant proposals to an NCI-recognized funding agency.
- Garner external funding for multi-investigator, program project-level research projects using CCIL support as a catalyst.
The CCIL Seed Grant program is no longer accepting applications for 2022. The next application cycle will begin in 2023.