PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL

Project Proposal Criteria (SAVE ALL DOCUMENTS AS ONE PDF FILE: Last Name, First Name)

Proposals must include:     

  • Cover Page (one-page) containing:         
  1. Project Title
  2. Individual student or team members’ name, major, expected graduation, and contact information (email address and phone number)
  3. Mentor’s name, title, and contact information (email address and phone number)
  • Project Proposal (two-page maximum, 12-point font, single-spaced)
  1. Project Overview
  2. Project Design
  3. Potential Obstacles/Hurdles/Pitfalls
  4. Expected Goals
  • Reference Page (one page)
  • Budget (one page): be as detailed as possible on allocation of funds
  • Expected Timeline of Project (one page)
  • Letter of Support from Mentor (one page)
  • Mentor CV or Biographical Sketch

Participant Eligibility

  • The RLAC Program is open to all Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s, and Holy Cross undergraduate and graduate students from all colleges and departments.

Team Criteria

  • Students are permitted to work in teams consisting of up to five (5) members. At least one (1) member of the group must be a current Notre Dame undergraduate or graduate student.
  • In an effort to promote innovative and integrative cancer research, students are highly encouraged, but not required, to collaborate with their peers from departments and programs outside of their own field of study. 

Project Mentor

  • Each project proposal must have a mentor. Mentors can range from a faculty or staff person at Notre Dame or other colleges and universities to an outside corporate representative or physician to oversee and guide the project.

 Dates and Deadlines

  • Project Proposal Deadline: March 4, 2019
  • Estimated Award Date: Awards will be announced on April 8, 2019 during the Award Ceremony the HCRI Cancer Research Day

Grant Overview

HCRI is offering $5000 fellowships to undergraduate members of HCRI working on a cancer-related project this summer.  These funds are meant to serve as a $4250 stipend and $750 for supplies.  

Application Deadline and Start Date:

  • Applications are due by 11:59p.m. EDT on March 8, 2019
  • Awards will be announced on April 8, 2019 during the Award Ceremony at the HCRI Cancer Research Day

Application Instructions

PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION

Application Requirements:

  • Formatting
    • Single       spaced
    • Arial       11 font or larger
    • Margins       0.6" or larger
    • Assemble       all sections below into a single PDF for submission
  • Cover      Page (1 page)
    • Project       Title
    • Applicant name, major, length of time in mentor’s lab, academic year as of Aug 2018, email 
    • Mentor name, institution, department, position/title, email
  • Abstract (up to 30 lines of text)
    • Please provide a concise overview of the proposed project, including the relevance to cancer, the broad objectives and specific aims, and an overview of the research design and methods. 
  • Research Plan (1 page, to be written by candidate)
    • Include background/rationale and overview of conceptual framework, experimental design, and data analysis/interpretation strategies. Include references (references not included in page limit)
  • Reference Page
  • Funding
    • $5000 will be transferred to PI's discretionary account

PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT

Across the sciences, the skills required to analyze large data sets, build statistical models, and simulate complex processes are becoming increasingly critical. For example, genomic data sets may consist of millions of sequencing reads from hundreds or thousands of samples. In ecology and earth sciences, researchers are applying new methods for modeling ecological data and assimilating data and models to improve forecasts of ecological and environmental change. In systems biology, scientists are modeling the emergent properties of interacting genes, proteins, cells, and tissues. All of these research areas depend on computational fluency. 

The REACT program (Rapid Exposure to Advanced Computational Training) is a short-term initiative to support graduate students to receive the latest training in computational tools and techniques in their field. REACT is a joint effort between the Environmental Change Initiative (ECI), the Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH), the Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility (GBCF), and the Harper Cancer Institute (HCRI). REACT will provide up to $1,300 to cover student tuition, registration, and board required to attend nationally-recognized workshops that provide the latest training in computational approaches.

Eligibility

  • The applicant must be a PhD student or thesis Masters student enrolled at Notre Dame.
  • The student's advisor/PI must be a member in good standing with either the Environmental Change Initiative, the Eck Institute for Global Health, Notre Dame’s Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility, or the Harper Cancer Institute. Students should check with their advisors if they are not sure of their PI’s affiliations.
  • Students attending workshops may be asked to share the knowledge they gain with local working groups, journal clubs, classes, or a symposium of fellow REACT awardees.
  • REACT will cover costs for registration, tuition, room and board, up to $1,300. REACT does not cover research expenses or travel costs. Travel costs are expected to be covered by the student’s advisor/PI.

Application instructions

  1. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. All applications should be submitted online. Questions can be directed towards Beth Archie (earchie@nd.edu), Mike Pfrender (pfrender.1@nd.edu), Kathy Taylor (ktaylo12@nd.edu), or Kara Primmer (kara.huegel.2@nd.edu).
  2. Applicants will be required to:
  • Create an account with Submittable in order to submit your online application.
  • Provide information on the workshop they plan to attend.
  • Explain the computational skill(s) they will learn at the workshop and how those skills will help their research.
  • Provide information on the costs for workshop registration, tuition, and room and board. REACT provides up to $1,300 to cover these costs and these costs only.
  • Provide information on their admissions status in regards to the workshop (e.g. the student has not yet applied, the student has applied and the application is pending, or the student has applied and has been admitted to the workshop. If the latter, students will provide evidence of acceptance.)
  • Upload a short letter from the student’s sponsoring advisor/PI that states:  
  1. That the PI supports the student’s attendance at the workshop
  2. That the PI will pay for the student's travel costs
  3. Which of the following ND Centers, Initiatives, and Institutes the PI regularly affiliates with: ECI, EIGH, GBCF, or HCRI.

HCRI Research Day Abstract Format General Instructions:

  1. Submit in a Word document only (.docx or .doc)
  2. File Name Format: Submitter's Last Name, Submitter's First Name - PI's Last Name
  3. Limit abstract body to 350 words
  4. 1.5 line spacing
  5. 1 inch margins
  6. Right and left justified
  7. Title font Calibri 12 bold; rest of text Calibri 11
  8. Underline poster presenter; provide department and institutional affiliations

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TME Abstract Format Requirements:

  1. Submit in a Word document only (.docx or .doc)
  2. File Name Format: PI's last name - Author's Last Name, Author's First Name
  3. Limit abstract body to 350 words
  4. 1.5 line spacing
  5. 1 inch margins
  6. Right and left justified
  7. Title font Calibri 12 bold; rest of text Calibri 11
  8. Underline poster presenter; provide department and institutional affiliations

CLICK HERE FOR EXAMPLE

Grant Overview

The Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) is pleased to announce the availability of travel grants to support Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows traveling to academic conferences. Each grant is worth $250.

Eligibility

  • Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows must be presenting at the conference for which they are requesting funding
  • Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows must also present their projects at HCRI Research Day
  • Graduate Students' and Post-Doctoral Fellows' participation in HCRI sponsored events will be taken into consideration when reviewing travel grant requests

Application Instructions

PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION

Application Deadline and Start Date:

  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis

Application Requirements:

  • Formatting
    • Single spaced
    • Arial 11 font or larger
    • Margins 0.6" or larger
    • Assemble all sections below into a single PDF for submission
  • Cover Page (1 page)
    • Conference title, date, location
    • Applicant name, institution, department, position/title, email
    • PI name, institution, department, position/title, email    
  • Conference Overview (1 page maximum) should include:
    • Provide a description of the conference and the research that the candidate (Graduate Student or Post-Doctoral Fellow) will be presenting.
  • Letter of support/recommendation from candidate’s PI
Harper Cancer Research Institute