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Funding Opportunities

The College of Veterinary Medicine at NC State University and the Duke Cancer Institute have released their second annual joint funding opportunity to support pilot projects in canine comparative oncology. Applications that translate laboratory discoveries into diagnostic, prognostic, or therapeutic applications will be accepted to be considered for funding. Please see funding opportunity details below.

2017 Funding Opportunity Details

Request for Applications

The online application for funding has been closed.


Application Deadline: Monday, May 1, 2017


2016 Awarded Pilot Projects (in no specific order):

  • A Phase 1 Clinical Trial of CP-DOX in Dogs: A Novel Nanoparticle Formation of an Old Drug (DCI-Ashutosh Chilkoti, PhD; NCSU-Steven Suter, PhD)
  • Development of a Personalized Medicine Pipeline for Treatment of Sarcomas (DCI-William Eward, MD, DVM; NCSU-Matthew Breen, PhD)
  • A Cross Species Genomic Analysis of Osteosarcoma: Implications for Novel Therapeutic Approaches (DCI-William Eward, MD, DVM; NCSU-Matthew Breen, PhD)
  • Identification of Carcinogen-Induced Mutational Signatures in Human and Canine Bladder Cancer (DCI-Brant Inman, MD; NCSU-Matthew Breen, PhD)