Research Incubator

Incubator and catalyst funding for partnership building, research proposal development, pilot projects, and research projects.

Catalyst Funding Opportunities

One of the most important needs for growing an idea is early stage funding. Do you need seed funds to take your cancer disparities project to the next step? The ChicagoCHEC Research Incubator / Catalyst Funding Program supports transdisciplinary cancer disparities research in behavioral and social science, basic, biomedical, and translational science. These awards are intended to foster cross-institutional collaborations among investigator teams from NEIU, UIC, Northwestern, and community partner(s). ChicagoCHEC funding opportunities consist of:

Up to two projects will be awarded for each category listed below:

  • Pilot Grants will be funded up to $40,000 for 1 year with the possibility of refunding for a
    second year (direct costs only)
  • Full Project Grants will be funded up to $125,000 for up to 3 years (direct costs

Our Incubator / Catalyst Funding Program 2019 Request for Proposals is now open

March 20, 2019
Request for proposals posted

April 26, 2019
Deadline for pre-proposal phone consultation meeting with ChicagoCHEC

May 15, 2019
Deadline for receipt of proposals

Second Week in June
Project teams notified of recommendations regarding inclusion in the renewal application for the
NCI U54 CHEC grant

Learn more about the award focus areas, eligibility, and application instructions. To discuss a proposal idea for the 2019 Request for Proposals, or if you need assistance finding cross-institutional collaborators or community partners, please contact us at [email protected].