Johnson & Johnson Request for Proposals
We are pleased to announce a request for proposals for the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Lung Cancer Center seeking to fund pilot programs in the amount of $100k-400k developed by teams from across the Boston University ecosystem.
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The Lung Cancer Initiative (LCI) at Johnson & Johnson
The cross-sector Lung Cancer Initiative (LCI) at Johnson & Johnson is dedicated to transforming the standard of care for this devastating disease. The vision for the LCI is to develop solutions that prevent, intercept and cure lung cancer, enabling a future vision where there is a world without this disease. By focusing on where the best science and innovation is being developed anywhere in the world, the LCI will eliminate lung cancer one patient at a time by developing holistic solutions through consumer products, diagnostics, medical devices and pharmaceuticals.
The Johnson & Johnson Innovation Lung Cancer Center at Boston University
A Johnson & Johnson Innovation Lung Cancer Center at Boston University is being established, allowing close collaboration between Boston University investigators and members of the Lung Cancer Initiative within Johnson & Johnson to work together to develop solutions that prevent, intercept and cure lung cancer. Avrum Spira, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Pathology and Bioinformatics, Boston University has joined Johnson & Johnson as Global Head, Lung Cancer Initiative, Johnson & Johnson, and will direct the new center.
The pre-proposal should address and contain the following:
1) Project background and rationale
2) Description of the research objectives and any relevant non-confidential preliminary results
3) Simple estimated budget
4) Principal Investigator(s)
The pre-proposals for new applications should not include any confidential information, for example, unpublished data, information regarding chemical structures/pathways, or unpublished patent applications. If you are unsure as to whether your submission includes confidential information, intellectual property, or other related issues, please reach out to Jon Gilbert at Industry Engagement.
Investigators of current pilot projects who are seeking a second year of funding are encouraged to apply. Pre-proposals for renewals must include a one-page brief summary as outlined above for new applications. Additionally, they must include a summary of Year 1 progress/milestones achieved, list of any publications, and the Year 1 funding amount (2 pages maximum).
Invitations to submit full proposals – February 5, 2020
Full proposal submission deadline – March 6, 2020
Full proposal presentation to Joint Steering Committee – April 3, 2020