June 28, 2018

The Mark Foundation Launches RFP for ASPIRE Awards

New Funding Mechanism to Serve as Catalyst for Key Feasibility Studies

The Mark Foundation announces the launch of its latest funding mechanism, the ASPIRE Awards (Accelerating Scientific Platforms and Innovative Research).

The ASPIRE Awards are designed to enable innovative approaches to solving high-impact problems in cancer research that tend to fall outside the scope of other funding opportunities. These awards will be used to support high-risk, high-reward projects with research plans designed to answer key feasibility and proof-of-concept in an accelerated time frame, typically one year.

Open to single- and multiple-investigator teams from both industry and academia, applications will be considered in four categories: Basic Research; Therapeutic Discovery and Translational Science; Innovative Technologies; and Clinical Research.

Project Concept Letters will be solicited using multiple award cycles to be held throughout the year. Learn more about the ASPIRE Awards guidelines, key dates, and eligibility here.