Walther Embedding Program

Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, Indiana University and Oncological Sciences Center, Purdue Discovery Park

Walther Oncology, Physical Sciences & Engineering
Research Embedding Program


Request for Embedding Project Proposals
Initial Tier One Planning Projects ($40, 000 each)
Tier Two Follow-up Projects (Up to $200, 000 - $250, 000 each)
Tier One Due Dates: Sep 6, 2017, and Jan 10, 2018


The Walther Oncology Physical Sciences and Engineering Research Embedding Program (Walther Embedding Program), a joint program between the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center (IUSCC) and Purdue Center for Cancer Research, announces Phase 2 of the Embedding Program. The program is funded by the Walther Cancer Foundation with the goal of creating an environment where clinical perspectives drive the design of new technologies and predictive models to increase the effectiveness of cancer detection, diagnosis, and treatment. The program funds interdisciplinary, collaborative projects between Purdue University and IUSCC. Each team must include: 1) at least one Purdue faculty PI either from the physical or chemical sciences, computer science, mathematics, or engineering, 2) at least one senior clinical faculty PI from the IUSCC, 3) a Purdue postdoctoral trainee/senior graduate student, and 4) an IUSCC medical fellow/resident/junior faculty. There is an expectation that each funded trainee will spend significant time embedded in the other team members? laboratory/environment or clinic.

Successful Research Embedding Teams will be awarded funds to support the following:

  1. Postdoctoral trainee/senior graduate student salary
  2. Medical fellow/resident/junior faculty salary
  3. Project supplies as appropriate to the project
  4. Travel between institutions

There is an expectation that each funded fellow will spend significant time, as dictated by the project, embedded in the other team members? laboratory or clinic.

Purdue University investigators must be responsible for online submission as Purdue career account credentials are required for access to the online system. If there is no Purdue investigator in the team, please send your application directly to Luanne Bermel at lmi@purdue.edu.

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