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  1. Awards will be for pilot projects to support multi-disciplinary research focused on prostate cancer that aims to develop a new research direction, explore an innovative idea, test an unconventional, but potentially important, new hypothesis, or ascertain the feasibility of a new research approach.

  2. An emphasis will be placed on funding high risk / high reward research with a high priority given to project innovation and potential for clinical impact.

  3. Partnership with a Brady Urological Institute faculty member is highly encouraged.

  4. All faculty of the Johns Hopkins University may apply, whether or not they are members of the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute or of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. However, an investigator may hold only one pilot project award at a time. Fellows are not permitted to be principal investigators.

  5. A preference will be given to applications submitted by investigators who have not previously received research support through Patrick C. Walsh Prostate Cancer Research Fund.

  6. Funds (up to $100,000 for one year) may be used for the salaries of postdoctoral fellows or technicians, for equipment, and/or for consumable supplies.

  7. Awards are granted for a 1 year period with the option of extending for 1 year with a scientific justification. At the conclusion of the first year (and the NCE period), a financial status report should be provided detailing utilization of funds. At the conculstion of the project, unspent funds should be returned to the Departmentof Urology.

  8. Grant applications should be submitted electronically. Please use the Pilot Projects Registration Center, which can be accessed at

  9. Applications should be simple and brief and include the following documents in the order indicated below:
    • Page 1 of the application proposal should serve as the Title Page while the Specific Aims, Background, and Experimental Design sections should not exceed five pages, using Arial 11 Font, and ½”margins
    • Application Proposal (all required materials should be merged into one pdf document and uploaded into the application portal)
      • Title Page (Project title, PI/Co-PIs, anddepartment affiliations)
      • Specific Aims
      • Background, including preliminary studies of applicant
      • ExperimentalDesign (Please refer to previous publications of P.I. whenever possible).
      • References/works cited (pages for this section are not included in the 5 page limit)
      • Additional materials (see below for requirements)
        • Detailed Budget
        • Budget Justification
        • Biosketch form for all key personnel (please use the current NIH biosketch format)
        • Current and pending funding for PI and co-PI: Carefully indicate reasons for non-overlap if potential overlap exists.

  10. Applications will be judged by a review panel composed of senior faculty members from several Departments at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

  11. Awardees will be expected to provide a 500-word summaryof their research plans, understandable to lay people, at the time of funding,and an additional 500-word summary of their research accomplishments, also understandable to lay people, at the completion of funding. Awardees will also be expected to present their progress at an annual scientific session.

  12. Publications generated as a result of funding support should acknowledge the Patrick C. Walsh Prostate Cancer Research Fund


For questions related to eligibility, the application process, or other topics related to the PCW Prostate Cancer Research Fund, please email David "Brandy" Yeater at