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Extramural Coordinated Funding

UM Submission Instructions: Hyundai Hope on Wheels -- Hyundai Scholar Research Grant 2019

Sponsor: Hyundai Hope on Wheels
Award Title: Hyundai Hope on Wheels -- Hyundai Scholar Research Grant
Amount: $250,000
UM Deadline: 01/17/2019
Sponsor Deadline: 02/19/2019
Description: Hyundai Hope on Wheels (HHOW) has announced its Request for Proposals (RFP) for the 2019 Hyundai Scholar Hope Grant and Hyundai Young Investigator Grant. These grants are designed to support research in pediatric oncology. For 2019, HHOW will make available at least $10 million in grants for pediatric cancer research. The intent of the Hyundai Hope on Wheels Grants is to provide funding for principal investigators, whose research projects are likely to have a significant impact on improving the understanding of the biology of childhood cancer and/or developing novel diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic approaches for pediatric malignancies. Clinical trial research projects are not eligible for consideration. One application may be submitted in this category per institution and must include the concurrence of the Division Director of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Brenda Weigel, MD, MSc.
Number of Applicants University is Allowed to submit: 1
Additional Requirements: Letter of Intent
Sponsor Guidelines:
UM Nominations Process: In order to be considered for a full application, please submit a one to two page Letter of Intent to Rick Jacobson at outlining the proposed specific aims, timeline, and a brief description of how the funds would be used. Letters must be received by 12:00 PM CST on Thursday, January 17, 2019. The applicant will be chosen by an internal committee and notified no later than January 28, 2019. The final proposal is due via proposal central on February 19, 2019 by 5 PM PST.
Peer Review Coordination: Office of the VP for Research contact email
Status: PI Selected. Christopher Moertel, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, is the official UM nominee.
Please note: To be considered for peer review and internal selection, faculty must follow the above submission guidelines and meet the UM deadline as set by the office coordinating the peer review for this opportunity.

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  • Status:
    • Open: UM deadline has not passed and the opportunity is open for application.
    • In Review: Peer review process is in progress for the opportunity.
    • PI Selected: The PI has been selected as the official UM nominee.
    • Closed: Sponsor deadline has passed and the opportunity is closed for application.
U of M Submission Instructions (Required)

This link includes summary sponsor information, specific instructions for internal submission and contact information for the university office coordinating the nomination process.

  • Follow the directions in the submission instructions and submit required materials by the UM deadline to the contact indicated.
  • Instructions vary according to the requirements of the sponsor and the university office coordinating the nomination process.
Registration (optional)

Registration is an optional but highly recommended feature. Perhaps you are looking for a wider audience for your proposal idea, or for potential collaborators to work with to create a stronger application. Registration allows applicants to share proposal ideas and post contact information.

Registration also provides information that helps the university office overseeing the nomination to determine the level of coordination needed and guide the review process.

To register (or view registrants), click on the UM Submission Instructions for a specific opportunity, then click on the Register Interest link.

Selection Process

  • Once the internal deadline has passed, the status will change to “In Review” and proposals will undergo review.
  • If there are multiple applicants, the office managing the nomination will determine the review criteria and coordinate the review process.
  • Once review has been completed all parties will be notified via email.
  • Nominees will be provided with a letter addressed to the sponsor from the OVPR indicating that they are the university's nominee. This letter should accompany the nominee's proposal.
  • SPA is notified of the university's nominee(s) and the status is updated to “PI Selected”.

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