Application deadline for the NCI SPRINT Program extended to Nov. 10
The National Cancer Institute (NCI)’s Speeding Research-tested INTerventions (SPRINT) program is designed to foster an innovation ecosystem for interventionists by providing real world, hands-on training on how to transform innovations in cancer control into market-ready products and services.
NCI-funded investigators with a recent R01 grant (either currently active or completed after Jan. 1, 2012) are eligible. The R01 grant must focus on the design, testing, delivery and/or implementation of an intervention or tool to advance cancer prevention and control.
SPRINT teams must consist of at least two individuals – the principal investigator and an entrepreneurial lead (often a graduate student or postdoc) – but can include one additional co-investigator, as well as someone with business experience who can serve as the team’s mentor during the course. At least one team member must be willing to commit at least 20 percent of his/her time to the training program and customer discovery phase of the curriculum.
- 18 hours of online training and in-person lectures;
- Networking opportunities with individuals in industry;
- Personalized guidance from instructors with start-up experience; and
- An award of $21,750 to defray the cost of supplies, travel to in-person meetings in Rockville, Maryland, and travel to client interviews. Note: Recovery of indirect costs is limited to $6,750.
Access a webinar with additional program information here:
The application deadline has been extended! Apply online by Nov. 10, 2017. http://www.nci-sprint.com/how-to-apply.html