Matteo Ligorio, MD, PhD, Recruitment to The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center from Massachusetts General Hospital — $2,000,000

Matteo Ligorio, M.D., Ph.D., has received an award of $2 million from the Cancer Research & Prevention Institute of Texas (CPRIT). This is one of five Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members Awards given by CPRIT, and one of ten academic research grants totaling $38 million given for the purpose of recruiting cancer researchers to Texas institutions. Read the full article here.

(R37) Award: MERIT


MERIT Award (R37) — $2,100,000

The Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT)(R37) Award provides longer term grant support to Early Stage Investigators (ESIs)* beginning with new, competing awards issued in FY 2018. Eligible investigators may obtain up to seven years of support in two segments: an initial award of up to five years and an opportunity for an extension of up to two additional years, based on an expedited NCI review of the accomplishments during the initial funding segment. Read the full article here.