Brain Tumor SPORE

If this is your first time using WebGrants, you will need to register online at Once you have registered, you will receive an email with your user name and password. The registration process can take up to 24 hours, so applicants are strongly advised to register for an account as soon as possible. Last minute registrations are NOT guaranteed to be approved prior to the deadline. Extensions of the deadline will NOT be given for late registrants.
This Pilot will be offered at a later date. Contact Lia Chesner,, 216-368-6457 for estimated date available or more information.

Governing Policies for Pilot Projects

  1. Pilot Projects, up to $50,000 direct, will be awarded for one year each with the possibility of a second year funding, pending outstanding progress and development, subject to competitive review with all other pilot projects submitted at that time. Pilot Projects will not be funded by this mechanism beyond 2 years.
  2. Pilot Projects must have a translational research focus on Brain Tumors.
  3. Pilot Projects are encouraged (but not required) to have two lead investigators with one being basic and the other clinical.
  4. At least one specific aim should involve direct patient contact or the study of patient derived materials.

Pilot Project Eligibility

All Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic, and/or Nationwide Children's Hospital faculty with an appointment at the Assistant Professor level or higher are eligible to apply for pilot project funding. This includes faculty at all schools throughout the university and/or affiliated healthcare centers.

All applications require department sign off to ensure the investigators have sufficient protected research time and facilities to conduct the proposed research.

Projects may be collaborative with investigators from other institutions especially those with Brain Tumor SPORES, but at least one investigator must be a CWRU, CC or Nationwide faculty member.

Applicants are not required to be members of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the time of application. However, any faculty awarded funding for a pilot research project will be required to become a Cancer Center member and participate regularly in Cancer Center academic activities.

Applications should be submitted through Webgrants at

For questions contact:

Yingli Wolinsky,, 368-4305