The Rising Tide Foundation for Clinical Cancer Research (RTFCCR), has launched a new grant mechanism called “pre-application grants”. These small grants are to close the funding gap for patient partners to provide input to the development of a grant application/protocol. We want patient partners to have the most active role in the clinical trial team – as defined in our funding guidelines.
We are aiming at supporting patient organizations during this early phase with a budget. The budget should be planned to cover travel costs to preparatory meetings and the work time invested by staff or patient partners. This work should be carried out as a preparation step to submit a clinical research grant application to RTFCCR.