Research & Training

Grant Development Office

The Office of Grant Development assists UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center faculty members in pursuit of external research and training support, particularly large-scale program and center grants, and young investigator awards. Assistance is provided without cost under normal circumstances.

Services provided

The OGD manager is available for advice about grant opportunities, help in developing and writing multidisciplinary proposals, and in proofing and editing final drafts of applications. If you are an approved faculty member of UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center and wish to receive assistance in these areas, please review the guidelines for requesting assistance below.

 The functions of the OGD are to:

  • Search for and disseminate key grant opportunities linked to the strengths and strategic objectives of Moores Cancer Center
  • Provide infrastructure support to the development of large scale, interdisciplinary program and center type proposals
  • Advise and counsel investigators on the rules and regulations of UC San Diego and major granting agencies on the application process
  • Assist young clinical investigators in pursuing and preparing peer reviewed research grant applications
  • Prepare Moores Cancer Center core grant related applications
  • Maintain a database of UC San Diego and Moores Cancer Center resources suitable for inclusion in grant applications

Requesting services

  • Initial contact is to be made to Sylvia Sedman, PhD, Manager, Office of Grant Development, stating the desired assistance. Straightforward tasks such as information will be promptly addressed.
  • Requests for assistance in grant preparation/coordination require the approval of the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center director or his delegate.
  • Requests for more involved assistance are to be made a minimum of 60 days prior to the agency submission deadline.
  • Requests are to be made for specific assignments and tasks. Service may be more limited than the request due to other assignments.
  • PIs must be willing to collaborate and cooperate on an application given competing demands on and limited scientific expertise of the OGD.
  • Under no circumstances will the OGD prepare the entire grant application for a PI.

Contact information

Sylvia Sedman, PhD Sylvia Sedman, PhD
Phone: 858-822-0128
Fax: 858-534-7628
ssedman@ucsd.edu

Dr. Sedman has strong scientific and administrative skills. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from Oberlin College and a PhD in oncology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She trained as a post-doctoral fellow at the National Cancer Institute and held scientific and management positions at Bristol Myers Squibb, and Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development.

Intramural Grant Program

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