Siteman Investment Program (SIP) Awards

The Siteman Investment Program will fund research projects twice per year. There are three types of research mechanisms available:

  • Pre-R01 Program for WUSTL Medical School Faculty; up to $200,000 over 2 years
  • Pre-R01 Program for SLU Consortium Faculty and WUSTL Danforth Campus Faculty; up to $200,000 over 2 years
  • Multi-PI Pre-R01 Program; up to $400,000 over 2 years
  • Pre-SPORE/PPG Program; up to $800,000 over 2 years

Please see the Request for Applications (RFA) for complete information on each mechanism. A request for applications will be announced twice per year on the following schedule. 2018 Cycle 1 is open.

2018 Cycle 1 Official Dates
Announcement: Jan. 15, 2018
Statement of intent deadline: March 1, 2018
Application deadline: April 2, 2018
Anticipated decision notices: June 15, 2018
Start date: July 1, 2018

Announcement: January 15 July 15
Statement of Intent deadline: March 1 September 1
Full applications due: April 1 October 1
Anticipated decision notices: June 15 December 15
Start dates: July 1 January 1
*Dates may vary based on weekends, holidays, and other unforeseen circumstances.

Please consult the specific cycle’s RFA announcement for official deadlines.

2018 Cycle 1 Application Documents

Siteman Investment Program RFA Document
SIP Cover Sheet (required – updated 01/2018)

Success Rates

Success rates have been computed over the span of SIP by mechanism and include applications that were scientifically reviewed. Success rates are determined by dividing the number of applications funded by the total number of applications reviewed.

Pre-R01:                      23%
Multi-PI Pre-R01:        16%

Re-submissions are welcome and encouraged every cycle. The success rate for re-submissions across all mechanisms is 37%.

Previous awardees

Contact Jaclyn McGuire at Siteman Cancer Center for more information,, or 314-454-8439.