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
  • Team Science 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 2 Official Dates

Announcement: July 15, 2018
Statement of intent deadline: September 4, 2018
Application deadline: October 1, 2018
Anticipated decision notices: December 15, 2018
Start date: January 1, 2019

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 2 Application Documents

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


2018 Cycle 2 Updates:

To ensure all requirements are met, please review the 2018 Cycle 2 RFA thoroughly. Significant updates this cycle include (but are not limited to):

  • The “pre-SPORE/PPG” program has been renamed the “Team Science” program to support the use of this mechanism as a precursor for all larger, team science-oriented NCI/NIH grants including: SPOREs, PPGs, and U54s.
  • At the time of submission for a “Team Science” project, scientific teams and projects are expected to be well-established. In addition, it is expected that there will be significant progress in the administration and organization throughout the duration of the SIP award. As such, the release of year 2 funds will be contingent on meeting requirements during year 1 as outlined in the RFA.
  • “Team Science” PIs are strongly encouraged to present all planned projects to SCC’s Senior Leadership Committee prior to submitting to SIP. Senior Leaders will assess readiness for funding and provide feedback to PIs.  Details on scheduling this presentation are outlined in the RFA.


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:                         24%
Multi-PI Pre-R01:        18%

Re-submissions are welcome and encouraged every cycle. The success rate for re-submissions across all mechanisms is 40%.

Previous awardees

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