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COMPREHENSIVE SDSU-UCSD CANCER CENTER PARTNERSHIP
DECEMBER 2009 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
APPLICATION FORM INSTRUCTIONS
*Section A: Scientific Abstract (up to 150 words)
The abstract serves as a succinct and accurate description of the proposed work. It states the application's broad,
long-term objectives and specific aims, making reference to the relevance of the proposed work to the goals of the SDSU-
UCSD Partnership. It describes concisely the research design and rationale and techniques for achieving the stated
*Section B: Specific Aims and Significance (included in 10-page limit)
Your specific aims are the objectives of your research project, what you want to accomplish. The project aims should
be driven by the hypothesis you set out to test. Make sure they are highly focused.
Begin this section by stating the general purpose or major objectives of your research. Be sure all objectives relate
directly to the hypothesis you are setting out to test. If you have more than one hypothesis, state specific aims for
each one. Keep in mind your research methods will relate directly to the aims you have described.
State alternatives to your hypothesis and explain why you chose the one (or more) you selected.
Choose objectives that can be easily assessed by the review committee. If applicable, make the distinction between
the specific aims and long-term goals.