Funding Agency: Northwestern University
The Polsky Urologic Cancer Institute of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is committed to driving transformative new insights and successes in urologic cancer research, education and discovery. To achieve this mission, the Institute offers awards to support clinical, laboratory or translational projects with promising potential to advance knowledge and foster new, innovative research in the field of urologic oncology.
The objective of the Polsky Urologic Cancer Institute Research Award is to increase understanding of urologic cancers and enable novel approaches to the prevention, detection and treatment of these cancers. Research supported through this mechanism should directly address questions in basic, clinical or translational urologic cancer research and result in meaningful data that could lead to subsequent extramural funding.
Funding Amount: $600,000
Individual projects are funded for up to $200,000 annually for a 1-3 year award period. The amount awarded will be determined based on the merit and feasibility of the proposed research.
Application Deadline: June 3, 2019
Awards are open to scientists (PhD) and physician-scientists (MD or MD/PhD) with a faculty appointment at an academic institution in the United States. Applicants who do not have a Northwestern University appointment must provide a letter of support from a Northwestern University faculty member, who would serve as a collaborator on the project.