Support for Young Researchers in Pediatric Oncology (5.22.17)

March 13, 2017
By: Julie Poucher Harbin, Writer, DCI

Funding Agency: Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation 

The ‘A’ Award is a four-year grant designed for the early independent career scientist who wants to establish a career in pediatric oncology research. The ideal applicant has an original project that is not currently being funded. Demonstration of a future commitment to pediatric cancer investigation as well as institutional support for the career development of the investigator are critical components of a successful application. 

Funding Amount: $800,000 total

  • The ‘A’ Award is a 4-year grant, with the possibility of a 5th year of funding.
  • The Award amount is now a maximum of $200,000 per year.

Application Deadline: May 22, 2017

Eligibility: Junior faculty

Applicants must have an M.D., Ph.D. or dual M.D., Ph.D. (D.O., MBBS or equivalent) and be within 5 years of their first faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor. Associate and Full Professors are ineligible. If still at the Instructor level, the applicant must have a commitment from the Department Chair/Division Chief at the time of grant submission for an Assistant Professor position within one year of receiving the award. 

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