Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Invites Applications for Physician-Scientist Training Award
SOURCE: Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/1/15.
$ AVAILABLE: The award will provide up to $460,000 in financial support over four years. In addition, the foundation will retire up to $100,000 of any outstanding medical school debt owed by a grant recipient.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, physician-scientist applicants (MDs only) must have completed their residencies and clinical training, be U.S. specialty board-eligible prior to the award start date, have not had more than three years of postdoctoral laboratory research experience, and be able to devote at least 80 percent of their time and effort to DRCRF-supported research. Awardees may receive funding from other sources to support their research. However, no other physician-scientist career development award from a private source or federal government (e.g., K08 or K23) may be held concurrently with this award.
PURPOSE: The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation is accepting applications for its 2016 Physician-Scientist Award.
The annual program provides physicians who wish to pursue a career in cancer research with the opportunity for a protected research training experience under the mentorship of a highly qualified and gifted mentor after they have completed their clinical training.
The goals of the program are to transform these talented individuals into the highest quality physician-scientists capable of conducting research that has the potential to transform the diagnosis, treatment, and/or prevention of cancer; and to eliminate the financial disincentive to entering this career path.
CONTACT: Award Programs, (212) 455-0520, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information see: http://www.damonrunyon.org/for_scientists/more/physician_scientist_training_award_overview
From The Foundation Center’s Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 10/22/15
Subject(s) cancer research, health professions training