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Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Award
Application due on or before: March 17, 2014
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation has joined together with the Sohn Conference Foundation, dedicated to curing pediatric cancers, to establish the Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Award. This award provides funding to basic scientists and clinicians who conduct research with the potential to significantly impact the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of one or more pediatric cancers.
Candidates must apply for the fellowship under the guidance of a Sponsor—a scientist (tenured, tenure-track or equivalent position) capable of providing mentorship to the Fellow. In addition to aiding in the planning, execution and supervision of the proposed research, the Sponsor’s role is to foster the development of the Fellow’s overall knowledge, technical and analytical skills, and capacity for scientific inquiry. The Sponsor is also expected to assist the Fellow in attaining his/her career goals.
Awards are made to institutions for the support of the Fellow under direct supervision of the Sponsor. Candidates who have already accepted a postdoctoral research fellowship award are not eligible.
The primary criteria used to evaluate applicants are:
• potential impact of the research on pediatric cancer
• the quality of the research proposal (importance of the problem, originality of approach, appropriateness of techniques and clarity of presentation)
• the qualifications, experience and productivity of both the candidate and the Sponsor
• the quality of the research training environment in which the proposed research is to be conducted and its potential for broadening and strengthening the candidate’s ability to conduct innovative and substantive research.
The proposed research and training environment should represent a new opportunity for the candidate to expand his/her scientific skill set. Direct extensions of the candidate’s graduate work (in approach, technique or exact area of study) will not be funded.
Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Fellowships are granted for a three-year term with second- and third-year funding contingent upon satisfactory progress reports. Fellows in their first- and third-years of funding will attend Damon Runyon Fellows’ Retreats designed to foster collaboration and interaction between scientists working in different fields relevant to cancer. All fellowship awards are approved by the Board of Directors of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation acting upon the recommendation of the Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Award Committee.
American Association for Cancer Research-Aflac Inc. Career Development Award for Pediatric Cancer Research
Application deadline: December 11, 2013, at noon, Eastern Time
Decision date: March 2014
Annual Grants Reception and Dinner at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014: April 8, 2014 - Grant recipient must attend the Grants Reception and Dinner and formally accept the grant. Grant funds may be used to support the grantee’s attendance at this Annual Meeting; complimentary registration will be provided.
Start of grant term: July 1, 2014
The AACR-Aflac Inc. Career Development Award for Pediatric Cancer Research represents a joint effort to encourage and support junior faculty who are in the first five years of a faculty appointment (at the start of the grant term) to conduct pediatric cancer research and establish successful career paths in this field. The research proposed for funding may be basic, translational, clinical or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to pediatric cancer.
The grant provides $100,000 over two years ($50,000 per year) for expenses related to the research project, which may include salary and benefits of the grant recipient, postdoctoral or clinical research fellows, graduate students, and/or research assistants, research/laboratory supplies, equipment, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project and other research expenses.
It is anticipated that one grant will be funded.
Applicant Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must have a medical and/or doctoral degree (including Ph.D., M.D., D.O., D.C., N.D., D.D.S., D.V.M., Sc.D., D.N.S., Pharm.D., or equivalent doctoral degree) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral or professional degree.
At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2014, applicants must:
Hold a full-time faculty position with the title of instructor, research assistant professor, assistant professor, or an equivalent full-time faculty position;
Have held a full-time faculty position or the equivalent for no more than five years (i.e., cannot have had a full-time faculty appointment before July 2, 2009); and
Work at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world. (There are no citizenship or geographic requirements; however, an applicant applying from an institution located within a country where he or she is not a citizen or permanent resident, by submitting an application for this grant, assures that his/her visa status will provide sufficient time to complete the project and grant term at the institution from which they applied.).
Employees or subcontractors of a U.S. government entity or for-profit private industry are not eligible.
AACR membership is required. Nonmembers interested in this grant opportunity must submit a satisfactory application for AACR active membership by Friday, December 13, 2013. The application will be applied to 2013 membership dues.
All applicants with questions about eligibility should contact AACR before submitting an application.
Research Project Criteria
Research projects may be in any discipline of basic, clinical, translational, or epidemiological research with direct applicability and relevance to pediatric cancer.
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Young Investigator Awards
Application Due Date: December 16, 2013 (11:59 PM ET)
Young Investigator Awards are designed as start-up funds for new scientists at the end of their fellowship training or early in their research career. Demonstration of outstanding mentorship and demonstration of a career plan that shows commitment to pediatric cancer investigation are critical components of a successful application.
Applicants should be at the early stages of their research careers as defined below. Applicants may have their M.D., Ph.D. or dual M.D., Ph.D. and must not have achieved an appointment higher than assistant professor. In addition,
-- M.D. (D.O.) or M.D., Ph.D. applicants must either be finished the third year of an accredited fellowship program at the time funding will start or must be no more than 6 years after finishing 3-year fellowship at the time the award would start (i.e., if the fellowship ended in 2008 or later, applicant is eligible for 2014 "A‟ Award). Applicant must be no more than 12 years after receiving the first professional degree (M.D., D.O., MBBS or equivalent at the time the award would start.
-- M.D. candidates who did not do a 3-year fellowship must have 3 years of research experience after M.D. was awarded and be no more than 12 years after receiving M.D at the time the award would start.
-- Ph.D. applicants must be within six years from the granting of the Ph.D. at the time the funding will start, i.e. those with Ph.D. received in 2008 are eligible to apply for a 2014 grant. Post-docs are encouraged to apply but must also be within the six year time frame. The applicant must not currently hold an independent NIH grant (R or P Award).
Applicant may currently have a NIH K Award. A research mentor must be identified and the application must document his/her involvement in experimental design and execution.
Maximum $50,000 in total costs will be awarded to applicants annually. Budget items may include salary, fringe, travel, supplies and small pieces of equipment (less than $5000). A detailed budget and justification is required using the form provide on the ALSF website. A maximum of two years of funding may be requested. Funds from ALSF may not be used for indirect costs.
Progress Report: A second year of funding is contingent upon a non-competitive review of a report which demonstrates satisfactory progress toward proposed research objectives and appropriate budget expenditures.
Final Report: At the conclusion of funding the PI will submit a report of findings, expenditures as well as publications and presentations which acknowledge ALSF funding.
All requests must be submitted using ALSF's online application process.
We will not consider medical grant applications in psychosocial aspects of pediatric cancer. Please see our Nurse Researcher grant categories for inquires regarding psychosocial research topics.
The Young Investigator grant is not transferrable to another investigator or to the mentor.
Proposals must fall within the scope of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation's mission in order to be considered. Grants will be reviewed by an independent panel of experts according to the NIH recognized peer-review process and overseen by ALSF‟s Scientific Advisory Board. Funds will be granted to non-profit institutions or organizations operating in the United States or Canada. Primary Investigators need not be U.S. citizens.
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation 2014 Epidemiology Grants
These awards are expected to provide funds that will support investigators pursuing epidemiological research aimed at improving our understanding of childhood cancer. This grant mechanism is designed to support the research that focuses on 1) the epidemiology, early detection or prevention of childhood cancer or 2) comparative effectiveness and outcomes research related to detection, prevention and treatment.
Eligible areas of investigation using an epidemiological approach include the following:
1. Epidemiology and etiology of childhood cancer
2. Early Detection of Childhood Cancer
3. Prevention of Childhood Cancer
4. Comparative Effectiveness and Outcomes Research
Criteria Applicants should be at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level Applicant may be M.D., M.D./Ph.D or Ph.D. Applicants must have a history of formal training in disciplines that are relevant to the proposed research or a track record of conducting similar research.
Maximum $100,000 of direct costs will be awarded to applicants annually. A detailed budget and justification is required using the form provided on the ALSF website. A maximum of two years of funding may be requested.
Restrictions Indirect costs are not allowed. Applications which do not fall into ALSF’s mission and stated purpose of this grant will not be considered. Applications not following the guidelines and submission process or are received after the due date will not be considered. Proposals addressing psychosocial aspects of childhood cancer will not be considered under this mechanism. ALSF will accept applications from U.S. or Canadian institutions only. Principal Investigators do not need U.S. citizenship.
Review Process Grants will be reviewed by an independent panel of experts according to the NIH recognized peer-review process and overseen by ALSF’s Scientific Advisory Board. A second year of funding is contingent on a non-competitive review of a progress report including budget expenditures. An itemized budget for the second year of funding must be submitted and approved prior to receipt of a second year of funding.
All requests must be submitted using ALSF’s online application process. Applicants can request a password or sign in by going to the Guidelines and Submission page of ALSFgrants.org.
2014 Grant Cycle Dates
All grant applications must be received by December 16, 2013 - 11:59 PM ET We cannot accept applications after this date.