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About the program
The Young Investigator Grant is designed to support scientists during their fellowship training or early in their research careers. 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 must have their M.D., Ph.D. or dual M.D., Ph.D. and must not have achieved an appointment higher than Instructor (Assistant Professor level faculty, including Adjuncts at this level, will not be considered). In addition:
- Applicants from accredited clinical fellowship programs are automatically eligible for the duration of their training and during their first three years at the Instructor level.
- All other applicants must be within five years from the granting of the last doctoral degree.
- A minimum of 75% of the applicant’s time during the Young Investigator period must be allocated as protected time for all research activities. This percentage of time includes both Young Investigator activities and the applicant’s other research responsibilities.
- The applicant must not currently hold an NIH independent (R or P Award) or individual training (F or K Award) grant. Institutional training grants (K12, T32) are permitted. Funding from other foundations is also permitted provided there is no budgetary overlap.
- A research mentor(s) must be identified and have a track record in pediatric oncology. If no such record exists, a co-mentor with such a record must be identified. The application must document mentor(s) involvement in experimental design and execution. A detailed plan for training activities is expected.
Award amount and award period
A Young Investigator Grant is $150,000 over 3 years (maximum of $50,000 per year may be requested).
December 17, 2018.
Last updated: August 1, 2019.