Clinical Investigator Award

Funding Agency:
Society of Surgical Oncology

The Society of Surgical Oncology requests a proposal in which the applicant plays a central role in the conduct of a specific clinical research project. This might include for example a leadership role in a clinical trial, in a prospective cancer outcomes study, or a translational research project related to a prospective clinical trial. The clinical research focus must be hypothesis-driven and must have a direct patient-oriented focus. Clinical trials may be investigator-initiated, industry-driven or organized by a cooperative group.  While the applicant need not be the principal investigator of the trial, nor the lead institutional investigator, the extent to which the applicant is involved in study design and conduct must be clearly articulated. Ideal applicants will be early to mid-career investigators with a track record of peer-reviewed research funding who are seeking additional extramural support to further clinical cancer research. Of note, this award is not intended to serve as a career development award for new investigators seeking to initiate their research careers. The track record of the applicant, scientific merit of the application, novelty and clinical impact of the anticipated results, and resources available to ensure completion of the study will comprise the review criteria.

Deadline: Jan. 7, 2020

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Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be surgical oncologists within 8 years of completion of training.  

Be full SSO members for at least 6 months prior to application submission to be eligible for the award. 




Amount Description

The award will be funded for two years at $100,000 ($50,000 per year).

Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

January 7, 2020