Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs -- Kidney Cancer Research Program -- Physician Research Award

Funding Agency:
Department of Defense

The Physician Research Award supports a mentored research experience to prepare physician scientists for productive careers in kidney cancer research. The mentored physician is considered the Principal Investigator (PI) of the application. This award emphasizes equally the quality of the proposed research project and the career development of the PI, which should prepare physicians for careers in basic, population science, translational, or clinical kidney cancer research. All applications for the Physician Research Award are to be written by the PI, with appropriate direction from the Mentor(s). 


• Pre-Application Deadline: September 20, 2018 (was Sep. 5)
• Application Submission Deadline:  October 10, 2018 (was Sep. 26)

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Eligibility Requirements

The PI must be a physician with clinical duties and/or responsibilities who, at the application submission deadline, is within 3 years of having initiated his/her first appointment as an Instructor, Assistant Professor, or equivalent.



Amount Description

The anticipated direct costs budgeted for the entire period of performance for an FY18 KCRP Physician Research Award will not exceed $200,000. Refer to Section II.D.5, Funding Restrictions, for detailed funding information.

Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

September 20, 2018