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Conquer Cancer Foundation -- Career Development Award
The Career Development Award (CDA) provides research funding to clinical investigators, who have received their initial faculty appointment, as they work to establish an independent clinical cancer research program. This research must have a patient-oriented focus, including a clinical research study and/or translational research involving human subjects. Proposals with a predominant focus on in vitro or animal studies (even if clinically relevant) are not allowed.
The CDA is a three-year grant totaling $200,000 to pay for personnel and/or research expenses, and travel to attend the Conquer Cancer Grants and Awards Ceremony at the ASCO Annual Meeting. The number of CDA grants in each funding cycle is not predetermined by the Conquer Cancer Foundation. Awards are given based on individual merit and availability of funds.
Deadline: Sep. 25, 2018
Applicants must meet the following criteria to qualify for the Career Development Award:
- Be a physician (MD, DO of international equivalent) working in any country.
- Be in the first to third year of a full-time primary faculty appointment in a clinical department at an academic medical institution at the time of grant submission. Faculty appointment may begin with the entry-level faculty position within the applicant’s institution (i.e., Instructor/Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Assistant Member).
- Have a valid, active medical license in the country where the research will be conducted at the time of application.
- Have completed productive postdoctoral research and demonstrated the ability to undertake independent investigator-initiated clinical research.
- Be an ASCO Member or have submitted a membership application with the grant application. To apply for membership, or to renew your existing membership, please visit http://www.asco.org/membership.
- Be able to commit more than 50% of full-time effort in research (applies to total research, not just the proposed project) during the award period.
- Have a mentor from the sponsoring institution who must provide a letter of support. If the mentor is not an ASCO Member, a supporting letter from an ASCO Member from the sponsoring institution must be included.
- Eligible physicians are allowed to hold only one grant from the Conquer Cancer Foundation at a time.
Michael A. Morse, M.D. (1998 recipient)
"Dendritic Cell Immunotherapy After High Dose Chemotherapy"