The Conquer Cancer – Breast Cancer Research Foundation Research Professorship for Diversity and Inclusion in Breast Cancer will provide flexible funding to outstanding researchers who have made, and are continuing to make, significant contributions in breast cancer research and will dedicate their time in training future breast cancer researchers. This Professorship is designed with the primary goal of increasing diversity in the leadership of the oncology workforce and cancer research. An award will be given to an established investigator who is a member of racial and/or ethnic groups traditionally excluded in academic medicine and breast cancer research. The investigator must hold the rank of full professor and is dedicated to mentoring the next generation of researchers.
The Research Professorship is a five-year grant totaling $500,000. The award is not designed to cover the total cost of a research project or the investigator’s entire compensation, but can be used at the discretion of the awardee to support their overall research activities. Conquer Cancer has awarded the Research Professorship in the following areas:
- Breast Cancer Disparities
- Comparative Effectiveness Research in Breast Cancer
- Drug Development
- Translational Research
For 2022, Conquer Cancer has funding for one award with a focus on Diversity and Inclusion in Breast Cancer Research.
- Required Letter of Intent Deadline: December 14, 2021
- Application Deadline: January 31, 2022