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Research Innovation Award
BCAN is pleased to announce the 2019 Bladder Cancer Research Innovation Award to support the work of one investigator with an exceptionally novel and creative project with great potential to produce breakthroughs in our understanding of the management of bladder cancer. One proposal will be funded for $300,000 over two years ($150,000 per year).
The proposed research may be basic, translational, clinical or epidemiological and must have direct applicability and relevance to bladder cancer. The award is available to full time, independent investigators who are affiliated with a non-profit academic, medical or research institution within the United States or Canada. Eligible recipients include investigators who have experience in other areas of cancer or biomedical/health science research with promising ideas and approaches that can be applied to bladder cancer research. Projects that are high-risk and high-reward, as opposed to incremental in nature, are encouraged.
Essential elements of this award mechanism include the following: does the project address (i) an important problem and/or critical barrier to progress in the field of bladder cancer research? (ii) an area in which there is a significant gap in current knowledge?
The award is available to full time, independent investigators who are affiliated with a non-profit academic, medical or research institution within the United States or Canada. Candidates not currently performing bladder cancer research are encouraged to apply. Proposals that involve a multidisciplinary approach and/or multi-institutional collaboration are encouraged. Interested applicants must submit a Letter of Intent by Wednesday January 16, 2019 at 5:00 PM EST.
1. Applicant must have a medical and/or doctoral degree (including Ph.D, M.D., D.O., D.D.S, D.V.M, Pharm.D., Sc.D, D.N.S. or equivalent doctoral degree) in the biomedical sciences or in a field applicable to health science research.
2. Applicant must be an independent investigator employed by a non-profit academic, medical or research institution within the United States or Canada. Proof of permanent resident status or a valid work visa is required if the applicant is not an American or Canadian citizen.
3. Employees or subcontractors of for-profit private industry are not eligible for the award, but may serve as Collaborators for another applicant.
4. Any individual who currently holds an active BCAN Young Investigator Award or BCAN Bladder Cancer Research Innovation Award may not apply.
5. Investigators may submit only one Letter of Intent for a Bladder Cancer Research Innovation Award, and may not apply both for this Award and for a BCAN Young Investigator Award.
6. BCAN will not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, creed, religion, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, age or any other factor irrelevant to the quality of the Letter of Intent.
7. Applications may have co-principal investigators (PI). However, applicants should make the rationale for this choice clear to the reviewers.
The award is for $300,000 over two years ($150,000 per year) for direct research expenses, which may include salary and benefits for postdoctoral or clinical research fellows, and/or research assistants; research/lab supplies; and equipment. The subsequent year of funding is dependent on approval after a one year progress report has been submitted and reviewed by BCAN.