Training Researchers to Eliminate Disparities Grants (TREND)

Funding Agency:
Komen for the Cure, Susan G.

Disparities researchers anywhere in the world are invited to apply for our Training Researchers to Eliminate Disparities Grants.

TREND Grants are intended to establish and/or to sustain an innovative training program for graduate students who are seeking careers dedicated to understanding and eliminating disparities in breast cancer outcomes across population groups.

The research training program should be designed to meet the following goals:

• Attract graduate students, specifically those from populations affected by disparities in breast cancer outcomes, into research careers.

• Develop novel and creative methods to empower these students with the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively explore the causes of differential breast cancer outcomes and develop interventions to reduce and eliminate such disparities. 

Application Submission deadline: October 17, 2019

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

TREND Grants will be awarded to a single Principal Investigator (PI) or a PI and Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) to support a minimum of 3 Graduate Students/Trainees per year (those in a masters and/or doctoral program). Additional participants in the program may include and postdoctoral fellows or early career faculty seeking a better understanding of disparities research (Trainees). The PI or Co-PI must serve as the primary mentor for the Trainees, but additional mentors may be specified in the application. 

Applicants/PIs, Co-PIs • Must have a doctoral degree, including M.D., Ph.D., Dr.P.H., D.O., or equivalent. • Must currently hold a full-time faculty appointment with an accredited institution. • Must currently conduct breast cancer disparities research. • Must make a specific time commitment (the level of effort cannot be 0%) to supervise the education and advancement of Trainee(s). Note: Level of effort committed to the proposed project does not determine salary level. Salary levels are determined by the Applicant’s institutional policies. • Cannot be the Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) on more than one Komen TREND grant at a time; if such a grant (TREND) is currently held, the grant term must expire or be relinquished before the start of the new TREND grant, if funded. • Must ensure that all past and current Komen-funded grants are up to date and in compliance with all Komen requirements; e.g., progress report submissions, IRB approvals, etc. at or by the time of Application submission, October 17, 2019. • Are not required to be U.S. citizens or residents. 



Amount Description

$405,000 direct costs only; $135,000 per year for up to 3 years

Funding Type





Curriculum Development
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

October 17, 2019