Young Investigator Awards

Funding Agency:
Prostate Cancer Foundation

PCF Young Investigator Awards will be three (3) years in duration and will provide $75,000 per year. The award funds, which cover direct costs only, may be used flexibly to advance the career and research efforts of the awardee. Every PCF Young Investigator is required to be under the direct supervision of a mentor(s). Applicants should be within six-years following completion of a professional degree or clinical training such as MD, PhD, MD-PhD, DO, DSc, ScD, DDM, DDS, DMD, MBBS or equivalent and hold the title of Postdoctoral Fellow, Instructor, Research Associate, Assistant Professor, or equivalent. Applicants should have received no more than $200,000 in current direct research funding from all sources including institutional funds. Young Investigator awardees are required to attend the Annual PCF Scientific Retreat and Young Investigator Day, typically held in October, throughout the duration of their award.

We especially seek young investigators with appointments in VA hospitals where research directly affects veterans with advanced prostate cancer.

 

Deadline: Mar. 18, 2019

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

We welcome applications from the global community. Applications are encouraged from early-career basic scientists, medical oncologists, pathologists, urologists, radiologists, radiation oncologists, public health experts, bioinformaticians, bioengineers, or professionals from any other field that could contribute to the end of prostate cancer. Applicants may be working in basic, translational, or clinical research and need not be trained specifically in prostate cancer research. However, successful applicants should be working in a research environment capable of supporting transformational prostate cancer research. Access to and interaction with a clinical environment and translational prostate cancer physician-scientists is highly desired. 

  • Applicant should be within six-years following completion of a professional degree (MD, DO, PhD, MD-PhD, DSc, ScD, DDM, DDS, DMD, MBBS, or equivalent) or subsequent mentored academic or clinical training program.
  • Applicant must hold the title of Postdoctoral Fellow, Instructor, Research Associate, Assistant Professor or equivalent.
  • Applicant must be under the direct supervision of a mentor(s). At least one mentor at the applicant’s institution is required.
  • Applicant should have received no more than $200,000 in current direct research funding from all sources including institutional funds during the 3-year term of this award.

Amount

$225,000

Funding Type

Award
Grant

Eligibility

Junior Faculty
Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows

Category

Medical
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

March 18, 2019