Young Investigator Awards

Funding Agency:
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network

BCAN is pleased to announce the offering of two 2019 Young Investigator Awards. This $50,000 one year award is intended to support the development of outstanding research scientists and clinical cancer research investigators who have demonstrated a commitment to improving the understanding and treatment of bladder cancer.  Investigators may be working in basic, translational, clinical, epidemiologic, bioengineering or any other field, but must be working in a research environment capable of supporting transformational bladder cancer research.

Applications will be judged on the quality of the applicant’s research plan and the resources and environment available to the applicant. This includes the ability of the primary mentor and relevant department to provide appropriate guidance and protected time during the Award period. It is the policy of BCAN not to provide indirect costs to the grant recipient’s institution.

At the time of submission, the applicant must be within six years following completion of a professional degree such as MD, PhD, MD-PhD, MPH, or equivalent or clinical training such as residency or fellowship. The applicant may hold the title of Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, Instructor, Research Associate, Assistant Professor or equivalent. At the time of the start of the grant, the applicant cannot hold the title of Associate Professor.

Interested applicants must submit a Research Proposal by 5:00 PM (EST) on Monday, February 25, 2019.

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Eligibility Requirements

1. At the time of submission, the applicant must be within six years following completion of a professional degree such as MD, PhD, MD-PhD, MPH, or equivalent or clinical training such as residency or fellowship. The applicant may hold the title of Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, Instructor, Research Associate, Assistant Professor or equivalent. At the time of the start of the grant, the applicant cannot hold the title of Associate Professor.

2. The project must be bladder cancer specific (including upper tract urothelial carcinoma).

3. Applicant must be from a US or Canadian sponsoring academic, nonprofit or governmental institution. Proof of permanent resident status or a valid a work visa is required if the applicant is not an American or Canadian citizen. 

Amount

$50,000

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Junior Faculty
Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows

Category

Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

February 25, 2019