The Conquer Cancer Foundation’s Young Investigator Award (YIA) provides research funding to promising physicians to support the transition from final years of training to faculty appointment and to encourage and promote quality research in clinical oncology. The online application for 2016 YIAs is open now through September 24, 2015.
The YIA is a 1-year research grant totaling $50,000, paid in two increments to the awardee’s institution. The applicant must be a physician (MD, DO, or international equivalent) who is currently within the last 2 years of final subspecialty training at an academic medical institution at the time of grant submission. Applicants should be planning an investigative career in clinical oncology. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to) breast cancer, cholangiocarcinoma, fibrolamellar cancer, kidney cancer, pediatrics, sarcoma, supportive care, cancer prevention, and health disparities.
To learn more about how YIAs have launched careers and led to breakthroughs in cancer research, and to submit your application, visit conquercancerfoundation.org/yia. ■
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