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Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research Fellowship

Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International PhD,
Postdoctoral, and MD Researchers for Cancer Research

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Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research

Deadline Date:

02/01/21 5:00 PM ET


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Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International PhD, MD, and postdoctoral researchers working in a USA lab for cancer research projects. Emphasis is placed on projects addressing causes and/or treatment. Funding is intended to support young promising scientists at a critical stage in their careers.

The Fund has taken a broad approach to the study of cell growth and development, emphasizing the study of the basic biology and chemistry of the underlying processes. The Fund has increasingly focused its resources on the funding of three-year postdoctoral Fellowships, supporting Fellows selected by its Board of Scientific Advisers from among the best young scientists at what is often a critical stage in their careers.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 139428

Number of Grants:

The JCC Fund supports between twenty-five and thirty new three-year Fellowships each year. Given enough funding, as many as forty Fellowships could be granted each year without any diminution in quality.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The basic stipend is $52,000 for the first year, $54,000 for the second year, and $56,000 the third year, with an additional $1000 for each dependent child. There is no dependency allowance for a spouse.

Term of Contract:

The appointment will be for three years. July 1 is the earliest possible starting date for a fellowship. All fellowships must be activated by January of the next year with no exceptions.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility requirements for this postdoctoral fellowship are as follows:

- Postdoctoral applicants should have no more than one year of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the deadline for submitting applications (February 1).
- PhD. degree must not have been conferred more than 18 months prior to the deadline date (February 1)
- MD degree should not have been conferred more than three years before deadline date of application (February 1)
- PhD. candidates that do not have their degree at time of application deadline (February 1) are eligible to apply. If awarded, the applicant’s PhD. degree must be conferred prior to the start of the Fellowship.

Applicants may be citizens of any country, but for foreign nationals awards will be made only for study in the United States. American citizens may hold a fellowship either in the United States or in a foreign country.

Ineligible use of funds:
- The research allowance is not to be used for travel.
- There is no dependency allowance for a spouse.
- The Fund does not provide indirect costs as a matter of policy.

Pre-Application Information:

- Applications must be received by the Fund no later than 5:00 pm ET, February 1. If February 1 falls on a Saturday or Sunday the application due date will be the following Monday.
- February 12; deadline for Letters of Reference, Sponsor Letter, Signature Page
- Late April/Early May: The Boards of the Fund meet to review fellowship applications.

It is the policy of the Fund to initiate no more than one fellowship under a particular sponsor in any award year.

The review board generally meets in late April or early May. Applicants retained for the second review will be notified by email at the beginning of April. Those applicants not held for the second review will also receive an email at the beginning of April notifying them that their application has not been retained for review. After the second review, those applicants that have been selected to receive an award will be notified by phone. Those applicants not selected after the second review will be notified by email.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For online application portal:

The Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research
333 Cedar Street, MC0191
PO Box 208000
New Haven, CT 06520-8000

Phone: 203-785-4612

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