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Children's Tumor Foundation (CTF)
03/04/22 5:00 PM EST
Grants to USA, Canada, and International graduate students and postdoctoral fellows for assistance in establishing careers as investigators in the field of neurofibromatosis. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to applying. Grant recipients will receive two to three years of salary stipends as well as mentoring support from the Children's Tumor Foundation.
The Young Investigator Award (YIA), CTF’s longest-running competitive award program from the mid 1980s, has traditionally provided two years of funding to early-career NF researchers. The goal is to enable these trainees to become established independent investigators in NF-related fields. The YIA program provides seed funding to attract researchers to the field and to produce data to secure larger grants, such as from the NIH and CDMRP NFRP. Several former YIAs are now leaders in the NF research and clinical communities. In fact, CTF’s ‘seeding’ of the NF field with new talent has been hailed as one of the key reasons for rapid advancements in NF research in recent years.
The YIA mechanism supports basic and translational research towards -
The focus of YIA research includes but is not limited to –
CTF will assign an external mentor for each YIA awardee. This mentor, an expert in the NF field, will interact at least twice a year with the awardee and his/her mentor, to provide guidance for the science and/or career development as needed. One of those interactions should be the annual NF Conference.
Award amounts are inclusive of up to 10% indirect costs. Indirect costs are those overhead administrative and facility costs that are not readily identifiable with the project, but are nevertheless necessary for general operation. Examples of indirect costs include salary and related benefits of administrative personnel, office supplies, rent, tuition for YIA predoctoral fellows, depreciation, and utilities.
Awardees are required to attend CTF’s annual NF Conference for the two years (or three years if a postdoctoral YIA is approved for the third year) in which they are a YIA recipient. Travel will be funded by the CTF as described in the Supplemental Travel Allowance section on page 8 of the Guidelines, in Supporting Documents, below. Awardees are also encouraged to present the progress of their research as a poster or an oral presentation at the NF Conference.
GrantWatch ID#: 139429
- Predoctoral awards provide a flat rate of $32,000 of stipend support for each of two years (total two-year budget $64,000, including 10% Indirect costs).
- Awardees are eligible for a supplemental travel allowance of up to $5,000 (and an additional $2,500 if a postdoctoral YIA is approved for the third year) for the duration of the YIA, which is disbursed as reimbursement of eligible travel expenses.
Postdoctoral awards: Rates are commensurate with experience. See the table on page 3 of the Guidelines document in Supporting Documents below.
From 2021, CTF started a pilot program to provide postdoctoral YIA salary support for up to three years. The third year of funding will be contingent upon satisfactory progress of the first two years.
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