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Damon Runyon Physician-Scientist Training Award

Grants to USA Physicians for
Cancer-Related Research

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Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Deadline Date:

12/01/20 4:00 PM Eastern Time

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Grants to USA individual physicians for financial assistance to conduct cancer-related research. Funding is intended to speed up the process of turning research discoveries into better treatment and therapy for patients. Funding is also intended to increase the number of physicians trained in research methods.

The pipeline of physician-scientists is dwindling. The decline in this vital cadre of cancer researchers is occurring at a time when cancer research holds the greatest promise of improving survival and quality of life among cancer patients. A growing shortage of physician-scientists means that major laboratory research discoveries will progress to patient application ever more slowly. If the shortage continues unabated, some may not reach patient application at all, thus presenting a crisis in cancer research.

In an effort to confront the crisis arising from a growing dearth of physician-scientists, Damon Runyon wishes to encourage more physicians to pursue research careers. To do so, the Foundation established a program designed to recruit outstanding U.S. Specialty Board eligible physicians into cancer research careers by providing them with the opportunity for a protected research training experience under the mentorship of a highly qualified and gifted mentor after they have completed all of their clinical training. The goals are a) to transform these individuals into the highest quality physician-scientists, capable of conducting research that has the potential to transform the diagnosis, treatment and/or prevention of cancer and b) to eliminate the financial disincentive to entering this career path.

This award will provide a funding source that will enable these individuals to pursue research intensively (at least 80% effort) for up to four years, while, if they wish to maintain their clinical skills, continuing to be clinically active (no more than 20% effort). With the recognition that very few other funding sources (if any) exist to support these developing physician-scientists, this award is structured to provide recipients with significant salary support and necessary research expenses, with the expectation that their institutions will provide an environment and additional support (such as benefits and institutional overhead) to ensure their success.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174547

Estimated Size of Grant:

Year 1 - $100,000
Year 2 - $110,000
Year 3 - $120,000
Year 4 - $130,000
(Total = $460,000)

Additionally, the Foundation will retire up to $100,000 of any qualifying medical school debt still owed by the awardee.

Term of Contract:

The award will be granted for a period of four years and is subject to review and approval each year as set out under the terms and conditions.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Physician-scientist applicants (MDs and DOs only) must have completed their residencies and clinical training, be U.S. Specialty Board eligible prior to the award start date and be able to devote at least 80% of their time and effort to Damon Runyon-supported research. MD/PhDs are not eligible to apply.

The candidate may not have had more than three years of postdoctoral laboratory research experience.

Applicants may apply at any time prior to their initial assistant professorship appointment (or equivalent). Postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows, and clinical instructors are eligible to apply. If the awardee transitions to a fully independent assistant professorship appointment (or equivalent) during the award term, they must terminate the award.

Candidates holding or awarded NIH K awards at the time of application are not eligible to apply. (Candidates holding institutional K12 awards may apply, but must return their K12 funding to the U.S. Government/NIH if they are awarded a Damon Runyon Physician-Scientist Training Award.)

Candidates must apply with a Mentor. The Mentor’s role is to foster the development of the applicant’s knowledge, technical and analytical skills, and capacity for scientific inquiry in the field of basic or translational research chosen by the candidate and in which the Mentor is an outstanding figure. The Mentor will also serve as an advocate for the applicant at departmental, institutional, and other relevant professional levels.
- Only one Physician-Scientist Training Award application will be accepted from a Mentor per review session; there is no limit, however, to the number of applications from an institution.
- No more than two awardees will be funded to work with the same Mentor at any given time.
- Eligible candidates may apply up to two times.

Pre-Application Information:

Application must be submitted through proposalCENTRAL by 4:00 PM Eastern Time on December 1, 2020. Application instructions and relevant forms will be available on the site. No hard copies or emailed applications will be accepted.

Important Dates:
- Application Deadline: December 1, 2020
- Review Panel Meeting: March 2, 2021
- Funding Begins: July 1, 2021

FAQs: https://www.damonrunyon.org/for-scientists/faq

More information:
https://www.damonrunyon.org/for-scientists/application-guidelines/physician-scientist/forms

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:
https://proposalcentral.com/

Award Programs
212.455.0520
awards@damonrunyon.org

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
One Exchange Plaza
55 Broadway, Suite 302
New York, NY 10006

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