Foundation / Corporation
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
12/01/20 4:00 PM Eastern Time
Fellowships to USA and International quantitative scientists at universities, hospitals, and research institutions to research biological systems. Fellows should hold one or more of the following degrees or its equivalent: MD, PhD, MD/PhD, DDS, DVM, and DO. The program is intended to encourage quantitative scientists (trained in fields such as mathematics, computer science, physics, engineering, or related) to pursue research careers in computational biology under the joint mentorship of leaders in both computational science (“dry lab”) and cancer biology (“wet lab”).
Computational biologists apply theoretical principles and develop analysis and inference methods to decipher and understand biological systems. They are experts in quantitative approaches, data science and algorithms, while also having in-depth knowledge of complex biological processes. Particularly in cancer biology, there is a growing need for computational biology leaders with expertise and understanding in both quantitative and biological sciences.
Exceptional quantitative scientists experience a strong pull from the technology industry, and may not have a background in biology, so special attention is needed to recruit and train these scientists in biological research. One way to address this area is by creating a new funding mechanism with a specific emphasis on data science (rather than simply including data scientists as part of an existing award program).
This award program is designed to encourage quantitative scientists (trained in fields such as mathematics, computer science, physics, engineering, or related) to pursue research careers in computational biology under the joint mentorship of leaders in both computational science (“dry lab”) and cancer biology (“wet lab”). By investing in this area, Damon Runyon will bring additional attention to the importance of these specially trained scientists for making meaningful progress in cancer biology.
Damon Runyon Fellowship awards are intended for full-time research. Physician-scientists must devote their principal time (at least 80 percent) to Damon Runyon-supported research activities. Activities constituting the remaining 20 percent of time should be clearly specified in the application and in the annual progress report.
Funds are to be used for stipend and/or research expenses.
GrantWatch ID#: 190807
- Year 1: Stipend: $76,000; Expenses: $2,000
- Year 2: Stipend: $78,000; Expenses: $2,000
- Year 3: Stipend: $80,000; Expenses: $2,000
The Foundation will provide a Dependent Child Allowance of $1,000 per child per year.
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation will retire up to $100,000 of any qualifying medical school debt still owed by the awardee. Payment will be made annually over the course of the award.
The award will be for a period of three years.
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