BCAN Invites Applications for 2020 Bladder Cancer Research Innovation Award

The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network is inviting applications for the 2020 Bladder Cancer Research Innovation Award.

The aim of the program is to support exceptionally novel and creative projects with great potential to produce breakthroughs in our understanding of bladder cancer. The proposed research may be basic, translational, clinical or epidemiological and must have direct applicability and relevance to bladder cancer. Innovation, either conceptual or technological, is essential. Through the program, a single proposal will be awarded $300,000 over two years ($150,000 per year).

Essential elements of this award mechanism include the following: Does the project address 1) an important problem and/or critical barrier to progress in the field of bladder cancer research, or 2) an area in which there is a significant gap in current knowledge?

The award is available to full-time independent investigators who are affiliated with a nonprofit academic, medical, or research institution in the United States or Canada. Eligible recipients include investigators who have experience in other areas of cancer or biomedical/health science research with promising ideas and approaches that can be applied to bladder cancer research. Projects that are high-risk and high-reward, as opposed to incremental in nature, will only be considered.

Interested applicants must submit a Letter of Intent by Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. EST.

See the Bladder Cancer Advocacy network website for application instructions, the 2020 LOI template, and an FAQ.