The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation is accepting applications for its 2017 Physician-Scientist Award.
The annual program provides physicians who wish to pursue a career in cancer research with the opportunity for a protected research training experience under the mentorship of a highly qualified and gifted mentor after they have completed their clinical training.
The goals of the program are to transform grant recipients into physician-scientists capable of conducting research that has the potential to transform the diagnosis, treatment, and/or prevention of cancer; and to eliminate financial disincentives to follow such a career path.
To that end, the award will provide up to $460,000 over four years in financial support. In addition, the foundation will retire up to $100,000 of outstanding medical school debt owed by the grant recipient.
To be eligible, physician-scientist applicants (MDs 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 percent of their time and effort to Damon Runyon-supported research.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation website.