The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation is accepting applications to its new Physician-Scientist Training Award program.
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 mentor after they have completed their clinical training.
The goals of the program are to transform these individuals into physician-scientists capable of conducting research that has the potential to transform the diagnosis, treatment, and/or prevention of cancer; and to eliminate the financial disincentive to embarking on such a career path.
The award program will provide up to $460,000 over four years in financial support. In addition, the foundation will retire up to $100,000 of any outstanding medical school debt owed by a 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 Runyan Cancer Research Foundation website.