The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research funds groundbreaking research that integrates discoveries in biology with innovative technology to deliver breakthroughs to patients.
To advance this mission, the foundation is inviting proposals for its Emerging Leaders Awards program, which provides support to early-career investigators engaged in high-impact, high-risk cancer research. Through the annual program, the foundation will award three-year grants of $750,000. The award is intended to support projects for which other sources of funding are not readily available from traditional funding mechanisms or for a separate innovative endeavor that will enhance the PI's current research portfolio.
Eligible applicants must hold an MD, PhD, MD/PhD, or the equivalent at a U.S. nonprofit academic institution and be within three to eight years of their initial independent appointment. In addition, applicants must have a demonstrated ability to obtain independent funding for their lab (e.g., one or two grants such as NIH/R01, NSF/CAREER, or equivalent multi-year awards).
Letters of Intent must be received no later than June 4. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by July 18, 2018.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Mark Foundation website.