The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, with support from the U.S. Department of Defense, has issued a Request for Proposals for its FY18 Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program.
FY18 PRCRP seeks to support studies that are responsive to at least one militarily relevant risk factor associated with cancer (e.g., ionizing radiation, chemicals, infectious agents, environmental carcinogens, and stress), as well as gaps in cancer prevention, screening, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, and/or survivorship that may impact mission readiness and the health and well-being of military members, veterans, and their beneficiaries.
Through the program, grants of up to $360,000 over three years will be awarded to independent early-career investigators in support of impactful research conducted under the mentorship of an experienced cancer researcher.
To be eligible, the project team's principal investigator must be an independent early-career investigator within ten years of completion of his or her terminal degree (excluding time spent in medical residency or on family medical leave); time spent as a postdoctoral fellow is not excluded. Postdoctoral fellows are not eligible for a grant.
Projects must include an experienced cancer researcher serving as a career guide in order to be eligible for a grant. Career guides must be an investigator at or above the level of associate professor (or equivalent), and must have a proven publication and funding record in cancer research. The PI and the career guide do not need to be located at the same organization.
See the Cure Meso website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.