The Conquer Cancer Foundation was created by the American Society of Clinical Oncology to drive dramatic advances in the prevention, treatment, and cures of all types of cancer. CCF works to conquer cancer by funding breakthrough cancer research and sharing cutting-edge knowledge with patients and physicians worldwide, improving quality of and access to care, and enhancing quality of life for all who are touched by cancer.
To that end, CCF is accepting applications for its Career Development Award, an annual research program that provides funding to clinical investigators who have received their initial faculty appointment to establish an independent clinical cancer research program. A single grant of $200,000 over three years will be awarded for a patient-oriented project that could include a clinical research study and/or translational research involving human subjects. Projects with a focus on in vitro or animal studies (even if clinically relevant) will not be considered.
To be eligible, applicants must be a physician (MD, DO, or international equivalent) who is within the first to third year of a full-time, primary faculty appointment in a clinical department at an academic medical institution. Grant applications from candidates with existing career development awards (such as K23, K08, or any other type of career development award) will not be considered.
See the Conquer Cancer Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.