This fall, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure is offering several funding opportunities for breast cancer researchers at various stages of their careers. Here is a brief snapshot of the available opportunities. Refer to the full announcements for more information.
- Promise Grants – Supports two or three PIs and an investigative team made up of laboratory, clinical, and public health researchers to conduct several related projects, the results of which will answer critical questions about breast cancer. Award provides up to $7.5 million over a five-year period. Pre-applications due August 1, 2011.
- Investigator-Initiated Research Awards – Provides up to $250,000 per year for four years to stimulate exploration of new ideas and novel approaches in beast cancer research and clinical practice. Pre-applications due August 10, 2011.
- Career Catalyst Research Grants – Provides a unique opportunity for young faculty to achieve research independence. The Foundation seeks applications in basic science, translational/clinical research, and disparities in breast cancer outcomes across population groups. Awardees receive up to $150,000 for three years. Pre-applications due August 30, 2011.
- Post-Baccalaurate Training in Disparities Research –Intended to establish or sustain a training program headed by a mentor(s) to provide pre-masters or pre-doctoral students with the analytic, research, scientific, clinical and/or public health skills. This parogram provides up to $45,000 per year per student; up to three students for three years. Pre-applications due August 30, 2011.
- Postdoctoral Fellowships – Seeks to attract scientists into careers addressing important research questions about breast cancer, expand the skills and expertise of breast cancer researchers in training, and position trainees for independent careers conducting breast cancer research that will directly affect breast cancer patients. Provides up to $60,000 per year for three years. Pre-applications due September 8, 2011.
See the rest of this week’s Funding Alerts.