The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation seeks applications from young physician-scientists for its Clinical Investigator Award. The purpose of this award is to increase the number of physicians capable of moving seamlessly between the laboratory and the patient’s bedside in search of breakthrough treatments. Awardees will receive $150,000 per year for three years, which includes an annual stipend of $100,000 and a $50,000 annual research allowance. In addition, the Foundation offers up to $100,000 in medical school loan repayment.
Only three applicants will be accepted per institution. To be eligible, applicants must:
- Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents;
- Have received an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. and be board eligible;
- Apply within the first four years of his or her initial full faculty appointment after the final year of his or her subspecialty training (adjunct or acting positions are not eligible);
- Hold or be in the process of securing a tenure track position at his or her institution;
- May apply only three times during this eligibility period;
- Not hold an R01 at the time of application;
- Commit to spending 80% of time to conducting research; and
- Apply in conjunction with a mentor who is established in the field of clinical translational cancer research, cancer prevention, or epidemiology.
If you are interested in applying, please submit your CV, a 1-5 page research summary, and a letter of support by Friday, December 30, 2011 using the limited submission form. Up to three candidates selected by OHSU will have until February 15, 2012 to submit an application to the Foundation.
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