V Scholar Award in cancer research; internal applications due April 17

OHSU has been invited by the V Foundation for Cancer Research to apply for their V Scholar Award, a program designed to identify, retain and further the careers of talented young faculty members. The award provides $200,000 over two years to support young tenure-track faculty early in their cancer research career by funding projects that are either laboratory-based fundamental research or translational research.

To be eligible, the candidate must have completed at least two years of fellowship training (at least one for M.D.s), hold a tenured track position (no more than five years since joining faculty), and must not have been promoted to associate professor.

OHSU may submit up to two nominations if at least one of the two nominee applicants identifies as someone from an underrepresented in science minority ethnic group (for the purposes of this application: African American or of African descent, Hispanic American, or Native American and/or an Alaskan Native). As in 2016, the V Foundation is continuing to raise funds to support the Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund initiative. Among the highly ranked finalists for the 2017 V Scholar program, the Foundation will designate at least one of the highest ranked applications from a minority applicant as the recipient of a 2017 Stuart Scott Memorial Fund V Scholar Award.

If you are interested in applying, please submit your CV, a 1-5 page research summary, and a letter of support by Monday, April 17, 2017 using the OHSU Competitive Application Portal (CAP). Up to two candidates selected by OHSU will have until June 1, 2017 to submit their full applications to the Foundation.

For more funding opportunities, take a look at the Weekly Funding Alerts.

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