REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS: Career Enhancement Award
AWARD AMOUNT: Up to $50,000 (direct costs) for 1 year
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5:00PM – Friday, May 6, 2016
ANTICIPATED AWARD DATE: July 1, 2016
The Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Specialized Program in Research Excellence (SPORE) in Prostate Cancer seeks applications for Career Enhancement Awards in Prostate Cancer Translational Research.
Eligible candidates are either in their final year of clinical or postdoctoral fellowship (MD, PhD or MD/PhD required), or hold an academic appointment not higher than Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School or the Harvard School of Public Health. A track record of interest and productivity in prostate cancer research is required. The research plan and career goals of the individual may include the disciplines of basic biology, treatment science, population studies, or outcomes research, but must have a plan for translation into humans, since the purpose of this program is to promote translational research in prostate cancer. Applications will be judged on their scientific merit and/or the potential for contribution to the overall status of the DF/HCC Prostate Cancer Program/Prostate Cancer SPORE.
The awardee will receive up to $50,000 in direct costs for one year for the budget period 7/1/2016- 6/30/2017 (although it is possible, depending on the potential for translation and contribution to the SPORE, that the award may be renewed for a 2nd year at the discretion of the SPORE Director), which can be used for salary and/or support of research at Harvard Medical School, the Harvard School of Public Health or any of the Harvard-affiliated hospitals. Funding provided needs to be spent within the budgeted time period.
The individual would become a member of the DF/HCC Prostate Cancer Program and the DF/HCC Prostate Cancer SPORE and would be expected to attend SPORE activities (meetings, retreats, research presentations). Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
Proposal Submission: Please e-mail the following materials in a single PDF file to Meredith Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 6, 2016.
A brief summary of the research plan (not to exceed 5 pages excluding references) including an Abstract, Specific Aims, Background and Relevance, Preliminary Data, Experimental Methods/Research Plan, Translational Goals, and anticipated time line.
Budget (NIH 398 Form Page 4) up to $50,000 direct costs per year (plus indirect costs using your institute’s federally negotiated rate) for budget period 7/1/16-6/30/17.
For institutions other than DFCI, institutional signature on the budget is required.
Applicant’s Biosketch (NIH Format – 5 page limit)
Reference letter from applicant’s primary mentor. The letter should outline the research and career plan for the candidate.
Letter of institutional support from the applicant’s department chair or division chief providing evidence of institutional support and a guarantee of protected time, research space, and office space.
Questions? Please contact Kate Perry, email@example.com, 617-632-3033